GFES: Student Support Team Newsletter

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 1 day 11 hours ago

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Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! As the Student Support Team, we are here to assist you in any way that we can. Listed below is our contact information and a brief description of our roles.

Kiera Guralnik

School Counselor

Grades PK, 2, 3

krguralnik@fcps.edu

Katie Innes

School Counselor

Starting November 2020.

Starting November 2020.

Email Ms. Allen (lhallen@fcps.edu) with questions.

Sarah Jacoby

School Counselor

Grades PK, 2, 5

scjacoby@fcps.edu

Abbie McConnell

School Psychologist

Grades PK-5

amcconnell@fcps.edu

Lauren Allen

School Behavior Resource Teacher

Grades PK-5

lhallen@fcps.edu

 

Michelle Wenz

School Social Worker

Grades PK-5

mdwenz@fcps.edu

 

Behavior Resource Teacher:

The primary objective of this position is to support teachers and students in their refinement of school-wide expectations and routines. The behavior resource teacher will provide students with the structures and behavior supports so that they may access curriculum and social opportunities online. Students and staff are supported within their virtual classrooms daily.

School Counseling Services:

Elementary school counselors’ primary objective is to assist students in reaching their potential to become effective learners. Their goal is to complement the learning environment in the classroom by using a child-centered, preventative, and developmental approach.

Counseling will be conducted with students individually and in small groups, when requested by parents and teachers and determined appropriate. This service is short-term, voluntary, and confidential. Parent notification is given to any extended individual or group counseling. There will also be monthly classroom counseling lessons focused on student success.

School Psychologist:

The School Psychologist is available to consult with parents, teachers, counselors, community agencies, and private providers to help ensure that students’ social, emotional, and academic needs are met. They complete assessments that explore students’ strengths and areas of need to help the school team to identify educational needs and generate interventions and provide counseling to help students improve their social skills and self-regulation. Ms. McConnell is grateful to be a part of the Glen Forest team and looks forward to working with our students this year!

School Social Worker:

FCPS school social workers are committed to assessing and addressing those social, emotional, and behavioral factors that may stand in the way of students realizing their promise. They apply social work principles and methodologies in the educational environment with the primary goal of removing barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling his or her academic potential. Our Social Worker, Michelle Wenz is excited to work with the Glen Forest families and community this year!

Positivity Project:

Glen Forest is in the 4th year of implementing the Positivity Project (P2). P2 fosters stronger relationships by learning and recognizing the 24 character strengths in ourselves and others under the theme: “Positivity In Action.” In September classes explored the "other people mindset,” and the character strengths curiosity and teamwork. This year P2 has launched P2 for Families. Check out https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/ for a way to engage with your child about what they are learning in school! Make sure you are logged into your child’s FCPS Gmail account to see the resources

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5829 Glen Forest Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041 |  Phone: 703.578.8000

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School Supply Kits

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 4 days 8 hours ago

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Dear GFES Parents:

Did you know that we have a school supply kit for your child?  These kits are designed specifically for distance learning and they are FREE to all GFES students.  If you have not already picked up a kit, please come to school to pick up one.

Kits will be distributed from the main office on Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Don't miss out - pick up your kit today! 

 

غلين فوريست إي إس الأب:

 

هل تعلم أن لدينا مجموعة مستلزمات طعام للأطفال متوفرة لطفلك؟ تم تصميم هذه المجموعة خصيصًا للتعلم عن بعد وهي مجانية لجميع طلاب Glen Forest ES. إذا لم تكن قد تلقيت بالفعل مجموعة أدوات مدرسية ، يرجى العلم أنه يمكنك القدوم إلى المدرسة والحصول على واحدة.

المكتب مفتوح من الاثنين إلى الجمعة من الساعة 9:30 صباحًا حتى 4:30 مساءً

 

لا تتأخر في الحصول على اللوازم المدرسية اليوم!

 

 

 

 

Padre de Glen Forest ES:

 

¿Sabía que tenemos un kit de suministros escolares disponible para su hijo? Este kit está diseñado específicamente para el aprendizaje a distancia y es GRATIS para todos los estudiantes de Glen Forest ES. Si aún no ha recibido un kit de útiles escolares, sepa que puede venir a la escuela y recoger uno.

La oficina está abierta de lunes a viernes de 9:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

 

¡No demore en obtener sus útiles escolares hoy!

 

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Parent Newsletter from Admin Team

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 1 week 1 day ago

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Dear GFES Families,

Congratulations we’ve now completed the 2nd week of school! We’d like to send a huge “Thank You” to every parent for making sure your children are present and participating in distance learning. You are a vital link in this educational process. The average of our attendance has been amazing-this week is at 98%. Students we’re hearing great news on you too! We appreciate your attendance but even more, so we think your participation in class and your following online class rules has been fabulous. Thank you for doing your best and working hard- Keep up the great work!

Please remember that for the 2020-2021 school year we do need your children to log into their classes every Monday. This is a learning day and we are taking attendance. Please check out the Monday schedule below.

9:20-9:50

Morning Meeting

9:50-12:20

Asynchronous Assignments, Imagine Learning, ST Math, Small Group Instruction, Tech Support

Choice Boards, Independent Reading/Writing

Mark your calendars for our Virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm. This is an opportunity to hear from our Administrative Team, our School Board Member, Dr. Anderson and from your children’s teachers. We hope you will join us. 😊

The link for the Virtual Back to School Night is:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/a97bfdd47a3c4c39a6a9934d719f2c28

We understand that at times our families have experienced technology difficulties with distance learning. When this happens please know we have some easy and convenient supports for you.

 

Please check out our Self-Help Hub for tech guides that can assist you with troubleshooting simple issues.

Still need help? Click on the Parent/Guardian button or the Student button on the fcps.edu webpage to submit a help request ticket, and a tech support person will be back in touch with you as soon as possible. Be sure to include your contact information in the ticket.  Look for these buttons:

Parents while you are your child’s first teacher, please know we need you to partner with your classroom teacher as well. We appreciate the tremendous support our parents provide. With distance learning it will be helpful for your child to have an area at home designated and set up for their distance learning with their teacher and classmates. This area should be well lite, equipped with the school supplies from school, free from distractions as much as possible so that your child can focus on their studies. It is also helpful to turn off computers, TV’s, video games, as this may improve the speed of the WIFI, as those devices can take up bandwidth. Parents are welcome to be ‘observers’ in the online classes; however, we need the students as ‘participants. Please allow your student only to interact with their teachers and classmates. Your teachers have ‘office hours’ that parents can use to contact with good news, questions or concerns. Let’s keep our class time just for students and their instruction.

Again, thank you PARENTS and STUDENTS for all you are doing to ensure we have a GREAT school year!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dwayne Young, Amber Richard & Liz Manning

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Glen Forest: 1st Week Admin Newsletter

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 2 weeks 1 day ago

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What a terrific first week!

Our attendance for the first week of Distance Learning has been impressive! Our attendance rate is over 90%. We still expect every student to attend each day, and throughout the entire school day. We know that challenges persist, and we are working to resolve them quickly. Thank you, to our parents and families for ensuring that your children are “present’ in class each day. Please keep up the great attendance as this will ensure you will get the most out of your educational experience.

Teachers are letting us know that students are engaged and active in their learning. We can hear the excitement in our teachers’ voices when they share news on their class. This not only applies to classroom teachers, but to Specials teachers as well. Students have joined in PE, Art, Music and Library and are very active in their participation. As educators we are so pleased to hear how well our classes are doing and how much participation our students are putting forth. Keep up the great learning!

Please remember that the Monday schedule is different from Tuesday through Friday. There will be a Morning Meeting just like during the Tuesday-Friday schedule, and teachers will assign asynchronous activities to students after Morning Meeting. Some student work may be synchronous, such as small group instruction, Tech, ESOL and Special Education supports.   In general, the Monday will schedule will look something like this: 

9:20-9:50

Morning Meeting

9:50-12:20

Asynchronous Assignments, Imagine Learning, ST Math, Small Group Instruction, Tech Support

Choice Boards, Independent Reading/Writing

 

               

Thank you very much for your continued support as we head into our most unique year ever! Please contact us if we can help out in any way.

Sincerely,

Glen Forest Administrative Team

                Dwayne Young, Interim Principal (DAYoung@fcps.edu)

                Amber K. Richard, AP (alkleeschult@fcps.edu)

                Liz Manning, AP (EAManning1@fcps.edu)

                Danielle Freese, acting AP (DMFreese@fcps.edu)

 

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Glen Forest - AART Newsletter - September 2020

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 2 weeks 1 day ago

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WELCOME BACK!

We have been so excited to “see” the students and look forward to a great year! As your Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs), we will be providing periodic updates and news about our Glen Forest Advanced Academic Program.

NEWS:

During the summer, our Young Scholars in the 4th and 5th grade Level IV programs, were chosen to participate in Glen Forest’s first virtual Summer STEM Program. This program was sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Partnership. The students used Snap Circuit kits and Micro:bit kits to create projects that could solve everyday problems.

Some of the projects included designing an app using Micro:bits, that would help you choose an outfit, and connecting a doorbell using Snap Circuits, that played birthday greetings! The students’ culminating projects were presented virtually to the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Office, the Thomas Jefferson Partnership, engineers from the VA Tech Thinkabit Lab, and our wonderfully supportive Glen Forest principal and assistant principals. Mrs. Choate gave each of the students a surprise at the end of their presentation by allowing them to keep their Snap Circuit and Micro:bit kits!

UPDATES:

AAP Level IV Screening Updates for 2020-21 School Year

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a few adjustments to the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV screening processes for the 2020-21 school year. Below please find some important notes for parents.    

Timeline for Submitting an AAP Level IV Referral (Sept 8-Dec 1):

  • Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected between September 8 through December 1, 2020.
  • Referral forms will be collected via email, sent to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school. The email will count as a digital signature for the referral. 
  • Please note referrals will not be accepted past December 1 in order to provide ample time for local schools to organize and submit screening portfolios to the central office.

Parent Input:

  • Required:  A referral form is required for any student (grades 2-7) whose parent would like them screened for full-time services but is not in the 2nd grade screening pool.  Parents will be notified by the local school if their second-grade student is in the pool by November 1. Parents whose child is in the pool may submit the referral form but are not required.
  • Optional:  Parents have the option to submit the parent/guardian questionnaire and/or up to four pages of student work samples. These optional materials should be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at the local school when submitting the referral form. 
  • Discontinued: Awards and certificates will not be part of screening files.  

Testing Updates:

  • The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will not be offered this school year.  
  • The one-time retest option for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT) or CogAT test will not be available this school year. 
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December. Local schools will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Please note that while private testing that follows guidelines may be submitted, testing is only type of data considered. All ability tests are considered within the larger context of the overall screening portfolio. FCPS does not encourage families to seek additional testing beyond what FCPS provides to all students.

Additional information about the screening process will be shared through local school newsletters. Local schools will also communicate opportunities for parent information sessions on the AAP continuum of services and the screening processes for AAP levels II-IV.  

More information, including parent presentation videos and descriptions of all available AAP services K-12, is available online.   Stay tuned for the date and time of our Glen Forest AAP Parent Information Night!!

We wish you and your students a wonderful virtual start to the year!

Your Advanced Academic Resource Teachers,

    Mrs. Edwards,

                           Mrs. Rothman

                                                         Ms. Ulsh

5829 Glen Forest Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041 |  Phone: 703.578.8000

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Glen Forest ES: 1st Day of School - important information

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 2 weeks 4 days ago

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Our 1st day of school was terrific!  Thank you to our teachers and staff for ensuring we had a robust start to our distance learning.  There were a lot of fun and engaging activities today to build those teacher-student relationships.  And thank you to our parents for making education a priority for your child(ren).  We value the partnership in education between GFES and it's parents.  AND a big thank you to our GFES students!  We saw your smiling faces, we heard the joy in your voices and we admired your get-to-work attitudes for your learning.  We can all soar on GFES Eagle's wings when we come together.

We had over 780 students connect today to distance learning.  Many of our classes had 100% student attendance.  This is amazing!  To date we've distributed over 950 laptops.  If you have not yet picked up a laptop, please do so this Thursday (1-4 pm) or Friday (9 am-12noon).  We've also received a shipment of MiFis so if you need one still, you can come to school tomorrow between 11-3 or during laptop distribution later this week.  Our goal is to have 100% of our students connected to the distance learning instruction.

Parents and students can ensure their laptops stay up to date and with strong connectivity.  How you ask?  At the end of each school day, shut your laptop completely down.  Over night important upgrades are uploaded.  And each morning before your school day begins, log onto your laptop at least 15 minutes before class start time to ensure the log in process and restart have enough time to get ready for learning.

Parents you also know that at each new school year start we ask you to complete a number of forms.  Even with distance learning, we still have these required and important forms, but we've made them even easier for you.  Please check out the table below.  You will see each form listed as well as a link to the form.  The forms are fillable PDFs so you can complete on a computer and we provide 3 return options for your convenience.  Please take some time before this Friday to complete and return these very important forms to us.

Thank you again for a great school start.  We look forward to a very successful school year!

Your GFES Admin Team

 

 

Beginning of Year Forms

Please review the table below for required forms as well as information about accessing them online. (This information is also posted on the Back to School page of our website)

Form

Action Needed

Link/Accessibility

Emergency Care Information Form

New form required each school year. Important!

Emergency Care Form Note: Forms are easily updated through weCare@school which is accessed through ParentVue in

FCPS 24/7

Health Information Form

Complete only if your child has a health condition.

Health Information Form

Opt-Out Forms

Complete only if you do NOT want your child to be in any school publications.

Opt-Out Forms

Homeless Student Referral

Complete only if this applies to you and your child.

Homeless Student Referral

Identification of Military Connected Students

Complete only if you are a military family.

Identification of Military Connected Students

Consent to Use Digital Resources

New form required each school year. Important!

Review Resources and Policies

Fill out Consent Form

SR&R confirmation of receipt

New form required each year. 

SR & R form

**Note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24/7 ParentVue. In order to log into ParentVue it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account. If you need a SIS Parent Account, please contact Ms. Anna Keomalavong at anna.keomalavong@fcps.edu or 703-578-8025.

Form Turn-In Options
  • Complete forms and return to GFES by one of the following methods:
  • Scan or take photo & email to:  GFESforms@fcps.edu
  • Fax to us at 703-578-8097
  • Return forms by US Mail to:
    • Glen Forest Elementary School
    • 5829 Glen Forest Drive
    • Falls Church, VA 22041

 

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Glen Forest: Parent Welcome Letter from Dwayne Young

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 3 weeks 2 days ago

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Dear Glen Forest Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I know this school year looks different from any previous school years; however, I am positive with families and GFES partnering, that we will have a successful school start and robust distance learning.  In addition, I am new too!  I will be serving as your interim principal.  I look forward to meeting you and working with your children.  I have been a school principal in FCPS for over 20 years.  I know each school is different and I plan to jump right in and learn all I can about the GFES school community. 

Our staff has been busy preparing for the opening of school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  We look forward to virtually welcoming back those of you who have been a part of our outstanding school community.  We are equally excited about meeting those of you who are about to join our school family for the first time!

Our school hours will be 9:20 am to 4:05 pm.  Please ensure your child(ren) are excited for their education, on time to their virtual classrooms and that they know your expectations for their best behavior.  Remember attendance is not only important but will be collected during distance learning.

FCPS has created a Parent Technology Hotline to assist with any technology problems or needs that parents might have.  The hotline number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  Additionally, we are creating a “Virtual Home Page” on the GFES website that will have helpful information for our families at the click of a button.  It will also be important to keep your school laptops current and up to date with FCPS content, and to ensure this happens, you will need to entirely shut down your laptop each night so updates can load.  Doing this nightly will help ensure that your connectivity and programming are always current.

Please be sure to check your email regularly as we will send school communications and mandatory forms through e-mail.   School forms will soon be available on our school webpage as well.  Additionally, while we are limited on our in-person activities, please know that we have several virtual activities already planned that will be shared via email.   We will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 24 from 6-7:30 pm.   We will send out more details as well as the BBCU in the very near future. 

I want to take an opportunity to personally invite you to join the GFES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  This is a wonderful organization that helps our teachers and students by enhancing the instructional processes with fun and interesting events.  PTO information will be emailed and posted on our school web page during the 2nd week of September.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers, counselor or assistant principals by email.   

          Amber Richard - alkleeschult@fcps.edu

          Liz Manning - eamanning1@fcps.edu

I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and feel extremely fortunate to work with a school community that is committed to high expectations, instructional excellence and collaboration.

Sincerely,

  Dwayne Young

Dwayne Young

Interim Principal

DAYoung@fcps.edu

 

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Glen Forest: Preschool Hippy Program Registration

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 1 month ago

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HIPPY   برنامج     

                                                                                                     مجاني

Elisabeth Bruzon

703-204-4350

embruzon@fcps.edu

or

  • Juanita Gladys

703-204-4307

JGladys@fcps.edu

                                              حب التعليم يبدا من البيت

جميع الصفوف ستكون الكترونيا للتسجيل اتصلوا باعلاه                        

                                                                                                           المطلوب:   يجب ان يكون سن طفلكم 2 او 3 او 4 اعوام في او قيل يوم 30 سبتمبر\ايلول

ان يعيش في مقاطعة او مدينة فيرفاكس                                            

ان الاطفال هم اثمن رصيد لنا فامنحوا طفلكم في سن 2 او 3 او 4 اعوام هدية تجربة التعلم ما قبل المدرسة واننا معا ومع البرنامج اعلاهيمكنكم تهيئة طفلكم لتجربة ناجحة في الكندركارتن وما بعده. التقوا بمدرسات البرنامج الكترونيا ساعة في الاسبوع من شهر اوكتوبر\تشرين اول ولغاية شهر مايو\ ايار.

علموا طفلكم في البيت لمدة 15 دقيقة في اليوم . سوف تمنح جميع المواد اللازمة لدعم مشاركة طفلكم بفعاليات ما قبل المدرسة ومرتبطة بما يلي :                              

                                                         القراءة

الكتابة

اللغة

الرياضيات

العلوم

تنمية حركة اليدين

زوروا موقعنا ادناه

www.fcps.edu

HIPPY

 

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Glen Forest: HIPPY Preschool Program - enrollment now open

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 1 month ago

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HIPPY   برنامج     

                                                                                                     مجاني

Elisabeth Bruzon

703-204-4350

embruzon@fcps.edu

or

  • Juanita Gladys

703-204-4307

JGladys@fcps.edu

                                              حب التعليم يبدا من البيت

جميع الصفوف ستكون الكترونيا للتسجيل اتصلوا باعلاه                        

                                                                                                           المطلوب:   يجب ان يكون سن طفلكم 2 او 3 او 4 اعوام في او قيل يوم 30 سبتمبر\ايلول

ان يعيش في مقاطعة او مدينة فيرفاكس                                            

ان الاطفال هم اثمن رصيد لنا فامنحوا طفلكم في سن 2 او 3 او 4 اعوام هدية تجربة التعلم ما قبل المدرسة واننا معا ومع البرنامج اعلاهيمكنكم تهيئة طفلكم لتجربة ناجحة في الكندركارتن وما بعده. التقوا بمدرسات البرنامج الكترونيا ساعة في الاسبوع من شهر اوكتوبر\تشرين اول ولغاية شهر مايو\ ايار.

علموا طفلكم في البيت لمدة 15 دقيقة في اليوم . سوف تمنح جميع المواد اللازمة لدعم مشاركة طفلكم بفعاليات ما قبل المدرسة ومرتبطة بما يلي :                              

                                                         القراءة

الكتابة

اللغة

الرياضيات

العلوم

تنمية حركة اليدين

زوروا موقعنا ادناه

www.fcps.edu

HIPPY

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Glen Forest: Parent Welcome Letter

Glen Forest ES News and Announcements 1 month 1 week ago

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August 2020

Dear Glen Forest Elementary School Community:

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  This has been an unprecedented period in our lives, and we hope that you and your family have made the necessary adjustments to remain safe and healthy, while also finding ways to enjoy this opportunity to spend quality time together.  As many of you know, after ten years as the proud principal of Glen Forest, I am retiring effective September 1st. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving this vibrant community, will miss you tremendously, and wish you and your family continued success.

 

Though there will be a change in administration, we are fully prepared to welcome all students back to school.  Please know that we have been extremely busy over the summer preparing for the opening of school on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.  We have hired new staff members, cleaned the entire building, revamped our school in preparation for in-person instruction when this becomes possible, and have trained our staff for an exciting and successful virtual opening.  We look forward to welcoming back those of you who have been a part of our outstanding school community.  We are equally excited about meeting those of you who are about to join our school family for the first time!  It is great to be a Glen Forest Eagle!

 

We are excited to have the opportunity to serve as your administrative team and feel extremely fortunate to work with a school community that is committed to high expectations, instructional excellence, and collaboration.  As those of you new to our school will quickly discover, Glen Forest is a neighborhood school serving an international community in which all of our students “Believe, Achieve, and Succeed!”   This is due to our families’ commitment to a strong school/home partnership and to Glen Forest’s collaborative and dynamic learning environment.

 

Here are some important dates and information for this school year:

Virtual Orientation with Teachers                                                                           August 21, 2020                                  

We are excited to connect your child with his/her teacher virtually using the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) link.  On the evening of Tuesday, August 18th, you will receive this BBCU link in an email from your child’s teacher.  The email will provide the BBCU link as well as the time for your grade level specific Orientation Meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and staff members who will foster your child’s love of learning while also supporting their social and emotional needs during the year.      

During this event, you will learn about:

  • your child’s teachers
  • the attendance policy and instructional schedule
  • our virtual classroom expectations
  • and how to support your child in this virtual setting

 

School Hours    

Please note that while we are virtual, our school hours will remain the same as last year.  School starts at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm.  It is very important students log in 10-15 minutes before class begins, so they are ready for their Morning Meeting as they greet their classmates. 

 

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)        

One of the wonderful things about our Glen Forest community is our diversity. We have families representing 50 different countries attending our school.  Our PTO sponsors many enriching opportunities for our students and ways for parents to get involved.  We will continue offering after-school clubs for our students in a virtual platform.  This will be available for those families that have joined our PTO.  Look for more information in the coming weeks.   Paul Monsky, PTO President, and other members of our PTO will be available during our Back to School Night in September to explain how the PTO impacts your children. Please start thinking about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of our Glen Forest students through your help with the PTO! 

 

Family Tech Resources

As we begin this year in a virtual format, we have created a technology support page on our Glen Forest website.  The resources are in multiple languages and have step by step instructions; as well as videos to ensure we have a successful launch to Distance Learning. Click here to visit the site.

 

Food Services Information

We are fortunate that due to the Universal Breakfast in the Classroom Program and the Community Eligibility Provision granted by the Virginia Department of Education, ALL children at Glen Forest receive free breakfast and lunch every day.  While we are virtual, the school system is arranging for various methods to continue to help with families who request meals.  Please use this form.

 

Parent Concerns

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact the staff member directly using their email address which is located on our school website. You can also call us at 703-578-8000 and request to speak to your child’s teacher, counselor, or administrator. This information will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

In closing, thank you for sharing your children with us!  We are looking forward to working together with you and your children to have a wonderful school year!

Sincerely,

 

Cindi Choate, Principal

Amber Richard, Assistant Principal

Liz Manning, Assistant Principal

 

أغسطس 2020

عزيزي مجتمع GFES:

مرحبًا بكم في العام الدراسي 2020-2021! لقد كانت هذه فترة غير مسبوقة في حياتنا ، ونأمل أن تكون عائلتك قد أجرت تعديلات للبقاء في أمان وصحة ، مع إيجاد طرق للاستمتاع بهذه الفرصة لقضاء وقت ممتع معًا. كما يعلم الكثير منكم ، بعد عشر سنوات من عملي كرئيس فخور لـ Glen Forest ، سأتقاعد اعتبارًا من 1 سبتمبر ش . لقد استمتعت تمامًا بخدمة هذا المجتمع النابض بالحياة ، وسأفتقدك كثيرًا ، وأتمنى لك ولعائلتك النجاح المستمر.

على الرغم من أنه ستكون هناك تغييرات ، إلا أننا مستعدون تمامًا للترحيب بجميع الطلاب مرة أخرى إلى المدرسة. لقد كنا مشغولين للغاية في التحضير لافتتاح المدرسة يوم الثلاثاء 8 سبتمبر العاشر ، 2020. لقد قمنا بتعيين موظفين جدد ، وتنظيف المبنى بأكمله ، وتجديد مدرستنا استعدادًا للتوجيه الشخصي عندما يصبح ذلك ممكنًا ، وقمنا بتدريب موظفينا على افتتاح افتراضي مثير وناجح. نتطلع إلى الترحيب بعودة أولئك الذين كانوا جزءًا من مجتمع مدرستنا المتميز. نحن متحمسون بنفس القدر لمقابلة أولئك الذين هم على وشك الانضمام إلى عائلة مدرستنا لأول مرة! إنه لأمر رائع أن تكون نسر غلين فورست!

نحن متحمسون لإتاحة الفرصة لنا للعمل كفريق إداري ونشعر بأننا محظوظون للغاية للعمل مع مجتمع مدرسي ملتزم بالتوقعات العالية والتميز التعليمي والتعاون. غلين فورست هي مدرسة مجاورة تخدم مجتمعًا دوليًا يشارك فيه جميع طلابنا "آمن ، وحقق ، وانجح!" ويرجع ذلك إلى التزام عائلاتنا بشراكة قوية بين المدرسة والمنزل وبيئة التعلم التعاوني والديناميكي في Glen Forest.

تواريخ مهمة يجب أن تعرفها:

التوجيه الافتراضي مع المعلمين 21 أغسطس 2020

نحن متحمسون لتوصيل طفلك بمعلمه / معلمها افتراضيًا باستخدام رابط Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). في مساء يوم الثلاثاء 18 أغسطس العاشر ، سوف تتلقى رابط BBCU هذا في رسالة بريد إلكتروني من معلم طفلك. سيوفر البريد الإلكتروني رابط BBCU بالإضافة إلى وقت اجتماع التوجيه الخاص بمستوى صفك. هذه فرصة رائعة للقاء المعلمين والموظفين الذين سيعززون حب طفلك للتعلم مع دعم احتياجاته الاجتماعية والعاطفية خلال العام.

 

ساعات المدرسة  

يرجى ملاحظة أنه بينما نحن افتراضيون ، تبدأ مدرستنا في 9:20 صباحًا وينتهي عند 4:05 مساءً . من المهم جدًا أن يقوم الطلاب بتسجيل الدخول قبل 10-15 دقيقة من بدء الفصل الدراسي ، لذا فهم جاهزون للاجتماع الصباحي وهم يحيون زملائهم في الفصل.

منظمة الآباء والمعلمين (PTO)  

أحد الأشياء الرائعة في مجتمع Glen Forest هو تنوعنا. لدينا عائلات تمثل 50 دولة مختلفة في مدرستنا. ترعى PTO العديد من الفرص المثرية لطلابنا وطرق مشاركة أولياء الأمور. سنواصل تقديم أندية ما بعد المدرسة لطلابنا في منصة افتراضية. سيكون هذا متاحًا لتلك العائلات التي انضمت إلى PTO. سيكون بول مونسكي ، رئيس PTO ومجلس PTO متاحين خلال ليلة العودة إلى المدرسة في سبتمبر لشرح كيفية تأثير PTO على أطفالك. يرجى البدء في التفكير في كيفية القيام بذلك أنت يمكن أن تحدث فرقًا في حياة طلاب Glen Forest من خلال مساعدتك في PTO!

موارد العائلة التقنية

مع بداية هذا العام بتنسيق افتراضي ، أنشأنا صفحة دعم تقني على موقع Glen Forest على الويب. الموارد بلغات متعددة ولها تعليمات خطوة بخطوة ؛ بالإضافة إلى مقاطع الفيديو لضمان إطلاق ناجح للتعليم عن بعد. انقر hereلزيارة الموقع.

معلومات خدمات الطعام

نحن محظوظون لأنه نظرًا لوجبة الإفطار الشاملة في برنامج الفصل الدراسي وشروط الأهلية المجتمعية الممنوحة من وزارة التعليم في فرجينيا ، الكل يحصل الأطفال في Glen Forest على وجبة إفطار وغداء مجانية كل يوم. بينما نحن افتراضيون ، يرتب النظام المدرسي طرقًا مختلفة لمواصلة مساعدة العائلات التي تطلب وجبات الطعام. الرجاء استخدام هذا شكل .

مخاوف الوالدين

إذا كان لديك أي أسئلة أو استفسارات ، فيرجى الاتصال بالموظف مباشرة باستخدام عنوان بريده الإلكتروني الموجود على موقع مدرستنا. يمكنك أيضًا الاتصال بنا على 703-578-8000 وطلب التحدث إلى معلم طفلك أو مستشاره أو إدارته.

نتطلع إلى العمل معكم ومع أطفالكم لقضاء عام دراسي رائع!

بإخلاص،

السيدة شوات والسيدة ريتشارد والسيدة مانينغ

formarAgosto de 2020

Estimada comunidad de GFES:

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2020-2021! Este ha sido un período sin precedentes en nuestras vidas, y esperamos que su familia haya hecho ajustes para mantenerse a salvo y saludable, al mismo tiempo que encuentra formas de disfrutar esta oportunidad de pasar tiempo de calidad juntos. Como muchos de ustedes saben, después de diez años como el orgulloso director de Glen Forest, me jubilo a partir del 1 de septiembre. S t . He disfrutado mucho de servir a esta vibrante comunidad, lo extrañaré muchísimo y le deseo a usted y a su familia un éxito continuo.

Aunque habrá cambios, estamos completamente preparados para dar la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes a la escuela. Hemos estado muy ocupados preparándonos para la apertura de la escuela el Martes 8 de septiembre th , 2020. Hemos contratado nuevos miembros del personal, hemos limpiado todo el edificio, hemos renovado nuestra escuela en preparación para la instrucción en persona cuando esto sea posible y hemos capacitado a nuestro personal para una inauguración virtual emocionante y exitosa. Esperamos darles la bienvenida nuevamente a aquellos de ustedes que han sido parte de nuestra destacada comunidad escolar. ¡Estamos igualmente emocionados de conocer a aquellos de ustedes que están a punto de unirse a nuestra familia escolar por primera vez! ¡Es genial ser un águila de Glen Forest!

Estamos emocionados de tener la oportunidad de servir como su equipo administrativo y nos sentimos extremadamente afortunados de trabajar con una comunidad escolar que está comprometida con altas expectativas, excelencia educativa y colaboración. Glen Forest es una escuela de vecindario que sirve a una comunidad internacional en la que todos nuestros estudiantes "¡Cree, logre y tenga éxito!" Esto se debe al compromiso de nuestras familias con una sólida asociación entre la escuela y el hogar y al entorno de aprendizaje dinámico y colaborativo de Glen Forest.

Fechas importantes que debes conocer:

Orientación virtual con profesores 21 de agosto de 2020

Nos complace conectar a su hijo con su maestro de forma virtual mediante el enlace Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). En la noche del martes 18 de agosto th , recibirá este enlace de la BBCU en un correo electrónico del maestro de su hijo. El correo electrónico proporcionará el enlace de la BBCU, así como la hora para la reunión de orientación específica de su nivel de grado. Esta es una gran oportunidad para conocer a los maestros y miembros del personal que fomentarán el amor por el aprendizaje de su hijo y al mismo tiempo apoyarán sus necesidades sociales y emocionales durante el año.

 

Horas de escuela  

Tenga en cuenta que, aunque somos virtuales, nuestra escuela comienza en 9:20 am y termina en 4:05 pm . Es muy importante que los estudiantes inicien sesión 10-15 minutos antes de que comience la clase, para que estén listos para su reunión matutina mientras saludan a sus compañeros de clase.

Organización de padres y maestros (PTO)  

Una de las cosas maravillosas de nuestra comunidad de Glen Forest es nuestra diversidad. Tenemos familias que representan a 50 países diferentes que asisten a nuestra escuela. Nuestro PTO patrocina muchas oportunidades enriquecedoras para nuestros estudiantes y formas en las que los padres pueden participar. Seguiremos ofreciendo clubs extraescolares para nuestros alumnos en una plataforma virtual. Esto estará disponible para aquellas familias que se han unido a nuestro PTO. Paul Monsky, presidente de PTO y la Junta de PTO estarán disponibles durante nuestra Noche de Regreso a Clases en septiembre para explicar cómo el PTO impacta a sus hijos. Empiece a pensar en cómo puede hacer una diferencia en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes de Glen Forest a través de su ayuda con el PTO.

Recursos de tecnología familiar

Al comenzar este año en formato virtual, hemos creado una página de soporte tecnológico en nuestro sitio web de Glen Forest. Los recursos están en varios idiomas y tienen instrucciones paso a paso; así como videos para asegurar que tengamos un lanzamiento exitoso a la Educación a Distancia. Hacer clic herepara visitar el sitio.

Información de servicios alimentarios

Somos afortunados de que, debido al Programa de Desayuno Universal en el Aula y la Disposición de Elegibilidad Comunitaria otorgada por el Departamento de Educación de Virginia, TODAS los niños de Glen Forest reciben desayuno y almuerzo gratis todos los días. Si bien somos virtuales, el sistema escolar está organizando varios métodos para continuar ayudando con las familias que solicitan comidas. Por favor use esto formar .

Preocupaciones de los padres

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con el miembro del personal directamente usando su dirección de correo electrónico que se encuentra en el sitio web de nuestra escuela. También puede llamarnos al 703-578-8000 y solicitar hablar con el maestro, consejero o administrador de su hijo.

¡Esperamos trabajar junto con usted y sus hijos para que tengan un año escolar maravilloso!

Sinceramente,

Sra. Choate, Sra. Richard y Sra. Manning

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Food Distribution Site - August 1, 2020

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Food Distribution Site:

Saturday - August 1, 2020 ~ 9 - 11 am

SABADO  1 ST DE AGOSTO

FOOD GIVEAWAY - COMIDA GRATIS

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

6165 LEESBURG PIKE

FALLS CHURCH VA 22044

(before, antes de llegar a la Patrick Henry and Leesburg Pike)

Rice - Beans - Milk and MORE

Arroz, Frijoles, Leche y Mas

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Today is the deadline for EPI school supply orders

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Today is the LAST day to order

EPI school supply kits

 

Please check out the GFES website for the details and the ordering link.

 

GFES Website Link:  https://glenforestes.fcps.edu/

 

It’s guaranteed to save you money, time and the hassle of finding that correct item!

Given the current environment, this is a safe and easy way to ensure your child has all the necessary items to start the new school year!

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Grow at Home Kits delivered to GFES students

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 Yesterday, Glen Forest ES students received FCPS Grow at Home kits at the Glen Forest ES meals site! Our friends at the Office of Food and Nutrition Services and Get2Green worked with school garden coordinators across FCPS to develop this program for students to grow green bean plants at home. Along with no-cost meals, students received Grow at Home kits that included:

 

 

  • يوم أمس ، تلقى الطلاب غلين فورست ES FCPS ينمو في المنزل أطقم في موقع وجبات Glen Forest ES! عمل أصدقاؤنا في مكتب خدمات الغذاء والتغذية و Get2Green مع منسقي حديقة المدرسة عبر FCPS لتطوير هذا البرنامج للطلاب لزراعة نباتات الفاصوليا الخضراء في المنزل. إلى جانب وجبات الطعام المجانية ، حصل الطلاب على مجموعات النمو في المنزل التي تضمنت:
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Ayer, los estudiantes de Glen Forest ES recibieron FCPS crece en casa kits en el sitio de comidas de Glen Forest ES! Nuestros amigos de la Oficina de Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición y Get2Green trabajaron con los coordinadores de huertos escolares en FCPS para desarrollar este programa para que los estudiantes cultiven plantas de frijol verde en casa. Junto con las comidas sin costo, los estudiantes recibieron kits Grow at Home que incluyeron:

 

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GFES School Supplies - deadline to order tomorrow!

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This is a friendly reminder....

 

Tomorrow, Friday, July 17, is the deadline to order

EPI school supply kits.

 

Please check out the GFES website for the details and the ordering link.

 

GFES Website Link:  https://glenforestes.fcps.edu/

 

It’s guaranteed to save you money, time and the hassle of finding that correct item!

Given the current environment, this is a safe and easy way to ensure your child has all the necessary items to start the new school year!

5829 Glen Forest Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041 |  Phone: 703.578.8000

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