Ferndale Upper Elementary

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Upper Elementary

When our Second Graders transition to the Ferndale Upper Elementary School (3rd - 5th Grade) they benefit from a more focused curriculum that challenges everyone to ask questions, seek answers, and develop leadership skills. Parental involvement is a key component of this program, fostering a partnership between school and home. Parents regularly volunteer inside the classroom, for school events or provide enriching support for their child at home with home-school projects.

Ferndale Upper Elementary is also the new home to Ferndale Lower Elementary Montessori.

Ferndale Upper Elementary Library

Points of Pride include:

 

  • Elementary band, orchestra and choir lay the foundation for "One of the Best Communities for Music Education" award
  • Award-winning Green School
  • Outdoor Education experiences
  • All-School play/talent show
  • Food drives and service learning projects
  • Active parent, volunteer and tutoring programs

 

 

FUEL is a certified Michigan Green School 

 

NowOfferingMontessori 

Welcome Letter link below

Click to read a letter from Mrs. Jeffrey welcoming students to Ferndale Upper Elementary.

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Principal: Katie JeffreyMrs. Jeffrey

Katie Jeffrey is a graduate of Ferndale High School and Michigan State University and has been a Ferndale Public Schools educator since 2005. After working as a teacher and administrator at University High School for eleven years, Mrs. Jeffrey is excited for a new journey and the opportunity to build a new school family at Ferndale Upper Elementary School (FUEL).

"Our goal is to help FUEL our young learners' minds and hearts through inquiry-based instruction and a culture of kindness." Mrs. Jeffrey can be reached by contacting the school office at 248-547-0880 or via email at katharine.jeffrey@ferndaleschools.org.

FORMS & DOCUMENTS

Forms 

Overnight Form PDF Document

Welcome Back Letter

Upper Elementary Letter PDF Document

School Supply Lists

Third Grade

Please note: all items are community items! Please do not label. 

  • pencil sharpener
  • Pencils (2 packs of 12)
  • Crayons (2 packs)
  • Pencil Top Erasers (1 pack)
  • Glue Sticks (4)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Folders with Pockets (3)
  • Composition Notebooks (3)
  • 5-subject Notebooks (2)  
  • 1/2 inch 3-ring Binders (3)
  • Pencil Box
  • Post-It Notes (4 packs)
  • Scissors (1 pair)
  • Blue Pens (1 pack)
  • Editing Color Pen - Purple or Green (1 Pack)
  • Tissue
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Paper Towel
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Sandwich-Size Baggies
  • Gallon-Size Baggies

Individual items (please label): 

  • 1 composition notebook for Spanish 
  • Shoes for P.E. (tied or Velcro – no slip-ons)

Fourth Grade

Individual items - please label: 

  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • 6 Notebooks
    • 3 Spiral
    • 3 Composition
  • 6 Pocket folders (colors to match notebooks)
  • Colored Pencils
  • 3-ring 1” hard cover binder (1)
  • Shoes for P.E. (tied or Velcro – no slip-ons)
  • Box of Pencils
  • Personal Pencil Sharpener
  • Pack of Pens - Blue/Black & Red)
  • Highlighters

Wish List (non-essentials) - community items
 

  • Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissue
  • Paper Towel
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Post-it Notes (4 packs)

  • Dry-Erase Markers (1 pack)

Fifth Grade

 

  • Composition Notebooks (4)
  • 1" binder
  • Dry-Erase Markers (1 box)
  • Graph Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Pens - blue or black
  • Glue or Glue Sticks
  • Pencil Box or Pouch
  • Pocket Folders with Inside Clasp - duo-tang 4 (2 folders)
  • Shoes for P.E. (tied or Velcro – no slip-ons)
  • Glue gun glue sticks, low temp/skinny (Watson)
  • Personal Pencil Sharpener
  • Post-It Notes (4 pack)

Wish List (non-essentials)
 

  • Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissue
  • Paper Towel
  • Disinfecting Wipes

Montessori

All supplies are for the class community, unless otherwise noted. Please do not label community supplies with your child’s name.

  • 2 individual pencil sharpeners with lid*
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 liquid glue bottle
  • 2 large glue sticks*
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 2 boxes Ticonderoga #2 pencils, sharpened*
  • 2 boxes Crayola colored pencils
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 box of markers
  • 3 black composition notebooks
  • 1 package pink erasers
  • 2 containers disinfectant wipes*
  • 1 3-inch white binder with pockets (New students only)
  • 1 package of 100 clear sheet protectors
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 package of white cardstock

Because students are often working on the floor, it is STRONGLY suggested that students have

  • 1 pair of indoor shoes
  • 1 pair of outdoor shoes

* We often run out of items marked with an asterisk! Please consider donating more than the number given if able.

ASD/MICI

 

  • Tissue
  • Crayons (box of 24 or smaller)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Wide Ruled spiral notebooks
  • 3 - pocket folders-red,blue and yellow
  • Erasers
  • Paper Towel
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sandwich/Gallon baggies
  • Pencil box
  • Smile
  • Backpack
  • Shoes for P.E. (tied or velcro – no slip-ons)
  • 2 Glue Stick
  • 4 Pack of Dry-Erase Markers
  • 1 Container of Play Doh (any color, any brand)
  • 1 pack of Paper Cups (regular)
  • 1 pack of napkins
    OR 1 roll of paper towel
    OR 1 pack of snack size paper plates
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pump dispenser of hand sanitizer
  • bubbles (ASD program)
  • shaving Cream (ASD program)

Classroom Wish List

 

  • Ziploc Bags
    • Gallon, Sandwich, Snack size
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Wet Wipes for Hands
  • Liquid Dish Soap