Herndon ES Virtual Return to School Meeting, July 14, 7:30 pm

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Herndon Elementary Virtual Return to School Town Hall Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!  There will be a Herndon Elementary Return to School Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:30 p.m.  We will send the link to the meeting out on Tuesday morning.

GUARDE LA FECHA

Habrá una reunión municipal para Regreso a la Escuela de Herndon ES el martes, 14 de julio a las 7:30 pm. Enviaremos el enlace (link) para la reunión el martes por la mañana.

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

Camp Fairfax for Rising 1-6 Graders

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Camp Fairfax for Rising 1st - 6th Grade Children Based on Eligibility

July 13 - August 7

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

For Fees, Questions and to Register, Call: 

703-449-8989


Serving:
Rising 1st - 6th Grade Children Residing In Fairfax County.


Additional Information:
Weekly fees based on family income.

Breakfast, lunch and an
afternoon snack provided.

Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented.


Eligibility
All adults living in the child’s home must meet one or more of the criteria below, or an equivalent combination

Work 30+ hours a week.

Attend school full time
(at least 12 semester hours).

Attend a job training program 30+ hours a week.

Be unable to work due to a disability.

Locations:  

Baileys Community Center •• Braddock Elementary
Bucknell Elementary •• Crestwood Elementary
Gum Springs Community Center •• Herndon Elementary
James Lee Community Center •• Key Center*
Kilmer Center* • London Towne Elementary
Mott Community Center •• Oak View Elementary
Oakton Elementary •• Providence Community Center
Southgate Community Center •• Westgate Elementary
Willston Community Center •• Woodburn Elementary

Space is limited.
*Sites serving individuals with multiple disabilities, ages 5-21.

Fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc

Campamento de Fairfax para Niños entrando a Primer - Sexto Grado

Julio 13 - Agosto 7

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Para tarifas, preguntas y registraciones, llame al:
703-449-8989

Servicio
Niños entrando a Primer - Sexto
Grado Residentes del Condado de Fairfax.


Información Adicional
Tarifas semanales basadas en el ingreso familiar.

Desayuno, almuerzo y una merienda serán proporcionados

Actuales pautas de salud de CDC y seguridad se implementarán.


Elegibilidad
Todos los adultos que viven en la casa del niño deben cumplir con uno o más de los criterios a continuación, o una combinación equivalente

Trabajar 30 o más horas por semana.

Asistir a la escuela a tiempo completo (12 créditos por
semestre).

Asistir a un programa de entrenamiento de 30 o más horas
a la semana.

Incapacitado para trabajar debido a una discapacidad

Locaciones
Baileys Community Center •• Braddock Elementary
Bucknell Elementary •• Crestwood Elementary
Gum Springs Community Center •• Herndon Elementary
James Lee Community Center •• Key Center*
Kilmer Center* • London Towne Elementary
Mott Community Center •• Oak View Elementary
Oakton Elementary •• Providence Community Center
Southgate Community Center •• Westgate Elementary
Willston Community Center •• Woodburn Elementary
El espacio es limitado.
*Sitios que atienden a personas con discapacidades múltiples, de 5 a 21 años.

Fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc

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Herndon Pyramid Community Meetings, Monday, July 13

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Herndon Pyramid Community Meetings

 

 

The Herndon Pyramid principals will be holding two community meetings for families and staff to share what we know about the opening school plans and answer questions.

We will send recordings of the meetings out to our community for any who were unable to attend. 

Reuniones de la comunidad de Herndon Pyramid

Los directores de Herndon Pyramid realizarán dos reuniones comunitarias para que las familias y el personal compartan lo que sabemos sobre los planes de apertura de la escuela y respondan preguntas.

Enviaremos grabaciones de las reuniones a nuestra comunidad para aquellos que no pudieron asistir.

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Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, June 19, 2020

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Last Day to Pick Up Student Belongings is TODAY, June 19

If you missed picking up your student(s) belongings last week, we are offering one more opportunity for pick-up on Friday, June 19, 9 am to 3 pm We plan to dispose of any leftover student items. Please contact Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu if you won’t be able to make it that day and would like us to hold your child’s belongings.  Thank you!

Register your Student for HES Summer Learning Office Hours by  Today, June 19

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/WdtFLTKsv7QDCnvb9. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.  Please register by Friday, June 19th.  

Students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. They should attend the session for this year’s grade level.  The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten               Rabia Gilani                12 pm – 1 pm                          Monday

Grade 1                       Ashley Tingler             9:30 am – 10:30 am              Monday

Grade 2                       Saadia Abbasi             11 am – 12 pm                        Monday

Grade 3                       Pam Galyean              9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 4                       Marta Gonzalez           10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Grade 5                       Tara Carpenter           9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 6                       Candy Ruiz                 10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Special Education       Tara Carpenter          

ESOL                          Lisa O’Donnell and Brenna Clark

Drop off Food Donations for LINK  this Sunday, June 20

LINK food pantry is seeking donations of food.  There will be a special Collection at our partner, Trinity Presbyterian Church, across the street from Herndon Elementary.

SHOP, DRIVE, and DROP

Trinity Presbyterian Church

651 Dranesville Road, Herndon

Sunday, June 20

10am - 2pm

Items needed: Hearty soups, cereal, bagged beans, white rice, macaroni & cheese, canned pasta, meats, and tomato products. 

LINK food pantry feeds over 850 neighbors every week.  Your donations are greatly appreciated and thank you to Trinity Presbyterian Church for hosting this special food collection!

Heritage Fellowship Church Food Distribution for Families in Need this Sunday, June 20

We would like to thank the members of Heritage Fellowship Church so much for offering another food distribution for our community families in need.

HERITAGE HELPS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Heritage Fellowship Church

Southgate Recreation Center

Herndon Resource Center

Sunday, June 20

10am-11am

Herndon ES office is Currently Closed

Our Herndon ES website provides the most up to date news and we encourage you to view often at https://herndones.fcps.edu/

2020-2021 Registration for new students can be done online

School Supply lists are also online

For other questions please email Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu

Thank you and Stay Safe this summer!

Herndon ES Yearbook Update

We apologize for the delay but Lifetouch is also working remotely and slowly started back with production.  They told us that they may arrive as early as late June but probably sometime in July.  Please keep checking the Herndon ES website https://herndones.fcps.edu/ or email Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu with any questions.  More details will follow as soon as we receive updated information and we will contact you when they arrive.  Thank you for your patience during this time. 

Herndon ES School Supply Lists for 2020-2021

The HES class supply lists for 2020-2021 are now on the Herndon ES website https://herndones.fcps.edu/.  We have included printable versions as well.

https://herndones.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists

Register a Kindergartner or New Student at Herndon ES

We are currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact our registrar, Ms. Shermin Sirajudin, at 703-326-3108 or ssirajudin@fcps.edu , or fill out the Herndon Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Registration Sign Up form to schedule a registration appointment.  Please visit the Herndon ES website for more information.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, June 12, 2020

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You know that Herndon Elementary is a special place when former students who just graduated from high school wanted to come back and do a drive by!  We are so proud of our 2020 graduates and wish them all the best!

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

This is the last “Friday” song for the school year!  We hope you have a wonderful summer and we can’t wait to see you again!  This song expresses how we feel about you – “Life is Better with You” by Michael Franti with the

PS 22 Chorus!

Love,

Mrs. Fennessy

Last Day to Pick Up Student Belongings is June 19

If you missed picking up your student(s) belongings last week, we are offering one more opportunity for pick-up on Friday, June 19 from 9 am to 3 pm We plan to dispose of any leftover student items. Please contact Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu if you won’t be able to make it that day and would like us to hold your child’s belongings.  Thank you!

Register for Summer Learning

Dear HES Families,

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. They should attend the session for this year’s grade level.  The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten               Rabia Gilani                12 pm – 1 pm                          Monday

Grade 1                       Ashley Tingler             9:30 am – 10:30 am              Monday

Grade 2                       Saadia Abbasi             11 am – 12 pm                        Monday

Grade 3                       Pam Galyean              9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 4                       Marta Gonzalez           10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Grade 5                       Tara Carpenter           9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 6                       Candy Ruiz                 10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Special Education       Tara Carpenter          

ESOL                          Lisa O’Donnell and Brenna Clark

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/WdtFLTKsv7QDCnvb9. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.  Please register by Friday, June 19th.  Thank you!

Please check the Herndon ES website for updates and more opportunities as they become available. https://herndones.fcps.edu/

Herndon ES Yearbook Update

We apologize for the delay but Lifetouch is also working remotely and slowly started back with production.  They told us that they may arrive as early as late June but probably sometime in July.  Please keep checking the website or email Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu with any questions.  More details will follow as soon as we receive updated information and we will contact you when they arrive.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Herndon ES School Supply Lists for 2020-2021

The HES class supply lists for 2020-2021 are now on the Herndon ES website.  We have included printable versions as well.

https://herndones.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists

Ms. Bryant, former teachers, and current staff were there for our 2020 high school grads and cheered them on, all the while social distancing.  Once a Bee always a Bee!

Register a Kindergartner or New Student at Herndon ES

We are currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact our registrar, Ms. Shermin Sirajudin, at 703-326-3108 or ssirajudin@fcps.edu , or fill out the Herndon Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Registration Sign Up form to schedule a registration appointment.  Please visit the Herndon ES website for more information.

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

Since we are all leaving the school year for summer vacation and things will look quite different this year, here is an article for 100 things to do this summer.  The link is https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/22/health/100-things-to-do-this-summer-wellness-trnd/index.html

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Grocery Assistance for Families in Need TODAY, Friday, June 12

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Grocery Assistance for Families in Need TODAY

GROCERY PICKUP Drive-Thru

TODAY, June 12, 2020

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ADAMS Center (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) 

46903 Sugarland Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

No name or ID needed.  Just drive through, pop your trunk, and they put the food in.

Entrega de Comida Para Familias Necesitadas

HOY, Viernes 12 Junio

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ADAMS Center 

46903 Sugarland Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

*No se necesita nombre ni identificación. Simplemente conduzca, abra su maletero y ellos pondrán la comida en su automóvil.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, June 5, 2020

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Today, Friday, June 5th was the Herndon ES "Drive Through" 6th Grade Celebration and Pick Up your Belongings Day.  Teachers, staff, and the PTA 6th Grade Celebration committee were there to greet the students with smiling eyes and a whole lot of love and pride!  They received special certificates, picked up their belongings, and got to see their teachers in real life!  

To our rising 7th graders, you are very resilient and prepared for this next step.  YOU are Herndon Bees!!!  We love you! 

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

This Friday, I would like to share another song (Bridge Over Troubled Water) by the South Lakes High School Pyramid! We are your bridge, bees!

Love,

Mrs. Fennessy

A Message from the Herndon Pyramid Principals

Dear Herndon Pyramid Families-

We reach out to you today as a united group of educational leaders in the Herndon Pyramid to acknowledge the events that have transpired illuminating the anger and hurt that exists in our country.  Racism and hate have no place in the Herndon Pyramid and we will continue to strive towards inclusivity and compassion for all while providing hope for our future.  To our Black and African American families and community members, we echo the words of our Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand, as he shared with the FCPS staff, “We see you, we believe you, and we stand with you.”

For many in our community, these recent events are raw and understandably quite upsetting.  It is important, yet impossible to comprehend centuries of horrifying injustice against minorities in this nation, particularly Blacks and African Americans.  We will not sit silently.  We have worked together to create environments where our students are welcome, and their voices are heard.  In our classrooms, and within our school communities, we will continue to learn about, value, and embrace each other’s differences while working to change the conditions that create inequalities.  We also work alongside our Equity Leads who ensure that we bring an awareness to our practices with an equity lens to ensure that we address the issues of racism and bias.  We are committed to this work and are determined to be a beacon for change.

The conversation does not stop with this letter or with one action towards addressing injustice, it does not stop with the leaders in the Herndon Pyramid Schools, it does not stop with one conversation; it never ends.

As families, here are a few resources you may want to consider using as you have important conversations with your children:

As always, we thank you for your trust and your partnership.  We are hopeful about our future as we teach our students to be the change they wish to see in the world.  As a community, we are here, and we stand together; we are Herndon Strong!

Shane Wolf, Aldrin Elementary

Jim Quinn, Armstrong Elementary

Kimberly Willison Loy, Clearview Elementary

Rae Mitchell, Dranesville Elementary

Teresa Fennessy, Herndon Elementary

Sharamaine Williams, Hutchison Elementary

Justine Klena, Herndon Middle

Dr. Liz Noto, Herndon High

 

Thank you to Dawn Winkler, Angie Erschens, and the 2020 6th grade Celebration parent committee!

Register a Kindergartner or New Student at Herndon ES

We are currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact our registrar, Ms. Shermin Sirajudin, at 703-326-3108 or ssirajudin@fcps.edu , or fill out the Herndon Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Registration Sign Up form to schedule a registration appointment.  Please visit the Herndon ES website for more information.

PTA News... Herndon ES PTA Election Results


Thank you to all who voted in our PTA Board Election this week and who attended the final General PTA Meeting of the 2019-20 School Year last night!   Your 2020-21 HES PTA Board is:

President: Sara Murphy
VP Membership: Martina Willis
VP Volunteers: Jenny Kimsey
Treasurer: Tomoko Azuma
Secretary: Candice Spaulding

Thank you to the outgoing Board members who have served so diligently and willingly for many years: Janice Young-Peele, Lisa Taggert, and Alysia Troiano.  We will spend the month helping the new members transition and understand their roles before the new Board takes over on July 1. 

Don’t forget your PTA Board is always available for questions and suggestions!

President: hernonptapresident@gmail.com
VP of Volunteers: herndonptavolunteers@gmail.com

VP of Membership: herndonptamembership@gmail.com
Treasurer: herndonptatreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary: herndonptasecretary@gmail.com

HES psychologist, Daniela Wiseman, started painting rocks, which includes animals, birds and insects with positive messages, and leaves them behind on trails where she walks.  Here is a picture of a collection of some of the rocks that she created, which includes the Herndon Bee Positive one that has been placed in the front of the school by the library mailbox.

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

This week, Herndon Elementary psychologist, Daniela Wiseman, shares an article on relaxation techniques for stress relief given our coronavirus fears and with recent events and civil unrest.  ://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/relaxation-techniques-for-stress-relief.htm

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, May 29, 2020

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Herndon ES Kindergarten teacher, Ruth Narcisse, was featured on the FCPS Instagram on Tuesday, May 26, for FCPS Teacher Tuesday.  Every Tuesday, FCPS highlights one of FCPS' amazing teachers on Instagram as part of their #TeacherTuesday series.  Congratulations Ms. Narcisse!

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

We’re still waiting for you bees!  We can’t wait to see you again! This is a great song from the PS22 choir!

Love, 

Mrs. Fennessy

Student Intention Forms for 2020-21

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for the next school year. For families NOT returning to Herndon ES in the fall of 2020-21, please click here English  and complete the form by 5/31/20.

Intenciones del Alumno para Año Escolar 2020-21

 Necesitamos el total de alumnos registrados para próximo año escolar. Si su alumno NO volverá a Herndon ES, por favor haga clic aquí Spanish y complete hasta el 31 de mayo.

Thank You for the Donations!

We are incredibly grateful to our staff and community for the abundance of donations of food.  These donations will allow us to create food bags until the end of the school year.  As very special thank you to Ms. Bryant and Ms. Choi for coordinating, and for PreK IAs Ms. Liliana and Ms. Tracy, and Kindergarten IAs Ms. Khalidi, Ms. Krop, and Ms. Newman for unboxing and putting it all away!

PTA News...

The last General PTA Meeting of the school year will be this Tuesday, June 2 at 8:30 pm.   Please log onto the Zoom meeting HERE to participate.

Everyone is welcome to participate, but only official PTA members of the 2019-20 school year can vote.  If you can’t attend the meeting but still wish to vote, please check your email for special instructions or ask Candice at herndonptasecretary@gmail.com to resend it.  We will be discussing the changes to our plans due to COVID-19, budget considerations, and electing a new PTA Board for the next school year. 

Check out https://herndonespta.com/generalptameeting/ for more information on the candidates."

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

This week, Herndon Elementary psychologist, Daniela Wiseman, has "12 Strategies for Self-care while Social Distancing" which includes additional links to more great resources.

Food Distribution at Herndon Bible Church

11:00 am -1:00 pm

Saturday, May 30

Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust Street, Herndon VA 20170

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Distribucion De Alimentos

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sabado Mayo 30

Escuela Intermedia De Herndon, 901 Locust Street, Herndon VA 20170

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, May 22, 2020

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Herndon ES celebrated "It's Art Day"!  Art teachers, Ms. McDonald and Mr. Henry, have over hundreds of students in their Google Classroom!  In keeping with this week's Positivity lessons, goal-directed and resilience, Ms. McDonald created this gallery to virtually honor the art work that students are making at home.  It is not easy to stay motivated and it can be challenging with limited supplies. When they see the work of their friends, students are encouraged to keep creating and showing up to class.  This is something they can share with family and friends around the globe.

Visit the “ It’s Art Day” Gallery to see what students have been creating at home.

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

        I’m not giving up on you!  Keep working hard!

        Love,

        Mrs. Fennessy

Schedule to Pick Up Student's Belongings

Students in Grades Pre K-5 will be able to pick up their belongings and medication next week.  We organized it by grade level to maintain social distancing and to comply with health department guidelines.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you!

The good news is that you won’t have to leave your car – we’re providing curbside service!  As you enter the bus loop, you will be directed to the appropriate class tent.  A staff member will locate your child’s belongings and hand them to you!  It would be helpful to have your child’s name displayed on the dashboard of your car so we can keep things moving!  Thank you!!

* If you have library books or instruments to return, you can drop them off here! 

** Ms. Schwoyer and Ms. Adams will need FCPS strings and band instruments returned from all 6th graders and those who are in 4th and 5th grade who will NOT be returning to HES.  Please make sure their name is on the case.

***If you have medications that need to be picked up, there will be a separate area in the drive-through. 

Date

Grade Level

Time

Wednesday, May 27

Kindergarten

9 am to 10:30 am

 

Second Grade

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

First Grade

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Thursday,  May 28

Grade 5

9:00 am to 10:30 am

 

Grade 4

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

Grade 3

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Friday, May 29

Pre-K

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Friday, June 5

Grade 6

TBD

 

Also, we are planning a 6th Grade recognition during student pick-up on June 5th.  More information will be sent out soon!

We miss you!

This week was Pre-K Spirit Week!  Pre-K teachers, Ms. Seaton, Miss Maggie, Ms. Liliana, and Ms. Norton are among out many Super Heroes at Herndon ES!

NO School on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

There are NO virtual classes this Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday.  

All of us at Herndon Elementary wish you a nice, long weekend!  

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

This week, Herndon Elementary psychologist, Daniela Wiseman, has 125 ideas to keep your children entertained during this time. 

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, May 15, 2020

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Thank you to HES counselors Ms. Bryant and Mr. Falkey, their support team, Carter Peele, and all of the presenters from around the country who quickly dreamed up, created, and put together an amazing VIRTUAL Career Day.  This was a first!  This demonstrated resiliency, a positive spirit, and coming together for our students during this difficult time.  

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

 

We hope you enjoy the beautiful sunshine this weekend!  Walk on sunshine as you dance to this song!

 

  Love,

                                                    Mrs. Fennessy

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

Herndon Elementary psychologist, Daniela Wiseman, has a list of 100 coping strategy ideas to help us during difficult times.  These are good for all ages. Click here for the list.

Students worked on their career explorations and parents shared pictures of their budding careers.  These are our future presenters at HES!  

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Herndon ES 1st Virtual Career Day

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Herndon ES presents our FIRST VIRTUAL Career Day! 

TODAY, May 14th  will mark our annual event with a special twist.  After Ms. Bryant had a conversation with 5th grader, Carter Peele 😊, the idea came to light!  Current and past participants were contacted (along with friends of Herndon ES near and far) to present a video explaining their current career area, skills and education needed and any other information to paint a picture for Herndon students. Next Mr. Falkey created a kid-friendly colorful, FUN platform for the students to experience the ‘feel’ of our yearly event.

While it’s not the same as our past Career Fair days that spanned over 20 years – it presents some of our career day favorites, new participants from around the country, as well as some of our beloved Herndon ES staff members – ALL for our students to gather information about career areas they may have never contemplated, have some fun while learning new things and bring a few needed smiles during this time!

We can’t wait to see pictures of students dressed as what they want to be!! Click the link and enjoy our 1st Virtual Career Day experience!

Here is the link for K-2nd grade:

https://sites.google.com/view/herndonvirtualcareerfair2020/home

Here is the link for 3-6:

https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/herndonvirtualcareerday/home

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, May 8, 2020

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Thank you to our students, parents, families, and community for making this a most amazing and unforgettable Herndon ES Staff Appreciation Week! ♥

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

We just love our HES Bees!

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Last Call to Order a HES Yearbook has been Extended to May 10

LAST CALL!  We will not be ordering extra books to sell this year!  Art Teacher, Ms. McDonald, designed it and you don't want to miss it!  Therefore, ONLINE ORDERING is the only way to secure one.  

Price: $14 each

The ordering code: 10616020

The online ordering link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

*This is also on our website: https://herndones.fcps.edu/

1st HES Virtual Career Day!

Dear HES Parents,

On Thursday, May 14, we are presenting our 1st HES Virtual Career Day! You will receive a YouTube link that will lead you to an amazing creation from the mind of our own Mr. Falkey!

One of THE best things about career day is seeing students dressed up as their chosen interest.  If you aren't able to dress up, feel free to share a pic in your Herndon spirit gear or a t-shirt with a positive message, while you are holding your career drawing or something that shows what career you are interested in!

If your child decides to participate, please take pics and send to the counselors Ms. Bryant and Mr. Falkey, their teacher, and/or post on social media!  

Final College Wednesday is May 13

One last chance to send in or tweet a photo with a college that you love!   To lead up to our 1st VIRTUAL career experience which is the next day send in a photo to your child's teacher, and/or tweet and tag @Herndon_ES.  We encourage higher education in all forms!

Student Intention Forms for 2020-21

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for the next school year. For families NOT returning to Herndon ES in the fall of 2020-21, please click here English  and complete the form by 5/31/20.

Intenciones del Alumno para Año Escolar 2020-21

 Necesitamos el total de alumnos registrados para próximo año escolar. Si su alumno NO volverá a Herndon ES, por favor haga clic aquí Spanish y complete hasta el 31 de mayo.

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, May 1, 2020

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HES Portrait of a Graduate and Positivity Project Video Series

Follow our Herndon Elementary weekly “Portrait of a Graduate and Positivity Project” video series!  Each week, Herndon specialists take turns creating engaging new video lessons through the lens of introducing Portrait of a Graduate skills and attributes to Herndon students.

In this week’s Portrait of a Graduate and Positivity Project Video Series, Ms. Richardson and Ms. Kwon talk about the benefits of questioning, Mr. McHenry challenges students to come up with a Corona Invention in STEAM, and Mr. Falkey teaches the importance of perseverance and not giving up!

This is now a blog on the home page of our freshly updated Herndon ES website.  Check it out!

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

I hope you have had an AMAZING week!!  

Let’s do the Conga to celebrate Friday!! 

Love , 

Mrs Fennessy 

HES Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8

Does your child want to thank a teacher or staff member at Herndon Elementary but isn't sure how?  Feel free to write an email, a remind message, or even a poem!  Here is our staff directory

Two Herndon ES Teachers Honored in FCPS Cares

Kindergarten teacher Bertha Sanders and third grade teacher Amber Diaz were honored in FCPS Cares.  Read more about them in FCPS Cares April 2020.  

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

Deadline to Order a HES Yearbook has been Extended to May 4

We will not be ordering extra books to sell this year!  This is your last chance.  Due to this unprecedented year, we feel our students and staff may want to have this special memory in the years to come.   Therefore, ONLINE ORDERING is the only way to secure one.  

Price: $14 each

The ordering code: 10616020

The online ordering link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

*This is also on our website: https://herndones.fcps.edu/

College Wednesday is Back for Two More Weeks

For those of you who did not see Ms. Bryant's tweet on Herndon ES Twitter , COLLEGE Wednesday is back and there are 2 weeks left!   To lead up to our 1st VIRTUAL career experience, we ask that you wear each on May 6 and 13, post, tweet, and tag @Herndon_ES.  We encourage higher education in all forms.

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Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES Bee Hive, April 24, 2020

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Herndon ES was recognized by FCPS news for Distance Learning this week!  Distance Learning:  Herndon ES

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

We hope you have had a wonderful week!

This week’s song is sung by students at

South Lakes High School!

Your teachers can’t wait to “see” you on Monday!

Love,

Mrs. Fennessy

Update from Mrs. Fennessy

Dear Bee Families,

Thank you so much for your support as we have been working to implement Distance Learning at Herndon Elementary.  It has been a rocky start with technology, but I’m hopeful that we are on an upward trajectory!

After much discussion, Grades 3-6 have decided to continue using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for their virtual face-to-face instruction. They believe that now that it is up and running, it will be a good platform for working with your children.  Having said that, we are working on a “backup plan” and will be training our students on how to get into and use Google Classroom Meet. 

Another bit of news, I’m planning to stay on as principal until December.  Douglas Tyson, Region 1 Assistant Superintendent, asked me to stay to provide continuity during this pandemic.  There isn’t a place that I’d rather be than serving this community! 

I miss getting big hugs from your children!  I miss dressing up like a Zebra for pajama day!  I miss seeing you at our school events or picking up your children at the end of the day!

Stay safe,

Teresa

Progress Reports Update

Progress Reports for this year’s 3rd and 4th quarters will be produced centrally for all elementary schools. Third quarter grades should be finalized on Friday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m. and will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m. We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Parents and/or guardians at the ES level do not have the “Go Paperless” option this school year.

Deadline to Order a HES Yearbook is this Monday, April 27

We will not be ordering extra books to sell this year!  This is your last chance.  Due to this unprecedented year, we feel our students and staff may want to have this special memory in the years to come.   Therefore, ONLINE ORDERING is the only way to secure one.  

Price: $14 each

The ordering code: 10616020

The online ordering link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

*This is also on our website: https://herndones.fcps.edu/

College Wednesday is Back!

For those of you who did not see Ms. Bryant's tweet on Herndon ES Twitter , COLLEGE Wednesday is back April 29, May 6, & May 13!  To lead up to our 1st VIRTUAL career experience, we ask that you wear each week, post, and tag @Herndon_ES.  We encourage higher education in all forms.

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Attendance: 703-326-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Herndon ES 50th Earth Day Distance Learning

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Celebrate 50th Earth Day with HES!!!

Here are Portrait of a Graduate and Positivity Project inspired ways that some of our specialists created to celebrate our country's 50th Earth Day that you can do from home!

Intro to Portrait of a Graduate and iLab Earth Day lesson with Mrs. Kwon

Earth Day lesson with Mr. McHenry in STEAM

Upcycle with Ms. Sarah Library

Celebrate Earth Day with a Kahoot!

 

And from our HES Garden Ladies:  

Garden Memories Slideshow

Plant a pineapple

 

* It can also be found on our Herndon ES website

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, April 17, 2020

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"Hello" is a heartfelt video message to our students created by art teacher, Ms. McDonald. We miss each and every one of you!!!  Click here...

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

                Dear Bees,

                We are HAPPY that you are a bee!! Have a wonderful weekend!

                Love,  

                Mrs. Fennessy

Herndon Elementary Yearbooks on Sale Until April 27

The Herndon Elementary School yearbook is available to order for the price of $14.  Due to this unprecedented year, we feel our students and staff may want to have this special memory in the years to come.  We will not be ordering extra books to sell this year.  Therefore, ONLINE ORDERING is the only way to secure one.  The order deadline is April 27, 2020.  

The ordering code: 10616020

The online ordering link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

*This is also on our website: https://herndones.fcps.edu/

HES Distance Learning Instructional and Specialist Schedules 

We have our Distance Learning Instructional and Specialist Schedules at your fingertips in an announcement on our website homepage.  Stay up to date on any latest changes at https://herndones.fcps.edu/

Do you need to Register a Kindergartner or a New Student?

Please click here for the Kindergarten and New Student Registration Information Signup Form.  You may fill it out online, even from your phone, and Submit.  Then our registration office will contact you.  

*This is also an announcement on the homepage of our Herndon Elementary School website: https://herndones.fcps.edu/

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Message from the Herndon ES Counselors

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Dear HES Families,

Herndon ES counselors will hold office hours Monday -Thursday from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.  During that time, we will set up and meet virtually 1-1 with students, be available for parent and/or teacher consultation, and provide support for students as needs arise.  Please read the links for further information below.  FCPS and HES will continue to work to the best of our ability for our students during this time of Distance Learning. Please contact us if any situation arises!

 

Ms. Bryant:  tabryant@fcpsschools.net/571-293-2115

Mr. Falkey:  bgfalkey@fcps.edu/703-326-3180

 

Please see the following links for resources available during this time:

 

If you or someone you care about is in crisis, please call 911 or access one of the mental health resources below:

  • Reach out to a trusted adult (parent, counselor, teacher, coach, etc.); https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk
  • Try these tipsfor supporting a friend or family member
  • Text NEEDHELP to 85511 for the Crisis LinkHotline at or call them at 703-527-4077
  • Chat online with a specialist at CrisisChat.orgor ImAlive.org
  • Call an emergency mental health center at 703 573-5679 (Merrifield Center), 703-536-2000 (Dominion Hospital), or 703-289-7560 (INOVA emergency services)
  • CR2 – 844-627-4747
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital
  • Call 911

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Herndon ES Bee Hive, Friday, April 3, 2020

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On Monday, March 30, we kicked off HES Virtual Spirit Week with Spirit Day!  We had staff, students, and families show their spirit on Herndon ES Twitter @Herndon_ES .  We will be uploading these photos to the Herndon ES website soon!

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Here’s our Friday song — We are the World!  

Keep smiling bees!  We’re in this together!!

Love,

Mrs. Fennessy

Spring Break is April 6-10

Dear Herndon ES Families,

We want to wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy, and relaxing Spring Break.  

Grab and Go Meals will continue during spring break, Monday-Friday and  has new hours:  10am-1pm.

Distance Learning will begin on Tuesday, April 14th

Every Herndon ES student will be receiving FREE school supplies in the mail.

Herndon ES Grade Level Distance Learning Schedule Begins April 14

*The classroom teacher will share what this time is designated for (teacher supported instruction or office hours).

Every Student at Herndon ES to Receive FREE School Supplies

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of FCPS Title I/OPLFE, FCPS Foundation, Office of Communication (OCCR), and DSS, they will be providing a school supply kit to EVERY student in all Title I schools!  This includes Herndon ES!  Your child’s kit will be mailed directly to your home.  Please remember to check your mailbox beginning next week.

#Chalk4Joy, Tomorrow, April 4 at your Home

Herndon ES art teacher, Ms. McDonald, would like to share this global chalk painting celebration for you to do at home while keeping social distance.  It is a replacement for Chalk4Peace this year. You may use crayons/pencils and paper if you don't have chalk. 

If you join in the #chalk4joy,  please email Ms. McDonald your photos at mmcdonald1@fcps.edu

If you post them on social media, tag her on insta @missbrightbluehue or twitter @brightbluehue, @Herndon_ES, #Herndonspirit, and #ChalkTheWalk

JOIN IN, HAVE FUN, follow all of the COVID19 guidelines and stay safe!!!

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Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song

Hi Bees, 

This is Mrs. Fennessy and I want you to know that we miss you and can’t wait to have you back at school!  Here is the Friday song…Let’s get on the Love Train!

HES Virtual Spirit Week March 30-April 3

 

****If you take your photos HORIZONTALLY, we can use them in our blog on the Herndon ES website.

Distance Learning is Scheduled to Begin on Tuesday, April 14

Dear HES Families,

Now that the governor has ordered all Virginia schools to remain closed through the end of the academic year, FCPS, with the support of our School Board, is planning to begin distance instruction and learning with our students on April 14.

One of your best resources is going to be the FCPS website at www.fcps.edu .  There you can see the alerts that are in effect, access the most updated information, read Messages from Superintendent Scott Brabrand, COVID-19, and so much more.  The FCPS website is a one stop shop!

Also, please make sure that we have your most up-to-date email on file.  This is how FCPS, the school, and the teachers will be corresponding with you.  Practice checking your email on a daily basis to develop a habit in this new way of life. 

Did you know that there is a Language translation button at the top, left hand corner of all FCPS websites?  Also, Herndon ES Bee Hives are on the website under Announcements and have a link on Herndon_ES twitter.  Just click on the button, choose your language, and it will show everything tranlsated!  

Check out @fcpsnews and @Herndon_ES Twitter, FCPS and Herndon ES Facebook, and the Herndon ES website, too.

Can't remember the links?  Just Google Herndon Elementary or FCPS!

We all miss you, your children, and each other as we go though this unprecedented time in history.

This was created by Mrs. Choi, one of our HES literacy coaches.  Creativity and beauty abounds!

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