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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

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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

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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

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.  

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 our School Registrar, 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.

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!

Orange Hunt News We HOOT Will Return in August

News We Hoot will is scheduled to resume in August.  Enjoy your summer!

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.

Want To Be Involved?

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

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Thank you to all our volunteers and fifth grade teachers for your support in hosting another wonderfully successful Medieval Day for our students! As you can see from the picture, our students had a blast!

Have your plans changed? Are you moving?

Please let the office know if you are moving this summer or changing schools.  We need updated residency information whether you are moving to a different house within Fairfax County or moving out of the area.  Questions about what is needed please feel free to contact Ann Prentice, Orange Hunt Registrar at 703-913-6812 or aiprentice@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Yearbooks are Coming!

6th grade students who ordered yearbooks will receive them on Monday, June 10th, 2019.  Students in grades K – 5 who ordered yearbooks will receive them on Tuesday, June 11th.  Unfortunately, we do not have extra yearbooks for sale this year.

We do have extra class pictures for sale in the front office. The cost is $11.00. Please make checks payable to LIFETOUCH.  Sorry, we can’t make change; cash will only be accepted for the exact amount. 

Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 School Year

Ordering for school supply kits is now open until July 17, 2019. Go to: https://sproutsupplies.com/school-supply-kits/orange-hunt-elementary-school-supply-kits/. See flyer for details.

 

To see the school supply lists for the 2019-2020, visit the Orange Hunt website or click here for more information.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found at Orange Hunt has been growing. We know you spend a lot of money on things for your children.  Please come and check it out. There are many, many jackets and sweatshirts.  If you are missing any of these items please stop by and take a look. The Lost and Found racks  are  located near exit 3, behind the cafeteria.  We will be donating the unclaimed items to the needy soon. Thank you!

SOL Testing Results

Now that all students have had the opportunity to complete their SOL assessments, unofficial score report letters will be sent home in the US mail directed to parents. You can expect these results to arrive near the last day of school. We feel that it's important to send these results through the mail because we know that students are anxious about their scores and  believe it's important for parents to decide whether or not students will see their score. The official score reports are sent home from the state, sometime near the end of August.

Google Suite for Education Available Over the Summer

Student Google Suite for Education accounts will continue to be available to students over the summer. If students utilized their Google Drive over the school year in their classroom, all files created by or shared with students will continue to be available to them. 

If you would like to explore what your child is working on in Google, log in with your student using their username and password that they used during the school year at home.

Students have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service, even over the summer. However, recovery options must be set up in advance. Your child can set up those options by logging into the FCPS Account Manager.

Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use, and set clear expectations for your child. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements that can help you guide family conversations. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together. More information on Google Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website

Upcoming Spirit Days

 

Thursday, Last day of School: Wear orange and blue!

Tuesday Folder Flyers

WOH News Application and Permission Slip

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Summer Band Camp Flyer

KAST Camp Flier

Upcoming Events

 

June 13: Last day of school for students, 3 hour early release

Want To Be Involved?

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

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 everyday 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

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

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Congratulations to the class of 2019! We were thrilled to see so many former Owls walk the halls on Monday afternoon! We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Mark your calendars for the Barnes and Noble Book Fair, this Thursday 6/6/19 from 5-8 PM at the Springfield Barnes and Noble location!

Have your plans changed? Are you moving?

Please let the office know if you are moving this summer or changing schools.  We need updated residency information whether you are moving to a different house within Fairfax County or moving out of the area.  Questions about what is needed please feel free to contact Ann Prentice, Orange Hunt Registrar at 703-913-6812 or aiprentice@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found at Orange Hunt has been growing. We know you spend a lot of money on things for your children.  Please come and check it out. There are many, many jackets and sweatshirts.  If you are missing any of these items please stop by and take a look. The Lost and Found racks  are  located near exit 3, behind the cafeteria.  We will be donating the unclaimed items to the needy soon. Thank you!

SOL Testing Results

At this time, we are almost through the SOL window. Makeups and retakes will continue through Friday, June 7. Once all students have had the opportunity to complete their assessments, unofficial score report letters will be sent home in the US mail directed to parents. You can expect these results to arrive near the last day of school. We feel that it's important to send these results through the mail because we know that students are anxious about their scores and  believe it's important for parents to decide whether or not students will see their score. The official score reports are sent home from the state, sometime near the end of August.

Student Dress Code Reminder         

Now that the weather is warmer, we want to remind our families to ensure your students are wearing school appropriate clothing. Shirts with sleeves are recommended. Halter, tank, and thin-strapped tops are not permitted. Sleeveless athletic jerseys without a t-shirt underneath are not permitted. Pants and shorts need to fit snuggly at the waist. Mid-thigh length or longer shorts and skirts are appropriate for school. 

If clothes are in violation of the dress code, parents will be notified and students will be asked to change their clothes. Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised. Hats, caps, hoods, and other headwear may not be worn during the school day. 

Students need to be aware of shoes on their feet as well. Due to safety reasons, flip flops are not appropriate for students to wear to school.  It is encouraged that students wear shoes they can run and play in safely.  Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students safe!

Upcoming Spirit Days

 

Fridays: Wear orange and blue

Summer Camp Information

FCPS ACE Summer Camps

Grades: 1st through 5th

Location: Fairfax High School from 2:30 to 5:30pm.

Register at https://aceclasses.fcps.edu  or call 703-658-1201, (10% discount for two students in the same family).

Foreign Language Experience Camp (FLEX), German is a world language introduction/enrichment camp for current grades 1 to 5. Through stories, games, activities, food, crafts, and music, children start to experience a world language and its cultures. Students will learn basic vocabulary and phrases and will gain an understanding of other cultures and countries.  The theme is "Exploring Germany."

Course SC13081 Section 1300 - German FLEX

Dates: Monday July 22nd through Friday July 26th

 

German Immersion camp can improve a child’s language skills as campers absorb the culture of the country by participating in language learning group activities, playing favorite games and sports, and learning about dances, songs and cooking. These language camps operate on the principle of total immersion (German spoken throughout class), which allows the campers to hear German at all times. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALREADY HAVE BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF GERMAN.   The theme is "Traveling through German speaking countries".

Course SC33081 Section 1200 - German Immersion

Dates: Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th

Camps are also available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and American Sign Language.  For more information go to https://aceclasses.fcps.edu or call 703-658-1201.

Tuesday Folder Flyers

WOH News Application and Permission Slip

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Summer Band Camp Flyer

KAST Camp Flier

Upcoming Events

June 5: Band concert at WSHS 7-8:30pm

June 6: Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Springfield location

June 11: Strings Concert at 7 PM

June 13: Last day of school for students, 3 hour early release

Want To Be Involved?

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

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 everyday 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

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Tuesday Folder Flyers

WOH News Application and Permission Slip

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Summer Band Camp Flyer

KAST Camp Flier

Upcoming Events

June 5: Band concert at WSHS 7-8:30pm

June 6: Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Springfield location

June 13: Last day of school for students, 3 hour early release

Want To Be Involved?

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

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 everyday 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

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The PALS dogs will be outside of door seven during recess for students who would like to visit them one last time this year, tomorrow May 29 from 11:00-12:30 p.m.

SOL Testing Results

At this time, we are halfway through the SOL window. Makeups and retakes will continue through June 7. Once all students have had the opportunity to complete their assessments, unofficial score report letters will be sent home in the US mail directed to parents. You can expect these results to arrive near the last day of school. We feel that it's important to send these results through the mail because we know that students are anxious about their scores and  believe it's important for parents to decide whether or not students will see their score. The official score reports are sent home from the state, sometime near the end of August.

Student Dress Code Reminder         

Now that the weather is warmer, we want to remind our families to ensure your students are wearing school appropriate clothing. Shirts with sleeves are recommended. Halter, tank, and thin-strapped tops are not permitted. Sleeveless athletic jerseys without a t-shirt underneath are not permitted. Pants and shorts need to fit snuggly at the waist. Mid-thigh length or longer shorts and skirts are appropriate for school. 

If clothes are in violation of the dress code, parents will be notified and students will be asked to change their clothes. Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised. Hats, caps, hoods, and other headwear may not be worn during the school day. 

Students need to be aware of shoes on their feet as well. Due to safety reasons, flip flops are not appropriate for students to wear to school.  It is encouraged that students wear shoes they can run and play in safely.  Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students safe!

Digital Citizenship Resources

As we move closer to summer, students may be changing their routines and using technology differently than during the school year. It's important for families to help their child become safe, ethical, responsible and respectful digital citizens alongside support from their teachers and school community.

Please click here to access FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources to support family learning and conversations. On this site, you will find resources to help establish digital expectations at home, device contracts and media agreements, tools to select age appropriate content, and much more.

Thank you for your support at home as we work together to support our student's digital citizenship!

Kiss and Ride Reminders

We know there is a lot going on at this time of year and people are in a hurry.  We are noticing some unsafe practices mostly in the afternoons. Please read the 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.
SOL Testing Calendar

Students in grades 3-6 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests between May 13, 2019 and May 31, 2019. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

 If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Date

Grade Level & Content Area

Wednesday, May 29

Grade 5 Math Days 2 (test split over 2 days)

Thursday, May 30

Grade 4 Math Day 1 (test split over 2 days)

Friday, May 31

Grade 4 Math Day 2 (test split over 2 days)

Upcoming Spirit Days

 

Fridays: Wear orange and blue

Summer Camp Information

FCPS ACE Summer Camps

Grades: 1st through 5th

Location: Fairfax High School from 2:30 to 5:30pm.

Register at https://aceclasses.fcps.edu  or call 703-658-1201, (10% discount for two students in the same family).

Foreign Language Experience Camp (FLEX), German is a world language introduction/enrichment camp for current grades 1 to 5. Through stories, games, activities, food, crafts, and music, children start to experience a world language and its cultures. Students will learn basic vocabulary and phrases and will gain an understanding of other cultures and countries.  The theme is "Exploring Germany."

Course SC13081 Section 1300 - German FLEX

Dates: Monday July 22nd through Friday July 26th

 

German Immersion camp can improve a child’s language skills as campers absorb the culture of the country by participating in language learning group activities, playing favorite games and sports, and learning about dances, songs and cooking. These language camps operate on the principle of total immersion (German spoken throughout class), which allows the campers to hear German at all times. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALREADY HAVE BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF GERMAN.   The theme is "Traveling through German speaking countries".

Course SC33081 Section 1200 - German Immersion

Dates: Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th

Camps are also available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and American Sign Language.  For more information go to https://aceclasses.fcps.edu or call 703-658-1201.

Get a “Jump Start” into Middle School at Irving Academy - Registration due this Friday, May 31

Attention to all rising 7th grade families!

Each year Irving Middle School sponsors a week-long orientation for rising 7th grade students to help with the transition to middle school. We call this event “Irving Academy” and are excited to extend this invitation to you!  

Date: August 12-16th

Time: Morning: 8:30-11:30 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM (you can select a preference when registering)

Place: Irving Middle School

Cost: $25

For more details, and to register your  child, please visit our online registration form.

Registration and payments are due by May 31, 2019.  If you have questions, please contact Brooke Kirtner at bekirtner@fcps.edu  We look forward to welcoming you next year!

Tuesday Folder Flyers

Chipotle Spirit Night Flier

WOH News Application and Permission Slip

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Summer Band Camp Flyer

KAST Camp Flier

Upcoming Events

June 5: Band concert at WSHS 7-8:30pm

June 6: Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Springfield location

June 13: Last day of school for students, 3 hour early release

Want To Be Involved?

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

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 everyday 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

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

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