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

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Forestville Employee Award Nominations

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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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10-18-19

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf30w  

 

Congrats Ms. Mochen and Forestville!

We were notified that due to the efforts of Ms. Mochen, Forestville Elementary School's website, is the winner of an FCPS 2019 Best of the Web Award in the following category: Best Use of Webforms. This is quite an achievement for our school, considering that we were selected from among our approximately 200 county schools.

Ms. Mochen is our School-Based Technology Specialist and along with supporting our students and teachers with technology instructionally, she is responsible for our school website.

Ms. Mochen and Forestville ES will be recognized on November 5th at the Annual Web Curator Conference but if you see her around school, give her a congrats and high-five!

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Book Character Dress Up Day!

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Hello Forestville Families!

Join us on October 31st and dress up for our school wide Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day! This day students (and teachers!) are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. Can’t wait to see everyone as their favorite book characters!

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10-4-19

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Thanks for a Great First Week!

I have truly enjoyed getting to know our wonderful students, fantastic teachers and supportive parents and community members. It was a pleasant surprise to walk into my office on Monday morning to find many hand-written cards from students welcoming me to Forestville. I have enjoyed seeing the students in their classes, in specials, at lunch, at recess and at Kiss and Ride. The #1 question that I have been getting from them is, “Are you related to George Washington?” With #2 being, “How tall are you?” I have a few names down now, but I am looking forward to learning all of the student’s names and getting to know more about them. Thanks again for a great first week!

Health Info and Reminders

As you all are aware from the letter that was sent home recently in Tuesday folders, we have had some confirmed cases of strep over the past few weeks. We have been in communication with a representative from the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health, the Fairfax County Health Department as well as our Region 1 School Health Specialist.  As a school, we are continuing to monitor student absences and document any new cases on a daily basis with our Public Health Nurse. 

These are the recommendations that are being followed:

*Daily cleaning of high touch surfaces- doorknobs, handles, faucets, drinking fountains, tables etc.

*Monitor clinic traffic and new cases

*Handwashing and cough etiquette education through morning announcements and teacher reminders

PTA Meeting

As a reminder, there will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. After the general meeting portion, I will be available for a meet and greet. Please stop by to say hi and to introduce yourself.

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Referral Date Correction: Forestville Gifted and Talented Programs

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Academically Advanced Programs at Forestville

                                                            By Shana Twitchell

 I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Forestville! A new year always brings exciting and new opportunities! I am looking forward to sharing these with your child.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of gifted services for all students in grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies. Teachers, administrators, and Academically Advanced resource teachers work together to provide the following Levels of Service:

 

  • Level I services provide lessons in critical and creative thinking skills for all FCPS students in grades K-6.
  • Level II services include differentiated instructions at an advanced level for many FCPS students through collaboration between the classroom teacher and the resource teacher. Middle School students who take one to two honors classes are receiving Level II services.
  • Level III services for identified students include the AAP school-based program in grades 3-6; in middle school, students take three honor classes.
  • Level IV services are for those students found eligible for the full-time Academically Advanced center program in grades 3-8.

 

                                        SCREENING          

 Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS gifted services. Formal identification begins with level III services. The local school AAP committee determines student eligibility for school-based Academically Advanced services. The countywide AAP Central Selection Committee determines eligibility for Center placement (Level IV).

 

                                                TESTING

 Each October/November all FCPS second grade students are administered the Fairfax Ability Test (formerly known as the Cognitive Ability Test). A second grade screening pool is established using these test results. Students in the second grade pool are automatically screened for possible Level IV placement. First grade students will complete the Naglieri Nonverbal Test. Students in third through sixth grade, who are missing an ability test score, will be given the Cognitive Ability test. Parents/guardians may exercise their one-time retest option during the October/November testing cycle. If you would like your child re-tested, please contact Shana Twitchell, srtwitchell@fcps.edu.

 

Fairfax Ability Test will be administered here at Forestville between:

October 1st-3rd.

 

The Naglieri Test (NNAT) will be administered here at Forestville:

November 11th-15th .

 

 

                                                REFERRAL

 Parents/guardians of students not in the second grade screening pool may initiate the center screening process by completing and submitting an AAP Center Referral form to Shana Twitchell (AART) no later than January 9, 2020. Second graders not in the pool and all third through seventh graders are screened only by referral. Forms are available on the AAP web site www.fcps.edu/DIS/aap .

 

                                    2nd -6th GRADE PARENTS:

 Forestville’s Advanced Academics Program (AAP) teacher, Shana Twitchell, will host a Parent Orientation, October 16th at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. If you are a 2nd grade parent, or a parent interested in referring their 3rd-6th grader and would like to learn more about the program; including testing, identification, placement, and levels of service, please plan to attend. You can also find more information about the Advanced Academics program on the FCPS website listed below: http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/index.shtml .

 

 

For additional information contact:

 Shana Twitchell: Shana.Twitchell@fcps.edu

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

 

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Forestville Gifted and Talented Programs

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Academically Advanced Programs at Forestville

                                                            By Shana Twitchell

 I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Forestville! A new year always brings exciting and new opportunities! I am looking forward to sharing these with your child.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of gifted services for all students in grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies. Teachers, administrators, and Academically Advanced resource teachers work together to provide the following Levels of Service:

 

  • Level I services provide lessons in critical and creative thinking skills for all FCPS students in grades K-6.
  • Level II services include differentiated instructions at an advanced level for many FCPS students through collaboration between the classroom teacher and the resource teacher. Middle School students who take one to two honors classes are receiving Level II services.
  • Level III services for identified students include the AAP school-based program in grades 3-6; in middle school, students take three honor classes.
  • Level IV services are for those students found eligible for the full-time Academically Advanced center program in grades 3-8.

 

                                        SCREENING          

 Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS gifted services. Formal identification begins with level III services. The local school AAP committee determines student eligibility for school-based Academically Advanced services. The countywide AAP Central Selection Committee determines eligibility for Center placement (Level IV).

 

                                                TESTING

 Each October/November all FCPS second grade students are administered the Fairfax Ability Test (formerly known as the Cognitive Ability Test). A second grade screening pool is established using these test results. Students in the second grade pool are automatically screened for possible Level IV placement. First grade students will complete the Naglieri Nonverbal Test. Students in third through sixth grade, who are missing an ability test score, will be given the Cognitive Ability test. Parents/guardians may exercise their one-time retest option during the October/November testing cycle. If you would like your child re-tested, please contact Shana Twitchell, srtwitchell@fcps.edu.

 

Fairfax Ability Test will be administered here at Forestville between:

October 1st-3rd.

 

The Naglieri Test (NNAT) will be administered here at Forestville:

November 11th-15th .

 

 

                                                REFERRAL

 Parents/guardians of students not in the second grade screening pool may initiate the center screening process by completing and submitting an AAP Center Referral form to Shana Twitchell (AART) no later than February 3, 2014. Second graders not in the pool and all third through seventh graders are screened only by referral. Forms are available on the AAP web site www.fcps.edu/DIS/aap .

 

                                    2nd -6th GRADE PARENTS:

 Forestville’s Advanced Academics Program (AAP) teacher, Shana Twitchell, will host a Parent Orientation, October 16th at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. If you are a 2nd grade parent, or a parent interested in referring their 3rd-6th grader and would like to learn more about the program; including testing, identification, placement, and levels of service, please plan to attend. You can also find more information about the Advanced Academics program on the FCPS website listed below: http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/index.shtml .

 

 

For additional information contact:

 Shana Twitchell: Shana.Twitchell@fcps.edu

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

 

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Bus Information

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  Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information. 

 

New for 2019: FCPS Now Using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, starting on August 26. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

 

 

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Non Profit Flyer Distrubtion Information

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2019-2020

 

FORESTVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION of NONPROFIT FLYERS

 

All promotional materials will be sent home via the

FCPS News You Choose messaging system.

 

In accordance with Fairfax County Public Schools Regulation 1367.1, Forestville Elementary School offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to distribute their organizational information to our school families.

 

All nonprofit materials will be sent electronically via Fairfax County Public Schools Messaging System twice per year – once in the fall, and once in the spring. Sending the information home electronically will not only serve as a cost cutting measure for our nonprofit agencies, but will also support Fairfax County’s mission to ‘Go Green’.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMISSION:

 

  • All fliers distributed through FCPS must be from non-profit organizations, and contain the following disclaimer: 
  • “These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.”
  •  The flyer must be submitted via email to FES Administrative Assistant: spfanning@fcps.edu. See the schedule below. All nonprofits are treated the same, regardless of the views they express. Fliers and other community materials must be related to the school’s educational mission, be directed to students, not be harmful to children, be age-appropriate, and not be in violation of the current versions of Regulations 2601 or 2612.
  •  
  • Representatives from non-profit organizations will need to include their proof of their 501(c)(3) status.
  •  

 

-Please limit your flyer to one page-

 

FALL: All promotional fliers must be received for approval by Friday, September 20,     2019.         

Distribution date is Friday, September 27, 2019

 

SPRING: All promotional fliers must be received for approval by Friday, May 1, 2020.

   Distribution date is Thursday, May 7, 2020

 

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Attention 6th Grade Parents- Volunteers needed

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We need some help distributing school supplies to individual classrooms tomorrow (Tues) from 3-5pm.  I created a SignUpGenius for this:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084dadad29aa8-school

 

Sixth graders need community service hours and this could count towards their community service time.  Thank you!

PTA

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Welcome!

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Welcome to Forestville!  We have many families waiting to welcome you to our Forestville Community.  If you would like to be paired with a Buddy Family, please reach out to Amy Melton at ajmelton@rocketmail.com.  Be sure to include the grade and gender of your child/children so we can find an appropriate match.  

 

Also, be sure to attend our New Family Playdates at the Grange Playground (9818 Georgetown Pike) on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30 am and/or 6pm.  

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Welcome Back To School

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Welcome Forestville Families to a new school year!


It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you back to another great school year. I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while enjoying the time away from school. How quickly summer concludes, and our thoughts turn to preparing for the start of school. This is always one of my favorite times of the year! I love the excitement that comes with the beginning of each school year and eagerly await welcoming our students and hearing their wonderful stories of summer. I am thrilled to be part of a team comprised of teachers, staff, parents and students who want to achieve great things! Our faculty, staff and I are looking forward to a new school year and continue to work hard to see that your child’s learning experience at Forestville is a successful and happy one.


Your partnership and support are key to ensuring that we can maximize each student’s educational and social development. To that end, we will continue to encourage positive home-school relationships based on the mutual goal of providing the best possible experience for all our students. Our talented faculty brings diverse approaches to instruction in order to address a variety of student learning styles. You will have the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom at Open House on Thursday, August 22nd at 10a.m.-11a.m. We look forward to seeing you!


You will also have the opportunity to learn more about your child’s classroom at Back to School Nights. The Back to School Nights are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, August 28 (PS-3) at 6p.m.to 7p.m. and Thursday, August 29 (4-6) at 6p.m. to 7p.m. At Back to School Night, you will be able to spend time in the classroom and learn of the volunteer opportunities at Forestville. You will also learn more about our awesome PTA and how they support student learning at Forestville.


Throughout the community, there is an incredible level of excitement as everyone makes final preparations for the arrival of our children. It is with the same care, enthusiasm, and commitment that we approach the craft of teaching. As you have entrusted us with the education of your children, we have developed a strong educational program that addresses each child’s social, emotional and academic needs. We will continue to promote an educational environment that engages each student in meaningful work so that they develop into 21st Century Learners.

 

The staff and I are eagerly waiting to welcome you to another wonderful school year and look forward to seeing families and students soon.

We wish you the best for a successful and rewarding school year!


Sincerely,

Marietta Arbach, Acting Principal

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
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