BrightArrow Messages from Finch
March 15, 2018
Hello Finch Families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with some reminders. Tomorrow is early release with a 1:45 dismissal. Also at dismissal time, we will have the 2nd Harvest Food bank on site with 500 packages of bread to pass out, which they call a “bread drop”. So please stop by their truck and take a package home. Don’t forget on Monday, between 3:30-5:30, are the principal interviews for Finch. Parents are encouraged to come to the cafeteria to visit with the candidates and provide feedback to the district on which candidate they feel is best for Finch. And finally, spring conferences are around the corner. If you have not signed up yet to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact them for a time. It will be a 1:00 early dismissal all week, and there will also be a book fair in the library Monday through Thursday that week.
February 26, 2018
Hello Finch Families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with quick message. This beautiful sunshine is bringing out the best in us as we soak in that vitamin D and keep working hard entering March. However, it also brings a lot of puddles that make learning miserable when a student slips and falls in them and has to sit wet in class. So we are asking that you please send a change of clothes to keep in their locker in case this happens. Also, don’t forget we have Coffee with the Principals this Friday morning at 8:30 in the cafeteria, plus it is an early release day again on Friday with a 1:45 dismissal. Have a great week!
February 20, 2018
Hello Finch Families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with some reminders about all of the action going on at Finch tomorrow. First, thank you to everyone who signed up to donate blood tomorrow at our blood drive. We had many parents send in forms willing to donate, but our spots filled up so quickly, we didn’t have enough room for everyone. If we were able to schedule you, you should receive an email or a phone call reminder. You can also get on the myinbc website to check. Everyone else who we were not able to schedule, we will reach out to you in May for round 2. Also tomorrow is our Family Literacy Night in coordination with the PTO book exchange and AVID showcase. It all starts at 5:30 with K-2 grade level activities and the 3-6 book exchange. Then at 5:50, we will do a flip flop for 3-6 grade level activities and the K-2 book exchange. We will end the evening with a dinner, while both book exchanges are open in case you missed it. And lastly, tomorrow kicks off our Books for Bikes contest. All students in attendance at the Family Literacy Night will receive a raffle ticket for the bike drawing on March 23rd. Look for the Books for Bike flyer headed home soon to find out how you can earn even more raffle tickets. Thank you everyone and have a great evening.
February 1, 2018
Hello Finch Families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with a couple of items to share about the month of February. First is an invitation to Coffee with the Principal this Friday at 8:30 in the cafeteria. I have invited our counselor Mrs. Lenhartzen to join me as we discuss ways to help students get along and what exactly is “bullying”. And just a reminder that it Friday is an early release with school out at 1:45. Also, mark your calendars for February 21st because we have two events that day. One is the Inland Northwest Blood Center will be here with the mobile blood bank for donations. Finch is hoping to get at least 30 donations that day as we work to fundraiser $2,000 for student enrichment activities. You should see some information coming home this week, or you can check out our website for a link to sign up for a time between 12:00 and 5:15 pm. Then that evening, Finch is hosting a Family Literacy night with grade level reading activities, the PTO book exchange, and a free scratch cooked dinner from our awesome kitchen staff. It starts at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:20. It is also the kick off for Books for Bikes and all students in attendance will receive one coupon for the drawing in March. I hope to see you all there!
December 14, 2017
Hello Finch Families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with three quick announcements. First is about our Wild West book fair going on in the library. Tomorrow is the last day to make purchases. It will be open after school until 5:00 and then it rides off into the sunset. Hee Haw! Second is that tomorrow is also the last day for the ASB food drive. The top donation class will earn a celebration next week, so please consider donating, and thank you to all of you who have already done so. Lastly, next week is conference week, so if you haven’t scheduled an appointment yet with your child’s teacher, there is still time. Don’t forget that school is out every day next week at 1:00 for conferences. Thank you, and have a great night.
November 30, 2017
Hello Finch families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with two reminders. Tomorrow is Friday, December 1st and it's an early release day with dismissal at 1:45. In case you were unaware, teachers stay here at school during these days and collaborate at grade levels around the curriculum and assessments to plan lessons to help your student grow. Also, it is the first Friday of the month, which means it is time for Coffee with the Principal at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Our topic is winter weather and Mr. Troy is going to join us to share about how we work to keep things safe around here during those snowy and icy days. I hope you can stop in after dropping the students off for some hot coffee and friendly chatter. Thank you and have a great evening.
November 9, 2017
Hello Finch families! This is Mr. O’Doherty with two reminders and one request. First is a reminder about no school tomorrow in observance of Veteran’s Day. I hope you enjoy the 3-day weekend! Second is a reminder about the PTO meeting on Tuesday and Turkey Bingo next Friday. I hear Turkey Bingo is a really fun time, and did you know that 100% of the proceeds stays here at Finch to support our Families in Need projects. This brings me to my one request – please support our Turkey Bingo gift basket raffle by donating items early next week. The classroom with the most items donated will earn raffle tickets to use the night of the event. So come on out to have some Finch family fun for a fabulous cause.