Bus 1 Running Late

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Dear Parents of Bus 1 Students,

Bus 1 is running late. We will inform you as soon as your child's transportation arrives.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. For additional concerns, please call Transportation directly (703-249-7100).

Warmly,

FHES Administration

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Bus 2 Loading Students Now

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Dear Parents of Bus 2 Students,

We were just informed by FCPS Transportation that Bus 2 is loading now and the bus is running about an hour late. We are thankful that our students are safe and will be on their way home shortly.

For additional concerns, please call Transportation directly (703-249-7100).

Warmly,

FHES Administration

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Bus 2 Running Late

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Dear Parents of Bus 2 Students,

We were informed by FCPS Transportation that Bus 2 broke down on its route and another bus was brought in to bring our students home. The substitute bus is running about 45 minutes late.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. For additional concerns, please call Transportation directly (703-249-7100).

Warmly,

FHES Administration

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Falcon Flyer: February 9, 2020

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Volume 3, Issue 22; February 9, 2020

Have you thanked a school counselor lately?

Ms. Williams and Ms. Tran are two of the best!

(February 3rd-7th was National School Counseling Week.)

 “Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

Please join your child for lunch on Valentine’s Day as we celebrate our community through the sharing of food, conversation, and art.  Every child will enjoy a popcorn treat using their very own handcrafted bowl.  Bowls will be sent home with students at the end of the day or can go home with a parent after lunch. We also ask that our families help fill bowls that may be empty in our community by donating canned and nonperishable goods during this event.  Donated goods can be dropped off in the cafeteria or in the main office.

We look forward to seeing you on Valentine’s Day!

Lunch Schedule:

3rd grade:  10:30-11:00 am

1st grade:  10:55-11:25 am

K:  11:30-12:00 pm

4th grade:  12:00-12:30 pm

6th grade:  12:30-1:00 pm

5th grade:  12:45-1:15 pm

2nd grade:  1:15 pm (*time change due to field trip)

Tech Talk: Connecting to Staff Through the FHES Website

Rather than listing staff email addresses, our Flint Hill website staff directory now connects you to a staff member through a form. The staff member can reply directly to you, the original sender, as you are required to submit an email address in order to receive a response. 

The text on the form reads:

To send an email to this staff member, fill out and submit this form. Please enter an email address where you can be reached if the staffer needs to respond to you.

For the safety of our staff, submissions to this form are logged and are NOT CONFIDENTIAL. If you must discuss sensitive or personal information with a staff member, please allow them to first respond so that you may send the information in an email exchange.

Once the form is submitted, the sender will see:

You have successfully sent an email to this staff member.

Email addresses are no longer listed to prevent spam and other technology issues that can arise when outside companies and organizations have access to school email addresses. If you have already emailed your child's teacher through previous exchanges, this information does not apply to you. This is for parents/organizations who have not yet contacted a Flint Hill staff member. Our interest in sharing these updates with you is to address any confusion that may have occurred since the county made district-wide changes to school websites.

In addition...

As of last week, all grade level Quarter 3 Falcon Focus newsletters have been uploaded to the school website.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness week (February 16th -23rd) is the perfect time to kick-off or celebrate kindness all week long by choosing from the engagement ideas listed on the calendar above. At school, we will be incorporating kindness and mindfulness lessons to further kindness in our community. Let us know how your child promoted kindness by tweeting (#FHESfamily) or sharing your ideas with administration and teachers. Our counselors, teachers, and administration hope to highlight some of these random acts of kindness next week!

DedicatED: Math Advice for Parents Bridge to Kindergarten: Year 3!

We are excited to share with you our plans for a two-week kindergarten induction program held here at Flint Hill! This program will run from July 13th-24th, and from 9 am-12 pm. During this two week window, students become acclimated to Flint Hill, learn kindergarten expectations, and participate in a variety of games and other endeavors that support social emotional growth and the development of friendships. If you are interested in enrolling your son or daughter, please complete this Google Form. In addition, we hope you will share this information with families who may be new to the Flint Hill community! 

Gentle Reminder: Your child needs to be registered to attend this program. Please see Mrs. Shirley Eason, our Student Information Assistant, to submit registration paperwork. Kindergarten orientation is on April 13th, from 1-3 pm. 

Help Us Personalize Our Yearbook!

In an effort to continue to personalize the yearbook and highlight this year's theme, #GritGraceGoals, the Yearbook Committee is extending an opportunity for students to send in quotes, poems, and artwork. Please note that not every submission will be placed in the yearbook. Deadline to submit ideas and illustrations is March 6th. Submissions can be placed in the basket located in the front office.

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Ms. Williams, one of our school counselors, uses thinking routines, such as a "Chalk Talk," to help students consider the ways they can be cool beans (nice kids)!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

In Other News... Senior Spelling Bee

Thank you, Mrs. Eckerman and our PTA, for chairing another wonderful event!

The final 3 spelled their way through the whole practice list, up to 8th grade level words!

Spelling Bee hosts had to use the "challenge word" list to determine a winner!

You may recognize the Champion from last week's post, Cole Urwongse (2nd grade). He won both the Jr. and Sr. Bees! The winning word was (prefix).

The other 2 finalists (3rd graders) went far in last year's bee, as well!

1st Runner-up: #9 Margot Jairam

2nd Runner-up: #7 Truman Kemeny

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Great news! Flint Hill Elementary School's events are now easily added to your own personal calendar. To find out how to download our calendar feed, please go here.

February 14th: Empty Bowls, Full Hearts (*See above for the schedule.)

Monday, February 17th: Presidents' Day; no school.

Falcon Feedback

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Falcon Flyer: February 2, 2020

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Volume 3, Issue 21; February 2, 2020

Welcome to February!

Happy Palindrome Day!

Just like the groundhog, our teachers promote curiosity and wonder at Flint Hill!

Read our DedicatED section below to find out more about what it means to support cognitive rigor through questioning.

Student Mental Health and Resiliency

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child. 

 “Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

Please join your child for lunch on Valentine’s Day as we celebrate our community through the sharing of food, conversation, and art.  Every child will enjoy a popcorn treat using their very own handcrafted bowl.  Bowls will be sent home with students at the end of the day or can go home with a parent after lunch. We also ask that our families help fill bowls that may be empty in our community by donating canned and nonperishable goods during this event.  Donated goods can be dropped off in the cafeteria or in the main office.

We look forward to seeing you on Valentine’s Day!

Lunch Schedule:

3rd grade:  10:30-11:00 am

1st grade:  10:55-11:25 am

K:  11:30-12:00 pm

4th grade:  12:00-12:30 pm

6th grade:  12:30-1:00 pm

5th grade:  12:45-1:15 pm

2nd grade:  1:15 pm (*time change due to field trip)

Tech Talk Every Minute Counts with Lexia/PowerUp!

Recently, school leadership spoke with our Lexia implementation specialist, and we thought you might be interested in learning a little about what we garnered from our conversation.  

Introduction to the Program:  

Lexia Reading Core5 or PowerUp is an evidenced-based online reading program that provides targeted literacy practice and instruction to help our students develop their reading skills. While this program does not take the place of good teaching (e.g., guided reading, book clubs, word study, etc.), consistent use has shown improvements in many aspects of literacy development. During the school day, students are provided the opportunity to log-on to Lexia Core5 or PowerUp during Language Arts. Please remember, while at home, students can also access Core5 and PowerUp allowing them an additional opportunity to maximize this program and its impact. As students master their targets in Lexia, certificates are sent to the classroom teacher for students to take home. Celebrate these achievements when you find a certificate in your child's take-home folder!  

We ask that you continue to monitor your child’s online activity, as well as set parameters for usage that are not excessive. Please allow your child to work independently and at his or her own pace. This allows teachers the opportunity to gauge valid academic progress. The program tracks your child's needs and adjusts accordingly.

Findings:

A recent study conducted by Lexia concluded that “For students who showed strong usage (met their targets 75–100% of weeks of use), 55% reached their EOY, grade-level benchmark. In contrast, only 2% with weak usage reached their EOY, grade-level benchmark.” We have observed a direct correlation between students who use Lexia/PowerUp to its fullest potential and their overall iReady scores. While we don't have enough years of data to suggest causality, we do notice this positive trend! This is why we have invested in this program for two years thus far. As we make decisions regarding the efficacy of this program, we will continue to keep you informed. We greatly appreciate our PTA's financial support in partially funding this program for all students.

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Counselor Corner

Time Management

Our students lead very busy lives. They are in school for seven hours a day, participate in after school activities, have family obligations, as well as nightly homework and assignments to complete. For many students, this schedule can become overwhelming. Teaching children how to manage their time efficiently will not only facilitate greater independence, but also a sense of control.

Here are some easy ways that parents can help foster time management skills at home:   

  • Set a reasonable bedtime.
  • Create a checklist for your child’s routine.
  • Have your child create his/her own calendar to keep track of all activities and deadlines.
  • Teach your child to plan ahead to be ready for things they need to do and places they need to go.
  • Establish firm rules for electronics time and follow-through with these expectations.
  • Designate a study zone with resources that support assignment completion.
  • Allow your child to take ownership for the things they need to get done by stepping back and having your child share his/her plan for follow-through.

Helping your child acquire time management skills at a young age will help them to be successful as they transition throughout elementary school, to middle school, and beyond! 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this topic!

Mrs. Williams & Ms. Tran, Flint Hill School Counselors

DedicatED:  It's the Rigorous Twenties!

We want you informed about our instructional practices that support Portrait of a Graduate attributes, in addition to inquiry-based instruction!

What Is Cognitive Rigor?

"Cognitive rigor has received increased attention primarily due to instructional shifts in K–12 education that place importance on developing 21st century skills, which are generally agreed to be skills that prepare students for college and career success. As a result, greater expectations are now placed "on education systems around the world to teach in ways that produce the knowledge workers and innovators businesses need to compete in the 21st century knowledge economy" (Trilling & Fadel, 2009, p. 61). Students still need to acquire and apply knowledge accurately. However, they must also be able to analyze and articulate knowledge authentically through critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and communication, and creativity and innovation."

For the entire article, click here!

Bridge to Kindergarten: Year 3!

We are excited to share with you our plans for a two-week kindergarten induction program held here at Flint Hill! This program will run from July 13th-24th, and from 9 am-12 pm. During this two week window, students become acclimated to Flint Hill, learn kindergarten expectations, and participate in a variety of games and other endeavors that support social emotional growth and the development of friendships. If you are interested in enrolling your son or daughter, please complete this Google Form. In addition, we hope you will share this information with families who may be new to the Flint Hill community! 

Twitter was on fire this week!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Our kindergarten students hosted a toy museum this past Friday. It was an exciting event where students demonstrated how magnets were used in their unique creations. This learning opportunity illustrates critical and creative thinking in spades!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

In Other News...

What an incredible Junior Spelling Bee! Thank you to Mrs. Eckerman and our PTA for chairing such an incredible learning experience for our students!

All our participants demonstrated that they are goal-directed, resilient learners and are winners!

Champion

#33 Cole Urwongse (winning word: menthol)

1st Runner-up

#25 Bryce Blinstrub

2nd Runner-ups (4 way-tie)

#3 Jackie Singer, #5 Tiago Smith, #6 Teddy Major, #38 Ishan Kumar

Thank you to Natacha Moore, Melissa Molivadas, and our second grade families for the "Souper Hero" luncheon this past Friday! It was delicious!

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Great news! Flint Hill Elementary School's events are now easily added to your own personal calendar. To find out how to download our calendar feed, please go here.

February 14th: Empty Bowls, Full Hearts (*See above for the schedule.)

Falcon Feedback

To provide feedback directly to Ms. Hertzberg, please use the QR code, or click on this link. Thank you, in advance, for sharing your thinking!

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Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: January 25, 2020

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Volume 3, Issue 20; January 25, 2020

Happy Chinese New Year!

Mr. Bechtle's students are ready for the Year of the Rat!

Students in Ms. Shaffer's class ordered numbers from greatest to least. Awesome number sense, second graders!

Welcome to Third Quarter!

We look forward to continuing the learning during the second half of the school year. Parents, we hope you enjoy the long weekend with your children. Flint Hill staff will be participating in professional learning, as well as addressing progress reports, on Monday and Tuesday. 

Second Annual "Empty Bowls, Full Hearts" Friday, February 14th!  

“Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

Please join your child for lunch on Valentine’s Day as we celebrate our community through the sharing of food, conversation, and art.  Every child will enjoy a popcorn treat using their very own handcrafted bowl.  Bowls will be sent home with students at the end of the day or can go home with a parent after lunch. We also ask that our families help fill bowls that may be empty in our community by donating canned and nonperishable goods during this event.  Donated goods can be dropped off in the cafeteria or in the main office.

We look forward to seeing you on Valentine’s Day!

Lunch Schedule:

3rd grade:  10:30-11:00 am

1st grade:  10:55-11:25 am

K:  11:30-12:00 pm

4th grade:  12:00-12:30 pm

6th grade:  12:30-1:00 pm

5th grade:  12:45-1:15 pm

2nd grade:  1:15 pm (*time change due to field trip)

Here are some images from last year's event. Let's make this year's event an even bigger success by filling more bowls in our community!

Tech Talk

"Embracing a balanced approach to media and technology, and supporting adult role-modeling, is recommended to prevent problematic media use." (excerpted from Common Sense Media study)

Disconnecting from personal devices allows children an opportunity to focus on the world in front of them, connect face-to-face with individuals, and refine executive functioning skills. Children model what they see, and as the trusted adults in our children's lives, we can lead by example by finding the balance in our own digital lives.

  • Connect with your kids and support learning by talking about what your child notices, reads, and questions. Encourage your child to  consider media messages to better understand the role media plays in their own lives. 
  • Lead by example by putting your own device away while driving and during meal and family time. This consideration will reinforce your expectations, and your child will be more open and willing to follow by example when the house rules apply to you, too.

Want to learn more? Read more about the importance of finding a digital balance in Education Week.

DedicatED

Let's level about learning at Flint Hill!

As many of you are aware, Flint Hill is home to a dedicated staff of teaching professionals who are constantly seeking ways to challenge and extend the thinking of students. We began a thoughtful journey two years ago when we planned and executed changes in our Local Level IV program to advance the needs of all learners throughout our building, and not just identified students. Through focus groups with parents (in-person and online), conversations with staff and students, and ongoing communication with advanced academic central office personnel, we made a decision to enhance learning in language arts, science, and social studies by utilizing methods and strategies for instruction that align with the advanced academic planning and pacing guides. In addition, we went one step further and hired our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Mrs. Timm, full-time. Mrs. Timm helps to lead our staff in meaningful discussions about differentiation through learning circles as well as through intentional planning that occurs each week during two Collaborative Learning Team (CLT) meetings. These meetings support deeper learning in language arts and in math, and non-CLT common planning time allows teachers to focus on integrated, concept-based curriculum that supports science and social studies instruction.

Beyond helping teachers scale up practices using AAP resources and methodology, Mrs. Timm supports all grade levels with access to rigor,  emphasizing challenging math tasks within a comprehensive math workshop model. All teachers continue to utilize a variety of engaging and thought-provoking resources across all content areas, which include, but are not limited to, Jacob's Ladder reading comprehension program, Socratic Seminar, Document Based Questions (social studies and language arts), Project M2 and M3 (mathematics), Project Clarion units (science), Project Based Learning (PBL) and the list continues!

At present, what we are most proud of is our school's commitment to instructional endeavors that align with the county's talent development model, and the differentiated framework that is required to address high ability students' cognitive and social-emotional needs. 

As we are eager to continue sharing our strengths, be on the lookout for more information about our instructional practices, as well as our upcoming orientation for our Local Level IV program!

Twitter was on fire this week!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Can you determine what PoG skills are evidenced below?

Hint: In the first photo, the attributes start with a "c," and in the second photo, our teachers are demonstrating persistence. Could they be goal driven?

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

For example, our kindergarten and first grade PBL units!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Click here more information about Breakout EDU!

Flint Hill continues to innovate by growing its own produce for its salad bar! This is no easy feat, as we must have the right soil and growing conditions to ensure a safe and healthy harvest.

We are so excited about this new endeavor this year! 

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Great news! Flint Hill Elementary School's events are now easily added to your own personal calendar. To find out how to download our calendar feed, please go here.

Monday and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th: No School for Students

February 14th: Empty Bowls, Full Hearts (*See above for the schedule.)

I would like to thank parents, staff, and students for their ongoing support. It is truly the most incredible honor to serve the Flint Hill community.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Falcon Feedback

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Lockdown Drill Today

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Dear FHES Families,

This morning, your child was informed about an upcoming practice lockdown drill that will occur at some point during the school day today. Remember, a lockdown drill is put into place to keep all of our children safe when an unwelcome visitor is found on campus. While today’s drill is only a practice, we want all of students to know what to do in case of such an emergency and to be prepared no matter the time of day.

We are working to ensure that this drill is a complete success. Today, when the drill has ended, we will send out another message letting you know that we have finished our practice.

We thank you for your continued support of these endeavors. The state of Virginia has mandated that all schools practice lockdown drills four times per year, and this will be our third practice this school year.

Should you have any questions regarding this drill, or any of our safety and security procedures, please contact FHES administration. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,

FHES Administration

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Falcon Flyer: January 18, 2020

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Volume 3, Issue 19; January 18, 2020

We hope you enjoy this extended weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We continue to write from the heart about things that matter to our #FHESfamily: service learning, healthy habits regarding technology, and raising caring kids.

Second Annual "Empty Bowls, Full Hearts" Friday, February 14th!  

“Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

Please join your child for lunch on Valentine’s Day as we celebrate our community through the sharing of food, conversation, and art.  Every child will enjoy a popcorn treat using their very own handcrafted bowl.  Bowls will be sent home with students at the end of the day or can go home with a parent after lunch. We also ask that our families help fill bowls that may be empty in our community by donating canned and nonperishable goods during this event.  Donated goods can be dropped off in the cafeteria or in the main office.

We look forward to seeing you on Valentine’s Day!

Lunch Schedule:

3rd grade:  10:30-11:00 am

1st grade:  10:55-11:25 am

K:  11:30-12:00 pm

4th grade:  12:00-12:30 pm

6th grade:  12:30-1:00 pm

5th grade:  12:45-1:15 pm

2nd grade:  1:15 pm (*time change due to field trip)

Here are some images from last year's event. Let's make this year's event an even bigger success by filling more bowls in our community!

Tech Talk

Common Sense Media provides families with 5 tips to get started on creating a healthy media balance in your home.

1. Create screen-free times and zones.

Help kids take breaks from technology by limiting screen time in bedrooms, during study time, or at the dinner table.

2. Try parental controls.

Set content limits that make sense for your family. Use features such as content filtering, privacy settings, and time limits to help manage access and exposure to media.

3. Establish clear family rules.

Decide together what kind of media and technology is acceptable and when it is accessible. A family media plan can help get everyone on the same page.

4. Watch and play together.

Choose quality, age-appropriate media to enjoy with your kids. Visit commonsensemedia.org to find shows, games, and more.

5. Help kids identify healthy behaviors.

Practice talking about feelings, physical and emotional, during screen and non-screen activities.

DedicatED: SEL and Citizenship

"Raising caring, respectful, and ethical children has always been hard work
but it's something all of us can do. And no work is more important and ultimately more rewarding."

Making Caring Common Project

As a school, we are intentional in our desire to increase Social Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities for students at Flint Hill. We implement Responsive Classroom practices, focus on building character through literature, and have begun to target and develop self-regulation and executive function skills within our classrooms. Each year, when we add a new tool to our toolbox, we don't take one away, and teachers, clinical faculty, and administration are noticing that most of our students are able to maintain self-control, demonstrate empathy, and show compassion and respect toward one another and their teachers. We couldn't be more proud of their efforts, and we celebrate our students' accountability through positive praise throughout the day.

To further these aims, parents, we ask that these tenets of kindness remain a focus at home, as well. If we are to make a lasting impact within our school and community, we need to continue to partner with one another and be inclined to have critical conversations, when necessary, about student behavior, respect in the classroom, and good citizenship. It is our hope to continue to engender a caring community of learners at Flint Hill, and as such, you may hear from your child's teacher and/or school counselor about behaviors that impact your child or the learning of others. You may also hear from administration, if needed. Our hope is that we can work together and be proactive before interfering behaviors become a habit. We want our families to know that we are committed to creating and maintaining learning environments in which all students can feel safe, play, learn, and grow. We want all students to have a positive regard for themselves and others.

Through this message, our teachers and administration want to convey that citizenship marks will always represent what we are noticing in the classroom. This matter was discussed during our last PTA meeting, and we feel it is important for our families to know that we will communicate in "real time" if we notice behavior that is not indicative of your child's ability or best efforts. 

Lastly, it is important to understand that we are deeply invested in helping you raise not just good, but great kids. When a teacher contacts you, please consider that by the time he or she has reached out to you, a pattern of behavior has developed in the classroom. Teachers will not be reaching out to families for intermittent instances of redirection.

We hope that this clarification regarding our practice will foster increased communication between home and school and continue to help our school climate be the best it can be for your children. We love our #FHESfamily, and we are truly blessed to partner with you on this most important matter--raising caring kids.

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

We spy communicators, collaborators, and critical and creative thinkers!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Great news! Flint Hill Elementary School's events are now easily added to your own personal calendar. To find out how to download our calendar feed, please go here.

Tuesday, January 21st: Luther Jackson Middle School Parent Orientation

Thursday, January 23rd: PTA General Meeting, Cafeteria, 9:30 am

Monday and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th: No School for Students

February 14th: Empty Bowls, Full Hearts (*See above schedule.)

Falcon Feedback

To provide feedback directly to Ms. Hertzberg, please use the QR code, or click on this link. Thank you, in advance, for sharing your thinking!

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Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: January 11, 2020

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Volume 3, Issue 18; January 11, 2020

Happy New Year!

Welcome back, Flint Hill families! We are excited to embark on this new decade of learning, and at Flint Hill we are renaming it "The Rigorous Twenties!" Stay tuned for more information about our approach to cognitive rigor across all classrooms!

Tech Talk

The holidays often mean introducing new devices into our homes and into our children’s hands. As devices get more sophisticated, what should parents be thinking about before giving their children these new products?  

Check out this recent article from FCPS, in partnership with Fairfax County Government. 

Counselor Corner

Our Executive Function focus for the month of January is Staying on Track. With the new year just beginning, this is a great time to reflect and think about the things we want to accomplish moving forward. Often, we seek to set goals or resolutions, because in setting new goals, we hope to improve our life in some way. And, as with any goal or aspiration, we may face challenges, lose motivation, or fall back into old habits, but it is important to reflect on how we can stay the course and not forget what it is we want to accomplish!

To remain "on course" at school, we practice mindfulness. "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us." There are many benefits to incorporating mindfulness practices into the classroom, and throughout this month, we are working on teaching our students to take a few minutes each day to “check in” with themselves and reflect on their day. This small gesture can have a big impact in the classroom, as well as outside of school, and can lead to the following:

  • Increased focus and alertness
  • Thoughtful, productive, and positive interactions between peers and adults
  • Reduction of anxiety and stress
  • Self-awareness and understanding of feelings and emotions

To help our students practice mindfulness while they are at school, we emphasize slowing down and taking deep breaths. Mindful breathing allows us to focus attention on the present moment, leading to improved academic performance.

Are you interested in continuing mindful practices at home?  You can download a mindfulness toolkit here!

Need more help furthering executive functioning skills at home? Please contact our counselors, Amy Williams and Lorraine Tran for additional support!

Parent Resource Center Workshops 

Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities

The transition to kindergarten is a big one for children and can be even more so for students with disabilities. Please join us to discuss how parents can collaborate with FCPS to ensure their students have a smooth transition to Kindergarten.

Presentation Highlights:

  • How are special education services provided in Kindergarten?
  • What does the continuum of services look like?
  • Overview of the reevaluation process
  • What happens at the transition IEP?
  • Transportation for school age children

Presented by Kurt Soderstrom and Laurie Andrews, FCPS Special Education Preschool teachers.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 10 am-12 pm

Register for Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities

Mind in the Making Series

At this workshop, you will learn the research behind the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving these skills, the importance of them in children’s lives, and activities to promote these evidence-based executive functioning skills. *Registration includes attendance at all sessions, 6:30-8:30 pm

• Session 1: Introduction – January 16, 2020

• Session 2: Focus and Self-Control – January 23, 2020

• Session 3: Perspective Taking – January 30, 2020

• Session 4: Communicating – February 6, 2020

• Session 5: Making Connections – February 13, 2020

• Session 6: Critical Thinking – February 20, 2020

• Session 7: Taking on Challenges – February 27, 2020

• Session 8: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning – March 5, 2020

Register for the Mind in the Making Series

DedicatED Ready, Set, Read!

To enlighten you about some of the "hot topics" in education, here are a couple of articles for you to peruse:

What You Read (Last) Year 

Mindfulness, Play, and Motivation were at the top of the 2019 list!

What Will We Be Reading This Year

See if you agree with the selections!

(excerpted from Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2019-2020)

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Our gardens, much like our students, are resilient throughout the winter! Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for your support of our students as they collaborate with you to help grow these delicious veggies!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Please Mark Your Calendars!

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Wednesday, January 15th: Luther Jackson Level IV 6th Grade Student Visit

Tuesday, January 21st: Luther Jackson Middle School Parent Orientation

Thursday, January 23rd: PTA General Meeting, Cafeteria, 9:30 am

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Early Dismissal

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Two Hour Early Release

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a two hour early release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today. Flint Hill Elementary will dismiss at 1:35 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 students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule.

Our staff will ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students. 

Sincerely,

FHES Administration

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Falcon Flyer: December 22, 2019

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Volume 3, Issue 17; December 22, 2019

Wishing Our Flint Hill Family a Wonderful Winter Break!

Want to hear your goal oriented and resilient administrators sing their most recent holiday jingle? Click here! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, too! While some of our videos are unlisted, we will be using this medium to post more updates and helpful tips in the future!

See you in 2020!

Outstanding Employee Awards

Thank you to all our community members who nominated Flint Hill staff for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards Program!

The following are your nominees:

Outstanding Operational Employee: Lynne Kohls (Kindergarten IA)

Outstanding Professional Employee: Amy Williams (School Counselor)

Outstanding New Teacher (in first 3 years): Breann Grzankowski (4th grade)

Other nominees include:

  • Katie Hand (Special Education teacher)
  • Brittany Reiners (Kindergarten)
  • Jacqueline Radin (1st grade)
  • Ashley Attiliis (Fifth grade)

Outstanding Teacher: Heather Royston (3rd grade)

Other nominees include:

  • Sydney Miller (6th grade)
  • Brianna Burch (6th grade)
  • Suzanne Costanzo (Kindergarten)
  • Kara Strumsky (Kindergarten)
  • Susan Anderson-Muhs (Special Education teacher)

Outstanding New Principal (in first 3 years): Jennifer Hertzberg

Each category winner will be moving on to represent Flint Hill at the Pyramid level!

DedicatED: Winter Fun Edition!

If you plan on staying in the DC metro area for winter break, there are many fun things that you and your family--and your extended family--can do! Check out this link for some inspiration! No matter what you have planned, we hope that you have fun, take time to relax, and that you make many lasting memories. We look forward to hearing about your child's many adventures when he or she returns in January!

A Fond Farewell

The Flint Hill community wishes Shawn Atkins, Administrative Assistant, the very best as she continues her professional journey at Louise Archer Elementary School. While she will be missed here, she will always be a part of the Flint Hill family. Shawn worked at Flint Hill for 30 years, a true celebration of commitment to education and Fairfax County Public Schools.

Shawn was honored on Friday morning during a staff celebration. Thank you, Shawn!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Mrs. Esposito's first graders communicate their thinking about math snowman style!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

On Friday, Flint Hill staff members got into the holiday spirit by wearing their most festive pajamas!

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December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break

Thursday, January 9th - AAP Level IV Referral Forms due to the FHES and Mrs. Timm no later than 4:00 pm.

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Falcon Flyer: December 15, 2019

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Volume 3, Issue 16; December 15, 2019

Thank you for the cookies!

They will carry us into the last week of school before winter break!

To all who baked and contributed to this delicious treat for our staff, our stomachs thank you. We feel so appreciated!

Tech Talk

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and code.org, reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries! Flint Hill students participated in a schoolwide event last week, incorporating within the school day a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Fun and engagement was had by all!

Students in first, second, and third grade had the opportunity to work with volunteers from Accenture Federal. Mrs. Julie Clare, a Flint Hill parent, helped to organize this event to teach our students basic coding skills. Students worked with code.org activities and had a blast coding a dance party of animals who moved to their favorite songs, including working with characters from Frozen as well as Dr. Seuss' Grinch! 

Check out more coding activities on our Learning Links page! We look forward to continuing to code throughout the year. Ms. Stout, thank you for partnering with parents and organizations to provide opportunities, such as this one, to all students!

From Our Counselors

It is not uncommon for children to move from one thing to the next, and in the process, misplace or lose important materials at school, unintentionally not turn in assignments, leave clothes on the floor of their room, or even forget to brush their teeth. It is safe to say that most parents would like their children to be more organized and remain focused on assigned tasks. While there are children who are naturally more organized, there are many who have not yet developed these skills. How can we develop and support organizational skills that can help children be successful at school and at home?

Helping your child get organized at home does not have to be an overwhelming task. Using these three simple steps, you can easily break down tasks to help your child successfully follow-through with an assignment or requirement.

1. Getting organized requires all materials and items to have a home where they can be easily found and put away when they are no longer needed.  When items don’t have a specific spot and are placed in a pile or thrown in a corner, clutter inevitably forms which can become overwhelming for some children to navigate.

2. Staying focused means sticking with the task and learning to say "no" or move away from distractions. Finding a quiet spot to work away from distractions is a great way to accomplish any aim!

3. Getting it done means working until completion, checking one's work, and putting the finishing touches on an assignment. This is in addition to remembering to put an assignment in the right folder and placing the folder inside the backpack so it is accessible the next day. 

Once children know these steps and how to apply them, they will be better able to tackle tasks independently. Confidence and self-esteem are bolstered when children know what to expect and how to follow-through. An added bonus is that as accountability increases, reminders diminish, and your child will learn that they often will have additional free time once tasks are completed. It is a win-win for everyone!

If you have any questions, or would like further support to help your child with organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Mrs. Williams & Ms. Tran, FHES School Counselors

It's the Season for Music and Merriment!

Our Chorus sang their way through a Winter Renaissance, and many of our 5th and 6th grade Strings students were able to perform at the Region 1 holiday celebration for administrators. It is an understatement to say that we have a great music department, because they are not just great...they are amazing! Our music department supports one another and works tirelessly to promote and share their love for the arts with your children. Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Grant and Ms. Rogers, as well as Mr. Barger, for their efforts. We have some sincerely talented teachers and students!

DedicatED: Winter Fun Edition!

If you plan on staying in the DC metro area for winter break, there are many fun things that you and your family--and your extended family--can do! Check out this link for some inspiration! No matter what you have planned, we hope that you have fun, take time to relax, and that you make many lasting memories. We look forward to hearing about your child's many adventures when he or she returns in January!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Students in Ms. Alongi's 6th grade class are collaborators! They expanded their Readers Theater efforts to reflect a comprehensive performance, truly exercising their dramatic talents! 

Readers Theater is an integrated approach for involving students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.  It involves children in sharing literature, reading aloud, writing scripts, performing with a purpose, and working collaboratively (Scholastic.com). 

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Please Mark Your Calendars!

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December 20th: Pajama Day! (Appropriate attire expected; Remember to wear sneakers if you have P.E.)

December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break

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Safety and Kiss and Ride

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A Simple Request for Safety

Recently, we have noticed that many parents park on the street and pick their children up from the office, or the front of the school, in lieu of going through Kiss and Ride. We understand that this may be seen as means to save time and not wait on the Kiss and Ride line. However, it is quite dangerous for children to walk between buses and disregard teacher redirection and warning. We are requesting that all children who need to be picked-up, utilize the Kiss and Ride line to prevent car accidents and to protect the safety of students. Effective immediately, parents and students should refrain from walking in the bus lanes. Please refer to the illustration above for a better understanding of the line of sight from the bus driver's perspective.

Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of our most prized possessions, our students. We appreciate it!  

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Falcon Flyer: December 8, 2019

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Volume 3, Issue 15; December 8, 2019

Inclusion Week, 2019

Every child deserves to feel welcome, safe, and included at Flint Hill. While this statement underscores our efforts regarding Social and Emotional Learning, this year, our PTA, in support of our increasing focus on inclusion, kindness, and empathy, adopted an interactive program known as "Walk In My Shoes." For the first time, all students participated in a series of activities that enabled them to see the world from the perspective of students with disabilities or sensory issues.  

Not only does this program promote inclusion, but it empowers teachers and students to strengthen their classroom communities through discussion of what it means to include someone in an activity, how to use strengths to overcome challenges, and the ways in which students can respect and support all classmates.

Please note that this event is just one way we will continue to be intentional and maintain our aim of an enduring legacy for Flint Hill that promotes a caring and compassionate school climate where all students are valued and respected for who they are. 

We look forward to next year's event and to making this an annual tradition at Flint Hill. In the meantime, we hope you have had an opportunity to discuss this learning experience with your child. A special thanks to our PTA, each of our volunteers, and most especially to Liz Crimmins, Neera Datta, and Karyn Patino, who spearheaded this amazing effort!  

Tech Talk

This is a gentle reminder for parents that your child can access Lexia Core 5, PowerUp, and Typing Club from home. These are programs that are funded, in part, by you, our PTA. We can't thank you enough for your financial support, as well as for the support you demonstrate to your child by helping him or her find a balance between screen time and play/recharge time. 

Gift Card Collection for Families in Need

We are collecting gift cards to donate to families in need over the holiday season. If you are able to donate, we are looking for Giant, Target, and Walmart gift cards in any amount. Thank you for your help in brightening the holidays for those in need! All gift cards can be sent to the attention of our full-time counselor, Mrs. Williams.

Book Fair

Thank you to those who attended our family event on Friday, December 6th. Students can also purchase items on Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th, during school hours. All proceeds from the book fair directly support the library, and as we are considering ways to redesign our library for learning and collaboration, this year's funds will directly support our mural, furniture, and new books! Thank you for helping us update our shared space!

We are making our lists and checking them twice!

There are so many incredible books to choose from; please stop by to see what selections we have for children and adults!

DedicatED Teaching Kids Kindness Through the Holidays and Beyond

Posted 11/09/2018 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Resources

Every December when the twinkle lights go up and shoppers fill the malls, children across America start dreaming of all the holiday presents, delicious meals, and festive cheer they’ll soon enjoy. Unfortunately, not every child and family anticipates the winter holidays with hope, due to a range of circumstances and hardships. Amidst all the holiday hubbub, it’s important to take time out to show compassion for others and guide the kids in our lives to see beyond their own experiences and desires.

Help promote understanding and shape the next generation of compassionate people by teaching the kids in your life how to empathize with others. If you’re a parent, guardian, mentor, or even just a friend, you can take an active role in teaching empathy and showing more compassion towards others by setting an example for the kids in your life.

To read the remainder of this article, please click here.

Please see the calendar above to help you and your children partner for a season filled with kindness!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

This is a special tweet indeed! While Mrs. Kainth shares how her students document their thinking during a routine that requires no talking, Mr. Bechtle chimes in about how his second graders can collaborate with 4th grade to learn from one another about a critical time in Virginia's history!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Great news! Flint Hill Elementary School's events are now easily added to your own personal calendar. To find out how to download our calendar feed, please go here.

December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break

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Picture Retakes Tomorrow!

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One, Two, Three...Say Cheese!

If your child has not gotten his or her photo taken this year, or you would like a retake, they are being offered tomorrow, December 3rd, from 9 am to 12 pm.

...and...

We hope to see you soon at our book fair family event this Friday, after school. Book purchases will continue until 7 pm! Gifts that grow readers and give back to our school...what could be better?

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Falcon Flyer: November 24, 2019

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Volume 3, Issue 14; November 24, 2019

We Have Many Reasons to be Thankful...

and our number one reason begins and ends with our #FHESfamily.

As you know, we have a vision this year that is focused on grit, grace, and goals, and these tenets help us reach our aims associated with social and emotional learning, reify how we are creating thinkers and learners, and support our literacy objectives. There is, however, another "G" word that applies not only during this time of year, but throughout the year, as well.

"G" is also for gratitude. Gratitude is something we feel when we wake-up each day to teach your children. It is a blessing to not only love what you do, but to be able to do it in such a supportive environment. As a result of our partnership with our families, we are better able to nurture the success of all students here at Flint Hill. For that, we are quite grateful!

Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, good food, and great memories! Safe travels for those of you visiting family and friends far away. See you on Monday! 

 

This quote from children's book author, Helene Pam, perfectly summarizes how we feel about our garden and all those who carefully tend to it.

Thank you to our parents and members of Cub Scout Pack 987! Under the awesome leadership of Mr. Brett Leis, who modestly deflects attention, we had more than 30 parents and scouts come to help get our gardens ready for winter. They laid a new path around the chicken coop and filled it with bark chips to help cut down on the mud. An additional frame was built on top of the shed which is now ready for another roof top garden in spring. Our new Garden to Cafeteria signs were installed, beds were tidied, and the shed and greenhouse were cleaned and organized. Not only are we ready for winter, we are ready for spring! A huge thank you to all of the participants. They did a fabulous job and showed how much pride they take in our school gardens.

Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for this mention!

Tech Talk

We would like to encourage you to go "technology-free" this Thanksgiving break. Need help on disconnecting from your devices? Read this article. Disconnect to reconnect!  

Gift Card Collection for Families in Need

We are collecting gift cards to donate to families in need over the holiday season. If you are able to donate, we are looking for Giant, Target, and Walmart gift cards in any amount. Thank you for your help in brightening the holidays for those in need! All gift cards can be sent to the attention of our full-time counselor, Mrs. Williams.

Flint Hill’s Book Fair is coming! Students will browse the fair during school hours on Thursday and Friday, December 5th and 6th. Our family event is on Friday, December 6th, from 3:45 until 7:00 pm. Students can also purchase items on Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th, during school hours. All proceeds from the book fair directly support the library, and as we are considering ways to redesign our library for learning and collaboration, this year's funds will directly support our mural, furniture, and new books! Thank you for helping us update our shared space!

DedicatED Talking about Thanks and Giving

Posted by Bri DeRosa, from The Family Dinner Project

At the holidays, it’s more important than ever to remember to set aside time to talk about the concepts of thanks and giving. We often say “let’s give thanks” or “tell what you’re thankful for!” without giving much thought to whether our family members are really feeling thankful — or just going through the motions. We also might encourage gift-giving and receiving without remembering to reinforce what it actually means to have a giving spirit. Talking about thanks and giving can help your family tune in to the real meaning of the season.

Try these collections of conversation starters that we’ve created just for this time of year. From gratitude to generosity, they’re designed to cover all the big topics that are on everyone’s minds right now.

Looking for other ways to connect at Thanksgiving? Try this game!

We continue to highlight learning experiences that support the acquisition of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and skills across our classrooms.

Thank you, Mr. Dickenson, for making thinking visible in your classroom, all while supporting critical and creative learning experiences!

For more information on Portrait of a Graduate, ask your child how they are a communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed and resilient individual, or ethical and global citizen. Or, click here!

Please click on our hashtag, #FHESfamily, for more awesome highlights from Flint Hill! There are just too many to highlight them all!

Tweet, tweet, Flint Hill family! 

Turkey Trot Tuesday!

Our 10th annual Turkey Trot will be Tuesday, November 26th. The schedule is as follows:

Schedule

9:15-9:45: 5th grade

9:55-10:25: 6th grade

10:35-11:05: 4th grade

11:55-12:25: 3rd grade

12:30-1:00: 2nd grade

1:10-1:40: Kindergarten

1:50-2:20: 1st grade

Parents, you are welcome to run alongside your child!

Thank you, Ms. Landay and Ms. Wimer, our amazing PE teachers, for your orchestration of this fun event! Let's all run before we eat too much turkey!

Thank you for the Thanksgiving luncheon that was truly a feast. For those of you who believe that Thanksgiving food is delicious all year round, this lunch, brought to us by our first grade families, was no exception! 

A special thank you to Mrs. Molivadas and Mrs. Moore for their orchestration of this festive teacher appreciation luncheon!

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November 26th: Turkey Trot (See schedule above.)

November 27th-29th: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 6th: Book Fair Family Night (3:45-7:00 pm) 

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