Paw Print week of January 27-31, 2020

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Dear Panther Families, 

It is hard to believe that today was the last day of the 2nd quarter and also the last day of the semester.  As we reflect on the first semester, we wanted to thank all of our families for their support of our staff and students. We are so grateful for our hardworking staff, awesome students and fantastic families. We look forward to an amazing second half of the school year!

We hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

 

Week at a Glance 

Monday, January 27:

  • No School, Teacher Workday 

Tuesday, January 28:

  • No School, Staff Development Day 

Wednesday, January 29:

  • Talent Show Parent Meeting, 7pm, LA room

Thursday, January 30:

  • RRMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair, 6pm, RRMS

Friday, January 31:

  • SCA Spirit Day- "Disney Day" 
Reading Incentive for January  Important Dates for Rising 7th Grade Students from Rocky Run Middle School  

Curriculum Night and Electives Fair (Parents/Guardians Only)

January 30 (snow date: February 6) 6:00-7:30 PM at RRMS

Please see below for details

Poplar Tree’s GOT TALENT 2020!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER! SOLO OR GROUP, SING OR DANCE! MAGIC TRICKS OR JUGGLE, VIOLIN OR TRUMPET! WHATEVER TALENTS YOU HAVE, WE WANT YOU! THE TALENT SHOW IS NON-COMPETITIVE AND JUST FOR FUN!

Important Dates:

January 29: Parent Information meeting, 7pm, LA Room

February 11: Code of Conduct, Permission Slip and Music Due

March 4: Mandatory Dress rehearsal, 3:30pm, café

March 6: Talent Show, 7pm, café (Performer Arrival and Line-up 6:30pm)

  SIGN UP

To sign up, please go to the following link -ONLY ONE ENTRY PER GROUP NEEDED

https://form.jotform.com/AnneAlbright/PTES

A parent or responsible adult is REQUIRED to be in attendance for all talent show practices and the performance. At least one parent per group is expected to volunteer.

 

For any questions, please contact Anne Albright and Trish Schnabel at

PoplarTreeTalentShow@gmail.com

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

 

February 3-22: Pennies for Patients 

February 11: All Talent Show Forms are due by today 

February 17: No School, Presidents' Day Holiday 

February 20: Principals Coffee, 8:45-9:30am and PTA Meeting, 9:30-10:30am 

February 28: SCA Spirit Day 

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

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Paw Print week of January 20-24, 2020

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Dear Panther Families, 

We are moving along in 2020. It is already the middle of January.

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 and the annual tornado drill in March. 

Please remember that next week is a short week with no school on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. The following week is also a short week for students. There is no school for students on January 27-28 due to the Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day. 

We hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

 

Week at a Glance 

 

Monday, January 20:

  • No School, MLK, Jr Holiday

Wednesday, January 22:

  • Last day for the SCA Sock Drive Collection 

Thursday, January 23:

  • PTA Day at MOD Pizza (see flyer below- PTES PTA receives 20%) 

Friday, January 24:

  • End of the 2nd Quarter and End of the 1st Semester 

  Reading Incentive for January    Important Dates for Rising 7th Grade Students from Rocky Run Middle School  

Curriculum Night and Electives Fair (Parents/Guardians Only)

January 30 (snow date: February 6) 6:00-7:30 PM at RRMS

Please see below for details

 

Poplar Tree’s GOT TALENT 2020!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER! SOLO OR GROUP, SING OR DANCE! MAGIC TRICKS OR JUGGLE, VIOLIN OR TRUMPET! WHATEVER TALENTS YOU HAVE, WE WANT YOU! THE TALENT SHOW IS NON-COMPETITIVE AND JUST FOR FUN!

Important Dates:

January 29: Parent Information meeting, 7pm, LA Room

February 11: Code of Conduct, Permission Slip and Music Due

March 4: Mandatory Dress rehearsal, 3:30pm, café

March 6: Talent Show, 7pm, café (Performer Arrival and Line-up 6:30pm)

  SIGN UP

To sign up, please go to the following link -ONLY ONE ENTRY PER GROUP NEEDED

https://form.jotform.com/AnneAlbright/PTES

A parent or responsible adult is REQUIRED to be in attendance for all talent show practices and the performance. At least one parent per group is expected to volunteer.

 

For any questions, please contact Anne Albright and Trish Schnabel at

PoplarTreeTalentShow@gmail.com

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

 

January 27-28: No School, Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day 

January 29: Talent Show Parent Meeting, 7-8pm, LA room

January 30: RRMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair, 6pm, RRMS

January 31: SCA Spirit Day- "Disney Day" 

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

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Poplar Tree Lockdown Drill #3 this morning

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Good Morning Poplar Tree, 

We wanted to remind you that we will be doing the third Lockdown Drill this morning. All schools participate in four Lockdown Drills each school year. We were able to complete our January Fire Drill on Friday, and now this morning is our third Lockdown Drill. 

Have a great Monday!

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Paw Print week of January 13-17, 2020

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Dear Panther Families, 

Welcome back and welcome to 2020! What a great first week of the new year! Our teachers and students were back refreshed and ready for the new year. Classrooms were buzzing with great conversations, lessons and reviewing of expectations.  

Just a reminder that Poplar Tree PTA is hosting our International Heritage Night tonight starting at 6pm. It should be a wonderful evening for all. 

We hope you have a great weekend!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

 

Week at a Glance 

 

Wednesday, January 15:

  • January 15: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, LA Room

 

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.

Reading Incentive for January  Important Dates for Rising 7th Grade Students from Rocky Run Middle School  

Rising 7th Grade Student Orientation (Students Only)

January 15, 2020 from 10:00-11:15 AM at RRMS

 

Curriculum Night and Electives Fair (Parents/Guardians Only)

January 30 (snow date: February 6) 6:00-7:30 PM at RRMS

Please see below for details

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

 

January 20: No School, MLK, Jr Holiday

January 27-28: No School, Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day 

January 29: Talent Show Parent Meeting, 7-8pm, LA room

January 30: RRMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair, 6pm, RRMS

January 31: SCA Spirit Day

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

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Cafeteria Menu Changes for January 9

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Menu Changes for January 9 

Due to schools being closed on Wednesday, we will be serving the Wednesday, January 8 menu on Thursday, January 9. 

To see the menu please go to: http://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/poplar-tree-elementary/lunch/

Thank you! Poplar Tree Cafeteria 

 

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Schools Close 2 Hours Early Today- Poplar Tree Dismissal 1:25pm

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Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today.

  • Because of this early release, Poplar Tree ES will dismiss at 1:25 PM this afternoon.
  • Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. 
  • Morning preschool classes will be dismissed at approximately 11:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon preschool classes are canceled.
  • All after school activities are canceled. 
  • SACC will stay open until 6:15 p.m. SACC Administration requests parents make every effort to pick up children earlier, if possible.

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students.We will reach out to you if there are any additional updates. 

The Poplar Tree Main Office will close at 2:30pm.

More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

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AAP Level IV Referrals due by January 9, 2020 at 4:00pm- No exceptions

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Advanced Academics Important Deadline

Level IV Referral Packets for FCPS students in grades 2-7 are due to the local school January 9, 2020 by 4:00 PM. The benchmark for the 2nd grade pool is 132 on the NNAT or 132 on the CogAt Composite Score or any subscore of the CogAt. The pool only applies to 2nd graders. If your child is in grades 3-6 and you are interested in having him/her screened for Level IV services, a referral must be submitted.

Screening Items Provided by Parent/Guardian:

  • Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form (required unless the student is part of the 2nd grade pool for automatic screening)
  • Student Work Samples (optional - no more than 4) - single-sided, 8 ½ by 11 only
    • (Please do not submit the work samples electronically. Please submit paper copies to Poplar Tree ES.)
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional)
  • Student Awards or Commendations - no more than 5 (optional) single-sided, 8 ½ by 11 only
  • Private Ability Test Scores (optional) - Provided by GMU or state-licensed psychologist. If tests by a private psychologist are submitted, they must be accompanied by a copy of the psychologist’s license.  

 Screening Items Provided by School:

  • Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Screening Summary Sheet
  • Ability Test Scores
  • Gifted Behaviors Rating Scale with Commentary
  • Progress Reports
  • Student Work Samples
  • Achievement Test Scores

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher, AART, at kjkeleher@fcps.edu

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Paw Print for the weeks of December 23, 2019- January 10, 2020

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Dear Panther Families, 

Kudos to our band students for their amazing performance this week. 

Winter Break is a Homework Holiday for students. Everyone needs time to rest and recharge. There are no required assignments over the break. No assignments will be due and no assessments will be given on the first two days back from the break (January 6-7). 

We hope that you and your family have a fabulous winter break. The Poplar Tree Main Office is closed for the Winter Break. The Poplar Tree Main Office closes today (12/20) at 4:30pm and will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00am.

Have a wonderful Winter Break. We will see you in 2020!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

Week at a Glance  December 23-January 3- Winter Break  No School and PTES Office Closed

 

Thursday, January 9:

  • AAP Level IV Referrals due by 4pm (no exceptions) 

 

Friday, January 10: 

  • Club and Candid Photos 
  • PTA International Heritage Night, 6pm, cafe 

 

Advanced Academics Important Deadline Level IV Referral Packets for FCPS students grades 2-7 are due to the local school by January 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  

Please note that there are NO exceptions to the deadline and you should not wait for ability test scores because of the tight timeline.

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher, AART, at KJKeleher@fcps.edu

International Heritage Night 2020

Please join us for International Heritage Night on Friday, January 10, 2020, starting at 6pm in the Poplar Tree cafeteria. It will be a fun night of international food, drinks, performances, and activities while we share and learn about each other's cultures and heritages! If you are interested in signing up for a display table, a list of display ideas is available here. We also need volunteers to help with the event. Here is the sign up link for both tables and volunteering; you may also visit the PTA website. Please email Cory Thacker for questions or more information. 

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

 

January 15: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, LA Room

January 20: No School, MLK, Jr Holiday

January 24: End of 2nd Quarter

January 27-28: No School- Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day 

January 29: Talent Show Parent Meeting, 7-8pm, LA room

January 30: RRMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair, 6pm, RRMS

January 31: SCA Spirit Day

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

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Paw Print week of December 16-20, 2019

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Dear Panther Families, 

It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of school in 2019. We enjoyed seeing everyone at the 5th grade Choral Concert and the Principal's Coffee. 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Giving Tree for Our Neighbor's Child and to the Fairfax County Police Department's Toy Drive. Your support for those in our community is appreciated. 

We look forward to seeing you at next week's band concert. Please remember that the band concert is at 2:15pm, and you may not park in the bus only parking (in front of the school) for the band concert. Buses will be arriving for dismissal. 

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

Week at a Glance 

Week of December 16

5th and 6th grade Human Growth and Development lessons

 

Monday, December 16

  • PTA Assembly Corey the Dribbler, 1:15 and 2:15pm, gym 
  • Author Visit for 4th-6th grade, 9am, gym 

 

Thursday, December 19:

  • Band Concert, 2:15pm, café

 

Friday, December 20: 

  • SCA Spirit Day- PJ Day 

 

Hour of Code 

December 9-13 is National Computer Science Education Week and during that week people around the world participate in the Hour of Code. Many students were involved in coding activities at school. We encourage students to become comfortable with coding in fun ways.

If you are looking to find coding activities for your children to do at home,  please check out the Poplar Tree Student Resources page Coding Activities or the FCPS Coding Resources.

Advanced Academics Important Deadline Level IV Referral Packets for FCPS students grades 2-7 are due to the local school by January 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  

Please note that there are NO exceptions to the deadline and you should not wait for ability test scores because of the tight timeline.

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher, AART, at KJKeleher@fcps.edu

International Heritage Night 2020

Please join us for International Heritage Night on Friday, January 10, 2020, starting at 6pm in the Poplar Tree cafeteria. It will be a fun night of international food, drinks, performances, and activities while we share and learn about each other's cultures and heritages! If you are interested in signing up for a display table, a list of display ideas is available here. We also need volunteers to help with the event. Here is the sign up link for both tables and volunteering; you may also visit the PTA website. Please email Cory Thacker for questions or more information. 

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

 

December 23 - January 3: No School- Winter Break and PTES Office Closed

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

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Cafeteria Menu Changes for December 11

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Menu Changes for December 11

We will be offering menu for tomorrow's lunch:

-Turkey

-Stuffing

-Gravy

-Mashed potatoes

-Green beans

-Cranberry sauce

-Banana or Mandarin oranges

 

To see the menu please go to: http://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/poplar-tree-elementary/lunch/

Thank you! Poplar Tree Cafeteria 

 

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Principals Coffee this Friday, December 13

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The next Principals Coffee is this Friday, December 13 from 8:45-9:30 in the LA Room. The focus this month is on technology. Leslie Leisey, our School Based Technology Specialist, will join us. She will share tips and ideas about how to support your child with technology and share some of the technology uses here at school. 

Please join us for a great morning on Friday!  

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Paw Print week of December 9-13, 2019

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Dear Panther Families, 

December is moving along. We enjoyed the strings concert last night and are looking forward to the 5th grade Chorus Concert next week and the band concert the following week. It is always great to have opportunities to witness our students' musical talents.  

We are so appreciative of all of the donations to the Giving Tree and the Toy Drive. There is still time to send in a new unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive. The police officers will be at Poplar Tree on Monday to pick up the donations. 

Leslie Leisey, School Based Technology Specialist, will be speaking at the Principals Coffee on Friday, December 13. Please join us in the LA Room on Friday morning 8:45-9:30am for some coffee and great information.  

Winter weather has many months to possibly impact the school day. Please see the FCPS Weather Cancellation Procedures for details on how the decisions about delaying or closing schools are made and communicated to everyone.  

We hope to see many of you next Wednesday evening for the 5th grade choral concert and on Friday morning for the coffee. 

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

Week at a Glance 

 

Wednesday, December 11:

  •  5th grade Chorus Concert, 6:30pm, cafe

 

Friday, December 13: 

  • Principals’ Coffee, 8:45-9:30am, LA Room

 

Fairfax Police Department Toy Drive 

Poplar Tree has been chosen as one of the schools this year to host the Toy Drive for the Fairfax County Police Department Santa's Ride collection. Donate NEW unwrapped toys, games, books, and gifts to be distributed to children at Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, and to the children in the community who might not otherwise have a cheerful holiday season!

The FCPD Motor Squad officers will pick up on December 9 and will visit Poplar Tree students on December 10 to share their gratitude for supporting the toy drive. For more information about the FCPD Motor Squad and Santa's Ride at their webpage

Advanced Academics Important Deadline Level IV Referral Packets for FCPS students grades 2-7 are due to the local school by January 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  

Please note that there are NO exceptions to the deadline. Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.

We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures.  

Ms. Keleher will also have office hours available for parents on December 12 (8:45-11:45am and 3:15-4:45pm) to answer questions. Sign up here for those available times. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher, AART, at KJKeleher@fcps.edu.

International Heritage Night 2020

Please join us for International Heritage Night on Friday, January 10, 2020, starting at 6pm in the Poplar Tree cafeteria. It will be a fun night of international food, drinks, performances, and activities while we share and learn about each other's cultures and heritages! If you are interested in signing up for a display table, a list of display ideas is available here. We also need volunteers to help with the event. Here is the sign up link for both tables and volunteering; you may also visit the PTA website. Please email Cory Thacker for questions or more information. 

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

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Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

Week of December 16: 5th and 6th grade Human Growth and Development lessons 

December 16: 4th-6th grade author visit, 9:00am and PTA Assembly Corey the Dribbler, 1:15 and 2:15pm, gym 

December 19: Band Concert, 2:15pm, café

December 20: SCA Spirit Day- PJ Day 

December 23 - January 3: No School- Winter Break and PTES Office Closed

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Attendance Information

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Attendance Notifications  Please remember to contact Poplar Tree if your child will be absent, late to school or leaving early. 

There are several ways to contact the school: 

  • Complete the attendance form on the PTES webpage 
  • Call Poplar Tree 703-633-7474 (attendance) or 703-633-7400 
  • Email the NEW Attendance email PoplarTreeES.Attendance@fcps.edu (note in the new email there is a dot between ES and Attendance) 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Helping our Community - Please bring donations by December 6

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Poplar Tree is supporting our community by participating in two drives: Our Annual Giving Tree Drive and the Fairfax County Police Department Toy Drive! Please bring all donations to Poplar Tree by December 6!

 

Fairfax Police Department Toy Drive 

Poplar Tree has been chosen as one of the schools this year to host the Toy Drive for the Fairfax County Police Department Santa's Ride collection. Donate NEW unwrapped toys, games, books, and gifts to be distributed to children at Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, and to the children in the community who might not otherwise have a cheerful holiday season!

The FCPD Motor Squad officers will pick up on December 9 and will visit Poplar Tree students on December 10 to share their gratitude for supporting the toy drive. For more information about the FCPD Motor Squad and Santa's Ride at their webpage

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Reminder No School on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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  Remember that all FCPS schools are closed Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   The PTES Main Office will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 26 and reopen at 8:00am on Monday, December 2. 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Reminder No School on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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  Remember that all FCPS schools are closed Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   The PTES Main Office will close at 4:30 tomorrow (Nov. 26) and will reopen at 8:00 on Monday, December 2. 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Paw Print weeks of November 25-29 and December 2-6, 2019

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Dear Panther Families, 

We are thankful for our Poplar Tree staff, students and families. Thanksgiving is a holiday to focus on things that we are grateful for, and we hope that you all have many items to be grateful for on Thanksgiving and everyday. 

Please remember that there is no school next Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The PTES Main Office will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 26 and will reopen at 8:00am on Monday, December 2. 

We are also on Holiday Homework Break. No assignments will be given for the break. Nothing will be due and there are no tests on the Monday or Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Dec. 2-3). 

We hope each of you has a wonderful weekend and a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Ms. Andujar and Ms. Walker 

Week at a Glance 

 

Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29:

  • No School- Thanksgiving Holiday and PTES Office Closed 

 

Thursday, December 5: 

  • Strings Concert, 6:30pm, cafe 

Friday, December 6: 

  • Final Day for the Giving Tree collection 
Poplar Tree is supporting our community by participating in two drives: Our Annual Giving Tree Drive and the Fairfax County Police Department Toy Drive!

 

Fairfax Police Department Toy Drive 

Poplar Tree has been chosen as one of the schools this year to host the Toy Drive for the Fairfax County Police Department Santa's Ride collection. Donate NEW unwrapped toys, games, books, and gifts to be distributed to children at Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, and to the children in the community who might not otherwise have a cheerful holiday season!

The FCPD Motor Squad officers will pick up on December 9 and will visit Poplar Tree students on December 10 to share their gratitude for supporting the toy drive. For more information about the FCPD Motor Squad and Santa's Ride at their webpage

Inclement Weather Information

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Advanced Academics Important Deadline Level IV Referral Packets for FCPS students grades 2-7 are due to the local school by January 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  

Please note that there are NO exceptions to the deadline and you should not wait for ability test scores because of the tight timeline.

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Kim Keleher, AART, at KJKeleher@fcps.edu

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Poplar Tree PTA

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

December 11: 5th grade Chorus Concert, 6:30pm, café

December 13: Principals’ Coffee, 8:45-9:30, LA Room

Week of December 16: 5th and 6th grade Human Growth and Development lessons

December 16: PTA Assembly, 1:15 and 2:15 pm

December 19: Band Concert, 2:15pm, café

December 20: SCA Spirit Day- PJ Day 

December 23-January 3: No School- Winter Break and PTES Office Closed

FCPS Calendar 

2019-2020 Standard School Calendar

2019-2020 Printable Calendar 

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
Website | Twitter

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