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.
Our annual Open House will be held on Friday, August 29th, 9:00-10:00 am. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to visit their classroom, meet their teacher, and drop off school supplies. Student led tours for new students and families will be held during Open House. Interested students please meet in the front lobby at 9:40 am.
GLOBAL Language Learning Program
We are excited to announce that Powell ES will once again offer the Korean GLOBAL Language Learning Program on Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, beginning on October 16th. Registration forms are due on September 19th. Please visit our Parent Resources page for more information about the program or view the flyer.
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 in 2012 at the kindergarten level and expanded this year to include the second 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 no longer need to be registered each school year. The Acceptable Use Policy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook now includes permission for BYOD. Please see Mr. Decroo, in room 108, for assistance connecting to the wireless network..
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.