Feltonville Intermediate School Third to Fifth Grades
238 East Wyoming Ave.
We are the Feltonville Community Campus, which includes Barton Elementary School Gr (K-2), Feltonville Intermediate School (FIS), Gr (3-5), and Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences (FSAS), Gr ( 6-8). We partner with the Feltonville Revitalization Program
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year! Our first month has passed and we achieved a 94.7% student attendnace rate. Congratulations & thank you for all your efforts to keep our children in school all day every day! PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016. STUDENTS ARE TO BE IN UNIFORM FOR THIS PICTURE DAY AS IT INCLUDES THE OFFICIAL CLASSROOM PICTURE. We will have another Picture Day in the spring for students to wear their dress clothes. Please see Ms. Gerena for any details.
Thank you for your excellent support during the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Your generous donation of classroom materials and supplies has helped make the school year start smoothly. We achieved a 94.7% attendance rate in September, due in large part to your diligence in sending your children to school every day. The number of suspended students dropped to 5, down from 7 the previous year. Your parent and student survey participation for 2015-16 was our best ever!! Thank you again!
Now we have the challenge of creating a school year for 2016-17 that is as strong as was 2015-16. . STUDENTS WILL BE HAVING BREAKFAST AT 8:05 A.M. THIS YEAR. They will enter at 8:05 a.m. for breakfast and go to the following areas:
Grade 3: Cafeteria
Grade 4: Gymnasium
Grade 5: Multi-Purpose Room
The teachers will meet the students everyday in the Cafeteria (3rd grade) or in the Multi-Purpose Room (5th grade). The fourth grade students will be brought to the teachers' classrooms everyday.
The dismissal will be the same as last year, with the Third Graders leaving from the Wyoming Exit West, and the Fourth/Fifth Graders leaving from the driveway exits.
Our Back to School Night was on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It was very successful as nearly 300 parents came to visit. Ms. Gerena will arrange a water ice or pretzel party for the classes in each grade that had the highest percentage of parents in attendance. Our interim assessments will be given this week , October 17-21. It is important for the students to do their best, as the results will help us better prepare them for the benchmarks, which run from October 31 - Novenber 18. Please encourage all the students to read at least 20 minutes every night so they can lead and succeed.
Congratulations to our Reading Olympics participants!. We had one team in first place and another in second place! They read, and they succeeded! A wonderful picture of the winning teams, and sponsors/chaperones Ms. Erickson and Ms. Dawson is in the Images Section. Our Art Club is now in session after school. Please see Ms. Coff for more details. Other clubs and activities will begin soon.
Also, it is important to hear your voice. Please contact Ms. Gerena , our SISL, to join our School Advisory Council (SAC). Our next SAC /Parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. We will discuss our new school initiatives, including increased technology and internet applications access in the classrooms. Your attendance is very important to your child's success in school!
Our student attendance rate from 2015-16 was 93%. We must reach 95.6% to be at the best level for student success. If we can reach 97% on any given day, we will distribute super-duper pencils. Students can only miss eight days of school to reach the 95.6% attendance goal. Let's all come to school, every day, on-time and in uniform!
Our website is full of information you might need about Feltonville Intermediate, including uniform policies, Student Code of Conduct, Attendance Policy and required school district forms. Our School Climate Manager, Mr. Rosado, and our SISL, Ms. Gerena, are here to help you with the above matters.
Please remember, there is no parking in the bus zone in front of our school. This area is for school buses, daycare buses and vans, and the SEPTA bus only. The Philadelphia Police Department has issued tickets for those vehicles parked in front during admission and dismissal time.
Also, we encourage you to schedule any appointments after or before school hours so that your students are in school all day, everyday, in uniform and ready to learn. If there is an unavoidable appointment necessary, the person picking up the student must have a current and valid ID, and be on the emergency contact form. Everyone must submit the emergency contact form. If you have not yet done so, please ensure the form is submitted by Friday, October 21st.
Our Faculty and Staff are ready to work with you and your child. We are all working hard on the delivery of our new curriculum engine scope and sequence, preparing for assessments, and remaining focused on our district outcomes of creating self directed learners, accountable citizens and effective communicators. Your assistance in our work is always appreciated.
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8. Schools are closed for students, but we are open as a voting site. We will have no school on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
For the first marking period, report cards will be distributed on Friday, November 18th. The parent conferences are in the afternoon on November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
I am excited to be your Principal and I am committed to helping your children succeed. I am available to help with any questions or concerns about your child's education. We had a successful "Walk for Education" and program on September 24th. Thank you to all who participated!
Remember to have your children Read to Lead and Succeed for at least 20 minutes every night. Research shows that if you read while they are reading, their fluency and ability to focus will increase by more than one grade level per year.
Dr. D. J. Anticoli,