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اس نیوزلیٹر کو دوسری زبانوں میں پڑھنے کیلئے ، براہ مہربانی ہماری ویب سائیٹ ملاحظہ کیجیئے۔At Franconia we have :
Engaged Students Amazing Staff Supportive Families Wonderful Community
We are so Grateful!
Have a wonderful holiday with your families!
Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 22, through Friday, November 24. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27. Learn more about the first Thanksgiving. See the complete school year calendar.
- Wednesday, 11/22 - Friday, 11/24- No School- Thanksgiving Holiday
- Monday 12/18- Monday 1/1/24- No School- Winter Break
Character Trait of the Month
The character trait for November is Gratitude - The feeling of being thankful, or showing appreciation towards others.
In October, we highlighted the character trait of Kindness. We can show Kindness by being friendly, considerate, and willing to help others.
Here’s the student video for student’s who portrayed Kindness last month: https://youtu.be/GP8yhx_FR28
We are so proud of our Kindness award winners!
Attention 6th Grade Families
To build and maintain safe and supportive school environments, Fairfax County Public Schools has developed two lessons at the sixth-grade level to educate students on the topic of sexual harassment. These two lessons seek to provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors. In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they can continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure. The two lessons are taught by the school counselor as part of their counseling curriculum. These lessons will be taught to sixth graders beginning November 27th- December 1st. Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, non-punitive alternative instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choice. If you wish to opt your child out of the sexual harassment lessons, please return the form that was sent home in the beginning of October. Please note that those families who have opted their child out of school counseling services will automatically be opted out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. Parents/guardians may request to view these two lessons prior to deciding whether to opt their child(ren) out of the lessons. Please reach out to the school counselor for instructions on how to preview the lessons. Your child will be included in the two sexual harassment lessons unless you request that he/she be opted out using the opt-out form or unless he/she has been opted out of school counseling services. You do not need to return the form to the school if you wish for your child to participate in the lessons. If you return the opt-out form and later decide you want your child to receive the lessons, you must notify the classroom teacher or Mrs. Guillion, school counselor.
Full-Time AAP Referral Window Reminder for Parents
Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Jo-Anne Fouad, [email protected] or Katelyn Glines [email protected] no later than December 15, 2023.
The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually. Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.
Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement. Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Jo-Anne Fouad, [email protected] or Katelyn Glines [email protected]
Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall.
For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.
Toy drive to support our local Children’s Hospital in DC Toys should be new, please do not gift wrap.
Drop off dates are:
Franconia area: December 9th 12 PM- 2PM
- Del Ray area: December 10th 2PM-4PM
You can download wishlist suggestions by age here.
Please reach out to Melisa Francisco at 571-330-7109 or Katie Lee at 540-850-4997 for the exact drop off locations.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Become a Bus Driver for FCPS
Fairfax County Public Schools Needs School Bus Drivers to Meet Our Growing Requirements.
School Bus Drivers earn $24.55/hour plus excellent benefits.
$2,000 signing bonus!
For more information call 571-423-3023
Franconia Elementary School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP)
You can view our outcome goals for this academic year here.
Edison HS PTA Fundraiser
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are calling your name
Hey friends, Thomas A Edison PTSA has the sweetest offer for you. By ordering a dozen (or two) original glazed doughnuts, you can treat your family to the freshest doughnuts in town and 50% of the order will be donated back to Thomas A Edison PTSA!
This fundraiser works at any participating Krispy Kreme’s nationwide!! So even if you’re not in Northern Virginia, you can still get in on the doughnuts action!!
From now until November 30, you can get your dozens using our fundraising sales page below.
How it works: purchase your dozens online, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme store & redeem using your code. You can also purchase doughnuts and gift them to friends and family, or perhaps some well deserving colleagues!
Thank you in advance for your support, we hope you enjoy this sweet offer.
Thomas A Edison PTSA, President
P.S. Dozens are redeemable nationwide, so feel free to share this page with other doughnut lovers!
Gingerbread Decorating Workshops at the Edison Academy of Culinary Arts
Edison Academy is excited to announce that Chef Walden and our Culinary Arts students are sponsoring Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Enjoy the holiday season with friends
and family with Gingerbread FUN! Let us take care of all the mess and stress.
Our talented culinary students will assist you in creating a truly unique house for display during the holiday season. The workshop includes all the ingredients to decorate a beautiful gingerbread house. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available after your decorating experience.
- Pricing: $45 and a minimum of 4 canned goods per house (the canned
goods will be donated to the Koinonia Foundation food pantry).
- Two sessions are available to choose from: Session 1: 9:00 am-10:30 am
Session 2: 10:30 am-12 noon
- Due to limited space a maximum of three people per house, including
parent and/or guardian.
- Recommended age: 5 years old and up. Participants 13 and under
must have an adult chaperone.
- Workshops will take place at the Edison Academy of Culinary Arts 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310, in room H-128.
Registration and money payment is required by December 1st
.(limited to 24 paid participants).
You can register for this event HERE
In case of inclement weather and cancelled event, take home kits will be available for pick up before noon on the 15th and 16th.
November 22-24 -
- Thanksgiving (Holiday)
Schools and offices will be closed November 22-24. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 27. Learn more about the first Thanksgiving.
- National Special Education Day
National Special Education Day is recognized each year on Dec. 2 and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975. We celebrate our teachers and staff who serve and support our students with special needs, as well as our families who are partners in the education and support of those students!
Learn more about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
- The Office of Special Education Procedural Support provides guidance to staff, families, and students in areas related to the implementation of and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended.
- Families of students in Special Education programs can find more resources in the Special Education Handbook for Parents (translations available from the Family Resource Center).
- The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Their YouTube Channel includes videos of workshops and webinars for families and educators to support student success. Sign up for their newsletter to receive information on upcoming webinars and other resources. Please contact the FRC with any questions at [email protected] or call 703-204-2941.
Kathy Murphy, the assistant ombuds for special education, serves as a confidential resource, providing information and support to parents and students regarding special education services. The assistant ombuds provides transparency and understanding to families of children with special needs so that they may receive all the services and supports required to equitably access public education. The assistant ombuds can be contacted by submitting a question, calling 571-423-4014, or emailing [email protected].
December 5-9 - Inclusive Schools Week
Reporting an Absence or Change to Dismissal
Please remember to notify the school office of any of the following changes that come up for your child.
Notification should be made by 9:00am on the day of the change.
- Late arrival
- Planned early pick-up or mid-day appointment (pick-up and return)
- If your child needs to be picked up unexpectedly, please call the office (703-822-2200) in advance of your arrival
- This allows the office to contact your child’s teacher to prepare your child for their departure
- For early pick-ups after 3:00pm, please park on Kathmoor as the school buses start to arrive for dismissal at that time and the front parking lot will be off limits
- Changes in dismissal mode (https://franconiaes.fcps.edu/about/change-dismissal-form)
Below are the 3 options by which to notify the school office (choose one option):
- [email protected]
- Online attendance form - https://franconiaes.fcps.edu/attendance-form
Please do this IN ADDITION to contacting your child's teacher. There could be times when the teacher is absent and, by also contacting the office, the information will be properly noted.
To email your child’s teacher, click HERE.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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