Please help us support our local community partner Share of McLean and donate a gift card for a child in need in our community!
Normally at our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, Share of McLean hosts a mitten tree where Franklin Sherman families can donate a "mitten" gift to a family in need in our community.
This year we are hosting a virtual "mitten tree" drive. Please see our Sign Up to select a mitten and then donate through a PayPal link. Franklin Sherman's Girl Scout Troop 3366 is supporting this drive by writing "mitten" thank you letters to all families that donate! Full details are on the Sign Up. Please give generously as the need this year is greater than most.
To learn more about Share, please see their website.
Franklin Sherman's biggest fundraising partnership, the Monster Mash Dash is rapidly approaching! Come and join us as we take the 8th annual Monster Mash Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run VIRTUAL this year!
We need to get at least 400 registered participants to keep the Monster Mash Dash going - please help!
Please sign up to run or get the great t-shirt! You can run anytime between October 23rd and October 31st.
Don't forget to tag @fsespta in your race training or costume photos on Instagram and Facebook!
Check out our MMD Page for more information!
Although this year will look different, joining the PTA strengthens our community as we work to stay connected and support our students' academic, social and emotional learning. Please invest in your child and make a difference at Franklin Sherman by joining the PTA for the 2020/2021 school year. We are grateful for your support and look forward to working with you this year.
See our updated information on DAY CAMPS AND LEARNING CENTERS to support online learning in our Resources section for parents on Distance Learning!
Plus looking for fall enrichment opportunities? Check out new additions to our Enrichment Ideas page - including fall programs from PTA partners Young at Art and Baroody Camps!
Do you have a special education child - see our update on webinars and information sources on our Special Education page - including new information on managing virtual learning and your IEP for the new school year.
Given the virtual start to school, we felt new families may need a helping hand to get connected with other children and other parents in their children's grades. This year we are trying to find buddies for each new family. However, the PTA does not know who you are, we have no access to new parent emails, so you need to contact us. Please sign up!!!! Your buddy can give you information about the school and help connect you with other families with children in the same grades as yours.
We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful community!!!!
Please sign up here! www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fafac2da5fe3-newtofranklin
We've added a new page to help parents with Enrichment Ideas: - including summer camps, upcoming fall enrichment opportunities and online resources.
Special Ed families - check out the updates to our Special Education page
And see FCPS' sample daily schedules for the virtual school day on our Distance Learning page - Find these and more - click on the heading above that says RESOURCES!
We are organizing Kindergarten Play Dates - both in-person and virtual for each week in August. Information will be shared soon in the PTA newsletter - sign up to our newsletter by clicking the "Stay Updated" button above - or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fsespta
Please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org! We welcome all new families to our community and we hope to organise some virtual and (hopefully) small group in-person meet and greets. And watch this space for news of Kindergarten Playdates! We hope to organise small group playdates - both virtual and outside in August, when the heat cools off a bit! In the meantime - please check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fsespta
The PTA has worked with Franklin Sherman teachers to develop pre-packaged kits appropriate for each grade. Even with distance learning these kits are useful and contain the essential learning items that will be needed when we return to school! Until July 31st, kits can be ordered online and will be delivered to your house. Find information on kits here: www.edukitinc.com/schools/11952/Franklin%20Sherman%20Elementary%20McLean,%20VA
If you have already ordered a kit we will arrange to have a pick up time at the school before school starts. If you no longer wish to have your kit, please can you let us know before July 31st by emailing us at: email@example.com Thank You!
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.