FPS Welcomes New Executive Director Of K-12 Math & STEM Dr. Nicole Danishevsky
Fairfield Public Schools is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicole Danishevsky as our Executive Director of K-12 Mathematics and STEM. Dr. Danishevsky will begin her new role as of July 3.
An educator with 25 years of experience, Dr. Danishevsky began her career teaching seventh grade math at Fairfield Woods Middle School. Looking to expand her professional path, her career took her to North Haven Public Schools, where she taught high school math and assumed leadership roles within the district. For the past eleven years, Dr. Danishevsky has been the Coordinator of Mathematics, Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation and District Testing in West Haven.
Dr. Danishevsky brings a wealth of knowledge in mathematics, curriculum and professional development to Fairfield. She exemplifies a love of teaching and learning, coupled with a belief that all children can learn and become mathematicians.
We look forward to working with Dr. Danishevsky to ensure that our students receive the tools they need to succeed in math and STEM throughout their school career and beyond!
Congratulations FPS 2023 Valedictorians And Salutatorians!
The 2023 Valedictorians and Salutatorians were celebrated during the May 9 Board of Education meeting. We are so proud of these incredible scholars and their accomplishments! Click here for additional information.
New K-5 & PK Literacy Programs Approved By Board Of Education
During the May 9 BOE meeting, Executive Director of PK-12 Literacy Janine Goss presented Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Reading (K-5) and McGraw Hill's World of Wonders (PK) programs. The programs were voted on and approved by the Board of Education to be used as resources for the development of PK-5 curricula and implementation in fall of 2024. Click here to view the presentation which begins at minute 42.
Summer Support Program 2023
We are looking forward to providing K-5 students with the opportunity to attend the Summer Support Program at Stratfield Elementary School beginning on July 5. The purpose of the Summer Support Program is to provide students who have been invited by their school’s team with additional targeted instruction in the areas of literacy and math. This exciting opportunity will include a theme-based approach with hands-on enrichment activities related to the study of animals. Community partnerships with the Fairfield Public Library and the Connecticut Audubon Society will round out the experience.
Program components include morning/afternoon class meetings with community builders and social-emotional learning, literacy block for reading and writing, recess, lunch, math block focused on the “major work of the grade" as well as enrichment and ongoing opportunities for on-site field trips from the Fairfield Public Library and the Connecticut Audubon Society. Students can also participate in daily activities such as silly sock day, exercise day, and USA day where students will be encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The Summer Support Program will be an enriching experience focused in the areas of literacy and math to better prepare students for the fall.
Chromebook Update - Grades 3, 4 & 5
FPS students have had another successful year using Chromebooks to support teaching, learning and creating!
Grades 3 & 4
Grade 3 and 4 students will be taking their Chromebooks home over the summer. During LLC, students will participate in a Chromebook summer care lesson prior to the end of the school year. The lesson will remind students about acceptable use of their Chromebooks and how to care for the device over the summer. Additional details will be shared directly from your child's school.
When current Grade 5 students return to school in the Fall, their middle school will issue them a brand new device. Therefore, Grade 5 students will not be taking Chromebooks home over the summer. Your school will be in touch regarding details on returning Chromebooks prior to the end of the school year.
FPS Annual Student Art Show - May 20-31
Please join us for the FPS Annual Student Art Show! FPS Advanced Placement student artwork is currently on display at the Pequot Library. The K-12 student artwork will be available to view starting May 20 through May 31. A celebration of our student artists will take place on Wednesday, May 31 between 5pm-8pm. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Summer Registrations And Address Changes
The FPS Registration Office is open throughout the summer. We encourage new families who need to register their children, to do so as soon as they have an established residence in Fairfield. Additionally, families who have recently moved within Fairfield, should contact the FPS Registrar to update information. This ensures that those students who take the bus, will continue with uninterrupted service. For additional registration information visit the FPS website.
Holocaust Survivor Eugene Ginter spoke to Ludlowe students and staff in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Warde Students Walk Through History At Yale
Grade 11 students from Fairfield Warde High School attended a field trip to Yale University/Farmington Canal Trail to study the impact of migratory patterns, post-WW2 industrialization, and housing policy on urban communities. Students participated in a "migration walk" that began at the University, travelled down the historic Farmington Canal Trail to the Winchester Repeating Arms Factory, and ended on Mansfield Street, where students met with one of the participants in the Great Migration. The visit also included a visit to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale Center for Law and Racial Justice.
Burr Elementary School students and staff walked the red carpet wearing outfits made from recycled materials. The goal of the "Trashion Show" was to inspire creativity and promote reusing items to reduce waste.
NSS Kindergarten Student Evie Fitzgerald helped celebrate the national reveal of the new Down syndrome Barbie on Good Morning America!
During a Flagman assembly, Sherman Sharks learned how all members of the community must come together to ensure everyone’s roadside safety.
Lt. Governor Celebrates State HVAC Grant Program In Fairfield
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, State Representatives Jennifer Leeper, Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Sarah Keitt and Tony Hwang, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, and Fairfield Board of Education members visited Warde High School to celebrate grants received this spring to help upgrade HVAC systems at Warde, Fairfield Woods, Osborn Hill and North Stratfield schools. Through this program, we can continue to meet the needs of our facilities in order to provide a healthy school environment for our staff and students to learn, grow and succeed. Thank you to all who helped facilitate and support these grants!
It's spring concert season in Fairfield! RLMS orchestra, band and choir students brought families an incredible night of music.
FLHS Artist and Photographer Jane Freiler won the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for CT! Her art work titled "Voyage" will be displayed for one year at the United States Capitol.
Congratulations to Woods Grade 8 Student Maya Patten for placing in the top 12 out of 127 entries for the ASAP! 18th Annual Celebration of Young Writers!
Fairfield CARES Parent Survey Reminder For Grades 7 - 12
The Fairfield CARES Community Coalition would like parents of students in Grades 7-12 to take 15 minutes to complete an anonymous survey. No personal information is collected. The survey helps Fairfield CARES to ascertain an understanding of parent attitudes, knowledge and perceptions related to teen mental health and substance use. If you have more than one child in Grades 7-12, please answer the survey questions with one child in mind. Click here to access the survey.
Warde Fairfield CARES Youth Committee members shared why they don’t drink or use drugs with middle school students.
Walter Fitzgerald Campus students have been caring for beehives. Bee Expert Tammi Worsham visited with students to help evaluate the health of the hives. The bees produced 160 ounces of honey!
No-Cost Meals for All Kids, All Summer
The CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break. Summer Meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are composed of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and meat or another protein.
Summer Meals are offered at hundreds of sites around the state from June to late August, serving combinations of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Meals are free to any child age 18-and-under, no questions asked.
FPS School Breakfast Program Reminder
The FPS School Breakfast Program offers breakfast each day to all students, and is free this year. Students may stop by school cafeterias in the morning for breakfast.
Many elementary school students celebrated Bike & Roll to School Day in early May! Pictured above: Riverfield (on the right), Holland Hill (on the left).
FPS Last Day Of School - June 13
Middle & High School Graduation & Moving Up Ceremony Schedule
Age Friendly Fairfield Survey
Age Friendly Fairfield is a town-wide initiative to make our community a great place to grow up and grow old. As a member of the AARP Age Friendly Network, Fairfield commits to assessing the challenges of its aging population and identifying policies, programs and new ideas that will improve the quality of life for all ages in the community in collaboration with residents, communities and partners. Please view the flyer for additional information.