Herndon ES Bee Hive, December 6, 2019

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Upcoming Events

December 11: Chorus and Band Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, gym

December 20: Last Day of School, Full Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break, SCHOOL CLOSED

January 6:     School Resumes

January 17:    Principal Coffee and PTA Meeting, 9:30 am

January 20:    MLK Jr. Holiday, NO School

January 24:    Clubs and Candids Picture Day

January 27 & 28: Teacher Workdays, NO School

Bundle up!

Don't forget that our students still enjoy and love the fresh air of recess time twice a day!  Please remind your children to bring a coat, hat, and gloves to school.

Lost and found is filling up quickly.  If your child is missing items, lost and found is located at door 7.  

PTA News... Holiday Cookies and Donations

This holiday season, our hardworking teachers and staff are being treated to a Holiday Luncheon and Cookie Buffet.  Our teachers and staff LOVE this event, so let's give them a wonderful variety to choose from.

Sign up to join the Holiday Cookie Bakers to provide cookies and let our teachers know how much we appreciate them.  Then drop them off in the Main Office by 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 11.  If you'd like to donate to defray the cost of the lunch, you can donate here and put "Holiday Lunch" in the box asking for a specific program/event. 

Now on Amazon Smile

Right in time for the holidays, we've found a convenient and quick way to support Herndon ES PTA without even thinking about it.  We are  very thankful to all who have already signed up to SMILE on Amazon with us! It's not too late to set your account to donate a portion of all your purchases to Herndon Elementary School PTA. Click on our direct link and it's as easy as pie! 

Join A Planning Team!

We have some exciting events happening after the holidays, and we would love to have input from volunteers.  If you would like to help us plan the Silent Auction or the School Readathon that are in the works, contact Alysia at HerndonPTAVolunteers@gmail.com.  

Meet the Herndon ES 2nd Grade team! Top row from left to right: Ann Godden, Haley Kirk, Cindy Bergeron.  Middle Row from left to right: Carmen Brooks (sub who was for Marazul Ortega), Saadia Abbasi.  Bottom row from left to right: Amy Smith (ESOL) and Michelle Park.  Marazul Ortega not shown.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 22, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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

December 5: HES Resource Night, 6:00 pm

December 5: PTA Spirit Night at Panera, 5-8 pm, Elden Street

December 6: Fall Picture Retakes

December 11: Chorus and Band Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, gym

December 20: Last Day of School, Full Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 6: School Resumes

Ms. Gilani's kindergarten class is ready to gobble up Thanksgiving lunch!

Herndon Elementary would like to give a big THANK YOU to Nancy Cassidy, who in addition to her responsibilities in the office, plans and coordinates the Herndon Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch each year.  Also, thank you to the entire staff and volunteers for all of your help in keeping this special tradition alive.  It takes a village!

 Herndon ES is closed November 27-29 for Thanksgiving Break.  SACC will be open on November 27.

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed November 27-29 for Thanksgiving break. Please note that like last year, Wednesday, November 27, is a holiday but SACC will be open on this day only.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 2. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

HES Bus Driver Recognized by FCPS Cares

Herndon Elementary bus driver, Cynthia Thompson, has been recognized by FCPS as an employee who shows that FCPS Cares.  

This information is posted to https://www.fcps.edu/blog/fcps-cares-november.

Mrs. Sesin's  4th gr. class proudly shows the acts of kindness they are noticing from each other! #kindness 

HES PTA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair was a great Success!

Thank you to the PTA and parent, Sara Murphy, the Book Fair coordinator, and the generosity of parents, for a very successful book fair.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this possible.

"Round up your pennies" really worked.  The donations from that and the PTA were able to provide over $600 in books to students who would not otherwise be able to afford them.  Nearly $2000 in books were donated by the PTA to classrooms, teachers, and the library.  

Thank you to the generous parents who filled the teachers' wish lists by purchasing books for them.

Meet the Herndon ES 1st Grade Team!  Top row from left to right: Lisa O’Donnell (ESOL), Grace Choi (Lit. Coach), Colleen Kelly (Teacher). Middle row from left to right: Teachers Lydia Montero, Ashley Tingler, Darlene Garcia. Bottom row from left to right: Teachers Gaby Young & Megan Kelly.

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Herndon ES Thanksgiving Lunch, November 21, 2019

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Herndon Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us TOMORROW, November 21, 2019 for Thanksgiving Lunch at Herndon Elementary School.

MENU:

Roast Turkey with Dressing

Whipped Potatoes with gravy

Green Beans

Cranberry Sauce

Choice of Milk

*A vegetarian alternative available upon request.  

PRICE:  $4.50 for ALL GUESTS (Adults and children not enrolled in HES)

              $3:25 for Herndon ES students (students may use their account)

Tickets will be sold at the school.  If you sent money in for tickets in advance, you may pick them up in your child's classroom.

FREE PARKING  is available across the street at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

SPECIAL LUNCH SCHEDULE (this may be different from your child's normal schedule).

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 15, 2019

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Upcoming Events

November 19: PTA Book Fair Family Night & Ice Cream/Bake Sale, 5-8 pm

November 19: AAP Information Meeting, 5:30 pm, Staff Lounge

November 19: PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

November 21: Thanksgiving Luncheon

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

December 5: HES Resource Night, 6:00 pm

December 5: PTA Spirit Night at Panera, 5-8 pm, Elden Street

December 6: Fall Picture Retakes

December 11: Chorus and Band Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, gym

December 20: Last Day of School, Full Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 6: School Resumes

This week, HES joined our nation on Veteran's Day in gratitude and recognition of those who served our country.  We encourage you to take a look at our Veteran's Wall in the main hallway on the way to Thanksgiving lunch this Thursday.  On the left side of this photo are 3 of our staff members: 4th gr. teacher Charles Anderson, SPED teacher Shamika Stewart, and principal Teresa Fennessy.

lAdvanced Academics Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held this Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30-6:30pm in the teachers lounge to provide information about Level IV screening for your child in grades 2-6. Please attend if you are interested in learning more about the full-time advanced academics identification process. 

Reunión Informativa para Padres sobre Programas Académicos Avanzados
Una reunión informativa para padres se llevará a cabo el Martes, 19 de Noviembre de 5:30 a 6:30pm en la Sala de Maestros (Teachers Lounge) con información sobre la elección  de su niño en 2do a 6to grados para el Nivel IV.  Por favor asista si está interesado en aprender más sobre el proceso de programa académico avanzado de tiempo completo.

Meet the HES Kindergarten Team!  Top row from left to right: IAs Nataly Blanco & Sandy Newman, Teachers Rabia Gilani, Jessee Robbins, & Diana Jimenez

Middle row from left to right: IAs Nadia Khalidi, Ana Argueta, Lynda Krop, and Kimberlee Robinson

Bottom row from left to right: Teachers Jessica Kim, Ruth Narcisse, and Bertha Sanders

PTA News... Fall Book Fair November 18-22

One of the best parts of cold weather is curling up with a good book! Share some quality time with your kid and their favorites at our Fall Book Fair!

The Arctic Adventure will open to explorers in our library next Monday, but you can shop or browse online at the Scholastic store now.  Students and Parents can also shop the Fair together during the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 19 from 5-8pm and during Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 21.  We need a lot of volunteers to make this happen for our kids!  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time by signing up HERE.  You can reach out to Book Fair Chairperson, Sara Murphy, with any questions by emailing sara@murphmail.org.

General PTA Meeting

Our next general PTA meeting will be held the same week as Family Book Fair Night so you can stop by both.  Come join us next Tuesday, November 19 at  6:30 pm to keep up with news and events in our school.  Everyone is welcome but only 2019-20 members can vote. 

Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Join your child at lunch on Thursday, November 21 while volunteering to help with the increased crowd. Sign up here.   

Mr. Anderson’s 4th grade students, led by teacher Shamika Stewart, wanted to show their appreciation for him on Veteran’s Day by giving him a hand!

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 8, 2019

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Upcoming Events

November 11-15: NNAT Testing

November 13: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, Reston, 5-8 pm

November 19: PTA Book Fair Family Night & Ice Cream/Bake Sale, 5-8 pm

November 19: AAP Orientation & Referral Night,  5:30 pm, Staff Lounge

November 19: PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

November 21: Thanksgiving Luncheon

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

December 5: HES Resource Night, 6:00 pm

December 5: PTA Spirit Night at Panera, 5-8 pm, Elden Street

December 6: Fall Picture Retakes

December 11: Chorus and Band Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, gym

December 20: Last Day of School, Full Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 6: School Resumes

The 6th grade went on a field trip to Hemlock Park and participated in team building and environmental educational activities.  

Advanced Academics Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held on November 19th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Staff Lounge to provide information about levels of service, as well as explain and answer questions about the  Advanced Academics Screening process for part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.

It is Getting Colder Outside!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please make sure your children are dressed for the weather with coats, hats, and warm clothes on colder days.  Even though they may go from the car or bus into school in the morning, they still go outside for recess for fun, exercise, and fresh air.  They love their recess!  Please remind them to remember their belongings. Our lost and found is located in a cabinet by door 7 and it is starting to fill up.  Thank you!

Also, please do not drop your children off before 9:05am.  It is too cold for them to wait outside and we do not have supervision until then. The first bell rings at 9:10am.  Thank you!

Meet the Herndon ES ESOL Team! Top row from left to right: Claire Roque, Lisa O’Donnell, Sarah Libeg. Bottom row from left to right: Amy Smith and Ruth Goldberger

Winter Club Registration

Online registration for the Winter Session for several clubs is now open.  The dates vary widely, so click on the club link at https://herndonespta.com/clubs/ for more info on a specific club.  

Spirit Night Next Week

Take a bite out of Spirit Night by stopping by the Chick-fil-A on Sunset Hills next Wednesday, November 13, 5-8 pm for dinner.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to support PTA programs, clubs, and other services.  

Fall Book Fair

One of the best parts of cold weather is curling up with a good book! Share some quality time with your children and their favorites at our Fall Book Fair!

The Arctic Adventure will open to explorers in our library from Nov 18-22, but you can shop or browse online at the Scholastic store starting Nov 15. Students and Parents can also shop the Fair together during the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 19 from 5-8pm and during Thanksgiving Lunches on Thursday, November 21.  Feel free to reach out to our Book Fair Chairperson, Sara Murphy, with any questions  by emailing sara@murphmail.org.

Sign up to volunteer for the Book Fair:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4EABA628ABF49-book3

Sign up to volunteer for the Thanksgiving Lunch:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4eaba628abf49-20191 

PTA Meeting

Our next general PTA meeting will be held the same evening as the PTA Book Fair Family Night on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome but only 2019-20 members can vote. 

Ms. Najarro, who works in the main office, received a morning hug that made her day!

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HES Family Life Education Parent Preview Night

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HES Family Life Education Parent Preview Night

Dear Parents and Guardians, You are invited to attend our annual Family Life Education media and lessons preview night.  All the program materials and media will be made accessible for you to view TOMORROW evening, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the library. Staff will be available to answer any questions you might have.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 1, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 3: Set your clocks back 1 hour

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

Parachute and Octopus fun on Field Day!

Fall Field Day is one of the most popular events at HES and the weather certainly cooperated!  Thank you to our PE teachers, Eric Johnson and Kristin Pualoa, our volunteers, staff, and students for making it a fabulous day for all!

Calendar Reminder: November 4 and 5 Are Holidays for Students

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students this Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Today, Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m., for the end of Daylight Saving Time. 

Second grade students develop as communicators as they practiced asking  questions and listened to the answer in order to help them make informed decisions.  Students stepped inside the mind of a sailor and asked Christopher Columbus (counselor Brian Falkey) questions to assess whether or not they wanted to join him on a voyage.

PTA News...

October has been so full of fun, from our Walk/Bike to School Day to today's Field Day! We hope everyone was able to come out to our events like Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese, the Herndon Homecoming Parade, and Spooky Bingo. We can't say Thank You enough to our volunteers who made these events possible. It's wonderful to serve alongside parents and teachers who care so much about our kids. Don't forget to give to our Bee the Hive Fundraiser before Friday so the PTA can continue to be a force for fun!

Online Registration for Winter Clubs now Open!

Online registration for several Winter Clubs is now open! Check out https://herndonespta.com/clubs/ to see what's available. Basketball starts next week, so don't wait! Register today! 

Important School Directory Information

We will be publishing our 2019-20 School Directory online soon.  All parents are encouraged to verify and edit their own directory listings. To ensure we have the most up-to-date information for your family, please follow the instructions in our emails on 10/10 or 10/17 that contain your specific username and verify your data. You can also modify which info you want to include in the directory.  This will only take 5 minutes of your time. If you have any questions, contact HerndonPTAMembership@gmail.com.

Box Tops Deadline This Week

Our next Box Tops submission is coming up THIS Friday, Nov 1st! Please send in your clip-able Box Tops with your student to give their teacher. The next expiration deadline is also 11/1/19, so check your pantry and clip ‘em before they expire. You can also use the new app to earn even more money for our school. Thanks for your support!

Bee the Hive Fundraiser

This Friday is your last chance to “Bee the Hive” by donating to our No-Fuss Fundraiser! All the money raised will go directly to fund programs like Bus Driver Appreciation Day and Spooky Bingo as well as other programs that help our students!  We also encourage you to see if your employer offers a matching grants program. Contributions are tax-deductible, and letters verifying your donation can be provided upon request. Every donation makes a difference!  Donate today at https://herndonespta.com/donate/!  

HES registrar, Shermin Sirajudin, is registering a new student!

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 25, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Tonight!:  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

Congratulations to our SUPERHERO Mr. Falkey!!!!! We are so proud of you!  He has been honored by FCPS as an employee for FCPS Cares

Deadline to Return Federal Impact Aid Survey is Next Wednesday, October 30.

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid that was sent home with students this week. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants 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.

Learn more about Impact Aid in this short video

Calendar Reminder: November 4 and 5 Are Holidays for Students

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

HES is a Herndon Homecoming Parade Winner!!!

Thanks to all who participated in Saturday’s Herndon Homecoming Parade. A very special “thank you” to Jaime Graham who, once again, enthusiastically took the lead and brought everyone together.  Herndon ES had a great turn out – almost 100 participants!  We are happy to announce that Herndon ES was awarded First Place in the School Group Category!  Let’s Go Herndon!

PTA News... Box Tops Deadline Coming Up

Our next Box Tops submission is coming up on Nov 1st! Please send in your clip-able Box Tops with your student to give their teacher! The next expiration deadline is also 11/1/19, so check your pantry and clip ‘em before they expire. You can also use the new app to earn even more money for our school. Thanks for your support!

Important School Directory Information

We will be publishing our 2019-20 School Directory online soon.  All parents are encouraged to verify and edit their own directory listings. To ensure we have the most up-to-date information for your family, please follow the instructions in our emails on 10/10 or 10/17 that contain your specific username and verify your data. You can also modify which info you want to include in the directory.  This will only take 5 minutes of your time. If you have any questions, contact HerndonPTAMembership@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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.

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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!

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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

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

Click here to see more!

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
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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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