Principal.Message.7.10.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Our Beech Tree PTA will be hosting another “Family Meeting” via Zoom on Monday, July 13th at 6:30pm. We will send you the link by Monday morning through eNotify. Please send any questions you may have to meganlaboy@gmail.com. Please write “July13th” in the subject line to assist her as she organizes your questions and concerns.

I know that this is a difficult decision. I continue to go back and forth between virtual and in-person for my own son. He wants to return to school, even if he only gets to see some of his friends only two days a week. I prefer he remain virtual without interruption to his instruction during these unusual times. I may change my choice on the evening of July 15th. Should you be in the same boat you may access the link again, by visiting this page: https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020. Additionally, FCPS has created videos to assist:

English: https://youtu.be/j-a1gRtUBVg

Spanish: https://youtu.be/_Tp4sYhuF74

You will need your child’s student ID number, which can be found on any of your child’s FCPS report cards. Should you or someone you know need assistance in one of our predominant Beech Tree languages, please refer to these FCPS phone numbers:

 

Spanish = 571-423-4950

 

Vietnamese = 571-423-4956

 

Arabic = 571-423-4952

 

Our Parent Liaison, Stella O’Brien, may also be contacted at msobrien@fcps.edu for any further assistance.

 

Also, I ask that you please have your children visit our Summer Learning Teachers during their office hours. They are available and happy to talk to your child about all their Summer Learning Experiences:

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Tina Britton = clbritton@fcps.edu
  • Lyly Lieu = llieu@fcps.edu
  • Nadya AbuRish = NKAburish@fcps.edu
  • Claudia Romeo = cromeo@fcps.edu
  • Safaa Ahmad = snahmad@fcps.edu
  • Emily Gleason = ekgleason@fcps.edu
  • Michelle Schlesener = mfschlesener@fcps.edu

As always, I thank you for your trust. I also want to thank you, again, for your constant support of our staff. Balancing “being there” for both our #BeechTreeFamily children and young children at home, has become especially difficult during this time of uncertainty. I am able to allow our staff’s students to attend all four days in-person, if they live in Fairfax County, but am not able to provide the same opportunity to staff members who live outside of Fairfax County. I have also offered to have Pack-n-Plays in my office and to take care of all the babies, but I’m sure feeding time could get complicated….Your concern for our staff never goes unnoticed. Thank you so much!

 

Stay safe,

 

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:

Return to School Options

Website: https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020

English: https://youtu.be/j-a1gRtUBVg

Spanish: https://youtu.be/_Tp4sYhuF74

Internet Access

If you still need internet access and would like to borrow a MiFi device from Fairfax County Public Schools, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9 

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

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Principal.Message.7.6.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Last week our PTA hosted a Zoom Family Meeting so I could answer questions you might have about the two options for school choice. The Justice Pyramid Principals also hosted two bilingual Town Halls to discuss the options for school choice. Families have a choice of in-school learning for students with health and social distancing protocols in place or an online, virtual learning option at the family’s request. Families will need to decide by July 10th if they will enroll their child for in-person or online learning for the coming 2020-2021 school year. It is very important that all families complete this enrollment form for each child in FCPS so that schools can ensure adequate staffing for online and in-person classes.

     In addition, FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Sloan Presidio, and director of the office of special education procedural support Jane Strong will host a virtual Town Hall on Monday, July 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. View the livestream on fcps.edu/tv/ch99 or Channel 99 (Verizon, 11). Ask questions before or during the forum by emailing ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu or calling 1-800-231-6359 (during the forum). Questions will be answered about the Return to School options for the 2020-21 school year. A Spanish language virtual town hall will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook en espanol, featuring Dr. Brabrand and other FCPS officials.

During our PTA meeting families shared concern for Beech Tree staff and asked about their preferences. I conducted a school-based survey and these are the current and unofficial results of that survey: 19 out of 29 instructional staff prefer to teach virtually during this time. As always, Beech Tree staff will keep our students first, as we analyze the official results submitted to FCPS, as we create classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

As a reminder, the following teachers are hosting Summer Learning Office Hours. Please refer to the times and days below, as well as to the teacher emails, should you have any questions regarding your student’s access and participation.

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Tina Britton = clbritton@fcps.edu
  • Lyly Lieu = llieu@fcps.edu
  • Nadya AbuRish = NKAburish@fcps.edu
  • Claudia Romeo = cromeo@fcps.edu
  • Safaa Ahmad = snahmad@fcps.edu
  • Emily Gleason = ekgleason@fcps.edu
  • Michelle Schlesener = mfschlesener@fcps.edu

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

 

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:

Internet Access

If you still need internet access and would like to borrow a MiFi device from Fairfax County Public Schools, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9 

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

  • K-8 language arts and math workbooks will be mailed to families prior to Monday, June 29th.

 

  • The workbooks will be organized in "sections" so that teachers can communicate which pages/lessons might be focused on for that specific week's office hours.

 

  • Answer guides will also be posted digitally to support teachers and parents.

 

  • Both Math and LA will target essential skills and concepts that review 2019-2020 grade level curriculum and focus on independent student practice.

 

  • Supplemental ESOL workbooks will be developed for ELP levels 1 and 2 to focus on English language development. 

 

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Fairfax County Youth  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

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Principal.Message.6.27.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! Please get ready to mark your calendars for a few Question & Answer Sessions:

Superintendent Brabrand has shared information with the community regarding two options for student learning during the 2020-2021 school year. He asked that you please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the FCPS website to help answer some of your questions. Dr. Brabrand also referred to the Return to School web page for more details on the plans, as well as these links which also explain in greater detail the two Return To School Options:

On Monday, June 29th at 6:30pm, our PTA will host a Zoom session for you to be able to share any questions you may have about your options. Please send our PTA President Megan Laboy your questions at meganlaboy@gmail.com. Please use the subject line: Parent Questions, to help her keep track and gather them for our Monday evening meeting. I will do my very best to answer your questions. We will send you a private Zoom link through eNotify by Monday morning.

The Justice Pyramid Principals have also scheduled two Town Halls to help answer questions. We will hold one of them in the evening on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm and one in the morning on Thursday, July 2nd at 10:00am. I will send you the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link to those Town Halls through eNotify after our PTA Meeting, to help you keep track of your links. Please have only one member of the family use the link so as not to overload the capacity of the virtual session.

As we navigate these new experiences, please remember that our Beech Tree Community is strong because we keep our students first. Together, we will find the best possible solutions while keeping our students and staff safe.

Although this has been a most unusual and unnerving time, let us continue to create happy memories for our children and ourselves, while getting out in the sun and fresh air. Here’s a link you might want to check out for some family fun:https://blog.virginia.org/2016/03/13-spring-activities-virginia-16/

Let me also remind you that our Summer Learning Office Hours begin this week. Please refer to the times and days below, as well as to the teacher emails, should you have any questions regarding your student’s access and participation.

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 9:30-10am

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Tina Britton = clbritton@fcps.edu
  • Lyly Lieu = llieu@fcps.edu
  • Nadya AbuRish = NKAburish@fcps.edu
  • Claudia Romeo = cromeo@fcps.edu
  • Safaa Ahmad = snahmad@fcps.edu
  • Emily Gleason = ekgleason@fcps.edu
  • Michelle Schlesener = mfschlesener@fcps.edu

As always, I thank you for your trust. Let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I will see you Monday night at 6:30pm on Zoom!

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:

Internet Access

If you still need internet access and would like to borrow a MiFi device from Fairfax County Public Schools, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9 

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

  • K-8 language arts and math workbooks will be mailed to families prior to Monday, June 29th.

 

  • The workbooks will be organized in "sections" so that teachers can communicate which pages/lessons might be focused on for that specific week's office hours.

 

  • Answer guides will also be posted digitally to support teachers and parents.

 

  • Both Math and LA will target essential skills and concepts that review 2019-2020 grade level curriculum and focus on independent student practice.

 

  • Supplemental ESOL workbooks will be developed for ELP levels 1 and 2 to focus on English language development. 

 

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Fairfax County Youth  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

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Principal Message 6.21.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

It’s been so nice to “unplug” this week and enjoy some family time. I hope you’ve been able to do the same!

Last week, the possible scenarios for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year were shared. You may find more information on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Summer Learning Information may be found on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning. You may expect to receive Language Arts and Math review workbooks, as well as ESOL workbooks for ELD levels 1 & 2 through the mail, by June 29th. The Beech Tree staff listed in the chart below will be available to provide office hours through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Google Classroom from Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31. Please see the chart below for their names, emails, and available office hours. Students should be able to access their grade level using the same link and login they used during the last few months of school. However, special education office hours may be using a different link, due to the change in class assignment for the summer. All students with an IEP will have access to Ms. Emily Gleason. All students should monitor their school email for upcoming information from their Summer Learning teachers. The summer learning teaching staff may be contacted through their emails below.

Please remind students of Student Rights & Responsibility regarding technology use. Students may ONLY log on and participate in virtual learning with their assigned teachers. It is during these learning opportunities that they are able to be monitored by an FCPS staff member. Both laptop and technology use are for educational use ONLY. Please refer to this link for review: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920.pdf

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math:
10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:
11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math:
10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Tina Britton = clbritton@fcps.edu
  • Lyly Lieu = llieu@fcps.edu
  • Nadya AbuRish = NKAburish@fcps.edu
  • Claudia Romeo = cromeo@fcps.edu
  • Safaa Ahmad = snahmad@fcps.edu
  • Emily Gleason = ekgleason@fcps.edu
  • Michelle Schlesener = mfschlesener@fcps.edu

As always, I thank you for your trust. 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:

Internet Access

If you still need internet access and would like to borrow a MiFi device from Fairfax County Public Schools, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9 

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

Our PTA was able to quickly put together 5th grade End of Year t-shirts for all our 5th grade students. We usually have more time to collect payments from parents of 5th graders. Parents, community members and staff have pitched in to help with some of the cost. Should you wish to make a donation towards the t-shirts, this address should be entered on PayPal in order for you to give a donation towards the cost of the t-shirts: donatebeechtreepta@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

  • K-8 language arts and math workbooks will be mailed to families prior to Monday, June 29th.

 

  • The workbooks will be organized in "sections" so that teachers can communicate which pages/lessons might be focused on for that specific week's office hours.

 

  • Answer guides will also be posted digitally to support teachers and parents.

 

  • Both Math and LA will target essential skills and concepts that review 2019-2020 grade level curriculum and focus on independent student practice.

 

  • Supplemental ESOL workbooks will be developed for ELP levels 1 and 2 to focus on English language development.

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students over for five weeks from July 6 to August 7.  A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance.

  • Elementary classes include K-6 Art, Stitchery and Weaving, Claymation and Recycled Art, K-6 Music, Drumming, Contemporary Vocals, Sixth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Strings, K-6 Theater, and K-6 Dance.
  • Secondary classes include Cartooning, Cell Phone Photography and Animation, Digital Art, Exploratory Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Jazz Band, Creative Strings, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Acting, Theatre Games and Improv, Technical Theater Design and Production, Creative Writing, Yoga for the Artist, Summer Dance Exploration, Summer Dance Intensive, and Fitness for the Performing Artist.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required.

Every class is taught by a licensed FCPS teacher in a fun and supportive environment. The site is already online with class descriptions posted. Most classes will require a few supplies or an instrument; this information will be included in the class description. Each week a new activity with a demonstration video and directions will be posted online. Families are encouraged to come back each week to see what is new.

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

 

Fairfax County Youth

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

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Principal.Message.6.14.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Last week, our staff celebrated our students’ hard work and dedication. I am so proud of our students and staff for remaining positive and engaged throughout our Distance Learning experience. While we may not know exactly what the future holds for us, at least we know that the partnership that exists between our school and parent community will always remain strong. I will do my best to keep you informed during the summer months. Please take time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoor fun!

On Friday, June 12th, we bid farewell to our retirees Ms. Diane Day and Ms. Judi Fouse. They have shown so much love and dedication to our students and while we will miss them greatly, we also wish them health, sunshine, and happiness! Ms. Ileana Rios has transferred to an FCPS school that will shorten her commute, and allow her to serve as an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher. Ms. Emma Caradine-Taber and Ms. Holly Mitchell are exploring other professional experiences outside of education and we wish them joy in their future endeavors. Do not worry. Our virtual existence did not stop me from interviewing and welcoming new members to our Beech Tree Family. We will continue to be fully-staffed with the best teachers in FCPS!

As a reminder, this summer, virtual resources will be available on Blackboard 24-7. More information is available on the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning. Language Arts and Math review workbooks, as well as ESOL workbooks for ELD levels 1 & 2 will be sent home by June 29th. The Beech Tree staff listed in the chart below will be available to provide office hours through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Google Classroom from Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31. Please see the chart below for their names, emails, and available office hours. Students should monitor their school email for upcoming information from their Summer Learning teachers.

Please remind students of Student Rights & Responsibility regarding technology use. Students may ONLY log on and participate in virtual learning with their assigned teachers. It is during these learning opportunities that they are able to be monitored by an FCPS staff member. Both laptop and technology use are for educational use ONLY. Please refer to this link for review: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920.pdf

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Tina Britton = clbritton@fcps.edu
  • Stacy Carter = SACarter@fcps.edu
  • Lyly Lieu = llieu@fcps.edu
  • Nadya AbuRish = NKAburish@fcps.edu
  • Claudia Romeo = cromeo@fcps.edu
  • Safaa Ahmad = snahmad@fcps.edu
  • Emily Gleason = ekgleason@fcps.edu
  • Michelle Schlesener = mfschlesener@fcps.edu

As always, I thank you for your trust. 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:

Internet Access

If you still need internet access and would like to borrow a MiFi device from Fairfax County Public Schools, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9 

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

Our PTA was able to quickly put together 5th grade End of Year t-shirts for all our 5th grade students. We usually have more time to collect payments from parents of 5th graders. Parents, community members and staff have pitched in to help with some of the cost. Should you wish to make a donation towards the t-shirts, this address should be entered on PayPal in order for you to give a donation towards the cost of the t-shirts: donatebeechtreepta@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

  • K-8 language arts and math workbooks will be mailed to families prior to Monday, June 29th.

 

  • The workbooks will be organized in "sections" so that teachers can communicate which pages/lessons might be focused on for that specific week's office hours.

 

  • Answer guides will also be posted digitally to support teachers and parents.

 

  • Both Math and LA will target essential skills and concepts that review 2019-2020 grade level curriculum and focus on independent student practice.

 

  • Supplemental ESOL workbooks will be developed for ELP levels 1 and 2 to focus on English language development.

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students over for five weeks from July 6 to August 7.  A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance.

  • Elementary classes include K-6 Art, Stitchery and Weaving, Claymation and Recycled Art, K-6 Music, Drumming, Contemporary Vocals, Sixth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Strings, K-6 Theater, and K-6 Dance.
  • Secondary classes include Cartooning, Cell Phone Photography and Animation, Digital Art, Exploratory Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Jazz Band, Creative Strings, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Acting, Theatre Games and Improv, Technical Theater Design and Production, Creative Writing, Yoga for the Artist, Summer Dance Exploration, Summer Dance Intensive, and Fitness for the Performing Artist.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required.

Every class is taught by a licensed FCPS teacher in a fun and supportive environment. The site is already online with class descriptions posted. Most classes will require a few supplies or an instrument; this information will be included in the class description. Each week a new activity with a demonstration video and directions will be posted online. Families are encouraged to come back each week to see what is new.

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

 

Fairfax County Youth

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This past Friday, the rest of our student belongings were packed up and prepared for pick up. We have added an evening time slot for student belongings to be picked up. On Monday, June 8th from 3:00pm-6:00pm, you may come through Kiss & Ride to pick up belongings for students in any grade level. Please remain in the car and hold up a sign with the grade level, teacher name, and student first and last name. We will bring your students’ bags out to your car. We will also have a box out front at the Bus Loop by the main entrance, for you to drop off library books, should you wish to return them prior to summer break. ALL 5th graders’ instruments, library books, and patrol belts will need to be returned through the Bus Loop at the entrance to the school lobby.


We will also distribute student belongings from any grade level on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:30am-12:30pm. We will follow the same procedures as stated above.

 

If you ordered t-shirts for “The Jungle Book” musical, they will be available for pick up at Kiss & Ride, during these blocks of time, as well.


On Friday, June 12th from 2:00pm-3:00pm, we will be collecting laptops from those students who have moved or are moving out of the Beech Tree ES boundary. Our 5th graders who are going to Glasgow Middle School may keep their laptops over the summer.

This summer, virtual resources will be available on Blackboard 24-7, and Language Arts and Math review workbooks will be mailed home to students. The Beech Tree staff listed below will be available to provide office hours through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31. These assignments are based on students’ current grade levels. Times and directions for access to virtual office hours will be shared soon.

 

ESOL = Michelle Schlesener

SpEd = Emily Gleason

 

Kgt = Stacy Carter

1st = Tina Britton

2nd = Lyly Lieu

3rd = Nadya AbuRish

4th = Claudia Romeo

5th = Safaa Ahmad

  • K-8 language arts and math workbooks will be mailed to families prior to Monday, June 29th.

 

  • The workbooks will be organized in "sections" so that teachers can communicate which pages/lessons might be focused on for that specific week's office hours.

 

  • Answer guides will also be posted digitally to support teachers and parents.

 

  • Both Math and LA will target essential skills and concepts that review 2019-2020 grade level curriculum and focus on independent student practice.

 

  • Supplemental ESOL workbooks will be developed for ELP levels 1 and 2 to focus on English language development.

 

As we end the 2020 school year this week, we celebrate the retirement of Ms. Diane Day, Kindergarten teacher, at djday@fcps.edu, and Ms. Judi Fouse, special education teacher, at JAFouse@fcps.edu. If you would like to send them a note, I know they’d love to hear from you!

 

This week, let us also be sure to let our students know how proud we are of them for their perseverance and resiliency. Please take a moment to also let our teachers know how much we all appreciate their hard work. During this COVID-19 Closure, I have tried to picture myself teaching on-line while also being a mother to my “Bam-Bam” when he was little. He was extremely active and I cannot even imagine how I would have been both mother and teacher. I am incredibly proud to work with the best Fairfax County Public Schools has to offer.

 

As always, I thank you for your trust and I thank you for your partnership. Please reach out 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:

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

Our PTA was able to quickly put together 5th grade End of Year t-shirts for all our 5th grade students. We usually have more time to collect payments from parents of 5th graders. Staff are pitching in to help with the cost. I know many of you have also offered to help out any way you can during this time, so I thought I’d share the link below, should you wish to make a donation towards the t-shirts.  This address should be entered on PayPal in order for you to give a donation towards the cost of the t-shirts: donatebeechtreepta@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students over for five weeks from July 6 to August 7.  A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance.

  • Elementary classes include K-6 Art, Stitchery and Weaving, Claymation and Recycled Art, K-6 Music, Drumming, Contemporary Vocals, Sixth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Strings, K-6 Theater, and K-6 Dance.
  • Secondary classes include Cartooning, Cell Phone Photography and Animation, Digital Art, Exploratory Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Jazz Band, Creative Strings, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Acting, Theatre Games and Improv, Technical Theater Design and Production, Creative Writing, Yoga for the Artist, Summer Dance Exploration, Summer Dance Intensive, and Fitness for the Performing Artist.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required.

Every class is taught by a licensed FCPS teacher in a fun and supportive environment. The site is already online with class descriptions posted. Most classes will require a few supplies or an instrument; this information will be included in the class description. Each week a new activity with a demonstration video and directions will be posted online. Families are encouraged to come back each week to see what is new.

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

Fairfax County Libraries: Curbside Services Fairfax County Public Library’s Curbside pickup of holds and grab bags begins Monday, June 1.Curbside pickup hours at all branches are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To pick up your holds:

  • Please park in the designated area of your library’s lot and call the branch phone number posted on the sign. Branch phone numbers can also be found online on individual branch webpages.
  • Provide your library card number to staff on the phone and remain in your car until your holds have been deposited on the pickup table and library staff have returned to the building.

In addition to picking up holds, you may request a particular book or a staff-selected grab bag based on reading level and preferences by calling the branch. Contacting the library with requests ahead of time will provide a faster pickup experience. All returned library materials should be deposited in the library’s book drop. Do not return library materials to staff or the pickup tables. Please continue to keep your Inter-library Loan (ILL) materials; the ILL department will notify you when we are ready to accept them. FCPL’s curbside services are completely contactless — at no point will you physically interact with the library staff helping you. Other steps we are taking in our curbside pickup process for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Books will be packaged in a plastic bag to streamline handling.
  • The pickup table will be disinfected regularly.

Returns Fairfax County Public Library is ready to accept returns of borrowed materials beginning June 1! On or after June 1, please return borrowed FCPL materials to the book drop of any FCPL branch (except Lorton Library, which is closed for renovation). To help us accommodate the return of the 500,000 items currently on loan, returns will be accepted on a staggered basis according to the first letter of the borrower’s last name: 

  • On Mondays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters A-H (Anderson, Daqqa, Howard, etc.)
  • On Wednesdays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters I-Q (Jefferson, Nguyen, Park, etc.), and
  • On Fridays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters R-Z (Rodriquez, Shen, Williams, etc.).

Although book drops remain open 24/7, the library requests that you follow this staggered system to help us manage the volume of incoming materials. Alternatively, you may continue to keep borrowed items, as overdue fines are suspended and due dates for all physical materials will continue to be extended to ensure that no late fees accrue while FCPL branches are closed.

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

Our PTA was able to quickly put together 5th grade End of Year t-shirts for all our 5th grade students. We usually have more time to collect payments from parents of 5th graders. Staff are pitching in to help with the cost. I know many of you have also offered to help out any way you can during this time, so I thought I’d share the link below, should you wish to make a donation towards the t-shirts.  This address should be entered on PayPal in order for you to give a donation towards the cost of the t-shirts.

donatebeechtreepta@gmail.com

We are also happy to share that our 5th grade teachers have created a special End of Year virtual celebration for our students. Parents and staff will meet on Zoom on Thursday, June 11th at 6pm. Our PTA will create and share a Zoom link with us, that I will send to 5th grade parents and staff next week through eNotify.

 

Thank you for your support of our soon to be Middle Schoolers! Have a great weekend!

 

 

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 Justice Pyramid Families,

We are writing to you as your Pyramid Principals to let you know how disheartened we are in light of current events. Racism and hate have no place in the Justice Pyramid, rather our schools are places that strive towards inclusiveness and compassion for all while providing hope for the future.

Our staff is here to support children to process information and to learn and speak about kindness, justice, and what it means to be a good citizen. We will continue to work together to identify ways to have these important conversations with our staff and students. Our schools are committed to continue engaging in professional learning on equitable and culturally responsive practices, to challenge racism and injustice while promoting inclusive school communities where diversity is valued.

Here are a few resources for families on these topics:

 

As always, we thank you for your trust. We thank you for your partnership. We are hopeful about our future because the students and staff of the Justice Pyramid will continue to lead the change.

Respectfully,

Maria Eck, Justice High School

Katie Madigan, Glasgow Middle School

Julie Easa, Bailey’s Primary Elementary

Marie Lemmon, Bailey’s Upper Elementary

Karim Daugherty, Beech Tree Elementary

Cecilia Vanderhye, Belvedere Elementary

Cindi Choate, Glen Forest Elementary

Rebecca Forgy, Parklawn Elementary

Maureen Lopez, Sleepy Hollow Elementary

 

Additional Resources:

 

Books for parents teaching young children:

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults

 

Books to for teenagers and adults to read:

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You byJason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr.Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings byMaya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age ofColorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for theTwenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color byCherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of RacialInequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk AboutRacism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend and are staying healthy and safe!

Last week our Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade teams were able to pack up student belongings and their classroom materials. As a reminder, tomorrow, Monday, June 1st, student belongings from Kindergarten, 2nd grade, Ms O’Connor’s and Ms Caradine-Taber’s 3rd grade classes will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride LoopFor our safety and yours, please remain in the car and hold up a sign to the window that has the following information: Grade, Teacher’s Last Name, Student First and Last Name. The bags will be labeled the same way and organized in the cafeteria. We will bring your students’ bags out to your car. We will have a box out front at the Bus Loop by the main entrance, for you to drop off library books, should you wish to return them prior to summer break.

On Tuesday, June 9thstudent belongings from Ms Rios’ 3rd grade class, our Enhanced Autism classes and 5th grade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm. We will follow the same procedures as stated above, however, ALL 5th graders’ instruments and library books will need to be returned through the Bus Loop at the entrance to the school lobby.

 

As always, thank you for your trust. 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:

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

Fairfax County Libraries: Curbside Services Fairfax County Public Library’s Curbside pickup of holds and grab bags begins Monday, June 1.Curbside pickup hours at all branches are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To pick up your holds:

  • Please park in the designated area of your library’s lot and call the branch phone number posted on the sign. Branch phone numbers can also be found online on individual branch webpages.
  • Provide your library card number to staff on the phone and remain in your car until your holds have been deposited on the pickup table and library staff have returned to the building.

In addition to picking up holds, you may request a particular book or a staff-selected grab bag based on reading level and preferences by calling the branch. Contacting the library with requests ahead of time will provide a faster pickup experience. All returned library materials should be deposited in the library’s book drop. Do not return library materials to staff or the pickup tables. Please continue to keep your Inter-library Loan (ILL) materials; the ILL department will notify you when we are ready to accept them. FCPL’s curbside services are completely contactless — at no point will you physically interact with the library staff helping you. Other steps we are taking in our curbside pickup process for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Books will be packaged in a plastic bag to streamline handling.
  • The pickup table will be disinfected regularly.

Returns Fairfax County Public Library is ready to accept returns of borrowed materials beginning June 1! On or after June 1, please return borrowed FCPL materials to the book drop of any FCPL branch (except Lorton Library, which is closed for renovation). To help us accommodate the return of the 500,000 items currently on loan, returns will be accepted on a staggered basis according to the first letter of the borrower’s last name: 

  • On Mondays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters A-H (Anderson, Daqqa, Howard, etc.)
  • On Wednesdays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters I-Q (Jefferson, Nguyen, Park, etc.), and
  • On Fridays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters R-Z (Rodriquez, Shen, Williams, etc.).

Although book drops remain open 24/7, the library requests that you follow this staggered system to help us manage the volume of incoming materials. Alternatively, you may continue to keep borrowed items, as overdue fines are suspended and due dates for all physical materials will continue to be extended to ensure that no late fees accrue while FCPL branches are closed.

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend and are staying healthy and safe!

Last week our Kindergarten and 3rd grade teams were able to pack up student belongings and their classroom materials. As a reminder, tomorrow, Monday, June 1st, student belongings from Kindergarten, Ms O’Connor’s and Ms Caradine-Taber’s 3rd grade classes will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride LoopFor our safety and yours, please remain in the car and hold up a sign to the window that has the following information: Grade, Teacher’s Last Name, Student First and Last Name. The bags will be labeled the same way and organized in the cafeteria. We will bring your students’ bags out to your car. We will have a box out front at the Bus Loop by the main entrance, for you to drop off library books, should you wish to return them prior to summer break.

On Tuesday, June 9th student belongings from Ms Rios’ 3rd grade class, our Enhanced Autism classes and 5th grade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm. We will follow the same procedures as stated above, however, ALL 5th graders’ instruments and library books will need to be returned through the Bus Loop at the entrance to the school lobby.

 

As always, thank you for your trust. 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:

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

 

Fairfax County Libraries: Curbside Services Fairfax County Public Library’s Curbside pickup of holds and grab bags begins Monday, June 1.Curbside pickup hours at all branches are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To pick up your holds:

  • Please park in the designated area of your library’s lot and call the branch phone number posted on the sign. Branch phone numbers can also be found online on individual branch webpages.
  • Provide your library card number to staff on the phone and remain in your car until your holds have been deposited on the pickup table and library staff have returned to the building.

In addition to picking up holds, you may request a particular book or a staff-selected grab bag based on reading level and preferences by calling the branch. Contacting the library with requests ahead of time will provide a faster pickup experience. All returned library materials should be deposited in the library’s book drop. Do not return library materials to staff or the pickup tables. Please continue to keep your Inter-library Loan (ILL) materials; the ILL department will notify you when we are ready to accept them. FCPL’s curbside services are completely contactless — at no point will you physically interact with the library staff helping you. Other steps we are taking in our curbside pickup process for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Books will be packaged in a plastic bag to streamline handling.
  • The pickup table will be disinfected regularly.

Returns Fairfax County Public Library is ready to accept returns of borrowed materials beginning June 1! On or after June 1, please return borrowed FCPL materials to the book drop of any FCPL branch (except Lorton Library, which is closed for renovation). To help us accommodate the return of the 500,000 items currently on loan, returns will be accepted on a staggered basis according to the first letter of the borrower’s last name: 

  • On Mondays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters A-H (Anderson, Daqqa, Howard, etc.)
  • On Wednesdays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters I-Q (Jefferson, Nguyen, Park, etc.), and
  • On Fridays we will accept returns from borrowers with last names beginning with letters R-Z (Rodriquez, Shen, Williams, etc.).

Although book drops remain open 24/7, the library requests that you follow this staggered system to help us manage the volume of incoming materials. Alternatively, you may continue to keep borrowed items, as overdue fines are suspended and due dates for all physical materials will continue to be extended to ensure that no late fees accrue while FCPL branches are closed.

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SURVEY OPPORTUNITY! PLANNING FOR FALL 2020

 

The last several months have brought unprecedented change for our education system. As we look forward to the fall, we recognize that traditional in-person instruction could be interrupted again as a result of the pandemic. 

 

Last week, the CDC announced guidelines for schools that are intended to create a safe learning environment for students. We recognize that many of the proposals substantially change the face of education, place additional burdens on school staff and budgets and influence core aspects of the traditional educational model that supports student success.

 

In order to best advocate for the needs of our PTA members and students across the state, please take a minute to share your thoughts with us about your family's experience with distance learning so far and what you hope to see happen this fall. 

 

We invite you to share this survey with your PTA members on social media and in newsletters. Please note, that this survey is ONLY for PTA MEMBERS WHO LIVE IN VIRGINIA.

 

The survey will close on JUNE 3rd. 

RESPOND TO SURVEY

If you have questions/concerns about this survey please email Advocacy@vapta.org.

ADVOCACY AFTERNOON WEBINARS

Beginning on Wednesday, June 10th, and running through the summer every Wednesday afternoon from 12:00pm - 1:00pm we are bringing you 'Advocacy Afternoons'.

 

These webinars are designed to connect parents and staff with policy makers and specialists to share information about topics that impact our students and school communities AND provide an opportunity to share feedback directly to policy makers. Although these are webinars, you can also always just call in on your phone to listen to the presentation.

 

We encourage you to share and advertise these webinars to your school community, as they are one of the many benefits of being a PTA member.

 

We are lining up more great speakers for July and early August to explore the unique challenges that face our latino communities and rural communities and ways that we can drive equity and opportunity for our students. If there is a topic you want to learn more about or a specific speaker you would love to hear from, please email your ideas to VP of Advocacy, Jenna Alexander (advocacy@vapta.org).

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE DURING COVID-19 (June 10th @ 12pm)

Trauma informed schools are not new, and their success has been proven through extensive data. Learn what makes a school trauma informed, how it is more vital than ever before, and how to be a trauma informed schools advocate.

Jenna White, Virginia PTA Health and Safety Chair, is the parent of a college age son and a middle schooler. Jenna is an ACE Interface certified presenter, and a member of the Safe and Sound Schools Leadership Council.

REGISTER HERE

 

SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES THROUGH PTA (June 17th @ 12pm)

Virginia is home to some of the nation’s largest and most important military installations and educates 80,000 military connected students. Frequent moves, family separations, making new friends and adjusting to new academic standards as a result of deployments can create unique challenges for our military students.

Join Military Child Education Coalition's, Amanda Woodward, and PTA member and Military Family Education Advocate, Julie P. Shepard, to learn about the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MiC3); the programs the Virginia Department of Education provides for military families; recent Virginia legislation impacting military families and resources that are available for military families through Military Child Education Coalition.

REGISTER HERE

MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION DURING COVID-19 (June 24th @ 12pm)

Join Betsy Ball, the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programs Coordinator for the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, and Martha Montgomery, the Virginia Department of Education School Psychology Specialist for a discussion about suicide prevention and ways we can support the mental health of our students as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

REGISTER HERE

SPECIAL EDUCATION DURING COVID-19 (July 8th @ 12pm)

Join Hank Millward the VDOE's Director of the Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement within the Department of Special Education and Student Services (SESS) for this special webinar to answer questions that families have about supporting special needs children during COVID-19. Questions such as:

  • What are my parental rights during this time of distance learning;
  • What special education services are required under federal and state special education laws and regulations
  • How will my child's special education and related services be provided;
  • How do I effectively participate in my child's IEP meetings, especially if done through virtual means;
  • How can I best support my child while at home doing distance learning;
  • What questions should I be asking my child's IEP team?

 

These questions, as well others from participants will be discussed as well as a review of current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Education, and best practice tips.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope today’s Memorial Day brought you positive and grateful memories of those who we have loved and lost in service to our country. This morning, JT and I met a strong, independent Korean War Veteran. It served as a reminder that our current sacrifices are nothing compared to generations before us. May we always remember to give thanks.

 

Last week our Preschool, 1st Grade and 4th grade teams were able to pack up student belongings and their classroom materials. As a reminder, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th student belongings from Preschool, 1st grade and 4th grade will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride LoopFor our safety and yours, please remain in the car and hold up a sign to the window that has the following information: Grade, Teacher’s Last Name, Student First and Last Name. The bags will be labeled the same way and organized in the cafeteria. We will bring your students’ bags out to your car. If your 4th grader will not be continuing with Strings for the 2020-2021 school year, please go through the Bus Loop and place the instrument, in its case, on the flatbed in front of the school lobby. We will also have boxes out front, by the main entrance, for you to drop off library books, should you wish to return them prior to summer break.

On Monday, June 1ststudent belongings from Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rdgrade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride Loop. We will follow the same procedures as stated above.

On Tuesday, June 9thstudent belongings from our Enhanced Autism classes and 5th grade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm. We will follow the same procedures as stated above, however, ALL 5th graders’ instruments and library books will need to be returned through the Bus Loop at the entrance to the school lobby.

I would also like to remind you that Superintendent Scott Brabrand shared that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will provide the following learning opportunities this summer: 

 

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown. 

This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24.The learning will  be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

 

Elementary School Students

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to focus on math and literacy skill-building using self-directed print and digital materials. Each school will have teachers who will support students in their summer learning experiences from June 29 - July 31. Students will have the opportunity to connect with these teachers virtually during office hours for support. These programs are free to students and more information about continuity of learning resources will be provided before the end of the school year. 

 

Unfortunately, the following programs will not take place this year due to building closures:

  • Institute for the Arts
  • Elementary Institute for the Arts
  • CTE Career Academy
  • CTE Summer Academy
  • Bridge to PAC (SPED)
  • Pathways to Preschool (SPED)
  • Bridge to Kindergarten
  • Young Scholars
  • Curious Minds

*Parents who registered a student for one of the above programs will receive additional information about refunds.

 

FCPS is continuing to develop additional optional programs that could be run in a virtual format. Parents and guardians will receive more detailed information about summer programming from their schools.

 

School Year 2020-2021

Discussions began last week with the School Board about our Return to School plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

We are awaiting guidance from the state about the possible required conditions that will need to be met for schools to reopen.  We also plan to seek the input of all of our stakeholder groups – parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators – in developing our return to school plan. 

The considerations for return to school include the need to:

  • Ensure safe learning and working environments for students and staff
  • Provide options for students and staff that are unable to return to school/work
  • Comply with any social distancing requirements
  • Provide student access to technology devices and internet services at home
  • Provide staff with adequate time and training to prepare for the new school year
  • Make decisions as soon as possible for scheduling and communication with families

We are preparing for a variety of possible scenarios including:

  • Students will have a virtual start to the school year.
  • Students will return to school with social distancing in place.
  • School will open on time, but some students and/or staff may be unable to return and will participate through virtual learning.
  • The preliminary report presented to the School board is available here.

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

REMINDERS:

“Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope this message finds you all well and safe.

The Health Department, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, was able to organize two community clinics for this coming weekend, to address the need of COVID-19 testing among the community. The community clinics will be held at the following locations:

 

Please spread the word among your friends and neighbors in the Annandale and Bailey's crossroad areas. The event is meant to be for people who otherwise might not have access to care and testing resources at these specific areas. 

 

Thank you very much for your support!

 

Karim Daugherty 

Principal 

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600 

PRUEBAS GRATIS PARA COVID-19 CERCA DE USTED

Patrocinado por el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Fairfax y el Departamento de Salud de Virginia

 

SABADO, 23 DE MAYO: 10am - 6pm

Annandale High School
4700 Medford Dr., Annandale, VA 22003

 

DOMINGO, 24 DE MAYO: 10am - 6pm

Bailey’s Elementary School
6111 Knollwood Dr., Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

 

ANTES DE IR DEBE SABER:

  • No necesita orden médica
  • No necesita hacer cita
  • No necesita identificación
  • Gratis - No necesita seguro médico
  • Para niños (de 2 años en adelante) y adultos
  • Se habla Español

Si tiene preguntas llame al 703-267-3511, TTY 711

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703-267-3511, TTY 711

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This week, we will begin the packing up of student belongings left behind in the classroom prior to our closure, such as school supplies, as well as packing up classrooms for summer cleaning. The packing up of classrooms has been assigned following safety and distance protocols throughout the building and student belongings will be available for pick up based on this schedule. Medications left in the school clinic have already been verified, counted and labeled in bags. These small bags will be placed inside of students’ larger bags containing classroom belongings. Instruments left behind in 4th and 5th grade classes have been collected and the Band and Strings teachers will be returning them to the FCPS warehouse in June.

As a reminder, Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day, so synchronous instruction will not take place. On Tuesday, May 26th student belongings from Preschool, 1st grade and 4th grade will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride Loop. For our safety, please remain in the car and hold up a sign to the window that has the following information: Grade, Teacher, Student. The bags will be labeled the same way and organized in the cafeteria. We will bring your students’ bags out to your car. If your 4th grader will not be continuing with Strings for the 2020-2021 school year, please go through the Bus Loop and place the instrument, in its case, on the flatbed in front of the school lobby. We will also have boxes out front, by the main entrance, for you to drop off library books, should you wish to return them prior to summer break.

On Monday, June 1st student belongings from Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Kiss & Ride Loop. We will follow the same procedures as stated above.

On Tuesday, June 9th student belongings from our Enhanced Autism classes and 5th grade, will be available for pick up from 9:30am-12:30pm. We will follow the same procedures as stated above, however, ALL 5th graders’ instruments and library books will need to be returned through the Bus Loop at the entrance to the school lobby.


Last week, Superintendent Scott Brabrand shared that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will provide the following learning opportunities this summer: 

 

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown. 


This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will  be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

 

Elementary School Students

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to focus on math and literacy skill-building using self-directed print and digital materials. Each school will have teachers who will support students in their summer learning experiences from June 29 - July 31. Students will have the opportunity to connect with these teachers virtually during office hours for support. These programs are free to students and more information about continuity of learning resources will be provided before the end of the school year. 

 

Unfortunately, the following programs will not take place this year due to building closures:

  • Institute for the Arts
  • Elementary Institute for the Arts
  • CTE Career Academy
  • CTE Summer Academy
  • Bridge to PAC (SPED)
  • Pathways to Preschool (SPED)
  • Bridge to Kindergarten
  • Young Scholars
  • Curious Minds

*Parents who registered a student for one of the above programs will receive additional information about refunds.

 

FCPS is continuing to develop additional optional programs that could be run in a virtual format. Parents and guardians will receive more detailed information about summer programming from their schools.

 

School Year 2020-2021

Discussions began last week with the School Board about our Return to School plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

We are awaiting guidance from the state about the possible required conditions that will need to be met for schools to reopen.  We also plan to seek the input of all of our stakeholder groups – parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators – in developing our return to school plan. 


The considerations for return to school include the need to:

  • Ensure safe learning and working environments for students and staff
  • Provide options for students and staff that are unable to return to school/work
  • Comply with any social distancing requirements
  • Provide student access to technology devices and internet services at home
  • Provide staff with adequate time and training to prepare for the new school year
  • Make decisions as soon as possible for scheduling and communication with families


We are preparing for a variety of possible scenarios including:

  • Students will have a virtual start to the school year.
  • Students will return to school with social distancing in place.
  • School will open on time, but some students and/or staff may be unable to return and will participate through virtual learning.
  • The preliminary report presented to the School board is available here.

I wish you all a safe, happy and productive week ahead. 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

REMINDERS:

“Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Please continue to check updates through our Fairfax County Public School website.  We hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy during these ever changing times. 

To find the last updates from Fairfax county please go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

You can also find updates from The Center of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m so glad it was a beautiful sunny day for us to enjoy. I hope your day was made special by your family and friends!

Last Thursday, our staff had another Trivia Night. They are so good! They’re quick, too! Also, our Beech Tree PTA held an election and then parents had the opportunity to ask me questions about distance learning and considerations for next year. As FCPS Leadership and the School Board consider a combination of options, they will also follow directives from the Governor and VDOE, once those are decided. I’d like to thank our PTA for supporting our teachers while also supporting local establishments that are owned and run by Beech Tree families, and others who support our PTA throughout the year. Last week’s PTA Raffle Winners were:

Monday = Anthony’s Gift Card = Ms. Do

Tuesday = DC Steakholder Gift Card = Ms. Chon

Wednesday = Chick-Fil-A Gift Card = Ms. Chouay

Thursday = Anthony’s Gift Card = Ms. O’Connor

Friday = Paisonos Gift Card = Ms. Cooper

Thank you all for your generosity and for the many ways in which you let our staff know how much you and your children appreciate them! Your constant support of us through Field Trips, Mini-grants, Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dessert Bars, and Evening Events is always much appreciated and makes Beech Tree a special place! We look forward to supporting you when we are able to hold our Fun Fair again!


Last week, two of our teachers were interviewed. Our “Outstanding Teacher of the Year,” Ileana Rios, and our “Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year,” Claudia Romeo, were asked about their experience and support of students during our COVID-19 Closure.  Both interviews can be found on my Twitter feed, which you can also access through our school website. I am incredibly proud of our staff and our community. While some people across the nation have allowed disappointments to create divisions, our Beech Tree school community has closed ranks and persevered. I hope you will always know that we do not take your trust for granted.


On Friday, principals received some guidance on how our schools may proceed with the packing up of classrooms, to include student belongings. We expect to receive further clarifications this week about certain questions my colleagues and I had. I have ordered large paper bags and colored labels for teachers to place students’ personal belongings in, such as school supplies, their jacket, personal books, etc. The labels will read: Grade Level, Teacher Name, Student Name. Teachers need to be able to remove those materials from the classrooms prior to putting away instructional materials and their own personal belongings. I’ve ordered some boxes and expect a few more to arrive in the coming weeks from the division’s large scale order. I’d like to give some time for those additional boxes to arrive before I invite staff to come in small groups, during non-distance learning times. School is still in session, and we will continue to honor our commitment to you and your children. Once we begin the packing up of classrooms, I will share further information about the picking up of student items, which will be done through assigned times through the Kiss & Ride Loop. In the meantime, please continue to join our staff on-line. They are so happy to see your children and engage them in learning! When students are happy, teachers are happy. When they’re both happy, I’m happy 😉

 

I wish you a wonderful, productive week! As always, thank you for your trust. 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:

“Grades & Report Cards”

Grades became available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9. Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will begin on May 12, 2020.

 

“Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

Last Sunday, I held my breath as we all crossed our fingers that on Monday, students and teachers would be able to connect and connect, they did! This week, is Teacher Appreciation Week. At Beech Tree, we identify every staff member as a teacher, so we always celebrate all staff the whole week.

I found a poem that made me think of our staff and all they hope and wish for each of our Beech Tree Beavers:

 

“A Teacher’s Wish” by Genie Graveline

 May the children in my care learn so much more from me than what is contained in books.

May I teach them by example that it’s all right to make mistakes, for that is how we learn and how we grow.

May these precious children, who have been entrusted to me, learn how to find the good in all people, as I, too, shall find the good in each and every one of them.

May they learn from their experiences that they can succeed, and may their triumphs fill them with confidence and enthusiasm.

May they grow to be dreamers, and come to believe that their dreams really can come true.

May this year that we spend together, be filled with warmth and laughter, and may all of the memories, which they will take with them when they go, continue to nurture and inspire them, as they move forward one step at a time, on their wondrous journey through life!


While our connections may be outside of the school building and mostly virtually, our hopes for our Beavers remain. Our dedicated PTA Board came up with ideas that would be fun for students to thank their teachers and staff, while also keeping it easy enough to do while parents are in the midst of sharing their family space with their work responsibilities. Here are the messages from our PTA Board:

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4-8

Let's show our teachers and staff we love them! Here are some ideas to show your Beech Tree Spirit!

  • Draw a picture or take a picture of flowers and email it to your teacher.
  • Make a video with an encouraging message and post to twitter or email.
  • Thursday- May 7, Wear something to make your teacher smile during your live class. Decorate a wacky hat, arrange a crazy hairstyle, or wear mismatched clothes!
  • The PTA is also holding a raffle for the staff with a gift card to local restaurants each day to show our appreciation!

 

PTA Meeting & Board Vote

May 7th at 6:30

Zoom Call

We will vote on the PTA board for next year! Two of our long time board members are moving on to middle school so the position of secretary is open. Penny Yiannarakis is nominated to take on this role and we need to vote for approval.

 

Our topic will be distance learning. Please send in your questions ahead of time so we can answer as many as possible. Email them to meganlaboy@gmail.com by Tuesday evening.

 

The zoom call log in information is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81584196287?pwd=MDR0YUtZaE9pbDJSWnorQW40Ukthdz09

Meeting ID: 815 8419 6287

Password: 3tU8Mr

 

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I wish you all a wonderful week and I’ll see you on Zoom this Thursday!

 

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:

“Thank A Teacher!”

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send “Thank you” notes in the following link: https://thankateacherva.com/ to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Make your favorite teacher smile with a digital thank-you note featuring custom artwork by the three student art contest winners.

 

“Yearbook Order!”

Since the pre-order deadline was so soon, we purchased additional yearbooks so that you may still go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com to order one. Select:

BEECH TREE ELEMENTARY and enter Yearbook ID Code: 12152720. The price is $10.00.

 

“Grades & Report Cards”

Due to the pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter has been extended until Friday, May 1, 2020. Students will work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by May 1, 2020. ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9. Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will begin on May 12, 2020.

 

“Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

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

Principal.Message.4.26.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

This week, we will provide instruction through the following ways:

Preschool = Google Meets with students & their parents

Kindergarten & 1st = Blackboard Collaborate & recorded lessons on Blackboard 24/7

2nd Grade through 5th Grade = Blackboard Collaborate & recorded lessons on Google Classroom

ESOL = Google Meets & Google Classroom

Specialists = Blackboard Collaborate & Combination of Blackboard 24/7 & Google Classroom

Strings = Will be transitioning to Google Meets; he will contact you once he reorganizes for his three schools

We are hopeful that this will be a highly successful experience for us all! Next week, May 4th through May 8th, we will celebrate “Staff Appreciation Week!” Megan Laboy, our PTA President, and I will soon share our plans for how best to honor our staff, during our school closure, for their constant dedication and hard work!

Below you will find the hours that our staff are available for live instruction and student support. Keep in mind that Mr. Lindsay’s schedule is what he hopes to offer, once he settles into the change to Google Meets for his three schools.

As always, I thank you for your trust, support and understanding! We are one #BeechTreeFamily! As we celebrate coming together this week, please use the #BeechTreeFamily and tag me @BeechTreeElem as you share photos of our students and staff engaged in virtual instruction! Feel free to email them to me at kddaugherty@fcps.edu with #BeechTreeFamily in the subject line. This week needs to be all about the resilience of students, teachers, and parents!

Beech Tree Virtual Instruction Schedule for Monday, April 27th through May1st, 2020

Team/Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Preschool

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

Kindergarten

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

 

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

(STEM@Noon)

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

1st

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

(STEM@1:30)

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

2nd

11:00-12:00

3:00-4:00

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

(STEM@11:30)

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

3rd

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30            

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30            

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30 (STEM@2:00)    

4th

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

(STEM@2:00)

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

5th

11:00-1:00

(STEM@Noon) 

11:00-1:00

 

111:00-1:00

 

11:00-1:00

(STEM@Noon) 

Music

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Arabic

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Art

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

PE

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Library

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Guidance

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

STEM (extra)

9:00-10:00

9:00-10:00

9:00-10:00

9:00-10:00

Band

 

Tuesday 11:00-12:00

 

 

Strings

2:00-3:00

2:00-3:00

2:00-3:00

 

Special Ed

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

ESOL

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

Let’s make it an AMAZING week!

 

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:

Thank A Teacher!”

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send “Thank you” notes in the following link: https://thankateacherva.com/ to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Make your favorite teacher smile with a digital thank-you note featuring custom artwork by the three student art contest winners.

 

“Ms. Britton’s Scholastic Book Fair!”

Only available through Sunday, May 3rd, we will be able to support our wonderful librarian by purchasing books from Scholastic.  Books will be shipped directly to students and there is no shipping fee for BOOK orders over $25.  If you can, please share the link with you family and friends:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/beechtreeelemschool1

 

Yearbook Order!”

Since the pre-order deadline was so soon, we purchased additional yearbooks so that you may still go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com to order one. Select:

BEECH TREE ELEMENTARY and enter Yearbook ID Code: 12152720. The price is $10.00.

 

“Grades & Report Cards”

Due to the pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter has been extended until Friday, May 1, 2020. Students will work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by May 1, 2020. ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9. Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will begin on May 12, 2020.

 

“Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let your neighbors know that Kindergarten Registration has continued, thanks to our incredible Mrs. Do! If they have a child who will be five on or before September 30, 2020, please have them contact Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to make arrangements for specific enrollment information.

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

This time of distancing has been very difficult for our senior who are not able to have visitors during these closures. Please encourage our children to write notes and send drawings to some of our local nursing homes:

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

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Principal.Message.4.24.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

This week, schools were given the option of using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Google Meets, to provide synchronous, live, face-to-face, instruction. Our School Based Technology Specialist and I attended training on Tuesday afternoon to be able to weigh the pros and cons of both. I decided to have our staff receive training on both platforms so that they could make the most informed decision for their team. I was prepared to tell you that each team, might be using a different platform because I chose to put our TEACHERS FIRST, after all the work they’ve put into trainings and trying to get virtual instruction up and running. You should know that they chose to put YOU FIRST. Throughout all their trainings, they tried to look at things through the lens of a parent. Either platform did require a reconfiguration of courses, for both access and security reasons. With all this in mind, our teams have selected to provide instruction through the following means:

  • Preschool: Google Meets with Parents & Child
  • Kindergarten: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & prerecorded on Blackboard 24/7
  • 1st Grade: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & prerecorded on Blackboard 24/7
  • 2nd Grade: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & prerecorded on Blackboard 24/7
  • 3rd Grade: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & assignments on Google Classroom
  • 4th Grade: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & assignments on Google Classroom
  • 5th Grade: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & assignments on Google Classroom
  • ESOL: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & assignments on Google Classroom
  • Specialists & School Counselor: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Special Education: By almost any means necessary - except in person or via nonapproved sites 😉

 

Below, you will find the schedule for synchronous instruction. Grade level teachers will reach out to you today with more specific information. Specialists might take a little longer to finish adding each Beech Tree student to their sessions, so their links may take a little longer to create and be sent to you. Please be sure to save the links students receive.

Beech Tree Virtual Instruction Schedule for Monday, April 27th through May1st, 2020

Team/Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

FECEP

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

8:30-9:30 Hopkins

2-3pm Kruschke

3:30-4pm Hopkins

Kindergarten

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

 

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

(STEM@Noon)

9:30-10:30

11:30-12:30

1st

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

(STEM@1:30)

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

10:00-11:00

1:30-2:30

2nd

11:00-12:00

3:00-4:00

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

(STEM@11:30)

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00

3rd

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30            

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30            

9:30-11:35          

2:00-2:30 (STEM@2:00)    

4th

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

(STEM@2:00)

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

10:00-11:00

2:30-3:30

5th

11:00-1:00

(STEM@Noon) 

11:00-1:00

 

111:00-1:00

 

11:00-1:00

(STEM@Noon) 

Music

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Arabic

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Art

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

PE

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Library

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

Guidance

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

9:00-10:00

2:00-3:00             

STEM (Extra)

3rd-5th @3:00

K-2 @3:30

3rd-5th @3:00

K-2 @3:30

3rd-5th @3:00

K-2 @3:30

3rd-5th @3:00

K-2 @3:30

Band

 

Tuesday 11:00-12:00

 

 

Strings

2:00-3:00

2:00-3:00

2:00-3:00

 

Special Ed

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

ESOL

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

9:30-10:30

1:00-2:00

 

I know this is a lot to keep up with. Thank you so much for trusting us and supporting us!

 

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:

“Thank A Teacher!”

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send “Thank you” notes in the following link: https://thankateacherva.com/ to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Make your favorite teacher smile with a digital thank-you note featuring custom artwork by the three student art contest winners.

 

“Ms. Britton’s Scholastic Book Fair!”

Only available through Sunday, May 3rd, we will be able to support our wonderful librarian by purchasing books from Scholastic.  Books will be shipped directly to students and there is no shipping fee for BOOK orders over $25.  If you can, please share the link with you family and friends:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/beechtreeelemschool1

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

Principal.Message.Evening.4.21.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Our School-Based Technology Specialist and I participated in training this afternoon, and have scheduled various trainings for teachers this week. I would like each team to have as much information as possible about options we may use to provide synchronous, face-to-face, virtual instruction. After completion of these additional trainings, teachers will be better able to make an informed decision about how we will proceed. They have put forth a lot of time and effort and I want them to have a say in how we will move forward with Distance Learning.

Teams will reach out to you with multiple opportunities for continued instruction this week. Please remember that you may also access, “Elementary Continuity of Learning Resources,” at:https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning/instruction/continuity-learning-resources/elementary-school

I will meet with teams at the end of this week to make a final decision for how we will proceed with synchronous instruction, on a consistent basis, next week. I will then inform you of that decision and any additional information you might need to help us make it a successful experience!


Again, I cannot thank you enough for your trust, patience, understanding and unwavering support. We are one #BeechTreeFamily!

 

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
  • Curbside Pickup:
  • Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.
  • Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.
  • Annandale Terrace ES, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
  • Braddock ES, 7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
  • Bren Mar Park ES, 6344 Beryl Rd., Alexandria
  • Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly
  • Bucknell ES, 6925 University Dr, Alexandria
  • Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke
  • Cameron ES, 3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria
  • Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville
  • Coates ES, 2480 River Burch Road, Herndon
  • Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
  • Cunningham Park ES**moved to Thoreau MS as of 4/20/20**
  • Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria
  • Falls Church HS, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church
  • FCPS Food and Nutrition Services, Energy Zone Center,  6840 Industrial Rd, Springfield
  • Forest Edge ES, 1501 Becontree Ln, Reston
  • Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir
  • Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 
  • Herndon ES, 630 Dranesville Rd., Herndon
  • Hollin Meadows ES, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria
  • Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon
  • Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria
  • Irving MS, 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield
  • London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville
  • Lorton Station ES, 9298 Lewis Chapel Rd, Lorton
  • Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria
  • Oak View Elementary, 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax
  • Parklawn ES, 4116 Braddock Road, Alexandria
  • Pine Spring ES, 7607 Willow Ln., Falls Church
  • Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax
  • South County HS, 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton
  • Thoreau MS, 2505 Cedar Ln, Vienna **new as of 4/20/20**
  • Westgate Elementary, 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church
  • Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria
  • FCPS sites

 

  • Breakfast and lunch (both meals can be picked up at the same time) are available from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the locations listed below.  The food distribution is set up outside at each site. 

 

  • Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
  • Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston
  • Glen Forest ES, 5829 Glen Forest Dr., Falls Church
  • Graham Road Community Center, 3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church
  • food truck
  • FCPS Food and Nutrition Services food truck.
  • Pop-Up Locations

 

These "pop-up" grab and go sites serve both breakfast and lunch within the hours listed by site:

  • Audubon Apartments, 10-10:30 a.m., 7930 Audubon Ave., Alexandria
  • Daniels Run ES, 9:30-10:00 a.m., 3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax
  • Gum Springs Community Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexandria
  • Hunters Woods ES, 10:45-11:00 a.m., 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston
  • James Lee Community Center, 12-12:30 p.m., 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church
  • Luther Jackson MS, 11-11:30 a.m., 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church
  • Mason Crest ES, 10-10:30 a.m., 3705 Crest Dr, Annandale
  • Mosby Woods ES, 12-12:30 p.m., 9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax
  • Mount Eagle ES, 12-12:30 p.m., 6116 N. Kings Hwy, Alexandria
  • Oakview Garden Apartments, 10-10:30 a.m., 5827 Oakview Garden Drive, Falls Church (next to the basketball courts)
  • South Lakes HS, 11:15-11:30 a.m., 11400 South Lakes Dr, Reston
  • Waples Mill Mobile Home Park, 8:30-9:00 a.m., 4308 Mobile Ct. Fairfax
  • Willston Multi-Cultural Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 6131 Willston Dr, Falls Church

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Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

Principal.Message.4.21.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Last night, you received a message from Superintendent Scott Brabrand. In the message, he stated:

“Our amazing teachers, school-based technology specialists, and other support staff will continue to provide creative instructional opportunities to students through a variety of other tools such as Google Classroom, pre-recorded videos, learning packets, eBooks, and other approved digital resources as well as directing students to programming on Channels 21, 25, and 99. Whether it’s mailing a letter, recording a read-aloud, or calling students at home, our teachers have gone above and beyond to show they care and these interactions will continue. We will also provide “face to face” instruction to our students as schools begin the transition away from the Blackboard Learn 24/7 system. Schools will be preparing to provide virtual instruction through a secure Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link or through other alternative means. Teachers will contact students over the next several days about virtual learning opportunities and the platform that will be used.  For tomorrow, and until our schools have communicated their plan for teacher-led instruction, our teachers will not be providing face to face instruction. Instead, our teachers will continue  to provide other learning opportunities via a variety of platforms.”

Beech Tree staff have worked hard over the last few weeks, adapting to needs and expectations. I trust them to use their professional judgement and collaboration to reach out to you to provide a variety of instructional opportunities this week, as we are provided guidance this week. Additionally, “Elementary Continuity of Learning Resources,” may be accessed here:https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning/instruction/continuity-learning-resources/elementary-school


As always, I thank you for your trust, your patience, your understanding, and most of all, for your support. We are one, strong, and united #BeechTreeFamily!

 

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

Food Distribution Reminders:

Curbside Pickup:

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations. 

Annandale Terrace ES, 7604 Herald St., Annandale

Braddock ES, 7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale

Bren Mar Park ES, 6344 Beryl Rd., Alexandria

Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly

Bucknell ES, 6925 University Dr, Alexandria

Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke

Cameron ES, 3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria

Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville

Coates ES, 2480 River Burch Road, Herndon

Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield

Cunningham Park ES, 1001 Park St., Vienna

Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria

Falls Church HS, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services, Energy Zone Center,  6840 Industrial Rd, Springfield

Forest Edge ES, 1501 Becontree Ln, Reston

Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir

Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 

Herndon ES, 630 Dranesville Rd., Herndon

Hollin Meadows ES, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria

Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon

Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria

Irving MS, 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield

London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville

Lorton Station ES, 9298 Lewis Chapel Rd, Lorton

Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria

Oak View Elementary, 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax

Parklawn ES, 4116 Braddock Road, Alexandria

Pine Spring ES, 7607 Willow Ln., Falls Church

Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax

South County HS, 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton

Westgate Elementary, 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church

Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

FCPS sites

 

Breakfast and lunch (both meals can be picked up at the same time) are available from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. The food distribution is set up outside at each site. 

 

Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church

Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston

Glen Forest ES, 5829 Glen Forest Dr., Falls Church

Graham Road Community Center, 3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church

Pop-Up Locations

 

These "pop-up" grab and go sites serve both breakfast and lunch within the hours listed by site:

 

Audubon Apartments, 10-10:30 a.m., 7930 Audubon Ave., Alexandria

Daniels Run ES **new location as of 4/17/20**, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 3705 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

Gum Springs Community Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexandria

Hunters Woods ES, 10-10:30 a.m., 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston

please note time adjustment for Hunters Woods ES beginning Friday 4/17 to 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

James Lee Community Center, 12-12:30 p.m., 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church

Luther Jackson MS, 11-11:30 a.m., 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church

Mason Crest ES, 10-10:30 a.m., 3705 Crest Dr, Annandale

Mosby Woods ES, 12-12:30 p.m., 9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax**

Mount Eagle ES, 12-12:30 p.m., 6116 N. Kings Hwy, Alexandria

Oakview Garden Apartments, 10-10:30 a.m., 5827 Oakview Garden Drive, Falls Church (next to the basketball courts)

South Lakes HS, 11-11:30 a.m., 11400 South Lakes Dr, Reston

please note time adjustment for South Lakes HS beginning Friday 4/17 to 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Waples Mill Mobile Home Park, 8:30-9:00 a.m., 4308 Mobile Ct. Fairfax**

Willston Multi-Cultural Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 6131 Willston Dr, Falls Church

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver grab and go meals. Please click here for the location of intersections and times to expect the buses in school neighborhoods.

 

Complete list of food distribution and resources.

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
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