Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.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!
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:
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- Join the Graham Road PTA
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