💻 Poplar Tree needs your laptops!!! 💻

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Laptop Collection!!

Thanks to everyone who has brought their laptops back to school!

We are still missing over 100 laptops! We will be  outside of Poplar Tree until 3:50 pm today, Monday June 14, ready to collect them!

We need laptops and chargers for all students who are not participating in Poplar Tree's Summer SOAR or ESY (Extended School Year).

THANK YOU!!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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6/11 Paw Print

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 In This Week's Paw Print:

1. Principal's Message📬

2. Amazing Things Happen Everywhere!🐾

3. Virtual Art Show 🎨

4. Laptop Collection 💻

5. SPOTLIGHT on Belonging 🔦

6. New PTA Board Announcement 📢

7. Spring Testing results information 🖥️

8. Updated Rising 7th grade Immunization requirement

9. Panther Praise Staff Recognition Form👏

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy last day of the 2020-21 school year! It’s hard to believe that this is the last Paw Print of the school year. We had a great week and enjoyed seeing almost every student back in-person for our in-person celebrations. It was also great to see many students and families during the 6th grade parade. We saw a lot of smiling faces and heard a great deal of laughter this week. It was a great way to end a challenging year.

Please be on the lookout for communication in late July or the beginning of August for opportunities to tour/visit Poplar Tree as we prepare for the new school year.

We want to thank our entire Poplar Tree community for sticking with us during all the ups and downs throughout the year. We are proud of our students and proud of our staff for all their hard work.

Have a wonderful summer!

Sue Andujar

Principal

Carol Larsen

Assistant Principal

During our last week of this unique school year, amazing things were really happening everywhere!!

🎓 6th Grade Car Parade 🚗 🎉Celebrating Good Times👋🏼 Poplar Tree's Virtual Art Show

Our Poplar Tree students worked so hard in ART this year! Whether in-person or virtual, our awesome teachers found ways for students to create art while having fun! Students were asked to contribute their favorite artwork from this year to our first ever Poplar Tree Virtual Art Show! You can watch the video of the art show HERE!

Reminder about FCPS Laptop Collection All students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops for the summer.
  • In-Person Students:
    • Wednesday, June 9 or Thursday, June 10 in classrooms
  • Preschool-Grade 5 Virtual Students: 
    • Friday, June 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Monday, June 14 from 9:00 - 12:00 pm OR 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6th Grade Virtual Students:
    • Friday, June 11
      • McGann 9:15 - 9:45
      • Horton 9:45 - 10:15
      • Schoenberg 10:15 - 10:45
      • Daniels 10:45-11:15
      • Ricciardella 11:15 - 11:45
  • Summer Programs:
    • If your child is attending Extended School Year (ESY) or the FCPS Summer program SOAR at Poplar Tree, they can keep their laptop until their program is over!
  • Lost or Damaged Equipment:
    • Dell Charger: $23
    • HP Charger: $38
    • Computer: $472
SPOTLIGHT on Belonging:  Meet Angela Velasquez!

At Poplar Tree we recognize that equity means more than just access to programs and curriculums.  Equity means creating an inclusive learning community where each staff person and student feels like they belong.

This is the first in a series of interviews that will highlight Poplar Tree staff persons, their journey to belong and their strategies for creating an inclusive learning community here at Poplar Tree.   

Interview:  Poplar Tree Spotlight on Belonging

Questions about the interview or equity at Poplar Tree? 

Contact Shari Hirsch, School Counselor & Co-Equity Lead

2021-22 PTA Board 

We are happy to announce our new PTA board! We want to thank them for volunteering and we are looking forward to great year ahead. 

President: Kate Santoro

Vice President I: Heather Vineis

Vice President II: Brooke Smith

Treasurer: Esteban Garces

Secretary: Janice Yang

Spring Test Score Reporting       

We have received updated information regarding score reporting for the various tests that were given this spring.  See below by test for information on how and when the scores will be available to families.

SOL: Results for spring writing and non-writing tests will be distributed to families through new SIS ParentVUE reports, available starting the last day of school. Score reports will not be available prior to this time.  More info to come in FCPS This Week.

VAAP: Results will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

VRSPT: Results for new VRSPT assessments will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

WIDA: Results will be centrally mailed to families, most likely in early September. 

iReady: Score reports will be sent to all students who took the assessment with the report card.

DRA2PM: The score will be sent with the report card if it was administered to your child this spring.

VKRP (Child Behavior Rating Scale & Math Assessment): Score reports will be sent to all k students with the report card.

NNAT: If your child took the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test this spring (primarily first grade students) the score report is available now in SIS Parent VUE. The paper report will be mailed home with the report card.

Need help accessing SIS Parent VUE?  Look here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Updated 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to our registrar, Kirsten Cordial (kkcordial@fcps.edu), as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We are starting a new online tradition here at Poplar Tree that gives 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!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Rising 7th grade information

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Rocky Run Middle School Summer Transition Programs 

Rocky Run is offering a number of transition programs this summer to prepare the rising 7th grade students for middle school. Students who participate in these programs will have an opportunity to meet some staff members, tour the building, learn more about after school activities, and get some middle school success tips. Please see links below for more information. 

Summer Jump Start Program Flyer

Registration Form  

A week before school starts Rocky Run will host two additional programs for students and families. Please see the dates and times below

Rams Rally: Thursday, August 19, 2-5 PM

Students and families are invited to learn more about RRMS and participate in a building tour and fun welcoming activities.

Student Orientation: Friday, August 20, 7:30-11 AM

This event is for students only. They will have an opportunity to walk the building with their schedules. More information will be provided as the date approaches. 

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Young Hong, the director of Student Services at: YJHong@fcps.edu

 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
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🚗 Tuesday June 8 - Poplar Tree Parade Details 🚗

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 ⭐Don't Forget!⭐ 🚗Poplar Tree Parade to Celebrate our 6th Graders! 🚗

Our 6th Graders and their families are invited to drive through our Poplar Tree community following the route below. We will begin lining up cars at 1:45 in our Kiss & Ride area. The Parade will begin at 2:00.

❗❗While on the parade route all vehicles must obey all traffic signs including stop signs and signals.❗❗

We would like all K-5 Poplar Tree students and families to line the parade route and cheer for our 6th graders. You are encouraged to make signs with words of congratulations to celebrate our 6th graders and wear your Panther spirit wear or red & black.

Please see the detailed parade route below.

Access printable PDF of route HERE!

Directions from Poplar Tree Parking Lot:

  • R on Melville
  • R onto Northbourne
  • L onto Cabells Mill Rd.
  • R on Walney Rd.
  • R onto Walney Park Drive
  • L onto Autumn Glory Way
  • R onto Poplar Tree Rd.
  • R onto Fallen Oak Way
  • R onto Point Pleasant
  • R onto Point Pleasant
  • R onto Stringfellow Rd.
  • R onto Melville
  • Return to Poplar Tree Kiss ‘n Ride
🐾Thank you for helping to honor our amazing 6th Grade Panthers!🐾

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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🐾 Panther News Show - Week of June 7 🎥

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  📰 Week of June 7 🎥

Check out  our FINAL Virtual Panther News Show for the 2020-2021 school year HERE! We hope you have enjoyed the change up in our news show this year! Thanks to all the 6th graders who helped ensure that even in this interesting school year - the show must go on! 

ENJOY!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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6/4 Paw Print

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 In This Week's Paw Print:

1. Principal's Message📬

2. Amazing Things Happen Everywhere!🐾

3. Laptop Collection 💻

4. SPOTLIGHT on Belonging 🔦

5. Student Medication Pick-up 💊

6. Spring Testing results information 🖥️

7. Updated Rising 7th grade Immunization requirement

8. Panther Praise Staff Recognition Form👏

9. Scratch Summer Workshop Information 🖥️

10. Technology Help Information💻

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy Friday! We are looking forward to celebrating this remarkable school year and all of our students in the next week, including a celebration of our sixth grade students in the Community Parade on Tuesday, June 8th at 2 p.m.  Please be sure to read the messages that have been sent regarding class celebrations and our Community Parade on Tuesday. 

As we celebrate the end of the year, please also take a moment to thank your child’s teacher using the Panther Praise link below. 

A reminder that Tuesday, June 8th is a virtual day for all students.  Friday, June 11th is a two-hour early release.  We will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all in the next week!

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar

Principal

Carol Larsen

Assistant Principal

Check out some of the amazing things that are happening everywhere around Poplar Tree! Whether in-person or virtually, we are all one school and one community!

🔠 Good times in Kindergarten! 🖍️ 🎉3rd Grade Surprise!👋🏼

3rd grade virtual students surprised their teacher with an in-person visit!

😎 4th Grade Playground Fun! 🤪 Reminder about FCPS Laptop Collection All students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops for the summer.
  • In-Person Students:
    • Wednesday, June 9 or Thursday, June 10 in classrooms
  • Preschool-Grade 5 Virtual Students: 
    • Friday, June 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Monday, June 14 from 9:00 - 12:00 pm OR 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6th Grade Virtual Students:
    • Friday, June 11
      • McGann 9:15 - 9:45
      • Horton 9:45 - 10:15
      • Schoenberg 10:15 - 10:45
      • Daniels 10:45-11:15
      • Ricciardella 11:15 - 11:45
  • Summer Programs:
    • If your child is attending Extended School Year (ESY) or the FCPS Summer program SOAR at Poplar Tree, they can keep their laptop until their program is over!
  • Lost or Damaged Equipment:
    • Dell Charger: $23
    • HP Charger: $38
    • Computer: $472
SPOTLIGHT on Belonging:  Meet Angela Velasquez!

At Poplar Tree we recognize that equity means more than just access to programs and curriculums.  Equity means creating an inclusive learning community where each staff person and student feels like they belong.

This is the first in a series of interviews that will highlight Poplar Tree staff persons, their journey to belong and their strategies for creating an inclusive learning community here at Poplar Tree.   

Interview:  Poplar Tree Spotlight on Belonging

Questions about the interview or equity at Poplar Tree? 

Contact Shari Hirsch, School Counselor & Co-Equity Lead

Picking up Student Medication 

All medications need to be picked up no later than 12 pm on

Friday, June 11th, 2021  

Only parents may pick up medications.

Medications may also be picked up prior to June 11th, during normal Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 3:30Please, call ahead or when you are at the school entrance, ring the bell and someone will be out to assist you.    

Medication left in the Clinic after 12 pm on June 11th cannot be saved and must be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.

REMINDER: New medication forms are required for each new school year.  Forms can be located at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/it/offices/eis/doc_mgmnt/information/forms.shtml

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Room Aide, Cindy Luong, at 703-633-7410, or your School Public Health Nurse, Lynn Kiewel, at 571-235-1993

Spring Test Score Reporting       

We have received updated information regarding score reporting for the various tests that were given this spring.  See below by test for information on how and when the scores will be available to families.

SOL: Results for spring writing and non-writing tests will be distributed to families through new SIS ParentVUE reports, available starting the last day of school. Score reports will not be available prior to this time.  More info to come in FCPS This Week.

VAAP: Results will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

VRSPT: Results for new VRSPT assessments will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

WIDA: Results will be centrally mailed to families, most likely in early September. 

iReady: Score reports will be sent to all students who took the assessment with the report card.

DRA2PM: The score will be sent with the report card if it was administered to your child this spring.

VKRP (Child Behavior Rating Scale & Math Assessment): Score reports will be sent to all k students with the report card.

NNAT: If your child took the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test this spring (primarily first grade students) the score report is available now in SIS Parent VUE. The paper report will be mailed home with the report card.

Need help accessing SIS Parent VUE?  Look here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Updated 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to our registrar, Kirsten Cordial (kkcordial@fcps.edu), as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We are starting a new online tradition here at Poplar Tree that gives 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! Tech Help Info

We know that as we move through Virtual Learning, technology issues arise. If you're having trouble with your FCPS laptop, here's a few things to try:

  1. Restart your computer! (We have found that this solves MANY of our problems - including those microphone, camera, and sound issues!)
  2. Visit this webpage to checkout some self-help guides!
  3. FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.
  4. If you still cannot get your laptop working, students and/or parents can submit an IT support ticket to get help with district digital resources or your FCPS issued laptop.  Find the portal here.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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June 8 - important information Reminder

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Tuesday, June 8  Poplar Tree is Celebrating the End of the 2020-21 School Year and our 6th Graders!

Tuesday, June 8 is Election Day, and FCPS has decided to make this day a virtual school day for ALL students because many schools are polling places for the state primary election.

Here at Poplar Tree we have decided to use this day as a day of celebration. We will be celebrating the end of the 2020-21 school year just as we started it - virtually!

In the afternoon, we also have planned a community parade for our 6th grade students. Our 6th grade students missed out on many activities this school year.

We would like all our Poplar Tree students and families to come out on the parade route (see below) and show our 6th graders how much we love them as they head to middle school.

Please see the Poplar Tree June 8 schedule below with all the details.

June 8 Overall Schedule

9:00 - 11:45 Virtual Celebration Day for grades K-5 (Teachers will share classroom schedule with parents directly)

9:15 -10:30 Virtual 6th Grade Promotion (for 6th students and families - link will be sent to families closer to the event)

11:45-12:50 Lunch/Family Choice Time All grades

1:00- 2:00 Students Prepare for Community Parade – make signs, travel to a spot along parade route to watch and cheer

2:00 - 3:30 Community 6th Grade Parade 

 

June 8 6th Grade Parade Info

Our 6th Graders and their families are invited to drive through our Poplar Tree community following the route below. We will begin lining up cars at 1:45 in our Kiss & Ride area. The Parade will begin at 2:00.

❗❗While on the parade route all vehicles must obey all traffic signs including stop signs and signals.❗❗

We would like all K-5 Poplar Tree students and families to line the parade route and cheer for our 6th graders. You are encouraged to make signs with words of congratulations to celebrate our 6th graders and wear your Panther spirit wear or red & black.

The Parade Route

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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5/28 Paw Print

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 In This Week's Paw Print:

1. Principal's Message📬

2. Amazing Things Happen Everywhere!🐾

3. SPOTLIGHT on Belonging 🔦

4. Student Medication Pick-up 💊

5. Parent Input form ✏️

6. Spring Testing results information 🖥️

7. Updated Rising 7th grade Immunization requirement

8. Panther Praise Staff Recognition Form👏

9. Scratch Summer Workshop Information 🖥️

10. Technology Help Information💻

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy Friday! 

To help support continued learning throughout summer break, practice books are being mailed to homes of many FCPS students. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Sue Andujar

Principal

Carol Larsen

Assistant Principal

Check out some of the amazing things that are happening everywhere around Poplar Tree! Whether in-person or virtually, we are all one school and one community!

🦈 Shark Tank Presentations 🗣️

5th graders presented ideas to investors in Ancient India!

🐸 Preschool Learning 🐸

Preschoolers are having fun learning about the Life Cycle of Frogs!

SPOTLIGHT on Belonging:  Meet Angela Velasquez!

At Poplar Tree we recognize that equity means more than just access to programs and curriculums.  Equity means creating an inclusive learning community where each staff person and student feels like they belong.

This is the first in a series of interviews that will highlight Poplar Tree staff persons, their journey to belong and their strategies for creating an inclusive learning community here at Poplar Tree.   

Interview:  Poplar Tree Spotlight on Belonging

Questions about the interview or equity at Poplar Tree? 

Contact Shari Hirsch, School Counselor & Co-Equity Lead

Picking up Student Medication 

All medications need to be picked up no later than 12 pm on

Friday, June 11th, 2021  

Only parents may pick up medications.

Medications may also be picked up prior to June 11th, during normal Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 3:30Please, call ahead or when you are at the school entrance, ring the bell and someone will be out to assist you.    

Medication left in the Clinic after 12 pm on June 11th cannot be saved and must be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.

REMINDER: New medication forms are required for each new school year.  Forms can be located at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/it/offices/eis/doc_mgmnt/information/forms.shtml

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Room Aide, Cindy Luong, at 703-633-7410, or your School Public Health Nurse, Lynn Kiewel, at 571-235-1993

SY 2021-22 Parent Input Form

As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year, we are asking for your input. We value our partnership between home and school and appreciate your thoughts on your child's learning needs.  

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 28, 2021.

This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

 

Thank you in advance for your support, 
Poplar Tree

Spring Test Score Reporting       

We have received updated information regarding score reporting for the various tests that were given this spring.  See below by test for information on how and when the scores will be available to families.

SOL: Results for spring writing and non-writing tests will be distributed to families through new SIS ParentVUE reports, available in late July. Score reports will not be available prior to this time.  More info to come in FCPS This Week.

VAAP: Results will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

VRSPT: Results for new VRSPT assessments will be centrally mailed to families before the start of next school year.

WIDA: Results will be centrally mailed to families, most likely in early September. 

iReady: Score reports will be sent to all students who took the assessment with the report card.

DRA2PM: The score will be sent with the report card if it was administered to your child this spring.

VKRP (Child Behavior Rating Scale & Math Assessment): Score reports will be sent to all k students with the report card.

NNAT: If your child took the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test this spring (primarily first grade students) the score report is available now in SIS Parent VUE. The paper report will be mailed home with the report card.

Need help accessing SIS Parent VUE?  Look here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Updated 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to our registrar, Kirsten Cordial (kkcordial@fcps.edu), as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We are starting a new online tradition here at Poplar Tree that gives 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! Tech Help Info

We know that as we move through Virtual Learning, technology issues arise. If you're having trouble with your FCPS laptop, here's a few things to try:

  1. Restart your computer! (We have found that this solves MANY of our problems - including those microphone, camera, and sound issues!)
  2. Visit this webpage to checkout some self-help guides!
  3. FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.
  4. If you still cannot get your laptop working, students and/or parents can submit an IT support ticket to get help with district digital resources or your FCPS issued laptop.  Find the portal here.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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!!UPDATED!! FCPS Laptop Collection

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**UPDATED to include 6th Grade Virtual Collection on Friday, June 11** See times below!! 💻 FCPS Device Collection ☀️ We will need to collect all FCPS issued laptops AND chargers for the summer!

**We do NOT need any cases returned**

 

IN-PERSON STUDENTS

All in-person students will be returning their laptops on either Wednesday, June 9 or Thursday June 10. Please be sure your child brings their laptop AND charger to school on this day! 

 

PRESCHOOL - GRADE 5 VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Preschool thru grade 5 virtual students can return their laptop and chargers to the front of the school building during the following times:

  • Friday June 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • Monday, June 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, June 14 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm

 

6TH GRADE VIRTUAL STUDENTS

6th Grade Virtual Students can return their laptops and charger to the front of the school building on Friday, June 11 during the following times, based on classroom teacher:

    • McGann 9:15 - 9:45
    • Horton 9:45 - 10:15
    • Schoenberg 10:15 - 10:45
    • Daniels 10:45-11:15
    • Ricciardella 11:15 - 11:45

 

LOST OR DAMAGED LAPTOPS

If you have lost or damaged your laptop or charger, there is a cost for replacement. Checks need to be made out to Poplar Tree Elementary.

  • Dell charger: $23.00
  • HP Charger: $38
  • Computer: $472

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

If your child is participating in Extended School Year (ESY) or the FCPS Summer program SOAR at Poplar Tree, they can keep their laptop and charger until their program is over!

THANK YOU!

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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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FCPS Laptop Collection

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💻 FCPS Device Collection ☀️ We will need to collect all FCPS issued laptops AND chargers for the summer!

**We do NOT need any cases returned**

 

IN-PERSON STUDENTS

All in-person students will be returning their laptops on either Wednesday, June 9 or Thursday June 10. Please be sure your child brings their laptop AND charger to school on this day! 

 

PRESCHOOL - GRADE 5 VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Preschool thru grade 5 virtual students can return their laptop and chargers to the front of the school building during the following times:

  • Friday June 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • Monday, June 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, June 14 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm

 

6TH GRADE VIRTUAL STUDENTS

6th Grade Virtual Students can return their laptops and charger to the front of the school building during the following times, based on classroom teacher:

    • McGann 9:15 - 9:45
    • Horton 9:45 - 10:15
    • Schoenberg 10:15 - 10:45
    • Daniels 10:45-11:15
    • Ricciardella 11:15 - 11:45

 

LOST OR DAMAGED LAPTOPS

If you have lost or damaged your laptop or charger, there is a cost for replacement. Checks need to be made out to Poplar Tree Elementary.

  • Dell charger: $23.00
  • HP Charger: $38
  • Computer: $472

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

If your child is participating in Extended School Year (ESY) or the FCPS Summer program SOAR at Poplar Tree, they can keep their laptop and charger until their program is over!

THANK YOU!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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5/21 Paw Print

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 In This Week's Paw Print:

1. Principal's Message📬

2. Amazing Things Happen Everywhere!🐾

3. SPOTLIGHT on Belonging 🔦

4. Important Spring testing information❗

5. Parent Input form ✏️

6. SCA Spirit Day May 28 🌴

7. Updated Rising 7th grade Immunization requirement

8. Panther Praise Staff Recognition Form👏

9. Scratch Summer Workshop Information 🖥️

10. Technology Help Information💻

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy Friday! We have a number of busy days ahead as we close out the 2020-21 school year. Over the next couple weeks, we will be sending a number of  News You Choose messages with important information. One of those messages will be sent on Monday regarding student laptop collection. Please be on the lookout for that communication.

In looking ahead to next school year, we received our 2021-22 Bell Schedule. Poplar Tree school hours will be 8:40 - 3:25.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar

Principal

Carol Larsen

Assistant Principal

Check out some of the amazing things that are happening everywhere around Poplar Tree! Whether in-person or virtually, we are all one school and one community!

🖌️📚Little Free Library🐾🎨

SCA used funds raised over the last couple of years to create a Little Free Library. Some SCA representatives helped paint finishing touches on it recently. Thanks to the Ngo Family for building it and to all the reps who helped paint it. It will be installed outside of Poplar Tree later this summer for the community to enjoy!

🌱 Planting Seeds 🌱

 In-person students in Mrs. Sniffin’s class connect with virtual friends as they plant radish seeds in different types of soil. 

🎉 Fun Times👏🏼

Some of Ms. Spiroch's friends having fun at school and at home!

SPOTLIGHT on Belonging:  Meet Angela Velasquez!

At Poplar Tree we recognize that equity means more than just access to programs and curriculums.  Equity means creating an inclusive learning community where each staff person and student feels like they belong.

This is the first in a series of interviews that will highlight Poplar Tree staff persons, their journey to belong and their strategies for creating an inclusive learning community here at Poplar Tree.   

Interview:  Poplar Tree Spotlight on Belonging

Questions about the interview or equity at Poplar Tree? 

Contact Shari Hirsch, School Counselor & Co-Equity Lead

Important Testing Information Spring Universal Screener (iReady)

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides a snapshot of students’ skills to help teachers monitor progress in reading and mathematics. Spring reading testing is scheduled for all students in grades K-2, and select students in grades 3-6. Spring math testing is scheduled for all students in grades 1 & 2, and select students in grades 3-6. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage

Students may take iReady at home or at school depending on whether families have selected virtual or in-person learning. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher. 

SOL Testing Schedule Grades 3-6

Students in Grades 3-6 will take the SOL tests in May.  Below is the schedule for testing.  Emails were sent in the last week with testing details to each student's family. Separate emails were also sent if your child required transportation.

If your child is taking the SOL test, please make sure they bring their FCPS charged laptop, power cord, and water bottle. Cell phones are not permitted and should be left at home.

Grade 3:  May 14 (Reading) & May 26 (Math)

Grade 4: May 11 (Reading) & May 21 (Math)

Grade 5: May 12 (Reading), May 20 (Science) & May 25 (Math)

Grade 6: May 19 (Reading) & May 27 (Math)

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal (Calarsen@fcps.edu)

SY 2021-22 Parent Input Form

As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year, we are asking for your input. We value our partnership between home and school and appreciate your thoughts on your child's learning needs.  

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 28, 2021.

This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

 

Thank you in advance for your support, 
Poplar Tree

The final SCA spirit day will be May 28 and it’s Hawaiian Day! Updated 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to our registrar, Kirsten Cordial (kkcordial@fcps.edu), as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We are starting a new online tradition here at Poplar Tree that gives 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! Tech Help Info

We know that as we move through Virtual Learning, technology issues arise. If you're having trouble with your FCPS laptop, here's a few things to try:

  1. Restart your computer! (We have found that this solves MANY of our problems - including those microphone, camera, and sound issues!)
  2. Visit this webpage to checkout some self-help guides!
  3. FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.
  4. If you still cannot get your laptop working, students and/or parents can submit an IT support ticket to get help with district digital resources or your FCPS issued laptop.  Find the portal here.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding!

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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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June 8 - important information

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Tuesday, June 8  Poplar Tree is Celebrating the End of the 2020-21 School Year and our 6th Graders!

Tuesday, June 8 is Election Day, and FCPS has decided to make this day a virtual school day for ALL students because many schools are polling places for the state primary election.

Here at Poplar Tree we have decided to use this day as a day of celebration. We will be celebrating the end of the 2020-21 school year just as we started it - virtually!

In the afternoon, we also have planned a community parade for our 6th grade students. Our 6th grade students missed out on many activities this school year.

We would like all our Poplar Tree students and families to come out on the parade route (see below) and show our 6th graders how much we love them as they head to middle school.

Please see the Poplar Tree June 8 schedule below with all the details.

June 8 Overall Schedule

9:00 - 11:45 Virtual Celebration Day for grades K-5 (Teachers will share classroom schedule with parents directly)

9:15 -10:30 Virtual 6th Grade Promotion (for 6th students and families - link will be sent to families closer to the event)

11:45-12:50 Lunch/Family Choice Time All grades

1:00- 2:00 Students Prepare for Community Parade – make signs, travel to a spot along parade route to watch and cheer

2:00 - 3:30 Community 6th Grade Parade 

 

June 8 6th Grade Parade Info

Our 6th Graders and their families are invited to drive through our Poplar Tree community following the route below. We will begin lining up cars at 1:45 in our Kiss & Ride area. The Parade will begin at 2:00.

❗❗While on the parade route all vehicles must obey all traffic signs including stop signs and signals.❗❗

We would like all K-5 Poplar Tree students and families to line the parade route and cheer for our 6th graders. You are encouraged to make signs with words of congratulations to celebrate our 6th graders and wear your Panther spirit wear or red & black.

The Parade Route

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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5/14 Paw Print

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 In This Week's Paw Print:

1. Principal's Message📬

2. Amazing Things Happen Everywhere!🐾

3. Kiss and Ride Drop-off Reminder 🚗

4. SPOTLIGHT on Belonging 🔦

5. Important Spring testing information❗

6. Parent Input form ✏️

7. Principal Q&A  and PTA meeting info📆

8. Library Curbside Checkout Information📚

9. Updated Rising 7th grade Immunization requirement

10. Panther Praise Staff Recognition Form👏

11. Volunteers Needed - PTA Executive Board 🆘

12. Technology Help Information💻

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We had a busy week at Poplar Tree! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders took the Reading SOL this week. And it was great to see many of our virtual students return in person to take the test. We continue our SOL testing over the next two weeks. 

SOL testing is an indicator that we are quickly approaching the end of this school year and heading towards summer. Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services offers several summer camp programs from June through August for students ranging from rising 1st graders to teens. For more information on these summer opportunities click here.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar

Principal

Carol Larsen

Assistant Principal

Check out some of the amazing things that are happening everywhere around Poplar Tree! Whether in-person or virtually, we are all one school and one community!

🗣️ 3rd Graders Share Virtually with Classmates💻 ♻️ Kindergarten Recycling Projects! ♻️ Kiss and Ride Drop Off

Please remember that the earliest time students may arrive at school/be dropped off in Kiss and Ride is 8:45 a.m. Supervision for students is not available prior to this time. 

Thank you.

SPOTLIGHT on Belonging:  Meet Angela Velasquez!

At Poplar Tree we recognize that equity means more than just access to programs and curriculums.  Equity means creating an inclusive learning community where each staff person and student feels like they belong.

This is the first in a series of interviews that will highlight Poplar Tree staff persons, their journey to belong and their strategies for creating an inclusive learning community here at Poplar Tree.   

Interview:  Poplar Tree Spotlight on Belonging

Questions about the interview or equity at Poplar Tree? 

Contact Shari Hirsch, School Counselor & Co-Equity Lead

Important Testing Information Spring Universal Screener (iReady)

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides a snapshot of students’ skills to help teachers monitor progress in reading and mathematics. Spring reading testing is scheduled for all students in grades K-2, and select students in grades 3-6. Spring math testing is scheduled for all students in grades 1 & 2, and select students in grades 3-6. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage

Students may take iReady at home or at school depending on whether families have selected virtual or in-person learning. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher. 

SOL Testing Schedule Grades 3-6

Students in Grades 3-6 will take the SOL tests in May.  Below is the schedule for testing.  Emails were sent in the last week with testing details to each student's family. Separate emails were also sent if your child required transportation.

If your child is taking the SOL test, please make sure they bring their FCPS charged laptop, power cord, and water bottle. Cell phones are not permitted and should be left at home.

Grade 3:  May 14 (Reading) & May 26 (Math)

Grade 4: May 11 (Reading) & May 21 (Math)

Grade 5: May 12 (Reading), May 20 (Science) & May 25 (Math)

Grade 6: May 19 (Reading) & May 27 (Math)

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal (Calarsen@fcps.edu)

SY 2021-22 Parent Input Form

As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year, we are asking for your input. We value our partnership between home and school and appreciate your thoughts on your child's learning needs.  

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 28, 2021.

This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

 

Thank you in advance for your support, 
Poplar Tree

Principal Q&A Session and PTA Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, May 19 for a Principal Q&A session at 6:30 followed by the PTA meeting at 7:00

🔗To join the meeting click here.🔗

Library Curbside Checkout 

The LAST Grab n’ Go curbside library book pickup at Poplar Tree will be on Monday, May 17 from 1-3pm. Students who are learning from the school building may now select an option to have their book bags delivered to them in their classroom. Families who are interested can fill out the book request form and a personalized book bundle will be created just for you with the latest and greatest from the Poplar Tree Library!

Log into Google Apps with a student login, then click the link below to fill out the form:

Poplar Tree Library Book Request Form (5/17)

Updated 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to our registrar, Kirsten Cordial (kkcordial@fcps.edu), as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We are starting a new online tradition here at Poplar Tree that gives 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 NEEDS FOUR (4) VOLUNTEERS FOR FOUR (4) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PTA POSITIONS!

The Executive Committee develops goals for the PTA; appoints committee chairpersons for individual committees; and makes time-sensitive decisions between regular board meetings.

Please consider volunteering for one of these positions! It is a very rewarding experience and the PTA’s efforts have a positive impact on our school by enriching the experience for students, parents, and teachers.

The outgoing Executive Board Members will be available to assist with transition activities.

If interested, please complete the Nomination Form which includes position descriptions located at the link below and email it to Mike Santoro at misantor@gmail.com.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1flt8MP4aBpbccFOlc7_S5PHhhJep9dW0/view?usp=sharing

 

everychild. onevoice.

Tech Help Info

We know that as we move through Virtual Learning, technology issues arise. If you're having trouble with your FCPS laptop, here's a few things to try:

  1. Restart your computer! (We have found that this solves MANY of our problems - including those microphone, camera, and sound issues!)
  2. Visit this webpage to checkout some self-help guides!
  3. FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.
  4. If you still cannot get your laptop working, students and/or parents can submit an IT support ticket to get help with district digital resources or your FCPS issued laptop.  Find the portal here.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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🐾 Panther News Show - Week of May 10 🎥

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  📰 Week of May 10🎥

Check out this week's Virtual Panther News Show HERE!

In this week's show, learn about a cool opportunity to play games with the Connections Crew, get a tip for getting a good night's sleep, and hear a fun fact about Nintendo's Mario character!

ENJOY!

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