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اذا كننتم بحاجة ان تستلموا هذه الرسالة بلغة اخرى فنرجوا زيارة موقع ا مدرستنا على هذا الرابط.
Glen Forest Families:
We hope to see you this Wednesday, November 15th, for a Thanksgiving Lunch. A flier was sent home with all the details and a section for your family to RSVP. All visitors' lunches will cost $4.75. Please join us!
Attendance Remains Strong
Thank you for your support with your child's attendance. Last week's school-wide attendance rate was 95.32%, with Ms. Devan Davis' 2nd grade class with 100% attendance. Let's keep it strong!
Chronic absenteeism (missing 18 or more school days per year) is a primary cause of lower academic achievement even when the absences are "excused" or understandable. Regular school attendance in elementary school improves the chances that a child will read on grade level. Students who attend 90 percent or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
23-24 SIIP (School Improvement & Innovation Plan)
Our SIIP is now posted on our school website at this link. We have 3 goals (1 reading, 1 math, and absenteeism) which are directly aligned to the new FCPS Strategic Plan. Visit this site to learn more about the Strategic Plan.
A team of staff members started to analyze data this past July, and these findings are what helped drive our SIIP plan. Region 2 leaders also provided input and feedback. The plan will be monitored every quarter.
Full-Time AAP Referral Window Reminder for Parents
Parents/guardians who would like their student to be considered for full-time Advanced Academic services may submit the Full-Time Referral Form to the local school Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Avery Rothman at [email protected] or principal no later than December 15, 2023. No late forms will be accepted.
The 2023-2024 Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child. Parents are essential partners in helping their children learn how to exhibit positive and prosocial behaviors, make ethical choices, and be accountable for their actions.
One unexpected behavior that is sometimes observed is Assault, Fighting. Students who become angry or upset with anyone are encouraged to resolve conflicts peacefully. Teachers, counselors, and other school personnel can help students find civil, nonviolent ways to handle disagreements. A student who threatens to harm or physically attacks another student or staff member—or is part of a group that does this—is subject to consequences.
Free Online Tutoring
FCPS students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. Visit this link to find out more information!
Follow Glen Forest on social media! Look for updates and reminders and get a peek at what is happening in classrooms and around the school! Look for "Glen Forest Elementary School" on Facebook and Instagram and click follow!
Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Americans. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges they have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.
Thanksgiving Spirit Week!
Monday November 13th – Giving Thanks: Write notes to your friends, teachers, and families about why you are thankful for them
Tuesday November 14th – Matching Day: Show your friends how much you appreciate them by dressing like twins, triplets, or a big group!
Wednesday November 15th – Fall Colors Day: Wear red, orange, yellow or brown to celebrate Fall at our Thanksgiving Lunch!
Thursday November 16th – Culture Day: Show how thankful you are to be where you are from by dressing in clothing that represents where you come from, where your family is from, or that reflect your culture!
Friday November 17th – Pajama Day: Let’s be thankful for a fun week by cozying up in our Pajamas!
Glen Forest will be getting a facelift this summer! The entire building will be painted and the front office and library will be getting new flooring. This is exciting news for our school community! There is an option to tear out the old built-in computer tables. As for summer programs, we anticipate that we will not be hosting, although there has not been a confirmation. You will continue to be posted.
Mark Your Calendars!
Tuesday, 11/14 - PTO Fundraising Night at Chipotle 4:00 - 8:00 pm (Jefferson Street)
Wednesday, 11/15 - Thanksgiving Lunch
Wednesday, 11/15 - Family Food Market 5:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, 11/16 – Last Day for PTO Afterschool Clubs
Saturday, 11/18 - PTO Fun Run - Registration begins at 10am and race begins at 11am! Food trucks will be there!
Wednesday, 11/29 - PTO Meeting via Zoom - 7:30pm
What will your child be learning this year?
You can visit this link on the FCPS website to see the elementary school academics by grade level.
Glen Forest Administration:
Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Principal, [email protected]
Liz Manning, Assistant Principal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades - Manning, [email protected]
Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal for Kindergarten, 4th, and 5th Grade, [email protected]
Jessica Green, Assistant Principal for Pre-K and Special Education, [email protected]
Rashad DeMesme, Dean of Students for all Grades, [email protected]
If you have any comments, concerns, questions, or compliments, please email me at [email protected]. Thank you for sharing your children with us and for your continued partnership in their education.
From Many, We are ONE! Team Glen Forest! #GFeaglessoar
Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Your Proud Principal
5829 Glen Forest Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041 | Phone: 703.578.8000
Attendance: Submit Online or Call 703.578.8019