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Fry Weekly Announcements 11-13-23

Fry Elementary Weekly Announcements 11/13/23

A reminder that there is no school for students Monday 11/20 through Friday 11/24. Happy Thanksgiving!

Staff will be at school Monday 11/20 for Parent/Teacher conferences.

Scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, November 16 from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Monday, November 20 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Any parents who have not yet signed up for conferences should do so in ParentVUE right away. 

To schedule your conference, log in to ParentVue and select "Conference" from the menu on the left side to see the times available. Once you have scheduled your conference, you can click "Email Schedule" to have the details emailed to you. You can also go back to ParentVUE at any time to view the information.

Conference scheduling will remain open through TUESDAY at 6:00 pm. Please note we are only able to schedule one conference slot per student with their classroom teacher. Support Staff will join conferences as appropriate. If you would like to meet with a Specials Teacher (Art/Music/PE), please email that teacher directly for an appointment.


PTA Bingo Night – Volunteers Needed

We hope you will consider helping out this year by signing up on our Volunteer Request Form. Shifts are 45 minutes to allow for plenty of time to join in on the fun with your family. As a reminder, Bingo Night is Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30-8:00pThe doors will open at 6pm to start purchasing cards.

ALSO: do you know someone who would make a great Emcee for this year's event? If so, please have them submit their interest via email to


Coffee & Conversation

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, District 204 will be hosting Coffee & Conversation at Scullen Middle School from 7:00 – 8:00 pm with Dr. Talley, Board Vice President, Susan Demming, and Board Secretary Supna Jain. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Phones and Smartwatches at School

While we understand many students have cellphones and even smartwatches, at the elementary level these items can cause disruption to student learning and/or the classroom environment.  If students must possess these items, they need to be in their backpack during the school day.

As a reference, the text below is taken from the District 204 Handbook (section on “Prohibited Items”):

Prohibited Student Conduct: Using a cellular telephone, video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), or other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others…electronic devices must be kept powered-off or silenced and out-of-sight during the regular school day…

If your child has a smartwatch or cellphone that needs to travel to and from school, please work with them to make a plan for keeping the item in their backpack and silenced during the school day. Teachers will remind students as needed, but if this becomes a daily issue, we will ask that the phone or watch be kept at home. Please also understand that while these items are potentially quite expensive, the school cannot assume responsibility for these items if misplaced or lost. Thank you for your understanding and support.


District 204 Parent University

Parent University: Top 10 Keys to Early Elementary School Success, premiered as a video presentation on the District’s YouTube channel last Wednesday. District 204’s Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Early Childhood, Laura Rosenblum and District 204 SEL and Wellness Coordinator, Dawn Forkner shared 10 key areas of student growth and development that have proven to be impactful on a student’s ability to thrive in the classroom. Please watch to see IPSD 204 elementary school principals, classroom teachers, and mental health professionals as they share their expertise on how parents and family members can support their child during these critical early years. A direct link to the video can also be found here:


Important Dates

11/16   Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 (regular school day)

11/17   PTA Meeting 9:30

11/20   No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00

11/21-11/24 No School – Thanksgiving Break

11/29   PTA Bingo Night

12/1     Fry Spirit Day