Franklin Sherman Flash - February 20

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 days 13 hours ago

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

 

What a great last week filled with spirit, a two-hour delay, and so many great engaging lessons. I loved walking the halls and seeing the pjs, Valentine’s colors, and the Franklin Sherman spirit day. Staff had some great outfits as well. I am not sure anyone can top Mrs. Stedham’s hair for crazy hair day!! I also stopped by several classrooms to see some project based learning and interactive language arts lessons. This is such a wonderful staff who really goes above and beyond to create engaging lessons.

We also brought back our staff chili cook off this week. It was a tough competition but Mr. Ralston took home 1st, Ms. Stoermann 2nd, and 3rd place went to Mrs. Borders. Feel free to reach out and ask them for their delicious recipes! Mr. Ralston won over the crowd with his secret ingredient of chocolate! 

I will be holding a principal coffee on February 29th from 9:30-10 a.m. If you plan to attend and have a question or comment you’d like to make sure I cover, please let me know by completing this short form:

 

Principal's Coffee

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

February  Black History Month

February 21  Yearbook Club Photo Day

February 29  Principals Coffee

March 5  Student Holiday

March 7  PTA Meeting

March 10  Daylight Savings Begins - Spring Forward

March 14  Pi Night

March 22  End of Q3

March 25-29  Spring Break

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents

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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.

 

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Important Forms for SY 2024-25

If you will be moving out of the area or transferring to another school, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form (IT-110) for 2024-25 and email to Ann Rajabi by March 1. We need this information to plan for staffing for the new school year. This form should also be completed for rising 7th graders if they will not be attending an FCPS middle school.

The Survey of Preschool Children form (IT-112)should be submitted if you have a child who will be entering kindergarten this fall, please complete this form and email it to Ann Rajabi by March 31.

 

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Author Visit March 7

Stuart Gibbs, the author of the Bestselling series Spy School is coming to Franklin Sherman on March 7, 2024. He is a very prolific writer and his style is described as “fun and fast-paced”.

Gibbs is hugely appealing to our youth. He has several other series published such as The Fun Jungle , Once Upon a Tim, The Last Musketeer, The Moon Base Alpha and The Charlie Thorne Series. In that same week, his third graphic novel, Evil Spy School, will be released.

Students will be able to preorder these and have them autographed by Mr. Gibbs when he is here. Please look for more information coming soon with details for pre-purchasing his books.

In the meantime, please encourage your children to read as many of his books as they can. Also, have them visit his official website to learn more about him. They can prepare their questions and put them in the envelope provided to them in the classroom.

As we get closer to the event, we will share more information as needed. 

 

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Pictures from Around Franklin Sherman Go Green for Panda Pride Day

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Wacky Hair Day

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News from FCPS

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Pi Night is Coming: 3/14 (of course!)

6 - 7:30 pm at Franklin Sherman

We are thrilled to invite you to Franklin Sherman's Pi Night celebration to honor the mathematical constant π--and indulge in some delicious pies! We have an exciting line-up of activities that we hope will inspire and entertain both math enthusiasts and pie lovers alike, including:

• Math Maze 
• Pi Memorization Contest
• Math Trivia
• Pi Crafts
• Explore Pi
• Of course, pies! Including Pizza pies!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of mathematics and the deliciousness of pie! We look forward to seeing you on March 14 for this very special event!

 

Join the PTA Board

Work with other dedicated parents to foster our strong school community; bring much-needed resources to support Franklin Sherman; and offer enriching programs, events, and activities for our students and families.

The following positions are available for the 2024-25 school year:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • VP, Fundraising
  • VP, Programs
  • Secretary

We also are seeking help with Web design, social media, philanthropy, Food Bus, and dine-out fundraisers. If you can help in any of these areas, we would greatly appreciate your support. We have experienced current and former Board members who can answer questions and help get you settled into your role, in whatever capacity you would like to serve. Please reach out to Melissa Vayra at [email protected] if you can help.

 

Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

May 17, 2024

 

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FCPS Cares Program

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the outstanding work of FCPS and specifically Franklin Sherman.

FCPS Cares Program

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive and Translation Available On Our Website

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Franklin Sherman Flash - February 12

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter1 week 3 days ago

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

 

I have been continuing my morning meeting visits this past week in 4th and 6th grade. I saw a “no talk toss” in 4th and watched the 6th graders attempt another tossing game where both focused on the importance of building relationships with one another and silently or loudly cheering each other on. I also joined a 6th grade class where students were given an opportunity to create slide decks to share with the class. I love the idea of building leadership within the students and allowing them the chance to lead their peers. It was to no surprise that Taylor Swift lyrics made their way into the presentation but I think I won some cool points for knowing the song. 

Thursday night was the PTA meeting where it was fantastic to have another opportunity to get to meet more of the community members. As many of you noted in your survey to me when I first began, Franklin Sherman is an intimate, caring, and welcoming community. It was great to be able to discuss current issues such as the boundary change and adding back in fun events such as spirit week. 

There are many students and staff in pajamas today. It’s great to see so much spirit! Please encourage your student to dress to impress this week with our week of spirit days. 

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

February  Black History Month

February 12-16  Spirit Week

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

February 21  Yearbook Club Photo Day

February 29  Principals Coffee

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents

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Spirit Week

It's Spirit Week at Franklin Sherman!! All students are invited to participate during the week of February 12-16.

  • Monday,  - Pajama Day
  • Tuesday - College Day
  • Wednesday - Red, White, and Pink!
  • Thursday - Wacky Hair & Socks Day
  • Friday - Can't Hide Our Panda Pride Day - Go Green!

 

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Student's Intention Form for the Next School Year

The information on this form is important because staffing is based on enrollment and state regulations require that we determine the educational intentions of students leaving FCPS.

 

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Author Visit March 7

Stuart Gibbs, the author of the Bestselling series Spy School is coming to Franklin Sherman on March 7, 2024. He is a very prolific writer and his style is described as “fun and fast-paced”.

Gibbs is hugely appealing to our youth. He has several other series published such as The Fun Jungle , Once Upon a Tim, The Last Musketeer, The Moon Base Alpha and The Charlie Thorne Series. In that same week, his third graphic novel, Evil Spy School, will be released.

Students will be able to preorder these and have them autographed by Mr. Gibbs when he is here. Please look for more information coming soon with details for pre-purchasing his books.

In the meantime, please encourage your children to read as many of his books as they can. Also, have them visit his official website to learn more about him. They can prepare their questions and put them in the envelope provided to them in the classroom.

As we get closer to the event, we will share more information as needed. 

 

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Pictures from Around Franklin Sherman 100th Day of School

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News from FCPS

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Join the PTA Board

Work with other dedicated parents to foster our strong school community; bring much-needed resources to support Franklin Sherman; and offer enriching programs, events, and activities for our students and families.

The following positions are available for the 2024-25 school year:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • VP, Fundraising
  • VP, Programs
  • Secretary

We also are seeking help with Web design, social media, philanthropy, Food Bus, and dine-out fundraisers. If you can help in any of these areas, we would greatly appreciate your support. We have experienced current and former Board members who can answer questions and help get you settled into your role, in whatever capacity you would like to serve. Please reach out to Melissa Vayra at [email protected] if you can help.

 

Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders New Student Registration is Open for the 2024-2025 School Year

Registration is available online or you can pick-up paperwork in our front office.

Required documents for registration:

  • Proof of residency: A deed, lease agreement
  • Proof of birth: Original birth certificate
  • Health documentation: A certificate of physical examination including required screenings completed within the last 12 months prior to starting school by a US licensed physician.

 

  Kent Gardens Boundary Update

As previously communicated, FCPS made its recommendation for a boundary adjustment to address the overcrowding issue at Kent Gardens and  recommended "Scenario B".  Scenario B reassigns an estimated 380 students among five elementary schools. A map of affected homes can be found here (scroll to Scenario B).

  • Rising Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be reassigned to attend the newly assigned school for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students have the option to attend the newly assigned school or remain at their prior assigned school for the 2024-25 school year and until they matriculate to middle school.

The adopted phasing plan allows students/caregivers the option to remain at their current school or change schools now, addressing the different perspectives voiced in public feedback. It also considers the needs of older elementary school students who were in school during COVID, and another change may be stressful. The phasing plan allows continuity for students enrolled in the French Immersion program at Kent Gardens, which starts at first grade. 

Students that are involved in phasing over the next several years will be provided bus transportation to their elementary school.  Please understand that with a current shortage of bus drivers in our area and the requirement of additional bus runs to accommodate phasing, your patience will be required as all of these new runs are established.  We need those that are involved in the affected neighborhoods to fill out the form indicating which school your child will attend by the February deadline so our transportation staff has maximum planning time.

The McLean Elementary Boundary Webpage will continue to be updated with important news going forward. 

 

 

Message From Longfellow MS

It was so nice meeting many of our rising 7th graders, parents, & guardians during curriculum night!  We hope that you were able to learn about the curriculum, course offerings, and connect with staff & students. If you were unable to attend, no worries!  You can access all our presentations on the LMS Academic Advising website!

Please be on the lookout for future programs and activities to ensure a smooth transition for all rising 7th grade students!

Thank you and we look forward to fostering healthy partnerships with every one of you.

 

 

Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

May 17, 2024

 

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FCPS Cares Program

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the outstanding work of FCPS and specifically Franklin Sherman.

FCPS Cares Program

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive and Translation Available On Our Website

6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - February 5

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 weeks 3 days ago

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

This week was filled with many exciting after school programs for Franklin Sherman. I had the pleasure on Wednesday to hear our band and strings assembly during the day for the upper grade students and at night for the families. Ms. Nevils, Mr. Gurian, and Dr. Robertson did a fantastic job getting students ready and were able to bring back our winter concert this year to Franklin Sherman! Bravo to all of the hard work that goes into preparing for a concert and thank you to the parents who help encourage your children to practice at home. I also had the pleasure of enjoying the tradition of CultureFest. It was wonderful to experience so many cultures and give the students a learning opportunity. As one student said, he set the world record for traveling around the world on Friday night! Thank you to the PTA who runs this event and all of the parent volunteers who made the night appear seamless and filled with laughter and fun. Mr. Roland and I left stuffed and happy to be part of such a wonderful community. 

I continued my morning meeting drop in visits this week and was so thrilled to end my week in a kindergarten classroom where we relaxed on the carpet and watched a live Panda News Network. I love this age where children want to share just about anything. I heard about pets, what they were looking forward to at CultureFest, and many more other exciting pieces of news. 

I look forward to another week of morning meeting drop ins and times to connect with the community. We have a PTA meeting this Thursday at 6:30-7:30. Pizza and childcare are provided. I will also have a parent coffee coming up on February 29th at 9:30. As always, my door is always open.

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

February 8  100th Day of School

February 8  PTA Meeting

February 12-16  Spirit Week

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

February 21  Yearbook Club Photo Day

February 29  Principals Coffee

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents

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Spirit Week

We will have a school wide celebration of spirit during the week of February 12-16.  All students are invited to participate.

  • Monday - Pajama Day
  • Tuesday - College Day
  • Wednesday - Red, White, and Pink!
  • Thursday - Wacky Hair & Socks Day
  • Friday - Can't Hide Our Panda Pride Day - Go Green!

 

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Author Visit March 7

Stuart Gibbs, the author of the Bestselling series Spy School is coming to Franklin Sherman on March 7, 2024. He is a very prolific writer and his style is described as “fun and fast-paced”.

Gibbs is hugely appealing to our youth. He has several other series published such as The Fun Jungle , Once Upon a Tim, The Last Musketeer, The Moon Base Alpha and The Charlie Thorne Series. In that same week, his third graphic novel, Evil Spy School, will be released.

Students will be able to preorder these and have them autographed by Mr. Gibbs when he is here. Please look for more information coming soon with details for pre-purchasing his books.

In the meantime, please encourage your children to read as many of his books as they can. Also, have them visit his official website to learn more about him. They can prepare their questions and put them in the envelope provided to them in the classroom.

As we get closer to the event, we will share more information as needed. 

 

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Franklin Sherman is at the Dulles Airport Youth Art Walk 

For the second year in a row, the Mclean Project for the Arts, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Fairfax County Public Schools teamed up to create an art exhibit at Dulles Airport. 

Students from a few schools in Fairfax County had art chosen for the exhibit.  The art displayed at the airport can be seen by more than 35 000 daily travelers passing through and will remain on display until summer.

Congratulations to the 7 students from Franklin Sherman whose art is part of the exhibit.  If you are at Dulles, please make sure you go to the second floor of the main terminal near the ticketing counters to look for the exhibit.

 

Be sure to make time to go with your family to see our students’ artwork!!

 

 

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Pictures from Around Franklin Sherman Band and Strings Concert

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Morning Meeting

 

Family CultureFest

 

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News from FCPS

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Superintendent to Present Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Join the PTA Board

Work with other dedicated parents to foster our strong school community; bring much-needed resources to support Franklin Sherman; and offer enriching programs, events, and activities for our students and families.

The following positions are available for the 2024-25 school year:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • VP, Fundraising
  • VP, Programs
  • Secretary

We also are seeking help with Web design, social media, philanthropy, Food Bus, and dine-out fundraisers. If you can help in any of these areas, we would greatly appreciate your support. We have experienced current and former Board members who can answer questions and help get you settled into your role, in whatever capacity you would like to serve. Please reach out to Melissa Vayra at [email protected] if you can help.

 

PTA Meeting with Principal Thomas

February 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

Franklin Sherman Cafeteria

Join us this Thursday evening and hear from Franklin Sherman's new principal, Farris Thomas, who will join us as the meeting's featured speaker. This is a great opportunity to meet Principal Thomas and ask questions. Free babysitting and pizza will be available in the gym for children ages 3+.

  Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders New Student Registration is Open for the 2024-2025 School Year

Registration is available online or you can pick-up paperwork in our front office.

Required documents for registration:

  • Proof of residency: A deed, lease agreement
  • Proof of birth: Original birth certificate
  • Health documentation: A certificate of physical examination including required screenings completed within the last 12 months prior to starting school by a US licensed physician.

 

  Kent Gardens Boundary Update

As previously communicated, FCPS made its recommendation for a boundary adjustment to address the overcrowding issue at Kent Gardens and  recommended "Scenario B".  Scenario B reassigns an estimated 380 students among five elementary schools. A map of affected homes can be found here (scroll to Scenario B).

  • Rising Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be reassigned to attend the newly assigned school for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students have the option to attend the newly assigned school or remain at their prior assigned school for the 2024-25 school year and until they matriculate to middle school.

The adopted phasing plan allows students/caregivers the option to remain at their current school or change schools now, addressing the different perspectives voiced in public feedback. It also considers the needs of older elementary school students who were in school during COVID, and another change may be stressful. The phasing plan allows continuity for students enrolled in the French Immersion program at Kent Gardens, which starts at first grade. 

Students that are involved in phasing over the next several years will be provided bus transportation to their elementary school.  Please understand that with a current shortage of bus drivers in our area and the requirement of additional bus runs to accommodate phasing, your patience will be required as all of these new runs are established.  We need those that are involved in the affected neighborhoods to fill out the form indicating which school your child will attend by the February deadline so our transportation staff has maximum planning time.

The McLean Elementary Boundary Webpage will continue to be updated with important news going forward. 

 

 

Message From Longfellow MS

It was so nice meeting many of our rising 7th graders, parents, & guardians during curriculum night!  We hope that you were able to learn about the curriculum, course offerings, and connect with staff & students. If you were unable to attend, no worries!  You can access all our presentations on the LMS Academic Advising website!

Please be on the lookout for future programs and activities to ensure a smooth transition for all rising 7th grade students!

Thank you and we look forward to fostering healthy partnerships with every one of you.

 

 

Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

May 17, 2024

 

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FCPS Cares Program

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the outstanding work of FCPS and specifically Franklin Sherman.

FCPS Cares Program

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive and Translation Available On Our Website

6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Upcoming Community PTA Events

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News from Our PTA- Upcoming Community Events  Family CultureFest on February 2

Our eagerly-anticipated Family CultureFest is almost here! Join us on Friday evening as we tour 14 countries via the table displays created by our very own Franklin Sherman families. Sample delicious food, play games, and learn about some of the many rich cultures of the families at our school.

Many thanks to those who have volunteered to host a table or to help with set up and clean up! This event wouldn't be possible without the time, energy, creativity, and hard work of our participating families. We would greatly appreciate a few more volunteers to help with set up and clean up, to make the event run smoothly.

Please note that this is NOT a drop-off event. All children should be supervised by an adult. Because we anticipate high attendance, we must limit the invitation to Franklin Sherman families and those being rezoned from Kent Gardens. 

Our sincere thanks again for your support; we can't wait to see you on Friday! If you have questions, please feel to contact Ben Moore at [email protected].

 

PTA Meeting: February 8th 6:30-7:30 Childcare & Pizza Provided 

Coffee with the Principal: February 29 9:30-10 

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - January 29

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

 

Last week was a short week and  we were excited to be back at school after our first snow days in more than two years!  We hope that all of our families enjoyed their time together and all the beautiful snow we received.

I had the pleasure of joining students and staff in their morning meeting routines and getting to learn some new breathing activities to help us regulate our emotions. 

We have two big events this week. Band & Strings concert will be held this Wednesday and our PTA Family Culturefest night will be this Friday. I look forward to seeing students and families at these two great events. 

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

January 31  Band and Strings Concerts

February 2  Family CultureFest

February 8  100th Day of School

February 8  PTA Meeting

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Band and Strings Concerts

Join our Band and Strings student musicians for two short performances in the cafeteria on the evening of Wednesday, January 31. The band performance starts at 6:00 p.m., and the strings performance starts at 7:00 p.m. If your student is in one of these ensembles, you will receive additional communication from their director about when they will need to arrive and what they will need to wear for concert attire.

 

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New Student Registration is Open for the 2024-2025 School Year

Registration is available online or you can pick-up paperwork in our front office.

Required documents for registration:

  • Proof of residency: A deed, lease agreement
  • Proof of birth: Original birth certificate
  • Health documentation: A certificate of physical examination including required screenings completed within the last 12 months prior to starting school by a US licensed physician.

 

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News from FCPS

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Family CultureFest on February 2

Our eagerly-anticipated Family CultureFest is almost here! Join us on Friday evening as we tour 14 countries via the table displays created by our very own Franklin Sherman families. Sample delicious food, play games, and learn about some of the many rich cultures of the families at our school.

Many thanks to those who have volunteered to host a table or to help with set up and clean up! This event wouldn't be possible without the time, energy, creativity, and hard work of our participating families. We would greatly appreciate a few more volunteers to help with set up and clean up, to make the event run smoothly.

Please note that this is NOT a drop-off event. All children should be supervised by an adult. Because we anticipate high attendance, we must limit the invitation to Franklin Sherman families and those being rezoned from Kent Gardens. 

Our sincere thanks again for your support; we can't wait to see you on Friday! If you have questions, please feel to contact Ben Moore at [email protected].

  Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

Top of Page

 

Reminders Kent Gardens Boundary Update

As previously communicated, FCPS made its recommendation for a boundary adjustment to address the overcrowding issue at Kent Gardens and  recommended "Scenario B".  Scenario B reassigns an estimated 380 students among five elementary schools. A map of affected homes can be found here (scroll to Scenario B).

  • Rising Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be reassigned to attend the newly assigned school for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students have the option to attend the newly assigned school or remain at their prior assigned school for the 2024-25 school year and until they matriculate to middle school.

The adopted phasing plan allows students/caregivers the option to remain at their current school or change schools now, addressing the different perspectives voiced in public feedback. It also considers the needs of older elementary school students who were in school during COVID, and another change may be stressful. The phasing plan allows continuity for students enrolled in the French Immersion program at Kent Gardens, which starts at first grade. 

Students that are involved in phasing over the next several years will be provided bus transportation to their elementary school.  Please understand that with a current shortage of bus drivers in our area and the requirement of additional bus runs to accommodate phasing, your patience will be required as all of these new runs are established.  We need those that are involved in the affected neighborhoods to fill out the form indicating which school your child will attend by the February deadline so our transportation staff has maximum planning time.

The McLean Elementary Boundary Webpage will continue to be updated with important news going forward. 

 

 

Message From Longfellow MS

It was so nice meeting many of our rising 7th graders, parents, & guardians during curriculum night!  We hope that you were able to learn about the curriculum, course offerings, and connect with staff & students. If you were unable to attend, no worries!  You can access all our presentations on the LMS Academic Advising website!

Please be on the lookout for future programs and activities to ensure a smooth transition for all rising 7th grade students!

Thank you and we look forward to fostering healthy partnerships with every one of you.

 

 

Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

May 17, 2024

 

Top of Page

 

FCPS Cares Program

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the outstanding work of FCPS and specifically Franklin Sherman.

FCPS Cares Program

 

Top of Page

 

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6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

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Franklin Sherman Flash - January 22

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

It was bit of a unique start last week with all of the snow days, but I appreciate all of the warm welcomes I received from staff, students, and the community. It was fun to join students for a live broadcast of the Panda News this week!

I am looking forward to starting to join each class in the upcoming weeks for their morning meetings. Morning meetings are a valuable time for students to build relationships and work on their social emotional skills. 

This week we also have the open house Thursday at 3 for any new families that would like to attend with their students. The staff is looking forward to sharing all of the reasons that we love Franklin Sherman ES so much. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me and I would be happy to setup a time to meet with families on an individual basis. Thank you for your support and partnership. 

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

January 25  Q2 End and 2 Hour Early Release

January 25  Boundary Change Open Houses

January 26  Student Holiday

February 2  Family CultureFest

February 7  100th Day of School

February 8  PTA Meeting

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Lost and Found: Winter Cleaning

Your Stuff Misses YOU TOO!

Monday, January 22nd, and Tuesday, January 23rd the Lost and Found is OPEN and will be in the school main lobby from 9 a.m till 4:30 p.m.

Parents are welcome to swing by the school on these two days to claim any missing item(s) from their household.

All unclaimed belongings will be donated to the McLean Baptist Church, Share Clothing Room.

 

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Message from Longfellow MS

It was so nice meeting many of our rising 7th graders, parents, & guardians during curriculum night!  We hope that you were able to learn about the curriculum, course offerings, and connect with staff & students. If you were unable to attend, no worries!  You can access all our presentations on the LMS Academic Advising website!

Please be on the lookout for future programs and activities to ensure a smooth transition for all rising 7th grade students!

Thank you and we look forward to fostering healthy partnerships with every one of you.

 

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Kent Gardens Boundary Update

As previously communicated, FCPS made its recommendation for a boundary adjustment to address the overcrowding issue at Kent Gardens and  recommended "Scenario B".  Scenario B reassigns an estimated 380 students among five elementary schools. A map of affected homes can be found here (scroll to Scenario B).

  • Rising Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be reassigned to attend the newly assigned school for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students have the option to attend the newly assigned school or remain at their prior assigned school for the 2024-25 school year and until they matriculate to middle school.

Open Houses for each elementary school will be held on January 25th at 3PM (for prospective new students to each school due to the boundary changes). Parents and students are welcome! 

Chesterbrook ES-  1753 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Churchill Road ES-  7100 Churchill Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Haycock ES-   6616 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043

Franklin Sherman ES- 6633 Brawner St, McLean, VA 22101

The adopted phasing plan allows students/caregivers the option to remain at their current school or change schools now, addressing the different perspectives voiced in public feedback. It also considers the needs of older elementary school students who were in school during COVID, and another change may be stressful. The phasing plan allows continuity for students enrolled in the French Immersion program at Kent Gardens, which starts at first grade. 

Students that are involved in phasing over the next several years will be provided bus transportation to their elementary school.  Please understand that with a current shortage of bus drivers in our area and the requirement of additional bus runs to accommodate phasing, your patience will be required as all of these new runs are established.  We need those that are involved in the affected neighborhoods to fill out the form indicating which school your child will attend by the February deadline so our transportation staff has maximum planning time.

The McLean Elementary Boundary Webpage will continue to be updated with important news going forward. 

 

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News from FCPS

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Be Among the First to Know About Snow Closings
  • FCPS to Receive $16 Million to Buy More Electric Buses
  • Become a Teacher! Job Fair Saturday, February 3
  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families
  • The Power of Gratitude

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Family CultureFest on February 2

Help to make Franklin Sherman's Family CultureFest a huge success by volunteering to host a table or to assist with set up and clean up on Friday, February 2!

This event is a treasured, long-standing tradition, previously known as International Night, that celebrates our wonderfully diverse community. We changed the name to highlight the many brilliant cultures of our Franklin Sherman families--hailing from over 30 countries--that make our school such a unique, enriching place for our children. At Family CultureFest, Franklin Sherman families will host tables to showcase their cultures, while our other students and families tour those tables and get a taste of other cultures.

If you have questions, please feel to contact Ben Moore at [email protected].

  Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions
Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

  Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

January 26, 2024
May 17, 2024

 

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Outside Community Opportunity: McLean Rotary Club Chocolate Festival

Sunday, January 28 from 11-5 at the McLean Community Center. Visit their website at http:www.mcleanchocolatefestival.org

 

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Principal's Message & Community Survey

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Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Franklin Sherman Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this email finds you well as your children have had a great start to their 2023- 2024 school year and were able to enjoy a snow day yesterday. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a safe, nurturing, and rigorous learning environment.

I arrive to Franklin Sherman as an FCPS employee for the last 19 years. I have had the privilege of working at all levels (ES, MS, and HS). I have also been fortunate to spend more than half of my career in the Mclean Pyramid to include McLean High School and most recently Chesterbrook Elementary School. My resume includes roles of English teacher, testing coordinator, collaborative learning team coach, and assistant principal at two middle schools and an elementary school. I have diversified my experiences in order to give myself the knowledge base to begin as a principal. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a mother and wife. My husband is a Mclean graduate and together we have three daughters (9,7, and 5). They are all looking forward to joining in on community events and sharing the joy I feel in walking into this building everyday. 

My goal is to continue the tradition of excellence here at Franklin Sherman ES. I am also committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. I ask that you complete the survey below so that I can gather more voice from the community and truly understand your individual values and needs.  

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes for the remainder of this school year and beyond. 

 

Community Survey Link

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

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Franklin Sherman Flash - January 17

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Elementary School Community, 

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Franklin Sherman Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this email finds you well as your children have had a great start to their 2023- 2024 school year and were able to enjoy a snow day yesterday. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a safe, nurturing, and rigorous learning environment.

I arrive to Franklin Sherman as an FCPS employee for the last 19 years. I have had the privilege of working at all levels (ES, MS, and HS). I have also been fortunate to spend more than half of my career in the Mclean Pyramid to include McLean High School and most recently Chesterbrook Elementary School. My resume includes roles of English teacher, testing coordinator, collaborative learning team coach, and assistant principal at two middle schools and an elementary school. I have diversified my experiences in order to give myself the knowledge base to begin as a principal. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a mother and wife. My husband is a Mclean graduate and together we have three daughters (9,7, and 5). They are all looking forward to joining in on community events and sharing the joy I feel in walking into this building everyday. 

My goal is to continue the tradition of excellence here at Franklin Sherman ES. I am also committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. I ask that you complete this survey so that I can gather more voice from the community and truly understand your individual values and needs.  

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes for the remainder of this school year and beyond. 

 

Farris Thomas
Principal
Franklin Sherman Elementary School

 

Important Dates

January 18  McLean Pyramid Choir Concert

January 25  Q2 End and 2 Hour Early Release

January 25  Boundary Change Open Houses

January 26  Student Holiday

February 2  Family CultureFest

February 6  100th Day of School

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Lost and Found: Winter Cleaning

Your Stuff Misses YOU TOO!

Monday, January 22nd, and Tuesday, January 23rd the Lost and Found is OPEN and will be in the school main lobby from 9 a.m till 4:30 p.m.

Parents are welcome to swing by the school on these two days to claim any missing item(s) from their household.

All unclaimed belongings will be donated to the McLean Baptist Church, Share Clothing Room.

 

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McLean Pyramid Choir Concert

FSES choir students are performing soon! The McLean Pyramid Choir Concert is Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm at the McLean HS auditorium. Elementary, middle, and high school choirs from the McLean pyramid will perform, and the concert ends with a piece that unites all student voices. Come out to support this great school community event.

 

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News from FCPS

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
  • Help FCPS Reach 1 Million Minutes of Math
  • Special Education Teacher Info Session
  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Family CultureFest on February 2

Help to make Franklin Sherman's Family CultureFest a huge success by volunteering to host a table or to assist with set up and clean up on Friday, February 2!

This event is a treasured, long-standing tradition, previously known as International Night, that celebrates our wonderfully diverse community. We changed the name to highlight the many brilliant cultures of our Franklin Sherman families--hailing from over 30 countries--that make our school such a unique, enriching place for our children. At Family CultureFest, Franklin Sherman families will host tables to showcase their cultures, while our other students and families tour those tables and get a taste of other cultures.

If you have questions, please feel to contact Ben Moore at [email protected].

  After-School Activities are Back!

Registration ends today!

Would your child love to bake, play piano, create a mess (or a masterpiece), or craft pottery after school at Franklin Sherman? If so, you're in luck; Baroody is offering classes on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, beginning January 30. Miss Pam also is returning on Thursdays with her very popular Young at Art class, which begins on January 18. Space is limited, so register today! If you are not already a member of the PTA, you must first join the PTA in order for your child to participate. 

  Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions
Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

  Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

January 26, 2024
May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - January 9

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Principal's Message

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Happy New Year to all our wonderful families! We hope you had a fantastic holiday season. We're thrilled to be back at school and diving into 2024 with renewed energy and enthusiasm. It's been heartwarming to see the smiles and the vibrant conversations among our students and staff.

The past two weeks have been a wonderful experience as the Interim Principal here at Franklin Sherman. Thank you to all for your support! I am delighted to announce that Farris Thomas will be joining us as the new principal on Tuesday, January 16. Please join me in extending a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Farris Thomas as she embarks on this new chapter.

Kelly Cabezas

Interim Principal

Important Dates

January 10  Longfellow MS  7th Grade Curriculum Night

January 15  Martin Luther King Holiday and National Day of Service

January 18  McLean Pyramid Choir Concert

January 25  Q2 End and 2 Hour Early Release

January 25  Boundary Change Open Houses

January 26  Student Holiday

February 6  100th Day of School

February 19  Presidents Day Holiday

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Franklin Sherman's New Principal

We are pleased to announce Farris Thomas, current Assistant Principal at Chesterbrook Elementary School, has been selected as the new principal of Franklin Sherman Elementary School.

Ms. Thomas began her career in education with Fairfax County Public Schools in 2004 at McLean High School where she was an English teacher and the English department chair. She also served as Instructional Coach, Testing Coordinator, and Assistant Principal at Rachel Carson Middle School, where she supported staff and students with Portrait of a Graduate skills and Project Based Learning. As Assistant Principal at Washington Irving Middle School for five years, Ms. Thomas oversaw the Special Education department as part of her schoolwide support for all students. Returning to the McLean community in 2020, Ms. Thomas has been the Assistant Principal at Chesterbrook since then, ensuring that all students receive access to rigor and high academic standards. She supports teachers in their own learning, providing modeling and feedback to all staff, and has helped make Chesterbrook a school filled with meaningful learning for all.  

Ms. Thomas has been trained by the Buck Institute in California for Project Based Learning integration in instruction. She developed the curriculum and taught the FCPS Academy course for teachers on this topic.  Ms. Thomas’ strong work creating positive behavior intervention supports for students and supporting the needs of the special education community earned her recognition as a finalist for the 2019 Outstanding Administrator of the year from Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA). She also won the McLean pyramid Outstanding Leader award in 2023 and was a finalist for the Region 2 Outstanding Leader award in 2023 as well.

Ms. Thomas earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education from James Madison University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Initiatives in Educational Transformation and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, both from George Mason University. Ms. Thomas also wears the hat of a proud mom to three beautiful young daughters, Macie, Evie, and Josie. 

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Thomas as the new principal of Franklin Sherman, starting on January 16, 2024.

 

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McLean Pyramid Choir Concert

FSES choir students are performing soon! The McLean Pyramid Choir Concert is Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm at the McLean HS auditorium. Elementary, middle, and high school choirs from the McLean pyramid will perform, and the concert ends with a piece that unites all student voices. Come out to support this great school community event.

 

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Lost and Found: Winter Cleaning

Your Stuff Misses YOU TOO!

Monday, January 22nd, and Tuesday, January 23rd the Lost and Found is OPEN and will be in the school main lobby from 9 a.m till 4:30 p.m.

Parents are welcome to swing by the school on these two days to claim any missing item(s) from their household.

All unclaimed belongings will be donated to the McLean Baptist Church, Share Clothing Room.

 

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News from FCPS

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
  • Help FCPS Reach 1 Million Minutes of Math
  • Special Education Teacher Info Session
  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA After-School Activities are Back!

Registration is open!

Would your child love to bake, play piano, create a mess (or a masterpiece), or craft pottery after school at Franklin Sherman? If so, you're in luck; Baroody is offering classes on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, beginning January 30. Miss Pam also is returning on Thursdays with her very popular Young at Art class, which begins on January 18. Space is limited, so register today! If you are not already a member of the PTA, you must first join the PTA in order for your child to participate. 

  Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders Longfellow 7th Grade Curriculum Night

On Wednesday, January 10 we will be hosting our in-person Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night from 6 - 8 p.m. Our make-up day will be Wednesday, January 17.

During Curriculum Night, we will share important information about Longfellow, the transition to middle school, highlight our electives, core contents, and provide families and students a time to walk the building. All the presentations will also be available on our website as well to ensure that everyone has access to this important information.

    Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

    Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - Special Notice 1-3-24

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Kent Gardens Boundary Update

As previously communicated, FCPS made its recommendation for a boundary adjustment to address the overcrowding issue at Kent Gardens and  recommended "Scenario B".  Scenario B reassigns an estimated 380 students among five elementary schools. A map of affected homes can be found here (scroll to Scenario B).

  • Rising Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be reassigned to attend the newly assigned school for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students have the option to attend the newly assigned school or remain at their prior assigned school for the 2024-25 school year and until they matriculate to middle school.

Open Houses for each elementary school will be held on January 25th at 3PM

Chesterbrook ES-  1753 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Churchill Road ES-  7100 Churchill Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Haycock ES-   6616 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043

Franklin Sherman ES- 6633 Brawner St, McLean, VA 22101

The adopted phasing plan allows students/caregivers the option to remain at their current school or change schools now, addressing the different perspectives voiced in public feedback. It also considers the needs of older elementary school students who were in school during COVID, and another change may be stressful. The phasing plan allows continuity for students enrolled in the French Immersion program at Kent Garden, which starts at first grade. 

Students that are involved in phasing over the next several years will be provided bus transportation to their elementary school.  Please understand that with a current shortage of bus drivers in our area and the requirement of additional bus runs to accommodate phasing, your patience will be required as all of these new runs are established.  We need those that are involved in the affected neighborhoods to fill out the form indicating which school your child will attend by the February deadline so our transportation staff has maximum planning time.

The McLean Elementary Boundary Webpage will continue to be updated with important news going forward. 

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - December 15

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Thank You Principal Quigley

For 13 remarkable years, Principal Quigley has steered the ship of Franklin Sherman Elementary with unwavering dedication, boundless energy, and a heart overflowing with affection for our school community. Today, as she sets sail towards a well-deserved retirement, we raise a chorus of gratitude and admiration for her extraordinary service.

Principal Quigley, you have been more than just an administrator; you have been a champion for our students, a pillar of support for our staff, and a beacon of warmth for our families. Your vision has guided us through challenges and triumphs, your leadership has fostered a culture of excellence and inclusivity, and your passion for learning has ignited countless young minds. Our laughter echoing in the hallways, the creativity bursting from our classrooms, and the kindness radiating from our students – all bear the imprint of your remarkable leadership.

Thank you and Happy Retirement!

Important Dates

December 18 - January 1  Winter Break

January 2  School Resumes on Tuesday Jan. 2

January 2  Yearbook Cover Contest Submission Deadline

January 10  Longfellow MS  7th Grade Curriculum Night

January 15  Martin Luther King Holiday and National Day of Service

January 25  Q2 End and 2 Hour Early Release

January 26  Student Holiday

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Yearbook Cover Contest is Underway

This year's theme for our yearbook is "Larger Than Life."  What things are larger than life?  Maybe a picture of a panda larger than one of our playground structures, or a small panda next to a great, big hot air balloon.  The choice is yours so use your imagination and create a work of art with an idea all your own.

Submissions are due to Ms. Eaton, our art teacher, by January 2, 2024.  Parents can guide students by checking all spelling in their designs and reminding students of the January 2 deadline.  Please email Ms. Eaton with any questions: [email protected].

The rules:
  • Use the 8.5 x 11 cardstock provided by Ms. Eaton
  • Include the text
    • Franklin Sherman Elementary
    • Larger Than Life
    • 2023-24
    • Designs must be in portrait format (up and down, vertical NOT horizontal)
  • Media to be used can be:
    • Marker/Sharpie/Flair Pen
    • Cut Paper/Collage
    • Watercolor
    • Oil or Chalk Pastel
    • Very Neatly Colored Crayon or Colored Pencil
  • On the back you must write in pencil:
    • Name
    • Grade
    • Teacher

 

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News from FCPS

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Student and Family Resources
  • School's Clased, Learning Can Continue!
  • Virtual Math Week: Save the Date
  • Fairfax County Public Library Loans More Than Just Books

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Join the PTA

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Reminders Longfellow 7th Grade Curriculum Night

On Wednesday, January 10 we will be hosting our in-person Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night from 6 - 8 p.m. Our make-up day will be Wednesday, January 17.

During Curriculum Night, we will share important information about Longfellow, the transition to middle school, highlight our electives, core contents, and provide families and students a time to walk the building. All the presentations will also be available on our website as well to ensure that everyone has access to this important information.

    Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$10 MCC district residents

 

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

    Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - December 6

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Important Dates

December 8  Author Visit at FSES

December 15  Level IV AAP Referral Deadline

December 18 - January 1  Winter Break

January 2  School Resumes on Tuesday Jan. 2

January 2  Yearbook Cover Contest Submission Deadline

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

Contents Yearbook Cover Contest is Underway

This year's theme for our yearbook is "Larger Than Life."  What things are larger than life?  Maybe a picture of a panda larger than one of our playground structures, or a small panda next to a great, big hot air balloon.  The choice is yours so use your imagination and create a work of art with an idea all your own.

Submissions are due to Ms. Eaton, our art teacher, by January 2, 2024.  Parents can guide students by checking all spelling in their designs and reminding students of the January 2 deadline.  Please email Ms. Eaton with any questions: [email protected].

The rules:
  • Use the 8.5 x 11 cardstock provided by Ms. Eaton
  • Include the text
    • Franklin Sherman Elementary
    • Larger Than Life
    • 2023-24
    • Designs must be in portrait format (up and down, vertical NOT horizontal)
  • Media to be used can be:
    • Marker/Sharpie/Flair Pen
    • Cut Paper/Collage
    • Watercolor
    • Oil or Chalk Pastel
    • Very Neatly Colored Crayon or Colored Pencil
  • On the back you must write in pencil:
    • Name
    • Grade
    • Teacher

 

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Full Time AAP Referrals Due and Information Office Hours

Ms. Stoermann, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will host virtual office hours sessions to help you with your questions regarding AAP Level IV screening (2-6th Grade) or any other AAP questions you have.

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

AART Virtual Office hours to support your questions:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found at the bottom of the AAP In FCPS website.

 

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News from FCPS

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • How FCPS Announces Weather Closings
  • Keeping Your Child Warm
  • Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results
  • World Languages Offerings in Elementary Schools Survey

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

 

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News from Our PTA Support our community

Contribute to Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive for SHARE. Once again this holiday season, we will be collecting gift cards for SHARE to distribute to local families for holiday, seasonal, and everyday needs. SHARE has requested gift cards to local grocery stores, like Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as to Target and Amazon, in denominations of $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed! To participate, beginning on 11/28, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the school lobby or sign up online; then purchase the requested gift card, and return it to the school office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his or her name on the mitten and return it to the tree! Help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250! Please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen with questions.

 

Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders School Picture Orders

Parents, you may now order your child’s pictures online!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/underclass use the student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

    Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$10 MCC district residents

 

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

    Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive

6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 28

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Important Dates

November  Native American Heritage Month

November  Military Family Appreciation Month

December 8  Author Visit at FSES

December 15  Level IV AAP Referral Deadline

December 18 - January 1  Winter Break

January 2  School Resumes on Tuesday Jan. 2

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

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Author Visit - !!With Updated Ordering Information!!

We are so excited for Ms. Murray's planned visit to our school.  Students in the primary grades are having with our Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt all over the school.

We are extending the deadline to order books to Friday, December 1. Please, write the check to Bookworm Central and for the correct amount. See Updated flyer attached.

Updated Flyer

Contact Ms. Essimi, our librarian for any questions you may have about this.

 

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Full Time AAP Referrals Due and Information Office Hours

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) Christy Stoermann ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Christy Stoermann.

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. Franklin Sherman Elementary screens all students for Subject-Specific and Part-Time AAP services in May of each school year.

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

 

AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

Ms. Stoermann, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will host virtual office hours sessions to help you with your questions regarding AAP Level IV screening (2-6th Grade) or any other AAP questions you have.

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

AART Virtual Office hours to support your questions:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found at the bottom of the AAP In FCPS website.

 

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School Picture Orders and Retakes

Parents, you may now order your child’s pictures online!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/underclass use the student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Photo retake sessions will be open on Monday, December 4 to those who meet the following criteria: 

Any student or staff member who was absent for the original session. 

  • Any new/transfer students who enrolled after the original session. 
  • Any student who was dissatisfied with their original picture day portrait.
  • Please note students who previously purchased a photo package and would like to retake their photo, MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Please communicate this important piece of information to students/parents.
  • No purchase is necessary to retake photos. 

Feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns: 

[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

 

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News from Our PTA Support our community

Contribute to Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive for SHARE. Once again this holiday season, we will be collecting gift cards for SHARE to distribute to local families for holiday, seasonal, and everyday needs. SHARE has requested gift cards to local grocery stores, like Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as to Target and Amazon, in denominations of $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed! To participate, beginning on 11/28, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the school lobby or sign up online; then purchase the requested gift card, and return it to the school office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his or her name on the mitten and return it to the tree! Help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250! Please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen with questions.

 

Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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Reminders Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$10 MCC district residents

 

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

  Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive

6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 21

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From our Franklin Sherman family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

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Important Dates

November  Native American Heritage Month

November  Military Family Appreciation Month

November 22-24  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 8  Author Visit at FSES

December 15  Level IV AAP Referral Deadline

December 18 - January 1  Winter Break

January 2  School Resumes on Tuesday Jan. 2

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

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Upcoming Author Visit at Franklin Sherman

The Gingerbread Man strikes again!

Laura Murray, the author of the Gingerbread Man Loose books is coming to visit our early grades, K-2 and EAC. You can purchase a copy of one of her books in advance and it will be autographed on the day of the event. Using the attached updated flyer, place your order and make checks payable to Bookworm Central (this is a change in procedure from the original notice of this visit). Return it to school by Monday, November 27. Contact Ms. Essimi, our librarian for any questions you may have about this.

 

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Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023AAP Full Time (Level IV) Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) Christy Stoermann ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Christy Stoermann.

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. Franklin Sherman Elementary screens all students for Subject-Specific and Part-Time AAP services in May of each school year.

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

 

AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

Ms. Stoermann, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will host virtual office hours sessions to help you with your questions regarding AAP Level IV screening (2-6th Grade) or any other AAP questions you have.

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

AART Virtual Office hours to support your questions:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found at the bottom of the AAP In FCPS website.

 

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Order School Pictures and Retakes Information

Parents, you may now order your child’s pictures online!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/underclass use the student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Photo retake sessions will be open on Monday, December 4 to those who meet the following criteria: 

Any student or staff member who was absent for the original session. 

  • Any new/transfer students who enrolled after the original session. 
  • Any student who was dissatisfied with their original picture day portrait.
  • Please note students who previously purchased a photo package and would like to retake their photo, MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Please communicate this important piece of information to students/parents.
  • No purchase is necessary to retake photos. 

Feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns: 

[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

 

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Invitation from Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center

Barter Players “Frosty”

Family Friendly

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$10 MCC district residents

 

“The Many Disguises of Robin Hood” Youth Auditions 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 23 & 24 Click to register

Details and qualifications on the website.

 

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News from Our PTA Support our community

Contribute to Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive for SHARE. Once again this holiday season, we will be collecting gift cards for SHARE to distribute to local families for holiday, seasonal, and everyday needs. SHARE has requested gift cards to local grocery stores, like Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as to Target and Amazon, in denominations of $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed! To participate, beginning on 11/28, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the school lobby or sign up online; then purchase the requested gift card, and return it to the school office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his or her name on the mitten and return it to the tree! Help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250! Please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen with questions.

 

Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season
  • Special Education Resources for Families
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources
  • Helping Our Students Grow in School, at Home, and in Life

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

 

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Reminders Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive

6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 13

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Important Dates

November is Military Family Appreciation Month

November 11  Veterans Day (School is in session)

November 16  Principal Selection Input Deadline

November 16  PTA Meeting

November 22-24  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 8  Author Visit at FSES

December 15  Level IV AAP Referral Deadline

School Calendar:  2023-24

 

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How to Participate in the Search for a new Principal at Franklin Sherman

If you were unable to attend the virtual meeting, which outlined the principal selection process, please review the recording at your convenience.

Principal Selection Process Outline - Community Meeting

If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please submit your information using this Google form. The FCPS Human Resources Department will contact those selected for the panel.

We invite you to email the FCPS Department of Human Resources ([email protected]) with the skills, experiences, and leadership characteristics you feel are needed for Franklin Sherman Elementary School. Your Input is confidential.

The deadline to give input and enter your name to be part of the panel is 12:00 noon on November 16, 2023.

 

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Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023AAP Full Time (Level IV) Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) Christy Stoermann ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Christy Stoermann.

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. Franklin Sherman Elementary screens all students for Subject-Specific and Part-Time AAP services in May of each school year.

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

 

AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

Ms. Stoermann, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will host virtual office hours sessions to help you with your questions regarding AAP Level IV screening (2-6th Grade) or any other AAP questions you have.

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

AART Virtual Office hours to support your questions:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found at the bottom of the AAP In FCPS website.

 

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SCHOOL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY  RETAKE NOTIFICATION 

Victor O'Neill Studios is coming back for portrait makeups/retakes! This session is open to those who meet the following criteria: 

Any student or staff member who was absent for the original session. 

  • Any new/transfer students who enrolled after the original session. 

Any new staff members who were hired after the original session. 

  • Any student/staff who was dissatisfied with their original picture day portrait. Please note: 
  • Students who previously purchased a photo package and would like to retake their photo, MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Please communicate this important piece of information to students/parents. 
  • No purchase is necessary to retake photos. 
  • Students retaking their portrait will not receive a new ID card. 
  • The new portrait will replace their original yearbook portrait and then be available for purchase. 

For students/staff who have issues with their ID card, we will reprint for those who meet the following criteria: 

Any student or staff member who did not receive an ID card at the original session. 

Any student who has incorrect/missing data on their ID card from the original session. 

  • For students who have had a name change, a signed note from administration/a counselor is required. 

Feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns: 

[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

 

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Upcoming Author Visit at Franklin Sherman

The Gingerbread Man strikes again!

On December 8, Laura Murray, the author of The Gingerbread Man Loose… book series is coming to Franklin Sherman. She will share about her life as a writer and do an interactive reading of one of her books.

If you would like your child to have an autographed copy of one of her books, you can order in advance by printing this form and sending with your child to submit to the FSES Library.  Please contact Mrs. Essimi, our librarian, with questions.  Orders are due by November 21.

 

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News from Our PTA Join the PTA

Annual PTA membership costs $20 per family and is due EACH school year.  Join here!

 

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FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Share Thoughts on Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)
  • How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

  Community Review of Elementary ELA Basal Instructional Resources

A community review of the VDOE-approved Cycle II core instructional materials is scheduled for November 15, 2023, until noon on December 15, 2023. As part of the public review process, an open house has been scheduled during this period to allow community members to ask questions to members of the Elementary Language Arts team. Please share the information included in this communication with school staff and community.

Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207 7510 Lisle Avenue Falls Church, VA 22043  

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty. 

An open house with representatives from the Elementary Language Arts team will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Deadline Date

Monday, November 20, 2023

 

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Reminders Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources and SR&R were Due September 29!

Set your child up for success.  Sign the digital resources consent today.  Find the list of resources which require consent and sign the permission on the Parent Consent webpage.

All families must also acknowledge the Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R).  This explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment.  Parents/caregivers should talk to their child(ren) about expectations for this school year. Also, please log in to SIS ParentVUE and sign to acknowledge your review of the SR&R.

  Non-profit Distribution of Fliers

Review Regulation 1367 on Distribution of Fliers

FCPS offers the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make their materials available, through local schools, to students and parents. Fliers will be sent home in student’s backpacks. Fliers, sorted into 15 groups of 25, need to be at the school by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the below date.

  • January 26, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

 

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6633 Brawner St. McLean, VA 22101  | Main Office: 703.506.7900

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

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