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    Welcome To Farragut Elementary 
    Home of the Tigers
    PK to 5th Grade
     
    Contact Information
    Farragut Elementary School
     
    4025 Sullivan
    St. Louis, MO 63107
    Phone: (314) 531-1198
    Fax: (314) 244-1767
     
    Principal: Tiffany Houston
    Email: tiffany.houston@slps.org
     
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    Dear Families, 

    We are delighted you have selected Farragut Elementary as the school for your child (ren) to learn, think, develop, grow and have fun. We welcome you to what we expect to be another exciting and challenging school year.

     

    OUR MISSION

    The learning community of Farragut Elementary will foster a safe and nurturing environment where all students will obtain proficiency of the Missouri Grade Level Expectations through a rigorous curriculum, on – going assessments and appropriate academic interventions; which will enable all students to function as productive world citizens in an increasingly diverse and technological society.

     

    We believe that education is the mutual responsibility of our students, parents, and staff. We believe that we must have high expectations, offer strong leadership, and maintain a safe, encouraging, and orderly environment for learning as we improve your child’s academic skills, mold positive attitudes, strengthen bodies, and encourage creativity. In order to fulfill our responsibilities, we believe that we must develop a culture which creates academic rigor and provides a curriculum relevant to our changing society. We also believe in challenging the students with the most positive learning experiences, one day at a time, by utilizing all of the talents, resources and facilities available to us.

     In Communication Arts, our focus is developing the students reading and writing skills. In Math, our goal is to develop students’ knowledge of basic math facts and extend those skills with the application of higher order thinking activities.

     

    OUR VISION

     

    “Shaping a successful future for all students” is in the fabric of everything that we do at Farragut school to make our students successful.

     

     
     Out Tigers  

     

Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Farragut Elementary Principal's Corner

    Principal Tiffany Houston

    Principal Tiffany D. Houston
    Tiffany.Houston@slps.org


    Hello, Farragut Elementary School Friends and Families!


    My name is Tiffany D. Houston and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Farragut Elementary School! I am honored to have been selected to join this school, which is known for its rich history, dedication to excellence and to nurturing children. All students, parents, and staff deserve an environment where they feel a sense of belonging. I have a strong belief that all children can learn in an environment that includes bonding, high expectations and a belief in their success. My staff and I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We will celebrate their successes, both small and large. We will encourage them every day to do their very best and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.


    I am excited to begin working with your children and partnering with you as we do this work together. I am a firm believer that, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I am excited to see your children through your eyes. My staff and I look forward to sharing with you the great things your child will accomplish during their time here at Farragut Elementary School. Our team will be here to work with you should your child need any help navigating any aspect of the school day. My goal is to ensure that all Farragut Elementary School children are healthy, happy, and safe. It is our desire that all of our students learn as much as they can. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children very soon! Let’s go TIGERS!

    Tiffany D. Houston
    Principal
    Farragut Elementary School
    Tiffany.Houston@slps.org
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men (women).” -Frederick Douglass

     

    In order to keep communication lines open while schools are closed, the Farragut elementary school website and Facebook page will provide instructional activities and information for parent of all grade levels.  Visit Farragut staff web pages for:

    ~ Student assignments that will support their academic develop, at their instructional level

    ~ Parents creating a daily schedule so that students remain structured and on task

    ~ Character development activities so students work on their social emotional development

    ~ Guidelines for the types and time limits for students playing video games

    ~ Outdoor activities that meet safety guidelines of the City of St. Louis Department of Health

Mission Statement

  • Our Mission: The learning community of Farragut Elementary will foster a safe and nurturing environment where all students will achieve their greatest potential to adapt and adjust to a diverse and ever changing society. Students will receive a rigorous curriculum, on-going assessments and appropriate academic interventions that will allow for individual difference and learning styles, which will enable all students to function as productive world citizens.


     

Welcome to Farragut

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    Summer Fun

    Seven Ways to Prevent Summer Loss

    Summer is upon us once again, and parents are beginning to plan for their children's days without a school schedule. Dreams of days filled with family, friends, freedom and laughter are in students' heads as they say goodbye to another school year. However, a nonacademic summer can cause students at every grade level to digress two to three months in their academic skills. Half an hour to an hour set aside daily can help students close learning gaps and perform at higher levels during the upcoming school year. Summer is an ideal time for students of all ages to strengthen their academic skills while still having plenty of time left over for summer activities.

    1. Make Time for Learning

    Set aside time for your student to read each day during the summer break -- 15 to 30 minutes per day is all it takes! During the summer, students have more time to read for enjoyment, which also offers a great opportunity to preserve and strengthen their reading skills. Your summer activities should include taking your children or teenagers to the public library to check out books of interest and/or any summer reading groups they'd like to join.

    A great way to track how much reading your child is doing during the summer months is a tally on your regular activities calendar. This will help keep the daily reading time from being overlooked because of other summer activities -- and we know there are many!

    Parents of students reading below grade level should read with their children in order to assist with sounding out words they might not be able to decode themselves. In addition, keep a dictionary or online source close by to help students figure out those words by using the phonetic spelling provided.

    2. Learn and Practice Affixes

    Children and teens of all grade levels can improve their reading and spelling skills by learning affixes. Most multi-syllable words include prefixes and suffixes added to a base word. You can find a list of affixes and their meanings in a dictionary or in many online sources. To make this practice appealing, turn it into a game! Students can create flashcards of prefixes and suffixes. On the reverse side of each affix flash card, they should write the meaning. All children love guessing games and can point out what they think the affix means. You can also use this game to help them learn new vocabulary words.

    3. Develop Math Skills

    Though it may not seem fun to them at the time, working on just three to four math problems per day during the summer can prevent students' mathematical skills from getting rusty. They can look at it as a daily challenge that they must complete, or a daily "to-do" to proudly check off their calendar. Parents can purchase a math workbook for their child's academic level at most bookstores. Working on just a few problems daily (or more, if your child enjoys math) can help students of all ages close the gaps in their math skills, preserve what they learned during the previous school year, and prepare for the next.

    4. Improve Reading Comprehension

    To help your children better understand what they're reading, consider offering them a reading comprehension workbook to work on several minutes daily. These can be found at teacher supply stores or many online outlets. Students of all grades and ability levels can benefit scholastically by working with material that offers self-quizzes and high-interest stories. This practice helps develop their fact-retaining and inference-making skills.

    5. Review and Build Grammar Skills

    Review the past grade level's grammar concepts, and begin to work on the next school year's concepts. During the summer, students benefit from weekly reviews or pre-learning two to four lessons. Find workbooks geared to their grade or skill level, and encourage them to check their work using the answer key provided. Even if they make mistakes on their answers (and who doesn't make mistakes?), finally filling in the correct answers will reinforce their grammar skills.

    6. Encourage Creative Writing

    Creative writing is a great way to improve your children's written language skills while giving them a fun and imaginative activity during the summer! Have your student write a creative paragraph each week. As a parent, you can help by assisting him or her with choosing a "topic" (such as a family vacation, special outing or holiday memory) to write a paragraph about. Students can also benefit from using a thesaurus and changing several common words to more interesting words. This will make their writing more interesting while learning great new words at the same time.

    7. Focus on Specific Skills

    Pinpoint the subjects your child had the most trouble learning the previous school year, and make sure to fit in some practice in these areas. Summer is an ideal time to set aside just 15 to 30 minutes a day for helping your student on areas of difficulty. Again, use every resource available to you! Parents are not helpless when it comes to their child's education. Online resources and teacher supply stores offer a wide variety of learning materials, workbooks, computer games, and other types of games to reinforce and strengthen scholastic skills. Students may wish to play learning games with their friends to help make the time fly by and make learning more fun.

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