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Rise Against Hunger Update

The students have been doing a great job with bringing in all of their donations to support our Rise Against Hunger campaign. I also want to thank all of you for supporting them with the donations, our “Learn to Earn” initiative and for all of your online donations. Across the school, we are having a grade-level competition to see who gets the highest level of participation across their grade-level. Here are the current standings:

K- 27%, 1st – 50%, 2nd – 36%, 3rd – 31%, 4th – 32%, 5th – 50%, 6th – 20%

As you can see it’s a tight right between a couple of grade-levels but that doesn’t mean that other grade-levels can’t catch up. Please continue to remind your students to earn those donations and bring them in with them each day so that we can do our part to rise up against world hunger!

Remember, we can only package the number of meals we purchase, so please donate to help us reach our pyramid goal of 100,000 meals by January 24th. Each meal costs only 34 cents to make.  For $5, you can donate nearly 15 meals; $15 will make nearly 50 meals and $50 will make nearly 150 meals.  Make your tax-deductible donation today at http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020. In order to reach our goal of 100,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $34,000.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020 and help us Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger Event-Save the Date (All Grades)

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Colvin Run Elementary School

Volunteer Processing

As a reminder, our Volunteer Screening day will be coming up in two weeks on January 31st. The HR department within in FCPS will be sending out a mobile lab to process all of our volunteers. Please see the following information in regards to the date, time and location of the mobile lab:

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Location: Library

As mentioned in previous communications, all volunteers who do not make it to the school for processing, still need to be processed in order to be a volunteer. Please see the following information:

What happens for volunteers who do not make it to the mobile unit screening process or start volunteering on a consistent basis later in the school year: Volunteers who miss the mobile unit or start volunteering at a later date will still need to come in to the school and fill out a Volunteer or Mentor Application Form. That form along with a form that the school fills out will then be sent over to HR. HR will then contact you about when they need you to come in to be processed. So, the volunteer will still need to fill out a form and be processed by HR before their volunteering can start but the clearing process will be completed on-site at the FCPS HR office.

Schools Closed on January 20 for MLK Holiday, January 27-28 for Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21. Also, schools will be closed for students January 27-28 for a teacher workday and staff development day, respectively. January 24 is the last day of the second quarter.

See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

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Advacned Academic Program Referral Deadline

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Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Deadline Tomorrow

DEADLINE:  Thursday, January 9, 2020

All AAP Level IV Referrals and optional materials for students in Grade 2 who are not in the screening pool and students in Grades 3-6 are due to Ms. Twitchell, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, by 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

We are unable to accept referrals past this deadline. Please make sure that the paperwork is signed before it is submitted. Referral packets can be submitted to the main office. Additional information can be located on the FCPS Advanced Academics website.

Referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.

Please contact Ms. Twitchell, at srtwitchell@fcps.edu, with any questions you may have about the referral process or any questions in general about the FCPS Advanced Academics Program.

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Rise Against Hunger!!!

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Rise Against Hunger!!!

Dear Forestville Elementary School families,

We wanted to encourage you to sign up to volunteer and donate for our annual Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger event!   This is a wonderful Langley pyramid tradition, and we want to make sure our families have the opportunity to participate.  Each school has a unique sign-up page, so if you have children in multiple schools, please pick the individual schools in which your children attend and sign them up to volunteer.  Elementary-age students must have an adult sign up as well.  Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Last year’s Rise Against Hunger event was a huge success and provided a wonderful service-learning opportunity for children and adults of all ages.  Families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together to help children in need.  In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the elementary, middle and high schools in the Pyramid are coming together on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Colvin Run Elementary School to prepare 100,000 meals for schools and orphanages around the world.

Highlights of Rise Against Hunger’s Mission

  • Nourish Lives- ensure the meals distributed by those partners are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving students’ health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth and fighting child labor.
  • Respond to Emergencies- food distribution in response crises–both natural and man-made.
  • Empower Communities- bolster agricultural production and incomes through programs promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills, and market access

A Forestville Elementary testimonial:

“It was refreshing to take part with my former students and learn more about the program and organization. An outreach to volunteer is a commitment to pay it forward and lead by example for me as a professional educator. Knowing the few hours I donated will be making a difference in other’s lives and possibly lowering the death rate related to hunger is humbling. Thank you for all you do.”

Help raise money for the event: Donations end January 24th

We can only package the number of meals we purchase, so please donate to help us reach our 100,000 meals goal by January 24th.  Each meal costs only 34 cents to make.  For $5, you can donate nearly 15 meals; $15 will make nearly 50 meals and $50 will make nearly 150 meals.  Make your tax-deductible donation today at http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020. In order to reach our goal of 100,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $34,000.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020 and help us Rise Against Hunger

 

Each student is encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger.  Additionally, on Wednesday, January 8th, your child will bring home a collection box in which they can start to save money to be donated in January as part of our “Learn to Earn” fundraising efforts.  “Learn to Earn” is the initiative we promote to encourage students to earn money they would like to donate by: taking on additional chores, setting aside part of their allowance, helping shovel snow, or any innovative way they can think. This initiative also provides them the opportunity to make a choice to keep that extra money or to donate part of it towards a greater good. Students will have the opportunity to bring in any money they would like to donate in January 2020.  Forestville Elementary School parents and families are also encouraged to donate to help us reach our Langley pyramid goal.  Our goal will be reached if every child donated $5.00.

Volunteer for the event: (Sign up opens today!!!)

Volunteers must register for the event and pick a time slot in which to volunteer.  Enter "Quantity" as the number of volunteers attending.  If for any reason you need to cancel, please cancel through the Sign-up Genius to make those slots available to other Forestville Elementary families.  Registration to volunteer opens Tuesday, January 7th.  Being a popular Langley pyramid event, please sign up as volunteer slots will fill up quickly.  Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  On the day of the event, volunteers package meals based on the amount of money raised, so it is recommended that if you wish to volunteer for the event, please make a monetary donation.  

Please email LangleySHN@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This is a great event for the whole family! Don't miss out.

 

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2 Hour Early Dismissal

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Forestville ES 2 Hour Early Release at 2:00PM

Forestville Community,

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later this afternoon and into the evening. Because of this early release, Forestville ES will dismiss at 2:00 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your children will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than their regular scheduled time.

SACC will stay open until 6:15 p.m. SACC Administration requests parents make every effort to pick up children earlier, if possible. 

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students. We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

Forestville ES

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Forestville News

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Volunteer Information

I first want to thank all of you for getting the volunteer form turned in by the December due date. We have been in communication with the volunteer office within Fairfax County Publics Schools regarding the processing of our school volunteers.

Due to the volume of volunteer forms that we received, they will be sending out a mobile lab to process our volunteers. Please see the following information in regards to the date, time and location of the mobile lab:

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Location: Library

One of the reasons we will be having the mobile lab out on this date is that it coincides with the PTA volunteer appreciation celebration. Since most of our volunteers will already be in the building, this will be a good day to get everyone processed so that our parents and community members do not have to take multiple days off from work to be processed. Additionally, we are having the mobile lab come out in the morning because the processing office closes at 3:30pm each day, which would make it difficult to do an afternoon processing for our volunteers.

As mentioned in previous communications, all volunteers who do not make it to the school for processing, still need to be processed in order to be a volunteer. Please see the following information:

What happens for volunteers who do not make it to the mobile unit screening process or start volunteering on a consistent basis later in the school year: Volunteers who miss the mobile unit or start volunteering at a later date will still need to come in to the school and fill out a Volunteer or Mentor Application Form. That form along with a form that the school fills out will then be sent over to HR. HR will then contact you about when they need you to come in to be processed. So, the volunteer will still need to fill out a form and be processed by HR before their volunteering can start but the clearing process will be completed on-site at the FCPS HR office.

Rise Against Hunger Event

Please carefully read the following information as it pertains to this year’s Rise Against Hunger Event. This is a pyramid wide event that is focused on ending world hunger. Each school in the Langley pyramid is being tasked with contributing to the overall pyramid goal and I know that the Forestville community will step up and do our part in the fight against world hunger.

Rise Against Hunger Event-Save the Date (All Grades)

Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Last year’s Rise Against Hunger event was a huge success and provided a service-learning opportunity for children and adults of all ages.  In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid (Langley High School, Cooper Middle School, Churchill Road Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Forestville Elementary, Great Falls Elementary, and Spring Hill Elementary) will come together on Saturday, February 8th at Colvin Run Elementary with a goal to prepare 100,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world. Click here to learn more about Rise Against Hunger.  Last year, the Langley pyramid raised enough funding to provide 100,000 meals for families in developing countries around the world, and additional funding to support disaster relief in the United States.  Last year’s meals went to families in Burkina Faso.

We package meals based on the amount of money raised and our Langley pyramid goal is $34,000 which provides 100,000 meals.  With each meal feeding 5-6 people, this is a wonderful event that impacts 500,000 individuals around the world and broadens the perspective of our students and families.  This is a wonderful way for our students to better understand how their role in a school community impacts their global community.

“Learn to Earn” initiative begins Thursday, January 9th

On Wednesday, January 8th, your child will bring home a collection box in which they can start to save money to be donated in January as part of our “Learn to Earn” fundraising efforts.  “Learn to Earn” is the initiative we promote to encourage students to earn money they would like to donate by: taking on additional chores, setting aside part of their allowance, helping shovel snow, or any innovative way they can think.  This initiative also provides them the opportunity to make a choice to keep that extra money or to donate part of it towards a greater good.  Our students are limited by their own imagination.  They will have the opportunity to donate January 9th-24th.

Event Volunteers

Tuesday, January 7th, parents will receive an email which includes a link to Register as a Volunteer for the event.  We know how popular this event has become, and we are so proud to continue hosting it at Colvin Run Elementary School.  The event will have volunteers from all of the Langley pyramid schools and each school is given a specific number of slots per session.  The timeslots are: 8:30-10:30, 11:00-1:00, and 1:30-3:30.

Click here to watch a video from our Rise Against Hunger 2016 event.

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Forestville News

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Happy Holidays

On behalf of the entire Forestville Elementary staff, we wish our students and families a wonderful winter break and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Winter Break Reminder

Winter break starts on December 23 and ends on January 3, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

The school office will be closed for the duration of winter break.

Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Referral Deadline Reminder: January 9, 2020

Referrals for full time AAP services in the 2020-21 school year for students currently in grades 2-6 are due to Forestville by January 9th at 4pm.

We are unable to accept referrals past this deadline. Please make sure that all copies are signed and submitted before the deadline.

Referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.

If you have any questions, please contact Shana Twitchell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, by email at srtwitchell@fcps.edu.

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Forestville News

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Parent-Principal Coffee

Just a reminder that the school will be hosting a Principal-Parent Coffee on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:30am in the school cafeteria. The format will be an open forum with Q and A. Please stop by and introduce yourself if we haven’t met yet, even if you do not have any questions or topics that you would like to discuss. Looking forward to seeing you on December 17th.

Japanese Immersion Program Info Night

This year’s World Language Japanese Immersion Program Information Night will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in the Great Falls Elementary School cafeteria.  If you wish to learn about how the Japanese Immersion Program works and see if it might be a good fit for your future first grader, please come to the presentation. You will have a rare opportunity to meet the school administrators and talk to the Japanese Immersion teachers directly to ask any questions you may have about the program.

Location: Great Falls Elementary

Time: 6:30 PM, Thursday, January 16 (or January 23 for the snow day)

Who:  Parents of students with rising 1st graders OR students who are fluent Japanese speakers

Flu Season Reminders

Flu season is upon us, which typically means there will be an increased number of students absent or being sent home from the clinic with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or headache. Please encourage frequent hand washing, covering your cough, drinking plenty of water, ensuring adequate rest and remaining home from school until symptoms subside for 24 hours without medication.

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Forestville News

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Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Deadline

All Level IV parent referrals are due to Forestville Elementary School by January 9 at 4pm. Please make sure that you get all referral paperwork in on time, as we are unable to accept referrals past this deadline. A hard copy of the form needs to be signed before being submitted to the front office.

Referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.

Please contact Shana Twitchell at srtwitchell@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

Principal Coffee's

I will be hosting two principal coffee’s in the near future. The first one will take place on December 17th from 9:30-10:15 in the school cafeteria. The second one will take place on February 11th from 9:30-10:15 in the school cafeteria. Both get togethers will be an open forum for Q and A. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Last Reminder

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Volunteer Application Deadline

This is the final reminder that all volunteer forms need to be turned in. Please make sure that you fill out the volunteer form that is located in the main office and place it in the tray by Ms. Fanning’s door. The deadline for submitting the volunteer form is the end of the school day on Friday, December 6th. We will then submit the forms to our HR department and work with them on scheduling a day for them to bring their mobile unit out so that everyone can be processed. Once that date has been finalized, we will communicate it out to everyone. A big thanks goes out to everyone who has already submitted their forms.  

The following volunteers will need to be cleared through our HR department in order to volunteer:

  • People who volunteer on a regular or consistent basis
  • Sponsors/Leads/Coaches for clubs or organizations
  • Room parents

The following people do not need to be cleared by HR:

  • People who are coming in to eat with their child in the cafeteria
  • Coming in to volunteer on a one-time or very limited basis (for example: helping out during a holiday or end of the year party)
  • What happens for volunteers who do not get their forms in before Dec. 6th, who do not make it to the mobile unit screening process, or start volunteering on a consistent basis later in the school year: Volunteers who miss the mobile unit or start volunteering at a later date will still need to come in to the school and fill out a Volunteer or Mentor Application Form. That form along with a form that the school fills out will then be sent over to HR. HR will then contact you about when they need you to come in to be processed. So, the volunteer will still need to fill out a form and be processed by HR before their volunteering can start but the clearing process will be completed on-site at the FCPS HR office.

 

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Thanks and Update

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Thanks!

During this season of thanks, I want to take a second to say thanks to everyone who organized, donated, collected, sorted, distributed, or supported in any way with the Thanksgiving baskets for our sister school. We were able to donate 100 Thanksgiving baskets and 200 pairs of socks. THAT IS AWESOME!!! I know that the families who received the donations are grateful for the baskets and thankful to everyone who helped to make it possible. Once again, thanks for making their holiday a little more bright. 

Kiss and Ride Dismissal Update

On this past Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, we made a slight change to how our Kiss n Ride students are dismissed at the end of the day and performed a trial run. This change was needed to help relieve the congestion in the hallway at the end of the day between students accessing Kiss n Ride and students entering SACC and also to help with some safety issues that have occurred in that area.

Kiss n Ride students will now enter the gym at the end of the day and exit the building through Door #10 instead of Door #8. Students will then use the upper sidewalk (connected to the outside wall of SACC) to walk down the same steps that they have always walked down to get to their cars for pickup. The sidewalk that they will use is the upper sidewalk and not the one down by the street.

Just wanted to make everyone aware of the change as the change will be permanent starting tomorrow, Monday, December 2nd.  

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Important Info!

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Langley and McLean High Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I want to take this time to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed November 27-29 for Thanksgiving break. Please note Wednesday, November 27, is a holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, December 2.

Also, a reminder that when we return, there are two community meetings scheduled to provide information about the proposed boundary adjustment to provide capacity relief to McLean High School. FCPS is considering recommending that the School Board approve a boundary adjustment to move some McLean High School students to Langley High School. Some students who currently attend McLean HS could be reassigned from McLean HS to Langley HS, if the boundary adjustment is approved. FCPS is not planning to recommend moving students out of Langley HS as part of this boundary adjustment. No decisions will be made at these meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to provide information to the community and receive community input via small group work. Both meetings will provide the same information. Please attend one that works best for your schedule.

The meeting dates:

Monday, December 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Langley HS, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. McLean HS, 1633 Davidson Rd., McLean, VA     

Both meetings will be held in the cafeterias.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you next week.

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Important Volunteer Information

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Volunteer Information

I want to communicate some important information out to all of our wonderful volunteers who give of their time and energy to make our school a better place for students and staff. Per county protocol, that went into effect a while ago, people who volunteer at school need to be vetted and cleared through the FCPS HR department. Not only because this is county protocol, we are also taking these measures to ensure that our students are in the safest environment as possible. Important to note, even if you have a government security clearance, you still need to go through the process. Additionally, even though volunteers have to get a new badge each year, returning volunteers do not have to go through the fingerprinting process each year, as the county has a separate process in place for returning volunteers.

The following volunteers will need to be cleared through our HR department in order to volunteer:

  • People who volunteer on a regular or consistent basis
  • Sponsors/Leads/Coaches for clubs or organizations
  • Room parents

The following people do not need to be cleared by HR:

  • People who are coming in to eat with their child in the cafeteria
  • Coming in to volunteer on a one-time or very limited basis (for example: helping out during a holiday or end of the year party)

What needs to happen: If you meet the criteria above as one of the volunteers who needs to be screened, please come to the main office and pick up a Volunteer or Mentor Application Form. The form can be found in the metal bin (labeled Volunteer Application Forms) located on top of the desk in the main office. Once you have completely filled out the form, please place it in the completed forms bin right outside of Ms. Fanning’s (Administrative Assistant) office, located in the main office. We are asking that all volunteers who meet the screening criteria complete the volunteer form by COB on Friday, December 6th. Once we have all completed forms, the school will get the forms to HR for processing. There is then an additional form that needs to be filled out by the school to help bring the volunteer aboard. Normally, each volunteer who fills out a form then has to go to HR to go through their vetting process. Since we understand that we will have a lot of volunteers who need to go through this process, we are working with our HR department to organize a mobile unit to come out to Forestville one afternoon to help complete the process. In order to have the mobile unit come out, we have to have the volunteer forms filled out and sent in before they work with us to schedule an appointment for their mobile unit to come out to us.

What happens for volunteers who do not make it to the mobile unit screening process or start volunteering on a consistent basis later in the school year: Volunteers who miss the mobile unit or start volunteering at a later date will still need to come in to the school and fill out a Volunteer or Mentor Application Form. That form along with a form that the school fills out will then be sent over to HR. HR will then contact you about when they need you to come in to be processed. So, the volunteer will still need to fill out a form and be processed by HR before their volunteering can start but the clearing process will be completed on-site at the FCPS HR office.

Volunteers who are currently sponsoring a club, are room parents or volunteer on a regular basis, can continue to do so but need to go through this process.

I thank you in advance for your understanding, as we work together to make sure that each child is in a safe environment at all times throughout the day. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to reach out to me at school.

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Great Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony

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For: 5th and 6th Grade Band Students and their families

 

Forestville Elementary has been invited to perform carols as part of the Great Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st. This is an optional performance for any band student willing and able to participate.

 

  • Members of the band are invited to perform at 5:15
  • Students who would like to play carols in front of the tree should be accompanied by an adult at this event. This is not a drop of event. Students should arrive by 4:45 PM to warm up, watch the lighting of the tree (without playing), and then group up in front of the tree to play. (This event is open at 3:45 if families may want to enjoy the other music and attractions. More information can be found here)
  • Location - Great Falls Village behind the post office. Meet Ms. Hirt near the tree at the far end of the soccer field from the post office.  We will meet on the side of the tree closest to the village shops.  After the students perform their carols they can be met by parents on the opposite side of the tree away from the shops.
  • In order to save the instruments from damage, the Forestville Band will not perform our carols if it is actively raining when we are scheduled to perform.  There will not be a cancellation announcement made in advance; therefore, parents are asked to exercise their judgement when determining whether or not to risk the outing.
  • Students are encouraged to wear warm and durable clothing as the area around the tree can be wet and muddy after periods of rain.
  • Students should bring their instrument, the “Holiday Carols” sheetmusic (provided by Ms. Hirt), and a folding music stand (If you need one, please check with Ms. Hirt prior to Thanksgiving)

 

Please email Ms. Hirt at ekhirt@fcps.edu with any further questions or concerns.

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FLE Preview Night - Wednesday, 11/ 13

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Family Life Education Preview Night

Family Life Education Parent Preview Meeting:  Wednesday, November 13th 6:00 - 7:00PM in the computer lab in room 404. 

For more information about curriculum & content please visit the following site:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education    Parents may remove their child(ren) from any FLE lessons at a particular grade level and alternative, non-FLE lessons will be made available to those students.  

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Cafeteria Hostess

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Welcome Ms. Castro!

 Please help me in welcoming Maritza Castro, as our new cafeteria hostess. Ms. Castro will be a familiar face with your children, as she is already a part of the Forestville family, serving as one of the SACC assistants in our SACC program. Ms. Castro will start her new position today, Monday, November 11th. She will be supporting our students in the cafeteria during their lunch time and making sure lunches are run in a smooth and orderly fashion. I want to thank all of our parent volunteers who have been helping to support our students in the cafeteria during their lunch times, while we were without a regular cafeteria hostess. Of course, if parents want to come in to have lunch with their child, you are still welcomed to do so. Once again, please welcome Ms. Castro into her new position of cafeteria hostess.

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Last day to nominate-TOMORROW! Forestville Employee Award Nominations

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Tomorrow is the last day to submit a nomination!

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Forestville Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination by clicking on the category title below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

                                                           

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

 Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8th!

If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Fanning at spfanning@fcps.edu

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REMINDER: Forestville Employee Award Nominations

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This is a reminder that November 8th is the deadline to submit your nominations!

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Forestville Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination by clicking on the category title below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

                                                           

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

 Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8th!

If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Fanning at spfanning@fcps.edu

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
Attendance 703.404.6098 or Email | Web | Twitter

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