What's New at Hunt Valley, Jan. 24th, 2020

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Jan. 24th - Second Grading Period Ends - Today
Jan. 27th-28th - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays
Feb. 5th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm - Library
Feb. 17th -  Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day - Student/Staff Holiday

 

 

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 11:00am - 3pm at Hunt Valley! Updates and details will follow. Continue to spread the word! Progress Reports

2nd quarter Progress Reports will be sent home with the students on Wednesday, February 5th.

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The next meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, February 24th at 7:00.  Additional meetings will be March 16th, April 20th, May 18th and June – the 8th.  The meetings will take place in the school library from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  We will focus on skills and tools to help with executive function including Impulse control, attention and initiating tasks. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8807/ tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / mfberry@fcps.edu.

Farifax County's Elementary Institute for the Arts

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

After School Programs- Winter 2020  

The Hunt Valley PTA is excited to announce the following after school programs for the Winter 2020 session: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Mondays – STEM exCEL
Tuesdays – Mudskippers Pottery
Wednesdays – Nova Kids in Motion
Thursdays – Young Rembrandts
Fridays – Silver Knights Chess

Registration information can be viewed in more detail on our PROGRAMS page. We are also looking for parent volunteers to watch the students during after school classes, specifically from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. In exchange, your program compensated will be compensated.

 

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades K-6 is open. You may have seen the flyers being sent home with your child. Classes will begin Tuesday, February 4 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173. A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201). GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish.  Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07008-0001 Spanish, Grade Kindergarten - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm  Course # GP07118-0009 Spanish, Grades 1-6 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm

**Please register by January 27, 2020 as there is a minimum 8 student enrollment requirement for each class.  For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Have a Great Weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Jan. 17th, 2020

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Jan. 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 24th - Second Grading Period Ends
Jan. 27th-28th - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays
Feb. 5th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm - Library
Feb. 17th -  Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day - Student/Staff Holiday

 

 

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 11:00am - 3pm at Hunt Valley! Updates and details will follow. Let everyone know! After School Programs- Winter 2020  

The Hunt Valley PTA is excited to announce the following after school programs for the Winter 2020 session: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Mondays – STEM exCEL
Tuesdays – Mudskippers Pottery
Wednesdays – Nova Kids in Motion
Thursdays – Young Rembrandts
Fridays – Silver Knights Chess

Registration information can be viewed in more detail on our PROGRAMS page. We are also looking for parent volunteers to watch the students during after school classes, specifically from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. In exchange, your program compensated will be compensated.

 

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades K-6 is open. You may have seen the flyers being sent home with your child. Classes will begin Tuesday, February 4 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173. A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201). GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish.  Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07008-0001 Spanish, Grade Kindergarten - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm  Course # GP07118-0009 Spanish, Grades 1-6 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm

**Please register by January 27, 2020 as there is a minimum 8 student enrollment requirement for each class.  For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Have a Great Weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

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Lockdown Drill 1/14/2020

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Lockdown Drills 

Dear Families,

Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire and tornadoes, and we practice these drills regularly. Now, we, along with other Fairfax County schools, have formally added an additional drill, called a lockdown drill.

A lockdown is a well-established procedure designed to protect students and staff members in a case in which there might be threats of violence within a school. During a lockdown, students remain in their classrooms or are escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors are closed and locked. Once the facility is rendered safe and students are accounted for, the school is returned to normal operation. 

While we have no reason to believe that any threat of violence will arise, it is always best to be prepared. It is important to train students and staff members so that we can effectively implement a lockdown in the event one becomes necessary. Training helps ensure a calmer, more effective lockdown.

To implement this training, our school will conduct four Lockdown Drills this school year. Our third Lockdown Drill is tomorrow, Jan. 14th, at approximately 2:30pm. This drill is generally short, typically lasting no longer than a fire drill. It will be conducted in collaboration with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security. 

If you have questions, please call our main office at 703-913-8800.

Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

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What's New at Hunt Valley, Jan. 10th, 2020

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Jan. 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 24th - Second Grading Period Ends
Jan. 27th-28th - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The next meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for this Monday, January 13th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the school library from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  We will focus on skills and tools to help with executive function and emotional regulation. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8827/ tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / mfberry@fcps.edu.

After School Programs- Winter 2020  

The Hunt Valley PTA is excited to announce the following after school programs for the Winter 2020 session: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Mondays – STEM exCEL
Tuesdays – Mudskippers Pottery
Wednesdays – Nova Kids in Motion
Thursdays – Young Rembrandts
Fridays – Silver Knights Chess

Registration information can be viewed in more detail on our PROGRAMS page. We are also looking for parent volunteers to watch the students during after school classes, specifically from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. In exchange, your program compensated will be compensated.

 

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades K-6 is open. You may have seen the flyers being sent home with your child. Classes will begin Tuesday, February 4 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173. A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201). GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish.  Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07008-0001 Spanish, Grade Kindergarten - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm  Course # GP07118-0009 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm
Course # GP07218-0005 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm 

**Please register by January 27, 2020 as there is a minimum 8 student enrollment requirement for each class.  For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

 

Book Bingo- Until January 17th!  The PTA is sponsoring another fun literacy event! Students should be receiving a double-sided bingo sheet with various reading topics or methods. Standard bingo rules apply and students may fill out and return as many bingo sheets as they want. Each sheet equals an entry into a drawing for at least one e-reader! Book Bingo runs until January 17. 

New community sports program for children with special needs

SYC is now offering a pilot program that provides sports programs for children with special needs.  You can read more about the new UP program here:  https://www.sycva.com/news_article/show/1069286  

 

Have a Great Weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

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Hunt Valley ES 2 Hour Early Release

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Hunt Valley ES 2 Hour Early Release at 2:05 PM

Good Morning.

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions. Because of this early release, Hunt Valley ES will dismiss at 2:05 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your students will be ready at Kiss N Ride, walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. 

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students.We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

Hunt Valley ES

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

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Level 4 Deadline (AAP Center)

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Level 4 (“The Center”) Deadline

Parents interested in applying for the Level 4 Center (Sangster ES) must hand in referral forms and supporting documents by the end of the day on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  Level 3 referrals (part time services provided here at Hunt Valley) may be handed in at any time.  Mrs. Alt will be holding open office hours on Thursday, January 9th from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm to answer questions.  Files may be dropped off up until 4:30pm on January 9th. 

Level 4 referral forms and Level 3 referral forms can be found on the AAP Website https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

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What's New at Hunt Valley, Dec. 20th, 2019

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Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 24th - Second Grading Period Ends

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The next meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, January 13th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the school library from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  We will focus on skills and tools to help with executive function and emotional regulation. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8827/ tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / mfberry@fcps.edu.

PTA Updates

1.Thank you for another successful Winter Book Fair and Winter Festival last week. We had the help of over 75 amazing volunteers and 100 yummy cake walk treats and saw lots of smiling faces. We hope you had as much fun attending as we had preparing the events! If you have any feedback or questions, please email Sarah at president@huntvalleypta.org

2. The PTA fundraiser is at 97%!! We have $350 to go! Please help us reach our $10k goal and ensure we can continue to support the school AND duct tape Mr. Fee to the wall!!  http://www.huntvalleypta.org/donate/

3. The Hunt Valley PTA is excited to announce the following after school programs for the Winter 2020 session (Jan-March). We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help transition students from after school to their programs. Discounts and free classes are offered to volunteers!! 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL PROGRAMS: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/

Mondays– STEM exCEL

Tuesdays – Mudskippers Pottery

Wednesdays – Nova Kids in Motion

Thursdays – Young Rembrandts

Fridays – Silver Knights Chess

 

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES

Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades K-6 is open. You may have seen the flyers being sent home with your child. Classes will begin Tuesday, February 4 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173. A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).

GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish. 

Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07008-0001 Spanish, Grade Kindergarten - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm 

Course # GP07118-0009 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm

Course # GP07218-0005 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15pm-5:15pm 

**Please register by Jan, 27, 2020 as there is a minimum 8 student enrollment requirement for each class. 

For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

 

Book Bingo

The PTA is sponsoring another fun literacy event! Students will be sent home next week with a double-sided bingo sheet with various reading topics or methods. Standard bingo rules apply and students may fill out and return as many bingo sheets as they want. Each sheet equals an entry into a drawing for at least one e-reader! Book Bingo runs from December 16 - January 17. 

 

January PTA Meeting

There will be no meeting in January. See you February 5th! 

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Have a Fantastic Winter Break and a Happy New Year!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Dec. 13th, 2019

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Dec. 13th - Winter Festival - 5:30pm - 8:30pm Tonight!
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 24th - Second Grading Period Ends

Playground Opened

The playground officially opened on Thursday! The students are very happy with the new playground and our teachers and staff are working with the students to help them play safe on the new equipment! 

Hour of Code Week: December 16-20!

Next week all students will be participating in Hour of Code!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 35% of all high schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code.  More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Hunt Valley is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. This is a chance to change the future of education in Fairfax County.

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word

Winterfest Cake Donations Needed

Winter Fest is right around the corner and we're very excited for a whole night of games, food, and time with family and friends. We almost have a full volunteer list so THANK YOU!  We need a bit more help in the Cake Walk Donations. If you can donate a sweet treat, any types of goodies are welcomed: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, etc. Winners from each round wins the full packaged sha-bang! The more donations we have, the more lasting fun the night can be. Please help us have a successful cake walk event and donate what you can. Goodies can be home made or store bought. Donations can be dropped off at the start of the event. Click here to sign up:  CAKE WALK DONATIONS

Winter Festival

We are looking forward to seeing you at tonight's Winter Festival (5:30-8:30pm), hosted by the PTA! Tickets are available for purchase at the door. 

Book Bingo

The PTA is sponsoring another fun literacy event! Students will be sent home next week with a double-sided bingo sheet with various reading topics or methods. Standard bingo rules apply and students may fill out and return as many bingo sheets as they want. Each sheet equals an entry into a drawing for at least one e-reader! Book Bingo runs from December 16 - January 17.   

January PTA Meeting

There will be no meeting in January. See you February 5th! 

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Dec. 6th, 2019

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Dec. 9th - 13th - Scholastic Winter Book Fair
Dec. 13th - Winter Festival - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday

Playground Update

The playground is scheduled to open at some point next week! Hopefully by Thursday or Friday. We can't wait!

Birthday in a Box Drive

The SCA is doing a Birthday in a Box Drive to make Birthday in a Box Kits for homeless or struggling families to help them celebrate their children’s
birthdays. The drive will run from Monday, Dec. 9th through Friday, Dec. 20th

DONATION DRIVE - Over $9,300!!

The PTA has $700 left to raise for their donation drive. The students will enjoy a PJ day on December 13th to mark raising $9,000. At $10,000, Mr. Fee will be duct tapped to the wall live on student TV! Please consider making a donation and share with friends and family!  Visit the following for more information: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/donate/

Winter Festival & Book Fair!

Winter Festival  Hunt Valley’s Winter Festival will take place on Friday, December 13th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Join us for a great evening of games, friends and FUN! All things winter festival, including pre-order information (now through December 6th) can be found at: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2019/11/stay-connected/ CAKE WALK DONATIONS NEEDED!

Winter Book Fair Who doesn't love books?!? Join us Dec. 9-13 for the Scholastic Winter Book Fair. Volunteers are needed for each class (volunteer any amount of time). Learn more at: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2019/11/scholastic-book-fair/

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Nov. 26th, 2019

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Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3rd - AAP Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 5th -  PTA Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 9th - 13th - Scholastic Winter Book Fair
Dec. 13th - Winter Festival - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday

Winter Festival & Book Fair!

It ’s Scholastic’s Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow Much to Read! Join Hunt Valley ES on the coolest reading expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions. The Scholastic Winter Book Fair will take place Monday, Dec. 9th – Friday, Dec. 13th, with extended hours until 8:30pm during Winter Festival! 

We need volunteers to help make this an amazing book fair!  If you can volunteer your time to help our Hunt Valley students, we would be extremely grateful.  Each teacher has selected a time for their class to preview and/or purchase books.  Check the list to see when your child’s class will be previewing, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer. To volunteer at the book fair please SIGN UP HERE

Throughout the book fair, your teacher will update their book fair wish box so be sure to check your teacher’s wish box.  The wish boxes can be found behind the front registers labelled with your teacher's name.  These wish box books help expand your student’s classroom libraries!

 

Hunt Valley’s Winter Festival will take place on Friday, Dec. 13th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Join us for a great evening of games, friends and FUN!  

What is the festival?  The Winter Festival draws lots of students, families and teachers who can’t say no to FUN! This year’s festival is filled with new games and lots of excitement! Come out and enjoy the games, cake walk, prizes, photo booth & more!! Be sure to stop at the Scholastic Book Fair on its last open evening.  

Will there be dinner? If you'd like to have dinner while enjoying the winter festival be sure to pre-order pizza using the order form coming home in your child's folder and/or backpack.  Pizza will be available for $10 per whole pizza.  Pizza will be available with plain cheese or pepperoni.  Pizza will be provided by Papa John's.  **This is a pre-order event only.  There will not be pizza available to purchase at the event.** We will also be selling candy, popcorn, water, and snacks to finish out your night.  Please be sure to bring money to purchase these delicious food options!

Wristbands? Purchase a wristband for your child to enjoy unlimited game play throughout the evening. (Adults do not require a wristband unless they want to participate in the game play.)

Wristbands purchased in advance are sold at a discount:

– Pre-purchase wristbands – $12.00 each – Free cotton candy with every wristband!

Wristbands purchased at the door will be $15.00 each

Photo Booth and Cake Walk?  – Pre-purchase a cake walk punch card and enjoy 6 plays for $4.00.

Punch cards purchased at the door will be $5.00.

 – Pre-purchase a photo booth session for $4.00.

Photo booth sessions purchased at the door will be $5.00

How do I Pre-order Tickets? Pre-order forms for tickets and food sales were sent home this week, so be sure to check your child’s folder and/or backpack.  Please send those back to school with payment (cash, check to HV PTA) by Thanksgiving break to take advantage of discounted prices!

New this year, you can also buy tickets and pizzas (pre-order only) online for a small processing fee at Winter Festival Online Pre-orders.

Pre-ordered items will be available at registration under your child’s name.

To print a copy of the Winter Festival flyer and pre-order form please click here: Winter Festival 2019

How can I get involved?  We need volunteers to help make this a memorable evening and unforgettable festival!  There are many opportunities to volunteer so please consider volunteering at this fun filled event.

Your help is extremely appreciated, so please consider volunteering. This is a great way to see friends and meet new ones!

  • If you would like to donate a sweet treat for the cake walk, all types of goodies are requested: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, gluten free, dairy free, etc., please use the following link to sign up - CAKE WALK DONATIONS
  • If you would like to volunteer during the Winter Festival please use the following link - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP  

*Some duties require an adult, so we are in need of your help. We are also always happy to accept student volunteers in need of service hours for certain opportunities

Hope to see you there on Friday, December 13th!! 

 

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Nov. 22nd, 2019

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Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3rd - AAP Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 5th -  PTA Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 9th - 13th - Scholastic Winter Book Fair
Dec. 13th - Winter Festival - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday

 

Playground Update

Week 3 and we are getting closer and closer to completion! 

Winter Festival & Book Fair are Coming!

It ’s Scholastic’s Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow Much to Read! Join Hunt Valley ES on the coolest reading expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions. The Scholastic Winter Book Fair will take place Monday, Dec. 9th – Friday, Dec. 13th, with extended hours until 8:30pm during Winter Festival! 

We need volunteers to help make this an amazing book fair!  If you can volunteer your time to help our Hunt Valley students, we would be extremely grateful.  Each teacher has selected a time for their class to preview and/or purchase books.  Check the list to see when your child’s class will be previewing, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer. To volunteer at the book fair please SIGN UP HERE

Throughout the book fair, your teacher will update their book fair wish box so be sure to check your teacher’s wish box.  The wish boxes can be found behind the front registers labelled with your teacher's name.  These wish box books help expand your student’s classroom libraries!

 

Hunt Valley’s Winter Festival will take place on Friday, December 13th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Join us for a great evening of games, friends and FUN!  

What is the festival?  The Winter Festival draws lots of students, families and teachers who can’t say no to FUN! This year’s festival is filled with new games and lots of excitement! Come out and enjoy the games, cake walk, prizes, photo booth & more!! Be sure to stop at the Scholastic Book Fair on its last open evening.  

Will there be dinner? If you'd like to have dinner while enjoying the winter festival be sure to pre-order pizza using the order form coming home in your child's folder and/or backpack.  Pizza will be available for $10 per whole pizza.  Pizza will be available with plain cheese or pepperoni.  Pizza will be provided by Papa John's.  **This is a pre-order event only.  There will not be pizza available to purchase at the event.** We will also be selling candy, popcorn, water, and snacks to finish out your night.  Please be sure to bring money to purchase these delicious food options!

Wristbands? Purchase a wristband for your child to enjoy unlimited game play throughout the evening. (Adults do not require a wristband unless they want to participate in the game play.)

Wristbands purchased in advance are sold at a discount:

– Pre-purchase wristbands – $12.00 each – Free cotton candy with every wristband!

Wristbands purchased at the door will be $15.00 each

Photo Booth and Cake Walk?  – Pre-purchase a cake walk punch card and enjoy 6 plays for $4.00.

Punch cards purchased at the door will be $5.00.

 – Pre-purchase a photo booth session for $4.00.

Photo booth sessions purchased at the door will be $5.00

How do I Pre-order Tickets? Pre-order forms for tickets and food sales were sent home this week, so be sure to check your child’s folder and/or backpack.  Please send those back to school with payment (cash, check to HV PTA) by Thanksgiving break to take advantage of discounted prices!

New this year, you can also buy tickets and pizzas (pre-order only) online for a small processing fee at Winter Festival Online Pre-orders.

Pre-ordered items will be available at registration under your child’s name.

To print a copy of the Winter Festival flyer and pre-order form please click here: Winter Festival 2019

How can I get involved?  We need volunteers to help make this a memorable evening and unforgettable festival!  There are many opportunities to volunteer so please consider volunteering at this fun filled event.

Your help is extremely appreciated, so please consider volunteering. This is a great way to see friends and meet new ones!

  • If you would like to donate a sweet treat for the cake walk, all types of goodies are requested: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, gluten free, dairy free, etc., please use the following link to sign up - CAKE WALK DONATIONS
  • If you would like to volunteer during the Winter Festival please use the following link - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP  

*Some duties require an adult, so we are in need of your help. We are also always happy to accept student volunteers in need of service hours for certain opportunities

Hope to see you there on Friday, December 13th!! 

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Nov. 15th, 2019

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Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3rd - AAP Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 5th -  PTA Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
Dec. 9th - 13th - Scholastic Winter Book Fair
Dec. 13th - Winter Festival
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday

 

Playground Update

Week 2 and the workers are building our playground quickly and efficiently! 

Veterans Day 2019/Thanksgiving Luncheon

We had a wonderful Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday! Thanks to our Veterans, families, staff and students for attending!  The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts did an awesome job during the Flag Raising segment! Thank you also to our Veterans Day Readers for sharing their letters and to our 6th Grade Advanced Band for their performance!

We also enjoyed the Thanksgiving Luncheon! Thank you for having lunch with your children. We appreciate our parent volunteers for all their help!

Winter Festival & Book Fair are Coming!

It ’s Scholastic’s Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow Much to Read! Join Hunt Valley ES on the coolest reading expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions. The Scholastic Winter Book Fair will take place Monday, Dec. 9th – Friday, Dec. 13th, with extended hours until 8:30pm during Winter Festival! 

We need volunteers to help make this an amazing book fair!  If you can volunteer your time to help our Hunt Valley students, we would be extremely grateful.  Each teacher has selected a time for their class to preview and/or purchase books.  Check the list to see when your child’s class will be previewing, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer. To volunteer at the book fair please SIGN UP HERE

Throughout the book fair, your teacher will update their book fair wish box so be sure to check your teacher’s wish box.  The wish boxes can be found behind the front registers labelled with your teacher's name.  These wish box books help expand your student’s classroom libraries!

 

Hunt Valley’s Winter Festival will take place on Friday, December 13th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Join us for a great evening of games, friends and FUN!  

What is the festival?  The Winter Festival draws lots of students, families and teachers who can’t say no to FUN! This year’s festival is filled with new games and lots of excitement! Come out and enjoy the games, cake walk, prizes, photo booth & more!! Be sure to stop at the Scholastic Book Fair on its last open evening.  

Will there be dinner? If you'd like to have dinner while enjoying the winter festival be sure to pre-order pizza using the order form coming home in your child's folder and/or backpack.  Pizza will be available for $10 per whole pizza.  Pizza will be available with plain cheese or pepperoni.  Pizza will be provided by Papa John's.  **This is a pre-order event only.  There will not be pizza available to purchase at the event.** We will also be selling candy, popcorn, water, and snacks to finish out your night.  Please be sure to bring money to purchase these delicious food options!

Wristbands? Purchase a wristband for your child to enjoy unlimited game play throughout the evening. (Adults do not require a wristband unless they want to participate in the game play.)

Wristbands purchased in advance are sold at a discount:

– Pre-purchase wristbands – $12.00 each – Free cotton candy with every wristband!

Wristbands purchased at the door will be $15.00 each

Photo Booth and Cake Walk?  – Pre-purchase a cake walk punch card and enjoy 6 plays for $4.00.

Punch cards purchased at the door will be $5.00.

 – Pre-purchase a photo booth session for $4.00.

Photo booth sessions purchased at the door will be $5.00

How do I Pre-order Tickets? Pre-order forms for tickets and food sales were sent home this week, so be sure to check your child’s folder and/or backpack.  Please send those back to school with payment (cash, check to HV PTA) by Thanksgiving break to take advantage of discounted prices!

New this year, you can also buy tickets and pizzas (pre-order only) online for a small processing fee at Winter Festival Online Pre-orders.

Pre-ordered items will be available at registration under your child’s name.

To print a copy of the Winter Festival flyer and pre-order form please click here: Winter Festival 2019

How can I get involved?  We need volunteers to help make this a memorable evening and unforgettable festival!  There are many opportunities to volunteer so please consider volunteering at this fun filled event.

Your help is extremely appreciated, so please consider volunteering. This is a great way to see friends and meet new ones!

  • If you would like to donate a sweet treat for the cake walk, all types of goodies are requested: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, gluten free, dairy free, etc., please use the following link to sign up - CAKE WALK DONATIONS
  • If you would like to volunteer during the Winter Festival please use the following link - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP  

*Some duties require an adult, so we are in need of your help. We are also always happy to accept student volunteers in need of service hours for certain opportunities

Hope to see you there on Friday, December 13th!! 

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Nov. 8th, 2019

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Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch!
Nov. 13th - Progress Reports sent home with students
Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Lost and Found Table

Parents, please check the lost-and-found table in the front hallway inside the school for any clothes items that your sons/daughters may have lost. Any items still on the table by the end of the day, Friday, Nov. 15th will be boxed and donated.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 11th, 9:35am. Thanking a Veteran!  The Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov.11th (outside in front of the school). The community is welcome to attend as we pay tribute to our Veterans. Several of our military moms, dads. relatives and friends arrive in their uniforms! The Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts will be participating in the Flag Ceremony and the 6th Grade Advanced Band students will be performing a Patriotic song! 

The Thanksgiving Lunch will also be on Nov. 11th.  Parents are encouraged to attend!  You may join your child as they come into the cafeteria for lunch. Here is the volunteer sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4BA8AB2EA31-thanksgiving

Birthday Treats in the Cafeteria

Parents, 
When you bring birthday treats into the cafeteria this year, please only distribute the treats to the students in their classroom (not to surrounding students in other classes/grades).  

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  

Have a great weekend and Happy Veterans Day!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Playground Renovation

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Playground Renovation!

Dear Families, 

Great news! A work crew arrived this morning to begin removing our old playground. We will then get new and upgraded playground equipment!

We were told it will take three to four weeks to complete the work.  In the meantime, students will have recess on the baseball/kickball field area, the basketball blacktop and the blacktop on the far side of the playground. For safety, no one is permitted to enter the fenced in playground during the renovation.

I will update you throughout November with any news and on the estimated completion date.

Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, November 1st, 2019

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Nov. 1st - End of First Quarter
Nov. 4th & 5th - Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays
Nov. 6th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm - Cafeteria
Nov. 7th - Picture Re-takes
Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch!
Nov. 13th - Progress Reports sent home with students
Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break

 

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu. We need your help!

Field Day 2019! Thanks to all of our parent volunteers, PE teachers, staff, and students!  Picture Re-takes

Picture re-takes will be Thursday, Nov. 7th.  If you wish to have your student’s picture re-taken, return the original picture packet and have your student give this to the photographer.  If you did not purchase a packet and wish to do so on make-up day, please contact the school office for an order form. We will be sending home order forms with those students who were absent on the original picture day.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 11th, 9:35am. Thanking a Veteran!  The Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov.11th (outside in front of the school). The community is welcome to attend as we pay tribute to our Veterans. Several of our military moms, dads. relatives and friends arrive in their uniforms! The Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts will be participating in the Flag Ceremony and the 6th Grade Advanced Band students will be performing a Patriotic song! 

Let the office know if you did not receive a Veterans Day Ceremony form called "Thank you for Your Service." Send in your completed forms as fast as you can. All of the forms will be displayed on our hallway bulletin boards! Some of our students will be selected to read their letters during the ceremony! We will let you know by Nov. 4th.

The Thanksgiving Lunch will also be on Nov. 11th.  Parents are encouraged to attend!  You may join your child as they come into the cafeteria for lunch. Here is the volunteer sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4BA8AB2EA31-thanksgiving

 

From The SCA
Dear Hunt Valley Families, 

In honor of Veterans Day, if you have a member of the Military or a Veteran in your family, please consider sending in a picture of that person in uniform to Mrs.Garretson.  Along with the photo, please print the individual’s full name, rank, years of service if known, and branch of the military. This photo can be in digital form emailed to HuntValleySCAHawks@gmail.com    or, in paper form sent to school with your student in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Garretson, SCA Sponsor, Room 209.  Pictures are Due by November 1st.  If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Sincerely,
Mandy Van Buskirk
SCA President

6th Grade Election Day Bake Sale - Donations Needed

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
TIME: 6:00AM – 7:00PM
WHY: To raise funds for the 6th grade promotion party
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Be creative!  Make cakes to sell whole, bake a batch of brownies or cookies to be sold individually, make a few loaves of banana bread, buy some tasty treats at the store.  

Out of town!  Donate a gift card to a local store to be used to buy sweet treats for the event.  Any and all donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. 

If each family in 6th grade donates at least a batch of baked goods our bake sale will be an amazing event!  Sign Up to Donate a baked good at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faeac2ca6ff2-6thgrade1

Drop off donations on Monday, Nov. 4th beginning at 9am in the conference room across from the front office.  Bring them by the bake sale before 6am (there will be people there beginning at 5:30am to set up).  If these options don’t work…..contact Julie Whitehouse (carr_julie@hotmail.com) and we can work something out.

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

Hunt Valley PTA

If you haven't joined the PTA, please consider doing so by visiting https://www.huntvalleypta.org. The PTA helps empower, engage, and educate our students, staff, and families and does not ask families to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or anything else during the year. They are currently in the middle of their direct donation drive - if the goal is reached, Mr. Fee will be duct taped to the wall! Donate today at https://huntvalleypta.memberhub.com

The next PTA meeting will be Nov. 6, 6:30, in the cafeteria, with a guest speaker from FCPS discussing the dangers of vaping in our youth. 

West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES

Parents, it's finally here! Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades 1-6 is now open. Classes will begin November 12 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173.  A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).

GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish. 

Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07118-0006 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12) Course # GP07218-0003 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12)

***Kindergarten Spanish will be offered as a winter session in January 2020

For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Have a great extended weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

PTA Updates

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PTA Updates

Dear Families, 

I hope you have had a wonderful school year thus far! A few PTA updates. 

  1. Oct. 28th-30th is the PTA Book Swap! Students may bring 1-5 gently loved books on Oct. 28th - 29th. Then they will be given the chance to select one book on Wed., Oct. 30th. If any books are left over, teachers will be able to select a few for their classrooms. Should we still have books left over after that, we will donate them to a FCPS library in need! 
  2. PTA Meeting - Join us Nov. 6th at 6:30pm, in the cafeteria for a Vaping Presentation from Fairfax County Public Schools. A short PTA business meeting will follow. 
  3. Please consider joining the PTA, donating in our donation drive so we can duct tape Mr. Fee to the wall (just $3,000 left to raise), or liking us on Facebook! Visit www.huntvalleypta.orgfor more information. The PTA sponsors assemblies, field trip transportation, classroom books, teacher instructional supplies, and much more.  
  4. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon about our December Book Fair (Dec 9th-13th) and Winterfest Carnival (Dec. 13)!! 

Please email questions to president@huntvalleypta.org

Thanks so much!

Sarah Koeppel 
2019-2020 Hunt Valley PTA President   

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, October 25th, 2019

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Nov. 1st - End of First Quarter
Nov. 4th & 5th - Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays
Nov. 6th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm - Cafeteria
Nov. 7th - Picture Re-takes
Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch!
Nov. 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break

 

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu.

Soar for a Cure - Several of our staff wearing their shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

 

The Pyramid Challenge was fantastic! Thanks to all our parent volunteers, 119 student athletes and Hamilton the Hawk for attending! Our HV students placed in the top three in five out of the ten races and Hamilton the Hawk came in 3rd place in the mascot race! 

Picture Re-takes

Picture re-takes will be Thursday, Nov. 7th.  If you wish to have your student’s picture re-taken, return the original picture packet and have your student give this to the photographer.  If you did not purchase a packet and wish to do so on make-up day, please contact the school office for an order form. We will be sending home order forms with those students who were absent on the original picture day.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 11th, 9:35am. Thanking a Veteran!  The Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov.11th (outside in front of the school). The community is welcome to attend as we pay tribute to our Veterans. Several of our military moms, dads. relatives and friends arrive in their uniforms! The Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts will be participating in the Flag Ceremony and the 6th Grade Advanced Band students will be performing a Patriotic song! 

Let the office know if you did not receive a Veterans Day Ceremony form called "Thank you for Your Service." Send in your completed forms as fast as you can. All of the forms will be displayed on our hallway bulletin boards! Some of our students will be selected to read their letters during the ceremony! We will let you know in advance.

The Thanksgiving Lunch will also be on Nov. 11th.  Parents are encouraged to attend!  You may join your child as they come into the cafeteria for lunch. Here is the volunteer sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4BA8AB2EA31-thanksgiving

 

From The SCA
Dear Hunt Valley Families, 

In honor of Veterans Day, if you have a member of the Military or a Veteran in your family, please consider sending in a picture of that person in uniform to Mrs.Garretson.  Along with the photo, please print the individual’s full name, rank, years of service if known, and branch of the military. This photo can be in digital form emailed to HuntValleySCAHawks@gmail.com    or, in paper form sent to school with your student in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Garretson, SCA Sponsor, Room 209.  Pictures are Due by November 1st.  If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Sincerely,
Mandy Van Buskirk
SCA President

6th Grade Election Day Bake Sale - Donations Needed

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
TIME: 6:00AM – 7:00PM
WHY: To raise funds for the 6th grade promotion party
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Be creative!  Make cakes to sell whole, bake a batch of brownies or cookies to be sold individually, make a few loaves of banana bread, buy some tasty treats at the store.  

Out of town!  Donate a gift card to a local store to be used to buy sweet treats for the event.  Any and all donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. 

If each family in 6th grade donates at least a batch of baked goods our bake sale will be an amazing event!  Sign Up to Donate a baked good at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faeac2ca6ff2-6thgrade1

Drop off donations on Monday, November 4th beginning at 9am in the conference room across from the front office.  Bring them by the bake sale before 6am (there will be people there beginning at 5:30am to set up).  If these options don’t work…..contact Julie Whitehouse (carr_julie@hotmail.com) and we can work something out.

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

Hunt Valley PTA

If you haven't joined the PTA, please consider doing so by visiting https://www.huntvalleypta.org. The PTA helps empower, engage, and educate our students, staff, and families and does not ask families to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or anything else during the year. They are currently in the middle of their direct donation drive - if the goal is reached, Mr. Fee will be duct taped to the wall! Donate today at https://huntvalleypta.memberhub.com

The next PTA meeting will be Nov. 6, 6:30, in the cafeteria, with a guest speaker from FCPS discussing the dangers of vaping in our youth. 

West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES

Parents, it's finally here! Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades 1-6 is now open. Classes will begin November 12 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173.  A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).

GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish. 

Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07118-0006 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12) Course # GP07218-0003 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12)

***Kindergarten Spanish will be offered as a winter session in January 2020

For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, October 18th, 2019

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Oct. 19th - Pyramid Challenge Tomorrow!
Oct. 25th - Fall Field Day 1st-6th Grade!
Nov. 1st - End of First Quarter
Nov. 4th & 5th - Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays
Nov. 6th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm
Nov. 7th - Picture Re-takes
Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.   The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or ladumond@fcps.edu.

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on Oct. 21st, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with a spirit day and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).  Friday is Field Day and every classroom will have a tech free day!! Students will focus on building relationships and healthy habits for using technology.

Picture Re-takes

Picture re-takes will be Thursday, Nov. 7th.  If you wish to have your student’s picture re-taken, return the original picture packet and have your student give this to the photographer.  If you did not purchase a packet and wish to do so on make-up day, please contact the school office for an order form. We will be sending home order forms with those students who were absent on the original picture day.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 11th, 9:35am. Thanking a Veteran!  The Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov.11th (outside in front of the school). The community is welcome to attend as we pay tribute to our Veterans. Several of our military moms, dads. relatives and friends arrive in their uniforms! The Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts will be participating in the Flag Ceremony and the 6th Grade Advanced Band students will be performing a Patriotic song! 

Today all students will be taking home a Veterans Day Ceremony form called "Thank you for Your Service," as well as directions on how to fill it out. Some of our students will be selected to read their letters during the ceremony! We will let you know in advance.

The Thanksgiving Lunch will also be on Nov. 11th.  Parents are encouraged to attend!  You may join your child as they come into the cafeteria for lunch. We will update you soon with further details, the lunch schedule, and a volunteer sign-up link to help in the cafeteria.

 

From The SCA
Dear Hunt Valley Families, 

In honor of Veterans Day, if you have a member of the Military or a Veteran in your family, please consider sending in a picture of that person in uniform to Mrs.Garretson.  Along with the photo, please print the individual’s full name, rank, years of service if known, and branch of the military. This photo can be in digital form emailed to HuntValleySCAHawks@gmail.com    or, in paper form sent to school with your student in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Garretson, SCA Sponsor, Room 209.  Pictures are Due by November 1st.  If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Sincerely,
Mandy Van Buskirk
SCA President

Hallway Bathrooms

Parents, we have been seeing a lot of mischievous behaviors throughout our hallway bathrooms this school year:

Toilet paper “decorating”
Writing on the bathroom walls
Feces smeared on the walls
Wet paper towels stuck to the walls & ceilings
Removal of the drain on the bathroom floor as well as toilet paper stuffed in the floor drain

Please talk to your student(s) about respecting school property as well as considering the feelings of others.

School Drop off Times

Parents, please remember that our school is not open for student drop off until 8:50am for patrols and students having breakfast in the cafeteria, and 9:10am for all other students. Thank you.

Advanced Academic Program Updates

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

Hunt Valley PTA

If you haven't joined the PTA, please consider doing so by visiting https://www.huntvalleypta.org. The PTA helps empower, engage, and educate our students, staff, and families and does not ask families to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or anything else during the year. They are currently in the middle of their direct donation drive - if the goal is reached, Mr. Fee will be duct taped to the wall! Donate today at https://huntvalleypta.memberhub.com

The next PTA meeting will be Nov. 6, 6:30, in the cafeteria, with a guest speaker from FCPS discussing the dangers of vaping in our youth. 

Field Day Friday, Oct. 25
Updates

The volunteer sign-up form is now closed – thank you for helping us exceed our volunteer goal!  Parent’s that have not signed up to volunteer are welcome to enjoy the Field Day festivities as a spectator.

Volunteer assignments are scheduled to be emailed to volunteers on Monday.

Please note the following Field Day reminders:

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and to decorate it if it’s a common bottle to decorate it so that they can easily find it

Dress for the weather; students may wish to wear HV “Blue” or Spirit-Wear if they have it.

Let’s hope for a sunny day!

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The first meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, October 21st  at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the school library from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8827/ tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / mfberry@fcps.edu.

Pumpkin Parade is coming!

Decorate! Get a real pumpkin and turn it into a book character (classic or trendy).  Please don’t cut or pierce the pumpkin as it will be on display and we want it to last.

Describe! Get an index (3x5) card.  Fold it in half into a tent, hamburger style.  On the outside of the tent, write three clues to describe your pumpkin character.  On the inside – so we can’t see it – write your pumpkin character’s name and your child’s name.

Display! Deliver your pumpkin to the library the week of Oct 21-25.  Pumpkins will be displayed until October 31st.  Pick up pumpkins Nov 1-5.  All remaining pumpkins will be returned to the patch on Nov. 6th.

If you need an index card, please stop by the library.
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/announcements/pumpkin-parade

West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES

Parents, it's finally here! Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades 1-6 is now open. Classes will begin November 12 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173.  A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).

GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish. 

Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07118-0006 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12) Course # GP07218-0003 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12)

***Kindergarten Spanish will be offered as a winter session in January 2020

For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, October 11th, 2019

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 14th - Columbus Day Holiday (School Planning Day)
Oct. 19th - Pyramid Challenge!
Oct. 25th - Fall Field Day 1st-6th Grade!
Nov. 1st - End of First Quarter
Nov. 6th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm
Nov. 7th - Picture Re-takes
Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

Picture Re-takes

Picture re-takes will be Thursday, Nov. 7th.  If you wish to have your student’s picture re-taken, return the original picture packet and have your student give this to the photographer.  If you did not purchase a packet and wish to do so on make-up day, please contact the school office for an order form. We will be sending home order forms with those students who were absent on the original picture day.

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with a spirit day and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8). 

Advanced Academic Program Updates

Deadline to apply for Fall Screening for the Level IV AAP was Thursday, Oct. 10th . This is for students, in grades 3-6, who are new to FCPS (enrolled since January 2019) and have been referred by their parents. 

The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.

A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.

Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing

Attendance

Letting the teacher know that your child must miss school or will arrive late is appreciated but please don’t forget to also contact the school directly through the automated attendance line at HuntValleyES.Attendance@fcps.edu or call the attendance line at 703-913-8820.

Hunt Valley PTA

If you haven't joined the PTA, please consider doing so by visiting https://www.huntvalleypta.org. The PTA helps empower, engage, and educate our students, staff, and families and does not ask families to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or anything else during the year. They are currently in the middle of their direct donation drive - if the goal is reached, Mr. Fee will be duct taped to the wall! Donate today at https://huntvalleypta.memberhub.com

The next PTA meeting will be Nov. 6, 6:30, in the cafeteria, with a guest speaker from FCPS discussing the dangers of vaping in our youth. 

HVES FALL Field Day Oct. 25th for Grades 1-6
  • 1st-3rd Grade Friday, October 25, 9:35 am - 12:00 pm   (approximate times)
  • 4th -6th Grade Friday, October 25, 12:40 pm - 3:00 pm  (approximate times)

(Notes:  Rain date 11/1; also Kindergarten Field Day is in June)

Mrs. Ross, Mr. Zatt, and Mr. Barbaro are looking for LOTS of parent volunteers for Field Day – especially for 4th-6th grade.

On field day Hunt Valley children engage in many fun activities to celebrate our Physical Education program.  A large number of volunteers (90 – 100) and adult supervision is needed for this day to be a success.

Volunteers will be used to help run stations or supervise a class as they travel from station-to-station.  You may choose to volunteer for one or both of the sessions. A detailed schedule will be made based on the number of volunteers that sign-up by Friday, October 11.  Please click here to volunteer! 

Information for volunteers will be distributed via email approximately one week before field day.  An information table will also be set up in the foyer on field day to provide volunteer job assignments, the location of the stations, etc.

Please come and enjoy field day with your Hunt Valley child!  We need YOU!

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The first meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, October 21st  at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the school library from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8827/ tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / mfberry@fcps.edu.

Pumpkin Parade is coming!

Decorate! Get a real pumpkin and turn it into a book character (classic or trendy).  Please don’t cut or pierce the pumpkin as it will be on display and we want it to last.

Describe! Get an index (3x5) card.  Fold it in half into a tent, hamburger style.  On the outside of the tent, write three clues to describe your pumpkin character.  On the inside – so we can’t see it – write your pumpkin character’s name and your child’s name.

Display! Deliver your pumpkin to the library the week of Oct 21-25.  Pumpkins will be displayed until October 31st.  Pick up pumpkins Nov 1-5.  All remaining pumpkins will be returned to the patch on Nov. 6th.

If you need an index card, please stop by the library.
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/announcements/pumpkin-parade

West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  

OPEN Registration for GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES

Parents, it's finally here! Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades 1-6 is now open. Classes will begin November 12 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173.  A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).

GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish. 

Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus

Course # GP07118-0006 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12) Course # GP07218-0003 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12)

***Kindergarten Spanish will be offered as a winter session in January 2020

For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at globalhuntvalley@gmail.com

Springfield South County Youth Club (SYC)

SYC is currently registering for winter sports including Basketball, Cheer, and Track.  Register early for best pricing and guaranteed placement!  Here is a link to the registration flyer https://www.sycva.com/schoolflyer

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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