Herndon ES Bee Hive, January 15, 2021

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PreK students in Ms. Maggie's class put on their winter hats while learning how to dress for winter.

Schools and Offices Closed on January 18 and January 20

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed  Monday, January 18, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and  Wednesday, January 20, for Inauguration Day.

Friday, January 22, is the last day of the second quarter and is a two-hour early release day. Monday, January 25, is a teacher work day and a student holiday

More information is on the Herndon ES website.

Herndon ES Grab and Go Schedule for January 18 - 27

Monday, January 18 is closed for the MLK Jr. holiday.

Tuesday, January 19 we will offer breakfast, lunch, snack and supper for both Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/19 and 1/20.

Thursday, January 21 we will offer breakfast, lunch, snack and supper for Thursday and Friday, 1/21 and 1/22 .

Friday, January 22 we will offer breakfast lunch for 1/23 and 24 and breakfast, lunch snack and supper for Monday 1/25 as we are off 

Wednesday, January 27 we will begin our once a week, 7 day bulk weekly distribution

The complete schedule can be found at our Herndon ES website.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 is Open!

Don't wait!  Tell your neighbors and friends, too!  A child may enter kindergarten for this coming school year if he or she turns five on or before September 30, 2021. 

Click here to access our Herndon ES website and fill out the new student registration form.  Our registrar, Shermin Sirajudin, will contact you soon after.  Questions?  Please call 703-326-3100.

PTA News... There's no Wrong Way to PTA!

Just ask School Counselor Mr. Falkey as he talks about his experience here.  To support the PTA this year, check out https://herndonespta.com/membership/.

Mr. Pepperoni Spirit Night

Support a small local business and your school at the same time!  Our next School Spirit Night will be on Wednesday, January 27 starting at 4 pm. at Mr. Pepperoni at 303 Spring Street. When ordering Delivery or Takeout, please mention "Herndon ES Spirit Night."  Take a look at their menu and/or order online at https://mrpepperoni.com/

New Year, New Plans

 Learn more about our plans for an exciting Spring and interact with HES staff and PTA at our next PTA General Meeting on our YouTube Channel on Thursday, Jan 28 at 7 pm.  Academic coaches from FCPS will also be there to give you tips on how to support your child's performance as we head into the second half of the 2020-21 school year.  We will send out a Google survey (like the school counselors did in September) so parents can send us any questions they may have beforehand.  You can still ask via chat that night as well.

Monday Mingle Clubs are Back

Your PTA is helping fund the popular Monday Mingle Clubs this winter.     

The second round of Monday Mingle is just around the corner, with all sorts of fun, new offerings by Herndon Specialists! The Portrait of a Graduate Critical and Creative Thinking focus will be to use the arts to express personal feelings, thoughts and ideas.  Stay tuned for descriptions of the clubs and registration links which will go out in a News You Choose next week.  Registration will end on Wednesday 1/27 on at 11:59!  These free clubs will last for 6 weeks and end right before Spring Break. Please be on the look out for registration.

Jive in the Hive

Who is ready for some fun in New Year? Herndon Elementary is excited to be hosting a Virtual Dance Fit Event next month!  Our “Jive in the Hive” kick-off date is January 25, with the Virtual Dance Fit Event being on February 28.  Everyone is encouraged to join in. We’re excited to see our school come together in this program that will give us an extra boost of energy and much needed fun! Stay tuned for further details.

Citizenship Essay

This year our country and county has overcome many challenges. Tell us what you think in the NOVA District PTA Student Citizenship Essay! The 2020-21 Citizenship Essay Theme is "How do we stand together while so far apart?" The application is due February 1st and is available on their website along with other details and information.

FCPS Family Resource Center

Don't forget that people at the FCPS Family Resource Center are standing by ready to help parents and students!  They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.  You can call 703-204-3941 anytime between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Friday or contact them by email prc@fcps.eduCheck out their website for more information on how they can help you.

Click here for the January 15, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

HES Calendar

January 18: NO SCHOOL, MLK Holiday

January 20: NO SCHOOL, Inauguration Day

January 22: End of 2nd Quarter, 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE

January 25: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

January 27: HES Grab & Go changes to once a week

January 27:  PTA Spirit Night at Mr. Pepperoni

January 28: PTA Virtual General Meeting, 7pm

Using FCPS Service Learning to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this Saturday!

Even during COVID-19, students are finding incredible ways to serve their communities either virtually or while practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines. The upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend is a great opportunity to connect students with impactful service opportunities while also teaching students about the life and legacy of Dr. King.

In partnership with FCPS and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), Volunteer Fairfax will begin offering virtual, family-friendly service learning activities on January 16. 

To learn more about the MLK, Jr., Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website for more information.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, January 8, 2021

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Herndon ES Admin (from left to right): AP Elizabeth Baxter, Interim Principal Marti Jo Jackson, and AP Stephanie Almquist.

Welcome
Mrs. Marti Jo Jackson!

We would like to give a warm "Welcome to the Bee Hive" to Mrs. Marti Jo Jackson, our interim principal!  We are grateful to have her with us until our permanent principal is selected.  

Check our Herndon ES website to read her bio!

January 11 is a School Day

Monday, January 11, is a school day and the bell schedule has not changed.   All students will do asynchronous (independent) virtual work.  Students should check in with their teacher at 9:20 am for attendance and their assignment. 

NO In-Person Learning and NO New Bell Schedule at this Time

As of January 6, 2021, FCPS is continuing to pause the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings for in-person instruction at this time. Schools will continue to follow their current bell schedules.   

https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

New HES In-person Tech Support Schedule begins Monday, January 11

On Monday, January 11, parents may come to HES for in-person computer tech support and may wait in their car or drop it off to be repaired within 24 business hours.

Monday-Friday 12:00-2:00 pm at Door 1 (the front entrance)

*This does not include holidays or weekends. Please check our website for updates.

Did you know that the Herndon Elementary Morning News is currently the #1 ranked morning news show among Kindergarten to 6th grade students attending Herndon Elementary School?  They are our target demographic!

Click here for the January 8, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

HES Calendar

January 11: School Day, students check in with teacher at 9:20

January 18: NO SCHOOL, MLK Holiday

January 20: NO SCHOOL, Inauguration Day

January 22: End of 2nd Quarter, 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE

January 25: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

January 27: HES Grab & Go changes to once a week

January 28: PTA Virtual General Meeting, 7pm

Virginia Families with
Young Children Survey

The Virginia Department of Education is asking parents of young children to complete a survey. 

COVID-19  has  impacted  Virginia' s  families and our youngest learners. If you are a Virginia parent or guardian of a young child, birth through kindergarten, we want to hear about your child' s early care and education experiences during  COVID-19.

Virginia's Families with Young Children Survey

Using FCPS Service Learning to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fairfax County Public Schools encourages students to find ways to safely participate in service learning. Even during COVID-19, students are finding incredible ways to serve their communities either virtually or while practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines. The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend is a great opportunity to help connect students with impactful service opportunities while also teaching students about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 

In an effort to connect student service learning with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, FCPS and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is teaming up with Volunteer Fairfax for a weekend of service. Beginning on January 16, 2021, Volunteer Fairfax is organizing a family friendly event that will provide service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in activities virtually from home. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, please visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website for more information.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, December 18, 2020

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Thank you Mrs. Fennessy!  We wish you a Wonderful Retirement!

Greetings! As we ALL close our computers, our brains 😊 and prepare for a WELL DESERVED Winter Vacation, we must say one last goodbye, hurrah and congratulations to our principal, Teresa Fennessy!  As you all know,  Mrs. Fennessy has been a champion for Herndon Elementary School, students  and community since Day 1. She has been an amazing leader and led by example; comparing the staff to NAVY SEALS, instilling the belief that WE CAN DO ANYTHING and we all followed suit:  test scores raised, morale was at its highest in years and we became a family. You parents and the surrounding community took notice and became partners and stakeholders in what we all believed and embodied; students felt the excitement and the change in us all, they began to walk prouder, smile brighter and hug us tighter. They felt safe, supported and most importantly they KNEW we all believed in their abilities….beginning with our Mrs. Fennessy!

So join us in thanking her from the bottom of our Bee hearts – for her honesty, transparency, encouragement, and consistently pushing us all to BEE our very best.  We thank her for staying these last months to guide us thru an unprecedented time (WE ALL APPRECIATE THAT!!!)  We thank her for the countless hugs, the warm smile, always listening to parent/community concerns, her contagious energy and love for education, learning, children and the entire Herndon community  – we are forever grateful. Mrs. Fennessy, you have led by example on a daily basis, you deserve this wonderful opportunity to relax, shop, drink coffee and enjoy your precious family! So many leadership quotes fit you, but this one stands out (just like you):

“Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others”

Thank you for empowering us all to BEE better, to BEE amazing, to BEE AWESOME (because we don’t do average)… ~Courtesy of a loving, appreciative staff member

We wish everyone a safe and Joyful Winter Break!

Please remember that there is

NO SCHOOL on December 21-January 1 and the

Office is CLOSED.

Grab and Go Food for Winter Break

On December 21, no food service.

On Tuesday, Dec 22, Grab and Go will give out 14 day meal kits to carry families over to Monday, Jan 4. 

Herndon Elementary Grab and Go hours are 8am-1pm

NO FOOD SERVICE 12/23-1/3.  It will resume on January 4. 

PTA News... PTA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is December 21!  

Join us at Chick-Fil-A, 12160 Sunset Hills Road in Reston, on Monday, December 21 from 4 – 8 pm. No need to show the flyer.  Just make sure to mention "HES Spirit Night" when placing your order. For orders placed through the app, mention “HES Spirit Night” in comments section.

Help the HES PTA with AmazonSmile

Please support the HES PTA this season and throughout the year.   You can make an impact each time you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1219452 or

Using the Amazon APP, click on the three lines at the bottom.

 -Click on Settings  -Click on AmazonSmile  - Designate Herndon Elem PTA You can also Google AmazonSmile and sign in that way! **AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to HES PTA, at no cost to you

Click here for the December 18, 2020 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

Free Food Program this Saturday, December 19

Heritage Helps is a food program that will occur on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19TH!!  Heritage Fellowship Church of Reston, VA has been granted a large donation of thousands of pounds of food box kits, in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fairfax County.  Each box contains meat, dairy, as well as non-perishable items. 

Please come to Heritage Fellowship Church (2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA) between 9:30a and 10:30a on this Saturday and receive a 32-pound box of food - free of charge, no questions asked.  Please note that we are operating on a "first come - first served" basis.  They are providing one box per family.

HES Calendar

December 21-January 1, 2021: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL and office closed.

December 21:    Grab and Go Closed

December 21: PTA Spirit Night, Chick-Fil-A, Reston, 4-8pm

December 22:    Grab and Go, 8am-1pm, 14 day meal kits

December 23- January 3: Grab and Go CLOSED

January 4: School resumes

New Herndon Bell Schedule and Return to School beginning January 12

Dear Herndon Bee Families,

At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January 2021.  Students who have selected in-person instruction, will return to school in a phased-in approach:

           

Grade Level

Current Return Date

PreK - Kindergarten

January 12

First and Second

January 19

Third and Fourth

January 26

Fifth and Sixth

February 2

 

A new bell schedule has been created for Herndon Elementary.  Beginning January 12, our bell schedule will change to 9:45 am to 4:15 pm for both virtual and in-person instruction.

Herndon Pyramid Return to School Bell Schedule

Herndon Elementary

 9:45am to 4:15pm

Herndon Middle School

 7:30am to 2:00pm

Herndon High School

 8:20am to 2:50pm

The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students.

Sincerely,

Teresa Fennessy

Herndon Elementary Principal​​​​​​​

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, December 11, 2020

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4th grade had a virtual visit from Alex Liggitt from ABC7 news to talk about the work a meteorologist does, how they predict weather and what it is like to work from home. Students enjoyed his visit and learned so much. Watch the video!

Grab and Go Food for
Winter Break

On Friday, Dec 18, Grab and Go will give out 4 day meal kits for 12/18-12/21.  No food service on December 21.

On Tuesday, Dec 22, Grab and Go will give out 14 day meal kits to carry families over to Monday, Jan 4. 

Herndon Elementary Grab and Go hours are 8am-1pm

NO FOOD SERVICE 12/23-1/3.  It will resume on January 4. 

PTA News... PTA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is December 21!  

Join us at Chick-Fil-A on 12160 Sunset Hills Rd. on Monday, December 21 from 4 – 8 pm. No need to show the flyer.  Just make sure to mention "HES Spirit Night" when placing your order. For orders placed through the app, mention “HES Spirit Night” in comments section.

Help the HES PTA with AmazonSmile

Please support the HES PTA this season and throughout the year.   You can make an impact each time you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1219452 or

Using the Amazon APP, click on the three lines at the bottom.

 -Click on Settings  -Click on AmazonSmile  - Designate Herndon Elem PTA You can also Google AmazonSmile and sign in that way! **AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to HES PTA, at no cost to you

Click here for the December 11, 2020 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

HES Calendar

December 18:   SCA Spirit Pajama Day!

December 18:   Last day of school for 2020

December 21:    Grab and Go Closed

December 21: PTA Spirit Night, Chick-Fil-A, Reston, 4-8pm

December 22:    Grab and Go, 8am-1pm, 14 day meal kits

December 23- January 3: Grab and Go CLOSED

December 21-January 1, 2021: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL and office closed.

January 4: School resumes

Bee's Eco-School Club, led by HES teacher Mr. Moseley, has been working on making bird feeders out of recycled milk cartons and bird houses.  The students are learning how to improve the bio-diversity of their own community by starting in their own backyards.  Way to go bees!

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, December 4, 2020

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HUGE kudos to Nate Blakeman, our new Technology Support Specialist, who has worked tirelessly in heat, rain, and freezing temperatures, communicating sometimes without knowing the language, to calmly help our families with computer issues, along with his many other responsibilities. 

Congratulations to our New HES SCA Officers!

This year’s process of the SCA election was definitely different and quite a learning experience!  We would like to introduce our Student Council Association officers for the school year 2020-2021.

President:  Maya Zrajevsky

 Vice President: Katie Wright

Secretary:  Baden Geary

Treasurer:  Laurdes Rollins

Hour of Code Week
December 7-11

Herndon ES students will be celebrating Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week which is December 7-13.

Click here for links to lots of information including Family Code Nights.

Rainbow Spirit Week
December 7-11

Next week is Rainbow Spirit week for all students and staff to dress in the color of the day in support of our youngest bees, our PreK students!

PTA News... AmazonSmile

Please support the HES PTA this season and throughout the year.   You can make an impact each time you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1219452 or

Using the Amazon APP, click on the three lines at the bottom.

                                -Click on Settings

                                -Click on AmazonSmile

                                - Designate Herndon Elem PTA

You can also Google AmazonSmile and sign in that way!

AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to HES PTA, at no cost to you.  

It adds up.  We subsidize field trips, pay for technology, teacher grants and so much more all to benefit our students!

Community Resource: Warmline Available to
All Virginians
Struggling to Cope

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval and unexpected stress in the lives of so many people. To support Virginians, the VA C.O.P.E.S. (compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) warmline is available to offer support. The mental health tip line started in May 2020 and, thanks to new funding, the service will be extended through May 2021. 

Any Virginian can make a confidential call and speak to a crisis counselor about what's bothering them. The line is available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and 5pm-9pm on the weekends by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish counselors are also available.

The warmline is available to residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic including isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety. Not only will callers be provided a supportive compassionate ear, but they will also be provided additional information, resources, and referrals as needed.

Please spread the word through your networks!

Note: VA Copes is not a suicide hotline. If in crisis call 800-273-8255 for the National Crisis Hotline, or 911.

Click here for the December 4, 2020 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

HES Calendar

December 7-11 Computer Science and Hour of Code Week

December 7-11  Rainbow Spirit Week

December 18:   Last day of school for 2020

December 21-January 1, 2021: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL and office closed.

January 4: School resumes

From HES strings teacher, Chelsea Schwoyer: 

This is a beginning strings student (she just started viola this year) and she is already playing with the bow with perfect posture! I’m so proud of this 6th grader! She is doing amazing with virtual string classes! 😊

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 from Herndon ES!

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We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Please remember that there is

NO SCHOOL on November 25-27

and there is the

2020 Herndon Elementary School Virtual Turkey Trot

November 25-29

2020 Herndon Elementary Virtual Turkey Trot!

Hi Herndon Community,

This year, in an effort to stay active during our Thanksgiving Break, we are announcing a Virtual Turkey Trot!

How do turkeys trot? All you need to do to be a turkey-trotter is to commit to walking with your family 1 mile (5,280 feet) during the Fall Break. If you’d like to be a super turkey, take a selfie with your trotting family and have your parent send it to PE teacher, Mr. Johnson, at  eljohnson@fcps.edu with permission to share it with others. 

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 20, 2020

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Thanksgiving Break is November 25-27 NO School

There is NO school on Thanksgiving break, Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27.  School will resume on Monday, November 30.  Due to the delay in return to school, this will NOT be a teacher workday for grades 1 & 2.  

2020 Herndon Elementary Virtual Turkey Trot!

Hi Herndon Community,

This year, in an effort to stay active during our Thanksgiving Break, we are announcing a Virtual Turkey Trot!

How do turkeys trot? All you need to do to be a turkey-trotter is to commit to walking with your family 1 mile (5,280 feet) during the Fall Break. If you’d like to be a super turkey, take a selfie with your trotting family and have your parent send it to PE teacher, Mr. Johnson, at  eljohnson@fcps.edu with permission to share it with others. 

PTA News... AmazonSmile

Please support the HES PTA this season and throughout the year.   You can make an impact each time you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1219452 or

Using the Amazon APP, click on the three lines at the bottom.

                                -Click on Settings

                                -Click on AmazonSmile

                                - Designate Herndon Elem PTA

You can also Google AmazonSmile and sign in that way!

AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to HES PTA, at no cost to you.  

It adds up.  We subsidize field trips, pay for technology, teacher grants and so much more all to benefit our students!

Herndon ES Community News

We know it is harder than ever to make connections with and within our community.  The PTA is providing an new webpage specifically devoted to Community News that is not specifically about the HES PTA but may be important info to you about Herndon, surrounding organizations, charitable opportunities, and family events.  Don't forget to periodically check in at https://herndonespta.com/commnews/.

YMCA Food Distribution Day

At the YMCA in Reston, every Wednesday is Food Distribution Day from 3-5pm to Fairfax County Public School kids. Families are eligible to pick up 7 servings of breakfast and lunch. Meals are for children 18 or younger. Children do not need to be present. IDs or names will not be checked. Meals meet USDA school lunch standards. There are more than 200 bags ready for distribution. Just pull up in front the YMCA and your bags will be handed directly to you. Please share!

Reminder: Referral Window for Advance Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please click here

Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 2 – 6 at Herndon Elementary School can refer their student for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2021-2022 school year by sending a digital referral (found under Parent Input on the AAP website) to Jackie Kwon, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jkwon@fcps.edu. The deadline for referrals is December 1, 2020 at 4 pm

Monday Q and A sessions about Level IV screening with Mrs. Kwon

Bring your packet of materials and/or any questions you might have!

Monday, 11/23,  8:00-8:30 am BB Link

Monday, 11/23, 3:00-3:30 pm BB Link

From AART Mrs. Kwon: 

"Happy Native American Heritage Month. I spy lots of deep thinking in Ms. Griles and Ms. Holder’s 6th grade classes, analyzing primary sources and artifacts to create point of view mind maps on different Native American tribes. Wow."

Screenings for grades K-3 to begin the week of
December 1 

Screening children in various areas has been an important responsibility of Virginia public schools for some time.   Speech, voice, and language are areas in which screenings are routinely conducted for students newly enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools in grades K-3. These screenings are completed by the school speech-language pathologist and are done in collaboration with the classroom teacher.  As part of the Virginia child find initiative, the screenings help to identify students who may need consideration for a further evaluation or a referral to medical personnel.  Parents of children who do not pass the screening will be notified by the school speech-language pathologist. 

Screenings are planned for both in person and virtual learners according to the following schedule:

Kindergarten, first, and second grader screenings will begin the week of December 1, 2020.  Screenings for newly enrolled 3rd graders are set to begin the week of January 4, 2021. 

HES Grab and Go CLOSED November 25-27

Grab and Go at Herndon Elementary will be CLOSED November 25-27.  Stop by on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 8am-1pm, for extra food for the Thanksgiving break.  

Free Food Program this Saturday, November 21

Heritage Helps is a food program that will occur on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST AND DECEMBER 19TH!!  Heritage Fellowship Church of Reston, VA has been granted a large donation of thousands of pounds of food box kits, in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fairfax County.  Each box contains meat, dairy, as well as non-perishable items. 

Please come to Heritage Fellowship Church (2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA) between 9:30a and 10:30a on this Saturday and receive a 32-pound box of food - free of charge, no questions asked.  Please note that we are operating on a "first come - first served" basis.  They are providing one box per family.

NOVEMBER IS FULL OF FREE BOOKS!!!!!

From November 4th-November 24th,  in place of regular book mobile checkout, the Herndon community is invited to come and pick out free books.  Thank you to the Herndon Rotary Club for organizing this event!  We received some AMAZING titles.  Come by in November and find your next favorite book!

*students WILL still be able to pick up books they have on hold during this event

HES Calendar

November 23: R.E.A.D books delivery day

November 25-27:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 18:   Last day of school for 2020

December 21-January 1, 2021: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL and office closed.

January 4: School resumes

Click here for the November 20, 2020 edition of the Herndon Elementary Morning News!

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 13, 2020, Return to School Update

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The Herndon Elementary Morning News is back!!!  Students and families can get your HES news here! 

Led by counselor, Mr. Falkey, this was recorded by a team of 6th grade students practicing their Communicator (Portrait of a Graduate) skills while also celebrating our Herndon community! 

Click here for the first edition our news program!

FCPS School Board Revised Return to School Dates

Good afternoon Bees,

The school board met last night and made the following changes to Return to School.

Grades 1 and 2  return on December 8.   
PD and Teacher Work Days :  Nov  30, Dec 3, Dec 4, Dec 7

Grades 3 – 6  return on January  12.
PD and Teacher Work Days:  Jan 4, Jan 7, Jan 8, Jan 11

*PD (Professional Development) and teacher workdays are still school days.  They are asynchronous learning days.  

Sincerely, 

Teresa Fennessy

Principal

Walking Wednesday, November 18, is dedicated to Ruby Bridges

November’s event is dedicated to Ruby Bridges, the elementary student who, as the first African American student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, was escorted to school by federal marshals in 1960.

Get more information about November’s Walking Wednesday

The HES PTA Book Fair
Ends TONIGHT!!!

This is the last chance to shop our Fall PTA Book .  A portion of all purchases will benefit Herndon Elementary School.

There is an excellent selection of books for every reading level, gift cards available to give to teachers, and they will make wonderful presents for students, family, and friends.  

Click here to start shopping!

The R.E.A.D. Book Bus will be at Herndon Elementary on Monday, November 23rd from 10am-3pm to deliver books. Families can pick up their book orders then. If you are unable to make it, please reach out to the PTA President to make other arrangements at herndonptapresident@gmail.com 

PTA News... MOD Pizza Spirit Night Next Week

Before stuffing your turkey, join us at MOD Pizza on Thursday, November 19 for take-out or
delivery!  Stop by anytime between 10:30 am - 9 pm at the MOD Pizza at 494 Elden Street.  Two Things to Note: if you order in person, all you have to do is mention "Herndon Elementary." If you order online, use code GR165524H.  For more info, visit  https://herndonespta.com/spiritnights/.

Please Support Virtual Field Trips this Year

Virtual Field Trips, like the annual 4th Grade Trip to Jamestown, Virginia this Thursday, are one of the ways the PTA uses your Bee the Hive donations. Although some virtual field trips are free, several still charge fees. These field trips enable a deeper understanding of the subjects students are learning and add an interesting dimension to online schooling. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation educators will join our 4th graders' synchronous class session tomorrow. We will participate in the session “Jamestown-From England to Virginia” and learn about the colonists’ reasons for exploration. Help keep our school functioning at its best by donating today at https://herndonespta.com/donate/!

Thank you to Herndon
United Methodist Church 

Herndon United Methodist Church organized a virtual 5K/20K race, "We are Herndon", to raise funds to help provide supplies for Herndon area students to succeed in school this year. 

We are grateful to all of the participants who raced and the Herndon UMC family for your generous support!

HES Calendar

November 17:  PreK and Kindergarten return to school

November 18:  Walking Wednesday

November 19:  PTA Spirit at MOD Pizza, 10:30am- 9:00pm

November 23: R.E.A.D books delivery day

November 25-27:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 18:   Last day of school for 2020

December 21-January 1, 2021: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL

January 4: School resumes

New Employment Opportunities in
Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers are hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when some staff members continue to work virtually. If you would like more information about the position, review the job description online and apply if interested. Please share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

FCPS Is Seeking Individuals to Serve as Substitute Teachers

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply online or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more. To sign up for a session, visit the FCPS substitute teacher information page.

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Tomorrow, November 11, is an All-Virtual, 2 Hour Early Release Day

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Tomorrow, November 11
All-Virtual 
2 Hour Early Release

As a reminder, TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 11, is a two-hour early release day in honor of Veteran’s Day and will be a virtual learning day for all students. The schedule will be as follows:

                9:20 am – 12 pm          Virtual Instructional Activities

                12 pm – 1 pm               Lunch time

                1 pm – 2 pm                 Family Choice Activities

There will be no in-person classes on November 11, only virtual learning. 

All remaining early release days during the 2020-21 school year will be all virtual

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, November 6, 2020

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Look who is in the FCPS Photo Gallery for October 30, 2020!  Herndon ES clinic aide, Mercy Caloyannides, is in full PPE with her Hello Kitty mask.  Our students love Ms. Mercy!

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/photos-10-30-20

HES PTA Fall Book Fair is Online, November 9-13!

In conjunction with Children's Book Week, Every Child a Reader, our PTA is sponsoring R.E.A.D Book Fair, which is an online event featuring engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  All purchases will benefit Herndon Elementary!

Books will be delivered via the R.E.A.D book bus on Monday, November 23.

Click here for the link and more information.

Wednesday, November 11
 Veteran's Day
2 Hour Early Release

On Wednesday, November 11, Herndon Elementary Students will be finishing school two hours early. The schedule will be as follows:

                9:20 am – 12 pm              Instructional Activities

                12 pm – 1 pm                   Lunch time

                1 pm – 2 pm                     Family Choice Activities

There will be no in-person classes on November 11. 

Grab and Go EXTENDED until June 30, 2021

HES serves breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on Monday - Friday, 8 am-1pm, excluding holidays. 

Beginning Monday, November 9, grab and go bus delivery times and some bus stop locations will change. The updated bus schedule will be posted on November 6. 

NEW Technology Help Hours

In-person instruction has begun for select groups at Herndon ES.  We have created a new system and hours for drive up technology help.

  1. Drive into the front loop of HES and park near the shed.
  2. Call the front office at 703-326-3100 and our tech will come to your car.  Please make sure everyone is wearing a mask.
  3. Hours of drive up service Monday-Friday (except holidays):

8:15-9:00 am

12:00-1:00 pm

2:15-3:30 pm

HES Calendar

November 9-13: R.E.A.D. Online Book Fair 

November 11: Veteran's Day, 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE

November 17:  PreK and Kindergarten return to school

November 19:  PTA Spirit at MOD Pizza, 10:30am- 9:00pm

November 23: R.E.A.D books delivery day

November 25-27:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 1:  Grades 1 and 2 return to school

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Herndon ES: Free Virtual Clubs on Mondays

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Free Herndon ES Virtual Monday Mingle Clubs

Monday Mingle clubs are an opportunity for students to follow a topic of interest with other classmates and a Herndon specialist in a fun and friendly virtual environment.  Classes begin November 9. Some examples of clubs include a storybook, singing, art club, eco club, comic book clubs, and adventure clubs. Please sign up your child before this Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

Here is a short video to watch with your child.
Here are the registration links:
4-6 English
1-3 English

Click here for more information.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 30, 2020. Free clubs, new tech hours, and more!

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The HES PTA presented a virtual Not-So-Spooky Story Hour on Monday and many families joined in to see teachers read their favorite, not-so-spooky books!  Thank you to our AWESOME PTA who also coordinated a Spirit Day/Night at Anita's restaurant and an Online Safety presentation by FCPS at the general meeting this week. View the recording here.

November 2 and 3 Student Holidays: No School

Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete new asynchronous assignments. Regularly-scheduled classes will resume on Wednesday, November 4. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Tuesday, November 3
HES Office Closed  
NO GRAB and GO

The Office will be Closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  We will be working remotely that day and if needed you may send an email to segoodwin@fcps.edu.

There will be NO FCPS Grab and Go.  Pick up an extra one on Monday, November 2, 8:00 am-1:00 pm at HES.

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FREE Monday Mingle Clubs Taught by HES Teachers for HES Students. Register now!

Monday Mingle Clubs are an opportunity for 1-6 grade students to pursue a topic of interest with other peers and a Herndon specialist in a fun, friendly VIRTUAL environment. Clubs begin November 9.  

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4TH, at 5:00 pm!

Watch the video now!  Click here to register.

NEW Technology Help Hours begin November 4

In-person instruction has begun for select groups at Herndon ES.  We have created a new system and hours for drive up technology help.

  1. Drive into the front loop of HES and park near the shed.
  2. Call the front office at 703-326-3100 and our tech will come to your car.  Please make sure everyone is wearing a mask.
  3. Hours of drive up service Monday-Friday (except holidays):

8:15-9:00 am

12:00-1:00 pm

2:15-3:30 pm

NEW HES Mobile Library Hours from Ms. Sarah

Monday:

11:00 - 12:00 Herndon ES students pick up their holds at Armstrong ES

3:30-4:30 at Herndon ES

Wednesday:

12:00-1:00 at Herndon ES

Friday:

12:00-1:00 at Herndon ES

3:30-4:30 at Park Ridge Apartments

**Students who attend in-person classes will have a regularly scheduled checkout time at school.

 NOVEMBER IS FULL OF FREE BOOKS!!!!!

From November 4th- November 24th, in place of regular book mobile checkout, the Herndon community is invited to come and pick out free books.  Thank you to the Herndon Rotary Club for organizing this event!  We received some AMAZING titles.  Come by in November and find your next favorite book!

*students WILL still be able to pick up books they have on hold during this event

HES Calendar

November 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends, Turn clocks back 1 hour

November 2: End of 1st quarter

November 2 & 3: NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

November 2: Pick up Grab and Go for November 3

November 3: Election Day: School Office and Grab and Go are CLOSED

November 9-13: R.E.A.D. Online Book Fair

November 11: Veteran's Day, 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE

November 17:  PreK and Kindergarten return to school

November 25-27:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 1:  Grades 1 and 2 return to school

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Herndon ES: 2 Hour Early Release, Student Holidays, Tech Help, and more

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Friday, October 30
2 hour Early Release

                On Friday, October 30, Herndon Elementary Students will be finishing school two hours early. The schedule will be as follows:

                9:20 am – 12 pm              Instructional Activities

                12 pm – 1 pm                   Lunch time

                1 pm – 2 pm                     Family Choice Activities

November 2 and 3
Student Holidays: No School

Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete new asynchronous assignments. Regularly-scheduled classes will resume on Wednesday, November 4. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Tuesday, November 3
HES Office Closed and
NO GRAB and GO

The Office will be Closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  We will be working remotely that day and if needed you may send an email to segoodwin@fcps.edu.

There will be NO FCPS Grab and Go.  Pick up an extra one on Monday, November 2, 8:00 am-1:00 pm at HES.

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NEW Technology Help Hours

In-person instruction has begun for select groups at Herndon ES.  We have created a new system and hours for drive up technology help.

1. Drive into the front loop of HES and park near the shed.

2. Call the front office at 703-326-3100 and our tech will come to your car.  Please make sure everyone is wearing a mask.

3. Hours of drive up service Monday-Friday (except holidays):

8:15-9:00 am

12:00-1:00 pm

2:15-3:30 pm

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 23, 2020

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HES Playground is Reserved for HES Students Only beginning
Monday, October 26.

Dear Parents and Community,

We will be safely welcoming select students back to school on Monday in this beginning phase of reopening the school for students.  

Once school opens next week, the school playground is reserved only for students here at Herndon Elementary during school hours, 9:20 am - 4:05 pm.

New Attendance Form on Herndon ES Website 

Dear Parents, we have made it super easy for you to report a tardy or absence from your cell phone.  

1. Go onto the Herndon Elementary website.  Click here or Google it. 

2. Scroll down and click on the button that looks like the photo above.

3. Click on Absence or Tardy.  Be specific with the reason.  Under absence, there will be a list of questions.  Check the box if your child has any of the symptoms.

4. Fill out the rest of the form and click Submit Attendance-Tardy Form

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1. In the top, left corner, click the 3 black lines.

2. Scroll down, click on the flags, and select your language

PTA EVENTS! Not So Spooky Story Hour

Join us on Monday, October 26 at 5 pm on the Herndon ES PTA YouTube Channel, for some wicked good stories read by our HES teachers and staff

Spooky Spirit Day and Night at Anita's

Monday, October 26, ALL DAY is time to bring your spirit to Anita's Restaurant at 701 Elden St. in Herndon!  Breakfast, lunch, or dinner,  mention that you're here from Herndon Elementary and they will donate a portion of the proceeds.

How to Keep your Child Safe Online 

On Thursday, October 29 at 7 pm on the Herndon ES PTA YouTube Channel, the HES PTA presents guest speaker Stefan Mascoll, FCPS Coordinator of Student Safety and Wellness.  He will be sharing important information on internet safety and cyberbullying.

From HES Counselor Ms. Bryant

HES Calendar

October 26: HHS Grab & Go buses add snack and supper

October 26: Not-so-Spooky Story Hour, Herndon ES PTA YouTube Channel, 5:00 pm

October 26: Spirit Night (& All Day) at Anita’s on Elden St.

October 27: Enhanced Autism students return to school

October 29: NO afternoon library checkout

October 29: Virtual General PTA Meeting with Online Safety talk, Herndon ES PTA YouTube Channel, 7pm

October 30: End of 1st quarter, 2 HOUR EARLY          RELEASE for students  

November 2 & 3: NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

November 2: Pick up Grab and Go for November 3

November 3: Election Day: School Office and Grab and Go are CLOSED

November 9-13: R.E.A.D. Online Book Fair

November 17:  PreK and Kindergarten return to school

December 1:    Grades 1 and 2 return to school

Thank you, NextMark Credit Union, for delivering delicious boxed lunches from a local restaurant to our teachers and support staff on Monday!  Your enthusiasm, kindness, and generosity made our day!

HHS Buses add Snack and Supper to Grab and Go 

Beginning Monday, October 26th, Herndon High School buses will be delivering Grab and Go breakfast, lunch, snack and supper.  Meals are FREE for ALL FCPS students.

More information, locations, bus stops, and times can be found on the FCPS website. Click here and scroll down.  There is a translation bar available, too.

For the menu, click here and then on Herndon Elementary

Grab and Go will be closed on November 3rd.  Get two days worth of meals on November 2nd

Free Food Program this Saturday, October 24

Heritage Helps is a food program that will occur on this Saturday, and every Saturday in October (10/24 and 10/31).  Heritage Fellowship Church of Reston, VA has been granted a large donation of thousands of pounds of food box kits, in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fairfax County.  Each box contains meat, dairy, as well as non-perishable items. 

Please come to Heritage Fellowship Church (2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA) between 9:30 am and 10:30 am on this Saturday and receive a 32-pound box of food - free of charge, no questions asked.  Please note that we are operating on a "first come - first served" basis.  They are providing one box per family.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 16, 2020

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“HES librarian, Sarah Richardson, has been recognized by our community and parents in the Fairfax Times  and FCPS Cares for her tireless work in helping our Bees.  Sarah, we are honored to have you at HES!”

Fairfax times and FCPS Cares articles.

Fall 2020 Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program

This fall, FCPS kindergarten students will participate in the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) component of the Virginia Kindergarten readiness program. More information can be found here...

PTA News...

HES Principal Selection Process Community Input and Interview Panel Application DEADLINE Monday, October 19 at 4:00 pm

Would you like to apply to be on the principal interview panel or just send in your input?  PTA president, Sara Murphy, was at the meeting which detailed the process.  Please click here for more information and how you may enter your input or apply to be on the interview panel.

Fall Clubs Begin Next Week!  Register NOW!

Our new Music Club offers Comic Book Opera, Draw to Music, Ukulele, Bucket Drumming, and More!  Our Virginia Readers Council Book Club will guide your child through the recommended reading choices for their grade level and be a part of the statewide vote in April!  Chess Club has moved its dates back to start next Tuesday, October 20, so there is still time to sign up for a master class in keeping calm and carrying on!  For more info and to register, click on the link for each club or visit https://herndonespta.com/clubs/.

Help HES become a PTA School of Excellence!

Please fill out this 5 minute survey to help us officially become a designated PTA School of Excellence.  

English Survey

Spanish Survey

HES Grab and Go Meals Important Update

Herndon Elementary School is a Grab and Go meal site.  Meals are FREE for ALL FCPS students.  Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  On Fridays, they may pick up 2 extra bags for the weekend.

*Beginning October 20th, a snack and supper will be available at HES, too.

* As many schools will be used as polling places on November 3rd, Food and Nutrition Services will NOT be providing meal service on Election Day. We will provide two days-worth of meals on November 2nd. This is very similar to how weekend meals are distributed on Fridays.

For more information, locations, and bus stops on the FCPS website, click here and scroll down.  There is a translation bar available.

For the menu, click here and then on Herndon Elementary

Free Food Program this Saturday, October 17

Heritage Helps is a food program that will occur on this Saturday, and every Saturday in October (10/17, 10/24, and 10/31).  Heritage Fellowship Church of Reston, VA has been granted a large donation of thousands of pounds of food box kits, in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fairfax County.  Each box contains meat, dairy, as well as non-perishable items. 

Please come to Heritage Fellowship Church (2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA) between 9:30 am and 10:30 am on this Saturday and receive a 32-pound box of food - free of charge, no questions asked.  Please note that we are operating on a "first come - first served" basis.  They are providing one box per family.

"Go Paperless" Progress Reports Option for FCPS Elementary Schools

The 1st Quarter ends October 30th and progress reports will go out shortly after!  The “Go Paperless” option is now available to all elementary school parents to allow them to only receive online progress reports starting the first quarter of SY 20/21. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the progress reports for ES students and report cards for secondary students. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless" All parents and/or guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level. If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected “Go Paperless” for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any ES siblings as well.

HES Calendar

October 19:  Deadline to submit principal process input

October 19: First week of HES PTA Club meetings

October 20: HES Grab & Go adds snack and supper

October 26: Not-so-Spooky Story Hour on our Herndon ES PTA YouTube Channel

October 26: Spirit Night (& All Day) at Anita’s on Elden St.

October 30:  End of 1st quarter, 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE at 2:00 pm 

October 29:  Virtual General PTA Meeting with Online Safety talk

November 2 & 3: NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

November 3: Election Day: School Office and Grab and Go are CLOSED

November 9-13: R.E.A.D. Online Book Fair

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 9, 2020

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There was nothing better than a fun walk with furry friends on Walking Wednesday on October 7th!  

NO School for Students on Monday, October 12

As a reminder, Monday, October 12, is a school planning day and a student holiday. Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development and planning activities and will not be available for office hours. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

GRAB AND GO MEALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT HES FROM 8:00-1:00PM

Masks are Required in FCPS Schools and on Grounds

Dear Community,

Please don't forget to wear your masks when coming to Herndon Elementary.  This is a reminder that masks are required for everyone over age 2, not only in schools, but anywhere on FCPS school grounds

"Thank you!" to Andrea Karalyos (left), a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Reston, for their generous book donation to our library this week. Our librarian Ms. Richardson (right) has been tirelessly working at our school and in our Herndon neighborhoods to provide access to every student and foster a love of books within our hearts. This donation will help her reach more students by stocking titles that are in demand. Thank you, ladies, for all you have done this year!

PTA News... Important HES PTA  School of Excellence Survey

 We need your help! As part of the process of becoming a National PTA School of Excellence, the National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators, and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help us improve our family-school partnership and achieve excellence. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. Mark an “X” in the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey by 10/20/2020.

 

HES School of Excellence Survey (English)

 

HES School of Excellence Survey (Spanish)

 

Contact Sara Murphy (herndonptapresident@gmail.com) with any questions.

 

Fall Club Registration is Open

Book Club, Chess Bee Academy, and Young Rembrandts are all open for registration now. 
We are working out the details for a wide range of offerings for our new Music Club, which should be open for registration by the end of the week.   Check out https://herndonespta.com/clubs/ for more info and to register. Chess Bee Academy starts next Tuesday, so don't forget to sign up if interested!  The other clubs start the following week. 

The Herndon Woman’s Club is helping to promote an Amazon Book Drive for our school to try to help replenish all the library books we lost from the spring.  Please click here for the HES Amazon Wish List!  

FCPS October Walking Wednesday was this week, but don't stop there!  Keep on walking and rolling every day if possible!

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, October 2, 2020

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Kudos to our Herndon ES Kindergarten teachers and IAs who hopped on a big yellow FCPS school bus to deliver not only school supplies, but packets of materials they, created, copied, and laminated for their students to use all year.

Virtual AAP Parent Info Meetings

Jackie Kwon, Advanced Academics Resource teacher (AART) will host two more virtual parent meetings to share information about the Advanced Academic Programs.  

  • 6 de octubre I 6:30-7:30 pm ~ Virtual resumen de exámenes académicos avanzados y nivel IV en español.
  • October 8 | 6:30 – 7:15pm ~ Level IV Screening Process – English (for parents of students in grades 2-6)

Please visit the Herndon ES website for the links.

For more detailed information, please visit the FCPS AAP website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

Parental Consent Needed ASAP for Select Digital Resources

It is IMPORTANT for ALL PARENTS to review the Herndon Elementary school-adopted digital resources that your child may use for classwork on their laptop.

If you want your child to use any or all of the HES resources listed, you have to let us know by signing the Parent Consent Form. Otherwise, they will not have access. Click HERE to review the DIGITAL RESOURCES and sign the FORM.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

PTA News...

“Thank you so much to the parents and staff who took time out of their busy schedules Tuesday night to attend our first General PTA Meeting of the school year!  Our school counselors had so much wisdom to share, and it was deeply appreciated.  It was fun chatting with other parents too.  Anyone who is interested in what happened can see the video on our new YouTube Channel.” 

HES Spiritwear Sales Ends TODAY

People are loving our new design on t-shirts, hoodies, even facemasks, especially the red tie dye!  Clothing is available in Youth and Adult sizes. Orders will be delivered 2-3 weeks after the sale ends TODAYFriday, October 2. Contact our Spiritwear Coordinator Rose at rosedcruz13@hotmail.com with any questions or comments or to receive a paper order form to mail into the school with your payment.  Click here to order.

Exciting News!

From Sara Murphy our PTA President:

We are starting a National PTA program called "School of Excellence" and I'm working to create a committee of parents, teachers, and staff to help.”

The PTA has enrolled in the National PTA School of Excellence program.  National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  If you would like to join our School of Excellence committee, please email Sara Murphy at herndonptapresident@gmail.com for more information.  Our first meeting will be Thursday 10/22 at 8pm via zoom.  You do NOT need to be a PTA member to join this committee.

*Please consider supporting our wonderful HES PTA by becoming a PTA member.  It is only $10 for an individual and $15 for 2 people.  Among other things, you will receive the PTA Buzz newsletter which contains lots of fantastic information.  They are parents who work tirelessly behind the scenes and give back so much to our teachers, staff, students, and school .  Click to here to join!

PTA Clubs have begun!

We are getting ready to provide you opportunities to attend virtual clubs like Chess Club, Book Club, all sorts of Music Club options, and Young Rembrandts.  If you have an idea for a virtual club or are interested in attending one of our previously offered clubs, please email Jenny at herndonPTAvolunteers@gmail.com so she can get a good idea of how many kids are interested. 

Currently, Young Rembrandts is running a club everyday from 4:30-5:30 pm. You can sign up at https://www.youngrembrandts.com/find-a-class/.  Keep checking our Clubs page on our website throughout the next two weeks as it is continually updated with new information. 

Grab and Go Free Meals for all FCPS Students

The hours for Grab and Go free meals at Herndon Elementary are now Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm.  Grab and Go service hours at other locations are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with both breakfast and lunch being served at the same time. Bus routes for food distribution are operating Monday through Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available here

HES Kindergarten is delivering supplies in the community!

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