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September Newsletter
Posted on 09/02/2021
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Twin Chimneys Families, 


What an amazing first week of school! We are all so delighted with the way our students have adapted to their new routines and appreciate the support and patience of our families! Our students have been spending time getting to know their teacher(s) and their classmates. We have enjoyed getting to see these relationships form and look forward to the amazing things they will be learning this school year. Thank you to all those who came out to celebrate the school year at the Back to School Bash! Our curriculum night that is scheduled for Sept. 15, will be held virtually to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and safety for students and families. Information will remain the same as teachers will take this time to cover all things curriculum. All teachers, including specialists, will be sending out a Webex link at the by Sept. 13. There will be two sessions to attend, to accommodate for multiple kiddos within the same family! 


Our monthly newsletter will have important reminders and pertinent information for the month, as well as links to resources for all of our Pioneers. We also use this platform to celebrate successes, wins and share learning from the past month. We ask that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with the contents. In addition, our website is a valuable resource for upcoming events and parent information, along with the latest news from our school district. 


Thank you for your partnership in your child’s education! We are BETTER together! 


Mrs. Tara Goerss and Mrs. Amber Houdei

Clubs Are Back!

YAY! Clubs are back! Club sign-up packets were sent home Aug. 27. These forms are due Friday, Sept. 10. Club sponsors will be in contact with students following the sign-up process to hand out a more detailed schedule of dates along with extra information. If you have questions about a specific club, feel free to reach out to the sponsor.

CLUB PACKET 2021-2022 (1).pdf

Nurses Note 


Please ensure that you are completing the wellness check with your child each day prior to school. If your child can answer YES to any of the questions about symptoms, keep your child home and contact your healthcare provider. If you are unsure or have additional health questions, please reach out to us here at school. 

Wellness Check.pdf

Daily Learning 

   We may have only been in school for one week, but your kiddos have been busy building relationships and getting settled into their new learning routines. Check out some of the learning captured from the first week.

Lunch Menu 

Fort Zumwalt School District continues to offer free breakfast and lunch for all! Click on the button below to access menus, nutrition labels and ingredient labels, and more. 

Girl Scouts Project

Over summer, Troop 2599 was busy completing landscaping for the memorial garden in the outdoor classroom space. This included adding new plants, mulch and scrubbing the benches and memorial marker stone. We are thankful for the hard work that these scouts put in. Our students are going to be able to enjoy it for many years to come!
Thank you again, Erin and the fantastic scouts of Troop 2599!


PTO Fundraiser Quick Facts

Our Walk-a-Thon officially kicks off Sept. 7. Our theme this year will be "Better Together" with the emphasis on our kids coming together during tough times and being a community of super leaders! Students can collect donations until Sept. 21. We will have our BIG prize day Oct. 6 and qualifying students will get to participate in a FOAM party! PTO has some really fun prizes lined up this year .... even Principal for the day! How fun? More prizes include donuts with the principals, gift card baskets, pieing the faces of Mrs. Goerss and Mrs. Houdei and much more. Lastly, our Walk-a-thon will be Oct.12! Donated funds will be going toward playground equipment, sun shades and walkies for classrooms which will add an extra safety piece for students and staff. 

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On the newest FORTiTUDE podcast: #FZSupt update


In his monthly update, #FZSupt Dr. Bernie DuBray recaps his annual First Day Tour, when he visits each of our 27 schools to check-in on students and staff as the new year gets underway. Learn more about the district’s Covid dashboard, transportation department and plans for future facilities maintenance and upgrades in this FORTiTUDE podcast.


Sept. 1: C day 

Sept. 2: D day 

Sept. 3: E day 

Sept. 6: NO SCHOOL

Sept. 7: A day 

Sept. 8: B day 

Sept.  9: C day 

Sept. 10: D day

Sept. 13: E day 

Sept. 14: A day 

Sept. 15: B day 

Sept. 16: C day 

Sept. 17: D day 

Sept. 20: E day 

Sept. 21: A day 

Sept. 22: B day 

Sept. 23: C day 

Sept. 24: D day 

Sept. 27: E day 

Sept. 28: A day 

Sept. 29: B day 

Sept. 30: C day


Kindergarten: 11:35-11:55

First: 12:25-12:45

Second: 12:00-12:20

Third: 12:50-1:10

Fourth: 11:00-11:20

Fifth: 1:15-1:35



Sept. 6- Labor day: No School

Sept. 14- PTO Meeting @ 7PM

Sept. 15- Early Release Day

Sept. 15- Curriculum Night

( K-2 6-6:30 and Grades 3-5 6:40-7)

Sept. 17- 1st Quarter Mid Point 

Sept. 23rd- Picture Day

(schedule to come)




TCE Website

FZSD Website 

Return 2021

Policy Updates

PeachJar Flyers

Lunch Menu

School Supplies List


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