Saturday, August 30, 2008

To all the parents who have expressed concern over the safety of the crumb rubber bedding on the new Elementary School playground:

The FHES PTA met with Mr. Soltman, Mr. Pflueger, and a Represenentative of Canfield and Associates Third Party Administrators, Steve Grout, on August 29th at the Friday Harbor Elementary School. Parents' safety concerns regarding the new playground cover were heard, and the School Board, and the PTA are investigating the safety of the crumb rubber playground cover. The Superintendent, Principal, School Board and FHES PTA will be discussing parents safety concerns, and researching alternative playground covers. Parents who are concerned about the crumb rubber on the new playground should contact Principal Gary Pglueger, Superintendent Michael Soltman, or any of the PTA board members, by e-mailing fhes.pta@gmail.com

Our first FHES PTA meeting is on September 3rd at 6:30pm at the Elementary School Cafeteria. Parents who are concerned about the crumb rubber on the playground are encouraged to attend this meeting. The FHES PTA will meet every first Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm.

For more information on crumb rubber visit the following links (you may have to cut and paste into your browser):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumb_rubber

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-876904962403716413&q=synthetic+turf&total=189&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=7

http://www.ehhi.org

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1332647

http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/outdoors/synthetic_turf/crumb-rubber_infilled/fact_sheet.htm

http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=421480&A=2795

http://healthychild.org/resources/article/what_lies_beneath_toxic_turf_under_our_toes/

www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/outdoors/synthetic_turf/crumb-rubber_infilled/fact_sheet.htm


If you have information you would like to share with the FHES PTA, please e-mail fhes.pta@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Meet Chef Tom French!

Hey~there's an informational meeting on Thursday - August 28th - regarding the new school lunch program.  It's being held at the High School Commons from 4:30 - 7:00, with a presentation from Chef Tom French at 6:30.  For more information, click on the Slow Foods Link to your left.  See you there!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

And the winner is...

Kris Rasmussen!  She is the lucky winner of the pie booth raffle.  Kris and a lucky friend (or two) will enjoy a $100 gift certificate to the Duck Soup Inn.  Congratulations!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pie Booth Wrap Up




It's post fair, post pie recovery! Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time making pies, baking pies, selling pies and "hawking" pies! And, for sticking with it when the temperature hit well into the 80's (and probably the 90's in the booth) You all rock!