Clermont ES: School Supplies

GovDelivery1 day 10 hours ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Avoid Shopping and Order Your School Supplies Online!

In cooperation with the Clermont PTA and the classroom teachers, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. If you would like to get your school supplies ordered ahead of time, order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Campus Survival will deliver the supplies right to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school!

Order deadline: July 15th

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery2 weeks 6 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Thank you Clermont Eagles for an amazing school year! We hope you have a safe, happy, and FUN summer! See you in August! Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Families can now see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022. Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Adventure: Oceans of Possibilities

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program will take place June 10 to August 12. Children, teens, and adults can sign up now on Beanstack where they can track their summer reading.

Participants will have the chance to earn prizes when they read and complete activities. There are different challenges for preschoolers, K-5 students, teens, and adults. 

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure.

(If you don't want to use Beanstack to log your reading, paper reading logs will be available beginning June 10 online and at your local library branch. Fill out your reading log and return it to your local library by August 12 to be eligible for prizes.)

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online.

Watch: Summer Reading Adventure 2022: Oceans of Possibilities (PSA)

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt across Virginia this summer! Small towns, state parks, and historic sites will all be participating in a state-wide event inspired by the book Virginia is for Adventurers. Each location will offer an adventure and prizes. The grand prize is a $2,500 donation to the winner’s elementary school and $250 cash. For more details, click here.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Looking Ahead: 2022-23 School Year Calendar

The first day of the 2022-23 school year will be August 22nd. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Reminder: Early Dismissal Tomorrow at 1:50 PM

GovDelivery3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early tomorrow, Friday, June 10th, the last day of the 2021-2022 School Year. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm.

Looking Ahead: 2022-23 School Year Calendar

The first day of the 2022-23 school year will be August 22nd. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery3 weeks 6 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm on June 10th

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10th, and students will be dismissed two hours early. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm.

Looking Ahead: 2022-23 School Year Calendar

The first day of the 2022-23 school year will be August 22nd. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

The Clermont Chorus dazzled students with a performance during morning arrival today. They have worked hard all year, and it shows. Bravo!

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, Friday, June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Tina Buckingham at 703-921-2410.

Lost Chargers

At the end of the school year all students will be responsible for returning their laptop and charger. When students lose an FCPS provided charger they are responsible for replacing them. 

Replacement fee for lost computer equipment:

  • Kindergarten chargers: $26.00
  • Grades 1 - 6 Chargers: $44.39 

Replacement fees can be paid either through:

  • MySchoolBucks - https://www.myschoolbucks.com/
  • Check - Bring in a check to Clermont’s Main Office made payable to “Clermont Elementary School”.  Write the Student ID# on the Memo line.

Once a student pays the replacement fee, we will provide them a new charger. Please do not purchase a replacement charger through outside stores or vendors. 

Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

PTA End of Year Celebration Cancelled

Unfortunately, the PTA will not be able to host the planned end of year celebration.

Save the Date for our PTA Back to School Celebration on Wednesday, August 24th!

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during May were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten - Learning about honesty 

1st grade - Learning the meaning of careers and connecting characteristics needed for careers. Students enjoyed exploring the “Career Town” section of the Virginia View site. Check it out by clicking here.  

2nd grade - Learning the meaning of career, job candidate, and what it means to be professional. Understanding positive character traits needed to be a good job candidate.

3rd grade - Strategies for stopping gossip and rumors 

4th grade - Discovering more about ourselves and each other, as related to multiple intelligences. 

6th grade - Middle School Transition Lesson - Exploring facts and myths about: the cafeteria, elective classes, lockers, the schedule and the building. We look forward to a Q and A session on the 7th with a counselor from Twain Middle School.  

We have had a wonderful time teaching all of our students this year, and we  hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled summer! We will be counting down the days until we’re back!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Calendar

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

August 22: First Day of 2022-23 School Year

August 24: PTA Back to School Celebration

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Clermont Families,

Thank you for trusting me, Mrs. Younger, and the Clermont Staff, with your children each day. The entire Clermont team will continue to uphold any and all safety measures required by FCPS. We continually work with county, state, and federal health, safety, and emergency personnel leaders to ensure coordinated responses to potential threats. We also drill for emergency situations and then review and revise plans as needed. As educators, your children’s safety is our top priority.

Many thanks to all who reached out with words of kindness and compassion this week. Our school staff appreciates your support. I hope you are able to spend time with loved ones and friends over the long weekend.

Warmly,

Ms. Salata, Principal

In Fairfax County Public Schools, three offices play lead roles during critical incidents.

  1. Crisis Management: Leading the immediate and long-term response to the incident itself is the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services' Office of Safety and Security (OSS).
  2. Crisis Communications: Ensuring students, employees, parents, the media, and the community have accurate and timely information during a crisis is the responsibility of the Office of Communication and Community Relations (CCR). CCR is responsible for broadcast of all FCPS emergency messages.
  3. Crisis Intervention Services: Crisis response teams are staffed by school psychologists, school social workers, and school counselors.

FCPS has an established Safety Program (Lockdown Drills): Response contingencies to critical incidents are researched and tested through mandatory drills and functional exercises in all schools and centers. Two lockdown drills are conducted each school year in accordance with Virginia law as part of an FCPS comprehensive options-based approach to responding to potentially violent intruders in the facility or on school grounds. These mandatory drills and other safety training programs are designed for all staff and students to provide for the safest possible school environment.

Below you will find links for frequently asked questions about safety drills and parent/guardian tips:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/emergency-planning-and-crisis-response/frequently-asked

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf/LockdownDrill_Parent-GaurdianTips.pdf

Talking to Children About Violence: Resources for Parents

After learning about the horrific school shooting at Robb Elementary School, your child may have questions or concerns. The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource (in multiple languages) for families and educators to support them when talking with students about school violence. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to us here at Clermont 703-921-2400 and Ms. Salata, Mrs. Younger, Mrs. Treger, or another member of our Mental Health team is happy to connect with you.

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day Holiday; Last Day of School is June 10

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Looking Ahead: Early Dismissal June 10

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm.

Girls on the Run

Congratulations to Girls on the Run for completing their 5K this past weekend! THANK YOU to Tasha Malhotra and all of the other parent volunteers that came together to make this possible! 

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, Friday, June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Tina Buckingham at 703-921-2410.

Lost Chargers

At the end of the school year all students will be responsible for returning their laptop and charger. When students lose an FCPS provided charger they are responsible for replacing them. 

Replacement fee for lost computer equipment:

  • Kindergarten chargers: $26.00
  • Grades 1 - 6 Chargers: $44.39 

Replacement fees can be paid either through:

  • MySchoolBucks - https://www.myschoolbucks.com/
  • Check - Bring in a check to Clermont’s Main Office made payable to “Clermont Elementary School”.  Write the Student ID# on the Memo line.

Once a student pays the replacement fee, we will provide them a new charger. Please do not purchase a replacement charger through outside stores or vendors. 

Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

Save the Date: PTA End of Year Celebration

The PTA will host an end-of-year celebration at the Clermont playground on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. We will have some free sweet treats available and some other fun surprises, so bring the family down to celebrate the end of an amazing year! 

Calendar

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 7: PTA End of Year Celebration (5-7 pm)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Last Chance: Nominate a Teacher or Staff Member for the Miss Mac Award!

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

To learn more about Miss Mac, and the Miss Mac Award, watch this video! 

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 23rd. The award will be presented at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year. 

Click Here to Nominate! Nominate for Miss Mac Award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected] 

Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

Welcome Newly Elected 2022-2023 Clermont PTA Executive Board!

At the final PTA meeting of the school year, the new Executive Board was elected by membership. Please join us in thanking them for their time to make Clermont an even stronger community!

Congratulations to our newly elected 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board!

President: Lisa Marie Czop

Secretary: Diane Lundin

Treasurer: Jamie Ash

Vice President, Enrichment: Dave Lundin

Vice President, Fundraising: Meagan Tiedemann

Vice President, Outreach: Lynn Krolowitz

Save the Date: PTA End of Year Celebration

The PTA will host an end-of-year celebration at the Clermont playground on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. We will have some free sweet treats available and some other fun surprises, so bring the family down to celebrate the end of an amazing year! 

Edison Volleyball Camp

Camps for 4th - 6th & 7th - 9th Grades

JULY 18-22

Edison High School Gym
5801 Franconia RD, Alexandria, VA 22310

Camp will focus on building skills in passing, setting, serving, and hitting. Campers will continue to build knowledge of the game through skills and game like situations, while learning from coaches and varsity players!

Please complete the registration at www.edisonsports.org
Price for the week is $100 per camper.

Contact information: Elizabeth Culliton, 563-940-5631, [email protected]

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30th for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Calendar

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 7: PTA End of Year Celebration (5-7 pm)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery1 month 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

Miss Mac Award Nominations

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize one employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac Award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten instructional assistant 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 23rd. The award will be presented at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year. 

Click Here to Nominate! Nominate for Miss Mac Award

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, visit the PTA website at https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award 

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected] 

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 at one of the email addresses below.

Please complete form no later than May 17th.

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected]

Save the Date: PTA End of Year Celebration

The PTA will host an end-of-year celebration at the Clermont playground on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. We will have some free sweet treats available and some other fun surprises, so bring the family down to celebrate the end of an amazing year! 

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 prior to testing. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

More Information about SOLs can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

Calendar

May 16: SOL - 6th Grade Math

May 17: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 18: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 19: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 20: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 7: PTA End of Year Celebration (5-7 pm)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

May 2-6 marked Staff Appreciation Week. Clermont has the most amazing teachers and staff, and we are all grateful for the love that was shared this week! The dedication and hard work of our staff makes our school a great place to learn and work!  

We would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the Clermont PTA and all of the Clermont families who showed their appreciation this week. We are so grateful for your generosity and support! Watch this fun video for some highlights! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5umWZ1CVBc

Girls on the Run

The girls successfully completed their practice 5k Thursday afternoon with parents, siblings and coaches cheering and running along the way. Great job team! Sunday, May 22nd is the official race day in Ballston at 8:30 am and they are ready! Would you like to come out to cheer or run too? Contact [email protected] for details.

Miss Mac Award Nominations

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize one employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac Award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten instructional assistant 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 23rd. The award will be presented at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year. 

Click Here to Nominate! Nominate for Miss Mac Award

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, visit the PTA website at https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award 

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected] 

Clermont Chess Champions

Congratulations to the members of Clermont's afterschool chess program, Your Best Chess, for winning 2nd place in their recent tournament! Bravo! 

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 at one of the email addresses below.

Please complete form no later than May 17th.

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected]

Edison Co-ed Basketball Camp

July 11-15 for Grades 4-9

Cost is $200 per camper (10% off each sibling). 

Click HERE to register!

Contact Coach Lewis at [email protected] with questions. 

Save the Date: PTA End of Year Celebration

The PTA will host an end-of-year celebration at the Clermont playground on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. We will have some free sweet treats available and some other fun surprises, so bring the family down to celebrate the end of an amazing year! 

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 prior to testing. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

More Information about SOLs can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

Calendar

May 9: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 10: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 11: SOL - 5th Grade Science

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 13: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 16: SOL - 6th Grade Math

May 17: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 18: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 19: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 20: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 7: PTA End of Year Celebration (5-7 pm)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Nominate an April Soaring Eagle!

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member whose impact on a student had you finding sunshine on a cloudy day this month? Nominate them for the Soaring Eagle Award! The April submission deadline is April 30th.

Submit your nomination below! Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Submit Your Nomination

Congratulations to March Soaring Eagle, Mrs. Jessica Leith!  Staff Appreciation Week is Next Week!

Help the PTA celebrate our teachers next week! We need help Tuesday and Thursday with fun activities to celebrate our teachers, including:

* Welcome Greeters Tuesday Morning

* Ice Cream Scoopers Tuesday Afternoon

* Food/Snack Donations for Thursday Morning

If you're able to help with anything, please sign up via the link below!

Sign Up Now!

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 at one of the email addresses below.

Please complete form no later than May 17th.

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during March and April were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Reviewing conflict resolution strategies and exploring different careers.

1st grade- Acknowledging and being respectful of differences in others.  Understanding growth mindset and persevering through difficult tasks.

2nd grade- Exploring, sharing and celebrating different parts of our identity, including culture, family background, interests and talents.

3rd grade- Identifying strengths and interests and connecting them to specific career clusters. Learning about test taking strategies to use before and during testing. Please see grade level newsletter for specific test-taking strategies.  

4th grade-  Learning and practicing the problem solving steps. Learning test taking strategies to use before and during testing. Please see grade level newsletter for specific testing taking strategies.

5th grade- Understanding your digital footprint and practicing tech etiquette.   Learning test taking strategies to use before and during testing. Please see grade level newsletter for specific testing taking strategies.

6th grade- Understanding your digital footprint and practicing tech etiquette.  Managing changing social circles as students make the transition to middle school. 

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected]

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be on Wednesday, May 4th. Pictures can be pre-ordered at mylifetouch.com. Picture Day ID: EVTT6CPXM 

Note: Although the order forms mention class pictures, please disregard this. Clermont will not be doing class pictures this year, only individual portraits will be taken on May 4th. (The PTA has taken playground pictures of the classes for use in the yearbook)

Save the Date: PTA End of Year Celebration

The PTA will host an end-of-year celebration at the Clermont playground on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. We will have some free sweet treats available and some other fun surprises, so bring the family down to celebrate the end of an amazing year! 

Miss Mac Award Nominations

Though Clermont is filled with exceptional teachers and staff, an award was established in 2008 to recognize one employee who has gone above and beyond for our students. The Miss Mac Award is named in memory of Clermont kindergarten instructional assistant 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 23rd. The award will be presented at the final Clermont Elementary staff meeting of the school year. 

Click Here to Nominate! Nominate for Miss Mac Award

For more information about the Miss Mac Award, visit the PTA website at https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/miss-mac-award 

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected] 

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 prior to testing. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

More Information about SOLs can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

Calendar

May 3: SOL - 6th Grade Reading

May 4: SOL - 4th Grade Reading

May 4: Spring Picture Day

May 5: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 6: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 9: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 10: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 11: SOL - 5th Grade Science

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 13: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 16: SOL - 6th Grade Math

May 17: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 18: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 19: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 20: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 7: PTA End of Year Celebration (5-7 pm)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Edison Pyramid Virtual Art Show

Check out the Edison Pyramid online visual arts video showcasing art work from: Edison HS, Twain MS, Bush Hill ES, Cameron ES, Clermont ES, Franconia ES, and Mount Eagle ES. If you would like to see just the Clermont section, fast forward to 2:36!

Watch the video here!

Reminder: No Bus Passes This School Year

Parents, please be advised that this school year, due to Covid protocols as well as bus driver staffing shortages, students will not be granted bus passes to ride any bus they are not currently assigned to. Parents wishing to arrange afterschool playdates must arrange their own transportation. We thank you for your cooperation. 

This notice first appeared in the Eaglegram on September 10, 2021 (available here) and the policy remains in effect. 

Also, please remember that if a student is going home with another student (either by car or walking), the office must receive notes from both sets of parents the morning of the change. The best way to do this is by emailing [email protected] (If this change is made after noon, please also call the office at (703) 921-2400 to confirm receipt of your message.) 

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be on Wednesday, May 4th. Pictures can be pre-ordered at mylifetouch.com. Picture Day ID: EVTT6CPXM 

Note: Although the order forms mention class pictures, please disregard this. Clermont will not be doing class pictures this year, only individual portraits will be taken on May 4th. (The PTA has taken playground pictures of the classes for use in the yearbook)

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 prior to testing. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

More Information about SOLs can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

Move for Mental Health

To kick off Mental Health Acceptance Month, Our Minds Matter (OMM) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have partnered to host the first annual Move for Mental Health community event on Sunday May 1st, 2022 starting at 10:30am at Mason District Park!

A community event to raise acceptance and funds for the mental health of Fairfax County teens and community members.

This event is open to the public and will feature a dedicated 0.7 mile route to walk, run, bike or wheel - as well as self-care stations that will include yoga, poetry, mindfulness and therapy dogs!

Sunday May 1, 2022

Mason District Park

10:30am – 1:30pm

fun run route, self-care stations, live performances & more!

register here

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Teaching Children How to Accept Mistakes and Disappointment

We all want to see our children succeed. However, making mistakes and learning how to handle disappointment are valuable experiences for children. Here are some strategies from the Healthy Minds Blog for parents on teaching children how to deal with their mistakes in a healthy way.

Calendar

May 3: SOL - 6th Grade Reading

May 4: SOL - 4th Grade Reading

May 4: Spring Picture Day

May 5: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 6: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 9: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 10: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 11: SOL - 5th Grade Science

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 13: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 16: SOL - 6th Grade Math

May 17: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 18: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 19: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 20: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Celebrating Military Connected Students

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. 

Yesterday, we celebrated some of our military connected students with a clap out led by Ernie the Eagle at dismissal. At Clermont we honor all of our military connected students, both active duty and former! 

Lost & Found

Clermont's Lost & Found is overflowing! We have temporarily moved all Lost & Found items to the front lobby. 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, April 22nd, will be donated. 

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

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 prior to testing. Also, we request that you avoid appointments or unnecessary absences on your children's testing dates whenever possible.

More Information about SOLs can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

Lost & Found

Clermont's Lost & Found is overflowing! We have temporarily moved all Lost & Found items to the front lobby. 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, April 22nd, will be donated to charity. 

April is the Month of the Military Child

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. 

In addition to showcasing military connected students on our news show, we can show support by wearing purple. The Virginia Department of Education has chosen April 20th as a day to Purple Up! Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. 

Get2Green Earth Week

All students and staff are encouraged to join FCPS Get2Green in celebrating our division-wide Earth Week 2022 from April 18-22, 2022. Earth Week is an engaging way to foster conversation and learning about environmental topics that are essential in developing students as environmental stewards and ethical and global citizens.

Visit the Get2Green Earth Week webpage for this year’s Earth Week “Bingo” boards, daily themes, driving questions, joke of the day, and fun facts. Engage students with FCPS Earth Week Bingo boards for an opportunity to receive water bottle decals for staff and students.

Watch: Clermont Earth Day Video 2022 Clermont Cares About the Earth! 

Earth and Military Appreciation Week 2022 Themes

Students and Staff are invited to wear the color matching each day’s theme to show their Earth and Military Appreciation!

  • Monday, April 18, 2022 – Pajama Day or wear Blue Watershed Day

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Crazy Camo Day or Green for Earth Day

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Purple Up! Day/Zero Waste

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022 – Rock Yellow for Career and Energy Day

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 – RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) and Climate Change Day

FCPS COVID-19 Testing Ends April 22

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine) and more than 80% have received one dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicate that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22:

If students have symptoms and need to get tested, COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. 

Calendar

April 20: Purple Up to Support Military Kids!

May 3: SOL - 6th Grade Reading

May 4: SOL - 4th Grade Reading

May 4: Spring Picture Day

May 5: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 6: SOL - 5th Grade Reading

May 9: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 10: SOL - 3rd Grade Reading

May 11: SOL - 5th Grade Science

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 13: SOL - 4th Grade Math

May 16: SOL - 6th Grade Math

May 17: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 18: SOL - 3rd Grade Math

May 19: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 20: SOL - 5th Grade Math

May 23-27: SOL Make-Up Testing

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Tonight: Raise Some Dough for Clermont with &Pizza!

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

TONIGHT: Raise Some Dough for Clermont with &pizza!

Pizza tastes better when it supports a good cause!

Place an order in person or online from the Kingstowne &pizza (5926 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria) TODAY, April 12, from 11 a.m. to close - and 50% of your sale will be donated back to Clermont Elementary!

In person, present this flyer (printed or digital). If ordering online, use the code CES at checkout. 

Tomorrow: PTA Meeting & Cyber Security Presentation

Join the PTA for a virtual meeting on April 13 at 7 p.m., where we'll be nominating our 2022-2023 board members, as well as hosting an amazing guest speaker from the FBI to talk about cyber safety and awareness with our students. You won't want to miss it!

Our guest speaker is Supervisory Special Agent Kyriakos Vassilakos, one of two cyber criminal supervisors at the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO). He currently leads a squad comprised of agents, analysts, task force officers representing 80 different departments and agencies, and one computer scientist. He has been a cyber supervisor at WFO since January 2018, and he was previously a supervisor at the FBI's Cyber Division for three years. Kyriakos began his Special Agent career in 2006 in the FBI's New York Office where he conducted counterterrorism investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Kyriakos spent three years as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI's Counterterrorism Division.

Additionally, Mr. Michael Moran, a U.S. Secret Service Special Agent and Clermont kindergarten parent, will be presenting with Special Agent Vassilakos. 

Register to Attend

Yearbook Orders Due this Friday The deadline to order yearbooks is this Friday, April 15th! 

Purchase your yearbook now for $17! Clermont's school ID is 13246322. 

Order a Yearbook Today!

Do you have any candid photos of your Eagles working hard in the classroom? If so, we'd love to have them for our yearbook! 

If your student wants to be featured, please submit a high resolution photo to [email protected].

We also need candid pictures of each grade level, Spirit Day pictures, and any other school activities.

Please include the first and last names as well as the grade level of every student pictured.

Please note that by sending the photograph in for consideration, you are granting permission to the PTA to publish the photograph in the Clermont yearbook and in other PTA correspondence.

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Thank You PTA!

This week students were treated to an assembly that integrated Reading and Magic! Mr. Brian Curry presented his Book Club Magic Assembly on Tuesday. You can ask your child about this fun event! Thank you, PTA, for bringing assemblies back to Clermont!

Clermont had some celebrity visitors today, for Dress Like a Famous Person Day! 

Calendar Reminder: No School April 1st-8th

As a reminder, Friday, April 1st, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4th-8th is spring break. The Clermont office will be closed from April 1st-8th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11th. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Raise Some Dough for Clermont with &pizza - April 12!

Pizza tastes better when it supports a good cause!

Place an order in person or online from our Kingstowne location (5926 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria) on Tuesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to close - and 50% of your sale will be donated back to Clermont Elementary!

In person, present this flyer (printed or digital). If ordering online, use the code CES at checkout. 

April is the Month of the Military Child

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. 

In addition to showcasing military connected students on our news show, we can show support by wearing purple. The Virginia Department of Education has chosen April 20th as a day to Purple Up! Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. 

Please join us in wearing purple on Wednesday, April 20th.

Lunch Volunteer Opportunity

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we are hoping to resume outdoor lunches for our students after Spring Break! To do this, we need your help. This time, we are asking for DAILY volunteers - not monthly as before! 

So if you have a day or two that you would be able to volunteer to supervise outdoor lunch, it would be much appreciated! Please sign up via the link below, and further information will be sent to those who sign up. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Daily Lunch Volunteer Sign Up

Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. You received this information in your child’s Thursday folder this week. Please submit an opt-out form via ParentVUE or return hard copy opt-out forms to your child’s teacher by April 1st.

Family Engagement Survey Closes on April 3rd

FCPS families received an email with a link to our Family Engagement Survey on Sunday, March 13th. The survey closes April 3rd. Providing your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it is available in eight languages. For more information, visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Cyber Awareness Presentation for All Parents and Guardians: April 13 at 7 pm Special Presentation through our PTA on Cyber Awareness with FBI Guest Speaker 

Please join Clermont ES and Clermont PTA for a discussion on Cyber Safety Awareness for Students presented by the FBI Washington Field Office. On Wednesday, April 13th, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kyriakos Vassilakos will be leading a discussion for parents and guardians regarding cyber safety awareness and children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s SSA Vassilakos currently leads the Washington Field Office’s Cyber Task Force (CTF), the largest CTF in the FBI.

During this virtual meeting scheduled for April 13th at 7 p.m., we'll also be nominating our 2022-2023 board members.

Meet SSA Vassilakos: Supervisory Special Agent Kyriakos Vassilakos is one of two cyber criminal supervisors at the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO). He currently leads a squad comprised of agents, analysts, task force officers representing 80 different departments and agencies, and one computer scientist. He has been a cyber supervisor at WFO since January 2018, and he was previously a supervisor at the FBI's Cyber Division for three years. Kyriakos began his Special Agent career in 2006 in the FBI's New York Office where he conducted counterterrorism investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Kyriakos spent three years as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. 

Register to Attend

Calendar

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

April 12: &Pizza Clermont PTA Fundraiser (Kingstown Location)

April 13: Virtual PTA Meeting/Cyber Awareness Presentation at 7:00 pm

April 20: Purple Up to Support Military Kids!

May 4: Spring Picture Day

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Reminder: Early Dismissal Tomorrow at 1:50 PM

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early tomorrow, Thursday, March 31stClermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm

Friday, April 1st, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4th-8th is spring break. The Clermont office will be closed from April 1st-8th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11th. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal on Thursday, March 31st. No School April 1st-8th.

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early next Thursday, March 31st, the last day of the third quarter. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pmFriday, April 1st, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4th-8th is spring break. The Clermont office will be closed from April 1st-8th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11th. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Kindergarten Orientation Next Thursday

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 31st at 2:30 pm in the Clermont ES cafeteria for Kindergarten Orientation. You will need to show a valid ID upon entry, and your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! 

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]

Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. You received this information in your child’s Thursday folder this week. Please submit an opt-out form via ParentVUE or return hard copy opt-out forms to your child’s teacher by April 1st.

Family Engagement Survey Closes on April 3rd

FCPS families received an email with a link to our Family Engagement Survey on Sunday, March 13th. The survey closes April 3rd. Providing your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it is available in eight languages. For more information, visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

April is the Month of the Military Child

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. 

In addition to showcasing military connected students on our news show, we can show support by wearing purple. The Virginia Department of Education has chosen April 20th as a day to Purple Up! Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. 

Please join us in wearing purple on Wednesday, April 20th.

Cyber Awareness Presentation for All Parents and Guardians: April 13 at 7 pm Special Presentation through our PTA on Cyber Awareness with FBI Guest Speaker 

Please join Clermont ES and Clermont PTA for a discussion on Cyber Safety Awareness for Students presented by the FBI Washington Field Office. On Wednesday, April 13th, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kyriakos Vassilakos will be leading a discussion for parents and guardians regarding cyber safety awareness and children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s SSA Vassilakos currently leads the Washington Field Office’s Cyber Task Force (CTF), the largest CTF in the FBI.

During this virtual meeting scheduled for April 13th at 7 p.m., we'll also be nominating our 2022-2023 board members.

Meet SSA Vassilakos: Supervisory Special Agent Kyriakos Vassilakos is one of two cyber criminal supervisors at the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO). He currently leads a squad comprised of agents, analysts, task force officers representing 80 different departments and agencies, and one computer scientist. He has been a cyber supervisor at WFO since January 2018, and he was previously a supervisor at the FBI's Cyber Division for three years. Kyriakos began his Special Agent career in 2006 in the FBI's New York Office where he conducted counterterrorism investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Kyriakos spent three years as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. 

Register to Attend

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Calendar

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 31: Kindergarten Orientation at 2:30 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

April 13: Virtual PTA Meeting/Cyber Awareness Presentation at 7:00 pm

April 20: New! Wear Purple to Support Military Kids

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Calling All Military Connected Students!

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Honoring our Military Connected Students

Clermont would like to honor military connected students during the month of April, which is the Month of the Military Child. One way we would like to honor military connected students is by having them star in a news show segment! 

Any child who is a Military Connected Student may choose to send in a Flipgrid video using this link. We will select some of these videos to show during the school wide news show. In the Flipgrid, students should take about 30 seconds to answer the question:

“MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A MILITARY CHILD IS? “

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Velishka at [email protected]

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Thank you to all the families who made Book Fair a success last week! The kids had a blast and we couldn't have done it without all the parent volunteers who came out to help with shopping, selling and set up/clean up! Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during February were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten - Learning about acts of kindness and words of kindness.

1st grade - Learning about the benefits of yoga and trying out some different yoga practices.

2nd grade - Learning about and practicing GRIT, teamwork and positivity.

3rd grade - Learning about test prep strategies and coping skills.

4th grade - Continuing to learn about and practice teamwork/collaboration skills.

5th grade -Identifying and coping with peer pressure.

6th grade - FCPS Mandated Sexual Harassment Lessons. Opt-Out information was previously shared with parents/guardians via email.

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected])

April is the Month of the Military Child

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. 

During the month of April we would like to highlight military connected students on the news show. If your child/children would like to participate, please have them make a flipgrid video answering the following question, “My favorite thing about being a military child is…..” and record on this flipgrid link by March 25th.

New! Cyber Awareness Presentation for All Parents and Guardians: April 13 at 7 pm Special Presentation through our PTA on Cyber Awareness with FBI Guest Speaker 

Please join Clermont ES and Clermont PTA for a discussion on Cyber Safety Awareness for Students presented by the FBI Washington Field Office. On Wednesday, April 13, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kyriakos Vassilakos will be leading a discussion for parents and guardians regarding cyber safety awareness and children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s SSA Vassilakos currently leads the Washington Field Office’s Cyber Task Force (CTF), the largest CTF in the FBI.

During this virtual meeting scheduled for April 13 at 7 p.m., we'll also be nominating our 2022-2023 board members.

Meet SSA Vassilakos: Supervisory Special Agent Kyriakos Vassilakos is one of two cyber criminal supervisors at the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO). He currently leads a squad comprised of agents, analysts, task force officers representing 80 different departments and agencies, and one computer scientist. He has been a cyber supervisor at WFO since January 2018, and he was previously a supervisor at the FBI's Cyber Division for three years. Kyriakos began his Special Agent career in 2006 in the FBI's New York Office where he conducted counterterrorism investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Kyriakos spent three years as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. 

Register to Attend

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 31

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 31st at 2:30 pm in the Clermont ES cafeteria for Kindergarten Orientation. You will need to show a valid ID upon entry, and your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! 

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]

Family Engagement Survey Open

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer its second Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. The survey was emailed to FCPS parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Calendar

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 31: Kindergarten Orientation at 2:30 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

April 13: Virtual PTA Meeting/Cyber Awareness Presentation at 7:00 pm

April 20: New! Wear Purple to Support Military Kids

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Eaglegram

GovDelivery3 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Don’t Forget to Spring Forward!

This Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark.

Help your child stay safe by having him or her wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run or dart into the street or cross between parked cars.

Nominate a Soaring Eagle!

Soaring Eagles nominations are now open...Be sure to nominate a teacher or staff member that has gone above and beyond this month!

Submit Your Nomination

Congratulations to February Soaring Eagle, Mrs. Cathleen Fleitz! Attention 3rd & 4th Grade Families: RSVP for Math Night on March 14th!

Math Night RSVP & Volunteers Sign Up

On Monday, March 14, the PTA will host Math Night for our 3rd and 4th grade students, in partnership with Mathnasium. This free in-person event will start at 6 p.m. and take place in the school cafeteria. Math Night will give our students and parents the opportunity to engage in math activities, using fun learning experiences and games. These experiences inspire students’ interest in math, help them understand master math concepts, promote STEM literacy, and empower families to support their children’s success in math.  

We are looking for parent volunteers to help make this night happen! If you are interested in assisting, please reach out to Dave at [email protected]

If your 3rd or 4th grader plans to attend our first Math Night, please be sure to RSVP through the link below!

RSVP to Math Night

New! Cyber Awareness Presentation for All Parents and Guardians: April 13 at 7 pm Special Presentation through our PTA on Cyber Awareness with FBI Guest Speaker 

Please join Clermont ES and Clermont PTA for a discussion on Cyber Safety Awareness for Students presented by the FBI Washington Field Office. On Wednesday, April 13, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kyriakos Vassilakos will be leading a discussion for parents and guardians regarding cyber safety awareness and children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s SSA Vassilakos currently leads the Washington Field Office’s Cyber Task Force (CTF), the largest CTF in the FBI.

During this virtual meeting scheduled for April 13 at 7 p.m., we'll also be nominating our 2022-2023 board members.

Meet SSA Vassilakos: Supervisory Special Agent Kyriakos Vassilakos is one of two cyber criminal supervisors at the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO). He currently leads a squad comprised of agents, analysts, task force officers representing 80 different departments and agencies, and one computer scientist. He has been a cyber supervisor at WFO since January 2018, and he was previously a supervisor at the FBI's Cyber Division for three years. Kyriakos began his Special Agent career in 2006 in the FBI's New York Office where he conducted counterterrorism investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Kyriakos spent three years as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. 

Register to Attend

Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation March 31

If your child will be joining Clermont for Kindergarten in the fall, please join us  on March 31st at 2:30 pm in the Clermont ES cafeteria for Kindergarten Orientation. You will need to show a valid ID upon entry, and your rising kindergarten student is welcome to join us! 

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]

Family Engagement Survey 2021 – 2022

On Sunday, March 13, in the afternoon, you will receive an email from Fairfax County Public Schools via K12 Insight regarding FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey. Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve our practices to best support our students. 

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior. 

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Calendar

March 14: Math Night (3rd & 4th Grades)

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 31: Kindergarten Orientation at 2:30 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

April 13: Virtual PTA Meeting/Cyber Awareness Presentation at 7:00 pm

April 15: Purple Up! Day for Military Kids

May 11: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

8 minutes 41 seconds ago
Clermont Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed