2020-21 School Year

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Hello Poplar Tree Families,

I hope your summer break is off to a good start and that everyone is safe and healthy. 

You will receive an email today from Dr. Brabrand outlining the options for your child for next year. The deadline for your response is July 10, 2020.

I know you probably want more details in order to make your decision and yet so many of those details depends on the number of students enrolled in each option. I want to share the most accurate information that might help you in making your decision. Please know that my role is simply to help you make an informed decision. Ultimately, you need to make a choice that matches the needs of your child and your family. Below is a summary of each option and links for additional resources.

  • If you chose the online option, our teachers will provide instruction Tuesday – Friday, and we will provide independent assignments for Mondays. Unlike during the spring, attendance will be mandatory, and teachers will grade assignments as they do when we are in person. You can see more details here.
  • If you chose the in-person option, students will be in class with teachers a minimum of two days per week, and we will provide independent assignments for the other days. You can see details about the plan for social distancing and other details here.

We don’t have details about specials classes, recess, and lunch just yet, but I will share these with you as they become available.  

Please note that you will need the student ID number for your child, and either the enrolling parent’s email address or the enrolling parent’s phone number when you register. 

The following two links might help answer additional questions:

FCPS Return to School Frequently Asked Questions

CDC Guidelines for Schools

I know that this is a tough choice, especially with a rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus. While I can’t predict where we will be in August, I can tell you that the Poplar Tree team will work hard to make any of these options work for our students, staff, and families. 

I know that you might have many questions and I am happy to connect with you. Please know that I don't have any additional information to share beyond the above resources. I will be on leave starting tomorrow Tuesday, June 30 and will return on the morning of Wednesday, July 8. Please feel free to email me (seandujar@fcps.edu) with questions and I will answer them when I return on July 8. 

Remember Amazing Things Happen Everywhere! 

Take care,

Sue Andujar

Principal

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2020-21 PTA School Supply Information

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  POPLAR TREE PTA School Supply Information

 

Once again, our Poplar Tree PTA is offering purchase of school supplies through Campus Survival for the 2020-21 school year.

Delivery will be made to the school in August. An alternate arrangement will be made in the case of extended distance learning.

Campus Survival will deliver the kits directly to your child's teacher in a custom Poplar Tree Elementary drawstring backpack.

Click on a grade below to go to the corresponding page or click on Shop Now to go to the Campus Survival page for Poplar Tree ES

ORDER ONLINE BY JULY 15th

Pre-K            2nd Grade       5th Grade     CatB (3-6)

KG                3rd Grade          6th Grade     ID/IDS

1st Grade    4th Grade        CatB (K-2)

Sales are sponsored by Poplar Tree PTA and is operated independently of the Fairfax County School Board, Superintendent and Poplar Tree Elementary.

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Registration closes Wednesday - Summer Learning Opportunities

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  Registration Closes Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30

 

Dear Poplar Tree Families, 

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st. 

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Fecko)

Grade 1: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Lee)

Grade 2: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Francis)

Grade 3: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Turner)

Grade 4: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 (Ms. Clendenin)

Grade 5: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Ricciardella)

Grade 6: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Daniels)

Special Education:  Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Dowd)

English Language Development: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Doyle)

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete this form. Registration is closing Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. 

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Family Summer Resources

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POPLAR TREE PARENT RESOURCE LIST SUMMER 2020

FCPS Mental Health Consultations            

FCPS Social Workers and School Psychologists are available throughout the summer to provide parents with  guidance for  how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school. Parents can sign up for a free 30 minute phone consultation using the above link.

Food Resources

Summer Grab and Go Food Distribution will continue through at least June 30. Breakfast and Lunch are available from 10:00-1:00 at Brookfield ES and other specified locations. 

Updated information regarding the Grab and Go Food distribution for July and August will be announced in late June. Continue to check the above link for updates. 

Summer Fun Checklist              

Given how different this summer may be for many of our students, we created a Summer Fun Checklist to provide you all with some creative ideas to entertain and challenge your children. The checklist is posted on PTES distance learning site (on the Counseling Corner Tab) and linked above. Students can access this site with their FCPS google log-in.

Wishing you all a relaxing, fun summer!  We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Beth Mertens and Shari Hirsh PTES School Counselors

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☀️ PTES Summer Send Off! ☀️

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Happy Summer!!

Each year on the last day of school, our teachers send off our students into summer by waving goodbye as the buses, cars, and walkers leave Poplar Tree for the final time of the year. This year, we will unfortunately not be able to do this in person, but have a Virtual Summer Send Off to share with you!!

Check it out here!

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer break. We look forward to seeing our returning students in the fall, in whatever capacity that might be!

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Link now works - Summer Learning Opportunities

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Dear Poplar Tree Families, 

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st. 

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Fecko)

Grade 1: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Lee)

Grade 2: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Francis)

Grade 3: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Turner)

Grade 4: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 (Ms. Clendenin)

Grade 5: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Ricciardella)

Grade 6: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Daniels)

Special Education:  Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Dowd)

English Language Development: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Doyle)

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete this form. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. 

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Summer Learning Opportunities

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Dear Poplar Tree Families, 

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st. 

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Fecko)

Grade 1: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Lee)

Grade 2: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Francis)

Grade 3: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Turner)

Grade 4: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 (Ms. Clendenin)

Grade 5: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Ricciardella)

Grade 6: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Daniels)

Special Education:  Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 (Ms. Dowd)

English Language Development: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 (Ms. Doyle)

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete this form. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. 

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Last Call!! Student Item Pick-Up and Drop-Off

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Student Item Pick-up and Drop-off

If you were not able to or forgot to come on Monday or Tuesday to pick up your child's school items, please feel free to come anytime between 10:00-1:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10. Please know that any items left at the end of the day on June 10 will be thrown away. 

 

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe! We wanted to remind you about the plan that will allow families, to pick-up medication/school supplies, and drop off materials like library books, classroom library books, and instruments. In order to maintain the safety of all staff, students, and families we are requiring that you follow the procedures outlined below.

  • You must come at the designated day and time listed below.
  • You must remain in your vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by a staff member.
  • You must follow the map below.
  • Please place a visible sign with your child’s or children’s first and last name, grade level, and teacher’s name in your car window.
Item return
  • Instrument return - Only 6th grade students, students not returning next year, or those not planning on playing an instrument must return their instrument at this time.
  • FCPS laptops
    • At this time, all returning K-5 students are permitted to keep their FCPS issued laptops. 
    • Students not returning to FCPS for the 2020-21 school year, should return their device. 
    • 6th grade students will return their laptops and chargers on June 11 when they come for student item pick-up and drop off as long as they are not needed for any FCPS summer programs. Cases can be kept or thrown away.
    • If a 6th grader needs their FCPS issued laptop for any FCPS summer programs, a time will be scheduled for drop-off at Poplar Tree sometime in August.
  • Library Books -
    • Please return any books from the PTES Library and any books from a classroom teacher’s library.
Item Pick-up

We will have plastic bags labeled with student names that have belongings from your child’s classroom. These belongings might include things like headphones, notebooks, pencil boxes, etc.. I have asked teachers to gather items from desks, cubbies, or bins that are labeled with student names. 

Pick-up/Drop-off Date and Time

Wednesday, June 10

10:00-11:00 Last names S

11:00-12:00 Last names T-W

12:00-1:00 Last names X-Z

Thursday, June 11- for 6th grade families only 

10:00-11:00 Last names A-L

11:00-12:00 Last names M-Z

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June 8 Virtual Panther News Show

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  PTES Virtual News Show

It's time for the LAST episode of our Virtual Panther News Show! This week you'll see how a few friends showed Humor last week, hear about the importance of Media Balance this summer, and find out how some of our Kindergarten and Special Education teachers spend their time at home! 

Click HERE to see this week's news show!

 

Poplar Tree Theme of the Week: Creativity!

This week let's focus on Creativity! What kinds of creative things can you do this week? 

  • Paint a picture

  • Draw using chalk

  • Build something new out of recycled objects

  • Write a new story

The possibilities are endless!

Show us how you're celebrating this theme on the Flipgrid HERE!

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Paw Print News 6/5

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Dear Poplar Tree Families,

It has certainly been a hard week, and I am committed to the belief that we must take care of each other and every member of our school community. As our students say, "Kindness begins with me, here at Poplar Tree". Every individual member must be seen, heard, and championed. Hate has no place at Poplar Tree ES. I echo the words of our Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand as he shared with FCPS staff, “we see you, we believe in you, and we stand with you.”  

The 2019-20 school year will certainly be one to remember. Another reason to remember this year will be the school closure due to COVID 19, and I hope we also remember this school year for many other reasons too. Let's remember the laughter, the excitement of learning something new, the teamwork between students and teachers, and our ability to persevere when challenges came our way. As a school community we have so much to celebrate! I am incredibly proud of our PTES staff for working diligently throughout this year and for rising to the challenges that we faced. I also want to thank our families for their support both at home and in participating in school events/activities. It takes an outstanding team to have a great school, and we have one of the best at Poplar Tree.

This will be the last official Paw Print for the 2019-20 school year. I will continue to send updates throughout the summer.

Have a wonderful weekend and summer!

Stay safe and healthy,


Sue Andujar, Principal

  Goodbye To A Few of Our Staff

The following staff members will not be returning for the 2020-21 school year:

Mr. Polendey - will be at Rocky Run next year.

Mrs. Morgan - moving to Washington State.

Mr. Gaydos - will be at Chantilly High School next year.

Mrs. Ricciardella - moving to Texas.

Mrs. Johnson - Headstart Program moving to Greenbriar East ES.

Mrs. Goethel - Headstart Program moving to Greenbriar East ES.

Mr. Berrick - will be at Floris ES and Greenbriar West ES next year.

Mrs. Lam - is retiring after many years or service in FCPS.

We will miss them all and wish them the best of luck on their new adventures! 

Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

To all our incoming Poplar Tree Kindergarten families, we are sad that we were not able to have our in person Kindergarten Orientation. We decided to record some information as a type of virtual orientation. Please click on the links below to learn more about Kindergarten at Poplar Tree ES. We are excited to welcome your children to Poplar Tree and look forward to partnering with all of you to make next year a fun and memorable one. 

  • To view our a video introducing our Kindergarten teachers and supporting staff, click HERE.
  • Check out this slideshow that delves deeper into the daily life of a Kindergarten student!
Poplar Tree T-Shirt Design Contest

Poplar Tree PTA needs your inspiration! Wouldn't it be cool to see YOUR design on our Poplar Tree 2020 T-Shirts? Check out THIS VIDEO and the information below to learn more!

**Submit your design to bson11@gmail.com**

A Note from Your Poplar Tree Counselors:

We are here for all Poplar Tree Students and families. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help in any way. We’ve also put together a list of resources that we hope will help during this ever-changing, uncertain time: 

Poplar Tree Parent Resource List: May 2020

Be well & Stay well, Ms. Mertens and Ms. Hirsch

FCPS Links that you may need to access: 

Coronavirus Distance Learning Updates

Academic Continuity Resources 

Talking to Children About Coronavirus 

Emergency Breakfast and Lunch Locations 

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

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CLARIFICATION - Student Item/medication pick-up information

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We want to clarify what is happening with our 6th grade FCPS issued devices
  • 6th grade students will return their laptops and chargers on June 11 when they come for student item pick-up and drop-off as long as they are not needed for any FCPS summer programs. Cases can be kept or thrown away.
  • If a 6th grader needs their  laptop for any FCPS summer programs, a time will be scheduled for drop-off at Poplar Tree sometime in August.

We recognize this is a change from what was previously sent. We just received this guidance from the county. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility!

 

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe! We wanted to remind you about the plan that will allow families, to pick-up medication/school supplies, and drop off materials like library books, classroom library books, and instruments. In order to maintain the safety of all staff, students, and families we are requiring that you follow the procedures outlined below.

  • You must come at the designated day and time listed below.
  • You must remain in your vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by a staff member.
  • You must follow the map below.
  • Please place a visible sign with your child’s or children’s first and last name, grade level, and teacher’s name in your car window.
Item return
  • Instrument return - Only 6th grade students, students not returning next year, or those not planning on playing an instrument must return their instrument at this time.
  • FCPS laptops
    • At this time, all returning K-5 students are permitted to keep their FCPS issued laptops. 
    • Students not returning to FCPS for the 2020-21 school year, should return their device. 
    • 6th grade students will return their laptops and chargers on June 11 when they come for student item pick-up and drop off as long as they are not needed for any FCPS summer programs. Cases can be kept or thrown away.
    • If a 6th grader needs their FCPS issued laptop for any FCPS summer programs, a time will be scheduled for drop-off at Poplar Tree sometime in August.
  • Library Books -
    • Please return any books from the PTES Library and any books from a classroom teacher’s library.
Item Pick-up

We will have plastic bags labeled with student names that have belongings from your child’s classroom. These belongings might include things like headphones, notebooks, pencil boxes, etc.. I have asked teachers to gather items from desks, cubbies, or bins that are labeled with student names. 

Pick-up/Drop-off Date and Time

Monday, June 8

10:00-11:00 Last names A-B

11:00-12:00 Last names C-D

1:00-2:00 Last names E-F

2:00-3:00 Last names G-H

Tuesday, June 9

10:00-11:00 Last names I-K

11:00-12:00 Last names L-M

1:00-2:00 Last names N-O

2:00-3:00 Last names P-R

Wednesday, June 10

10:00-11:00 Last names S

11:00-12:00 Last names T-W

12:00-1:00 Last names X-Z

Thursday, June 11- for 6th grade families only 

10:00-11:00 Last names A-L

11:00-12:00 Last names M-Z

Procedure/Location for Item Drop-off and Pick-up

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Reminder - Student Item/medication pick-up information

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Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe! We have developed a plan that will allow families, to pick-up medication/school supplies, and drop off materials like library books, classroom library books, and instruments. In order to maintain the safety of all staff, students, and families we are requiring that you follow the procedures outlined below.

  • You must come at the designated day and time listed below.
  • You must remain in your vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by a staff member.
  • You must follow the map below.
  • Please place a visible sign with your child’s or children’s first and last name, grade level, and teacher’s name in your car window.
Item return
  • Instrument return - Only 6th grade students, students not returning next year, or those not planning on playing an instrument must return their instrument at this time.
  • FCPS laptops
    • At this time, all returning students are permitted to keep their FCPS issued laptops. 
    • Students not returning to FCPS for the 2020-21 school year, should return their device. 
  • Library Books -
    • Please return any books from the PTES Library and any books from a classroom teacher’s library.
Item Pick-up

We will have plastic bags labeled with student names that have belongings from your child’s classroom. These belongings might include things like headphones, notebooks, pencil boxes, etc.. I have asked teachers to gather items from desks, cubbies, or bins that are labeled with student names. 

Pick-up/Drop-off Date and Time

Monday, June 8

10:00-11:00 Last names A-B

11:00-12:00 Last names C-D

1:00-2:00 Last names E-F

2:00-3:00 Last names G-H

Tuesday, June 9

10:00-11:00 Last names I-K

11:00-12:00 Last names L-M

1:00-2:00 Last names N-O

2:00-3:00 Last names P-R

Wednesday, June 10

10:00-11:00 Last names S

11:00-12:00 Last names T-W

12:00-1:00 Last names X-Z

Thursday, June 11- for 6th grade families only 

10:00-11:00 Last names A-L

11:00-12:00 Last names M-Z

Procedure/Location for Item Drop-off and Pick-up

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Community Message

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Dear Chantilly Pyramid Families and Community,

We reach out to you today as a united group of educators to acknowledge the events that have transpired portraying the anger and hurt that exists in our country.  Racism and hate have no place in the Chantilly Pyramid; rather, our schools are places that strive towards inclusiveness and compassion for all while providing hope for the future. To our Black and African American families and community members, we echo the words of our Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand as he shared with FCPS staff, “we see you, we believe in you, and we stand with you.”

During this time, we will not sit silently. We have all worked together to create places and spaces where all are welcome and seen. In our classrooms and within our school communities, we will continue to learn about, value, and embrace each other’s differences while working to change the conditions that allow injustice. At each of our schools, we have made a commitment to bring awareness to social and emotional issues within our buildings through an equity lens.  Every school in the Chantilly pyramid has an equity lead who partners with the Principal to ensure staff have the tools to recognize and take action on inequalities within our buildings.  We are committed to this work and to our schools being beacons for change.

For many in our community, these events are recent, raw and understandably quite upsetting. It is important yet impossible to comprehend centuries of horrifying injustice against minorities in this nation, particularly African Americans. As a result, we work to educate our students to better understand. Two poignant resources for parents and teens include:

Please know that your schools are here for you and stand with our Black and African American community. It is the diversity of our community members who make the Chantilly pyramid a wonderfully unique place to live, work, learn and grow.  

We recognize that everyone may be impacted by these recent events differently and we welcome you to reach out to your school’s Principal, school counselor, or clinical staff with any questions or concerns. Our email addresses can be found below. 

As a community, we are here, and we stand together.  

Sincerely,

Your Chantilly Pyramid Principals

Mary Miller - Brookfield ES mlmiller4@fcps.edu

Dave Pietzman, Greenbriar East ES - djpietzman@fcps.edu

Patty Granada - Greenbriar West ES - pagranada@fcps.edu

VaRonica Sloan - Lees Corner ES - vdsloan@fcps.edu

Holly DeVore - Oak Hill ES - hedevore@fcps.edu

Sue Andujar - Poplar Tree ES - seandujar@fcps.edu

Amy Goodloe- Rocky Run MS - atgoodloe@fcps.edu

Dustin Wright - Franklin MS - dpwright@fcps.edu

Scott Poole - Chantilly HS - sfpoole@fcps.edu

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Community Message - Assistant Principal named

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Poplar Tree Families and Students,

Please help me welcome our new Assistant Principal, Carol Larsen. 

Mrs. Larsen has 28 years of experience as an educator with Fairfax County public schools, most recently as an Assistant Principal at Stone Middle School.  She is a proud graduate of Chantilly High School and James Madison University.  Mrs. Larsen earned two master’s degrees from George Mason University in Special Education and Supervision and Administration.  Formerly, Miss Geltz, she is excited to return to Poplar Tree Elementary where she started her career.  Over the years, Mrs. Larsen is especially proud of her work supporting students and their families with special needs.  With her extensive experiences and knowledge of special education programs, her colleagues, staff and families repeatedly looked to her for support and guidance.  At Stone, she established and led the attendance team which successfully collaborated to significantly reduce the rate of chronic absenteeism.  Mrs. Larsen has extensive training in Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching and is known for her work within schools and at the county level in facilitating productive discussions that help teams align their work to best meet student needs.  Mrs. Larsen was a nominee for Outstanding First Year Principal in 2008 and named the Outstanding Westfield Pyramid Principal in 2017.  Mrs. Larsen resides in Centreville with her husband, Lee, who teaches general music and chorus at Rolling Valley Elementary, rising 8th grade daughter, Jackie, and their dog, Lucky.

I look forward to working with Mrs. Larsen and know she will have a positive impact on our school community!

Take care,

Sue Andujar, Principal

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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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June 1 Virtual Panther News Show

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  PTES Virtual News Show

It's time for the next episode of our Virtual Panther News Show! This week you'll see how a few friends showed Humor last week, and find out how our 1st grade teachers spend their time at home! 

Click HERE to see this week's news show!

 

Poplar Tree Theme of the Week: Humor!

This week let's focus on Humor! How can you make others laugh? Tell a joke to your family? Make silly faces? Read a funny book?

🤣 When we fill our lives with humor, we keep it fun! 🤣

Show us how you're celebrating this theme on the Flipgrid HERE!

 

Don't Forget...Masked Poetry Readers

Our staff have been recording themselves reading fun poems on Flipgrid...except they've been masking their faces so you can't see who's reading! Have your children enjoy listening to some of these poems HERE. Then, they can make guesses as to who is reading by filling out THIS FORM!

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 News 5/29

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Dear Poplar Tree Families,

I hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend and week! It was great to finally see the sun. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Principal Q&A session and PTA meeting last night. I'm excited to partner with the 2020-21 PTA board and know we will have a great school year!  

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Take care,

Sue Andujar, Principal

Virtual College Day 2020 was great! 

Thanks to all of the teachers and students who made it happen! As promised, Poplar Tree students were also treated to a special virtual visit by our Poplar Tree alum who are graduating from Chantilly.  Here’s the Flip Grid with the Seniors special messages to our Poplar Tree Community!

Graduating Poplar Tree Alums Flip Grid

Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

To all our incoming Poplar Tree Kindergarten families, we are sad that we were not able to have our in person Kindergarten Orientation. We decided to record some information as a type of virtual orientation. Please click on the links below to learn more about Kindergarten at Poplar Tree ES. We are excited to welcome your children to Poplar Tree and look forward to partnering with all of you to make next year a fun and memorable one. 

  • To view our a video introducing our Kindergarten teachers and supporting staff, click HERE.
  • Check out this slideshow that delves deeper into the daily life of a Kindergarten student!
Poplar Tree T-Shirt Design Contest

Poplar Tree PTA needs your inspiration! Wouldn't it be cool to see YOUR design on our Poplar Tree 2020 T-Shirts? Check out THIS VIDEO and the information below to learn more!

**Submit your design to bson11@gmail.com**

BBCU Links Not Working?

We are aware that recently many links for our Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions were not working. We apologize for this and know that is it due to the way in which the links were originally bookmarked and updates that occur within the Chrome browser.

To successfully ensure the links are working, here are a few options:  

  1. Always open up the link from the original "Invitee" email in the fcpsschools.net account. Consider starring the email for easy access! (If you can't find this original link, email Leslie Leisey at lfleisey@fcps.edu and she'll send you a new one!)
  2. Bookmark your links using the strategy shown in THESE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS or THIS VIDEO.
  3. Bookmark your email using the strategy shown in THIS VIDEO. (this might be better for our older students who have multiple teachers they meet with!)

Thank you for your continued flexibility during Distance Learning! And thanks to Zoe Rowley, 6th grade Paw Tech Squad member, for helping with our video resources!

Parents, 


As we look ahead to the 2020-21 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 Parent Input Form by Friday, May 29, 2020 to ensure it is used for end of the year class placements.

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

Class assignments are created by a team. Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Poplar Tree embraces collective responsibility and all our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs. We will use this information as one piece for classroom placements. 

 

Thank you in advance for your support, 
Poplar Tree

A Note from Your Poplar Tree Counselors:

We are here for all Poplar Tree Students and families. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help in any way. We’ve also put together a list of resources that we hope will help during this ever-changing, uncertain time: 

Poplar Tree Parent Resource List: May 2020

Be well & Stay well, Ms. Mertens and Ms. Hirsch

FCPS Links that you may need to access: 

Coronavirus Distance Learning Updates

Academic Continuity Resources 

Talking to Children About Coronavirus 

Emergency Breakfast and Lunch Locations 

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

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Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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PTA meeting and Principal Q&A reminder

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Please join us tonight, Thursday, May 28 at 6:30, for a combined virtual Principal Q&A session and PTA meeting. During the Principal Q&A, Ms. Andujar will be available to answer questions you might have about student item pick-up. The PTA will hold elections for the new board and share information about next school year. To join the meeting please click here.

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Virtual College Day 2020

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Happy College Day!

This year, College Day will look a little different as it's VIRTUAL! Remember to wear clothing or colors related to your favorite college today. To celebrate College Day you can:

  • Watch a special edition of the Virtual Panther News Show - linked HERE! During this video, you'll hear from some of our students who have siblings that are graduating from high school and also see which colleges many of our teachers attended!
  • Take a photo and share on Twitter with the hashtags #ptescollegeday2020 and #amazingthingshappeneverywhere and tag us- @PoplarTreeES and @PTES_Counselors.
  • Explore colleges on our Virtual College Day 2020 Google Site or on our Distance Learning Site. (accessible only from our students fcpsschools.net accounts)

We wish we could be in person to celebrate College Day, but we love that there are ways we can continue to connect. Congratulations to the class of 2020!

13440 Melville Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151  |  Main Phone: 703.633.7400
Attendance: 703.633.7474 or PoplarTreeESAttendance@fcps.edu
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May 26 Virtual Panther News Show

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It's time for the next episode of our Virtual Panther News Show! This week you'll learn about our T-Shirt design contest, see how a few friends showed Positivity last week, and find out how our 2nd grade teachers spend their time at home! 

Click HERE to see this week's news show!

 

Poplar Tree Theme of the Week: Healthy Habits!

This week let's focus on Healthy Habits! Here are some things you can do to stay healthy!

  • Don't hit snooze
  • Move your body
  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Take mental health breaks
  • Have fun! 😃

Show us how you're celebrating this theme on the Flipgrid HERE!

 

Don't Forget...Masked Poetry Readers

Our staff have been recording themselves reading fun poems on Flipgrid...except they've been masking their faces so you can't see who's reading! Have your children enjoy listening to some of these poems HERE. Then, they can make guesses as to who is reading by filling out THIS FORM!

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

Paw Print News 5/22

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Dear Poplar Tree Families,

I hope everyone had a great week! This grey, cloudy weather is certainly getting “old”. Hopefully, we will have some sunny, summer like weather for Memorial Day weekend. I always look forward to this weekend as the start of summer. It certainly has a different feel this year than in past years, and I’m sure that we will all find ways to make it a fun weekend.

Yesterday, I sent a separate communication regarding student item/medication pick-up. I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and cooperation in following the outlined procedures for this item retrieval. I want to make sure that everyone is safe and remains healthy and these procedures will help ensure that.   

Please remember that there are no live teaching sessions on Monday in observance of the federal holiday.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Take care,

Sue Andujar, Principal

Virtual College Day

We are excited to announce that Poplar Tree will continue its annual tradition of College Day--with a twist! College Day will take place on Thursday, May 28. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • On May 28th, students and teachers are asked to wear their college gear or college colors--t-shirts, hats, whatever--for their virtual lessons that morning.
  • Take a photo and share on Twitter with the hashtags #ptescollegeday2020 and #amazingthingshappeneverywhere and tag us- @PoplarTreeES and @PTES_Counselors.
  • Students will explore colleges on our Virtual College Day 2020 Google site in their Google Classrooms or on our Distance Learning Site.

College Day wouldn’t be complete without a visit from our Poplar Tree graduates who are now Chantilly Seniors. Look for a special surprise in next week’s news--a Flip Grid featuring our Poplar Tree/Chantilly graduates! 

 

Please join us on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30, for a combined virtual Principal Q&A session and PTA meeting. During the Principal Q&A session, Ms. Andujar will be available to answer questions you might have about the student school supply pick-up. The PTA will share information about the remainder of this school year and next school year. To join the meeting please click here.

BBCU Links Not Working?

We are aware that yesterday many links for our Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions were not working. We apologize for this and know that is it due to the way in which the links were originally bookmarked and updates that occur within the Chrome browser.

To successfully ensure the links are working, here are a few options:  

  1. Always open up the link from the original "Invitee" email in the fcpsschools.net account. Consider starring the email for easy access! (If you can't find this original link, email Leslie Leisey at lfleisey@fcps.edu and she'll send you a new one!)
  2. Bookmark your links using the strategy shown in THESE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS or THIS VIDEO.
  3. Bookmark your email using the strategy shown in THIS VIDEO. (this might be better for our older students who have multiple teachers they meet with!)

Thank you for your continued flexibility during Distance Learning! And thanks to Zoe Rowley, 6th grade Paw Tech Squad member, for helping with our video resources!

Parents, 


As we look ahead to the 2020-21 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 Parent Input Form by Friday, May 29, 2020 to ensure it is used for end of the year class placements.

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

Class assignments are created by a team. Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Poplar Tree embraces collective responsibility and all our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs. We will use this information as one piece for classroom placements. 

 

Thank you in advance for your support, 
Poplar Tree

Click here to order!   Distance Learning Resources

Want more information about distance learning? Check out our Poplar Tree website here where we share resources for both students and families. We will continue to add resources in the coming months!

A Note from Your Poplar Tree Counselors:

We are here for all Poplar Tree Students and families. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help in any way. We’ve also put together a list of resources that we hope will help during this ever-changing, uncertain time: 

Poplar Tree Parent Resource List: May 2020

Be well & Stay well, Ms. Mertens and Ms. Hirsch

FCPS Links that you may need to access: 

Coronavirus Distance Learning Updates

Academic Continuity Resources 

Talking to Children About Coronavirus 

Emergency Breakfast and Lunch Locations 

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Poplar Tree Website  and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Poplar Tree on Twitter @PoplarTreeES.

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

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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