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Fales Parent Group

Fales Parent Group

Welcome to the Fales Parent Group (FPG) homepage!  Being involved in the FPG is a great way to stay abreast of what is happening at Fales School, help support our children's education, and get to know other Fales parents.  Please "like" us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our social events and programs. You can also email us anytime at anniefalesparentgroup@gmail.com - we would love to hear from you!

 

Nimisha Parekh Goradia, FPG Co-President

Mary Johnson, FPG Co-President

Jeanette McCarthy, FPG Secretary

Kris Kumsi, FPG Treasurer

 

FAQ about the FPG

 

What is the Fales Parent Group?
The Fales Parent Group (FPG) is made up of people just like you who work together to:
· promote educational excellence and a sense of community among students, parents & teachers
· contribute to the educational and social growth of our school community


I already have so many things on my plate, can I still be involved?
Even one hour a year is greatly appreciated! You decide how much you want to get involved.
 
Do I have to attend the meetings?
Being a part of the FPG doesn’t obligate you to anything. We’d love to see you, but understand that families are busy. Come when you can. Children welcome!

Is there a membership fee?
We always welcome donations, however there is absolutely no fee to join the FPG. We gladly accept donations via the PayPal site. Send them to falestreasurer@gmail.com and write "FPG Donation" in the notes. Thank you for your generosity and support!

Why should I get involved?
1.  To meet other parents in your school.
2.  Feel comfortable talking to teachers & staff.
3.  Have a better understanding of what is going on at school.
4.  Show your kids your support.
5.  Help plan fun activities!


How do I join?
Fill out the membership form in the first day packet or email anniefalesparentgroup@gmail.com

What does the money raised go towards?
We fund enrichment programs, social events, ways and means and more!

What exactly is “Ways & Means”?
Not everything the school needs throughout the year is covered in the school budget.  We help with these types of classroom purchases, as well as other in-town fundraising requests. In the past we have funded:
· Phonics books
· Reading table stools
· Recorders
· Ball chairs
· Book of the Month program
· White board accessories
· Staff walkie-talkies
· Turkey Trot sponsorship

 
What is the benefit of funding Enrichment Programs?
These outside programs enhance each grade level’s curriculum. Examples of FPG funded enrichments include:
· Brian Lies (author & illustrator)
· Mr. & Mrs. Fish (marine education)
· The Discovery Museum (science workshop)
· Windows on Wildlife (nature workshop)
· Ukelele artists (musicians)
· Potato Hill Poetry, Andrew Green (author)
· Museum of Science (weather program)


What social events do you host?
We like to have fun! Our social events are a great way to meet other families. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information on upcoming events including:
· Family Fun Day
· Book Fair & Ice Cream Social
· Hockey night
· Bowling night
· Holy Cross basketball
· Roller skating party
· Spring dance party


How does the FPG facilitate better communication between school and home?
· We update our Facebook page regularly.  Like us to stay informed!
· Our room parents assist teachers throughout the school year.
· We publish the FPG Handbook and Student Directory.
· We update the outdoor pencil sign with important dates.
· Look for event flyers in your child’s backpack and in the weekly News and Notes from Mrs. Stannard!


How can I help the FPG?
There are many ways to participate in the FPG!
· Chair or Co-Chair a committee
· Volunteer to assist in planning and organizing sponsored events and activities
· Attend monthly meetings to learn about FPG events, vote on spending proposals and share your ideas
· Attend FPG events with your family
· Contribute financially to FPG


Thank you in advance for your support!