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 – tabryant@fcps.edu

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 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  nhegertonbak@fcps.edu or Katie Anderson kanderson2@fcps.edu  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  nhegertonbak@fcps.edu or Katie Anderson kanderson2@fcps.edu  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  nhegertonbak@fcps.edu or Katie Anderson kanderson2@fcps.edu

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, 2021@ 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 kanderson2@fcps.edu and Naomi Egerton Baker nhegertonbak@fcps.edu
Herndon Elementary Advanced Academics Resource Teachers

630 Dranesville Rd. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-326-3100
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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, 2021@ 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 – tabryant@fcps.edu

 

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:

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, 2021@ 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 eabaxter@fcps.edu
or Sandy Goodwin at 703-326-3100 or segoodwin@fcps.edu 

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 crarrieta@fcps.edu

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: jagraham@fcps.edu.

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

International Walk to School Day, TOMORROW, October 6

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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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News from Herndon Elementary Dates to Remember:

September 27: Positivity Project celebrate "Open-Mindedness", Wear Green! 

September 29: Popsicles on the Playground, HCC, 6:00 pm

September 30: Virtual AAP Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

September 30: Virtual General PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

October 6: International Walk to School Day

October 11: Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples' Day

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

November 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

November 2: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

During Math Workshop, kindergarten students practiced sorting objects by more than one attribute and asked their partners, "What's my rule?"

Dear Bee Families,

It has come to our attention that a current trend has emerged on the social media platform TikTok, calling for students to vandalize schools and/or steal school property, then promote the acts under the tag, "Devious Licks."

Unfortunately, schools across FCPS are being impacted, including here at Herndon Elementary. Some examples of these destructive acts include vandalism to soap dispensers, toilets, stalls, and paper towel dispensers in student bathrooms. In response. We are checking bathrooms throughout the day and have asked for bathroom sign-in and out sheets in 5th and 6th grade classrooms.

Students who vandalize school property are violating the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities and will face disciplinary action.

We ask you to talk to your student at home and reinforce the message that this is inappropriate behavior with serious consequences. We appreciate your support and we believe that working together, our school community can stop these destructive and troubling actions.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

As always, we are a team.

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad            Elizabeth Baxter
Proud Principal                    Assistant Principal
    

Herndon Bees are invited to join us at the Herndon Community Center playground for dinner, popsicles and fun with classmates!

This is a great opportunity for your student to play, connect with old and new friends. Parents can connect with one another and members of the Herndon Elementary staff.

When: Wednesday September 29, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Location: Herndon Community Center Playground, 814 Ferndale Ave.,
Herndon, VA 20170

Other Details: Please note that as this is an outdoor event, masks will be optional. Also, the play dates will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Please let us know if your student is unable to have popsicles so that we can provide an alternative.

VIRTUAL Advanced Academics Parent Information Night

Naomi Egerton Baker and Katie Anderson, Advanced Academics Resource teachers (AART), will host a virtual parent meeting to share information about the Advanced Academic Programs.

Thursday September 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Use the following Zoom guest link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92700944209?pwd=MkVPK3oyeHU4UGN6d0J0aWdHKzdJUT09

When you log in, please use your child’s name as part of your identification.

For more information, please visit our Herndon ES website

Award Winning PTA Virtual General Meeting

Join us on Zoom for the 1st VIRTUAL Parent Teacher Association meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 pm!  We will be voting to approve our budget for this school year and have time for questions with our wonderful new principal, Candace Hunstad.  

Questions or Concerns? Contact YOUR PTA President at Herndonptapresident@gmail.com

*Zoom Login info will be sent via e-Notify on Thursday, September 30*

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.

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.

September 26 - October 2 Weekly Character Strength: Open-Mindedness

WHAT DOES Open-Mindedness MEAN?  Wisdom and Knowledge. Strengths of wisdom and knowledge are cognitive strengths related to the acquisition and use of information. Strengths comprised in this virtue are creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning and perspective.

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

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

Meet our New Teacher, Lili Jackson FCPS Needs School Bus Drivers 

New Incentive - New drivers will receive a $3,000 signing bonus - $1,500 after consecutive employment of 90 workdays, and $1,500 will be given after the first 180 working days (paid school days) if the driver receives a satisfactory yearly evaluation and is recommended for continued employment with FCPS Office of Transportation Services.

We hope this helps us to add many new bus drivers to our team!

New Hourly Rate for School Bus Drivers - We are also excited to share that the hourly pay for bus drivers has increased to $22.91!

The flyer with more information can be accessed via this link.

Congratulations to our Family Liaison, Raquel Snyder, for being recognized by our community for FCPS Cares in August 2021!

This information is posted on our Herndon ES website and on the July/August 2021 FCPS CARES webpage.

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 20: Positivity Project celebrate "Teamwork", Wear Green! 

September 29: Popsicles on the Playground, Herndon Community Center

September 30: Virtual AAP Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

September 30: Virtual General PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

October 6: International Walk to School Day

Herndon ES is so thankful for the love shown to our Bees!  The Omicron Rho Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. brought donations to Herndon ES this week.

Select Digital Resources at HES Parent/Guardian Signature Needed ASAP

Dear Parents,

Please review the Herndon Elementary school-adopted digital resources that your child may use for classwork on their laptop. Without your permission, they will NOT be able to use these wonderful resources. 

If you want your child to use any or all of the HES resources listed, you have to sign the Parental Consent Form.  Click HERE to review the DIGITAL RESOURCES and sign the FORM.

If you would like a paper copy, you may print from the links below and submit via your child's backpack.  

2021 Digital Resources Parental Permission Fillable Form

2021 SPANISH Digital Resources Parental Permission Fillable Form

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

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.

Meet our New Teacher, Rachel Hoyt TODAY is the LAST DAY to Order your HES Spirit Wear

Our PTA has unveiled new spirit wear designs!  Click here for the order form.  The last day to order is Friday, September 17.  

Not a PTA member?  Sign up today and support our PTA!

PTA Sign up forms: English and Spanish

September 19-25 Weekly Character Strength: Teamwork

WHAT DOES Teamwork MEAN?  You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.

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

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

Fairfax County Family Services is offering a VIRTUAL parenting class in September.

When: Monday, September 20, 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

What: 5-11 Age Range Nurturing Families Curriculum

Where: This class will be held Virtually

Contact: Natalie Bailey at 703-324-3617

To learn more about the Parenting Education Programs, click here.

Connect with us on Facebook!

VIRTUAL Advanced Academics Parent Information Night

Naomi Egerton Baker and Katie Anderson, Advanced Academics Resource teachers (AART), will host a virtual parent meeting to share information about the Advanced Academic Programs.

Thursday September 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Use the following Zoom guest link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92700944209?pwd=MkVPK3oyeHU4UGN6d0J0aWdHKzdJUT09

When you log in, please use your child’s name as part of your identification.

For more information, please visit our Herndon ES website

Herndon Bees are invited to join us at the Herndon Community Center playground for dinner, popsicles and fun with classmates!

This is a great opportunity for your student to play, connect with old and new friends. Parents can connect with one another and members of the Herndon Elementary staff.

When: Wednesday September 29, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm


Location: Herndon Community Center Playground, 777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA 20170


Other Details: Please note that as this is an outdoor event, masks will be optional. Also, the play dates will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Please let us know if your student is unable to have popsicles so that we can provide an alternative.

Herndon ES is Hiring

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

Family Liaison We are looking for an additional family liaison.  Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools.  Ideal job for a stay-at-home parent----can work during hours the child is at school.  Please click here for more information. 

Reading or Math Intervention Teacher Provides support to schools in the expertise of math or reading. 

For more information: Email, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, eabaxter@fcps.edu

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 13: Positivity Project celebrate "Curiosity", Wear Green! 

September 15: PTA Spirit Night, 4:00 -8:00 pm: Chick-fil-A

September 29: Popsicles on the Playground, Herndon Community Center

September 30: Virtual AAP Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

September 30: Virtual General PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

Our second graders know just what to do when it is time for buddy reading!

September 12-18 Weekly Character Strength: Curiosity

WHAT DOES Curiosity MEAN?  You like exploration and discovery. You ask
lots of questions because you want to learn
more about anything and everything.

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

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

Herndon Bees are invited to join us at the Herndon Community Center playground for dinner, popsicles and fun with classmates!

This is a great opportunity for your student to play, connect with old and new friends. Parents can connect with one another and members of the Herndon Elementary staff.

When: Wednesday September 29, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm


Location: Herndon Community Center Playground, 777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA 20170


Other Details: Please note that as this is an outdoor event, masks will be optional. Also, the play dates will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Please let us know if your student is unable to have popsicles so that we can provide an alternative.

Meet our New Teachers Order your HES Spirit Wear from the PTA!

Our PTA has unveiled new spirit wear designs!  Click here for the order form.  The deadline is next Friday, September 17th. 

Not a PTA member?  Sign up today and support our PTA!

PTA Sign up forms: English and Spanish

PTA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

When: Friday, September 15, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Village Commons, 12160 Sunset Hills Rd.

What: Mention "Herndon ES" and they will donate 25%  of the sale to our school.

Click here for more information.

Herndon ES has Jobs Available!

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

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

School Public Health-COVID Case Manager

Description

Monitors and manages COVID case data in schools in concert with the local health department. Works closely with students, staff, administration, FCPS central office and the County Health Department. Accesses and uses student information system data to assist health department staff with contact tracing - identifying close contacts and reporting to the health department. Uses applicable technology to collect, maintain, analyze and report data related to management of potential exposures. May assist with collection and/or coordination of COVID testing.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Two years of public health or other relevant experience preferred. Proficiency in the use of technology. Ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance with established procedures; to establish and maintain positive relationships with school staff and students; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Additional details about the hiring process can be found here.

$29.37/hour

Family Liaison We are looking for an additional family liaison.  Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools.  Ideal job for a stay-at-home parent----can work during hours the child is at school.  Please click here for more information. 

Reading or Math Intervention Teacher Provides support to schools in the expertise of math or reading. 

For more information: Email, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, eabaxter@fcps.edu

Fairfax County Family Services is offering a parenting class in September.

When: September 20, 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

What: 5-11 Age Range Nurturing Families Curriculum

Where: This class will be held Virtually

Contact: Natalie Bailey at 703-324-3617

To learn more about the Parenting Education Programs, click here.

Connect with us on Facebook!

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 3: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day Break

September 6: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day 

September 7: Positivity Project Day: Wear Green!

Team building in 4th grade!

NO SCHOOL September 3-6 for Labor Day Break

Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day.

As a result, Friday, September 3, is a holiday for students and staff members in addition to the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 6. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Herndon ES is Hiring!

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

Classroom Monitor:

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students.  This is fabulous for those who want to work only when the students are in session. Training will be provided!

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.

Family Liaison

We are looking for an additional family liaison.  Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools.  Please click here for more information.

Behavior Intervention Teacher

Behavior Intervention Teachers (BITs) provide support to schools in the expertise of Behavior and Wellness. Please click here for more information.

School Public Health/COVID Case Manager

Monitors and manages COVID case data in schools in concert with the local health department.

To Apply: Email, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, eabaxter@fcps.edu

How Pausing, Quarantining, and Isolating Keeps Our Schools Safe

Since the beginning of August, the majority of COVID-19 cases have been acquired through community spread, outside of school buildings. 

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within our school community. The pause will be initiated by the FCHD for anyone who interacted with an individual who reported a positive COVID-19 case.

  • A pause typically lasts between 24-48 hours while FCHD verifies vaccination status and completes contact tracing.
  • Vaccination status may reduce the time spent in a pause, but must be verified every time an individual is put on a pause. 
  • The FCHD does not accept a negative COVID-19 test to release an individual from the pause. 
  • You will be contacted by the FCHD with a date they can return to school or work.
  •  This flowchart best explains what happens when there is a pause.
Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for equal to or greater than 15 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least three feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.
Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may not return until:

  • It has been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms, AND
  • The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better.

FCPS is committed to providing students with opportunities to remain engaged in learning when they are in a pause, quarantine, or isolation period. This chart outlines the ways students receive instruction and materials.

It is important to note that more than one case reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building does not always mean there is an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. 

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

To learn more about COVID-19 case notifications, watch this video

LAST DAY to Submit Parent Input on our next Assistant Principal

We value our partnership. Please complete this form to give us your feedback on what you value in our next Assistant Principal. Responses should be submitted by Friday, September 3rd.

Opinión de Padres sobre nuestro próximo Subdirector/a

Nos interesa su opinión.  Por favor complete este formulario para darnos su opinión sobre lo que valora en nuestro próximo Subdirector/a. Por favor hágalo hasta el Viernes, 3 de Septiembre.

4th and 5th grade Eco-Tech Club

If students choose Eco-Tech club during their morning club time, the students will be using technology to identify and solve authentic environmental issues at Herndon Elementary School, as well as the Herndon community. Please click here (aquí) for more information in English and Spanish.

Order your HES Spirit Wear from the PTA!

Our PTA has unveiled new spirit wear designs!  Click here for the order form.  The deadline is Friday, September 17th. 

Not a PTA member?  Sign up today and support our PTA!

PTA Sign up forms: English and Spanish

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 1: Main office closed until 8:45 a.m. for faculty meeting

September 3: Labor Day Break, Student Holiday

September 6: Labor Day, NO school

September 7: Positivity Project Day: Wear Green!

Buzzy Bee welcomes students back on the first day of school!

Dear Bee Families,

We have had a wonderful start to the year! Did you feel the excitement of the 1st day? We rolled out the red carpet for our students, had music playing and the Herndon and Fairfax County police departments came out to cheer our bees on!

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we work through first week logistical challenges. We promise to continue communicating necessary updates so that we can make our arrival and dismissal processes as safe and efficient as humanly possible. We have simply loved having children back at school and have truly appreciated how diligent families and students have been wearing their masks. We all want to stay in school and we know how much wearing masks will help!

Our vision for this school year is simple.

  • 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

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

Warmly,

Candace J. Hunstad           Stephanie Almquist            Elizabeth Baxter 

Proud Principal                   Assistant Principal              Assistant Principal 

The main office will be closed next Wednesday until 8:45 a.m. for a faculty meeting. Parent Input on our next Assistant Principal

We value our partnership. Please complete this form to give us your feedback on what you value in our next Assistant Principal. Responses should be submitted by Friday, September 3rd.

Opinión de Padres sobre nuestro próximo Subdirector/a

Nos interesa su opinión.  Por favor complete este formulario para darnos su opinión sobre lo que valora en nuestro próximo Subdirector/a. Por favor hágalo hasta el Viernes, 3 de Septiembre.

 Classroom Monitor and Dining Room Assistant Needed  

Love our school community and want to work here? We are currently looking for a Dining Room Assistant and a Classroom Monitor.

Classroom Monitor:

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students.  Training will be provided.

Dining Room Assistant:

Description: Assists students in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Email, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, eabaxter@fcps.edu

Band and Strings Registration

BAND and STRINGS CLASSES: Registration is happening RIGHT NOW for your upper-grade child to join Band or Strings! Students in 4th grade are eligible to choose to play a Strings instrument; 5th and 6th graders may choose either Band or Strings (not both). The Band and Strings music electives are optional and take place during the school day. All students still receive their classroom music instruction and they may also have the option to join Chorus later on as well. Students who join Band or Strings will receive instruction and guidance on how to get an instrument for the class. All music is provided.

Band and Strings registration takes place online this year and forms are due no later than Wednesday, September 1.

To access the ENGLISH form: https://forms.gle/7zA5UFvC59vjMsRe8

To access the SPANISH form: https://forms.gle/w9kY2t2Zy9SJG7Y27

Questions?

Mrs. Patricia Adams, band pkadams@fcps.edu

Mrs. Chelsea Haislip, strings/orchestra caschwoyer@fcps.edu

The Herndon High Marching Band visited our students on Friday to celebrate their first week of school.

Schoology

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. Here is what you need to know now:

• You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS

• Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. • Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

• Schoology Snippets (short videos on how to navigate Schoology): https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/support/videos

• The Schoology Parent Resource Kit: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

• More information for families, including resetting passwords and to request technical support: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents

• Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

Order your HES Spirit Wear from the PTA!

Our PTA has unveiled new spirit wear designs!  Click here for the order form.  The deadline is Friday, September 17th. 

Not a PTA member?  Sign up today and support our PTA!

PTA Sign up forms: English and Spanish

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Menu

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, your school’s front office staff can help.

Students may bring food from home if preferred.

Herndon ES menu. *School menus are subject to change.

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:

August 23rd: First day of classes for the 2021-22 school year

September 3: Labor Day Break, Student Holiday

September 6: Labor Day, NO school

Admin and staff had the best time on our Welcome Back Bus Tour!  

Bell Schedule

Our bell schedule this year will be from 9:20 a.m. -4:05 p.m.

School Supply Lists

Grade level supply lists for the upcoming school year can be found on our website under each grade levels page.

Weekly Character Strength: Enthusiasm

WHAT DOES Enthusiasm MEAN?  You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

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

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

  How to Prepare for Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks at School

With the final countdown to the first day of school underway, take a moment to be prepared for school meals. 

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, your school’s front office staff can help.

Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year. FCPS encourages this practice for students who have specific dietary requirements or are particularly picky. Bringing food from home ensures your child will have the meals and snacks they enjoy to fuel their day of learning.

Check out FCPS school meals menus.

  Dining Room Assistants  

Love our school community and want to work here? We are currently looking for a Dining Room Assistant to work in the cafeteria.

Description: Assists students during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Email, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, eabaxter@fcps.edu

News from the community Inova Pediatric Health Fair

Inova Health System in partnership with United Healthcare Community Plan, will be offering a Pediatric Health Fair on August 22nd from 10am to 2pm.

100+ WALK-IN and FREE:

Well-child checkups (age 5+),

School physicals (age 5+),

Vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the whole family (age 12+)

PLUS

Fun & activities

Back to school swag

Food trucks

Washington Football Player Meet & Greet

When: August 22nd 10am to 2pm

Where: Inova Cares Clinic for Children - 6400 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA 22042

Who: Medicaid holders and uninsured children + COVID-19 vaccination for the whole family (12+ years old)

Click here for the flyer in English.

Click here for the flyer in Spanish.

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.

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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