Beech Tree Principal.Message.8.5.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Family:

 

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have accepted an incredible leadership position with another school division in VA for the 2022-2023 school year. As I’ve shared before, my one and only son has graduated from our Justice Pyramid, and I’ve spent the summer experiencing his excitement for his new adventure in college.  This has lit a fire in me to also want to experience a new journey, where I will continue to learn and grow in a new environment. This is why I have accepted a new position, as Principal at Oak Street Elementary School, in Falls Church City Public Schools.

 

I am grateful for the opportunities that Fairfax County has offered during my 20+ years in this wonderful school division.  I am equally grateful to have served you as your Principal since 2013. Being your Principal has been the highlight of my professional journey as an educator. As a school community, we have been able to accomplish incredible things: Bi-weekly collaborative learning team meetings, where a literacy coach and math coach facilitate instructional planning that is focused, purposeful, and vertically aligned; Professional Development Mondays, where teachers continue developing their instructional efficacy during school hours, within their grade level teams; Monthly Academic and Socio-Emotional Multi-Tiered Systems of Support meetings, where student progress is monitored and interventions are identified and provided, as needed; Professional Development Leadership and Data Leadership Teams, who meet monthly to plan for teacher-selected professional development and keep up with the latest data available and best use of such data to improve instruction; And an outstanding partnership with our PTA, our community and our business community partners.

 

Our Beech Tree ES is a terrific place for our students and families. I thank you for all your support.  Your children are a blessing to all who know them, and our teachers are like no other. I look forward to welcoming our staff during their planning days.

 

In cooperation with our Department of Human Resources, our Regional Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Fabio Zuluaga, has appointed Ms. Stephanie Carpenter, current Assistant Principal at Westlawn ES, as Acting Principal at Beech Tree, effective August 15th.  Ms. Carpenter brings a wealth of experience at the elementary level as a former elementary teacher, instructional coach, and Assistant Principal in various school settings. I will be working with Stephanie next week to ensure a smooth transition as we open our school for our students and families. Ms. Carpenter will help us in this capacity until a permanent principal is appointed.

 

The Region 2 Office will announce the next steps in selecting a permanent Principal for Beech Tree.  We plan to have a great deal of community involvement as we select our new Principal who can take Beech Tree to the next level of success.

 

Blessed to have been your Principal,

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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Beech Tree. Principal.Message.7.6.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families:

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

 

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

 

Let me or Esther Baca, at [email protected] know if you have any questions about the process.

 

Thank you,

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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Estimadas familias de Beech Tree:

Las solicitudes de comidas gratuitas y de precio reducido ya están disponibles en el sitio web de FCPS: https://www.fcps.edu/frm?utm_source=toolkit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=equity# .  Por favor complete este formulario lo antes posible. Se debe presentar una nueva solicitud cada año escolar.

 

 

Además de calificar para comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido, los estudiantes aprobados pueden calificar para beneficios tales como tarifas exentas o reducidas para instrumentos, uniformes, excursiones, tarifas de clase de FCPS y clases Parktakes. Las escuelas también se benefician de las oportunidades de financiación basadas en los números de solicitud de comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido.

 

Háganos saber a mí o a Esther Baca, en [email protected]  si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso.

 

Gracias,

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

These past few days have been very busy for me, as well as incredibly rewarding. My son graduated from Justice High School and both sets of grandparents were able to be present to celebrate our boy’s first milestone into adulthood. It was special to be surrounded by my friends and family who have been an ever present part of his childhood. It was a moment of counting many blessings. Last week, our preschool families experienced a milestone and this Friday our Kinder families will experience their child’s “Moving Up Ceremony” and our 5th grade families will have a bittersweet moment of honoring their pre-teen student in their “Moving On Ceremony.” I have to admit that I remember crying as I left my son’s 5th grade ceremony. It was difficult to say goodbye to elementary because that represented his childhood, although I knew he was ready for middle school. We look forward to celebrating both milestones on Friday, June 10th, 2022:

 

I would like to remind you of procedures for our end of year “Moving Up Ceremony” for Kindergarteners and our “Moving On Ceremony” for 5th graders. On Wednesday, June 8th Kinder and 5th grade families will receive the following in their Wednesday Folders:

 

          1) An invitation to the ceremony

 

          2) 6 Guest Name Tags, specific to each student, which are your

          TICKETS and permission into the ceremony

 

Both ceremonies will be held in the gym and accessed through Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. There will be a staff member stationed at that entrance to check tickets, which are limited to the 6 guests per Kinder OR 5th grade student.

 

*Please remember to bring your assigned name tag that identifies you as a an approved guest.

 

  • The Kindergarten “Moving Up Ceremony” will be held at 10am.

 

  • The 5th grade “Moving On Ceremony” will be held at 11:45am.

 

Guests are asked to exit the ceremony through the same door they entered from, which is Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. If you plan to take your student with you after the ceremony, please exit the building and come to Door #1 to ask for your student to be brought to you. Please understand that this is to keep track of all of our students after the ceremony in a safe and orderly manner. Thank you.

 

This week, we honor Ms. Do, who has served Fairfax County Public Schools for 28 years:

 

1) Current and past Beech Tree students, staff, and parents, are invited to shower Ms. Do with love and appreciation throughout the last week of school, Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. She loves hand-written, student-created cards and gardening. If you wish to send flowers, she is an avid gardener, so flowering plants she can add to her garden would be very special for her.

 

2) Our current staff will have a private, celebratory breakfast on Monday, June 13th.

 

3) Our office staff will hold a private retreat on Tuesday, June 14th to celebrate Ms. Do’s birthday and retirement.

 

This Wednesday, June 8th, we will hold our Field Day:

 

10:00 – 11:10 – Primary Grades (K-2) Field Day (Specialist and Resource teachers will facilitate the stations while classroom teachers guide their classes.)

 

11:20-1:50 – Lunch Break (Normal lunch schedule)

 

2:00-3:10 – Upper Grades and Enhanced Autism Field Day (Classroom teachers and one specialist/resource teacher will facilitate the stations and the students will rotate themselves.  Enhanced Autism teachers and staff will stay with their class to help them rotate.)

 

Please dress your child in comfortable loose-fitting clothing that can get dirty and wet. A change of clothes is recommended.  Please have your child wear tennis shoes and sunscreen. 

 

As always, I thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at [email protected]

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at [email protected]

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at [email protected]

Registrar: Susan Do at [email protected]

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at [email protected]

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at [email protected]

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at [email protected]

 

PTA Information

PTA Officers:

President: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

For Memberships, t-shirts, etc: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

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FCPS Calendar

The following link provides you with the 2021-2022 Calendar: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

December 20 - 31  Holiday (Winter Break) - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

January 17   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)

January 20   End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 21   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24   Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

February 21 Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)

March 3        2-hour Early Release

March 4        Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31      End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1            Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4-8        Holiday (Spring Break)

May 30          Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 10         Last Day of School (Early Release)

 

iReady

iReady is an online Reading and Math intervention resource that is available to all of our 1st through 5th graders. IReady is adapted to each student’s needs based on their division-wide online iReady assessments. Your child may access this intervention at anytime and it will also be available to students over the summer break, so you may access it even while you travel. It can be found as an icon on the desktop of your student’s school laptop. If the icon will not work, or if you are accessing it on your home computer, your student may login through: http://www.fcps.edu/us

 

Health & Safety Procedures:

Visitors in the Building

Beech Tree visitors may enter by appointment only, with limited access to the building. All must have an ID, such a driver’s license or passport, and will be asked to respond to a Health Screening Questionnaire. Parents may drop off and pick up materials, as needed, by ringing the doorbell and communicating with office staff. Office staff will then bring the materials to you at the door or receive the materials from you at the door.

 

Water Fountain Use

Students should bring their own water bottle for use during the day. School staff will supervise the refilling of  water bottles, as necessary. Water fountains should not be used as usual. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles when practical, but students and staff should not drink directly from any water fountains or faucets, which could contribute to illness transmission; individual water bottles should be used instead. 

 

Care Rooms

    • The predetermined care room is a designated location and must be separate from the health room. It may be necessary for schools to identify a second care room due to the requirement for physical distancing and room capacity.
    • A designated staff member must be assigned to supervise students while in the predetermined care room should the need arise. The staff member will be provided with a gown or lab coat, gloves, and a face shield as appropriate. Staff will need to be available at various times throughout the day to supervise any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while awaiting pick up by the parent or guardian.
  • *At Beech Tree, the designated Care Rooms, so as not to impact student instruction, are the principal’s conference room and the principal’s office. The designated staff, so as not to impact student instruction, are the assistant principal, Maureen Lopez, and the principal, Karim Daugherty.

 

 

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Beech Tree. Covid.Cases.Notification.6.3.2022

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, one COVID-19 positive case has/have been reported today at Beech Tree ES. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

 

Sincerely,

Maureen M. Lopez

Assistant Principal

Beech Tree Elementary School

703-531-2600

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Beech Tree. Covid.Cases.Notification.6.2.2022

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, one COVID-19 positive case has/have been reported today at Beech Tree ES. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

 

Sincerely,

Maureen M. Lopez

Assistant Principal

Beech Tree Elementary School

703-531-2600

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Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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Dear Beech Tree Staff & Community:

Our wonderful assistant principal, Maureen Lopez has been afforded, by the Region, a different leadership opportunity for the 2022-2023 school year. We are going to miss Ms. Lopez immensely, and we understand the importance of multiple leadership opportunities, in a variety of school communities, for our aspiring school principals.  Ms. Lopez will support Braddock Elementary School, as an assistant principal, effective July 1, 2022. We want to thank Ms. Lopez for her incredible leadership during her tenure at our school.  We want to wish Ms. Lopez the best as she continues to refine her leadership practices in a different school community; what an amazing learning opportunity.  We also want to welcome Ms. Bridget Louder from Woodburn Elementary School, who, as well, has been afforded a leadership opportunity as an assistant principal here at Beech Tree Elementary School.  Ms. Louder brings a variety of instructional and leadership practices that will complement the work we already have in place in our school.  We cannot wait to introduce Ms. Louder to our school community as she continues her personal and professional journey in FCPS.

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

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Beech Tree. Covid.Cases.Notification.5.31.2022

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, 2 COVID-19 positive cases has/have been reported today at Beech Tree ES. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

 

Sincerely,

Maureen M. Lopez

Assistant Principal

Beech Tree Elementary School

703-531-2600

 

“Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to approach it; equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it.”

- Caroline Belden

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Principal.Message.5.28.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This Monday, schools will be closed as we honor our fallen service men and women on Memorial Day. Below are links for local

tributes and events:

https://www.washingtonian.com/2022/05/27/memorial-day-weekend-in-dc-tributes-and-events/

https://patch.com/virginia/vienna/memorial-day-weekend-events-parades-festivals-around-northern-va-dc

https://washington.org/visit-dc/things-to-do-memorial-day-weekend-washington-dc

Last Thursday, we held our first in-person PTA Talent Show since pre-Covid. Our current PTA President, Megan Laboy, wanted to blend the best of in-person with the best part of virtual, so a large screen was used to present talents at home, and then so many of our students proudly stood up on stage and shared their talents in-person. I am always impressed with the confidence our students demonstrate, as well as the encouragement they receive from each other. Ms. Kiri Cooper, our music teacher, kicked off the PTA Talent Show with beautiful singing by our chorus. It was truly a night to remember! Thank you to all who helped make it happen and came out to support our students.

 

This Friday, June 3rd our current and former Beech Tree families are encouraged to celebrate with all of us during our 2022 Spring Fling on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30pm on the blacktop out back. Our PTA will have a DJ out in the fresh air for us to enjoy! Should it rain, it will be moved into the gym, so come ready to dance with us!

 

I’d like to remind you that Ms. Do, our registrar, is retiring after 28 years of service, and while she wanted to walk away quietly, we want to be sure and recognize and honor her service to our community:

 

1) Current and past Beech Tree students, staff, and parents, are invited to shower Ms. Do with love and appreciation throughout the last week of school, Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. She loves hand-written, student-created cards and gardening. If you wish to send flowers, she is an avid gardener, so flowering plants she can add to her garden would be very special for her.

 

2) Our current staff will have a private, celebratory breakfast on Monday, June 13th.

 

3) Our office staff will hold a private retreat on Tuesday, June 11th to celebrate Ms. Do’s birthday and retirement.

 

Additionally, I would like to remind you of my plans for our end of year “Moving Up Ceremony” for Kindergarteners and our “Moving On Ceremony” for 5th graders. On Wednesday, June 8th Kinder and 5th grade families will receive the following in their Wednesday Folders:

 

          1) An invitation to the ceremony

 

          2) 6 Guest Name Tags, specific to each student, which are your                TICKETS and permission into the ceremony

 

Both ceremonies will be held in the gym and accessed through Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. There will be a staff member stationed at that entrance to check tickets, which are limited to the 6 guests per Kinder OR 5th grade student.

 

*Please remember to bring your assigned name tag that identifies you as a an approved guest.

 

  • The Kindergarten “Moving Up Ceremony” will be held at 10am.

 

  • The 5th grade “Moving On Ceremony” will be held at 11:45am.

 

Guests are asked to exit the ceremony through the same door they entered from, which is Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. If you plan to take your student with you after the ceremony, please exit the building and come to Door #1 to ask for your student to be brought to you. Please understand that this is to keep track of all of our students after the ceremony in a safe and orderly manner. Thank you.

 

As always, thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

 

RECORDATORIOS:

Contactos de la oficina de Beech Tree:

 

Enlace de padres de habla hispana: Stella O'Brien en [email protected]

Especialista en tecnología escolar (iniciar sesión/usar programas): Mike Meyer en [email protected]

Especialista en tecnología (problemas de computadoras portátiles): Tom Kindregan en [email protected]

Registradora: Susan Do en [email protected]

Secretaria de asistencia: Sheila Hudson en [email protected]

Secretaria del director: Esther Baca en [email protected]

Subdirectora: Maureen Lopez en [email protected]

Maestra de Recursos Académicos Avanzados: Patty Settel en [email protected]

 

Información de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros:

 

Oficiales de la PTA:

Presidente: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vicepresidente: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretaria: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Tesorera: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

Para membresías, camisetas, etc.: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

Recaudación de fondos:

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Calendario FCPS

El siguiente enlace le proporciona el Calendario 2021-2022: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

20 - 31 de diciembre Día festivo (vacaciones de invierno) - Las clases se reanudan el 3 de enero de 2022

Día festivo del 17 de enero (cumpleaños de Martin Luther King Jr.)

20 de enero Fin del segundo trimestre: salida anticipada de 2 horas

21 de enero Día festivo para estudiantes (Día de trabajo para maestros)

24 de enero Feriado estudiantil (Día de desarrollo profesional)

21 de febrero feriado (cumpleaños de George Washington y día de los presidentes)

3 de marzo Salida anticipada de 2 horas

4 de marzo Feriado estudiantil (Día de desarrollo profesional)

31 de marzo Fin del tercer trimestre: salida anticipada de 2 horas

1 de abril Día festivo para estudiantes (Día de trabajo para maestros)

Día feriado del 4 al 8 de abril (vacaciones de primavera)

30 de mayo Feriado (Día de los Caídos)

10 de junio Último día de clases (Salida temprano)

 

Procedimientos de salud y seguridad:

 

Visitantes en el edificio

Los visitantes de Beech Tree pueden ingresar solo con cita previa, con acceso limitado al edificio. Todos deben tener una identificación, como una licencia de conducir o un pasaporte, y se les pedirá que respondan un cuestionario de evaluación de la salud. Los padres pueden dejar y recoger materiales, según sea necesario, tocando el timbre y comunicándose con el personal de la oficina. El personal de la oficina le llevará los materiales a la puerta o los recibirá en la puerta.

 

Uso de la fuente de agua

Los estudiantes deben traer su propia botella de agua para usar durante el día. El personal de la escuela supervisará el llenado de las botellas de agua, según sea necesario. Las fuentes de agua no deben usarse como de costumbre. Las fuentes de agua se pueden usar para rellenar botellas de agua cuando sea práctico, pero los estudiantes y el personal no deben beber directamente de ninguna fuente de agua o grifo, lo que podría contribuir a la transmisión de enfermedades; en su lugar, se deben usar botellas de agua individuales.

 

Salas de cuidados

  • La sala de atención predeterminada es un lugar designado y debe estar separada de la sala de salud. Puede ser necesario que las escuelas identifiquen una segunda sala de cuidado debido al requisito de distanciamiento físico y capacidad de la sala.
  • Se debe asignar un miembro del personal designado para supervisar a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en la sala de atención predeterminada en caso de que surja la necesidad. El miembro del personal recibirá una bata o bata de laboratorio, guantes y un protector facial, según corresponda. El personal deberá estar disponible en varios momentos durante el día para supervisar a cualquier estudiante que presente síntomas de COVID-19 mientras espera que el padre o tutor lo recoja.

*En Beech Tree, las salas de atención designadas, para no afectar la instrucción de los estudiantes, son la sala de conferencias del director y la oficina del director. El personal designado, para no afectar la instrucción de los estudiantes, es la subdirectora, Maureen López, y la directora, Karim Daugherty.

 

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Covid.Case.Notification.5.27.2022

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, three COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Beech Tree Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

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PTA.Talent.Show.at.Beech.Tree.5.26.2022

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Reminder:

The Beech Tree Talent Show is tonight at 6:30pm in the gym.

Enter and Exit through Door #9, by the SACC/Library entrance.

Chorus will perform.

Students who submitted their FlipGrid video for in-person, will perform.

Students who submitted their FlipGrid video for virtual showing, will also have their video shown during tonight's performance.

See you soon!

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

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Principal.Message.5.25.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families:

 

I reach out to you today with some information you may be wondering, as you continue to watch the news from yesterday’s unacceptable and unforgivable events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Texas. Fairfax County Public Schools' main goal is to keep students and staff  safe at school. Our crisis and emergency response plans have been cited as a national model. We continually work with county, state, and federal health, safety, and emergency personnel leaders to ensure coordinated responses to potential threats. We also drill for emergency situations and then review and revise plans as needed.

 

In Fairfax County Public Schools, three offices play lead roles during critical incidents.

 

  1. Crisis Management: Leading the immediate and long-term response to the incident itself is the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services' Office of Safety and Security (OSS).
  2. Crisis Communications: Ensuring students, employees, parents, the media, and the community have accurate and timely information during a crisis is the responsibility of the Office of Communication and Community Relations (CCR). CCR is responsible for broadcast of all FCPS emergency messages.
  3. Crisis Intervention Services: Crisis response teams are staffed by school psychologists, school social workers, and school counselors.

FCPS has an established Safety Program (Lockdown Drills): Response contingencies to critical incidents are researched and tested through mandatory drills and functional exercises in all schools and centers. Two lockdown drills are conducted each school year in accordance with Virginia law as part of an FCPS comprehensive options based approach to responding to potentially violent intruders in the facility or on school grounds. These mandatory drills and other safety training programs are designed for all staff and students to provide for the safest possible school environment.

Below you will find links for frequently asked questions about safety drills and parent/guardian tips:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/emergency-planning-and-crisis-response/frequently-asked

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf/LockdownDrill_Parent-GaurdianTips.pdf

It is important that all public safety officials, school administrators, communication officers, and members of the media understand and use a common terminology. Below are terminology we use when training FCPS staff and practicing safety drills:

Lockdown

Used to describe security measures taken to protect against intruders.

  • All students stay in place with a teacher or staff member.
  • Students and teachers remain in locked classrooms, unobservable from outside (lights-off, window blinds closed, door windows obscured with paper) and outside potential lines of fire.
  • Students and staff members disregard fire alarms.
  • No one enters or exits the school, except public safety personnel.
  • Persons in trailers remain in locked trailers.
  •  

Secure the Building

Used if the danger is outside the building, e.g., a robbery near the school.

  • No students allowed outside of buildings and trailers (no P.E., recess, etc.).
  • All building and trailer exterior doors are closed and locked.
  • People in locked trailers remain in locked trailers.
  • Staff members and students are free to move about inside buildings and trailers.
  • Staff member posted at building main entrance to control visitor access, issue passes, and direct to reunification area, if necessary.
  •  

Shelter In Place

Used to temporarily separate people from a hazardous outdoor atmosphere, such as in a hazmat incident.

  • “Shelter-In-Place” announcement made via PA system and radio.
  • Students and staff members move into main building from trailers, unless it is unsafe due to environmental contamination.
  • All windows and doors are closed, locked and sealed, with materials that will hinder air flow.
  • Staff members shut off main building power to stop HVAC, exhaust, and roof ventilators.
  • Signs placed on the front door making notification of Shelter-in-Place Emergency.
  • Building entry forbidden until public safety officials arrive and give the “all clear.”
  • Exposed or contaminated people will be kept separate from the rest of school population, and directed to wash with water.
  • If possible, alternative clothing for exposed individuals will be provided and contaminated clothing will be removed and sealed in plastic bags.
  • Administrators will listen to local emergency management officials and follow directions from responding public safety officials.
  •  

Stay Put, Stay Tuned

Implemented at the request of public safety officials to limit impacts on the transportation infrastructure during large-scale events.

  • Stay Put, Stay Tuned announcement made via PA system and radio.
  • No unsupervised release of students will occur until direction is provided by competent authority.
  • Staff members will monitor local media and messaging systems for updates.
  • E-notify messages will be sent by affected schools.
  • Students can be released to parents with proper identification.
  •  

Parent Reunification

If public safety officials require that a school building be evacuated, students and staff members will be safely transported by bus to a designated parent-student reunification center. Parents will be informed of the reunification location via FCPS' emergency messaging system and local media. At the reunification center, students will be released to their parents upon presentation of proper identification.

FCPS does not release this type of specific information, pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This law provides specific exclusions to the type of information that can be released (2.2-3705). Also, during emergency situations, circumstances could arise that might force changes to previously designated locations. Parents will be informed of parent-student reunification center locations via the local media and through school resources.

Bus Safety

School bus drivers will be in contact with the Office of Transportation for instructions in the event that a crisis occurs while students are in transport. Bus drivers will be informed to use common sense and not travel toward the crisis location. Parents will be informed of the parent-student reunification center location via FCPS' emergency messaging system and local media.

Field Trips

If the situation warrants, all field trips will be canceled. Cancellations could also include travel to academies, community programs, and other events. There may be circumstances that could require the cancellation of field trips to certain areas. All school buses are equipped with radio communications with the transportation office. If a field trip is under way and must be recalled, buses would be directed to return to the school or a designated safe area. Any such decision will be announced using FCPS' emergency messaging system. Parents are reminded that FCPS retains the right to cancel any field trip for safety reasons and is not responsible for any financial obligations parents may have.

Student Release

Parents are allowed to pick up their children unless public safety officials have declared a shelter-in-place response, or there is some other reason why facility access is restricted. During any emergency, school personnel will maintain as safe and normal environment for children within the school as is possible. School is not automatically canceled in emergency situations. School may be the safest place for children.

Children will not be released to individuals who are not authorized on the student's emergency care card or who do not have written parent authorization.

The Emergency Care Form is completed by parents and guardians at the start of each school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to access the SIS (Student Information System) to update emergency information online. Updated paper forms can also be found at your school.

Friends and neighbors may sign a child or children out with written permission from a parent or parents. Both parents have to give permission in writing for the sign-out and pickup. Schools prefer to have written permission on the day that a child's pickup will change, but schools will also keep written permission on file. School offices will keep the permission notes--usually they will attach them to the Emergency Care Card(s) of those involved. Schools will also ask for identification when the child is released to the one(s) mentioned in the permission note. We recommend communicating with the teacher as well, perhaps with a copy of the signed written note.

Health Concerns

Parents or guardians should make sure that the school has an appropriate amount of medication on hand in the event of a short-term emergency. Talk with your school nurse for more information.

Cell Phone Use

In the event of an emergency, students will be allowed to use their phones to communicate with parents with the permission of the school principal. In an emergency, cell phone circuits may become overloaded, interfering with public safety's ability to communicate. Students' use of cell phones during an emergency will be appropriately limited. 

Parents are asked not to call the school in emergency situations, so phone lines can remain accessible for handling the specific situation. Parents will be kept informed via text and email as well as the FCPS Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Everyone in Fairfax County Public Schools continues to work to make all our schools safe and secure environments for all our students.

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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Principal.Message.5.21.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I would like to remind you and invite you to participate in our PTA’s Talent Show. To be as inclusive, as possible, we would like to provide two ways to participate: Virtually or in-person. Please access one of the links below, depending on your selection. One link is for those who will ONLY show their talents through the virtual recording, such as biking, horseback riding, trampoline jumping, etc. The other link is for school staff and PTA board to view the talent that will be shown in-person at the talent show this Thursday, the 26th of May. This second link will allow us to both organize the program and check for appropriateness. For example, no vulgar language is allowed, so please review your children’s song choices.

*Please complete your submission by this Tuesday, May 24th, so we have time to review and plan.

2021-2022 Beech Tree's Virtual Talents

 

 

2021-2022 BTES' In Person Talent Check In

 

https://flipgrid.com/d3529ffa

 

https://flipgrid.com/a9bb2707

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday, during our PTA meeting, I shared that our beloved Ms. Susan Do, our registrar, is retiring after 28 years.

I shared that I planned to hold an evening event that would allow community members to celebrate Ms. Do’s dedication to Beech Tree. However, I must adjust those plans, if I wish to honor and respect Ms. Do, as she deserves. As you know, the amazing Ms. Do, we have all come to love and depend on, is also shy. She says she prefers to walk away quietly without fuss and she means it! I’ve gotten her to compromise, though. I explained to her that our current and past Beech Tree family would be hurt if they did not get an opportunity to thank her and honor her, so here is the compromise:

1) Current and past Beech Tree students, staff, and parents, are invited to shower Ms. Do with love and appreciation throughout the last week of school, Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. She loves hand-written, student-created cards and gardening. If you wish to send flowers, she is an avid gardener, so flowering plants she can add to her garden would be very special for her.

 

2) Our current staff will have a private, celebratory breakfast on Monday, June 13th.

 

3) Our office staff will hold a private retreat on Tuesday, June 11th to celebrate Ms. Do’s birthday and retirement.

 

Additionally, I would like to share with you my plans for our end of year “Moving Up Ceremony” for Kindergarteners and our “Moving On Ceremony” for 5th graders. On Wednesday, June 8th Kinder and 5th grade families will receive the following in their Wednesday Folders:

 

1) An invitation to the ceremony

 

2) 6 Guest Name Tags, specific to each student, which are your TICKETS and permission into the ceremony

 

Both ceremonies will be held in the gym and accessed through Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. There will be a staff member stationed at that entrance to check tickets, which are limited to the 6 guests per Kinder OR 5th grade student.

 

*Please remember to bring your assigned name tag that identifies you as a an approved guest.

 

  • The Kindergarten “Moving Up Ceremony” will be held at 10am.

 

  • The 5th grade “Moving On Ceremony” will be held at 11:45am.

 

Guests are asked to exit the ceremony through the same door they entered from, which is Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. If you plan to take your student with you after the ceremony, please exit the building and come to Door #1 to ask for your student to be brought to you. Please understand that this is to keep track of all of our students after the ceremony in a safe and orderly manner. Thank you.

 

Our 5th grade class of 2021 and 2020 and families are encouraged to celebrate with all of us during our 2022 Spring Fling on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30pm on the blacktop out back. Our PTA will have a DJ out in the fresh air for us to enjoy! Should it rain, it will be moved into the gym, so come ready to dance with us!

 

As always, thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at [email protected]

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at [email protected]

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at [email protected]

Registrar: Susan Do at [email protected]

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at [email protected]

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at [email protected]

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at [email protected]

 

PTA Information

PTA Officers:

President: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

For Memberships, t-shirts, etc: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

Fundraising:

Smile.amazon- Beech Tree Elementary School Falls Church VA

Harris Teeter VIC card: Must be renewed

every year – our number is 4085

Boxtops- Download the app and choose Beech Tree Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

 

 

FCPS Calendar

The following link provides you with the 2021-2022 Calendar: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

December 20 - 31  Holiday (Winter Break) - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

January 17   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)

January 20   End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 21   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24   Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

February 21 Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)

March 3        2-hour Early Release

March 4        Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31      End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1            Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4-8        Holiday (Spring Break)

May 30          Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 10         Last Day of School (Early Release)

 

iReady

iReady is an online Reading and Math intervention resource that is available to all of our 1st through 5th graders. IReady is adapted to each student’s needs based on their division-wide online iReady assessments. Your child may access this intervention at anytime and it will also be available to students over the summer break, so you may access it even while you travel. It can be found as an icon on the desktop of your student’s school laptop. If the icon will not work, or if you are accessing it on your home computer, your student may login through: http://www.fcps.edu/us

 

Health & Safety Procedures:

Visitors in the Building

Beech Tree visitors may enter by appointment only, with limited access to the building. All must have an ID, such a driver’s license or passport, and will be asked to respond to a Health Screening Questionnaire. Parents may drop off and pick up materials, as needed, by ringing the doorbell and communicating with office staff. Office staff will then bring the materials to you at the door or receive the materials from you at the door.

 

Water Fountain Use

Students should bring their own water bottle for use during the day. School staff will supervise the refilling of  water bottles, as necessary. Water fountains should not be used as usual. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles when practical, but students and staff should not drink directly from any water fountains or faucets, which could contribute to illness transmission; individual water bottles should be used instead. 

 

Care Rooms

    • The predetermined care room is a designated location and must be separate from the health room. It may be necessary for schools to identify a second care room due to the requirement for physical distancing and room capacity.
    • A designated staff member must be assigned to supervise students while in the predetermined care room should the need arise. The staff member will be provided with a gown or lab coat, gloves, and a face shield as appropriate. Staff will need to be available at various times throughout the day to supervise any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while awaiting pick up by the parent or guardian.
  • *At Beech Tree, the designated Care Rooms, so as not to impact student instruction, are the principal’s conference room and the principal’s office. The designated staff, so as not to impact student instruction, are the assistant principal, Maureen Lopez, and the principal, Karim Daugherty.

 

 

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Principal.Message.5.21.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

 

I would like to remind you and invite you to participate in our PTA’s Talent Show. To be as inclusive, as possible, we would like to provide two ways to participate: Virtually or in-person. Please access one of the links below, depending on your selection. One link is for those who will ONLY show their talents through the virtual recording, such as biking, horseback riding, trampoline jumping, etc. The other link is for school staff and PTA board to view the talent that will be shown in-person at the talent show this Thursday, the 26th of May. This second link will allow us to both organize the program and check for appropriateness. For example, no vulgar language is allowed, so please review your children’s song choices.

 

*Please complete your submission by this Tuesday, May 24th, so we have time to review and plan.

 

2021-2022 Beech Tree's Virtual Talents

 

 

2021-2022 BTES' In Person Talent Check In

 

https://flipgrid.com/d3529ffa

 

https://flipgrid.com/a9bb2707

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday, during our PTA meeting, I shared that our beloved Ms. Susan Do, our registrar, is retiring after 28 years.

 

I shared that I planned to hold an evening event that would allow community members to celebrate Ms. Do’s dedication to Beech Tree. However, I must adjust those plans, if I wish to honor and respect Ms. Do, as she deserves. As you know, the amazing Ms. Do, we have all come to love and depend on, is also shy. She says she prefers to walk away quietly without fuss and she means it! I’ve gotten her to compromise, though. I explained to her that our current and past Beech Tree family would be hurt if they did not get an opportunity to thank her and honor her, so here is the compromise:

 

1) Current and past Beech Tree students, staff, and parents, are invited to shower Ms. Do with love and appreciation throughout the last week of school, Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. She loves hand-written, student-created cards and gardening. If you wish to send flowers, she is an avid gardener, so flowering plants she can add to her garden would be very special for her.

 

2) Our current staff will have a private, celebratory breakfast on Monday, June 13th.

 

3) Our office staff will hold a private retreat on Tuesday, June 11th to celebrate Ms. Do’s birthday and retirement.

 

Additionally, I would like to share with you my plans for our end of year “Moving Up Ceremony” for Kindergarteners and our “Moving On Ceremony” for 5th graders. On Wednesday, June 8th Kinder and 5th grade families will receive the following in their Wednesday Folders:

 

          1) An invitation to the ceremony

 

          2) 6 Guest Name Tags, specific to each student, which are your TICKETS and permission into the ceremony

 

Both ceremonies will be held in the gym and accessed through Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. There will be a staff member stationed at that entrance to check tickets, which are limited to the 6 guests per Kinder OR 5th grade student.

 

*Please remember to bring your assigned name tag that identifies you as a an approved guest.

 

  • The Kindergarten “Moving Up Ceremony” will be held at 10am.

 

  • The 5th grade “Moving On Ceremony” will be held at 11:45am.

 

Guests are asked to exit the ceremony through the same door they entered from, which is Door #9, by the SACC entrance/library. If you plan to take your student with you after the ceremony, please exit the building and come to Door #1 to ask for your student to be brought to you. Please understand that this is to keep track of all of our students after the ceremony in a safe and orderly manner. Thank you.

 

Our 5th grade class of 2021 and 2020 and families are encouraged to celebrate with all of us during our 2022 Spring Fling on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30pm on the blacktop out back. Our PTA will have a DJ out in the fresh air for us to enjoy! Should it rain, it will be moved into the gym, so come ready to dance with us!

 

As always, thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at [email protected]

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at [email protected]

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at [email protected]

Registrar: Susan Do at [email protected]

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at [email protected]

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at [email protected]

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at [email protected]

 

PTA Information

PTA Officers:

President: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

For Memberships, t-shirts, etc: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

Fundraising:

Smile.amazon- Beech Tree Elementary School Falls Church VA

Harris Teeter VIC card: Must be renewed

every year – our number is 4085

Boxtops- Download the app and choose Beech Tree Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

 

 

FCPS Calendar

The following link provides you with the 2021-2022 Calendar: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

December 20 - 31  Holiday (Winter Break) - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

January 17   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)

January 20   End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 21   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24   Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

February 21 Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)

March 3        2-hour Early Release

March 4        Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31      End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1            Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4-8        Holiday (Spring Break)

May 30          Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 10         Last Day of School (Early Release)

 

iReady

iReady is an online Reading and Math intervention resource that is available to all of our 1st through 5th graders. IReady is adapted to each student’s needs based on their division-wide online iReady assessments. Your child may access this intervention at anytime and it will also be available to students over the summer break, so you may access it even while you travel. It can be found as an icon on the desktop of your student’s school laptop. If the icon will not work, or if you are accessing it on your home computer, your student may login through: http://www.fcps.edu/us

 

Health & Safety Procedures:

Visitors in the Building

Beech Tree visitors may enter by appointment only, with limited access to the building. All must have an ID, such a driver’s license or passport, and will be asked to respond to a Health Screening Questionnaire. Parents may drop off and pick up materials, as needed, by ringing the doorbell and communicating with office staff. Office staff will then bring the materials to you at the door or receive the materials from you at the door.

 

Water Fountain Use

Students should bring their own water bottle for use during the day. School staff will supervise the refilling of  water bottles, as necessary. Water fountains should not be used as usual. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles when practical, but students and staff should not drink directly from any water fountains or faucets, which could contribute to illness transmission; individual water bottles should be used instead. 

 

Care Rooms

    • The predetermined care room is a designated location and must be separate from the health room. It may be necessary for schools to identify a second care room due to the requirement for physical distancing and room capacity.
    • A designated staff member must be assigned to supervise students while in the predetermined care room should the need arise. The staff member will be provided with a gown or lab coat, gloves, and a face shield as appropriate. Staff will need to be available at various times throughout the day to supervise any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while awaiting pick up by the parent or guardian.
  • *At Beech Tree, the designated Care Rooms, so as not to impact student instruction, are the principal’s conference room and the principal’s office. The designated staff, so as not to impact student instruction, are the assistant principal, Maureen Lopez, and the principal, Karim Daugherty.

 

 

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Beech.Tree.Covid.Positive.Case.5.16.2022

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, 1 COVID-19 positive case has/have been reported today at Beech Tree ES. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

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Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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Welcome and thank you to our new PTA Board:

President/Presidente: Penny Yiannarakis & Megan Laboy (Thank you so much, Megan, for supporting Penny as she graciously accepted this role!)

Vice-President/Vicepresidente: Michelle Sinclair

Secretary/Secretaria: Sarah Squire

Treasurer/Tesorero: Meghan Peters

 

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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Dear Beech Tree Families:

Last night, we had our PTA Election Meeting. We are grateful for our PTA Board that has worked so diligently to support our school community during the last few years:

President: Megan Laboy

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison

 

 

Welcome and thank you to our new PTA Board:

President: Penny Yiannarakis & Megan Laboy (Thank you so much, Megan, for supporting Penny as she graciously accepted this role!)

Vice-President: Meghan Peters

Secretary: Sarah Squire

Treasurer: Michelle Sinclair

 

We would like to invite all of our students to participate in our PTA Talent Show. The talent show will be held on Thursday, May 26th, in our school gym. We are excited to have our talent show be in-person, as we always did pre-Covid. Our PTA would also like to facilitate the opportunity for students to showcase their talents virtually, if they are unable to present in person, so we have created two Flipgrid Links. One link is for those who will ONLY show their talents through the virtual recording, such as biking, horseback riding, trampoline jumping, etc. The other link is for Megan Laboy and me to view the talent that will be shown in-person at the talent show on the 26th. This second link will allow us to both organize the program and check for appropriateness. For example, no vulgar language is allowed, so please review your children’s song choices.

 

2021-2022 Beech Tree's Virtual Talents

 

 

2021-2022 BTES' In Person Talent Check In

 

https://flipgrid.com/d3529ffa

 

 

https://flipgrid.com/a9bb2707

 

 

 

 

 

Our Math Coach, Ms. Katie McVicker looks forward to meeting you, virtually, next Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm, for a Math Night. I will send you the Zoom link on that day. Sit back, get comfortable, and let’s have a little Math Fun!

Additionally, I wanted to invite you to participate in the following opportunities:

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

MAY 14, 2022

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031 

Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Reid, FCPS’ Incoming Superintendent

MAY 17, 2022

7 p.m.

 

FCPS Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistants Information Session

MAY 18, 2022

1 - 2 p.m.

 

As always, thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at [email protected]

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at [email protected]

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at [email protected]

Registrar: Susan Do at [email protected]

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at [email protected]

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at [email protected]

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at [email protected]

 

PTA Information

PTA Officers:

President: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

For Memberships, t-shirts, etc: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

Fundraising:

Smile.amazon- Beech Tree Elementary School Falls Church VA

Harris Teeter VIC card: Must be renewed

every year – our number is 4085

Boxtops- Download the app and choose Beech Tree Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

 

 

FCPS Calendar

The following link provides you with the 2021-2022 Calendar: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

December 20 - 31  Holiday (Winter Break) - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

January 17   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)

January 20   End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 21   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24   Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

February 21 Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)

March 3        2-hour Early Release

March 4        Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31      End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1            Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4-8        Holiday (Spring Break)

May 30          Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 10         Last Day of School (Early Release)

 

iReady

iReady is an online Reading and Math intervention resource that is available to all of our 1st through 5th graders. IReady is adapted to each student’s needs based on their division-wide online iReady assessments. Your child may access this intervention at anytime and it will also be available to students over the summer break, so you may access it even while you travel. It can be found as an icon on the desktop of your student’s school laptop. If the icon will not work, or if you are accessing it on your home computer, your student may login through: http://www.fcps.edu/us

 

Health & Safety Procedures:

Visitors in the Building

Beech Tree visitors may enter by appointment only, with limited access to the building. All must have an ID, such a driver’s license or passport, and will be asked to respond to a Health Screening Questionnaire. Parents may drop off and pick up materials, as needed, by ringing the doorbell and communicating with office staff. Office staff will then bring the materials to you at the door or receive the materials from you at the door.

 

Water Fountain Use

Students should bring their own water bottle for use during the day. School staff will supervise the refilling of  water bottles, as necessary. Water fountains should not be used as usual. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles when practical, but students and staff should not drink directly from any water fountains or faucets, which could contribute to illness transmission; individual water bottles should be used instead. 

 

Care Rooms

    • The predetermined care room is a designated location and must be separate from the health room. It may be necessary for schools to identify a second care room due to the requirement for physical distancing and room capacity.
    • A designated staff member must be assigned to supervise students while in the predetermined care room should the need arise. The staff member will be provided with a gown or lab coat, gloves, and a face shield as appropriate. Staff will need to be available at various times throughout the day to supervise any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while awaiting pick up by the parent or guardian.
  • *At Beech Tree, the designated Care Rooms, so as not to impact student instruction, are the principal’s conference room and the principal’s office. The designated staff, so as not to impact student instruction, are the assistant principal, Maureen Lopez, and the principal, Karim Daugherty.

 

 

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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Dear Beech Tree Families:

Our staff enjoyed all the different ways each community member shared their gratitude with them. Thank you for the flowers, cards, treats, and lunch! We are grateful for your trust and partnership and the opportunity to make a positive impact in your children’s lives!

With the rainy weekend we’re going to experience, I thought I’d share this link of indoor family fun: https://www.funinfairfaxva.com/indoor-activities-in-northern-virginia/

I’d like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all who fill the role of a Mother-Figure in our children’s lives! We have mothers, grandmothers, aunts, big sisters, friends, and single fathers who sacrifice and provide love and safety to our children. Thank you for all you do. May Sunday bring you much love and appreciation!

This month, we have a few important dates to remember:

Thursday, May 12th = Virtual PTA Meeting at 6:30pm

                                      Zoom link will be sent home that evening

Thursday, May 19th = Virtual Math Night, hosted by our Math Coach, Ms. Katie McVicker at 6:30pm

                                      Zoom link will be sent home that evening

Thursday, May 26th = PTA Talent Show in the Gym at 6:30pm

                                      A Flipgrid link will be shared this week for those who would like to showcase their talents through a recording

Monday, May 30th = No School: Memorial Day

As always, thank you for your trust and support. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at [email protected]

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at [email protected]

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at [email protected]

Registrar: Susan Do at [email protected]

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at [email protected]

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at [email protected]

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at [email protected]

 

PTA Information

PTA Officers:

President: Megan Laboy, [email protected]

Vice-President: Sonali Khadilkar, [email protected]

Secretary: Penny Yiannarakis, [email protected]

Treasurer: Elizabeth Allison, [email protected]

 

For Memberships, t-shirts, etc: https://beechtreepta.memberhub.com/store

 

Fundraising:

Smile.amazon- Beech Tree Elementary School Falls Church VA

Harris Teeter VIC card: Must be renewed

every year – our number is 4085

Boxtops- Download the app and choose Beech Tree Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

 

 

FCPS Calendar

The following link provides you with the 2021-2022 Calendar: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

December 20 - 31  Holiday (Winter Break) - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

January 17   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)

January 20   End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 21   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24   Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

February 21 Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)

March 3        2-hour Early Release

March 4        Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31      End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1            Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

April 4-8        Holiday (Spring Break)

May 30          Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 10         Last Day of School (Early Release)

 

iReady

iReady is an online Reading and Math intervention resource that is available to all of our 1st through 5th graders. IReady is adapted to each student’s needs based on their division-wide online iReady assessments. Your child may access this intervention at anytime and it will also be available to students over the summer break, so you may access it even while you travel. It can be found as an icon on the desktop of your student’s school laptop. If the icon will not work, or if you are accessing it on your home computer, your student may login through: http://www.fcps.edu/us

 

Health & Safety Procedures:

Visitors in the Building

Beech Tree visitors may enter by appointment only, with limited access to the building. All must have an ID, such a driver’s license or passport, and will be asked to respond to a Health Screening Questionnaire. Parents may drop off and pick up materials, as needed, by ringing the doorbell and communicating with office staff. Office staff will then bring the materials to you at the door or receive the materials from you at the door.

 

Water Fountain Use

Students should bring their own water bottle for use during the day. School staff will supervise the refilling of  water bottles, as necessary. Water fountains should not be used as usual. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles when practical, but students and staff should not drink directly from any water fountains or faucets, which could contribute to illness transmission; individual water bottles should be used instead. 

 

Care Rooms

    • The predetermined care room is a designated location and must be separate from the health room. It may be necessary for schools to identify a second care room due to the requirement for physical distancing and room capacity.
    • A designated staff member must be assigned to supervise students while in the predetermined care room should the need arise. The staff member will be provided with a gown or lab coat, gloves, and a face shield as appropriate. Staff will need to be available at various times throughout the day to supervise any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while awaiting pick up by the parent or guardian.
  • *At Beech Tree, the designated Care Rooms, so as not to impact student instruction, are the principal’s conference room and the principal’s office. The designated staff, so as not to impact student instruction, are the assistant principal, Maureen Lopez, and the principal, Karim Daugherty.

 

 

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

Beech.Tree.PTA.Message.5.3.2022

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Dear Beech Tree Families:

As a reminder, our PTA would like to invite you to do the following:

1) “Chalk the Walk” in front of Beech Tree to show your love and thanks to our staff!

2) Come out to Anthony’s for our Beech Tree PTA Restaurant Night on WEDNESDAY, May 4th from 4pm to 8pm. Eat in or Carry out! See flyer in Wednesday Folder or on my Twitter feed

 

 

3) Continue celebrating Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you!

                   Wednesday, May 4th = Our PTA will bring in a surprise for our staff

                   Thursday, May 5th = Our PTA is sending a food truck to provide a   delicious lunch for our staff

                   Friday, May 6th = Create a Card for Staff to thank them for all they do

 

 

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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