Beech Tree ES Family Message-June 28, 2024

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our school leadership team. Please join us in welcoming Cathleen Barry as our new Assistant Principal at Beech Tree Elementary School!

Cathleen comes to us with a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment. With a background in elementary education, special education and administration, she brings a passion for student success and a dedication to supporting both teachers and families.

We welcome her into our Beech Tree community! Her start date is July 10, 2024.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Beech Tree Elementary

Beech Tree Assistant Principal

Cathleen Barry has over 16 years of experience in education. She most recently served as a Special Education Resource Teacher for the Office of School Support where she supported Region 2 elementary and middle schools with closing achievement gaps and ensuring equitable instruction for all students.Throughout her experiences, Cathleen has always been driven by three core values: building positive relationships, high expectations for all, and positive systems and structures.

Cathleen has held various leadership positions including interim assistant principal, ESY administrator, summer school administrator, MTSS chair, PBIS lead, and lead mentor. While serving as a school-based leader, Cathleen created and refined routines to support positive behavior including a sensory hallway and a behavior strategies lab. During her time in central office, Cathleen has delivered various school, region, and district-wide professional development. 

Cathleen earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Marymount University and her Master’s in Special Education from George Mason University. Cathleen is a proud graduate of Fairfax County’s Accelerated Certification Cohort where she earned her Administration and Supervision certification. 

Outside of work, Cathleen enjoys spending time with her friends and family. You can often find her working on craft projects and watching true crime documentaries. In her free time,Cathleen enjoys traveling,especially to any location with a beach. 

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
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Beech Tree Yearbook Limited Copies

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Beech Tree Yearbook Limited Copies

We handed out yearbooks to all students who placed an order on Friday, June 7th. We do have a few additional copies available in the front office on a first-come, first-served basis. If your student would like to purchase one, kindly ask them to come to the front office with $10.00 in cash. Please note that we will only be accepting cash at this time.

Thank you

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Beech Tree ES Family Message-June 7, 2024

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Dear Beech Tree families,

We've had an incredibly eventful week at our school! On Wednesday, June 5th, we hosted Career Share Day, providing our students with valuable insights into various career paths. Thank you to all the families that shared with our students the various jobs that you do! We held our final PTA meeting for the school year on Thursday. On Friday, we were thrilled to witness the Justice High School Graduates as they paraded through the halls showcasing their determination. They were an inspiration for our current students. Finally, we ended the week with Field Day and our annual Staff vs 5th Grade Student's Soccer Game. This has been a week of cheering, laughter and pride.

Looking ahead to next week, we have more special events that you and your children won't want to miss. On Tuesday, June 11th, at 3:00 p.m., we have the Kindergarten Celebration. This is an occasion to commemorate the growth and achievements of our youngest learners. On Wednesday, June 12th, we will host the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., celebrating the milestone achievements of our graduating 5th graders. It is important to note that Wednesday, June 12th, marks the last day of school for the 2024 school year. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

This has been a wonderful school year. I hope you have an enjoyable summer with family and friends. I am excited to welcome everyone back for the 2024-2025 school year, which begins on August 19th.

Thank you for your partnership in education!

With great appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Important Dates:

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

 

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

 

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

  Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

  Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax

Hello Beech Tree Community!

Thanks for Attending last night’s PTA meeting!

Thank you to everyone who attended our final Beech Tree PTA meeting of the year! Your participation and support mean so much to us.

Final Restaurant Night

Don't miss our final restaurant night of the year at Super Pollo! Join us this Friday from 4-9 pm for great food and good company. Please see the attached flyer for details!

Share Your Suggestions

As we begin planning for the 2024-25 school year, we welcome your suggestions. Please contact the Beech Tree PTA at [email protected] with your ideas and feedback.

Thank You, Beech Tree Community!

We hope everyone has a fantastic final week of school and an amazing summer! Thank you for being a part of our wonderful community.

The Beech Tree PTA ([email protected])

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

Beech Tree PTA Restaurant Night Tomorrow

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The PTA welcomes you to join us at Super Pollo in Falls Church TOMORROW from 4 - 9 pm. Please see the flyer for details.

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Beech Tree PTA Meeting Tomorrow 6:30pm

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Final PTA Meeting Tomorrow 6:30pm

Dear PTA Members and Volunteers,

Please remember that the final PTA meeting of the school year will be on tomorrow, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Child Care will be available. This meeting is a special opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of our dedicated volunteers who have been instrumental in the success of our events throughout the year. Please join us for light refreshments and a warm thank-you for all your hard work.
In addition to our celebration, we will be reviewing the annual budget and holding officer elections. Your presence and input are invaluable as we look ahead to another great year.
We sincerely hope to see you there and deeply appreciate your ongoing support.

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

Beech Tree ES Family Message-May 31, 2024

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

We are pleased to announce that our testing period has successfully concluded. Our students have worked incredibly hard, showing resilience and dedication throughout the process. We are proud of their efforts and appreciate your support at home during this time. With the conclusion of testing, we are pleased to return for our final week of Beech Days Lunch Visitation! Come and join your child for lunch the week of June 3rd through June 7th. You are welcome to attend any of these days during your child’s lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you!

As we prepare for the final stretch, we encourage all students to continue giving their best effort. We understand that everyone is beginning to feel summer fever. However, please help us by reminding our students that the expectation of kind words and positive behavior is still required. Let us finish the school year strong, embracing every learning opportunity and making lasting memories.

Daily attendance is counted until dismissal on the last day of school. I am looking forward to my popsicle party with the students. Please make sure that your child continues to show up each day. We have 8 days to go. I am just as excited to see your child today as I was on the first day of school.

Thank you for your partnership in education!

With great appreciation,

Principal Clarke

10 Days Perfect Attendance Challenge

Join us as we start a 10 day Perfect Attendance Challenge beginning this Thursday until the end of the school year! Students who attend every day will earn a popsicle party with our Principal, Mrs. Clarke on the last day of school!

Important Dates:
  • Wednesday, June 5th Career Share Event
    9:45am-11:00am K-2nd Grades
    1:45pm-3:00pm 3rd-5th Grades 
  • Thursday, June 6th PTA Meeting 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 7th Field Day
    *Rain Date Monday, June 10th*
  • Tuesday, June 11th Kindergarten Celebration
  • Wednesday, June 12th 5th Grade Promotion
    Last day of school 2-hr early release 2:00pm
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

  Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

 

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

 

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

 

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax

Join Us for the Final PTA Meeting of the Year

We invite you to our final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Childcare will be provided to make it easier for families to attend. During the meeting, we will:

  • Hold officer elections
  • Review and vote on the budget
  • Celebrate the incredible efforts of our volunteers throughout the year with sweet treats

Your presence is important as we plan for the upcoming school year and acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Restaurant Night at Super Pollo

Save the date for our next restaurant night at Super Pollo (6641 Arlington Blvd) on Friday, June 7! A flyer with more details will go home in the Wednesday folder.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Beech Tree community. Together, we make a difference!

Best regards, The Beech Tree PTA ([email protected])

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

Beech Tree ES Family Message-May 24, 2024

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Our Assistant Principal, Bridget Louder, is preparing for an exciting new journey! Ms. Louder will be leaving Fairfax County Public Schools to embark upon the next chapter in her life.

Throughout her time here, Bridget has left an indelible mark on our school community. Her dedication to fostering a positive and nurturing environment for our students, staff, and families has been evident daily.

While we will undoubtedly miss her, we could not be more thrilled as she ventures into her new career. Please join me in wishing Ms. Louder all the best as she prepares to embrace new opportunities and challenges. Ms. Louder's last day with us will be on June 7, 2024.

As we bid farewell, please rest assured that we will begin the process of selecting a new assistant principal. I will keep you updated as we move forward with this transition.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Important Dates:
  • Monday, May 27th Memorial Day-No School 
  • Wednesday, June 5th Career Share Event
    9:45am-11:00am K-2nd Grades
    1:45pm-3:00pm 3rd-5th Grades 
  • Friday, June 7th Field Day
    *Rain Date Monday, June 10th*
  • Wednesday, June 12th Last day of school 2-hr early release 2:00pm
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

 

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact [school registrar’s name] for an activation letter.

 

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

 

All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. After the free shipping period ends, order forms will be sent home to allow for cash or check orders. Any order placed with an order form will receive the cherry blossom background.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001092066

  

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Heartfelt Thanks for the Spring Fling

The PTA would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who joined us for the Spring Fling last week. It was wonderful to see our community come together to enjoy music and create lasting memories. Your participation made the event a huge success, and we are grateful for your support.

Join Us for the Final PTA Meeting of the Year

We are excited to invite you to our final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Childcare will be provided to make it easier for families to attend. During the meeting, we will:

  • Hold officer elections
  • Review and vote on the budget
  • Celebrate the incredible efforts of our volunteers throughout the year

Your presence is important as we plan for the upcoming school year and acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Memorial Day Weekend Wishes

As we honor the fallen heroes who dedicated and sacrificed their lives this Memorial Day weekend, we wish you a safe and enjoyable time with your loved ones. Take this opportunity to reflect on their bravery and spend quality time with family and friends.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Beech Tree community. Together, we make a difference!

Best regards, The Beech Tree PTA ([email protected])

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

Beech Tree ES Family Message-May 17, 2024

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Important Dates:
  • Tuesday, May 21st PTA Restaurant Night &pizza 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
  • Monday, May 26th Memorial Day-No School 
  • Wednesday, June 6th Career Share Event
    9:45am-11:00am K-2nd Grades
    1:45pm-3:00pm 3rd-5th Grades 
  • Thursday, June 7th Field Day
    *Rain Date Monday, June 10th*
  • Wednesday, June 12th Last day of school 2-hr early release 2:00pm
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

 

🎓 Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

 

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

 

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza!

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

🌟 You are Invited to Our School's Career Share Day! 🌟

Greetings Beaver Families,

Beech Tree is hosting a Career Share Event on Wednesday, June 5th for our Beaver students in Pre-K to 5th grade. We encourage parents and family members from all jobs to sign up and share with our students! Children enjoy and learn so much as presenters explain their career and show “tools of the trade” with the students. If you’re feeling unsure about how to make the presentation student friendly, know that we will be providing guiding topics to talk about. 😊

Career Share Day Volunteer Time Slots:

  • 9:45am - 11:00am (Pre-K – 2nd)
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm (3rd - 5th)

You can choose to volunteer in the morning, afternoon, or both! Each presentation will be 15 minutes. Parents will rotate to a new class to share the same presentation up to 3 times. If you would like to volunteer, sign up below by Friday, May 17th. We look forward to hearing from you.  Please email or call Diamond Torres, Beech Tree School Counselor, at [email protected] or 703-531-2600 with questions!!

https://forms.gle/oDjQJdddTBkYfJvS8

 

Ms. Torres

Diamond Torres, M Ed.

School Counselor, Beech Tree Elementary

[email protected]  | Office: 703.531.2668

School Counselor Referral Form

All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. After the free shipping period ends, order forms will be sent home to allow for cash or check orders. Any order placed with an order form will receive the cherry blossom background.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001092066

  

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Dear Beech Tree families,

Last Chance to Join the Spring Fling! Don't miss out on the fun at our Beech Tree Spring Fling happening tonight from 6:30 to 8 PM! It's your last chance to participate in this exciting event. Come enjoy an evening filled with activities, music, and great company. We look forward to seeing you there!

&pizza Restaurant Night - Tuesday Join us for a delicious night out at &pizza! On Tuesday, from 5 to 9 PM, &pizza will be hosting a restaurant night for Beech Tree families. Show the attached flyer when you order, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support our Beech Tree PTA. It’s a great way to enjoy a tasty meal while supporting our school community. Don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends!

Call for PTA Board Volunteers Are you interested in making a difference at Beech Tree? We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the PTA board for next year. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved, share your ideas, and help shape the future of our school community. If you want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities, please reach out to us. We’d love to have you on our team! [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community!

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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PTA SPRING FLING Tomorrow

Join the PTA and our Beaver family TOMORROW for our Spring Fling dance on the blacktop! The fun begins at 6:30 PM and goes until 8:00 PM. Admission is $1. We can't wait to see you there!

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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

We hope that everyone was able to find a little sunshine amongst some very overcast weather this week. We had sunny days in our halls while the students worked their hardest during SOL's and classwork. We are always so proud of how each student shows up to demonstrate their knowledge.

We wish everyone a wonderful weekend. We are grateful for your support as we work diligently to wrap-up the school year. Thank you to every mom, dad, grandparent, and extended family members who support our students' endeavors. We and they could not do it without you!

Thank you for your partnership in education.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Important Dates:
  • Friday, May 17th Last day to submit class placements 2024-2025
    PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 21st PTA Restaurant Night &pizza 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
  • Monday, May 26th Memorial Day-No School 
  • Wednesday, June 6th Career Share Event
    9:45am-11:00am K-2nd Grades
    1:45pm-3:00pm 3rd-5th Grades 
  • Thursday, June 7th Field Day
    *Rain Date Monday, June 10th*
  • Wednesday, June 12th Last day of school 2-hr early release 2:00pm
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. After the free shipping period ends, order forms will be sent home to allow for cash or check orders. Any order placed with an order form will receive the cherry blossom background.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001092066

  

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Beech Tree staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs.

  Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

 

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

 

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza!

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

🌟 You are Invited to Our School's Career Share Day! 🌟

Greetings Beaver Families,

Beech Tree is hosting a Career Share Event on Wednesday, June 5th for our Beaver students in Pre-K to 5th grade. We encourage parents and family members from all jobs to sign up and share with our students! Children enjoy and learn so much as presenters explain their career and show “tools of the trade” with the students. If you’re feeling unsure about how to make the presentation student friendly, know that we will be providing guiding topics to talk about. 😊

Career Share Day Volunteer Time Slots:

  • 9:45am - 11:00am (Pre-K – 2nd)
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm (3rd - 5th)

You can choose to volunteer in the morning, afternoon, or both! Each presentation will be 15 minutes. Parents will rotate to a new class to share the same presentation up to 3 times. If you would like to volunteer, sign up below by Friday, May 17th. We look forward to hearing from you.  Please email or call Diamond Torres, Beech Tree School Counselor, at [email protected] or 703-531-2600 with questions!!

 

https://forms.gle/oDjQJdddTBkYfJvS8

 

 

Ms. Torres

Diamond Torres, M Ed.

School Counselor, Beech Tree Elementary

[email protected]  | Office: 703.531.2668

School Counselor Referral Form

Dear Beech Tree families,

Join us next Friday for the PTA-sponsored Spring Fling dance! Our upcoming Spring Fling is scheduled for Friday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Join us on the blacktop, weather permitting, for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing. Admission is just $1! 

 

Join Our PTA Board: We're looking for passionate individuals to join our PTA board. Whether you can commit 1-2 hours weekly or prefer project-based involvement, we welcome your leadership. For questions or to express your interest, email us at [email protected]. Your voice matters, and we value your involvement in our PTA community.

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

Our halls are buzzing with the energy of students as they dive into SOL (Standards of Learning) testing. It is a time of both challenge and opportunity. I am continually impressed by the dedication and perseverance displayed by our students. Their commitment to academic excellence is evident as they strive to showcase their knowledge and skills during this testing season.

In addition to the academic focus, our school recently had the pleasure of hosting our annual Spring Concert. It was a beautiful celebration of talent and passion, with our students demonstrating their musical prowess and dedication to their craft. Their performances were a testament to the importance of fostering creativity and artistic expression within our school community.

I am immensely proud of our students for their achievements, both inside and outside the classroom. Their dedication to their studies and extracurricular pursuits is inspiring and speaks volumes about their character and potential.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional teachers and staff for their unwavering support and guidance. Their commitment to nurturing the whole student academically, artistically, and personally is commendable and makes all the difference in our students' lives.

As we continue through the busy spring season, let us cherish the moments of growth, learning, and celebration that abound within our school community. Together, we will continue to inspire and empower our students to reach new heights of achievement and excellence.

Let us also remember to end the year strong with our commitment to great attendance each day. Every day of learning counts, and our collective dedication to showing up ready to engage in the learning process ensures that each student has the opportunity to thrive.

Thank you for your partnership in education.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Advanced Academic Resource Teacher School Year 2024-2025 We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Ms. AbuRish to the role of Advanced Academics Resource Teacher for the 2024 - 2025 school year! With her exceptional dedication, innovative teaching methodologies, and unwavering commitment to student success, Ms. AbuRish has consistently demonstrated her ability to inspire and cultivate a passion for learning among her students. As she transitions into this new role, we are confident that her expertise will continue to elevate our educational programs, empower fellow educators, and ultimately, enrich the academic experience for all students. Congratulations Ms. AbuRish! Beech Tree's Local Level IV programs will continue to flourish with a rich depth of instruction provided by our teachers. We have an amazing team of educators joining our Beech Tree team. We will share all of our exciting teacher updates soon! Important Dates:
  • Wednesday, May 8th Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day 
  • Friday, May 17th Last day to submit class placements 2024-2025
    PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 26th Memorial Day-No School 
  • Wednesday, June 6th Career Share 
  • Wednesday, June 12th Last day of school 2-hr early release 2:00pm
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day May 8th 

May 8th is this year's official date for National Bike & Roll to School Day! Strap on that helmet and lace up your shoes, this is a day to celebrate being active and showing your school spirit.

Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Louder will be welcoming students at Door 1!

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online!

All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. After the free shipping period ends, order forms will be sent home to allow for cash or check orders. Any order placed with an order form will receive the cherry blossom background.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001092066

  

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Beech Tree staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

 

☀️FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

 

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

 

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

 

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

  Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

🌟 You are Invited to Our School's Career Share Day! 🌟

Dear Beech Tree Families,

Join us for an enriching opportunity to inspire the next generation! We cordially invite you to participate in our school's Career Share event, where you can share your valuable career skills and responsibilities with your child's classroom.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This is your chance to engage with students, ignite their curiosity about different professions, and showcase the exciting possibilities that await them in the future. Your insights and experiences will leave a lasting impact on our young learners.

Let's come together to empower our students and shape their career aspirations!

Additional information to come.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards, Diamond Torres - School Counselor

Justice HS is hosting a FREE Theatre Pyramid Workshop on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-12:30pm. Students will learn about costumes, lighting & sound, improv, props and more! Students attending Pyramid Day can also see the 2pm matinee or the 7pm evening performance of "The Internet is Distract-....Oh Look, A Kitten!" on May 4th for just $5.

Use the QR code on the flyer or click here to register:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70A0A45A9A62AA2FE3-49215819-pyramid

Hello Beech Tree Community,

Thank You for Attending our PTA Meeting: We extend our gratitude to everyone who joined us for our recent PTA meeting. Your participation is invaluable to us!

Spring Fling: Mark your calendars for our upcoming Spring Fling on Friday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Join us on the blacktop, weather permitting, for a fun-filled evening. Admission is just $1!

&pizza Restaurant Night: Don't miss our &pizza restaurant night on Tuesday, May 21, from 5 to 9 pm. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Join Our PTA Board: We're looking for passionate individuals to join our PTA board. Whether you can commit 1-2 hours weekly or prefer project-based involvement, we welcome your leadership. For questions or to express your interest, email us at [email protected]. Your voice matters, and we value your involvement in our PTA community.

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

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PTA Meeting May 2nd at 6:30 pm

Reminder: Please join us for an in-person PTA meeting tomorrow, May 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Childcare will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Beech Tree PTA Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser Today

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PTA Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser Today

Give yourself the night off from cooking and join us from 5 - 9 pm TONIGHT at Chipotle Seven Corners for a restaurant night fundraiser! Please be sure to show the flyer below when ordering in person or include code: 7RXEWY7 when ordering online for pickup.

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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

What a fantastic week it has been! I want to express my gratitude for your participation in the Beech Tree Staff Appreciation celebration week. The Chalk the Walk, beautiful flowers, students wearing red to show staff just how much they are loved and appreciated, uplifting signs, potluck lunch, delicious dessert bar, and other thoughtful gestures brought immense joy to our staff members. It conveyed how much they are valued and appreciated!

Additionally, on Wednesday, April 24th, we had the pleasure of hosting the winners of the Fun Fair Administrative Raffles. Zachary Scherer and Anthony Zoutis won the honor of being Principal and Assistant Principal for the day. They shadowed us by attending meetings, participating in fire drills, visiting classrooms, monitoring the cafeteria, addressing student concerns and many additional duties. They gained valuable insight into our roles as leaders. They did such a great job that Ms. Louder and I may call them in to sub for us in the near future!

As we move into the month of May, students in grades 3-5 will take the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments.  Please carefully review the SOL Testing Schedule. We ask that parents avoid absences and tardies on these days. Partner with us in helping set your student up for success by adhering to an early bedtime the night before the test and eating a protein filled breakfast. Encourage your child to take their time and to do their best. We know that they are going to rock the tests! 

Due to the varied schedule during SOL testing, there will not be any Beech Days lunch visitation available in May. However, we will reestablish Beech Days in June to end the year together.  

Your ongoing support and partnership are deeply appreciated.

With gratitude,

Principal Clarke

Important Dates:
  • Saturday, April 28th Last Day to Place Yearbook Orders-Online Only
  • Tuesday, April 30th PTA-Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, May 2nd PTA meeting-Beech Tree Cafeteria 6:30pm
  • Friday, May 3rd Teacher Workday-No School
  • Wednesday, May 8th Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day 
  • Friday, May 17th PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 26th Memorial Day-No School 
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day May 8th 

May 8th is this year's official date for National Bike & Roll to School Day! Strap on that helmet and lace up your shoes, this is a day to celebrate being active and showing your school spirit.

Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Louder will be welcoming students at Door 1!

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online!

All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. After the free shipping period ends, order forms will be sent home to allow for cash or check orders. Any order placed with an order form will receive the cherry blossom background.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001092066

  

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

  Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Beech Tree staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

 

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight

LanguagesParents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

 

Get to Know FCPS and the Resources Available to Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. Learn more on our website.
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.
Beech Tree Yearbook Deadline Purchases April 28th

We kindly remind you to place your yearbook order by April 28th, as this will be the final opportunity. Please note that additional copies will not be available after the deadline. Yearbooks are only available for online purchases.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Justice HS is hosting a FREE Theatre Pyramid Workshop on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-12:30pm. Students will learn about costumes, lighting & sound, improv, props and more! Students attending Pyramid Day can also see the 2pm matinee or the 7pm evening performance of "The Internet is Distract-....Oh Look, A Kitten!" on May 4th for just $5.

Use the QR code on the flyer or click here to register:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70A0A45A9A62AA2FE3-49215819-pyramid

Dear Beech Tree Families,

We hope you're all doing well and enjoying the spring season! Here are some important updates and events coming up:

Staff Appreciation Week Thank You: A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to Staff Appreciation Week! Your support and generosity made it a memorable celebration for our amazing Beech Tree staff.

Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 30, from 5 - 9 pm! Join us at Chipotle for a delicious meal and support our school. (Flyer attached below for more details.)

PTA Meeting: Our next PTA meeting will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 pm. Childcare will be provided, so please come and join us to stay informed and get involved!

Join Our PTA Board: We have board member positions available and would love for you to join us! Learn more about these roles at our upcoming PTA meeting. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. Your voice matters, and we value your involvement in our PTA community.

Spring Fling Dance: Save the date for our annual Spring Fling dance on Friday, May 17, from 6:30 - 8 pm. More details will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for updates!

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in Beech Tree Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events!

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who joined us for the family field trip this past Saturday, April 14th. Our visit to The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was wonderful as we explored the remarkable collection of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, a Blackbird SR-71, and a Concorde, all showcased in two expansive hangars. We had the privilege of engaging with esteemed organizations such as Women in Aviation and Aerospace, Human and Spaceflight, enriching our learning experience. It was inspiring to see our community come together to share in this educational adventure. Students and families laughed and learned together. I look forward to seeing you on the next one!

Your ongoing support and partnership are deeply appreciated.

With gratitude,

Principal Clarke

Beech Days Lunch Visitation Schedule

We encourage family members to enjoy the same lunch as their child, whether it's a packed lunch or from the school cafeteria. To maintain the integrity of our meal program, we kindly request refraining from bringing fast food options. Please bring your picture ID, as it will be required for check-in with the front office. 

On the day of your child's scheduled lunch, please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in at the office. Our staff will direct you to the cafeteria. As you depart, please remember to check out at the office. For those opting to purchase lunch from the cafeteria, adult pricing is $4.75, payable in cash. For more details on lunch options, please click here.

Important Dates:
  • Saturday, April 20th Beech Tree Earth Day 10:00am
  • Monday, April 22nd-Friday, April 26th-Staff Appreciation Week
  • Saturday, April 28th Last Day to Place Yearbook Orders-Online Only
  • Thursday, May 2nd PTA meeting-Beech Tree Cafeteria 6:30pm
  • Friday, May 3rd Teacher workday-No School
  • Wednesday, May 8th Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day 
  • Friday, May 17th PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 26th Memorial Day-No School 
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day May 8th 

Walk, Bike & Roll to school day is a great way for students to get more physical activity before school and reach their goal of 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher or Ms. Torres, school counselor.

 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

 

Nominate Someone Today for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Do you know of an outstanding person or group that has worked for equity in an FCPS school?  There’s still time to nominate a candidate for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.

 

This award recognizes staff, students, or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

 

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member may nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1. Full details are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage

 

✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

Beech Tree Yearbook Deadline Purchases April 28th

We kindly remind you to place your yearbook order by April 28th, as this will be the final opportunity. Please note that additional copies will not be available after the deadline. Yearbooks are only available for online purchases.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

FCPS Family Summit

We are pleased to announce the FCPS Family Summit, an event hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools in collaboration with Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women's Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Asian Educators Association, and Hispanic Educators Association.  The summit will be held Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22043.  Our conference promises to cover a variety of topics designed to benefit all families, with a special focus on providing social-emotional resources. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all members of our community by engaging in partnerships and learning together to support our students. Participants can expect engaging discussions on important topics such as raising resilient children, fostering meaningful connections, managing emotions, and addressing the dangers of opioids and fentanyl.  Additionally, specific resources will be available online for families of students with disabilities through the Online Special Education Resource Fair. We invite you to join us as we come together to create a safer, more supportive, and inclusive community for all. Your participation is invaluable as we work toward this common goal. 

Inova Healthy Plate Club

The Inova Healthy Plate Club is a free, virtual cooking program that teaches kids how to make healthy meals. Ingredients are provided for any family that needs assistance.

Open to any 1st-7th graders who are eligible for free/reduced lunch or attend Title I schools. There are five upcoming sessions beginning Monday, April 29th.

Consider joining this fun activity with your kids and learn how to eat more veggies! 

Hello Beaver Community,

Are you looking for something to do tomorrow? Join us at Beech Tree this Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 pm! The PTA will be helping Ms. Cleer and the Beech Tree Green Club for a special cleanup initiative in honor of Earth Day. There will be a variety of engaging stations and activities for your family to explore and enjoy! For more information, please click on the link provided: Earth Day Celebration Sign Up

 

The PTA invites you to join us in celebrating Staff Appreciation Week. Here is a list of events scheduled for the upcoming week:

Monday, April 22: POTLUCK LUNCH

Families of Pre-K through 3rd grade students are encouraged to contribute lunch items for our incredible Beech Tree staff. To participate, please click the following link: potluck donation

Donations should be delivered to the front office by 11 am on April 22nd.

Tuesday, April 23FLOWER DAY

Students can express their appreciation by drawing or bringing a flower to give to their teacher or any staff member.

Wednesday, April 24DESSERT BAR 

Families of 4th and 5th grade students are invited to donate sweet treats for staff to savor. To contribute, please click the following link: dessert donation

Dessert donations should be delivered to the front office by 11 am on April 24th.

Thursday, April 25WEAR RED

Let's show our staff just how much we love and appreciate them by wearing red.

Friday, April 26BEECH TREE STAFF ARE NOTEWORTHY!

Take the opportunity to make a card or use the heart flyer that was sent home in the Wednesday folder to write a note of gratitude to staff members you wish to thank.

All week long: the PTA will be providing chalk near the front entrance for families to participate in CHALK THE WALK! Feel free to share your creativity by drawing pictures or writing thank you notes on the front sidewalk to brighten someone's day! 

 

Save the Date: Our next restaurant night is coming up on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 - 9 pm at Chipotle Seven Corners. You can conveniently place your order online for pickup using code 7RXEWY7. Look out for a flyer in next week's Wednesday folder.

 

Thank you for your continued support and participation!

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Phone: 703.531.2600
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Beech Tree PTA's Staff Appreciation Week April 22-26

Dear Beech Tree Families,

We're excited to enlist your support as we gear up for a week dedicated to celebrating all of our amazing teachers and staff. Beech Tree's Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled to take place from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26

There are many ways to show our love, admiration and gratitude to the enthusiastic Beech Tree staff for their tireless efforts in shaping the future of our children. 

 

Here's a breakdown of the festivities:

Monday, April 22: POTLUCK LUNCH

Families of Pre-K through 3rd grade students are invited to contribute lunch items for all staff to enjoy. To participate, please click the following link: potluck donation

Donations should be delivered to the front office by 11 am on April 22nd.

Tuesday, April 23: FLOWER DAY

Students can express their appreciation by drawing or bringing a flower to give to their teacher or any staff member.

Wednesday, April 24: DESSERT BAR 

Families of 4th and 5th grade students are encouraged to donate sweet treats for our dessert bar. To contribute, please click the following link: dessert donation

Dessert donations should be delivered to the front office by 11 am on April 24th.

Thursday, April 25: WEAR RED

Let's show our staff just how much we love and appreciate them by wearing red.

Friday, April 26: BEECH TREE STAFF ARE NOTEWORTHY!

Take the opportunity to make a card or use the heart flyer that will be provided in this week's Wednesday folder to write a note of gratitude to staff members you wish to thank.

 

Additionally, the PTA will be providing chalk near the front entrance for families to participate in CHALK THE WALK! Feel free to share your creativity by drawing pictures or writing thank you notes on the front sidewalks to brighten someone's day! 🌟

 

Thank you for your continued support and participation in making Staff Appreciation Week a memorable and uplifting experience for our dedicated Beech Tree staff.

 

Warm regards,

Beech Tree PTA

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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

I want to extend warm wishes to all those who celebrated Eid al-Fitr. We hope your Eid was filled with joy, peace, and togetherness with loved ones.

It's been another fantastic week here at Beech Tree! Our classrooms have been lively with enthusiastic learning and our students continue to grow as we finish out the last couple months of the school year.

As a reminder, tomorrow we have our family field trip to the Udvar-Hazy Center. The buses will leave Beech Tree at exactly 9:30 a.m. We are excited for a day of learning and fun together!

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Beech Days Lunch Visitation Schedule

We encourage family members to enjoy the same lunch as their child, whether it's a packed lunch or from the school cafeteria. To maintain the integrity of our meal program, we kindly request refraining from bringing fast food options. Please bring your picture ID, as it will be required for check-in with the front office. 

On the day of your child's scheduled lunch, please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in at the office. Our staff will direct you to the cafeteria. As you depart, please remember to check out at the office. For those opting to purchase lunch from the cafeteria, adult pricing is $4.75, payable in cash. For more details on lunch options, please click here.

Important Dates:
  • Saturday, April 13th Family Field Trip Udvar-Hazy Center 9:30am 
  • Wednesday, April 17th Purple Up! to Support Military Families
  • Saturday, April 20th Beech Tree Earth Day 10:00am
  • Saturday, April 28th Last Day to Place Yearbook Orders-Online Only 
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Next Wednesday, April 17th is Purple Up Day! This is your chance to celebrate our military children by wearing purple! Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

 

✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact family liaison Mariangeles Quinto or Sussy Tomer at [email protected]

Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

We will be showcasing a Purple Up Hall of Fame honoring our Beaver’s parents and family members in the military. If you would like to highlight someone, please email me ([email protected]) a picture of them with the following:

  • Military Member Name:
  • Branch Served:
  • Time Frame Served:
  • Student Name:
  • Student Relation to Military Member:
Now accepting Yearbook Orders

It is now time to place your order for the 2023-2024 school yearbook. Please visit our official website at beechtree.fcps.edu to make your purchase. The deadline for orders is April 28th, therefore we encourage you to place your order promptly. The cost of the yearbook is $10.00, and orders can only be processed online through our website. Do not hesitate, secure your copy today.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Hello Beach Tree,

🌷 Spring is in full bloom, and so are our exciting events! We're thrilled to announce that Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner, running from April 22nd to April 26th. It's the perfect time to show our wonderful staff how much we appreciate all they do!

 

🍽️ Donation Opportunities:

·       Monday, April 22: Calling all families with Pre-K through 3rd graders! We're hosting a Staff Appreciation Potluck, and your contributions will make it extra special. Sign up to bring your favorite dish to share by visiting: Potluck lunch donations signup link

·       Wednesday, April 24: Families of 4th and 5th graders, this one's for you! We're setting up a delightful Dessert Bar to treat our staff. Contribute to the sweetness by signing up to bring a delicious dessert here: Dessert donations signup link

Let's come together as a community to make Staff Appreciation Week unforgettable for our amazing staff members! 🌟

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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

Beech Tree Yearbook Deadline Purchases April 28th

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Beech Tree Yearbook Deadline Purchases April 28th

We kindly remind you to place your yearbook order by April 28th, as this will be the final opportunity. Please note that additional copies will not be available after the deadline. Yearbooks are only available for online purchases.

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Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8th

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Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8th

We are all very excited for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th! It's a rare astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety protocols.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Beech Tree, we have been able to collect approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear.

Please help prepare your child for this special event by sharing these important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

El 8 de abril de 2024 se produce un eclipse solar

El 8 de abril de 2024 se produce un eclipse solar. Es un fenómeno astronómico raro y emocionante, que requiere importantes recordatorios de seguridad.

Mirar directamente al sol, incluso durante un eclipse, puede dañar permanentemente los ojos. En Beech Tree, hemos conseguido lentes aprobadas para que los estudiantes puedan ver el eclipse de forma segura SÓLO con los lentes puestos.

Aquí tienes algunos recordatorios importantes:

  • No mires el sol sin lentes aprobados. Esto se aplica a estudiantes y personal, y les animamos a reforzarlo en casa.
  • No es suficiente con ponerse lentes de sol normales. Proporcionaremos lentes aprobadas para ver el sol.
  • Horario del eclipse: El eclipse comienza alrededor de las 2:04 p.m., alcanza su punto máximo a las 3:20 p.m. (que coincide con la salida para algunos estudiantes), y termina alrededor de las 4:32 p.m. Por favor, recuerde a su hijo ser especialmente vigilantes sobre la seguridad de los ojos durante la salida. Si le preocupa que su hijo vuelva a casa caminando o en autobús, por favor organice un transporte alernativo.

Para más detalles, visite la página web de FCPS Solar Eclipse.

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A Message From Principal Clarke

Dear Beech Tree Families,

We are excited to share with you highlights from our recent 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade assembly, "Walk in My Shoes." This special event was designed to develop empathy, creativity, and understanding of others' perspectives. Students focused on the importance of kindness, empathy and inclusivity by imagining themselves in someone else's shoes. We are incredibly proud of our students’ dedication to promoting acceptance and respect in our school community. We believe that events like these not only enrich the learning experience but also help foster a culture of accepting everyone and lifting all. Thank you to everyone involved in organizing and volunteering to make this event successful! It could not have been done without your support.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

Beech Days Lunch Visitation Schedule

We encourage family members to enjoy the same lunch as their child, whether it's a packed lunch or from the school cafeteria. To maintain the integrity of our meal program, we kindly request refraining from bringing fast food options. Please bring your picture ID, as it will be required for check-in with the front office. 

On the day of your child's scheduled lunch, please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in at the office. Our staff will direct you to the cafeteria. As you depart, please remember to check out at the office. For those opting to purchase lunch from the cafeteria, adult pricing is $4.75, payable in cash. For more details on lunch options, please click here.

Important Dates:
  • Monday, April 8th Spring Pictures-Orders Online Only
  • Saturday, April 13th Family Field Trip Udvar-Hazy Center 9:30am 
  • Wednesday, April 17th Purple Up! to Support Military Families
  • Saturday, April 20th Beech Tree Earth Day 10:00am
  • Saturday, April 28th Last Day to Place Yearbook Orders-Online Only 
    See the complete school year calendar.

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

Monday, April 8th Spring Pictures

Hello! Victor O'Neill will be taking Spring Pictures (both individual and class pictures) on Monday, April 8th, 2024.  You will be able to view and order your child’s photos from their online gallery approximately two weeks after picture day, there will not be an order form, online orders only.  If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing:  [email protected] 

¡Hola! Victor O'Neill tomará fotografías de primavera (tanto individuales como de clase) el lunes 8 de abril del 2024.

Podrá ver y ordenar las fotografías de su hijo desde su galería en línea aproximadamente dos semanas después del día de la fotografía, no habrá un formulario de pedido, pedidos en línea únicamente. Si tiene alguna pregunta antes del día de la fotografía, comuníquese con Victor O'Neill Studios enviando un correo electrónico a: [email protected]

New Regulation on Meditation and Silent Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Religious Accommodations in Schools for Students webpage for more information.

 

Register Today for the Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet School Lottery

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

 

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

 

🗳️ Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage

 

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

 

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

🏫 Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book. 

Check out the Budget Calendar for important dates in the budget process as well as opportunities for the community to provide feedback.  

Now accepting Yearbook Orders

It is now time to place your order for the 2023-2024 school yearbook. Please visit our official website at beechtree.fcps.edu to make your purchase. The deadline for orders is April 28th, therefore we encourage you to place your order promptly. The cost of the yearbook is $10.00, and orders can only be processed online through our website. Do not hesitate, secure your copy today.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Beech Tree Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

TALLER DE REUNIFICACION FAMILIAR

La serie de talleres de Reunificación Familiar es un programa para satisfacer las necesidades de las familias que tienen dificultades para volver a reconectarse con sus hijos después de una larga separación. Esta serie de tres clases guía a los padres/familias a través de un proceso de reconexión con sus hijos después de pasar un año o más separados para apoyar y establecer una dinámica familiar más sólida. Esta clase se reunirá virtualmente una vez a la semana durante 2:30 horas por cada sesión. Regístrese a continuación para asistir a esta serie de tres talleres de Reunificación Familiar.

Sábados de Abril 13, 20 y 27 de 9am a 11:30am, link    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-VZUiBgVIFSk0XOrXMbfDIATaOLy5gD9T63oIcpMW2sjFXw/viewform

Dear Beech Tree Community,

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who generously contributed their time and effort to make Walk In My Shoes a success! Your dedication truly makes a difference in our community. We'd also like to express gratitude to everyone who attended the recent PTA meeting; your participation helps shape the future of our school.

What is next?

Join us on Saturday, April 20th, from 10 am - 12 pm, as we celebrate Earth Day with Ms. Cleer and the Green Club! Come together for a fun-filled morning of activities dedicated to our planet. Ms. Cleer will provide more details about this exciting event.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming restaurant night on Tuesday, April 30th, at Chipotle Seven Corners. Stay tuned for more information on this delicious opportunity to support our school community.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement!

Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626

Attendance Email[email protected]

School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620

Parent Liaison: Mariangeles Quinto (703) 531-2692 

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