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October 22, 2021
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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!
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.
Candace J. Hunstad Elizabeth Baxter
Proud Principal Assistant Principal
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!
This is a wonderful position for someone who wants to work only when the students are in session.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Herndon ES and FCPS is Looking for Substitutes
or Sandy Goodwin at 703-326-3100 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the October 22, 2021 edition of the Herndon Elementary News!
Meet our New Teacher
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.
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
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