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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. At Clermont we are proud to celebrate black history this, and every month. Learn more about Black History month.Deadline Extended for Feedback on Draft School Year Calendars
FCPS has extended the deadline to give feedback on the draft calendar options for the 2023-24 school year. The four proposed drafts of the 2023-24 school year calendar vary by start date, length of winter break, and end date among other items.
If you haven't had a chance to share your thoughts about the draft school year calendar options, please participate today.
The form will close on Monday, February 6, at noon. The School Board is scheduled to vote on a calendar on Thursday, February 9.World Read Aloud Day
Some of our Clermont readers celebrated World Read Aloud Day in the library with Mrs. Cangro, our librarian. Ms. Shott’s second grade heard author Kate Albus read from her book “A Place to Hang the Moon” and Ms. Sarsour’s Kindergarten class heard author Melanie Ellsworth read from her book, “Clarinet and Trumpet.” Both classes had the opportunity to ask questions as well. Thank you to both authors for joining us virtually on World Read Aloud Day!Healthy Minds Blog Filling Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account
Read the latest Healthy Minds blog to understand why relationships are like savings accounts, and how you can help build trust and security with your children.Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at AffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.Yearbook Orders Now Open
To order your 2022-23 Yearbook follow this link:
Or, email your pictures to:
In a fun activity combining cooperation skills and science, kindergartners take turns tracing each other's shadows.Find Free COVID-19 Testing in Your Community
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which allows consumers to search for free testing sites near them. Testing is available at pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations. Results are typically provided within 24-48 hours.2023 Parent Presentations: Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations About Alcohol & Drugs
Please join the Parent Resource Center and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
- Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.
- List what you can do as a caregiver.
- How to identify and connect with community resources.
Edison High School Lecture Hall
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Division-wide Virtual Event
Hosted by the Parent Resource Center
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Both events are adults only.Sue Fliess Author Visit
Local author Sue Fliess will visit Clermont Elementary on February 21! She'll talk about being an author, how to get story ideas, STEM, fractured fairytales, show us her new books and answer questions.
We're working with Scrawl Books to offer books for sale and signing for Sue's Author Visit. Please order books online by February 14th at www.scrawlbooks.com/sue-fliess.
During check-out, in the Calculate Shipping Cost dropdown, choose our school. In the order comments, include your child's name, who Sue should sign the book(s) to, and the teacher's name. Sue will sign them and the school will distribute books to students when they come in. For every 20 books ordered, the school receives a "bonus book" for the library or classroom.Summer Learning Programs Registration Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage for more information.
CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA website for more information and registration.Institute for the Arts Camps (IFTA)
IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA website for more information and registration.
E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging. Visit the E-IFTA website for more information and registration.Calendar
February 20: No School - President's Day
February 21: Sue Fliess Author Visit
March 2: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)
March 3: No School/Prof. Workday
March 25: PTA Silent Auction
April 3-7: No School - Spring Break
April 13: Animal Spirit Day - Animal Costumes & Animal Print
April 13: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)
April 14: No School/Prof Workday - Good Friday
April 21: No School - Eid al Fitr
May 29: No School - Memorial Day
June 16: Country Western Spirit Day
June 16: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm) - Last Day of School