Weekly Update: October 13-19

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In This Issue: A Message from Principal Badini Free/Reduced Meal Applications Career Switcher Info Session Family Heritage Night  Dates to Remember: 10/14 - FCPS Career Switcher Information Session  10/14 - No School for students   10/17 - Fall Picture Day  10/24 - Restaurant Night: McDonald's at Graham Park 11/1 - Fall Festival A Message from Principal Badini

Greetings, Graham Road Families!

We will miss seeing students on Monday, October 14 but teachers and staff will be busy at work learning together! We have some exciting professional learning planned that is directly linked to our school goals of building skills to develop strong, enthusiastic readers, mathematicians, communicators and problem solvers in each one of our students!

I want to say thank you to our staff and community partners who came together to organize the community health fair last weekend. I enjoyed seeing students and families as we all learned about the resources available to promote health and wellness. 

I am looking forward to the cooler weather, the changing colors of the season and many fun fall events with my family. I hope you are excited about a new season with your own family - I would love to know what you do that is special! Please, share with me at upcoming Graham Road events. Have a wonderful week! 

Lauren Badini

Principal

Contact Information:

Email: lebadini@fcps.edu

Twitter: @lepbadini

Website: https://grahamroades.fcps.edu/ 

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Graham Road receives Title 1 funding which is based on the number of families eligible for free and reduced meals. Currently, through the CEP program, all students receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. Parents are highly encouraged to complete and submit the free and reduced lunch application, doing so provides families access to benefits such as free school supplies, scholarships for RecPac and Parks and Recreation classes, which are determined based on free or reduced lunch eligibility.  Parents can register online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application. If you have any questions or need help with registration, please contact Nataly Amurrio, School Social Worker, or Glenda Giroux, Student Registrar. 

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

Event Information: Monday, October 14, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.Fairfax, VA 22031

Individuals interested in attending should register here. 

Family Heritage Night - Volunteers Needed

The PTA will sponsor Family Heritage Night on Friday, November 15, 2019. The event will begin at 5:30 pm. The PTA is looking for volunteers to share about their heritage by setting up an interactive station with special items from their culture, bring a traditional food to share at the potluck dinner, help serve food. Flyers with sign up information came home in October 3rd's Thursday Folders you can also sign up using this link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAE29A7F58-family  

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Weekly Update: October 6-12

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In This Issue: A Message from Principal Badini Free/Reduced Meal Applications Career Switcher Info Session Family Heritage Night  Dates to Remember: 10/14 - FCPS Career Switcher Information Session (see information below) 10/14 - No School for students   A Message from Principal Badini

Greetings Families!

We enjoyed seeing so many of you last week as we observed National Walk/Bike to school day! It was a great way to start the day together. 

As we begin a new month of learning at Graham Road, I encourage you ask your child about their school day. Ask what they are reading or what problems they may have solved that day. If you have questions about how you can support learning at home, reach out to your child's teacher. You are our greatest partners so we need your help! Have a wonderful week!

Lauren Badini

Principal

Contact Information:

Email: lebadini@fcps.edu

Twitter: @lepbadini

Website: https://grahamroades.fcps.edu/ 

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Graham Road receives Title 1 funding which is based on the number of families eligible for free and reduced meals. Currently, through the CEP program, all students receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. Parents are highly encouraged to complete and submit the free and reduced lunch application, doing so provides families access to benefits such as free school supplies, scholarships for RecPac and Parks and Recreation classes, which are determined based on free or reduced lunch eligibility.  Parents can register online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application. If you have any questions or need help with registration, please contact Nataly Amurrio, School Social Worker, or Glenda Giroux, Student Registrar. 

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

Event Information: Monday, October 14, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.Fairfax, VA 22031

Individuals interested in attending should register here. 

Family Heritage Night - Volunteers Needed

The PTA will sponsor Family Heritage Night on Friday, November 15, 2019. The event will begin at 5:30 pm. The PTA is looking for volunteers to share about their heritage by setting up an interactive station with special items from their culture, bring a traditional food to share at the potluck dinner, help serve food. Flyers with sign up information came home in October 3rd's Thursday Folders you can also sign up using this link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAE29A7F58-family  

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Actualización Semanal del 30 de septiembre al 4 de octubre

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En Esta Edición:
  • Un Mensaje de la Directora Badini
  • Feria de la Salud 
  • Información de Cambio de Carrera de FCPS
Fechas para Recordar: 2/10 - Día Nacional de Caminata a la Escuela 5/10 - Feria de la Salud-Edificio Comunitario Graham Road 14/10 - Sesión de Información sobre Cambio de Carreras FCPS (ver información a continuación( 14/10 - No habrá escuela para alumnos

 

 

Un Mensaje de la Directora Badini

Saludos, Familias!

¡Esta fue otra semana emocionante de aprendizaje en Graham Road! Disfruté viendo maestros y alumnos en acción. Los estudiantes leen, escriben, resuelven problemas y tienen conversaciones sobre su aprendizaje entre ellos. Quizás una de las mejores partes de mi día es ver todas las caritas sonrientes en las aulas y en los pasillos. ¡Los animo a preguntarle a su niño(a)cuando llegan a casa qué los hizo sonreír en el día!

El miércoles 2 de octubre es el Día Nacional de Caminata a la Escuela. Este día es observado por las escuelas alrededor del país para promover la salud y el bienestar. Si su niño(a) planea caminar o venir a la escuela en bicicleta, se requiere la supervisión de un adulto. Si su estudiante viene a la escuela en bicicleta y quiere regresar a casa de la misma manera, también necesitará supervisión en su trayecto a esta. Envíen una nota con los estudiantes indicando que los recogerán de Kiss and Ride para escoltarlos a casa en su bicicleta. Los buses recorrerán rutas normales este día, pero si pueden caminar a la escuela con su pequeño(a), será una excelente manera de comenzar el día juntos. ¡Incluso pueden ver a algunos maestros y personal de Graham Road participando de la misma! ¡Que tengan una maravillosa semana!

Lauren Badini

Directora

 

Información de Contacto:

Correo electrónico: lebadini@fcps.edu

Twitter: @lepbadini

Sitio Web: https://grahamroades.fcps.edu/ 

Feria de la Salud 

Sábado 5 de octubre, 11 am.-3 pm.


¡Únanse a nosotros para la Feria de Salud de  Kingsley en el Centro Comunitario de Graham Road!

¡El evento incluye exámenes de salud, actividades divertidas para niños, comida gratis, vendedores y ZUMBA!

¡La feria comenzará a las 9:45 AM será la 5ta Divertida Carrera Familiar!

Las actividades en Kids' Zone (zona para niños) incluyen: comederos para pájaros, Mancala, Marcadores, Pintura de Caras, Lanzamiento de Cohetes y un saludable paseo con Barras de Granola

 

Sesión Informativa sobre Cambio de Carreras FCPS

La Oficina de Adquisición y Gestión del Talento (TAM por sus siglas en inglés) organizará una sesión de información de cambio de carrera en el Centro Administrativo Willow Oaks el lunes 14 de octubre de 2019. Este evento brindará a veteranos militares, miembros de la comunidad y cualquier persona interesada la oportunidad de aprender cómo convertirse en un maestro(a) con licencia de Virginia.

La sesión informativa comenzará con presentaciones de los cinco programas de cambio de carrera aprobados por el Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE por sus siglas en inglés), Educate Virginia, la Universidad Old Dominion, la Universidad Regent, la Universidad Shenandoah y la Universidad Virginia Commonwealth. Troops to Teachers también presentarán sus ofertas de programas a nuestros asistentes militares veteranos. Un panel de educadores de FCPS compartirá información valiosa con los asistentes, seguido de la oportunidad de establecer contactos con los seis presentadores, el equipo de licencias de FCPS y la oficina de substitutos.

Información del evento: Lunes 14 de octubre de 2019 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Edificio del Centro Administrativo Willow Oaks 8270/Sala 1000A, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.Fairfax, VA 2203.

Las personas interesadas en asistir deberán registrase aquí. 

Noche de Herencia Familiar - Necesita Voluntarios

La PTA patrocinará la Noche de la Herencia Familiar el viernes 15 de noviembre de 2019. El evento comenzará a las 5:30 pm. La PTA está buscando voluntarios que quieran compartir su patrimonio cultural al establecer una estación interactiva con artículos especiales de su cultura, traer una comida tradicional para compartir en la cena compartida, ayudar a servir comida. Los volantes con información de registro llegarán a casa en los sobres de jueves el 3 de octubre o puede usar este enlace: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAE29A7F58-family  

 

Infórmense, manténganse involucrados!

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Graham Road ES Weekly Update: September 30 - October 4

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In This Issue:
  • A Message from Principal Badini
  • Health Fair 
  • FCPS Career Switcher Information 
Dates to Remember: 10/2 - National Walk to School Day  10/5 - Health Fair at Graham Road Community Building 10/14 - FCPS Career Switcher Information Session (see information below) 10/14 - No School for students   A Message from Principal Badini

Greetings, families!

It has been another exciting week of learning at Graham Road! I enjoyed seeing teachers and students in action. Students are reading, writing, solving problems and having conversations about their learning with each other. Perhaps one of the best parts of my day is seeing all the smiling faces in classrooms and hallways. I encourage you to ask your child what made them smile that day when they arrive at home!

Wednesday, October 2 is National Walk to School Day. This day is observed by schools around the country to promote health and wellness. If your child plans on walking or biking to school, adult supervision is required. If your child rides their bike to school and wants to ride it home, they will need to be supervised on the way home as well. Please send a note with students indicating you will meet them in the Kiss and Ride line to be escorted home on their bike.  Buses will run normal routes this day but if you are able to walk with your child to school, it will be a great way to start the day together. You may even see some Graham Road staff and teachers participating! Have a wonderful week!

Lauren Badini

Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: lebadini@fcps.edu

Twitter: @lepbadini

Website: https://grahamroades.fcps.edu/ 

Health Fair 

Saturday, October 5, 11 AM-3PM

Join us at Graham Road Community Center for the Kingsley Health Fair!

The event includes health screenings, fun Kids’ Zone activities, free food, vendors and ZUMBA!

Kicking off the fair at 9:45 AM will be the 5th Family Fun Run!

Kids’ Zone Activities include: Bird feeders, Mancala, Bookmarks, Face Painting, Rocket Launching and a healthy Granola Bar Walk!

 

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

Event Information: Monday, October 14, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.Fairfax, VA 22031

Individuals interested in attending should register here. 

Family Heritage Night - Volunteers Needed

The PTA will sponsor Family Heritage Night on Friday, November 15, 2019. The event will begin at 5:30 pm. The PTA is looking for volunteers to share about their heritage by setting up an interactive station with special items from their culture, bring a traditional food to share at the potluck dinner, help serve food. Flyers with sign up information will be coming home in Thursday Folders on October 3 or you can use this link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAE29A7F58-family  

 

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Weekly Update: September 23-27

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In This Issue:
  • Message from Ms. Badini
  • PTA Meeting - Facebook Live!
  • CogAT and NNAT Re-test Request
  • Girls on the Run
  • Lice Information
Dates to Remember

9/25 - PTA Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm in the GRES Library

9/26 - AAP Information Session, 6-7pm in the GRES Library

Message from Ms. Badini

Greetings Graham Road Families!

It has been an exciting first month of school. Teachers and students have built strong relationships and set the foundation for what will be a great school year. I want to personally invite each one of you to attend two events this week. On Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm in the Graham Road Elementary library, we will have our first PTA meeting of the year! Please join us to learn more about upcoming events this year, like the fall festival, girls on the run, the PTA election day bake sale and a brief Title I presentation by me. We will also have ice cream on the playground immediately following the meeting so please, bring your little ones and join us! If you cannot make the meeting, our PTA will also be live streaming the meeting on Facebook live. Make sure you log onto Facebook, search Graham Road PTA or click https://www.facebook.com/GRESRoadRunnersPTA/. This is the first time we’ve attempted to live stream so bear with us should there be any technical difficulties. 

 

On Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 pm, also in the Graham Road Elementary Library, Maddie Sirota, our advanced academics resource teacher will present about the levels of advanced academics service we provide at Graham Road. I look forward to seeing you there and getting to know you and learning how I can best support your children this school year! 

Your Principal, 

Lauren Badini

PTA Meeting - Facebook Live!

Can't attend the PTA meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30?  Join us on Facebook live instead!  Simply follow Graham Road PTA on Facebook and you will receive a notification when the meeting is live. 

CogAT and NNAT Re-test Request

Each fall the CogAT-Custom Form is administered to all FCPS second grade students. Students who are new to FCPS and who do not have an ability test score on file will also be given the CogAT test in the fall testing window. The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) will be administered to FCPS first grade students in the November.

Parents or guardians of students in Grades 3-5 may exercise a one-time re-test option during the fall testing cycle. To request that your child be re-tested, please submit your request in writing to the school test coordinator, Ms. Bretz, by Friday, September 27, 2019. Requests must be submitted by email, written, note or postal mail with a parent signature, date, and the name of the requested test. Email request may be sent to kabretz@fcps.edu .

Please use the template below:

Dear Ms. Bretz,

I request that my child (child’s first and last name) retake the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test/Cognitive Abilities Test (choose one). I understand that this one time retake may only be used once during my child’s schooling years in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Sincerely,

(Your signature)

(Print name)

Girls on the Run

Calling all girls grades 3-6!  Register for Girls on the Run today!

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Lice

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. These  documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools
Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

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Lockdown Drills

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Dear Parent:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To implement this training, our school will conduct lockdown drills on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019. This drill is generally short, typically lasting no longer than a fire drill. It will be conducted in collaboration with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security. 

 

I will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at Graham Road Elementary School. If you have questions, please call me at 571-226-2700. I appreciate your continued support in these matters.

 

Sincerely yours,

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Reminder: No School Friday or Monday!

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Dear Graham Road Families!

 

We have been so excited to have your children back in the building this week. Teachers have been busy sharing routines and practicing procedures with students to ensure a productive school year full of learning. The week has been incredibly smooth and we look forward to many more just like this one! Please reach out to me or your child’s teacher with questions, concerns or observations you feel might make your child’s school experience better. We look forward to partnering with you again!

 

Lauren Badini

Principal

 

Calendar Reminder: There is no school this Friday, August 30, and Monday, September 2. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

 

The following people have also prepared welcome messages for FCPS families:

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Welcome Walks and Back to School Celebration!

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Dear Families,

With the school year just around the corner, we can barely contain our excitement! In the coming days, you will receive packets mailed to each students’ home address with important information about starting the school year. These packets include flyers for upcoming events, emergency care forms and transportation information.

 

Please return the Emergency Care and Health Information forms during our Welcome Back Celebration on Thursday, August 22, or on the first day of school. English and Spanish speaking staff will be available during our Welcome Back Celebration if you have questions about filling out the forms. Please note – only those individuals listed on your child’s emergency care form will be authorized to pick your child up from school. It is very important you fill this form out completely and should there be a change, you come to the school and make it in person immediately. Student safety is our priority.

 

As you are looking ahead to next week, please keep the following events in mind:

Welcome Walk throughout the community – Thursday, August 22, 12:00 – 3:00

Join Graham Road staff for lunch at the Graham Road Community Center through the Summer FEEDS program and a special surprise. After lunch, Graham Road teachers and staff will knock on doors and visit the homes of students.

 

Welcome Back Celebration at Graham Road Elementary – Thursday, August 22, 5:00 – 8:00

Free dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 on the outside lawn. Visit classrooms from 5:45 – 6:15 and back to school presentations will happen in classrooms from 6:20 – 6:45, 7:20 – 7:45 and 7:45 – 8:00. In addition to classroom presentations, we will have information and representatives from our many partners such as the PTA, Girls on the Run and the Early and Family Literacy program.

 

First Day of School – Monday, August 26, 9:20 – 4:05

Staff will welcome Kiss and Ride students through Entrance 1 at 8:55 am. Breakfast is served daily for free to all students.

 

We are so excited to see you next week and for the school year to get started!

 

Lauren Badini                                                Patty Hibner Principal                                                         Assistant Principal

 

 

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Welcome from Principal Badini!

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Dear Graham Road Families and Community,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself as your proud principal! I have admired Graham Road Elementary from afar for quite some time so I am thrilled to be your new partner as we move onward and upward together! I look forward to learning all about what makes your community special, strong, unique and thriving so I can find ways to support you and continue the work of making Graham Road one of the most desired and fun schools to learn and grow!

I began my education career in DC Public Schools and ultimately came to Fairfax County Public Schools because of the rich professional development the district offers. I value my experience as an early childhood and elementary school teacher because it taught me the power of establishing a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment, strong instruction to meet students’ needs and working in partnerships with families. Those values followed me as I became an assistant principal at nearby Belvedere Elementary and serve as my guide as I support teachers, leverage resources for the school and consider where to prioritize time and resources.

Like you, my goal is to prepare each and every student at Graham Road for the future. I truly believe that the children at Graham Road are our future leaders capable of making our world a happier, safer, more prosperous place for all of us. I will work diligently with staff to ensure students are challenged, supported and exposed to authentic, hands on learning experiences to equip them with the skills and dispositions to succeed in the 21st century.

My goal for the next few weeks is to connect with staff, parents, business partners and students to learn and see up close what makes this school community so special. Please join me so we can connect at the times and locations listed below.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:30 to 12:30 at the Graham Road Community Center Summer FEEDS Program

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Graham Road Elementary Playground for Popsicles with the Principal

As your principal, I am here to serve you and this community. I welcome your feedback and insight so I can continuously improve the experiences of your children, communication and our partnership. I will always make myself available to you, please contact Engy Fanos to schedule an appointment with me or look for me at official Graham Road events. I can also be reached by email at lebadini@fcps.edu.

It is going to be a wonderful season of learning and fun at Graham Road! I am so excited I get to spend it with you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Badini

Principal

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Graham Road Community Gazette

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Graham Road Community,

 

It is with great pleasure that I write this email to you as the Acting Principal of Graham Road Elementary School.  It is truly an honor to become part of the Graham Road community this summer during the search for your permanent principal.  I have heard great things about the students and families of Graham Road and look forward to supporting the transition.

For the past three years I have been an administrator in FCPS at Glasgow Middle School.  Before my time at Glasgow, I spent 10 years working in several different roles and elementary schools in Arlington Public Schools and two years in Alexandria City Public Schools as an Assistant Principal.  Outside of school, I am a mom of three boys, wife and mom to a fluffy doodle Bailey.  If I am not chasing boys from one event to another, I enjoy hiking on the weekends and being near the water.

I am looking forward to seeing your student(s) soon. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have or perspective you’d like to share. I look forward to getting to know all of you soon. Enjoy the time with your child(ren) over the summer.

 

Sincerely,

Katie Madigan

Acting Principal

 

 

SUMMER AT GRAHAM ROAD UPDATES

There has been a number of exciting things happening in the building over the past few weeks and we are looking forward to more students (and parents) attending one of our many programs designed to support our students this upcoming school year. On July 8, we welcomed over 85 Young Scholar students, Curious Minds and Bridge to K to our summer program taught by Laura Gill, Christen Daddario , Emily Pakrul, Tina Stendardo, Ivette Grijalva. Special thanks to Laura Colombo for leading this program this year. 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Now Through August 23 - Graham Road Summer BBQ Lunch Program

August 22 - Welcome Walk & Welcome Back Celebration

August 26 - First Day of Classes 2019

August 30 - September 2 - Labor Day Break - Student Holiday

 

Graham Road Summer BBQ Lunch Program - Now through August 23

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be hosting the 2019 FEEDS (Food for Every Child to Eat During Summer) BBQ program at Graham Road Community Center, 3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042. This USDA-funded program is FREE to all children 18 years and under and adult lunch at BBQ sites are available for $2. There is no registration involved, and everyone is welcome!  If you are in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by and check it out.  This program runs Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 1:00. Adults can purchase a lunch for $2.00. See flyer for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/event/feeds-food-every-child-eat-during-summer-program

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf/FEEDS-Flyer-2019-English.pdf

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf/FEEDS-Flyer-2019-Spanish.pdf

 

Welcome Walk - August 22

Mark your calendars because as a Graham Road Elementary School staff, we will again be walking through your neighborhood on August 22 around 1 o’clock!  Be on the lookout for more information to come. 

 

Welcome Back Celebration - August 22

Similar to last year, we will be hosting our annual Welcome Back Celebration & BBQ from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  Bring your family to meet your teachers and say hello to old and new Graham Road friends.  More information to come in the next couple of weeks - mark your calendar!

 

Important Immunization Requirement - UPDATE - for 6th grade families

Effective July 1, 2019 the Tdap booster will no longer be required for students entering sixth grade. Instead, the Tdap booster will be required for students entering seventh grade. This immunization requirement was previously for rising 6th grade students. 

However, parents/guardians of 6th grade students when you take your child to the doctor this year remember to ask their private health care provider, or the health department, to review their child’s immunization record if you are unsure if your child has received the Tdap booster. A signed and dated immunization record from the physician stating that your child has received this immunization will be required to enter 7th grade, next year. You may send in your documentation into your school's registrar at any time, to ensure that he or she meets this requirement before the first day of school in the fall of 2021.

Students can receive immunizations required for school at any Fairfax County Health Department immunization clinic. Information about health department clinic locations and hours can be found at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/clinics.

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