Forest Edge -Last Day of School Information

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Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School

 

Tomorrow is the last day of school - please remember we will have an EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30.  

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - Quarter 4 Achievement Assembly Rescheduled

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End of Year Events

Forest Edge Families,

 

Since the 3-6 Achievement Assembly on June 4th was canceled due to the power outage, this assembly will now take place on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:30am. This assembly will only be for students in grades 3-5. 6th graders will receive their awards during their 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11th. 

The assemblies will be held in the gym. Please reach out with any questions and we appreciate your flexibility. We are looking forward to celebrating our students and all they have achieved this year!

 

Other Important End of Year Events

  • June 10th - Kindergarten Promotion
  • June 11th - 6th Grade Promotion
  • June 12th - LAST day of School - 2 Hour Early Release - dimissal beings at 1:35 PM
  • June 121th - Fourth Quarter Achievement Assembly Grades 3-5 @ 9:30am

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge -Field Day POSTPONED

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Field Day Has Been Postponed!

Dear Forest Edge Parents/Guardians,

Due to heavy rains expected this evening and into tomorrow, Field Day will be postponed until Friday, June 7th, 2024. 

The schedule will remain the same: 

  • K through 3rd will be in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00
  • 4th through 6th will be from 12:45-2:45. 

If you have any questions around this change, please feel free to email Megan Tipton at [email protected] or our PE teachers at [email protected] or [email protected].

 

Thank you,

Megan Tipton

Assitant Principal

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

 Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Yvanna Yearout for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

 Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - End of Year Events!

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End of Year Events

Hello Forest Edge Families

 

Fourth Quarter Achievement Assembly

June 4th

We have had an awesome school year.  We feel it is important for us to share and showcase the wonderful strides our students have made this school year. We are very proud of our school family, and we want you to share in our students’ spotlight. As a result, we will have our fourth quarter student assembly to acknowledge and celebrate our successes. Our first assembly is scheduled for June 4, 2024. Our Pk-2 grade assembly start time is 9:30 and our upper grades 3- 6 will start at 1:30. The assemblies will be held in the gym.

 

Other Important End of Year Events

  • May 29th - Spring Music Concert (evening)
  • June 4th - Achievement Ceremony (see above)
  • June 5th - Preschool Promotion
  • June 6th - Field Day!
  • June 10th - Kindergarten Promotion
  • June 11th - 6th Grade Promotion
  • June 12th - LAST day of School - 2 Hour Early Release - dimissal beings at 1:35 PM

 

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose3 weeks 5 days ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Dear Forest Edge Parents/Guardians,

 

On Thursday June 6th (rain date June 7th) Forest Edge will be celebrating the school year with our  Field Day!!  K through 3rd will be in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00 and 4th through 6th will be from 12:45-2:45.  We need your help and are seeking volunteers for both the morning and the afternoon sessions.  Forest Edge Staff and older students will mostly be running the stations. The role of the volunteer is simple, help out with making the station run smoothly. You are also more than welcome to participate in the stations; it is a lot of funBelow is the link to sign up.  We are looking to fill both the morning and afternoon sessions with most stations needing 2 volunteers.

 

Volunteer link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DA5AF2CA6F85-49797729-forest

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at  [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Thank you,

 

Mr. Winfree and Mr. Griffin

Family Liaison

Personal Background
Hi , my name is Huda Osman I am from Sudan, I came to the US in 2007
I am married and have three daughters in FCPS.  I speak Arabic and English.


Professional Background:

I graduated from school of medicine in Sudan in the year 2000,and I worked as a medical doctor for 6 years. Then I chose to stay home to be with my family raising my kids because I know the first years of the child's life are the most crucial.


Studying medicine and being a doctor has helped me a lot in understanding human beings and life and how nature is wonderful. From that one tiny cell a whole life is born full of wonders, excitement, hopes that can change the whole world.


Working in the medical field was a big way to help people {which I enjoyed} especially in a country like Sudan where the medical field is not updated and resources are not easy to reach.


I am currently training to be a family liaisonI i'll be using my experience and interpersonal skills as much as I can to help families in my community and all communities. I hope to bring about positive change.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

 Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Yvanna Yearout for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

 Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge -Field Day

Forest Edge News You Choose1 month ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Field Day is coming and we need YOUR help!

Dear Forest Edge Parents/Guardians,

 

On Thursday June 6th (rain date June 7th) Forest Edge will be celebrating the school year with our  Field Day!!  K through 3rd will be in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00 and 4th through 6th will be from 12:45-2:45.  We need your help and are seeking volunteers for both the morning and the afternoon sessions.  Forest Edge Staff and older students will mostly be running the stations. The role of the volunteer is simple, help out with making the station run smoothly. You are also more than welcome to participate in the stations; it is a lot of funBelow is the link to sign up.  We are looking to fill both the morning and afternoon sessions with most stations needing 2 volunteers.

 

Volunteer link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DA5AF2CA6F85-49797729-forest

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at  [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Thank you,

 

Mr. Winfree and Mr. Griffin

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose1 month 1 week ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Thank-you PTA and Families!

Dear Forest Edge PTA and Families.

A heartfelt thank-you for the delightful treats during Teacher Appreciation Week!  Your kindness and generosity have truly touched our hearts.  It's a joy to be part of such a supportive community, and your thoughtfulness means the world to us.  Here's to continuing to work together in nurturing our students.

With gratitude,

The Forest Edge Staff

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.

Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

 Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge -Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Forest Edge News You Choose1 month 2 weeks ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day - Wednesday, May 8th

This Wednesday, May 8, Forest Edge will be participating in Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day.   We’re trying to have as many students that can walk, bike, ride a scooter, roller skate, in-line skate, or any other way to roll to get to school.  The program’s intent is to encourage physical active, alternative commuter choices, and to build community.  It’s also a great opportunity to learn and promote safety.  We encourage everyone to wear a helmet when riding, use only the crosswalks, walk in groups with adults, and going on safe routes to the school.  Join in the fun with schools across the country!

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose1 month 2 weeks ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

No School - Friday, May 3rd

TOMORROW, Friday, May 3, is teacher workday; there is no school for students in observance of Orthodox Good Friday.

See the school year calendar.

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

 Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Get2Green Leader Enjoys All the Possibilities of Connecting Students with Nature

Erika Thompson has always loved spending time outside and growing plants. As an advanced academic resource teacher at Forest Edge Elementary School, she has found a way to combine that interest with her role as an educator through Get2Green

Last year, Forest Edge staff finalized plans to create an outdoor classroom and garden space, a space made possible by the PTA. Erika was asked by her administrators if she would help lead a team of teachers in this project. In October, volunteers assembled garden beds, storage sheds, and convertible benches for outdoor learning. 

“It was exciting to picture what this would bring to Forest Edge for our students, families, and staff,” Erika said. “When I was asked during the summer to become the Get2Green leader, I thought of all the possibilities for outdoor learning, growing plants, and becoming more connected with nature.”

 As a Get2Green leader, Erika has had access to resources to learn more about reducing waste, recycling, composting, and helping the school become more eco-friendly. The Get2Green leader position is new this year and was created to incentivize teachers to develop a culture of sustainability and student-led environmental action at all schools. Erika has formed a green team, led classes in green activities, and started a Green Team after-school club for fifth and sixth graders. 

“My most inspiring moment has been seeing our Forest Edge students’ smiling faces as they plant, water, and interact with nature,” Erika said. 

Students have planted marigolds, carrots, lettuce, and peas. “One student even shared, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever planted a seed!’ while skipping out to the garden,” she said. “They have loved watering the garden beds, using trowels to loosen the soil, and observing nature with magnifying glasses. Students are also really excited at the prospect of eating the carrots, lettuce, and peas after they grow.”

In addition to working in the garden, sixth graders recently completed a STEM activity to build bamboo trellises for sugar snap peas. “They collaborated to plan, design, and build their trellises and then place them into the garden beds,” Erika said. “They enjoyed building something that will have a lasting impact on our garden.” 

The Green Team is working to also beautify the school. After removing leaves and debris from garden beds in front of the school, they plan to plant annual flowers and perennial bulbs, as well as flowers and shrubs native to the area. 

“Our Green Team will also set up different bird feeders for our schoolyard birds,” she added. “This May, we also plan to have our kindergartners plant pumpkin seeds. We will harvest them with next year’s kindergarteners. We will also connect with our families to see what types of vegetables and herbs are grown in their home countries. We have so many fun plans to look forward to!”

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Kudos to all of our presenters at the Show What You Know Expo! We loved learning about your interests and hobbies. Special thank you to Erika Thompson, Khairina Worthey, and our amazing community of parent volunteers for making it happen. 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher or counselor, Sarah Zamfir. 

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - Principal Process Info Meeting - Happening NOW

Forest Edge News You Choose2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Principal Process Info Meeting - Happening NOW!

Dear Forest Edge Elementary School Parents, Staff and Community Members:

We are beginning the search for a new principal for Forest Edge Elementary School. An important step in this procedure is to inform parents, staff, and community members about the principal selection process. An important meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. The information to log into the meeting is below.

Join URL: 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95400906303?pwd=QlNOdGJvczB2VFNaZk1FM1BYbXBxQT09&from=addon 

Meeting ID: 954 0090 6303
Passcode: 075713

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Show What You Know - April 15th

Come check out the 2024 Show What You Know expo on Monday, April 15th from 6:30-7:30pm at Forest Edge. There will be lots to explore!

Don't worry about dinner that night... Pizza and snacks will be on sale to benefit the 6th grade celebration. And YES, you can help! Please click below to volunteer (middle and high schoolers are welcome to sign up for service hours). 

 

Link to volunteer signup: https://fees.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=&signup=j_UeIjBWQ_Kie_bF2KXu4HN___52d7J953___nFP7JkH

Spring Picture Day - April 16th

 

What to Expect on Picture Day:

  1. When an order is placed online, the parent/guardian will receive a camera pass via email. This can either be printed or texted to the student and brought to picture day. The photographer will photograph the printed camera pass along with the student.
  2. If a student is not able to print their camera pass, that is not a problem. We will match up the student to their order manually in the production process.
  3. A parent may order from the flyer up until 24 hours after picture day. After 24 hours, the online ordering access may close. This will allow our imaging team to "Pull" all orders submitted and match them with the students photographed.
  4. When pictures are returned to school, all students that purchased pictures will receive their prepaid package. Any student that was photographed but did not order a package, will receive a "Proof" (PX) of their picture that was taken on picture day.

All proof packages offer parents a second opportunity to order prints. All orders are subject to shipping and handling costs of up to $8.50 and will be shipped directly to home.

 

How to Access School Picture day Flyer

Access the site by clicking here: www.pictureportal.org or copy and paste this into your Chrome browser. Be sure to bookmark this for easy use in the future. Google Chrome is the required browser to run this site, when logging in if you do not have Chrome you can safely download it from the link on the login page.

Then click on Photo Events on the left menu. Find the event for your upcoming picture day (school pictures, class groups, etc.). Click the View (first icon) to download the Flyer or to resend the email for your web banner link.

If you do not have your login information, on the login screen you can click Forgot Password to have your password reset and emailed to you.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - No School Tomorrow

Forest Edge News You Choose2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

School Holiday Tomorrow 4/10

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday; all schools and offices will be closed for Eid al-Fitr Holiday. 

See the school year calendar

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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Forest Edge News You Choose2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUI. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.

للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Solar Eclipse - April 8th

Dear Forest Edge families,

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8th, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County.  The eclipse will begin in our area at approximately 2:04 PM and end approximately 4:32 PM, with maximum eclipse occuring around 3:20 pm.  

 It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.
  • At Forest Edge, we will not send our students outside to view the eclipse.  

To safely capture this teaching moment, our students and staff will be provided with the NASA livestream link as an option to indirectly view the eclipse in their classrooms.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

If you plan on taking your child out of school early for this event please fill out our Attendance Form before 12:00 pm on Monday, April 8. Thank you!

Spring Picture Day - April 16th

 

What to Expect on Picture Day:

  1. When an order is placed online, the parent/guardian will receive a camera pass via email. This can either be printed or texted to the student and brought to picture day. The photographer will photograph the printed camera pass along with the student.
  2. If a student is not able to print their camera pass, that is not a problem. We will match up the student to their order manually in the production process.
  3. A parent may order from the flyer up until 24 hours after picture day. After 24 hours, the online ordering access may close. This will allow our imaging team to "Pull" all orders submitted and match them with the students photographed.
  4. When pictures are returned to school, all students that purchased pictures will receive their prepaid package. Any student that was photographed but did not order a package, will receive a "Proof" (PX) of their picture that was taken on picture day.

All proof packages offer parents a second opportunity to order prints. All orders are subject to shipping and handling costs of up to $8.50 and will be shipped directly to home.

 

How to Access School Picture day Flyer

Access the site by clicking here: www.pictureportal.org or copy and paste this into your Chrome browser. Be sure to bookmark this for easy use in the future. Google Chrome is the required browser to run this site, when logging in if you do not have Chrome you can safely download it from the link on the login page.

Then click on Photo Events on the left menu. Find the event for your upcoming picture day (school pictures, class groups, etc.). Click the View (first icon) to download the Flyer or to resend the email for your web banner link.

If you do not have your login information, on the login screen you can click Forgot Password to have your password reset and emailed to you.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

Show What You Know!

Show What You Know

Monday, April 15th, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

 

It’s time for Forest Edge’s annual Show What You Know Expo! Students in all grade levels are invited to showcase their learning and knowledge in a particular subject area with their peers and their families. Participants may choose any topic they wish - sports, science, nature, books, games - anything! The primary objective is to have fun, share information with others, and feel a sense of pride for a job well done. View more details and register online at https://fees.ptboard.com/ or complete the paper form in your student's Friday Folder.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

Elementary Institute for the Arts  

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify.

Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

 

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, March 15th - Annual Lake Anne vs. Forest Edge Basketball Game
  • March 25th - April 2nd - Spring Break
  • Wednesday, April 10th - Eid - No School
  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

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Forest Edge - Last Chance Family Engagment Survey

Forest Edge News You Choose3 months ago

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Family Engagement Survey!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

 

We need your help, the FCPS Family Engagement Survey ends tomorrow and we’ve only had 77 responses out of approximately 340 families.  We understand the survey is long, but we want your feedback.  To make Forest Edge even better we need to know what changes you’d like to see in order to make improvements.  Please note, if you have students in middle and high school, each school requires a different survey.  So, if you’ve filled one out for Hughes, that does not count towards Forest Edge. 

 

We’d like to see a 50% response rate and we’re counting on you.  Please see the information and link below to take the Family Engagement Survey.

 

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - Lights, Camera, Action- Take 28

Forest Edge News You Choose3 months 1 week ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Basketball Game TONIGHT! ✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Show What You Know!

Show What You Know

Monday, April 15th, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

 

It’s time for Forest Edge’s annual Show What You Know Expo! Students in all grade levels are invited to showcase their learning and knowledge in a particular subject area with their peers and their families. Participants may choose any topic they wish - sports, science, nature, books, games - anything! The primary objective is to have fun, share information with others, and feel a sense of pride for a job well done. View more details and register online at https://fees.ptboard.com/ or complete the paper form in your student's Friday Folder.

Where's the Math?

Each week we will share a new image in News You Choose.  Because math is everywhere, each image has some math to discover!

  • With your child/children, think about…
    • What are you noticing in the image?
    • What math do you see in the image?
    • What math questions might you ask?
    • What math questions can you answer?
  • ArrayChat Questions
    • How many do you see?
    • How do you see them?
    • What number sentences/equations can you use with this image?

See this week's picture below.

Elementary Institute for the Arts  

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify.

Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

 

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Every month a committee selects CARES of the Month recipients – one from each of the regions and one from central office. These employees are recognized in-person at their worksite, on the FCPS website, and receive a certificate and engraved enamel pin.

 

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. Anybody may submit an FCPS CARES for an employee through filling out the form at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employeerecognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

  • Friday, March 15th - Annual Lake Anne vs. Forest Edge Basketball Game
  • March 25th - April 2nd - Spring Break
  • Wednesday, April 10th - Eid - No School
  • Friday, May 3rd - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 27th - No School Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - We Need Your Help

Forest Edge News You Choose3 months 1 week ago

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

Family Engagement Survey!

We need your help Forest Edge Families.  There is one week left to complete the Family Engagement Survey and to date, we've only had 43 responses out of approximately 340 families.  In order for Froest Edge to make improvements, we need your feedback.  Please review the information below and complete the Forest Edge Family Engagment Survey before Friday 3/22.

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. All responses are confidential. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

Forest Edge - UPDATED LINKS 6th Grade Basketball Event!

Forest Edge News You Choose3 months 2 weeks ago

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للحصول على نسخة مترجمة من هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، يرجى النقر هنا. انقر بعد ذلك على أيقونة اللغة في الزاوية اليسرى العليا لاختيار لغتك المفضلة.

6th Grade Basketball Game - UPDATED LINKS BELOW

Basketball Game is NEXT FRIDAY!

It's almost time for our annual Basketball Game vs. Lake Anne.  Come out to see our Teachers and 6th Graders take on their Lake Anne counterparts.  

 

*****UPDATED LINKS BELOW*****

With about a week until game time, here's your pre-game checklist:

 

  1. Buy Tickets: Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance HERE.  Tickets are also available at the door.  Spend less time in line and order in advance!
  2. Buy Pizza: Whole pizzas are available for pre-order and can be picked up at either 6:15pm or 7:15pm. A limited number of pizzas will be available on site and sold by the slice. We recommend pre-ordering for the best value and guarantee that you'll have what you want. Click here to pre-order.
  3. Volunteer: We can't hold this event without your help. Sign up here for a 60 minute volunteer slot.  Parents from all grades are encouraged to sign up - this allows 6th Grade parents to watch their child play.  High School student volunteers are also welcome - get those service hours!
  4. Donate: Can't donate your time?  Consider donating items for our concessions sales Click here to donate through Amazon.

Any questions?  Contact Kristan at [email protected]

1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 703.925.8000

Attendance: 703.925.8080 | Web | Twitter

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