Principal.Message.9.21.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

I hope you each enjoyed this truly beautiful weekend! Spending time outdoors over the weekend seems to give me the vitamin D kick to remain positive during these difficult times. I hope you are having the same healing experience!

As a reminder, we are using a variety of technological tools. Please use this form to agree (consent) or disagree (refusal) for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed on the school website as part of the instructional program. https://www.fcps.edu/node/41989

Every Monday, our students are encouraged to join their grade level for Morning Meeting at 9:15am, using the Monday Morning Meeting link sent by their homeroom teacher. Afterwards, students may attend sessions offered at 10:15am and/or 11:15am. Students may remain in their Morning Meeting link for grade level sessions or use the session links sent to their Gmail account to participate in specials lessons and activities. Should you have any questions regarding specials, please reach out to the specialists using their emails below in the “Reminders” section. Here is Monday’s schedule:

8:30-9:15

Family Tech Office Hours w/ Mike Meyer MKMeyer@fcps.edu

9:15-9:45

Grade Level Morning Meeting

10:15-11:00

Grade Level Whole Group & Break Out Sessions

ESOL Levels 1

PE & Art

 

Kgt-2nd & Autism

Music & Arabic 3rd-5th & Autism

STEM Kgt-2nd

*All other supports will be by teacher invitation

11:15-Noon

Grade Level Whole Group & Break Out Sessions

ESOL Levels 2

PE & Art

 

3rd-5th & Autism

Music & Arabic Kgt-2nd & Autism

ECO Club

 

Mondays through Fridays, when students log in to their Morning Meeting, teachers will take attendance. If students are unable to participate on any given school day, parents must report the absence to the school office: Beechtreeelem.attendance@fcps.edu Please email the teacher, to keep him/her informed, as well.

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials for 3rd & Kgt

Tues/Thur = 4th Strings

Wed/Fri = 5th Strings

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials for 4th & 1st

Wed/Fri = 5th Band

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials for 5th & 2nd

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

“Library Curbside Pickup” will be available at Beech Tree on Mondays from 1-3pm and Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Students need to place their holds in our catalog by the end of the day on Fridays. Students can place up to 5 holds.  Here is a link to our catalog. . Please remember that you must log in using your username and password.  This is the same information you use for logging onto your computer. Once a hold is placed, I will check out the items and send an email about when you can pick up your items.  Emails will be sent to the Students’ school email account for grades 3-5 and parents email for K-2. If you would like the email sent to a different account, please contact our Librarian, Tina Britton at clbritton@fcps.edu. Books will be placed in a large manilla envelope with the student’s name on it.  The envelopes will be placed on a table outside the front door. Students will pick up their envelope and be on their way.  Ms. Britton will be sitting in the lobby monitoring the pickup. Please place books you are returning in the box.  Put your envelope in the other container.  Books will be quarantined for one week before they are checked in. Please watch the video  if you need a refresher on how to place a hold.  Please email Ms. Tina Britton with any questions or concerns.


Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.


This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

Grades 1-5  September 2, 2020- October 26, 2020

Kindergarten- October 5, 2020- November 9, 2020

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


Additionally, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.


Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle  and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

 

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

 

Thomas Jefferson High School seeks to engage potential TJ applicants and their families through these initial conversations and support them through one-on-one conversations with alumni as they navigate the TJ admissions process. Any student or family who would like to engage with alumni from diverse backgrounds committed to equity and inclusiveness at TJ is welcome to contact them at the graduadosTJ@gmail.com email to hear alumni and current student perspectives on the school.

 

As always, thank you for your trust and your support. Please reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at MMLopez1@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Beech Tree Specialists Contacts

Kiri Cooper, Music Teacher at kncooper@fcps.edu

Meriem Bacha, Arabic Teacher at MBacha@fcps.edu

Greg Skrtic, Art Teacher at GGSkrtic@fcps.edu

Yolanda Adams, Guidance Counselor at yeadams@fcps.edu

Mike Jenkins, PE Teacher at MWJenkins@fcps.edu

Tina Britton, Librarian at clbritton@fcps.edu

Miller Susens, Strings Teacher (4th & 5th) at msusens@fpcs.edu

Lindsay Bowen, Band Teacher (5th) at ldbowen@fcps.edu

Kristen Hollen, STEM Teacher at kmhollen@fcps.edu

 

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 7032044317
  • English and Spanish: 7032044316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 7032044315

 

Beech Tree Digital Resources

Parent Resources for Distance Learning: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources

Video Tutorials for Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

If you participate in, or are financially eligible for one of these government subsidies programs: The National School Lunch Program (Free and Reduced Lunch), Head Start, SNAP, TANF, WIC, LIHEAP or Public Housing, you may complete this form for internet service assistance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IDnBPwLC5VhECPBrXVi__o5gMBisj_oI/view

 

Virtual Learning Assistance

If you would like to revisit the technology lessons provided by our School Based Technology Specialist, Mike Meyer, during our Tech Town Hall, please visit http://bit.ly/BTESTTH to watch the recording.  I also encourage you and your family to visit our technology resource page for parents and students at https://bit.ly/BTESTECH for with help on logging into Blackboard, Google Classroom, student Gmail, and other applications.  Here, you will also find a link to FCPS Technology Support for Families that provides parent phone numbers to call for assistance in various languages.  Remember that all FCPS webpages can be translated into many different languages. Here are some reminders on how to take care of your school issued computers: https://adobe.ly/2Z1PjSW. Mr. Meyer, our School Based Technology Specialist, will also continue to be available to support students and parents with any tech issues at mkmeyer@fcps.edu.  Please join him at http://bit.ly/BTESsandbox on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am – 9:15 am for any technology assistance your family might need.

As a reminder, an automated process has been created to make it easier for students and staff to locate the links to their Collaborate sessions.  Students and staff can see a label in their Gmail titled BBCU Links.  This label will be applied to emails with Collaborate links.   A script will run automatically that will create an email filter for all users and that script will do four things:

 

  1. Star messages coming from Scheduler
  2. Mark the message as “Important”
  3. Apply the label “BBCU links” to emails coming from Scheduler
  4. Prevent the message from going to the Spam folder.

 

This will enable students to find their Collaborate session links in one convenient location without having to sift through their email. To locate their sessions, users have two options:

 

  1. Click the BBCU Links label. If students do not see the BBCU Link label, they can click More to expand the view.
  2. Click the down arrow to pull all Starred Messages.

 

Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal.Message.9.13.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Thank you for joining us this week for the start of our 2020-2021 school year. Our attendance and participation rate was excellent and we have reached out to assist the few who were not able to log on right away. I’m incredibly proud of the engaging and interactive lessons our teachers provided and equally proud of how our children are thriving and teaching us the greatest lesson in perserverance.

If you would like to revisit the technology lessons provided by our School Based Technology Specialist, Mike Meyer, during our Tech Town Hall, please visit http://bit.ly/BTESTTH to watch the recording.  I also encourage you and your family to visit our technology resource page for parents and students at https://bit.ly/BTESTECH for with help on logging into Blackboard, Google Classroom, student Gmail, and other applications.  Here, you will also find a link to FCPS Technology Support for Families that provides parent phone numbers to call for assistance in various languages.  Remember that all FCPS webpages can be translated into many different languages. Here are some reminders on how to take care of your school issued computers: https://adobe.ly/2Z1PjSW. Mr. Meyer, our School Based Technology Specialist, will also continue to be available to support students and parents with any tech issues starting 9/8/20, at mkmeyer@fcps.edu.  Please join him at http://bit.ly/BTESsandbox on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am – 9:15 am for any technology assistance your family might need.

This Monday, will be our first of the school year. Students are encouraged to join their grade level for Morning Meeting at 9:15am, using the Monday Morning Meeting link sent by their homeroom teacher. Afterwards, students may attend sessions offered at 10:15am and/or 11:15am. Students may remain in their Morning Meeting link for grade level sessions or use the session links sent to their Gmail account to participate in specials lessons and activities. Should you have any questions regarding specials, please reach out to the specialists using their emails below in the “Reminders” section. Here is Monday’s schedule:

8:30-9:15

Family Tech Office Hours w/ Mike Meyer MKMeyer@fcps.edu

9:15-9:45

Grade Level Morning Meeting

10:15-11:00

Grade Level Whole Group & Break Out Sessions

ESOL Levels 1

PE & Art

 

Kgt-2nd & Autism

Music & Arabic 3rd-5th & Autism

STEM Kgt-2nd

*All other supports will be by teacher invitation

11:15-Noon

Grade Level Whole Group & Break Out Sessions

ESOL Levels 2

PE & Art

 

3rd-5th & Autism

Music & Arabic Kgt-2nd & Autism

ECO Club

 

Mondays through Fridays, when students log in to their Morning Meeting, teachers will take attendance. If students are unable to participate on any given school day, parents must report the absence to the school office: Beechtreeelem.attendance@fcps.edu Please email the teacher, to keep him/her informed, as well.

Throughout Beech Tree’s virtual instruction, we are using a variety of technological tools. Please use this form to agree (consent) or disagree (refusal) for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed on the school website as part of the instructional program. https://www.fcps.edu/node/41989

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials for 3rd & Kgt

Tues/Thur = 4th Strings

Wed/Fri = 5th Strings

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials for 4th & 1st

Wed/Fri = 5th Band

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials for 5th & 2nd

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

“Library Curbside Pickup” will be available on Mondays from 1-3pm and Wednesdays from 4-6pm.  We will begin on Wednesday, September 16. Students need to place their holds in our catalog by the end of the day on Fridays. Students can place up to 5 holds.  Here is a link to our catalog. . Please remember that you must log in using your username and password.  This is the same information you use for logging onto your computer. Once a hold is placed, I will check out the items and send an email about when you can pick up your items.  Emails will be sent to the Students’ school email account for grades 3-5 and parents email for K-2. If you would like the email sent to a different account, please contact our Librarian, Tina Britton at clbritton@fcps.edu.

Books will be placed in a large manilla envelope with the student’s name on it.  The envelopes will be placed on a table outside the front door. Students will pick up their envelope and be on their way.  Ms. Britton will be sitting in the lobby monitoring the pickup. Please place books you are returning in the box.  Put your envelope in the other container.  Books will be quarantined for one week before they are checked in.

Please watch the video  if you need a refresher on how to place a hold.  Please email Ms. Tina Britton at clbritton@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

In the last week, 4th and 5th grade students had the opportunity to learn about the Band and Strings Programs at Beech Tree! Students in 4th and 5th grade also received an email in their fcpsschools.net email account with links to a presentation and registration forms.

Parents are asked to please complete the registration forms for Band/Strings by this Friday, September 18th! Please email Ms. Susens (msusens@fcps.edu) or Ms. Bowen (ldbowen@fcps.edu) with any questions you may have.

As a reminder, an automated process has been created to make it easier for students and staff to locate the links to their Collaborate sessions.  Students and staff can see a label in their Gmail titled BBCU Links.  This label will be applied to emails with Collaborate links.   A script will run automatically that will create an email filter for all users and that script will do four things:

 

  1. Star messages coming from Scheduler
  2. Mark the message as “Important”
  3. Apply the label “BBCU links” to emails coming from Scheduler
  4. Prevent the message from going to the Spam folder.

 

This will enable students to find their Collaborate session links in one convenient location without having to sift through their email. To locate their sessions, users have two options:

 

  1. Click the BBCU Links label. If students do not see the BBCU Link label, they can click More to expand the view.
  2. Click the down arrow to pull all Starred Messages.

Please remember to reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Mike Meyer or Technology Specialist, Tom Kindregan, at their emails below, should you have any technology needs or concerns. When you come in for a scheduled appointment with them, please remember to wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart. These measures are meant to keep both you and them, as safe as can be. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

As always, thank you for your trust and your support. Please reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at mmlopez@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Beech Tree Specialists Contacts

Kiri Cooper, Music Teacher at kncooper@fcps.edu

Meriem Bacha, Arabic Teacher at MBacha@fcps.edu

Greg Skrtic, Art Teacher at GGSkrtic@fcps.edu

Yolanda Adams, Guidance Counselor at yeadams@fcps.edu

Mike Jenkins, PE Teacher at MWJenkins@fcps.edu

Tina Britton, Librarian at clbritton@fcps.edu

Miller Susens, Strings Teacher (4th & 5th) at msusens@fpcs.edu

Lindsay Bowen, Band Teacher (5th) at ldbowen@fcps.edu

Kristen Hollen, STEM Teacher at kmhollen@fcps.edu

 

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 7032044317
  • English and Spanish: 7032044316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 7032044315

 

Beech Tree Digital Resources

Parent Resources for Distance Learning: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources

Video Tutorials for Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

If you participate in, or are financially eligible for one of these government subsidies programs: The National School Lunch Program (Free and Reduced Lunch), Head Start, SNAP, TANF, WIC, LIHEAP or Public Housing, you may complete this form for internet service assistance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IDnBPwLC5VhECPBrXVi__o5gMBisj_oI/view

 

Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

Principal.Message.9.6.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Thank you for joining us at our Tech Town Hall on the evening of Monday, August 31st, Virtual Orientation the morning of Wednesday, September 2nd and our PTA#BeechTreeFamily Meeting on the evening of Thursday, September 3rd. Please know that we will continue to do all we can to support you through our Virtual Start to 2020-2021!

If you could not make it to the Tech Town Hall, please visit http://bit.ly/BTESTTH to watch the recording. We have created a technology resource page for parents and students at https://bit.ly/BTESTECH with help on logging into Blackboard, Google Classroom, student Gmail, and other applications. Here, you will also find a link to FCPS Technology Support for Families that provides parent phone numbers to call for assistance in various languages. Remember that all FCPS webpages can be translated into many different languages. Here are some reminders on how to take care of your school issued computers: https://adobe.ly/2Z1PjSW. Mr. Meyer, our School Based Technology Specialist, will be available to support students and parents with any tech issues starting 9/8/20, at mkmeyer@fcps.edu. Please join him at http://bit.ly/BTESsandbox on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am – 9:15 am for any technology assistance your family might need.

As a reminder, this is our Beech Tree Schedule for Virtual Learning, which will begin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020: Students will log in to their homeroom to begin their day at Morning Meeting at 9:15am.

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials for 3rd & Kgt

Tues/Thur = 4th Strings

Wed/Fri = 5th Strings

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials for 4th & 1st

Wed/Fri = 5th Band

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials for 5th & 2nd

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

On Mondays, we will start the day in grade level Morning Meetings at 9:15am. We will then offer two large group sessions between 10am and Noon. Small groups will be scheduled individually by teachers, as needed. I will share more specifics in the next Principal Message.

Mondays through Fridays, when students log in to their Morning Meeting, teachers will take attendance. If students are unable to participate on any given school day, parents must report the absence to the school office: Beechtreeelem.attendance@fcps.edu Please email the teacher, to keep him/her informed, as well.

Many Fairfax County stakeholders have given feedback that it is difficult for students to find emails with BBCU links.  Based on this feedback, an automated process has been created to make it easier for students and staff to locate the links to their Collaborate sessions.  Starting Monday, August 31, students and staff will see a label in their Gmail titled BBCU Links.  This label will be applied to emails with Collaborate links.   A script will run automatically that will create an email filter for all users and that script will do four things:

 

  1. Star messages coming from Scheduler
  2. Mark the message as “Important”
  3. Apply the label “BBCU links” to emails coming from Scheduler
  4. Prevent the message from going to the Spam folder.

 

This will enable students to find their Collaborate session links in one convenient location without having to sift through their email. To locate their sessions, users have two options:

 

  1. Click the BBCU Links label. If students do not see the BBCU Link label, they can click More to expand the view.
  2. Click the down arrow to pull all Starred Messages.

Throughout our virtual instruction, we will be using a variety of technological tools. Please use this form to agree (consent) or disagree (refusal) for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed on the school website as part of the instructional program. https://www.fcps.edu/node/41989

This year promises to be like no other. I have faith in the possibilities of this virtual experience because of our #BeechTreeFamily. We are like no other and we will stay strong together for the sake of all our Beech Tree Beavers! Enjoy the rest of our Labor Day Weekend!

 

As always, thank you for your trust and your support. Please reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at mmlopez@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Beech Tree Specialists Contacts

Kiri Cooper, Music Teacher at kncooper@fcps.edu

Meriem Bacha, Arabic Teacher at MBacha@fcps.edu

Greg Skrtic, Art Teacher at GGSkrtic@fcps.edu

Yolanda Adams, Guidance Counselor at yeadams@fcps.edu

Mike Jenkins, PE Teacher at MWJenkins@fcps.edu

Tina Britton, Librarian at clbritton@fcps.edu

Miller Susens, Strings Teacher (4th & 5th) at msusens@fpcs.edu

Lindsay Bowen, Band Teacher (5th) at ldbowen@fcps.edu

Kristen Hollen, STEM Teacher at kmhollen@fcps.edu

 

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 7032044317
  • English and Spanish: 7032044316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 7032044315

 

Beech Tree Digital Resources

Parent Resources for Distance Learning: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources

Video Tutorials for Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

 

Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal.Message.8.31.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Last week the majority of preschool and Kindergaten laptops were picked up. This Thursday, September 3rd, we will have our Final Laptop Distribution Day for Preschool through 5th grade. If your child is in preschool or Kindergarten, all you need to do is drive up to the front of the school, stay in your car and tell us who the name and grade of your child and we will bring the laptop to your car. If your student is in 1st -5th grade and they have not picked up their laptop, please email Mr. Mike Meyer at MKMeyer@fcps.edu to make an appointment to pick up the laptop for your 1st through 5th grader this Thursday. They sometimes forget their passwords and it takes a long time for their loaner laptop to be reset with a new password. By scheduling the appointment and providing Mr. Meyer with necessary information, we can make Thursday’s laptop distribution go smoothly. If you cannot make it this Thursday to pick up your child’s laptop, you will need to schedule an appointment with Mr. Meyer at MKMeyer@fcps.edu , our school-based technology specialist, or with Mr. Kindregan at TPKindregan@fcps.edu, our FCPS technology specialist, by emailing them.

If you are still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

We will also distribute students supplies donated to Beech Tree by Britepaths at https://britepaths.org/ . Parents of children in preschool through 5th grade at Beech Tree, may drive up through the Kiss & Ride Loop, at the side of the school to pick up the supplies. Please write on a large piece of paper the following information: Grade, Teacher, and Student’s First and Last Name. Stay in the car and we will bring your child’s supply bag out to your car.

Thursday, September 3rd:

9:30am-12:00pm AND 1:30pm-4:00pm

Laptop Distribution – Stay in car at the front entrance of the school at the Bus Loop

Student Supply Distribution – Stay in car at the side of the school at the Kiss & Ride Loop

As I shared before, FCPS bell schedules for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure. Beech Tree’s Pre-COVID Schedule was 9:15am – 4:00pm.

This is our Beech Tree Schedule for Virtual Learning, which will begin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020:

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials for 3rd & Kgt

Tues/Thur = 4th Strings

Wed/Fri = 5th Strings

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials for 4th & 1st

Wed/Fri = 5th Band

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials for 5th & 2nd

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

Specials will be at the times shared above for each grade level. However, the specials schedule will change each week to allow for students to have access to all specials. Specialists have their own virtual classroom, just like they have their own classroom space at school. This will continue after we pivot and have some students at Beech Tree face-to-face because they will need to continue providing virtual instruction, as well. I will share each week’s specials schedule in my principal message. I will also include contact information for each specialist below so that you may contact them if your child loses their specials links or if you have any questions. Only specialists may resend their links to your child. Classroom teachers may only control their own grade level and classroom links.

This is our specialist team:

Kiri Cooper, Music Teacher at kncooper@fcps.edu

Meriem Bacha, Arabic Teacher at MBacha@fcps.edu

Greg Skrtic, Art Teacher at GGSkrtic@fcps.edu

Yolanda Adams, Guidance Counselor at yeadams@fcps.edu

Mike Jenkins, PE Teacher at MWJenkins@fcps.edu

Tina Britton, Librarian at clbritton@fcps.edu

Miller Susens, Strings Teacher (4th & 5th) at msusens@fpcs.edu

Lindsay Bowen, Band Teacher (5th) at ldbowen@fcps.edu

Every Monday will begin with a whole grade level Morning Meeting at 9:15am. Teams have decided to use the Morning Meetings on Tuesday through Friday to build community among their own homeroom and Monday’s Morning Meeting to build community across the grade level. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to participate in from 10am to Noon. I received information about teacher planning, today, that requires that I update what we had planned through 12:30pm. Teachers will have planning time from Noon to 4pm every Monday, now, which I know they will appreciate and thoroughly use to deliver the best possible virtual instruction! I will share Monday schedules each week with you, as well.

Additional events we have scheduled are:

  • Monday, August 31st: 6:30pm, Technology Town Hall
  • Wednesday, September 2nd: 9:30am to 10:15 & 10:15 to 11am, Virtual Open House
  • Thursday, September 3rd: 6:30pm, PTA Family Meeting
  • Thursday, September 24th: 6:30pm, Virtual Back To School Night

*Links will be shared closer to the date of each event

During our Virtual Open House, you will be able to visit two different grade levels. At 9:30am you may join one of your children’s grade levels and at 10:15am, you may join another child’s grade level. For those who have a larger family, like the one I was raised in, please schedule a virtual parent conference with those teachers.

Please remember to check the reminders section at the end of my Principal Messages for contact information and links you may find helpful. One of the links that will take you directly to our school website’s distance learning resources is: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources. Additionally, you will find helpful video tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Stay safe,

 Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at mmlopez@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Beech Tree Specialists Contacts

Kiri Cooper, Music Teacher at kncooper@fcps.edu

Meriem Bacha, Arabic Teacher at MBacha@fcps.edu

Greg Skrtic, Art Teacher at GGSkrtic@fcps.edu

Yolanda Adams, Guidance Counselor at yeadams@fcps.edu

Mike Jenkins, PE Teacher at MWJenkins@fcps.edu

Tina Britton, Librarian at clbritton@fcps.edu

Miller Susens, Strings Teacher (4th & 5th) at msusens@fpcs.edu

Lindsay Bowen, Band Teacher (5th) at ldbowen@fcps.edu

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 7032044317
  • English and Spanish: 7032044316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 7032044315

 

Beech Tree Digital Resources

Parent Resources for Distance Learning: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources

Video Tutorials for Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

 

Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal.Message.8.23.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This past week, our staff kicked off the 2020-2021 school year with a celebration. We had come together the previous week for the start of intensive professional development to support virtual instruction. During our “Kick Off,” our staff came together as teams, as we focused on equity, joy and our #BeechTreeFamily. I hope to provide more moments like this to our staff as they continue to do the unprecedented work of translating the powerful work of in-person instruction into an elementary on-line learning environment.

On Thursday, our PTA hosted a #BeechTreeFamily Meeting via Zoom. So many of you joined us! Thank you so much for coming together for questions and answers, and thank you even more for your continued trust and support! This work is indescribably complicated and your commitment to us strengthens our commitment to you every day. Thank you so very much for your partnership.

This week brought a few additional complications as our itinerant staff reported back to work across multiple schools. In order to provide them the instructional time and space to teach students in all their schools, we may need to make some changes to our specials assignments. We plan to keep the same time slots shared last week, however, we may need to change which grade levels attend specials during each of those time slots. We will work on this during the week ahead and provide you with the updated schedule by next Sunday.

As I shared before, FCPS bell schedules for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure. Beech Tree’s Pre-COVID Schedule was 9:15am – 4:00pm.

This is our Beech Tree Schedule for Virtual Learning, which will begin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020:

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials

ELD/SPED/AAP (for those not in specials)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*Mondays, we will provide a variety of small group intervention and enrichment blocks during the first half of the day. Opportunities open to all students will be shared, soon. Intervention, advanced academics, special education services and English Language Development (ELD) services will be by invitation. Mike Meyer, our School-Based Technology Specialist, will also hold Family Tech Office Hours on Monday mornings. “Family Tech Office Hours” will be a block of time Mr. Meyer will be available to support families with any technology issues. His email will be shared each week in the reminders section below: mkmeyer@fcps.edu.

We have distributed laptops to 1st through 5th grade during the past week. If you were not able to pick up your child’s laptop last week, please come to our make-up day on Tuesday, August 25th between 9:30am and Noon, at Door #1. Preschool and Kindergarten laptop distribution will be on Thursday, August 27th from 9:30am to Noon and between 1:30pm and 4pm. To make things easier for our youngest students, on the 27th, you will drive up to Door #1 and we will come out to you, ask for your child’s name and grade and bring the laptop out to your car. Again, the dates and times for this week’s laptop distribution will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 25th: 9:30-Noon, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (5th should MUST return last year’s laptop if they want a new laptop)

 

  • Thursday, August 27th: 9:30-Noon & 1:30-4:00pm (Preschool & Kindergarten)

 

If you are still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

Additional events we have scheduled are:

  • Monday, August 31st: 6:30pm, Technology Town Hall
  • Wednesday, September 2nd: 9:30am to 11am, Virtual Open House
  • Thursday, September 24th: 6:30pm, Virtual Back To School Night

*Links will be shared closer to the date of each event

During our Virtual Open House, you will be able to visit two different grade levels. At 9:30am you may join one of your children’s grade levels and at 10:15am, you may join another child’s grade level. For those who have a larger family, like the one I was raised in, please schedule a virtual parent conference with those teachers.

Teachers were given their class lists Thursday evening. I will be sending out your child’s class assignment privately, through eNotify. I hope to have them each entered into eNotify and sent out to you by Monday evening. Teachers will also be reaching out to you to introduce themselves and welcome your child to the 2020-2021 school year this week.

Please remember to check to reminders section at the end of my Principal Messages for contact information and links you may find helpful. One of the links that will take you directly to our school website’s distance learning resources is: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources. Additionally, you will find helpful video tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i.

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Stay safe,

 Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at mmlopez@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 703‐204‐4317
  • English and Spanish: 703‐204‐4316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 703‐204‐4315

 

Beech Tree Digital Resources

Parent Resources for Distance Learning: https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/resources/parent-student-distance-learning-resources

Video Tutorials for Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQHSc6ySaw5Nq-We-fzPsQ_i

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

 

Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.edu to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

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Principal.Message.8.16.2021

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Thursday, we welcomed our new teachers to our #BeechTreeFamily and on Friday, all staff were welcome to visit their classrooms to go through their instructional materials to get ready for our instructional planning days. It felt a bit like the “Twilight Zone” with all the masks and social distancing, but the warmth definitely came flooding back into our school! Staff will spend the rest of August participating in many professional development requirements and planning for instruction. I know they’re excited to reconnect with each of you, soon!

As I shared before, FCPS bell schedules for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure. Beech Tree’s Pre-COVID Schedule was 9:15am – 4:00pm.

This our Beech Tree Schedule for Virtual Learning:

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday (LSC)

8:30-9:15

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Office Hours

Teacher Tech Office Hours

Family Tech Off Hours

9:15-9:45

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

Morning Mtg (SEL)

10:00-10:30

Specials (5th & 2nd)

ELD/SPED/AAP/

(Kgt,1st,3rd,4th)

Specials (5th & 2nd)

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,1st,3rd,4th)

Specials (5th & 2nd)

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,1st,3rd,4th)

Specials (5th & 2nd)

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,1st,3rd,4th)

10:45-11:45

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

K-2 Language Arts/ 3-5 Math

12:00-12:30

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

Sc/SS

12:30-1:15

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15-1:45

Specials (4th & 1st)

 

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,2nd,3rd,5th)

Specials (4th & 1st)

 

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,2nd,3rd,5th)

Specials (4th & 1st)

 

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,2nd,3rd,5th)

Specials (4th & 1st)

 

ELD/SPED/AAP

(Kgt,2nd,3rd,5th)

2:00-3:00

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

K-2 Math/3-5 Language Arts

3:15-3:45

Specials (3rd & Kgt)

ELD/SPED/AAP (1st/2nd/4th/5th)

Specials (3rd & Kgt)

ELD/SPED/AAP (1st/2nd/4th/5th)

Specials (3rd & Kgt)

ELD/SPED/AAP (1st/2nd/4th/5th)

Specials (3rd & Kgt)

ELD/SPED/AAP (1st/2nd/4th/5th)

3:45-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*IEPs/504s 3:15-4:15

*Mondays, we will provide a variety of small group, intervention and enrichment blocks during the first half of the day. Opportunities open to all students will be shared, soon. Intervention, special education services and English Language Development (ELD) services will be by invitation. Mike Meyer, our School-Based Technology Specialist, will also hold Family Tech Office Hours on Monday mornings. Family Tech Office Hours will be a block of time Mr. Meyer will be available to support families with any technology issues.

Rather than assign a specific time to families for laptop distribution, we are assigning a window of time for your to pick up your child’s laptop. Please see below:

  • Tuesday, August 18th: 9:30-Noon, 5th Grade Laptop Distribution (Return the laptop loaned to you, if you did not return it last week)
  • Tuesday, August 18th: 1:30-4:00pm, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Laptop Distribution & Exchange
  • Thursday, August 20th: 9:30-Noon, 1st Grade Laptop Distribution & Exchange
  • Thursday, August 20th: 1:00-4:00pm, Kgt Laptop Distribution
  • Thursday, August 27th: 9:30-Noon, Preschool Laptop Distribution

 

*Exchange is for those students whose laptop is having issues

 

If you are still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

Megan Laboy, our PTA President, and I, will host a PTA Family Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, August 20th at 6:30pm. I will send the zoomlink to you through eNotify by Thursday morning.

Additional events we have scheduled are:

  • Monday, August 31st: 6:30pm, Technology Town Hall
  • Wednesday, September 2nd: 9:30am, Virtual Open House
  • Thursday, September 24th: 6:30pm, Virtual Back To School Night

*Links will be shared closer to the date of each event

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

 

REMINDERS:

Beech Tree Office Contacts

Spanish Speaking Parent Liaison: Stella O’Brien at msobrien@fcps.edu

School-Based Technology Specialist (logging on/using programs): Mike Meyer at mkmeyer@fcps.edu

Technology Specialist (laptop issues): Tom Kindregan at tpkindregan@fcps.edu

Registrar: Susan Do at sndo@fcps.edu

Attendance Secretary: Sheila Hudson at skhudson@fcps.edu

Principal’s Secretary: Esther Baca at ebaca@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Maureen Lopez at mmlopez@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher: Patty Settel at pasettel@fcps.edu

 

Bilingual Community Liaisons

Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Community liaisons also help parents fill out forms and complete applications:

  • English and Korean: 7032044317
  • English and Spanish: 7032044316
  • English, Arabic, and French: 7032044315

 

Grab & Go Food

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue to provide “Grab-and-Go” meals during the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during this pandemic:https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

 

Internet Access

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

 

Kindergarten Registration!”

Please let neighbors know that they may register their child by contacting Mrs. Susan Do, Beech Tree Registrar, at sndo@fcps.eduto to make arrangements for specific enrollment information. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This week, our staff will be participating in optional professional development opportunities. Beginning on Friday, August 14th they will be back on contract, attending virtual FCPS required professional development. They will also work with their teams, our literacy coach, math coach, and advanced academic resource teacher to plan for a strong start to our 2020-2021 school year. We will be hosting a Family Tech Night and a virtual Beech Tree Open House prior to the first day of school, where you and your child will be able to meet the teachers and learn more specifics about the school day at each grade level. I look forward to sharing more, soon!

The bell schedule for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure: Beech Tree’s Pre-COVID Schedule was 9:15am – 4:00pm.

We are able to follow these schedules in a virtual environment because transportation arrangements are not needed. We want to provide as much of a sense of normalcy in our daily schedule as we can in this most unusual of circumstances.  The bell schedule for all schools will change when we begin in-person instruction when it is safe to do so during the school year.

Sample Fully Virtual Elementary Schedule

Time

Monday

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment:  Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need Independent Work:  Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Afternoon

Student Independent Work Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesday- Friday

 9:00- 9:30

Morning Meeting: Focus on social emotional wellness and building community

 9:30-10:20

Mathematics

 10:20-10:30

Screen Time Break

 10:30-11:10

Science or Social Studies

 11:10- 12:10

Lunch and Family Time

 12:10-1:10

Language Arts: 

 1:10-1:20

Screen Time Break

 1:20-1:50

Specials: Art, Music, Physical Education, or other 

 1:50-2:50

Specialized Instruction: Opportunity for special education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, additional teacher led instruction for small groups, teacher assigned independent work

 2:50- 3:10

End of Day Wrap Up: Reflection and Preparation for the Next Day

 3:10-3:45

Family Choice Activities

Note:  Start and end time will follow SY 2019-2020 (pre-closure) schedule. Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work. The instructional times may vary for our youngest learners.

The Beech Tree virtual start schedule will be shared with and then adjusted by Beech Tree staff this week. I plan to share it with you next week, to assist you in your planning. For our virtual start, class assignments will be similar to what they would be if we were all returning to school for a traditional face-to-face start. I will send letters with class assignments at the end of the month. This allows for us to adjust class sizes as we receive new student registrations.

As a reminder, new laptops were purchased for our rising 5th and 6th graders. First, we will need to have the laptops returned, which were loaned out to those students who were 4th and 5th grade during the 2019-2020 school year. Please drive up the front bus loop at Beech Tree tomorrow between 9:30am and Noon to return those laptops. We will have a table for the laptops outside of the front doors, along with a box for the laptop chargers, which must also be returned.

At this time, the dates we expect to have available for laptop return, distribution, and exchange, are as follows:

Monday, August 10th: 9-Noon, Rising 5th & 6th Grade Laptop Return

Tuesday, August 18th: 9:30-Noon, 5th Grade Laptop Distribution

Tuesday, August 18th: 1:30-4:00pm, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Laptop Distribution & Exchange

Thursday, August 20th: 9:30-Noon, 1st Grade Laptop Distribution & Exchange

Thursday, August 20th: 1:00-4:00pm, Kgt Laptop Distribution

 

*Exchange is for those students whose laptop is having issues

 

In the meantime, if you still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

Megan Laboy, our PTA President, and I, will host a PTA Family Meeting via Zoom very soon. I would just like to provide you with as much information as possible, before we schedule the meeting. Mike Meyer, our School Based Technology Specialist, will also be hosting a Family Tech Night along with admin and teaching staff, later this month, to provide you with as much guidance and support, as possible.

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Laptop Return

Beech Tree will be collecting laptops from those students who were in 4th or 5th grade during the 2019-2020 school year tomorrow, Monday, August 10th, from 9am to Noon at the front of the school. We will place a table for the laptops outside our front doors and a box for you to place the laptop chargers.

Internet Access

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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NEW DATE: Rising 5th & 6th Laptop Return will be Monday, August 10th 9:00am-12:00pm! NUEVA FECHA: ¡recolectará computadoras portátiles de estudiantes que estaban en 4to o 5to grado durante el año escolar 2019-2020 será el lunes 10 de agosto 9:00 am-12:00pm!

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This weekend, my son and I welcomed home a two year old husky from a rescue and it was wonderful to spend the last two days focused on something other than COVID-19 and Distance Learning! However, it’s Sunday evening and tomorrow, I will return to the drawing board with our fabulous Beech Tree Staff! Until we have final schedules, I wanted to let you know some county-wide information about FCPS Bell Schedules:

The bell schedule for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure:

  • High school and secondary day will be from 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
  • Middle school day will be from 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • The bell schedule for elementary schools varies. Individual schools will share the specific start and end times of instruction for their elementary students during the first week of August - Beech Tree’s Pre-COVID Schedule was 9:15am – 4:00pm.

We are able to follow these schedules in a virtual environment because transportation arrangements are not needed. We want to provide as much of a sense of normalcy in our daily schedule as we can in this most unusual of circumstances. The bell schedule for all schools will change when we begin in-person instruction when it is safe to do so during the school year.

Sample Fully Virtual Elementary Schedule

Time

Monday

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment:  Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need Independent Work:  Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Afternoon

Student Independent Work Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesday- Friday

 9:00- 9:30

Morning Meeting: Focus on social emotional wellness and building community

 9:30-10:20

Mathematics

 10:20-10:30

Screen Time Break

 10:30-11:10

Science or Social Studies

 11:10- 12:10

Lunch and Family Time

 12:10-1:10

Language Arts: 

 1:10-1:20

Screen Time Break

 1:20-1:50

Specials: Art, Music, Physical Education, or other 

 1:50-2:50

Specialized Instruction: Opportunity for special education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, additional teacher led instruction for small groups, teacher assigned independent work

 2:50- 3:10

End of Day Wrap Up: Reflection and Preparation for the Next Day

 3:10-3:45

Family Choice Activities

Note:  Start and end time will follow SY 2019-2020 (pre-closure) schedule. Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work. The instructional times may vary for our youngest learners.

 

Fully Virtual Middle School Schedule (Grades 6-8 or 7-8)

Time

Mondays

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment:  Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need

Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers

Afternoon

Student Independent Work                     Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wednesdays and Fridays

7:30- 8:50

Period 1

Period 2

9:05-10:25

Period 3

Period 4

10:35-11:10

Lunch

11:20-12:40

Period 5

Period 6

12:55-2:15

Period 7

Period 8

Note:  Students will enroll in 7 courses and 1 period will serve as an advisory with a focus on social emotional wellness, making connections, and time for interventions as needed.

Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work.

 

Fully Virtual Secondary and High School Schedule (Grades 7-12 or 9-12)

Time

Mondays

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need. Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers.

Afternoon

Student independent work Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wednesdays and Fridays

8:10-9:30

Period 1

Period 2

9:45-11:05

Period 3

Period 4

11:15-11:50

Lunch

12:00-1:20

Period 5

Period 6

1:35-2:55

Period 7

Period 8

Note:  Students will enroll in 7 courses and 1 period will serve as an advisory with a focus on social emotional wellness, making connections, and time for interventions as needed.

Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work.

As a reminder, laptops were purchased for all Middle School students and 5th graders at Title I Schools, like ours. During the month of August, laptops will be collected from soon-to-be 5th and 6th graders at our Justice Pyramid elementary schools. All Glasgow Middle School students will be receiving new laptops, once they are imaged and ready for them, as will our 5th graders. In order to be assist with this process, Beech Tree will be collecting laptops from those students who were in 4th or 5th grade during the 2019-2020 school year this Tuesday, August 4th from 9am to Noon at the front of the school. We will place a table for the laptops outside our front doors and a box for you to place the laptop chargers.

Once laptops are ready to be loaned out, we will contact you regarding the distribution of laptops for our students in Preschool – 5th grade, prior to students’ first day of school, which is Tuesday, September 8th. We will also mail out teacher and class assignments to you prior to the start of the school year.

In the meantime, if you still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

Megan Laboy, our PTA President, and I, will host a PTA Family Meeting via Zoom very soon. I would just like to provide you with as much information as possible, before we schedule the meeting. Mike Meyer, our School Based Technology Specialist, will also be hosting a Family Tech Night along with admin and teaching staff, later this month, to provide you with as much guidance and support, as possible.

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Laptop Return

Beech Tree will be collecting laptops from those students who were in 4th or 5th grade during the 2019-2020 school year this Tuesday, August 4th from 9am to Noon at the front of the school. We will place a table for the laptops outside our front doors and a box for you to place the laptop chargers.

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal.Message.7.26.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

This past week, Dr. Brabrand proposed and the Fairfax County School Board approved a full virtual start to the beginning of the upcoming school year. In the communication Dr. Brabrand sent out to the community he shared the following:

The online instruction model will be the same one offered to families in our recent survey. For distance learning, our first priority is to provide access and equity in the learning experience for each of our students. We understand that there are significant academic and social/emotional challenges to our students learning remotely. We have strengthened our digital learning model so that we can provide an even more rigorous and engaging virtual learning program with greater connections for all students at all grade levels.  

Students will receive virtual instruction 5 days per week. The week will include 4 days of live, face-to-face online instruction with teachers Tuesday through Friday. Mondays will be used for independent learning with some students identified for teacher-directed specialized instruction/intervention.

  • At the elementary level, students will receive real-time, interactive instruction Tuesday through Friday.
  • The elementary day will also consist of additional small group instruction, intervention supports, and independent learning activities assigned to students.
  • Middle and high school students will follow an A/B block schedule.
  • Student work will be graded, and attendance is required.
  • Teachers will have planning time on Mondays and will provide intervention supports for selected students that we hope can be provided in-person.
  • Individual schools will communicate with parents regarding schedules and other information to prepare for online learning.

As we move forward, our decision-making will remain guided by safety, equity, science, and the many needs of our stakeholders in the midst of a dangerous global pandemic.  

Laptops were purchased for all Middle School students and 5th graders at Title I Schools, like ours. During the next month, laptops will be collected from soon-to-be 5th and 6th graders at our Justice Pyramid elementary schools. All Glasgow Middle School students will be receiving new laptops, once they are imaged and ready for them, as will our 5th graders. In order to be assist with this process, Beech Tree will be collecting laptops from those students who were in 4th or 5th grade during the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, August 4th from 9am to Noon at the front of the school. We will place a table for the laptops outside our front doors and a box for you to place the laptop chargers.

Once laptops are ready to be loaned out, we will contact you regarding the distribution of laptops for our students in Preschool – 5th grade, prior students’ first day of school, which is Tuesday, September 8th. We will also mail out teacher and class assignments to you prior to the start of the school year.

In the meantime, if you still need assistance with internet access, please complete this form to be loaned a MiFi devices from Fairfax County Public Schools:

https://forms.gle/CiEvUmnQqPGUczmo9

This may be a start of a school year like never before, but we are still #BeechTreeFamily and we will work together to support every child and every teacher!

This is our last week of Summer Learning. Please remember to have your children check in with teachers during their office ours for a quick reconnection. Our staff love to catch up with our students!

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

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Principal.Message.7.20.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

Our Beech Tree PTA hosted a Beech Tree Family Meeting last Monday via Zoom to further discuss the two options for student learning for 2020-2021. The deadline for selecting one of the two options of hybrid or virtual ended on Wednesday, July 15th. The results for Beech Tree are as follows:

Online: 183 (52%)      

In-Person: 138 (39%)

In-Person by Default (due to no parent response): 31 (9%)

The results for all of FCPS are available at this site: https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020

All FCPS principals must now create classes based on both online and in-person selections. Then, we need to divide teacher requests to teach virtually by four tiers to meet the merits of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), balancing the need to be transparent with our staff and community, with the confidentiality and integrity these requests deserve and are entitled to.

I will continue to do my best to communicate openly and honestly with you. I ask for your continued support and patience as I navigate these highly unknown waters.

Please continue to encourage your children to visit our Summer Learning Teachers during their office hours. They really enjoy connecting with our Beech Tree Beavers and are happy to talk to your child about ALL their Summer Learning Experiences:

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

 

As always, I thank you for your trust. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

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Principal.Message.7.10.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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

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

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

Spanish: https://youtu.be/_Tp4sYhuF74

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

 

Spanish = 571-423-4950

 

Vietnamese = 571-423-4956

 

Arabic = 571-423-4952

 

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

 

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

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

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

 

Stay safe,

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

 https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

 

REMINDERS:

Return to School Options

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

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

Spanish: https://youtu.be/_Tp4sYhuF74

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

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Principal.Message.7.6.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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

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

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

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

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

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

 

Karim Daugherty 

Principal 

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600 

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Fairfax County Youth  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

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Principal.Message.6.27.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 9:30-10am

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

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

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/ 

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Fairfax County Youth  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal Message 6.21.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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

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

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

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

 

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math:

9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math:
10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:
11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math:
10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math:

11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

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

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/ 

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

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

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

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

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

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

 

Fairfax County Youth

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

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

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Principal.Message.6.14.2020

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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

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

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

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

Content

Teacher

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Kgt

Stacy Carter

 

 

Language Arts:

9:30-10:00am

 

Math: 9:30-10:00am

NA

1st

Tina Britton

Language Arts:

10:00-10:30am

 

Math: 10-10:30am

 

NA

2nd

Lyly Lieu

 

Language Arts:

1:00-1:30pm

 

Math: 1:00-1:30pm

NA

3rd

Nadya AbuRish

 

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

NA

4th

Claudia Romeo

 

Language Arts:

2:00-2:30pm

Math: 2:00-2:30pm

 

NA

5th

Safaa Ahmad

 

Language Arts:

10:30-11:00

 

Math: 10:30-11:00

NA

ESOL

Michelle Schlesener

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

2nd:

10:00-10:30am

3rd:

10:30-11:00am

 

 

4th:

10:00-10:30am

5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Kgt:

10:00-10:30am

1st:

10:30-11:00am

 

2nd/3rd:

10:00-10:30am

4th/5th:

10:30-11:00am

 

Special

Education

Emily Gleason

Language Arts:

11:00-11:30am

 

Math: 11:00-11:30am

 

Enhanced Autism: 2:00-3:00pm

 

NA

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

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

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/ 

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

REMINDERS:

Internet Access

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

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

Continuation of Learning: Summer 2020

  • Begins on Monday, June 29

 

  • Ends on Friday, July 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

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

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

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

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

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

 

Fairfax County Youth

 

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

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

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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Dear Beech Tree Families,

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


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

 

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


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

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

 

ESOL = Michelle Schlesener

SpEd = Emily Gleason

 

Kgt = Stacy Carter

1st = Tina Britton

2nd = Lyly Lieu

3rd = Nadya AbuRish

4th = Claudia Romeo

5th = Safaa Ahmad

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As always, I thank you for your trust and I thank you for your partnership. Please reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

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

REMINDERS:

Donations for 5th grade t-shirts

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

Kindergarten Registration!”

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

 

FCPS Summer Enrichment Program

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

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

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

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

Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information.

“Send a Note to Local Nursing Homes!”

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

 

The Kensington

700 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Powhatan Nursing Home

2100 Powhatan Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Chesterbrook Residences

2030 Westmoreland St

Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington St

Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dear Beech Tree Parents,

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

donatebeechtreepta@gmail.com

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

 

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

 

 

Karim Daugherty

Principal

Beech Tree ES

703-531-2600

https://twitter.com/BeechTreeElem 

https://beechtreees.fcps.edu/

 

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

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Attendance: 703.531.2626 | Web | Twitter

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