🐾1/27/23 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. SCA Lolligrams ❤️

3. Yearbook Photos Needed! 📸

4. Order your Yearbook 📓

5. Family Tech Planners 💻📺📱

6. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

7. FCPS Food and Nutrition Recruitment 🍽️

8. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

It's hard to believe that on Monday we will begin the 2nd half of the 2022-23 school year. Time really does fly by! We are looking forward to a great 2nd half of the year. 

We also want to remind everyone about the FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) which is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February: 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

💕 SCA Lolligrams! 💕

Our Student Council is sponsoring a Lolligram fundraiser! You can 

📸Photos needed for the Yearbook!

Grown-ups, do you have photos from school events such as Book Fair, Field Day, Sock Hop, Movie Night, Panther Prowl, or other memorable occasions? Do you have photos of students participating in after-school clubs or performances?

Submit them to the Poplar Tree Yearbook for the chance to be featured. Click HERE to submit up to ten photos at a time in the Google form and fill out the form as many times as you please. Please make sure to include information such as the name of the event and the name and grade of the class or students pictured.

Deadline for submitting photos is Tuesday, January 31st.

Order your Yearbook

Are you still receiving promotional emails from Jostens?  You might still need to order your yearbook! Preorder today and check it off your list (and stop receiving emails).

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this yearbook is a tale of epic proportions! Guarantee your copy by preordering before Friday, January 27, 2023.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HERE

💻📺📱 Family Tech Planners

Common Sense Media has created family tech planners that can be used to to help your kids think through important questions around tech use: What will I do? How much time will I spend? Am I making thoughtful choices?

Check out their tech planners HERE!

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! 🍽️FCPS Food & Nutrition Career🌮 PTA Meeting

Please join us for a PTA meeting on February 2 at 7:00 pm! We will be meeting in Zoom at THIS LINK.

  ♟️ Chess Club ♟️

We had over 70 students participating in Chess Club in the Fall, and hope to see familiar and new faces in the Spring!  Registration is open https://chessctr.org/poplartree/ from now until Feb 10, with the first Spring Semester meeting on Feb 3.

  • When: Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria (when school is open) 
  • Duration: Feb 3 - Jun 2 
  • Who: students of all levels in 2nd through 6th grades 
  • Questions?  Please reach out to Parent Volunteer (Ms. Shawna Li - [email protected]) and/or Chess Instructor (Mr. Robert Teachey - [email protected]

NOTE: If your child was registered for BOTH semesters in Sept, you do NOT have to register again! 

🐝 SPELLING BEE 🐝

The Poplar Tree PTA has been planning for another successful spelling bee program for 2022-2023. Poplar Tree is proud to offer students an opportunity to exhibit their proficiency in the art of spelling and, just as importantly, vocabulary. The school Spelling Bee Champion will advance to the Fairfax county regional competition. The regional winner will go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee representing Fairfax County.

Poplar Tree School Spelling Bee competition is open to students in grades 3 to 6. Registration deadline is 01/31/23.

If you are interested, please visit the website for more details:

https://poplar-tree-pta.square.site/product/spelling-bee/78

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 1/20/23 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Lockdown Drill 🚨

3. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

4. SCA Lolligrams ❤️

5. Storybook Snowman ⛄

6. Yearbook Photos Needed! 📸

7. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

8. Chantilly Pyramid Drug & Alcohol Conversation 🤝

9. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We had a wonderful turnout for our winter concert this week! Our students did an amazing job performing! Thank you to our music department for working hard to prepare the students for the event!

Just a reminder that next week, we have a two hour early release on Wednesday, January 25. Students will be released at 1:25 pm. Morning preschool releases at 11:00 am. Afternoon preschool will be cancelled. Both Thursday, January 26 and Friday January 27 are teacher workdays!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🚨 Lockdown Drill Information and Notification 🚨

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. Our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students were exempt from mandatory participation in lockdown drills during the first 60 days of the school year. They will participate in this upcoming drill.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

 

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where we ask students how we can stay safe on the playground!

💕 SCA Lolligrams! 💕

Our Student Council is sponsoring a Lolligram fundraiser! There will be a flyer in Friday folders today with an order form.

📖Make a Storybook Snowman!

Use any materials to create a 3D snowman based on a favorite book character or story. Bring your snowman to the Poplar Tree Library between January 23-25 and they will be exhibited the entire month of February for all to enjoy! All participants will be entered to win one of three $20 bookstore gift cards. Winners will be drawn during the morning news show on Friday, February 3.

📸Photos needed for the Yearbook!

Grown-ups, do you have photos from school events such as Book Fair, Field Day, Sock Hop, Movie Night, Panther Prowl, or other memorable occasions? Do you have photos of students participating in after-school clubs or performances?

Submit them to the Poplar Tree Yearbook for the chance to be featured. Click HERE to submit up to ten photos at a time in the Google form and fill out the form as many times as you please. Please make sure to include information such as the name of the event and the name and grade of the class or students pictured.

Deadline for submitting photos is Tuesday, January 31st.

Order your Yearbook

Are you still receiving promotional emails from Jostens?  You might still need to order your yearbook! Preorder today and check it off your list (and stop receiving emails).

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this yearbook is a tale of epic proportions! Guarantee your copy by preordering before Friday, January 27, 2023.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HERE

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! Substance Use Presentations

FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

  • Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.
  • List what you can do as a caregiver.
  • How to identify and connect with community resources.
  ♟️ Chess Club ♟️

We had over 70 students participating in Chess Club in the Fall, and hope to see familiar and new faces in the Spring!  Registration is open https://chessctr.org/poplartree/ from now until Feb 10, with the first Spring Semester meeting on Feb 3.

  • When: Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria (when school is open) 
  • Duration: Feb 3 - Jun 2 
  • Who: students of all levels in 2nd through 6th grades 
  • Questions?  Please reach out to Parent Volunteer (Ms. Shawna Li - [email protected]) and/or Chess Instructor (Mr. Robert Teachey - [email protected]

NOTE: If your child was registered for BOTH semesters in Sept, you do NOT have to register again! 

🐝 SPELLING BEE 🐝

The Poplar Tree PTA has been planning for another successful spelling bee program for 2022-2023. Poplar Tree is proud to offer students an opportunity to exhibit their proficiency in the art of spelling and, just as importantly, vocabulary. The school Spelling Bee Champion will advance to the Fairfax county regional competition. The regional winner will go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee representing Fairfax County.

Poplar Tree School Spelling Bee competition is open to students in grades 3 to 6. Registration deadline is 01/31/23.

If you are interested, please visit the website for more details:

https://poplar-tree-pta.square.site/product/spelling-bee/78

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏿 Multiples Day this Friday! 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏼

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Multiples Day!

The next SCA spirit day is THIS Friday, January 20, and it is Multiples Day! Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing in a way that is similar to one or more of their peers. We can’t wait to see all of the multiples around the building!

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 1/13/23 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. MLK Holiday 🗓️

3. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

4. Storybook Snowman ⛄

5. Yearbook Photos Needed! 📸

6. Birthday Reminders 🎂

7. Winter Concert 🎼🎤🎷 🎻🎵🎹

8. Indoor Sensory Walks 👣

9. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

10. Chantilly Pyramid Drug & Alcohol Conversation 🤝

11. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

This week we would like to share a goodbye and a hello! 

We would like to extend a fond farewell to our front office staff member Kirsten Cordial who has decided to pursue other opportunities. We wish her the best in the future!

We would also like to welcome our new part time counselor Stephanie Girellini. She will be working with students in grades 2, 3, and 4. Stephanie previously worked as an elementary school counselor in Loudoun county. We are so excited to welcome her to our Poplar Tree family!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🗓️ Martin Luther King Jr. Day ⚖️

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Click here to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where we ask some staff members about their goals for 2023!

📖Make a Storybook Snowman!

Use any materials to create a 3D snowman based on a favorite book character or story. Bring your snowman to the Poplar Tree Library between January 23-25 and they will be exhibited the entire month of February for all to enjoy! All participants will be entered to win one of three $20 bookstore gift cards. Winners will be drawn during the morning news show on Friday, February 3.

📸Photos needed for the Yearbook!

Grown-ups, do you have photos from school events such as Book Fair, Field Day, Sock Hop, Movie Night, Panther Prowl, or other memorable occasions? Do you have photos of students participating in after-school clubs or performances?

Submit them to the Poplar Tree Yearbook for the chance to be featured. Click HERE to submit up to ten photos at a time in the Google form and fill out the form as many times as you please. Please make sure to include information such as the name of the event and the name and grade of the class or students pictured.

Deadline for submitting photos is Tuesday, January 31st.

🎂Birthdays🎂 No food treats!  No toys!

Parents can read a story to the class, donate a book or game to the class, bring in pencils, book marks or stickers for the class or have an extra or extra-long recess.

🎼🎤🎷Winter Concert 🎻🎵🎹 👣 Indoor Sensory Walks 🔄

We ordered two indoor sensory walks for Poplar Tree! One for the first floor and one for the second floor. The installation process requires many hands and we are hoping you can help!

Click here to read about why we bought sensory walks for Poplar Tree and see one in action.

Click here if you are interested in helping.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! Substance Use Presentations

FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.

List what you can do as a caregiver.

How to identify and connect with community resources.

  ♟️ Chess Club ♟️

We had over 70 students participating in Chess Club in the Fall, and hope to see familiar and new faces in the Spring!  Registration is open https://chessctr.org/poplartree/ from now until Feb 10, with the first Spring Semester meeting on Feb 3.

  • When: Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria (when school is open) 
  • Duration: Feb 3 - Jun 2 
  • Who: students of all levels in 2nd through 6th grades 
  • Questions?  Please reach out to Parent Volunteer (Ms. Shawna Li - [email protected]) and/or Chess Instructor (Mr. Robert Teachey - [email protected]

NOTE: If your child was registered for BOTH semesters in Sept, you do NOT have to register again! 

🐝 SPELLING BEE 🐝

The Poplar Tree PTA has been planning for another successful spelling bee program for 2022-2023. Poplar Tree is proud to offer students an opportunity to exhibit their proficiency in the art of spelling and, just as importantly, vocabulary. The school Spelling Bee Champion will advance to the Fairfax county regional competition. The regional winner will go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee representing Fairfax County.

Poplar Tree School Spelling Bee competition is open to students in grades 3 to 6. Registration deadline is 01/31/23.

If you are interested, please visit the website for more details:

https://poplar-tree-pta.square.site/product/spelling-bee/78

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 1/6/23 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Birthday Reminders 🎂

3. Winter Concert 🎼🎤🎷 🎻🎵🎹

4. Indoor Sensory Walks 👣

5. Testing Information ✏️

6. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

7. Chantilly Pyramid Drug & Alcohol Conversation 🤝

8. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy 2023! We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and we are excited to continue doing great things at Poplar Tree as we enter this new calendar year.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🎂Birthdays🎂

No food treats!  No toys!

Parents can read a story to the class, donate a book or game to the class, bring in pencils, book marks or stickers for the class or have an extra or extra-long recess.

🎼🎤🎷Winter Concert 🎻🎵🎹 👣 Indoor Sensory Walks 🔄

We ordered two indoor sensory walks for Poplar Tree! One for the first floor and one for the second floor. The installation process requires many hands and we are hoping you can help!

Click here to read about why we bought sensory walks for Poplar Tree and see one in action.

Click here if you are interested in helping.

✏️Testing✏️

We will be administering the Math Virginia Growth Assessment on the following dates this month.  The Reading VGA was given in December.  Please try to avoid absences on these dates. 

In addition, some students may take the iReady math or reading assessment over the next month if their score fell below the 40th percentile or if their teacher has decided to have additional information to guide classroom instruction.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Larsen ([email protected]).

 

Tuesday, January 10:   9 a.m. Grade 5  & 10:15 a.m. Grade 4

Friday, January 13:  9 a.m. Grade 3 & 10:15 a.m. Grade 6

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! Substance Use Presentations

FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.

List what you can do as a caregiver.

How to identify and connect with community resources.

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 12/16/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. CreATing PAWsibilities ❤️

3. Office Closed for Winter Break ❄️

4. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

5. Indoor Sensory Walks 👣

6. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

7. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

As we bring 2022 to a close, we wanted to take the time to highlight one of the many awesome things that has been happening in our building this year. 

Our Paw Tech Squad students have been partnering with our Assistive Technology Coach, Ashley Kiley, to support the students in our multi-age classrooms. We call this opportunity CreATing PAWsibilities and we are so proud of the connections that are being made between ALL of our students.  Each month, students from the Paw Tech Squad go into the multi-age classrooms and bring some sort of "tech" to engage with their peers.  You can check out some photos below!

Last week was Inclusive Schools Week and we are proud to celebrate inclusivity all year long at Poplar Tree. We truly believe that We ALL Belong Here!

Have a wonderful Winter Break! We hope your family can take time to recharge and connect. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2023!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

💻 CreATing PAWsibilities ❤️

The capital AT stands for Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology Services (ATS) uses computers, augmentative communication devices, and adaptive technology peripherals to maximize the potential of FCPS students with disabilities.

ATS staff members work in collaboration with school teams to ensure that all students with disabilities who require assistive technology have the technology tools and training necessary in order to access the curriculum, narrow the achievement gap, gain essential life skills, and reach their full potential.

Office Closed for Winter Break

The Poplar Tree main office will be closed from December 19 - January 2.

We will reopen on January 3! 

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where we ask our patrols what their plans are for Winter Break!!

👣 Indoor Sensory Walks 🔄

We ordered two indoor sensory walks for Poplar Tree! One for the first floor and one for the second floor. The installation process requires many hands and we are hoping you can help!

Click here to read about why we bought sensory walks for Poplar Tree and see one in action.

Click here if you are interested in helping.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff!   ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 12/09/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Indoor Sensory Walks 👣

3. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

4. Light Up Poplar Tree - December Spirit Week 🕯️

5. Accompanist for Chorus 🎹

6. Level IV Advanced Academics Referral Deadline 🧠

7. Fairfax County Police Toy Drive 🏍️

8. Rocky Run's Gift Drive 🎁

9. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

10. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Just a reminder that Tutor.com is available for any student to use.

FCPS students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback:

    • “This tutor was very helpful! She didn't tell me the answers. When needed, she helped me solve them! She was very kind and she really helped me!” –Elementary Math Student
    • “This was an awesome tutor! She explained why I needed to do specific steps, and she gave me practice problems! Best tutor I have had!” –IB Chemistry Student

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

👣 Indoor Sensory Walks 🔄

We ordered two indoor sensory walks for Poplar Tree! One for the first floor and one for the second floor. The installation process requires many hands and we are hoping you can help!

Click here to read about why we bought sensory walks for Poplar Tree and see one in action.

Click here if you are interested in helping.

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where some of our students participating in the Read-A-Thon share what books they're reading!!

🕯️ Light Up Poplar Tree! 💡

We're going to celebrate the last week before Winter Break with a Spirit Week! 

🎹 Accompanist for Chorus 🎶 📆 Referral Deadline 📆

All referrals for Level IV Advanced Academics services are due by Thursday, December 15. All items for the referral MUST be emailed directly to Kim Keleher in JPG or PDF format.

For more information click HERE.

🎁Fairfax County Police Toy Drive🎁  🎁Rocky Run's Gift Drive🎁

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! 📖 Poplar Tree Read-a-Thon! 🔖 Read-a-Thon Sponsors

Encourage students to get Read-a-thon sponsors from friends and family from 11/15 – 12/16. Donations are not pledges per book read, but a flat donation for participating and for celebrating their love of reading. Donations are all done online – https://app.memberhub.gives/ptesreadathon  – search for your child’s name to access & share their fundraising page! 

**Having trouble with the Read-a-thon site?! Check out THIS VIDEO to learn how to donate and give credit to your child!!**

Our goal is to exceed last year’s PTES Read-a-thon and raise $7,000!

All proceeds will go to supporting Poplar Tree school grants that benefit ALL students!

Read-a-Thon!!

Students will participate in reading sessions at school and can also log reading sessions at home. Congratulations to our Bookmark contest winners - first place was Abigail Zhang from Ms. Loudin's class and second place was Winston Hu from Mr. Schroll's class. Each student will receive a bookmark with their designs before winter break!

Read-a-Thon Spirit Days
  • Friday, 12/16 - "Read-in" Day
    • Wear pajamas or cozy clothes. Teachers will encourage reading throughout the day. Students can bring in books from home to share with friends throughout the day (labeled with student’s name)
🏃🏼‍♂️ Running Club 👟

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for the Running Club this year! Check out some photos of the fun we had! We hope even more of you will join us in the Spring!

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 12/02/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Indoor Sensory Walks 👣

3. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

4. Light Up Poplar Tree - December Spirit Week 🕯️

5. Level IV Advanced Academics Referral Deadline 🧠

6. Fairfax County Police Toy Drive 🏍️

7. Rocky Run's Gift Drive 🎁

8. SCA Free Little Library 📚

9. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

10. VGA Reading Testing Dates 📆

11. Support FCPS Science Fairs 👨🏼‍🔬

12. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

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). All Elementary Schools would start instruction at 10:30 and end the school day at 3:15. This virtual day also includes a lunch and recess break.

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]  and bookmark the FCPS website.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

👣 Indoor Sensory Walks 🔄

We ordered two indoor sensory walks for Poplar Tree! One for the first floor and one for the second floor. The installation process requires many hands and we are hoping you can help!

Click here to read about why we bought sensory walks for Poplar Tree and see one in action.

Click here if you are interested in helping.

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where some of our multi-age students share what they are thankful for!

🕯️ Light Up Poplar Tree! 💡

We're going to celebrate the last week before Winter Break with a Spirit Week! 

📆 Referral Deadline 📆

All referrals for Level IV Advanced Academics services are due to Kim Keleher by Friday, December 15. For more information click HERE.

🎁Fairfax County Police Toy Drive🎁  🎁Rocky Run's Gift Drive🎁 Little Free Library

We are so happy to see how much love and use the Little Free Library is receiving! We’ve noticed it is getting low on books. As a reminder, please feel free to add any unwanted books you might have around your house. We hope to continue to be able to keep it stocked for the community to enjoy! Thank you for your support of the Little Free Library and the SCA of Poplar Tree!

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! ✏️VGA Reading Testing Dates✏️

3rd Grade - Wednesday, December 7 @ 9:00

4th Grade - Tuesday, December 6 @ 10:15

5th Grade - Tuesday, December 6 @ 9:00

6th Grade - Wednesday, December 7 @ 10:15

The Math VGA testing will be held the week of January 9th.

Scores from the Fall VGA testing should be available in SIS Parent View next week.

If you have any questions please contact Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal and Test Coordinator ([email protected]).

👨🏼‍🔬Support FCPS Science Fairs🔬 📖 Poplar Tree Read-a-Thon! 🔖 11/15 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon Sponsors

Encourage students to get Read-a-thon sponsors from friends and family from 11/15 – 12/16. Donations are not pledges per book read, but a flat donation for participating and for celebrating their love of reading. Donations are all done online – https://app.memberhub.gives/ptesreadathon  – search for your child’s name to access & share their fundraising page! 

**Having trouble with the Read-a-thon site?! Check out THIS VIDEO to learn how to donate and give credit to your child!!**

Our goal is to exceed last year’s PTES Read-a-thon and raise $7,000!

All proceeds will go to supporting Poplar Tree school grants that benefit ALL students!

12/1 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon!!

Students will participate in reading sessions at school and can also log reading sessions at home. Congratulations to our Bookmark contest winners - first place was Abigail Zhang from Ms. Loudin's class and second place was Winston Hu from Mr. Schroll's class. Each student will receive a bookmark with their designs before winter break!

Read-a-Thon Spirit Days
  • Friday, 12/9 - My Many Colored Day
    • Dress head to toe in your favorite color or colors representing how you're feeling
  • Friday, 12/16 - "Read-in" Day
    • Wear pajamas or cozy clothes. Teachers will encourage reading throughout the day. Students can bring in books from home to share with friends throughout the day (labeled with student’s name)
🏃🏼‍♂️ Running Club 👟

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for the Running Club this year! The final day for Running Club will be next Thursday, December 8.

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can still join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 11/18/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

3. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

4. Level IV Advanced Academics Referral Deadline 🧠

5. Chantilly Technology Fair 💻

6. FLE Parent Feedback ✅

7. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We wanted to make sure that everyone was aware that all FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit the FCPS website.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! 🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where 6th graders talk about what it means to be a leader!

📆 Referral Deadline 📆

All referrals for Level IV Advanced Academics services are due to Kim Keleher by Friday, December 15. For more information click HERE.

 💻Chantilly Technology Fair 💻 Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

📖 Poplar Tree Read-a-Thon! 🔖 11/15 - 11/21: Poplar Tree Bookmark Art Contest  *All entries due by 11/21

Design must be 2”x 6” in size. There will be a box outside the front office for submissions or scanned/digital submissions can be sent to [email protected]

11/15 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon Sponsors

Encourage students to get Read-a-thon sponsors from friends and family from 11/15 – 12/16. Donations are not pledges per book read, but a flat donation for participating and for celebrating their love of reading. Donations are all done online – https://app.memberhub.gives/ptesreadathon  – search for your child’s name to access & share their fundraising page! 

Our goal is to exceed last year’s PTES Read-a-thon and raise $7,000!

All proceeds will go to supporting Poplar Tree school grants that benefit ALL students!

12/1 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon!!

Students will participate in reading sessions at school and can also log reading sessions at home. Each student participant will receive a custom Poplar Tree bookmark!

Read-a-Thon Spirit Days
  • Friday, 12/2 - Fox in Socks Day
    • Wear wacky/silly socks, clothes, and/or hair to celebrate 3 days of sharing our love of reading
  • Friday, 12/9 - My Many Colored Day
    • Dress head to toe in your favorite color or colors representing how you're feeling
  • Friday, 12/16 - "Read-in" Day
    • Wear pajamas or cozy clothes. Teachers will encourage reading throughout the day. Students can bring in books from home to share with friends throughout the day (labeled with student’s name)
  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

It's time for the 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon!  Please help us make this fundraiser a success by signing up to help with the Read-a-Thon event, which will last several weeks, and give the kids an opportunity to receive donations for participating in the Read-a-Thon.  

The Kickoff Event for the Read-a-Thon this year will coincide with the first night of the PTES Book Fair, which will be November 15th, 2022!  We are SO excited to have the Book Fair return as an in-person event this year!  Look forward to seeing you all there, and thank you again for any volunteers who can help make these events a success!  

Sign-up here!

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 11/11/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Llama Fun - The Bookfair is coming! 📚

3. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

4. Outstanding Employee Nominations 🎖️

5. Level IV Advanced Academics Referral Deadline 🧠

6. 6th Grade Youth Survey✏️

7. Sock Hop Information 🧦

8. FLE Parent Feedback ✅

9. PTA Information 🤲

 

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We had a wonderful Veteran's Day assembly yesterday honoring members of our Poplar Tree community that are serving or who served in the military. Thank you to all our Veterans and their families for the sacrifices made for our country. A special thank you to the Veterans who attended our first school wide assembly since 2019! It was truly a remarkable event!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

Message from our Principals for the Day

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We really enjoyed being Principals of the Day on November 10th.  We loved visiting some classrooms to interact with students and read.  The staff were really nice.  We noticed that some classrooms were set up differently to meet the needs of students.  There were lots of rooms that we never knew about and many pipes!!!

 

Krish and Kavi Mathuria

📚The Book Fair is Coming!!🔖

This year it will be live and in-person, and will feature a whole “llama” books for you and your students to purchase. From November 14-18, the library is transformed into a book store where your students can browse the latest and greatest titles.

Family Night, when grown-ups can come shopping with their students, is on Tuesday, November 15 from 4-7 PM.

  • 🦙 Come enjoy the alpaca petting zoo between 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • 🍕 Grab a slice from the Fly Pizza Food Truck.
    • (MUST PRE-ORDER HERE!)
Help us kick off the Poplar Tree PTA Read-A-Thon while supporting the Poplar Tree Library!

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff!

 

All referrals for Level IV Advanced Academics services are due to Kim Keleher by Friday, December 15. For more information click HERE.

Nominations are now open for the 2022-2023 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

We have so many amazing staff members at Poplar Tree ES...now is the time to submit a nomination for an Outstanding Employee!

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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.

Please Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is TODAY Friday, November 11, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Doyle at [email protected].

6th Grade Youth Survey

Dear 6th grade parents and guardians,

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey in our schools. Poplar Tree Elementary School will administer the survey to our 6th grade students on November 21, 2022.  A detailed letter and opt out forms will go home in the Friday Folders on October 21. Opt-out forms are due by Friday, Nov. 18. Thank you!  

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

📖 Poplar Tree Read-a-Thon! 🔖 11/15 Family Fun Night at the Book Fair Sponsored by the PTES Library & PTA

Pre orders are open for Fly Pizza Truck DC at Family Fun Night at the Book Fair on November 15th! No walk ups will be accepted. Select "choose pick up time" and select PTES and your preferred time slot.

https://www.goodfynd.com/vendors/fly-pizza-dc

11/15 - 11/21: Poplar Tree Bookmark Art Contest  *All entries due by 11/21

Design must be 2”x 6” in size. There will be a box outside the front office for submissions or scanned/digital submissions can be sent to [email protected]

11/15 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon Sponsors

Encourage students to get Read-a-thon sponsors from friends and family from 11/15 – 12/16. Donations are not pledges per book read, but a flat donation for participating and for celebrating their love of reading. Donations are all done online – https://app.memberhub.gives/ptesreadathon  – search for your child’s name to access & share their fundraising page! 

Our goal is to exceed last year’s PTES Read-a-thon and raise $7,000!

All proceeds will go to supporting Poplar Tree school grants that benefit ALL students!

12/1 - 12/16: Read-a-Thon!!

Students will participate in reading sessions at school and can also log reading sessions at home. Each student participant will receive a custom Poplar Tree bookmark!

Read-a-Thon Spirit Days
  • Friday, 12/2 - Fox in Socks Day
    • Wear wacky/silly socks, clothes, and/or hair to celebrate 3 days of sharing our love of reading
  • Friday, 12/9 - My Many Colored Day
    • Dress head to toe in your favorite color or colors representing how you're feeling
  • Friday, 12/16 - "Read-in" Day
    • Wear pajamas or cozy clothes. Teachers will encourage reading throughout the day. Students can bring in books from home to share with friends throughout the day (labeled with student’s name)
  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

It's time for the 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon!  Please help us make this fundraiser a success by signing up to help with the Read-a-Thon event, which will last several weeks, and give the kids an opportunity to receive donations for participating in the Read-a-Thon.  

The Kickoff Event for the Read-a-Thon this year will coincide with the first night of the PTES Book Fair, which will be November 15th, 2022!  We are SO excited to have the Book Fair return as an in-person event this year!  Look forward to seeing you all there, and thank you again for any volunteers who can help make these events a success!  

Sign-up here!

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
Website | Twitter

🐾 11/04/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Veterans Day Celebration 🎖️

3. Llama Fun - The Bookfair is coming! 📚

4. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

5. Outstanding Employee Nominations 🎖️

6. 6th Grade Youth Survey✏️

7. Impact Aid Forms 📰

8. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

9. Sock Hop Information 🧦

10. FLE Parent Feedback ✅

11. PTA Information 🤲

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

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 the FCPS Return to School website

As we deal with the rise of illness, FCPS is always looking for substitutes. FCPS will hold a virtual job fair on November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. FCPS is seeking those interested in positions as substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, student monitors, instructional assistants, public health attendants (PHAs), and public health training assistants (PHTAs) positions. Learn more and register to attend or view current job openings. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🎖️PTES Celebrates our Veterans🎖️ Family members of our Poplar Tree students who have served or are currently serving in the military are invited to join us for an in-person celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2022!
  • The celebration will go as follows:
    • ⭐ 9:00 am - Reception for Veterans in the Library
    • ⭐ 9:30 am - Schoolwide Assembly in the gym
    • ⭐ 10:15 am - Veteran/Student Meet & Greet in the Library
  • To have your Veterans' photo in a video slideshow we will be showing at the celebration, to sign up for your Veteran to speak at our assembly, or to RSVP to the in-person event, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, November 4!

 You will have to have a Google account to share your photo on this form. If you do not have one, you can send the photo via email to Leslie Leisey at [email protected].

👉 Please know that the slideshow will be shared with the Poplar Tree community via a News You Choose Message so it will be available to the public.

⭐We look forward to honoring all of our Veterans!⭐ 📚The Book Fair is Coming!!🔖

This year it will be live and in-person, and will feature a whole “llama” books for you and your students to purchase. From November 14-18, the library is transformed into a book store where your students can browse the latest and greatest titles.

Family Night, when grown-ups can come shopping with their students, is on Tuesday, November 15 from 4-7 PM.

  • 🦙 Come enjoy the alpaca petting zoo between 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • 🍕 Grab a slice from the Fly Pizza Food Truck.
Help us kick off the Poplar Tree PTA Read-A-Thon while supporting the Poplar Tree Library!

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! Nominations are now open for the 2022-2023 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

We have so many amazing staff members at Poplar Tree ES...now is the time to submit a nomination for an Outstanding Employee!

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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.

Please Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 11, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Doyle at [email protected].

6th Grade Youth Survey

Dear 6th grade parents and guardians,

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey in our schools. Poplar Tree Elementary School will administer the survey to our 6th grade students on November 21, 2022.  A detailed letter and opt out forms will go home in the Friday Folders on October 21. Opt-out forms are due by Friday, Nov. 18. Thank you!  

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where 5th graders talk about their favorite subject!

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

♟️Save the Date for Family Game Night! 🎲

Join us for family board and bingo games in the Poplar Tree cafeteria on November 4 from 6:30-8:30PM. 

RSVP and pre-order food

If you have family games you are looking to move along, please drop off in the blue bin outside of the school before next Friday! 

Volunteers needed for food/drink tables, game & prize tables! Sign-up here!

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

It's time for the 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon!  Please help us make this fundraiser a success by signing up to help with the Read-a-Thon event, which will last several weeks, and give the kids an opportunity to receive donations for participating in the Read-a-Thon.  

The Kickoff Event for the Read-a-Thon this year will coincide with the first night of the PTES Book Fair, which will be November 14th, 2022!  We are SO excited to have the Book Fair return as an in-person event this year!  Look forward to seeing you all there, and thank you again for any volunteers who can help make these events a success!  

Sign-up here!

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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Outstanding Employee Awards Nominations

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Nominations are now open for the 2022-2023 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

We have so many amazing staff members at Poplar Tree ES...now is the time to submit a nomination for an Outstanding Employee!

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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 New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to 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

Please Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 11, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Doyle at [email protected].

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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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🐾 10/28/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Veterans Day Celebration 🎖️

3. Llama Fun - The Bookfair is coming! 📚

4. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

5. 6th Grade Youth Survey✏️

6. Impact Aid Forms 📰

7. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

8. Thomas Jefferson Science Fair 🔬

9. FLE Parent Feedback ✅

10. PTA Information 🤲

 

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

It was a busy and exciting week! We listened to 6th grade choral students sing at the Chantilly Pyramid Choral Concert at Rocky Run on Tuesday night. Then on Thursday we enjoyed the kindergarten Halloween parade in the morning and had fun ending our day with the Panther Prowl. Today we were amazed by the creativity of the character costumes that students and staff wore. It's been wonderful to return to all of these traditions.

Just a reminder that Monday is a student holiday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🎖️PTES Celebrates our Veterans🎖️ Family members of our Poplar Tree students who have served or are currently serving in the military are invited to join us for an in-person celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2022!
  • The celebration will go as follows:
    • ⭐ 9:00 am - Reception for Veterans in the Library
    • ⭐ 9:30 am - Schoolwide Assembly in the gym
    • ⭐ 10:15 am - Veteran/Student Meet & Greet in the Library
  • To have your Veterans' photo in a video slideshow we will be showing at the celebration, to sign up for your Veteran to speak at our assembly, or to RSVP to the in-person event, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, November 4!

 You will have to have a Google account to share your photo on this form. If you do not have one, you can send the photo via email to Leslie Leisey at [email protected].

👉 Please know that the slideshow will be shared with the Poplar Tree community via a News You Choose Message so it will be available to the public.

⭐We look forward to honoring all of our Veterans!⭐ 📚The Book Fair is Coming!!🔖

This year it will be live and in-person, and will feature a whole “llama” books for you and your students to purchase. From November 14-18, the library is transformed into a book store where your students can browse the latest and greatest titles.

Family Night, when grown-ups can come shopping with their students, is on Tuesday, November 15 from 4-7 PM.

  • 🦙 Come enjoy the alpaca petting zoo between 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • 🍕 Grab a slice from the Fly Pizza Food Truck.
Help us kick off the Poplar Tree PTA Read-A-Thon while supporting the Poplar Tree Library!

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! 6th Grade Youth Survey

Dear 6th grade parents and guardians,

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey in our schools. Poplar Tree Elementary School will administer the survey to our 6th grade students on November 21, 2022.  A detailed letter and opt out forms will go home in the Friday Folders on October 21. Opt-out forms are due by Friday, Nov. 18. Thank you!  

Impact Aid Forms

Beginning 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 responses are confidential. 

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where some of our students share their favorite digital tool!

🔬Thomas Jefferson Science Fair🥽

The TJ Investigative Science Outreach, a student-led organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be hosting their 10th anniversary science fair on March 18th, 2023. 5th-8th grade students are invited 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. They 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.

Their first interest/brainstorming session is Friday November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  All interested students should sign up using the form HERE

Check out their website at tjsciencefair.wordpress.com or email them at [email protected].

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

♟️Save the Date for Family Game Night! 🎲

Join us for family board and bingo games in the Poplar Tree cafeteria on November 4 from 6:30-8:30PM. 

RSVP and pre-order food

If you have family games you are looking to move along, please drop off in the blue bin outside of the school before next Friday! 

Volunteers needed for food/drink tables, game & prize tables! Sign-up here!

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
🍂Panther Prowl!!!👟 Thanks to all who participated in the Panther Prowl! A great time was had by all!  Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

It's time for the 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon!  Please help us make this fundraiser a success by signing up to help with the Read-a-Thon event, which will last several weeks, and give the kids an opportunity to receive donations for participating in the Read-a-Thon.  

The Kickoff Event for the Read-a-Thon this year will coincide with the first night of the PTES Book Fair, which will be November 14th, 2022!  We are SO excited to have the Book Fair return as an in-person event this year!  Look forward to seeing you all there, and thank you again for any volunteers who can help make these events a success!  

Sign-up here!

We still have several open volunteer positions for the school. Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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🐾 Social Emotional Learning Information and Resources

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Hello Parents and Caregivers! 

Are you interested in learning more about what Social Emotional Learning looks like at Poplar Tree? Would you like some tips for how to support this learning at home? We are excited to partner with you in this effort and prepared a short video presentation to explain our Social Emotional Learning work and provide you with suggestions and resources for continuing the learning and practice at home.

Please join us on Thursday, October 27 at 4:45 outside the school to check out our Social Emotional Learning materials we use at Poplar Tree before you join the Panther Prowl. We look forward to seeing you then! 

Partnering with Parents: Social Emotional Learning at School and At Home: an Overview

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🐾 10/21/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Fall Spirit Week 🍂

3. Red Ribbon Week 🎗️

4. Veterans Day Celebration 🎖️

5. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

6. Specials Schedule Change 📆

7. Partnering with Parents 🤲

8. 6th Grade Youth Survey✏️

9. Impact Aid Forms 📰

10. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

11. Curriculum Info 📚🧠

12. PTA Information 🤲

 

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We wanted to share with all of you that Mrs. Shari Hirsch, school counselor, is retiring. After 19 years at Poplar Tree, her last day will be November 30. As a school, we will celebrate her during her last week. Mrs. Hirsch has begun sharing this information with the students and we wanted to make sure you all knew as well. She has had a tremendous impact on students and families throughout the years and will be missed! We have started searching for a replacement. Mrs. Hirsch leaves big shoes to fill and we appreciate your patience as we try to find the best match for the position. Mrs. Mertens, our full-time counselor, will assist all students at Poplar Tree during this transition time.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

🍂Fall Spirit Week 👕

Next week, from Tuesday, October 25 - Friday, October 28 we will have a Fall Spirit Week! See the flyer below!

*Remember, Monday, October 24 is a staff and student holiday!

What is Red Ribbon Week?

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Mexican-American man working for the DEA after serving in the Marine Corps, being a fireman, police officer, and deputy sheriff in California. While on assignment in Mexico for four years, he was on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. He was getting close to exposing a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline in 1985, until he was kidnapped that February. He was headed to lunch with his wife when he was last seen being thrown into a van by masked men, his body wasn’t discovered until a month later. After his death, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in his hometown of Calexico, California. Hundreds wore red ribbons and pledged to lead a drug-free life in his honor. Then President Ronald Reagan was in office, so club members presented a proclamation to First Lady Nancy Reagan which brought it national attention. The campaign became official in 1988by the National Family Partnership with President Reagan and “Just Say No” creator Mrs. Reagan as honorary chairpersons. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually from October 23-31st.

At Poplar Tree ES, will be sharing a short video about Red Ribbon week with our students at the end of GMPT on Tuesday.  Students in grades 5 and 6 will be invited to sign a pledge in support of Red Ribbon week and bring the pledge home for parents to sign as well.  Thank you for your support in having open conversations with your child about making safe and healthy choices.

🎖️PTES Celebrates our Veterans🎖️ Family members of our Poplar Tree students who have served or are currently serving in the military are invited to join us for an in-person celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2022!
  • The celebration will go as follows:
    • ⭐ 9:00 am - Reception for Veterans in the Library
    • ⭐ 9:30 am - Schoolwide Assembly in the gym
    • ⭐ 10:15 am - Veteran/Student Meet & Greet in the Library
  • To have your Veterans' photo in a video slideshow we will be showing at the celebration, to sign up for your Veteran to speak at our assembly, or to RSVP to the in-person event, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, November 4!

 You will have to have a Google account to share your photo on this form. If you do not have one, you can send the photo via email to Leslie Leisey at [email protected].

👉 Please know that the slideshow will be shared with the Poplar Tree community via a News You Choose Message so it will be available to the public.

⭐We look forward to honoring all of our Veterans!⭐

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff!        Specials Schedule Change          

Due to classes missed on the Monday holidays, this Tuesday, October 25th students will attend the specials classes (Music, PE, Art, FLES) that they usually have on Mondays. 

In addition, this Friday, October 28th students will have a shortened specials time, attending just one 30-minute special due to the early-release.  Band and Strings classes will not be held.  Please contact your child’s teacher for details. 

6th Grade Youth Survey

Dear 6th grade parents and guardians,

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey in our schools. Poplar Tree Elementary School will administer the survey to our 6th grade students on November 21, 2022.  A detailed letter and opt out forms will go home in the Friday Folders on October 21. Opt-out forms are due by Friday, Nov. 18. Thank you!  

Impact Aid Forms

Beginning 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 responses are confidential. 

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the video below where some of our students share what it means to be a good digital citizen!

📚 Curriculum Info 🧠
  • Click HERE to view our Fall Advanced Academics Newsletter.
  • Mark your calendars! Please join Mrs. Keleher on Thursday, October 27 at 9:00 for a parent meeting. Mrs. Keleher will be sharing information about the Level IV screening process. Please plan to attend if you are interested in referring your child this school year.

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
🍂Panther Prowl!!!👟 Looking forward to seeing those who registered at the Panther Prowl next Thursday, October 27 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm!
  • Order ahead Chick-Fil-A HERE
  • Volunteer to help with the event HERE
  • Still want to register? No T-shirts are available, but you can still register for $5 HERE!
  • Check out the race map below!

These events are sponsored by the Poplar Tree PTA and operated independently of the Fairfax County School Board, Superintendent and Poplar Tree Elementary.

Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We have several open volunteer positions for the school.

Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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🐾 10/14/22 Paw Print 🐾

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In this week's Paw Print:

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Panther Praise 🙌🏼

3. SEL Screener Information ✏️

4. Message to 6th Grade Families 📰

5. Talk About It Tuesday 🗣️

6. Centreville Day 2022 🎃

7. Curriculum Info 📚🧠

8. PTA Information 🤲

 

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

This week we celebrated the FABULOUS work of our multi-age low incidence team as they won an FCPS Excellence award for their innovative commitment to supporting their students and helping them grow. These teachers are defined by their ability to see promise in each of their students and by their creativity and persistence in developing and implementing an academic program to nurture that promise.  

Congratulations to Victoria Bowen, Danielle Houston, Mclaine Sheehy, Danielle Spiroch, Chitra Venkatanarayanan & Mandy Walter! Thank you for always being able focus on what the students are ABLE to do, thus eliminating typical barriers to instruction and communication.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal

  Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree Staff is putting in day and night! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff! SEL Screener Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-12 only will take the SEL Screener this year.  The fall window is from October 17-November 4th.  Click here for more information about the SEL Screener. Opt-Out letters were sent in September.  If you would like to confirm your child’s status, please visit SIS Parent Vue (logged into the web version, not the app).  Click on Student Info.  Scroll down and you will see your child’s opt-out status. 

If you have questions please contact your child’s counselor, Beth Mertens Grades K, 1, 5, & 6 ([email protected] ) or Shari Hirsch Grades 2, 3, & 4 ([email protected] ). 

 

Message to 6th grade parents/guardians:

Beginning the week of October 31, 6th grade students will receive two lessons on the topic of sexual harassment.  These lessons seek to provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors.  In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they can focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure. 

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment.  Letters that provide more information on how to opt your sixth-grade child out of these lessons and the opt out forms will go home on Friday, September 30 in your student’s Friday Folder.

If you do not receive the letter or opt-out form or have any additional questions, please contact the 6th grade school counselor, Beth Mertens at 703-633-7400.

🗣️ Talk About It Tuesday! 🗣️

This year, at Poplar Tree, we are focusing on helping our students be good Communicators and Collaborators! Each Tuesday, we are sharing a video of students practicing Communicating on our Good Morning Poplar Tree news show!

Check out the videos below of some of our 3rd graders sharing what it means to be Poplar Tree Panther!

Centreville Day 2022

See below for information about a fun community event!

📚 Curriculum Info 🧠
  • Click HERE to view our Fall Advanced Academics Newsletter.
  • Mark your calendars! Please join Mrs. Keleher on Thursday, October 27 at 9:00 for a parent meeting. Mrs. Keleher will be sharing information about the Level IV screening process. Please plan to attend if you are interested in referring your child this school year.

  ✅PTA 2022-23 Membership Drive✅

You can also join online for the 2022-23 school year at:

https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/

After you log in/create an account, click on "Join the PTA."

Your support makes it possible to support the following things that fall outside of the school budget:

  • School music and art programs
  • Student technology resources such as Pear Deck, Reading A to Z, and Book Creator
  • Stipends for teacher supplies and teacher appreciation events
  • New outdoor benches, fence art & library furniture 
  • Author visits, assemblies & choral show 
  • Access to a mobile app directory to connect with other families
🍂Panther Prowl!!!👟 Looking forward to seeing those who registered at the Panther Prowl on Thursday, October 27 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm!
  • Order ahead Chick-Fil-A HERE
  • Volunteer to help with the event HERE
  • Still want to register? No T-shirts are available, but you can still register for $5 HERE!
  • Check out the race map below!

These events are sponsored by the Poplar Tree PTA and operated independently of the Fairfax County School Board, Superintendent and Poplar Tree Elementary.

Before & After School Programs

The Poplar Tree PTA serves as a sponsor for before/after school programs at PTES! These programs are facilitated by parent volunteers and vendors. You must be a PTA member to participate in the programs. This year we are proud to be offering:

🏃🏼‍♂️👟Running Club

  • We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all students grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too. Best of all, it’s FREE! We meet from 7:45 to 8:20 AM Thursday mornings starting September 29th - December 2nd.
  • https://poplartree.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=3458

 

❤️Volunteer Opportunities❤️ 

We have several open volunteer positions for the school.

Check out open opportunities HERE!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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🎖️ Veterans Day Celebration 🎖️

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🎖️PTES Celebrates our Veterans🎖️ Family members of our Poplar Tree students who have served or are currently serving in the military are invited to join us for an in-person celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2022!
  • The celebration will go as follows:
    • ⭐ 9:00 am - Reception for Veterans in the Library
    • ⭐ 9:30 am - Schoolwide Assembly in the gym
    • ⭐ 10:15 am - Veteran/Student Meet & Greet in the Library
  • To have your Veterans' photo in a video slideshow we will be showing at the celebration, to sign up for your Veteran to speak at our assembly, or to RSVP to the in-person event, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, November 4!

 You will have to have a Google account to share your photo on this form. If you do not have one, you can send the photo via email to Leslie Leisey at [email protected].

👉 Please know that the slideshow will be shared with the Poplar Tree community via a News You Choose Message so it will be available to the public.

⭐We look forward to honoring all of our Veterans!⭐

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or [email protected]
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