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Dear Beech Tree Families,
Happy December! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends during the Thanksgiving Break! We had a large, blended group for Thanksgiving this year and it was both energizing and fun!
Yesterday, our chorus went on a field trip with three stops: 1) Thomas Jefferson Library, 2) Gatehouse Administration Center, and 3) Willow Oaks Administration Center. They conducted “Community Caroling” and shared so much cheer that FCPS staff are still talking about how wonderful our students were! Staff said they were not only wonderfully talented, they were also very polite, especially as they selected and received cookies from our Region 2 Assistant Superintendent. The librarian at Thomas Jefferson Library actually asked our students to sing as they paraded around the library! Don’t librarians usually say, “Shhhh?” Speaking of the library performance, young toddlers and their caregivers filled the auxiliary room and the little ones joined our chorus, dancing and “high-fiving!” Thank you for allowing your child to participate in chorus and on the field trip! Videos and pictures can be found on our Twitter of the Community Caroling.
Tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th, we invite you, family, and friends to our Fall Curriculum Night. We will be in the Gym, Library and Blue Hallway. Play Math and Virginia Studies games! Check out our Maker Space! Create patterns with Ms. Bacha and Ms. Koziol! Identify Colonial Architecture in Art! Learn about motion with 1st grade! This is an active learning evening! All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
As a reminder, our SCA’s Winter Food Drive will continue through Thursday, December 19th. Please consider donating non-perishable foods and canned goods. Collected items will go to local food pantry in our area! Also, should you choose to sponsor any family for the holidays, we ask that you bring all gifts wrapped and labeled with the family number # to the main office by close of business on Monday, December 16th. The link to below will give you the information you need. Please use the link to sponsor the family or families so we each know who is left to sponsor. Thank you for your kindness! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AAFAC23A75-beech
Please consider signing up for our PTA’s annual 5K Race, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at 9:00am. A large group who has supported our 5K over the years, has pulled out this year and our PTA could really use everyone’s support. Please sign up using the link below. https://beechtreeelementary5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8319
As always, thank you for your trust. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you tomorrow night!
Beech Tree ES
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin PowellImportant Dates:
- Monday, November 25, 2019 –Thursday, December 19th
SCA Winter Food Drive
- Thursday, December 5th Curriculum Night 6:30pm
- Wednesday, December 11th PTA Beech Tree restaurant night at DC Steakholders All Day
- Thursday, December 12th PTA Sing Along/Winter Concert 6:30pm
- Saturday, December 14th PTA 5K Race 9:00am https://beechtreeelementary5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8319
- Monday, December 23rd –January 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL Winter Break
Rising 6th Grade Parent Night at Glasgow Middle School
Come to Glasgow Middle School on January 30 from 6-8pm for an Open House to learn more about what middle school at Glasgow is all about! They will offer short (optional) sessions on our various Glasgow programs, and teachers will be in their classrooms throughout the evening to share all about our core and elective courses for 6th Graders. The goal is for you to leave this event excited about all the opportunities you will have as a Glasgow Panther and prepared to complete your course request form! If you have any questions, please contact Joash Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakout Sessions on the following topics will be offered throughout the evening:
- Welcome to Glasgow!
- Course Request 101
- Level IV Advanced Academic Program
- Spanish Immersion Program
- English for Speakers of Other Languages Program
- Special Education Office
- Math Course Placement and Selection Q&A
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application: Did you know that free and reduced price meal application forms need to be completed EVERY year? We encourage you to apply online using this link. Applications are also available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French, and Vietnamese. To change the language of the application click on the Language link in the top right of the screen. For more information, please click here.
Opt-Out Forms - Get information on the 2019-20 opt-out choices related to surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights. Click here
FLE Opt-Out Forms - If you wish to opt your child out of all or some of the Family Life Education lessons, please complete this form and return it to your child’s classroom teacher prior to FLE instruction. Click here
New App - "Here Comes the Bus" - Here Comes the Bus app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. The FCPS school district code is 28982. Click here for more information about Here Comes the Bus.Quick Links
- 2019-20 School Year Calendars
- Lunch Menus.
- FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard).
- Volunteer in FCPS.
- Community Use of School Facilities.
- Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information.
- Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools
- FCPS Cares.