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  • American Education Week-November 18-22, 2019


    NEA's American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.


    The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week.

    The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the co-sponsors. A year later, the U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.

    Other co-sponsors are the U.S. Department of Education and national organizations including the National PTA, the American Legion, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American School Counselor Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National School Public Relations Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

    American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

    Ongoing research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism and restores confidence among parents in their children’s education. With that in mind, we invite you to attend American Education Week at Ferderbar on Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21.

    • Wednesday, November 20 last names A through M 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, November 21 last names N through Z   9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  

    When visiting, we ask that you abide by the following to ensure as little distraction as possible:

    • Sign in upon arrival and obtain a visitor’s badge.
    • Silence all cell phones when in the classrooms.
    • Refrain from video taping or taking pictures.
    • Leave pre-school children at home or in the care of others.

    We look forward to your visit so that we can spotlight all the people involved in and committed to making your child’s education a great one. We look forward to seeing you on November 20 or 21.


    Andre Modica



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  •  Illness Policy Guidelines

    Sometimes you are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not your child is well enough to attend school. You child should be kept home if they have any of the following symptoms until they have resolved or been medically treated:

    • Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher-After illness, temperature should be normal for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine before returning to school.
    • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
    • Thick mucus or green nasal discharge
    • Red, itchy eyes with drainage
    • Suspected head lice. The student may return to school after being treated with shampoo, such as Nix.

    Please notify the nurse’s office 215-809-6376 of any health incident, such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, broken bones, or surgery. 


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