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Dear Beech Tree Families,
The school year is off to a great start! Students have been engaging in meaningful learning activities such as, learning about autism and how we are all special, learning about the rivers of Virginia and what makes rivers important for society, team building, ratios and proportional reasoning, counting, comparing and grouping money, keeping a steady beat, writing in Arabic, patterns, ecosystems, digital citizenship, and how to monitor our reading to “fix” our comprehension.
I am very proud of their efforts!
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to follow my twitter account at PrincipalDaugherty@BeechTreeElem, as well as our Beech Tree staff twitter accounts, which you can find through my followers and through my retweets. Twitter is a great platform for sharing photos and videos of students participating in learning and celebrating successes. For many teachers in FCPS, including myself, using social media in a professional capacity allows us to give the Beech Tree parents and community a lens into the amazing learning, collaboration, and creativity that takes place in our buildings.
I find that sharing our class activities and lessons on Twitter serves as an opportunity to actively participate in valuable professional development opportunities that are available to educators on social platforms at no cost. Also, uncovering relevant, innovative instructional practices or resources for our classrooms help us learn and grow. It is always exciting to bring these discoveries back to our students.
Rest assured that our using social media in a professional capacity will not detract from students’ learning. If you have any questions about your child being featured in my FCPS social media post(s), please let me know.
Beech Tree ES
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin PowellImportant Dates:
- Saturday, September 28th, Family Field Trip to The National Museum of the American Indian at 9:30am
- Thursday, October 10th, PTA Meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30pm
- Monday, October 14th, SCHOOLS are CLOSED
- Thursday, October 24th, Title I Parent Meeting in the library at 6:30pm
- Friday, October 25th, Fall Picture Day
Justice High School Football
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads
All students and families are invited
WHAT: Varsity Football Game vs. Herndon HS
WHEN: Friday September 20th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM Kickoff
WHERE: Justice High School – Jerry Fauls Football Stadium
3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044
TICKETS: $5 Per Person – Concession Stand Open All Night!
First Day Packet Forms - Past Due: Please return first day packet forms listed below to your student's Classroom teacher as soon as possible.
- Emergency Care Card
- Health Information Form
For the emergency care card, please take time to look over the card, make any necessary changes, sign the card and return it with your student to school. If there are no changes that need to be made, the card still needs to be signed and returned to school. Thank you for taking time to review and update this important information.
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application: Did you know that free and reduced price meal application forms need to be completed EVERY year? We encourage you to apply online using this link. Applications are also available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French, and Vietnamese. To change the language of the application click on the Language link in the top right of the screen. For more information, please click here.
Opt-Out Forms - Get information on the 2019-20 opt-out choices related to surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights. Click here
FLE Opt-Out Forms - If you wish to opt your child out of all or some of the Family Life Education lessons, please complete this form and return it to your child’s classroom teacher prior to FLE instruction. Click here
New App - "Here Comes the Bus" - Here Comes the Bus app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. The FCPS school district code is 28982. Click here for more information about Here Comes the Bus.