Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Events

Farmington Elementary’s December Events

Dec. 1, Saturday, Farmington  hosts  Little League Basketball

3, Monday, 4th Grade Jason Lindsey Science Assembly at 1:00 pm

5, Wednesday, STLP  2:36-3:30

6, Thursday, 5th Grade Entrepreneur Fair

7, Friday, Awards Program at 1:45 pm

7, Friday, Snack Break

7, Friday, Parents’ Night Out (Hosted by 6th Grade~ 5-10 pm)

10, Monday, Pictures with Santa (Pre-6th)

12, Wednesday, Christmas Lunch

13, Thursday, Science Fair

13, Thursday, Kindergarten Field Trip to Murray

14, Friday, Beat the Teacher AR Reward Lunch

14, Friday, Snack Break

18, Tuesday, Winter Musical Performances at 9:30am and 1:00 pm

19, Wednesday, 2nd Nine Weeks AR Reward

19, Wednesday, Class Winter Parties at 1:45pm

Friday, October 26, 2012

Family Resource Information

Life Vest Inside Kindness Boomerang Video

Brooks Gibbs-speaker that spoke to 6th grade last week

Short song/dance about

Shake It Off, Stomp It Down Video-about how to handle bullying

Friday, October 12, 2012

September Students of the Month

Farmington Elementary honored September Students of the Month in the are of Respect.  Students chosen for this honor included (Front Row, L-R): Kenley Riley, Carter Morris, Olivia Stratton, Lindsey Mohler, Kylie Merrick, Caden Morris, and Dalton Darnall; (Back Row, L-R): Teacher of the Month Becky Smith, Ethan Story, Olivia Gregory, Ty Rudd, Clayton Story, Grace Wells, Ashlyn Clay, Chloe Hendley, and Alli Szurgot. Not pictured are Logan Phillips and Claire Babb.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

 Primary Students Visit Murray State's Fall on the Farm

Abby Lonsway, Abbi Duncan and Makenzie Phelps play in the corn pit at Murray State University’s Fall on the Farm. Farmington primary students recently visited the college to participate in the annual event. Activities also included a petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, rubber duck races, pumpkin slingshot, giant slide, pumpkin painting and face painting. Areas were also prepared where students tested their driving skills on a pedal tractor course, milked cows and made butter. The field trip provided a fun, yet educational avenue for the students to participate in traditional autumn activities typical in rural settings, while also learning how agriculture relates to other aspects of the community and daily life.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

August Students of the Month

Farmington Elementary recognized August Students of the Month in the area of Enthusiasm.  Students chosen to receive this honor include (front row, L-R): Hannah Glisson, Karci Mescher, Jamie LeMay, McKenzie Love, Alyssa Janes, Zachary Clark, and Jack Paul; (back row, L-R): Jacob Raper, Adam Alexander, Paige Weatherly, Mason Flowers, Chloe Bell, Chaney Roberts, Nathan Travis, and Teacher of the Month Jenah Blalock.  Not pictured is Brooklyn Kirkland and Klark Bouland.

Kilo Visits Preschool

Farmington Elementary students in Amy Poe's preschool classes are learning about community helpers.  Among the visitors to her classroom were Captain Jeremy Prince and his K-9 partner, Kilo, from the Graves County Sheriff's Office.  Captain Prince talked to the students about strangers, then treated them with a visit from Kilo.  In the photo, Captain Prince is letting preschoolers Lucas and Kobe pet Kilo.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

October Calendar
8-12, Monday-Friday, Book Fair
9, Tuesday, 6th Grade D.A.R.E.
9, Tuesday, No Tutoring
11, Thursday, Parent Teacher Conferences 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., No Tutoring
12, Friday, Toddler Time 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
12, Friday, Monthly Awards Assembly 1:30 p.m.
13, Saturday, Football game vs. Symsonia at 11:10 a.m.
15, Monday, 4-H 2:36 p.m. to 4 p.m.
16, Tuesday, 6th Grade D.A.R.E.
16, Tuesday, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
17, Wednesday, Cheer Practice at Farmington 2:36 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
18, Thursday, Picture Remake Day
18, Thursday, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
22-26, Monday-Friday, Red Ribbon Week
22, Monday, Wear Red "Show Good Character by Being Drug Free", Drug Dog Assembly
23, Tuesday, Hat Day "Put a Cap on Drugs"
23, Tuesday, 6th Grade D.A.R.E.
23, Tuesday, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
24, Wednesday, Wear Green "Go Green-Don't Let Drugs Pollute Your Life"
24, Wednesday, End of Season Cheer Party, 2:36 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
25, Thursday, Wear Boots "Give Drugs the Boot"
25, Thursday, Fall Festival 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., No Tutoring
26, Friday, Wear Pajamas "Follow Your Dreams-Don't do Drugs"
30, Tuesday, 6th Grade D.A.R.E.
30, Tuesday, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

FES Students Learn Safety Tips from Community

SEEING IS BELIEVING – Farmington Elementary School students watch carefully as Kentucky State Police Trooper Jay Thomas demonstrates the effects of a rollover collision on an unrestrained driver. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at the southeastern Graves County school recently participated in a special safety day sponsored by Crop Production Services. The event involved several community organizations, including the KSP and West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative. Students saw real-life examples of how being prepared for dangerous situations can save lives. Topics included internet safety, the dangers of electricity, and the importance of wearing a seatbelt, helmet, or life jacket. Another focus was the importance of nutrition and daily physical exercise. “We’re really grateful to Crop Production Services for sponsoring this event and to all the organizations that participated,” said Farmington interim principal Amy Archer. “When groups like these come into our school, students see how what they’re learning connects to the real world and they see that adults in the community care enough to donate their time and talent to help them learn.”

Monday, August 27, 2012

September 2012 Calendar

Farmington September 2012 Calendar

1, Saturday, Farmington Football game vs. Wingo 9:40 a.m.
4, Tuesday, Farmington Kindergarten & 6th grade Grandparent Breakfast
4, Tuesday, Farmington, Second Grade Dental Sealants
4, Tuesday, Farmington, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades Safety Day      
4, Tuesday, Farmington, Sixth Grade Parent Meeting 5:30 p.m.
5, Wednesday, Farmington, First and Fifth grade Grandparent Breakfast    
6, Thursday, Farmington, Preschool and Fourth grade Grandparent Breakfast   
7, Friday, Farmington, Second and Third grade Grandparent Breakfast    
8, Saturday, Farmington Football game vs. Central 8:40 a.m.
11, Tuesday, Farmington, Sixth Grade D.A.R.E.
11, Tuesday, Farmington, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
12, Wednesday, Farmington, Red Cross Blood Drive 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
13, Thursday, Farmington, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
14, Friday, Farmington, Toddler Time, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
14, Friday, Farmington, 4-H 2:36 p.m. to 4 p.m.
18, Tuesday, Farmington, High Attendance Day
18, Tuesday, Farmington, Sixth Grade D.A.R.E.
18, Tuesday, Farmington, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
19, Wednesday, Farmington, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade to Fall on the Farm
20, Thursday, Farmington, Tutoring, 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
22, Saturday, Farmington Football team vs. Fancy Farm/Lowes 11:10 a.m.
25, Tuesday, Farmington, Sixth Grade D.A.R.E.
25, Tuesday, Farmington, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
27, Thursday, Farmington, Tutoring 2:36 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
28, Friday, Farmington, AR Reward Party
28, Friday, Farmington, Club Day
29, Friday, Farmington Football team vs. Sedalia 10:10 a.m.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ethan Story, a third grade student in Becki Stratton's class, recently brought hands on fun to Science class. Story brought baby chicks he raised to show the class. He shared with the class about the incubation period of chicks and explained how his family used an incubator and has to turn the eggs several times a day. Raising chicks has taught him responsibility and a sense of pride. Students enjoyed petting the chicks and hearing Ethan's explanation about their care.

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 13th-17th

13th:  Germ Busters (Grades K-3)
14th:  Orchestra (Grades 4-6)
15th:  Band (Grades 5-6)
16th:  School Pictures
17th:  Fundraiser Kickoff

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Academics and Citizenship Emphasized
in F.E.S. Classrooms

Students in Missy Jones' second grade class learned an important lesson about kindness.  Just as toothpaste, once squeezed out of the tube cannot be put back; unkind words can never be taken back.  The lesson focused on how responsible citizens treat one another with respect.  Pictured are Drake Taylor, Halie Sanderson, Breece Mohon, and Jacob Kell trying to use toothpicks to put toothpaste back into the tube. Teachers and staff started the school year with high expectations for academics and citizenship. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

All Pro Dad Dinner

Attention Dads & Father Figures! You and your children are invited to a very special night: All Pro Dad Dinner Followed by the Movie “Courageous” When: Friday, May 11th. Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Movie at 7:00 p.m. Where: Graves County High School Cafeteria & Gym Cost: FREE!!! Dinner will be provided for first 500 guests! Door prizes include “Courageous” DVDs, Tony Dungy books, and more! Special appearance by MSU Basketball Coach, Steve Prohm About All Pro Dad ( All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national non-profit organization dedicated to fortifying families. All Pro Dad features NFL coaches, players and alumni who speak out about the importance of fatherhood. Through its Play of the Day email, All Pro Dad’s Day school based-breakfast program, and nationwide NFL events, All Pro Dad gives men the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of their children and families. To learn more about All Pro Dad, visit During this time, they discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories, and are equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship… coming to your child’s school next fall!

Monday, April 23, 2012

May Breakfast Menu

1 Breakfast Pizza
Toast and Cereal

2 Egg/Cheese
Biscuit and Cereal

3 Chicken Biscuit
Biscuit and Cereal

4 Sausage Biscuit
And Gravy
Or Biscuit and Cereal

7 Sausage Pancake
On a Stick
Toast and Cereal

8 Scrambled Eggs
With a Biscuit
Biscuit and Cereal

9 Mini Pancakes
Toast and Cereal

10 Cinni Minis
Toast & Cereal

11 Sausage Biscuit
And Gravy
Or Biscuit and Cereal

Toast & Cereal

Toast & Cereal

May Lunch Menu

1 Mexican Haystack
Or Chicken & Dumplings
Pinto Beans

2 Chicken Nuggets
Or Chef Salad
Chicken Strips
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Wheat Roll

3 Beef Teriyaki
Or Meatloaf
Vegetable Fried Rice
Egg Roll
Steamed Broccoli
Side Salad

4 Hamburger
Or Cheeseburger
Baked Fries
Side Salad

7 Spaghetti
Beef Potato Casserole
Side Salad
June Peas

8 AR Field Trip
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Pickle Spear
Carrot Sticks

9 Chicken Nuggets
Or Chef Salad
Soybutter & Jelly
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Wheat Roll

10 Honey BBQ Rib
On a Hoagie
Or Sloppy Joe
Pasta Salad

11 Chicken Sandwich
BBQ on a Bun
Baked Beans

Grilled Hot Dog
Carrot Sticks
Pickle Spear
Ice Cream



Monday, April 16, 2012

April Calendar

16*Kindergarten Registration 8:00-12:00

17*Spring Pictures*Tutoring2:36-3:36*POR Due

18*2nd Grade Dance w/ Balzer 8:30-9:30

19*Tutoring (Last Day)2:36-3:36

20*2nd Dance Performance at MSU 10:00*KCCT Awards 1:30*Snack Break

23*SPIRIT WEEKWe are a winning team!Wear your sports uniforms or jerseys and hats

24*SPIRIT WEEKOur Brains are so full of knowledge it’s making us CRAZY!Wear crazy clothes and hair

25*SPIRIT WEEKWe are so smart we could teach the class!Dress like your teacher

26*SPIRIT WEEKRelax, you know the content!Wear your pajamas

27*SPIRIT WEEKWildcat Pride!Wear Blue and White*Club Day

Thursday, March 15, 2012

5th Grade and Richard Grainger

Farmington Elementary fifth graders were visited by Richard Grainger from Murray State University. Grainger portrayed a soldier from the Revolutionary War during Farmington's annual Kentucky Week. In this photo, Grainger is using two sticks to create fire. Fifth graders Victor Cirilo and Devin Holmes assisted Grainger.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tim Tebow Event- April 20, 2012

Tim Tebow Event – April 20, 2012
Have you heard the story? What an amazing, uplifting account of an inspiring young man! If you and your child are interested in hearing Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow present his life experiences, you can apply to win free tickets! Applications may be picked up at the Family Resource Center during school hours. A designated number of applications will be randomly drawn on April 12th to receive free tickets to the event at Graves County High School.
Jennifer Morris, Family Resource Coordinator
328-4868 Symsonia
328-4994 Farmington

Friday, March 2, 2012

February Student of the Month

Farmington Elementary recognized February Students of the Month for the characteristic of Determination. These students were chosen because they never give up despite their circumstances. Pictured are: Front Row (L-R): Tiana Holmes, Laken Hollan, Bethany DeCost, Jamison Curd, Charlie Meyer, Halie Sanderson, Stevie Harpole, and Jerrad Fisher; Back Row (L-R): Teacher of the Month Bobbi Fulcher, Dallas McKee, Stella Mapes, Dawson Klapp, Anna Greisz, Madison Baker, Jonathan Scott, Darbie Lamb, and Garrett Brown. Not pictured: Jack Paul, Dean Worley, and Skyler Morefield.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

History Fair

Farmington Elementary fourth graders Jadyn Brindley, Marrisa Wilson, and Nilah Mathis construct their project on Kentucky in the Civil War for the school's fourth annual History Fair. Fifth graders were required to complete an individual project about a specific topic in history. Students in grades 3-6 were given the option to complete projects in small groups or individually. All classes from kindergarten through sixth grade made classroom projects to display at the fair. The History Fair is one of many ways that Farmington Elementary helps students in all grades learn about Social Studies and the effects of history on today's world.