What's Happening Now?
Click the link above to access all notes sent home in the Wednesday folders. If you are still receiving paper copies of these notes and wish to go paperless, notify the office and they will make the change for you.
Hour of Code
Computer Science Education Week is December 8-14. During this week, millions of students around the world will learn coding and other skills through game tutorials like Angry Birds and Frozen.
Belvedere is hosting an Hour of Code night on December 9th. Registration filled up fast! The good news is, though, that the very same activities the students will be doing at this event are available to everyone with no log-in or cost involved. SImply go to this link any time (not just during CSE week) and enjoy the tutorials.
We would like to thank Mr. Gerber and other Belvedere parents as well as staff who are helping organize and facilitate our own Hour of Code evening. We hope all families will participate from their homes at some time during the year as this is a great learning opportunity for everyone (parents included!).
Family Time is Learning Time
FCPS Family and School Partnerships is honoring all that families do as they help their children grow and develop. Watch our Parents link for the current brochure and other resources as they are made available.
Virginia Naturally School Recognition
Congratulations to Mrs. Stacey Evers and the staff of Belvedere Elementary for the recognition by the state of Virginia as as Virginia Naturally school. This distinguishes our school as leaders in environmental education. Only three other FCPS schools have received this same honor. Well done!
Belvedere Awarded Grant
Belvedere has just been awarded a $750 grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful to expand recycling efforts at our school. These funds will be used for outdoor bins near the playground, outdoor classroom, & fields. Read more.
Nonprofit Organization Information
In accordance with FCPS Regulation 1367, twice every school year, the last Wednesday in September and February, Belvedere Elementary will send home materials of nonprofit organizations in student's Wednesday folders. If you would like your organization's information to be included please contact the school office and bring in a sample copy for approval. If approved for distribution, the materials should be provided to the office no later than the Monday prior to the distribution date.
Primary Years Program
Belvedere Elementary School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Belvedere Elementary School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
Our Mission Statement
At Belvedere, our mission is to create a community of globally-minded, life-long learners who are prepared to face the challenges of a 21st century world.
Our staff works collaboratively to engage students in challenging, real-world learning opportunities. Through these opportunities, students will become innovative thinkers and problem solvers who value diversity. They will use their knowledge to take responsible action and in doing so, help to create a better, more peaceful world.