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Hunt Valley Calendar
Oct. 19th - Pyramid Challenge Tomorrow!
Oct. 25th - Fall Field Day 1st-6th Grade!
Nov. 1st - End of First Quarter
Nov. 4th & 5th - Student Holidays/Teacher Workdays
Nov. 6th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm
Nov. 7th - Picture Re-takes
Nov. 11th -Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Luncheon!
We are searching for support from our community to be part of a planning
STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID
committee to help us organize Hunt Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year. The committee will be meeting soon, please join us! For more information please contact Lisa Dumond in the office at 703-913-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning on Oct. 21st, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.
Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.
Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow
Digital Citizenship Week
FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with a spirit day and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8). Friday is Field Day and every classroom will have a tech free day!! Students will focus on building relationships and healthy habits for using technology.
Picture re-takes will be Thursday, Nov. 7th. If you wish to have your student’s picture re-taken, return the original picture packet and have your student give this to the photographer. If you did not purchase a packet and wish to do so on make-up day, please contact the school office for an order form. We will be sending home order forms with those students who were absent on the original picture day.
Annual Veterans Day Ceremony & Thanksgiving Lunch
Nov. 11th, 9:35am. Thanking a Veteran! The Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov.11th (outside in front of the school). The community is welcome to attend as we pay tribute to our Veterans. Several of our military moms, dads. relatives and friends arrive in their uniforms! The Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts will be participating in the Flag Ceremony and the 6th Grade Advanced Band students will be performing a Patriotic song!
Today all students will be taking home a Veterans Day Ceremony form called "Thank you for Your Service," as well as directions on how to fill it out. Some of our students will be selected to read their letters during the ceremony! We will let you know in advance.
The Thanksgiving Lunch will also be on Nov. 11th. Parents are encouraged to attend! You may join your child as they come into the cafeteria for lunch. We will update you soon with further details, the lunch schedule, and a volunteer sign-up link to help in the cafeteria.
From The SCA
Dear Hunt Valley Families,
In honor of Veterans Day, if you have a member of the Military or a Veteran in your family, please consider sending in a picture of that person in uniform to Mrs.Garretson. Along with the photo, please print the individual’s full name, rank, years of service if known, and branch of the military. This photo can be in digital form emailed to HuntValleySCAHawks@gmail.com or, in paper form sent to school with your student in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Garretson, SCA Sponsor, Room 209. Pictures are Due by November 1st. If you have any questions, please send us an email.
Mandy Van Buskirk
Parents, we have been seeing a lot of mischievous behaviors throughout our hallway bathrooms this school year:
Toilet paper “decorating”
Writing on the bathroom walls
Feces smeared on the walls
Wet paper towels stuck to the walls & ceilings
Removal of the drain on the bathroom floor as well as toilet paper stuffed in the floor drain
Please talk to your student(s) about respecting school property as well as considering the feelings of others.
School Drop off Times
Parents, please remember that our school is not open for student drop off until 8:50am for patrols and students having breakfast in the cafeteria, and 9:10am for all other students. Thank you.
Advanced Academic Program Updates
The referral deadline for students who were enrolled in FCPS before January
2019 is January 9th, 2020.
A parent information meeting about how to apply for the Level IV program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library.
Link to the presentation from our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2d1V0zPdLAIWZ4T4a0egjZ3fazycsmS/view?usp=sharing
Hunt Valley PTA
If you haven't joined the PTA, please consider doing so by visiting https://www.huntvalleypta.org. The PTA helps empower, engage, and educate our students, staff, and families and does not ask families to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or anything else during the year. They are currently in the middle of their direct donation drive - if the goal is reached, Mr. Fee will be duct taped to the wall! Donate today at https://huntvalleypta.memberhub.com.
The next PTA meeting will be Nov. 6, 6:30, in the cafeteria, with a guest speaker from FCPS discussing the dangers of vaping in our youth.
Field Day Friday, Oct. 25
The volunteer sign-up form is now closed – thank you for helping us exceed our volunteer goal! Parent’s that have not signed up to volunteer are welcome to enjoy the Field Day festivities as a spectator.
Volunteer assignments are scheduled to be emailed to volunteers on Monday.
Please note the following Field Day reminders:
Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and to decorate it if it’s a common bottle to decorate it so that they can easily find it
Dress for the weather; students may wish to wear HV “Blue” or Spirit-Wear if they have it.
Let’s hope for a sunny day!
Living with ADHD Support Group
Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Berry are offering support to families through on-going monthly meetings to address the challenges of life with ADHD. The first meeting for the 2019 – 2020 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, October 21st at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the school library from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Mason (703)-913-8827/ email@example.com) or Mrs. Berry (703-913-8885 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumpkin Parade is coming!
Decorate! Get a real pumpkin and turn it into a book character (classic or trendy). Please don’t cut or pierce the pumpkin as it will be on display and we want it to last.
Describe! Get an index (3x5) card. Fold it in half into a tent, hamburger style. On the outside of the tent, write three clues to describe your pumpkin character. On the inside – so we can’t see it – write your pumpkin character’s name and your child’s name.
Display! Deliver your pumpkin to the library the week of Oct 21-25. Pumpkins will be displayed until October 31st. Pick up pumpkins Nov 1-5. All remaining pumpkins will be returned to the patch on Nov. 6th.
If you need an index card, please stop by the library.
West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program
We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS. The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety. We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.
OPEN Registration for
GLOBAL Plus Spanish Classes at HVES
Parents, it's finally here! Registration for GLOBAL Plus after school Spanish classes for grades 1-6 is now open. Classes will begin November 12 for an 8-week session. Cost is $173. A 10% sibling discount is available upon request (Call 703-658-1201).
GLOBAL Plus classes aim to provide students with the foundation and edge in language learning in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Capture the optimal time in your child’s life to learn communicative skills in Spanish.
Register for the Spanish class at: http://bit.ly/GLOBALPlus
Course # GP07118-0006 Spanish, Grades 1-3 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12) Course # GP07218-0003 Spanish, Grades 4-6 - Tues 4:15-5:15 (Starting Nov 12)
***Kindergarten Spanish will be offered as a winter session in January 2020
For any questions, contact Merry Woo or Iris Stoyanov at email@example.com
Have a great weekend!
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