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Check out what is happening at OHES!  We are thankful to have our students back and for our BEATUIFUL student work.  Our students are so talented and we are happy they share their talents with us.

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!!!  Square Art Fundraiser

It’s time to start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online now! By now you should have received your child's custom catalog for our Square 1 Art fundraiser.

Simply search for your child's art using Art Search or by entering their unique access code that can be located on the back of their custom catalog.

Order by:  12/1/2021 (*This is an extension of the date that is posted on the catalogs)

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online or at 888.332.3294x1.

Thank you for supporting our school!

square1art.com/shop

Orange Hunt Book Fair

November 29 – December 7 (flyer)

In the Orange Hunt Library for students and Online at Bookworm  for parents.

Proceeds help support the Orange Hunt Library, including the News Studio, and Reading Programs.

Books make great gifts! Featuring German Books, Bargain Books, & Educational Games.

Book Fair Dates and Times: Students will shop during their regularly scheduled library times.

Orange Hunt Library

11/29 Browsing day for classes

11/30      8:30 – 3:30

12/01      8:30 – 3:30

12/02      8:30 – 3:30

12/03      8:30 – 3:30

12/06      8:30 – 3:30

12/07      8:30 – 3:30

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Updates

Level IV Full-time Services Referral and Screening Parent Information Session

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Weis, will be holding two Level IV Screening and Identification Parent Information virtual sessions on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM and Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM.

The focus of the meeting will be the referral and screening process for students in 2nd-6th grade to be identified for AAP Level IV Full-time services. All parents interested in learning more about the Level IV screening process are welcome to attend using the link below. The session will be recorded if you are unable to join us.

Level IV Screening Information Session: Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM (AAP Meeting Link)

Level IV Screening Information Session: Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM (AAP Meeting Link)

The window for Level IV Referrals to be submitted is from August 23 through December 15, 2021. You can find additional screening information, forms, and parent presentations at FCPS Advanced Academics Programs (AAP)

Level IV Referral

WINTER SPIRIT DAYS

December 2 - Let's show some Joy. Wear a positive message t-shirt

December 3 - Wear something that glitters or lights up.

December 6 - It's Nikolaustag, let's wear colors of the German Flag Red, Black and Gold.

December 9 - Mad about Plaid, Wear your fun plaids or flannels

December 10 -  It's a WHITE OUT, like the snow we hope to get.  Where your white.

December 15 - It's time to get our stripes on!  Wear your stripes.

December 17 - Pajama Day

Early Bird Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale for $15! 

The early bird sale ends December 31st  

Keep an eye out for the yearbook flyers in your child’s backpacks.

Order now for best deal! ybpay.com       Yearbook ID code: 9964922

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There is so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.   

 

For Our Military Families 

Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

Highlights include:

  • Mental Health of Military-Connected Kids and Teens
  • Storms in Any Season- What parents need to know about
  • Deployments, Injuries, Separations, and Loss
  • Known and little-known resources for military families to get you through storms and everyday life
  • How to Prepare for an Off-Cycle Move

December 3, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Do you know your SLO (School Liaison Officer) at Ft. Belvoir?

“SLOs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLOs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the school community – including local public school districts, private schools and home school Families – and the installation. Regardless of branch of service, SLO’s are available to all military families.”

SLO’s and CYS Services at Fort Belvoir 

Moving in the middle of a school year?

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos.

Stacy Huisman

Family Liaison

dshuisman@fcps.edu

Upcoming Events

November 17 - PTA meeting 7:00 pm Link

November 19 - Field Day (Rain Date)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

November 30-December 7 - Book Fair

December 20-31 - Winter Break (Classes resume January 3)

January 17 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday) 

January 20 - End of Quarter (2 hour early release)

January 21 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24 - Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  Our amazing 6th graders created games on astronomy.  They worked with our 4th graders and had them play the games they created.  You can see by the pictures how engaged the student in both grades where!  Well done OHES students!

Thankful

We are thankful that we have returned to school and have the opportunity to work with your children.  We have the pleasure of being a part of this outstand school community.  Thank you for all that you do to partner with us to make Orange Hunt the special place that it is. 

We hope that the students, staff, and our families are able to spend the time resting and rejuvenating over the Thanksgiving holiday. 

We wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

It’s time for the FCPS Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open! Please take a moment to share about a staff member that has really been outstanding.

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google form.  This is a time to recognize our many amazing staff here at OHES!

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, November 23rd.

Square Art Fundraiser

It’s time to start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online now! By now you should have received your child's custom catalog for our Square 1 Art fundraiser.

Simply search for your child's art using Art Search or by entering their unique access code that can be located on the back of their custom catalog.

Order by:  12/1/2021 (*This is an extension of the date that is posted on the catalogs)

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online or at 888.332.3294x1.

Thank you for supporting our school!

square1art.com/shop

Orange Hunt Book Fair

November 29 – December 7 (flyer)

In the Orange Hunt Library for students and Online at Bookworm  for parents.

Proceeds help support the Orange Hunt Library, including the News Studio, and Reading Programs.

Books make great gifts! Featuring German Books, Bargain Books, & Educational Games.

Book Fair Dates and Times: Students will shop during their regularly scheduled library times.

Orange Hunt Library

11/29 Browsing day for classes

11/30      8:30 – 3:30

12/01      8:30 – 3:30

12/02      8:30 – 3:30

12/03      8:30 – 3:30

12/06      8:30 – 3:30

12/07      8:30 – 3:30

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Updates

Level IV Full-time Services Referral and Screening Parent Information Session

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Weis, will be holding two Level IV Screening and Identification Parent Information virtual sessions on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM and Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM.

The focus of the meeting will be the referral and screening process for students in 2nd-6th grade to be identified for AAP Level IV Full-time services. All parents interested in learning more about the Level IV screening process are welcome to attend using the link below. The session will be recorded if you are unable to join us.

Level IV Screening Information Session: Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM (AAP Meeting Link)

Level IV Screening Information Session: Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM (AAP Meeting Link)

The window for Level IV Referrals to be submitted is from August 23 through December 15, 2021. You can find additional screening information, forms, and parent presentations at FCPS Advanced Academics Programs (AAP)

Level IV Referral

Early Bird Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale for $15! 

The early bird sale ends December 31st  

Keep an eye out for the yearbook flyers in your child’s backpacks.

Order now for best deal! ybpay.com       Yearbook ID code: 9964922

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There is so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.   

 

For Our Military Families 

Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

Highlights include:

  • Mental Health of Military-Connected Kids and Teens
  • Storms in Any Season- What parents need to know about
  • Deployments, Injuries, Separations, and Loss
  • Known and little-known resources for military families to get you through storms and everyday life
  • How to Prepare for an Off-Cycle Move

December 3, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Do you know your SLO (School Liaison Officer) at Ft. Belvoir?

“SLOs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLOs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the school community – including local public school districts, private schools and home school Families – and the installation. Regardless of branch of service, SLO’s are available to all military families.”

SLO’s and CYS Services at Fort Belvoir 

Moving in the middle of a school year?

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos.

Stacy Huisman

Family Liaison

dshuisman@fcps.edu

Upcoming Events

November 17 - PTA meeting 7:00 pm Link

November 19 - Field Day (Rain Date)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

November 30-December 7 - Book Fair

December 20-31 - Winter Break (Classes resume January 3)

January 17 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday) 

January 20 - End of Quarter (2 hour early release)

January 21 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 24 - Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  Something we are so thankful for is our staff!  They work extremely hard, making sure all of our students have what they need academically and socially. Our teachers work collaboratively to be the best out there!  THANK YOU, OHES STAFF!

Field Day 

If you signed up to volunteer during Field Day on November 12, we simply moved your name over to the 19th.  If you cannot volunteer on the 19th please delete your name from the sign up genius.

Email Jake McMichael (jmcmichael@fcps.edu)  or Roz Newton (rnewton@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Link to the 4th – 6th grade Field Day sign up            

Link to the 1st – 3rd grade Field Day sign up              

It’s time for the FCPS Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open! Please take a moment to share about a staff member that has really been outstanding.

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google form.  This is a time to recognize our many amazing staff here at OHES!

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, November 23rd.

Orange Hunt Book Fair

November 29 – December 7 (flyer)

In the Orange Hunt Library for students and Online at Bookworm  for parents.

Proceeds help support the Orange Hunt Library, including the News Studio, and Reading Programs.

Books make great gifts! Featuring German Books, Bargain Books, & Educational Games.

Book Fair Dates and Times: Students will shop during their regularly scheduled library times.

Orange Hunt Library

11/29 Browsing day for classes

11/30      8:30 – 3:30

12/01      8:30 – 3:30

12/02      8:30 – 3:30

12/03      8:30 – 3:30

12/06      8:30 – 3:30

12/07      8:30 – 3:30

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Updates

Level IV Full-time Services Referral and Screening Parent Information Session

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Weis, will be holding two Level IV Screening and Identification Parent Information virtual sessions on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM and Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM.

The focus of the meeting will be the referral and screening process for students in 2nd-6th grade to be identified for AAP Level IV Full-time services. All parents interested in learning more about the Level IV screening process are welcome to attend using the link below. The session will be recorded if you are unable to join us.

Level IV Screening Information Session: Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM (AAP Meeting Link)

Level IV Screening Information Session: Friday, December 3rd at 9:15 AM (AAP Meeting Link)

The window for Level IV Referrals to be submitted is from August 23 through December 15, 2021. You can find additional screening information, forms, and parent presentations at FCPS Advanced Academics Programs (AAP)

Level IV Referral

Early Bird Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale for $15! 

The early bird sale ends December 31st  

Keep an eye out for the yearbook flyers in your child’s backpacks.

Order now for best deal! ybpay.com       Yearbook ID code: 9964922

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There is so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.   

 

For Our Military Families 

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos.

Stacy Huisman

Family Liaison

dshuisman@fcps.edu

Happy Veterans Day! For our military families, check out the list of military discounts and savings this week.

Military Discounts for Veterans Day

Upcoming Events

November 17 - PTA meeting 7:00 pm Link

November 19 - Field Day (Rain Date)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

November 30-December 7 - Book Fair

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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On this day, we honor all active duty and veteran members of the Armed Services who serve our country with such courage and bravery. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your valor and sacrifice. We want to take the time today to say THANK YOU for your years of service to our country and for keeping us and the ones we love safe! You have put yourself on the line to protect our freedom and made sacrifices to be away from your family to serve. Our heads rest easy knowing there are dedicated people like you caring for what our country is all about.  There are no words that adequately convey the gratitude we have for you and your service.

Thank you to all the volunteers we had today to celebrate our Veterans Day with our students.  The students enjoyed the celebration stations where they tried out boot camp, learned how to fold the flag properly, heard about what it is like to be deployed and made thank you notes for soldiers, and created sidewalk artwork and murals. We listened to the beautiful performances by our 6th grade band and strings groups and our 5th and 6th grade choirs.  The weather could not have been more perfect for the day.

Thank you!

Upcoming Events

November 19: Field Day 

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  We had a blast bringing back one of our beloved traditions last Friday night.  We were able to hold our annual Lanternen Fest thanks to the PTA and the community.  We had well over 300 people join us for signing, a story and a crisp fall walk.

Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)

This Veterans Day we are excited to honor our service members by having six outdoor "Celebration Stations" where our students will do hands-on activities to learn more about military life.

We are still looking for scout leaders to teach our students a few facts about the American flag. If you are interested in volunteering to help for a one-hour block, please see the sign-up genius link and more information and guidelines will be provided for each area. 

To comply with CDC guidelines and keep our students and staff safe during the school day, we are limiting activities to our students and the volunteers for this day. There will be limited spaces available for parents of 5th or 6th graders who are performing in band, strings, and/or chorus to attend. These parents will receive a message from their directors today to sign up for a time slot. 

As we know, this is an important event and would love to have more people experience this day with us. We will be posting a video and/or pictures to share the many ways our students have participated.  

Field Day is BACK! We need you!

On November 12th, the students will be having fun participating in Field Day games.  The rain date will be November 19th.  Our Kindergarten will have their own field day later in the spring. 

This fun filled event cannot be successful without our awesome parent volunteers, and we need your help. We still have many spots open! If this is a way you can support and help us out we would greatly appreciate and welcome you on this day! Please use the Sign-up Geniuses below to volunteer for a specific time and activity. Feel free to sign up for more than one time slot if that interests you.  We ask that all volunteers wear masks while on school property during the day.  Thank you!

4th – 6th grade, 9-11am   (rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field1)

1st – 3rd grade, 1-3pm  (rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-orange)

It’s time for the FCPS Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open!

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google form.  This is a time to recognize our many amazing staff here at OHES!

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, November 23rd.

Kiss and Ride Reminders

We are noticing some unsafe practices in the mornings and afternoons. Please read reminders below so we can keep everyone safe!

Morning Reminder:

In the morning, it is important that you arrive before the side doors close at 8:45am.  Our staff has to report to their next assignment to work with our students.  If you arrive after 8:45am you will need to park and walk your child into the building.  It is important for your child to start their day on time.  Many students feel unsettled and stressed if they are walking into their classrooms after the bell has rung and their class is already engaged in learning.

Afternoon Reminder:

We have a very busy afternoon at dismissal.  We have adults and students not crossing at the crosswalks.  This is very unsafe and we do not want anyone to be injured or serious hurt.  We expect families to use the official Kiss and Ride to pick up your child.

Below are the guidelines we ask you to follow to keep everyone safe at arrival and dismissal.

(8:20-8:45am & 3:35pm)

  • Drop your child off only in the Kiss and Ride traffic pattern. Do not drop your child off on Sydenstricker Rd. or other  areas around the school/neighborhood.
  • Pull your car forward as far as possible in the line.
  • Make sure that your child exits your car on the building side only.
  • Do not pass other cars in line.
  • Go directly to Sydenstricker Rd; do not use the bus access lane in front of the school.
Early Bird Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale for $15! 

The early bird sale ends December 31st  

Keep an eye out for the yearbook flyers in your child’s backpacks.

Order now for best deal! ybpay.com       Yearbook ID code: 9964922

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There is so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.   

 

For Our Military Families 

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos.

Stacy Huisman

Family Liaison

dshuisman@fcps.edu

Happy Veterans Day! For our military families, check out the list of military discounts and savings this week.

Military Discounts for Veterans Day

Upcoming Events

November 11: Veterans' Day and 2-hour Early Release (1:30 dismissal, please make arrangements)

November 12 - Field Day

November 19 - Field Day (Rain Date)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)

This Veterans Day we are excited to honor our service members by having six outdoor "Celebration Stations" where our students will do hands-on activities to learn more about military life.

We are still looking for scout leaders to teach our students a few facts about the American flag. If you are interested in volunteering to help for a one-hour block, please see the sign-up genius link and more information and guidelines will be provided for each area. 

To comply with CDC guidelines and keep our students and staff safe during the school day, we are limiting activities to our students and the volunteers for this day. There will be limited spaces available for parents of 5th or 6th graders who are performing in band, strings, and/or chorus to attend. These parents will receive a message from their directors today to sign up for a time slot. 

As we know, this is an important event and would love to have more people experience this day with us. We will be posting a video and/or pictures to share the many ways our students have participated.  

Field Day is BACK! We need you!

On November 12th, the students will be having fun participating in Field Day games.  The rain date will be November 19th.  Our Kindergarten will have their own field day later in the spring.

This fun filled event cannot be successful without our awesome parent volunteers, and we need your help. We still have many spots open! If this is a way you can support and help us out we would greatly appreciate and welcome you on this day! Please use the Sign-up Geniuses below to volunteer for a specific time and activity. Feel free to sign up for more than one time slot if that interests you.  We ask that all volunteers wear masks while on school property during the day.  Thank you!

4th – 6th grade, 9-11am   (November 12; rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field1)

1st – 3rd grade, 1-3pm  (November 12; rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-orange)

Upcoming Events

November 5: Lanternenfest starts at 6:30 PM don't be late!

November 11: Veterans' Day and 2-hour Early Release

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  We had an AWESOME Sprit Week!  We ended the week with many storybook characters coming to life.  We had both students and staff joining the fun!

 

Hoot's Heroes - OHES PTA Fundraiser

We Need your HELP!  Just over $1,000 to go to meet our goal and earn the students a DANCE PARTY! Deadline is November 11, 2021!!! ( We are currently at $6,691 can you HELP!)

Hoot's Heroes is our easy, no-stress, no selling fundraiser for the PTA. Donations from our OHES families each year help fund numerous programs, activities and materials for our school. This is the primary source of fundraising for the PTA.  Donate online here. Thank you for your continued support of our school-wide programs!

Field Day is BACK!

On November 12, the students will be having fun participating in Field Day games.  This fun filled event cannot be successful without our awesome parent volunteers.  If this sounds like fun, click the link(s) below:

4th – 6th grade, 9-11am   (rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field1)

1st – 3rd grade, 1-3pm  (rain date November 19)

Link  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-orange)

Health Room Volunteer Opportunity 

Orange Hunt Elementary School is looking for friendly volunteers to help in the health room. Shannon Luisa, Public Health Nurse, will train the volunteers on providing care of sick and injured, notification to parents, documentation, and how the health room is prepared for a day of caring for the students of Orange Hunt. If interested, please join us for the scheduled training on November 9th, 9 am – 12 pm.  You can check-in at the front office. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shannon Luisa, 703-388-1350.  

We appreciate your support of the Orange Hunt Health room!  

Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)

This Veterans Day we are excited to honor our service members by having six outdoor "Celebration Stations" where our students will do hands-on activities to learn more about military life.

We are asking for parent volunteers that are willing to join us on Veterans Day to share their military experience of deployment, the physical demands of military service and scout leaders to teach our students a few facts about the American flag. If you are interested in volunteering to help for a one-hour block, please see the sign-up genius link and more information and guidelines will be provided for each area. 

To comply with CDC guidelines and keep our students and staff safe during the school day, we are limiting activities and will have more information coming about how parents who are not volunteering can participate. We ask that if you have multiple children that you choose one time slot to volunteer.

Below are the time slots that our students will be attending so that you can plan accordingly. We are looking forward to a great celebration this year!

8:50-9:20            Kindergarten

8:50-9:50            Grades 1 & 2

10:00-11:00        Grades 3 and 5

11:10-12:10        Grades 4 & 6

Early Bird Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale for $15! 

The early bird sale ends December 31st  

Keep an eye out for the yearbook flyers in your child’s backpacks.

Order now for best deal! ybpay.com       Yearbook ID code: 9964922

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Free and Confidential Consultations

The Parent Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff.

Our professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. We can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. We are able to draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or prc@fcps.edu.

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC.  The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs provides military families with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions. The Education Directory consists of two components: • The Early Intervention Directory focusing on early intervention services for children birth-3 years old; • The School Age Directory focusing on education services for children with special needs, 3-21 years of age. Both provide tools and resources to help with the transition to a new location. The Early Intervention Directory summarizes national and state level early intervention (EI) trends and includes descriptions of individual EI service providers. The School-Age Directory summarizes national and state level trends for special education and includes descriptions of individual school districts.

DOD Education Directory for Children with Special Needs

Upcoming Events

November 5: Lanternenfest

November 11: Veterans' Day and 2-hour Early Release

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  Let's give a HUGE shout out to our PTA for hosting a trunk or treat event on Friday night!  It was such a great time and was fun for all.  Thank you to all the staff and families that really went the extra mile to make this such a great event for our children!

It is not too late PLEASE SEND ASAP! Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Today we sent home a form in your child's Tuesday Folder.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by MondayOctober 25,2021. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

SPIRIT WEEK - Next week so let's get ready!!!

 

Wednesday, 10/27 - Wellness Wednesday

Staying active and eating healthy foods are a great way to boost your physical and mental health!  Wear your favorite workout gear or sports jersey!

 

Thursday, 10/28 - ORANGE and/or BLUE Day!

Wear ORANGE and/or BLUE spirit wear to show school spirit or a sports jersey to show team spirit!

Friday, 10/29 - Book Character Day

Show your love of learning and curiosity. Dress up like your favorite book character. (No costume masks or toy weapons)

Health Room Volunteer Opportunity 

Orange Hunt Elementary School is looking for friendly volunteers to help in the health room. Shannon Luisa, Public Health Nurse, will train the volunteers on providing care of sick and injured, notification to parents, documentation, and how the health room is prepared for a day of caring for the students of Orange Hunt. If interested, please join us for the scheduled training on November 9th, 9 am – 12 pm.  You can check-in at the front office. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shannon Luisa, 703-388-1350.  

We appreciate your support of the Orange Hunt Health room!  

Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)

This Veterans Day we are excited to honor our service members by having six outdoor "Celebration Stations" where our students will do hands-on activities to learn more about military life.

We are asking for parent volunteers that are willing to join us on Veterans Day to share their military experience of deployment, the physical demands of military service and scout leaders to teach our students a few facts about the American flag. If you are interested in volunteering to help for a one-hour block, please see the sign-up genius link and more information and guidelines will be provided for each area. 

To comply with CDC guidelines and keep our students and staff safe during the school day, we are limiting activities and will have more information next week about how parents who are not volunteering can participate. We ask that if you have multiple children that you choose one time slot to volunteer.

Below are the time slots that our students will be attending so that you can plan accordingly. We are looking forward to a great celebration this year!

8:50-9:20            Kindergarten

8:50-9:50            Grades 1 & 2

10:00-11:00        Grades 3 and 5

11:10-12:10        Grades 4 & 6

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Free and Confidential Consultations

The Parent Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff.

Our professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. We can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. We are able to draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or prc@fcps.edu.

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC.  The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs provides military families with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions. The Education Directory consists of two components: • The Early Intervention Directory focusing on early intervention services for children birth-3 years old; • The School Age Directory focusing on education services for children with special needs, 3-21 years of age. Both provide tools and resources to help with the transition to a new location. The Early Intervention Directory summarizes national and state level early intervention (EI) trends and includes descriptions of individual EI service providers. The School-Age Directory summarizes national and state level trends for special education and includes descriptions of individual school districts.

DOD Education Directory for Children with Special Needs

Upcoming Events

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release 1:30 the day ends

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

November 5: Lanternenfest

November 11: Veterans' Day and 2-hour Early Release

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  We are checking in on a 3rd grade morning meeting, where our students build on their communication skills and grow their class community.  Today they were warming up with, "Would you rather go skiing or to a water park?"  Which would you choose? :)

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Today we sent home a form in your child's Tuesday Folder.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by MondayOctober 25,2021. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

SPIRIT WEEK - Next week so let's get ready!!!

 

Monday 10/25 - Candy Corn Day 

Today is the day we all come together to have fun and work as a team! In the spirit of Fall, we are going to dress up as Candy Corn colors.  Choose white, yellow or orange to wear!

 

Tuesday 10/26 - Crazy sock day

Let’s have some fun and show off our creative side by wearing crazy socks!

Wednesday, 10/27 - Wellness Wednesday

Staying active and eating healthy foods are a great way to boost your physical and mental health!  Wear your favorite workout gear or sports jersey!

 

Thursday, 10/28 - ORANGE and/or BLUE Day!

Wear ORANGE and/or BLUE spirit wear to show school spirit or a sports jersey to show team spirit!

Friday, 10/29 - Book Character Day

Show your love of learning and curiosity. Dress up like your favorite book character. (No costume masks or toy weapons)

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

Upcoming Events

October 20: PTA Meeting 7:00pm  Meeting Link (If you have any trouble logging in please email   kmtuttle@fcps.edu)

October 22: Trunk or Treat (See PTA for details)

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

November 5: Lanternenfest

November 11: Veterans' Day and 2-hour Early Release

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Student and Staff Holiday

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Orange Hunt ES. We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  Check out our new blacktop!  They will be putting on the finishing touches(the lines) tomorrow.  Not only did we get a new blacktop, but they put in some drainage and grass.  Thank you FCPS facilities!

Picture Day

Friday, October 15, 2021 is Picture Day at Orange Hunt. You will be receiving your flyer in your child’s Tuesday folder next week. You may place your picture orders online or use the paper form and return the form with your child on picture day. The instructions are in the flyer

Welcome our New Family Liaison

Welcome Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman to the Orange Hunt Family! Stacy joins our team in the new position as a Family Liaison. Stacy has an extensive background in community engagement, especially working with military families in public schools.  As an active duty military spouse, Stacy understands the challenges of a highly mobile lifestyle. She’s worked as a journalist for the last ten years covering topics relating to military life and school transition. She’s also the co-author of the resource guidebook Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers. She recently hosted a webinar for FCPS’s Parent Resource Center on Military Families and School Transition.  And as a bonus, she spent several years stationed in Germany and her children attending German Immersion program.  Stacy has a rich and diverse history of family engagement apart from her experience working with military families. We are excited to welcome her aboard to support all of our Orange Hunt families.

Feel free to contact Ms. Huisman at any time if you have questions, concerns or just want to say hello. 

Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman

dshuisman@fcps.edu

Playground Closed to Public During School Hours

We are happy to share our outdoor spaces like the playground and fields when school is not in session.  We have classes using outdoor spaces and playground throughout our day.  For safety and access, the playground is not available until dismissal after 3:30 pm each day.  Per Regulation 8420.11, parents and non-students are not permitted to use the playground, fields, and blacktop until after 3:30 pm. Our enrolled students have recess and PE up until that time. 

At dismissal, if you are wanting to wait for your child, we expect you to wait behind the fence or on the space with the single tree near the parking lot.  It is important that you access the areas without interrupting the play of students and you should walk around the quad units.  Thank you for your help in keeping students safe.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Health Updated Process     

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. We all want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting Monday, October 4, the Return to School form is no longer needed, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

OR

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

    

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a  positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

If you have any questions about this new process, or how to navigate your child’s return to school, please feel free to reach out to any member of our admin team. 

Updated CogAT Information

Some of you previously received a paper notification regarding the Cognitive Abilities Test for your student at Orange Hunt ES. This test is typically administered to all 2nd grade students, however, we also administer the assessment to student who are new to FCPS and do not have an abilities test on file.

The assessment will be delivered online this year over three days and we have shifted the student test dates to Monday, Oct 25-Wednesday Oct.27. Because of the new platform, we have realized the need for more “hands on deck” and are better able to support the students taking this assessment by shifting the administration dates. Thank you for your patience as we work to administer the CogAT this year.

Here is the full schedule:

 

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

Upcoming Events

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  Third Grade German Immersion classes had a special moment today releasing their Marienkaefer (ladybugs) into the Schmetterling Garten (Butterfly Garden). A second grade class was invited to watch this special event.

Walk/Bike To School Day TOMORROW!! October 6,2021

Hello Orange Hunt Families!  Help us bring awareness to the many students that walk and bike to school.  Please go in and register under our school—Select Orange Hunt Elementary School in the dropdown.  Let's see how many people we can get to sign up and Walk/Bike to school on October 6, 2021.  Let's build momentum for safety by walking as a family, neighborhood, or school.  If you normally drive, try to park and walk on that day.  Thank you for all your help and support!

Join together in celebrating Walk to School Day on October 6, 2021.  Check out some fun puzzles! Puzzle 1 and Puzzle 2

Picture Day

Friday, October 15, 2021 is Picture Day at Orange Hunt. You will be receiving your flyer in your child’s Tuesday folder next week. You may place your picture orders online or use the paper form and return the form with your child on picture day. The instructions are in the flyer

Health Updated Process     

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. We all want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting Monday, October 4, the Return to School form is no longer needed, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

OR

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

    

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a  positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

If you have any questions about this new process, or how to navigate your child’s return to school, please feel free to reach out to any member of our admin team. 

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

PRC WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF Dyslexia Virtual Open House

In celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Month, FCPS will like to host our annual Open House. We share exciting updates:

  • Overview of Dyslexia Supports in FCPS
  • Updates on the Equitable Access to Literacy Plans
  • Tips to Help your Child Thrive in School

Friday, October 8, 2021, 10 - 11:00 a.m.

Register for the Dyslexia Open House

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services   Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Monday, October 11, 2021, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. *School Planning Day – students are not attending school 

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Upcoming Events

October 6:  Walk/Bike to School DAY!

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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SPIRIT DAY 9/30/21

Did you know that Orange Hunt ES has a Birthday?  We do! It is this Thursday, September 30,2021.  Let's Celebrate by wearing our ORANGE and BLUE!  Show your school spirit and lets see what you've got!

Upcoming Events

September 30: Orange and Blue Day to Celebrate Orange Hunt's Birthday!

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Check out what is happening at OHES!  A shout out to our FCPS facilities department for working with us on many of our windows.  The sealant on our windows had gotten so hot it created dripping.  We now have fresh, clear glass!  THANK YOU!

OHES Parent Information Meeting (For AAP information)

A parent information meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 30th at 9:30AM and again at 6:00PM.  Jennifer Weis, our AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Orange Hunt, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.  A narrated presentation of the AAP Overview is available here. For additional information on the AAP Elementary Continuum of Services, please click here.

Walk/Bike To School Day October 6,2021

Hello Orange Hunt Families!  Help us bring awareness to the many students that walk and bike to school.  Please go in and register under our school—Select Orange Hunt Elementary School in the dropdown.  Let's see how many people we can get to sign up and Walk/Bike to school on October 6, 2021.  Let's build momentum for safety by walking as a family, neighborhood, or school.  If you normally drive, try to park and walk on that day.  Thank you for all your help and support!

Join together in celebrating Walk to School Day on October 6, 2021.  Check out some fun puzzles! Puzzle 1 and Puzzle 2

Picture Day

Friday, October 15, 2021 is Picture Day at Orange Hunt. You will be receiving your flyer in your child’s Tuesday folder next week. You may place your picture orders online or use the paper form and return the form with your child on picture day. The instructions are in the flyer

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

Upcoming Events

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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There is so much going on here at OHES!  Check out some of our explorers, builders and creators!

OHES Parent Information Meeting (For AAP information)

A parent information meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 30th at 9:30AM and again at 6:00PM.  Jennifer Weis, our AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Orange Hunt, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.  A narrated presentation of the AAP Overview is available here. For additional information on the AAP Elementary Continuum of Services, please click here.

Picture Day

Friday, October 15, 2021 is Picture Day at Orange Hunt. You will be receiving your flyer in your child’s Tuesday folder next week. You may place your picture orders online or use the paper form and return the form with your child on picture day. The instructions are in the flyer

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Safety Reminder

Due to the large volume of people at arrival and dismissal, we ask everyone to please wear a mask.  We encourage all adults and students to help each other and not remove your mask until you are in your car or away from the crowd.  Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Family Liaison

We are looking for a Family Liaison to help us support and build relationships with and among Orange Hunt families, staff members, and community members. In this part-time paid position, you will:

  • facilitate communication and provide FCPS information and resources to families;
  • encourage family engagement in students’ education and connect families to what their children are learning;
  • promote understanding of families' cultural diversity;
  • provide information about and connect families to human services; and
  • ensure families feel welcome, trusted, and valued at the school.

Hours are flexible; some evening work to attend programs and events may be required. Hourly pay depends on experience.

If you’re interested, please send your resume to Heather Mathews at HMMathews@fcps.edu.

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

New Military Families

Blue Star Families is hosting a Welcome Week Family Day at the Military Women's Memorial on Memorial  Avenue and Schley Drive in Arlington this Sunday, September 26th from 1-4pm. This event is to help support families who are new to the DC area (within one year) and will have fun activities, refreshments, and free gifts for the first 150 attendees. Please refer to the website for more information 

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September 23, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 24, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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There is so much going on here at OHES!  Take a glimpse of some wonderful artwork, math stations, and our awesome band students.  Things are happening here at Orange Hunt!

OHES Parent Information Meeting (For AAP information)

A parent information meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 30th at 9:30AM and again at 6:00PM.  Jennifer Weis, our AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Orange Hunt, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.  A narrated presentation of the AAP Overview is available here. For additional information on the AAP Elementary Continuum of Services, please click here.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Safety Reminder

Due to the large volume of people at arrival and dismissal, we ask everyone to please wear a mask.  We encourage all adults and students to help each other and not remove your mask until you are in your car or away from the crowd.  Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

PRC WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

September 17, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

September 23, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 24, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for 5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

Upcoming Events

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

Check out our second graders from Ms. Cantrell's class, getting ready to release their beautiful butterflies.  Along with other second graders, they have been learning and observing the butterflies as they have changed.

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our OHES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY 9/10

Remember Friday(9/10) is our 1st official SPIRIT DAY!  Wear red, white and blue and show your colors to honor Patriots Day!  Let us see what kind of SIPIRT our OWLS have tomorrow!

Ability Testing

FCPS uses ability testing as one part of the holistic screening process for Levels II-IV services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.  

  • All students in Grade 1 take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT).
  • All students in Grade 2 take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). 
  • NNAT and/or CogAT may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score during the regularly scheduled testing windows.  

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest in grades 3-6 during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator Kate Austin - kbaustin@fcps.edu, no later than September 15 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT.

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7 as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the deadline.

OHES Parent Information Meeting (For AAP information)

A parent information meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 30th at 9:30AM and again at 6:00PM.  Jennifer Weis, our AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Orange Hunt, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.  A narrated presentation of the AAP Overview is available here. For additional information on the AAP Elementary Continuum of Services, please click here.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Safety Reminder

Due to the large volume of people at arrival and dismissal, we ask everyone to please wear a mask.  We encourage all adults and students to help each other and not remove your mask until you are in your car or away from the crowd.  Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

Upcoming Events

September 8: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:15pm) (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions)

September 10: Spirit day - Wear Red, White and Blue

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Our youngest learning building community and having some fun!

Back to School Night

We are excited about our Back-to-School night format that will be virtual this year. The date is September 8th for grades K--6  @ 5:30 - 7:15pm. (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions to support if you need to attend more than one classroom presentation.)

Session 1: 5:30-6:15 p.m. There will be a 20-25 minute presentations in google classrooms for homeroom teachers, followed by Q & A

Session 2: 6:30-7:15 p.m. There will be a 20-25 minute presentations in google classrooms for homeroom teachers, followed by Q & A

Emergency Care Forms

New Families - We are working through entering Emergency Care Information, we have the forms that you completed at registration but parents can help by updating through their SIS ParentVUE account here: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/PXP2_Login_Parent_OVR.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   New families should have received their ParentVUE activation letter by post end of last week but if you did not receive one, please contact the office on 703-913-6800 or email laakofiohite@fcps.edu

For returning families, you can also view/update/change Emergency Care contacts to make sure that we have updated contact information for your student(s).

More info here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

School Menu is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs

Health Information Form: All students must have an updated health form with the school health room. New families have submitted theirs with their registration but returning students should complete here

Please print the Health Information Form below and send a completed form to school with your student(s) tomorrow - if you’ve already submitted the form this school year, no action is required. We will send paper forms home in next week’s Tuesday folders if you prefer to wait.

Health Information Form link: https://lewishs.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/Health%20Information%20Form.pdf

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

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September 9, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 10, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

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Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

September 17, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

September 23, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 24, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for 5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

Upcoming Events

September 8: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:15pm) (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions)

September 10: Spirit day - Wear Red, White and Blue

October 11:  Student Holiday

October 29:  End of First Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

November 1:  Student Holiday

November 2: Student Holiday

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Students are engaged in learning.  Students are doing a "Book Tasting" to explore different genres, to see which new books they might like to try. We also have Stain Glass going up in 5th grade as they explore different cultures from the past.

Emergency Care Forms

New Families - We are working through entering Emergency Care Information, we have the forms that you completed at registration but parents can help by updating through their SIS ParentVUE account here: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/PXP2_Login_Parent_OVR.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   New families should have received their ParentVUE activation letter by post end of last week but if you did not receive one, please contact the office on 703-913-6800 or email laakofiohite@fcps.edu

For returning families, you can also view/update/change Emergency Care contacts to make sure that we have updated contact information for your student(s).

More info here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

School Menu is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs

Health Information Form: All students must have an updated health form with the school health room. New families have submitted theirs with their registration but returning students should complete here

Forms can be returned to your student’s teacher, or dropped off in the Front Office. If you feel more comfortable returning the forms in an envelope, please put it to the attention of Front Office, Attn: Registrar

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Schoology

The School Based Technology Specialists of the West Springfield Pyramid have made this video to help parents with the basics of our new Learning Management System Schoology. Making sure you have an active parent account will help you in supporting your child’s learning as well as get communication from your child’s teacher and the school.

FCPS PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

PRC PACKS: Prepackaged Materials Ready for Checkout!

Our staff has curated top resources from our library, webinars, and digital resources on some of our most requested topics.

What’s in a PRC Pack?

  • 2-3 books for a caregiver or educator
  • 1-2 books for a child (perfect for a read-aloud or independent reading for an older child)
  • 1 resource guide with a list of eBooks, free webinars on YouTube, and other resources
  • Tote bag for easy return at any FCPS school

Supporting Children and Teens with Anxiety A PRC Pack of materials to support children and teens with Anxiety 

Arabic (العربية)

Chinese (中文)

Farsi (فارسی)

Korean (한국어)

Spanish (español)

Urdu (اردو)

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) 

 

PRC WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments This School Year

September 9, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 10, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments This School Year

 

Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

September 17, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Military-Connected Students and School Transition: A Family Webinar

 

5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

September 23, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

September 24, 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for 5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues: A Webinar for Families

Upcoming Events

September 3 -September 6: Labor Day HOLIDAY (No School)

September 8: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:15pm) (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions)

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

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Students and staff were happy to see each other!  We spent time building relationships, morning meetings and learning school routines. We will continue this learning to establish our community and sense of belonging. 

Dear Families,

Our first week of school is off to a great start, thanks to your partnership! Teachers, students, and families are coming together to build relationships and support each other, working on setting our year off on a great note of collaboration and community. 

At the same time, we acknowledge that the road ahead is not easy -- that this Back to School season will contain squalls of stress along with rainbows of connection for us all. We are so happy to be back together again. 

It is important that we communicate openly as we take this journey together and enter into it with grace, understanding, and flexibility. It is important that we focus on the positive for our children while acknowledging their feelings of the differences in how we operate this fall. We hope that your child was excited to see their teachers and classmates, to engage in learning, and to have a school routine once again. 

During the beginning of school, we focus on the following, to support students’ connection and sense of belonging.  

Building Relationships:

Orange Hunt follows the Responsive Classroom approach. Responsive Classroom is a student-centered, social, and emotional learning approach to teaching. It is designed to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities for both students and teachers. At the beginning of the year, a large focus for our teachers and staff is building relationships. You may notice that the first few days of school have lessons that revolve around community building rather than jumping into complex mathematical equations and book studies. We believe that it is essential to put a strong focus at the beginning to sustain our studies throughout the school year. We continuously use the motto: “Go slow now, to go fast later.”

Morning Meetings: 

Morning Meetings are an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers will gather together for twenty to thirty minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, and the Morning Message. 

School Routines: 

Similar to when we build relationships with students, we use the motto “go slow now, to go fast later” with routines. During the first weeks of school, our teachers and students will walk through the different routines of learning for students. It will include helping students how to use school supplies, navigating different transitions, and developing skills to work independently. This work will help our students to become more independent at home and school. 

Here's to a strong start and a stronger OHES community!

Warm regards,

Karen Tuttle, Kate Austin, and Heather Mathews

Important Information about the 2021-2022 School Year Orange Hunt's  Bell Schedule

8:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Breakfast and Lunch

All students may receive one (1) no-cost breakfast and one (1) no-cost lunch meal each school day. This never-before implemented benefit combined with all students returning to school buildings has the potential to significantly increase participation in the meal programs. Menus, allergens, and nutrition information are all available online at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/spring-hill-elementary. Students should bring a water bottle with them to school which can be refilled at hydration stations.  Students will not be permitted to drink from water fountains. Students will be able to remove their masks at lunch while eating, but will be required to put them back on when they are finished. 

Please note that with our older students often times need more food than is provided.  Students will be given the 1st lunch for no-cost.  If your child wants a second lunch, please put money on their MySchoolBucks account for them to purchase.

Kiss & Ride Reminders

Please follow the signals of the staff working in the Kiss & Ride line.  They will often ask you to pull all the way forward.  We will be sure students get to your car safely. It is important that students exit from the passengers side of the car.  Also for safety, parents are expected to remain in their car.  Thank you for your grace and patience as we supports students with this process.

Bus Transportation  

Many of our students will be riding the school bus.  Bus stops and route information were sent to families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10.If you are not new to FCPS, but never activated your ParentVue account, please refer to this link for more information. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page. Remember to arrive at the bus stop a few minutes early in the morning. Please notify the office of morning and/or afternoon childcare arrangements as soon as possible.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Orange Hunt Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://orangehuntes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Emergency Care Forms

New Families - We are working through entering Emergency Care Information, we have the forms that you completed at registration but parents can help by updating through their SIS ParentVUE account here: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/PXP2_Login_Parent_OVR.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   New families should have received their ParentVUE activation letter by post end of last week but if you did not receive one, please contact the office on 703-913-6800 or email laakofiohite@fcps.edu

For returning families, you can also view/update/change Emergency Care contacts to make sure that we have updated contact information for your student(s).

More info here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

School Menu is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs

Health Information Form: All students must have an updated health form with the school health room. New families have submitted theirs with their registration but returning students should complete here

Forms can be returned to your student’s teacher, or dropped off in the Front Office. If you feel more comfortable returning the forms in an envelope, please put it to the attention of Front Office, Attn: Registrar

Upcoming Events

September 3 -September 6: Labor Day HOLIDAY (No School)

September 8: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:15pm) (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions)

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Staff has been learning and getting ready for students to return.  Here are some messages staff left for students.

Important Information about the 2021-2022 School Year

FCPS and Orange Hunt are excited to welcome students and staff back in-person 5 days a week for the 2021-2022 school year.

Safety Mitigation 

FCPS and OHES are continuing to use the following layered prevention strategies to keep schools safe places for all students to learn: masks, vaccination, screening for sickness, cleaning and disinfecting, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, ventilation and contact tracing and quarantining. The most up to date information from FCPS about the Return to School can be found here:including detailed answers to many FAQs.

For the 2021-22 school year, FCPS will not be using county metrics or transmission rates to adjust operating status. All decisions regarding closure of schools will be made at the direction of the county and state health officials and/or an Executive Order. 

FCPS has plans in place to ensure continuity of learning in the event health authorities require a temporary closure to protect the health of students, staff, and the community. To access the Protocols for Potential Temporary COVID-19 Closure click here. 

FCPS shared information that all staff and students will wear masks at all times indoors and on school buses in the fall. Masks will not be required when eating or when outside during recess, PE, or other activities. Universal masking is a critical safety mitigation factor in ensuring all students can return to our buildings, especially when social distancing is not possible and not all our students are eligible for vaccinations.

Orange Hunt's  Bell Schedule

: 8:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Breakfast and Lunch is free to all students this school year!

Bus Transportation  

Many of our students will be riding the school bus.  Bus stops and route information were sent to families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10.If you are not new to FCPS, but never activated your ParentVue account, please refer to this link for more information. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page. Remember to arrive at the bus stop a few minutes early in the morning. Please notify the office of morning and/or afternoon childcare arrangements as soon as possible.

Class Assignments -Will be set this afternoon!

Class assignments will be sent via email the afternoon of August 18, 2021.

Teachers will be scheduling 10-minute individual meetings to get to know each child and their family during the first weeks of school. Links to sign up for these meetings will be included in your welcome email.

Class assignments have been intentionally developed to consider the academic and social needs of all students. Our team of dedicated teachers and staff members are excited to welcome and meet the Orange Hunt students and families. Orange Hunt Elementary is a dedicated Professional Learning Community, teachers at every grade level collaborate interdependently throughout the school year to support the academic achievement of all students.  All are highly qualified and were selected as members of this staff because they meet the high standards and expectations we have in our community.  We appreciate your support of all of our talented teachers! 

Open House

We will host our in-person Open House (meet the teacher) on Thursday, August 19th and Friday, August 20th. We know that our kindergarteners and many of our first graders have not had the opportunity to visit our building. Therefore, we wanted to host them at their own time on Thursday, Aug. 19th.  Open house is for a brief visit to the classroom, a chance to drop off supplies, and, of course,  a chance for students to introduce themselves to their teachers. On Friday the 20th we will then welcome students in grades 2-6. We have divided the time to allow less crowds and more opportunities to visit our school safely.  

August 19, 2021 Kindergarten and 1st grade students from 2:30pm to 3:30 pm.

August 20, 2021 students in grades 2-6. 9:00-9:45am last names beginning with A-L. 

August 20, 2021 students grades 2-6. 9:45- 10:30am last names beginning with M-Z.

 

Kiss&Ride- There will be a table in the main lobby during open house if you need a number for Kiss&Ride.  If you are only going to use as an exception you do not need a number.  The numbers are for families that will use it on a regular basis.

Beginning of Year Forms

Our beginning of the year forms will be going home in our first-day folder. However, below are the links for your information if you want to get ahead of the game.  You are welcome to bring hard copies to open house on 8/19 or 8/20,drop them off at the front office or send them to school during the first week.

Emergency Care Form 

Complete Emergency Care Card now Electronically in weCare

In ParentVUE, on August 19th, you can access the weCare module to update emergency care information and health information.  Each school year parents need to verify the information in weCare for each student.  We are required to have this completed at the start of each school year to meet regulations. Forms are due the week of August 23, 2021.

ParentVUE Access for New Families: We will work with new families this week to ensure ParentVUE access.  Contact Lesley Akofio-Hite in our front office if you need assistance obtaining a ParentVUE account.

Other Beginning of the Year Forms 

If completing opt out forms, you may drop them off at the school or send via email to Lesley Akofio-Hite at laakofiohite@fcps.edu .

2021-22 School Year to Start on August 23

With the summer winding down and many families are returning from summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2021-21 school year will be Monday, August 23.  

Welcome to Orange Hunt!

We are making preparations for the 2021-22 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2021 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall.

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten or are a new family at Orange Hunt next school year, and have not already been in contact with our registrar Lesley Hite, please feel free to connect with her via email: laakofiohite@fcps.edu

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Orange Hunt. Feel free to pass this form along, or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners or new families to OHES to call the office at 703-913-6800  

OHES Summer Reading program

We wanted to share with you the Orange Hunt Summer Reading Explorers program.  This is optional for students and they can complete the program and bring it back in the fall.  We hope your child find many great adventures in books this summer! Read, Read, Read!

Learn About What Parents Can Do Now to Get Ready for Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

Here is what you need to know now:

  • We will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) 
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive

You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS

    • If you are a family new to Orange Hunt will receive activation information between August 11th and August 13th. 
  • Parent accounts will be available mid-August and more information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students can log in using their FCPS student ID and password. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page
    • Students new to FCPS will receive this information at the beginning of the year
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
  • As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:
    • Your child’s class
    • Your child’s assignments and participation
    • Your child’s calendar
    • Teacher comments, scores, and feedback 

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVue account to strengthen our partnerships throughout the school year. In the next few weeks we will share how to login to Schoology. In the meantime, you are welcome to learn more about this learning management system by visiting: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Upcoming Events

August 19-  2:30-3:30 Open House for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

August 20-  9:00 -9:45 Open House grades 2-6 last names A-L

August 20-  9:45 -10:30 Open House grades 2-6 last names M-Z

August 23: First day of 2021-2022 school year

September 3 -September 6: Labor Day HOLIDAY (No School)

September 8: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:15pm) (There will be two virtual, synchronous sessions)

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.

Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Heather Mathews            HMMathews@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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