This meeting will run over THREE days to hear all requests to speak. Fairfax County Council PTA will speak on behalf of all local PTAs. They will speak on Thursday (they are number 53 to speak). Can be viewed online at FCPS, or on Cox channel 99 or Verizon channel 11.
Superintendent Brabrand presented the FCPS Reopening of School Plan to the School Board at a public hearing on Monday, June 15th.
List of important documents:
Virginia's Reopening of School Plan executive summary (background info)
FCPS Reopening of School Plan (full document) (pp10-13 scenario details)
FCPS Presentation on Reopening of School to School Board (provides background info, detailed analysis and specifics about scenarios)
Plan's Three Possible Scenarios:
Scenario 1: Virtual Learning for all (if COVID-19 re-surges)
Scenario 2: In-school Learning with Health and Social Distancing (phased-in)
Scenario 3: Online Learning for Individual Medical Need (in-school learning for all other students)
GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK: FCPS has asked families to complete a survey to help them with the planning process: Click Here to Access Survey! Deadline: Friday, June 19th at 8pm.
The Principal of Timber Lane ES has asked local schools if they can help raise money for grocery gift cards for their families in need during the Covid-19 crisis. Timber Lane has almost 600 students, of which almost two-thirds are low-income and require support. You can use the donate button below and the PTA will provide the gift cards to Principal Ben Chiet. Given the immediate needs of families due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are running this fundraiser from Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Please give if you can!
The PTA Board felt a need to raise with Superintendent Brabrand the concerns we have heard from parents about FCPS' decision to limit communication that teachers have with families during the first two weeks of this four-week school closure. Fairfax County Council PTA, our PTA council, agreed to forward our letter, in which we urged him to encourage teachers to share ideas and suggestions with parents to help them feel less isolated and more supported during this difficult situation.
To see the full contents of the letter, please click here.
FCPS site for coronavirus updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update
Advice on how to speak to your children about the pandemic:
Our new GOTR coaches for the Spring season are terrific and we wanted to let you know who they are and a little bit about them.
Coaches Hannah and Annalise are very excited to get the season going and to meet the fantastic girls we are all raising. I am Ron Hendrickson—your GOTR liaison for this Spring and parent to GOTR participant- Quinn. This will be Quinn’s third GOTR season and her mom and I couldn’t be more thrilled that she is in this program.
Registration ends on February 25th and that will be here before you know it--so register today!
To celebrate International Night,
the Franklin Sherman PTA has partnered
with Total Wine & More!
Total Wine “Private Wine Class” for 20 people valued at $500!
Treat up to 20 of your friends, family, & fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people in the store classroom. Total Wine & More will host an event certain to impress you & your guests. Enjoy a tour & learn about the famed appellations & grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. Taste a variety of premium, hand-selected wines & discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. A wine expert will present & discuss each delicious wine during the 2 hour class, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and handouts.
How to Enter:
Donate at least $5 to the FSES PTA between February 1st and February 21st
(end of International Night) and be entered to win this fabulous prize!
Every $5 donated equals a chance to win this fabulous prize:
Donate $5 and earn 1 chance to win!
Donate $25 and earn 5 chances to win!
Visit the PTA table at International Night on 2/21/20 to donate in person Or
International Night 2020
Friday, February 21
Franklin Sherman Cafeteria & Gym
Join the Feast!
Click here for more info!