Franklin Sherman Flash - February 1

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We're Better Together Important Dates

February  Black History Month

February 4  Dranesville District Strategic Planning Community Forum

February 20  Presidents Day Holiday

February 24  Community Flyer Distribution

School Calendar:  2022-23

Contents Survey for Kindergarten in 23-24

The Survey of Preschool Children is a form used to collect information on rising kindergarten aged children.  If you have a child who will be turning 5 years old by September 30, 2023 please complete this form and return it to our school Registrar, Ann Rajabi  ([email protected]). 

We would like to have to all forms returned as soon as possible.

 

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Dranesville District Strategic Planning Community Forum

Dranesville Strategic Planning Community Forum- February 4

Adults only-childcare provided with registration

Please join Elaine Tholen for the Dranesville District in-person Strategic Planning Community Forum. Help shape the division’s future for the next few years!

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9- 10:30a.m.

WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

Please register here. (link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1VbzKvC6JIK_aT4ZAMaOBwt8HoaOKsws9ctu23yKL5X19uQ/viewform) Child care and language interpretation will be provided at this event, and sign up is through the registration link above.

These Community Forums  (link: https://www.fcps.edu/strategicplanning-communityforums) provide families, students, staff, and community members with an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ new Strategic Plan. The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. Learn more about our strategic planning process here. (link: https://www.fcps.edu/strategicplanning) If you can’t join the Dranesville Forum, please check out the schedule of Community Forums, including several virtual options, and register for one that is most convenient for you.

What Happens at a Strategic Planning Community Forum?
  • Community Forums will provide families, students, staff, and community members with an opportunity to review student achievement, access, and perception data and identify both strengths and challenges within the data.
  • Working in small groups, participants will use research-based goals as a framework to transition their observations into recommended goals for the strategic plan that are focused on our desired future state for students.
  • As a culminating activity, participants will identify the one guarantee they would like FCPS to make regarding our students’ education.
  • The data from the Community Forums will be synthesized and that information will be shared with the Core Planning Team to incorporate those recommendations into finalized strategic plan goals.
What Can I Do to Prepare?

It's not necessary to do anything in advance. We want you to bring your thoughts and experiences to the discussion. If you'd like to review in advance, the data reports shared at the Community Forums are available on the Strategic Planning website.

 

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Eating Disorder Parent Information

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2, requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2022),

“Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.”

 

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a webpage with detailed information and resources to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. This information may be found at the following link:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/37440

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Community Feedback on Calendars
    • Text-to-Speech Function on Websites
    • Summer Camps Information

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

 

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News from the PTA

Teacher Appreciation Events

We have two events coming up to show our teachers and staff how much we love and appreciate them. Our school is very lucky to be fully staffed with teachers, and we've heard how our efforts make a difference.

  • Feb. 14 Lunch  We are hosting a lunch for staff on Valentine's Day to include homemade soups, salad, and a candy bar. Please help by signing up to bring an item. Contributions can be dropped off between 9-9:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the teacher's lounge. Please label crockpots with your name and phone number. Call Melissa Vayra with any questions at 646-467-3506. Contribute a Lunch Item
  • May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week  We'll need help with stocking the lounge, organizing lunches, setting up breakfast, delivering goodies for bus drivers, etc. Please contact Adrienne Dreyfuss if you can lend your time this week.

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs

The Student Safety & Wellness Office has scheduled in-person Drug Education Nights for parents, guardians and youth caregivers across the division. This event is designed to inform parents only of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources. The night will consist of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist sharing information with support from School SROs/police detectives and Fairfax-Falls Church CSB managers.  There will be an opportunity for question and answer.

For parents who are unable to attend in-person, a virtual option is scheduled through the Parent Resource Center for 3/21/2023 where more language options will be made available for live attendees.

See this flyer for more details about the McLean HS event on January 30 from 6-8 p.m.

  Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

In the event of a virtual learning day you will find specific information about accessing instruction on the Franklin Sherman ES webpage.

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive

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

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Franklin Sherman Flash - January 4

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We're Better Together

 

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope the Winter Break was a time of rest and relaxation for all of our families.  On behalf of our staff, I want to thank you for the wonderful holiday treats and gifts from the PTA and from all of you.  We truly felt appreciated and your thoughtfulness means so much to us.

As we enter 2023, I have already seen energy and enthusiasm from our teachers as they continue to understand each child and his or her needs.  This week, our teachers are meeting with our Instructional Leadership Team to review the progress of each child in both academics and social emotional development.  Our staff focuses on understanding the strengths and needs of each child in order to create the most conducive instructional plans and environment to help your child thrive.  Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher to share information at any time. 

Sincerely,

Kathy Quigley, Principal

 

Important Dates

January 11  Longfellow MS Curriculum Night

January 16  MLK Day Student Holiday

January 22  Lunar New Year

January 23-24  Lost and Found Clean Up

January 25  End of Second Quarter 2 Hour Early Release Day

January 26-27  Student Holidays

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Lost and Found Clean Up

We will be conducting our regular Lost and Found Clear Out.  Your Stuff Misses YOU ad much as you are missing it!

Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24 the Lost and Found will be moved to the main lobby from 9:00 a.m. till 4:30pm.

Parents are welcome to visit the school on these days to recover your child’s missing items.

After January 24 all unclaimed belongings will be donated to the McLean Baptist Church, Share Clothing Room.

 

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Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs

The Student Safety & Wellness Office has scheduled in-person Drug Education Nights for parents, guardians and youth caregivers across the division. This event is designed to inform parents only of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources. The night will consist of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist sharing information with support from School SROs/police detectives and Fairfax-Falls Church CSB managers.  There will be an opportunity for question and answer.

For parents who are unable to attend in-person, a virtual option is scheduled through the Parent Resource Center for 3/21/2023 where more language options will be made available for live attendees.

See this flyer for more details about the McLean HS event on January 30 from 6-8 p.m.

 

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Longfellow MS Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Grade Students

Longfellow Middle School is excited to invite you to the Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night on Wednesday, 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 18 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Speed Cameras Target School Zone Safety
    • High School Academy Open Houses
    • Congratulations to VHSL State Champions

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

 

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News from the PTA Winter Session After-School Activities

Registration for winter session after-school activites is coming soon. Activities are offered for one hour immediately after school and run from mid Jan. to mid March. We hope you’ll sign up so that we can continue to have a robust offering. Our tentative schedule is:

  • Tuesday: Basketball, Pottery, Yoga
  • Wednesday: Running, Floor hockey, Cartooning
  • Thursday: Fencing & Archery, Cooking, Hip Hop, Art Club

These activities are coordinated and offered thanks to the PTA and parent volunteers. They are a benefit of PTA membership, and you must be a PTA member in order for your child to participate. 

Registration for the Franklin Sherman Art Club with Miss Pam is now open.

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders School Pictures are Available Online

Parents please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios.  If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folders.

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: http://www.vosphoto.com/uc and use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

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

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

In the event of a virtual learning day you will find specific information about accessing instruction on the Franklin Sherman ES webpage.

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash Archive

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - Special Edition

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive

We are collecting gift cards for SHARE this holiday season. They requested gift cards to local grocery stores (e.g., Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as Target, Amazon). Requested denominations are $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed. The cards will be used by local families for holiday, seasonal and everyday needs.

To participate, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the FSES Lobby or sign up online, then purchase the requested gift card and return it to the FSES Main Office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his/her name on the mitten and return it to the tree!

Please help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen.

 

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - December 12

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

The staff and I would like to thank our PTA and all of you who contributed create a wonderful holiday breakfast for us on Friday morning.  What a treat and we so appreciate the time and thoughtfulness of our community!

Winter break is just around the corner.  We hope that you and your family have a safe & healthy break.  With travel anticipated, FCPS is providing COVID diagnostic testing  for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and looking forward to all of the joy 2023 will bring!

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

Important Dates

December 18-26  Chanukah

December 19 - January 2  Winter Break

December 25  Christmas

January 11  Longfellow MS Curriculum Night

  

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Longfellow MS Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Grade Students

Longfellow Middle School is excited to invite you to the Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night on Wednesday, 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 18 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

 

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Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Outdoor Learning Spaces
    • Job Opportunities for Bus Drivers and Food Services Workers
    • Strategic Planning Community Forums

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

 

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News from the PTA Winter Session After-School Activities

Registration for winter session after-school activites is coming soon. Activities are offered for one hour immediately after school and run from mid Jan. to mid March. We hope you’ll sign up so that we can continue to have a robust offering. Our tentative schedule is:

  • Tuesday: Basketball, Pottery, Yoga
  • Wednesday: Running, Floor hockey, Cartooning
  • Thursday: Fencing & Archery, Cooking, Hip Hop, Art Club

These activities are coordinated and offered thanks to the PTA and parent volunteers. They are a benefit of PTA membership, and you must be a PTA member in order for your child to participate. 

Registration for the Franklin Sherman Art Club with Miss Pam is now open.

 

Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive

We are collecting gift cards for SHARE this holiday season. They requested gift cards to local grocery stores (e.g., Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as Target, Amazon). Requested denominations are $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed. The cards will be used by local families for holiday, seasonal and everyday needs.

To participate, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the FSES Lobby or sign up online, then purchase the requested gift card and return it to the FSES Main Office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his/her name on the mitten and return it to the tree!

Please help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen.

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders School Pictures are Available Online

Parents please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios.  If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folders.

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: http://www.vosphoto.com/uc and use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

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

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

In the event of a virtual learning day you will find specific information about accessing instruction on the Franklin Sherman ES webpage.

  AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m.  This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

 

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - December 8

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We're Better Together Important Dates

December  5-9 Inclusive Schools Week

December 8  Bodhi Day

December 9  Picture Retakes Day 9:30 to noon

December 18-26  Chanukah

December 19 - January 2  Winter Break

December 25  Christmas

  

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

In the event of a virtual learning day you will find specific information about accessing instruction on the Franklin Sherman ES webpage.

 

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Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

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School Pictures Are Online Now!

Parents please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios.  If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folders.

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: http://www.vosphoto.com/uc and use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

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

Picture retake day is Friday, December 9 from 9 to noon. This session is open to those who:

  • Were absent for the original session
  • Are new/transfer students who enrolled after the original session
  • Were dissatisfied with their original picture day portrait, please note that the original photo package MUST be returned in order to receive a new package

Also note that:

  • No purchase is necessary to retake photos
  • The new portrait will replace the original yearbook portrait and then be available for purchase.

Contact the vendor with any questions or concerns:
u[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

 

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Support the Science Fairs in FCPS

Are you a scientist looking to give back and inspire future scientists?  The Science Specialists in the Instructional Services department of FCPS are looking for you!

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Judges at High School fairs
  • Judges at the Regional Science Fair
  • Organizations to sponsor and judge awards at the Regional Fair

For More Information, follow this link
https://forms.gle/Wod5zjMwVmJyisRd9

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Preparing for Winter Weather
    • Keeping Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities
    • Proposed Process for Special Education Enhancement Plan
    • Provide Feedback on Secondary World Languages Basal Resources

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

 

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News from the PTA Mitten Tree Gift Card Drive

We are collecting gift cards for SHARE this holiday season. They requested gift cards to local grocery stores (e.g., Safeway, Giant and Lidl, as well as Target, Amazon). Requested denominations are $25 and $50, but any amount is welcomed. The cards will be used by local families for holiday, seasonal and everyday needs.

To participate, have your child take a mitten from the “Gift Card Mitten Tree” in the FSES Lobby or sign up online, then purchase the requested gift card and return it to the FSES Main Office in an envelope marked “Attention PTA.” Your child may write his/her name on the mitten and return it to the tree!

Please help us beat last year's contribution of 46 gift cards for SHARE totaling more than $1,250!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Spillenkothen.

 

Last Call for Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Deadline is December 5

Create wonderful gifts featuring your child's art, and benefit the school with every order. This year, students have been working with our art teacher, Ms. Eaton, on their artwork. Many students have completed their masterpieces, and other students will continue to work on their art over the next two weeks. The artwork will be uploaded to the Square 1 Art website once complete.

When your child's special piece of art is ready and uploaded, you can view it and place your order for great keepsakes. Additionally, you may also upload and order any of your favorite pieces of art that your child has completed.

Contact Sarah Blynn with any questions at 202-262-1337.

Search for Your Child's Art

Upload Art

 

Highlander Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

McLean High School will open its doors to the entire community for our 20th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Come one, come all for a day of indulgence. Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment from the MHS Orchestra group while shopping for friends, family, coworkers, teachers and anyone else on your holiday shopping list! We will have many returning and new vendors selling everything from original wood carved tables, scented soap, jewelry, candles, beauty products/accessories, scarves, ornaments, home décor and lots lots more. Tons of unique gifts! 

 

Volunteer for the 6th Grade Play

Ms. Nevills is looking for all sorts of volunteers to help with the 6th grade musical, which will be performed in late March. From set design, to choreography support, to playbill design, to offering garage space for painting or storage, there are a lot of opportunities to support this performance that means so much to the school. All students get to enjoy the musical so volunteering is not limited to 6th grade parents. Please let Ms. Nevills know of your skills or availability.

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m.  This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

 

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

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Franklin Sherman Flash - November 28

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months ago

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

We hope you and your families had a great Thanksgiving Break!  Before we left on Tuesday, our first grade students held a special parade with the balloons they created.  Look out Macy's, the Franklin Sherman parade was a fun and spirited celebration!

December 2nd is National Special Education Day and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975. We celebrate our teachers and staff who serve and support our students with special needs!   Next week, we will celebrate Inclusive Schools Week.  The theme this year is "Unity Within Our Community." At Franklin Sherman, we strive to ensure we successfully educate all children.

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

 

Important Dates

December 2  National Special Education Day

December 3  Fall Garden Clean Up

December  5-9 Inclusive Schools Week

December 8  Bodhi Day

December 9  Picture Retakes Day 9:30 to noon

December 18-26  Chanukah

December 19 - January 2  Winter Break

December 25  Christmas

  

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

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Yearbook Cover Contest

This year’s theme for our yearbook is “Memories in Motion.”

What is in motion? Lots of things! Our planet is in motion. Our school year calendar is in motion. A Panda on a unicycle is in motion. Create a design that fits this theme!

Winners from each grade level will be selected by an FSES staff committee and these designs will be featured in our yearbook.

Requirements

  • Created on 8.5 x 11 cardstock provided by Ms. Eaton
  • Include the words “Franklin Sherman Elementary”
  • Include the words  “Memories in Motion”
  • Include the school year “2022-23”
  • Your design must be in portrait format (up and down, vertical, NOT horizontal.)

Media to be used can be:

  • Marker/Sharpie/Flair Pen
  • Cut Paper/Collage
  • Watercolor
  • Oil or Chalk Pastel
  • Very Neatly Colored Crayon or Colored Pencil

Please write Name, Grade, and Teacher’s name on the back in PENCIL and submit designs to our Art Teacher, Ms. Eaton, by Friday, Nov. 30.

Question should be directed to Ms. Eaton at [email protected].

 

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School Pictures Are Online Now!

Parents please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios.  If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folders.

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: http://www.vosphoto.com/uc and use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

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

 

Picture retake day is Friday, December 9 from 9 to noon.

 

FCPS News

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

  • FCPS Calendar Survey
  • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
  • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
  • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

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

 

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News from the PTA Volunteer for our Fall Garden Clean Up

Calling all gardeners for the FSES Annual Garden Clean Up on Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m-noon. This year's tasks are light, but we still need your help. All ages levels are welcome to join in and lunch (pizza) is on us. Please bring your own tools and gloves.

 

Square 1 Art Fundraiser


Create wonderful gifts featuring your child's art, and benefit the school with every order. This year, students have been working with our art teacher, Ms. Eaton, on their artwork. Many students have completed their masterpieces, and other students will continue to work on their art over the next two weeks. The artwork will be uploaded to the Square 1 Art website once complete.

When your child's special piece of art is ready and uploaded, you can view it and place your order for great keepsakes. Additionally, you may also upload and order any of your favorite pieces of art that your child has completed. The deadline for orders is December 5.

Contact Sarah Blynn with any questions at 202-262-1337.

Search for Your Child's Art

Upload Art

 

Highlander Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

McLean High School will open its doors to the entire community for our 20th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Come one, come all for a day of indulgence. Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment from the MHS Orchestra group while shopping for friends, family, coworkers, teachers and anyone else on your holiday shopping list! We will have many returning and new vendors selling everything from original wood carved tables, scented soap, jewelry, candles, beauty products/accessories, scarves, ornaments, home décor and lots lots more. Tons of unique gifts! 

 

Volunteer for the 6th Grade Play

Ms. Nevills is looking for all sorts of volunteers to help with the 6th grade musical, which will be performed in late March. From set design, to choreography support, to playbill design, to offering garage space for painting or storage, there are a lot of opportunities to support this performance that means so much to the school. All students get to enjoy the musical so volunteering is not limited to 6th grade parents. Please let Ms. Nevills know of your skills or availability.

 

Donate to our Butterfly Garden

Help us purchase new shrubs and perennials for our butterfly garden.
• Shrubs - $50
• Perennials - $25

You can donate to the garden fund via our PayPal Giving Fund. The plants will be purchased in bulk by our landscaper. Thank you for your help as we update and refurbish our outdoor space!
Contribute money for shrubs or perennials

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m.  This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - November 14

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months 2 weeks ago

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

On Thursday, we honored Veterans' Day with a school-wide patriotic sing along.  Our fifth and sixth grade chorus led the school with their beautiful voices.  A big thank you to our music teacher, Ms. Nevills, for starting our day  in song!

During COVID, our water fountains were not accessible to students.  As we returned this year, students once again have access to the water fountain.  We have several fountains that are filling stations for water bottles.  We encourage you to send your children in with a refillable water bottle daily.  If your child forgets, we will let them call you from the office and you can choose to bring their water bottle or they can drink from the water fountain.  We will no longer be providing bottles of water in the office after this week.  

On Thursday, our cafeteria will serve a Thanksgiving menu.  This lunch is only for our students this year due to staffing and supply chain impacts on our Food Services staff.  We cannot accommodate additional guests on Thursday, and we appreciate your understanding.  We know that in the past families have enjoyed joining us and we encourage you to look for other ways to participate with your child's class, such as volunteering for field trips and joining us in other PTA activities.

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

 

Important Dates

November  Native American Heritage Month

November 14-18  American Education Week

November 23-25  Thanksgiving Holiday

Dewcember 3  Fall Garden Clean Up

 

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Yearbook Cover Contest

This year’s theme for our yearbook is “Memories in Motion.”

What is in motion? Lots of things! Our planet is in motion. Our school year calendar is in motion. A Panda on a unicycle is in motion. Create a design that fits this theme!

Winners from each grade level will be selected by an FSES staff committee and these designs will be featured in our yearbook.

Requirements

  • Created on 8.5 x 11 cardstock provided by Ms. Eaton
  • Include the words “Franklin Sherman Elementary”
  • Include the words  “Memories in Motion”
  • Include the school year “2022-23”
  • Your design must be in portrait format (up and down, vertical, NOT horizontal.)

Media to be used can be:

  • Marker/Sharpie/Flair Pen
  • Cut Paper/Collage
  • Watercolor
  • Oil or Chalk Pastel
  • Very Neatly Colored Crayon or Colored Pencil

Please write Name, Grade, and Teacher’s name on the back in PENCIL and submit designs to our Art Teacher, Ms. Eaton, by Friday, Nov. 30.

Question should be directed to Ms. Eaton at [email protected].

 

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FCPS News
  • In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:
    • Calendar Survey, Coming Soon!
    • Student Performance in Language Arts (Grades 1-6)
    • Family Engagement Resources
    • School Board Presentation: Academic Matters

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

 

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News from the PTA Square 1 Art Fundraiser


Create wonderful gifts featuring your child's art, and benefit the school with every order. This year, students have been working with our art teacher, Ms. Eaton, on their artwork. Many students have completed their masterpieces, and other students will continue to work on their art over the next two weeks. The artwork will be uploaded to the Square 1 Art website once complete.

When your child's special piece of art is ready and uploaded, you can view it and place your order for great keepsakes. Additionally, you may also upload and order any of your favorite pieces of art that your child has completed. The deadline for orders is November 30.

Contact Sarah Blynn with any questions at 202-262-1337.

Search for Your Child's Art

Upload Art

 


Volunteer for our Fall Garden Clean Up

Calling all gardeners for the FSES Annual Garden Clean Up on Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m-noon. This year's tasks are light, but we still need your help. All ages levels are welcome to join in and lunch (pizza) is on us. Please bring your own tools and gloves.

 

Volunteer for the 6th Grade Play

Ms. Nevills is looking for all sorts of volunteers to help with the 6th grade musical, which will be performed in late March. From set design, to choreography support, to playbill design, to offering garage space for painting or storage, there are a lot of opportunities to support this performance that means so much to the school. All students get to enjoy the musical so volunteering is not limited to 6th grade parents. Please let Ms. Nevills know of your skills or availability.

 

Donate to our Butterfly Garden

Help us purchase new shrubs and perennials for our butterfly garden.
• Shrubs - $50
• Perennials - $25

You can donate to the garden fund via our PayPal Giving Fund. The plants will be purchased in bulk by our landscaper. Thank you for your help as we update and refurbish our outdoor space!
Contribute money for shrubs or perennials

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

  Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Submit an FCPS CARES story

 

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 7

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter2 months 3 weeks ago

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Thank you to all of our Monster Mash Dash participants and sponsors!  The support from our community is so appreciated by our staff and students.  

We also appreciate the support from all who attended our PTA meeting and the presentation from our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Stoermann.  

Did you know that all children at Franklin Sherman access advanced academics curricula?  Our teachers in grades 3-6 have the curricula materials and include all children in these rich learning experiences.  Our teachers work with Ms. Stoermann to expand our students' creative and critical thinking skills and to provide students with the extensions and challenging materials that will meet each child's instructional need.  

Our teachers in kindergarten through second grade are also focused helping students develop their creative and critical thinking skills and provide challenging learning experiences that expand upon each child's strengths.  

Our Franklin Sherman teachers and staff dedicate themselves to knowing each child and helping each child reach his or her potential.  

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

 

Important Dates

November  Native American Heritage Month

November 3  PTA Meeting and AAP Information Night 

November 6  Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 7-11  School Psychology Week

November 14-18  American Education Week

November 8  Election Day Holiday

November 11  Veterans Day Student Holiday

November 23-25  Thanksgiving Holiday

 

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Yearbook Cover Contest

This year’s theme for our yearbook is “Memories in Motion.”

What is in motion? Lots of things! Our planet is in motion. Our school year calendar is in motion. A Panda on a unicycle is in motion. Create a design that fits this theme!

Winners from each grade level will be selected by an FSES staff committee and these designs will be featured in our yearbook.

Requirements

  • Created on 8.5 x 11 cardstock provided by Ms. Eaton
  • Include the words “Franklin Sherman Elementary”
  • Include the words  “Memories in Motion”
  • Include the school year “2022-23”
  • Your design must be in portrait format (up and down, vertical, NOT horizontal.)

Media to be used can be:

  • Marker/Sharpie/Flair Pen
  • Cut Paper/Collage
  • Watercolor
  • Oil or Chalk Pastel
  • Very Neatly Colored Crayon or Colored Pencil

Please write Name, Grade, and Teacher’s name on the back in PENCIL and submit designs to our Art Teacher, Ms. Eaton, by Friday, Nov. 30.

Question should be directed to Ms. Eaton at [email protected].

 

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Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Purple Star Schools Support Military-Connected Families
    • $2 Million Grant Supports STEAM
    • FCPS Calendar 
    • Why Do We Need a Strategic Plan?
    • Virtual Job Fair

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

 

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News from the PTA Square 1 Art Fundraiser


Create wonderful gifts featuring your child's art, and benefit the school with every order. This year, students have been working with our art teacher, Ms. Eaton, on their artwork. Many students have completed their masterpieces, and other students will continue to work on their art over the next two weeks. The artwork will be uploaded to the Square 1 Art website once complete.

When your child's special piece of art is ready and uploaded, you can view it and place your order for great keepsakes. Additionally, you may also upload and order any of your favorite pieces of art that your child has completed. The deadline for orders is November 30.

Contact Sarah Blynn with any questions at 202-262-1337.

Search for Your Child's Art

Upload Art

 

Donate to our Butterfly Garden

Help us purchase new shrubs and perennials for our butterfly garden.
• Shrubs - $50
• Perennials - $25

You can donate to the garden fund via our PayPal Giving Fund. The plants will be purchased in bulk by our landscaper. Thank you for your help as we update and refurbish our outdoor space!
Contribute money for shrubs or perennials

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

 

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

  Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

TJ Science Fair Invitation

Thomas Jefferson HS Investigative Science Outreach, a student-led organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will be hosting our 10th anniversary science fair on March 18th, 2023 and we would like to invite 5th-8th grade students from your school to participate.

Admission to the science fair is completely free. Participants will complete a research project of their choice and present at the fair in-person on March 18, 2023. We help students prepare for this fair by holding multiple sessions to teach them important skills in STEM like brainstorming, presenting, writing an experiment summary, statistics, creating an experimental diagram, etc.

Our first interest/brainstorming session is Friday November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We will be holding this session both in-person and virtually. During this session we will go over the goals and guidelines of this fair and introduce students to a multitude of project ideas. All interested students should sign up using this form.

For more information visit their website.

tjsciencefair.wordpress.com

 

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Submit an FCPS CARES story

 

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

Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - November 1

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter3 months ago

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

On October 24, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Results show that most states saw a decline in scores for fourth through eighth graders in math and reading between 2019-2022.

The NAEP scores provide a limited snapshot of achievement from across the state of Virginia which included the assessment of up to 50 students in each of 24 FCPS participating schools (no more than 1200 test takers) out of a division of almost 180,000. The Virgina scores are not an accurate reflection of what is happening within FCPS. Our data shows our students are recovering well.

So, how did our Franklin Sherman students perform last year in comparison to this data?  Looking at grade 4 data as a comparison, our students did better last year than pre-pandemic with 95.24% of the students passing the Virginia Standards of Learning reading test compared to a previous pass rate of 94.64%.  In math, our previous pass rate was 96.43% on the fourth grade Virginia Standards of Learning.  Last year, our pass rate was 93.33%.  This is a snapshot of our data and we want to assure you that our teachers are continuing with strong instruction and providing targeted support to students who may have learning gaps.  I am so proud of our students and staff for the excellent instruction every day.

We have a PTA meeting on Thursday night.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about our school and community.  Christy Stoermann, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, will share information regarding student access to the advanced curricula at Franklin Sherman.  She will then hold a session for parents who are interested in referring their child for Level IV Advanced Academics. This session will be geared for parents of second through sixth grade.  See you Thursday!

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

 

Important Dates

November  Native American Heritage Month

November 3  PTA Meeting and AAP Information Night 

November 6  Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 7-11  School Psychology Week

November 14-18  American Education Week

November 8  Election Day Holiday

November 11  Veterans Day Student Holiday

November 23-25  Thanksgiving Holiday

 

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents TJHS Science Fair Invitation

Thomas Jefferson HS Investigative Science Outreach, a student-led organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will be hosting our 10th anniversary science fair on March 18th, 2023 and we would like to invite 5th-8th grade students from your school to participate.

Admission to the science fair is completely free. Participants will complete a research project of their choice and present at the fair in-person on March 18, 2023. We help students prepare for this fair by holding multiple sessions to teach them important skills in STEM like brainstorming, presenting, writing an experiment summary, statistics, creating an experimental diagram, etc.

Our first interest/brainstorming session is Friday November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We will be holding this session both in-person and virtually. During this session we will go over the goals and guidelines of this fair and introduce students to a multitude of project ideas. All interested students should sign up using this form.

For more information visit their website.

tjsciencefair.wordpress.com

 

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Attendance Message

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday.  However, this holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day. On time.

 

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FCPS News

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

    • Strategic Plan Student Survey (Opt out due October 28)
    • Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes
    • November Parent Resource Webinars
    • ESSER Funding Information and Feedback
    • Guidelines on Religious Accommodations for Students

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

 

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News from the PTA Square 1 Art Fundraiser


Create wonderful gifts featuring your child's art, and benefit the school with every order. This year, students have been working with our art teacher, Ms. Eaton, on their artwork. Many students have completed their masterpieces, and other students will continue to work on their art over the next two weeks. The artwork will be uploaded to the Square 1 Art website once complete.

When your child's special piece of art is ready and uploaded, you can view it and place your order for great keepsakes. Additionally, you may also upload and order any of your favorite pieces of art that your child has completed. The deadline for orders is November 30.

Contact Sarah Blynn with any questions at 202-262-1337.

Search for Your Child's Art

Upload Art

 

  Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders

 

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is sending out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders Library Volunteers Needed

Do you have a few hours to donate to the library?  The library needs you! Parents volunteers would be greatly appreciated for shelving books and/or performing other library-related tasks. Please contact Rosalie Essimi, the school librarian at [email protected] or 703-506-7963.  We will discuss scheduling among other details.

 

AAP Level IV Screening Information Night (Grades 2-6)

Parents of students in second through sixth grade, who are interested in having their child screened for the full time services are invited to attend our parent information night. 

Our meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, from 7:15-8:00 p.m. after the PTA meeting in the cafeteria. During this meeting we will discuss the forms, documents, and deadlines for applications. We will also review possible ideas for work samples and provide a brief question and answer session for families. 

Note: AAP Level IV parent referrals are due on December 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. This is a county deadline, and late entries can not be accepted. 

  AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

  Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Submit an FCPS CARES story

 

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Franklin Sherman Flash - October 25, 2022

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

Fall is definitely upon us as well as the end of our first quarter.  Tired of cooking dinner?  Take advantage of our PTA Dining Out at Chipotle tonight!

As you are coming to school for your conferences or to visit a classroom, please be sure to bring your photo ID so that you can check in.  If you forget your ID, we will ask you to go get it and and return.

As we conclude the quarter, we are monitoring student attendance.  We appreciate that parents are keeping sick children home.  On the other hand, just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.  Please try to avoid planning trips that require your child to miss school.  

Remember that Friday is an early release day and we will dismiss at 2:05 pm.  

See you at the Monster Mash Dash on Sunday.

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

Important Dates

October  Disability History and Awareness Month

October  LGBTQIA+ History Month

October  National Bullying Prevention Month

October 26  Fall Picture Day

October 26  Dine Out Fundraiser

October 28  End of Quarter - Two Hour Early Release

October 30  Monster Mash Dash

October 31  Student Holiday

November 3  PTA Meeting and AAP Information Night 

November 6  Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 7-11  School Psychology Week

November 14-18  American Education Week

November 8  Election Day Holiday

November 11  Veterans Day Student Holiday

November 23-25  Thanksgiving Holiday

 

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Fall Picture Day

School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, October 26, 2022  . Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and Pre-order Online Here

For questions about ordering school pictures please email [email protected].

 

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Library Volunteers Needed

Do you have a few hours to donate to the library?  The library needs you! Parents volunteers would be greatly appreciated for shelving books and/or performing other library-related tasks. Please contact Rosalie Essimi, the school librarian at [email protected] or 703-506-7963.  We will discuss scheduling among other details.

 

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Franklin Sherman's POG Focus for SY 22-23

Portrait of a Graduate (POG) focuses on supporting all FCPS students succeed beyond the regular classroom. POG prioritizes the development of skills that work to empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. These are centered around five themes: 

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical and Global Citizen
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual 

Each school in Fairfax County was asked to select one POG focus this year. Franklin Sherman has selected to focus on building our students' skills as Goal-Directed and Resilient Individuals. The specific goals include the following focus for each grade level:

  • Grades K-3  
    • I don’t give up when something is hard
    • I learn from my mistakes and keep trying
  • Grades 4-6
    • I persevere through difficult tasks and situations
    • I learn from my mistakes & I seek help and feedback to improve my work

Our classroom teachers are using the ideas of perseverance, learning from our mistakes and collaborating for feedback across all content areas. This is often a way that we end the day in our closing circle as part of our Responsive Classroom routines for building a caring classroom community. 

For more information about this goal, and why it is important, you can check out this video! For additional information and resources for families who would like to reinforce this learning at home please visit the FCPS POG Family Resources page.

 

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Beginning on October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

 

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Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open! To submit a nomination for a Franklin Sherman ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: on the respective category below. 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 in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher  

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

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: 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, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)  

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 04, 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Tan at [email protected]

 

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News from the PTA Monster Mash Dash 5K

October 30, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

Save $5 per participant if you register by Oct. 7.  Sign up your family to join us for a 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. Get some exercise before everyone indulges in candy. Costumes are encouraged! It's one of our most important events of the year.

 

Dine Out Fundraiser

Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ 4-8 p.m.

Take cooking off your plate and order dinner from Chipotle in McLean on Wednesday. We recommend ordering early to avoid long waits and before they run out of items. Tell the cashier you're supporting Franklin Sherman Elementary or use 6LC94QJ in the promo field when ordering online and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds of FSES sales to the PTA. 

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders *BETA*

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is trying out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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The Tartan Literary Magazine to Host Halloween Celebration

The Tartan will be hosting a Halloween fundraiser on Thursday, October 27 from 7-8 PM in the lecture hall. The fundraiser will go to print the publication as well as feature McLean High School art, writing, and theatre. 

 

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Reminders AAP Level IV Screening Information Night (Grades 2-6)

Parents of students in second through sixth grade, who are interested in having their child screened for the full time services are invited to attend our parent information night. 

Our meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, from 7:15-8:00 p.m. after the PTA meeting in the cafeteria. During this meeting we will discuss the forms, documents, and deadlines for applications. We will also review possible ideas for work samples and provide a brief question and answer session for families. 

Note: AAP Level IV parent referrals are due on December 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. This is a county deadline, and late entries can not be accepted. 

  AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

  Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

 

2022-23 Strategic Planning

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information.

 

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Submit an FCPS CARES story

 

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

Franklin Sherman Flash - October 17, 2022

Franklin Sherman Weekly Newsletter3 months 2 weeks ago

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We're Better Together

Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

It was so exciting to see our students embark on the first field trip of the year!  The rain did not dampen the spirits of our first graders as they explored Mt. Vernon last week!

I would like to extend a thank you to our PTA for organizing another great school event with last week's movie night.  We were so grateful that the rain stopped in time for our feature film!

Please keep an eye on the calendar.  There is no school on Monday in honor of Diwali.  We will have a 2 hour early close on Friday, October 28th.  Our dismissal will begin at 2:05 p.m.  Finally, there is no school on Monday, October 31st.  The early close and the workday on 10/31 provide our teachers with the time they need to complete progress reports and to conference with families.

Have a great week!

Kathy Quigley, Principal

Important Dates

October  Disability History and Awareness Month

October  LGBTQIA+ History Month

October  National Bullying Prevention Month

October 17-21  Digital Citizenship Week

October 17-21  Dental Drive

October 24  Student Holiday - Diwali

October 26  Fall Picture Day

October 28  End of Quarter - Two Hour Early Release

October 30  Monster Mash Dash

October 31  Student Holiday

November 3  AAP Information Night 

November 6  Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 8  Election Day Holiday

November 11  Veterans Day Student Holiday

 

School Calendar:  2022-23

 

Contents Celebrating a Decade of Digital Citizenship Week! October 17-21

Ten years ago, Common Sense Education started Digital Citizenship Week to highlight the importance of helping kids, families, and teachers navigate our 24/7 digital world. Over those 10 years, media and technology have changed dramatically. There have also been big shifts in the ways we teach and learn in today's classrooms.

That's why FCPS and Franklin Sherman will continue to be a leader working on behalf of students and their families in creating a positive culture around how they use media and technology.

Engage your kids with the suggested daily activities for families from this Calendar and make connections to the activities we will be using in the classroom as well.  Some links in the Activity Calendar require a google login to use.  If you have difficulty accessing the calendar you can also view it here as a pdf.

 

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Franklin Sherman's POG Focus for SY 22-23

Portrait of a Graduate (POG) focuses on supporting all FCPS students succeed beyond the regular classroom. POG prioritizes the development of skills that work to empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. These are centered around five themes: 

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical and Global Citizen
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual 

Each school in Fairfax County was asked to select one POG focus this year. Franklin Sherman has selected to focus on building our students' skills as Goal-Directed and Resilient Individuals. The specific goals include the following focus for each grade level:

  • Grades K-3  
    • I don’t give up when something is hard
    • I learn from my mistakes and keep trying
  • Grades 4-6
    • I persevere through difficult tasks and situations
    • I learn from my mistakes & I seek help and feedback to improve my work

Our classroom teachers are using the ideas of perseverance, learning from our mistakes and collaborating for feedback across all content areas. This is often a way that we end the day in our closing circle as part of our Responsive Classroom routines for building a caring classroom community. 

For more information about this goal, and why it is important, you can check out this video! For additional information and resources for families who would like to reinforce this learning at home please visit the FCPS POG Family Resources page.

 

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Fall Picture Day

School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, October 26, 2022  . Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and Pre-order Online Here

For questions about ordering school pictures please email [email protected].

 

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Beginning on October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

 

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AAP Information AAP Level IV Screening Information Night (Grades 2-6)

Parents of students in second through sixth grade, who are interested in having their child screened for the full time services are invited to attend our parent information night. 

Our meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, from 7:15-8:00 p.m. after the PTA meeting in the cafeteria. During this meeting we will discuss the forms, documents, and deadlines for applications. We will also review possible ideas for work samples and provide a brief question and answer session for families. 

Note: AAP Level IV parent referrals are due on December 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. This is a county deadline, and late entries can not be accepted. 

  AAP Level IV Questions & Support: Virtual Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held virtually on the following dates:

The county deadline for submitting the AAP Level IV Parent referral is Wednesday, December 15th. This is a county set deadline and late entries will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to turn in their forms and supporting documents early to ensure that they are formatted appropriately for the screening portfolio. The AAP Level IV Parent Referral form can be found here.

 

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Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open! To submit a nomination for a Franklin Sherman ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: on the respective category below. 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 in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher  

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

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: 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, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)  

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 04, 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Tan at [email protected]

 

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Dyslexia Open House

To recognize that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a Dyslexia Open House for staff, community members, and parents/caregivers.  Please join us on October 20, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Willow Oaks (lobby and Room 1000-A) to learn more about dyslexia support in FCPS.  Open house participants will include Instructional Services, Office of Special Education Instruction, Assistive Technology Services, Parent Resource Center, School Psychology Services, Ombudsman Office, Procedural Support, MTSS, SEPTA, Decoding Dyslexia, NAACP & ED Futuro.

The open house will be followed by a presentation about dyslexia support in Fairfax County Public Schools and an opportunity for a staff panel to respond to questions.  Staff who are interested in attending should register here.  Registration closes October 19, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  

 

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Dental Drive

October 17-21, FSES will hold a "Dental Drive" for the local food pantry, SHARE. If you wish to contribute, please have your student bring in unexpired, wrapped dental related items and drop them in the collection bin at the front of the school. Items requested include: adult and child toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, etc. Thank you for your support! If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

 

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News from the PTA Monster Mash Dash 5K

October 30, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

Save $5 per participant if you register by Oct. 7.  Sign up your family to join us for a 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. Get some exercise before everyone indulges in candy. Costumes are encouraged! It's one of our most important events of the year.

 

Sign Up for PTA Text Reminders *BETA*

Have you ever forgotten a school deadline or activity? We realize parents get A LOT of emails. To help you cut through the clutter, the PTA is trying out occasional, short text reminders to help parents not miss out. If you'd like a reminder about the next ordering deadline, next picture day, or next PJ day, etc. please text "FSES OPT IN" to [email protected] from the phone number where you'd like receive text messages (sending an email will not work).

 

Join the PTA

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

 

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Reminders Employment Opportunities at Franklin Sherman ES

Student Monitor - Hourly - $16.36 per hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Dining Room Assistant - Hourly, $12.03 per hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Scott Ralston, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

  Library Volunteers Needed

Do you have a few hours to donate to the library?  Tthe library needs you! Parents volunteers would be greatly appreciated for shelving books and/or performing other library-related tasks. If you are interested and can spare some time for this, please call Rosalie Essimi, the school librarian at, 703-506-7900. We will discuss scheduling other details.

 

FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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FCPS CARES Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story at the link below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Submit an FCPS CARES story

 

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Attendance: 703-506-7979 | Web | Twitter

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