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Bond Proposal Delayed

After reviewing the results of the community survey and speaking with several groups of staff members, our administrative bond team has decided to postpone the bond vote from May 2023 to a later date. This brief postponement will provide our team and the Facilities Planning Committee the time needed to explore some additional concepts as well as avenues to enhance security measures in all of our schools.

While this temporary delay is frustrating, it is the right time for us all to take a step back and fully consider all of the potential bond improvements before collectively deciding on the right plan for the future of Ferndale Schools. Bond opportunities are rare and it is imperative that we ensure we are fully exploring all options before deciding as a community what to invest in. Our financial advisors have also assured us that a temporary delay in the bond vote would have a minimal impact on the potential revenue gained.

The community Town Hall meeting that was set to take place next week is also going to be moved to a later date in early 2023.

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Eat Pizza, Feed Families

It’s pizza time!

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack is hosting their annual Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser! Please help feed our students on the program by purchasing pizza kits for yourself, your family and your friends.

Pizza Purchase Link

OR you can become a seller to raise funds and get entered into the $50 raffle! To get started, click here to create your very own Seller page. You can customize your page, upload a video, create an avatar, and watch how many pizza kits you’ve sold. You’ll get your own special link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. 

Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out of state family and friends, too. You can even post your Seller link on your social media pages. Don’t forget to buy some for yourself!  

If you have any questions, please email FPS teacher Lindsay Gonska at lindsay.gonska@ferndaleschools.org

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5th Grade Visits Kinder Classroom

On Thursday, Nov. 17th Mrs. Carp's 5th grade class visited Mrs. Tobin's Kindergarten class family. Together the classes read, “I Like Myself” and talked about their own uniqueness. The 5th graders helped the Kinders create their own self-portrait. It was a power hour of making connections, cooperating, and using creativity.



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Animals Assemble!

All K-5 elementary students had the opportunity last week to learn from the Howell Nature Center about animals and their "superpowers"!  Our guest speaker from the HNC helped us to learn fun facts about animals, conversation, and all of the many adaptations animals have to help them survive in the wild!  A special thank you to the Ferndale Elementary PTA for funding the assembly once again!

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Free Preschool EXPANDED!

Oakland County has just updated their eligibility guidelines for our free, high-quality preschool: Great Start Readiness Program! Now, a family of 4 making up to $83,250 may qualify for high-quality FREE preschool. Ferndale Early Childhood Center has openings now for GSRP students.

Enroll Today

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