September 2, 2014
Nextweek, thousands of people will visit Fort McHenry to celebrate the 200thanniversary of our national anthem—and Francis Scott Key Elementary/MiddleSchool is lucky to be down the street from such a special event.
TheStar-Spangled Spectacular event is September 9 to 16, and our students willparticipate in many activities tied to the celebration. On Monday, September 8,students and staff are asked to wear red, white and blueto show our Baltimore and national pride and kick off the week of events. OnTuesday, September 9, a group of Francis Scott Key students will join thousandsof other Maryland students at Fort McHenry to create a living American flag andtry to set a world record in the process. And on Friday, September 12, we willsing the national anthem as a school and may have the chance to watch the BlueAngels practice their stunts in the skies overhead!
Thoughwe expect more traffic around the school the week of the event and significantcongestion on Friday, school will open anddismiss at its regularly scheduled time every day that week. Yellow schoolbuses will pick up and depart from school at their usual times, though they maybe late returning to their drop-off locations, particularly on Fridayafternoon. (But if you or somebody else usually meets your student at the busstop, please plan to arrive at your usual time.)
Pleasedo not hesitate to contact the school at (410) 396-1503 if you have any questions, orvisit www.starspangled200.com for moreinformation about the event.
Let’s show the city how proud we are of our school and our namesake!
Note: Parents should also buy 1-2 navy blue sweatshirts or cardigans (no hoods) for the winter months.
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM FSK!
Baltimore Urban Debate League
The Star-Spangled Spectacular, the city’s celebration of the200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, is September 9 to 16at Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School will be taking partin this event in many ways throughout the week. It’s a great time to show how proud we are ofour school, city, and namesake.
To kick off the big celebration, students and staff shouldwear red, white, and blue to school on Monday, September 8.
Increased traffic is expected around the school throughoutthe weeklong event. School will open and dismiss at its regularly scheduledtimes each day, so please plan accordingly and allow extra time for travel.