Tuesday Folder Information!

September 25, 2020

October 27, 2020

Two-Hour Early Release on October 30th; Student Holidays November 2nd, 3rd  Friday, October 30th, is the last day of the first quarter and will be a synchronous (virtual) learning day for all students with a 1:25 p.m. dismissal (two-hour early release). There will be no in-person classes on October 30th

Monday, November 2nd, and Tuesday, November 3rd, are student holidays. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete new asynchronous assignments. Regularly-scheduled classes will resume on Wednesday, November 4th.

Go Paperless!:  With the approaching end of the 1st quarter, be sure to log into ParentVUE and “Go Paperless”!  This will allow you to receive online progress reports/report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless". The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all your associated students, no matter what school level.

Art Supply Pick-up – if you were unable to pick-up your art supplies yesterday at the designated bus stops, we are having a drive-by pick-up in the bus loop at Providence ES this afternoon from 3:30-6:30

We are Almost there!:  Thank you to the additional 22% that completed their SR&R parent acknowledgment forms last week!  We are at a 62% completion rate and only 4 days to go to reach 100%.   We can do it!  If you haven’t already done so, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgment Form using this link:  https://forms.gle/JSCee8r56xTawMiN7    Don’t forget - the Google form must be filled out for each child!  Thank you!!

Upcoming Parent Meetings:  We would like to invite all PES families to join Mr. Phillips on Nov. 4, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., for our annual Title I information meeting. This will be part of our November PTA meeting, which will start immediately after we conclude the Title I conversation. Mr. Phillips will explain the federal Title I program and what being a part of it means for us at Providence.  We hope you will stay to be part of the PTA conversation as well. Look for more information and a meeting link from our wonderful PTA soon!

 

 

October 20, 2020

ST MATH Parent Night Join us on Oct. 29th for a Virtual ST Math Parent Night at 6:00-6:30PM in English OR 7:00-7:30PM in Spanish.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about ST Math and how to help your child if they are stuck.  Please complete this Google Form to attend: https://forms.gle/1Fj95Ai9hZw7vZDB9   Email Tracy Cabacoy at @email with any questions.  You will be sent a Google Meet link prior to the meeting to join this virtual event. 

Help us reach our goal!  Thank you to the 40% of parents who have completed the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form.  We would love to have 100% completed by October 30th!!  Parents, if you still need to complete this form, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link:  https://forms.gle/JSCee8r56xTawMiN7    Don’t forget - the google form must be filled out for each child!  Thank you very much!

Do You have a ParentVUE Account?  A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

 

 

October 13, 2020

Dear Providence Parents and Caregivers,

I was reading interims this morning and I am really glad to hear about the many students who are connecting with their teachers and making distance learning work. I am very proud of them and our staff at PES, and I am also very thankful for you as parents and caregivers. As I was reading, I kept thinking of the many family members I have been fortunate to get to know in my time at Providence. Throughout this difficult time, I have mentioned many times how much we miss your children at school. This morning it hit me that I miss you, too! We have a wonderful community, and while we are staying in touch through emails, video conferences, and phone calls, it is not the same as seeing each other’s faces in person, waving at Kiss and Ride or chatting for a moment in the halls during a fun PTA event. I also know that for the most part, it isn’t really about us as adults. However, this is a loss for us too, and we greatly appreciate the way you are sticking with us and encouraging your children to make the most of what we have. Thank you, and please let us know what you and your child need to keep moving forward.

Now that we have settled into this temporary routine, I think it is important to remind you to be aware of the upcoming Fairfax County School Board meetings discussing the possible return to school. The next work session is on Thursday, Oct. 16, and I expect that we might receive additional information soon after. At the end of October, we will welcome a small group of students for in-person learning, and there are ongoing conversations about the return for other cohort groups of students for a hybrid of in-person and distance learning. I don’t have details at this time, but I will keep you informed as I learn of them. I encourage you to stay informed about all options available, in relation to your choices and concerns, and the well-being of your child and family. I will also recommend a few things to consider when I send additional information.

I invite the parents and caregivers of our current kindergarten students to join me for a chance to talk and for me to answer your questions from 4:00 – 5:00 on Wednesday. While I wish we were meeting in person, I will send the link for the virtual meeting through kindergarten teachers next week. I look forward to the chance to talk.  

I also invite all PES families to join me on Nov. 4, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., for our annual Title One information meeting. This will be part of our November PTA meeting, which will start immediately after we conclude the Title I conversation. I will explain the federal Title I program and what being a part of it means for us at Providence, and we hope you will stay to be part of the PTA conversation as well.  Look for more information and a meeting link from our wonderful PTA soon!

We continue to distribute breakfast and lunch each day, and I recently learned that we also started to distribute snacks and dinner on Oct. 13, 2020. We are fortunate to be able to offer meals for our children and hope that you will take advantage of this offering if you have the need. You can find additional information here.

Finally, I want to say thanks once more to A Place To Stand, the local organization who has provided an invaluable service and a lifeline to many of our neediest families at this challenging time. We greatly appreciate the volunteers who run the organization, manage donations, and deliver them to our families. We also greatly appreciate the generosity and kindness shown to our families through the gracious donations of money and food. I know that our children and their parents were very happy when they received these needed supplies. They will continue to make deliveries this fall, and we have had many questions about how others can help.  If you wish to donate food or funds, please sign up here.  

Please take care and reach out to me or your child’s teacher if you have questions, concerns, or needs. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your family and our community.

Sincerely,

Dan Phillips

Providence Principal

 

There will be no library curbside check out, pick up, or returns this Wednesday, 10/14. Please check your email next Tuesday, 10/20, to see if you have library books ready for pick-up the following Wednesday (10/21). Thank you!

 

October 6, 2020 Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on Monday, October 12, for School Planning Day:   As a reminder, Monday, October 12, is a school planning day and a student holiday. Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development and planning activities and will not be available for office hours. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13.  See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link:  https://forms.gle/JSCee8r56xTawMiN7  The google form must be filled out one time per student.

September 29, 2020

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener(iReady) assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.  Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading. Students will complete the assessment during October 12 – October 30 virtually.  Classroom teachers will inform you of specific dates and ways to support your child at home before and during the assessment. Attached is more information.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Hickey, Assistant Principal, or Janice Suitte, Assistant Principal at 703-460-4400. Thank you!

UnivScreenerNotificEnglish.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificArabic.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificChinese.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificFarsi.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificKorean.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificSpanish.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificUrdu.pdf 

UnivScreenerNotificVietnamese.pdf 

  • If you haven't already done so, don't forget to pick-up your student(s) language arts, math or pre-ordered PTA supplies from the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In addition, we will be having an evening pick-up this Thursday, October 1st, from 5-6:00 p.m.

September 22, 2020 Tuesday Folders are now VIRTUAL!  An email will be sent on Tuesdays from "Providence Elem" using e-notify@fcps.edu as an address.  Our email is sent to users that have an email on file when you registered.  If you are not receiving the emails, please check your "junk or spam" folders.  The following information was in this week's "Tuesday Folder" email.