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Primary Forest Days are based on inquiry and play, and aim to develop essential skills and knowledge about nature through nature. After learning about poison ivy, the children collected leaves that were not poison ivy, identified which trees they belonged to, and sorted them according to their size. They learned about nature and practiced mathematical concepts through nature! Go Gators! 🍃 🌲 🌳
Ms. Rutherford's First Grade class explored the Fay Forest and Bayou while applying what they learned about senses.

They focused on these questions:
👃 What do you smell?
👀 What do you see?
👂 What do you hear?
👆 What is safe to touch?

Team yellow or blue!? 💙💛

Last Friday in PE, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students were "drafted" onto a team for the year. Throughout the year teams will earn points for sportsmanship, teamwork, and skill acquisition. This is another example of how Fay prepares students to be leaders for today and the future. Whether they are celebrating a win, processing a loss, or boosting up a peer, students leave Fay know how to be part of a team!
We’re all smiles because it’s Friday AND crazy sock day! Have a great weekend, Gators! 🧦😎🐊
Mr. Scoville surprised PII students as today’s mystery reader! 📚 They read, “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown, which teaches children about the importance of everyday objects.
TEAM FAY! It is time to go all in! Help us reach our goal of 100% participation in the Annual Fund for the second year in a row. Starting today you can make a contribution towards the future of Fay. Keep an eye on your email for more information.
Thank you all for joining us at this week’s Parent Night events! 🐊 We hope you enjoyed hearing from our Fay teachers and getting a glimpse of you child’s day to day learning experience.

Ready…set…garden! 🌿🐊🪴Our first Garden Day of the year is in the books! Students returned to the garden for hands on learning and exploration. We can’t wait to see all the plants grown, and even better the lessons learned this year.

We had a spec-taco-ular start to our day! 🌮🥳 We’re celebrating meeting our goal of 100% Faculty and Staff contributions to our Annual Fund with breakfast tacos! Thank you faculty and staff for your contributions and commitment to our school, students, and mission.

More information on how you can support our Annual Fund coming next week!
Happy rainy Friday, Gators! 🐊☔️ Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

Over the past couple of weeks, Principal Sherman has been visiting K-5 classrooms to read the book, “After the Fall,” which tells the story of how Humpty Dumpty developed the courage to face his fears after falling off of a wall where he once loved to sit. 📚 After the story, the classes did a related activity where they were asked to balance a feather on their hands. 🪶They were then asked how their grade level experience was similar to balancing the feather. Some popular answers consisted of the same themes found in the book. Persisting and adjusting when faced with challenges, having courage, and trying your best.

Great lessons for our Gators as they continue on their own leadership journeys. Way to go Gators and Principal Sherman!

A day exploring and learning in the Fay Forest is a great day! 🌿🌲
On Primary Forest Days children inquire into big concepts of nature and play in the woods. Our teachers aim to nurture learner-led exploration and discovery through meaningful experiences for positive lifelong impacts. Children's well-being is the foundation of our teachers’ practice, and by recognizing their student’s social, emotional, and physical needs, they provide guidance and facilitation for their time in nature.
Looking to purchase new Fay spirit wear for the school year? Look no further than The Fay School Outfitters by SquadLocker! Our online store offers a variety of school logos, including our Gator logo and the Fay shield, so that you can customize any item. Happy shopping, Gators!

5 Years Ago (captured by my sweet 8
Year old daughter - her first phone ever.)

Probably the WORST and BEST day of my life. Harvey 2017. Completely flooded my parent’s home in Friendswood, Texas. We used their home for such sweet serene quiet getaways. Morgan celebrated his first Birthday there! I don’t know if anyone knows but it’s so much quieter in Friendswood, Texas. Like so quiet.

We had cleaned out 10 homes plus our beloved The Fay School prior to making to my Mom’s house. We SHOULD have been prepared throwing out peoples’s beloved books and clothes and curtains etc (so many black shoes!). We were not ready for it to become personal.

I posted for help to clean out their home the day before. I didn’t have just a couple friends but 19 people show up to help clean out their devastated home. 19!!!!! WTF!!!! I thought maybe 3 folks would help us. Some I just kept in touch with via Facebook, some from work, mostly from CrossFit (thank you Greg Glassman), many from Morgan and wrestling ( the BEST sport!) and so many from AllSport Athletics.

David and I could not have done this without all of our amazing friends and family. The worst and the best of times. I love all of you. Thank you thank you.

Also, PTSD is a real thing. For anyone. Triggers are all around us. Harvey is #1 for us.

And yes, my mom still asks about that mattress! 😡🤣🤦🏼‍♀️🥹
This is your Monday reminder to try your best and be responsible from our Fifth Grade Leaders! 🐊✨They came up with their own classroom rules and then created posters in small groups. Way to lead, Gators!

This week our students have been exploring their summer reading book, “The Wild Robot.” 📖 🤖 Today Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students participated in a culminating activity where they joined small groups and wrote collaborative stories about their robot creations.

The Fay School's vision is to deliberately build and educate the next generation of leaders for our

Operating as usual

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/27/2023

With great excitement, we share that our little free library is officially open! ✨📚 This project would not have been possible without the hard work of our Second Graders, who collected books and designed the library with the help of a Fay dad. Thanks for sharing your love of reading with the world, Gators! 💛📖

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/26/2023

Art car in progress! ⚠️🐊 Students have been hard at work and we can't wait to see the finished product.


C.A.R.E.S Assembly - Responsibility

Today at the C.A.R.E.S Assembly, our Gators shared presentations with their peers on responsibility! This assembly was 100% student-driven and facilitated by our Fifth Grade leaders. One class from each grade level, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, shared what responsibility looked like to them. For some, responsibility was completing homework and feeding their dog. For others, responsibility was composting and protecting the environment! But one thing is for sure. Gators are RESPONSIBLE!

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/24/2023

The rainy Houston weather has us reminiscing on sunny days in the Fay Forest! Stay safe and dry, Gators! 🐊⛈

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/23/2023

Happy Chinese New Year!🧧The year of the rabbit will be one of our best.🐇 Our Gators are celebrating by learning about the traditions, customs, and culture behind the holiday.

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/20/2023

Primary II leaders are exploring the big concept of transformation this month! After looking into transformations happening around them, they explored paper making from scratch. Then, they explored Origami, the art of paper folding, and transformed the paper into bugs. 🐞🪲🦋

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/18/2023

I spy with my little eye! 🔍👁Primary II is exploring inquiry into shapes. Everything in the world has a shape. Learning to classify shapes helps children identify and organize information in the world around them and is foundational to understanding as they advance in curriculum. Keep exploring, Gators!🐊✨


May we always continue to be the light. 💛💙

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/13/2023

Today's dress code: PAJAMAS!🥳 Our Gators went all in for Pajama Day, and we're having a blast. Have a great Friday and an even better weekend, Gators!🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/12/2023

Yesterday, our Second Graders had a blast exploring the ! 🐊🌱🪵 They hiked trails, learned about the native species living there, discussed the food chain, and more. This trip was a part of their Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit on Texas native animals.

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/11/2023

In November, we hosted our annual Book Fair at Barnes & Noble. Every student that attended the Book Fair in-person was entered to win a grand prize that encourages a love of reading. Congratulations to Vanna, Lila, and Charlie for being this year's Book Fair winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes! 📚🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/10/2023

Fifth Grade has kicked off a new Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit with the driving question, "How does matter move among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment?" Thanks to , our partner in school composting, for joining them on the porch to begin the project with a conversation about composting! 🌱🐊
Check out these notes from two Fifth Grade Leaders, Teddy and Emilia:
1. We can't NOT compost- it's part of our earth's natural cycle.  
2. You can compost anything green (orange peels, grass cuttings, egg shells) and brown (dry, fallen leaves and sticks). Everything needs to be organic. 
3. Fay has compost bins all over campus for the community to empty their leftovers. 
4. Bins are picked up by Moonshot (our compost company) and taken to a compost field. 
5. After some time, compost humus, or organic matter that has started breaking down, can be used in gardens. 
6. Pros for compost: makes plants stronger; changes soil structure and allows roots to go deeper; compost gardens don't need as much water.

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/09/2023

POV: No Monday blues over here, just blue skies and sunshine.💙🐊🌤️

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/06/2023

This morning our Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders gave an un-bee-lievable showing at their Spelling Bee! 🐝🎊All contenders demonstrated confidence and poise as they made their way through six rounds of spelling in front of four judges and a full audience of Upper Elementary peers. Congratulations to the top three spellers Triston, Will, and Sylvie. Triston will move forward to the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee! Way to lead the way, Gators!🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/04/2023

Second Grade has been hard at work creating a "little free library" where community members can take and share books!📚To begin, they led a school-wide book drive where they collected gently used books to start their library collection. Then, with the woodwork help of one Fay dad, they were able to bring their design idea to life. Can you tell what the library will resemble? Hint:🌲

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/03/2023

All feels right today as our Gators return from Winter Break and reunite with their friends, favorite teachers, and staff members. 🐊🎊 We are so excited for the new year and all that is to come. Let's make it a great first week of the semester, Gators!

Photos from The Fay School's post 01/02/2023

Please join us as we wish our founder, Marie Fay Evnochides, a very happy birthday! After more than three decades since The Fay School opened its doors, her vision of creating a school "where children come first" is still at the core of everything we do. Thank you, Marie, for all you have done and continue to do for The Fay School. Learn more about Marie and how she founded our school here:


Before we return to campus and enter a new year, we’re reflecting on our great success as a school and community. In our 2021-2022 Annual Report, you can read about last year’s highlights and even get a glimpse of the exciting things coming in the near future, like our Backyard Bash🎉 and Golf Tournament⛳️! Read the 2012-2022 Annual Report here:


We’re going for the gold! 🏆🚗 Over the next several months our Gators plan to make this car into an award-winning art car with the help of these two Fay dads. Thank you for helping our students make their Gator themed car into a reality!🐊✨This project wouldn’t be possible without the Gena Lewis Distinguished Teacher Award which was awarded for the first time last year to Art Teacher Katherine Price. This annual award funds selected experiential activities or projects and recognizes the teacher or teachers who proposed the idea. Price's winning proposal focused on engaging and including all Fay students to design and build Fay's first-ever Art Car for entering Houston's Art Car Parade during the 2022-2023 school year.

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/21/2022

We always knew the Fay forest was a magical place, but did you know it was home to forest elves!? 🐊✨🌳Last week, Primary II students made forest elves using some basic tools in the Fay forest. Skills that students develop by using tools in the forest support their holistic development, which means they are beneficial to the child as a whole: physical, social and emotional, and also cognitive.

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/19/2022

These Gators are spreading joy through music this holiday season. ❄️🎶 These students, along with additional guests, performed for the senior residents at Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Center. A great demonstration of leadership and compassion during this season of giving. Awesome job, Gators! 🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/16/2022

Winter Break is officially here! ❄️ 🐊Our Gators had a great last day of the semester filled with tons of fun and celebration. They started the day at the Holiday-sing-a-long, where each class had a chance to perform a holiday song for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Diwali, the Chinese New Year, and more. Afterward, each class held a classroom celebration with tasty treats, crafts, and holiday activities. Have a great break, and we'll see you in 2023!


Every week our Fifth Grade News Team creates a new episode of Fay News.🎥 This week there was a special segment covering our new art car! 🚗 Check out this interview to hear how our Gators plan to make it into an award-winning masterpiece with the help of two Fay dads.

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/15/2022

From magic to music, these Fay Gators have talent! Today we hosted our talent show, "Fay's Got Talent." Gators from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade performed a variety of talents, including comedy, dancing, and magic tricks. All exhibited confidence and bravery. Awesome job, Gators!  

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/13/2022

Thank you to all the families that joined us this past Saturday for our Hot Cocoa and S'mores admissions event.🐊💛 As educators, we love seeing children exploring our unique learning spaces, and the excitement we saw on Saturday was undeniable. The Fay Forest is unlike anything other schools in Houston have, and we are glad you joined us to experience it firsthand.🌳

Timeline photos 12/12/2022

January will be here before we know it! 🐊This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for first-round applications to The Fay School for the 2023-2024 school year is January 20, 2023. Please visit our website to apply or learn more about Fay's application requirements. Questions about the process? Reach out to the Director of Admissions, Megan McNair.

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/09/2022

As always, it was a great day to be a Fay Gator! 🐊💛 Students completed their second fun run of the year, the “Hot Cocoa Run”, and enjoyed hot cocoa and s’mores as a special treat. Happy Friday, Gators!


Lights, camera, and action! 🐊🎥🤩Last night, our Fourth and Fifth Graders brought down the house with their performance of Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr. These Gators put on an impressive show with incredible voices, dance moves, and musical numbers. This show would not have been possible without the work of our Fay Staff and parent volunteers led by Music Teacher Kristine Caldwell. BRAVO, Gators! 👏🏽

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/07/2022

Hi-YAH!🥋💥Today in After School Activities our students completed their Taekwondo Belt Test. It was an awesome demonstration of the skills and confidence they have learned this semester. Way to go Gators!🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/05/2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Movie Night on Friday! 🎥 🍿 🍕 It was a great night to enjoy pizza, popcorn, and community. We want to give the Family Engagement Committee a special shout-out for the time and effort they dedicated to hosting this fantastic Fay event.

Photos from The Fay School's post 12/02/2022

Thank you Sunnova for visiting our Fourth Graders! Students learned how they can reduce their dependencies on fossil fuels, and create their own vehicles that use renewable energy!🔋☀️🐊

Investing in Fay and the Future: How Professional Development for Faculty and Staff Benefits Students 12/01/2022

Investing in Fay and the Future: How Professional Development for Faculty and Staff Benefits Students

As a School and community, we take great pride in the outcomes we create for our students. However, these outcomes would be nearly impossible without a team effort from teachers and Fay staff who ensure our students are engaged, cared for, and poured into each day they arrive on campus. Read how we prepare our staff and teachers to deliberately build and educate the next generation of leaders for our world through professional development.

Investing in Fay and the Future: How Professional Development for Faculty and Staff Benefits Students The Fay School Blog - The Fay School

Photos from The Fay School's post 11/30/2022

“We’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty…”🎶💛 Thank you to everyone who donated supplies to help us decorate our first-ever art car! Seashells, caps, lids, CD’s and more will be used to flip this car into a prize winning treasure. Ms. Price is so excited to work with each child on campus to make a one-of-a-kind Fay masterpiece. 🎨

Photos from The Fay School's post 11/29/2022

Kindergarten students read their own stories to their Primary II peers! 📚✨These young authors had a blast sharing and answering questions about their creative stories. development

Photos from The Fay School's post 11/28/2022

Reunited and it feels so good! 🐊💙🐓Our Gators are back on campus after Thanksgiving break and campus is buzzing with a renewed sense of excitement. These Gators missed visiting the Chicken Coop and are thrilled to be back with their feathery friends.


Happy Thanksgiving from our Fay Family to yours! 💛

Photos from The Fay School's post 11/18/2022

Feeling thankful and grateful for our Gators! We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. See you soon! 🦃💛🐊

Photos from The Fay School's post 11/17/2022

Today we hosted our first-ever Turkey Trot! 🦃 It was a great time for all and a great way for our Gators to kick-off Thanksgiving break. Ms. Alford’s class also shared a their class turkey recipe! 🐊💛

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