Powell ES Monday through Friday Schedule
Begin 9:05 am
Dismissal 3:55 pm
Beginning in September, Fairfax County elementary schools will start and end at the same time Monday through Friday. The Fairfax County School Board approved this change in June. We will no longer have early release on Mondays. The Fairfax County School Board also approved changes to the school year calendar.
Student Placement 2014-15
As we rapidly approach the end of the school year, placement of students for the 2014 - 2015 year will undoubtedly be the foremost on every parent’s mind. Please know that at Colin Powell Elementary School, we feel that parents are an integral part of our team; therefore, we welcome parent input into the placement of students in their respective classes. The assignment of students to classes is the primary responsibility of the school administrators, but it is a team effort that is performed with great care. If you have information about the kind of learning environment best suited for your child that would help us in the placement decision, please use the following link, http://tinyurl.com/kfph3pp, to provide that information. This is not a solicitation for parent requests for teachers, and indeed requests for specific teachers cannot be honored. Rather, this is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child that would impact the learning situation. We are requesting that all forms be submitted no later than July 31, 2014.
Korean Immersion Program
This program is the only Two-Way Korean Immersion Program in Virginia and is designed to encourage appreciation of the Korean language and culture. Students spend half a day in the Korean classroom where they learn math, science, and Korean culture. They spend the other half of their day learning language arts and social studies in English. The program began last year at the kindergarten level and expanded this year to include the first grade. Each year, another grade level will be added to the program so that by 2018 – 2019, there will be a Korean Immersion class at all grades kindergarten through sixth.
The Korean Immersion Program is open, primarily to students who live within the Colin Powell boundaries; however, a limited number of seats will be opened for pupil placement of students from neighboring FCPS schools. If you have questions regarding the program or the registration process, please contact Mrs. Apperson at (571) 522-6000 Monday through Friday from 9: 00 – 4:00 pm
It’s that time of year when the PTA helps you shop for school supplies for the 2014-15 school year by buying a school supply pack. Be sure to visit www.cpespta.org for more information.
Devices must be registered each school year. Registration for the 2013-14 school year will begin on Monday, September 16th. Please see Mr. Decroo or Ms. Plummer in room 116.
Elementary Progress Report
The following website, http://www.fcps.edu/is/elemprogreport/index.shtml has lots of information regarding the Standards-Based report card . Please look over the information to help you and your child prepare for the upcoming school year.