F. S. Edmonds PreK-6

Principal
Kristina Lamia

8025 Thouron Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19150
Phone: 215-276-5261

We have the F.S. Edmonds Edge We are Responsible, Respectful, and Safe!

Franklin S. Edmonds

Message from the Principal

 Happy Summer Families!

 

I am excited to share that F.S. Edmonds has received a PBIS grant, which will align resources to support our PBIS program.  We are also working with Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) to support our K-3 literacy program.  And it is with great pleasure that I announce that F.S. Edmonds will be designated as a Community School! There are a lot of exciting things happening at F.S. Edmonds.

I wanted to include some important information regarding logistics this year:

 

Morning Arrival and Breakfast:

 

  • Breakfast will NO longer be served before school. Breakfast will be served in the classroom beginning at 8:30.
  • Bright Futures parents/guardians will drop their children off directly at the Bright Futures classroom’s doors (small yard in the front)
  • K-2 parents/guardians will be permitted to walk their children to their classroom.  All K-2 classrooms will be on the first floor.  All K-2 students and parents/guardians MUST enter through the main entrance ONLY.
  • Students in grades 3-4 will enter the building through the annex door.  Parents/guardians are not permitted to escort students above 2nd grade to class.
  • Students in grades 5-6 will enter the building through the Sedgwick entrance (currently the 3-5 dismissal door). Parents/guardians are not permitted to escort students above 2nd grade to class.
  • There will be staff members stationed throughout the school to ensure the safety of each student.
  • The doors will open at 8:25 and no earlier.  There will NOT be supervision in the school yard or around school grounds, please DO NOT drop your child off early.

 

 

Dismissal:

 

  • Bright Futures will dismiss directly from their classrooms.  Parents/guardians are to go directly to the Bright Futures classrooms NOT to the main office. (This applies for late drop off and early dismissals as well)
  • All K-2 students will dismiss in the auditorium beginning at 3:09.  Parents/guardians will need to sign their K-2 child out.
  • Grades 3-4 will dismiss to the yard through the annex door.
  • Grades 5-6 will dismiss to Sedgwick Street.
  • Students attending after care programs will dismiss from the cafeteria. After care providers may enter through the Sedgwick Street door to sign out students.
  • Bus riders will dismiss from the auditorium directly to their bus.
  • No early dismissals will be permitted after 2:45 without prior approval. This is to secure the building to ensure the safety of our students.

 

 

Uniform:

ALL students in grades Pre-K to 6th are to wear navy blue pants, skirts, or jumpers.  Students will wear shirt colors that are aligned with their grade band.

 

  • Pre-K to 2nd are to wear light yellow collared shirts.
  • 3rd-5th are to wear light blue collared shirts.
  • 6th grade are to wear gray collared shirts.

 

All students in grades Pre-K to 5 can wear navy blue sweaters over their uniform shirt.

All students in grades 6 can wear gray sweaters over their uniform shirt.

 

 

Gym Uniform:

 

  • Navy blue sweatpants
  • Navy blue t-shirts or the F.S. Edmonds shirt (sold in the Main Office for $10.00)
  • Sneakers

 

 

The following items are NOT permitted:

 

  • Hoodies of any type
  • Shorts above the knee
  • Jeans or sweatpants (sweatpants may be worn on gym days)
  • Logos on clothing
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Wheels in sneakers

 

 

Beginning of School Year Logistics:

 

  • The building will be open on August 22nd.
  • The first day of school for Pre-K and 1st-8th grade is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
  • The first day of school for Kindergarten is Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
  • Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 27, 2016 
  • Our first Breakfast with the Principal will be on Friday, October 7, 2016.
  • Attendance counts everyday! Keep the last day of each month open for our Perfect Attendance Assembly and gift card give away for one lucky parent/guardian of a student with perfect attendance. Please try to make appointments for after school or on days off.

 

 

Please enjoy the rest of your summer! Try to stay cool.  I look forward to seeing all our wonderful students back on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Kindergarten students begin on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Kristina Lamia

Principal