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Week at a Glance
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 7
Lockdown Drill #4 at 10:30am
Wednesday, May 9
Bike/Walk to School Day
Thursday, May 10
Band Concert, 7pm, cafe
Friday, May 11
Fire vs. Ice Game, 6:30pm, Chantilly HIgh School
Fire vs. Ice Basketball Game will be held on Friday, May 11th in
Chantilly High School's gym. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets & spirit
gear and provide crowd control. Please sign up today for the slot that works
for you and receive free entry to the game. Additionally, there is a staff
student game before school to be held in the gym and we are asking for some
breakfast treats for the students and staff to enjoy after the game. Thank you
for all your help!!
Sixth Graders have started their sales for the Half Court Shot Raffle as part
of their class gift fundraiser. Tickets are only $1.00 a piece. The
deadline for raffle sales is 05-08. Extra raffle tickets are in the main
office. Donations are welcomed too. We have great gift card prizes
from local ice cream shops for raffle winners and gift baskets from Mission BBQ
for shot winners. Buy your raffle tickets today and support POPLAR TREE
As we look ahead to the 2018-19 school year, we are asking for your input. We value our partnership with home and school and appreciate your thoughts on your child's learning needs.
Please fill out this form by June 15 in order to provide some information about the best learning environment for your child. We will use this information as one piece for classroom placements.
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Poplar Tree second grade Lego team "Hydro Panther
Warriors" attended First Lego League Junior (FLL Jr) expo at Explore More
Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg, VA on Sunday, April 29. Our team displayed a Lego model showing water's
journey from source, to purification through a water treatment plant, and
finally to water use at home. Our team model used two motorized parts using
Lego WeDo controllers. The team members took turns to operate motors and
demonstrate the model to visitors.
We received great review comments and the team won Lil'
Einstein Award (for in-depth knowledge of the model and challenging theme
topic) at the expo.
Team Hydro Panther Warriors is made up of these second grade
students: Arjun, Jay, Ketan, Pranav, and
Prathik. The team met once every week staring February till the expo date
and went for a field trip to H. L. Mooney Water Reclamation center in Prince
William county during the Spring Break.
The team was proudly wearing Poplar Tree Panther's Paw on
Poplar Tree second grade Lego team "4
Aquateers" successfully completed the FLL Jr. challenge this year and showcased their model and project at the FLL Jr. EXPO held at Battlefield HS. The team includes: Aakash, Nikethia, Saina and Shaurya.
work was highly praised by the judges and received "Lil' Einstein
Award" for their creative model and technical depth. "4
Aquateers" were also invited to showcase their Poster and Model at
USA Science & Engineering Festival" in Washington, DC in early April.
The team also showcased the same
model and poster at the PTES Science Expo and received praises by the
peer students and judges.
Poplar Tree Elementary successfully participated at Division
A Science Olympiad tournament held at Mercer Middle School last Saturday, April
28th. Twenty five 3rd to 5th grade students proudly represented
Poplar tree Elementary in this tournament in which more than 500 students from
over 17 schools of Fairfax and Loudon counties participated.
Congratulations to the following students who were
placed in top 8 positions and received medals.
1. Anshul Yarlagadda and Nimal Muthukumar - 8th
2. Rudra Aamidala and Nicholas Caywood - 6th Place (Matter
3. Aaryan Sumesh and Siddanth Vinay - 4th Place (Matter
4. Himesh Ahuja and Nimal Muthukumar - 7th Place (Balloon
5. Diya Gunalan, Shreya Shiva and Victoria Thomas - 7th
Place (Build a Barge)
6. Anshul Yarlagadda and Himesh Ahuja - 2nd Place (Thermodynamics)
7. Aaryan Sumesh and Siddanth Vinay - 6th Place (Wind
May 13- Happy Mothers Day to all of the moms
15-24: SOL Testing, see schedule below
18: 6th grade panoramic photo, 2:00pm and PTA Movie Night, 6:30pm, café
25: Interims go home in Friday Folders and SCA Spirit Day
28: No School, Memorial Day Holiday
2018 SOL Testing Dates:
Reading, May 16, AM Session
Math, May 24, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 24, AM Session
Virginia Studies, May 15, PM Session
Reading, May 17, AM Session
Math, May 23, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 23, AM Session
Science, May 16, PM Session
Reading, May 18, AM Session
Math, May 22, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 22, AM Session
Reading, May 15, AM Session
Math, May 21, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 21, AM Session
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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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