In preparations for their upcoming science (3rd) and social studies (4th) SOLs, Mr. Kraft and students participated in our first Providence Challenge. Both games were exciting with the students coming out as winners! Congratulations to all and we know you are well prepared for your tests next week.
Monday, May 27 - No School (Memorial Day Holiday)
For more information, please click on the link above.
SOL Testing Dates Released (May 14th through 31st)
For more information as to what days your child(ren) will be testing!
SOL Online Practice This link takes you to the VDOE practice site where you will find math, English, SS, and Science practice items (including Technology Enhanced Items and Audio options) for each grade level. Please note the practice guide link beside the item link. This has a great chart of all the tools available to students that would be great as a handout or a poster in your room prior to the test. There is a video (narrated) that will walk kids through using the tools for EACH of the content areas. Grades 3-8 Math Tools practice – lots of practice with the rulers and other math tools.
2013-14 School Supply List - Is now ready!
The PTA sent home in Tuesday's Folders the PTA School Supply Pack forms. These forms are currently available on the website (see "Supply List" on the left sidebar). Also available is the individual list that the school sends out for parents to refer to, if they do not wish to purchase the PTA packs. If you wish to purchase through the PTA, the deadline to order is: June 19, 2013
2013-2014 Class Placement Parent Input Form
For more information please see April Panther Press that went home on Tuesday, the 2nd. Input forms are due to PES no later than Monday, June 3, 2014.
Virginia Immunization Requirement for Tdap Vaccine
Parent or Guardian of a Current Fifth Grader:
Effective July 1, 2006, all students in Virginia must receive a booster dose of Tdap vaccine prior to entering sixth grade, if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, or Td).
- If your child is 11 years old, he or she must get the Tdap immunization and provide documentation to the school.
- If your child is still 10 years old, he or she may receive the Tdap vaccine, Boostrix, which is approved for 10 years old, or you may wait until the 11th birthday to receive the vaccine approved for 11-year-olds.
- If your child’s 11th birthday is after the first day of school, your child must have a medical exemption from the doctor stating when he or she will receive the Tdap immunization in order to attend school.
Please check your child’s immunization records carefully. If your child is required to have a Tdap booster, we ask that your child receive it, and that you provide documentation to the school prior to June 18, 2013. This documentation can be a copy of your child’s immunization record, or a note from your physician listing the date of his or her most recent Tdap booster shot.
The Tdap booster can be obtained from your child’s physician. Immunizations required for school are also available at the Fairfax County Health Department at no charge. Clinic locations and walk-in hours are
listed on the back of this letter and are available online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdclinicsite.htm. Students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult, and students should bring their immunization records to the Health Department clinic with them.
It is most important that you attend to this matter soon. Sixth graders cannot begin school in the fall without documentation of having had the Tdap booster or having had a tetanus-containing vaccine within the past five years.
Please contact the school public health nurse Meghan Page at 703-481-4072 if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and please disregard this notice if you have already provided this information to the school office.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
FCPS has introduced an exciting new initiative encouraging students to bring in their personally-owned computing and network devices to school -- including eReaders, iPods and tablets. The ever-increasing amount of online instructional resources is the primary motivation behind this initiative. Participation in this initiative is strictly optional, at the discretion of each family. If you are interested in having your child bring their own device to school, please complete the paper work and return to school
Upcoming Events / Important Dates May 14-31 SOL Testing Grades 3-6 (See page for more specific dates/tests May 27 Memorial Day Holiday- No School June 3 Class Placement Parent Input Forms are due June 3 PTA Kindergarten Activity Mini-Tour of Providence ES (meets in Library) 2:00pm-3:00pm June 5 Field Day Activities (Grades 4-6 from 8:30am-11:00am) June 7 Field Day Activities (Grades K-3 from 8:30am-11:00am) June 17 6th Grade Promotional Ceremony June 17 PTA Kindergarten Meet & Greet
(meets inplayground) 6:00pm-7:00pm
June 18 Last Day to order the PTA School Supply Packs June 18 LAST DAY of SCHOOL (dismissal at 10:50am)