Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I'm so excited to be working with all of you again this year! I always say I get to work with the most wonderful students at Ferry Farm! Of course all of our teachers feel this way! Our theme at FFES this year is "Heroes". A hero is a prson who has special abilities and achievements as well as personal qualities that set them apart from others and is regarded as a role model or an ideal individual. I'm sure this year you will stand out as heroes choosing to do the hard work of learning and displaying leadership qualities that set you apart from others. I would like each of you to design a cape and decorate it with symbols or pictures that speak to your unique talents and abilities. There is a hero inside of every person and this is your chance to share those gifts with the Ferry Farm community. We will complete this project in class the first time we meet. I can't wait to see your creations! Ms. Kutch
We are currently putting teams together for DI. If your child is interested in being a part of a team please let me know. Our informational meeting is at 5:00 on Thursday, Oct. 6th. At this time we have no team managers so please consider being a part of this worthwhile program. I have seven students who would like to participate so I know at this time we need two team managers for that team. Past participants have first choice as far as participating on a team is concerned. If there are additional students we will be in need of addtional team managers. I always request that we have two managers per team to meet all of the needs of the team members as well as the program requirements. If your child is interested in participating please consider being a team manager. Without Team Managers we have no teams. Training is provided by Stafford County. The following dates may be of interest to you:
Team Manager Training: Nov. 5th 8:30-12:30 @ RES
Regional Appraiser Training- Feb. 11th, 2017 @ RES
Regional DI Tournament @ North Stafford H.S.- March 4th, 2017
Virginia State DI Tournament at Atlee H.S., Mechanicsvile, VA- April 8
Global Finals in Knoxville, TN-May 24th-27th
In order for the We Do and MindStorms programs to continue we are in need of PC laptops. If you have old laptops lying around and are willing to let our FFES students use them we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Sheri Sullivan or Caren Kutch at 373-7366 and we will gladly put them to good use educating our students.