Message from Glen Forest Principal

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements6 days 10 hours ago

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Hello Glen Forest Families,

This evening, Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Justice High School from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register today at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/blog/superintendent-community-conversations.   

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Did you know attendance is critical?  Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

Free tutoring available!  Students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback. Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet the needs of the student from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers. Learn more at FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage

Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving Break, November 23rd-25th

Celebration 5K Running Event, December 3rd - Registration starts at 9am and race begins at 10am - All are welcome!  Please see the flier that was sent home for more information!

As always, thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education.  Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or compliments.  From Many, We are ONE!  Team Glen Forest!

Sincerely,

Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Proud Principal

Picture Day & Other Reminders from GFES

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 weeks 6 days ago

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Good Evening Glen Forest Families,

This is friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/8/22, and no school Friday, 11/11/22.

We are excited to welcome our new Building Supervisor, Mr. Ernesto Escalante.  He comes to use with experience and a wealth of knowledge.  Please give him a warm, ealge-spirited welcome! 

Have you turned in the Student-Parent Survey For Federal Impact Aid form?  This was sent home in your child's backpack.  The last date to turn in forms is Tuesday, November 22nd.  Follow this link Impact Aid 2022-2023 for more information or call our Impact Aid Coordinator, Dede Lallande at 703-578-8000.

Picture Day is coming up!  You can purchase pictures on Picture Day by returning the form and payment or you can order them online after the proof is sent home.  Please take note of which grades and classes are on Nov. 10th and Nov. 14th.

Thursday, Nov. 10th - Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade and Ms. Snowden, Ms. Travis, and Ms. Bowman's classes

Monday, Nov. 14th - 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 5th Grade and Ms. Aronson, Ms. Moll, Ms. Lentz, Ms. McFarland, Ms. Aburub, and Ms. Gerhardt's classes.

A huge thank you to all the families who were able to attend International Night!  At Glen Forest, we honor, affirm, and celebrate all of your cultures.  From Many, We are ONE!

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or compliments.  Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education.

Sincerely,

Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Proud Principal 

International Night at Glen Forest!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 weeks 4 days ago

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International Night is tomorrow, 11/3/22, from 6pm-8pm at Glen Forest ES!  You won't want to miss it!

From 6pm-7pm, enjoy tasting food from all around the world in the cafe, and at 7pm, come enjoy the fashion and talent show in the gym.

Our school is excited and proud for you to see our new flags hanging in the gym that represent our families' countries!  It's the perfect backdrop for a family photo.

If you volunteered to bring a dish to share, please arrive between 5:30pm-6:00pm and bring it to the cafe.

If your child is participating in the fashion or talent show, please walk them down to the gym at 6:45pm.  

 

Join Us Saturday! Book Character Bus Tour!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month ago

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ATTENTION!!!  Staff members from Glen Forest are going on a field trip to your neighborhoods Saturday to read books and pass out free books!  Please join us!  See the flier attached to this message for the exact bus stops and times!  Feel free to dress up in a book character costume!

Updates from Glen Forest ES

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month ago

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Good Evening Glen Forest Families,

I hope this message finds you and your family well.  Your students continue to thrive and are working hard as we approach the end of the first quarter!  Thank you for sharing your children with us!

CRITICAL INFORMATION: Glen Forest was notified today that some bus routes are being changed effective this coming Tuesday, October 25th!  Please review the message that will come from the transportation department to check your child's bus number.  School staff will be placing stickers on the students as they arrive at school Tuesday and Wednesday, and teachers will review the information to ensure we get students on the correct bus.  The goal of the changes is to get students home as soon as possible.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  

Congratulations, Taiia Clarke!  I am pleased to announce that one of our amazing assistant principals, Ms. Clarke has been named the new principal of Beech Tree Elementary, effective November 14th.  Although Ms. Clarke's time at Glen Forest was brief, her contributions and collaborative spirit have made a positive impact on our school culture and community.  Best wishes too Ms. Clarke as she flies from the nest and on to her next adventure! 

FCPS Calendar Reminders:

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, Oct. 24 is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report).

As a reminder, Friday, October 28, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, Oct. 31, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Level IV AAP (Advanced Academics Program) Parent Information Night & PTO Meeting: Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th in the cafe at 6:30pm.  The first part will be for parents of 2nd - 5th grade students to learn about Fairfax County's AAP Level IV referral, screening, and identification process.  Following this, please stay for a general PTO meeting from 7:30 to 8:00 pm to learn about what the PTO has planned to support our school.  The discussion will include volunteer opportunities, ways the PTO can support our students and staff, and plan for International Night as well as future activities.  We hope to see you there!

Red Ribbon Spirit Week!  Next week we will be acknowledging a life free of illegal drugs!  Students are encouraged to dress up to show their spirit!

Tuesday, 10/28 - Wear RED (We are REaDy to be drug free!)

Wednesday, 10/29 - Pajama Day (Don't let drugs ruin your dreams!)

Thursday, 10/27 - Team Gear/Sports Day (It takes a team to be drug free!)

Friday, 10/28 - Book Character Dress Up Day (Drugs are out of character!)

Book Character Bus Tour!  On Saturday, October 29th, Glen Forest Staff will be touring through your neighborhoods to read books and pass out books for students to keep at home for free!  A flier will be sent home on Tuesday with the exact times and locations.  Please come see us and dress up in a book character costume if you wish!

That's all for now.  Please let me know if you have any questions, compliments, or concerns.  I am proud to be your principal.

Educationally Yours,

Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson

Family Engagement Meeting ~ This THURSDAY

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 2 weeks ago

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Please join us for a Family Engagement Meeting at Glen Forest ES this Thursday morning at 10:00am-10:45am.  Dr. Zubair Saeed will be presenting information about how to best handle flu season.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can log on to the Zoom link below.

Zoom link: 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91302027249

 

 

Message from Glen Forest Principal

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months ago

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9/26/22

Good Evening Glen Forest Families,

I recognize that unexpected community events, such as the one on Friday, make us pause and question the safety of our students.  Please know that the Glen Forest staff responded quickly and calmly to a report of police activity in the area.  After any such incident, there is always a debrief to ensure that all procedures were in place and carried out.  Normal operations were continued inside the school building as school staff monitored the police activity in the area.  I am proud of the staff and please know that safety and security is of highest priority at Glen Forest. 

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events for this week!

  • Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 9/27/22 at 6:30pm-7:30pm - Advanced Academic Placement Information Session in-person for all Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents - Overview of Advanced Academic Programs services. This presentation will provide families with information about gifted services, known in FCPS as “Advanced Academic Programs, or “AAP.”
  • Thursday, 9/29/22 from 10:00am-10:45 am - Our first Family Engagement Meeting, hosted by our Family Liaisons. Aida Joranko and Layla Alyacuoby.  The topic will be "Getting to Know FCPS."  Please come to the cafe in-person or join this Zoom link:  

    https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99670956180

  • Friday evening, 9/30/22 from 5:30pm-7:00pm - Fall Family Festival!  Please come with your families and either purchase dinner from one of the food trucks or bring your own.  There will be music, games, and a bake sale.  Please email the PTO at [email protected] if you can donate a baked good or would like to run a game.  These events are not possible without your support!

Looking ahead to October....

October 4th - PTO Spirit Wear Orders Due - Choose from baseball t's, sweatshirts, a new lighter weight t-shirt and more!  Orders can be placed here.  All orders will be delivered to your child at school. 

October 5th - School Holiday - No School for Students 

October 10th - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

 

I thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education.  Please email me with any concerns, questions, compliments.

From Many, We are ONE!  Team Glen Forest!!

Sincerely,

Diane "Dee Dee" Herndon-Wilson, Proud Principal  

Message from Glen Forest PTO

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months 1 week ago

9/20/22

Hello Glen Forest Eagles!

The PTO has an exciting couple of weeks planned.  These opportunities are available to the entire community!

Our Spirit Wear sale has started!  Choose from baseball t's, sweatshirts, a new lighter weight t and more!  Orders can be placed here.  All orders will be delivered to your child at school.  Sale ends October 4th.  

Wednesday September 21st is your last day to sign up for Fall Clubs!  Anime, Pokemon, Soccer and more!  Print the attached flyer and return the form with payment to your child's teacher.  Please note there is no bus service for clubs.  Parents must provide transportation.  Children must sign up for clubs that support their grade level.  

Our September Restaurant Night is at the  District Taco on 5275 Leesburg Pike on Tuesday Sept 20th!  A portion of sales will be donated back to our PTO!  

Finally, our Fall Festival is coming up September 30th from 5:30 to 7pm.  See the attached flyer.  Pack a picnic or enjoy one of the food trucks!  We will have a bake sale, free games for the kids and raffle tickets on sale for a Play Station 4 Fortnite edition!  Please e-mail the PTO at [email protected] if you can donate a baked good or would like to run a game.

Thank you for all who have signed up for the PTO and to volunteer!  We will be in touch.  Thank you for your help in making Glen Forest a wonderful community for our children!

Sincerely,

Katie McGrorey

Glen Forest PTO President

[email protected]

www.ptaglenforest.org 

¡Hola, Eagles de Glen Forest!!

El PTO tiene planificadas un par de semanas emocionantes. ¡Estas oportunidades están disponibles para toda la comunidad!

¡Nuestra venta de Spirit Wear ha comenzado! ¡Elige entre camisetas de béisbol, sudaderas, una nueva camiseta más ligera y más! Los pedidos se pueden hacer aquí. Todos los pedidos serán entregados a su hijo en la escuela. La venta termina el 4 de octubre.

¡El miércoles 21 de septiembre es su último día para inscribirse en los Clubes de otoño! ¡Anime, Pokémon, fútbol y más! Imprima el volante adjunto y devuelva el formulario con el pago al maestro de su hijo. Tenga en cuenta que no hay servicio de autobús para los clubes. Los padres deben proporcionar el transporte. Los niños deben inscribirse en clubes que apoyen su nivel de grado.

¡Nuestra noche de restaurante de septiembre es en District Taco en 5275 Leesburg Pike el martes 20 de septiembre! ¡Una porción de las ventas será donada a nuestro PTO!

Finalmente, nuestro Festival de Otoño se acerca el 30 de septiembre de 5:30 a 7:00 p. m. Consulte el folleto adjunto. ¡Prepara un picnic o disfruta de uno de los camiones de comida! ¡Tendremos una venta de pasteles, juegos gratis para los niños y boletos de rifa a la venta para una edición de Play Station 4 Fortnite! Envíe un correo electrónico al PTO a [email protected]

si puede donar un producto horneado o si desea organizar un juego.

¡Gracias por todos los que se han registrado para el PTO y para ser voluntarios! Estaremos en contacto. ¡Gracias por su ayuda para hacer de Glen Forest una comunidad maravillosa para nuestros niños!

Sinceramente,

katie mcgrorey

Presidente de la PTO de Glen Forest

[email protected]

www.ptaglenforest.org

 

 

      تحية لصقور جلن فورست!                                                                                                                                                  

ان منظمة الاهل والمدرسين لديهم خطتين مثيرتين للاسبوعين القادمين. ان هذه الفرص متوفرة للمجتمع باكمله !                       

 Spirit Wear  baseball t's, sweatshirts, a new lighter weight ان بيع ملابس  الرامزة لروح المدرسة او طابعها قد ابتدا ! اختاروا  من المذكورين اعلاه وان هناك ملابس جديدة اخف وزنا  واكثر! يمكن تقديم طلب الشراء  على الرابط الذي تحته خط ان جميع الطلبات تسلم الى طفلكم في المدرسة  وان البيع ينتهي يوم 4 اوكتوبر .                                                     Orders can be placed here

ان يوم الاربعاء 21 سبتمبر هو اخر يوم للتسجيل في نوادي الخريف ! النوادي المذكورة ا ادناه  واكثر!  اكتبوا على القسيمة المرفقة واعيدوها الى المدرسة مع دفع المبلغ الى مدرسة صف طفلكم . نرجوا العلم والملاحظة انه  لا توجد خدملت المواصلات لهذه النوادي  وان على الاهلي واولياء الامور توفير المواصلات  وان على الطلبة\ الطالبات التسجيل في النوادي التي تدعم مرحلتهم الصفية .                                           

Anime, Pokemon, Soccer and more! .  

ان امسيتنا  في المطعم المذكور اسمه ادناه لشهر سبتمبر والذي في العنوان المذكور  يوم الثلاثاء 20 سبتمبر !  وان جزء من البيع سيتبرعون بها الى  منظمة الاهل والمدرسين.

Restaurant Night is at the  District Taco on 5275 Leesburg Pike

PTO!  منظمة الاهل والمدرسين

واخيرا , مهرجاننا للخريف قادم  يوم 30 سبتمبر  من 5:30 مساء ---7 مساء  نرجوا مشاهدة الورقة المرفقة . احزموا لوازم – البيكنك— من الطعام او تمتعوا  باطعمة احدى حافلات الطعام !  سوف يكون لدينا بيع المخبوزات , العاب مجانية للاطفال, بيع تيكيتات التي ستسحب  على  المذكور ادناه  . نرجوا ارسال الايميل الى منظمة الاهل والمدرسين على الرابط ادناه  اذا كنتم تستطيعون التبرع بالمخبوزات  او اذا كنتم ترغبون في ادارة احدى الالعاب.                                                                                                                                   

 

Play Station 4 Fortnite edition!

Please e-mail the PTO at [email protected].

نشكرجميع الذين سجلوا في منظمة الاهل والمدرسين  والتطوع ! سوف نكون على اتصال بكم  نشكركم لمساعدتكم  بجعل جلن فورست مجتمعا رائعا  لاطفالنا!                                                                                                                                        

المخلصة  - رئيسة منظمة الاهل والمدرسين لمدرسة جلن فورست

Katie McGrorey

Glen Forest PTO President

[email protected]

www.ptaglenforest.org 

Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting & Message from PTO President

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months 3 weeks ago

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Glen Forest Families,

We invite you to attend the Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting tomorrow evening (9/7/22) at 6:30pm virtually via this Zoom link: 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96416271395

The purpose of this meeting is:

  • provide an overview of Title 1
  • To inform parents and families of their school's participation
  • to explain the requirements of the Title 1
  • to explain the right of parents to be involved

We hope you will join us!  Spanish & Arabic interpretation will be available.

Please read this Message from our PTO President:

Welcome to the new school year!  

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is excited to welcome you to the 2022 School Year!  We have been working hard over the summer to bring parents, students, teachers and staff back into the building for events we all love (PTO Clubs and International Night) and some new activities (Fall Festival).  I have attached a list of our events planned for this year.

The PTO executive Board will see you on Back to School Night.  We will have sign up sheets available in the classrooms as well as online for volunteer opportunities.  We will be available in the cafeteria after you meet with the teacher(s) to answer questions and introduce ourselves.

You can sign up for the PTO online here or by returning the below form with your $25 payment to your child's teacher.  Please remember to include the sign up form as well as the $25 payment. 

Please visit our website at www.ptaglenforest.org and follow us on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram- Glen Forest PTO) for the most current information.  Don't forget to keep an eye out for the blue papers in Tuesday Folders throughout the year for important PTO information.

Thank you for helping us support the GFES Students and Staff!

Katie McGrorey

Glen Forest PTO President

[email protected]

Back to School Night ~ In Person

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months 3 weeks ago

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Please join us for an in person Back-to-School Night at Glen Forest ES on Tuesday, September 13, 2022!  The sessions will take place in your child's classroom.

Grades Kindergarten, First, and Second - 6:00pm-6:45pm

Grades Third, Fourth, and Fifth - 7:00pm-7:45pm

Also, please stop by the cafeteria for information about Family Life Education, ParentVUE, and Schoology.

We look forward to seeing you on September 13th!

Day 1 Recap at Glen Forest ES!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months ago

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Good evening Glen Forest Families,

We had a successful first day of school in the Eagle's Nest!  Our mascot, Eddie the Eagle, brought smiles during arrival and the rest of day moved along smoothly.  Our staff members worked hard and your children were great!  It was wonderful to see familiar faces and new ones.  The 2022-2023 school year is off to an exciting start! 

This is a friendly reminder that our doors open at 9:10am and dismissal begins at 4:05pm.  I know many parents enjoyed walking their students to class for the first day, although tomorrow we ask that you not, so we can get right to work!  Thank you for your understanding.

As with any new start to a school year, the bus routes will take some time to get on a typical schedule.  As we did today, we will update you via messaging with any usual delays.  Thank you for your patience.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or compliments.  Goooo Eagles!

Warmly,

Diane "Dee Dee" Herndon-Wilson, Your Proud Principal

Welcome Back to School Tomorrow!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months ago

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Good Evening, Eagles!

We are so excited to see you all tomorrow morning for the first day of the 22-23 school year!  Doors open at 9:10am and school dismisses at 4:05pm.  Remember that breakfast and lunch are free of cost for all students.  

Parents, please make sure your children have a sticker on their shirts or a paper in their backpacks with their full name, the name they are called in school, and their teacher's name.  This helps school staff escort them to class as quickly as possible.  If you wish, you are welcome to walk your children to class tomorrow to capture a first day memory.

I am confident this will be a great school year as we work together to provide our eagles with the best education possible.  Thank you in advance for your support.

"From Many, We are ONE!  TEAM Glen Forest!"  #GFeaglessoar

Warmly,

Diane "Dee Dee" Herndon-Wilson, Your Proud Principal 

Welcome Back to School! 2022-2023

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months 1 week ago

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Glen Forest Families,

Welcome back to the 22-23 school year!  Our staff has been working hard to prepare for your child’s return on Monday, August 22nd!  (Pre-K classes begin Monday, August 29th.) 

UPDATE: You will receive a welcome email from your child's teacher tomorrow, Wednesday.  Originally, it was scheduled for today, Tuesday.  Sorry for the delay!  

Important things to know:

  • Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students.
  • You should have received a letter in the mail from the transportation office notifying you if your child is either a walker or a bus rider.
  • If your child will be walking to school, he/she will enter through Door 4 (see attached map).
  • If your child will be Kiss N Ride, please review the attached map for the flow of traffic.

Critical Action Item!  Parents, please send your child to school with either a name tag or a paper in their backpack with the following information:

  1. Your child’s full name
  2. The name your child is called at school
  3. Teacher’s Name (You will receive a welcome email tomorrow!)

This will help us get your child to the correct classroom once he/she arrives.

We hope to see you at Open House!  You may drop off school supplies at this time.  If you ordered kits through the PTO, they will be in the classroom.

Thursday, August 18th at 11:00-12:00 - Pre-K, Preschool, and PAC Classes

Friday, August 19th at 1:00-1:45 -  Kindergarten, First and Second Grades

Friday, August 19th at 2:00-2:45 - Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

You are welcome to walk your child to class on the first day!

Here’s to a great school year!  From Many, We are ONE!  TEAM Glen Forest!  #GFeaglessoar

Warmly,

Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Your Proud Principal  

Come to Glen Forest to Welcome the Staff!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months 1 week ago

 

Hello Families!

If you are able, come to Glen Forest ES tomorrow morning by 8:40am to cheer on the staff as they return to campus!  All you need is yourselves!  We will line up in the bus loop and give smiles, waves, and cheers as our staff members arrive.  Hope to see you there!

 

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