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February 28, 2013
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"The Admirable Crichton"

Ninth grade students presented J.M. Barrie's "The Admirable Crichton" this week to critical acclaim. Performances are sold out for tonight, Thurs., Feb. 28, and Fri., March 1. The curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Follow the Ninth Graders in China

Foote ninth grade students travel to China this Sun., March
 3. The teachers and faculty accompanying them will document their travels on a blog on the Foote website during the trip. 
You may follow their adventures here, or visit Click on Middle School, then Foote China Exchange. 
Bon voyage
yi lu shun feng!
The Spring Assembly is Next Friday 


The Spring Assembly is coming soon! Please join us on

Fri., March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Hosley Gymnasium. All parents, family members and friends are welcome to attend. Kindergarten and third grade will be performing three songs each.  


All students will be dismissed at 12:30 that day, after the assembly.   


Students are expected to wear Assembly Dress. Please click here for Assembly Dress guidelines.


Tour the Campus Tree Trail
Foote trees in winter
Jake Burt's fifth grade class has created an online tour of the trees at Foote, designed to introduce anyone with Internet access to the diversity of trees on campus. The tour displays photos of the trees, their lifespan, height at maturity, estimated age, height, circumference, role in the ecosystem, and fun facts. 
Take the tour here!
The Language Arts Curricular Review Survey
Every year at Foote School we take time to reflect on different parts of our curricular program. During the 2012-2013 school year, we are reviewing our English language arts program. As part of this review, we are asking for feedback from current parents. The following survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  We thank you in advance for your participation.

Please click here to view the survey.

The survey is completely anonymous, and we encourage your honest feedback so that we can continue to improve our program.

If you have questions, please email Curriculum Coordinator Megan Maher at

Uniform Return
All winter sports uniforms should be returned to the gym as soon as possible. 
Thank you!
Spring Movie Outing
Foote's Annual Spring Movie Outing
Friday, March 8, after the Spring Assembly - time TBA

At Rave Motion Pictures in the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford.

Have lunch at the food courts either inside or just downstairs from the theater.


Time TBA - You can purchase your tickets directly at the theater Box Office or Online in advance once we have that information.


RSVP by Mon., March 4, to Jennifer Foley at (subject: Foote Movie). Pre-purchase & RSVP NOT necessary - we just want to give the theater an idea of how many to expect.


Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent. If a student wants to go with another parent, it must be prearranged and submitted in writing to the teacher. No student will be released to another family without written consent.

Book Swap a Success

This year's book swap welcomed a multitude of interested readers over the course of the week. Many thanks to all who participated!  





Next PTC Meeting

The next PTC meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m. Wed., March 6, in the Sturley Room.




100 Days of Kindergarten

Kindergartners celebrated their first 100 days of hard work, great fun, and new friends with a parade through the hallway of the main building. Congratulations to all of them!

A Visit from Columbus House

Betsy Branch, a former Foote faculty member who is now a case manager and patient navigator for Outreach and Engagement Programs at Columbus House, a support organization and shelter for people who are homeless, spoke to a classroom filled with eighth graders Wed., Feb. 27. This year, the eighth grade, which sponsors the Halloween Fair, gave a check for more than $1,000 from the fair's proceeds to Columbus House. 

Betsy thanked the eighth graders, then detailed for them the path to homelessness and the ways in which Columbus House assists those who are homeless. "Columbus House was once (exclusively) a homeless shelter," she said. "Over the years, it has added programs to fill gaps. Our mission is to end homelessness." 

Learning a New Skill

MAG students acquired Native American weaving skills in art class, dyeing yarn and creating woven pieces that were displayed outside the art rooms.  

Time for the Lemon Festival

The Fete du Citron, or Lemon Festival, originated in Menton, France, and is celebrated each year from mid-February into March. It is one of the largest festivals in the South of France, attracting more than a quarter of a million visitors and going through 145 tons of lemons and oranges.
Foote has its own version of the festival, with students each year decorating a tree in the front lobby with citrus fruits.  

PTC Spring Movie Outing 
Fri., March 8
After the Spring Assembly
Spring Vacation
Mon., March 11-Fri., March 22
School is Closed
Foote Night at the Yale Rep
Sat., April 6

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