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Thank you to all of the volunteers, teachers, and staff members that made Field Day a huge success for our students!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we will focus on the Other People Matter mindset and how our words and actions affect others.

 

Thank you volunteers!

A sincere THANK YOU to all the parents that volunteered to help at Field Day this past Friday.  It was a successful day with a lot of fun and laughter throughout all the grade levels.  This could not have happened if it weren’t for those of you who donated their time.  The PE department truly appreciates it!

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Outstanding Employee please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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. To nominate more than one person, please complete the form again.

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google from link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/177cG4Y1f8CsWq3dJ5VSQ8X-ub-PpW8puKIsUw28qWp0/edit

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15th   If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mastervich at aemastervich@fcps.edu

Emergency Care Information 

Please take the time to update your student's emergency care information at WeCare@school using the same credentials as for ParentVue. This will have us have the most current information for your child.

Here is the link:

 https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 14h - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
Upcoming Event 

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

November 14: PTA Meeting 7 PM

November 27- December 1: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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What a super FUN day!  It was a little chilly but lots of good times had by all at our field day!

Veteran's Day

We are looking forward to holding our Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th

Please wear red, white and blue or a scouts uniform on Monday.

Due to the fact that we have so many participants, we have planned for three separate assemblies on the morning of Monday, November 11th.  All three assemblies are exactly the same, so come to any of them.

9:00-9:30       Grades 1, 6, and Hale and Cavasoz in the gym

9:45-10:15     Grades K, 5, and Eckenrode and Kvandal in the gym

10:30-11:00   Grades 2, 4, Facinoli and Bohn in the gym

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Outstanding Employee please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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. To nominate more than one person, please complete the form again.

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google from link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/177cG4Y1f8CsWq3dJ5VSQ8X-ub-PpW8puKIsUw28qWp0/edit

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15th   If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mastervich at aemastervich@fcps.edu

Upcoming Event

November 8:  Laternenfest 5:30 PM

November 11: Veterans Day assemblies.   

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

November 14: PTA Meeting 7 PM

November 27- December 1: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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What a great day to be a book character, celebrate the Nats winning the World Series, and expanding our knowledge last Wednesday!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we will continue our focus on the character strength of perspective.

 

We Need Your Help!!

Hello Orange Hunt Families- It’s Field Day time!  We couldn’t have a successful event without your help.  Click the links below to sign up for a game or two! 

Field Day Rain Date – November 8th

 4th- 6th grades from 9am-11am (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ABAF2DA64-field1 

1st – 3rd grades from 1pm-3pm (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field

Laternenfest this Friday 11/8

Join us on November 8 at 5:30 for Laternenfest. This is a very fun and unique event that is open to all OHES students and families and it's free. Students meet in the OHES cafeteria in the evening to make their own lanterns and then parade from the school through the neighborhood singing songs with our lighted lanterns. Hot beverages and cookies are served following the parade.

In order to have enough supplies, please RSVP for this event at: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSerqe04nVRAZQ-d1…/viewform…

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Outstanding Employee please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 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. To nominate more than one person, please complete the form again.

To submit a nomination for an Orange Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of these categories, please complete through this Google from link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/177cG4Y1f8CsWq3dJ5VSQ8X-ub-PpW8puKIsUw28qWp0/edit

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15th   If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mastervich at aemastervich@fcps.edu

Veteran's Day

We are looking forward to holding our Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th.  Since part of our celebration includes music, we love to highlight members of our OHES community who are musicians in the military bands. If you are a member of a military band and would like to participate in our assemblies the morning of November 11th, please contact our band director, Eileen Fraedrich (ewfraedrich@fcps.edu).

During the assembly, we also involve the students who have a parent who is currently deployed. Prior to the assembly, please make sure to reach out to Sarah Leiserson (sleiserohn@fcps.edu) with the name of the parent who is deployed, along with a photo, so that the parent and child can be included in the celebration. We cannot thank you enough for your support or service!

Due to the fact that we have so many participants, we have planned for three separate assemblies on the morning of Monday, November 11th.  All three assemblies are exactly the same, so come to any of them.

9:00-9:30       Grades 1, 6, and Hale and Cavasoz in the gym

9:45-10:15     Grades K, 5, and Eckenrode and Kvandal in the gym

10:30-11:00   Grades 2, 4, Facinoli and Bohn in the gym

Emergency Care Information 

Please take the time to update your student's emergency care information at WeCare@school using the same credentials as for ParentVue. This will have us have the most current information for your child.

Here is the link:

 https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 14h - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
Upcoming Event

November 8:  Laternenfest 5:30 PM

November 11: Veterans Day assemblies.   

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

November 14: PTA Meeting 7 PM

November 27- December 1: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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 Owls really had a blast at the Pyramid Challenge.  Hoot was there to cheer them on!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week our focus is on the character strength of perspective.

 

We Need Your Help!!

Hello Orange Hunt Families- It’s Field Day time!  We couldn’t have a successful event without your help.  Click the links below to sign up for a game or two! 

Field Day – November 1st   

Rain Date – November 8th

 4th- 6th grades from 9am-11am (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ABAF2DA64-field1 

1st – 3rd grades from 1pm-3pm (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field

Spirit Week (October 28-November 1)

Let's celebrate all we've accomplished 1st quarter!  Bust out your positive message t-shirts, some crazy socks and more! 

Kids helping kids: Consider bringing in extra Halloween candy to help the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation!  Drop off sorted candy (there will be a box for chocolate and a box for non-chocolate) in the lobby from Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 8th. This foundation distributes candy to area hospitals for children to enjoy while receiving treatment.

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID - DEADLINE is TOMORROW!

Beginning on October 21, 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 school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Veteran's Day

We are looking forward to holding our Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th.  Since part of our celebration includes music, we love to highlight members of our OHES community who are musicians in the military bands. If you are a member of a military band and would like to participate in our assemblies the morning of November 11th, please contact our band director, Eileen Fraedrich (ewfraedrich@fcps.edu).

During the assembly, we also involve the students who have a parent who is currently deployed. Prior to the assembly, please make sure to reach out to Sarah Leiserson (sleiserohn@fcps.edu) with the name of the parent who is deployed, along with a photo, so that the parent and child can be included in the celebration. We cannot thank you enough for your support or service!

Due to the fact that we have so many participants, we have planned for three separate assemblies on the morning of Monday, November 11th.  All three assemblies are exactly the same, so come to any of them.

9:00-9:30       Grades 1, 6, and Hale and Cavasoz in the gym

9:45-10:15     Grades K, 5, and Eckenrode and Kvandal in the gym

10:30-11:00   Grades 2, 4, Facinoli and Bohn in the gym

Emergency Care Information 

Please take the time to update your student's emergency care information at WeCare@school using the same credentials as for ParentVue. This will have us have the most current information for your child.

Here is the link:

 https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 14h - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
Upcoming Event

November 1: End of first quarter

November 4 : Student Holiday

November 5:  Student Holiday

November 11: Veterans Day assemblies.   

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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We Need Your Help!!

Hello Orange Hunt Families- it’s Field Day time!  We couldn’t have a successful event without your help.  Click the links below to sign up for a game or two! 

Field Day – November 1st   

Rain Date – November 8th

 4th- 6th grades from 9am-11am (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ABAF2DA64-field1 

1st – 3rd grades from 1pm-3pm (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field

Spirit Week (October 28-November 1)

Let's celebrate all we've accomplished 1st quarter!  Bust out your positive message t-shirts, some crazy socks and more! 

Kids helping kids: Consider bringing in extra Halloween candy to help the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation!  Drop off sorted candy (there will be a box for chocolate and a box for non-chocolate) in the lobby from Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 8th. This foundation distributes candy to area hospitals for children to enjoy while receiving treatment.

Veteran's Day

We are looking forward to holding our Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th.  Since part of our celebration includes music, we love to highlight members of our OHES community who are musicians in the military bands. If you are a member of a military band and would like to participate in our assemblies the morning of November 11th, please contact our band director, Eileen Fraedrich (ewfraedrich@fcps.edu).

During the assembly, we also involve the students who have a parent who is currently deployed. Prior to the assembly, please make sure to reach out to Sarah Leiserson (sleiserohn@fcps.edu) with the name of the parent who is deployed, along with a photo, so that the parent and child can be included in the celebration. We cannot thank you enough for your support or service!

Due to the fact that we have so many participants, we have planned for three separate assemblies on the morning of Monday, November 11th.  All three assemblies are exactly the same, so come to any of them.

9:00-9:30       Grades 1, 6, and Hale and Cavasoz in the gym

9:45-10:15     Grades K, 5, and Eckenrode and Kvandal in the gym

10:30-11:00   Grades 2, 4, Facinoli and Bohn in the gym

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, 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 school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Upcoming Event

October 25: PTA Fall Festival 6-8 pm

November 1: End of first quarter

November 11: Veterans Day assemblies.  Information coming soon.  

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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

Orange Hunt News We HOOT

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Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are continuing to focus on the character strength of integrity.

 

We Need Your Help!!

Hello Orange Hunt Families- it’s Field Day time!  We couldn’t have a successful event without your help.  Click the links below to sign up for a game or two! 

Field Day – November 1st   

Rain Date – November 8th

 4th- 6th grades from 9am-11am (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ABAF2DA64-field1 

1st – 3rd grades from 1pm-3pm (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field

Spirit Day

Friday: Red, White and Blue to support the Washington Nationals.

Spirit Week (October 28-November 1)

Let's celebrate all we've accomplished 1st quarter!  Bust out your positive message t-shirts, some crazy socks and more! 

Kids helping kids: Consider bringing in extra Halloween candy to help the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation!  Drop off sorted candy (there will be a box for chocolate and a box for non-chocolate) in the lobby from Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 8th. This foundation distributes candy to area hospitals for children to enjoy while receiving treatment.

Emergency Care Information 

Please take the time to update your student's emergency care information at WeCare@school using the same credentials as for ParentVue. This will have us have the most current information for your child.

Here is the link:

 https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 13th - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
Upcoming Event

October 25: PTA Fall Festival 6-8 pm

November 1: End of first quarter

November 11: Veterans Day assemblies.  Information coming soon.  

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Fourth grade students loved learning from Hidden Pond last week!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are focusing on the character strength of integrity.

 

Virginia Purple Star School - Awarded to Orange Hunt ES!

Virginia has 27 military installations and is home to nearly 120,000 active duty and reserve members. Virginia also has some of the best school districts in the country. Julie P. Shepard is a parent, Navy spouse of 24 years and PTA military family liaison in Fairfax County. She’s been instrumental in helping other military parents navigate schools in Northern Virginia.

To qualify for a Purple Star, schools must have a trained staff member as a primary point of contact for military families and students who also serves as a liaison between the school and local military communities. Schools must also demonstrate their commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as transitions and academic planning.

Purple Star schools retain the designation for three years before being required to reapply.  We are so excited to have this designation and honor.

Picture Day coming this week

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, it is picture day at Orange Hunt!  Today, the envelope to purchase was sent home.  Get your smiles ready!

We Need Your Help!!

Hello Orange Hunt Families- it’s Field Day time!  We couldn’t have a successful event without your help.  Click the links below to sign up for a game or two! 

Field Day – November 1st   

Rain Date – November 8th

 4th- 6th grades from 9am-11am (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ABAF2DA64-field1 

1st – 3rd grades from 1pm-3pm (link below)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DAAA62AABF85-field

Spirit Day

Friday: Blue and orange day

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 13th - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  More information will be coming but please save the date.

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

Origo Fundamentals Games Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home.  Directions for how to access these resources using Blackboard 24/7 can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Event

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

October 19: West Springfield Pyramid Challenge 

November 1: End of first quarter

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

West Springfield Pyramid Challenge

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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 excited about their field guides and will be using them to identify wildlife in Fairfax County!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are focusing on the Other People Matter Mindset by being present and giving others my attention.

"Life is what happens when you put down your phone." - Kid President 

Spirit Day

German Spirit Week- October 8-11 (Tuesday -Friday), please read below for more details.

German Spirit Week (10/7-10/11)

This year marks the anniversary of 30 years of Language Immersion in FCPS and 25 years of German Immersion at Orange Hunt!  To acknowledge and celebrate this milestone, and since the entire student population is now experiencing some German every week, we would like to involve the whole school in a German spirit week during the week of October 7 - 11.  

Monday: In class student voting which will be announced at the end of the week. (No specific attire this day, as we will remind students of what to wear the rest of the week.)

Tuesday: Wear colors of the German flag (can be black, red or yellow).

Wednesday: Germans love sports - wear a soccer jersey or other sports wear.

Thursday:Germans love to travel - wear something from a place to which you've traveled or a country where German is spoken or a place where you've lived.

Friday:  Environmental awareness and love of the outdoors is very strong in Germany.  Wear green or a shirt with an animal or nature motif.

Thank you for your support! Vielen Dank!

Picture Day coming Next Week

On October 17, 2019, it is picture day at Orange Hunt!  Next Tuesday the envelope to purchase will be sent home.  Get your smiles ready!

Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Fall Screening Referrals due: ThursdayOctober 10, 2019 (new to county only in 3rd - 6th)

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 13th - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  More information will be coming but please save the date.

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

Origo Fundamentals Games Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home.  Directions for how to access these resources using Blackboard 24/7 can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Event

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

October 19: West Springfield Pyramid Challenge 

November 1: End of first quarter

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

West Springfield Pyramid Challenge

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

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

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We love independent reading time!  Are you reading any good books?

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are continuing to focus on teamwork. Using teamwork means that you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

Spirit Day

Friday: 10/4- Orange and blue

German Spirit Week- October 8-11 (Tuesday -Friday)

German Spirit Week (10/7-10/11)

This year marks the anniversary of 30 years of Language Immersion in FCPS and 25 years of German Immersion at Orange Hunt!  To acknowledge and celebrate this milestone, and since the entire student population is now experiencing some German every week, we would like to involve the whole school in a German spirit week during the week of October 7 - 11.  

Monday: In class student voting which will be announced at the end of the week. (No specific attire this day, as we will remind students of what to wear the rest of the week.)

Tuesday: Wear colors of the German flag (can be black, red or yellow).

Wednesday: Germans love sports - wear a soccer jersey or other sports wear.

Thursday:Germans love to travel - wear something from a place to which you've traveled or a country where German is spoken or a place where you've lived.

Friday:  Environmental awareness and love of the outdoors is very strong in Germany.  Wear green or a shirt with an animal or nature motif.

Thank you for your support! Vielen Dank!

DEADLINE to Register and get a t-shirt is today!!!  Let's show our OHES Spirit! Advanced Academics Program information

Level IV Fall Screening Referrals due: October 10, 2019 (new to county only in 3rd - 6th)

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 13th - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  More information will be coming but please save the date.

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

Origo Fundamentals Games Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home.  Directions for how to access these resources using Blackboard 24/7 can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Event

 

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

October 19: West Springfield Pyramid Challenge 

November 1: End of first quarter

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

West Springfield Pyramid Challenge

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Say Cheese!  We cannot thank our front office staff enough for all that the do to support students, staff and families!  No matter what is going on around them, they always great everyone with a smile and a helping hand!

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are continuing to focus on teamwork. Using teamwork means that you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

Spirit Day

Friday: Orange and blue

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 seriously 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.
AAP Parent Informational Meeting

The first part of this meeting will focus on the AAP levels of services offered in FCPS and the second session is about the process to refer your child.  You may attend one or both.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am – AAP Program Information

9:05 – 9:35am – AAP Screening Process                                                              

In Mrs. Weis’ room – Quad E – Please check in to the office before coming to the Quad!

All parents are welcome!

Jennifer Weis, AART  Questions/comments: jcweis@fcps.edu

More AAP information

Level IV Fall Screening Referrals due: October 10, 2019 (new to county only in 3rd - 6th)

Level IV Spring Referrals due: January 9, 2020

*Additional meetings this year:

  • November 13th - PTO meeting – quick overview of levels of service and screening process.
  • December 4th – Evening meeting – focused meeting on the screening process for level IV full-time services.
West Springfield Pyramid Parent Program

We want to give you a heads up about an event on November 13th at West Springfield HS.  The elementary and middle school counselors in the pyramid have been working on creating a Pyramid Parent Night on the topic of Anxiety.  We will be showing the movie “Angst” and having a panel of mental health experts answer some questions afterwards, as well as a resource fair for parents to get additional information or talk with area therapists.  More information will be coming but please save the date.

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

Origo Fundamentals Games Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home.  Directions for how to access these resources using Blackboard 24/7 can be found by clicking here.

Lice Information

Sometimes lice happens- especially with elementary-aged children. Lice are tiny, wingless, insects that feed on blood. Lice are easily spread through close personal contact and by sharing belongings. People can have good personal hygiene and still get lice. Unless treated properly, this condition can become a recurring problem. The Fairfax County Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools have information on dealing with lice if your child comes across it this year, please utilize the links below to access this information.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools
Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

Upcoming Events

September 27: 

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM: Advanced Academics Parent Information Session
  • 9:05-9:35 AM: AAP Screening Process for Levels II-IV Information Session

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

October 19: West Springfield Pyramid Challenge Race

November 1: End of first quarter

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Freedom flags were delivered to all FCPS school to be flown on 9/11.

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are focusing on is teamwork. Using teamwork means that you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

Spirit Day

Friday: Orange and blue

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

Origo Fundamentals Games Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home.  Directions for how to access these resources using Blackboard 24/7 can be found by clicking here.

Lice Information

Sometimes lice happens- especially with elementary-aged children. Lice are tiny, wingless, insects that feed on blood. Lice are easily spread through close personal contact and by sharing belongings. People can have good personal hygiene and still get lice. Unless treated properly, this condition can become a recurring problem. The Fairfax County Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools have information on dealing with lice if your child comes across it this year, please utilize the links below to access this information.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools
Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

Upcoming Events

September 18: Coal Fire Restaurant Night 11:30 - 10:00 PM

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 10: West Springfield Pyramid Challenge Race - more information and flier coming soon!

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

November 1: End of first quarter

November 13: West Springfield Pyramid Parent Night: Anxiety Awareness  7:00-8:30 PM at West Springfield High School

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

Coal Fire Restaurant Night Flier

West Springfield Pyramid Anxiety Awareness Parent Night

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Sunshine and pure joy from our students. Our 1st graders loving life and chasing bubbles at recess.  

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are continuing to focus on the Other People Matter mindset.

Spirit Day

Wednesday: Red, white, and blue

Friday: Orange and blue

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/global-plus.

Questions? Please email global@orangehuntpta.org

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, it is important 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.  Thank you for your help in keeping students safe.

Transportation

Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

What do we focus on in the first few weeks?
  • Creating a classroom community. Each morning begins with a Morning Meeting/ Positivity Project where students learn about the character traits and share in an activity or discussion. 
  • Learning routines and procedures. The more students can transition quickly and be independent with things like getting materials, the more time there is for learning. Teachers take the time at the beginning of the year to teach routines so that all students understand what is expected of them. 
  • Being safe. We have a fire drill each week for the first 4 weeks and 2 lockdown drill. Safety is always our number one priority, even over academics. We practice how to respond quickly, quietly and safely.  
  • Assessing students. In order to best instruct our students, we need to know how they learn. We have a variety of assessments to see how students approach different math problems and how they read. This year, all students in FCPS will take an assessment called iReady during week September. It's a short assessment on the computer that gives teachers information about reading and math skills. 
Beginning of Year Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student! 

Emergency Care Card

Health Form

Military Information     

Opt-Out Form

Medication Authorization Forms

Upcoming Events

September 18: Coal Fire Restaurant Night 11:30 - 10:00 PM

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

November 1: End of first quarter

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

Coal Fire Restaurant Night Flier

 

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Each morning, our students participate in a classroom morning meeting to help build communities which support social and academic success.

Back to School Night this Thursday, 9-5-19!

We will hold our back-to-school-night (BTSN) on September 5, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will hold three repeated sessions throughout the evening.  Each session is exactly the same, so please attend whichever session best fits your schedule:

  • Session 1: 5:30-6:00
  • Session 2: 6:10-6:40
  • Session 3: 6:50-7:20

Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or are unable to attend. Thank you!

Positivity Project

This week we kick off the Positivity Project in classrooms throughout the school. The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit https://posproject.org/ for more information.

This week we are focusing on the Other People Matter mindset.

Spirit Day

This Friday, wear green to kick off the Positivity Project!

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, it is important 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.  Thank you for your help in keeping students safe.

Transportation

Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

What do we focus on in the first few weeks?
  • Creating a classroom community. Each morning begins with a Morning Meeting/ Positivity Project where students learn about the character traits and share in an activity or discussion. 
  • Learning routines and procedures. The more students can transition quickly and be independent with things like getting materials, the more time there is for learning. Teachers take the time at the beginning of the year to teach routines so that all students understand what is expected of them. 
  • Being safe. We have a fire drill each week for the first 4 weeks and 2 lockdown drill. Safety is always our number one priority, even over academics. We practice how to respond quickly, quietly and safely.  
  • Assessing students. In order to best instruct our students, we need to know how they learn. We have a variety of assessments to see how students approach different math problems and how they read. This year, all students in FCPS will take an assessment called iReady during week September. It's a short assessment on the computer that gives teachers information about reading and math skills. 
Beginning of Year Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student! 

Emergency Care Card

Health Form

Military Information     

Opt-Out Form

Medication Authorization Forms

Upcoming Events

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K-6 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. There will be 3 identical sessions, please come to the section that best fits your schedule.

October 14: Student Holiday

November 1: End of first quarter

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

 

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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We had a great first day of school yesterday! There was a lot of energy in our building!  We are so happy to have students back.  We look forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year together.

Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!!!

We are so thankful for the teamwork between families and staff as we have opened this school year.  We continue to adjust things as we settle into the 2019-2020 school year!  Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and teamwork!  Remember, if you  have questions please reach out and let us know.

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, it is important 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.  Thank you for your help in keeping students safe.

Transportation

Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

What do we focus on in the first few weeks?
  • Creating a classroom community. Each morning begins with a Morning Meeting/ Positivity Project where students learn about the character traits and share in an activity or discussion. 
  • Learning routines and procedures. The more students can transition quickly and be independent with things like getting materials, the more time there is for learning. Teachers take the time at the beginning of the year to teach routines so that all students understand what is expected of them. 
  • Being safe. We have a fire drill each week for the first 4 weeks and 2 lockdown drill. Safety is always our number one priority, even over academics. We practice how to respond quickly, quietly and safely.  
  • Assessing students. In order to best instruct our students, we need to know how they learn. We have a variety of assessments to see how students approach different math problems and how they read. This year, all students in FCPS will take an assessment called iReady during week September. It's a short assessment on the computer that gives teachers information about reading and math skills. 
Huntsman Crosswalk

In order to improve the safety at OHES Huntsman crosswalk, please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.

Beginning of Year Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student! 

Emergency Care Card

Health Form

Military Information     

Opt-Out Form

Medication Authorization Forms

Add to our Positivity Patch

Last year, Girl Scout Troop 2406 installed the Positivity Patch to our entrance at door 8. A HUGE thank you to Girl Scout Troop 32 for adding to this patch this year. 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, consider making a rock to add to our patch.  Think back to the Positivity Project and see what inspiration you can create.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2: Labor Day holiday, four day weekend

September 3: Classes back in session (Tuesday)

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K-6 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. There will be 3 identical sessions, please come to the section that best fits your schedule.

October 14: Student Holiday

November 1: End of first quarter

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

 

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Orange Hunt Families,

We were so happy to have you back "home" today at our Open House.  Our school has been much to quiet without you with us.  We have been learning and preparing for your to join us for a great school year adventure.  Look out 2019-2020, the Owls are coming!

Best,

OHES Staff

Morning Schedule

Monday-Friday

Bell Schedule: 8:35am-3:30pm

1st Bell Rings at 8:30am 2nd Bell Rings at 8:45am

Announcements start at 8:45 am in the classrooms.

Earliest Arrival—8:20am

Orange Hunt Elementary staff will supervise students starting at 8:20am.

Walkers and car riders should arrive at school no earlier than 8:20am and report to the gym. Students purchasing breakfast may arrive after 8:20am through the main doors or door 8 and report to the cafeteria.

Breakfast

We will have breakfast this year and it will begin on Tuesday August 27, 2019.  Breakfast will begin at 8:20am.  Breakfast is for student only.

Kiss and Ride Information 

During the first weeks,  it might take a little longer to help our students learn how to exit and enter their cars quickly.  We know many of you have filled out your Kiss and Ride information.  You will receive your number, if you already do not have one, as quickly as we can.  We ask that you please display it for staff to easily identify.  

As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. We ask that you plan accordingly as our line can be long, once it starts moving it does move rather efficiently.  During the first few weeks please allow extra time as students are learning the routine.  

We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.

Visitor Management System

We use a visitor management system in our main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.  You will need your photo identification each time you enter the building during school hours beginning August 27, 2019.

On August 26, 2019, you can enter any door to come in the building to walk your child to class.  We ask that you say good bye at the door and allow your child to begin their day.  The PTA ill host a Boo Hoo/ Yahoo gathering in the Cafe to say hello to other families and ask question or connect with the PTA.  This is not a meeting, just an opportunity to meet new families before you start your day. Staff will sweep the building at 8:45am so we can begin our day of fun and learning!

Transportation

Transportation should have sent you an email already.  Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

Bus Route Information

FCPS Transportation Services has sent detailed bus route information to parents by phone and email. If your child rides the bus, be sure to check your email or voice mail for a message. Bus route information for your child is also available now by logging into your FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View (Blackboard) account. To see it, click your child’s name in the module titled “Bus Stop Information (Parent).”

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

New for 2019: FCPS Now Using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, starting on August 26. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

Three Ways to Pay for Meals: Online Payment, Check, or Cash; 2019-20 Meal Prices

Fairfax County Public Schools offers three ways to pay for school meals: online, check, or cash. This year's meal prices are also available

Want to know what’s for lunch? Check out the menu for your child’s school online. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year are now being accepted. Completing the application online results in faster processing time. Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic.
  • Chinese.
  • English.
  • Tagalog.
  • French.
  • Spanish.
  • Vietnamese.

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit. They are available at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings. Paper applications must be the original red print forms. Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page.

Huntsman Crosswalk

In order to improve the safety at OHES Huntsman crosswalk, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.

School Closed August 30-September 2 for Labor Day Break

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, Friday, August 30, is a holiday for students, in addition to the Labor Day holiday.

Upcoming Events

August 26: First day of 2019-2020 school year

August 30 - September 3: Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:30pm) (There will be 3 identical session to make it easier to mach your schedule.)

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Orange Hunt Owls, we LOVED seeing many of you today!  We cannot wait for an AWESOME school year!

Teacher Assignments and Open House

Families will receive and email on Wednesday, August 21,2019 after 4:00pm.  Be on the lookout for these emails.

Our staff looks forward to meeting you at Open House on FridayAugust 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families. This is an excellent time to bring in your supplies to make your backpacks lighter on Monday.  If you are looking for PTA bought supplies they will be in the cafe ready for pick up.

2019-20 School Year to Start on August 26

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 2019-20 school year will be Monday, August 26.  

Transportation

Transportation will be emailing stops and times to you on August 22nd or 23rd.  Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

First Day Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student on the first day! 

Emergency Care Card  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se3_0.pdf

Health Form  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se71_7.pdf

Military Info  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se329.pdf     

Opt-Out Info  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/registration/opt-out-forms

Medication Authorization Forms  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Huntsman Crosswalk

In order to improve the safety at OHES Huntsman crosswalk, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.

PSA for all soon-to-be kindergarten parents

Practice eating “school lunch” with your child. Make sure they can open everything you send with them.

  • Talk about not eating off of the table in the lunchroom!
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and talk about how they may not finish eating and that’s ok. (This is HARD for them.)
  • Practice packing everything back up and talk about what is trash and what should come back home in their lunch box.

Kindergarten lunch is a big adjustment and your child’s teacher will be super appreciative for the partnership in this challenging experience!

Summer Activity : Add to our Positivity Patch

Last year one of our Girl Scout Troop 2406 installed the Positivity Patch to our entrance at door 8. A HUGH Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 32 for adding to this Patch this year. 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, consider making a rock to add to our patch.  Think back to the positivity project we learned about this year, and see what inspiration you can create.

Welcome to Orange Hunt!

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2019-20 school year is open. Children who reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

To enroll a Kindergartner or school-aged student, please sign-up for an appointment with the Orange Hunt Registrar after you have confirmed your address on this BOUNDARY link and have completed all necessary forms for registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Ann Prentice, at aiprentice@fcps.edu or call 703-913-6812.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here! Relax with a good book and enjoy your summer.

Our students have worked so hard this year and have accomplished so much in reading. They have read independently, in partnerships, and with book clubs, etc.  We want to encourage our students to continue to read as much as they can this summer. Feel free to use the OHES Reading, Writing and Fitness Program, the Fairfax County Public Library program (offered at all Libraries) or just continue to read for pleasure!

Forms for the OHES summer reading went home on the last day but can also be found our on OHES page. Participation is completely optional.

Upcoming Events

August 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families.  An email will go out after 4:00pm on Wednesday.

August 26: First day of 2019-2020 school year

August 30 - September 3: Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:30pm) (There will be 3 identical session to make it easier to mach your schedule.)

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Orange Hunt Owls we are coming to see you August 20th!  Are you Ready??? 

ARE YOU READY?

Owl Nation,

We miss all of you, Owls, and we’re coming to visit you!  The Orange Hunt teachers and staff are "caravanning" to your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 20th to get you fired-up for the 2019-2020 academic season!  Here are the stops we’ll be making:

Tuesday, August 20th   

1:45pm – STOP # 1 - Basketball Court on SILVERVINE LN

2:10pm – STOP # 2 - SEABROOK and MIDDLEFORD

2:35pm – STOP # 3 - GOLDENBALL TAVERN CT and GOLDEN LEAF CT

3:00 pm – STOP # 4 - ORANGE HUNT SWIM CLUB

 **Weather permitting**

For more information about Orange Hunt Elementary, visit our website.

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Orange Hunt Owls we are coming to see you August 20th!  Are you Ready??? Scroll down for more information.

Welcome to Orange Hunt!

If you are new to the area, you can enroll your student(s) during the summer months. Our Office is open in the summer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm.  If you would like to come on another day please contact Ann Prentice or sign up for an appointment.

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2019-20 school year is open. Children who reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

To enroll a Kindergartner or school-aged student, please sign-up for an appointment with the Orange Hunt Registrar after you have confirmed your address on this BOUNDARY link and have completed all necessary forms for registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Ann Prentice, at aiprentice@fcps.edu or call 703-913-6812.

ARE YOU READY?

Owl Nation,

We miss all of you, Owls, and we’re coming to visit you!  The Orange Hunt teachers and staff are "caravanning" to your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 20th to get you fired-up for the 2019-2020 academic season!  Here are the stops we’ll be making:

Tuesday, August 20th   

1:45pm – STOP # 1 - Basketball Court on SILVERVINE LN

2:10pm – STOP # 2 - SEABROOK and MIDDLEFORD

2:35pm – STOP # 3 - GOLDENBALL TAVERN CT and GOLDEN LEAF CT

3:00 pm – STOP # 4 - ORANGE HUNT SWIM CLUB

 **Weather permitting**

For more information about Orange Hunt Elementary, visit our website.

2019-20 School Year to Start on August 26

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 2019-20 school year will be Monday, August 26.  

Transportation

Transportation will be emailing stops and times to you on August 22nd or 23rd.  Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

Huntsman Crosswalk

Our community aims to provide the safest routes for our students to walk to OHES. Over the years, the crosswalk on Huntsman Blvd. at Spelman Dr. has been an area of concern. Solutions such as employing a crossing guard, installing a stop sign or using overhead flashing lights to indicate when there are students crossing have all been struck down based on limitations by VDOT regulations and the location's proximity to the four-way stop at Sydenstricker Road. FCPS is working with FCDOT to submit an application the Safe Routes to School program for grant funding to make improvements to this crosswalk area. Proposed improvements include a median refuge, curb extensions, and new curb ramps, which will aim to keep traffic in this area at the 25mph speed limit. To strengthen our application, the PTA is collecting data regarding pedestrian use at this crosswalk. Please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.

Summer Activity : Add to our Positivity Patch

Last year one of our Girl Scout Troop 2406 installed the Positivity Patch to our entrance at door 8. A HUGH Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 32 for adding to this Patch this year. 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, consider making a rock to add to our patch.  Think back to the positivity project we learned about this year, and see what inspiration you can create.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here! Relax with a good book and enjoy your summer.

Our students have worked so hard this year and have accomplished so much in reading. They have read independently, in partnerships, and with book clubs, etc.  We want to encourage our students to continue to read as much as they can this summer. Feel free to use the OHES Reading, Writing and Fitness Program, the Fairfax County Public Library program (offered at all Libraries) or just continue to read for pleasure!

Forms for the OHES summer reading went home on the last day but can also be found our on OHES page. Participation is completely optional.

Upcoming Events

August 20- Welcome Caravan (see times above)

August 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families.  An email will go out earlier in the week with class assignments.

August 26: First day of 2019-2020 school year

August 30 - September 3: Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:30pm) (There will be 3 identical session to make it easier to mach your schedule.)

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

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@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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Check out the side of our building by doors 3 and 4!  Thank you FCPS!

Welcome to Orange Hunt!

If you are new to the area, you can enroll your student(s) during the summer months. Our Office is open in the summer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm.  If you would like to come on another day please contact Ann Prentice or sign up for an appointment.

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2019-20 school year is open. Children who reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

To enroll a Kindergartner or school-aged student, please sign-up for an appointment with the Orange Hunt Registrar after you have confirmed your address on this BOUNDARY link and have completed all necessary forms for registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Ann Prentice, at aiprentice@fcps.edu or call 703-913-6812.

2019-20 School Year to Start on August 26

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2019-20 school year will be Monday, August 26.  

Physical Changes at OHES!

We are still growing this year.  As you look around your neighborhood, you can see many for sale signs.  As our school keeps growing, so does our facilities.  We have an addition of a quad to accommodate our growing homeroom classes as well specials classes. The location of the quad is determined but FCPS facilities based on state and local regulations, as well as, building access and electrical hook ups. We are fortunate that we still have a basketball court available, as well as, a large field for student to play.  We will continue to partner and advocate with facilities to ensure access to adequate space for our students to run and play during recess.

Thank you to Luke Prentice, as part of his Eagle Scout project, there has been a considerable upgrade to the front of our building.  Thank you to those of you that donated plants to this beautification project.

Also, as shown in the picture above, FCPS facilities continues to partner with us as we upgrade our surrounding areas around the building.  Many of our outdoor areas have been impacted by years of erosion.  Doors 3 and 4 area are looking beautiful and we hope you enjoy!

Summer Activity : Add to our Positivity Patch

Last year one of our Girl Scout Troop 2406 installed the Positivity Patch to our entrance at door 8. A HUGH Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 32 for adding to this Patch this year. 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, consider making a rock to add to our patch.  Think back to the positivity project we learned about this year, and see what inspiration you can create.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here! Relax with a good book and enjoy your summer.

Our students have worked so hard this year and have accomplished so much in reading. They have read independently, in partnerships, and with book clubs, etc.  We want to encourage our students to continue to read as much as they can this summer. Feel free to use the OHES Reading, Writing and Fitness Program, the Fairfax County Public Library program (offered at all Libraries) or just continue to read for pleasure!

Forms for the OHES summer reading went home on the last day but can also be found our on OHES page. Participation is completely optional.

Summer Hours

The office will be open 9:00am-1:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Ms. Tuttle is available via email all summer.  If you would like to come in at a different time please schedule an appointment.  The office will be closed on July 10th.  If the office is not open, please leave a message and we will get back to you.  Have a wonderful summer!

Upcoming Events

August 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families.  An email will go out earlier in the week with class assignments.

August 26: First day of 2019-2020 school year

August 30 - September 3: Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:30pm) (There will be 3 identical session to make it easier to mach your schedule.)

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.

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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