1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret
Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret

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1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret & Indiana State Museum

2nd through 4th grade are planning a study trip to the Indiana State Museum on Tuesday, November 28. We will be viewing the Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret puppet show at 9:30 as part of our unit of study about holidays around the world, then visiting the museum. Please see details below: 

 

- We will eat lunch at the museum. Students will need a disposable sack lunch. 

- Students should be in uniform.

- We will leave school at 8:30 am.

- Price per student is $8.  Payment is due by Wednesday, November 1st.

- Parents who want to join us will need to pay $5 if they want to go to the puppet show and $12.95 if they want to come to the museum. Parents who want to come should e-mail Ms. Purswell by Wednesday, October 30th. 



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Personally Poetic Holiday Shopping
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Personally Poetic Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 1st Marni Cole will be returning to Fortune featuring product from Personally Poetic (formally Poetic Exchange). Marni will be showcasing her extensive line from 8 am to 1:30 pm in the school gym. All proceeds will go towards product for the 2018 Celebration Silent Auction. All Fortune families and friends are encouraged to visit the booth and do some (or a lot of) Christmas shopping.

You can also see more of her work at Personally Poetic

 

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TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES

HC Andersen Blvd. Tales

Premiere: December 13 @ 7:00 PM and December 15 @ 9:00 AM

Miss Z has a difficult student, George, who mysteriously goes on a virtual experience with world renown Hans Christian Andersen. George catches the excitement of story, and discovers the power story has on the heart. In this original Fortune Academy production, Take ONE performers take you on a journey through four of the beloved author’s fairy tales, The Nightingale, The Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fir Tree.

Join us for this year's Take One performance of a Fortune Academy Original Play: H.C. Andersen Blvd. Tales. 

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TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES

HC Andersen Blvd. Tales

Premiere: December 13 @ 7:00 PM and December 15 @ 9:00 AM

Miss Z has a difficult student, George, who mysteriously goes on a virtual experience with world renown Hans Christian Andersen. George catches the excitement of story, and discovers the power story has on the heart. In this original Fortune Academy production, Take ONE performers take you on a journey through four of the beloved author’s fairy tales, The Nightingale, The Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fir Tree.

Join us for this year's Take One performance of a Fortune Academy Original Play: H.C. Andersen Blvd. Tales. 

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Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Horn, licensed clinical psychologist who works exclusively with children and their families, will speak on the topic of Anxiety.

"What do kids have to worry about?" Dr Jennifer Horn, a clinical child psychologist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as learning disorders, will provide an overview on what anxiety is/why people experience anxiety, and how anxious responding can magnify into anxiety. Dr Horn will focus exclusively on how anxiety presents in children and teens, and she will provide practical strategies that parents can do to help their child reduce than anxiety. 

 

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As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Horn works exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. Her clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Horn has been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. She finds great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. Dr. Horn’s special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Horn is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. Her mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child's well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, Dr. Horn utilizes testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. She also works closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.

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Camp Tecumseh
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Camp Tecumseh

With the leaves changing and the temperatures cooling, it's that time of year where our 7th and 8th grade students are getting excited about this year's trip to Camp Tecumseh! Students, staff and volunteers will be gone October 23rd and 24th for an adventure at the camp.  

Camp Tecumseh is a YMCA Outdoor Center located in northwest Indiana. The Tippecanoe River borders the camp. Camp Tecumseh is located in Brookston, Indiana. We participate in an outdoor education program called, The Foundations for Success. This program focuses on team building through the use of "life skills" - Trust, Problem Solving, Leadership, Self-Confidence, and Communication. Our students have had such an incredible time in year's past, and we expect this year to be no different! 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CAMP TECUMSEH

 

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Panera Fundraiser Night
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Panera Fundraiser Night

Have a night out at Panera and support our school. All you need to do is show a copy of the flyer (posted below) when you place your order between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, October 10th and a portion of your sale will go towards supporting Fortune Academy. 

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Coffee and Conversation: My Thirteenth Winter
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee and Conversation: My Thirteenth Winter

Coffee and Conversation: My Thirteenth Winter

Join us as we discuss the book My Thirteenth Winter.

 

"In this beautiful and chilling memoir, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Abeel describes her struggles with a math-related learning disability, and how it forced her to find inner strength and courage.

Samantha Abeel couldn't tell time, remember her locker combination, or count out change at a checkout counter -- and she was in seventh grade. For a straight-A student like Samantha, problems like these made no sense. She dreaded school, and began having anxiety attacks. In her thirteenth winter, she found the courage to confront her problems -- and was diagnosed with a learning disability. Slowly, Samantha's life began to change again. She discovered that she was stronger than she'd ever thought possible -- and that sometimes, when things look bleakest, hope is closer than you think."

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Emotions and the Brain: Lori Desautels
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Emotions and the Brain: Lori Desautels

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Join us with our special guest speaker, Lori DeSautels, for our first Community Education Night of the year!

Tonight will be all about integrating neuroscience and teaching techniques, addressing the “How” questions:

How do stress and adversity impact the brain and learning?

How do we work to lessen those impacts to help students? 

How do we respond to help students learn to self-regulate during times of agitation, anxiety and stress?

How do we use neuroscience research to improve learners’ engagement with their own learning? 

Dr. Lori Desautels, is an Assistant Professor at Butler University, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before coming to Butler, Lori was an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis. Lori has taught emotionally troubled students in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center. Lori was also a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital’s adolescent psychiatric unit. 

Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Mind Brain Teaching and learning principles and strategies. Lori has conducted workshops throughout the United States and Dubai on Mind Brain Teaching and Learning, creating two webinars and a series of articles for the online publication, “Inside the School”. Lori’s articles are published in “Edutopia”, where she is a fulltime writer, “Brain Bulletin” and “Mind Body Spirit” international magazine. She recently was published in the “Brain Research Journal” for her work in the fifth-grade classrooms during a faculty in-residence position with Washington Township Schools. 

Lori graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, an MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis in early adolescence/ thought formation from Indiana University and AIHT. Lori has written a book titled, "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education," published in 2012. She recently published a second book titled, “Unwritten, The Story of a Living System”, co-authored with educator, Mr. Michael McKnight. You can learn more about Lori on her website www.revelationsineducation.com.

“There has never been a more significant time in education re-visioning... a far deeper and broader view than ‘reform’. Teacher education is changing and the learning opportunities are growing across the nation. Our students are teaching us about the power of connection, emotions, and the impact of emotional and social triggers for both child and adult!” 

 

NOTE: There is no cost to attend this education night. 

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