Franklin Sherman Flash - November 29, 2021

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Yesterday, we hosted our 2nd COVID-19 vaccination clinic at FSES.  I don't have the final numbers from the FCHD regarding the number of vaccines administered, yet it looked like we had many families participating!

With a few short weeks until our next break, we will continue to be vigilant with our mitigation strategies.  Please be sure to monitor your children and "when in doubt, keep them out" if they are not feeling well.  Also, we have had a recent uptick in the number of students requesting masks from the front office.  This is a great time to check the backpack and restock those back-up masks.

This week, we recognize National Special Education Day.  At Franklin Sherman, we have great teachers serving our students with special needs!

 

Have a great week!

Kathleen Quigley

National Special Education Day is recognized each year on December 2nd and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975.

Contents 7th Grade Curriculum Night at Longfellow MS Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15 Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   7th Grade Curriculum Night at Longfellow MS

Longfellow Middle School is excited to invite you to the Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night on Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This night will be full of information about Longfellow and the transition to middle school. Our core and elective teachers will highlight their exciting classes. There will be students and staff members to answer any questions you might have. The inclement weather date is Wednesday, January 12 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

All of our presentations will also be available online as well if you are unable to attend this evening.

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Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

A information can be found through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

If you would like your student screened for Level IV Advanced Academics, you may submit a referral from August 23-December 15, 2021. No exceptions to the referral deadline are made.

The Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and optional materials for students in Grade 2, who are not in the screening pool, and students in Grades 3-7 are due to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher by 12/15/21 by 4:30 p.m. 

Please contact the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, if you have any questions about the levels of services offered.

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Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest

Theme:  “There’s No Place Like Franklin Sherman!”

Artwork Requirements:

  • Use marker, paint, collage, or mixed media- -no crayons!
  • Artwork must be on a 8 .5” x 1 1 ” paper (copier paper is acceptable, but cardstock is preferred)
  • Artwork must be in portrait orientation--not landscape orientation--to fit the yearbook cover.
  • All artwork must be original and individually made.
  • Adults may not help their child in making the artwork.
  • Please write the artist 's name, grade and teacher on the back of the artwork.
  • Submit your artwork to Ms. Tran by Friday, December 10

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News from the PTA   Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
  • Support our neighbors in need...
    SHARE Holiday Mitten Tree: Please purchase a $25 gift card to Target, Giant or Safeway (these stores were specifically requested) by Dec. 3. Send in the gift card with your child in a sealed envelope labeled with the student name, parent name, teacher name and addressed to the PTA. You can also hand them to parent volunteers Karen Miller or Adrienne Dreyfuss at Door 4/Walkers/Kiss and Ride. SHARE is counting on us to deliver 100 gift cards!
  • Food Drive for SHARE of McLean: We are collecting unexpired, plastic or canned foods (no glass) for SHARE's food pantry until Dec. 17. They have a specific need for canned tomatoes (sauce, diced), canned beans (black, kidney, etc.), and canned fruit (peaches, pineapple) but all other canned/plastic foods will be accepted. Please have your children bring in items and drop them off in the lobby, or you may drop them off at Kiss and Ride.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here (this link is not compatible with iPhone uploads) or upload your pictures in the "Share School Related Pictures" album of the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology (iPhone compatible).  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Franklin Sherman Flash - November 15, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter1 week 1 day ago

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

On Monday, November 29, 2021, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. there will be a COVID vaccination clinic here at FSES.  Those who received their first shots here, you can receive the second dose during this time.  Also, if your child received a first dose elsewhere or has not received a vaccination yet, you can still participate in this clinic as well.  All children are welcome; not just our FSES students.  For more information, please follow the link below.  

As we head into our Thanksgiving holiday, we wish you a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving.

Have a great week!

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Information on FCPS School Year Calendar Creation New Pediatric COVID-19 Clinics Announced Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15 Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest Outstanding Employee Awards Program News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Information on FCPS School Year Calendar Creation

The school year calendar is created with community feedback while also ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and policies. To learn more about the process watch this video or visit the FCPS website. The School Board has final approval on the calendar and is scheduled to vote on January 27.

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New Pediatric COVID-19 Clinics Announced

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at ten clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Clinics will be held after school hours, evenings, and weekends. All children are welcome and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For locations and clinic hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

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Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

A information can be found through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

If you would like your student screened for Level IV Advanced Academics, you may submit a referral from August 23-December 15, 2021. No exceptions to the referral deadline are made.

The Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and optional materials for students in Grade 2, who are not in the screening pool, and students in Grades 3-7 are due to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher by 12/15/21. 

Please contact the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, if you have any questions about the levels of services offered.

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Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest

Theme:  “There’s No Place Like Franklin Sherman!”

Artwork Requirements:

  • Use marker, paint, collage, or mixed media- -no crayons!
  • Artwork must be on a 8 .5” x 1 1 ” paper (copier paper is acceptable, but cardstock is preferred)
  • Artwork must be in portrait orientation--not landscape orientation--to fit the yearbook cover.
  • All artwork must be original and individually made.
  • Adults may not help their child in making the artwork.
  • Please write the artist 's name, grade and teacher on the back of the artwork.
  • Submit your artwork to Ms. Tran by Friday, December 10

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Outstanding Employee Awards Program

Nominations extended until Tuesday, November 23.  To submit a nomination for a FSES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through these Google form links. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work according to the criteria.  Each form includes more information regarding the criteria for each award as well as eligibility requirements.

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Principal

  • Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):
  • Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  

  • Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership
  • Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee
  • Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA

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News from the PTA   Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
  • Support our neighbors in need...
    SHARE Holiday Mitten Tree: Please purchase a $25 gift card to Target, Giant or Safeway (these stores were specifically requested) by Dec. 3. Send in the gift card with your child in a sealed envelope labeled with the student name, parent name, teacher name and addressed to the PTA. You can also hand them to parent volunteers Karen Miller or Adrienne Dreyfuss at Door 4/Walkers/Kiss and Ride. SHARE is counting on us to deliver 100 gift cards!
  • Food Drive for SHARE of McLean: We are collecting unexpired, plastic or canned foods (no glass) for SHARE's food pantry until Dec. 17. They have a specific need for canned tomatoes (sauce, diced), canned beans (black, kidney, etc.), and canned fruit (peaches, pineapple) but all other canned/plastic foods will be accepted. Please have your children bring in items and drop them off in the lobby, or you may drop them off at Kiss and Ride.
  • Support our teachers...
    STEAM: Ms. Adams is collecting bottle caps for a spring “green” art project (similar in concept to the one in the cafeteria). Any container caps in any color or size can be dropped off in the box in the lobby. To help with future STEAM challenges and building projects, please also bring in recycled materials, upcycled materials, or items from her Amazon Wishlist.
  • Music: Please contact Ms. Nevills if you can help support the 6th grade spring play. She's looking for community members with skills for building set pieces, painting or costume design. You may also help build the music room's student library and movement curriculum collection by purchasing something from her Amazon Wishlist.

 

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here (this link is not compatible with iPhone uploads) or upload your pictures in the "Share School Related Pictures" album of the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology (iPhone compatible).  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 15, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 weeks 1 day ago

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Optional COVID-19 screening testing will begin the week of November 15 for students who are not fully vaccinated. FCPS is partnering with LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) to provide testing services for students. 

Optional screening testing for Franklin Sherman students will take place on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at our school. Staff at our school will work with all students to ensure they are scheduled to access COVID testing with LTS during the timeframe they are scheduled to be at our school.

One-time parent/legal guardian consent is required to begin COVID screening testing for a student to be tested at school. You may withdraw your consent for testing at any time. If you want your child to begin participating in COVID-19 screening testing, you must pre-register your child(ren) and provide consent using the LTS secure online portal. If you do not want your child to participate in COVID-19 screening testing, no action is required. You will have the option each week to update your child’s vaccination and consent for testing.

For all the details about optional COVID-19 screening testing, visit the FCPS website and review the FCPS COVID-19 Screening Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

If you have questions about how testing will be conducted here at Franklin Sherman ES please contact Tammy Dozier at 703-506-7900.

Screening testing is a recommended layered prevention strategy that keeps schools safe for in-person learning. Thank you for considering enrolling your child. 

Have a great week!

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15 Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest Outstanding Employee Awards Program News From the PTA Fall Picture Day Rescheduled Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Advanced Academics Referral Deadline December 15

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

A information can be found through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

If you would like your student screened for Level IV Advanced Academics, you may submit a referral from August 23-December 15, 2021. No exceptions to the referral deadline are made.

The Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and optional materials for students in Grade 2, who are not in the screening pool, and students in Grades 3-7 are due to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher by 12/15/21. 

Please contact the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, if you have any questions about the levels of services offered.

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Franklin Sherman Yearbook Cover Contest

 

Attention all FSES Student Artists: We need your artwork for the yearbook cover!

Create an artwork based on the theme “There’s No Place Like Franklin Sherman!”

Artwork Requirements:

  • Use marker, paint, collage, or mixed media- -no crayons!
  • Artwork must be on a 8 .5” x 1 1 ” paper (copier paper is acceptable, but cardstock is preferred)
  • Artwork must be in portrait orientation--not landscape orientation--to fit the yearbook cover.
  • All artwork must be original and individually made.
  • Adults may not help their child in making the artwork.
  • Please write the artist 's name, grade and teacher on the back of the artwork.
  • Submit your artwork to Ms. Tran by Friday, December 10

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Outstanding Employee Awards Program

Nominations will be from Nov 8 – 19, 2021 for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a FSES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through these Google form links. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work according to the criteria.  Each form includes more information regarding the criteria for each award as well as eligibility requirements.

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Principal

  • Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):
  • Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  

  • Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership
  • Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee
  • Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA

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News from the PTA

PTA General Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Save the date for our 2nd general PTA meeting next week. This virtual meeting will provide an update on our accomplishments so far and future planning. 

Join Zoom Meeting Here 

 

Square 1 Art

The PTA's annual Square 1 Art fundraiser is virtual this year, and the deadline is in less than a week. Create wonderful holiday gifts with your child's art printed on a range of gift items! Order by November 23 to ensure delivery by mid-December.

Look for your child to bring home a flyer with more information and the official Square 1 Art paper this week. Thank you to Ms. Tran for all of her help with this program! 

For more information, visit the Square 1 Art website here.  Contact Sarah Blynn for more information at 202-262-1337 or sacastro28@gmail.com

 

Share Holiday Canned Food Drive

Help our neighbors in need by donating canned goods (or plastic - no glass will be accepted). There will be a box in the school lobby and we will also accept donations in the kiss-n-ride line. Donations will be given to the Share food pantry. 

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Fall Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 17th.

Students who have recently enrolled at Franklin Sherman can still order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVTCWTQRW.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here (this link is not compatible with iPhone uploads) or upload your pictures in the "Share School Related Pictures" album of the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology (iPhone compatible).  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - Happy Veterans Day

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 weeks 6 days ago

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At Franklin Sherman Elementary we want to take a moment to say Happy Veterans Day to all military veterans in our community!

Today and throughout the week all classes have been engaging in conversations about bravery, what it means to serve, and how we can express gratitude to our veterans.  See more about what our students are doing to mark the day on our twitter @FSES_Pandas.  

Veterans we thank you for your service and sacrifice!

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Franklin Sherman Flash - November 8, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter3 weeks ago

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Yesterday was a big day for our Franklin Sherman community and our country as we kicked off the Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 right here in our school!  It was an honor to host First Lady, Jill Biden, and Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, at this event.  During this vaccination clinic, there were 216 children who received the first dose of their vaccination.  

We will share additional photos with you next week.  You can read more about our wonderful event here on the FCPS web page as well.

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Outstanding Employee Awards Program Fall Picture Day Rescheduled News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Outstanding Employee Awards Program

Nominations will be from Nov 8 – 19, 2021 for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a FSES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through these Google form links. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work according to the criteria.  Each form includes more information regarding the criteria for each award as well as eligibility requirements.

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Principal

  • Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):
  • Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  

  • Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership
  • Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

  • Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee
  • Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA

 

 

Fall Picture Retake Day - Postponed

Picture Retake day, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 17th.

Students who have recently enrolled at Franklin Sherman can still order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVTCWTQRW.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

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News from the PTA

Dal Grano Dining for Dollars Event

Tuesday, November 9

Mark your calendar for a night off in the kitchen! Dal Grano is partnering with us for a "Dining for Dollars" event on Tuesday, November 9. The restaurant is accepting online orders only on 11/9/21 from 6am - noon. Please mention Franklin Sherman Elementary in the comment/notes section. Order Online.

 

PTA General Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Save the date for our 2nd general PTA meeting next week. This virtual meeting will provide an update on our accomplishments so far and future planning. A Zoom link will be sent out in next week's newsletter.

 

The draft minutes from the last PTA Meeting in September can be read here.

 

Square 1 Art

The PTA's annual Square 1 Art fundraiser will be virtual this year, and the deadline is just around the corner. Create wonderful holiday gifts with your child's art printed on a range of gift items! Order by November 23 to ensure delivery by mid-December. For more information, visit the Square 1 Art website here.  Contact Sara Blynn for more information at 202-262-1337 or sacastro28@gmail.com

Franklin Sherman’s own Ms. Tran has some terrific suggestions to help your child create beautiful art! Even better, she is also happy to consult with your child about their project or ideas they may have. Thank you Ms. Tran! 

Helpful Tips From Ms. Tran:

When creating your artwork with drawing materials, remember to follow our illustration steps!

  1. Sketch in pencil. (Remember to draw light, until you get it right. Mistakes are okay! That’s why pencils have erasers.)
  2. Outline in black marker. (Trace over the pencil lines you want to keep in black marker so that we can see them better.)
  3. Erase any other pencil lines. (Be gentle so you don’t tear or wrinkle the paper. Any left over pencil lines are okay! They will be colored over.)
  4. Color with markers. (Remember to use strong craftsmanship when coloring: Fill in ALL of the white space. Use small coloring lines that go in the same direction.)

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here (this link is not compatible with iPhone uploads) or upload your pictures in the "Share School Related Pictures" album of the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology (iPhone compatible).  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 1, 2021

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

With the close of the first quarter, we have much to celebrate!  The photo above is a presentation of the Virginia House of Delegates Resolution in recognition of Franklin Sherman ES's eco-school program and our work during the pandemic.  We were honored to have Delegate Kathleen Murphy, Supervisor John Foust and our School Board Member Elaine Tholen visit us to present the proclamation in person.  

We are continuing our emphasis on keeping students and staff healthy and in school.  Optional COVID-19 screening testing for students will begin November 15, not November 8 as previously announced. The change aligns all student screening testing start dates, making it more convenient for families with students in different grade levels. Preregistration and consent information will be shared with families soon. For all the details about COVID-19 screening testing, visit our COVID-19 Screening Testing webpage.

Screening testing is an important layered prevention strategy that helps keep our school a safe place for all students to learn. I hope you will consider enrolling your child in screening testing until your child is eligible for vaccination.

Tuesday’s news that an FDA panel has recommended Pfizer’s low dose vaccine for children ages 5-11 brings hope that we can add another layer of prevention for children during this pandemic. As we await a final decision, please know that Fairfax County Public Schools and our community partners including the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova Health System, and local pediatric groups, are working together to ensure that every family who wishes to vaccinate their children ages 5-11 will have access to the vaccine. For the latest information on our vaccination rollout plans, visit our website.

 

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Get to Know the FCPS Parent Resource Center Instructional Resources Review !! Fall Picture Day - Postponed !! News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Get to Know the FCPS Parent Resource Center

PRC offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Contact the PRC at prc@fcps.edu or call 703-204-3941.

Upcoming Fall Webinars

  • 10/29 - Parenting Through Difficult Times: A Webinar for Families (*Presented in Arabic)
  • 11/5 - Strengths-Based Parenting and Building Assets
  • 11/8 - Body Positivity 2.0: How to Have Sex-Positive Conversations with Your Child
  • 11/19 - Tips to Improve Your Parenting Long Game
  • 12/3 - Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family
  • 12/10 - Digital Citizenship

Check out the Archive of Previous Webinars along with this convenient guide for translating the webinar closed captions into your preferred language.

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Instructional Resources Review

Elementary English Language Arts

Basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available here. People reviewing the material online may complete this electronic comment sheet. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

K - 8 Science

Basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available here. People reviewing the material online may complete this electronic comment sheet.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Fall Picture Retake Day - Postponed

Picture Retake day, previously scheduled for Oct. 26 has been postponed.  The new date is yet to be determined and will published in the FLASH Newsletter and on the Franklin Sherman Website.

Students who have recently enrolled at Franklin Sherman can still order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVTCWTQRW.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

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News from the PTA

Dal Grano Dining for Dollars Event

Tuesday, November 9

Mark your calendar for a night off in the kitchen! Dal Grano is partnering with us for a "Dining for Dollars" event on Tuesday, November 9. The restaurant is accepting online orders only on 11/9/21 from 6am - noon. Please mention Franklin Sherman Elementary in the comment/notes section. Order Online

  Monster Mash Dash

Thanks to all of our runners and sponsors for another year of running and fun! Show your spirit by wearing your Monster Mash Dash t-shirt (this year or from years past!) to school on Friday, November 5.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities in our School Directory

Please consider sponsoring this year's school directory by placing an ad for your business! There are options available in the print edition and the new mobile app. The school directory will be available in November.

Click here for pricing and available spaces. Please reach out to Stephanie Kempter from AtoZ if you want additional information at 240-328-9623 or stephanie@atozconnect.com.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here (this link is not compatible with iPhone uploads) or upload your pictures in the "Share School Related Pictures" album of the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology (iPhone compatible).  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Franklin Sherman Flash - October 18, 2021

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

We are excited to share the news that our PTA has organized our first outdoor Movie Night this coming Friday, October 22.  We hope you'll be able to join us for what will surely be an evening of family fun. 

Please also be sure to register for our Monster Mash Dash on Sunday, October 31st.  More information and the link to register can be found below.  

Thank you for your vigilance with keeping students who are unwell home from school.  Our teachers continue to stress proper mask wearing and good hand hygiene.  Our partnership with mitigation measures helps us to keep our students healthy and in school!

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley

Contents STEAM Poster Contest Winners Fall Picture Day News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   STEAM Poster Contest Winners!

In STEAM, students learned about the importance of healthy forests and then designed posters for forest conservation showing the theme “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”. Some students chose to enter The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District’s Youth Poster Contest and FSES had winners for two of the four age groups! These two young ladies will be advancing to the state level contest. We are so proud of all of our students who entered. Congratulations to both of these amazing artists:

  • Grade K-1 Age Group: Muse 
  • Grade 4-6 Age Group: Pinidi 

Here are their beautiful entries from the Contest.

Muse's Poster

 

Pindi's Poster

Fall Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day is October 26th.

Students who have already ordered pictures but would like to have their picture retaken will have the opportunity to do so.

Student who have recently enrolled at Franklin Sherman can still order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVTCWTQRW.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

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News from the PTA Movie Night - Friday, October 22

6pm - Concession Stand Opens

7pm - Movie Begins

Join us for an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania (Rated PG) on Friday, October 22. We will set up in the grassy area between the playground and the garden. Concessions (candy, popcorn and beverages) will be sold. Cash and PayPal accepted. The Kona Ice truck will be onsite selling snow cones. The runtime for the movie is 1 hour, 31 minutes. 

  Monster Mash Dash

October 31, 2021

Don't forget to register for Monster Mash Dash!  The 5K race begins at 8am and the 1 mile fun run at 8:50am. 

Monster Mash Dash

 

Election Day Bake Sale on Nov. 2

Please sign up to contribute a homemade baked good to help us raise money for the PTA. We will be setting up a table outside of the school on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2 and accepting donations for baked items - following all election day rules and regulations of course! Please see what items we're requesting and sign up to let us know what you can contribute. Contact Melissa Vayra with any questions at 646-467-3506. Thanks for your support!

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - October 11, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter1 month 3 weeks ago

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

I hope that you have enjoyed the 3 day weekend with your children.  Have you ever wondered what our staff does on these staff development and teacher workdays?  Staff development days are so important for our staff.  Today, our staff was able to spend time engaging in professional learning and collaborating with their team or even teachers in other buildings as the prepare for the rest of this quarter and beyond.  Time to plan and collaborate is critical for allowing our staff to grow and develop.  We appreciate your support through this process.

Thank you to the PTA for organizing 2 great opportunities last week; first with the dining out at Chipotle and then with Kona Ice on Friday.

Please remember to support our school and PTA through your sponsorship and participation with the Monster Mash Dash.  

Have a great week!

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Heritage Months and Cultural Observances Fall Picture Day News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Heritage Months and Cultural Observances

In the United States, Heritage Months are periods within the year that are designated to celebrate and acknowledge various ethnic and marginalized groups. These are times not only to celebrate, but also to educate others on various groups’ histories and contributions to American History. These are important times that help us to understand some of our own cultures and identities, as well as others.

Featuring National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. FCPS Social Studies has published resources and materials on the new, Planning for National Hispanic Heritage Month a new Google Site, to support K-12 teachers of all subject areas seeking guidance and meaningful learning experiences about Hispanic American perspectives, contributions, and cultures.

October--Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, 2021; LGBT History Month, Disability History and Awareness Month

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Fall Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day is October 26th.

Students who have already ordered pictures but would like to have their picture retaken will have the opportunity to do so.

Student who have recently enrolled at Franklin Sherman can still order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVTCWTQRW.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

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News from the PTA Monster Mash Dash

October 21, 2021

Don't forget to register for Monster Mash Dash!  The 5K race begins at 8am and the 1 mile fun run at 8:50am. 

Monster Mash Dash

 

Chipotle Success

Thank you to everyone who ordered last week! Our fundraiser was a huge success raising more than $400 for the PTA. We appreciate your participation and patience. Feel free to contact Melissa Vayra 646-467-3506 with any comments, questions, or restaurant suggestions.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - October 4, 2021

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

This will be a busy week for our FSES families.  Tonight, there is an information session for parents to learn more about our Advanced Academics here at Franklin Sherman.  Please see the information below to learn how to join us this evening.

We are always so appreciative of the support of our PTA.  Please be sure to take advantage of this week's dining out fundraiser at Chipotle.  Also, be sure to stop by Franklin Sherman Friday afternoon and wrap up your week with a treat from Kona Ice!

We appreciate your continuing support and understanding as we navigate this school year with Covid mitigation measures. This week we will begin using new protocols and forms for students who go home from our Care Room. This new form allows parents to administer a home test as another avenue to return to school.

Thank you for your support, patience and grace during this school year opening. It's nice to be at this point and watching our students settled in more and more each passing day. As we continue to navigate this year, let's celebrate the joys, lift each other when things are harder and keep supporting our teachers and staff so they can support your children each and every day. 

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Advanced Academics Information Submit Student Forms Today News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Advanced Academics Information

Fairfax County Public Schools  offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8th. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

An Elementary Parent Information Night will be held virtually at Franklin Sherman on Tuesday, October 5th from 6-7 p.m. The Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, will provide a general overview of the levels of services offered. 

The info session will be accessed through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

Please see the attached info sheet for additional information and important dates related to the program.

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Student Forms

Our Health Room staff requests that parents update/complete the Emergency Care Form and Health Information Form if you have not already done so this school year.

Please visit the FSES Student Forms Webpage and complete the Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent and the SR&R Acknowledgement Form today. 

See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional forms you may still need to submit.

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News from the PTA Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser

October 6, 5-9 p.m.

Take cooking off your plate and order food from Chipotle in McLean. Tell the cashier you're supporting Franklin Sherman Elementary or use 9N9XRFL in the promo field when ordering online and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds of FSES sales to the PTA.

 

Friday Fun Day - Kona Ice Truck

October 8, 4-5 p.m. 

Treat your kids to some shaved ice and help our pandas! For a fundraiser, we have arranged for the Kona Ice truck to be in our area after school on Oct. 8. A portion of sales will be given to the PTA to support our school.

 

Monster Mash Dash

October 21, 2021

Sign up your family to join us for a 5K at 8 a.m. or 1-Mile Fun Run at 8:50 a.m. on Halloween Sunday, October 31. Costumes are encouraged! The 1-mile course around the Franklin Sherman track is easy enough for kids, stroller friendly and can be a fun and safe way for the kids to dress up and show off their Halloween costumes. Don't be left out! We'd love your support even if you just come to cheer on the kids. Or if the day doesn't work for your schedule, you can sign up and run the course at another time. Kids will be encouraged to wear their race t-shirts for a school spirit day following the event.

 

Please reach out to your employers or local businesses you frequent and ask if they're willing to sponsor the race and promote their business. The money raised through race sponsorships goes directly to the Franklin Sherman PTA. We rely on our families' networks for this to be a successful event and we're happy to reach out directly if you have company suggestions. Click here for sponsorship information or contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 if you can help.

  Family Photo Sessions

Time is running out to sign up.  

The PTA has partnered with PMK Photography to offer family photo "mini" sessions in lovely McLean Central Park. The cost is $125 for a 20 minute session and includes digital downloads of all photos taken. There are several dates/times available in October. Sign up via the link below. Contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 or mdavistwh@yahoo.com with any questions.

Franklin Sherman Elementary School Fall Mini Sessions - 2021

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet you pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

15th Annual MPAartfest & Children's Art Walk

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months ago

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15th Annual MPAartfest & Children’s Art Walk

The 15th annual MPAartfest & Children's Art Walk is next weekend.

McLean Central Park will come to life on Sunday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when MPAartfest returns with a day full of art, music, food and fun. Visit the Children’s Art Walk to enjoy artworks from our very own Franklin Sherman Elementary School artists! For more information, please visit Mclean Project for the Arts.

During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of juried artists from throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This FREE event features contemporary art, live music throughout the day from some of the DC-area’s best musical talents, a Children’s Art Walk, food vendors, and much more.

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Franklin Sherman Flash - September 27, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months ago

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Last Friday, we unveiled the first color copier that we have ever had at FSES!  Many other schools have rented color copiers for staff use and with the generosity of our PTA, we now have one here at FSES.  Our staff is so excited to have a way to create colorful classroom materials.  Thank you for your partnership in the many ways you support our school.  Our PTA would like to encourage your continued support, so please see the PTA section below.

Please remember that families are asked to complete the daily health screening for each child prior to sending children to school.  If there is a COVID positive individual in your household, you will need to keep your child(ren) home and notify the school.  Your cooperation is so appreciated!

Kathleen Quigley

Principal

Contents Daily Health Screening Submit Student Forms Today Mask Guidance Advanced Academics Information Request from STEAM Classroom News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Daily Health Screening

Parents, caregivers or guardians, are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening and students who are sick should not attend in-person instruction.

  • daily health screening questionnaire is available in the following languages: EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu, and Vietnamese.
  • All staff and visitors must complete the daily health screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus. The daily health screening questionnaire will be completed on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 
  • Any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness should stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 

FCPS In addition to the important points above, please find additional COVID Safety information at the FCPS Health and Safety Guidance site.

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Student Forms

Our Health Room staff requests that parents update/complete the Emergency Care Form and Health Information Form if you have not already done so this school year.

Please visit the FSES Student Forms Webpage and complete the Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent and the SR&R Acknowledgement Form today. 

See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional forms you may still need to submit.

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Mask Guidance

We are making use of our outdoor spaces as much as possible for snacks and breaks.  We have noted that many students remove their masks while outside. Masks are not required outside, but they are strongly encouraged. We ask you to consider talking with your child about keeping their masks on when outside for recess and gathering in larger groups if they can comfortably do so. 

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Advanced Academics Information

Fairfax County Public Schools  offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8th. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

An Elementary Parent Information Night will be held virtually at Franklin Sherman on Tuesday, October 5th from 6-7 pm. The Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, will provide a general overview of the levels of services offered. 

The info session will be accessed through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

Please see the attached info sheet for additional information and important dates related to the program.

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Panda Makerspace

DONATIONS NEEDED!

We are preparing for some awesome STEAM challenges and need your help with building materials. These could be recycled materials, upcycled materials, or items from our Amazon Wishlist.

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News from McLean HS

Homecoming Week

On October 1, we are having a Homecoming parade.  This is the first parade we have had in a long while and we are quite excited to have the community involved.  The parade will start at 5:00 from the McLean parking travel down Davidson Road, right on Chain Bridge Road to Westmoreland, and then back into the parking lot.  We would love to have spectators on the side of the road to see our Disco themed cards drive by.

Homecoming Football Game

The game starts at 7:00 against Yorktown High School.  This game will be very well attended, and we are requiring that students who are in elementary or middle school be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are $5.00 a person.

News From the PTA Monster Mash Dash

October 21, 2021

Registration now open! Sign up your family to join us for a 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run on Halloween Sunday, October 31 at 8 a.m. Get some exercise before everyone indulges in candy! It's one of our most important events of the year.

We need your continued support to attract sponsors and participants. Our partnership with Potomac River Running allows 100% of the money raised through race sponsorships to go directly to the Franklin Sherman PTA. Please reach out to your employers or local businesses you frequent and ask if they're willing to promote their companies on race t-shirts or at the event. Click here for sponsorship information or contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506.

  HEPA Filters Installed

The HEPA machines have arrived and have been installed. We appreciate the generosity of our families, thank you! This is a wonderful example of our community coming together for the safety of our students, teachers and staff. Special thanks to our custodial staff for quickly installing the machines.

  Family Photo Sessions

The PTA has partnered with PMK Photography to offer family photo "mini" sessions in lovely McLean Central Park. The cost is $125 for a 20 minute session and includes digital downloads of all photos taken. There are several dates/times available in October. Sign up via the link below. Contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 or mdavistwh@yahoo.com with any questions.

Franklin Sherman Elementary School Fall Mini Sessions - 2021

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet you pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - September 20, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months 1 week ago

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Contents COVID Safety Strategies Mask Guidance Submit Student Forms Today Advanced Academics Information News From the PTA Share Your FSES Related Pictures   COVID Safety Strategies

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Many of you have understandably been confused about the situations your children may be in if exposed to someone who reports a positive COVID-19 case. I would like to help explain not only what these situations involve, but how they help keep us all safe and Franklin Sherman ES open for in-person learning.

First, it is important to note that since the beginning of August 2021, the majority of COVID-19  cases have been acquired through community spread, OUTSIDE of school buildings. This means layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. 

Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are also tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. 

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within our school community. The pause will be initiated by the FCHD for anyone who interacted with an individual who reported a positive COVID-19 case.

  • A pause typically lasts between 24-78 hours while FCHD verifies vaccination status and completes contact tracing.
  • If your child is both fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, please complete the COVID Contact Vaccination Verification form included with the pause letter. Sharing your child’s vaccination status will help the FCHD expedite your child’s return if your child meets the criteria.
  • The FCHD does not accept a negative COVID-19 test to release an individual from the pause. 
  • You will be contacted by the FCHD with a date they can return to school or work.
  • This flowchart best explains what happens when there is a pause.
Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.
Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least ten (10) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

Your student will continue to learn during any temporary interruption to their time at school. Franklin Sherman teachers are committed to keeping students engaged in learning so they return to the classroom seamlessly. This chart outlines the ways students receive instruction and materials.

You can watch this video for a summary of how COVID-19 case notifications occur. 

One other term we often hear is “outbreak.” An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiology linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. When more than one case is reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building, it does not always mean there is an outbreak. 

We want your children in [SCHOOL] learning and enjoying their activities every day. That’s why we are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Your family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick.

Thank you for continuing to be a partner in your child’s education and health. 

Kathleen Quigley

Principal

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Mask Guidance

We are making use of our outdoor spaces as much as possible for snacks and breaks.  We have noted that many students remove their masks while outside. Masks are not required outside, but they are strongly encouraged. We ask you to consider talking with your child about keeping their masks on when outside for recess and gathering in larger groups if they can comfortably do so. 

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Student Forms

Please visit the FSES Student Forms Webpage and complete the Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent and the SR&R Acknowledgement Form at your earliest convenience. 

Students at Franklin Sherman and throughout FCPS have outstanding access to digital resources through FCPSOn and we continue to use technology tools in our learning to engage with content and collaborators in ways that were not possible before.

The Digital Resources Consent and SR&R Acknowledgement are very important as we strive to offer students open and equitable access while maintaining the highest safety and security.  

See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional forms you may still need to submit.

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Advanced Academics Information

Fairfax County Public Schools  offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8th. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS). An Elementary Parent Information Night will be held virtually at Franklin Sherman on Tuesday, October 5th from 6-7 pm. The Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, will provide a general overview of the levels of services offered. Please see the attached info sheet for additional information and important dates related to the program.

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News From the PTA PTA Meeting Thursday 9/23

Please join us for the first PTA meeting of the school year this Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. We'll be discussing the PTA's planned activities, reviewing the proposed budget and having a Q&A with Principal Quigley. To help us prepare and manage time, please submit questions for Principal Quigley in advance.

Join Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID: 882 4777 9472

Passcode: 102599

  Monster Mash Dash

Kick off Halloween at the Monster Mash Dash 5K and Fun Run! The race will take place on Sunday, October 31 at 8am. Registration is now open! REGISTER – Monster Mash Dash

The PTA is looking for sponsors of the race. If your business is interested, please contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 or mdavistwh@yahoo.com

For other questions and information about Monster Mash Dash contact Paige Paridon 703-887-5229 or ppidano@gmail.com.

  Family Photo Sessions

The PTA has partnered with PMK Photography to offer family photo "mini" sessions in lovely McLean Central Park. The cost is $125 for a 20 minute session and includes digital downloads of all photos taken. There are several dates/times available in October. Sign up via the link below. Contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 or mdavistwh@yahoo.com with any questions.

Franklin Sherman Elementary School Fall Mini Sessions - 2021

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet you pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Covid Pause for Students

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Covid Pause for Students

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

I want to take the time today to address comments and concerns that we are receiving regarding the duration of a student pause after a positive COVID-19 case here at Franklin Sherman ES.

I understand the frustration that you are feeling as the investigations necessary to close a case and end a pause are taking longer than we originally expected, and emotions are running high.

It is important to recognize that our health partners are working hard in collaboration with our school staff to ensure that contract tracing - a key part of our layered prevention strategies -  is completed with a focus on student safety. 

One of the new steps that we are taking in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department will speed up the return to the classroom for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students. While this is aimed at middle school and high school students who are eligible for vaccination, it will also benefit elementary age students, who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

Because contact tracers do not have to call students who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, they will now be able to focus more resources on elementary school investigations. This will allow elementary school students to return to the classroom sooner.

Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are important tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. This short video explains more about what each of these terms means and how they impact students.

Following these processes and waiting for the Health Department's direction are critical to ensuring that we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. As we have learned since the start of the pandemic - grace, patience and flexibility will help us to manage the stresses that we feel during these difficult times.

Please be assured that your child’s teacher and I are here to provide any additional support that your child may need when they are able to return to the classroom, whether it is academic or social-emotion. We will get through this together. 

 

Sincerely,

Kathleen Quigley

Principal

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Franklin Sherman Flash - September 13, 2021

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months 2 weeks ago

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Staying Safe and Learning Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our BTSN last week.  If you were unable to attend, teachers will be posting their recordings in Schoology.

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff and community as our number one concern.  Your continued support and patience as we adapt are appreciated.  As you know, we have already changed our cafeteria to ensure students are well spaced during lunch.  Now, teachers are continuing to look for ways to ensure students are spaced as much as possible in the classrooms.  Teachers are accessing our outdoor spaces for snack and spacing out students and/or snack time if the students must be inside.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me or to your child's teacher.

Finally, if your child does leave school experiencing Covid-like symptoms, you will need to have the Return to School form completed by a healthcare professional in order for your child to return.  That form must be received in the office and cleared by an administrator before your child may attend class.  As always, our goal is to keep all here healthy.  Your patience and understanding are much appreciated.

Have a great week!

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Student Forms Fall Picture Day News Club Celebrate McLean Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Student Forms

Many families still need to submit important annual form.  Please help us by your prompt attention to these items.  Most can be submitted online!  See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional optional forms and more information.

SR&R Acknowledgement Form

Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent

Emergency Care Form

Frequent Kiss & Rider Form

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Fall Picture Day

Fall picture day will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Please order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVT27VZQR.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

After ordering online there are no paper forms to bring in on picture day!

Lifetouch Digital Flyer

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Franklin Sherman News Club

This school year, we hope to initiate a Franklin Sherman News program written and produced by interested 5th and 6th Grade students.  We would like to feature and celebrate diverse aspects of our FSES Community and the things that matter most to us such as the Positivity Project.

Fifth and Sixth graders who wish to participate will express their interest in a Google Form that will be available in their Schoology Courses.  Students working on the Franklin Sherman News will meet before school 1 day a week to collaborate and plan the productions.  For this reason parent permission will be required in order for students to participate and we will rely on assistance from parents to transport students to school.

Look for more information as we reach out to the parents of our prospective news crew in the coming weeks.

Celebrate McLean

McLean HS would like you to join them on September 17th for Celebrate McLean!! We are inviting all elementary, middle and high school students and families to come together for an evening of fun and entertainment.

From 4:30-6:30pm at the McLean HS Football Practice Field (behind the baseball field) we will have carnival style events, food trucks and booths from our High School Clubs and local middle and elementary schools.

That evening our Varsity Football team will be hosting Fairfax HS at 7pm, and we hope that you will stop by the game after Celebrate McLean to come cheer on our football players, cheerleaders, dancers and award winning band!

See the attached flyer for some additional details.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet you pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.

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Franklin Sherman Flash - September 7, 2021

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Santini’s Dine Out

Wed. Sept 8, 4-9 p.m.

Take the night off from cooking! The PTA would like to invite you to dine in or carry out Tomorrow, September 8 between 4-9 p.m. from Santini’s McLean. Mention Franklin Sherman Elementary School when ordering and Santini’s will donate a portion of FSES sales to the PTA. You must mention FSES in order for us to receive credit. Tell your neighbors, friends, colleagues. The more we order, the more we earn!

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Franklin Sherman Flash - September 7, 2021

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We See the Smile in Their Eyes

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

We hope everyone had a great long weekend.  Our rescheduled Back to School Night will be Wednesday.  Please see below for a detailed schedule.

Last week, we changed our lunch times in order to keep only one grade level in the cafeteria at a time.  This enabled us to seat 2 children at each table with plexiglass in between.  Children are now eating breakfast in the cafeteria as well.  For snack times, where possible teachers are taking students outside and if snack is eaten in the classroom, children are spread out throughout the room.  We appreciate your flexibility and that of our students with these adjustments to our safety and mitigation measures.

Shanah Tovah to our families and staff who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah today

Have a great week!

Kathleen Quigley

Contents Back to School Night Student Forms Fall Picture Day Bus Safety Information Introducing Schoology Share Your FSES Related Pictures   Back to School Night

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6:00 - Meet with the Administrators

6:30 - K - 2 Classrooms

7:30 - 3 - 6 Classrooms

Use your links that were previously distributed

Teacher sessions will be recorded for your convenience

Questions contact Mr. Christian

 

Student Forms

Many families still need to submit important annual form.  Please help us by your prompt attention to these items.  Most can be submitted online!  See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional optional forms and more information.

SR&R Acknowledgement Form

Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent

Emergency Care Form

Frequent Kiss & Rider Form

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Fall Picture Day

Fall picture day will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Please order pictures online at the Lifetouch Website.  If prompted enter the Picture Day ID EVT27VZQR.  Make sure that our school, Franklin Sherman Elementary School, is listed on the form when submitting your child's Name and Grade. 

After ordering online there are no paper forms to bring in on picture day!

Lifetouch Digital Flyer

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Bus Safety Information

Beginning Friday, August 27, drivers are required to increase air circulation in their vehicle by OPENING every other window (bus and van if possible) during student transport. Windows will remain OPEN during all routes and closed during the post-trip at the parking location. Window height adjustments can be made for inclement weather, such as rain. This action is out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of students and our staff.

Visit the Transportation Services site for more information.

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Schoology: Our New LMS in FCPS

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system (lms). 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Parents need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. 

Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

We love to see them and we will share if we can.  Upload pictures of FSES students with our online form here.

You can also tweet your pictures @FSES_Pandas.  Follow us on Twitter!

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Franklin Sherman Flash - August 30, 2021

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There's No Place Like FSES

What a great week we had here at Franklin Sherman!  We love having students back in our classrooms.

Please be sure to take some time to review the FCPS Health and Safety Guidance so that we can keep all of our students and staff healthy.  If students demonstrate any of the following symptoms at school, they will be sent home with a Sick Student Notification and Return to School Form.  Those symptoms include:  fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, runny nose/congestion, stomachache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and headaches.  

If your child has a health condition that causes some of the symptoms above, please work with our School Health Room Aide, Alexis Jones, to connect with your doctor and document your child's condition. 

We appreciate your careful monitoring of your child's health to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Contents Student Forms Back to School Night Introducing Schoology Band, Chorus, and Strings Information  Share Your 1st Week of School Pictures Annual Notice of Rights Health Insurance Offierings Student Forms

Please help us by your prompt attention to these important student forms.  Most can be submitted online!  See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional optional forms and more information.

SR&R Acknowledgement Form

Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent

Emergency Care Form

Frequent Kiss & Rider Form

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Back to School Night

Back to School Night is this Wednesday, September 1.  Kathy Quigley, Principal, and Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, will host an introductory session from 6:00 pm to 6:25 pm.  A link to this session will be sent via eNotify on Tuesday afternoon. 

K-2 classrooms will join the teachers via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.  3-6 classrooms will join via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.  Zoom has distributed invitations via email to parents who have registered their email address with the school.

Tips for Using Zoom

If you have questions about the Zoom invitations you can email your child's classroom teacher or email our Mr. Christian our School Based Technology Specialist.

Schoology: Our New LMS in FCPS

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system (lms). 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Parents need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. 

Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

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Join Band!

All Current 5th and 6th grade students are invited to join band!  Those who are interested in joining band should carefully Review this Flyer.  The learning link included will show you many of the instruments that are available for band students! The Registration code (QR code to the right) will help you get signed up for a great year in band!

If you have questions please contact our Band Teacher Mr. Antonucci.

Please register by Friday, September 3rd

Join Chorus!

Hi, I'm Ms. Nevills; FSES’s general music and choir teacher. I want you to join choir!  Choir will be on Tuesdays (5th grade) and Fridays (6th grade).  No previous experience is required for any ensemble class.  Check out this Flyer for more info about our Music Programs at FSES. 

Register for Choir today!

Join Strings!

Mrs. Babb is our new Strings teacher.  All 4th - 6th Grade students may join Strings.  Check out the Strings Flyer for more information about the program.

Strings Registration Form  

 

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Share 1st Week Pictures with Us

You can upload pictures using the webform found here.

You can of course continue to

  • Tweet your pictures  @FSES_Pandas, #firstdayfairfax, #FCPSReturningStrong

Please follow @FSES_Pandas on Twitter

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2021-22 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum,
Privacy, and Related Rights

At this link, FCPS has specific information for parents regarding policies related to student information and opt-out choices.  

Opt-Out Forms available Online

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Health Insurance Offerings for Children and Families

Low-Cost or No-Cost Health Insurance for Kids from the Commonwealth of Virginia

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS)

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Franklin Sherman Flash - Back to School Information

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There's No Place Like FSES

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

We are so excited to start our new school year with you tomorrow.  As we welcomed back our staff last week, we shared a Wizard of Oz theme because we truly believe, "There's No Place Like FSES."   Thank you to all who joined us for our Open House and to our PTA for partnering with the Ice Cream Social.  Our PTA provided the awesome Welcome Back decorations as well!

As excited as everyone is for the start of a new school year, we know that there is always a bit of anxiety, especially as we continue to see the impact of COVID.

This Return to School - Safety web page has detailed information from FCPS regarding our layered prevention strategies.  Please be sure to send your child to school wearing a mask that is comfortable and meets the safety requirements.  We strongly encourage having an extra mask in the backpack.

We will not allow children to drink directly from the water fountains, so please send in a refillable water bottle every day.

Classrooms have sinks and plenty of hand sanitizer so that we may continue to practice good hand hygiene with all of our students.  

Children who choose to eat breakfast will pick up a grab & go breakfast to eat in the classroom.  Snacks will be eaten in the classrooms as well.  Teachers have wipes so that students may wipe their desk before and after eating.

Our custodians have a schedule to wipe down high touch areas in common locations throughout the day.

Lunches will be eaten in the cafeteria.  We have spread out our lunch times so that there are a maximum of 2 grade levels in the cafeteria at one time.  We have reduced the number of students at each table.  Finally, all tables will be cleaned by adults after each class.

Please follow the guidelines to screen your child for illness everyday and keep your child home if they are presenting any COVID symptoms.  Children who come to school with COVID-like symptoms will be isolated in our Care Room and will need to be picked up immediately.  If your child displays COVID symptoms at school, you will be sent home with a form to be completed by your health care professional.  

I hope that knowing we are doing all we can to implement these safety practices helps to ease your first day worries.  See you all tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Kathleen Quigley

Principal

Transportation Information

In preparation for the first day of school on tomorrow, parents are asked to review their student’s bus route assignments using their SIS ParentVue account. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page. Remember to arrive at the bus stop a few minutes early in the morning.  Please also be patient in the afternoon while bus routes are worked out.  Buses may be running late in the mornings or afternoons during this first week.

Arrival & Dismissal

We will follow the same arrival and dismissal procedures that we had in place last year.  For those who wish to drop their children off, please follow the signs for our Kiss & Ride.  Do not enter through the bus loop but continue down Brawner Street to the end of the parking lot for the Kiss & Ride entrance.  You may start dropping off your children at 9:00 am.  

For Kiss & Ride dismissal, children will report to the gym.  We will take your name and call the children out as you arrive.  Dismissal starts at 4:05.  Please be prompt.

Walkers will enter through Door #1, along with bus riders.  Walkers will be dismissed from Door #4 next to the art room.  If you plan to meet your child to walk home, please do not wait in the front of the school.  We want to keep this area clear for our bus riders.

Finally, if you choose to park at the church across the street, please know that there will not be a staff member positioned there this year.  You will need to escort your child across the street.

Attendance Information

As a reminder, our school hours are 9:20 am to 4:05 pm.  Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Information about reporting an absence, tardy or early release may be found on this web page.  Please use this form to report an absence or late arrival and this form for an early release.  

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - August 17, 2021

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Message from Principal Quigley Open House & Ice Cream Social School Supplies Bus Route Information Attendance Information Teacher Assignments Emergency Care Forms, Health, and Safety Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources Back to School Night FSES Flash Archive - Read Previous Issues of the Newsletter Message From Principal Quigley

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Open House tomorrow.  We ask for your assistance with keeping the number of individuals down by following the schedule below.  

As our staff returned this week, we have been treated to lunch and many other surprises by our FSES PTA.  We so appreciate the support our parents provide through the PTA and we encourage you to sign up as a member if you have not already done so.

 

See you soon!

Kathleen Quigley

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Open House and PTA Ice Cream, August 19th

Please join us for our Open House event on August 19th.  All children and adults will be required to wear masks in the building. 

Open House is a time for families to see their children’s classrooms and meet the teachers.  You may drop off school supplies for those bringing their own supplies.  Supplies ordered through the PTA will be delivered to the classrooms. 

Our School Health Room Aide will be available for families who need to drop off medications.  Forms and information about medications can be found at the School Health Services website.

In order to accommodate all families with social distancing in classrooms and around the school, we are requesting families arrive at the times based on last name alpha. Universal masking is required for all at this event.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM     Last names A-L

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM    Last names M-Z

After you visit the school and classrooms, our PTA invites you to enjoy a cool treat outside on our field and playground.  This is a chance to join the PTA and purchase spirit wear.  It’s a great time to meet other Franklin Sherman families and learn more about the school community.

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School Supplies

Grade level school supply lists are on the Franklin Sherman Website.  For those who have ordered supplies through the PTA, those supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

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Bus Route Information

Parents will find information about your child's bus route including the specific stop, pick-up time and drop-off time on your SIS ParentVue account.  If you need assistance with your ParentVue account, please contact Ann Rajabi in our office.  All kindergarten students must be met at the stop by an adult.

For more information about transportation, including an introduction to the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation website.   

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Attendance Information

If your child will be absent or will arrive late, please use our Attendance forms to notify the office and your child's homeroom teacher.  Late arrivals and absences should be submitted before 9:30 a.m.

For early dismissals, please use the Early Dismissal form and note that your child will be called down when you arrive.  For changes in transportation, please use the form at the link above as well. Please ensure that you communicate with your child prior to their arrival at school.  Given constraints with our buses, students may not ride a bus other than their assigned bus.

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Teacher Assignments

Notification of your child’s homeroom classroom teacher were sent via email on Tuesday, August 17th.   Please call the office at 703-506-7900 if you did not receive an email.  Teacher assignments are also available through your SIS ParentVue account.

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Emergency Care Forms, Health, and Safety

Please update the emergency care information on file for each of your children enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  FCPS is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides weCare@school (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own SIS ParentVue account.  If you need assistance with your ParentVue account, please contact Ann Rajabi in our office.

As we bring all of our students and staff back to buildings, FCPS is committed to doing all we can to provide a safe environment for everyone to learn and work.  We will all wear masks indoors.

For more information about health and safety in FCPS, including information regarding masking and social distancing, visit the Return to School - Safety website.

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Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each digital resource used in FCPS has gone through an instructional and technical review process. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent before they can be used by students. Please review the Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman site to learn about the tools that students may use during the 2021-2022 school year and provide your consent.  It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan and begin to use the best and safest technology tools with students.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

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Back to School Night - September 1st

Our Back to School Night is an opportunity to learn more about your child’s classroom and teacher and to hear about the following:

  • Overview of the curricula
  • Review of procedures & routines
  • Explanation of Grading & Assessment
  • Explanation of how attendance will be managed

Our Back to School Night is a virtual event and will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 starting at 6:30 PM.  Grades K- 2 will present from 6:30 – 7:15 and Grades 3 – 6 will present from 7:30 – 8:15.   Special education teachers will notify parents with schedules to best meet the individual needs of the students they serve.  Presentations will be recorded for those unable to attend.  More detailed information will be coming in the next weeks from your children’s teachers.

There will be an opportunity to meet virtually with Kathleen Quigley, Principal, Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, from 6:00 - 6:30 PM.  

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