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Published by mtine, 2019-05-01 16:20:24

FLT Updated Newsletter-Sping Edition

FLT Updated Newsletter-Sping Edition

The Furman Forum Volume 21
Spring Edition 2019
Dr. Evelyn Perry Dr. Rashida Wilson Rosalind Lockwood
Principal Vice Principal Executive Director
Wanda Best

Board President

Attendance Carnival at
Furman L. Templeton

Look What’s New In This
Month’s Issue!

★ Vision & Mission Statement…..Page 3

FLT’s Mission & Vision Statement,

Important Dates

★ Core Values………………………..Page 4

FLT’s Core Value of the month

★ Content Update & Tips…………………….Page 5

Health/Wellness, & More

★ Special Recognitions…………………………….Page 6

Parent/Teacher of the month

★ FLT News/ Basketball Schedule…………….Page 7

Furman L. Templeton Preparatory School Information

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, FLT Clubs

Baltimore, MD 21217 ★ Attendance Updates……………………………..Page 8

Attendance Updates, Goals, & Tips

★ Community School News……………………..Pages 9-10

Like Us On Facebook: Meet the CSC, School Partners, & More
Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy ★FLT Events………………………………………….Page 11

Events & Parent Breakfast Schedule

★Resources…………………………………………..Page 12-27

Follow Us On Twitter @FLTprepacademy Community Resources, Upcoming Events, & More

Follow Us on Instagram @FLTempleton


Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy

Our Mission
To accelerate the opportunities and outcomes for our children by demanding nothing but
excellence from the students, staff, and the community.

Our Vision
Accelerating the academic achievement of all students, in partnership with the entire
community, to ensure that students have the attitudes, skills, and proficiencies needed to
succeed in college and in the 21st century global workforce.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

● March 28th: Quarter 4 Begins
● March 28th-April 3rd: Report Card Distribution Window
● April 8-12: Intercession Break IV- School Closed
● April 15-23: Spring Break- School Closed
● April 23rd: Professional Development- School Closed

The complete 18-19 SY Calendar with important dates may be
found towards the end of this newsletter

PARENT Parent Information

Next PTO Meeting:

March 19th & April 30, 2019

FLT Library @4pm

March 15th & April 26, 2019 For more parent information check out the resource Monthly Parent Thank you
8:45-9:45 a.m. guide at the end of the newsletter and the parent March 15th & April26th
engagement corner next to the main office. 7:45am - 8:45am
FLT Parent & Community Center FLT Library


Core Values 4

March Core Value
Justice: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair


1. Notice when others are being treated unfair and help
2. Take time to listen.
3. Do what I can.
4. Be kind, regardless of differences.


1. Talk about a time when you were treated unfairly How did you respond? What happened?
2.. Have you ever seen someone who was mistreated? How did it make you feel?
3. What is one thing you can do this week to demonstrate justice?

April Core Value
Hope: to want something to happen or be true

1. Never give up
2. Believe in myself
3. Set Goals
4. Keep trying.

1. What does the word ‘hope’ mean to you?

2. Can you think of a time where you were hopeful? What happened?

3. How do you feel after you accomplish something difficult?

Content Update

Illuminating Intervention

The intervention team can hardly wait to see how many points the students
will gain on their final i-Ready test this year. All groups have discussed their
current scores and have set goals for growth! With all of the hard work, the
students are sure to blow their scores out of the water!
Congratulations to the 5 first and second graders that competed in the
Destination Imagination Regional Competition. They did an excellent job
writing their story and performing their play!
Congratulations to the 2 students in Kindergarten that have recently been
identified as Talent Development, Advanced, or Gifted Learners. The students
will begin working with Mrs. Benton at the beginning of April!
Mrs. Benton has tons of great resources to help children with reading and
math. If you need materials to help your child at home, please visit her in
room 211!

The first week of March is National Sleep Awareness week. For the last 10 years, most 5
pediatricians recommend that children 3-5 years old need 11-13 hours of sleep, 5-10
year olds need 10-11 hours of sleep, and children 10-17 years old need 8.5 - 9.5 hours of
sleep. That means, that kindergarten students that wake up at 6:30 AM to get ready
for school should be in bed between 6:30 and 8:30 PM! While sleep time needed by
adults vary from person to person, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep
per night.
When putting children to bed, it is important to establish a routine. Doing so can
make bedtime an easy and comforting process rather than a battle. Part the routine
should include hygiene activities like brushing their teeth, washing their face, or
taking a bath. After putting on their pajamas, have your child get into bed and read a
book, tell a story, or have some other type of quality time. It is important to follow the
same routine every night. As such, do not start a routine that would not be practical
most nights.
TVs and other blue light devices (tablets and phones) can inhibit a child’s ability to fall
asleep because they suppress the production of melatonin (a hormone made by the
body that plays a role in sleep). So, turn off those devices an hour or more before
bedtime, and instead, enjoy a good book together!

Special Recognitions

Ms. Rachele Jones Ms. Cuellar

Mr. Corey Jones Sr. Ms. Alfreda Patterson

Ms. Brathwaite Ms. White



School Information

Breakfast Start Time: 7:30 a.m. (New time)
School Start Time: 7:45 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 2:25 p.m.

● Pre-k to 1st grade pickup location: Blacktop behind brick wall on Pennsylvania Ave
● 2nd to 5th grade pickup location: Black top near basketball court off of Dolphin St
NOTE: We DO NOT follow the BCPS Early Release Days newly scheduled for SY 18/19.
● No early dismissals after 2:00 p.m.
● Must show i.d. to enter school building
● School-wide uniform: Khaki pants/short/skirt, Navy blue (or white) polo style top (or button up shirt)

and closed-toe shoes
● No double parking

Pratt Bookmobile

This year the Enoch Pratt Library Book mobile will come to our school once a week.
Students will have the opportunity to check out books each week using their library

FLT Clubs

FLT Choir Club

Choir has begun working on their spring music set, they are
practicing every Tuesday after school and Friday during clubs. Our
students are working hard and will be planning a showcase sometime
in the late spring.

FLT Basketball

● Wednesday, March 6, 2019 vs. Wildwood

FLT Cheerleading
● Contact Ms. Harrell for more information

Club Friday is every Friday at FLT @ 1pm
More details about FLT Basketball and other clubs to come….


Attendance Updates

Attendance Plans Tardy Program ( February/March) Perfect Attendance
Homeroom Winners
Objective: Reduction of tardiness of
students w/10+ tardy in a month to 5 or Congratulations
less tardy in a month. to

Monthly Homeroom Ms. Logenecker
Perfect Attendance Incentive and

Plan: Each day homerooms will earn a letter if Ms. Castillo
perfect attendance achieved. Receive a letter homerooms
to spell out the monthly core value. When all in a job well done!
letters achieved classrooms earn the monthly

Perfect Attendance Incentive

Goal: Perfect Attendance for the entire school year

Perfect Attendance Trip to Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2019

Make sure your child is at school every day to receive this incentive

Attendance Percentages Grade February Grade March
Attendance Attendance
FLT is serious about attendance. Our % %
talented staff cannot teach unless students
attend school. There is a district-wide focus FLT 89.56% FLT 89.32%
on student attendance. Again this year, Avg. Avg.
there will be mandatory hearings at school
headquarters for the parents of students 3 90.17% Pre-K 89.65%
with poor attendance. Each month the
newsletter will include this chart so 5 88.17% K 88.34%
students and parents can review attendance
averages. Parents track your student’s daily Pre-K 89.62% 1 88.87%
1 89.22% 2 90.77%
FLT’s Attendance
Goal: 94.0% 2 91.04% 3 88.18%

4 90.44% 4 90.29%

K 88.02% 8

5 88.02%

Community School News

The Promise Heights Team at FLT Promise Corps: We have experienced
AmeriCorps working here at FLT.
Meaghan Tine, Community School Coordinator Their mission is to address absences
410-207-3602 and provide supports and services to
[email protected] students and families.

Linda Callahan, Early Childhood Mental Health Cynthia Uchendu, Student Services
Consultant Coordinator
[email protected]

Latoria Mackey, Activate Site Coordinator
443- 813- 1522
[email protected]

● Child First Partnerships at FLT ● Promise Heights
● B’More for Healthy Babies ● Leveling the Playing Field
● Arts Every Day For more information Contact: ● Breath Mobile
● Reading Partners Meaghan Tine, LMSW ● Greater Baltimore Urban
● New Fit Sports Program Community School Coordinator League
● ElmSeed Foundation ● MD Food Bank
● Little Flowers
● Chicago Parent

Badges for Baseball Partnership Highlight
The Badges for Baseball program is for students in 5th-8th
The Historic Dru Hill Y grade. The program includes character building, swim and
sport activities as well as mentoring. Spaces are limited, so

register today! Snack and dinner will be provided.

This is a FREE program

For more information contact: Ms. Latoria Mackey


Community School News

The H.E.A.R.T. Market is a new concept from the Maryland Food Bank where
children get to shop with their parents and select the foods that they want to
bring home on the dates below. This market is only open to children who
attend FLT and they will be able to send food with 100 families at each event.
Please bring a grocery bag or grocery cart when you attend.

H.E.A.R.T. Market Schedule

Date Time

March 21st 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m

May 16th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Auditorium Lobby


FLT Events

Event Title Spring Events
Event Details
Parent Breakfast
March 19, 2019
Parent Workshop April 23, 2019
May 21, 2019
H. E. A. R. T. In the Library @ 4pm
March 19, 2019
April 23, 2019
May 17, 2019
In the Lobby @ 7:45am

March 19, 2019
April 23, 2019
May 17, 2019
In the PAC @ 8:30 am

March 19, 2019
May 16 ,2019

At the Auditorium Lobby

Parent Breakfast Schedule SY 18/19

Date Theme Location

March 15th Women’s History Lobby

April 26th PARCC Prep Lobby

May 17th Summer Learning and Library


Resource Guide

1. Workshop & Upcoming Event Flyers
○ Parent Breakfast/ Workshop
○ PTO Meeting
○ Parent Consignment Shop
○ Parent Punch Card
○ Father Fundamentals
○ H.E.A.R.T. Market

2. Clubs & Organizations
○ Center For Urban Families

3. Menus
○ Breakfast Menu
○ Lunch Menu

4. 17-18 School Year Events & Calendar

















School Year 18-19 Events


School Year 18-19 CALENDAR


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