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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Memorial Day Holiday
  • Field Day
  • School Health Room Medication Pick Up
  • Collection for Families in Need
PTA News
  • Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey
Edison Pyramid News
  • Check Out These Edison High School Sport Camps!
    • Co-Ed Tennis Camp

    • Co-Ed Basketball Camp

Military Family News
  • Virtual Webinar from the Military Child Education Coalition
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight

Clermont students demonstrated over 400 kind acts of “belonging” by helping others feel included, and Ms. Salata serenaded them in a unicorn suit at arrival Monday morning!

Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Pictured: Sixth graders design blades for wind turbines. Mr. Christopher Scaptura from the STEAM office worked students as they selected different variables to test in their designs.

Field Day

Field Day 2024 is approaching! Our date will be Friday, May 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th. We would love to have parent volunteers help out with the fun and keep everything organized and running smoothly. Our schedule will be K-2 participating from 9:30-11:30 am and grades 3-6 participating from 1:30-3:30 pm. If you would like to help with one or both of these time slots, please sign up at the link below. Thank you for your help and we can’t wait to have you join in on the fun!

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

Attention: All library books are due by next Wednesday, May 29th! 

School Health Room Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site  on  the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact our school health room aide, Tina Buckingham, at [email protected], or our school public health nurse, Hassan Sesay at [email protected].

Collection for Families in Need

Clermont is sponsoring a collection to benefit Koinonia. Koinonia is a local organization which distributes food and other items to families in need in our community. Donations are accepted during the month of May. Donations boxes are in the lobby.

Koinonia specifically requested the following items: condiments, salad dressing, dry pasta, cereal (hot and cold), canned tomatoes, mac and cheese, instant potatoes, canned pasta, canned pea, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, tissues, paper towels and TP, brownies, cake and cookie mix

Please avoid glass containers.

Please show you C.A.R.E. by helping others in need. Thank you!!!

BRAVO to the sixth grade cast and crewmembers who put on the production of The Golden Bird, under the direction of Clermont music teacher, Aliyah Fowler. We were blown away by their performance! Thank you to Ms. Fowler and the parent volunteers who devoted many hours to after-school rehearsals and planning to make this play possible. 

Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey

The Clermont PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Clermont Elementary School and Clermont PTA can achieve that together—and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at Clermont Elementary School.

We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help us improve our family-school partnership and achieve excellence.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the linked survey.  Select the option that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey by Tuesday May 28, 2024.

Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey Links:

English

Español

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence!

Congratulations to our Girls on the Run members who completed a 5k over the weekend! We are so proud!

Check Out These Edison High School Sport Camps! Co-Ed Tennis Camp

June 24-28 & July 8-12

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. daily

Open to Grades 3-12

Contact: Coach W

For more details and to register click here!

Weekly Rate: $175 beginner/$225 advanced

Daily Rate: $50 beginner/$65 advanced

Co-Ed Basketball Camp

July 8-12

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Open to Grades 4-9

Register Here!

Pre-Pay: $215 per camper

At the Door: $225 per Camper

Camp Highlights: Daily Competitions, skills stations and 5 v 5 game play - Daily Concession Stand -  Opportunity to win prizes! - Championship Friday -  Awards Ceremony - Camp T-Shirt

Above, students participate in a fashion show during PTA’s International Festival. The event was educational and inclusive, and we loved reading the displays from so many different countries! Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!

Virtual Webinar from the Military Child Education Coalition

Strengthening Relationships During Military Transitions: In this webinar we discuss the importance of strong relationships in the life of a military child during transitions. We also share tips on how to strengthen the relationships in your community and within your family. This program is sponsored by the Navy Child and Youth Programs

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Registration: Strengthening Relationships During Military Transitions  Webinar Registration

Calendar

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

May 29: All Library Books Due

May 31:  Field Day 

June 4: Strings Concert, 7:00 pm @ Edison HS

June 6: Evening Band Concert, 6:00 pm @ Clermont ES 

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - May
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Clermont is on Instagram!
  • Field Day
  • SOL Schedule
  • Collection for Families in Need
PTA News
  • Bingo Night!
  • Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open
  • Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey
FCPS News
  • Community Conversations with Dr. Reid
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Clermont is on Instagram!

Follow Clermont on social media to see the latest photos and happenings from the school!

Instagram: @clermontelementary (NEW!!!) 

Facebook: @ClermontElementarySchool 

Field Day

Field Day 2024 is approaching! Our date will be Friday, May 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th. We would love to have parent volunteers help out with the fun and keep everything organized and running smoothly. Our schedule will be K-2 participating from 9:15 – 11:45 am and grades 3-6 participating from 1:15 – 3:45 pm. If you would like to help with one or both of these time slots, please sign up at the link below. Thank you for your help and we can’t wait to have you join in on the fun!

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

SOL Schedule

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 is underway.  Students in 5th grade will take the math SOL next Wednesday, May 22nd. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible. If your child is eligible for an SOL retake, Ms. Younger or Ms. Salata will contact you by phone. 

Collection for Families in Need

Clermont is sponsoring a collection to benefit Koinonia. Koinonia is a local organization which distributes food and other items to families in need in our community. Donations are accepted during the month of May. Donations boxes are in the lobby.

Koinonia specifically requested the following items: condiments, salad dressing, dry pasta, cereal (hot and cold), canned tomatoes, mac and cheese, instant potatoes, canned pasta, canned pea, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, tissues, paper towels and TP, brownies, cake and cookie mix

Please avoid glass containers.

Please show you C.A.R.E. by helping others in need. Thank you!!!

Bingo Night! Join the Clermont PTA for Bingo Night! 

Wednesday, May 22nd
Clermont Cafeteria
First Game @ 6 pm
Last Game @ 7:30 pm

Prizes include Gift Cards, FREE soccer camp & REC basketball registration, movie tickets, and much more! 

Guest Callers: Ms. Crouse & Mr. Pegula! 

Register Here

Bring Your Own Dinner

Drinks & Dessert on the Clermont PTA!

Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize an employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten aide, Ashley McIntosh. The award recognizes a Clermont staff member who exemplifies the values Miss McIntosh brought to her teaching.

All Clermont teachers and staff who have not won The Miss Mac Award in the last 7 years are eligible for this award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 20, 2024.

We will evaluate all the submissions and present the award and a check for $500 to the recipient at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year!

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, nominee criteria, and to submit your nominations visit the PTA website:  https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey

The Clermont PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Clermont Elementary School and Clermont PTA can achieve that together—and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at Clermont Elementary School.

We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help us improve our family-school partnership and achieve excellence.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the linked survey.  Select the option that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey by Tuesday May 28, 2024.

Schools of Excellence Community Feedback Survey Links:

English

Español

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence!

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan. Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

Upcoming Community Conversations:

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Calendar

May 23:  School Play, 7:00 pm

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

May 31:  Field Day 

June 4: Strings Concert, 7:00 pm @ Edison HS

June 6: Evening Band Concert, 6:00 pm

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - May
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • May 18: National Speech Pathologist Day

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Thank You!!!
  • Franconia District Supervisor Visit
  • Field Day
  • A Spot of Belonging
  • SOL Schedule
  • Collection for Families in Need
PTA News
  • Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open
Community News
  • Twain Community Night
  • V.I.P Summer Camp
  • SoCo Summer Strings
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Thank You!!!

Thank you so much to the Clermont PTA and community for the many kind gestures of appreciation this week! The Clermont staff appreciates your partnership and support. From smoothies, to sidewalk art, to an all-staff luncheon (with lots of help from family volunteers) and more, we felt the love all week!

Franconia District Supervisor Visit

Franconia District Supervisor, Mr. Rodney Lusk, from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, came to visit Clermont Monday morning for our School Wide Morning Meeting! This was a great opportunity for Supervisor Lusk to meet various members of the Clermont team, interact with the students, and see some of the amazing things our students do at Clermont! Supervisor Lusk spent some time doing a Q&A with Mrs. Cox’s 6th grade classroom and sparked their interest in local government. We are very grateful to Supervisor Lusk for making time to visit our awesome Eagles!

Field Day

Field Day 2024 is approaching! Our date will be Friday, May 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th. We would love to have parent volunteers help out with the fun and keep everything organized and running smoothly. Our schedule will be K-2 participating from 9:15 – 11:45 and grades 3-6 participating from 1:15 – 3:45. If you would like to help with one or both of these time slots, please sign up at the link below. Thank you for your help and we can’t wait to have you join in on the fun!

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

A Spot of Belonging

Above, SCA representatives compose chalk messages aimed at fostering acceptance and a sense of belonging. Clermont students demonstrated acceptance and accrued 400 “belonging spots” over the past two months. Incentives included a spirited cheer performed by Mr. Gayl during a school-wide morning meeting, and multiple staff members gracefully roller-skating through the halls. The next step will be a special surprise from Ms. Salata!

SOL Schedule

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
Collection for Families in Need Follow us on Social Media!

Clermont is sponsoring a collection to benefit Koinonia. Koinonia is a local organization which distributes food and other items to families in need in our community. Donations are accepted during the month of May. Donations boxes are in the lobby.

Koinonia specifically requested the following items: condiments, salad dressing, dry pasta, cereal (hot and cold), canned tomatoes, mac and cheese, instant potatoes, canned pasta, canned pea, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, tissues, paper towels and TP, brownies, cake and cookie mix

Please avoid glass containers.

Please show you C.A.R.E. by helping others in need. Thank you!!!

Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize an employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten aide, Ashley McIntosh. The award recognizes a Clermont staff member who exemplifies the values Miss McIntosh brought to her teaching.

All Clermont teachers and staff who have not won The Miss Mac Award in the last 7 years are eligible for this award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 20, 2024.

We will evaluate all the submissions and present the award and a check for $500 to the recipient at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year!

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, nominee criteria, and to submit your nominations visit the PTA website:  https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Twain Community Night

Join Twain Middle School for the annual Twain Community Night on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 pm. This is a family-fun event open to the community. The PTA will be selling pizza, other concessions, and spirit wear. All Twain departments will be represented. Don't miss the Pick a Prize Raffle with many great prizes, including Washington Nationals Baseball tickets!

V.I.P Summer Camp

Are you looking for an affordable FCPS summer camp? The Eastern Fairfax V.I.P Summer Camp may be for your child. The camp is only for rising 7th and rising 8th graders who attend Mark Twain, Hayfield, Whitman, Key or Sandburg Middle Schools. The camp will be at Sandburg Middle School and will run from July 1st – August 1st from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided for all students in need. Students will participate daily in sports activities, computer lab, game room and a cooking component as well as 5 field trips.

The registration form is located on the Mark Twain MS website and will stay open until June 1st. Please register soon as spots will fill up.

Questions? Reach out to Dominic Amato, After School Specialist @ Twain MS: [email protected]

SoCo Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Calendar

May 17: PTA International Festival, 5:30-7:30 pm

May 23:  School Play, 7:00 pm

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

May 31:  Field Day - More Details Coming Soon! 

June 4: Strings Concert, 7:00 pm @ Edison HS

June 6: Evening Band Concert, 6:00 pm

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - May
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • May 18: National Speech Pathologist Day

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
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Twain MS Chipotle Spirit Night

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 Are you interested in helping out the Twain Middle School after school program and eating Chipotle at the same time?! 

  • Please come out to Kingstowne Chipotle on Wednesday, May 8th from 4-8 pm. The address is 5955 Kingstowne Towne Center Alexandria, VA 22315.  
  • 25% of all proceeds will go back to the Mark Twain After School Program. 
  • Mr. Amato will be giving out free candy with every purchase.
  • The code for an online order to still help with the fundraiser is - X4AM2B3

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see all our Twain and future Twain students and families Wednesday night!

Mr. Amato

Mark Twain Middle School

After School Specialist

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Thank You Dr. Reid! 
  • SOL Schedule
  • Lost & Found
  • Collection for Families in Need
  • Follow us on Social Media!
PTA News
  • Next Week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
    • Volunteers Needed!

    • Chalk Night Cancelled for Sunday May 5th

  • Last Day for International Festival Registration!
  • Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Thank You Dr. Reid! 

Thank you to FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle C. Reid, for visiting Clermont ES this week! We had a great time showing Dr. Reid all the learning happening here at CES, and our News Crew even put her in the Hot Seat!

SOL Schedule

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
Lost & Found

Clermont's Lost & Found is overflowing! We have accumulated a large number of coats, sweatshirts, and outerwear. The Lost & Found has been temporarily relocated to the front lobby for your convenience. We encourage students and parents/guardians to come check to see if you have any belongings among the lost items. Any items not claimed by next Friday, May 10th, will be donated.

Collection for Families in Need

Clermont is sponsoring a collection to benefit Koinonia. Koinonia is a local organization which distributes food and other items to families in need in our community. Donations are accepted during the month of May. Donations boxes are in the lobby.

Koinonia specifically requested the following items: condiments, salad dressing, dry pasta, cereal (hot and cold), canned tomatoes, mac and cheese, instant potatoes, canned pasta, canned pea, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, tissues, paper towels and TP, brownies, cake and cookie mix

Please avoid glass containers.

Please show you C.A.R.E. by helping others in need. Thank you!!!

Follow us on Social Media!

Follow Clermont on social media to see the latest photos and happenings from the school!

Facebook: @ClermontElementarySchool

Instagram: @clermontelementary (NEW!!!) 

Next Week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is next week, May 6-10! 

We have a lot of stuff planned for the Clermont staff. 

Volunteers Needed!

Classroom Volunteers: We are still seeking volunteers to help supervise classrooms next Friday, May 10th during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Several classes do not yet have any volunteers signed up. If your child's classroom volunteer list is full, feel free to sign up for another classroom still in need of volunteers! Visit this link for more details and to sign up! Staff Lunch Classroom Volunteer Sign Up

Grab & Go Snacks: We will be celebrating Clermont staff with Grab-and-Go snacks on Monday, May 6. Sign up for a slot below to help us fill the courtyard with a variety of goodies. Grab-and-Go Snacks Sign Up

Chalk Night Cancelled for Sunday May 5th

Unfortunately, due to the rainy forecast our chalk night originally planned for Sunday, May 5th has been cancelled. 

We'll be monitoring the weather day by day to find an alternative date for rescheduling. 

Last Day for International Festival Registration!

As a reminder, the PTA is hosting an international festival on Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Clermont. It will be a fun and educational experience celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up our wonderful Clermont Community!

As of Monday, over 120 people have registered to attend the festival. Activities will include:

  • Country display tables: There are currently 10 different countries being represented. For those interested in hosting a table, there are still tables available in the gym (food is not permitted at these tables).
  • Cultural performances: Demonstrations will include a Filipino martial arts performance.
  • Fashion show: There are currently six different countries being represented in the show with over 12 participants.
  • Food: Pizza can be preordered from the Fly Pizza Truck closer to the event date.
  • Dessert: Ice cream can be purchased at the festival from one of our very own Clermont parent’s ice cream truck!

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/yjwhc6bt to sign up for the event, host a country display table, and/or participate in the fashion show. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

We also need parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering for set up, check in, and/or clean up. To volunteer, go to https://tinyurl.com/3bxxm5jp

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Miss Mac Award Nominations Now Open

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize an employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten aide, Ashley McIntosh. The award recognizes a Clermont staff member who exemplifies the values Miss McIntosh brought to her teaching.

All Clermont teachers and staff who have not won The Miss Mac Award in the last 7 years are eligible for this award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 20, 2024.

We will evaluate all the submissions and present the award and a check for $500 to the recipient at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year!

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, nominee criteria, and to submit your nominations visit the PTA website:  https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Calendar

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 17: PTA International Festival, 5:30-7:30 pm

May 23:  School Play, 7:00 pm

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

May 31:  Field Day - More Details Coming Soon! 

June 4: Strings Concert, 7:00 pm @ Edison HS

June 6: Evening Band Concert, (Time TBA)

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - May
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 8: National School Nurse Day
  • May 10: School Communicators Day
  • May 18: National Speech Pathologist Day

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Spring SOL Testing
  • Last Weekend for Yearbook Orders!
  • Follow us on Social Media!
  • Will You Be Moving this Summer?
PTA News
  • International Festival – Registration Closes May 3!
  • Clermont Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon!
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Spring SOL Testing

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
Last Weekend for Yearbook Orders!

Yearbooks are on sale NOW. Place your order today! Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.barksdalestorefront.com.

Yearbook Access Code: 0036778YB

Orders must be placed by this Monday, April 29th. 

Follow us on Social Media!

Follow Clermont on social media to see the latest photos and happenings from the school!

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Will You Be Moving this Summer?

As part of the counseling program at Clermont Elementary, we have small group counseling on the topic of moving. The groups meet one time per week for 3 weeks. Meetings are during the school day and last for thirty minutes. 

Please complete this form if you would like your child to participate. 

If you have any questions or concerns or are unable to electronically fill out the form, please contact your child’s counselor.

Please complete the form no later than May 3rd.

International Festival – Registration Closes May 3!

As a reminder, the PTA is hosting an international festival on Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Clermont. It will be a fun and educational experience celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up our wonderful Clermont Community!

As of Monday, over 120 people have registered to attend the festival. Activities will include:

  • Country display tables: There are currently 10 different countries being represented. For those interested in hosting a table, there are still tables available in the gym (food is not permitted at these tables).
  • Cultural performances: Demonstrations will include a Filipino martial arts performance.
  • Fashion show: There are currently six different countries being represented in the show with over 12 participants.
  • Food: Pizza can be preordered from the Fly Pizza Truck closer to the event date.
  • Dessert: Ice cream can be purchased at the festival from one of our very own Clermont parent’s ice cream truck!

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/yjwhc6bt to sign up for the event, host a country display table, and/or participate in the fashion show. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

We also need parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering for set up, check in, and/or clean up. To volunteer, go to https://tinyurl.com/3bxxm5jp

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Clermont Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon!

Clermont Staff Appreciation Week will be held the week of May 6-10. 

We have a lot of stuff planned for the Clermont staff. Volunteer opportunities below: 

Grab-and-Go Snacks Sign Up

Staff Lunch Classroom Volunteer Sign Up

Chalk Night Returns!

Please join us Sunday, May 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm in front of the school as we kick off our Staff Appreciation week. Come write or draw a message to your favorite staff member on the sidewalk in front of Clermont. We'll supply the chalk. You and your student(s) will bring the creativity!

Calendar

April 22-30: Passover

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - April
  • Month of the Military Child

  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • National Poetry Month

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Yearbook Sale
  • Month of the Military Child
    • Clermont in the News! 

  • Spring SOL Testing
  • Will You Be Moving this Summer?
PTA News
  • International Festival Registration is Open!
  • Clermont Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon!
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Military Family News
  • Virtual Webinar from the Military Child Education Coalition

Clermont Kindergarteners got a treat this week with a special visit from Doug Kammerer, Chief Meteorologist from NBC Washington!

Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale NOW. Place your order today! Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.barksdalestorefront.com.

Yearbook Access Code: 0036778YB

Order forms were also sent home with students this week. Orders must be placed by April 29th. 

Month of the Military Child Clermont in the News! 

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

This Wednesday was Purple Up! Day in support of military children. At Clermont, we ended the day with a “clap off” parade honoring military connected students. Reporters from WTOP and WJLA news joined us for the occasion and interviewed members of our Military Kids Club. Check out the article from WTOP News linked below to read more! 

WTOP News Article: At one Fairfax Co. school, military kids bond over shared challenges.

Clermont students and staff proudly wore purple in support of military children this Wednesday, April 17th. 

Spring SOL Testing

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
Will You Be Moving this Summer?

As part of the counseling program at Clermont Elementary, we have small group counseling on the topic of moving. The groups meet one time per week for 3 weeks. Meetings are during the school day and last for thirty minutes. 

Please complete this form if you would like your child to participate. 

If you have any questions or concerns or are unable to electronically fill out the form, please contact your child’s counselor.

Please complete the form no later than May 3rd.

International Festival Registration is Open!

It is official! The PTA is hosting an international festival on Friday, May 17th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Clermont ES. It will be a fun and educational experience, celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up our wonderful Clermont Community!

Activities will include country display tables, cultural performances, a fashion show, and pizza and ice cream food trucks. (Ice cream can be purchased onsite. More information to follow closer to the event about pre-ordering pizza.)

Thank you to those that completed the survey so that we could gauge interest!

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/yjwhc6bt to confirm registration. On the website, you may also sign up to host a country display table and/or participate in the fashion show.

Students must be accompanied by an adult. Registration closes Friday, May 3rd.

We also need parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering for set up, check in, and/or clean up. To volunteer, go to International Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Clermont Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon!

Clermont Staff Appreciation Week will be held the week of May 6-10. 

We have a lot of stuff planned for the Clermont staff. Volunteer opportunities below: 

Grab-and-Go Snacks Sign Up

Staff Lunch Classroom Volunteer Sign Up

Chalk Night Returns!

Please join us Sunday, May 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm in front of the school as we kick off our Staff Appreciation week. Come write or draw a message to your favorite staff member on the sidewalk in front of Clermont. We'll supply the chalk. You and your student(s) will bring the creativity!

Virtual Webinar from the Military Child Education Coalition

Growth Mindset: In this webinar we define both types of mindsets, share the benefits of growth mindset and how it can help shape the future of your military-connected child. This program is sponsored by the Navy Child and Youth Programs

Date: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 12:00 pm

Registration: Growth Mindset Webinar Registration

Instructional assistant, Hala Elgendy, plays soccer with 6th grade students.

Calendar

April 22-30: Passover

April 22: Earth Day

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - April
  • Month of the Military Child

  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • National Poetry Month

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Yearbook Sale
  • April is the Month of the Military Child
  • Spring SOL Testing
  • Upcoming Edison Pyramid Theatre Productions
PTA News
  • International Festival Interest Survey
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th
  • 🏆April Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!
Military Family News
  • Virtual Webinars from the Military Child Education Coalition
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight

On Monday, all students and staff had the opportunity to safely witness the solar eclipse. A very special thank you to incoming Clermont parent, Mrs. Hyde, for facilitating the generous donation of eclipse safety glasses from the National Science Foundation!

Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale NOW. Place your order today! Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.barksdalestorefront.com.

Yearbook Access Code: 0036778YB

Order forms were also sent home with students this week. Orders must be placed by April 29th. 

April is the Month of the Military Child

During the month of April we will honor our military connected students in the following ways:

  • During “Military Monday” news show segments, students will share their thoughts about military life.
  • Military connected students will engage in a lesson about the Remarkable Farkle McBride which focuses on GRIT, coping with challenging feelings and flexibility.
  • A poster showcasing our students will be on display. 
  • On Purple Up Day, Wednesday, April 17th, students and staff are encouraged to wear purple. A “clap off” parade will be held honoring military connected students. 
  • Administration will honor students with a certificate of appreciation. 

Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

April is the Month of the Military Child. Wear purple next Wednesday, April 17th to show your support!

Twinning in Kindergarten. 

Spring SOL Testing

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
Upcoming Edison Pyramid Theatre Productions

Mark Twain Middle School and Thomas Edison High School's theatre departments both have kid-friendly productions coming up. Check out the details below. (You might even see some former Clermont Eagles among the casts!)

Mark Twain Middle School Presents: Frozen Jr

Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

April 18-19, 7:00 pm

April 20th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Mark Twain Cafetorium, 4700 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

Twain Theatre Website

Thomas Edison High School's Edison Theatre Company Presents: The Addams Family

a New Musical Comedy

May 1-2, 7:00 pm

May 4, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Thomas Edison High School Auditorium, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

Your Family is Invited to Visit our "Family"!

Special offer for elementary and middle school families: 50% off your ticket purchase for May 1 or 2! 

  1. Go to edisontheatrecompany.org
  2. Scroll down to “Click here” to purchase tickets.
  3. Select the May 1 or May 2 performance.
  4. Choose your ticket options and number of tickets.
  5. Enter code “FutureEagle” in the promotion field at check-out for 50% discount (for up to 6 tickets).
  6. Feel free to print at home or save the tickets to your device for when you attend the show!

DISCOUNT OFFER does not apply to Sat. May 4 performances but tickets are available

International Festival Interest Survey

The Clermont PTA would like to gauge interest in an international festival scheduled for Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun and educational experience celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up our wonderful Clermont Community! There will be opportunities to pre-order food from food trucks for dinner and dessert.

We’re also seeking families to share about their culture. Families can contribute by hosting their own country display table, leading a performance or demonstration, and/or participating in a fashion show. Families can also support the event by volunteering to help with set-up or clean-up.

Please answer a quick 3-minute survey no later than Friday, April 12th. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7775322/International-Festival-Interest-Survey

We will contact families by email or SignUp Genius for additional details and to confirm participation. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th

Join the Clermont PTA on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 pm for their final math night of the year, this time featuring math stations for our 3rd and 4th grade students! Clermont students will enjoy 10 different stations of grade-appropriate and fun activities. Once all 10 are completed, they receive a math prize! 

Please note that this is not a drop-off event and a parent/guardian will need to stay with their student onsite during the event. 

To get a sense of attendance, please RSVP if you plan to attend:

Register for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

We need volunteers to support this event!

Volunteer Sign-Up for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

🏆April Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!

Has a Clermont teacher or staff member gone above and beyond to make your child's day better and brighter? Nominate them for the PTA Soaring Eagle Award! 🏆

Every month, we celebrate Clermont Elementary School’s incredible teachers and staff who make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Let's celebrate the Clermont teachers and staff who make our school community shine! Nominations for the April award are due by April 30th. 

Nominate Your Soaring Eagle Here!

For more information, visit the PTA Website or contact Diane Lundin at [email protected].

Congratulations to March Soaring Eagle, Joseph Gayl! 

Sixth graders practice opening combination locks during middle school transition lessons with the counselor.

Virtual Webinars from the Military Child Education Coalition

Ups and Downs of Being a Military-Connected Child: While military-connected children encounter challenges associated with the military lifestyle, there are also benefits experienced growing up in a military household. Join us as we share strategies and resources to support your child on this journey. This program is sponsored by the Navy Child and Youth Programs

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 12:00 pm

Registration: Ups and Downs of Being a Military-Connected Child Webinar Registration

Establishing Screentime Boundaries: Technology is all around us and left to their own devices, children will spend endless hours in front of a screen. At the same time, the ability to stay connected is a key benefit for military kids. Join us as we share practical tips for developing healthy screen time habits for your children. This program is sponsored by the Air Force School Liaison Program

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 12:00 pm

Registration: Establishing Screentime Boundaries Webinar Registration

Calendar

April 16: 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night

April 17: Purple Up! Day

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - April
  • Month of the Military Child

  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • National Poetry Month

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Calendar Reminder: No School Next Wednesday, April 10
  • Yearbook Sale
  • National Assistant Principals Week
  • School Librarian Month
  • Clermont's Military Kids Club Featured in FCPS This Week
  • April is the Month of the Military Child
  • Spring SOL Testing
PTA News
  • International Festival Interest Survey
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Calendar Reminder: No School Next Wednesday, April 10

Reminder: There will be no school next Wednesday, April 10, which is Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak to those in our Muslim community celebrating! 

See the complete School Year Calendar

Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale NOW. Place your order today! Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.barksdalestorefront.com.

Yearbook Access Code: 0036778YB

Order forms were also sent home with students this week. Orders must be placed by April 29th. 

National Assistant Principals Week

April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week. Thank you to Clermont's amazing Assistant Principal, Trevia Younger! We appreciate your endless support for our students, teachers, and staff.

School Library Month

April is School Library Month and April 4th was School Librarian Day. Shout out to Clermont's Librarian, Kannan Cangro! Thank you for creating a magical world in our library, and fostering a love of reading in our students.

Clermont's Military Kids Club Featured in FCPS This Week

Clermont's very own Military Kids Club was featured in FCPS This Week and the FCPS website. Thank you to Clermont staff members Tiffany Velishka and Paula Treger for running this wonderful program at Clermont and to parent volunteers Lana Blomberg, Kathryn Olsen, and Whitney Griffith! Check out the FCPS This Week feature below, and read the full story here! 

Military Kids Club Helps Students Bond Over Shared Experiences

Creating connections between students from military families is one of the goals of the Clermont Elementary School Military Kids Club, which boasts 50 members and is in its second year of operation. Read about the club.

April is the Month of the Military Child

During the month of April we will honor our military connected students in the following ways:

  • During “Military Monday” news show segments, students will share their thoughts about military life.
  • Military connected students will engage in a lesson about the Remarkable Farkle McBride which focuses on GRIT, coping with challenging feelings and flexibility.
  • A poster showcasing our students will be on display. 
  • On Purple Up Day, Wednesday, April 17th, students and staff are encouraged to wear purple. A “clap off” parade will be held honoring military connected students. 
  • Administration will honor students with a certificate of appreciation. 

Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

April is the Month of the Military Child. Wear purple on Wednesday, April 17th to show your support! Spring SOL Testing

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for grades 3-6 will take place during the month of May. Specific grade level testing dates are below. Please ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up to school on-time on testing days. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

SOL Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

4th Grade

  • May 7: Reading
  • May 14: Math

5th Grade

  • May 9: Reading
  • May 16: Science
  • May 22: Math

6th Grade

  • May 8: Reading
  • May 15: Math
International Festival Interest Survey

The Clermont PTA would like to gauge interest in an international festival scheduled for Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun and educational experience celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up our wonderful Clermont Community! There will be opportunities to pre-order food from food trucks for dinner and dessert.

We’re also seeking families to share about their culture. Families can contribute by hosting their own country display table, leading a performance or demonstration, and/or participating in a fashion show. Families can also support the event by volunteering to help with set-up or clean-up.

Please answer a quick 3-minute survey no later than Friday, April 12th. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7775322/International-Festival-Interest-Survey

We will contact families by email or SignUp Genius for additional details and to confirm participation. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th

Join the Clermont PTA on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 pm for their final math night of the year, this time featuring math stations for our 3rd and 4th grade students! Clermont students will enjoy 10 different stations of grade-appropriate and fun activities. Once all 10 are completed, they receive a math prize! 

Please note that this is not a drop-off event and a parent/guardian will need to stay with their student onsite during the event. 

To get a sense of attendance, please RSVP if you plan to attend:

Register for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

We need volunteers to support this event!

Volunteer Sign-Up for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

Calendar

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 16: 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night

April 17: Purple Up! Day

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - April
  • Month of the Military Child

  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • April 4: School Librarian Day
  • April 1-5: National Assistant Principals Week

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Spring Break
  • Advanced Academics News
PTA News
  • PTA Spring Enrichment
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th
  • March Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!
FCPS News
  • Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Spring Break

🌷March 25-29 is spring break. April 1-2 are student holidays/professional workdays. The Clermont Main Office will be closed until April 2. Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 3. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar

Advanced Academics News

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have: 

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.  
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.  

At Clermont, we conduct school-based screening for advanced academic services (Levels II-III and Young Scholars) in May. Parents do not need to submit a Level II-III referral form in order to initiate screening because we screen all students. Please find additional information regarding the levels of AAP services offered in FCPS and the screening and identification timeline by clicking on the links below. Please email our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Raechel Acosta, at [email protected] with any questions.

AAP Spring Newsletter (English)

AAP Spring Newsletter (Espanol)

Spring is here! Clermont's newest club, the Eco Eagles, have taken great strides in repairing our garden beds and getting them ready for spring planting.

PTA Spring Enrichment

As announced at the March PTA Meeting, the Clermont PTA will be offering Spring Enrichment led by our very own Clermont Elementary School teachers.

To sign up, visit the Clermont PTA Website and create an account. Step-by-step instructions were sent by on March 7, and can be viewed online here.

3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th

Join the Clermont PTA on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 pm for their final math night of the year, this time featuring math stations for our 3rd and 4th grade students! Clermont students will enjoy 10 different stations of grade-appropriate and fun activities. Once all 10 are completed, they receive a math prize! 

Please note that this is not a drop-off event and a parent/guardian will need to stay with their student onsite during the event. 

To get a sense of attendance, please RSVP if you plan to attend:

Register for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

We need volunteers to support this event!

Volunteer Sign-Up for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

🏆March Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!

Has a Clermont teacher or staff member gone above and beyond to make your child's day better and brighter? Nominate them for the PTA Soaring Eagle Award! 🏆

Every month, we celebrate Clermont Elementary School’s incredible teachers and staff who make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Let's celebrate the Clermont teachers and staff who make our school community shine! Nominations for the March award are due by March 31st. 

Nominate Your Soaring Eagle Here!

For more information, visit the PTA Website or contact Diane Lundin at [email protected].

Congratulations to February Soaring Eagle, Paula Treger! 

Fifth graders spotted some curiously small green footprints in the art room after St. Patrick's day. 🤔

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Mrs. Murphy gets in the spirit while teaching about ancient civilizations.

Calendar

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - March
  • National Women’s History Month

  • Equity in Education Month
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Celebrating Arts in Our Schools
  • National Nutrition Month

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PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings

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PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings

As announced at the March PTA Meeting, the Clermont PTA will be offering Spring Enrichment led by our very own Clermont Elementary School teachers.

You will need a Clermont PTA Website account to register for a club.

To register for any of the club offerings please follow the below steps. 

  • Navigate to the Clermont PTA Website
  • If you see "My Account" at the top right corner you are already logged in to the PTA page and can jump to the *** in these instructions.
  • If you see "Login" click "Login" to access the site.
  • If you already have an account, provide your email address and password to login.
  • If you do not yet have an account, please create one.
  • ***Once in your account look for the "Store & Data (Information) Forms" section and click "Spring Club Sign-up".
  • Once on the page you will see the full list of Spring Enrichment offerings.
  • When you click "more" you can learn more about the offering as well as the day and time of day the club is being offered.
  • Please select "1" in the Sign-up dropdown for each club you want for your student. Please note that each of your students are listed separately.
  • Please verify the grade level offered for each class and only register your student if they are grade-eligible!
  • Not seeing the correct students? Return to the My Account page and review Step 1: Family Information

Once you have selected "1" for each club you want your student enrolled, click "Save and checkout

  • Confirm all the clubs you have selected for enrollment, then click "Pay Now "
  • Confirm or add your payment method, then click "Continue"
  • The final step is to confirm your order by clicking "Place Order". 

You will receive an email confirmation once the order is processed.

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Silent Auction Last Chance Items and Thank You to Volunteers and Sponsors

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Thank you all for your support of the Silent Auction! With your support we reached our goal, raised over $31,000 and had over 200 attendees at ALX Atrium in Old Town. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make this event happen. Please keep an eye on your email and be patient as we work through contacting and connecting with the winners. If you won a social or a teacher experience, your information will be sent to the host so they can connect with you for the experience. While the auction closed on Saturday, we have a few last chance items that have spots left! These items are reopened NOW and will be open until March 24th 10:00 PM. If you are registered already as a bidder, you can go to Auctria and make a bid! If you are not already registered, you can still register as a bidder HERE.

View the Last Chance Auction Items HERE

Items include:

  • 1 Month Free Taekwondo Classes at Ohn Top Martial Arts (Rose Hill Shopping Center)
  • 1 Week Free After School Program at Ohn Top Martial Arts (Rose Hill Shopping Center)
  • Tiny Dancers Class Gift Certificate
  • One week of Virtual Tech Camp
  • Alexandria Key to the City Pass
  • Social: 6th Grade Moms Night Out (limited space remaining!)
  • Social: Coffee Talk--Have you bean nerdy? (limited space remaining!)
  • Social: I compost, you compost, we all scream for compost! (limited space remaining!)
  • Mr. Wash Car Wash Passes
  • Portrait Session with Lubin Studio
  • Passes to the Science Museum of Virginia
  • Teacher Experience: Spaghetti Dinner with Ms. Cox (limited space remaining!)
  • Teacher Experience: Breakfast with the Kindergarten IAs (limited space remaining!)
  • Teacher Experience: Karate Fun Fest with Mr. Gayl (limited space remaining!)
  • Teacher Experience: Movie and Lunch with Mrs. Herchert and Ms. McCloskey (limited space remaining!)
  • Teacher Experience: Sweet Frog with Ms. Brown (limited space remaining!)

 

Thank you to our Volunteers!

It takes dedicated volunteers to put on such a big event and we want to thank each and every one of them!

 

Auction Chairs:

Meagan Tiedemann

Joshua Justice

Natalie Justice

Tysen Perszyk

 

Decorations Committee:

Whitney Griffith

Whitney Pace

Elizabeth Kean

Lana Blomberg

 

Donation Solicitors also included:

Diane Beddia Lundin

Jamie Schempp

 

Event MC:

Dean Jones

 

Day Of Volunteers also included:

Sarah Hastings

Lynn Krolowitz

Whitney Griffith

Katy Olsen

Emily Siqveland

Ben Krolowitz

Jen Murphy

Daniel Pace

Greg Harding

Amy Harding

Jessica Hammersla

Jaimie Reese

Jason Doherty

Megan MacDowell

Alison Dingwall

Brian Jozef

 

Thank you to our AMAZING Sponsors!

We want to thank our amazing sponsors for their contributions in making the 2024 Clermont PTA Silent Auction a success!

  • JustTech – Band Sponsor
  • Shoshanna & Company – Drink Sponsor
  • Angie Steins Real Estate – Drink Sponsor
  • Ribeiro Foot & Ankle – Welcome Sponsor
  • Catherine Foltz – Welcome Sponsor
  • Larson Orthodontics – Event Sponsor
  • Refresh Alexandria – Event Sponsor
  • Blue Jacket – Drink Sponsor
  • UNO’s – Food Sponsor

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Spring Break
  • Kindergarten Orientation is Next Week
PTA News
  • PTA Spring Enrichment
  • The PTA Silent Auction Raised Over $31,000 for Clermont Students!
  • Congratulations Clermont Odyssey of the Mind Competitors
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th
FCPS News
  • Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Spring Break

🌷March 25-29 is spring break. The Clermont Main Office will be closed. April 1-2 are student holidays/professional workdays. Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 3. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar

Kindergarten Orientation is Next Week

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 19th at 4:45 pm for Kindergarten Orientation. Your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! (Parents should be prepared to show a valid ID upon entry.) 

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, or if you have decided to defer a year and need to notify us, please contact Katie Simmons at [email protected]

Mrs. Leestma's fourth graders presenting their work on oceans.

PTA Spring Enrichment

As announced at the March PTA Meeting, the Clermont PTA will be offering Spring Enrichment led by our very own Clermont Elementary School teachers.

To sign up, visit the Clermont PTA Website and create an account. Step-by-step instructions were sent by email yesterday, March 7, and can be viewed online here.

Silent Auction Was a Big Success!

Thank you all for your support of the Silent Auction! With your support we reached our goal, raised over $31,000 and had over 200 attendees at ALX Atrium in Old Town. Please keep an eye on your email and be patient as we work through contacting and connecting with the winners. If you won a social, or a teacher experience, your information will be sent to the host so they can connect with you for the experience. While the auction closed on Saturday, we have a few last chance items that have spots left! These items will reopen on Monday, March 18th 12:01 AM and be open until Sunday, March 24th 10:00 PM. Bidding reopens on Monday but you can preview the last chance auction items here. An email will be sent on Monday with additional information.

Congratulations Clermont Odyssey of the Mind Competitors

On Saturday March 9, Clermont Elementary School had 4 teams compete in the NOVA East Odyssey of the Mind: Region 11 Tournament. One team even received the Ranatra Fusca Award for creativity! 

Thank you to the coaches, parents and families who supported our students who participated in this amazing event!

3rd and 4th Grade Math Night Tuesday April 16th

Join the Clermont PTA on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 pm for their final math night of the year, this time featuring math stations for our 3rd and 4th grade students! Clermont students will enjoy 10 different stations of grade-appropriate and fun activities. Once all 10 are completed, they receive a math prize! 

Please note that this is not a drop-off event and a parent/guardian will need to stay with their student onsite during the event. 

To get a sense of attendance, please RSVP if you plan to attend:

Register for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

We need volunteers to support this event!

Volunteer Sign-Up for 3rd & 4th Grade Math Night

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Calendar

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 19: Kindergarten Orientation (4:45 pm)

March 20: Orthodox Ash Wednesday

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - March
  • National Women’s History Month

  • Equity in Education Month
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Celebrating Arts in Our Schools
  • National Nutrition Month

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Spring Picture Day
  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
PTA News
  • Final Reminder: The PTA Silent Auction is Tomorrow!

  • PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings
Spring/Summer Opportunities
  • Reading Together, A Webinar for Families
  • Upcoming STEM Opportunities
Military Family News
  • Virtual Webinars from the Military Child Education Coalition
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be on Monday, March 11th. To order your child's individual and class pictures, visit www.barksdalestorefront.com. Order Code: 0036778SG

Volunteers Needed: Would you like to volunteer with us on picture day? Please email [email protected] if you are able to help! 

Congratulations to the Clermont students who performed in the Area Orchestra concert at Edison HS this week! Bravo!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 19th at 4:45 pm for Kindergarten Orientation. Your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! (Parents should be prepared to show a valid ID upon entry.) 

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, or if you have decided to defer a year and need to notify us, please contact Katie Simmons at [email protected]

Yearbook Cover Contest

The yearbook cover challenge is here!

Submissions are due by March 14, 2024. 

Requirements: 

  • 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Portrait Orientation
  • Please write student's name and teacher on the back.
  • Please include the following on the cover: 
    • Clermont Elementary School
    • Year 2023-2024

Completed submissions may be turned into the student's homeroom teacher.

The winning design will be on the front cover of the yearbook!

Point of Contacts: Tiffany Velishka, Samantha Crouse, & Carolina Guido-Parada

Final Reminder: The PTA Silent Auction is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the return of the Clermont Elementary PTA Silent Auction and it is looking to be a GREAT event with a BIG turnout!!!! The event will be held at the beautiful ALX atrium in Alexandria (on the corner of Washington and Duke Streets) on Saturday March 9th at 6:00pm! There will be a live band (Diplomatic Immunity), plenty of delicious food and great drinks. The PTA Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year. It allows the PTA to sponsor a vast number of programs throughout the year that benefit ALL Clermont students, including Enrichment Programs, School Field Trips, Classroom Instructional Supplies, New Technology, Assemblies, and more. There is lots of excitement from teachers and parents and it looks to be a wonderful time! Please click on the "Tickets" tab in the link to purchase your pass to this event and let the good times roll!

Purchase your tickets here!

Please obtain your tickets today so we can plan for your arrival!

Be on the lookout for a Know Before You Go email from the PTA before the event and after you register.

Silent Auction Open Online Now!

Based on parent feedback, the Clermont PTA Silent Auction opened online before the Saturday evening event. This gives parents an opportunity to bid/purchase items before the event and allow for parents to participate in the Silent Auction if they are unable to attend the evening event. The online auction will close Saturday, March 9th at 9pm.

REGISTRATION: Silent Auction Bidding

Available in our Silent Auction
  1. Teacher Experiences: We have more Teacher Experiences available than ever before! There are 88 possible winners of our Teacher Experiences this year and many let students bring a guest. This gives more students the opportunity for a special experience with a teacher and we greatly appreciate it!
  2. Classes & Camps: There are many Classes & Camps available to take during the day and some for overnight stay! Classes include art activities, and fitness & dance sessions.
  3. Event Tickets: Sports, Theatre, Music and interactive Event Tickets are available including 2 tickets to the Signature Theatre, 10 seats to a show at Bobby McKeys, and Four PNC Diamond Club tickets (all inclusive food, house wine and draft beer) to a 2024 Washington Nationals home game!
  4. Excursions & Travel: Local and short distance Exclusions & Travel are available and a great deal! Included are 2 admission passes to Luray Caverns, Overnight stay at the Alexandrian, and pair of Jet Blue roundtrip tickets to anywhere!
  5. Food & Dining: We have dine in and dine out food items in the auction!
  6. Parent Social: Parent Socials are very popular and usually sell out. This year, they are so good, we are sure they will! Grab these fast!
  7. Services: The auction is a great place to obtain some services to use for yourself or others including multiple lawn services, a portrait session, car washes, and a Delorean rental to display at a party or arrive at a special event in style!
  8. Sports & Fitness: There are many Sports & Fitness packages available in the auction including for baseball training, Pure Barre & Yoga sessions, and cycling & swimming classes!
  9. Treat Yo Self: This category is all about making yourself feel good and includes books, décor, and many self-care items & sessions!
  10. Win a Party: Win a Party to share with your friends! We have many great parties including DJ services, the Magic Art Bus, gaming parties and more!
2 Ways to Register to Bid on Auction Items
  •  Purchase Your Tickets for the Silent Auction Gala on Saturday, March 9th and register as a bidder at the same time.
  • Can’t attend the event? Register as a Bidder and still participate in the online silent auction.
Bidding on the Items in the Silent Auction
  • Open the Silent Auction Website from your phone or computer. Click the "Auction Catalog" tab from menu. There you'll find the complete auction inventory and will be able to bid from 10:00 am on Monday until 9:00 pm on Saturday (March 9th).  
  • You will get an email with a direct access link and your personal bidder access code. These will allow you to log in automatically and get right to bidding. You must be logged in to bid.
  • You and your spouse may bid from the same account to avoid bidding against each other. We recommend this unless you really want the satisfaction of being the one who won that Teacher Experience for your kid. Volunteers can show you the easy way to set this up if you are using the Auctria App at the event on Saturday.
  • Pay attention to the ways to bid on each item.
    • Single winner - these items allow you to place the maximum you want to pay and then the system will keep you in the lead until someone bids higher than your max. These items will also offer a buy-it-now in case you want to end the competition and secure the item just for you.
    • Multiple winner - we have many items this year that allow several people to win. If you bid and get in a lead spot and you get knocked out because others are bidding higher for the same experience, you will need to place a new bid to regain a winning spot. These items do not have the maximum bid feature.
    • Buy-it-now - some of the socials have a limited number of seats, use buy-it-now to pay the flat price and sign-up for a seat. There is no bidding on these so you cannot be outbid.  
  • Keep checking your email or the Silent Auction Website to see if you have been outbid.
  • Ensure your credit card is registered. You can't bid without one associated with your account. This is how the auction will be closed out. Items won will be charged to your registered credit card. If you purchased your ticket already then you're probably set!  
  • Bring your phone to the Saturday Silent Auction Gala. Bidding is done online via the mobile friendly website or Auctria mobile app (for Android or iOS). Download the app now so you can focus on bidding and not technology on Saturday night.
  • If you need any assistance, such as changing the credit card on file or getting a new bidder access code email, please visit the volunteers at the registration desk at the event on Saturday night. 

We encourage you to PERUSE THE CATALOG NOW and PLAN YOUR BIDDING STRATEGY! There are lots of items and some big ticket items you may want to split with friends/families! (just make sure to work this out with them, there is no team bidding in the app) 

PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings

As announced at the March PTA Meeting, the Clermont PTA will be offering Spring Enrichment led by our very own Clermont Elementary School teachers.

To sign up, visit the Clermont PTA Website and create an account. Step-by-step instructions were sent by email yesterday, March 7, and can be viewed online here.

Reading Together, A Webinar for Families

The Virginia Department of Education is excited to celebrate Family Reading Month in March. Join the Virginia Department of Education & Virginia PTA for Reading Together: a webinar designed for families to learn about best practices in reading instruction. The event also covers how families can support their student through all stages of learning to read and improving reading comprehension. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 7-8pm. Registration is required to participate and is open to the public.

Upcoming STEM Opportunities

SEA-AIR-SPACE STEM Expo: This free event inspires and empowers students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers. Students and parents are invited to enjoy interactive STEM workshops, hands-on demonstrations, STEM career information, networking opportunities and more.  The event will include: Hands-on science stations; Live on-stage demonstrations; Experience the instantaneous science of nitrogen ice cream and interactive exhibits on many STEM concepts.

  • Audience: Grades 5-12 students and families
  • Date: Sunday April 7, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
  • Registration Link: can be found at: https://stem2024.completereg.com/index.aspx

 

2024 National STEM Festival Student Expo: Featuring 150+ of the nation’s brightest young innovators, this event showcases a wide array of student-led inventions and research projects. Federal Agencies will also highlight STEM careers. Space is limited. Registration required.

 

TJ Techstravaganza: FREE hands-on STEM fair that attracts thousands of attendees from the DMV area every year. Over 300 TJ student and teacher volunteers engage students in STEM activities, which include lava lamps, banana DNA extraction, robotics, rocketry demonstrations, programming workshops, and other STEM exhibits.

  • Audience: All ages
  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Sign Up: tinyurl.com/techstrav24

 

The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI): This is an all-expenses-paid residential STEM research experience in Maryland, sponsored by the Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Students participate in a hands-on research project mentored by scientists while living on campus at a university. You will gain research experience and problem solving skills while learning about STEM careers and meeting new people.

  • Audience: Rising 6th to 12th grade students
  • Dates: July 20-26, 2024
  • Location: Towson State University, Towson, MD
  • Registration: JSTI East: https://orise.orau.gov/jstieast/
  • Application Deadline:  March 29, 2024
Virtual Webinars from the Military Child Education Coalition

Learning Through Play: Play is the main way that young children learn how to move, communicate, socialize and understand their surroundings. Join us as we discuss ways to incorporate play into daily routines and share games and activities to play with babies and toddlers. This program is sponsored by the Navy Child and Youth Programs

Music and the Military Child: Join us as we discuss the benefits of music and how music extends to the classroom. Learn how music promotes language development and its positive effects on behavior and emotions. This program is sponsored by the Air Force School Liaison Program

Calendar

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 10: Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)

March 11: Spring Picture Day

March 19: Kindergarten Orientation (4:45 pm)

March 20: Orthodox Ash Wednesday

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - March Ramadan

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During this month Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity and good deeds. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids. 

  • National Women’s History Month

  • Equity in Education Month
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Celebrating Arts in Our Schools
  • National Nutrition Month
  • March 2: Read Across America Day (Observed Friday, March 1)
  • March 3-9: National School Social Work Week
  • March 4-8: National School Breakfast Week

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PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings

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PTA Spring Enrichment Offerings

As announced at the March PTA Meeting, the Clermont PTA will be offering Spring Enrichment led by our very own Clermont Elementary School teachers.

You will need a Clermont PTA Website account to register for a club.

To register for any of the club offerings please follow the below steps. 

  • Navigate to the Clermont PTA Website
  • If you see "My Account" at the top right corner you are already logged in to the PTA page and can jump to the *** in these instructions.
  • If you see "Login" click "Login" to access the site.
  • If you already have an account, provide your email address and password to login.
  • If you do not yet have an account, please create one.
  • ***Once in your account look for the "Store & Data (Information) Forms" section and click "Spring Club Sign-up".
  • Once on the page you will see the full list of Spring Enrichment offerings.
  • When you click "more" you can learn more about the offering as well as the day and time of day the club is being offered.
  • Please select "1" in the Sign-up dropdown for each club you want for your student. Please note that each of your students are listed separately.
  • Please verify the grade level offered for each class and only register your student if they are grade-eligible!
  • Not seeing the correct students? Return to the My Account page and review Step 1: Family Information

Once you have selected "1" for each club you want your student enrolled, click "Save and checkout

  • Confirm all the clubs you have selected for enrollment, then click "Pay Now "
  • Confirm or add your payment method, then click "Continue"
  • The final step is to confirm your order by clicking "Place Order". 

You will receive an email confirmation once the order is processed.

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Reminder: No School Tomorrow, 3/5

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Calendar Reminder: No School Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5 - Presidential Primary

As a reminder, schools will be closed TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 5, which is a virtual school planning day, to accommodate the administration of the 2024 presidential primary election. The Clermont office will be closed. SACC will remain open.

See the complete school year calendar.

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The Clermont PTA Silent Auction Opens Tomorrow at 10:00am!

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The Clermont PTA Silent Auction opens online tomorrow (Monday, 3/4) at 10:00am! The auction is opening before the Saturday evening event based on parent feedback from last year. This will give parents an opportunity to bid/purchase items before the event and allow for parents to participate in the Silent Auction if they are unable to attend the evening event. The auction will close at 9pm on Saturday during the Clermont PTA Silent Auction Gala.

Available in our Silent Auction:

  • Teacher Experiences: We have more Teacher Experiences available than ever before! There are 88 possible winners of our Teacher Experiences this year and many let students bring a guest. This gives more students the opportunity for a special experience with a teacher and we greatly appreciate it!
  • Classes & Camps: There are many Classes & Camps available to take during the day and some for overnight stay! Classes include art activities and fitness & dance sessions.
  • Event Tickets: Sports, Theatre, Music and interactive Event Tickets are available including 2 tickets to the Signature Theatre, 10 seats to a show at Bobby McKeys and Four PNC Diamond Club tickets (all inclusive food, and drinks) to a 2024 Washington Nationals home game!
  • Excursions & Travel: Local and short distance Exclusions & Travel are available and a great deal! Included 2 admission passes to Luray Caverns, Overnight stay at the Alexandrian and pair of Jet Blue roundtrip tickets to anywhere!
  • Parent Social: Parent Socials are very popular and usually sell out. This year, they are so good, we are sure they will! Grab these fast!
  • Services: The auction is a great place to obtain some services to use for yourself or others including multiple lawn services, a portrait session, car washes and a Delorean rental to display at a party or arrive to a special event in style!
  • Sports & Fitness: There are many Sports & Fitness packages available in the auction including for baseball training, Pure Barre & Yoga sessions and cycling & swimming classes!
  • Treat Yo Self: This category is all about making yourself feel good and includes books, décor and many self-care items & sessions!
  • Win a Party: Win a Party to share with your friends! We have many great parties including DJ services, the Magic Art Bus, gaming parties and more!
2 Ways to Register to Bid on Auction Items
  •  Purchase Your Tickets for the Silent Auction Gala on Saturday, March 9th and register as a bidder at the same time.
  • Can’t attend the event? Register as a Bidder and still participate in the online silent auction.
Bidding on the Items in the Silent Auction
  • Open the Silent Auction Website from your phone or computer. Click the "Auction Catalog" tab from menu. There you'll find the complete auction inventory and will be able to bid from 10:00 am on Monday until 9:00 pm on Saturday (March 9th).  
  • On Monday (March 4th), you will get an email with a direct access link and your personal bidder access code. These will allow you to log in automatically and get right to bidding. You must be logged in to bid.
  • You and your spouse may bid from the same account to avoid bidding against each other. We recommend this unless you really want the satisfaction of being the one who won that Teacher Experience for your kid. Volunteers can show you the easy way to set this up if you are using the Auctria App at the event on Saturday.
  • Pay attention to the ways to bid on each item.
    • Single winner - these items allow you to place the maximum you want to pay and then the system will keep you in the lead until someone bids higher than your max. These items will also offer a buy-it-now in case you want to end the competition and secure the item just for you.
    • Multiple winner - we have many items this year that allow several people to win. If you bid and get in a winning spot and you get knocked out because others are bidding higher for the same experience, you will need to place a new bid to regain a winning spot. These items do not have the maximum bid feature.
    • Buy-it-now - some of the socials have a limited number of seats, use buy-it-now to pay the flat price and sign-up for a seat. There is no bidding on these so you cannot be outbid.  
  • Keep checking your email or the Silent Auction Website to see if you have been outbid.
  • Ensure your credit card is registered. You can't bid without one associated with your account. This is how the auction will be closed out. Items won will be charged to your registered credit card. If you purchased your ticket already then you're probably set!  
  • Bring your phone to the Saturday Silent Auction Gala. Bidding is done online via the mobile friendly website or Auctria mobile app (for Android or iOS). Download the app now so you can focus on bidding and not technology on Saturday night.
  • If you need any assistance, such as changing the credit card on file or getting a new bidder access code email, please visit the volunteers at the registration desk at the event on Saturday night. 

We encourage you to PERUSE THE CATALOG NOW and PLAN YOUR BIDDING STRATEGY! There are lots of items and some big ticket items you may want to split with friends/families! (just make sure to work this out with them, there is no team bidding in the app) 

The Clermont PTA Silent Auction Gala is This Week!

The Clermont Elementary PTA Silent Auction will return this Saturday!!!! The event will be held at the beautiful ALX atrium in Alexandria (on the corner of Washington and Duke Streets) on Saturday March 9th at 6:00pm! There will be a live band (Diplomatic Immunity), plenty of delicious food and great drinks. The PTA Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year. It allows the PTA to sponsor a vast number of programs throughout the year that benefit ALL Clermont students, including Enrichment Programs, School Field Trips, Classroom Instructional Supplies, New Technology, Assemblies, and more. There is lots of excitement from teachers and parents and it looks to be another great event! We are expecting a BIG turnout! Please click on the "Tickets" tab in the link to purchase your pass to this event and let the good times roll!

Purchase your tickets here!

Please obtain your tickets soon so we can plan for your arrival! Revised Mardi Gras Menu for the Silent Auction

UNOs Mardi Gras inspired menu has been very popular with their guests so we are revising our menu for the silent auction! Entrees will now include Jambalaya Pasta, Big Easy Gumbo over Rice Pilaf and Chicken and Cornbread. Back by popular demand are the Chicken Bites that everyone loved last year! We will also have Berry Goat Cheese and the Garden Salad and of course the 50 Pizzas of several varieties. For Dessert, we will have Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meals available upon request prior to the event.

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

Silent Auction is this week! We can't make it happen without you and we need lots of volunteers the day of the event.

Set Up for Auction

We have 2 slots: 3:00 to 4:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The first shift will do most of the set-up and go home to get ready for the auction. The second shift will come ready for the auction and finish any outstanding items while waiting for guests to arrive.

Bartender Volunteers

Volunteer for the night or for one of the 2 shifts. In the past, we have had parents volunteer and also, parents of previous Clermont students volunteer to mingle with friends and teachers. Volunteer Bartenders receive free admission and can enjoy our Mardi Gras Buffett!

Item Check Out

Our Item Check Out Volunteers complete the check out for items after the auction closes at 9pm.

Clean Up of Auction

Last year, we had lots of people stay and help with the clean-up and we need lots of volunteers to help again. This year, we only have 1 hour for clean-up. Perk is you can pick at leftovers while you do it!

Sign up here! 

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Calendar Reminder: No School on Tuesday, March 5 - Presidential Primary
  • We Belong at Clermont
  • Spring Picture Day
  • Art Room Request
  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
PTA News
  • PTA Silent Auction
    • NEW: Silent Auction Opens Online on Monday, 3/4 at 10am!

    • Revised Mardi Gras Menu for the Silent Auction

    • Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

  • March PTA Meeting
FCPS News
  • Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday
  • Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Calendar Reminder: No School on Tuesday, March 5 - Presidential Primary

As a reminder, schools will be closed next Tuesday, March 5, which is a virtual school planning day, to accommodate the administration of the 2024 presidential primary election. The Clermont office will be closed. SACC will remain open.

See the complete school year calendar.

We Belong at Clermont

Our school-wide focus on Belonging continues! Our challenge to collect “Little Spots of Belonging” will continue until we reach all our goals. This week we reached our first goal of 200 spots! To celebrate, Mr. Gayl has agreed to do a cheer at the next School Wide Morning Meeting…what a good sport! Ask your child about our focus on Belonging, and also about our next challenge incentive when the students reach 300 spots.

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be on Monday, March 11th. To order your child's individual and class pictures, visit www.barksdalestorefront.com. Order Code: 0036778SG

Volunteers Needed: Would you like to volunteer with us on picture day? Please email [email protected] if you are able to help! 

Mrs. Slack's fourth graders practice citing sources with Mrs. Cangro.

Art Room Request

The art room has been completing some messy projects and is in need of disinfectant and baby wipes. Please feel free to send them in with your children or drop them off in the main office. Thank you for supporting our young artists!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 19th at 4:45 pm for Kindergarten Orientation. Your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! (Parents should be prepared to show a valid ID upon entry.) 

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, or if you have decided to defer a year and need to notify us, please contact Katie Simmons at [email protected]

Yearbook Cover Contest

The yearbook cover challenge is here!

Submissions are due by March 14, 2024. 

Requirements: 

  • 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Portrait Orientation
  • Please write student's name and teacher on the back.
  • Please include the following on the cover: 
    • Clermont Elementary School
    • Year 2023-2024

Completed submissions may be turned into the student's homeroom teacher.

The winning design will be on the front cover of the yearbook!

Point of Contacts: Tiffany Velishka, Samantha Crouse, & Carolina Guido-Parada

PTA Silent Auction In Just Over 1 Week!!!

In just over 1 week, the Clermont Elementary PTA Silent Auction will return!!!! The event will be held at the beautiful ALX atrium in Alexandria (on the corner of Washington and Duke Streets) on Saturday March 9th at 6:00pm! There will be a live band (Diplomatic Immunity), plenty of delicious food and great drinks. The PTA Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year. It allows the PTA to sponsor a vast number of programs throughout the year that benefit ALL Clermont students, including Enrichment Programs, School Field Trips, Classroom Instructional Supplies, New Technology, Assemblies, and more. There is lots of excitement from teachers and parents and it looks to be another great event! We are expecting a BIG turnout! Please click on the "Tickets" tab in the link to purchase your pass to this event and let the good times roll!

Purchase your tickets here!

Please obtain your tickets soon so we can plan for your arrival! NEW: Silent Auction Opens Online on Monday, 3/4 at 10am!

Based on parent feedback, the Clermont PTA Silent Auction will open online before the Saturday evening event. This will give parents an opportunity to bid/purchase items before the event and allow for parents to participate in the Silent Auction if they are unable to attend the evening event. The online auction will open on Monday, March 4th at 10am. Be on the lookout for an email with more information.

Unable to attend the auction evening event? Register as a bidder by clicking the link below and you can still participate in the online auction.

REGISTRATION: Silent Auction Bidding

Revised Mardi Gras Menu for the Silent Auction

UNOs Mardi Gras inspired menu has been very popular with their guests so we are revising our menu for the silent auction! Entrees will now include Jambalaya Pasta, Big Easy Gumbo over Rice Pilaf and Chicken and Cornbread. Back by popular demand are the Chicken Bites that everyone loved last year! We will also have Berry Goat Cheese and the Garden Salad and of course the 50 Pizzas of several varieties. For Dessert, we will have Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meals available upon request prior to the event.

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

Silent Auction is one week away! We can't make it happen without you and we need lots of volunteers the day of the event.

Set Up for Auction

We have 2 slots: 3:00 to 4:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The first shift will do most of the set-up and go home to get ready for the auction. The second shift will come ready for the auction and finish any outstanding items while waiting for guests to arrive.

Bartender Volunteers

Volunteer for the night or for one of the 2 shifts. In the past, we have had parents volunteer and also, parents of previous Clermont students volunteer to mingle with friends and teachers. Volunteer Bartenders receive free admission and can enjoy our Mardi Gras Buffett!

Item Check Out

Our Item Check Out Volunteers complete the check out for items after the auction closes at 9pm.

Clean Up of Auction

Last year, we had lots of people stay and help with the clean-up and we need lots of volunteers to help again. This year, we only have 1 hour for clean-up. Perk is you can pick at leftovers while you do it!

Sign up here! 

March PTA Meeting

SAVE THE DATE: March 6th @ 7:30pm

Join us for our March Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30PM. Learn more about the upcoming PTA Silent Auction, upcoming activities, and a special sneak peek at a new PTA offering for the Spring!  

Registration is required in advance to attend the meeting.

Register: PTA Meeting

✅Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Calendar

March 5: Presidential Primary - No School

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 10: Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)

March 11: Spring Picture Day

March 19: Kindergarten Orientation (4:45 pm)

March 20: Orthodox Ash Wednesday

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - March National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids

  • Equity in Education Month
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Celebrating Arts in Our Schools
  • National Nutrition Month
  • March 2: Read Across America Day (Observed Friday, March 1)
  • March 3-9: National School Social Work Week
  • March 4-8: National School Breakfast Week

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Calendar Reminder: No School on Tuesday, March 5 - Presidential Primary
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Spring Picture Day
  • Art Room Request
  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
PTA News
  • PTA Silent Auction
    • NEW: Revised Mardi Gras Menu for the Silent Auction

    • Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

  • Edison HS All Night Grad Party Mulch Fundraiser
  • February Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!
FCPS News
  • For Parents Only - Parent Presentation on Trends in the Drug Culture
  • Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Calendar Reminder: No School on Tuesday, March 5 - Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

Therefore, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. As outlined in Regulation 4421, School Planning Days are directed by school-based Administrators in order to devote time to school improvement efforts, including collaboration around data, common assessments, responsive instruction, etc. 

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. 

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during January and February focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten - Exploring what it means to practice kindness. Learning how self-talk can impact your feelings about yourself. Discovering what makes you unique.

1st grade - Learning to steer yourself out of a bad mood and learning to tell the difference between the things you can and can’t control. Practicing strategies for coping with the things we can’t control.  

2nd grade - Learning the concept of ownership by taking the first step. Discovering the power of differences through identifying what is important to yourself and others. 

3rd grade - Learning about and practicing testing strategies in order to prepare for standardized testing. Learning to steer yourself out of a bad mood and learning to tell the difference between the things you can and can’t control. Practicing strategies for coping with the things we can’t control.  

4th grade - Learning about respecting differences and building empathy. Understanding boundaries and personal space.  Learning and practicing the problem solving steps.

5th grade - Continuing the focus on belonging by learning about and putting together a self mind map. Seeing the power of understanding through learning how identity and teamwork come together.

6th grade - FCPS Mandated Sexual Harassment Lessons. 

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please contact us.

Mrs. Treger & Mr. Gayl

703-921-2400

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be on Monday, March 11th. Ordering information for class and individual pictures will be coming soon. 

Volunteers Needed: Would you like to volunteer with us on picture day? Please email [email protected] if you are able to help! 

Art Room Request

The art room has been completing some messy projects and is in need of disinfectant and baby wipes. Please feel free to send them in with your children or drop them off in the main office. Thank you for supporting our young artists!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 19th at 4:45 pm for Kindergarten Orientation. Your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! (Parents should be prepared to show a valid ID upon entry.) 

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, or if you have decided to defer a year and need to notify us, please contact Katie Simmons at [email protected]

Yearbook Cover Contest

The yearbook cover challenge is here!

Submissions are due by March 14, 2024. 

Requirements: 

  • 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Portrait Orientation
  • Please write student's name and teacher on the back.
  • Please include the following on the cover: 
    • Clermont Elementary School
    • Year 2023-2024

Completed submissions may be turned into the student's homeroom teacher.

The winning design will be on the front cover of the yearbook!

Point of Contacts: Tiffany Velishka, Samantha Crouse, & Carolina Guido-Parada

PTA Silent Auction In Just Over 2 Weeks!!!

In just over 2 weeks, the Clermont Elementary PTA Silent Auction will return!!!! The event will be held at the beautiful ALX atrium in Alexandria (on the corner of Washington and Duke Streets) on Saturday March 9th at 6:00pm! There will be a live band (Diplomatic Immunity), plenty of delicious food and great drinks. The PTA Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year. It allows the PTA to sponsor a vast number of programs throughout the year that benefit ALL Clermont students, including Enrichment Programs, School Field Trips, Classroom Instructional Supplies, New Technology, Assemblies, and more. There is lots of excitement from teachers and parents and it looks to be another great event! Please click on the "Tickets" tab in the link to purchase your pass to this event and let the good times roll!

Purchase your tickets here!

Please obtain your tickets soon so we can plan for your arrival! NEW: Revised Mardi Gras Menu for the Silent Auction

UNOs Mardi Gras inspired menu has been very popular with their guests so we are revising our menu for the silent auction! Entrees will now include Jambalaya Pasta, Big Easy Gumbo over Rice Pilaf and Chicken and Cornbread. Back by popular demand are the Chicken Bites that everyone loved last year! We will also have Berry Goat Cheese and the Garden Salad and of course the 50 Pizzas of several varieties. For Dessert, we will have Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meals available upon request prior to the event.)

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

Silent Auction is less than a month away! We can't make it happen without you and we need lots of volunteers the day of the event.

Set Up for Auction

We have 2 slots: 3:00 to 4:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The first shift will do most of the set-up and go home to get ready for the auction. The second shift will come ready for the auction and finish any outstanding items while waiting for guests to arrive.

Bartender Volunteers

Volunteer for the night or for one of the 2 shifts. In the past, we have had parents volunteer and also, parents of previous Clermont students volunteer to mingle with friends and teachers. Volunteer Bartenders receive free admission and can enjoy our Mardi Gras Buffett!

Item Check Out

Our Item Check Out Volunteers complete the check out for items after the auction closes at 9pm.

Clean Up of Auction

Last year, we had lots of people stay and help with the clean-up and we need lots of volunteers to help again. This year, we only have 1 hour for clean-up. Perk is you can pick at leftovers while you do it!

Sign up here! 

Edison HS All Night Grad Party Mulch Fundraiser

Pick up or delivery on Saturday April 6, 2024. Order Online Today! Only $6 per bag! To order and pay by check, fill out this form and mail order form and check to address at the bottom of the form. 

Questions? Email Laura at [email protected] 

See the Edison HS PTSA website for more information:  https://www.edisonangp.com/mulch-sale  

For Parents Only - Parent Presentation on Trends in the Drug Culture

Many challenges and responsibilities come with being a parent, and having to address a difficult topic with your child, such as drug culture, trends and identifying signs of substance use, can be stressful. Drugs and drug paraphernalia is now being disguised as common everyday items out in plain sight, to go unrecognized by parents or other adults.  Substance Abuse Prevention Program want to provide you with information so you will be able to recognize drugs and drug paraphernalia and also the signs of drug use to equip you to have real and meaningful dialog with your child concerning these issues. 

Join us on February 29th, 2024 @ 6:00pm at Edison High School where we will be hosting a parent presentation to provide information on the trends in drug culture. After the presentation there will be time to ask questions or to receive more information. The trends in drug culture have created innovative ways to hook your child and we are here to arm you by providing information concerning these topics that will assist in effective communication with your child.  Also, a Narcan Training with be provided by a member of the Community Services Board.

Shawn Elliott, BS, QMHP-C Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist                 [email protected]

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Calendar

March 5: Presidential Primary - No School

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 10: Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)

March 11: Spring Picture Day

March 19: Kindergarten Orientation (4:45 pm)

March 20: Orthodox Ash Wednesday

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

May 3: Teacher Work day - No School

May 5: Orthodox Easter

May 27: Memorial Day - No School

June 12: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm

Calendar Spotlight - February
  • Black History Month
  • Career and Technical Education Month
  • Love the Bus Month
  • February 5-9: National School Counseling Week
  • February 15: School Resource Officer Appreciation Day
  • February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Feb. 27-March 3: Public Schools Week

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In This Issue Clermont News
  • Calendar Reminder: No School Monday - Presidents Day
  • Art Room Request
  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
PTA News
  • Last Day for PTA Spiritwear Sale!
  • PTA Silent Auction
  • NEW: Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction
  • February Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!
FCPS News
  • For Parents Only - Parent Presentation on Trends in the Drug Culture
  • Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 
Military Family News
  • Free Webinar for Military Families
Calendar
  • Calendar Spotlight
Calendar Reminder: No School Monday - Presidents Day

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20.

See the complete school year calendar.

No School on March 5 - Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

Therefore, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. As outlined in Regulation 4421, School Planning Days are directed by school-based Administrators in order to devote time to school improvement efforts, including collaboration around data, common assessments, responsive instruction, etc. 

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. 

Good Vibes all around when you are twinning at Clermont! 

Art Room Request

The art room has been completing some messy projects and is in need of disinfectant and baby wipes. Please feel free to send them in with your children or drop them off in the main office. Thank you for supporting our young artists!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 19th

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 19th at 4:45 pm for Kindergarten Orientation. Your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! (Parents should be prepared to show a valid ID upon entry.) 

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, or if you have decided to defer a year and need to notify us, please contact Katie Simmons at [email protected]

Yearbook Cover Contest

The yearbook cover challenge is here!

Submissions are due by March 14, 2024. 

Requirements: 

  • 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Portrait Orientation
  • Please write student's name and teacher on the back.
  • Please include the following on the cover: 
    • Clermont Elementary School
    • Year 2023-2024

Completed submissions may be turned into the student's homeroom teacher.

The winning design will be on the front cover of the yearbook!

Point of Contacts: Tiffany Velishka, Samantha Crouse, & Carolina Guido-Parada

Last Day for PTA Spiritwear Sale!

It is time to place orders for Clermont Elementary Spiritwear! Spiritwear is great for school events, field trips and everyday use.

Ordering Deadline is Friday February 16, 2024. Absolutely NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

Click the link to see all the available options and to order. Or click on the button below. https://clermont24.itemorder.com/shop/home/

PTA Silent Auction In Just Over 3 Weeks!!!

In just over 3 weeks, the Clermont Elementary PTA Silent Auction will return!!!! The event will be held at the beautiful ALX atrium in Alexandria (on the corner of Washington and Duke Streets) on Saturday March 9th at 6:00pm! There will be a live band (Diplomatic Immunity), plenty of delicious food and great drinks. The PTA Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year. It allows the PTA to sponsor a vast number of programs throughout the year that benefit ALL Clermont students, including Enrichment Programs, School Field Trips, Classroom Instructional Supplies, New Technology, Assemblies, and more. There is lots of excitement from teachers and parents and it looks to be another great event!  Please click on the "Tickets" tab in the link to purchase your pass to this event and let the good times roll!

Purchase your tickets here!

Please obtain your tickets soon so we can plan for your arrival!

Would you like to donate a social or activity? Please use this form

Deadline to Submit Items, Experiences and Socials is 2/21/24! NEW: Sign Up to Volunteer at the Silent Auction

Silent Auction is less than a month away! We can't make it happen without you and we need lots of volunteers the day of the event.

Sign up here! 

🏆February Soaring Eagle Nominations NOW OPEN!

Has a Clermont teacher or staff member gone above and beyond to make your child's day better and brighter? Nominate them for the PTA Soaring Eagle Award! 🏆

Every month, we celebrate Clermont Elementary School’s incredible teachers and staff who make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Let's celebrate the Clermont teachers and staff who make our school community shine! Nominations for the February award are due by February 29th. 

Nominate Your Soaring Eagle Here!

For more information, visit the PTA Website or contact Diane Lundin at [email protected].

Congratulations to January Soaring Eagle, Serina Brown! 

For Parents Only - Parent Presentation on Trends in the Drug Culture

Many challenges and responsibilities come with being a parent, and having to address a difficult topic with your child, such as drug culture, trends and identifying signs of substance use, can be stressful. Drugs and drug paraphernalia is now being disguised as common everyday items out in plain sight, to go unrecognized by parents or other adults.  Substance Abuse Prevention Program want to provide you with information so you will be able to recognize drugs and drug paraphernalia and also the signs of drug use to equip you to have real and meaningful dialog with your child concerning these issues. 

Join us on February 29th, 2024 @ 6:00pm at Edison High School where we will be hosting a parent presentation to provide information on the trends in drug culture. After the presentation there will be time to ask questions or to receive more information. The trends in drug culture have created innovative ways to hook your child and we are here to arm you by providing information concerning these topics that will assist in effective communication with your child.  Also, a Narcan Training with be provided by a member of the Community Services Board.

Shawn Elliott, BS, QMHP-C Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist                 [email protected]

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Free Webinar for Military Families Kids in the Kitchen

TUESDAY, FERUARY 20 | NOON (EST)

Did you know that the kitchen is a great place for children to learn science, math, and even literacy? Join us as we share tips on incorporating educational fun while in the kitchen, address nutrition, and highlight the value of the family meal.

REGISTER NOW

This program is sponsored by the Navy Child and Youth Program.

Check out Military Child Education Coalition's website to view and register for other webinar offerings!

Calendar

February 19: Presidents' Day - No School

March 5: Presidential Primary - No School

March 10- April 9: Ramadan 

March 10: Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)

March 19: Kindergarten Orientation (4:45 pm)

March 20: Orthodox Ash Wednesday

March 25-29: Spring Break - No School

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1: Teacher Work day - No School

April 2: Staff Development Day - No School

April 10: Eid al Fitr - No School

April 22-30: Passover

April 24: Theraveda New Year

Calendar Spotlight - February
  • Black History Month
  • Career and Technical Education Month
  • Love the Bus Month
  • February 5-9: National School Counseling Week
  • February 15: School Resource Officer Appreciation Day
  • February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Feb. 27-March 3: Public Schools Week

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