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Thank you so much for donating to the food drive for Koinonia. We donated 299 pounds of food this year. This is a tremendous support for families in our area. If you are interested in donating year round, here is the information for Koinonia:
6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
Thank you for caring for others!
Clermont's Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 20th. Parent volunteers are needed to help the luncheon run smoothly. Please click here to see volunteer opportunities for this festive event!
Menu: Roast Turkey, Dressing and Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Milk or Water
Cost: Visitors: $4.50 - Clermont Students: $3.25
Thanksgiving Luncheon Schedule
10:05-10:35 - Mrs. Brown
10:15- 10:45 - Mr. Ramirez
10:25-10:55 - Mrs. Sartani
10:35-11:05 - Ms. Crouse
10:45-11:15 - Mrs. Collier
10:55-11:25 - Mrs. Herchert
11:05-11:35 - Mrs. Quaid
11:15-11:45 - Mrs. Reed
11:25-11:55 - Ms. Belardi
11:35-12:05 - Mrs. Schulte
11:45-12:15 - Ms. C. Shott
11:55-12:25 - Mrs. Stickel
12:05-12:35 - Mrs. J. Shott
12:15-12:45 - Ms. Bakke
12:25-12:55 - Mrs. Fleitz
12:35-1:05 - Mrs. Cox
12:45-1:15 - Ms. Berberian
12:55-1:25 - Ms. Huber
1:05-1:35 - Ms. Leong
1:15-1:45 - Mrs. Casey
1:25-1:55 - Mrs. Nielsen
1:35-2:05 - Ms. Terrone
1:45-2:15 - Ms. Fitzpatrick
1:55-2:25 - Mrs. Leith
2:00-2:30 - Mrs. Slack
Kindergarten students read how to walk an ant in the library and then tried to be professional ant walkers themselves.
PTA Bingo Night
Clermont's PTA BINGO night will be next Friday, November 15th in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and games start at 7:00 pm. The price of admission is $5 per person which includes a 10-page book of BINGO game cards, a BINGO dauber, a slice of pizza, a bag of chips and a drink! We will have great prizes for our lucky winners, delicious treats at the bake sale table, and LOTS OF FUN!
If you've ever attended BINGO night at Clermont, then you know how much fun it is for the entire family, but we can't pull it off without the help and support of the entire Clermont community. Click here for ways you can help make BINGO night at Clermont another huge success. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
A brief PTA meeting to discuss and vote on the budget will precede BINGO. Please plan to participate in the meeting at 6:00 pm in the library before heading to the cafeteria for an exciting night of BINGO.
November & December Classroom Guidance Lessons
Kindergarten lessons will focus on bully prevention and resolving problems peacefully.
1st grade lessons will focus on self-regulation (using strategies to handle strong emotions), and character exploration (fairness, citizenship, caring, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness).
2nd grade lessons will focus on bully prevention, and self-regulation (learning to stay focused and developing an internal locus of control).
3rd grade lessons will focus on bully prevention, understanding the relationship of individual effort and persistence, and goal setting.
4th grade lessons will focus on recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses related to learning, and applying study skills necessary for academic achievement.
5th grade lessons will focus on regulating strong emotions, and problem solving and decision making.
6th grade lessons will focus on choosing courses for middle school, and understanding and utilizing empathy for students who are bullied or harassed.
Small Group Counseling
Small Group Counseling during the months of November and December are focused on the following topics:
- coping with divorce/separation
- stress management
- kindness and compassion
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact your child’s school counselor:
Paula Treger (Grades K, 2, 3, 4, & 6) & Maureen Manzo (Grades 1 & 5)
Notes from the Gym
Dear Clermont Parents:
Wow! What a great start to the school year with the completion of units covering routines, cooperative learning games, fitness principles, movement and throwing/catching! The enthusiasm to get moving amongst the students has been awesome and collaborator skills are in full use! Two important policies to note that remain unchanged from previous years are as follows.
1. Please remember to plan accordingly for the days that your child is participating in P.E.
- Appropriate attire for physical activity is required
- Sneakers/tennis shoes are a must
- No sandals, crocs, dress shoes, slip-ons, flip-flops, or any shoe that does not have a backing
2. Please send a note to school with your child if they are not able to participate in P.E.
- A doctor’s note is needed for more than 3 days missed of P.E.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Tiffany Velishka (Mon-Fri) & Ruth Hammons (Thurs)
Upcoming Workshops at the Parent Resource Center
Building Success in Physical Education
Learn fun activities for the whole family to get your child moving while reinforcing a wide range of skills needed to participate in physical education.
You will learn how to:
- Motivate your child to be physically active
- Modify games to enhance success
- Reinforce the adaptive skills students need to be successful in PE:
- Taking turns and following rules
- Participating in group games and interacting interact with peers
Presented by Phyllis Orner, FCPS Adapted PE Specialist, Manda Tirado and Christy Stone, FCPS Adapted PE Teachers
Friday, November 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
Register for Building Success in Physical Education
Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs
Transform feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and stressed to calm, confident and compassionate. Learn tools and techniques to navigate turbulent waters and times of change within your home and family life.
Major Life Changes can make you feel out of control:
- A Job Change/Loss
- A Move
- Addition of a family member or sibling to the home
- Mental/physical illness
- Child leaving the home
Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.
Friday, November 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
Register for Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life's Ups and Downs
November 11: Veterans Day - Schools Open
November 15: PTA Meeting & Bingo Night (6:00 pm & 6:30 pm)
November 20: Thanksgiving Luncheon - Schedule TBA
November 21: Fall Picture Retakes
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday
December 23-January 3: Winter Break - Student Holiday
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