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  • Letter to families from Principal, Mrs. Anderson
    Mary AndersonAppreciation and Celebration are the two most prevalent themes for the month of May!

    Reflecting over this past year as a Fruchthendler Community, we have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate! Thank you so much to our parents, grandparents & guardians for your continued support of Fruchthendler Elementary! A special thank you to our P. T. A. President, Ashleigh Oden and all of our board members & committee members for their countless hours of work and dedication to our children! I look forward to seeing many of you at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:45am. Please join me as we celebrate and show our appreciation for all of our teachers and staff members this week, May 1-5, during “Teacher Appreciation Week”.

    We are proud to announce the following students who were in school each and every day this year (as of time of print). 100% Attendance: Thank you for your perseverance and dedication! *Please accept our apologies if we’ve unintentionally left someone off this list. The asterisk* indicates no tardies in addition to perfect attendance!!
    Maya Pakoa*, Octavio Suarez, Jake Stutz, Torin Sparks, Sabrina Wexler*, Zachary Pakoa*, Zoie Patrick*, Brannon Weiters, Karston Foster, Kyle Lockwood, Alexis Bartberger, Cipriano Melendez, Genevieve Tranum, and Aaliyanna Urquidez-Camacho.

    Congratulations Fruchthendler Track Team!
    The following students represented Fruchthendler at the city track meet at Drachman Stadium on April 29th. Another Special Thank You to Coach Mason and the parents and staff who volunteered their time to coach Track. * Please accept our apology if your child’s name was accidently left off this list.
    Boys Team: Landon Cinone, Charlie Root, Rice Hughes, Nicolas Brooks, Quinton Williams, Hayden Green, Rey Vasquez, Aiden Messenger, Josh Remencus, Aiden Gerdeman, Cameron Kroeger , Preston Stricker
    Aaron Stewart, Aiden Jones, David Driskill, Remy Bourque, Ben Wexler, Conor Tracy, Brayden McMahan, Milo Fox, Asher Weber, Jorgealan Perez, Zach Calvarese and Caleb Busby.

    Girls Team: Seniada Navarro, Bella Mitchell, Aaliyanna Urquidez-Camacho, Desirae Ortiz, Avery Mitchell, Saoirse Kealy, Madeline Cosmas, Francesca Barela, Abby Darland, Kalysta Bolds, Sarra Martinez, Santianna Guillen, Courtney Tong, Jane Hiller, Paola Ramirez Beltran. Maddison Mendivil, Jane Hiller, Malak Elfamarmaoui, Samantha Turnage, Parker Davison, Anabel Turnage, Haley Oden, Grace Hughes, Ellen Dorsey-Sanchez, Sayena Alavi, Rylie Brown, Abigail Valenzuela, Tiarra Valenzuela, Ellie Garcia, Maden Silva, Jada Guy and Lily Figueroa.

    Requests: Each Spring we try our best to balance our classes for the next school year. Three months ago we asked that all teacher requests be put in writing and turned into the office by February 28th. We must stick with the deadline in order to follow district guidelines; we will do our best to honor parent requests that were received by February 28th. All of our teachers collaborate with one another in their PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) to ensure every student receives the very best!

    Last day of the school year:
    Our last day of school will be Thursday, May 25th, with dismissal at 2:25.
    We will be hosting our Fifth grade promotion on Thursday, May 25that 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Immediately following the promotion we will have refreshments on the patio.

    Next Year:
    New and returning students are invited to visit Fruchthendler on our “Meet your Teacher Day”, Wednesday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Class lists will be posted in the cafeteria. The first day of school is Thursday, August 3rd (8:10-2:25).

    TUSD Transportation Next Year:
    New students to Fruchthendler ~ please register your child by May 15th to ensure transportation on the 1st day of school. Please mark an election on the registration form as to whether or not your child will need transportation for the upcoming school year. Please update any address changes or phone numbers to ensure your child will be routed correctly. If your child will be using an alternate pick up or drop off location please fill the form out at the school.
    Have a wonderful summer, read, relax and enjoy!
    Mary Anderson, Principal
  • Letter to families from PTA President
    Hello Fruchthendler Families,

    Can you believe the year is already coming to an end?! This year really did fly by! That being said we have A LOT of super fun events coming up to end the school year with!

    First, we start off with Teacher Appreciation week! Though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for all the hard work and dedication that our Fruchthendler Teachers put forth for our children each and every day. Please make sure to have your child/children show their teachers how much we all appreciate them this upcoming week!

    Please join us for our "Fundraiser Fiesta" at Guadalajara Grill this Sunday, April 30th from 3:00pm-6:00pm! Guadalajara Grill will donate 25% of all proceeds so make sure to bring in your flyer so we can get credit for your purchase. Also, if you would like to be entered in drawing for a $50.00 gift card to Guadalajara Grill please turn in your receipt to the office this coming Monday and make sure to write your first and last name on the receipt. The winners will be announced on Tuesday!

    Mark your calendars for May 12 th at 6pm for our annual Talent show! Even if your child is not in the Talent Show we encourage you to still come and support the Firebirds that are! It’s a really fun time! Then on May 15th at 6pm we will have the Opera Performance! The students have been working extremely hard to memorize all their lines!

    We will wrap up the school year doing something we’ve never done before…..A Family Fundraiser at Roadhouse cinemas! This is will be held on Sunday May 21st. Keep your eye for more information on this coming home with your child/children.

    Thanks so much for such a wonderful year. I’ve loved being your PTA President and I look forward to more fun next year!

    ~Ashleigh Oden
    Your 2016-2017 PTA President
  • School Store Fundraiser
    Dear Parents,

    As you know our school has been participating in the SchoolStore program this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

    To shop and support our school, simply go to www.schoolstore.com and select our school. Our school ID # is 5449.

    Participation is key in helping get the word out about our School Store. Please remember to go through our school link and remind your friends and family to do the same, when doing holiday shopping!

    Thank you for your continued support! J

    Sincerely,
    Your Fruchthendler PTA
  • Spirit Days
    Show your Firebird Spirit...

    April 28th is Neon Day!
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    Sponsored ad space for our e-newsletter is limited to a maximum of eight (8) year-round ads. Sponsored advertisements in our e-newsletter are sold exclusively to current Fruchthendler families with children enrolled during the current school year.

    Space is sold on a first come, first served basis. To sponsor our e-newsletter. Please contact me if you are interested in being "highlighted" in our E-newsletter! Jennifer Stricker
    PTA Communications Chair [email protected]
  • Tucson Clothing Bank
    The TUSD Clothing Bank is experiencing a shortage in donations. Clothes and shoes of all sizes will be welcomed by needy TUSD families. Please bring your donations into the health office. There is no deadline. Used clothing is always welcome in the Fruchthendler health office as well. Thank you!

    Jeanne Dunbar, Health Assistant