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Dear Panther Families,
We started the week with a Snow Day and it continued to be chilly this week. It is definitely winter and Mother Nature seems to be sending us plenty of wintry weather this year. A huge thank you to our custodial crew for all of their hard work clearing the snow. Our team is amazing!
Safety Drills continue in the new year. We completed our January lockdown drill this week. Staff and students did an excellent job participating in this safety drill. There are still several safety drills upcoming this year: one more lockdown drill, monthly fire drills in February-June and the annual tornado drill in March.
Please remember that next week is a short week with no school for students on Monday and Friday. Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday and Friday is the Teacher Workday for the end of the 2nd quarter and 1st semester.
We hope you have a wonderful long weekend!
Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker
Week at a Glance
Monday, January 21
No School- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Thursday, January 24:
End of the 2nd Quarter
Friday, January 25:
No School- Teacher Workday
This week our focus has been on the character strength of hope.
Individuals with the character strength of hope are those who are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals. They might be described as: positive, confident, encouraging, cheerful, heartening and inspiring.
To quote Emily Dickinson, “Hope is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without words / And never stops at all.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Positivity Project, please visit their website or the Poplar Tree website Positivity Project.
Remember to Dress for Cold Days
It is the intention of the school to hold outdoor recess throughout the school year, unless there is precipitation falling, snow/ice on the ground, wind chill warnings or heat advisories. Please make sure your children come to school prepared to play outdoors with jackets, hats, and gloves.
During extreme inclement weather (rain, snow, ice, sleet, temperatures below freezing with a significant wind chill), Kiss-and-Ride students will wait in the cafeteria instead of at Kiss-and-Ride.
Menu Change for Wednesday, January 23
The menu choice on Wednesday is Chicken on a Biscuit. Due to the snow day on January 14, the cafeteria will be substituting hamburger buns for the biscuits.
For the lunch menus, please click here.
Rocky Run MS Curriculum Night and Electives Fair
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM
(Snow date: Feb. 5)
Rocky Run is inviting rising 7th grade parents/guardians to learn about our elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition.
5:30-6:00 PM Optional Sessions
- Special Education
- Meet and Greet RRMS Administrators
- MS Transition Information with Counselors
6:05-7:30 PM Curriculum Presentation and Electives Fair
- Core Curriculum Presentation
- Math and World Languages
- Electives Fair
Please check out our Student Services website for Curriculum Night Flyer, Course Catalog and other helpful information about the academic advising process:
Rocky Run Academic Advising
Curriculum Night Flyer
FCPS Needs Bus Drivers
Do you know anyone local looking for a job?
FCPS is looking for lots of great people to drive buses.
January 28: Club and Candid Photos
February 1: SCA Spirit Day
February 1-22: Pennies for Patients SCA Collection
February 4: NO School- Staff Development Day
February 5: Talent Show Parent Meeting, 6-7pm, LA Room
February 6: 2nd Grade Field Trip
February 13: PTA Meeting, 7pm, LA Room
February 18: No School, Presidents Day Holiday and PTA Spirit Day noon to 9:00 pm at Monster Mini Golf in Chantilly (details to follow)
February 21: Spelling Bee, 2:15pm, cafe (snow date 2/26/19)
February 22: SCA Spirit Day
February 25: Spring Photo Day, individual and class photos
2019 SOL Testing Dates:
Reading, May 15, AM Session
Math, May 23 AM Session
Advanced Math, May 23, AM Session
Virginia Studies, May 14, PM Session
Reading, May 16, AM Session
Math, May 22, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 22, AM Session
Science, May 15, PM Session
Reading, May 17, AM Session
Math, May 21, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 21, AM Session
Reading, May 14, AM Session
Math, May 20, AM Session
Advanced Math, May 20, AM Session
Please see below for links to the current school year calendar and the calendar for next year as well.
FCPS 2018-19 School Year Calendar
FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar
13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151 | Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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