What's New at Hunt Valley, Jan. 22nd, 2021

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Jan. 22nd                -  End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th                 
-  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Jan. 27th                 -  Ledo Pizza Spirit Night PTA (details/link below)
Feb. 15th                 -  Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday &               
                                    Presidents’ Day)
Mar. 5th                   -  2-hour Early Release
Mar. 8th                   -  Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)
Mar. 26th                 -  End of 3rd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Mar. 29th- Apr.5th  -  Holiday (Spring Break)

3rd Grade Material Pick-up

3rd Grade is having Material Pick Up on Monday, January 25th. There will be class materials for all subjects and Valentine’s Day Party activities.

Please come and get your packets, and say hello to the teachers! We will be at the cafeteria door, most likely under a tent if it is raining!

You will need to drive into the Hunt Valley Parking Lot, towards the Kiss N Ride area. Then pull up to Door 9 (Cafeteria area) and remain in your vehicle.

12:30pm-2:00pm

4:00pm-5:00pm

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Registration Information - for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Parents

Here is Information on the Fairfax County Public Schools registration procedures for parents who are interested in having their child participate in the Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI). The DLI online registration will open Jan. 25, 2021 at 9am.

Here is the link to the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration site: Dual Language Immersion Registration

All parents will need their FCPS SIS account to registerIf parents do not have a SIS account, they will be directed to contact the school for an activation code.  Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account.

Living With ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, Feb. 8th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the chapter 4 of “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster about how to manage Hyperactivity.  Please join us even if haven’t had a chance to read or get the book the discussion could be beneficial to you.

We look forward to seeing you on February 8th. If you would like to join the meeting here is the https://meet.google.com/jkn-vpkt-fec ; If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu.

Message to 6th Grade Parents/Guardians:

Between March 1 and April 30, 2021, sixth-grade students at Hunt Valley Elementary School will receive two lessons on the topic of sexual harassment.  These lessons seek to provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors.  In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they are able to continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure.  Parents/guardians may review the lessons through their ParentVue accounts, which may be activated at www.fcps.edu/it/MyParentAccount.   

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment.  An eNotify with a link, to the Google form that MUST be filled out for all 6th grade students, was sent on Jan. 19th, 2021 that provide more information on how to opt your sixth-grade child out of the lessons about sexual harassment.  If you do not receive the email or have any additional questions, please contact Terri Mason, PhD School Counselor at Hunt Valley Elementary School at tamason@fcps.edu. 

SCA Box Tops

Dear Hunt Valley Families and Staff,

There is a new digital way to turn in your Box Tops. First, you will have to download the Box Top app to your phone. Next, you will have to fill in the information requested. Lastly, you will have to scan your receipt for the box tops near the barcode. Simple enough you are all done. Detailed instructions are attached here at this link:

https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/activities/student-council

You are still allowed to turn the Box Tops in person if you prefer. 

We also want to thank our Hunt Valley community for all the mask donations.  We received 174 masks and are researching where we will donate them to.

Thank you for all your support.

The SCA Treasurer

West Springfield Little League 

West Springfield Little League has extended registration for budding baseball players ages 5 - 8 until at least the end of January.  WSLL welcomes both girls and boys to join the league and enjoy outdoor fun this spring.  Space remains available in machine pitch and t-ball divisions of play.  In light of the ongoing pandemic, the league has adopted several safety protocols to help minimize risks to players and families.  You may register your child by visiting www.wsllbaseball.net.  If you have any questions, you may reach out to league president (and Hunt Valley parent) Mike Warbel at mwarbel@gmail.com.

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

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FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

Here is the COVID-19 Case Data link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

January Substance Abuse Prevention Article

From Mr. Joyner, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Welcome to 2021 and a new year of possibilities.  I hope you got some rest and are energized and hopeful of what this year can become for all of us.  With all of the current discussion surrounding vaccines, I have a question to ask…

Can we develop a Vaccine for Substance Abuse?

Technically speaking, a vaccine is “a substance use to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases”. While we may not be able to create a shot to protect us from drug and alcohol abuse, what if we could create a “behavioral vaccine”? Could we “prevent” our children from using substances even when they are “exposed”? Can we teach them “behaviors” for dealing with the major causes of substance abuse?

According to the 2019-20 Fairfax County Youth Survey, depressive symptoms, vaping, healthy eating and screen time are among the issues that influenced the health and wellbeing of our youth in the 2019-20 school year.  We also know that when students have three or more positive, protective factors in their lives, they are more likely to manage stress, make better choices and develop healthy habits.

Fairfax County has developed the “3 to Succeed” model.  These are “Protective Factors” that refer to the supports, opportunities and relationships our youth need across all aspects of their lives to achieve their potential.  These include:

  • Having high personal integrity
  • Having community adults to talk to
  • Performing community service
  • Participating in extracurricular activities
  • Having teachers recognize good work
  • Having parents available for help

While we may not be able to develop a “vaccine” like we can for certain illness and diseases, we can all work together to develop a “behavioral vaccine” for our students.  With the protective factors listed above, we can help our students be prepared for anything that will challenge them and prepare them to make smart decisions.  For more information on the 3 to Succeed Program, please click HERE. 

Vape-Free Fairfax Text Message Support Program

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP TO STOP VAPING?

This is Quitting offers text messages for teens and young adults that provide support throughout the quit process. This is Quitting is easy to use, free and anonymous.

Here's how This is Quitting can help:

  • Set a quit date and receive up to 12 weeks of tailored daily text messages.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand support for cravings, stress, relapse, or requests for more messages.

Sign up now: Text VapeFreeFFX to 88709

Substance abuse can still happen during virtual learning. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at amjoyner@fcps.edu and we can discuss options that may be of help to you and your family.  Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking HERE.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness: (571) 423-4270 or visit our website by clicking HERE.

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Overdue Books

Overdue book notices will be printed next week.  Do you wonder if you have any books out?  Log in to Destiny and click on the three lines in the upper left corner.  Click Checkouts to see what is currently checked out to you.

Thanks to a gift from the Hunt Valley PTA, you may now return your books, day or night, to the Library Book Return bin located next to the front door of Hunt Valley.  

Thank you for remembering that other readers matter!

Curbside Checkout 

 Three steps:

  1. Pick book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up books at your time.  Mondays, Hunt Valley ES, door 8 between 2pm and 6pm. 

 

First Chapter Friday is Framed! A T.O.A.S.T Mystery, written by James Ponti.

Florian Bates invented T.O.A.S.T.  (And not the kind that Mercy Watson loves to eat with butter!)  “T.O.A.S.T.  stands for the Theory of All Small Things…The idea is that if you add up a bunch of little details, it reveals the larger truth.” (page 23)

Florian and his new friend, Margaret, use T.O.A.S.T.  to study people and places and use what they notice to put together the pieces to see a complete picture.  But, what happens if the clues reveal a picture that involves priceless paintings, the National Gallery of Art, the FBI, and the Romanian Mafia!?  GULP.

PTA Ledo Pizza Spirit Night!

The Hunt Valley PTA is hosting its first Spirit Night of 2021 at Ledo Pizza (8324 Old Keene Mill Road, West Springfield, Virginia 22152) on Wednesday, January 27th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.  The Hunt Valley PTA will receive 20% of all sales, including take-out!  Please note: you must bring the flyer (http://www.huntvalleypta.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Hunt-Valley-Ledo-Spirit-Night-Flyer.pdf) with you in order for the school to get credit for your order.  Thanks for supporting the PTA!

  Teacher appreciation forms updated on the PTA website

Do you know what sports team is your child's teacher's favorite? Do they prefer the symphony instead or have a favorite snack? Our HVES teachers have been asked to fill out a questionnaire about their favorite things. You can find your child's teacher's favorite form here: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2020/06/teacher-appreciation-week-teachers-favorites/

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 15th, 2021

GovDelivery 1 week 3 days ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Jan. 18th  -   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 20th  -   Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd -   End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th  -   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Feb. 15th  -   Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day)

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Registration Information - for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Parents

Here is Information on the Fairfax County Public Schools registration procedures for parents who are interested in having their child participate in the Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI). The DLI online registration will open Jan. 25, 2021 at 9am.

Here is the link to the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration site: Dual Language Immersion Registration

All parents will need their FCPS SIS account to registerIf parents do not have a SIS account, they will be directed to contact the school for an activation code.  Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account.

SCA Box Tops

Dear Hunt Valley Families and Staff,

There is a new digital way to turn in your Box Tops. First, you will have to download the Box Top app to your phone. Next, you will have to fill in the information requested. Lastly, you will have to scan your receipt for the box tops near the barcode. Simple enough you are all done. Detailed instructions are attached here at this link:

https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/activities/student-council

You are still allowed to turn the Box Tops in person if you prefer. 

We also want to thank our Hunt Valley community for all the mask donations.  We received 174 masks and are researching where we will donate them to.

Thank you for all your support.

The SCA Treasurer

West Springfield Little League 

West Springfield Little League has extended registration for budding baseball players ages 5 - 8 until at least the end of January.  WSLL welcomes both girls and boys to join the league and enjoy outdoor fun this spring.  Space remains available in machine pitch and t-ball divisions of play.  In light of the ongoing pandemic, the league has adopted several safety protocols to help minimize risks to players and families.  You may register your child by visiting www.wsllbaseball.net.  If you have any questions, you may reach out to league president (and Hunt Valley parent) Mike Warbel at mwarbel@gmail.com.

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

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11:45 AM 
updated
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11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

Here is the COVID-19 Case Data link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Overdue Books

Overdue book notices will be printed later this month.  Do you wonder if you have any books out?  Log in to Destiny and click on the three lines in the upper left corner.  Click Checkouts to see what is currently checked out to you.

Thanks to a gift from the Hunt Valley PTA, you may now return your books, day or night, to the Library Book Return bin located next to the front door of Hunt Valley.  

Thank you for remembering that other readers matter!

Curbside Checkout 

 Three steps:

  1. Pick book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up books at your time.  Mondays, Hunt Valley ES, door 8 between 2pm and 6pm. 

This week's First Chapter Friday comes from Mercy Watson To the Rescue.  Mr. and Mrs. Watson see Mercy not just as a pig, but as a “porcine wonder.”  Mercy sees Mr. and Mrs. Watson as an excellent source of toast with a great deal of butter on it.  Is there anything better than hot buttered toast?!  Of course, but you’ll have to read Mercy Watson To the Rescue to find out!

PTA Teacher appreciation forms updated on the PTA website

Do you know what sports team is your child's teacher's favorite? Do they prefer the symphony instead or have a favorite snack? Our HVES teachers have been asked to fill out a questionnaire about their favorite things. You can find your child's teacher's favorite form here: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2020/06/teacher-appreciation-week-teachers-favorites/

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 8th, 2021

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Jan. 11th  -   Independent (Asynchronous) learning day for students and                          teacher preparation day. No Morning Meeting
Jan. 18th  -   Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 20th  -   Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd -   End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th  -   Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Feb. 15th  -   Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day)

Students in Groups 1-5 Paused for In Person Instruction

From FCPS:

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Subject:  Students in Groups 1-5 Paused for In Person Instruction

As Superintendent Brabrand shared recently, the plan to bring students in Groups 1-5 back into school for in person learning is currently paused.
Also, our Bell Schedule will continue to be the same until further notice.

Groups 1-5 include:

Group 1: Select Specialized Career Prep Classes

Group 2: Preschool Autism Preschool Class Based

Group 3: Elementary Comprehensive Service Sites (CSS) Adaptive Curriculum Programs:

  • Enhanced Autism Class (EAC)
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Classes
  • Intellectual Disabilities Severe (IDS) Classes
  • Non-Categorical Elementary (NCE) - Adaptive Curriculum Key Center

Kilmer Center

Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Recently-Arrived English Learners (ELs) in Grades 3-12

Group 4: Specialized Career Prep Classes Burke School - Elementary

Group 5: Early Head Start (infants and toddlers) PreK (three and four-year olds) and Kindergarten

Intensive Support Needs (students instructed w/ modified curriculum for at least 50% of their core courses and instructed in special education settings 50% or more of their instructional day)

Specialized Center-based Programs- Special Education:

  • Vision Program at Robinson SS
  • Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Programs at Canterbury Woods ES, Frost MS and Woodson HS - students with 50% or more of core content areas in spec. ed. settings

Community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County remains high.

Dr. Brabrand will  provide an update on the Return to School plan to the School Board on Tuesday, February 2.

Because we will not be transporting students to school during the pause in our plan, we will not be moving to the new bell schedule on Tuesday, January 12.

We will continue to use the current bell schedule and will communicate any future changes to the bell schedule in advance.

Monday, January 11 will remain an independent (asynchronous) learning day for students and teacher preparation day. 

Once we have a date for students and staff to return for in person instruction in school buildings, we will need to provide preparation days for teachers. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days. We will communicate those dates once we confirm return to school dates in the future.

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, January 11th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the chapter 3 of “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster about how to manage Hyperactivity.  Please join us even if haven’t had a chance to read or get the book the discussion could be beneficial to you.

We look forward to seeing you on January 11. If you would like to join the meeting here is the https://meet.google.com/zvf-oiib-yir ; If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu..

Military Kids Club

The January meeting of the Military Kids Club will be Monday, January 11th at 8:45am – 9:15am.  We will meet through the link in the Google Classroom.  If you would like your student to participate and they have not joined the Google Classroom or you have questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu.

Elementary Family Life Education (FLE) Instruction Grades 4-6 Parent Preview Night

Jan. 13th- 5:30 PM-6:15 PM

If you are planning to attend, please use this form to RSVP by Friday, Jan. 8th and we will send you a link to the presentation 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Human Growth and Development (HGD):

  • Grades 4-6
    • Our school will be instructing HGD the week prior to spring break (March 22, 2021-March 26, 2021)
  • HGD lessons modifications for this school year include:
    • Grade 5 will be limited to lesson 1 & 2 (Puberty and Reproductive Systems)
    • Grade 6 will omit lesson 4 (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

As a reminder, FLE instruction will be delivered by the classroom teacher.  If you have any questions regarding FLE instruction, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher for more information or see this FCPS link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education

If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form.

Opt-out letters and forms are available at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education.

Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of FLE instruction may return the completed opt-out form either in hardcopy or attached to an email.  Parents/guardians may also send an email stating the lesson(s) they are opting out of. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins. An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Registration Information - for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Parents

Here is Information on the Fairfax County Public Schools registration procedures for parents who are interested in having their child participate in the Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI). The DLI online registration will open Jan. 25, 2021 at 9am.

Here is the link to the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration site: Dual Language Immersion Registration

All parents will need their FCPS SIS account to registerIf parents do not have a SIS account, they will be directed to contact the school for an activation code.  Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account.

SCA Box Tops

Dear Hunt Valley Families and Staff,

There is a new digital way to turn in your Box Tops. First, you will have to download the Box Top app to your phone. Next, you will have to fill in the information requested. Lastly, you will have to scan your receipt for the box tops near the barcode. Simple enough you are all done. Detailed instructions are attached here at this link:

https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/activities/student-council

You are still allowed to turn the Box Tops in person if you prefer. 

We also want to thank our Hunt Valley community for all the mask donations.  We received 174 masks and are researching where we will donate them to.

Thank you for all your support.

The SCA Treasurer

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

     Stop      Location

             Schools Serving

11:45 AM 
updated
  again

11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

The return to in-person instruction is currently determined by two core indicators as measured by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): the number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days and the percent positive test rate. FCPS has a public dashboard where you can see daily updates on these metrics as well as additional information on the specific thresholds that determine when each cohort may return to in-person instruction or when an in-person cohort may need to return to virtual instruction.

You can access the dashboard by clicking the COVID-19 Case Data button on the fcps.edu homepage or by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Overdue Books

Overdue book notices will be printed later this month.  Do you wonder if you have any books out?  Log in to Destiny and click on the three lines in the upper left corner.  Click Checkouts to see what is currently checked out to you.

Thanks to a gift from the Hunt Valley PTA, you may now return your books, day or night, to the Library Book Return bin located next to the front door of Hunt Valley.  

Thank you for remembering that other readers matter!

Curbside Checkout

We’ll see you at Curbside on Monday, January 11th.  Curbside Checkout will take a week off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th.  But, please continue to put books on hold!  We’ll have them ready for pick up on Monday, January 25th!  

 Three steps:

  1. Pick book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up books at your time.  Mondays, Hunt Valley ES, door 8 between 2pm and 6pm. 

This week’s First Chapter Friday comes from a classic, Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark (now in a full-color, oversized edition), written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo.  Travel back to where it all started, when Annie and Jack found a treehouse in the woods filled with books. (cover image from Destiny)

Do you love Jack and Annie?  Their newest adventure, Late Lunch with Llamas, has Jack and Annie at the peak of Machu Picchu in Peru rescuing a llamaPlus, a graphic novel adaptation of Dinosaurs Before Dark is on the way to your Hunt Valley library.

PTA Teacher appreciation forms updated on the PTA website

Do you know what sports team is your child's teacher's favorite? Do they prefer the symphony instead or have a favorite snack? Our HVES teachers have been asked to fill out a questionnaire about their favorite things. You can find your child's teacher's favorite form here: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2020/06/teacher-appreciation-week-teachers-favorites/

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 18th, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 1 week ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Dec. 21-Jan 1   -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 12th          -      Group 5 - Kindergarten - Proposed Return Date
Jan. 18th          -      Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 19th          -      Group 6 - Grades 1 & 2 - Proposed Return Date
Jan. 20th          -      Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd         -      End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th          -      Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Jan. 26th          -      Group 7a - Grades 3 & 4 only - Proposed Return Date
Feb. 2nd           -      Group 7b - Grades 5 & 6 only - Proposed Return Date

Calendar Reminders: Winter Break Is Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, 2021 & Monday Jan. 4th - Asynchronous

As a reminder, this year Winter Break starts on Dec. 21 and ends on Jan. 1, 2021. All students will resume classes virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 is an asynchronous (independent) day There will be NO MORNING MEETING or SMALL GROUPS for students. Teachers will be providing asynchronous work for completion.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

New Bell Schedule - 9:45am-4:15pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Each year, the Office of Transportation Services reviews the bell schedules for all Fairfax County public schools and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals. 

As you can imagine, developing this school year’s bell schedule has been extremely challenging due to the pandemic.

You may remember that new school bell schedules were announced in July. Our school’s bell schedule was changed. However, given the all-virtual start to the school year, there was no need to implement the new bell schedule.

At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a revised phased- plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January, 2021.  Staff worked to improve start times and end times for all levels.

Barring any changes to the plan that may be impacted by the pandemic, the following bell schedule will be in place effective January 12, 2021 for both virtual and in- person instruction.

Return to School Bell Schedule

Middle School

  7:30am-2:00pm

Secondary School

  8:20am-2:50pm

High School

  8:20am-2:50pm

Thomas Jefferson

  8:40am-3:45pm

     
      Hunt Valley
Elementary School

 

  9:45am-4:15pm

 

We feel this plan is a significant improvement and less disruptive over what was presented in the original plan last summer.

The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students.

We understand that changes may present a hardship to some of our families and staff. However, it is the only way we can return all our grade levels to in-person learning, while following the critical guidelines to help keep our students and staff safe.

HVES 50th Anniversary Resolution

Principal David Fee accepting the HVES 50th Anniversary form the the Virginia House of Delegates. Thank you Delegate Kathy Tran! Tuesday, Dec. 15th.

Elementary Family Life Education (FLE) Instruction Grades 4-6 Parent Preview Night

Jan. 13th- 5:30 PM-6:15 PM

If you are planning to attend, please use this form to RSVP by Friday, Jan. 8th and we will send you a link to the presentation 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Human Growth and Development (HGD):

  • Grades 4-6
    • Our school will be instructing HGD the week prior to spring break (March 22, 2021-March 26, 2021)
  • HGD lessons modifications for this school year include:
    • Grade 5 will be limited to lesson 1 & 2 (Puberty and Reproductive Systems)
    • Grade 6 will omit lesson 4 (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

As a reminder, FLE instruction will be delivered by the classroom teacher.  If you have any questions regarding FLE instruction, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher for more information or see this FCPS link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education

If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form.

Opt-out letters and forms are available at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education.

Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of FLE instruction may return the completed opt-out form either in hardcopy or attached to an email.  Parents/guardians may also send an email stating the lesson(s) they are opting out of. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins. An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, Jan. 11 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the chapter 3 of “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  Please join us even if haven’t had a chance to read or get the book the discussion could be beneficial to you.

Mark your calendars and we will look forward to seeing you on Jan. 11th.

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Registration Information - for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Parents

Here is Information on the Fairfax County Public Schools registration procedures for parents who are interested in having their child participate in the Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI). The DLI online registration will open Jan. 25, 2021 at 9am.

Here is the link to the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration site: Dual Language Immersion Registration

All parents will need their FCPS SIS account to registerIf parents do not have a SIS account, they will be directed to contact the school for an activation code.  Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account.

SCA Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload virtual box tops are available in this PowerPoint.

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Officers and Sponsors

Calling All Military Connect Families

We are so pleased that so far 46 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed it please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. If you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it! https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

     Stop      Location

             Schools Serving

11:45 AM 
updated
  again

11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

The return to in-person instruction is currently determined by two core indicators as measured by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): the number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days and the percent positive test rate. FCPS has a public dashboard where you can see daily updates on these metrics as well as additional information on the specific thresholds that determine when each cohort may return to in-person instruction or when an in-person cohort may need to return to virtual instruction.

You can access the dashboard by clicking the COVID-19 Case Data button on the fcps.edu homepage or by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building (in the vehicle). Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home at the Kiss-N-Ride area. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home. 

Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

PTA Teacher appreciation forms updated on the PTA website

Do you know what sports team is your child's teacher's favorite? Do they prefer the symphony instead or have a favorite snack? Our HVES teachers have been asked to fill out a questionnaire about their favorite things. You can find your child's teacher's favorite form here: http://www.huntvalleypta.org/2020/06/teacher-appreciation-week-teachers-favorites/

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great Winter Break everyone!
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. 11th, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Dec. 21-Jan 1   -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 12th          -      Group 5 - Kindergarten - Proposed Return Date
Jan. 18th          -      Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 19th          -      Group 6 - Grades 1 & 2 - Proposed Return Date
Jan. 20th          -      Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd         -      End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th          -      Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Jan. 26th          -      Group 7 - Grades 3 & 4 only - Proposed Return Date
Feb. 2nd           -      Group 7 - Grades 5 & 6 only - Proposed Return Date

Military Kids Club

We will have our 1st meeting on Monday Dec. 14 at 8:45am – 9:15am. Your children have received a Gmail inviting them to join a Google Classroom called “Military Kids Club.”  If you could please help them to join the Google Classroom, we would appreciate it.  We will be putting information and things in the Google Classroom and we will also use the meet link associated with the classroom for our meetings.  If you would like your military student to attend but did not sign up, please contact me so I can add them to the Google Classroom. Mrs. Mason, tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry, mfberry@fcps.edu

Elementary Family Life Education (FLE) Instruction Grades 4-6 Parent Preview Night

Jan. 13th- 5:30 PM-6:15 PM

If you are planning to attend, please use this form to RSVP by Friday, Jan. 8th and we will send you a link to the presentation 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Human Growth and Development (HGD):

  • Grades 4-6
    • Our school will be instructing HGD the week prior to spring break (March 22, 2021-March 26, 2021)
  • HGD lessons modifications for this school year include:
    • Grade 5 will be limited to lesson 1 & 2 (Puberty and Reproductive Systems)
    • Grade 6 will omit lesson 4 (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

As a reminder, FLE instruction will be delivered by the classroom teacher.  If you have any questions regarding FLE instruction, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher for more information or see this FCPS link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education

If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form.

Opt-out letters and forms are available at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education.

Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of FLE instruction may return the completed opt-out form either in hardcopy or attached to an email.  Parents/guardians may also send an email stating the lesson(s) they are opting out of. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins. An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, Jan. 11 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the chapter 3 of “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  Please join us even if haven’t had a chance to read or get the book the discussion could be beneficial to you.

Mark your calendars and we will look forward to seeing you on Jan. 11th.

SCA Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload virtual box tops are available in this PowerPoint.

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Officers and Sponsors

Calling All Military Connect Families

We are so pleased that so far 46 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed it please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. If you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it! https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

     Stop      Location

             Schools Serving

11:45 AM 
updated
  again

11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

The return to in-person instruction is currently determined by two core indicators as measured by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): the number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days and the percent positive test rate. FCPS has a public dashboard where you can see daily updates on these metrics as well as additional information on the specific thresholds that determine when each cohort may return to in-person instruction or when an in-person cohort may need to return to virtual instruction.

You can access the dashboard by clicking the COVID-19 Case Data button on the fcps.edu homepage or by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building (in the vehicle). Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home at the Kiss-N-Ride area. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home. 

Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Our last Curbside Checkout for 2020 will be Monday, December 14th.  Anything put on hold before 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 11th will be included.

Our first Curbside Checkout for 2021 will be Monday, January 11th.  

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.

First Chapter Friday

First Chapter Friday is The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery, written by Nancy Springer. 

It’s likely you’ve heard of Sherlock Holmes, but what about his younger sister?  His much younger sister?  Enola Holmes is 14 years old, twenty years younger than her much older brother, Sherlock.  Enola has just discovered that her mother is missing!  She must make the trip to London to see if she is able to decode the clues and find her mother!  (Read it.  Before you see it.  Now playing on Netflix.)

PTA Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 4th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Dec. 7 - 11        -      Computer Science Education Week
Dec. 21-Jan 1   -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday

Jan. 18th          -      Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 20th          -      Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd         -      End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th          -      Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Second Grade Parents

Second Grade will be distributing materials on Monday, Dec. 7th from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Cafeteria Door entrance (stay in your vehicles).  This packet will include math games, a writing journal, and materials for social studies and science.

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, Dec. 7 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the first 2 chapters of “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  Please join us even if haven’t had a chance to read or get the book the discussion could be beneficial to you.

We look forward to seeing you on December 7th. If you would like to join the meeting here is the Google Meet link; https://meet.google.com/vmg-kuxk-jco  If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu.

Computer Science Education Week- Dec. 7-11

All students will be challenged to complete an Hour of Code!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. 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.

Only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Just 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.

SCA Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload virtual box tops are available in this PowerPoint.

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Officers and Sponsors

Calling All Military Connect Families

We are so pleased that so far 46 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed it please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. If you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it! https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

     Stop      Location

             Schools Serving

11:45 AM 
updated
  again

11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

How to use PROMPTS effectively and efficiently 

Prompts are tools we add to a situation to increase the likelihood of children responding correctly. There are various types of prompts:

Modeling: showing the child the correct response

Gestural: giving a gesture or movement that shows the student what to do. This could be pointing, nodding, making eye contact, or looking at a specific area or item.

Verbal: providing verbal language to cause the correct response.

Visual: pictures, text, or photos that elicit a correct response

The goal for using prompts is to increase and develop children’s independence with correctly responding to daily academic and behavioral tasks. We don’t want children to become dependent on prompts, therefore fading prompts is as important as using prompts. 

When the desired skill is occurring reliably with the prompts given, it is time to gradually fade the support.  Fading support can include modifying the original prompt or incorporating a different type of prompt in which the support can be removed easily as the skill is acquired. 

Using and fading prompts is important for our learners to be functional and independent inside and outside the classroom. 

Prompting in Action Example

Task: Logging on to the computer

I model each step to log on to the computer (first turn on computer, next type in username and password, then open internet, and lastly access virtual classroom link).  As opportunities present itself, I prompt the child through each step by continuing to model.  As the child demonstrates the response correctly, I begin prompt fading by moving to a gestural prompt (pointing to each step), a verbal prompt (saying the steps or just key words such as First, Next, Then, Lastly), or a visual prompt (steps written down or with pictures).  Once the skill is acquired, I remove all prompts to ensure independence.

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

The return to in-person instruction is currently determined by two core indicators as measured by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): the number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days and the percent positive test rate. FCPS has a public dashboard where you can see daily updates on these metrics as well as additional information on the specific thresholds that determine when each cohort may return to in-person instruction or when an in-person cohort may need to return to virtual instruction.

You can access the dashboard by clicking the COVID-19 Case Data button on the fcps.edu homepage or by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building (in the vehicle). Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home at the Kiss-N-Ride area. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home. 

Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Stock up on books for winter break using Curbside Checkout!

We’ll have pickup on Monday, December 7 and 14. 

Any book on hold by 3pm, Friday, will be ready the following Monday.  We will NOT have Curbside on January 4.  We’ll be back up and running on January 11.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up books at your time.  Mondays, Hunt Valley ES, door 8 between 2pm and 6pm. 

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.

First Chapter Friday

First Chapter Friday is Crime Biters! My Dog is Better Than Your Dog, written by Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by Adam Stower. 

Jimmy Bishop loves three things: dog videos, his favorite detective TV show Stop! Police!, and vampires.  Is that why he thinks his brand-new puppy, Abby, is a vampire detective?  Of course, no one believes him.  But.  Wait.  Is Abby a vampire detective?

PTA Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 27th, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 4 weeks ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Dec 2nd          -      PTA Meeting - 6:30pm (See below)
Dec. 21-Jan 1 -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday

Jan. 18th        -      Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 20th        -      Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd       -      End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th        -      Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

PTA Meeting This Wednesday, December 2nd!

We have an opportunity this Wednesday at 6:30pm to hear from our wonderful school counselors, Ms. Berry and Dr. Mason. They will talk with us about the ways we can help our students thrive in the '20-'21 school year. For more information about the school counselors or to contact them directly, please follow this link: https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/student-services/school-counseling

Zoom Link:

PTA Membership Meeting

Time: Dec. 2nd, 2020 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)       

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775020847?pwd=bU9ybEFhZkI3NzdVdHhkNi85TVpxUT09

Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: HVHawks

Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: 1812279

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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. 24th, 2020

GovDelivery 2 months ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Nov. 25-27      -      Holiday - Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec. 21-Jan 1 -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 18th        -      Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Jan. 20th        -      Holiday (Inauguration Day)
Jan. 22nd       -      End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Jan. 25th        -      Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

There will be no meal service between Nov. 25 – 27, 2020
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: Lake Braddock SS, West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Orange Hunt ES, Sangster ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

     Stop      Location

             Schools Serving

11:45 AM 
updated
  again

11:55 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

Hello FCPS families, caregivers, and staff,

As we move into Thanksgiving break, I’d like to share my gratitude for you, and provide encouragement to you during this difficult time. Your flexibility, understanding, and resilience have gotten us this far with more success than may be obvious. We ask that you continue working with us to make this the best school year possible.

As we see COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in our community, we must continue to pause in-person return for students in Group 5 (Early Head Start, PreK and Kindergarten). Health conditions do not support bringing Group 5 students back to school in person on December 1 as we had hoped. As soon as our specific health metrics indicate that it is safe to add more students for in-person instruction, we will begin to phase back in Group 5 and other groups in school buildings as quickly as possible. For more information, see the FCPS health metrics dashboard.

We understand that the pandemic’s disruption to your children’s education, to your jobs and incomes, and to your other caregiving responsibilities has been tremendous. We also could not be prouder of how our students and staff have stepped up to learn and teach in new ways and adapted to these challenges.

As you mark Thanksgiving this year in smaller, quieter ways, I hope you are grateful for all you have accomplished so far this school year.

I wish all of you and your families a safe and happy holiday.  

Sincerely,

Scott Brabrand
Superintendent

FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics Dashboard

The return to in-person instruction is currently determined by two core indicators as measured by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): the number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 14 days and the percent positive test rate. FCPS has a public dashboard where you can see daily updates on these metrics as well as additional information on the specific thresholds that determine when each cohort may return to in-person instruction or when an in-person cohort may need to return to virtual instruction.

You can access the dashboard by clicking the COVID-19 Case Data button on the fcps.edu homepage or by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting

Second Grade Parents

Second Grade will be distributing materials on Monday, Dec. 7th from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Cafeteria Door entrance (stay in your vehicles).  This packet will include take home reading books, math games, and a writing journal.

AAP Level IV 

Reminder:  Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, Dec.1st is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after Dec.1st. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

Return to In-person Learning

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building (in the vehicle). Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home at the Kiss-N-Ride area. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home. 

Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Calling All Military Connect Families

We are so pleased that so far 46 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed it please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. If you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it! https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Student Support Team Coffee

Parents - You are invited to the second of the monthly coffees that will be hosted by the PTA for the Hunt Valley Student Support Team.  The Student Support team is comprised of the 2 school counselors, the School Psychologist, and the School Social Worker.  This meeting will be Friday, Dec. 4th at 8:15 am and we will be discussing preparing students to return to in-person learning and have time to discuss address your concerns and questions.  Please use this link to join the zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88630891179?pwd=QWhENC9RUlVTL01uYXBzcDNzYUdFQT09

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - Dec. 1st, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is CANCELLED on Monday, November 30 due to Thanksgiving.  We'll see you again on December 7.  Put your next read(s) on hold through Destiny, our library catalog!

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy these great books as a family.  For the MyOn books, your child will log in using their FCPS computer credentials.

PTA Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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. 20th, 2020

GovDelivery 2 months ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Nov 11-24       -      Scholastic Book Fair - Online (See PTA updates below)
Nov. 24th        -      Diversity Circus Assembly (see PTA updates below)
Nov. 25-27      -      Holiday - Thanksgiving
Dec. 1st          -      Kindergarten In-person Students Return (tentative)
Dec. 8th          -      1st & 2nd Grade In-person Students Return (tentative)
Dec. 21-Jan 1 -      Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday
Jan. 12th         -     3rd-6th Grade In-person Students Return (tentative)

First Grade Parents

Parents of first graders can pick up reading books and blank small moment writing books on Monday, Nov. 23rd from 3PM to 6 PM at the Cafeteria Door (stay in your vehicles). At the pickup, staff will collect books that were borrowed in October.  Please note that Ms. Vanderhoff’s class already received books to read this month so they will just be picking up blank small moment writing books.

Second Grade Parents

Second Grade will be distributing materials on Monday, Dec. 7th from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Cafeteria Door entrance (stay in your vehicles).  This packet will include take home reading books, math games, and a writing journal.

AAP Level IV 

Reminder:  Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

Return to In-person Learning

The next phase-in group Preparation Days: All Grade 1 & 2 Teachers-Nov 23, and 24 will be taught asynchronously

Note: All Specials on these dates will be asynchronous for all students.

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school (K-2nd) will need to complete the Health Screening Commitment Form in the ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see. You will need to open the document and accept it.   

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building (in the vehicle). Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home at the Kiss-N-Ride area. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students prior to entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be required to be taken back home. 

Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Calling All Military Connect Families

We are so pleased that so far 46 families have completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed it please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. If you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it! https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Student Support Team Coffee

Parents - You are invited to the second of the monthly coffees that will be hosted by the PTA for the Hunt Valley Student Support Team.  The Student Support team is comprised of the 2 school counselors, the School Psychologist, and the School Social Worker.  This meeting will be Friday, December 4th at 8:15 am and we will be discussing preparing students to return to in-person learning and have time to discuss address your concerns and questions.  Please use this link to join the zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88630891179?pwd=QWhENC9RUlVTL01uYXBzcDNzYUdFQT09

Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload through the virtual Box Tops app are available to view in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQMeq-GG2zMi1ZXLgERAbmG7ZX8oKi9sL0CTRA3ZXA1jGn9bA7yjFZSsWUeRP2d5cWP5wDuwIkKt_W_/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.ga756278f50_0_632

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Sponsors

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout  is ON Monday, November 23 from 2pm - 6pm.  Curbside Checkout is CANCELLED on Monday, November 30 due to Thanksgiving.  We'll see you again on December 7.  

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)

First Chapter Friday is The Wild Robot, words and pictures by Peter Brown.  You know Creepy Underwear and Creepy Carrots, but have you read Peter Brown’s chapter books?

Let Peter Brown help you see technology from a different perspective.  “When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island.  Why is she there?  Where did she come from?  And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings?” (quoted from author’s website)

Check Destiny for this title and more books today!

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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy these great books as a family.  For the MyOn books, your child will log in using their FCPS computer credentials.


Scholastic Book Fair hosted by HVES PTA - final weekend!

You won't find the fair at the Hunt Valley library, but you will find it online!

 Check out the “take-home” flyer!  Be sure to click the link the arrows to hear book trailers about what could you be your new favorite books. https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-custom-booklist/F20-custom-booklist.html#p=1

Shop the fair here!  Click on Mr. Schu to hear his suggestions and scan the shelves for even more book trailers.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/huntvalleybookfair

PTA Diversity Circus Assembly

The Diversity Circus Assembly will be held online this Tuesday (11/24)! Starting at 10 am, all students can watch the Diversity Circus online for 24 hours. You can access the show at: https://youtu.be/Tl0TmsuYCfU

 

 


Scholastic Book Fair

Only a few days left!

                     Shop now for a good book and support the school!


The Scholastic Book Fair is open!
Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! 

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. 

Online Fair Site: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/huntvalleybookfair

Fair Dates: November 11 - 24, 2020

Some amazing features of our online store:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on BOOK-ONLY orders over $25
  • You don't need a Scholastic account to purchase books.

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Hunt Valley PTA

  Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 13th, 2020

GovDelivery 2 months 1 week ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Nov 11-24      -       Scholastic Book Fair - Online (See below)
Nov. 17th       -       Kindergarten In-person Students Return
Nov. 25-27     -       Holiday - Thanksgiving
Dec. 8th         -      1st & 2nd Grade In-person Students Return (update)
Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st, 2021 -
Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday/Classes Resume Jan. 4th, 2021

Return to In-person Learning

The next phase-in group Preparation Days: All Grade 1 & 2 Teachers-Nov 16, 20, 23, and 24 will be taught asynchronously

Note: All Specials on these dates will be asynchronous for all students.

Please reference the FCPS Family Guide for Return to School:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning.

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool/familyguide


Parent Health Screening Commitment Form

Parents of students returning to school the week of Nov 16 will need to complete the “Health Screening Commitment Form” in their ParentVue SIS account.  When you log in to your account the form will be the very first thing you will see.  You will need to open the document and accept it.

Parents of returning 1st and 2nd grade students will not see the Health Commitment Form until 6 days prior to students’ return to school (the week of Dec. 7th).

Bus Stops

FCPS will be doing daily temperature checks as outlined below. Please be aware that moving forward, these protocols may change based on public health guidance. View the video on bus stop protocols.

Bus Stop: Temperatures will be taken at bus stops. Please note that parents/guardians will be required to accompany their child at the bus stop each day. Students demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be able to board the bus and will be sent home.

Kiss-N-Ride

Our Kiss-N-Ride Drop-off and Pick-up area is at the same location as in the past (along the side of the building in the parking lot area with entrance at
Door 9). 

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be escorted or sent to the predetermined Care Room for further screening. For any student being sent home, parents/guardians or approved designee are to pick up their student within one hour. 
Additional Requirements: Wait in your vehicle until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing.

Morning drop-off time: 9:00am
Afternoon pick up time: 4:05pm

Students Walking to/from School

FCPS requires all students who are walking to and from school are to have a parent accompany them each day. Please bring your child(ren) to the outside of Door 8 (the parking lot side of the building), practice 6 ft. social distancing from other families, and mandatory mask wearing for all students and parents.

School Entry: Temperatures will be taken by Staff for all students entering the building. Any student demonstrating a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit will be escorted or sent to the predetermined Care Room for further screening. For any student being sent home, parents/guardians or approved designee are to pick up their student within one hour. 
Additional Requirements: Wait with your child until your child's temperature check has been completed.
Students are required to wear masks and practice 6 ft. social distancing. Staff will then bring the students into Door 8.

In the afternoons, staff will open Door 8 and bring students out for parent pickups.
Morning drop-off time: 9:05am
Afternoon pick-up time: 4:05pm

Veterans Day Celebration - Video Link!

We have the Video link to the Veterans Day Celebration for everyone to watch!

https://youtu.be/9QKNNaJwTNk

We'd like to thank several of our staff members for putting together the Veterans Day Celebration Video, including, our School Counselors, Mrs. Berry and Dr. Mason, our Music Teacher, Mrs. Iooss, our Librarian, Mrs. Bartlett, and our School-based Technologist, Mr. Lemmerman.
Also, a special thanks to Mrs. Curb, one of our teachers and the mom of her three children who performed the Flag Ceremony! Wonderful!

Thank you Veterans for your service to our country!

Behavior Strategies and Support in the Home

Providing REINFORCEMENT to children! 
Reinforcement is a technique used to reinforce when a child is displaying appropriate behavior. Using positive reinforcement increases the likelihood that a behavior will be repeated in the future. Reinforcement can also be an effective way to encourage and motivate your child to be responsible, do their chores, get along with their siblings, or complete their assignments without arguing. 

There are many ways to reinforce the behavior you want to encourage.  You can positively reinforce a child’s behavior by:

  • Clapping and cheering
  • Giving a high five
  • Giving a hug or pat on the back
  • Giving a thumbs-up
  • Offering a special activity, like playing a game or reading a book together
  • Offering verbal praise
  • Giving extra privileges
  • Giving tangible rewards

Aim to offer reinforcement right away once the good behavior starts and continue to provide consistent reinforcement throughout. This will give your child a sense of success and encourage them to continue to demonstrate the appropriate behaviors. 

Remember behavior goes where reinforcement flows!

Student Support Team Coffee

Parents - You are invited to the second of the monthly coffees that will be hosted by the PTA for the Hunt Valley Student Support Team.  The Student Support team is comprised of the 2 school counselors, the School Psychologist, and the School Social Worker.  This meeting will be Friday, December 4th at 8:15 am and we will be discussing preparing students to return to in-person learning and have time to discuss address your concerns and questions.  Please use this link to join the zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88630891179?pwd=QWhENC9RUlVTL01uYXBzcDNzYUdFQT09

Monday Clubs Update

Due to specialists returning to the building to prepare for the concurrent teaching model and provide support for Kindergarten – 2nd grade return to school, Monday clubs will no longer meet. Monday Art Club time may be altered but will continue on.

Nominations for Outstanding Employee Awards! 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Hunt Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form link next to each category. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If your nominee is selected I will contact you for more information. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. 

Outstanding Teacher  {Google Form Link} Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher {Google Form Link} Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal {Google Form Link} Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader  {Google Form Link} At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

  • Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  {Google Form Link} At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

  • Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee {Google Form Link} At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

  • Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)  

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 20thth If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Leddon at RJLeddon@fcps.edu

Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload through the virtual Box Tops app are available to view in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQMeq-GG2zMi1ZXLgERAbmG7ZX8oKi9sL0CTRA3ZXA1jGn9bA7yjFZSsWUeRP2d5cWP5wDuwIkKt_W_/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.ga756278f50_0_632

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Sponsors

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.  

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)

First Chapter Friday is White Bird, a graphic novel from R. J. Palacio (yes, that same R.J. Palacio who wrote Wonder).  This is a story from Julian.  A school project leads Julian to learn about his grandmother’s experience as a Jewish girl in occupied France.

Check Destiny for this title and more books today!


Scholastic Book Fair hosted by HVES PTA

You won't find the fair at the Hunt Valley library, but you will find it online!

 Check out the “take-home” flyer!  Be sure to click the link the arrows to hear book trailers about what could you be your new favorite books. https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-custom-booklist/F20-custom-booklist.html#p=1

Shop the fair here!  Click on Mr. Schu to hear his suggestions and scan the shelves for even more book trailers.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/huntvalleybookfair

PTA Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is open! Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! 

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. 

Online Fair Site: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/huntvalleybookfair

Fair Dates: November 11 - 24, 2020

Some amazing features of our online store:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on BOOK-ONLY orders over $25
  • You don't need a Scholastic account to purchase books.

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Hunt Valley PTA

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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. 6th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Nov. 11th       -       2-hour Early Release - Veterans Day
Nov 11-24      -       Scholastic Book Fair - Online (See below)
Nov. 17th       -       Kindergarten In-person Students Return
Nov. 25-27     -       Holiday - Thanksgiving
Dec. 1st         -      1st & 2nd Grade In-person Students Return
Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st, 2021 -
Winter Break - Student/Staff Holiday/Classes Resume Jan. 4th, 2021

Return to In-person Learning

Preparation Days: All Kindergarten classes & Specials classes: Nov 9, 12 & 13 will be taught asynchronously.

Note: All Specials on these dates will be asynchronous for all students.

The next phase-in group Preparation Days: All Grade 1 & 2 Teachers-Nov 16, 20, 23, and 24 will be taught asynchronously.

Calling All Military Connect Families

Please fill out this Google form for us, so that we can better meet your needs. We are also collecting information for our Veteran’s Day Celebration so if you could please take a few minutes soon to fill out the form we would sincerely appreciate it!
https://forms.gle/LQ9SnHXRLpSkvNzN8

Veterans Day Celebration - Update

In lieu of our traditional Veterans Day Celebration, we will honoring our service members virtually this year. Typically we have students create a "Thank Your Service Member Note." 
This year, we will be creating short videos of thanks. This is totally voluntary.  If you would like to have your child honor your family's service member, please complete a FlipGrid clip below.
Please not these videos will be shared publicly in our News You Choose for families at Hunt Valley to view. When making your video, it is best to write down your thoughts ahead of time.

Please Complete the video by Monday, Nov. 9th

Some guiding information to include in your child's/children's video:
Student Name
Grade & Teacher
Service Member's Name & Relationship to the Student
When and where did your Service Member serve
Show a closeup picture of your Service Member

FlipGrid Link https://flipgrid.com/5b3e8dfd

We will update you on the Veterans Day Celebration Virtual Event next week!

Monday Clubs Update

Due to specialists returning to the building to prepare for the concurrent teaching model and provide support for Kindergarten – 2nd grade return to school, Monday clubs will no longer meet. Monday Art Club time may be altered but will continue on.

Student Support Team Coffee

Parents - You are invited to the second of the monthly coffees that will be hosted by the PTA for the Hunt Valley Student Support Team.  The Student Support team is comprised of the 2 school counselors, the School Psychologist, and the School Social Worker.  This meeting will be Friday, November 13th at 8:15 am and we will be discussing preparing students to return to in-person learning and how a practice of gratitude can improve our outlook on life even during difficult times.  Please use this link to join the zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88630891179?pwd=QWhENC9RUlVTL01uYXBzcDNzYUdFQT09

Nominations for Outstanding Employee Awards! 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Hunt Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form link next to each category. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If your nominee is selected I will contact you for more information. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. 

Outstanding Teacher  {Google Form Link} Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher {Google Form Link} Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal {Google Form Link} Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader  {Google Form Link} At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

  • Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  {Google Form Link} At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

  • Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee {Google Form Link} At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

  • Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)  

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 20thth If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Leddon at RJLeddon@fcps.edu

Box Tops

Hello Families of Hunt Valley.

The SCA wanted to update you on a change in Box Tops. Box Tops are beginning to go digital. This year you will be able to submit Box Tops both physically and in this new digital setting; however, the physical Box Tops are being phased out.

For your convenience, instructions on how to upload through the virtual Box Tops app are available to view in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQMeq-GG2zMi1ZXLgERAbmG7ZX8oKi9sL0CTRA3ZXA1jGn9bA7yjFZSsWUeRP2d5cWP5wDuwIkKt_W_/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.ga756278f50_0_632

Thank you for your continued support towards Hunt Valley Elementary School.

SCA Sponsors

"Go Paperless" for Online Progress Reports

The “Go Paperless” option is now available to all our parents to allow you to receive only online progress reports starting the first quarter of this school year. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the progress reports. To take advantage of the paperless options, you will need to log into ParentVUE, then click on “My Account” in the upper right hand corner and select "Go Paperless." 
Each parent who has a ParentVUE account must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their students, no matter what school level. If the parent has already selected “Go Paperless” for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any ES siblings as well.

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Parent Consent

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent now as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.  

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)

First Chapter Friday is The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart, recorded with permission from Henry Holt and Company.  This is a title from the Virginia Readers’ Choice Middle School selections.

Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, live on bus and haven’t been home in five years.  Join Coyote, Rodeo, Ivan (the cat), and a whole cast of characters as they criss-cross the nation as they experience many “once upon a time” moments.

Check Destiny for more Virginia Readers' Choice books today!

November FCPS Substance Abuse Article

From Mr. Joyner, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Is it November already? Time flies when…well, you know the rest! Here is some timely info that may be of interest to you!

2019-20 Fairfax Youth Survey Results – Vaping Declines

Vaping (e-cigarette use) has been a national teenage problem for several years.  While the national rates of vaping continue to move in an upward direction, according to the most recent results of the Fairfax County Youth Survey, vaping has declined locally in the past year.

The number of Fairfax County teens who say they have vaped within their lifetime dropped from 28% in 2018 to 25% in 2019, according to the survey, which is given annually to Fairfax County Public Schools students in sixth, eighth, 10th, and 12th grades.

The results indicate that prevention education and other initiative are having a positive effect.  While we are making progress, we still have much work to do.  Keep reading for a new initiative that aims to help the students already involved in vaping.

Vape-Free Fairfax Text Message Support Program

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP TO STOP VAPING?

This is Quitting offers text messages for teens and young adults that provide support throughout the quit process. This is Quitting is easy to use, free and anonymous.

Here's how This is Quitting can help:

  • Set a quit date and receive up to 12 weeks of tailored daily text messages.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand support for cravings, stress, relapse, or requests for more messages.

Sign up now: Text VapeFreeFFX to 88709

Substance abuse can still happen during virtual learning. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at amjoyner@fcps.edu and we can discuss options that may be of help to you and your family.  Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking HERE.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness: (571) 423-4270.

Mr. Joyner
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
West Springfield & Hayfield Pyramids amjoyner@fcps.edu

PTA Veterans Day Care Packages

In honor of Veterans Day, HVES PTA is sending care packages to deployed service members. Please consider donating some of the recommended items to include in care packages. You can drop off items out front at HVES on Friday 11/6 3:30-4:30pm, Monday 11/9 11:30am -1:00pm, Wednesday 11/11  6:00-7:30pm, and Friday 11/13 9:30-11:00am.

We're hoping to collect the following items:

lifesavers
chewing gum
beef jerky
coffee creamers
oatmeal
protein bars
granola
crackers
powdered drink flavors (to add to water for flavor)
canned nuts
coffee
tea
baby wipes
sunscreen
chapstick
deodorant
socks
hand sanitizer
hot sauce

*We can accept Halloween candy, but no chocolate, please (it melts!)

Thank you so much for thinking of our Veterans who are serving overseas! Please email crystal.hurley317@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Hunt Valley's Winter Book Fair will be exclusively held ONLINE this year. All purchases benefit our school. It provides our kids with a chance to connect with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.  

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site: 

Fair Dates: November 11 - 24, 2020

Online Fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/huntvalleybookfair

Free shipping on BOOK-ONLY orders over $25. All orders ship direct to home.

Thank you,

Christy Whiteaker

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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, Oct. 30th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 30th    -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release - 1:15pm
Nov. 2nd    -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd     -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 4th     -    PTA Mtg - 6:30pm - via Zoom
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 17th   -    Kindergarten In-person Students Return
Nov. 25-27 -    Holiday - Thanksgiving

Online Instruction or In-Person Instruction

We will honor the choice you made in the FCPS July survey to determine the setting for instruction. If you chose in-person instruction, we will assume your student(s) will return to in-person instruction. If you chose all-virtual instruction, we will assume you will continue in that format. If your circumstances have changed, please go to this enrollment link and update your choice by
11:00 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30th
, and we will do our best to accommodate your request based on the availability of staff and space. 

View your Student’s Return to School Status

Parents can review their original return to school selection (made before FCPS pivoted to “All Virtual”) through their SIS ParentVUE account.

To review, Parents will log in to their parent account, click on “student info,” and scroll down near the bottom to “Return to School Responses.”

"Go Paperless" for Online Progress Reports

The “Go Paperless” option is now available to all our parents to allow you to receive only online progress reports starting the first quarter of this school year. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the progress reports. To take advantage of the paperless options, you will need to log into ParentVUE, then click on “My Account” in the upper right hand corner and select "Go Paperless." 
Each parent who has a ParentVUE account must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their students, no matter what school level. If the parent has already selected “Go Paperless” for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any ES siblings as well.

Veterans Day Celebration

In lieu of our traditional Veterans Day Celebration, we will honoring our service members virtually this year. Typically we have students create a "Thank Your Service Member Note." 
This year, we will be creating short videos of thanks. This is totally voluntary.  If you would like to have your child honor your family's service member, please complete a FlipGrid clip below.
Please not these videos will be shared publicly in our News You Choose for families at Hunt Valley to view. When making your video, it is best to write down your thoughts ahead of time.
Please Complete the video by Nov. 5th

Some guiding information to include in your child's/children's video:
Student Name
Grade & Teacher
Service Member's Name & Relationship to the Student
When and where did your Service Member serve
Show a closeup picture of your Service Member

FlipGrid Link https://flipgrid.com/5b3e8dfd

We will update you on the Veterans Day Celebration Virtual Event next week!

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Parent Consent

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent now as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Pumpkins (virtually) Paraded 

What a way to end our Creativity week – you all were very creative! 

Video, Slide Deck (located in library Blackboard page), Library Google Site (in fcpsschools.net account).

Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.  We are open on November 2nd.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.) This week's chapter is from Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland, recorded with permission from Scholastic.  (Book 14 comes out March 2021 – get reading now to be ready!)

Check Destiny for more Wings of Fire books today!

PTA Veterans Day Care Packages

In honor of Veterans Day, HVES PTA is sending care packages to deployed service members. Please consider donating some of the following items to include in care packages. We will collect items the week before and week of Veterans Day at designated days/times (TBA) in the Hunt Valley Swim Club parking lot.

We've reached out to some deployed units and these are the most-needed items:

Lifesavers
chewing gum
beef jerky
coffee creamers
oatmeal
protein bars
granola
crackers
powdered drink flavors (to add to water for flavor)
canned nuts
sunflower seeds
coffee
tea
baby wipes
sunscreen
chapstick
deodorant
socks
hand sanitizer
hot sauce

Please email crystal.hurley317@gmail with any questions.

 

November 4th PTA Meeting

Your IT questions answered! Mr. Lemmerman, HVES School Based Technology Specialist, will join us for our November meeting and is in need of your input.  Please use the link below to help inform our discussion.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddN42bpvD-1clRz6EOMVQBq1Tyyr6Lvr04_GMdJNclVD69WA/viewform

Please take a few minutes to fill out this THREE QUESTION survey to help Mr. Lemmerman focus his comments on your most pressing questions.

Thanks! See you November 4th at 6:30 pm. 

Zoom Link:
PTA Membership Meeting Time: Nov 4, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775020847?pwd=bU9ybEFhZkI3NzdVdHhkNi85TVpxUT09
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: HVHawks
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: 1812279

 
Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

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

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Updated What's New at Hunt Valley, Oct. 23rd, 2020

GovDelivery 3 months ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 26-30  -    Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30th    -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release - 1:15pm
Nov. 2nd    -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd     -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 4th     -    PTA Mtg - 6:30pm - via Zoom
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 25-27 -   Holiday - Thanksgiving

HUNT VALLEY CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK

October 26 - 30

This year’s theme is:  Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug & Bully Behavior Free.

Monday, 10/26-RRW begins

Tuesday, 10/27-Wear Red Day  

Wednesday, 10/28-Pajama & Sunglasses Day

Thursday,10/29-Continue celebrating RRW

Friday, 10/30-Storybook Character, Halloween Costume Day or

Wear Orange & Black Day

Veterans Day Celebration

In lieu of our traditional Veterans Day Celebration, we will honoring our service members virtually this year. Typically we have students create a "Thank Your Service Member Note." 
This year, we will be creating short videos of thanks. This is totally voluntary.  If you would like to have your child honor your family's service member, please complete a FlipGrid clip below.
Please not these videos will be shared publicly in our News You Choose for families at Hunt Valley to view. When making your video, it is best to write down your thoughts ahead of time.
Please Complete the video by Nov. 5th

Some guiding information to include in your child's/children's video:
Student Name
Grade & Teacher
Service Member's Name & Relationship to the Student
When and where did your Service Member serve
Show a closeup picture of your Service Member

FlipGrid Link https://flipgrid.com/5b3e8dfd

We will update you on the Veterans Day Celebration Virtual Event next week!

View your Student’s Return to School Status

Parents can review their original return to school selection (made before FCPS pivoted to “All Virtual”) through their SIS ParentVUE account.

To review, Parents will log in to their parent account, click on “student info,” and scroll down near the bottom to “Return to School Responses.”

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, October 26 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the following video https://safeshare.tv/x/k1RyImpuYa4# “Helping children with ADHD cope with Anxiety in the COVID era with Dr. Jonathan Dalton.  At our meeting we will discuss the video and information presented in the video.  We also agreed to read “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  We will decide what chapters to read for the November meeting so you have time to purchase the book and read before the November meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 26th. If you would like to join the meeting here is the Google Meet link; https://meet.google.com/bgz-ykgt-pwz If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu

Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Join the FCPS Dyslexia Specialist, Carrie Leestma for an Update on FCPS Resources.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Parent Consent

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent now as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Fall 2020 Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program- Child Behavior Rating Scale

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)  provides actionable information that will assist teachers, leaders, and parents/guardians in supporting student success in school and to better understand school readiness skills across the state of Virginia. This fall your student will participate in the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) component of the Virginia Kindergarten readiness program. The CBRS rating scale is used for both self-regulation and social skills and is completed after 3-4 weeks of observation. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

Monday Club Offerings - Started Oct. 19th

Monday Mouthfuls with Mrs. Ross & Mr. Doherty

K-3: (12:30-1:00 pm) A nutrition club where students will learn about different kinds of foods and food groups.  Mrs. Ross will present different foods and their nutritional value along with some information about “My Plate”- the government’s recommended daily allowance. We will focus on healthy snack choices along with open dialogue allowing for time to talk and share food experiences with each other.

4-6: (1:30-2:00 pm) A nutrition and simple cooking club with Mrs. Ross and Mr. Doherty. Students will learn nutritional value and easy recipes to become more independent in the kitchen. Students will learn kitchen/food safety and how to be creative in the kitchen while preparing easy snacks that don’t require many utensils or appliances. Open conversations about food and understanding nutritional information will be encouraged. 

Join:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MTc3MDkzNjU4NzYx?cjc=2nb7uc3 

 

PE Sports Talk with Mr. Barbaro and Mr. Doherty - UPDATED 
NOTE:  Students that have signed up will be emailed (@fcpsschools.net account) an invitation to join the Sports Talk Google Classroom. Parents will also be notified via their personal email. Students will access Sports Talk at their scheduled time using the Google Meet link displayed on this classroom banner.
Grab lunch or a snack as we: 

  • Watch and discuss Sports highlight videos from the week
  • Learn about fun sport related facts and impressive athletic performances
  • Chat about upcoming games and matchups
  • Share favorite teams, players, mascots….
  • Get ready for game day by working out!
  • Learn about other sports, teams...and more!
  • Grades 2 - 3 11:00 – 11:30
  • Grades 4 - 6 12:00 – 12:30

Interested? – Sign-up here  (use @fcpsschools.net account)

 

 Art Club with Ms.Z. & Ms.B.
It's basically like Free Art with Mrs. Zaleski except... We get to choose the art topic! If there isn't a specific request, Ms. Z will set a topic with a demonstration, you can choose to participate, or not! It's up to you. Basic Art Room and digital citizenship rules still apply -- because you know it's the right thing to do! 😉        

9:30 – 11:00    &/or     1:00 - 2:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNTY3MzExMTg2?cjc=h42qfxv


Learn SCRATCH with Mr. Lemmerman
Come learn about SCRATCH!  Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Each student will need to have parents complete the Digital Tools permission slip before they can join.

  • Grades 3-4  11:00-11:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use  student @fcpsschools.net account
  • Grades 5-6  2:00-2:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use @fcpsschools.net account


Monday Music Clubs

“Brava!” strings club with Mrs. Chappell
For students currently enrolled in Strings Class (violin, viola, cello, bass) in grades 4-6.
11:00 – 11:45

join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgwMjQ1MzQ0NzI0?cjc=nysxp3o


“Tuneful Tech” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Explore composing, rhythm, melody and explore layering sound using Chrome Music Lab.
Grades 1-6   10:00 -10:30    &/or    1:00-1:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u


“Recorder Round-up” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Beginner to advanced recorder players welcome. Improve playing skills through improvisation and reading notation. Mr. Dietz will make occasional ‘guest artist’ appearances and show us different sizes of recorders, too! Students needing a recorder may come get one from Hunt Valley on Monday afternoon, October 5 during ‘materials pickup’ times.

Grades 4 – 6     10:30-11:00   &/or   1:30 -2:00  

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u

 

Lunch “IN” the Library (Tuesdays)

We can't actually eat IN the library, but we CAN eat lunch together and talk about books!  Students in grades 4-6 let’s have a book club.  Come and join Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn, your librarians on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 12:30.  The first meeting will October 27 when we will pick our first book.  (A book we can all access digitally.  We'll share some options on October 27.)

If you're interested, fill out the form below and we'll send you an invitation to the Lunch "in" the Library Google Classroom. 

Tuesdays 12:00-12:30 Sign-up here  Use  student @fcpsschools.net account

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Pumpkin Parade (virtually)

The pumpkins WILL be parading!  Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character.  Write three clues to help us guess your character.  Send a picture of your pumpkin, the three clues, and the answer (plus your name, your grade, and homeroom teacher) to Mrs. Bartlett (crbartlett@fcps.edu). 

We’ll feature all entries in the next three What’s New at Hunt Valley as well as the HVES Library Google Site.  Plus, all entries received by October 28, will be featured on the Hunt Valley Elementary Network News Friday broadcast airing October 30. Thanks to Sachi, a fourth grader in Ms. Hunt’s class, for our first submission.  Do you know the pumpkin character?

Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)  This week’s chapter is from The Dragon of Fortune by Geronimo Stilton recorded with permission from ScholasticWe've got a lot of new Kingdom of Fantasy books - check Destiny today!

PTA  

November 4th PTA Meeting

Your IT questions answered! Mr. Lemmerman, HVES School Based Technology Specialist, will join us for our November meeting and is in need of your input.  Please use the link below to help inform our discussion.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddN42bpvD-1clRz6EOMVQBq1Tyyr6Lvr04_GMdJNclVD69WA/viewform

Please take a few minutes to fill out this THREE QUESTION survey to help Mr. Lemmerman focus his comments on your most pressing questions.

Thanks! See you November 4th at 6:30 pm. 

Zoom Link:
PTA Membership Meeting Time: Nov 4, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775020847?pwd=bU9ybEFhZkI3NzdVdHhkNi85TVpxUT09
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: HVHawks
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: 1812279

 
Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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, Oct. 23rd, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 26-30  -    Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30th    -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release - 1:15pm
Nov. 2nd    -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd     -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 4th     -    PTA Mtg - 6:30pm - via Zoom
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 25-27 -   Holiday - Thanksgiving

Veterans Day Celebration

In lieu of our traditional Veterans Day Celebration, we will honoring our service members virtually this year. Typically we have students create a "Thank Your Service Member Note." 
This year, we will be creating short videos of thanks. This is totally voluntary.  If you would like to have your child honor your family's service member, please complete a FlipGrid clip below.
Please not these videos will be shared publicly in our News You Choose for families at Hunt Valley to view. When making your video, it is best to write down your thoughts ahead of time.
Please Complete the video by Nov. 5th

Some guiding information to include in your child's/children's video:
Student Name
Grade & Teacher
Service Member's Name & Relationship to the Student
When and where did your Service Member serve
Show a closeup picture of your Service Member

FlipGrid Link https://flipgrid.com/5b3e8dfd

We will update you on the Veterans Day Celebration Virtual Event next week!

View your Student’s Return to School Status

Parents can review their original return to school selection (made before FCPS pivoted to “All Virtual”) through their SIS ParentVUE account.

To review, Parents will log in to their parent account, click on “student info,” and scroll down near the bottom to “Return to School Responses.”

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, October 26 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the following video https://safeshare.tv/x/k1RyImpuYa4# “Helping children with ADHD cope with Anxiety in the COVID era with Dr. Jonathan Dalton.  At our meeting we will discuss the video and information presented in the video.  We also agreed to read “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  We will decide what chapters to read for the November meeting so you have time to purchase the book and read before the November meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 26th. If you would like to join the meeting here is the Google Meet link; https://meet.google.com/bgz-ykgt-pwz If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu

Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Join the FCPS Dyslexia Specialist, Carrie Leestma for an Update on FCPS Resources.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Parent Consent

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent now as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Fall 2020 Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program- Child Behavior Rating Scale

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)  provides actionable information that will assist teachers, leaders, and parents/guardians in supporting student success in school and to better understand school readiness skills across the state of Virginia. This fall your student will participate in the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) component of the Virginia Kindergarten readiness program. The CBRS rating scale is used for both self-regulation and social skills and is completed after 3-4 weeks of observation. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

Monday Club Offerings - Started Oct. 19th

Monday Mouthfuls with Mrs. Ross & Mr. Doherty

K-3: (12:30-1:00 pm) A nutrition club where students will learn about different kinds of foods and food groups.  Mrs. Ross will present different foods and their nutritional value along with some information about “My Plate”- the government’s recommended daily allowance. We will focus on healthy snack choices along with open dialogue allowing for time to talk and share food experiences with each other.

4-6: (1:30-2:00 pm) A nutrition and simple cooking club with Mrs. Ross and Mr. Doherty. Students will learn nutritional value and easy recipes to become more independent in the kitchen. Students will learn kitchen/food safety and how to be creative in the kitchen while preparing easy snacks that don’t require many utensils or appliances. Open conversations about food and understanding nutritional information will be encouraged. 

Join:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MTc3MDkzNjU4NzYx?cjc=2nb7uc3 

 

PE Sports Talk with Mr. Barbaro and Mr. Doherty - UPDATED 
NOTE:  Students that have signed up will be emailed (@fcpsschools.net account) an invitation to join the Sports Talk Google Classroom. Parents will also be notified via their personal email. Students will access Sports Talk at their scheduled time using the Google Meet link displayed on this classroom banner.
Grab lunch or a snack as we: 

  • Watch and discuss Sports highlight videos from the week
  • Learn about fun sport related facts and impressive athletic performances
  • Chat about upcoming games and matchups
  • Share favorite teams, players, mascots….
  • Get ready for game day by working out!
  • Learn about other sports, teams...and more!
  • Grades 2 - 3 11:00 – 11:30
  • Grades 4 - 6 12:00 – 12:30

Interested? – Sign-up here  (use @fcpsschools.net account)

 

 Art Club with Ms.Z. & Ms.B.
It's basically like Free Art with Mrs. Zaleski except... We get to choose the art topic! If there isn't a specific request, Ms. Z will set a topic with a demonstration, you can choose to participate, or not! It's up to you. Basic Art Room and digital citizenship rules still apply -- because you know it's the right thing to do! 😉        

9:30 – 11:00    &/or     1:00 - 2:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNTY3MzExMTg2?cjc=h42qfxv


Learn SCRATCH with Mr. Lemmerman
Come learn about SCRATCH!  Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Each student will need to have parents complete the Digital Tools permission slip before they can join.

  • Grades 3-4  11:00-11:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use  student @fcpsschools.net account
  • Grades 5-6  2:00-2:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use @fcpsschools.net account


Monday Music Clubs

“Brava!” strings club with Mrs. Chappell
For students currently enrolled in Strings Class (violin, viola, cello, bass) in grades 4-6.
11:00 – 11:45

join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgwMjQ1MzQ0NzI0?cjc=nysxp3o


“Tuneful Tech” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Explore composing, rhythm, melody and explore layering sound using Chrome Music Lab.
Grades 1-6   10:00 -10:30    &/or    1:00-1:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u


“Recorder Round-up” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Beginner to advanced recorder players welcome. Improve playing skills through improvisation and reading notation. Mr. Dietz will make occasional ‘guest artist’ appearances and show us different sizes of recorders, too! Students needing a recorder may come get one from Hunt Valley on Monday afternoon, October 5 during ‘materials pickup’ times.

Grades 4 – 6     10:30-11:00   &/or   1:30 -2:00  

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u

 

Lunch “IN” the Library (Tuesdays)

We can't actually eat IN the library, but we CAN eat lunch together and talk about books!  Students in grades 4-6 let’s have a book club.  Come and join Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn, your librarians on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 12:30.  The first meeting will October 27 when we will pick our first book.  (A book we can all access digitally.  We'll share some options on October 27.)

If you're interested, fill out the form below and we'll send you an invitation to the Lunch "in" the Library Google Classroom. 

Tuesdays 12:00-12:30 Sign-up here  Use  student @fcpsschools.net account

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Pumpkin Parade (virtually)

The pumpkins WILL be parading!  Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character.  Write three clues to help us guess your character.  Send a picture of your pumpkin, the three clues, and the answer (plus your name, your grade, and homeroom teacher) to Mrs. Bartlett (crbartlett@fcps.edu). 

We’ll feature all entries in the next three What’s New at Hunt Valley as well as the HVES Library Google Site.  Plus, all entries received by October 28, will be featured on the Hunt Valley Elementary Network News Friday broadcast airing October 30. Thanks to Sachi, a fourth grader in Ms. Hunt’s class, for our first submission.  Do you know the pumpkin character?

Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)  This week’s chapter is from The Dragon of Fortune by Geronimo Stilton recorded with permission from ScholasticWe've got a lot of new Kingdom of Fantasy books - check Destiny today!

PTA  

November 4th PTA Meeting

Your IT questions answered! Mr. Lemmerman, HVES School Based Technology Specialist, will join us for our November meeting and is in need of your input.  Please use the link below to help inform our discussion.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddN42bpvD-1clRz6EOMVQBq1Tyyr6Lvr04_GMdJNclVD69WA/viewform

Please take a few minutes to fill out this THREE QUESTION survey to help Mr. Lemmerman focus his comments on your most pressing questions.

Thanks! See you November 4th at 6:30 pm. 

Zoom Link:
PTA Membership Meeting Time: Nov 4, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775020847?pwd=bU9ybEFhZkI3NzdVdHhkNi85TVpxUT09
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: HVHawks
Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847
Passcode: 1812279

 
Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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, Oct. 16th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 19th   -    Virtual Nutrition Session w/Mrs. Carr, PTA  6:30pm  - Zoom
Oct. 30th   -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
Nov. 2nd   -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd    -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 4th    -    PTA Mtg - 6:30pm - via Zoom
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 25-27 -   Holiday - Thanksgiving

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. The current eligibility status will expire on October 20, 2020.

Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com. Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year. 

The online application is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Tagalog, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Paper applications are available to complete and submit in English upon request at FCPS food distribution sites. 

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, October 26 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the following video https://safeshare.tv/x/k1RyImpuYa4# “Helping children with ADHD cope with Anxiety in the COVID era with Dr. Jonathan Dalton.  At our meeting we will discuss the video and information presented in the video.  We also agreed to read “Parenting ADHD Now” by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Dian Dempster.  We will decide what chapters to read for the November meeting so you have time to purchase the book and read before the November meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 26th. If you would like to join the meeting here is the Google Meet link; https://meet.google.com/bgz-ykgt-pwz If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Parent Consent

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent now as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Fall 2020 Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program- Child Behavior Rating Scale

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)  provides actionable information that will assist teachers, leaders, and parents/guardians in supporting student success in school and to better understand school readiness skills across the state of Virginia. This fall your student will participate in the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) component of the Virginia Kindergarten readiness program. The CBRS rating scale is used for both self-regulation and social skills and is completed after 3-4 weeks of observation. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE

This year more than ever, SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. This will be the first quarter that we have offered a PDF version of the progress report and ES parents/guardians now have the option to “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports. We want to start establishing the PVUE habit early with ES school parents/guardians. At the end of last school year, we reached a high of 80% of FCPS students with at least one parent/guardian with a PVUE account. We want to keep those account numbers and the usage going up so we can rely on it as a communication tool with parents/guardians. 

Please access PVUE periodically to check in on your student(s) attendance and to view progress reports at the end of each quarter.  If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please do so by reaching out to the school SIA to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

8:00 AM 
updated
again

8:10 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Day is October 24th

From Mr. Joyner, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Welcome to October…the time of changing leaves and beautiful colors.  Here is some timely information on one of the largest issues facing our students…the use of E-Cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Update – New Research
As with any new technology, and yes, E-Cigarettes are new technology, we learn as we go.  Over the last several years, we have always believed that a chemical change in the vaping liquid itself was causing the lung illnesses that were rapidly growing.  This may not actually be the case!

According to a new study from the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine, “Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem.” (click HERE for full article)

As it turns out, it may actually be the “heating element” causing the problems.  This is important because the substance in the device didn’t seem to matter.  When nickel-chromium alloy was used as the heating element, the researchers had shown immediate “severe respiratory distress”.

The bottom line is that the use of e-cigarettes is dangerous. Future studies will continue to show this and during our current Covid-19, compromising the lungs will only complicate the issue if someone were to contract the virus.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is Saturday, October 24, 2020
Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout.  Why drop off your unwanted medications? Drug take back programs are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies.  For more information, click HERE.

Substance abuse can still happen during virtual learning. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at amjoyner@fcps.edu and we can discuss options that may be of help to you and your family.  Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking HERE.

Mr. Joyner
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
West Springfield & Hayfield Pyramids
amjoyner@fcps.edu

Monday Club Offerings - Starts Oct. 19th

Monday Mouthfuls with Mrs. Ross & Mr. Doherty

K-3: (12:30-1:00 pm) A nutrition club where students will learn about different kinds of foods and food groups.  Mrs. Ross will present different foods and their nutritional value along with some information about “My Plate”- the government’s recommended daily allowance. We will focus on healthy snack choices along with open dialogue allowing for time to talk and share food experiences with each other.

4-6: (1:30-2:00 pm) A nutrition and simple cooking club with Mrs. Ross and Mr. Doherty. Students will learn nutritional value and easy recipes to become more independent in the kitchen. Students will learn kitchen/food safety and how to be creative in the kitchen while preparing easy snacks that don’t require many utensils or appliances. Open conversations about food and understanding nutritional information will be encouraged. 

Join:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MTc3MDkzNjU4NzYx?cjc=2nb7uc3 

 

PE Sports Talk with Mr. Barbaro and Mr. Doherty - UPDATED 
NOTE:  Students that have signed up will be emailed (@fcpsschools.net account) an invitation to join the Sports Talk Google Classroom. Parents will also be notified via their personal email. Students will access Sports Talk at their scheduled time using the Google Meet link displayed on this classroom banner.
Grab lunch or a snack as we: 

  • Watch and discuss Sports highlight videos from the week
  • Learn about fun sport related facts and impressive athletic performances
  • Chat about upcoming games and matchups
  • Share favorite teams, players, mascots….
  • Get ready for game day by working out!
  • Learn about other sports, teams...and more!
  • Grades 2 - 3 11:00 – 11:30
  • Grades 4 - 6 12:00 – 12:30

Interested? – Sign-up here  (use @fcpsschools.net account)

 

 Art Club with Ms.Z. & Ms.B.
It's basically like Free Art with Mrs. Zaleski except... We get to choose the art topic! If there isn't a specific request, Ms. Z will set a topic with a demonstration, you can choose to participate, or not! It's up to you. Basic Art Room and digital citizenship rules still apply -- because you know it's the right thing to do! 😉        

9:30 – 11:00    &/or     1:00 - 2:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNTY3MzExMTg2?cjc=h42qfxv


Learn SCRATCH with Mr. Lemmerman
Come learn about SCRATCH!  Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Each student will need to have parents complete the Digital Tools permission slip before they can join.

  • Grades 3-4  11:00-11:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use  student @fcpsschools.net account
  • Grades 5-6  2:00-2:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use @fcpsschools.net account


Monday Music Clubs

“Brava!” strings club with Mrs. Chappell
For students currently enrolled in Strings Class (violin, viola, cello, bass) in grades 4-6.
11:00 – 11:45

join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgwMjQ1MzQ0NzI0?cjc=nysxp3o


“Tuneful Tech” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Explore composing, rhythm, melody and explore layering sound using Chrome Music Lab.
Grades 1-6   10:00 -10:30    &/or    1:00-1:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u


“Recorder Round-up” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Beginner to advanced recorder players welcome. Improve playing skills through improvisation and reading notation. Mr. Dietz will make occasional ‘guest artist’ appearances and show us different sizes of recorders, too! Students needing a recorder may come get one from Hunt Valley on Monday afternoon, October 5 during ‘materials pickup’ times.

Grades 4 – 6     10:30-11:00   &/or   1:30 -2:00  

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u

 

Lunch “IN” the Library (Tuesdays)

We can't actually eat IN the library, but we CAN eat lunch together and talk about books!  Students in grades 4-6 let’s have a book club.  Come and join Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn, your librarians on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 12:30.  The first meeting will October 27 when we will pick our first book.  (A book we can all access digitally.  We'll share some options on October 27.)

If you're interested, fill out the form below and we'll send you an invitation to the Lunch "in" the Library Google Classroom. 

Tuesdays 12:00-12:30 Sign-up here  Use  student @fcpsschools.net account

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Pumpkin Parade (virtually)

The pumpkins WILL be parading!  Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character.  Write three clues to help us guess your character.  Send a picture of your pumpkin, the three clues, and the answer (plus your name, your grade, and homeroom teacher) to Mrs. Bartlett (crbartlett@fcps.edu). 

We’ll feature all entries in the next three What’s New at Hunt Valley as well as the HVES Library Google Site.  Plus, all entries received by October 28, will be featured on the Hunt Valley Elementary Network News Friday broadcast airing October 30. Thanks to Sachi, a fourth grader in Ms. Hunt’s class, for our first submission.  Do you know the pumpkin character?

Now Featuring - Book Return Bin – Thank you HVES PTA!

Thanks to the Hunt Valley PTA, you may now return your library books any day, any time.  There is a bin outside Door 1 (main entrance) to deposit any library books ready for their next reader.

 

  Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)  This week’s chapter is from The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm, published by Random House.  Have you already read The Fourteenth Goldfish? Then be sure to check out the sequel, The Third Mushroom.

PTA Pass the Peas, Please! Strategies for Healthy Eating during Virtual Learning.

Please join us on Monday, October 19th at 6:30pm via Zoom for a virtual nutrition session with guest speaker Dianna Carr.  This interactive session will focus on strategies for increasing your child's fruit and vegetable intake during virtual learning.  All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a Whole Foods gift card (provided by the guest speaker, not the PTA).  Details for the Zoom session below.

Hunt Valley PTA President is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Pass the Peas, Please!  Strategies for Healthy Eating during Virtual Learning. Time: Oct 19, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82104283299?pwd=dlJPSy9tbm84cmpzVnZTcWFYbU9LQT09

Meeting ID: 821 0428 3299
Passcode: feh2V7
One tap mobile +13017158592,,82104283299#,,,,,,0#,,512793# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,82104283299#,,,,,,0#,,512793# US (Chicago)

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Meeting ID: 821 0428 3299
Passcode: 512793
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbb5PqGfA9

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

Echo Drive FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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, Oct. 9th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 12th   -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct. 19th   -    Virtual Nutrition Session w/Mrs. Carr, PTA  6:30pm  - Zoom
Oct. 30th   -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
Nov. 2nd   -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd    -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 4th    -    PTA Mtg - 6:30pm - via Zoom
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 25-27 -   Holiday - Thanksgiving

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. The current eligibility status will expire on October 20, 2020.

Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com. Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year. 

The online application is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Tagalog, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Paper applications are available to complete and submit in English upon request at FCPS food distribution sites. 

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES (note - afternoon snack and supper meals also distributed beginning 10/5)

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Monday Club Offerings - Starts Oct. 19th

Monday Mouthfuls with Mrs. Ross & Mr. Doherty

K-3: (12:30-1:00 pm) A nutrition club where students will learn about different kinds of foods and food groups.  Mrs. Ross will present different foods and their nutritional value along with some information about “My Plate”- the government’s recommended daily allowance. We will focus on healthy snack choices along with open dialogue allowing for time to talk and share food experiences with each other.

4-6: (1:30-2:00 pm) A nutrition and simple cooking club with Mrs. Ross and Mr. Doherty. Students will learn nutritional value and easy recipes to become more independent in the kitchen. Students will learn kitchen/food safety and how to be creative in the kitchen while preparing easy snacks that don’t require many utensils or appliances. Open conversations about food and understanding nutritional information will be encouraged. 

Join:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MTc3MDkzNjU4NzYx?cjc=2nb7uc3 

 

PE Sports Talk with Mr. Barbaro and Mr. Doherty - UPDATED
Grab lunch or a snack as we: 

  • Watch and discuss Sports highlight videos from the week
  • Learn about fun sport related facts and impressive athletic performances
  • Chat about upcoming games and matchups
  • Share favorite teams, players, mascots….
  • Get ready for game day by working out!
  • Learn about other sports, teams...and more!
  • Grades 2 - 3 11:00 – 11:30
  • Grades 4 - 6 12:00 – 12:30

Interested? – Sign-up here  (use @fcpsschools.net account)

 

 Art Club with Ms.Z. & Ms.B.
It's basically like Free Art with Mrs. Zaleski except... We get to choose the art topic! If there isn't a specific request, Ms. Z will set a topic with a demonstration, you can choose to participate, or not! It's up to you. Basic Art Room and digital citizenship rules still apply -- because you know it's the right thing to do! 😉        

9:30 – 11:00    &/or     1:00 - 2:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNTY3MzExMTg2?cjc=h42qfxv


Learn SCRATCH with Mr. Lemmerman
Come learn about SCRATCH!  Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Each student will need to have parents complete the Digital Tools permission slip before they can join.

  • Grades 3-4  11:00-11:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use  student @fcpsschools.net account
  • Grades 5-6  2:00-2:30 Interested? – Sign-up here  (space is limited) Use @fcpsschools.net account


Monday Music Clubs

“Brava!” strings club with Mrs. Chappell
For students currently enrolled in Strings Class (violin, viola, cello, bass) in grades 4-6.
11:00 – 11:45

join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgwMjQ1MzQ0NzI0?cjc=nysxp3o


“Tuneful Tech” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Explore composing, rhythm, melody and explore layering sound using Chrome Music Lab.
Grades 1-6   10:00 -10:30    &/or    1:00-1:30

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u


“Recorder Round-up” with Mrs.
Iooss and Ms. Carpenter
Beginner to advanced recorder players welcome. Improve playing skills through improvisation and reading notation. Mr. Dietz will make occasional ‘guest artist’ appearances and show us different sizes of recorders, too! Students needing a recorder may come get one from Hunt Valley on Monday afternoon, October 5 during ‘materials pickup’ times.

Grades 4 – 6     10:30-11:00   &/or   1:30 -2:00  

Join: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMDQ0NDgxNjU3?cjc=mqd4c2u

 

Lunch “IN” the Library (Tuesdays)

We can't actually eat IN the library, but we CAN eat lunch together and talk about books!  Students in grades 4-6 let’s have a book club.  Come and join Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn, your librarians on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 12:30.  The first meeting will October 27 when we will pick our first book.  (A book we can all access digitally.  We'll share some options on October 27.)

If you're interested, fill out the form below and we'll send you an invitation to the Lunch "in" the Library Google Classroom. 

Tuesdays 12:00-12:30 Sign-up here  Use  student @fcpsschools.net account

 

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt! My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Now Featuring - Book Return Bin – Thank you HVES PTA!

Thanks to the Hunt Valley PTA, you may now return your library books any day, any time.  There is a bin outside Door 1 (main entrance) to deposit any library books ready for their next reader.

  Pumpkin Parade (virtually)

The pumpkins WILL be parading!  Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character.  Write three clues to help us guess your character.  Send a picture of your pumpkin, the three clues, and the answer (plus your name, your grade, and homeroom teacher) to Mrs. Bartlett (crbartlett@fcps.edu). 

We’ll feature all entries in the next four What’s New at Hunt Valley as well as the HVES Library Google Site.  Plus, all entries received by October 28, will be featured on the Hunt Valley Elementary Network News Friday broadcast airing October 30.

 

  Curbside Checkout

Curbside Checkout is our way of getting the Hunt Valley ES library books into the hands of readers.  It is completely voluntary and is a service to the students and families of Hunt Valley.

 Three steps:

  1. Pick your book(s).  If you know what you want, put the books on hold in Destiny (the library catalog).  If you need some advice or aren’t quite sure the titles you’re wanting, use the Google Form to get assistance from the librarians.
  2. Pick your time.  Pick a time that works for your family on the SignUp Genius.  If it’s after 3pm on Friday – pick a time on the FOLLOWING Monday.
  3. Pick up your books. Monday, Hunt Valley ES (door 8), between 2pm and 6pm

Have a question?  Please email your librarian at crbartlett@fcps.edu.


First Chapter Fridays

Celebrate the end of the week by experiencing the first chapter of a book.  Check the HVES Library Google Site for this week’s First Chapter Friday. (You’ll need to be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account.)  This week’s chapter is from The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell, published by Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins.

  Project LEAP

On October 1st, the Fairfax County Public Library launched LEAP, Library Equity Access Pass.  LEAP allows for ALL FCPS students to check out three physical books from the public library and keep them for six weeks.  If you’d like more than three books, sign up for your FREE library card!

More information can be found on the library Google Site and the FCPL website.

PTA Pass the Peas, Please! Strategies for Healthy Eating during Virtual Learning.

Please join us on Monday, October 19th at 6:30pm via Zoom for a virtual nutrition session with guest speaker Dianna Carr.  This interactive session will focus on strategies for increasing your child's fruit and vegetable intake during virtual learning.  All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a Whole Foods gift card (provided by the guest speaker, not the PTA).  Details for the Zoom session below.

Hunt Valley PTA President is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Pass the Peas, Please!  Strategies for Healthy Eating during Virtual Learning. Time: Oct 19, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82104283299?pwd=dlJPSy9tbm84cmpzVnZTcWFYbU9LQT09

Meeting ID: 821 0428 3299
Passcode: feh2V7
One tap mobile +13017158592,,82104283299#,,,,,,0#,,512793# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,82104283299#,,,,,,0#,,512793# US (Chicago)

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Meeting ID: 821 0428 3299
Passcode: 512793
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbb5PqGfA9

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

Echo Drive FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

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

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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