"Eagle View PTA Newsletter"
Eagle View PTA Newsletter Ms. Deborah Tyler, Principal Ms Kimberly Willison and Ms Sandra Edwards Assistant 4600 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 June 2009 Mark Your Calendars: A message from our Principal September 2: Dear Parents and consider class placements particular teacher as Classroom Guardians, for the 2009-2010 school changes in personnel assignments year. At Eagle View, this occur frequently and are posted We are now on the official process is a team effort. also impacted by an countdown to the last day Our specialists, guidance increase or decrease in September 3: of school on June 18th. As counselors, and enrollment. In addition, Open House always, we will be classroom teachers assist many of our current from 1-3 PM dismissing early that day. the administrative team in teachers have opted to We will hold our Awards reviewing and discussing teach in different grade September 3: Assembly on June 18th at each student in order to levels during the 2009- Popsicles on the 9:30 a.m. This assembly form classes that are 2010 school year. Playground from is mainly a venue to balanced by gender, Teacher assignments, 3-4 PM recognize our sixth academic performance therefore, are not usually graders transition to and specific learning finalized until the week September 17: middle school and the needs. Our goal is to prior to the opening of Back to School, transition to sixth grade for place each child in a class school. We are Grades K-2 our current fifth graders. where his or her individual committed to building the September 24: Given the inability to instructional, social, and classrooms in which we Back to School, accommodate the entire emotional needs are met. believe all children will Grades 3-6 school in the cafeteria for In order to achieve this learn best and be most this assembly, students in goal, information provided successful. Thank you in grades K-3 will watch the by teachers and advance for your assembly via close circuit specialists regarding the contribution, in their classrooms. student’s academic understanding and As you know Eagle View achievement, work habits, support of this important is experiencing major social behavior and process. Classroom student enrollment growth. special services currently assignments will be Due to this growth, when received is carefully posted on the front doors you return in the fall you evaluated. Information of the school the evening will see a larger staff and about any special health of Wednesday, the addition of four trailers issues and whether a September 2 in in the back of our school. student should be preparation for Open The open spaces on the separated from another House on Thursday, second floor will be student for academic or September 3 from 1p.m. - enclosed for classrooms. social reasons is also 3 p.m. In an effort to keep all taken into consideration. grade levels in the If you have any Thanks for a great school building, two of our music information about your year. Have a great classrooms will be child and/or the type of summer and see you in relocated in the trailers to learning environment you September! give us additional would feel be best suited classroom space in the for your child, please Sincerely yours, building. Growing pains! share it with me in writing We are also beginning to by August 1. Please do Deborah L. Tyler not, however, request a Eagle View PTA Newsletter Page 2 of 6 A Message from your PTA Board (2008-2009) It has been a pleasure us will be back next year, Edwards, the front office serving as the EVES PTA including Jennifer staff, the teachers, the Board for 2008-2009. Greenhagen as President; custodial staff, the We’ve had a number of Susan Crystal as 1st Vice students and of course, very successful events, President; Bruce Gordon the parents. from movie night and as 3rd Vice President; and Thanks as well to our bingo night, to Michelle McDonald as business partners: international night and two Secretary. We welcome TEOCO, McDonald’s Fair book fairs. The cultural Jill Indugula as 2nd Vice Outgoing PTA Board members, Lakes and Chick-Fil-A Fair programs were awesome. President and Stacy Barbara Cassano and Oaks. Nichols-Byll as Treasurer. Dondi Serio—thanks so much We say farewell to two for all you’ve done! board members who have We wish to thank all of the served for two years: wonderful support Sincerely: Jennifer, Barbara Cassano and received from Ms. Tyler, Barbara, Susan, Bruce, Dondi Serio. Several of Ms. Willison and Ms. Michelle and Dondi “On your marks, get set, GO” Mr. Gordon gets the First Annual Eagle View Fun Run students ready to run! The First Annual Eagle Thanks to our sponsors: We’re already looking View Fun Run was a TEOCO, Van forward to next year’s great success. 115 Management, Fun Run with even participants turned out Wegmans, The Coca more participants! on a cloudy morning to Cola Company, Texas participate. Students, Roadhouse, PNC, The along with family Gadley Family. And a members and friends special thanks to Ms. ran and walked the Jamie Gadley for perimeter of the Eagle conceiving the idea and View school property. organizing the event. Teach the Children to Save Program Many thanks to M&T could save money during saving money in a “bank.” Bank, especially the Teach the Children to We look forward to Shameem Mommen, for Save Program. The continued collaboration visiting Eagle View to presenters were with M&T Bank in the conduct some banking knowledgeable and coming school year. programs for our students. friendly, and engaged the The students were excited students with hands-on to take part in an learning! The students interactive presentation practiced counting change that focused on ways they and paper money and Page 3 of 6 Eagle View PTA Newsletter Fundraising Updates Thank you to all the Our school earned GIANT A+ Safeway families for clipping Box $1221.85 for the 2008 - The 2008-2009 A+ So far this year we earned Tops and Campbells. 2009 school year. $700 BonusBucksSM Program $158.80 for our school. Just was given back to the concluded April 2, 2009. like Giant you will need to Congratulations to our school to purchase Thank you for your renew your card in the fall and winners: materials for each grade support, we were able to re-designate Eagle View level ($100 per grade). raise $338.10 in cash for Elementary School. You may Mrs. Baker’s 2nd grade our school. We had 42 renew your Safeway card at class collected 489 box Please continue to collect families who registered http://www.escrip.com/ Our tops. Miss O’Shay’s 1st box tops and Campbell’s their cards. Please School code is 500006146 grade class collected 119 during the summer. Visit remember to renew your Campbell/Pepperidge http://www.eagleviewpta.com card in the fall and re- Farm labels. Both classes for the summer collection designate Eagle View Thank you for supporting received a Popsicle treat. sheet. Elementary School at Eagle View! http://www.giantfood.com/ Sereen Qadar from Mrs. Also, we are accepting aplus. Our School code is Kemp’s Kindergarten class donations of small prizes 05432! won the $10.00 Target gift and gift cards for next card. year’s raffles! If you would like to help, please CONGRATULATIONS! contact email@example.com. Volunteers Needed Volunteers are the are out there talking to thing all PTA Volunteers backbone of the PTA and their school boards or have in common is their volunteers are what keep other governing advocacy for all children the PTA moving ahead authorities making sure and youth. and in the right direction. that bills are passed that Volunteers come in all benefit our children and Your PTA is looking for shapes, sizes, and youth. Others are out there volunteers for a range of personality. For every serving on school activities for the new volunteer, there is a committees, or PTA school year—from movie different reason for them programs. night to international being there, but the night, newsletter writing bottom line is that PTA They also work in a to webmaster, book fairs volunteers are there for myriad of different ways, to cultural programs. the children and youth. some are quiet and Contact Susan Crystal surefooted, while others (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Caption describing picture or There are also a million are outspoken. We have Jill Indugula graphic. different ways that people the dreamers and those (email@example.com) to volunteer. that carry out the dreams. get more information. The idea people and the Some are in the classroom You’ll be glad you did! do-it people. But the one working one on one with a student, or teacher, others Eagle View PTA Newsletter Page 4 of 6 Mrs. Small voted one of top 25 Super Teachers The PTA congratulates outstanding Virginia Mrs. Small’s passion and Michelle Small for being public school teachers for enthusiasm. As a token of selected as one of the top their dedication and appreciation for Mrs. “Super Teachers” in commitment. The Lottery Small’s efforts on behalf Virginia! Over 1200 seeks to pay tribute to of the citizens of teachers were nominated those educators who go Smallville and the whole from all over the state of the extra mile each and Eagle View community, Virginia for the second every day to serve their the PTA provided Mrs. “Smallville is annual Super Teacher students and their Small with a check for transforming students Awards sponsored by the communities. Recognized one hundred dollars to be Virginia Lottery. The for her focus on real world used for supplies, into Supergirls and Super Teacher Awards learning in “Smallville,” materials and activities in Superboys—led by were designed to honor the nomination focused on her classroom. Super Teacher, Michelle Small” CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO THE EAGLE . VIEW CLASS OF 2009! We wish all of sixth graders all of the best in their continued pursuit of education. Cardboard Boat Regatta: SACC Eagle View A cardboard boat that floats county. With the theme of they seemingly glided across and is steered by children animals, SACC Eagle View the water, just like the and adults? Where do they chose a dragon since the dragons of lore. But come up with these ideas? students have been studying unfortunately, the winds about China this term. proved a bit strong, and into “And the winner of Well, in case you didn’t the lake they went! BEST IN SHOW, at the know, Lake Accotink just Students and SACC teachers celebrated the 20th annual worked on the boat for However, not all was in vain, 20th annual cardboard Cardboard Boat Regatta as several weeks, designing, for the Purple Storm Dragon boat regatta at part of Springfield Days on gluing, taping, painting….and was voted BEST IN SHOW! Lake Accotink, Sunday, May 31st. hoping that it would float! Congratulations SACC Eagle PURPLE STORM This year, Eagle View SACC Four brave students, fitted View—the Purple Storm DRAGON, entered for the first time, with life jackets and holding Dragon was indeed SACC Eagle View!” along with several SACC their paddles, were pushed magnificent! centers from around the off from shore. At the start, Page 5 of 6 Eagle View PTA Newsletter • PTA FAQs • Commitment You'll get the most out of your PTA membership by staying involved. Meetings are held once a What is the PTA? • Access to parents of other As a PTA member what would I be expected to do? month on the second Tuesday. If you The Parent-Teacher children at the school Association (PTA) is to serve Your level of involvement is can't make the meetings, see about • A forum to discuss as a forum where parents, up to you, but here are some getting minutes and try to make it to teachers, administrators, and concerns and problems at other concerned adults of the main things that you fundraisers and other PTA events. discuss ways to promote school. quality education, strive to might do: Do I have to pay to be a member of • Access to resources on expand the arts, encourage the PTA? parenting, education, and • Help with fundraisers We community involvement, and Yes, but the fee is minimal, just $10 work for a healthy more from the National PTA hold several fundraising environment and safe per adult or $15 per family (two • Appreciation from teachers events throughout the year neighborhoods. The PTA adults). That’s less than it might cost can be your best link to for all your help for projects and teachers and is one of the for a restaurant meal—not a bad deal • Education about school improvements at the school, easiest ways to become for a year's worth of involvement in involved at Eagle View. policies, state funding, and including movie night, bingo your child's school. What will I get out of other issues night, etc. You might be joining the PTA? • A discount subscription to asked to volunteer for an How do I join the PTA? • Regular updates on school the National PTA publication hour at the event, or even be The PTA will have registration activities and policies Our Children, which covers an event chairperson. information available at the beginning • Access to teachers and family, health and safety • Your opinions Your voice of the new school year. It is a joy to administrators at Eagle View issues, legislative briefings, is important to help shape be involved and feel like you are a (Ms. Tyler attends our and nationwide highlights of the goals of our PTA. part of what your children get their monthly meetings) the PTA's work and activities main source of education from all day! Summer Reading Program All students are asked to success. The goal is to list of books appropriate read a minimum of six have all students return in for their rising grade level. books and complete a September with continued You can also check our postcard response that growth in reading Fairfax County Public they mail or drop off at achievement. Library’s “Read Around Eagle View. When the the World Program.” All students who students arrive in participate will receive Have a great reading September, their recognition and journey. postcards will be on celebration of their efforts display for the community in September. All to witness and share in students were provided a our summer reading Put your thinking caps on In September, we’ll can do better than be running a contest that! So put on your to “name the PTA thinking caps and get newsletter.” Eagle creative. A 3-person View News? News panel will judge the from Eagle View? entries and prizes will We know that you be awarded. Thanks for all you do for Eagle View! We’re on the Web! The PTA would like to elementary school in See us at: thank all of the many Fairfax County. www.eagleviewpta.com volunteers who have Have a great summer and contributed their time, see you in September! money, and effort to help make Eagle View the best EAGLE VIEW PTA 4500 DIXIE HILL ROAD FAIRFAX, VA 22030