GFES: End of 2nd quarter calendar reminders - PLEASE READ

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 day 14 hours ago

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The end of 2nd quarter is soon and here are some dates that GFES families need to be aware of.  Please mark your calendars with this information.

 

  • January 20 is a 2-hour early release day.  Dismissal will be at 2:05 pm.  Please be ready to receive your child(ren) 2 hours earlier on this date.
  • January 21 is a Teacher Workday.  This is a student holiday so there will be NO school for students.
  • January 24 is a Teacher Professional Development Day.  This is a student holiday so there will be NO school for students.
  • January 25 is the start of 3rd quarter.  School resumes for students.

El final del segundo trimestre es pronto y aquí hay algunas fechas que las familias de GFES deben conocer. Marque sus calendarios con esta información.

 

  • 20 de enero es un día de salida anticipada de 2 horas. La salida será a las 2:05 pm . Esté preparado para recibir a su (s) hijo (s) 2 horas antes en esta fecha.
  • 21 de enero es un día laboral para maestros. Este es un día festivo para estudiantes, por lo que NO habrá clases para los estudiantes.
  • 24 de enero es un Día de Desarrollo Profesional para Maestros. Este es un día festivo para estudiantes, por lo que NO habrá clases para los estudiantes.
  • 25 de enero es el inicio del 3er cuarto. La escuela se reanuda para los estudiantes.

اقترب موعد نهاية الربع الثاني وإليك بعض التواريخ التي يجب أن تكون عائلات GFES على علم بها. يرجى وضع علامة على التقويمات الخاصة بك مع هذه المعلومات.

 

  • 20 يناير هو يوم إصدار مبكر بساعتين. الفصل سيكون في 2:05 مساءً . يرجى أن تكون مستعدًا لاستقبال طفلك (أطفالك) قبل ساعتين في هذا التاريخ.
  • 21 يناير هو يوم عمل المعلم. هذه عطلة طلابية لذا لن تكون هناك مدرسة للطلاب.
  • 24 يناير هو يوم التطوير المهني للمعلم. هذه عطلة طلابية لذا لن تكون هناك مدرسة للطلاب.
  • 25 يناير هو بداية الربع الثالث. يستأنف المدرسة للطلاب.

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GFES: Updated Link for Today's Parent Connection Meeting

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements6 days 16 hours ago

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Please use this updated link to connect to the parent connection meeting happening right now:

 

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Family Literacy Program

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 week ago

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Family Literacy Program

FREE VIRTUAL CLASSES: Adult English for beginners. 
Classes start February 1

  • Do you live in Fairfax County?
  • Do you want to learn English?
  • Do you have a 3 to 5 year old child or do you have children in FCPS?
  • Virtual English Classes will be held
    Tuesday and Thursday
    10:00am –12:00pm
  • Virtual Parent-Child Preschool Classes will be held
    Friday
    10:00 –12:00pm

For more information, please contact:

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GFES: School Picture RE-TAKE Day - January 5

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 weeks 2 days ago

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School Picture Re-Take Day

Did you miss School Picture Days earlier this school year?  If yes - no worries -  Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for January 5.   Here is your chance to be photographed if you were absent, forgot or are brand new to GFES either of the previous picture days.  Ordering envelopes are available in the main office or you can order your portrait package online at  Go to MyLifetouch.com

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GFES: Advanced Academics Newsletter - ENGLISH

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 1 week ago

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Dear Families,

 

It is hard to believe that a new decade is just a few weeks away! As 2021 draws to a close, our students continue to grow as critical and creative thinkers. We invite you to practice critical and creative thinking skills with your student over break. You can explore the family resources from the FCPS AAP website available here. These resources provide opportunities to support the development of research and critical and creative thinking skills at home.

AAP Level IV (full-time) Referrals Closes on Dec.15, 2021

 

This is a friendly reminder that parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form via email no later than Wednesday, December 15.

 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually. Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. Please note: NO late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted.

 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for Level IV placement. Eligibility decisions are communicated to parents/ guardians by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing one of your AARTs listed below:

 

2nd Grade

Avery Rothman ([email protected])

3rd and 4th Grade

Patty Edwards ([email protected])

5th Grade

Angela Ulsh ([email protected])

 

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Cool Reads - Winter Family Night for whole family!!!

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 1 week ago

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“Cool” Reads

Winter Family Reading Night

Friday, December 10, ~ 6:00-8:00 pm

 

Get cozy with hot chocolate and pajamas and read some “Cool” books at Glen Forest’s virtual reading night.    We will celebrate winter as teachers and a special guest read winter-themed books.  Students and families can join different virtual “rooms” to listen to a variety of stories and participate in activities.

LINK:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91803939141?pwd=RUNCcU1SSm54MmQzTFlBcWhJbTRJZz09 

 

Genial” Lecturas

Noche de lectura familiar de invierno

Viernes 10 de diciembre, 6: 00-8: 00 p.m. 

 

Póngase cómodo con chocolate caliente y pijamas y lea algunos libros "geniales" en la noche de lectura virtual de Glen Forest. Celebraremos el invierno mientras los maestros y un invitado especial leen libros con temas de invierno. Los estudiantes y las familias pueden unirse a diferentes “salas” virtuales para escuchar una variedad de historias y participar en actividades.

LINK:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91803939141?pwd=RUNCcU1SSm54MmQzTFlBcWhJbTRJZz09 

 

يقرأ "رائع

ليلة قراءة الأسرة الشتوية

الجمعة 10 كانون الأول (ديسمبر) ، 6: 00-8: 00 مساءً.

 

استمتع بالدفء مع الشوكولاتة الساخنة والبيجامات واقرأ بعض الكتب "الرائعة" في ليلة القراءة الافتراضية في Glen Forest. سنحتفل بالشتاء حيث يقوم المدرسون وضيف خاص بقراءة الكتب ذات الطابع الشتوي. يمكن للطلاب والأسر الانضمام إلى "غرف" افتراضية مختلفة للاستماع إلى مجموعة متنوعة من القصص والمشاركة في الأنشطة.

LINK:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91803939141?pwd=RUNCcU1SSm54MmQzTFlBcWhJbTRJZz09 

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GFES Principal - Parent Newlsetter - ENGLISH

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 2 weeks ago

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Greetings, Glen Forest Families!

We hope this newsletter finds you and your family well.  The next few weeks prior to Winter Break are sure to be busy and productive in our classrooms and throughout the school!  Our staff continues to go above and beyond to provide your children with engaging and relevant learning opportunities.  These experiences also promote real-world skills, such as collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  Thank you for your continued support in your child’s education.  You are an important part!   

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or compliments at [email protected]  Goooo Eagles!  #GFeaglessoar

Educationally yours,

Diane “Dee Dee” Herndon-Wilson, Proud Principal

COVID Related Updates

Beginning on Monday, December 6, there will be an option for only 7 days of quarantine.  There are specific guidelines to follow for returning after 7 days, which includes a negative COVID test on day 5 or later after.  Please continue to communicate with us if your student is exposed outside of school or tests positive.  Dr. Cossio will work with you to determine a return date.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Inclement Weather Information

The first snowflakes of the season fell Tuesday morning and were a reminder to prepare for inclement weather. 

Earlier this year, we announced that snow days will stay in 2021-22. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional inclement weather days. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. 

There are several ways you can find out if inclement weather will affect the school or work day. The FCPS website is generally the first and fastest mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated.

Plan ahead for the winter season. Bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare if needed, and know what items you may need to take home with you before a weather event.

FCPS will observe Winter Break December 20 through December 31.  There  will be no school for students.  The GFES school main office will be working remotely as we are having a new roof installed over Winter Break.  School will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2021.

Brrrrr!  It’s cold outside!  

A friendly reminder to parents and students - please always be sure to dress appropriately for whatever weather conditions each day holds.  Coats, hats and gloves are a must on our cold winter days.  If you need assistance with warmer clothing, please contact our Social Worker, Michelle Wenz.  Let’s all stay warm!!!

December Calendar of Events

*December 8 - Parent Connection Zoom Meeting - Topic: Mental Health

  Link:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93499185598?pwd=UzhGME0rb3ROY05zMmpkM2Y4UlpXQT09

 

*December 10 - Cool Reads! - 6 - 8 pm

  (Link:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91803939141?pwd=RUNCcU1SSm54MmQzTFlBcWhJbTRJZz09

 

*December 15 - Family Food Market - 5:30 - 7 pm

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

Keep your contact information up-to-date

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Principal's Newsletter - English

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements1 month 4 weeks ago

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Greetings, Glen Forest Families!

We hope this newsletter finds you and your family well.  Please know that our school community is thriving!  Heading into the 2nd quarter, your child’s teacher(s) have been busy digging into student progress data and are strategically planning how to move each one forward.  Thank you for the support you provide for your child’s education because you are an important part.  We look forward to the day when we are back to “normal” so that we can invite you in to see all of the wonderful teaching and learning happening here at GFES!  In the meantime, reach out to your child’s teacher with questions and initiate conversations with your children in the evenings.  Here are some ideas to get the conversation going:

What did you learn today?  What are you finding difficult?  What subject do you feel confident in?  How are your relationships with your teachers and classmates going?  

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or compliments at [email protected]  Goooo Eagles!  #GFeaglessoar

Educationally yours,

Diane “Dee Dee” Herndon-Wilson, Proud Principal

Bus Behavior Update

We are continuing to work with our students about safe and appropriate bus behavior.  Unfortunately, we are receiving numerous violation referrals, such as standing up while the bus is in motion, inappropriate language, and unnecessary physical contact.  We want our eagles to be the best they can be and we ask for your help.  Please review with your children the importance of staying seated, keeping hands and feet to yourself, and using appropriate language.  After Thanksgiving Break, all students will have assigned seats to better support safety.  If a student cannot remain safe, a temporary suspension from the bus is possible.  In this case, the parent would need to transport the student to and from school.  Thank you so much for your support.  We are a team!

Thanksgiving Break

In honor of the Thanksgiving Break, there will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26.  School will resume on Monday, November 29.  From our school to your homes, we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you Know?????

There is a way for parents to check on their child’s school progress and attendance with just one click on your computer?  Yes and it’s super easy!   Please check out this short video on all the benefits from having a Parent Vue account.   Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLwkkemipws

I would like to encourage you to create a Parent Vue account today if you have not already done so.  If you need assistance in doing this, please call the main office at 703-578-8000.  This is an excellent way to keep the parent-school partnership strong.

Student Covid Vaccine

Beginning Tuesday, November 16, the Fairfax Health District and FCPS will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, at ten clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. All children are welcome, and a parent or responsible adult must accompany them. We are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated as a way to keep our schools open and safe as we come out of the pandemic.The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has information about the clinics and resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website.

Find out if you can schedule your child’s COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time.

Local pediatricians share their advice for children with underlying health concerns, and if your child can get the flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine in this short video.

Student Covid Testing

Pre-registration for optional COVID-19 screening testing for students began last week. Parents and guardians may pre-register their child(ren)and provide consent using the LTS secure online portal. If you do not want your child to participate in COVID-19 screening testing, no action is required. You will have the option each week to update your child’s vaccination status and consent for testing.

Mark Your December Calendars

December 8 @ 10 am - Parent Connection Meeting - topic: mental health

December 10 @ 6pm-8pm - “Cool Reads” Virtual Family Event.  More details coming home via email and Tuesday folder.

December 15 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm - Family Food Market

December 18 - January 2 - WINTER BREAK!!!

January 15 - Picture Make-Up Date

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

Keep your contact information up-to-date

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GFES: Family Life Education - parent info meeting/preview

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements2 months ago

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Click here for ZOOM meeting link: 

Haga clic aquí para ver el enlace de la reunión ZOOM:

انقر هنا لتكبير ارتباط الاجتماع:  

 https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93431324962?pwd=cnBQWHY3OW9nMktUaDdOb2djYmF4Zz09

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