Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 18, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Tonight!: PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Herndon, 4:30-8:30pm

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade, 9:30 am in Herndon

October 24: HES Bus Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

October 25: SCA Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

October 29: HES Field Day

November 4 & 5: NO School for Students

November 19: AAP Orientation & Referral, Cafe, 5:30pm

November 19: PTA Book Fair Family Night & General Meeting

November 21: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL, School is Closed

5th and 6th graders are helping HES Counselor, Ms. Bryant, during Kindergarten guidance lessons by translating and assisting with writing.  They are AMAZING – the students are excited to have a big buddy and are able to clearly communicate their thoughts and participate in the lessons.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Volunteers needed in the HES School Health Room

If any parent or guardian would be interested in volunteering for a few hours in the clinic when Miss Mercy is out for training or sickness---please contact her at 703-326-3110.  It is very rewarding to help children when they are not feeling well or hurt.  You would administer basic care and call parents when necessary.  You WOULD NOT have to give medicine to students, only trained staff can do that.  Our wonderful public health nurse, Nicole Morales, would personally train you at the school.  Please consider this opportunity to help at your child’s school and feel appreciated!  Thank you for considering.

AAP Continuum of Services

Hi Herndon ES Parents, 

Oops – the PTA mistakenly linked the wrong presentation for AAP continuum of services in our PTA Buzz email October 1. The link has been fixed, and the county-wide presentation in both English and Spanish can be found below:

Parent AAP Presentations in English: 
http://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/courses/AAP_Overview_091919/story_html5.html

AAP Presentation in Spanish:
https://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/courses/AAP_Overview_SPANISH_101019/story_html5.html

 Please email Jackie Kwon if you have any questions, jkwon@fcps.edu

Meet the Herndon ES Special Education Team!   Top row from left to right: Tara Carpenter, Julie Simcik, Alysia Troiano, Amal Mankaryos.  Middle row from left to right: Erin McGuigan, Christina Holley (Speech), Susan Miller, Shamika Stewart.  Bottom row from left to right: Andrew Oquendo (PHTA), Avery Howard, Taylor Ingersoll.

PTA News... PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese

This is Picture Day, but we've got another reason to say "Cheese!" Join us for Spirit Night TONIGHT, October 18 anytime from 3-9 pm at Chuck E Cheese's on 2465 Centreville Rd.  Make sure to save the flyer from your Thursday folder or print the one here to take advantage of the coupons and deals.  

Spirit Night Coordinator Still Needed

If you have been wanting to lend a hand but don't have more than a couple hours a month, this is a great way to contribute!  Most of the Spirit Nights are already lined up.  We just need someone to print the flyers, serve as a contact with the restaurant, and keep us on track!  If you're interested, contact Alysia at herndonptavolunteers@gmail.com

Herndon Homecoming Parade Tomorrow!

Come out and cheer for us at the Herndon Homecoming Parade this Saturday, October 19 around 9:30 am along Elden Street.  We're planning to march in the parade wearing bright neon colors because "our future is so bright!"  If you have any questions, contact coordinator Jaime Graham at jagraham@fcps.edu.

Bee the Hive Fundraiser

Our fourth annual “Bee the Hive” No-Fuss Fundraiser has started off with a huge buzzzz! All the money raised will go directly to fund programs that help our students!  We also encourage you to see if your employer offers a matching grants program. The PTA will be collecting  donations through Friday, November 1.  Contributions are tax-deductible, and letters verifying your donation can be provided upon request. 

Bee the Hive funds are be used to pay for:    

  • Cultural and educational assemblies and family nights
  • FCPS bus transportation for field trips
  • Classroom enrichment materials and equipment
  • Professional development and continuing education grants for teachers

 Every donation makes a difference!  Donate today at https://herndonespta.com/donate/!  

Spooky Bingo

Wave your wands in the air like you just don't care and start practicing your scared face, because it's time for our funnest event of the year, Spooky Bingo!  Join us on Friday, October 25 at 6:30 pm for fun and games.  

Check out the fun events scheduled and preorder your Bingo cards, raffle tickets, and pizza here.  The 6th grade committee will be selling pizza, goodies, and glow sticks to raise money for their end-of-year celebration. Volunteers are needed to make this event successful; if interested in helping, contact coordinators jhonna.schupp@yahoo.com  or melinatew@gmail.com.

Fall for Field Day

After you get all the "eeks!" out of your system at Spooky Bingo, give your heart a tweak at Field Day on the following Tuesday, October 29.   It will be a fun-filled day that combines opportunities for students to learn about healthy wellness habits and have fun participating in fun fitness activities!  Cheer the kids on at a station by signing up here.  

THANK YOU to the HES Garden ladies, Amanda Geary & Jill Vinson, along with the volunteers from Salesforce, who added brick and lots of mulch to get our outside garden ready for fall!

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
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Herndon ES will participate in HHS Homecoming Parade this Saturday, Oct. 19

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All Herndon Elementary School students are encouraged to participate in the Herndon High School Homecoming Parade which is this Saturday, October 19th.  We will be representing Herndon Elementary School! 

Herndon Elementary Parade Participants important instructions: 

Parade Route: Along Elden Street from Sterling Road to Lynn Street

Parade Start Time: 9:30am

Pre-Parade Check In Time & Location: 9:00 am at Staging Area (# 34) at Herndon Middle School.  Please check in with Mrs. Graham.    

Important Notes (Please read all of the following):

  • HHS Homecoming Parade Marshals will be wearing yellow windbreakers.  The parade begins at HERNDON MIDDLE SCHOOL. No drop-offs are permitted at the intersections of Elden Street & Sterling Road or the intersection of Herndon Parkway and Sterling Road for traffic control and safety reasons. Elden Street will close to traffic at 9:00 am.  Please plan accordingly to get to the pre-parade meeting location on time (see above).
  • The theme of the parade this year is INTO THE FUTURE and HES is planning to march in the parade in bright or neon clothes to represent our BRIGHT FUTURES!  Or, participants can wear Herndon ES Spiritwear or red and black.
  • All participants are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking the parade route.
  • Please be mindful of the weather and it is recommended to dress in layers. It is forecasted to be cool and sunny in the morning but temperatures may rise slightly once the parade starts.
  • There are no bathrooms along the parade route - please plan accordingly!
  • If you feel you or your child may need a snack/drink during this event, please feel free to bring it although we recommend traveling lightly.
  • The parade route ends on Lynn Street (near the red train caboose and Dairy Queen). Please be mindful that you will need to walk back to retrieve your car.  We recommend if this is problematic for you, please arrange to have someone pick you up at a designated area of your choice to take you back to car.
  • Everyone is encouraged to have fun and show your HES School Spirit!  
  • For questions, contact:  Jaime Graham jagraham@fcps.edu

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

HES 6th Grade Students in the FBI Junior Agent Program

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Herndon ES sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in the FBI Junior Agent program.  Today we kicked off the partnership with the FBI!  Students met members of the FBI and learned about the different careers that are available within the organization.  

Meet "Serious" who is a service dog with the K-9 unit.  

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 11, 2019

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Upcoming Events

October 14: Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

October 17: 4th gr. Jamestown Parent Info Night, 6pm, Cafeteria

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 18: PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Herndon

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade, 9:30 am in Herndon

October 24: HES Bus Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

October 25: SCA Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

October 29: HES Field Day

November 4 & 5: Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Herndon ES teacher, Ms. Carpenter, is shown here developing number sense with 3rd graders during small group instruction.

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed for Students this Monday, October 14th.

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students this Monday, October 14, for the Columbus Day holiday. October 14 is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

Meet the Herndon ES Instructional Assistant Team:! Top row from left to right: Hugh Cassidy & Cheryl Kelley.  Middle row from left to right: Miriam Sadeghi-Javid & Marsha Celistan.  Bottom row from left to right: Andrew Oquendo  and Melissa Keebaugh .  Not shown:  Molly Laverty & Amal Mankaryos, Christeen Kelada & Susan Miller, and PreK & kindergarten IAs.

PTA News...  Next Spirit Night

Our next Spirit Night is at one place where seeing a mouse in restaurant is a good thing!  Join us on Friday, October 18 anytime from 3-9 pm at Chuck E Cheese's on 2465 Centreville Rd.  Make sure to save the flyer coming in your Thursday folder or print the one here to take advantage of the coupons and deals.  

Bee the Hive Fundraiser

Our fourth annual “Bee the Hive” No-Fuss Fundraiser has started off with a huge buzzzz! All the money raised will go directly to fund programs that help our students!  We also encourage you to see if your employer offers a matching grants program. The PTA will be collecting  onations through Friday, November 1.  Contributions are tax-deductible, and letters verifying your donation can be provided upon request. 

Bee the Hive funds are be used to pay for:    

  • Cultural and educational assemblies and family nights
  • FCPS bus transportation for field trips
  • Classroom enrichment materials and equipment
  • Professional development and continuing education grants for teachers

 Every donation makes a difference!  Donate today at https://herndonespta.com/donate/!  

Spooky Bingo

Wave your wands in the air like you just don't care and start practicing your scared face, because it's time for our funnest event of the year, Spooky Bingo!  Join us on Friday, October 25 at 6:30 pm for fun and games.  

The 6th grade committee will also be selling pizza, goodies, and glow sticks to raise money for their end-of-year celebration. Volunteers are needed to make this event successful; if interested in helping, contact coordinators jhonna.schupp@yahoo.com  or melinatew@gmail.com.

Interested in Becoming a Teacher for FCPS? Come to a Career Switcher Information Session on October 14 at Willow Oaks Administrative Center

The FCPS Office of Talent Acquisition and Management will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1000A. This event will give military veterans, community members, and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education career switcher programs: Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to military veteran attendees.

A panel of FCPS educators will share information with attendees in a question and answer format, followed by an opportunity to network with panel members, the FCPS licensure team, and the substitute office. Parking is available in the garage next to building 8270.

Registration is limited and available online.

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 4, 2019

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Upcoming Events

October 14: Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 18: PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Herndon

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

October 25: SCA Spirit Day Crazy Hair Day

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

October 29: HES Field Day

Meet the HES Art Team: From left to right: Ken Henry and Margaret McDonald

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed for Students on October 14 for Columbus Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 14, for the Columbus Day holiday. October 14 is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

PTA News...

We had a wonderful start to our PTA year with the first General Meeting last week.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  We hope you are just as excited as we are about the many wonderful things to come this Fall!  Mark your calendars for the next meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in the information from Jackie Kwon, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, her presentation is attached here. AAP Resources.pptx

There are many events happening between now and then, so don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you stay in the know during the busy Fall season. 

Herndon Homecoming Parade

It's that time of year again!  Join us for a fun morning defending last year's title of Best in Parade!  The parade theme this year is "Into the Future," and we'd love for you to register to walk with us.  We're planning to march in the parade wearing bright neon colors because "our future is so bright!"  To register to walk in the parade, fill out the flyer in your Thursday folder or visit  https://herndonespta.com/events/homecoming-parade/.  If you have any questions, contact coordinator Jaime Graham at jagraham@fcps.edu.

Bee the Hive Fundraiser

This is beginning of our fourth annual “Bee the Hive” No-Fuss Fundraiser. All the money raised will go directly to fund programs that help our students!  We also encourage you to see if your employer offers a matching grants program. The PTA will be collecting donations through Friday, November 1.  Contributions are tax-deductible, and letters verifying your donation can be provided upon request.   

Bee the Hive funds are be used to pay for:

  • Cultural and educational assemblies and family nights
  • FCPS bus transportation for field trips
  • Meal Bridge program for low-income families
  • Classroom enrichment materials and equipment
  • Professional development and continuing education grants for teachers

 Every donation makes a difference!  Donate today at https://herndonespta.com/donate/!  

Meet the HES Math Team! From top left:  Jaime Graham and Robyn Tremaine. From bottom left: Cora Young and Mona Samaha.

LINK Holiday Program Registration

Holiday Program Registration  – clients can attend either date at either church location

  • Friday, Oct. 4th  – Registration open 5 – 7 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)
  • Saturday, Oct. 5th  – Registration open 10 am – 12 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)

Clients should bring a Photo ID, verification of children (report card, immunization records, etc.), verification of address and live in Herndon, Sterling or Ashburn.

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, September 27, 2019

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Upcoming Events

October 2: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

October 29: HES Field Day

The Herndon Elementary registrar, Shermin Sirajudin, created a “happy way to start the day” and her little friends visit with her every morning!

TONIGHT: Herndon High School Football Game Special Event!

Join the Herndon High School Fighting Hornets this Friday (9/27) at 7 PM and don’t forget to wear your Herndon Elementary spirit wear! 

Before the football game starts, all elementary school and Herndon Middle School students will be invited to the field line to be announced for the second annual Herndon High School Pyramid Night.  Admission is $5. 

Come early for a free tailgate party at Herndon United Methodist Church.  Party starts at 5:30 and includes free hot dogs and snacks, along with games.  UMC is giving free game tickets to the first 50 kids!

Kiss & Ride, Bus Loop, and End of the Day Student Pickup Important Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Herndon ES takes the safety and security of all of our students, staff, families, bus drivers, and other Kiss and Ride drivers very seriously.  There is a specific system in place for Kiss & Ride that we all need to follow.

  • Always wait until a staff member is present and you are at the designated area to let your child out of the car.  
  • Do not attempt to pass another car or bus, enter the bus loop, or let your child out of the car at a different location during this time. 
  • The speed bumps were installed to slow us down.  We want everyone to enter and exit safely.
  • If you choose to use Kiss & Ride, plan ahead.  It takes time and it cannot be rushed.  So, please enter with patience, follow the system, and  everyone will be safe and less frustrated.
  • Need to check your child out at the end of the day?  If you know in advance, please send in a note so that the teacher is aware. Please come to the office no later than 3:30pm.    It is very busy in the classrooms as the teachers and students are closing out the end of the day. 

         Thank you!

Want to earn some extra money at Herndon Elementary School?

Herndon Elementary School is looking for a Dining Room Assistant!  The position is 3 hours every day, 11:00 am-2:00 pm.  The hourly wage is $11.22 per hour.

Description: Assists students during lunchtime.  Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications:  Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply:  Interested applicants may send their resumes to Sandra Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu. or Herndon Elementary, 630 Dranesville Road, Herndon, VA 20170, or call 703-326-3100.  

Way to go Chelsea Schwoyer, Herndon Elementary & Aldrin Elementary Strings Teacher!!

The Herndon High school orchestra teacher (Mr. De Jesus) e-mailed the Herndon pyramid orchestra teachers to let them know which elementary schools the high school orchestra students attended.

Aldrin ES makes up 17% and Herndon ES makes up 25% of the Herndon HS orchestra!  We have the two highest percentages from all of the elementary schools in our pyramid!

PTA News... NEW DESIGN! Spiritwear Available Online!

You can order your NEW 2019 HES Spiritwear online at https://herndon19.itemorder.com/

We have a new design this year. These items are only available for a limited time so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!  All orders (online or via flyer) must be placed before NEXT FRIDAY, October 4! No late orders can be accepted.

Please be aware that these are pre-orders and that merchandise will not be delivered until the end of October. Any questions?  Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Rose Dela Cruz

Walk/Bike to School Day

Next Wednesday, October 2 is Walk or Bike to School Day.  We encourage all of our families to come together and promote healthy habits and safe communities.  There are many benefits to walking and biking.  Our PTA Board will be there to hand out water bottles and cheer you on!

Meet the Herndon ES Literacy Team!  From top left:  Chrisie Moritz, Grace Choi, and Marcia Goodwyn.  From bottom left: Christy Hartigan, Shea Hopkins, and Amy Ferrara

LINK Holiday Program Registration

Holiday Program Registration  – clients can attend either date at either church location

  • Friday, Oct. 4th  – Registration open 5 – 7 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)
  • Saturday, Oct. 5th  – Registration open 10 am – 12 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)

Clients should bring a Photo ID, verification of children (report card, immunization records, etc.), verification of address and live in Herndon, Sterling or Ashburn.

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, September 20, 2019

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Upcoming Events

September 24: PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle, Herndon

September 26: General PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

October 2: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

October 29: HES Field Day

The Herndon ES mascot is the Bee.  All of the students in Ms. McDonald’s art classes contributed a hexagon to the rainbow bee hive during their first art classes. The 5th & 6th grade “Art stars” constructed and hung the collaborative project in the hall. 

PTA News... First Spirit Night of the School Year  

Next Tuesday, September 24, stop by the Chipotle at 1144 Elden Street in Herndon from 5-9 pm and pig out for the PTA.  A portion of the in-store purchases will be donated to us.  These fundraisers make it possible to continue providing your children PTA clubs, fun activities, and memorable events like Spooky Bingo!  Make sure to show the fundraiser flyer (from the upcoming Thursday folder or on your phone) or tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for a fundraiser before you pay!

There's Always Room in the Hive

If you haven't already done it, be sure to become a member of the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year.  Memberships must be renewed each year. Membership is only $10 for an individual and $15 for families.  It's simple and easy to do online at https://herndonespta.com/membership/

NEW DESIGN! Spiritwear Available Online!

You can order your NEW 2019 HES Spiritwear online at https://herndon19.itemorder.com/

We have a NEW design this year. These items are only available for a limited time so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!  All orders (online or via flyer) must be placed before Friday, October 4! No late orders can be accepted.

Please be aware that these are pre-orders and that merchandise will not be delivered until the end of October. Any questions?  Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Rose Dela Cruz

PTA Meeting and Q&A with Principal Fennessy

Mark your calendar for the first General PTA Meeting of the year on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm.  Our guest speaker is Jackie Kwon, an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), who will discuss AAP's continuum of service.  Principal Teresa Fennessy will also be there to discuss what's new at HES and answer your questions! We will be voting on the proposed budget for 2019-2020. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PTA members can vote. 

PTA-Organized Clubs for Fall

PTA-organized clubs will be starting at the end of the month!  In order for a club to be offered, it must have a PTA member volunteer willing to coordinate and receive PTA Board approval. If there is a club that you want to see for your child, please consider volunteering to make it happen! 

See Thursday folders for information about registering. The clubs the PTA will offer this Fall include: Chess Bee Academy Kids Yoga Team Character Basketball Young Rembrandts

Have an idea for a club? Awesome! Contact Alysia at herndonptaclubs@gmail.com to get started.

​​​​​​​New Way to Collect Box Tops

Box Tops is transitioning to a digital app, but there are still some "clip-able" Box Tops in circulation. Please continue to send them in with your student! And download the app where earning money for the school is as easy as taking a photo of your receipt! Let us know if you have any questions! Our Box Tops Coordinator Jilian Breeden is ready to help!  She will speak at the PTA Meeting on September 26 as well to give you an update and answer your questions. 

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Meet the HES PE Team! From left to right: Courtney Trowbridge (adapted PE), Eric Johnson (PE), Kristin Pualoa (PE)

LINK Holiday Program Registration

Holiday Program Registration  – clients can attend either date at either church location

  • Friday, Oct. 4th  – Registration open 5 – 7 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)
  • Saturday, Oct. 5th  – Registration open 10 am – 12 pm
    • Location #1 – Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164)
    • Location #2 - Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)

Clients should bring a Photo ID, verification of children (report card, immunization records, etc.), verification of address and live in Herndon, Sterling or Ashburn.

Meet the HES AART, Library, Tech, and STEAM Team! From top left to right: Jackie Kwon (AART), Carmen Arrieta (library), Cheryl Day (Tech)

From bottom left to right: Sarah Richardson (librarian), Mike McHenry (STEAM)

We're Listening... if you could change one thing about Fairfax County, what would it be? Better transit? More affordable housing? A stronger sense of place? Come to one of six community meetings to make your voice heard.

  • Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Justice High School in Falls Church
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m., at Chantilly High School in Chantilly
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at South Lakes High School in Reston
  • Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School in Tysons/Falls Church

Register: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan/https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan/

NEED ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO ATTEND?

Arrangements for child care, transportation assistance, interpretation services and reasonable ADA accommodations can be made by calling Angela Jones at 703-324-5302, TTY 711, or by emailing Angela.Jones@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Whether you are new to Fairfax County, have lived here all your life or are somewhere in between, we’re interested in your vision for the future of the county and your community. Your input will be critical in helping us identify key priorities and how we will know if we are succeeding at achieving them.

Meet the HES Music Team!  From left to right: Cara Chaapel (music), James Covington (music), and Patti Adams (band).
Not shown: Jennifer Blend (music) and Chelsea Schwoyer (strings)

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, September 13, 2019

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Upcoming Events

September 19: Noche Informativa de Español, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

September 26: General PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

October 2: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

Herndon Elementary has been featured twice this week in the FCPS Photo Gallery!  Click here to see the September 11 and 13 blog.  Herndon ES is filled with Kindness!

This year will be our second year utilizing the Positivity Project here at Herndon Elementary School. To start off this school year, we are celebrating the character strength Kindness.  We will be highlighting a new character strength each month. There will be many lessons, projects, and as you can see by our photos, opportunities to embrace each strength.  

PTA News... Join the PTA!  

If you haven't already done it, be sure to become a member of the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year.  Memberships must be renewed each year. Membership is only $10 for an individual and $15 for families.  It's simple and easy to do online at https://herndonespta.com/membership/

NEW DESIGN! Spiritwear Available Online!

You can order your NEW 2019 HES Spiritwear online at https://herndon19.itemorder.com/

We have a NEW design this year. These items are only available for a limited time so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!  All orders (online or via flyer) must be placed before Friday, October 4! No late orders can be accepted.

Please be aware that these are pre-orders and that merchandise will not be delivered until the end of October. Any questions?  Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Rose Dela Cruz

PTA Meeting and Q&A with Principal Fennessy

Mark your calendar for the first General PTA Meeting of the year on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm.  Our guest speaker is Jackie Kwon, an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), who will discuss AAP's continuum of service.  Principal Teresa Fennessy will also be there to discuss what's new at HES and answer your questions! We will be voting on the proposed budget for 2019-2020. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PTA members can vote. 

PTA-Organized Clubs for Fall

PTA-organized clubs will be starting at the end of the month!  In order for a club to be offered, it must have a PTA member volunteer willing to coordinate and receive PTA Board approval. If there is a club that you want to see for your child, please consider volunteering to make it happen! 

Registration starts later this week.  For more information about each club and to register, be sure to check out herndonespta.com/clubs.  The clubs the PTA will offer this Fall include: Chess Bee Academy Kids Yoga Team Character Basketball Young Rembrandts

Have an idea for a club? Awesome! Contact Alysia at herndonptaclubs@gmail.com to get started.

New Way to Collect Box Tops

Box Tops is transitioning to a digital app, but there are still some "clip-able" Box Tops in circulation. Please continue to send them in with your student! And download the app where earning money for the school is as easy as taking a photo of your receipt! Let us know if you have any questions! Our Box Tops Coordinator Jilian Breeden is ready to help!  She will speak at the PTA Meeting on September 26 as well to give you an update and answer your questions. 

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Meet the HES Clinic Aide!  Mercy Caloyannides

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
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Upcoming Events

September 19: Noche Informativa de Español, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

September 26: General PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

October 2: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

October 25: PTA Spooky Bingo, 6:30 pm, gym

Herndon Elementary has been featured 3 times in the past few weeks in the FCPS Photo Gallery! This photo includes of one of our counselors, Mr. Falkey.

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PTA News... Join the PTA!

If you haven't already done it, be sure to become a member of the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year! Memberships must be renewed each year. 

It is a cinch to do online at https://herndonespta.com/membership/

Membership is only $10 for an individual and is used to provide cultural and educational assemblies and family nights, FCPS bus transportation for field trips, school enrichment materials and equipment, and professional development and continuing education grants for teachers.

Order your HES Spirit Wear now!

Order forms went home in your child's Thursday folder.  The deadline for ordering is October 4th.

Upcoming PTA events!

September 26 is the first General PTA Meeting of the year.  HES AAP teacher, Jackie Kwon, will give a brief overview for the AAP process.

Meet the HES Counselors!  From left: Tiffany Bryant, Brian Falkey, and Daniela Wiseman 

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, August 30: NO SCHOOL

September 2: Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

September 19: Noche Informativa de Español, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

September 26: General PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, Cafeteria

October 2: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 18: Fall Picture Day

October 19: HHS Homecoming Parade

Meet the HES Admin!  From left: AP Stephanie Almquist, Principal Teresa Fennessy, AP Elizabeth Baxter.

PTA News... Join the PTA!

If you haven't already done it, be sure to become a member of the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year! Memberships must be renewed each year. 

It is a cinch to do online at https://herndonespta.com/membership/

Membership is only $10 for an individual and is used to provide cultural and educational assemblies and family nights, FCPS bus transportation for field trips, school enrichment materials and equipment, and professional development and continuing education grants for teachers.

Meet the HES Office Staff!  From top left: Yovanka Perez, Nancy Cassidy, Shermin Sirajudin (Registrar), Laura Santini, Sandy Goodwin (Administrative Assistant).
From bottom left: Silvia Najarro, Raquel Snyder (Parent Liaison), Carmen Arrieta (Library).

Safety Drill Message for Parents & Guardians

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The first month of school is full of learning and establishing community and routines. In addition, we are required to instruct students on emergency preparedness drills throughout the school year.

Every school in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire and tornadoes, and we practice these drills regularly. Now, we, along with other Fairfax County schools, have formally added an additional drill, called a lockdown drill.

These drills are short and precise so that our students and staff are familiar with the procedures in the event of an emergency. Below you will find a list of the safety routines that we practice throughout the year.

Type of Drill:  Required Frequency

Fire Safety Drills:

Once a week during the first 20 days

Once a month from October-June

Lockdown Drill:

Two drills during the first 20 days

Two additional for the remainder of the year

Tornado Drill

Once a year in March

Bus Emergency Drill

Two per year. 

Meet the HES Parent Liaison Raquel Snyder!

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
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