Dear Fanning Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new and returning families and share my excitement about the upcoming school year. We are excited to announce that starting the 2018-2019 school year Fanning Elementary will be a “Code to the Future” Computer Science Immersion School for grades K-6. The intent is to create an interactive, engaging, and fun learning environment that will transition our students from being participants or consumers of technology to creators and innovators for future technology. Students will continue to receive excellent instruction in Reading, Math, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Music, and PE as their foundational content but with the integration of the project-based coding program, their ability to be innovative and creative will give endless possibilities to their learning.
As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to insure success for all our students. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Fanning Elementary. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTA, special event participation, Watch DOG, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.
Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children. It’s my sincere honor to be a part of such an outstanding school community. This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!