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 May 2019

Our Mission Statement

Fuqua School will equip students with lifelong learning skills and prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.  Together with an active parent and community partnership we will accomplish this goal.

UPCOMING EVENTS – Mark them down!!

May 3 - Spirit Day – Twin Day!

May 7 - In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, Fuqua’s PTO will be hosting a special luncheon for teachers.

May 8 - PTO meeting 6:00 in the Media Center.  This will be the last meeting for the 2018/2019 school year.  We will be holding board elections at this meeting.  If you are interested in holding a position on the PTO Board for the 2019/2020 school year, please contact Mrs. Harris before this date.  We look forward to seeing you there.

May 9 - Kindergarten Orientation will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Incoming kindergarten students            and parents are invited.           

May 10 - Spirit Day – Super Hero Day!

May 16 - Fuqua students will get to see the Kasey Program sponsored by the Riley Fire Department.  It is brought to us by Koorsen and teaches students about fire safety.  Thank you Riley Fire Department for including us!

May 17 - This will be the last day for the Media Center to be open.  Please make sure all library books are returned.

-       Kindergarten classes will be taking a community field trip to Union Hospital and Dobb’s Park.

-       Fifth Grade classes will be traveling to Indianapolis for an extended day field trip to Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Children’s Museum and an Indians Baseball Game.

-       Spirit Day – Fuqua Purple and Gold Day!

May 21 - Fuqua’s Field Day!!   **Rain Date will be Wednesday, May 22nd. **

May 23 – Monthly school-representative Mayor’s Character Award winners are invited to an end-of-year celebration at 6:00 pm at Terre Haute North Vigo.

May 24 - Spirit Day – Hat Day!

-        We will celebrate our May and June Birthdays at 1:00 am with a Birthday Parade!

May 27 - There will be NO SCHOOL in observance of Memorial Day!!

May 28 - Fifth Grade Farewell ceremony in the gymnasium at 1:00.  Watch for more information to come home.

May 29 - Fuqua End-of-Year Awards Ceremony will be at 9:00 in the gymnasium.


July 22 – August 2 – Summer School at Fuqua!  You should have already received all the details.  Please join us!


·         Congratulations! – Mrs. Yocum is Fuqua’s Excellence in Education Award winner for the 2018-2019 school year.

·         Fuqua Happenings – Check out the “Fuqua Elementary PTO” Facebook page for upcoming events and school happenings.  It is a great way for parents to stay informed and connect with other Fuqua families.

·         Please review Fuqua’s Student Dress Code.  Shorts should be at least “finger-tip” length.  No tank tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or shirts in which the midriff is visible should be worn. Also please remember NO flip-flop shoes or sandals without a heel strap are to be worn by students.

·         Class lists for the 2019-2020 school year have been prepared and will be posted during the last week of school.

·         Immunizations – During the 2009 legislative session, the Indiana State Department of Health adopted rules under IC 4-22-2 requiring the school age child to receive additional immunizations against the following:  Meningitis, Varicella, and Pertussis (whooping cough). What this means for your child is that before entry to school for 2019-2020 school year, all 6th-12th grade students will be required to have 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, given on or after the first birthday, and separated by appropriate intervals as defined by the CDC, or a history of chickenpox disease that has written verification by the parent or physician.  All 6th- 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the 10th birthday.  In addition, all 6th-12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). 

·         Battle of the Books- Congrats to our Battle of the Books Team for reading and practicing the details of 20 Battle books.   They competed in four rounds on April 12th   and brought home third place! We are very proud of them. 

·         Summer School - Sign your children up for summer school at Fuqua.  It’s a great way to get them back into the routine and sharpen their skills before the year begins.  Dates are: July 22 – August 2:  Mondays through Fridays, 8am - noon.  Ask our office for a form.

·         Cafeteria News - We are getting close to the end of the school year.  If your child has outstanding lunch charges, it is time to bring them up to date.  Please send lunch money with your child daily or you may also send a weekly amount to be put in his/her account.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

·         2019-20 School Supplies - Please check the Fuqua website this summer to find out what school supplies your child will need for the fall.   

·         Mayor Bennett’s Character Awards Program – In April, teachers selected students who exhibited the character trait “Dependability - “Capable of being trusted or depended upon.  Here are just a few of the students at Fuqua who display this trait.  Congratulations to the following grade level winners:

·         April  Character Trait Winners

·         Mrs. Hunt                                    Chesney Baker

·         Miss Stark                                   Bryce Tibble

·         Mr. Marrs                                    Zoey Wuestefeld        

·         Mrs. Kelty                                   Emily Roblero-Giron

·         Mrs. McFarland                             Emmerson Willis

·         Mrs. Coons                                   Nelson Norton

·         Mrs. James                                  Grace Byrd

·         Mrs. Hughes                                  Layla Switzer

·         Mrs. Smith                                   Olivia Newburn

·         Mrs. West                                   Mali Dewey

·         Mrs. Yocum                                   Jadarius Gunn

·         Ms. Oricks                                   Freddy Sunderlund

·         Mrs. Newman                                Drue Smith

·         Miss Fulsom                                   Reaghan Simmons

·         Mr. Glotzbach                                Makayla Glazner

Congrats to our overall school winner, Nelson Norton! He is invited to attend the Mayor’s Award Ceremony.  Great job to all! 

  • MANY THANKS! - Many thanks to our 2018-19 PTO Board, April Joab,  Kim Willis and Ruth Fields for their dedication this year.  They have worked hard to raise money and provide opportunities for our Fuqua Falcons!


and we’ll see you when school resumes on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

VCSC Mission Statement

The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and

prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.

About our school

Blanche E. Fuqua

Elementary School

1111 E. Wheeler Ave.

Terre Haute, IN 47802

(812) 462-4304

We currently have more than 350 students enrolled at Fuqua, with more than 20 teachers and 22 teaching assistants on staff. Support staff includes Foster Grandparents and two English as a Second Language assistants. Fuqua offers a clean, bright and well-maintained facility with a large campus and spacious off-street areas for safe arrivals and dismissals. Serving the southwest section of Terre Haute, it is a dynamic school with a positive approach to education.

Fuqua underwent a major renovation project that began in January, 2000. Phase I included installing a new air conditioning and heating system, new windows, floors, and ceilings. All of the classrooms received new cabinetry and carpet! Phase II included building a new media center at the east end of the building, which included a new computer lab. The new media center opened October 31, 2002. In April, 2004, new PC computers were installed in the lab. New computers and printers were also purchased and ready for each classroom in August, 2004.





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