Eagle Express - February 9, 2024

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Greetings Braddock Families,

Check out our new weekly feature below - Braddock ES Week in Review. We hope to start sharing more pictures with you of our students and all the exciting things they are doing in their classrooms. 

 

This week we celebrated the 100th day of school. Check Facebook to see more picture of our teachers and students dressed up as if they were 100 years old! 

 

Next week is Portrait of a Graduate Kindness Spirit Week

Monday - Creative and Critical Thinker

  • Wear crazy clothes or blue to show we think of unique ways to show kindness

Tuesday - Collaborator 

  • Wear Braddock Colors (Blue, White, Yellow) to show wecollaborate together as a team.

Wednesday - Communicator 

  • Wear heard or red to show we communicate kindness through words and actions 

Thursday - Ethical and Global Citizen 

  • Wear superhero clothes or green to show we have good citizenship and treat others with kindness. 

Friday - Goal Directed and Resilient Individual 

  • Wear exercise clothes or purple to show we are resilient and work out problems with kindness

 

Looking forward to another great week! 

Best, 

Braddock Staff 

PTA Fundraiser!

Braddock Elem families! 

It’s that time! Our families can start sharing about and donating to our Braddock Glow Party - starting TODAY! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for field trips. Are you ready to help our school?

Here are 3 things we can do to help support our school through this fundraiser:

  1. Register on mybooster.com tonight. It’s so easy!
  2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on mybooster.com.
  3. Give a donation if you are able to (all students will fully participate regardless of financial participation).

⭐️Click Here to log on TODAY! ⭐️

Thanks again for your support!

 Link to BOOSER Video

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring
  • Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com.

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

Caregivers can guide students to access expert tutoring, homework help, and writing support by clicking on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal—anytime, anywhere.

Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

📚 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Important Upcoming Dates

💙Wednesday, February 14th - Valentine's Day- Wear Red! 

 

💙Monday, February 19, 2024 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

💙Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Chic-Fil-A Night for Braddock!

💙Friday, February 23, 2024 - Glow Party - Dance-A-Thon Event!

💙🦅💙Braddock PTA 💙🦅💙 SAVE THE DATE: PTA Events

The PTA is planning to hose the following events at Braddock during the 23-24 school year. Mark your calendars now!! 

  • March 20th - Art and Music Night 
  • April 11th - General Membership Meeting 
  • May 4th - Eagle Fest!!! 
🦅Concerns or questions from parents🦅

Your concerns are important to us. Contact your child's teacher first, most questions or concerns can be addressed with a quick phone call or email. If that doesn't work, the next step would be to contact the Assistant Principal who supports your child's grade level:

 

Eneida Thomas- [email protected] or call 703-914-7305

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade

Maureen Lopez - [email protected] or 703-914-7304

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade

Holly Dowling - [email protected]  or (703) 914-7388

  • 1st Grade
  • 5th Grade

Follow us on social media for more updates:

 

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Eagle Express - February 2, 2024

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Greetings Braddock Families,

We hope this message finds you well. We have many exciting events happening in February and we hope you will join us!

One of the NEWer events we are doing is a PTA fundraiser. Each student/family can create an account and request that friends and family members donate to our PTA. All donations will go to our student's field trips and EAGLE FEST!

All students, regardless of if they donate or not will participate in our DANCE PARTY on February 23rd.

Please help us reach our goal of $5,000! 

 

Other exciting happenings at BES

February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Valentine's Day Craft Night:

Our Braddock PTA is hosting a Valentine Card Making Night. Please come to the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. to make a card for a friend or family member. You can also -pre-order carnations that will be delivered to your child on February 14th. They will be $2.00 each.

 

Monday, February 7, 2024 - Progress Reports Go Home!

Please check your child's backpack on Monday afternoon. Students will be bringing home their quarter 2 progress reports. If you have questions about your child's progress please contact your child's teacher. 

 

Valentine's Day - Wednesday, February 14th - Wear Red! 

If your child would like to bring cards to celebrate Valentine's Day please make sure you bring one for every child in the class. If you plan to send in something with the card, please no candy. You can send stickers, pencils, or other store brought items. 

 

Week of February 12th - 16th - Portrait of Graduate Spirt Week 

More information to come! 

 

Best, 

Braddock Staff 

PTA Fundraiser!

Braddock Elem families! 

It’s that time! Our families can start sharing about and donating to our Braddock Glow Party - starting TODAY! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for field trips. Are you ready to help our school?

Here are 3 things we can do to help support our school through this fundraiser:

  1. Register on mybooster.com tonight. It’s so easy!
  2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on mybooster.com.
  3. Give a donation if you are able to (all students will fully participate regardless of financial participation).

⭐️Click Here to log on TODAY! ⭐️

Thanks again for your support!

 Link to BOOSER Video

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

PAPA JOHNS NIGHT - EVERY THURSDAY

Every Thursday is PAPA JOHNS NIGHT! 

When you order online use the code BES4010. 

Important Upcoming Dates

💙Monday, February 5, 2024 - Quarter 2 Interims sent home

💙Monday, February 5, 2024 - BOOSTER Fundraiser Begins!

 

💙Wednesday, February 14th - Valentine's Day- Wear Red! 

 

💙Monday, February 19, 2024 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

💙Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Chic-Fil-A Night for Braddock!

💙Friday, February 23, 2024 - Glow Party - Dance-A-Thon Event!

💙🦅💙Braddock PTA 💙🦅💙 SAVE THE DATE: PTA Events

The PTA is planning to hose the following events at Braddock during the 23-24 school year. Mark your calendars now!! 

 

  • TONIGHT! February 9th - Valentine's Carnation Sale and Craft Event
    • Your child can make a special Valentines Day card! 
    • You can pre-order carnations to be delivered on Valentine's Day! 
    • 5:00 - 6:30 - p.m. in the cafeteria
  • March 20th - Art and Music Night 
  • April 11th - General Membership Meeting 
  • May 4th - Eagle Fest!!! 
🦅Concerns or questions from parents🦅

Your concerns are important to us. Contact your child's teacher first, most questions or concerns can be addressed with a quick phone call or email. If that doesn't work, the next step would be to contact the Assistant Principal who supports your child's grade level:

 

Eneida Thomas- [email protected] or call 703-914-7305

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade

Maureen Lopez - [email protected] or 703-914-7304

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade

Holly Dowling - [email protected]  or (703) 914-7388

  • 1st Grade
  • 5th Grade

Follow us on social media for more updates:

 

7825 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003  |  Main Phone: 703.914.7300
Attendance: 703.914.7333 | Web | CalendarFacebookTwitter

Eagle Express - January 8, 2024

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Happy New Year, Braddock Family!

On behalf of the Braddock staff, I would like to extend my warmest wishes for a very Happy New Year filled with joy, good health, and prosperity. 

This past year has undoubtedly presented its share of challenges, but through it all, the spirit of community that binds the Braddock families has shone brightly. We’ve seen firsthand the strength of your support for one another. 

May the New Year bring forth exciting opportunities and fresh beginnings. May your homes be filled with warmth and laughter and may your path be lit with joy, successes, and good fortune. 

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. May 2024 be your best year yet!

Sincerely, 

Principal, K. Jackson-Muir

BES Outstanding Emoplyee Awards

Please join us in congratulating this year's Outstanding Employee Winners!

  • Lisa England – Outstanding Teacher ❤ 🌟🎉🥳
  • Joann Chae – Outstanding New Teacher ❤ 🌟🎉🥳
  • Judith Swoboda – Outstanding Professional Employee ❤ 🌟🎉🥳
  • Sherryanne Sooknanan – Outstanding Operational Employees ❤ 🌟🎉🥳
Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other DrugsPOLAR PALS Club

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information. 

ATTEND TODAY!

Attending school every day is critical for success. 

If you are having a difficult time attending school, please tell a trusted adult at your school.

THEY CAN HELP YOU! 

Community Resources

*Do you  need help with the cost of utilities, housing, or food?

Call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP).

Our multilingual social services staff will talk with you and develop a plan to help. 

 

You will need income and housing information and cost. 

CSP will

  • help you talk with the landlord or mortgage holder and arrange payments. 
  • coordinate and schedule payments with utility companies. 
  • help with other resources for you and your family. 

Call 703-222-0880 - press 2 for Spanish.

PAPA JOHNS NIGHT - EVERY THURSDAY

Every Thursday is PAPA JOHNS NIGHT! 

When you order online use the code BES4010. 

Important Upcoming Dates

💙Friday, January 12, 2024 - Quarter 2 Interims sent hom 

 

💙Monday, January 15, 2024 - NO SCHOOl - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

💙Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - Chic-Fil-A Night for Braddock!

💙Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Literacy Night for Braddock Famlies 

💙Thursday, January 18, 2024 - PTA Meeting - all welcome! 

💙Friday, January 19, 2024 - Orthodox Epiphany 

 

 

 

💙🦅💙Braddock PTA 💙🦅💙 SAVE THE DATE: PTA Events

The PTA is planning to hose the following events at Braddock during the 23-24 school year. Mark your calendars now!! 

  • January 18th - General Membership Meeting
    • Start planning Eagle Fest! 
  • February 9th - Valentine's Carnation Sale and Craft Event
    • Your child can make a special Valentines Day card! 
  • March - Art and Music Night 
  • April 11th - General Membership Meeting 
  • May 4th - Eagle Fest!!! 
🦅Concerns or questions from parents🦅

Your concerns are important to us. Contact your child's teacher first, most questions or concerns can be addressed with a quick phone call or email. If that doesn't work, the next step would be to contact the Assistant Principal who supports your child's grade level:

 

Eneida Thomas- [email protected] or call 703-914-7305

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade

Maureen Lopez - [email protected] or 703-914-7304

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade

Holly Dowling - [email protected]  or (703) 914-7388

  • 1st Grade
  • 5th Grade

Follow us on social media for more updates:

 

7825 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003  |  Main Phone: 703.914.7300
Attendance: 703.914.7333 | Web | CalendarFacebookTwitter

Eagle Express - December 4, 2023

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Good Afternoon Braddock Family,
Happy December!
At Braddock Elementary, we use the First Two Weeks of December to celebrate Computer Science Education!

As you know, technology continues to advance and your children will be working in jobs that do not currently exist! Here at Braddock we know how important it is to expose our students to as much computer science as possible. This month during your child's STEAM or Library special, your child will participate in a coding activity. To help kick off this celebration we will be hosting a STEM Fair with Lab Rascals. Tomorrow, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria, bring your family and join us!!!

As always, wishing you well--- continue to be safe and stay healthy.

POLAR PALS Club

SAVE THE DATE: POLAR PALS CLUB

We can't wait to see you!

When: Thursday, December 6th 

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and shopping will go until 7:00. Please plan to enter through Door #5 (blacktop entrance) 

Winter Camp at POE!

Poe Middle School is hosting an OLYMPICS WINTER CAMP!

When: December 18th - 20th 

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

Where: Poe Middle School 

7000 Cindy Lane, Annandale VA 22003

Sponsored by the Annandale Athletic Boosters

Sign up HERE: https://bit.ly/Olympics23Poe 

Email Christopher Bagot with questions: [email protected] 

Parent Coffee

Learn about Health Insurance and Dental Insurance opportunities! 

If you want to learn about the Health insurance from Anthem HealthKeepers Plus and MCCP (Medical Care For Children Partnership Foundation), please join us in our next parent coffee meeting on Wednesday, December 6th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Cafeteria. 

Presenters are from:

  • MCCP
  • Anthem HealthKeepers Plus

Wednesday, November 6th, at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria.

Advanced Academics

Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  <<fill in the name and email address of the AART or principal>> no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing <<fill in the name and email address of the AART>>. 

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

SEL Screener Results

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

One of the ways FCPS supports the mental wellness of all students is through the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener. In October, students in grades 3-12 took this screener in October, which gives information about their skills such as achieving goals, handling emotions, building relationships with adults and peers, and making good choices. 

The screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to create learning, experiences, and environments for students to succeed.

In early December, families will be able to view student SEL Screener results in SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent by mail.

For more information about the screener please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For help understanding your child’s results or ideas to support them at home, review the Family Guide or contact your child’s school.

Weather Closures

❄️ Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

PAPA JOHNS NIGHT - EVERY THURSDAY

Every Thursday is PAPA JOHNS NIGHT! 

When you order online use the code BES4010. 

Important Upcoming Dates

💙Tuesday, December 5th - STEM Night @ 5:00 

💙Wednesday, December 6th - 4th and 5th Grade Reading VGA 

💙Thursday, December 7th - 3rd Grade Reading VGA 

💙Thursday, December 7th - POLAR PALS Shop 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

💙Thursday, December 7th - 5th Grade Strings Field Trip

💙Friday, December 8th - Bohdi Day 

 

💙Tuesday, December 12th - 3rd Grade Math VGA 

💙Tuesday, December 12th - 4th Grade Strings and Chorus Concert 

💙Wednesday, December 13th - 4th and 5th Grade Math VGA 

💙Thursday, December 14th - 5th Grade Strings and Chorus Concert 

💙Friday, December 15th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Poe Middle School 

 

💙Monday, December 18th - January 1st - Winter Break 

💙💙 School resumes on January 2nd💙💙

 

💙🦅💙Braddock PTA 💙🦅💙 SAVE THE DATE: PTA Events

The PTA is planning to hose the following events at Braddock during the 23-24 school year. Mark your calendars now!! 

  • December - Holiday Fair - December 7th - 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Your child can shop our Holiday Fair to purchase gifts for their family members 
  • January 18th - General Membership Meeting
    • Start planning Eagle Fest! 
  • February 9th - Valentine's Carnation Sale and Craft Event
    • Your child can make a special Valentines Day card! 
  • March - Art and Music Night 
  • April 11th - General Membership Meeting 
  • May 4th - Eagle Fest!!! 
🦅Concerns or questions from parents🦅

Your concerns are important to us. Contact your child's teacher first, most questions or concerns can be addressed with a quick phone call or email. If that doesn't work, the next step would be to contact the Assistant Principal who supports your child's grade level:

 

Eneida Thomas- [email protected] or call 703-914-7305

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade

Maureen Lopez - [email protected] or 703-914-7304

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade

Holly Dowling - [email protected]  or (703) 914-7388

  • 1st Grade
  • 5th Grade

Follow us on social media for more updates:

 

7825 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003  |  Main Phone: 703.914.7300
Attendance: 703.914.7333 | Web | CalendarFacebookTwitter

Special PTA Edition

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POLAR PALS Shoppping!

Braddock Families,


The Braddock PTA is bringing a new event to BES this year. Students can purchase gifts for their family members and friends this year through a service program called POLAR PALS GIFT SHOP.


The shop will be set up in school on December 6th and 7th, and will be run under the supervision of our PTA.


The gift items are "kid priced" (Pocket Change to Moderately priced Department store-type gifts) Most of the items are in the $1.00 to $5.00 range.
We hope that through this program our children will learn about handling money and receive the joy of being able to select a special gift for a loved one.

Next week your child will bring home a flyer and an envelope. If you would like your child to participate in the Polar Pals Shopping Event, please complete the outside of the envelope and send your child to school with cash inside the envelope.

Your child will go shopping and come home with their surprises!


We will have evening hours on Thursday, December 7th from dismissal until 7:00 p.m. so you can come shopping with your child if you would prefer.

More information will be sent home next week!

Examples of some gift options

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