Here is some important information for the start to our 2017-2018 school year.
- Kindergarten Meet and Greet – There will not be a school wide “Meet and Greet” night before school starts. Kindergarten will host “Meet and Greet” for Kindergarten students only. Kindergarten Meet and Greet is Tuesday, August 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Kindergarten parents should have received a letter from kindergarten teachers about this event. If you did not receive a letter, please call the office.
- Back to School Night – Thursday, September 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Fort Caspar will host our academic Back-to-School Night. This evening is an essential parents-only opportunity to hear teachers give an overview of curriculum and learning to take place for the year in their classroom. Teachers will inform parents and families about curriculum, learning, procedures and expectations for their classrooms. Parents will have an important opportunity to ask questions after having their children in school for two weeks.
Two sessions will run; one from 5:00 to 5:45, and one from 6:15 to 7:00. This allows parents with multiple students attending Fort Caspar Academy to attend more than one teacher session. From 5:50 to 6:10 the principal and PTO will address parents with information about our school, and how parents can support our school. We ask that students not attend this evening if possible so that parents may focus on information geared towards adults about your child’s classroom learning and our school philosophy. This night is especially important for families to understand how learning is facilitated differently at FCA than other schools. Parent and family participation in a child’s education is critical to a child’s success and well-being. Back-to-School night is important for parents and teachers to begin building a working partnership to support your child’s learning.
- New parent orientation will also be held on Thursday, September 14th. There will be two sessions. One at 9:00 in the morning. The second will start at 7:10 in the evening following Back-to-School night. Families who are new to Fort Caspar Academy need to plan to attend one of these sessions. New parent orientation is where I sit down as the principal with new families to explain our approach to teaching and learning success at Fort Caspar Academy. I will explain our school philosophy and procedures. I will answer questions to help new families and their children become familiar with us and become established engaged members of our FCA family!
- A parent Spalding Writing Road to Reading class and information night is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st.
These events are also on our school calendar and will be on our school app (Bloomz) as well.
This information was in a letter sent home to parents in August. Read the full letter here. 2017 August Family Letter