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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

January 17:  NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 20: 2 Hour Early Release at 2:05 pm.  End of 2nd Quarter

January 21: NO SCHOOL, Teacher Workday

January 24: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day

January 26: Virtual General PTA Meeting

January 28: SCA Spirit Day: Backwards Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

February 25: SCA Spirit Day: Twin Day!

Get Ready to go Virtual in Inclement Weather!

Thank you for helping us have a great week. As we prepare to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 17, we are also watching for the potential of winter weather early in the week.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before. FCPS will announce a virtual learning day in the weather closure announcement on our website and social media channels and through email communications and local media. We used all of our traditional snow days during last week’s snowstorm. Any future inclement weather days will include virtual learning whenever possible.

Listen to the January 14th RECORDING of our Parent Town Hall in which we discussed the technology, Schoology and Zoom, we will be using when we are virtual.

Virtual learning will begin on Zoom at 10:30. Attendance will be taken on these days; if you are having connectivity issues, please email your child’s teacher and refer to the technology Help Desk provided below.

HES Virtual Learning Grade Level Schedules 

We all need to prepare in order to have a successful inclement weather virtual learning day. Here at Herndon, teachers and staff will make sure students have the devices and accessories they need and will go over how to log in to their virtual learning tools. Teachers will let students know what to expect for their classes.

At home, we ask that you do a few simple things that will make an inclement weather virtual learning day run smoothly:

  • Ensure your child’s FCPS device can connect to your home network.
  • Plug your FCPS device in at home and make sure it is charging correctly.
  • Access your teacher’s Schoology course and related resources. How to Access Schoology & Zoom
  • Review how to access Zoomin the event a classroom or the school would need to move to virtual learning. 
  • Contact your child’s teacher if your child is unable to access Schoology materials.  (Note - teacher response will be limited during the virtual school day.)
  • For immediate technology support, a parent Help Desk is available between 7 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday at 833-921-3277 (English) and 571-423-4950 (Spanish), and technology support can be found online.
  • When we return to school, send back your child’s computer and charger via backpack.

Thank you for your help in making sure an inclement weather virtual learning day is a successful one for your child. Enjoy the weekend and stay tuned to FCPS announcements regarding Tuesday.

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

Warmly,

Candace Hunstad         Elizabeth Baxter

Principal                       Assistant Principal

Cold Weather Safety at HES

Dear Parents,
The cold weather is here and now that we are back in school, we want to remind you to make sure your children are well prepared to be out in the cold.

Students will continue to have recess, stand at the bus stops, walk to and from school, and even go out for fire drills. Make sure students come to school with warm jackets, gloves/mittens, and hats. You may even send in an extra pair of boots, socks, or even a change of clothes to keep in their cubby.

For detailed information regarding wind chills, please click here.

HERNDON ES LOST AND FOUND

Herndon ES has a lost and found and it is overflowing! If your child is missing something, please ask them to check or feel free to stop by and look.

Please join us in welcoming to the hive our new interim Assistant Principal, Mrs. Yaara Crane!

Click here for the January 14, 2022 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

January 16- January 22, 2022 Weekly Character Strength: 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.

Spanish La Perseverancia Card

Meet our 3rd Grade Team!

rFrom top left to right: Shaina Mufti, Mayra Olmeda, Lindsay Taylor, Erin McGuigan.  Bottom: Pam Galyean, Kaitlyn Twumasi, Amy Smith, and Miriam Mazanec.

Come and work at Herndon ES in the New Year!

Herndon ES is hiring!  We are looking for a Student Monitor and Dining Room assistant to begin in January. 

Student Monitor: This is fabulous 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 to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; 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.

  $15.73/hour 

 

Dining Room Assistant: Assists students in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers. This is a great part-time job!  No experience needed.

 $11.56/hour

 

Please contact Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

Become a Substitute Teacher and Save the Day!Attend the Virtual Substitute Job Fair on January 18

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs.
Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. If you are interested, FCPS is holding a virtual Substitute Job Fair on Tuesday, January 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more about the fair, as well as how to apply, prepare, register, and attend.

Calling All College Students! Use Your Breaks to Make Extra Cash by Becoming A Sub
If you are a college student home on winter break, or you live in the area full-time, becoming a substitute teacher is an excellent part-time job. You can decide what days you want to work, and even do half days. Spring break is also a great time to make some extra cash. Julian Lawson Consolla is a junior at the University of Kentucky who is working at Mount Eagle Elementary School while he has a few weeks off.  Learn about his experience as a substitute teacher

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 2020-2021 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 Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

December 20-31: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break, OFFICE CLOSED

January 3, 2022: School resumes

January 17:  NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 20: 2 Hour Early Release at 2:05 pm.  End of 2nd Quarter

January 21: NO SCHOOL, Teacher Workday

January 24: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day

January 28: SCA Spirit Day: Backwards Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

February 25: SCA Spirit Day: Twin Day!

Thank you HES PTA for a delicious winter lunch and to all of the families who brought in cookies for the entire staff!  

Dear Bee Families,

We are at the end of celebrating 12 Days of Cheer with our scholars and staff members and every day has been packed with fun.

As you plan and begin your winter break, PLEASE be cognizant that COVID is still playing a large part in our daily lives. We ask that you remain vigilant about strategies that are proven to minimize spread. From our experience, students are being exposed and the virus is transmitting outside of school in places where children are not wearing masks. Because our students and staff consistently wear their masks appropriately and we continue to quarantine students who are close contacts, there has been no spread here at school. The impact of students having to be out for days at a time (when infected or exposed) is still great. We ask that you continue to take precautions so that we can start 2022 TOGETHER and HEALTHY.

We hope that your break is peaceful, restful and happy. Thank you, as always for your continued partnership as we all do our very best to navigate and thrive during this school year.

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

With Kindness and Appreciation,

Candace Hunstad                      Elizabeth Baxter

Proud Principal                          Assistant Principal

December 20 - December 31

Office Closed

Enjoy the break

See you Monday, January 3, 2022!

FCPS Student Devices over Winter Break

Dear Parents,

If you are traveling out of the country for the upcoming winter break, students should not be taking their FCPS issued devices with them. Please leave them at home.

Thank you!

HES student, Dishant Ranjitkar and HES strings teacher, Chelsea Haislip

Music Loft HES Strings Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to 6th grader Dishant Ranjitkar who is the recipient of this year's first ever "Music Loft" Herndon ES Strings Scholarship!  Dishant has played violin at Herndon ES since 4th grade.  

Chelsea Haislip, his strings teacher at HES says, "He has grown so much as a violinist!  He practices 7 days a week, is always kind, hardworking, and supportive of other string classmates.  He is a talented and amazing musician!  I am thrilled that Dishant gets the opportunity to have private violin lessons. Dishant has told me almost every class how much he loves the violin and that he will continue playing past high school!".

We want to send a huge "Thank You" to Laura Readyoff, the owner of the local music store, The Music Loft.  Not only has she created this very special scholarship, but she donated 10 instruments (violins and violas) to our HES strings program.  She has been a huge supporter of Herndon ES and the Herndon community for many years.  

Click here for the December 17, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

January 2- January 8, 2022 Weekly Character Strength: Optimism

WHAT DOES Optimism mean: You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

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.

Thank you to the Green Lizard Foundation

 

Herndon ES is consistently blessed by the Herndon community!  The local Green Lizard Foundation is an amazing organization!!  Their donations will bring JOY and help MANY children have a Happy Holiday!  https://www.thegreenlizardfoundation.com/

 

Meet our 2nd Grade Team!

From top left to right: Cindy Bergeron, Anish Goveas-Foti, Gaby Young, Haley Kirk.  Bottom: Marazul Ortega, Michelle Park, Susanna Pleasants, and Alysia Troiano.

Come and work at Herndon ES in the New Year!

Herndon ES is hiring!  We are looking for a Student Monitor and Dining Room assistant to begin in January. 

Student Monitor: This is fabulous 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 to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; 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.

  $15.73/hour 

 

Dining Room Assistant: Assists students in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers. This is a great part-time job!  No experience needed.

 $11.56/hour

 

Please contact Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

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 2020-2021 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, December 10 , 2021

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

December 15: Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

December 17: SCA Spirit Day:  PJ Day!

December 20-31: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break, OFFICE CLOSED

January 3, 2022: School resumes

HES general music teacher, Cara Chaapel, took her 6th grade chorus students to sing outside for the preschool students at Trinity Presbyterian Church, our community partner. This is an annual event and so much fun!

December 20 - December 31

Office Closed

Enjoy the break

See you Monday, January 3, 2022!

FCPS Student Devices over Winter Break

Dear Parents,
If you are traveling out of the country for the upcoming winter break, students should not be taking their FCPS issued devices with them. It would be best in these cases if the student left their FCPS device in their classroom prior to
traveling.
All students are permitted to leave their FCPS devices in the classroom over break if they wish.

Herndon ES presents 12 Days of December! December 1st–17th

Winter time is here, bringing lots of cheer!  So join in the fun!  This year, the spirit days are for everyone!

Click here for each day's description on our website.

Los 12 Días de Diciembre en Herndon

SCA Pajama Day! Friday, December 17th


Wear your favorite pajamas to school on the last day before winter break!

PTA News... Cookies Needed for HES Teacher and Staff Holiday Luncheon on December 15

 


Please join the PTA in celebrating our wonderful staff with a Holiday Lunch and Cookie Buffet on December 15th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help set up and we need lots of cookie donations! Click here for the Sign-Up Genius for cookie donations and more information.

Can you find Miss Mercy in this photo? 

We would like to thank our HES clinic aide, Mercy Caloyannides, for all of her hard work as a health care worker hero, especially during these past two years.  

And WELCOME BACK to the Herndon High School Madrigals!  It has been an annual tradition (except for last year) for them to come to Herndon Elementary and the Herndon pyramid schools and go caroling down the hallways with our students singing along.  We missed you!

Click here for the December 10, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

December 12- December 18, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Self Control

WHAT DOES Self Control mean: You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

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

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

Click here for Spanish.

Meet our 1st Grade Team!

From top left to right: Lisa O'Donnell, Colleen Kelly, Kendall Helton, Darlene Garcia Ramos.  Bottom: Lisa Jackson, Stephanie Elmes, Erin McGuigan, Susanna Pleasants, and Rachel Barranco.

Multilingual Parent Podcast: Winter
Vacation … Stay Calm, Set Expectations,
Connect with Family and Friends

Winter vacation will soon be here. In this episode the hostesses offer tips and reminders to get through the holidays and vacation with joy and peace. They talk about staying calm, envisioning a realistic holiday, setting expectations, and connecting with family and friends. There is also a reminder about FCPS Food Distribution for Winter Vacation. Call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 with any questions about food distribution.

Listen and subscribe:

Window for AAP Level IV (full-time) Referrals to Close December 15, 2021

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  no later than December 15. 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they are submitted to the central selection committee by emailing  Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Herndon ES. The video recordings of the Parent Information meetings have been sent in English through News You Choose. The Spanish Parent Information Meeting is this Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 6:30 PM. A News You Choose email with the recording will be sent after the Thursday parent meeting. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]

Thank you. 

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 2020-2021 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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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

December 9:  SCA Spirit Night at Panera, 4-8 pm

December 15: Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

December 17: SCA Spirit Day:  PJ Day!

December 20-31: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break, OFFICE CLOSED

January 3, 2022: School resumes

Celebrating Positivity Project "kindness" week and SCA spirit day "crazy mask day"!

PTA News... PTA Spirit Night at Panera on December 9

Join us at Panera on Thursday, December 9 from 4-8 pm at 460 Elden Street in Herndon and support the our PTA at the same time!  Show a digital version of the flyer at checkout or enter code PRFUND when ordering online and HES will receive a portion of the proceeds.  

Cookies Needed for HES Teacher and Staff Holiday Luncheon on December 15

 


Please join the PTA in celebrating our wonderful staff with a Holiday Lunch and Cookie Buffet on December 15th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help set up and we need lots of cookie donations! Click here for the Sign-Up Genius for cookie donations and more information.

Herndon ES presents 12 Days of December! December 1st–17th

Winter time is here, bringing lots of cheer!  So join in the fun!  This year, the spirit days are for everyone!

Click here for each day's description on our website.

Los 12 Días de Diciembre en Herndon

Click here for the December 3, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

November 28- December 4, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Kindness

WHAT DOES Kindness mean: You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

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

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

Click here for Spanish.

December 5- December 11, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: OPM- Our words and actions affect others

WHAT DOES OPM mean: Other people matter.

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

Click here for the full explanation of OPM- Knowing our words and actions affect others and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

Meet our Kindergarten Team!

From top left to right: Sunita Graham, Bertha Sanders, Ruth Goldberger, Lydia Montero.  Center: Itir Hallberg, Shauna Leavitt, Nadia Khalidi, Rabia Gilani, Nataly Blanco, Jessica Kim, Molly Laverty. Bottom: Sandy Newman, Kimberley Robinson, Ana Argueta, Martina Willis, Susanna Pleasants.

Window for AAP Level IV (full-time) Referrals to Close December 15, 2021

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  no later than December 15. 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they are submitted to the central selection committee by emailing  Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Herndon ES. The video recordings of the Parent Information meetings have been sent in English through News You Choose. The Spanish Parent Information Meeting is this Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 6:30 PM. A News You Choose email with the recording will be sent after the Thursday parent meeting. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]

Thank you. 

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 2020-2021 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

Happy Thanksgiving: SCHOOL CLOSED November 24-26

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Dates to Remember:

November 24-26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3: Picture Day Retakes

December 16: 2nd Quarter Interims go home

December 20-31: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 3, 2022: School resumes

  Our Herndon ES Family wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

We will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break, November 24-26.

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

2022 Outstanding Employee Award Nominations Deadline TOMORROW, November 23

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2022 Outstanding Employee Award Nominations The 2022 FCPS OUTSTANDING NOMINATIONS Deadline is Tomorrow, Tuesday, November  23!

Please click the links below to submit your nominations. You may nominate more than one person per category 😊. Preliminary nomination only requires a detailed paragraph or two about how the employee demonstrates the required criteria. The 2nd round is more detailed but worth the effort to recognize the hard work and dedication our amazing Bees put forth daily!

 

Nomination Window: Tuesday, November 23rd

 

Herndon ES Operational Employee Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Teacher Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Leader Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding NEW Teacher Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Principal Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to recognize the Herndon ES amazing  & OUTSTANDING faculty and staff!!!!!!

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Tiffany Bryant, Awards Liaison – [email protected]

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

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

November 24-26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3: Picture Day Retakes

December 16: 2nd Quarter Interims go home

December 20-31: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 3, 2022: School resumes

Thank you to our HES PTA, committee chairs Bryn Caraway and Sara Murphy, all of the wonderful volunteers, staff, parents, and community for supporting our 2021 Fall Book Fair.  Not only is this a fundraiser for our school, but supports our students in fostering a love of reading!

 

 

Thanksgiving Break November 24-26



As a reminder, schools and offices will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break, November 24-26. Classes will resume on Monday, November 29. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

  Picture Retake Day
December 3


Our Picture Retake Day is Friday, Dec. 3rd from 9:30 – 11:30AM.  Retakes are ONLY for students who were absent on picture day, are new to HES, or whose parents didn’t like the pre-paid pictures and want a retake.  If students have paid for a package and want a retake they should take the original package with them and hand it to the photographer.

Click here for the November 19, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

November 21- November 27, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

WHAT DOES Gratitude mean: You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

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

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

PreK students made turkey puppets in art class for Thanksgiving.

FCPS Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

Window for AAP Level IV (full-time)
Referrals to Close 
December 15, 2021

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  no later than December 15. 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they are submitted to the central selection committee by emailing  Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]  Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Herndon ES. The video recordings of the Parent Information meetings have been sent in English through News You Choose. The Spanish Parent Information Meeting is this Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 6:30 PM. A News You Choose email with the recording will be sent after the Thursday parent meeting. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

Naomi Egerton Baker  [email protected] or Katie Anderson [email protected]

Thank you. 

Meet our PreK Team!

From left to right: Tracy Norton, Cristina Seaton, Maggie Mack, Liliana Carpio-Manrique

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 2020-2021 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

HES Book Fair and PTA Meeting TONIGHT!

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  PTA Scholastic Book Fair
Family Shopping Evening 
TONIGHT!

November 15-19

Family Shopping Evening, November 16, 4-7pm
(PTA General Meeting immediately following in the Cafeteria)

Family Shopping Before School, November 17, 8:30-9:00am

HES Library

*Parents MUST accompany students when shopping outside of school hours

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet, our digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store™ online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/herndonelementaryschool

Click here for the flyer.

(Masks are required inside the school)

PTA General Meeting
TONIGHT!

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm

(Immediately following PTA Book Fair)

Cafeteria

Everyone is welcome to join us in the cafeteria for the PTA meeting immediately following the book fair.  Catch up on all of the amazing PTA news!

(Masks are required inside the school)

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

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

November 15-19: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

November 16: Book Fair Family Evening, Library,  4-7 pm

November 16: PTA General Meeting, Cafeteria, 7 pm

November 17:  Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

November 17:  Book Fair Before School Family Shopping, 8:30am-9:00am

November 17: Virtual FLE Family Preview Night, 6:30 pm

November 18: Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening Parent Info Night (Spanish)

November 24-26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3: Picture Day Retakes

Kindergartners in Ms. Montero's class created a Veterans Day wall.  All grade levels participated in learning about Veterans' Day.

FLE Parent Preview Night

HES parents and guardians are invited to join us on Zoom on Wednesday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm for our Virtual Family Life Education preview night. A Zoom link will be emailed to our parents via eNotify. Please click here for more information and opt out forms.


PTA Scholastic Book Fair

November 15-19

Family Shopping Evening, November 16, 4-7pm

Family Shopping Before School, November 17, 8:30-9:00am

HES Library

*Parents MUST accompany students when shopping outside of school hours

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet,
our digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store™ online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/herndonelementaryschool

Click here for the flyer.

PTA General Meeting

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm

Cafeteria

(Masks are required inside the school)

Shop the Book Fair in the library before the meeting, 4-7 pm!

Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening  Parent Information Meeting in SPANISH

November 18, 2021 @6:30 in Spanish

Please join us for a virtual parent information night with information about our NEW local level IV program at Herndon Elementary. We will also give you details about the screening process for advanced academics.

November 9, [email protected] 6:30 in English (Recording)

Zoom link will be sent in an eNotify email. 

English and Spanish flyers can be found here.

Click here for the November 12, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

November 14- November 20, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

WHAT DOES Gratitude mean: You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

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

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

November’s Walking Wednesday Dedicated to Ruby Bridges

 

Students and families are being encouraged to take part in monthly Walking Wednesdays during the 2021-22 school year to help promote mental and physical health. The Safe Routes to School office will be promoting Walking Wednesdays throughout the year, with a different theme each month.

November’s event is dedicated to Ruby Bridges, the elementary student who, as the first African American student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, was escorted to school by federal marshals in 1960. Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is November 17.

FCPS Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

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 2020-2021 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

Advanced Academics Parent Meeting Information

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Thank you for attending our Virtual Level IV Parent Information and Screening Meeting (English) on Tuesday November 9th, 2021.  Please click here to watch the recording of the meeting.

We are interested in your input. Please fill out the  Local Level IV Community Survey . Let us know if you have any questions.

For more information, here is the recording for the September 30th, 2021 meeting and please visit the Advanced Academics page on our Herndon Elementary website.

The Spanish Virtual Level IV Parent Information and Screening Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 18th, at 6:30pm.  A Zoom link will be sent via eNotify.

Thank you!

Katie Anderson [email protected] and Naomi Egerton Baker [email protected]
Herndon Elementary Advanced Academics Resource Teachers

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

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

November 9: Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening Parent Info Night (English)

November 11: 2 Hour Early Release (2:05 pm), Veteran's Day

November 11: Quarter 1 Report Cards go Home

November 15-19: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

November 16: Book Fair Family Evening, Library,  6-8 pm

November 16: PTA General Meeting, Cafeteria, 7 pm

November 17: Virtual FLE Family Preview Night, 6:30 pm

November 18: Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening Parent Info Night (Spanish)

November 24-26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3: Picture Day Retakes

3rd grade mathematicians worked together to solve a 3 Act task. 

Veterans' Day, November 11 2 Hour Early Release at 2:05 pm

On Thursday, November 11, there will be a 2 hour early release for Veterans' Day. Herndon Elementary will dismiss at 2:05 pm.  If your student takes a bus, please be at the bus stop 2 hours early. 

Please refrain from picking up or making transportation changes for your child between 1-2pm.  Many students are eating lunch, have an adjusted schedule,  and teachers are giving end of the day instructions. This can be disruptive to teachers and students.  Please come earlier for early dismissals and send in a note with your student ahead of time.  Thank you. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

FLE Parent Preview Night

HES parents and guardians are invited to join us on Zoom on Wednesday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm for our Virtual Family Life Education preview night. A Zoom link will be emailed to our parents via eNotify. Please click here for more information and opt out forms.

 PTA Sponsored Scholastic Book Fair is coming to HES!

 

Dear Families:
Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference!

Book Fair dates: November 15-19 in the HES Library

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet,
our digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store™ online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/herndonelementaryschool

See you at the Book Fair!  Until then, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Bryn Caraway
PTA Book Fair Chairperson, Herndon Elementary School

Click here for the English and Spanish flyer. 

We need Book Fair Volunteers!

Click on the SignUpGenius link and lets us know if you would like to help setup, be a cashier, or pack up book fair at the end of the week. 

SAVE the DATE!! Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening  Parent Information Meeting

Please join us for a virtual parent information night with information about our NEW local level IV program at Herndon Elementary. We will also give you details about the screening process for advanced academics.

Join us if you want to know:

  • How does my student apply for Level IV?
  • What can I do as a parent to help with this process?
  • What are the deadlines or timelines for this process?
  • What does it look like once my student is accepted?
  • What will the program for Level IV look like at Herndon Elementary School?
  • Any other question you might have about the screening or Level IV process

November 9, [email protected] 6:30 in English 

November 18, 2021 @6:30 in Spanish

Zoom link will be sent in an eNotify email. 

English and Spanish flyers can be found here.

Click here for the November 5, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

Do you need to pick up your student early?

Just a reminder... If you need to pick up your children early, please pick them up by 3:00 pm.  The last hour before school dismisses (3-4pm) is very important for all students and teachers.  Many classes are finishing lessons or coming back from specials and it is quite disruptive to call for the students at that time.  We appreciate your help in maintaining instruction time. Of course----emergency situations can be accommodated. 

Also, if you are picking up your children, please leave plenty of time for us to call and for them to come to the office.  We would appreciate it if you send a note in their back pack, call, and/or email the school.  That can expedite the process.  

If you have time and would like to use Kiss and Ride, the line begins shortly after 3:35 pm and the students are dismissed at 4:05 pm. The line is usually done by 4:15 pm. 

November 7- November 13, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Bravery

WHAT DOES Bravery mean: You act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

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

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

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 2020-2021 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

Calling All 2022 Outstanding Employee Award Nominations!

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2022 Outstanding Employee Award Nominations The 2022 FCPS OUTSTANDING NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

Please click the links below to submit your nominations. You may nominate more than one person per category 😊. Preliminary nomination only requires a detailed paragraph or two about how the employee demonstrates the required criteria. The 2nd round is more detailed but worth the effort to recognize the hard work and dedication our amazing Bees put forth daily!

 

Nomination Window:  NOW – Tuesday, November 23rd

 

Herndon ES Operational Employee Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Teacher Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Leader Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding NEW Teacher Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Principal Nomination

 

Herndon ES Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to recognize the Herndon ES amazing  & OUTSTANDING faculty and staff!!!!!!

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Tiffany Bryant, Awards Liaison – [email protected]

 

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

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

October 29: End of 1st Quarter

November 1: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 2: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday and Election Day

November 9: Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening Parent Info Night (English)

November 11: 2 Hour Early Release (2:05 pm), Veteran's Day

November 11: Quarter 1 Report Cards go Home

November 15-19: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

November 16: Book Fair Family Evening, Library,  6-8 pm

November 16: PTA General Meeting, Cafeteria, 7 pm

November 18: Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening Parent Info Night (Spanish)

November 24-26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3: Picture Day Retakes

Today is Superhero Spirit Day!  Kindergarten is just one of our many Superhero teams at Herndon ES.

  November 1 and 2

Schools are closed for students on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2, for teacher work days. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

  Federal Impact Aid Surveys
Due by November 5

HES sent these forms home on Thursday, October 14 in Thursday folders, so please check with your student. We need you to complete the pre-printed form for each student enrolled in your household. 

Please complete, sign, and date each form and have your student return their form to their classroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information can be found here.

Do you need to pick up your student early?

Just a reminder... If you need to pick up your children early, please pick them up by 3:00 pm.  The last hour before school dismisses (3-4pm) is very important for all students and teachers.  Many classes are finishing lessons or coming back from specials and it is quite disruptive to call for the students at that time.  We appreciate your help in maintaining instruction time. Of course----emergency situations can be accommodated. 

Also, if you are picking up your children, please leave plenty of time for us to call and for them to come to the office.  We would appreciate it if you send a note in their back pack, call, and/or email the school.  That can expedite the process.  

If you have time and would like to use Kiss and Ride, the line begins shortly after 3:35 pm and the students are dismissed at 4:05 pm. The line is usually done by 4:15 pm. 

 PTA Sponsored Scholastic Book Fair is coming to HES!

 

Dear Families:
Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference!

Book Fair dates: November 15-19 in the HES Library

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet,
our digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store™ online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/herndonelementaryschool

See you at the Book Fair!  Until then, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Bryn Caraway
PTA Book Fair Chairperson, Herndon Elementary School

Click here for the English and Spanish flyer. 

We need Book Fair Volunteers!

Click on the SignUpGenius link and lets us know if you would like to help setup, be a cashier, or pack up book fair at the end of the week. 

SAVE the DATE!! Virtual Level IV and AAP Screening  Parent Information Meeting

Please join us for a virtual parent information night with information about our NEW local level IV program at Herndon Elementary. We will also give you details about the screening process for advanced academics.

Join us if you want to know:

  • How does my student apply for Level IV?
  • What can I do as a parent to help with this process?
  • What are the deadlines or timelines for this process?
  • What does it look like once my student is accepted?
  • What will the program for Level IV look like at Herndon Elementary School?
  • Any other question you might have about the screening or Level IV process

November 9, [email protected] 6:30 in English 

November 18, 2021 @6:30 in Spanish

Zoom link will be sent in an eNotify email. 

English and Spanish flyers can be found here.

Click here for the October 29, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

Meet our New Teacher
Shauna Leavitt Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Firefighters and Friends Drive

Dear Herndon Family:

Each year, our students benefit from supplies, toys and coats from The Firefighters and Friends Drive.  This group is a mixture of current and retired firefighters on the Route 1 corridor (Read their story here:  http://www.ffandfriends2therescue.org/ ).  They have provided support for years and now are in need of support with fundraising. The amount of time that goes into fundraising the thousands of dollars every year for the supplies, coats and toys is incredibly challenging. In order to continue our operations, they truly need us!

Please use the link that is in this email and please pass along to a friend! Any amount of support helps, and collectively it can make a great deal of difference. 

Thank you.

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/operation-warm-inc/join-firefighter-friends-to-the-rescue-and-fairfax-county-fire-rescue-department-to-give-coats-to-kids-in-need

Tiffany A. Bryant

Professional School Counselor

Herndon Elementary School

October 31- November 6, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Perseverance

WHAT DOES Perseverance mean: You complete what you start.  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.

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 2020-2021 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 Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

October 23:  HES PTA Trunk or Treat, 4:00-7:00 pm in the parking lot

October 25: Positivity Project celebrate "Creativity", Wear Green! 

October 27: Fall Picture Day

October 29: 2 HOUR Early Release (2:05 pm) , End of 1st Quarter

November 1: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 2: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 9: AAP Parent Meeting (English)

November 11: 2 Hour Early Release (2:05 pm), Veteran's Day

November 15-19: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

November 18: AAP Parent Meeting (Spanish)

HES staff, students, and families joined together and walked in the HHS Homecoming Parade last Saturday.  Our theme was from the movie "101 Dalmatians" which was the #1 movie in 1961, when Herndon ES opened.  We are celebrating 60 years and we're still going strong!

Administrator Avenue

Dear Bee Families,

We are so proud of our students and our community. We have had a busy couple of weeks. We want to start our letter to you with gratitude. Thank you to our amazing PTA for co-sponsoring popsicles and pizza on the playground at the Herndon Community Center. We had an amazing turn-out. Thank you to our community partner Trinity Presbyterian Church for a wonderful staff breakfast. Thank you to all who participated in the Homecoming Parade! Our bees looked great as 101 Dalmatians. Thank you to all the families who have donated to our Amazon wish list so we could surprise our staff with snacks. Lastly, thank you to all the families who have donated money and gift cards. The love you all have shown has been overwhelming and we will forever be grateful.

The weather is turning and it finally feels like fall. Please make sure your child comes to school with the appropriate outerwear. If your family needs support in providing a jacket please reach out to one of our counselors so we can meet your child's needs.

We look forward to continuing to partner with you all. We believe that communication is key. Thank you to all families who have already participated in parent-teacher conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher if you still need to schedule yours.

Finally, we will have support from FCPS central office members who will be working at our school as interim assistant principals. We are looking forward to welcoming them next week!

As always, we are a team! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or compliments you may have. If you have seen a HES staff member going above and beyond fill out an FCPS Cares here.

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Elizabeth Baxter 

Proud Principal                   Assistant Principal    

Friendly Reminder
Fall Picture Day is Next Week! Wednesday, October 27

Fall picture day is this coming Wednesday, October 27. Order forms from Lifetouch were sent home in your student's Thursday folder yesterday. Please check your child's backpack. 

Purchasing a picture package is optional. These photographs will serve as our students' official yearbook pictures.

Want to order pictures and pay online?  Here's the link: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and the id for Herndon ES is EVTGDQ8CC or complete the order form and have your child bring it into school by Wednesday, October 27 .

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)  Parent/Guardian Signature Due October 29th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Parent/Guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in ParentVue in your child’s SIS account or sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by October 29, 2021.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. Hard copies of the form to be signed may also be picked up in our main office.

  Federal Impact Aid Surveys
Due by November 5

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

HES sent these forms home on Thursday, October 14 in Thursday folders, so please check with your student. We need you to complete the pre-printed form for each student enrolled in your household. 

Please complete, sign, and date each form and have your student return their form to their classroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

No Thanksgiving Lunch 

Sadly, FCPS will not be doing Thanksgiving lunch this year. We know how much our families love this event and we realize how the health and safety of our students and families must take priority this year.

Free and Reduced Meals Forms

While every student in FCPS is receiving free meals this year, the application for Free/Reduced Meals will still need to be completed if you require reduced/waived fees for outside sports fees, instrument rentals, etc.  Parents/guardians must also complete the Consent to Share form.  These forms can be found here.

Formularios para Almuerzos Gratis/Reducidos

Aunque todos los estudiantes de FCPS reciben comidas gratis este año, todavía deberá completarse la solicitud de comidas gratis / reducidas si necesita tarifas reducidas o gratuitas para tarifas deportivas externas, alquiler de instrumentos, etc. Los padres / tutores también deben completar el formulario de consentimiento para compartir información. Estos formularios se pueden encontrar aquí en https://www.fcps.edu/node/31049  O comuníquense con la Sra. Raquel al (703)326-3103

Herndon ES is Hiring

Love our school community and want to work here? Join our fun, friendly, and energetic family!

Student Monitors 

This is a wonderful position for someone who wants to work only when the students are in session.

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, and specials; helps maintain order and discipline, and assists in managing the behavior 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,. This is an hourly paid position, Monday - Friday, 8:50 am - 4:20 pm.

$15.73/hour 

Dining Room Assistants

Herndon ES is looking for 2 friendly, energetic dining room assistants to help maintain expectations of cafeteria behavior, and who loves working with children. Job duties include assisting students during lunchtime, supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers. This is an hourly paid position, Monday - Friday, 10:45 am - 2:45 pm.

$11.56/hour

Math Intervention Teacher, Part-time Reading Intervention Teacher, Part-time

Provides support to our school in the expertise of math or reading. This is a great position for former or retired teachers, too.   Each position is 20 hours per week.

If interested please contact Elizabeth Baxter [email protected]
or Sandy Goodwin at 703-326-3100 or segood[email protected] 

Herndon ES and FCPS is Looking for Substitutes

Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. We are  looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building.

If you are interested in substitute teaching, you can set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist.  Visit the FCPS substitute information page here

Please contact Carmen Arrieta at 703-326-3100 or [email protected]

Click here for the October 22, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!

Meet our New Teacher
Kerry McEwen October 24-30, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Creativity

WHAT DOES Creativity mean: You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.

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

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

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 2020-2021 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 Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

PTA Clubs begin week of October 18!

October 16: HHS Homecoming Parade (see below for details)

October 18: Positivity Project celebrate "Forgiveness", Wear Green! 

October 23:  HES PTA Trunk or Treat, 4-7pm in the parking lot

October 27: Fall Picture Day

October 29: 2 HOUR Early Release (2:05 pm) , End of 1st Quarter

November 1: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 2: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 11: 2 Hour Early Release (2:05 pm), Veteran's Day

Staff and students wore blue in honor of National Stop Bullying Day.

Join HES in the HHS Parade
TOMORROW! HERNDON HOMECOMING PARADE Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Herndon ES is celebrating our 60 year anniversary.  Our theme is based on the movie, "101 Dalmatians", which was the number 1 movie in 1961 when our school was built.

All Herndon Elementary families are invited to walk with us in the parade!  The town would love to cheer for our HES BEES!  

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Organization: Herndon ES                                                                      

Your Unit Number is:   22

Meeting time: 8:45 – 9:00 am

DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE OR IN COSTUME FOR "101 DALMATIANS"

The staging area for the Homecoming Parade is Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust Street.

  • ONLY those vehicles that are part of the parade are permitted entry onto Locust Street
  • NO passenger drop-offs are permitted at the intersections of Elden Street and Sterling Road OR the intersection of Elden Street and Locust Street
  • Dropping off participants at the District Floor Depot, 1051 Elden Street is recommended. A walkway between the Extended Stay hotel and the store provides quick and close access to the middle school.
  • Elden Street from Sterling Road to Monroe Street will close completely to traffic at 9:00 am. Late arrivals may access the middle school staging area via Alabama Drive to Florida Avenue, to Center St, to drop off at Locust Street; or, via the District Floor Depot, 1051 Elden Street.
  • Parade goes rain or shine!
  • The route is approximately ¾ of a mile and takes 1-1.5 hours to complete the full parade.
  • Look for parade marshals wearing yellow jackets to answer your questions.

We look forward to a fun and exciting event, and we thank you for your participation.

*The parade details can be found on our website, too! herndones.fcps.edu

PTA Clubs begin Next Week!
Register NOW

We are so happy to have our before school PTA sponsored clubs return for in-person participation!  They will begin the week of October 19th.  Chess will be in our library, Young Rembrandts Art in Mr. Henry's art room, and Yoga in the STEAM room.  Check out the flyers and register today!

PTA Chess Before School Club Registration

PTA Yoga Before School Club Registration

PTA Young Rembrandts Art Before School Club Registration

  Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

HES sent these forms home in Thursday folders on Thursday, October 14, so please check with your student. We need you to complete the pre-printed form for each student enrolled in your household.  Please complete, sign, and date each form and have your student return their form to their classroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

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

October 17-23, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: 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.

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

Meet our New Teacher
Sunita Graham Face Masks are Required in FCPS Buildings and Buses

Dear Parents,

Please talk to your child about the mask requirement. To ensure the safety of students and staff, a mask requirement is in place for everyone indoors on school properties and buses. Outdoor masking is recommended for those who are unvaccinated.

Please refer to  Regulation 2109.1,  (Regulation 2613) for more details.

How to Make a Mask Fit Better on a Child

Is your child's mask too big?  Here are some ways to create a better fitting mask for your child.

CDC video: click here

Video with picture guides: click here

Instruction with pictures: click here

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 2020-2021 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 Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

September 15-October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11: NO School for Students, Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12: Positivity Project celebrate "Integrity", Wear Green! 

October 13: National Stop Bullying Day, Wear Blue!

October 27: Fall Picture Day

October 27: PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle, 4-8 pm 

October 29: 2 HOUR Early Release (2:05 pm) , End of 1st Quarter

November 1: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 2: NO School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 11: 2 Hour Early Release (2:05 pm), Veteran's Day

HES staff wore pink today in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

  Monday, October 11th NO School for Students

 

Monday, October 11, is a student holiday in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes and honors the beautiful traditions and cultures of Indigenous People, not just in America, but around the world.

It's Time for a Parade!

We are pleased to announce Herndon Elementary’ s participation in the Herndon High School Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 16, 2021! The theme of the parade this year is “Herndon Goes Hollywood!” In honor of Herndon Elementary’ s 60th Anniversary, our students are invited to dress as 101 Dalmatians to honor the #1 Disney movie of 1961!


All HES students, parents and staff members are encouraged to participate!


Click here for the  student registration and parent acknowledgement form . This form must be completed and returned to the school no later than, October 14, 2021.
We hope you can join us for this very fun tradition for the Town of Herndon! If you have questions, please contact Jaime Graham: [email protected]

PTA Clubs are Back!

We are so happy to have our before school PTA sponsored clubs return for in-person participation!  They will begin the week of October 19th.  Chess will be in our library, Young Rembrandts Art in Mr. Henry's art room, and Yoga in the STEAM room.  Check out the flyers and register today!

PTA Chess Before School Club Registration

PTA Yoga Before School Club Registration

PTA Young Rembrandts Art Before School Club Registration

Guidance for Student Sent Home
with COVID-Like Illness

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. We all want them back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting Monday, October 4, the Return to School form is no longer needed, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

 

OR   

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

If you have any questions about this new process, or how to navigate your child’s return to school, please call the office at 703-326-3100.

StreamIN/CheckIN has begun in FCPS schools. This new option keeps students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated due to COVID-19 connected to the classroom. Curious about what the experience is like for teachers and students? Check out this brief video

Learn more about StreamIN/CheckIN on the FCPS website.

SEL Screener

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs. SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The screener will review these skills, as well as students’ relationships, feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

Students in grades 3-12 will be screened during the week of October 11th. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). Please contact your student's school counselor or the school's test coordinator with questions.

Meet our New Teacher
Conner Rhodes Staff Appreciation Donations Needed

The administrative team of Herndon Elementary would like to plan different ways to show our amazing staff our appreciation. 

We would like to honor our school’s hard-working, dedicated teachers and the outstanding support staff with “door prizes” at our staff meetings throughout the year.  We love to receive gift cards in any amount.

As an administrative team, we feel grateful to work with such dedicated and thoughtful professionals.  Every staff member is an asset to our school, and we are lucky to have them be part of our Herndon Elementary family.

If you would like to donate, please send all donations in your child’s Thursday folder in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Hunstad or Mrs. Baxter.  Please label your donation with your child’s name and you will also receive a thank you from the administrative team.

Thank you for all that you do to support our Bees!

October 10-16, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: Integrity

WHAT DOES Integrity mean: You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

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

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

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 2020-2021 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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International Walk to School Day

 

When: TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 6

We invite our Bees to participate in this walk or bike to school event tomorrow!  Please check out this video for more information on International Walk to School Day: https://youtu.be/mwnY_p1hVbI

 

Come to the front of Herndon Elementary and sign the banner!  There is a bike rack, too.

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

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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

September 15-October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 4: Positivity Project celebrate "OPM: Being Present and Giving Others my Attention", Wear Green! 

October 6: International Walk to School Day

October 11: Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 13: National Stop Bullying Day, Wear Blue!

October 27: Fall Picture Day 

October 29: 2 HOUR Early Release, End of 1st Quarter

November 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

November 2: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

Thank you to our award winning PTA and our amazing admin and staff for providing over 600 popsicles and 100 boxes of pizza to our students and families at the Herndon Community Center during Popsicles on the Playground!  

Herndon Pyramid Night at HHS CANCELLED for Tonight  Wednesday, October 6

October 6 is International Walk to School Day. Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work where it is safe to do so on Wednesday, October 6. HES has a bike rack near the front of the school.

If you walk or bike to school, come to the FRONT OF THE SCHOOL and sign the banner!   

Heritage Months and Observances

September--National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15, 2021 to October 15, 2021

October--Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, 2021;  LGBT History Month, Disability History and Awareness Month

November--Native American Heritage Month

February--Black History Month

March--Women’s History Month

April--Arab American History Month

May--Asian Pacific Islander History Month, Jewish American Heritage Month 

June--LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month

LINK Holiday Program

We will offer 3 different dates to choose for receiving the food - Nov. 20, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18, from 10 am - 1pm. Registration will be online and limited. You MUST be pre-registered in order to receive assistance. You cannot be on more than one organization's holiday distribution list.

Sign up for the 2021 Holiday Program - https://fs10.formsite.com/XKyxYR/vxccgu09hq/index.html

If you need help filling out the form, please contact our Parent Liaison, Raquel Snyder at 703-326-3103.

Food will be picked up at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling and for families with children 16 and others, gifts will be distributed at Herndon United Methodist. LINK serves families residing in Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn.

Programa de Días Festivos LINK

Ofreceremos 3 fechas diferentes para escoger para recibir los alimentos: el 20 de noviembre, el 11 de diciembre y el 18 de diciembre, de 10am a 1pm. La registración será en línea y limitada. Ud. DEBE estar preinscrito para recibir asistencia. No puede estar en la lista de distribución de días festivos de más de una organización.

Regístrese para el programa de días festivos 2021: https://fs10.formsite.com/XKyxYR/vxccgu09hq/index.html

Si necesita ayuda para llenar el formulario, comuníquese con nuestra Enlace Familiar, Raquel Snyder al 703-326-3103.

Los alimentos se recogerán en Christ the Redeemer en Sterling y para las familias con niños de 16 y otras personas, los regalos se distribuirán en Herndon United Methodist. LINK atiende a familias que residen en Herndon, Sterling y Ashburn.

Free and Reduced Meals Forms

While every student in FCPS is receiving free meals this year, the application for Free/Reduced Meals will still need to be completed if you require reduced/waived fees for outside sports fees, instrument rentals, etc.  Parents/guardians must also complete the Consent to Share form.  These forms can be found here.

Formularios para Almuerzos Gratis/Reducidos

Aunque todos los estudiantes de FCPS reciben comidas gratis este año, todavía deberá completarse la solicitud de comidas gratis / reducidas si necesita tarifas reducidas o gratuitas para tarifas deportivas externas, alquiler de instrumentos, etc. Los padres / tutores también deben completar el formulario de consentimiento para compartir información. Estos formularios se pueden encontrar aquí en https://www.fcps.edu/node/31049  O comuníquense con la Sra. Raquel al (703)326-3103

Meet our New Teacher
Anisha Goveas-Foti October 3-9, 2021 Weekly Character Strength: OPM: Being present and giving others my attention.

WHAT DOES OPM: Being present and giving others my attention MEAN? This element of the Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) means that when I’m with other people, I’m present and give them my full attention. 

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

Click here for the full explanation of OPM: being present and giving others my attention and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

HES Change in Transportation Form

Our Herndon Elementary website has a new Change in Transportation form for your convenience!  The link is located under "Menu" in the top left corner or scroll to the bottom of the homepage. Click here for the form.

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 2020-2021 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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