Come to Glen Forest to Welcome the Staff!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements7 hours 58 minutes 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!

 

Last Chance! Order Your School Supplies!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 2 weeks ago

Glen Forest Families!  Why wait?  Make back-to-school less stressful and order a school supply kit now.  It will be at Glen Forest ES waiting for your child when school starts!

¡Familias del bosque de Glen! ¿Por qué esperar? Haga que el regreso a clases sea menos estresante y solicite un kit de útiles escolares ahora. ¡Estará en Glen Forest ES esperando a su hijo cuando comience la escuela! ¡La fecha límite es mañana, 30 de junio!

عائلات غلين فورست! لماذا الانتظار؟ اجعل العودة إلى المدرسة أقل إجهادًا واطلب مجموعة أدوات مدرسية الآن. سيكون في Glen Forest ES في انتظار طفلك عندما تبدأ المدرسة! الموعد النهائي غدا 30 يونيو!

 

Message From Glen Forest's Principal

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months 2 weeks ago

To read in other languages please view it on the Glen Forest website.

Para leer en otros idiomas, puede verla en el siti website de Glen Forest. 

Good Evening Glen Forest Families: 

I share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Glen Forest ES work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. Please know that we take safety and security very seriously at Glen Forest ES and are open to feedback and suggestions.  

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage you to let your child's teacher know if you feel your child needs social/emotional support at this time. 

As with everything we do, we will work our way through this together. Today, just like we do every day, we will lean on each other and provide our students and our colleagues the support we all need. 

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at [email protected] 

Warmly,

Dee Dee Herndon-Wilson, Your Proud Principal

Food Donations for Staff Appreciation Week ~ Reminder

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months 1 week ago

5/3/22

A message from our Glen Forest PTO: 

For those of you who signed up to donate food for Staff Appreciation on Thursday, this is just a friendly reminder that if you are bringing food that needs to be heated or refrigerated, please send it with your child on Thursday morning.  Otherwise, you can send it in or drop it off anytime before Thursday.  Thank you for your efforts to make our staff feel special!  

Para aquellos de ustedes que se inscribieron para donar alimentos para la apreciación del personal el jueves, este es solo un recordatorio amistoso de que si traen alimentos que necesitan calentarse o refrigerarse, envíenlos con su hijo el jueves por la mañana. De lo contrario, puede enviarlo o dejarlo en cualquier momento antes del jueves. ¡Gracias por sus esfuerzos para hacer que nuestro personal se sienta especial!

بالنسبة لأولئك الذين سجلوا للتبرع بالطعام من أجل تقدير الموظفين يوم الخميس ، فهذا مجرد تذكير ودي بأنه إذا كنت ستحضر طعامًا يحتاج إلى التسخين أو التبريد ، فيرجى إرسال ذلك مع طفلك صباح يوم الخميس. خلاف ذلك ، يمكنك إرسالها أو تسليمها في أي وقت قبل يوم الخميس. نشكرك على جهودك لجعل موظفينا يشعرون بالتميز!

Staff Appreciation Week!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months 1 week ago

This week is Staff Appreciation Week!  Please read this message below from our PTO President, Paul Monsky.  The PTO has planned and organized a wonderful week for our staff, with the hopes that you can help!

 

Hello Families of Glen Forest ES,

This week is Staff Appreciation Week at Glen Forest Elementary.  We have an opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation for the staff and administrators at Glen Forest and all the time they've spent helping our children this last year.  With that in mind, we've put together a daily schedule with various ways to shower the staff with appreciation.

On Monday, teachers, aides, specialists, custodians, cafeteria workers, etc., will receive thank you notes from the kids.  These went home in the Tuesday folder.  It's not too late!  If your child brings these to school tomorrow morning, please have them deliver to the front office in the mornig.  In addition, some entrance beautification will occur beginning on Sunday at 2:00pm for staff to see the following morning.

On Tuesday, the PTO will be taking a snack cart around to all the rooms so that staff can select from a variety of sweets.  Any parent who can help with distributing the sweets beginning at 10:30 on Tuesday, please volunteer.  We only need a handful of volunteers to help.  If you can help on Tuesday, please reach out to me, Paul Monsky, at [email protected] 

On Wednesday, the PTO is going to host a Popcorn bar (popcorn topped with a variety of toppings of the staff's choice) in the break room/teacher's lounge.  We could also use volunteers to help pop the popcorn and man the popcorn bar on Wednesday, starting about 10:00 and going to about noon.  Again, we only need a few volunteers, so please email me if you can help at [email protected] 

On Thursday, parents are bringing in food items for the staff to eat during their breaks all day.  If you're planning on donating a dish, please don't forget to drop it off Thursday morning as previously indicated in the flyer sent home in your child's "Tuesday Folder."  This is the day when we would appreciate help from a handful of volunteers throughout the day.  We need help to collect the food donations at morning drop-off, and to serve food and clean-up during the day.  If you are able and willing to help it would really be appreciated.  Even if it's just for an hour or two on Thursday anytime between 9:00a and 3:00pm.  Please let me know at [email protected] 

Friday, we will be providing coffee and donuts to the staff.  Also, all week long there will be raffles for staff members to receive gift cards and staff members who find the hidden Eagle each day will receive a gift card.

Next week should be a great week for the staff at Glen Forest and I hope many of you will be able to help in some way.  Thank you for your support!

Paul Monsky

PTO President

Hola a todos,

Esta semana es la Semana de Agradecimiento al Personal en Glen Forest Elementary. Tenemos la oportunidad de demostrar nuestro aprecio por el personal y los administradores de Glen Forest y por todo el tiempo que dedicaron a ayudar a nuestros niños este último año. Con eso en mente, hemos elaborado un programa diario con varias formas de colmar de aprecio al personal.

El lunes, maestros, ayudantes, especialistas, conserjes, trabajadores de la cafetería, etc., recibirán notas de agradecimiento de los niños. Estos se fueron a casa en la carpeta del martes. ¡No es demasiado tarde! Si su hijo trae el sxe a la escuela mañana por la mañana, pídale que lo entregue en la oficina principal en la mañana. Además, se llevará a cabo un embellecimiento de la entrada a partir del domingo a las 2:00 p. m. para que el personal lo vea a la mañana siguiente.

El martes, el PTO llevará un carrito de refrigerios a todos los salones para que el personal pueda elegir entre una variedad de dulces. Cualquier padre que pueda ayudar con la distribución de dulces a partir de las 10:30 el martes, por favor sea voluntario. Solo necesitamos un puñado de voluntarios para ayudar. Si puede ayudar el martes, comuníquese conmigo, Paul Monsky, a [email protected]

El miércoles, el PTO organizará una barra de palomitas de maíz (palomitas de maíz cubiertas con una variedad de ingredientes elegidos por el personal) en la sala de descanso/salón de maestros. También podríamos usar voluntarios para ayudar a preparar las palomitas de maíz y atender la barra de palomitas de maíz el miércoles, comenzando alrededor de las 10:00 y terminando alrededor del mediodía. Nuevamente, solo necesitamos unos pocos voluntarios, así que envíeme un correo electrónico si puede ayudar a [email protected]

El jueves, los padres traerán alimentos para que el personal coma durante los descansos de todo el día. Si planea donar un plato, no olvide dejarlo el jueves por la mañana como se indicó anteriormente en el volante enviado a casa en la "Carpeta del martes" de su hijo. Este es el día en el que agradeceríamos la ayuda de un puñado de voluntarios durante todo el día. Necesitamos ayuda para recolectar las donaciones de alimentos en la mañana y para servir alimentos y limpieza durante el día. Si puede y está dispuesto a ayudar, sería realmente apreciado. Incluso si es solo por una hora o dos el jueves en cualquier momento entre las 9:00 am y las 3:00 pm. Hágamelo saber en [email protected]

El viernes, proporcionaremos café y donas al personal. Además, durante toda la semana habrá rifas para que los miembros del personal reciban tarjetas de regalo y los miembros del personal que encuentren el Águila escondida todos los días recibirán una tarjeta de regalo.

La próxima semana debería ser una gran semana para el personal de Glen Forest y espero que muchos de ustedes puedan ayudar de alguna manera. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Pablo Monsky

Presidente de la toma de fuerza

 

اهلا جميعا،

 

هذا الأسبوع هو أسبوع تقدير الموظفين في مدرسة غلين فورست الابتدائية. لدينا فرصة لإظهار تقديرنا للموظفين والإداريين في Glen Forest وطوال الوقت الذي أمضوه في مساعدة أطفالنا هذا العام الماضي. مع وضع ذلك في الاعتبار ، قمنا بوضع جدول يومي بطرق مختلفة لإغراء الموظفين بتقدير.

 

يوم الإثنين ، سيتلقى المعلمون ، المساعدون ، المتخصصون ، الأوصياء ، العاملون في الكافتيريا ، إلخ ، ملاحظات شكر من الأطفال. عاد هؤلاء إلى المنزل في مجلد الثلاثاء. لم يفت الوقت بعد! إذا أحضر طفلك هذه الرسالة إلى المدرسة صباح الغد ، فيرجى أن تطلب منهم تسليمها إلى المكتب الأمامي في الصباح. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، سيتم إجراء بعض عمليات تجميل المدخل ابتداءً من يوم الأحد الساعة 2:00 مساءً ليراها الموظفون في صباح اليوم التالي.

 

يوم الثلاثاء ، ستأخذ PTO عربة وجبات خفيفة إلى جميع الغرف حتى يتمكن الموظفون من الاختيار من بين مجموعة متنوعة من الحلويات. برجاء التطوع لأي والد يمكنه المساعدة في توزيع الحلويات ابتداء من الساعة 10:30 من يوم الثلاثاء. نحتاج فقط إلى حفنة من المتطوعين للمساعدة. إذا كان بإمكانك المساعدة يوم الثلاثاء ، فيرجى التواصل معي ، بول مونسكي ، على [email protected]

 

في يوم الأربعاء ، ستستضيف PTO بار Popcorn (الفشار مغطى بمجموعة متنوعة من الإضافات من اختيار الموظفين) في غرفة الاستراحة / صالة المعلم. يمكننا أيضًا الاستعانة بالمتطوعين للمساعدة في صنع الفشار وإعداد بار الفشار يوم الأربعاء ، بدءًا من الساعة 10:00 تقريبًا وحتى الظهر تقريبًا. مرة أخرى ، نحتاج فقط إلى عدد قليل من المتطوعين ، لذا يرجى مراسلتي عبر البريد الإلكتروني إذا كان بإمكانك المساعدة على [email protected]

في يوم الخميس ، يقوم الآباء بإحضار المواد الغذائية للموظفين لتناولها خلال فترات الراحة طوال اليوم. إذا كنت تخطط للتبرع بطبق ما ، من فضلك لا تنسى تركه صباح الخميس كما هو موضح سابقًا في النشرة المرسلة إلى المنزل في "مجلد الثلاثاء" الخاص بطفلك. هذا هو اليوم الذي نقدر فيه المساعدة من حفنة من المتطوعين على مدار اليوم. نحتاج إلى المساعدة في جمع التبرعات الغذائية في الصباح ، ولتقديم الطعام والتنظيف أثناء النهار. إذا كنت قادرًا وراغبًا في المساعدة ، فسيكون ذلك موضع تقدير حقًا. حتى لو كان ذلك لمدة ساعة أو ساعتين فقط يوم الخميس في أي وقت بين الساعة 9:00 صباحًا والساعة 3:00 مساءً. يرجى إعلامي على [email protected]

الجمعة ، سوف نقدم القهوة والكعك للموظفين. أيضًا ، طوال الأسبوع ، ستكون هناك سحوبات للموظفين لتلقي بطاقات الهدايا وسيحصل الموظفون الذين يجدون النسر المخفي كل يوم على بطاقة هدايا.

 

يجب أن يكون الأسبوع المقبل أسبوعًا رائعًا للموظفين في Glen Forest وآمل أن يتمكن الكثير منكم من المساعدة بطريقة ما. شكرا لدعمكم!

 

بول مونسكي

رئيس PTO

AAP & Wellness Updates from Glen Forest ES

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements3 months 2 weeks ago

To read in other languages please view it on the Glen Forest website at this link.

SPRING SCHOOL-BASED AAP SERVICES NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP)

SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.   

  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to one of the AARTs at Glen Forest Elementary by May 6, 2022.   Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Glen Forest Elementary of their student’s eligibility status by June 10, 2022. 

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Patricia Edwards, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, by June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Edwards at [email protected].

 

Wellness Updates from Glen Forest ES!

Many of our students will take end of year assessments during the month of May, including iReady and SOLs. Ask your child how they feel about these tests and communicate the importance of a growth mindset. These tests are intended to measure how much students learned over the last year and should be viewed as a celebration of their knowledge. Nevertheless, students often experience testing anxiety. Consider the following calm down and mindfulness strategies as your child prepares for the testing.

 

  • Practice taking deep breaths together: 
    • Many students learn different types of breathing through counseling lessons.
    • Ask them to teach you their favorite breath: elevator, alligator, butterfly, etc.
  • Get a good night’s sleep:
    • See recommended amounts below.
    • Set a routine to reduce screen time at least one hour before bedtime.
  • Eat breakfast together, especially on days your student has a test.
  • Replace worries with positive self-talk:
    • “Today is going to be a great day!”
    • “This test is just one part of my day.”
    • “I am prepared and will try my best on my test!”
    • “If I don’t know an answer, I can keep going.”
  • Muscle relaxation: 
    • Tense and release your muscles progressively to release tension, such as through squeezing your fists or a stress ball.
  • Remembering your worth
    • Remind your child that their tests do not determine their value or worth
  • Celebrate after your child has finished taking tests at school. Have a special meal together or take a trip to the park! 

Please review the following Parent Resource Webinars and consider participating:

 

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times: May 6, 2022, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times. Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

 

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families: May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children? Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

 

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center. The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families: Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

 

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