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Fall Break

Fall break is September 28 through October 9, 2015. Enjoy your time off!


 
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Nurse's Update

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Fall Break

Fall break is September 28 through October 9, 2015. Enjoy your time off!


 
QCUSD News

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Nurse's Update

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Fall Break

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Did you know...
  • QCUSD was named an "A" school district three years in a row? Our district score places us at #1 in Maricopa County and in the top 4 scores in Arizona of all K-12 Unified Public School Districts.
  • FBPE is one of the top 25 schools in the state. We have a number 4 rating out of all the public elementary schools in Arizona.
  • Since opening our doors in 2005, FBPE has been an excelling and/or grade A school.
  • For more information on the QCUSD, please check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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Welcome to Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School, located in Queen Creek, Arizona. You’ll find us south of Ocotillo Road and west of Rittenhouse. We are an elementary school serving students in the kindergarten through fourth grades, and are one of seven schools in the Queen Creek School District.

Our parents and community members support our school and students, and our superb faculty is dedicated to educating young minds. We are extremely proud of our students and staff, whose collective hard work again earned our school an “A” rating from the Arizona Board of Education!

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Principal's Message

Dear Pickett Families,

Thank you for a great start to the new school year. Students and teachers spent time the first week getting to know one another and learn classroom procedures, routines, and rules. With close to 600 students (up approximately 120 from last year) parent drop-off and drive up have been extremely busy, but seem to pick up speed every day. Thank you for your patience as we work to get the bugs out of our system.

We held our first PTO meeting last week and the turnout was wonderful. This year's PTO has many events planned and would love volunteers. Our first major events are Grandparents Day and Welcome Back Hoedown. Both events are on Friday, September 11. We are also looking for a new art masterpiece coordinator and volunteers. This program provides students with an art lesson focusing on a specific artist and then guides them as they complete their own masterpiece. If you have an interest in participating in the PTO, please contact them via e-mail.

Curriculum Night is on August 19 in your child’s classroom. In order to meet the needs of our parents who have more than one child attending Pickett we will have three separate sessions which will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m., 5:25 p.m., and 5:50 p.m. So that you don’t miss out on any important information, we ask that if you arrive and the session has already started you wait until the next session before entering the classroom. During curriculum night the teachers will go over what your children will be learning this year and what their classroom expectations are. In addition, teachers will be sharing the student-parent-school compact agreement we will be utilizing again this year. If you need help logging on and understanding Synergy gradebook, stop by the computer lab at 5:25 p.m. or 5:50 p.m. and get the basics on maneuvering around the program. We hope you will join us for this important event for parents.

The Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation (QCSEF) is accepting registration for golfers and sponsors for their eighth annual golf outing on Saturday, September 12 at Las Colinas Golf Course in Queen Creek. The QCSEF golf outing is the major fundraiser that enables the foundation to award the scholarships and grants to deserving QCUSD students and staff. Over the past eight years QCSEF has awarded student scholarships totaling over $60,000, teacher grants totaling over $5,000 and monthly gift cards to the QCUSD classified and certified employee of the month. You can find registration and sponsor information on the QCSEF website. Feel free to pass this information on to any people that you think might be interested golfers or sponsors.

This year FBPE is once again partnering up with First Things First. Since a child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten, First Things First is committed to helping children five and younger receive the services they need to be healthy and ready for success in kindergarten. First Things First will be holding a presentation for kindergarten parents titled early childhood every day. The event is on September 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In case you didn't hear, FBPE is now on Facebook and Twitter. We will be using both pages to share the great things we are doing on campus, as well as upcoming events. Visit our pages often to see what is going on and share the pages with your families.

I’m looking forward to another great school year. As always, thank you for your continued support of Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary.

Sincerely,

Sherry Towns

Sherry Towns
Principal
Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary


Mark Your Calendar
School Schedule

Teacher Work Day:
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-4:
8:10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
(First bell rings at 8:10 a.m. and tardy bell at 8:15 a.m.)

Kindergarten
AM: 8:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PM: 12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
All Day: 8:10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Early Release Schedule:
Grades 1-4 & All Day Kindergarten: 8:10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:10 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Contact Numbers

Office: 987-7420

Health Office: 987-7424

Attendance: 987-7423

Transportation: 987-5982



Common Core

The Common Core Standards are here. We are implementing them in our classrooms across the district.

Arizona, along with 46 other states, worked to create standards in English language arts and math for the K-12 curriculum.

The standards provide the framework to help prepare students for success in college and/or the workplace. Please visit the links below for more information.