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Dear Panther Families,
September is moving along and we are busy at Poplar Tree in engaging activities. We began our Positivity Project learning this week focused on the Other People Matter Mindset. We look forward to seeing the parents of our 3rd-6th grade students on Monday evening for Back to School Night.
Have a wonderful weekend, Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker
Week at a Glance
Monday, September 17
Back to School Night, grades 3-6, cafe and classrooms, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, September 19
3 hour early release - Students dismissed at 12:25pm
Thursday, September 20
Parent Information Session on Advanced Academics, 9:00am, LA Room
This week our focus has been on the Other People Matter Mindset. Students were introduced to the Positivity Project with a special edition news show.
If you are interested in learning more, please visit the website at: https://posproject.org/.
Visitor Management System
Poplar Tree continues to use the electronic visitor management system in our main office this year in order to
ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.
Everyone who comes into the building is required to sign in on the new
Every time you enter the building, you will need a government issued
photo identification in order to sign into the new system. If you do not have a driver's license, passport, military ID or any other government issued photo ID you will not be able to sign in and enter the building.
As the new school year begins, please take a moment to videos
greetings prepared by Dr. Brabrand and the School Board members.
These are also being shown at each of our Back to School Nights in the lobby.
Monday, Sep. 17, 6:00-7:30 pm for grades 3-6
Back-to-School Night provides parents an opportunity to meet teachers, learn about classroom routines and the grade level curriculum. This event is for Parents Only. Because time is very limited, Back-to-School Night is not an appropriate time to discuss an individual student’s progress.
6:00-6:25 PM: Optional Activities for Interested Parents in the café
- Meet & Greet Administrators
- Meet & Greet Counselors
- PTA Information
- ESOL Program
6:30-6:55 and 7:00-7:25 PM: Classroom Visits
Teachers will discuss classroom expectations and important information. The teachers will have two identical sessions. The duplicate sessions are for parents who have students in two different grade levels or classrooms. You only need to attend one of the sessions for each class.
Early Dismissal Day
Wednesday, September 19th, Student dismissal - 12:25 p.m.
The lunch schedule has been modified to have all lunches completed by 12:20pm.
- 9:45-10:15 - 5th grade lunch
- 10:15-10:45 - 6th grade lunch
- 10:45-11:15 - Kindergarten and 1st grade lunch
- 11:20-11:50 - 2nd and 3rd grade lunch
- 11:50-12:20 - 4th grade lunch
Parent Information Session
Please join our Advanced Academics
Resource teacher, Kim Keleher, for coffee and information on Thursday, September 20 at 9:00 AM in the Language Arts room. This will be an
informational meeting for all families K-6 regarding the Advanced Academics
Program. At this meeting, you will learn about the programs and services we
offer here at Poplar Tree, as well as what services the county offers. We will
also discuss the Level IV referral process, for students in grades 2-6, and testing and identification
timelines. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Pay for Meals: Online Payment, Check, or Cash; 2018-19 Meal
Fairfax County Public Schools offers three ways
to pay for school meals: online, check, or cash. This year's meal
prices are also available.
Want to know what’s for lunch? Check out the
menu for your child’s school online.
and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online
Free and reduced-price meal applications may
be completed online or by submitting a handwritten, paper application
for the 2018-19 school year. Electronic meal applications are quick, easy,
and available in the following languages: English, Spanish,
Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, and Vietnamese.
Both the online application and paper
application now include a designated section with the consent to share
information for other programs. This update allows parents and guardians to
complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share
information in the same document.
Paper applications must be the original red
print forms, which are available at school offices, school cafeterias, and
other FCPS buildings. Copied application forms cannot be accepted.
More information is available on the Free and
Reduced-Price Meals web page.
- September 27: SCA Induction Ceremony
- September 30: PTA Bike Safety program, 3:00-5:00pm
- October 2-4: CogAT testing for 2nd graders
- October 5: Fall Picture Day
- October 8: Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
- October 10: Walk/Bike to School Day
- October 11: PTA Meeting, 9am, LA Room
- October 12: 6th grade Hemlock Field Trip, Pre-school Field Trip- Cox Farms and 1st grade Field Trip- Sully Plantation
16: 4th grade Field Trip, Kennedy Center
17: Field Day, details to follow
19: Field Day Rain Date
13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151 | Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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