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🌷 Calendar Reminder: Spring Break

Schools and school offices will be closed Monday, April 3, to Friday, April 7. Students will return to school on Monday, April 10, 2023.

News from HES Dates to Remember:

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

March 30:  Major League Baseball Opening Day Spirit Day, wear favorite baseball cap

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO SCHOOL and Offices Closed

April 10: School Resumes at regular time

April 12: HES College Day: Wear favorite college gear

April 13: 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE at 2:05pm, End of 3rd quarter

April 14: NO SCHOOL for students, teacher workday

April 19: 26th Annual Career Day: Dress in favorite career clothing or College Day gear

April 19: AAP Level IV orientation, 6pm

April 21: NO SCHOOL, Eid al Fitr

April 27: Quarter 3 report cards go home

April 27: Strings and Band Concert, 6:00 pm 

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Spring has Arrived!

We have the first bean in Mrs. Naux-McVicker's class!  Planting a seed and watching it grow into a lush and healthy plant is always one of the wondrous signs of spring!

Herndon ES Renovation Community Meeting Update and Feedback Form

Dear Herndon ES Staff, Families, and Community,

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for a community meeting on March 20, 2023, about Herndon Elementary School’s renovation. We learned about the proposed design and planning process, what to expect going forward, and had the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. 

The Herndon Elementary School project webpage is continually updated with the latest information about our project, including presentations shared at the community meetings. Click here for the March 20th presentation.  We encourage you to check the webpage to learn more. While there, you can give feedback on a project feedback form that will be open for two weeks after our meeting date. You can also sign up to be on a project-specific mailing list, to receive updates directly to your inbox.

As we continue through this process, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We are all excited about the benefits the renovation will provide for our students, staff, and community.

As always, we are a team. Please let us know what questions or concerns you might have. 

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Elizabeth Baxter              Greg Brotemarkle

Proud Principal                  Assistant Principal            Assistant Principal

Herndon Elementary School’s
Spring Family Field Trip

Sign up today!  English or Spanish

Excursión familiar de primavera
de Herndon Elementary School 

¡Regístrate hoy!  English or Spanish

HES March Madness Spirit Day 

This is the last spirit day for March. Thursday, March 30th is Major League Baseball (MLB) opening day.  For a fun spirit day, students, staff, and parent volunteers may wear their favorite baseball gear including baseball caps to show spirit for Herndon ES!

Parent Volunteers needed in Cafeteria

Herndon ES parents and guardians,

We have opened up our cafeteria to volunteers again!  Students love to see their parents come to school to volunteer.  Volunteering in the cafeteria is a wonderful opportunity see your child and their friends while helping others at the same time.  

Lunch is 11-2pm and the volunteers in the cafeteria assist with passing out utensils, helping open student's containers, and helping the dining room assistants out where needed

You may volunteer as much as you would like or even one day per week.  Feel free to encourage other parents to come, too!  Many hands make light work. 

Thank you! 

Please contact Assistant Principal Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

Herndon ES Monitor Positions Available

Herndon Elementary has an opening for several monitor positions.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those who would like to work the same days as students at Herndon ES are in school.  

Monitors assist in supporting in the classrooms and other areas.  Please contact Assistant Principal Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

 

PTA News... HES PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle on March 29th!

Join us on Wednesday, March 29, 4-8 pm at Chipotle, 1144 Elden Street in Herndon for another HES PTA Spirit Night!  Mention Herndon Elementary School or show them this picture and Chipotle will donate 33% of the sales to the HES PTA.

 

Herndon PTA Clubs Open for Registration

PTA sponsored HES Theater Adventures Club, FREE, Registration deadline March 27, transportation provided if needed, (English and Spanish)

PTA Chess Club Registration is OPEN.

PTA Young Rembrandts is OPEN

Please contact the PTA at [email protected] with any questions.

Week of March 20-24, 2023 Perspective

WHAT DOES Perspective mean? You appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Perspective and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

Herndon ES
Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

FCPS News Update Your Emergency Care Information Via [email protected]

Fairfax County Public Schools provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, to parents/caregivers who have registered for their own parent account. weCare helps manage emergency medical information by allowing parents/caregivers to enter and update their children’s medical data online at their convenience. That contact information automatically enrolls parents/caregivers to receive critical updates from the district and their child’s school through the eNotify system. FCPS uses eNotify to communicate emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closing and delay, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent by email, text, and occasionally by phone. 

Learn more about updating your emergency care information.

Parent Information Phone Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. They can also get support with communicating with their child's school.

Community News Summer Music Camp for Rising 5th-9th Graders

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings (formally Stallion Summer Strings) is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 10th-21st from 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. 

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

         You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1st-June 9th so sign up soon!

Spring Break and Teacher Work Day Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is offering camps during spring break (April 3-7) and FCPS teacher workdays (April 14 and April 21)! FCPA camps are held in recreation centers, parks, schools, and virtually. Categories include: Sports, performing arts, STEM, music, and others. Kids can explore a special interest or learn something new while making new friends. Register today.

Check out the Camps website for a complete list of options or browse the FCPA Spring and Summer Camp 2023 Guide (PDF).

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Therapy dog, George, came for another visit!  This month he visited our 1st graders.   They learned George is 5 years old, works for the fire department and is from Puerto Rico.  We love our visits from George and his owner Kelly!

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

Bee Hive, March 17, 2023

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

March 20: Spring Equinox Spirit Day, wear Bright Colors

March 20: Herndon ES Renovation Community Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm

March 23:  Sweet 16 Spirit Day, wear your basketball gear

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

March 30:  Major League Baseball Opening Day Spirit Day, wear favorite baseball cap

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Heritage Night and PTA Book Fair
Family Shopping Night

Herndon ES Heritage Night and PTA Book Fair Family shopping night was a night to remember!  

It was wonderful to celebrate & learn about our students and families’ cultures around the world!  Thank you to all of our families and staff for helping and to our PTA for a delightful evening of shopping at the book fair!

Herndon ES Renovation
Community Meeting, March 20

 

Save the Date! All are invited to the Herndon ES Renovation Community Meeting on MARCH 20, HES cafeteria, 6:30 - 7:30pm. Learn more about the project, design process, & share your views.  More information can be found here.   

PTA News...

Herndon Elementary is lucky to have the support of Jenny Kimsey.  Jenny goes above and beyond to make HES a place where staff and students feel welcomed and appreciated.  From the Book Fair to Staff Luncheons to Revamping the Teacher’s Lounge to Career Day and always with a smile on her face.  We thank this AMAZING parent, friend and HES supporter.

From Our Fabulous PTA President

Dear Herndon Elementary Family, 

I’m feeling nostalgic this week. I got my start with Herndon Elementary PTA as a kindergarten parent when our group needed a new Book Fair Chairperson. I had worked in schools early in my career and knew that parent volunteers get insight into a school and really get to know the teachers and staff when they spend time there. What else? Parent volunteers demonstrate to their kids that school and community are priorities in life. 

Next please consider how you can help next year!  I had not had a board position prior to taking the president role.  My greatest qualifications were being semi-organized and my desire to help kids and teachers in my community.  The PTA at Herndon Elementary works hard to provide support to our outstanding staff and students to make Herndon Elementary a FUN place to work and learn.  We coordinate assemblies, sponsor staff luncheons and treats throughout the year, and provide support for field trips and other things around the school to make working and learning a priority.  Won’t you join the cause?! 

Please email me at [email protected] so we can chat about where you’d like to fit in with our group!

Best, Sara

 

Herndon ES is looking for Presenters to Share their Career

The planning has begun for our 26th annual CAREER DAY!  We are currently looking for presenters to share their careers.

The date this year is Wednesday, April 19th and we have 2 sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.  This day is full of information and excitement for our school community – with special visitors and interactions with a variety of careers for our students. 

Please contact counselor, Tiffany Bryant, at [email protected]

Herndon ES Monitor Position Available

Herndon Elementary has an opening for a monitor position.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those who would like to work the same days as students at Herndon ES are in school.  

Monitors assist in supporting in the classrooms and other areas.  Please contact Assistant Principal Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

 

Parent Volunteers Needed in  Cafeteria

Herndon ES would love to have parents in the cafeteria as volunteers!  We did this before Covid and have opened it up again.  

Lunch is 11-2pm and the volunteers in the cafeteria assist with passing out utensils, helping open student's containers, and helping the dining room assistants out where needed.  

You may volunteer as much as you would like or even one day per week.  Feel free to buddy up with other parents, too!

Please contact Assistant Principal Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

HES March Madness for Students Locura de marzo de HES
para Estudiantes Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

Week of March 13-17, 2023 OPM Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

WHAT DOES Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others mean? You master new topics on your own or in school.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Love of Learning and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom. FCPS News Ramadan

This year, the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, March 22. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year, a time for spiritual discipline for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Mohammed. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids. 

Ramadan begins with a half “O Day” on March 22, followed by an O Day on March 23. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students

FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Starting Monday, April 10, parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist. 

Teletherapy services for students are short-term, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive. 

Teletherapy is available on any device, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Therapists will be locally-licensed clinicians; 50% of whom identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC); and 40% of whom are bilingual. More than 15 languages are available.

Hazel Health’s licensed therapists can help students who are experiencing:

  • Mood/behavior changes, lack of motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Bullying, sexual identity challenges, challenging peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form. Visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage for details.

Understanding Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Reports

Grade 3-8 students across Virginia took VGA tests in fall and winter of 2022-23. FCPS mailed score reports to families earlier this month that combine Fall and Winter results. When viewing students’ scores, it is important to keep in mind that there is no “passing” or “failing” for VGA tests and that each vertical scaled score reflects performance on a single day. VGA results should be used alongside other available data for a more complete picture of students’ academic progress. Also keep in mind that the VGA asks questions from the entire curriculum, including some standards that will not be taught until later in the school year.  

The FCPS VGA Score Reports webpage now includes a section on Understanding VGA Results, featuring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This section will continue to be updated throughout the spring to address incoming questions and to reflect additional state guidance as it is released. 

Spring Break and Teacher Work Day Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is offering camps during spring break (April 3-7) and FCPS teacher workdays (April 14 and April 21)! FCPA camps are held in recreation centers, parks, schools, and virtually. Categories include: Sports, performing arts, STEM, music, and others. Kids can explore a special interest or learn something new while making new friends. Register today.

Check out the Camps website for a complete list of options or browse the FCPA Spring and Summer Camp 2023 Guide (PDF).

School Board Approves Collective Bargaining Resolution

At their March 9 meeting, the Fairfax County School Board voted to approve the FCPS Collective Bargaining Resolution. Collective bargaining is a process by which an employer (such as FCPS) negotiates with a group of employees (a bargaining unit) that is represented by a bargaining agent (such as a union or association) over terms and conditions of employment. Visit the Collective Bargaining webpage to learn more.

Proposed Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Department of Special Services will be hosting two virtual meetings for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. Please join one of the meetings below via Zoom (click the date to register):

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well. 

Beginning Monday, March 20, families and staff will also be able to provide feedback on proposed updates to the SR&R via a short survey. Please stay tuned for details. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.  

Site-Based Substitutes Needed

FCPS is looking for talented individuals with strong academic backgrounds to become site-based substitutes. These substitutes will work primarily at one specific school and report to that school daily. Starting pay is $24.86, and health insurance benefits are available. 

To learn more about the position and which schools have vacancies, visit the Site-Based Substitute webpage.

Virtual Strategic Planning Community Forums Coming Soon

We invite parents/caregivers, staff, students, and community members to join us for a virtual community forum to discuss the first draft of proposed goals for the new Strategic Plan. Forums are scheduled for Monday, April 10, at noon; Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (in Spanish); and Monday, April 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration links will be available soon.

Strategic Planning Survey Closes March 20

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to share your perspectives on the current draft of work-to-date related to the development of FCPS’ new Strategic Plan. Your input is important to this work and will help ensure a thriving future for each and every FCPS student.

Parents and caregivers of current FCPS students, please check your email for a message from FCPS dated Tuesday, March 14. For Community members who do not currently have a student enrolled in FCPS, please use this link to participate. 

All responses are anonymous. Visit our Strategic Planning webpage for more details.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News School-Aged Child Care Registration Begins March 9 

Registration for Fairfax County’s School Aged Child Care (SACC) program—which offers before- and after-school care for children attending kindergarten through grade 6—will begin Wednesday, March 9. Enrollment dates are set alphabetically by the elementary school your student will attend. Visit the SACC School Year Program | Office for Children (fairfaxcounty.gov) for more information.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Glen McCarthy, a retired Guitar Teacher from FCPS, came to Ms. Chaapel's music class and gave our 4th graders a mini lesson on our new ukuleles!  The kids were SO excited!

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

Bee Hive, March 10, 2023

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Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! 

As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark. Help your child stay safe by having them wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run into the street or cross between parked cars.

News from HES Dates to Remember:

March 13-17: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

March 16: Heritage Night and Evening Book Fair Night, 6:00pm

March 20: Herndon ES Renovation Community Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Social Worker Awareness Week

Happy National School Social Worker Week to our very own AMAZING Ana Coreas!  Thank your for all you do to support our students, families, and staff.

Herndon ES Walk or Bike to School Day!

Teacher, Mrs. Davis, and her kids took advantage of the gorgeous weather to walk to school during Herndon ES Walk or Bike to School Day on March 8!  Thank you to PE teacher, Ms. Pualoa, who created this event to promote safety, and active and green alternative transportation to school.

Herndon ES Renovation
Community Meeting, March 20

 

Save the Date! All are invited to the Herndon ES Renovation Community Meeting on MARCH 20, HES cafeteria, 6:30 - 7:30pm. Learn more about the project, design process, & share your views.  More information can be found here.   

Herndon ES Heritage Night and Book Fair Evening
Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:45pm

Dear Herndon ES Families!

You're cordially invited to our Herndon ES Heritage Night (formerly International Night) and PTA Book Fair Shopping Evening Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:45pm.

Teachers, staff, parents, families, and students have been hard at work preparing for this special event. Take a stroll down artifact alley, taste food from different cultures all brought in by families to share, participate in cultural crafts and see families share cultural talents, watch students in performances, and wrap up with our international parade.

Families are still encouraged to share specialties of food, talents, artifacts, and costumes of their heritage!  Please contact  Yovanka Perez at  [email protected] 

Then, stop by the library for an evening of shopping at the PTA sponsored Book Fair.  The vendor is Book Worm and they have a fantastic selection of books available.  

See you there!

Herndon ES Noche del Patrimonio y Noche de la Feria del Libro
Jueves, 16 de marzo, 6:00-7:45pm

¡Estimadas familias de Herndon ES!

Ustedes están cordialmente invitadas a nuestra Noche de Patrimonio Cultural de Herndon ES (anteriormente Noche Internacional) y la Noche de Feria del Libro de PTA, el jueves 16 de marzo, de 6:00 a 7:45 p. m.

Los maestros, el personal, los padres, las familias y los estudiantes han trabajado arduamente preparándose para este evento especial. Dé un paseo por el callejón de artefactos, pruebe comida de diferentes culturas, todas traídas por familias para compartir, participe en manualidades culturales y vea a las familias compartir talentos culturales, observe a los estudiantes en presentaciones y termine con nuestro desfile internacional.

¡Todavía les alentamos a donar comida típica, sus talentos, artefactos de su país y trajes típicos de su herencia! Comuníquense con Yovanka Pérez en [email protected]

Luego, pase por la biblioteca para una noche de compras en la Feria del Libro patrocinada por la PTA. El vendedor es Book Worm y tienen una fantástica selección de libros disponibles.

¡Te veo allí!

PTA Book Fair 

We are trying Book Worm Central, a local vendor, for this fair (NOT Scholastic) which means new book options for this fair along with some old favorites (DogMan anyone?)   We need YOUR help to make the book fair a success!   

100% of proceeds go to the field trip fund and new books for HES.

Bookworm has a year-round online store. Proceeds from online purchases go to our school:

https://www.bookwormcentral.com/school-online-store.php?id=A99AE995-F202-40A2-ABA4-8DD842BC2BC95E2&pro_id=2689&school_code=herndones 

Click here to view sign up dates/time:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4EABA628ABF49-book5 

Contact book fair chair, Bryn Caraway ([email protected]) with any questions!

**Don't forget that Thursday evening, March 16 is Book Fair night & Heritage Night!

Feria del Libro de la PTA

Estamos probando Book Worm Central, un proveedor local, para esta feria (NO Scholastic), lo que significa nuevas opciones de libros para esta feria junto con algunos viejos favoritos (¿DogMan alguien?) ¡Necesitamos SU ayuda para que la feria del libro sea un éxito!

El 100% de los ingresos se destinan al fondo de excursiones y libros nuevos para HES.

Bookworm tiene una tienda en línea abierta todo el año. Los ingresos de las compras en línea van a nuestra escuela: 

https://www.bookwormcentral.com/school-online-store.php?id=A99AE995-F202-40A2-ABA4-8DD842BC2BC95E2&pro_id=2689&school_code=herndones

Comuníquese con nuestro Presidente de la Feria del Libro, Bryn Caraway ([email protected]), si tiene alguna pregunta.

** ¡No olvide que el jueves 16 de marzo es la noche de la Feria del Libro y la Noche del Patrimonio!

Herndon ES is looking for Presenters for our 26th Annual Student Career Day

The planning has begun for our 26th annual CAREER DAY!  We are currently looking for presenters to share their careers.

The date this year is Wednesday, April 19th and we have 2 sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.  This day is full of information and excitement for our school community – with special visitors and interactions with a variety of careers for our students. 

Please contact counselor, Tiffany Bryant, at [email protected]

HES March Madness for Students Locura de marzo de HES
para Estudiantes Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

    Week of March 6-10, 2023 Spirit Week

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

 

FCPS News Upcoming Webinars for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. Upcoming PRC webinars include:

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Sleep and the Developing Brain: Tuesday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. Presented by experts at the National Institute of Mental Health, this two-part webinar will provide an overview of the sleep and wake cycle, illustrate the consequences of insufficient sleep, and other information.
  • Manejando el estrés serie de 3 partes: Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m.  Este seminario web les ofrecerá a los padres consejos sobre cómo reparar la relación con su hijo, apoyarle en momentos de estrés y fomentar la resiliencia.

Click on the titles above to register.

Opioid Awareness Meeting: The Dangers of Fentanyl in Our Community

Substance abuse and related behavioral health problems can have a major impact on students, families, and communities. These impacts have become even more serious because of the increasing prevalence of fentanyl in drugs and other substances. Fentanyl is an incredibly powerful and dangerous opioid. Small amounts of fentanyl can easily lead to life-threatening overdoses. In 2021, fentanyl was identified in 77.14% of U.S. adolescent overdose deaths.

There is nothing more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, and communities.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid invites you to join her for a community meeting on opioid awareness, Monday, March 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at Fairfax High School. 

Dr. Reid will be joined by Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department in welcoming the community to engage in this important conversation. Major Thea Pirnat of the Fairfax County Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau will share information about drug trends in Fairfax County.

The Overdose Prevention Initiative: Outreach on Invisible Dangers, led by the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will present testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, medical experts, and law enforcement representatives.  

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about how Fairfax County agencies are working together to address these opioid issues in our community.

Watch the video and learn more on our website. Register for the March 13 event.

Spring Break and Teacher Work Day Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is offering camps during spring break (April 3-7) and FCPS teacher workdays (April 14 and April 21)! FCPA camps are held in recreation centers, parks, schools, and virtually. Categories include: Sports, performing arts, STEM, music, and others. Kids can explore a special interest or learn something new while making new friends. Register today.

Check out the Camps website for a complete list of options or browse the FCPA Spring and Summer Camp 2023 Guide (PDF).

Review Draft Goals for the New Strategic Plan

 

Please take a moment to share your perspectives on the draft work-to-date related to the development of FCPS’ new Strategic Plan. Your input is important to this work that will help ensure a thriving future for each and every FCPS student.

Parents and caregivers of current FCPS students, please check your email for a message from FCPS dated Monday, March 6. For community members who do not currently have a student enrolled in FCPS, please use this link to participate. 

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Information from the survey will be shared with and analyzed by Performance Fact, Inc. (PFI), the company FCPS hired to help create our Strategic Plan. Visit our Strategic Planning webpage for more details.

Ramadan

This year, the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, March 22. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year, a time for spiritual discipline for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Mohammed. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids. 

Ramadan begins with a half “O Day” on March 22, followed by an O Day on March 23. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held March 17-19, is a competition for students attending high schools in Fairfax County. Students may earn honorable entry to the regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private school.

Each year 250 judges are required to evaluate science fair projects in a wide variety of categories ranging from plant sciences to robotics. Ideally, those volunteering to serve as category judges would hold an advanced degree or possess extensive academic and/or professional experience in their selected STEM category. 

Learn more about the science fair and how to become a judge.

FCPS Early Childhood and PreK Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools offers programs for the youngest learners:

  • PreK is for students 3-4 years old whose parents meet income requirements. Space is limited, and priority is given to 4-year-olds to help them prepare for kindergarten. 
  • Early Head Start is for infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers who meet income requirements. 
  • Early Literacy Programs and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) work with parents to help prepare their children for school. 

Community liaisons are available to assist families with the registration process and answer questions. For more information, visit the Early Childhood Registration webpage

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News School-Aged Child Care Registration Begins March 9 

Registration for Fairfax County’s School Aged Child Care (SACC) program—which offers before- and after-school care for children attending kindergarten through grade 6—will begin Wednesday, March 9. Enrollment dates are set alphabetically by the elementary school your student will attend. Visit the SACC School Year Program | Office for Children (fairfaxcounty.gov) for more information.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

TONIGHT March 3: PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30pm, SkateQuest Reston

March 8: Herndon ES Walk or Bike to School Day

March 13-17: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

March 16: Heritage Night and Evening Book Fair Night

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Book Character Day at HES!

Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who came into the classrooms to read to our BEES on Book Character Day, March 2nd!

Herndon ES Skate Tonight!

Herndon Elementary 6th Grade Class and PTA invites ALL HES students, friends, and family to come ice skating!  

TONIGHT, Friday, March 3, 2023 

7:30-9:30pm

SkateQuest Reston 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190

Admission and skate rental is $10 instead of $13!

Cash preferred, Square will be available.  Awesome music will be spinning while we skate under disco lights. Come and skate with your friends!

Look for the Herndon Elementary table at SkateQuest to purchase admission tickets for $10 (includes skate rental).  Parents can skate too!

Note: This is not a student drop-off eventParents/guardians must attend.

Café will be open for purchase of snacks.

Skate Night flyer English

Skate Night flyer Spanish

HES March Madness for Students Locura de marzo de HES
para Estudiantes Herndon ES Walk or Bike
to School Day!
March 8

We would love for families to decorate a paper doll in their heritage to display at school for Heritage Night!  Paper dolls were sent home in students’ backpacks last Thursday, February 9th.

Please cut out the doll first. Next, complete the information on the back of the doll, this identifies the owner.  Now you are ready to start creating your doll.

You may use whatever you have available (cloth, ribbons, construction paper, markers and crayons, etc.) to create your special person. You can create the face by drawing and coloring it or by placing your child’s picture on it.

¡Nos encantaría que las familias decoren un muñeco de papel de su patrimonio cultural para exhibirlo en la escuela durante la Noche del Patrimonio Cultural! Los muñecos de papel fueron enviados a casa en la Carpeta de los Jueves con los alumnos el pasado jueves 9 de febrero.

Primero deben recortar el muñeco. A continuación, completen la información en la parte de atrás del muñeco, así sabemos a quién pertenece. Ahora ya están listos para empezar a crear su muñeco.

Para crear a su persona especial, usted puede utilizar lo que tenga disponible en la casa (tela, cintas, cartulina de colores, marcadores, crayolas, etc.) La carita, pueden crearla dibujando una cara y colorearla o poniendo la foto de su niño/a sobre ella.

Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

Week of February 27-March 3, 2023 Love of Learning

WHAT DOES Love of learning mean? You master new topics on your own or in school.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Love of Learning and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News FCPS News School Board Adopts FY 2024 Advertised Budget

At their February 23 meeting, the Fairfax County School Board adopted the FY 2024 Advertised Budget, which prioritizes student achievement, and recruiting and retaining outstanding educators.

The FY 2024 Advertised Budget totals $3.5 billion—a net increase of $249.6 million or 7.6% over the FY 2023 Approved Budget. To support the investments included in this budget, the superintendent is requesting an additional $159.6 million, or a 7.0% increase, from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Nearly 86% of the Advertised Budget is targeted at instruction. 

The budget includes innovative investments that aim to close the achievement gap for all students. Read more about those investments.

Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars and in-person events in March:

  • IEP Updates: A Webinar for Families: Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m.  The Department of Special Services will provide resources for families including an overview of the FCPS Special Education Enhancement Plan, and updated policies and procedures.
Improved Access to Language Translation on FCPS Websites

In a continued effort to prioritize access for our diverse communities, FCPS is launching a language translation feature that will be available on every division and school webpage. The feature has been added to the header at the top of the page and will scroll with the user as they navigate the page. Learn more about our new translation feature.

FCPS Early Childhood and PreK Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools offers programs for the youngest learners:

  • PreK is for students 3-4 years old whose parents meet income requirements. Space is limited, and priority is given to 4-year-olds to help them prepare for kindergarten. 
  • Early Head Start is for infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers who meet income requirements. 
  • Early Literacy Programs and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) work with parents to help prepare their children for school. 

Community liaisons are available to assist families with the registration process and answer questions. For more information, visit the Early Childhood Registration webpage

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space 

The FCPS Trust Policy supports a continued commitment to foster a caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families in our schools. The policy ensures that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. 

Magnet School Applications Are Open  

Fairfax County Public Schools is accepting applications for its elementary magnet school programs. Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. Get more information about the magnet school lottery.

Academic Matters: STEAM and Early Childhood Education

Superintendent Reid shared a video on Early Childhood Education, and science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and computer science learning during her Academic Matters segment in last Thursday’s School Board meeting.

Public Hearing on 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning 

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will hold public hearings on the Proposed Revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for grade levels and subject courses. 

Public comment regarding the proposed revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning may be offered through public hearings or public comment on the VDOE website until Tuesday, March 21. A hearing will be held Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Visit the VDOE webpage for more information.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse needs 8U and 12U Boys

Please click here for more information.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

Kindergarten Orientation is Tomorrow! Orientación de Kindergarten es Mañana!

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Kindergarten Orientation is TOMORROW!

Who: Future 2023—2024 Herndon Kindergarten Bees & their families

What: An opportunity to meet the members of our kindergarten team and administrators, experience the cafeteria and bus, and learn about expectations for your students when they join our Bee family.

When: March 3, 2023 from 9:00-11:00 AM.  

There will be a school bus that can pick up students and families to bring them to and from the orientation.

The bus stops are:
8:30 AM  Florida Ave. & Parkridge Apts.
8:40 AM Center St. & Lifestyle Apts.
8:50 AM Ferndale Ave & Burwick Dr.

Orientación de Kindergarten es Mañana

Quien: Futuras Abejitas Kindergarten de Herndon 2023—2024 y sus familias

Que: La oportunidad de conocer a miembros de nuestro equipo de kindergarten y administradores, experimentar la cafetería, el bus escolar y saber lo que es-peramos de nuestros alumnos cuando se unen a nuestra familia de Abejas.

Cuando: Mañana, 3 de marzo, 2023 de 9:00 a 11:00AM.

Habrá un bus escolar que recoja a los alumnos y sus familias para traerlos a y llevarlos después de la orientación.

Las paradas y horario del bus son:

8:30 AM Florida Ave. y Parkridge Apts.
8:40 AM Center St. y Lifestyle Apts.
8:50 AM Ferndale Ave y Burwick Dr.

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

March 2: Book Character Day

March 2: 2 HOUR early release at 2:05pm

March 3: NO SCHOOL for students, school planning day

March 3: Kindergarten Orientation, 9-11am

March 3: PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30pm, SkateQuest Reston

March 13-17: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

March 16: Heritage Night and Evening Book Fair Night

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Local Author Terry Catasús Jennings
Visits Herndon Elementary

Local author Terry Catasús Jennings visited grades K-6 at Herndon Elementary on Thursday and Friday.  She shared her latest book, The Little House of Hope! Students learned about the hardships that immigrant families can face and that kindness can go a long way to help everyone.  Click here for her books.

Thank you to our amazing PTA for making this visit possible.

Administrator Avenue

Dear Bee Families,

We have less than a 100 days left of school, can you believe it? We are so proud of our bees and how they have grown. We welcome parents/guardians to volunteer in their child’s classroom and dine with their children for lunch. FCPS policy requires all visitors to report to the office first, show a photo ID, check in, and wear a visitor’s badge while in the school building. If you are here for lunch, the cafeteria should be your only destination. If you wish to check your child out after lunch or volunteering, please come to the office so that we can contact the classroom teacher. Please note that visiting classrooms is not permitted. Thank you for your understanding and support so that we can minimize disruption to instructional time.

Thank you to our amazing PTA for sponsoring our Author Visit this week. Our bees loved this experience!

As always, we are a team. Please let us know what questions you may have.

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Elizabeth Baxter         Greg Brotemarkle

Proud Principal                   Assistant Principal       Assistant Principal   

2 Hour Early Release at 2:05
Thursday, March 2
and
Friday, March 3
NO School

Students have an early release from Herndon ES at 2:05pm on Thursday, March 2. There is no school for students on Friday, March 3, due to a school planning day. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Kindergarten Orientation Friday, March 3

Join us this Friday, March 3, 9-11am to learn more about kindergarten at Herndon Elementary.  All parents and rising kindergartners are invited to attend this orientation to get ready for Kindergarten. 

If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Mrs. Sirajudin at (703) 326-3100.

More information about registering your child can be found here.  

Orientación de Kindergarten
Viernes 3 de marzo

Herndon ES dará la bienvenida a nuestras futuras abejitas de Kindergarten y su padres/apoderados a la Orientación el viernes, 3/3 de 9 a 11am.  ¿Preguntas? Contacte Sra. Perez [email protected]

Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

Herndon ES Spanish Reading Club
Registration OPEN

TUESDAYS -- 8:10 - 9:10 am (7 weeks session)

March 7 – April 25 (no class April 4)

LIBRARY – students in grades 3-6 only

Tuition FREE - 20 students maximum

Sponsored by Sra. Pérez and Sra. Snyder

Click here for registration form

*The club is for children that know how to read in Spanish—not to learn how to read*

Club de Lectura en Español
El registro está abierto

MARTES de 8:10 a 9:10am (sesión de 7 semanas)

Del 7 MARZO al 25 de ABRIL (no clase 4 de Abril)                               

LIBRERÍA – alumnos en grados 3er a 6to solamente

El costo es GRATIS y se acepta 20 alumnos

pulse aquí para registrarse

Patrocinado por Sra. Pérez y Sra. Snyder

*El club es para niños que saben leer en español—no para aprender a leer*

We would love for families to decorate a paper doll in their heritage to display at school for Heritage Night!  Paper dolls were sent home in students’ backpacks last Thursday, February 9th.

Please cut out the doll first. Next, complete the information on the back of the doll, this identifies the owner.  Now you are ready to start creating your doll.

You may use whatever you have available (cloth, ribbons, construction paper, markers and crayons, etc.) to create your special person. You can create the face by drawing and coloring it or by placing your child’s picture on it.

¡Nos encantaría que las familias decoren un muñeco de papel de su patrimonio cultural para exhibirlo en la escuela durante la Noche del Patrimonio Cultural! Los muñecos de papel fueron enviados a casa en la Carpeta de los Jueves con los alumnos el pasado jueves 9 de febrero.

Primero deben recortar el muñeco. A continuación, completen la información en la parte de atrás del muñeco, así sabemos a quién pertenece. Ahora ya están listos para empezar a crear su muñeco.

Para crear a su persona especial, usted puede utilizar lo que tenga disponible en la casa (tela, cintas, cartulina de colores, marcadores, crayolas, etc.) La carita, pueden crearla dibujando una cara y colorearla o poniendo la foto de su niño/a sobre ella.

Week of February 20-24, 2023 Humility

WHAT DOES Humility mean? You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Humility and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News Herndon ES Skate Night is March 3

Herndon Elementary 6th Grade Class invites ALL HES students, friends, and family to come ice skating on

Friday, March 3, 2023 

7:30-9:30pm

SkateQuest Reston 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190

Admission and skate rental is $10 instead of $13!

Cash preferred, Square will be available.  Awesome music will be spinning while we skate under disco lights. Come and skate with your friends!

Look for the Herndon Elementary table at SkateQuest to purchase admission tickets for $10 (includes skate rental).  Parents can skate too!

Note: This is not a student drop-off eventParents/guardians must attend.

Café will be open for purchase of snacks.

Skate Night flyer English

Skate Night flyer Spanish

FCPS News Share Your Thoughts with Us!

What keeps you optimistic about FCPS? What are your concerns? Answer these and two other questions on our Strategic Plan Feedback Form, and help shape our school division’s future.

Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars and in-person events in March:

Parental Notifications and Policy 3290: Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content

A Virginia law passed last spring requires schools to create a policy for parental notification of sexually explicit content/materials. In December 2022, the School Board adopted FCPS Policy 3290: Parental Notification Regarding Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content

FCPS has had policies in place for many years regarding the review of instructional materials, communication with parents, and options for alternative instructional materials.

An expectation of this new policy is the 30-day parental notification requirement of sexually explicit content in instructional materials assigned or selected by teachers. After reviewing the notification letter, parents or caregivers who prefer to choose alternative instructional materials for their child must submit this form to the appropriate teacher within the 30-day notification window. View Policy 3290 for more information.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News Shout out to Community Member

Herndon Elementary would like to give a shout out to community member, Mr. Fred Wilson of SWBC Mortgage in Reston for being a mentor to our students and donating coffee to our grateful staff for the past 6 years!

Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse needs 8U and 12U Boys

Please click here for more information.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

5th Grade Students Awarded for Academic and Leadership Efforts Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

2nd grade teacher, Ms. Pettey, was one of many grown-ups who enjoyed having donuts with children during our PTA sponsored Valentine's event Donuts with Grown-ups!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

March 2: Book Character Day

March 2: 2 HOUR early release at 2:05pm

March 3: NO SCHOOL for students

March 3: Kindergarten Orientation, 9-11am

March 3: PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30pm, SkateQuest Reston

March 13-17: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

March 16: Heritage Night and Evening Book Fair Night

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

2nd Grade Teacher Mr. Harris OUTSTANDING NEW TEACHER  Herndon Pyramid Schools

Herndon ES 2nd and 3rd graders celebrate our own Matt Harris for being named Outstanding NEW Teacher 2023 for the Herndon school pyramid!  Mr. Harris is not only loved by students and staff but by our community as well.

Presidents' Day is Monday
NO School

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Save the Date!
Kindergarten Orientation

Join us on Friday, March 3, 9-11am to learn more about kindergarten at Herndon Elementary.  All parents and rising kindergartners are invited to attend this orientation to get ready for Kindergarten. 

If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Mrs. Sirajudin at (703) 326-3100.

More information about registering your child can be found here.  

Kindergarten Registration 

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

Save the Date!

We would love for families to decorate a paper doll in their heritage to display at school for Heritage Night!  Paper dolls were sent home in students’ backpacks last Thursday, February 9th.

Please cut out the doll first. Next, complete the information on the back of the doll, this identifies the owner.  Now you are ready to start creating your doll.

You may use whatever you have available (cloth, ribbons, construction paper, markers and crayons, etc.) to create your special person. You can create the face by drawing and coloring it or by placing your child’s picture on it.

¡Recuerde esta fecha!

¡Nos encantaría que las familias decoren un muñeco de papel de su patrimonio cultural para exhibirlo en la escuela durante la Noche del Patrimonio Cultural! Los muñecos de papel fueron enviados a casa en la Carpeta de los Jueves con los alumnos el pasado jueves 9 de febrero.

Primero deben recortar el muñeco. A continuación, completen la información en la parte de atrás del muñeco, así sabemos a quién pertenece. Ahora ya están listos para empezar a crear su muñeco.

Para crear a su persona especial, usted puede utilizar lo que tenga disponible en la casa (tela, cintas, cartulina de colores, marcadores, crayolas, etc.) La carita, pueden crearla dibujando una cara y colorearla o poniendo la foto de su niño/a sobre ella.

Week of February 13-17, 2023 Love

WHAT DOES Love mean? You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Love and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News PTA Receives Donation of School Supplies Local Author to Visit Herndon ES Students

 

Local author, Terry Catasús Jennings, is a Cuban-American writer whose stories honor her heritage and highlight the importance of kindness and community. 

We are excited that she will be visiting with our students on February 23 and 24!

You may purchase signed books by the author here.

Herndon ES Skate Night is March 3

Herndon Elementary 6th Grade Class invites ALL HES students, friends, and family to come ice skating on

Friday, March 3, 2023 

7:30-9:30pm

SkateQuest Reston 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190

Admission and skate rental is $10 instead of $13!

Cash preferred, Square will be available.  Awesome music will be spinning while we skate under disco lights. Come and skate with your friends!

Look for the Herndon Elementary table at SkateQuest to purchase admission tickets for $10 (includes skate rental).  Parents can skate too!

Note: This is not a student drop-off eventParents/guardians must attend.

Café will be open for purchase of snacks.

Skate Night flyer English

Skate Night flyer Spanish

FCPS News

Herndon ES students were featured in FCPS tweet for 100th Day of School celebration!

School Board Approves 2023-24 School Year Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board approved a calendar for the 2023-242024-25, and 2025-26 school years at their February 9 meeting. Learn more about the approved calendar

The first day of the 2023-24 school year will be Monday, August 21, and the last day will be Wednesday, June 12

Developing a school year calendar is a balancing act, involving multiple factors that must be considered. Community input is one of those factors, and we appreciate our community for being involved in the calendar development process.

How to Add Calendar Updates to Your Personal Calendar

Did you know you can subscribe to FCPS calendars so updates and new events will automatically be added to your Outlook or Google calendars? 

You can subscribe to “All Calendars” or specific types of events, including School Year or Employee holidays, featured FCPS events, School Board meetings, fine and performing arts, or religious and cultural observances. To subscribe to updates, visit the subscription webpage, and click on the calendar to which you would like to subscribe.

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February. Click on the title to register: 

This webinar is a two-part interactive session designed for parents, caregivers, and educators to discover how to incorporate more unstructured play and sensory foundational activities to support all young children’s development, including children with special needs and mental health concerns.

Tutors Needed! Looking for a Flexible Position?

FCPS is now actively recruiting qualified tutors to provide in-person academic support to small groups of students. These new FCPS tutors will be paid an hourly rate of $47.17. The position is flexible, and the number of hours worked and location will be based on the tutor’s availability and qualifications, as well as the needs presented throughout FCPS. Apply now! Contact [email protected] for more information. 

Tutors hired through this program will be strategically placed across the region where there is the most need for in-person tutoring. 

Note: Current FCPS staff can only apply to tutor outside of their contracted hours.

Tutor.com Is Still Available; Free for All FCPS Students

Online tutoring through Tutor.com is available to ALL FCPS students as a resource for both support and enrichment. Tutor.com remains available to all FCPS students at no cost. Find out more about Tutor.com.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News Herndon Youth Sports Registration Open

Lots of local youth sports options are available for your child.  Please click here for more information.

Camp Fairfax Registration Opens February 21

Camp Fairfax, a full-day program run by Fairfax County for rising 1st through 7th graders, features exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports and recreation, visual arts, science, technology, engineering and math exploration, and much more. Registration opens Tuesday, February 21.

School-Zone Speed Camera Pilot Program Launched

Fairfax County has launched a speed camera pilot program targeting several school zones where speeding is common. Speed cameras have been installed in the following locations:

  • Chesterbrook Elementary School.
  • Irving Middle School.
  • Key Middle School.
  • London Towne Elementary School.
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.
  • South County Middle School.
  • Terraset Elementary School.
  • West Springfield High School.

An additional school zone speed camera near Oakton High School is forthcoming. Thank you to Fairfax County for helping to keep us safe as we travel to and from school!

Teens and Substance Abuse: Panel with Local Schools

A virtual panel on teen substance abuse will be hosted on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 p.m., by Formed Families Forward and the Northern Virginia Family Network. The panel will feature representatives from Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, and Prince William County schools. Stefan Mascoll, coordinator of Student Safety and Wellness, will represent FCPS.  

Caregivers and community members can join to learn more about current challenges, how they are being addressed in schools, and how families can help. Please register in advance.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

2nd grade teacher, Ms. Pettey, was one of many grown-ups who enjoyed having donuts with children during our PTA sponsored Valentine's event Donuts with Grown-ups!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

February 14: PTA Donut with a Grown-up, 8:30-9:10am, Cafeteria

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

March 2: Book Character Day

March 2: 2 HOUR early release at 2:05pm

March 3: NO SCHOOL for students

March 3: Kindergarten Orientation, 9-11am

March 3: PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30pm, SkateQuest Reston

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

School Counselor Appreciation Week

If there is a problem, our counselors will solve it!  Happy School Counselor Week, Ms. Boyer, Mr. Falkey, and Ms. Bryant!!!  

February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week, which highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Kindergarten Registration 

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

Kindergarten Orientation

Save the date!

Join us on Friday, March 3, 9-11am to learn more about kindergarten at Herndon Elementary.  All parents and rising kindergartners are invited to attend this orientation to get ready for Kindergarten. 

If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Mrs. Sirajudin at (703) 326-3100.

More information about registering your child can be found here.  

Week of February 6-10, 2023 Cheering others' successes

WHAT DOES cheering others' successes mean? When other people succeed, I am happy for
them and cheer them on.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Forgiveness and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News Valentine's Donut with a Grown-up

Join us for a sweet start to your and your students' Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, 8:30-9:10am, in the cafeteria!  HES PTA is sponsoring a free donut for any HES student and a grown up of their choosing. Grandparents, Mom, Dad, Cousin, neighbor, teacher, mentor, etc.!  

FCPS News

Herndon ES 3rd grade teacher working closely with one of her students.

Interested in Becoming a Teacher?

Do you think teaching might be fulfilling? FCPS is searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. Consider attending our job fair TOMORROWSaturday, February 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Oakton High School. Stop by the Herndon Elementary table! A virtual option will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get more information on the job fair. Find out how to become a teacher.

Presidents' Day is February 20

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Targeted and High Impact In-Person Tutoring

FCPS' Department of School Improvement and Support (DSIS) is working with principals across the region to best identify where there is the most need for in-person tutoring to benefit students. The district is recruiting qualified tutors who will be matched to schools based on need.

Are You Interested in Tutoring?

FCPS is now actively recruiting qualified tutors to provide academic support in-person to small groups of students. These new FCPS tutors will be paid an hourly rate of $47.17. The position is flexible, and the number of hours worked and location will be based on the tutor’s availability and qualifications, as well as the needs presented throughout FCPS. Apply now! Contact [email protected] for more information. 

Note: Current FCPS staff can only apply to tutor outside of their contracted hours.

Tutor.com Is Still Available and Free for All FCPS Students

Online tutoring through Tutor.com is available to all FCPS students as a resource for support and enrichment. As of January 2023, approximately 8,000 students have participated in approximately 34,000 tutoring sessions. Tutor.com remains available to all FCPS students at no cost. Find out more about Tutor.com.

Summer Fun and Learning!

FCPS’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps are now open for registrationVisit the websites below for more information on schedules and fees. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. 

Career and Technical Education

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM); culinary; health; trades; and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage to register

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA webpage to register.

Institute for the Arts Camps

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual arts. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create fun and engaging classes. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February. Click on the title to register: 

Join Career and Transition Services (CTS) to learn about planning for life in and after high school. Parents will be able to meet and ask questions of representatives from CTS programs about services for students with disabilities. A student/parent panel is also part of the event.

This webinar is a two-part interactive session designed for parents, caregivers, and educators to discover how to incorporate more unstructured play and sensory foundational activities to support all young children’s development, including children with special needs and mental health concerns.

Magnet School Information Nights

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

Parents/caregivers interested in sending their students to an elementary magnet school program are encouraged to attend school-based information nights on Monday, February 13, at Hunters Woods Elementary School; Wednesday, February 15, at Bailey’s Primary School; and Thursday, February 16, at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School. Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

FCPS will be accepting applications for its elementary magnet school programs on Wednesday, March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. Get more information about parent information nights and the magnet school lottery, or on the schools, their programs, and locations.

Your Voice Matters! Have Your Say in Our Future

What is the ONE promise our school division should make and keep regarding learning, growth, and success for every student? Tell us and help shape FCPS’ future.

Upcoming Strategic Planning Community Forums

If you haven’t been able to make it to an in-person strategic planning forum, virtual events will be held Thursday, February 9, noon-1:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 11, 9-10:30 a.m. Click the date to register for that forum. Visit FCPS' Community Forums page for more information.

Special Education Enhancement Plan: Feedback Opportunity

Fairfax County Public Schools is developing a Special Education Enhancement Plan to help ensure an excellent educational experience for all students with disabilities. As part of this effort, FCPS is seeking feedback from families, employees, and community members on Part 1 of the Draft Special Education Enhancement Plan. Please complete this form by Friday, February 17, to provide input on FCPS’ priorities regarding special education including vision, mission, core values, goals, and objectives. 

Thank you in advance for lending your voice to this important work. Visit the Special Education Enhancement Plan webpage for more information.

Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity

At Fairfax County Public Schools, we believe that learning happens best in community. When we have equally high expectations for each and every student, we all benefit. Excellence, equity, and access to opportunity are essential for achieving success in all aspects of life. Together, they foster growth, development, and high achievement for all students as they prepare for a world yet to be imagined.

Read more about how FCPS strives to ensure excellence, equity, and opportunity for every student.

Eating Disorder Awareness and Resources

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2, requires Virginia public schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2022):

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

FCPS has created a webpage, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, containing detailed information and resources about eating disorders.

Healthy Relationships with People and Substances

Relationships are important components in the development of living a fulfilling life. Valentine’s Day occurs in the month of February, causing a frenzy of purchases and planning between loved ones to show appreciation and love. Forming and maintaining healthy relationships is difficult but vital for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Healthy relationships are a factor in helping people maintain sobriety (Addiction Center). Bonds and companionship provide emotional support and are effective in increasing health and wellbeing. Emotional support decreases fears and helps people to thrive.

There is value in healthy relationships. Healthy relationships help decrease the chances of people struggling with addictions from engaging in toxic attachments that create feelings of frustration, stress, and conflict. Negative attachments can bring out the worst in people and create feelings that can lead to increased use of alcohol and substance misuse and abuse. Positive relationships encourage growth, comfort, and the creation of emotional bonds that provide feelings of joy and support. Open communication and commitment are two of the best ways to foster the ideal type of relationships most people strive for.

Common values to develop in healthy relationships include:

  • honesty
  • reciprocity
  • effort
  • respect
  • safety & security
  • laughter
  • acceptance
  • healthy boundaries
  • unconditional love
  • friendship
  • non-judgmental

As the world celebrates love, it is important to do our part in the creation of positive partnerships, social circles, and healthy connections. Encourage the support and inspiration of those that may be silently vulnerable and struggling to feel safe.

Resources:

Healthy Relationships

Substance Abuse & Intimate Relationships

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

For further Information & support Diana Vera, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Teens and Substance Abuse: Panel with Local Schools

A virtual panel on teen substance abuse will be hosted on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 p.m., by Formed Families Forward and the Northern Virginia Family Network. The panel will feature representatives from Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, and Prince William County schools. Stefan Mascoll, coordinator of Student Safety and Wellness, will represent FCPS.  

Caregivers and community members can join to learn more about current challenges, how they are being addressed in schools, and how families can help. Please register in advance.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

Ms. Newman's kindergarten class surrounded their school counselor, Karsyn Boyer, with lots of love and appreciation for National School Counselor Week!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

February: Black History Month

February 6-10: School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 9: Quarter 2 Report Cards go Home

February 14: PTA Donut with a Grown-up, 8:30-9:10am, Cafeteria

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

March 2: Book Character Day

March 2: 2 HOUR early release at 2:05pm

March 3: NO SCHOOL for students

March 3: Kindergarten Orientation, 9-11am

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

February is Black History Month

"I can change the world with my words" black history bulletin board by Herndon ES 2nd Grade.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History Month.

Week of January 30-February 3, 2023 Forgiveness

WHAT DOES Forgiveness mean? You forgive those who have done wrong.  You accept that people make mistakes.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Clickhere for the full explanation of Forgiveness and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News Valentine's Donut with a Grown-up

Join us for a sweet start to your and your students' Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, 8:30-9:10am, in the cafeteria!  HES PTA is sponsoring a free donut for any HES student and a grown up of their choosing. Grandparents, Mom, Dad, Cousin, neighbor, teacher, mentor, etc.!  

FCPS News Last Chance for Feedback on Draft School Year Calendars

Thank you to the more than 27,000 families, staff, students, and community members who have completed FCPS' Calendar Feedback Form.

If you have not had an opportunity to participate, please complete the form by Monday, February 6, at noon. We hope to hear from you!

Thank you in advance for your time. Learn more about FCPS’ Calendar Development Process

Herndon ES 3rd grade teacher working closely with one of her students.

Interested in Becoming a Teacher?

Do you think teaching might be fulfilling? We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. Consider attending our job fair on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Oakton High School. A virtual option will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get more information on the job fair. Find out how to become a teacher.

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February. Click on the title to register: 

Cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all who are familiar with children on the Autism Spectrum. Join Kathy Hoopmann as she celebrates the diversity within this neurodiverse community by reading from her book and answering audience questions.

How can families partner with schools? Kristen Haynor, FCPS neurodiversity specialist, will discuss strategies to set your child up for success, how to advocate for your child, and tools for collaborating with your child's school.

Join Career and Transition Services (CTS) to learn about planning for life in and after high school. Parents will be able to meet and ask questions of representatives from CTS programs about services for students with disabilities. A student/parent panel is also part of the event.

This webinar is a two-part interactive session designed for parents, caregivers, and educators to discover how to incorporate more unstructured play and sensory foundational activities to support all young children’s development, including children with special needs and mental health concerns.

Federal Grant Will Support School-Based Mental Health Staff

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the first year of a five-year grant to Fairfax County Public Schools for $13.5 million, to support a School-Based Mental Health Services Grant project. The goal of the grant program is to increase the number of credentialed mental health service providers delivering school-based mental health services to students with demonstrated need. With the funding, FCPS will focus on enhancing the division’s recruitment and retention practices for mental health professionals, including school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

Filling Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account

Read the latest Healthy Minds blog to understand why relationships are like savings accounts, and how you can help build trust and security with your children.

Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new Federal Communications Commission program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at AffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.

Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals webpage for more information.

Office of the Ombuds: At Your Service!

Do you have questions or concerns about Fairfax County Public Schools? If so, reach out to the Office of the Ombuds, an independent, impartial, informal, and confidential resource for employees, parents/caregivers, students, and the community. Ombuds staff members are eager to listen and assist with navigating the school division. They will also offer options and resources to help resolve challenges.

Contact the Office of the Ombuds at 571-423-4014, [email protected], or via the “Submit a Question” button on their webpage. The team looks forward to serving you! 

Find Free COVID-19 Testing in Your Community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which allows consumers to search for free testing sites near them. Testing is available at pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations. Results are typically provided within 24-48 hours.

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending high schools in Fairfax County. The event will be held March 17-19. Students may earn honorable entry to the regional competition through a science fair at their local public or private school.

Each year 250 judges are required to evaluate science fair projects in a wide variety of categories, ranging from plant sciences to robotics. It is preferred that volunteers serving as category judges hold an advanced degree or have extensive academic and/or professional experience in their selected science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) category.

Learn more about the science fair and how to become a judge.

Academic Matters: Literacy

At last week’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid highlighted the Equitable Access to Literacy plan and major milestones that have been made since 2021. Watch her presentation.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Dranesville Strategic Planning Community Forum- February 4

Please join school board representative, Elaine Tholen, for the Dranesville District in-person Strategic Planning Community Forum. Help shape the division’s future for the next few years!

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, from 9- 10:30a.m.

WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

* Adults only-childcare provided with registration

More information and registration can be found here.

Herndon Youth Soccer Registration is Open!

Click here for more information.   

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

First snow of 2023 during the early hours at Herndon Elementary!  This photo was take by our morning custodian on Wednesday.  

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

February: Black History Month

February 2:  PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese, 4-9pm 

February 6-10: School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 14: PTA Donut with a Grown-up, 8:30-9:10am, Cafeteria

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Herndon Elementary Young Scholars present their amazing projects!

Our cafeteria was buzzing with excitement as our Young Scholars presented their amazing and creative inventions to our students and staff!

Led by Herndon ES advanced resource teacher, Katie Anderson, Young Scholars were tasked with envisioning ways of improving Herndon Elementary as we think about our upcoming remodel. They were asked to create an improvement that was automated in some way using motion that could be coded. Some examples of what they created was a water fountain with different temperatures of water, a motion sensor doorbell and automatic door, as well as several robots that cleaned or moved things throughout the school.

Week of January 23-27, 2023 Social Intelligence

WHAT DOES Social Intelligence mean? You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Social Intelligence and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

Herndon ES Salad Bar is Back!

Trays were piled high with so many delicious fruits & veggies on Wednesday! The return of the salad bar was a big hit with students and staff alike! Nothing but smiles from our BEES!

Herndon ES Renovation Progress

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/facilities-planning-future/building-our-future-capital-project-status/herndon-elementary

PTA News PTA presents Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night!

Everyone is invited to our Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night, Thursday, February 2, 4-9pm to help raise money for Herndon Elementary. Show this flyer for coupons and for Herndon ES to receive up to 20% of sales!

The location is 2465 Centreville Road in Herndon.  See you then!

Valentine's Donut with a Grown-up

Join us for a sweet start to your and your students' Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, 8:30-9:10am, in the cafeteria!  HES PTA is sponsoring a free donut for any HES student and a grown up of their choosing. Grandparents, Mom, Dad, Cousin, neighbor, teacher, mentor, etc.!  

FCPS News We Want Your Feedback! Draft 2023-24 School Year Calendar Options

Your feedback is important! FCPS is seeking community input on the draft calendar options for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Please share your thoughts with us by filling out this form before Tuesday, January 31, 1 p.m. The form will be available in other languages soon.

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February. Click on the title to register: 

Cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all who are familiar with children on the Autism Spectrum. Join Kathy Hoopmann as she celebrates the diversity within this neurodiverse community by reading from her book and answering audience questions.

How can families partner with schools? Kristen Haynor, FCPS neurodiversity specialist, will discuss strategies to set your child up for success, how to advocate for your child, and tools for collaborating with your child's school.

Join Career and Transition Services (CTS) to learn about planning for life in and after high school. Parents will be able to meet and ask questions of representatives from CTS programs about services for students with disabilities. A student/parent panel is also part of the event.

This webinar is a two-part interactive session designed for parents, caregivers, and educators to discover how to incorporate more unstructured play and sensory foundational activities to support all young children’s development, including children with special needs and mental health concerns.

Summer Learning Programs Registration: Opening Soon!

FCPS’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps will open for registration on Wednesday, February 1.

Career and Technical Education

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage to register. 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA webpage to register.

Institute for the Arts Camps

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register. 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Text-to-Speech Available on FCPS Websites

FCPS is introducing an innovative way to address the diverse needs of the community. A new text-to-speech feature, available on the FCPS website and each school website, will read the words aloud from webpages.  

The feature will help those with accessibility needs, such as visual impairments, dyslexia, or other difficulty reading large amounts of online text. The text-to-speech feature is available for English, Spanish, and Korean. Learn more and try out the new feature.

Interested in becoming a teacher?

Fairfax County Public Schools wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. 

To meet hiring needs in instructional areas, we are hosting a job fair on Saturday, February 11. Networking and interviewing opportunities with representatives from various Fairfax County public schools will be available. The in-person fair will be held at Oakton High School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A virtual option will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Get more details on the job fair. Find out how to Become a Teacher and read teachers’ stories.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Reston Summer Camp Expo Saturday, January 28, 9am-12pm Reston Community Center Dranesville Strategic Planning Community Forum- February 4

Please join school board representative, Elaine Tholen, for the Dranesville District in-person Strategic Planning Community Forum. Help shape the division’s future for the next few years!

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, from 9- 10:30a.m.

WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

* Adults only-childcare provided with registration

More information and registration can be found here.

Herndon Reston Youth Softball Registration is Open!

Click here for more information.   

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

January 25:  2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE at 2:05pm, End of 2nd Quarter

January 26 and 27: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development and Teacher Workdays

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Happy Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week, Mrs. Hunstad!  

Ms. Portugal's class is loving on Mrs. Hunstad for Principal Appreciation Week at Herndon Elementary! 

Calendar Reminder for Herndon ES End of 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25: 2 HOUR EARLY Release at 2:05 

Thursday January 26: NO School for students, staff development

Friday, January 27: NO School for students, teacher workday.

See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Herndon ES Principal Advocates on Behalf of Herndon ES Families

This week, our principal, Mrs. Hunstad, went to Richmond to advocate for our families.

With Delegate Irene Shin

With Senator Jennifer Boysko

Herndon ES is Hiring!

We are looking for Student Monitors!

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to work only when the students are in session. Training will be provided!

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day where needed to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order; has basic computer skills; ensures students follow safety protocols and procedures; and works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

We are also looking for a 4th grade teacher!  

Come and join our fabulous 4th grade team!

Please contact Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected] or 703-326-3100.

Herndon ES Salad Bar is Coming Back!

The Herndon Elementary salad bar is scheduled to open this Wednesday, January 25.  Click here to read how we are preparing our students.  

Week of January 16-20 , 2023 Perseverance

WHAT DOES Perseverance mean?You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Perseverance and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

K-9 Caring Angels  Service and Therapy Dogs come for a visit.  Each month we have a visit from one of our furry friends.  This month, the dogs visited our second and third graders.  We had a great time meeting Sage!

PTA News

Register Today for our PTA Winter Clubs at Herndon ES!

HES PTA Young Rembrandts Drawing Club Registration Open English Spanish flyer

FCPS News Does Your Child Refuse to Go to School? 

Each year, nearly 5% of youth experience school refusal. This refers to a child refusing to go to school on a regular basis or remain in school throughout the day due to significant emotional distress. School refusal includes kindergarten students with relatively mild separation anxiety and more severe cases where a student misses weeks or months of school because of debilitating anxiety or depression. See how to get your child back to school in the Healthy Minds Blog or learn more about attendance policies.

Instructional Job Fair on February 11

Interested in becoming a teacher? Fairfax County Public Schools wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. 

To meet hiring needs in instructional areas, we are hosting a job fair on Saturday, February 11. Networking and interviewing opportunities with representatives from various Fairfax County public schools will be available. The in-person fair will be held at Oakton High School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A virtual option will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Get more details on the job fair. Find out how to Become a Teacher and read teachers’ stories.

School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

At yesterday’s work session, the School Board discussed draft calendars that were created for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Draft calendars were developed using the following criteria as a framework:

  • Federal, state, and Virginia Department of Education guidance.
  • Superintendent’s priorities.
  • School Board input.
  • Student absentee data.
  • Staff absentee data.
  • Surrounding jurisdictions’ calendars.
  • Survey results.
  • Calendar Feedback Committee input.

You may view the draft calendars and other related documents in Boarddocs. The calendars will be presented as new business during the School Board meeting on Thursday, January 26. The Board is scheduled to vote on the calendars during their meeting on Thursday, February 9. 

Watch a recording of the work session. Get information on FCPS' calendar development process

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Proposed Budget Highlights

At last Thursday’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for FY 2024 that focuses on closing the achievement gap for all students which widened during the pandemic.

This budget also gives our youngest learners a strong start and includes investments for our special education students who were impacted during the pandemic, while continuing to attract and retain teachers and staff who are the backbone of our organization. 

The FY 2024 Proposed Budget totals $3.5 billion—a net increase of $249.6 million or 7.6% over the FY 2023 Approved Budget. The superintendent is requesting an additional $159.6 million, or a 7.0% increase, from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Nearly 86% of the budget is targeted at instruction.

The Proposed Budget focuses on several key areas:

  • Innovative investments that close the achievement gap for all students:
    • Equitable access to literacy.
    • Increased access to PreK programming.
    • Supports for students with special education needs. 
    • Funding for students in Advanced Academic Programs.
    • Changing student enrollment needs.
    • Increase in student and family supports, including access to middle school athletic opportunities that support student well-being. 
  • Continuation of green investments.
  • Increased security measures.
  • Proposed increases in employee compensation.

Watch Dr. Reid’s presentation to the School Board. Access the presentation slides on Boarddocs.

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meeting for Families of Students with Disabilities

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. If you did not get a chance to participate in one of our earlier informational meetings for parents/guardians and other stakeholders, please join us on Wednesday, January 25, from 7-9 p.m. Access this Zoom link to participate. Language interpretation will be available in Amharic, Bengali, Chinese-Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Tamil/Telegu, Turkish, and Twi. Learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

Academic Matters: Virginia Growth Assessments

During the Academic Matters section of the School Board meeting last week, Dr. Reid shared updates on the Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA). In 2021, legislation was passed in Virginia requiring schools to perform content standards testing in the fall and winter. Dr. Reid reflected that there are opportunities for improvement in the timeliness of the information being shared with schools between the two assessment windows. 

Families will receive fall and winter math and reading results together in the next eight weeks. FCPS’ fall results indicate that the school division is outperforming other Virginia districts in every area, in every grade level.

How to Partner or Volunteer with Schools

FCPS Business and Community Partnerships is happy to work with local businesses and organizations to help support our schools and students. Through its Ignite Partnerships, the team establishes valuable long-term relationships in the community. Please contact Jay Garant at 571-423-1225 or Kathy Ryan for information. Learn more about Business and Community Partnerships by subscribing to their monthly newsletter.

Support Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) is a public/private nonprofit collaboration between FCPS, educators, businesses, and volunteer mentors who come together to inspire, guide, and teach students how to be financially capable and ready to take on their futures. 

Eighth graders at FCPS have an opportunity to build their financial literacy at JA Finance Park. Talk to your students’ social studies teacher to find out what day your student will be visiting. Parents can sign up online to volunteer

Business professionals are also encouraged to volunteer to work with students. If interested, please contact Caitlin Hennessy.

Opportunities for Volunteers 55+ Years Old

Ignite Partner GrandInvolve is recruiting older adult volunteers to provide classroom assistance with reading, event support, math, materials preparation, and other important tasks that a teacher might request. This all-volunteer led program facilitates volunteer opportunities in 25 of FCPS’ Title I elementary schools. If you or someone you know would like a rewarding experience with flexible hours and an engaging variety of responsibilities, consider volunteering with GrandInvolve. Learn more and complete their interest form.

Webinars in January for Parents/Caregivers

The Parent Resource Center will present the following webinars in January:

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Join the Boy Scouts!

Herndon Troop 157 will be having an information session on Tuesday, January 24, at 6:45pm at the Herndon United Methodist Church.  More information can be found here

Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse Free Sessions

Registration is required.  Click here for more information.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

January 16: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

January 18: HES Principal Coffee and PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, Cafeteria 

January 25:  2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE, End of 2nd Quarter

January 26 and 27: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development and Teacher Workdays

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Thank you to Mrs. Suzanne Davis, parent, one of our amazing subs, our PTA Treasurer, and her family for volunteering to change our sign for the year!

Administrator Avenue

Dear Bee Families,

Happy New Year! We have loved having our bees back in the building. We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. The 2nd quarter will end at the end of this month. We are proud of the progress our bees have shown. Look out for your child’s progress report to go home in February. 

With the tragic events in Newport News last week we know safety is at the forefront of all of our minds. We send our love to the Richneck Elementary community. The entire HES staff is committed to a safe environment for all students. We have had our yearly review of our emergency plan with the FCPS security team. We also have outdoor security cameras. Please remember to bring your driver's license when you come in to pick up your child or check into the building. Please remember we are a team in all aspects. Earlier this fall, fencing was installed around the perimeter of the playground area and outdoor classrooms. Next week, we begin securing some of the gates during school hours from 9:20 - 3:45. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to prioritize the safety and wellness of our students and staff. Should you have any concerns please address them with the administrative team. 

We continue to be thankful for our generous PTA. We are looking forward to our Author’s visit sponsored by them in the near future. 

Lastly, we continue to be thankful for our amazing staff. Want to recognize a staff member? Fill out an FCPS Cares here.

As always, we are a team. Please let us know what questions or compliments you might have. 

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Elizabeth Baxter              Greg Brotemarkle

Proud Principal                  Assistant Principal            Assistant Principal

 

FCPS schools and offices will be CLOSED this Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Opportunities

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. FCPS is excited to collaborate again with Volunteer Fairfax for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, Saturday, January 14, to Monday, January 16. This service opportunity helps empower individuals and strengthens communities while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer Fairfax will host several ways for the community to get involved including volunteer activities for students and adults of all ages. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website.

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night for students and parents of rising 7th graders will be held at Herndon Middle School this Thursday, January 19, 5:30-7:30 in the Auditorium.  Snow date is February 2. Click here for more info. 

Herndon Middle Noche de Curriculum

Haga clic aquí para más información

Herndon ES is Hiring!

We are looking for Student Monitors!

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to work only when the students are in session. Training will be provided!

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day where needed to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order; has basic computer skills; ensures students follow safety protocols and procedures; and works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

We are also looking for a 4th grade teacher!  

Come and join our fabulous 4th grade team!

Please contact Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected] or 703-326-3100.

Meet our newest Bees 🐝 Week of January 9-13, 2023 Prudence

WHAT DOES Prudence mean? You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Prudence and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News

Our PTA Meeting is this Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria and Library.  Families are invited to the Robotics demonstration!  Free pizza will be served in the cafeteria.

Register Today for our PTA Winter Clubs at Herndon ES!

HES PTA Chess Registration Open English flyer

HES PTA Chess Registration Open Spanish flyer

HES PTA Young Rembrandts Drawing Club Registration Open English Spanish flyer

PTA Board Volunteers Needed

We're urgently searching for someone to fill the secretary role. We're also hoping one of you lovely, energetic people out there will come join us as President Elect. You will learn the ropes from our current (amazing) president, Sara, before she departs from the board this summer. If it's a position you've been thinking about, it is a great opportunity to get the feel of it now, while Sara prepares to step down.

Contact Sara at [email protected]

FCPS News Herndon High School Presentation

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 6-8pm in the Herndon HS Lecture Hall E120.

 

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs

The Office of Student Safety & Wellness has scheduled in-person Drug Education Nights for parents, guardians, and youth caregivers across the division. This is a pyramid level Tier 1 intervention designed to inform the audience of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources. This not a school, pyramid, or division specific concern, but a national concern. It is helpful for all caregivers to be informed.

FCPS Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, Tuesday, 1/17, 6-8pm, Herndon High School English Flyer

FCPS Cómo preparar a las familias para las conversaciones difíciles sobre el alcohol y las drogas, martes, 1/17, 6-8pm Herndon High School Spanish

Herndon High School will host one of these nights on Tuesday, January 17, 6-8pm at Herndon High school.  It will consist of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist sharing information about drugs and how parents can support their children. School SROs/police detectives and Fairfax-Falls Church CSB managers will be present (at times a video may be shown in lieu of in-person CSB representation) to present relevant information and to answer questions. For those who are unable to attend in-person, a virtual option is scheduled through the Parent Resource Center for 3/21/2023 where more language options will be made available for live attendees.

Salad Bars Returning to Elementary Schools

Herndon Elementary salad bar is scheduled to return on January 25th!

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services is excited to begin adding salad bars back to elementary schools as a part of lunch service this month. The goal is to reach all 142 elementary schools before June 2023. 

Salad bars encourage students to build nutritious and delicious meals each day. Students are able to select a salad bar lunch or fruit and vegetable sides paired with an entree. Salad bar offerings include student favorites such as: apple slices, baby carrots, bananas, hard boiled eggs, broccoli, corn, cucumber slices, grapes, orange slices, salad greens, shredded cheese, and lunch meats.

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meetings for Families of Students with Disabilities

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

Why Do We Need a Strategic Plan?

The Strategic Planning process is well underway, with the Community Forums beginning in less than three weeks. But why do we need a new strategic plan? 

Similar to a roadmap, a strategic plan clearly defines the best route for us to take in the years ahead to reach our goals. Our students are preparing for careers that don’t exist today. In order to keep pace with these needs, we need to rethink our plans for the future—and how we will best serve our students for this new era. 

Please visit our Strategic Planning webpage for more information and stay tuned for details on how to register for a Community Forum.

Webinars in January for Parents/Caregivers

The Parent Resource Center will present the following webinars in January:

Upcoming School Bus Driver Job Fairs

Join one of our school bus driver job fairs and learn how to become part of the FCPS team! The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on: 

In addition to a $3,000 signing bonus for all new drivers, FCPS also offers competitive pay, excellent retirement plans, health and dental plans, paid training, and other benefits.

Learn more about upcoming school bus driver job fairs. If you have questions, please call 571-423-3000 or email [email protected].

Hiring Now! Food and Nutrition Services

From Food Services van drivers to managers-in-training, FCPS has many job opportunities related to food and nutrition. Benefits include paid training and school holidays off, and some positions offer full-time benefits for part-time work. See Food and Nutrition Services job opportunities to apply. Call 703-813-4800 with any questions. 

View all current job openings.

How to Partner or Volunteer with Schools

FCPS Business and Community Partnerships is happy to work with local businesses and organizations to help support our schools and students. Through its Ignite Partnerships, the team establishes valuable long-term relationships in the community. Please contact Jay Garant at 571-423-1225 or Kathy Ryan for information. Learn more about Business and Community Partnerships by subscribing to their monthly newsletter.

Support Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) is a public/private nonprofit collaboration between FCPS, educators, businesses, and volunteer mentors who come together to inspire, guide, and teach students how to be financially capable and ready to take on their futures. 

Eighth graders at FCPS have an opportunity to build their financial literacy at JA Finance Park. Talk to your students’ social studies teacher to find out what day your student will be visiting. Parents can sign up online to volunteer

Business professionals are also encouraged to volunteer to work with students. If interested, please contact Caitlin Hennessy.

Opportunities for Volunteers 55+ Years Old

Ignite Partner GrandInvolve is recruiting older adult volunteers to provide classroom assistance with reading, event support, math, materials preparation, and other important tasks that a teacher might request. This all-volunteer led program facilitates volunteer opportunities in 25 of FCPS’ Title I elementary schools. If you or someone you know would like a rewarding experience with flexible hours and an engaging variety of responsibilities, consider volunteering with GrandInvolve. Learn more and complete their interest form.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon Reston Youth Baseball Registration is Open

Click here for the flyer in English

Click here for the flyer in Spanish

Herndon Optimist Youth Flag Football Registration is Open

Click here for the flyer in English and Spanish

Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse Registration is Open

Click here for the flyer in English

Click here for the flyer in Spanish

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

January 16: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

January 18: HES Principal Coffee and PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, Cafeteria 

January 25:  2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE, End of 2nd Quarter

January 26 and 27: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development and Teacher Workdays

February 20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

We welcomed our Bees back after a refreshing winter break and they were happy to see friends, teachers, and jump back into learning!

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night for students and parents of rising 7th graders will be held at Herndon Middle School on Thursday, January 19, 5:30-7:30 in the Auditorium.  Snow date is February 2. Click here for more info. 

Herndon Middle Noche de Curriculum

Haga clic aquí para más información

Meet our newest Bees 🐝 Week of January 2-6, 2023 Optimism

WHAT DOES Optimism mean? You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it. 

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Optimism and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News

Register Today for our PTA Winter Clubs at Herndon ES!

HES PTA Chess Registration Open English flyer

HES PTA Chess Registration Open Spanish flyer

HES PTA Young Rembrandts Drawing Club Registration Open English Spanish flyer

PTA Board Volunteers Needed

We're urgently searching for someone to fill the secretary role. We're also hoping one of you lovely, energetic people out there will come join us as President Elect. You will learn the ropes from our current (amazing) president, Sara, before she departs from the board this summer. If it's a position you've been thinking about, it is a great opportunity to get the feel of it now, while Sara prepares to step down.

Contact Sara at [email protected]

FCPS News

Students at Herndon Elementary School.

Building and Renovation Plan Focuses on High Quality Facilities

Fairfax County Public Schools outlined plans to build three new elementary schools and to acquire land that will be used for a new high school during the School Board meeting on December 15. 

Other projects include three new and/or repurposed school facilities, the renovation of 25 schools, and the relocation of modular buildings. Timelines for capital projects will be posted on Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project webpages, where individuals can follow the progress of each approved project. 

The proposed CIP will be discussed at the Tuesday, January 10, School Board work session. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 12. The School Board is scheduled to take action on Thursday, February 9. Read more in the CIP news release.

School Improvements Supported by County Bonds

Capital projects reflect a $205 million investment approved by Fairfax County voters in the November 2021 bond referendum. 

Funding allocations to FCPS from bond sales have increased in recent years due to positive collaboration and partnerships between the Joint CIP Committee of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board. FCPS appreciates the continued support from Fairfax County leadership.

Voters will have the opportunity to approve additional bond funding for school projects included in the CIP in November 2023, which will support the division’s ability to continue to work through construction and renovation needs.

Strategic Planning Continues in the New Year

We are excited to kick off the new year with a continued effort to mobilize the community and increase knowledge about FCPS’ strategic planning process! Multiple Community Forums will take place around the county starting January 30. Stay tuned for registration information. Planning teams—which include a diverse range of voices from the FCPS community—are continuing to review student achievement, access, and survey data; and crafting a collective vision for the school division. Key communicators will soon receive strategic planning materials to share with their groups and networks. Preparations for divisionwide student focus groups are underway, and there will be opportunities for employees to engage in a survey and “reality check” sessions in the upcoming months. For the latest information, please visit the Strategic Planning webpage and check it often. 

Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities

SEPTA, the Fairfax County Special Education Parent Teacher Association, was created to empower and connect families, students, and educators to ensure students with disabilities develop their full potential as individuals and community members. Visit the SEPTA website to become a member or learn more. 

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is a state mandated Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Parents/guardians, students, teachers, administrators, staff, and others interested in special education at FCPS are welcome and encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, and/or public comment related to the unmet needs of students with disabilities.

FCPS’ Office of Special Education Procedural Support provides guidance to staff, families, and students in areas related to the implementation of and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. 

Families of students in special education programs can find more resources in the Special Education Handbook for Parents. Translations are available from the Parent Resource Center (PRC).

The PRC offers free webinars, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Their YouTube channel includes videos of workshops and webinars for families and educators. Sign up for the PRC's newsletter to receive information on upcoming webinars and other resources. Please contact the PRC with questions at [email protected] or call 703-204-2941.

Kathy Murphy, the assistant ombuds for special education, provides information and support to parents/caregivers and students regarding special education and Section 504 services. Staff in the Office of the Ombuds believe that by being transparent and connecting families with available supports and services, children with special needs can equitably access public education.

Contact the ombuds by submitting a question, calling 571-423-4014, or emailing [email protected].

Upcoming School Bus Driver Job Fairs

Join one of our school bus driver job fairs and learn how to become part of the FCPS team! The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on: 

In addition to a $3,000 signing bonus for all new drivers, FCPS also offers competitive pay, excellent retirement plans, health and dental plans, paid training, and other benefits.

Learn more about upcoming school bus driver job fairs. If you have questions, please call 571-423-3000 or email [email protected].

Hiring Now! Food and Nutrition Services

From Food Services van drivers to managers-in-training, FCPS has many job opportunities related to food and nutrition. Benefits include paid training and school holidays off, and some positions offer full-time benefits for part-time work. See Food and Nutrition Services job opportunities to apply. Call 703-813-4800 with any questions. 

View all current job openings.

Academic Matters: COVID Relief Spending

At the December 15 School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid presented on how ESSER III funds are being used to support students and address learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, approximately $102.8 million of ESSER III funding has been allocated for student academic and wellness support. In the summer of 2021, FCPS served 34,000 students with robust, tuition-free summer programming. In 2022, we served 32,000 students. 

The rate of FCPS academic recovery is outpacing Virginia as a whole. Reading performance is almost back to pre-pandemic levels after just one year. Math performance is progressing toward the pre-pandemic baseline. Watch the full presentation on YouTube. 

ESSER III plans for each individual school can be found on each school’s website.  For more information on FCPS ESSER III funding allocations, visit the ESSER III webpage.

Webinars in January for Parents/Caregivers

The Parent Resource Center will present the following webinars in January:

Click on the links above for more information or to register.

FCPS Family Math Week

The Parent Resource Center will host Family Math Week January 9-13. Families can log in from home for stories, games, and math activities in English and Spanish. Math week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way.

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS students and employees at five locations across the county January 4 and 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 5 Years

The Fairfax County Health Department has updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines available now for children as young as 6 months. This follows recommendations from the CDC and authorization from the FDA. Fairfax County District Offices will be open for vaccine appointments for children aged 6 months to 5 years by calling the Health Department's Call Center at 703-324-7404. Find more information on vaccines for children on their website.

January Is Mentor Month

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor. 

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life. 

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Opportunities

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. FCPS is excited to collaborate again with Volunteer Fairfax for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, Saturday, January 14, to Monday, January 16. This service opportunity helps empower individuals and strengthens communities while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer Fairfax will host several ways for the community to get involved including volunteer activities for students and adults of all ages. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website.

Calendar Reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Substance Abuse Prevention: New Year's Resolutions

Many people headed to their local Target or Michaels to find a new planner. The crisp, fresh feeling of new paper to write new and improved goals gets some of us excited. When thinking of your goals consider making them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound), this method breaks your goals down into specific objectives and makes it easier for you to track your progress. What goals would you like to share with your child, to show them examples of healthy adult introspection? Introspection, looking within, is necessary to learn how to manage stress in a healthy manner. What regular coping skills can be implemented into your daily/ weekly routine? Some goals may be physical, spiritual, financial, or emotional. Would it be easier to have serious conversations over a family dinner? Or maybe regular family dinners, spark joy and connection that’s often missing. 

Research has shown that family therapy is the best treatment option for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol (SAMHSA). Many people use drugs to manage life’s hardships when they feel disconnected from themselves or others. The opposite of addiction is connection, and young people benefit from connection with their families. Families who have a common mission based on autonomy and openness instead of secrecy and silence thrive. Families teach young people how to manage stress when they communicate honestly and openly with one another. Learning how to manage stress early in life could be a major factor in whether or not a young person decides to use drugs. 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Difference

SMART Goals Quick Overview

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse & Today’s Youth

Herndon High School Presentation

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 6-8pm in the Herndon HS Lecture Hall E120.

 

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs

The Office of Student Safety & Wellness has scheduled in-person Drug Education Nights for parents, guardians, and youth caregivers across the division. This is a pyramid level Tier 1 intervention designed to inform the audience of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources. This not a school, pyramid, or division specific concern, but a national concern. It is helpful for all caregivers to be informed.

FCPS Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, Tuesday, 1/17, 6-8pm, Herndon High School English Flyer

FCPS Cómo preparar a las familias para las conversaciones difíciles sobre el alcohol y las drogas, martes, 1/17, 6-8pm Herndon High School Spanish

Herndon High School will host one of these nights on Tuesday, January 17, 6-8pm at Herndon High school.  It will consist of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist sharing information about drugs and how parents can support their children. School SROs/police detectives and Fairfax-Falls Church CSB managers will be present (at times a video may be shown in lieu of in-person CSB representation) to present relevant information and to answer questions. For those who are unable to attend in-person, a virtual option is scheduled through the Parent Resource Center for 3/21/2023 where more language options will be made available for live attendees.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Message from the Town of Herndon to Town Residents

The Town of Herndon is pursuing the development of a "Small Area Plan" for the portion of the Town referred to as the Transit-Related Growth Area (TRG).   The town is master planning the commercial areas around the Herndon Metrorail Station, known as the TRG (transit-related growth) in the area and would like your input.  Click here for more information and to access the survey.

Herndon Optimist Youth Sports Registration is Open Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse Registration is Open

Click here for the flyer in English

Click here for the flyer in Spanish

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

December 19 - January 2: NO SCHOOL and Office closed, Winter Break

January 3, 2022: School resumes

January 16: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

January 25: 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE, end of 2nd quarter

January 26: NO SCHOOL, staff development day

January 27: NO SCHOOL, teacher workday

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

Our Herndon ES family wishes you a safe, healthy, and happy Winter Break! December 19 - January 2

NO SCHOOL - Office Closed

Enjoy the break

See you Tuesday, January 3, 2023!

 

19 de diciembre - 2 de enero

NO HAY CLASES - Oficina cerrada

¡Disfruta la vacación!

¡Nos vemos el martes 3 de enero de 2023!

The next issue of the Herndon ES Bee Hive will be sent Friday, January 6. Enjoy the break!

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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News from HES Dates to Remember:

December 1-16: Herndon's 12 Days of December! (weekends not included)

December 14: PTA Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 4-8 pm

December 16: Last day before winter break, regular day of school

December 19 - January 2: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 3, 2022: School resumes

January 16: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar

6th graders were fascinated by the aircraft on their field trip to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum.

Administrator Avenue

Dear Bee Families,

One more week until winter break. We are so proud of the academic growth shown by our bees this first half of the year. We are thankful for our family-school partnerships and wish every family a wonderful winter break.

There have been some busy bees around the building. Ms. Estornell was awarded a grant by Educate Fairfax. Ms. Pualoa was also awarded a grant to help our bees stay active. Thank you Ms. Estornell and Ms. Pualoa for going above and beyond. Also, our bees were able to view the World Cup. We strive to make real-world connections for our students to make learning more meaningful as we embark on the attributes of a Portrait of a Graduate. Learn more about POG here. We offered teachers resources about the history of the World Cup so they could connect this exciting event with the curriculum. The Math team created math problems using soccer player names based on things you would see if you visited the World Cup, such as concession stand experiences and time-lapse problems that involved playing minutes. A reading teacher shared videos they created as an overview of the World Cup. As POG global citizens, they learned about history and geography and how the tournament brings countries together. We are looking forward to our next school-wide event, an annual tradition our winter sing along. Then after winter break our generous PTA has arranged an author’s visit. We can’t wait for this exciting event. 

Thank you to the families who came out for our December Principals Coffee.  We learned about substance abuse in our communities and how to educate our bees about substance abuse prevention. Our next Principals Coffee will be in January when we will hear from the FCPS office of the Ombuds. Learn more about their office here. We look forward to seeing you in January! 

Lastly, we are super excited to share that we have hired a new Administrative Assistant. Mr. Jose Miranda will start on Monday, December 19th. He is coming to us from the personal banking world and is bilingual in Spanish. Please stop by and say “Hi” to him when you come into the office after the start of the year.

Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff by submitting an FCPS Cares. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our school culture and climate.

As always, we are a team. Please let us know what questions, concerns or compliments you might have. 

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Elizabeth Baxter              Greg Brotemarkle

Proud Principal                  Assistant Principal            Assistant Principal   

Herndon's 12 Days of December is Back!

December 1 is when we begin the countdown of school days until winter break on December 16.  Please help your children join in the fun!
*Weekends not included.

¡Los 12 días de diciembre de Herndon están de regreso!

El 1 de diciembre es cuando comenzamos la cuenta regresiva de los días escolares hasta el 16 deciembre de las vacaciones de invierno.  ¡Ayude a sus hijos a unirse a la diversión! 
* Los fines de semana no están incluidos.

Herndon ES Level IV Referral Deadline December 15

If you would like to refer your student for Full Time Advanced Academic Services the due date for parent referrals is December 15, 2022. The referral form can be found on fcps.edu by searching AAP Forms then clicking the Full Time (Level IV tab).  The referral form may be submitted to your student’s homeroom teacher or can be filled out and emailed to Katie Anderson [email protected].

Meet our newest Bees 🐝 PTA News

SPECIAL NOTE: 

We are in urgent need of  cookie donations for our annual cookie buffet for our HES teachers and staff.

Sign-Up Genius for Herndon ES Staff Holiday Cookie Buffet

PTA Board Volunteers

We're urgently searching for someone to fill the secretary role starting January 2023. We're also hoping one of you lovely, energetic people out there will come join us as President Elect. You will learn the ropes from our current (amazing) president, Sara, before she departs from the board this summer. If it's a position you've been thinking about, it is a great opportunity to get the feel of it now, while Sara prepares to step down.

Contact Sara at [email protected]

FCPS News Preparing for Winter Weather

In case you missed it last week, here’s a reminder of FCPS’ inclement weather procedures. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will hold virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous (live) instruction following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule which includes a two-hour delay.

Consider bookmarking FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures to stay informed in case of winter weather or other emergency situations.

Mental Health, Coping & Addiction

One in four Americans suffers from a mental illness. Almost 3 in 5 people with mental illness will receive no treatment or medication. In 2019, an estimated 47.6 million adults (19% of the country) had a mental illness, but only 43% received any kind of mental health care (Johns Hopkins). There are many reasons why a person may turn to drugs or alcohol initially, including using these mind-altering substances as a coping mechanism for stress, difficult emotions, physical ailments, and other issues. Drugs and alcohol can provide a temporary respite from reality and everyday life. They can enhance pleasure and decrease inhibitions and anxiety.  Drug use can be an unhealthy coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms are habits formed over time that serve to help a person manage situations or stress levels. Not all coping mechanisms are maladaptive or destructive; however, addiction is both.

Before using drugs as a coping strategy, here are some recommendations for a healthier mindset. The goal is to identify the “void” or issue and work towards healing. In the meantime, experts recommend diet and exercise as great places to start. See your Primary Care Physician and a therapist if needed. Quality sleep is also a major factor in a healthy mind. Surround yourself with good people and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Resources:

Substance Use Disorder info

FCPS Social Work

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) Community Conversation on Tuesday, December 13

Watch the video above to see how Poe Middle School used ESSER funds to support positive behavior interventions, and how fun and games support values of respect, accountability, and positivity. 

An ESSER Community Conversation will be hosted on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. ESSER provides federal funds to FCPS, and schools across the country, to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. The event will be hybrid, offered both on Zoom and in-person at the Gatehouse Administration Center in the café on the first floor. All are welcome. Please register to attend.

Learn more about the ESSER III grant.

Upcoming School Bus Driver Job Fairs

Join one of our school bus driver job fairs and learn how to become part of the FCPS team! The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on: 

In addition to a $3,000 signing bonus for all new drivers, FCPS also offers competitive pay, excellent retirement plans, health and dental plans, paid training, and other benefits.

Learn more about upcoming school bus driver job fairs. If you have questions, please call 571-423-3000 or email [email protected].

Hiring Now! Food and Nutrition Services

From Food Services van drivers to managers-in-training, FCPS has many job opportunities related to food and nutrition. Benefits include paid training and school holidays off, and some positions offer full-time benefits for part-time work. See Food and Nutrition Services job opportunities to apply. Call 703-813-4800 with any questions. 

View all current job openings.

Academic Matters

During the Academic Matters segment of last week’s School Board meeting, Dr. Rich Pollio, Director of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Services, shared data around our English Learner students versus students who speak English and another language. 

Forty-nine percent of our students speak English and at least one other language. Twenty percent of our students are receiving English language development services. Pollio talked about the value of community in supporting our English Learners in their journey.

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

FCPS students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback:

  • “This tutor was very helpful! She didn't tell me the answers. When needed, she helped me solve them! She was very kind and she really helped me!” –Elementary Math Student
  • “This was an awesome tutor! She explained why I needed to do specific steps, and she gave me practice problems! Best tutor I have had!” –IB Chemistry Student

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

Save the Date: Strategic Planning Community Forums

Beginning in late January 2023, FCPS will host a series of community forums as part of our Strategic Plan development process. View the schedule on FCPS' Strategic Planning webpage. We will add more details as they become available.

First Strategic Planning Family Team Meeting

Last Saturday, the Family Team gathered at Marshall High School for their first strategic planning meeting. All parents/caregivers who were nominated or expressed interest in joining the Family Team were invited to attend. Participants engaged in thoughtful conversations about student achievement data and began crafting a collective vision for the school division. The Family Team will have three more sessions between January and February. 

Learn more about the strategic planning process on the FCPS website or email [email protected].  

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Every year, absences increase in the weeks before and after winter break. Give your child the gift of education and help build a habit of attendance. Visit our website for more attendance resources.

Calendar Reminders Chanukah (December 18-26)

Happy Chanukah to all in our community who celebrate! This Festival of Lights is an 8-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple, and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple's menorah for 8 days. Learn more about Chanukah in National Geographic Kids.

Christmas (December 25)

 A very Merry Christmas to those in our community who celebrate! Christmas is an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is celebrated in many unique ways across the U.S. and the world.

Winter Break: December 19 - January 2

As a reminder, winter break will be held December 19 to January 2. To help make sure school-based staff and students have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year. 

Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar

A Safe, Welcome, and Inclusive Space at FCPS

FCPS’ Trust Policy confirms our commitment to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space, where all students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear of having their data disclosed to federal immigration officials. Read more about the Trust Policy.

Service Animals Permitted in FCPS Buildings

FCPS permits service animals access in all public areas, including schools, in accordance with federal and state law. A service animal has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. A service animal is not a pet, and the work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. 

Generally, therapy animals are not considered service animals and are therefore not permitted. The ongoing use of a service animal by staff members, parents, or members of the community must be coordinated through the Office of Equity and Employee Relations. Contact [email protected] to submit an accommodation request. To coordinate a student’s use of a service animal, contact the Due Process and Eligibility section of the Office of Special Education Procedural Support at 571-423-4290. If you have any questions regarding service animals in FCPS buildings, contact the Office of Equity and Employee Relations at 571-423-3070.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Community News Herndon High School Winter Fest, December 9 Herndon Winter Markt, December 10 Girl Scout Camp for a Day, December 22 Week of December 5-9 OPM Supporting Others when they Struggle

WHAT DOES OPM Supporting Others when they Struggle mean? When other people are struggling, I do my best to help them out.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of OPM Supporting Others when they Struggle  and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OUKGTCSOP7JM?ref_=wl_share

Volunteer help needed in the Library

Please reach out to the PTA if you have any spare time you can donate to the library to help our lovely Ms. Sarah re-shelve book returns. Even 30 minutes or an hour can be such a ginormous help. Reach out to Monica, our VP of Volunteers, for details [email protected].

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the up-to-the-minute happenings with our hive. 

Guess what 3rd grade is listening to in Ms. Chaapel's music class?  Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses:

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

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