It’s Elementary

Brandy Blanton
Elementary Schools nurse, provides weekly news and tips for helping children at home.

Fair Elementary would like to congratulate Principal Leigh Ann Hailey on completing her Doctoral Degree at Mississippi State University. Congratulations on a JOB WELL DONE!!!

Barn Hill Preserve (located in Ethel, Louisiana) is the newest hands on zoo/animal education facility in the state. It was founded in 2013 to educate and inspire the public about wildlife, exotic animals, and the environment. Students can get up close and personal with an array of unique animal ambassadors allowing for an unforgettable experience. Since their beginning in March of 2013, they have already reached over 100,000 people with their education programs, live animal shows, events, media outreach, etc. In addition to animal education/entertainment, Barn Hill holds permits to rehabilitate native wildlife and provides sanctuary for exotics with a focus on large parrots. Barn Hill’s owner (a 21 year old animal enthusiast/entrepreneur) was recently awarded the Gold Apple Teaching Award for his involvement in the community.

Barn Hill Preserve came to introduce several of their wildlife friends to our students at Fair Elementary.  Kristen Jett and Kaylee Schwartz are shown with the animals.

Barn Hill Preserve came to introduce several of their wildlife friends to our students at Fair Elementary. Kristen Jett and Kaylee Schwartz are shown with the animals.

On Thursday, March 21st, Barn Hill Preserve came to introduce several of their wildlife friends to our students at Fair Elementary. Kristen Jett and Kaylee Schwartz came and spoke to the students about the different animals and informed them about each animal’s different habits and traits. After the show, students had a chance to take pictures with three of the animals from the exhibit. The baby kangaroo was a student/staff favorite!

Fair Elementary School is offering a Pre-Kindergarten program for four-year old students who reside within the Louisville Municipal School District. Fair will offer one tuition based class and 2 federally funded classes. A picture vocabulary test will be given to all children at registration.

The tuition based class has 20 slots that will be filled on a first come first serve basis. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure a slot in the tuition based class. Monthly tuition is $175.

There will also be 40 Pre-Kindergarten federally funded slots available at Fair Elementary School. Placement in the federally funded classes is based on screening with priority given to students deemed the most at-risk.

Our program will begin at 7:50 am each day and pick-up will be at 2:20 for dismissal. Parents must provide transportation due to 4-year-old students not being allowed to ride buses. All classes will have highly qualified teachers and assistants to offer your child a foundation of academic success in public school. We will use the Frog Street Press curriculum along with Saxon Early Learning.

Pre-registration and screening will take place April 1-3, 2014. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, you will have an opportunity to visit the Pre-K classrooms from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Your child will NOT be officially registered until ALL of the following documents are presented with the registration form:

Birth certificate

Social security card or number

2 proofs of residency (address where the student lives with parent/guardian’s name)

Immunization form (shot record marked “Complete for School Entry” or date of next shot due if it is before September 1, 2014)

Screening score ( this will be a picture vocabulary test given to the child at registration)

We will end registration on Thursday, April 3. Students wishing to register after April 3 will be placed on a waiting list.