Ferndale Upper Elementary School
Grades 3-5 & Montessori (K-2)
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.
- 8:38am to 3:38pm (M,T, Th, F)
- 8:38 to 2:38pm (W)
- MISTAR Free /Reduced Lunch Form
- Elementary PTA Facebook Page
- Authorization to Administer Medication Form
2021 Welcome Back Letter
2021 School Supply Lists
Early Release Wednesday (excluding Â½ days or non-student days)Date: Feb 8Location: All Sites - All SpacesCalendar: Ferndale Upper Elementary Calendar
All District: Early Release Wednesday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMAll District: Early Release WednesdayDate: Feb 8Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMLocation: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FHS Building Wide, FMS Building Wide, FUEL Building Wide, Lower El BuiCalendar: Ferndale Upper Elementary CalendarEarly Release will occur every Wednesday throughout the school year beginning the first Wednesday after Labor Day through the last Wednesday in May (excluding Â½ days or non-student days)
FUEL: Early Dismissal Wednesday 2:38 PMFUEL: Early Dismissal WednesdayDate: Feb 8Time: 2:38 PMLocation: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building WideCalendar: Ferndale Upper Elementary Calendar
FUEL: UHS Boys Basketball Practice 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMFUEL: UHS Boys Basketball PracticeDate: Feb 8Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMLocation: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL GymCalendar: Ferndale Upper Elementary Calendar
FUEL: FHS Softball 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMFUEL: FHS SoftballDate: Feb 8Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMLocation: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL GymCalendar: Ferndale Upper Elementary Calendar
FUEL Focuses on Recognizing Black Excellence
In recognition of Black History Month, Ferndale Upper Elementary has updated their "Focus Walls" with some illustrations and plaques recognizing icons of black culture. Their theme this year is "We Believe in Excellence: Portraits of Black Excellence & Joy". The display is anchored in FUEL's main hallway and includes hands, a heart, our theme, and digital portraits with descriptions created by Jen Beaudoin. Featured Black figures include Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman; Social Media Educator & Influencer Alexis Nikole; and several other athletes, artists, astronauts and immunologists.
Mrs. Beaudoin is a FUEL Language Arts Teaching Assistant, a Ferndale parent, and a local artist. You can view more of Jen's printing and fiber arts through her Needle & Knife Studio Etsy or at her instagram page: NeedleAndKnifeStudio
4th Grade PALs Come Together to Share the Love
Yesterday our 4th grade PALs met for the first time. PALs discussed ways to be a supportive and inclusive friend. They also spread love by decorating student's lockers for Valentine's day! The PALs social skills and afterschool program focuses on planning inclusive activities with students at school and on finding ways to make our city, community, and world a better place for everyone!
Black History Month Resources
February is Black History Month, but we support Black History education and our Black community everyday. Please visit our resource page at FerndaleSchools.org/BHM to find some great ways to show your support and educate yourself. Special activities are going on in our schools this month to honor the legacy of a beautiful culture that has blossomed out of such tragic beginnings.
It's important to remember that Black History month is more than just a highlight reel of Black accomplishments and Black tragedies. As President Obama said in 2016, "We know that this should be more than just a commemoration of particular events. It’s about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. It’s about taking an unvarnished look at the past so we can create a better future."
School of Choice Enrollment Windows Announced
On Monday, January 23rd, the Board of Education approved the following School of Choice Enrollment windows:
April 1st–April 30th—Oakland County School of Choice
- K: 20 students
- 3rd: 10 students
- 6th: 15 students
- 7th: 15 students
- 8th: 15 students
- FHS 9th: unlimited
- FHS 10th: unlimited
March 10th–September 1st—Oakland, Wayne, Macomb County School of Choice
- UHS 9th-12th: unlimited
Early applications cannot be accepted and will need to be resubmitted during the open enrollment period, in compliance with Michigan State Law.
Points of Pride
- 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
Principal: Katie 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 became the FUEL principal when it opened in Fall 2016 and has worked with the incredible FUEL staff to live into both our School Charter and our FUEL vision of focusing on the whole child - where we help to fuel student engagement, empowerment, and joy in their individual learning by focusing on the power of relationships.
Mrs. Jeffrey can be reached by contacting the school office at 248-547-0880 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.