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FCPS Security Measures

I know that we are all carrying heavy hearts as a result of the tragedy in Florida and our thoughts are with their community. 

During times like this, we also can't help but think of our own children and the schools they attend.  As principal, there is absolutely nothing more important to me than the safety of our students.  Below, I have included a message from the FCPS Office of School Security which outlines the many steps the school & division take to keep our students safe. 

If you have any questions about the safety or security of your children, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

We will continue to keep the victims and the brave heroes in our thoughts.

Sincerely,

Kevin West -Principal

 

From the Office of Safety and Security

Yesterday’s tragic event in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is another sobering reminder for all of us to continue to exercise due diligence when it comes to safety and security operations within FCPS. Because of the continuing potential of both intended and unintended threats to our schools, FCPS has focused a great deal of attention to emergency procedures, and is vigilant about protecting the safety of its students and employees. The school division has spent considerable time and effort in planning and practicing day to day safety and security measures, as well as addressing response to a major critical incident. Among these measures are:

·         Physical Security (Locked doors, intrusion alarms, electronic door access, CCTV)

·         Visitor Management System and Procedures (Deployed system wide)

·         Emergency planning coordination with police, fire, and emergency management offices

  • Comprehensive division-wide crisis management plan
  • Individual school crisis plans-updated annually (includes evacuation, and parent reunification plans)
  • Lockdown, Fire, and Tornado Drills
  • Table Top exercises at all schools
  • Critical incident terms awareness and training (Lockdown, Secure the Building, Shelter in Place, Stay Put Stay Tuned)
  • Threat assessment process
  • Confidential tip, text, and email programs
  • Uniformed school security patrols (24x7)
  • Employee training in crisis management and communication. (Lockdown, Evacuation, and “Run, Hide, Fight”)
  • SROs at all middle and high schools
  • FCPS security personnel at all middle and high schools

In specific response to the Parkland incident, FCPS school security has increased its presence at schools, and the Fairfax County PD has ordered an increased patrol presence near and around our schools. While there are no specific threats to our area, this step is being taken out of an abundance of caution, and to provide reassurance to students, staff, and the community after the events that occurred in Florida yesterday. 

While no methodology is fool-proof, FCPS is fortunate to be in an area where the school division and the county work together to take every precaution in the event of an emergency. This is a continual process in which FCPS will always look to improve our safety and security footprint. Safety and security is everyone’s job. Staff, students, parents and the community at large are reminded to incorporate safety and security awareness as routine, and to immediately report any unusual activity to the authorities. 

Our thoughts are with the families and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the residents of Parkland.

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed on February 19 for Presidents Day

All FCPS schools will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the 2017-18 school year calendar.

Welcome to Mira Tadros

Mira Tadros is our new School Information Assistant working in the front office.  She will be among the first to greet you each time you visit Sunrise Valley. She is also the primary contact for student registration  and records.  Ms. Tadros joins us from the FCPS Human Resources office.   She has replaced Joan Friedman who is now working at South Lakes.   

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New: Pay for Student Fees Online

Online payment for student activity fees, field trips, lost library books and other Sunrise Valley Elementary school related items are now available through the MySchoolBucks School Store.

This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to pay for school-related purchases. You will be able to pay for a variety of school fees using credit/debit cards or electronic checks.  This is the same account many of you already have to pay for school cafeteria lunches.  Once signed into the website, you will have the option of choosing the School Store to find items that are different from Meal Accounts. 

MySchoolBucks provides: 

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web
  • Efficiency - Eliminate the need to write checks and for students to bring money to school
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks
  • Security - MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP 

Enrollment is easy! 

  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com  or, to the MySchoolBucks link located on your school’s homepage to establish an  account
  2. Add your students using the name of the school they are attending, and either their student ID or birthdate
  3. You will receive a confirmation email that your account has been established
  4. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic checks
  5. There are no convenience fees for using the online payment system

Customer Service:  

Calendar Reminder: Schools to Close Two Hours Early on January 25; January 26 and 29 Are Student Holidays

 All FCPS schools will close two hours early on January 25, the last day of the second quarter. Also, schools will be closed for students on January 26 for a teacher work day and on January 29 for a staff development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 30. See the 2017-18 school year calendar.

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AAP Referral Deadline- January 12th

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV services to begin during the 18-19 school year is January 12th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials: 

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation 

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 12th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.  

Please refer to the AAP website for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

Upcoming Calendar Items

Monday, January 15th- MLK, Jr. Holiday:  no school

Thursday, January 25th- End of second quarter: early dismissal at 2:05 pm

Friday, January 26th- Teacher work day: no school for students

Monday, January 29th- Teacher Work day: no school for students

Rising 7th Grade Families

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair- Rising 7th grade parents and students are invited to attend our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Hughes gym. (Snow date is February 7, 2018.) Students and parents will be able to hear about student life at Langston Hughes. Parents will hear details about course information and students will tour the electives classrooms.          

Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Information – Hughes Counselors will visit your child’s elementary school during the month of February. During this visit, students will receive a presentation on course offerings and complete a mock course selection sheet.  Your child will receive a course selection booklet and course selection sheet to bring home. Parents/guardians are asked to complete and sign the course selection sheet and return it to the elementary school by their assigned deadline.  Rising 7th graders will visit Langston Hughes in April.  Details of this visit will be shared at a later time.

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AAP Referral Deadline- January 12th

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV services to begin during the 18-19 school year is January 12th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials: 

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation 

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 12th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.  

Please refer to the AAP website for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

Cold Weather Safety

Please ensure  students are prepared (jackets, gloves, and hats) to be outdoors during cold weather.  Students  will have outdoor activity to include; general and physical education classes, recess, and scheduled fire drills.  Additionally this may include students walking to and from school, students waiting at bus stops or student patrols with  outdoor duties before, during, or after the school day.

Weather is monitored each day and decisions regarding outdoor recess and learning activities will be made when the National Weather Service (NWS) issues Wind Chill Advisories and Wind Chill Warnings.

Wind Chill Advisory is issued by the NWS when the wind chill temperature is expected to fall between -5F and -20F.  

Wind Chill Warning is issued by the NWS when the Wind chill temperature is expected to fall to or below -20 F (for 3 hours). 

Holiday Technology and Digital Citizenship

If you purchased a device for your child this holiday season, FCPS wants to help you support your child in the online world.  If the device is internet-enabled, please consider the following tips and resources:

Educate yourself and your children.

Digital citizenship is learning process and your child will need sustained support from parents and teachers. Visit bit.ly/fairfaxdigcit for a fun and interactive parent-child course that can help your family start conversations about navigating the online world. 

Establish rules and expectations.

Have you thought about the rules you want to establish with your child for setting up accounts and the privacy settings you expect your child to use?  What are your expectations and how will you monitor your child’s online activities?  Not sure where to start? Try these tip sheets, media agreements, and device contracts

Help your child monitor and manage their screen time.

It’s easy to spend hours on a device, especially when it's new.  Use these guidelines and strategies to help your children learn to monitor and manage their screen time.  

Discuss privacy settings and accounts.

Teach your child to protect their personal information and model the use of privacy settings.  Discuss why these settings are important and teach them how to make privacy setting choices for every app and service they use.  This resource can help you get started.   

Give your child action steps.

Discuss potential situations that may arise before they happen and give your child action steps. Do they know what to they can do if cyber bullied, harassed, or if someone sends them something they don’t want to see? Every difficult situation is an opportunity to help prepare them for life beyond your home. These short parent advice videos, which can be filtered by topic and age, can help you identify action steps you can share with your child.   

Teach your child to assess risks and make good choices.

Online communication is public and permanent. Talk with your children regularly and remind them that what they do online can impact future opportunities. Their online reputation can also affect their relationships in the face to face world.

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Claim Your Lost & Found Items

Unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to charity on Tuesday morning, December 12th.   Please claim your item by the end of the day on Monday. 

2018-19 School Year Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board plans to introduce Calendar Option D for the 2018-19 school year as a new business item at the December 7 regular meeting. Further discussion will take place at the School Board work session on Monday, December 11, with a final vote scheduled at the Thursday, December 14, regular meeting.

Calendar Option D sets Tuesday, August 28, 2018, as the first day of school for students and Friday, August 17, 2018, as the first day for instructional personnel. Winter break for students is scheduled from December 24, 2018, through January 4, 2019, and spring break is scheduled for the week of April 15-19.

Additionally, the Board plans to schedule approval of the 2019-20 calendar in the spring of 2018. The School Board may consider and make further changes to this calendar option prior to the final vote.

Get more information on Calendar Option D.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Deadline Approaching Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Deadline Approaching

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 18-19 school year is January 12th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials: 

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation 

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 12th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.  

Please refer to the AAP website for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 18-19 school year is January 12th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials: 

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation 

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 12th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.  

Please refer to the AAP website for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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It’s Book Fair Week!

The book fair is a fundraiser that supports the purchase of library books, instructional technology, and author visits. 

Students will be bringing home their book fair wish lists and order forms this week. 

Please support us by placing a book fair order or by helping in person any time Monday through Friday from 9:30 – 3:30.  We’ll need many hands to pack up the book fair on Friday afternoon! 

For more information contact the librarian Katie Pieruccini at kcpieruccini@fcps.edu.

Congratulations to the 6th Grade Team!

Mr. Huffer, Ms. Rossbach, Ms. Dziedzic and Ms. Mandell have been awarded a $4000 grant from Apple Federal Credit Union. 

Students in the 6th grade at Sunrise Valley Elementary School will build 13 personal food computers (pfc - a self-contained, robotically controlled growing environments), experiment with food production, and share the results of their experiments with a global audience. This is part of a pioneering project by the MIT Media Lab OpenAg initiative designed to re-imagine "Farming for the Future."

 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Deadline Approaching

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 18-19 school year is January 12th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials: 

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation 

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 12th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.  

Please refer to the AAP website for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

Hour of Code- Parents: Share Your Expertise

Sunrise Valley will be participating in Hour of Code during December 4-8, 2017.

Each student will have the opportunity to participate in an age-appropriate coding activity during this week.

We would like to invite parents who work in IT or have a computer science background to briefly share about your work and/or facilitate in classrooms while students are working on coding activities. Coding activities will be preassigned.

Please contact Annie Candell, the school based technology specialist, at rmcandell@fcps.edu if you are interested.  

Spirit Day: Friday, 12/1

The first Friday of every month is for showing your SVES spirit by wearing school apparel or school colors.  

Help us get more smiles in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Team invites students and parents to submit photos for the 2017-2018 yearbook!

Please help us obtain photos that feature as many of our students and school staff as possible.

Photos are needed by March 2018 from: School Events, Field Trips and Classroom Activities.

                                        It’s Easy, Fast, and Free

  • Upload your pictures online at community.lifetouch.com  Code: HGCWAH
  • Enter the Sunrise Valley school code: HGCWAH 
  • Please label each photo uploaded. Example: 1st Grade, Skate Night, Etc 

To ensure acceptable print quality, please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi.

Note: Photos from social media websites may not be acceptable quality. Please consider this when uploading images.

Last Call to Recognize Employees

 The deadline to submit a nomination is December 1.

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through one of the Google form links. Staff, students, and community members are all eligible nominators for these awards. 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. Click one of the links below to get started!

Outstanding Teacher – a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/yiuF2U0oIZPEwTBs2

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/fiPQXyQQdZNLl2eJ2

Outstanding Leader – these positions could include School-Based Technology Specialists, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/MQ55xiQJ7PI1s1M03

Outstanding Support Employee – these positions could include Administrative and Office Assistants, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Public Health Assistants

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/915GWIkKs5fQ5K522  

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Kidder at ickidder@fcps.edu

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Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of our entire staff, we wish our Sunrise Valley community a Happy  Thanksgiving!   

As we take time to be thankful, we are so grateful for our incredible students,  families and our first class staff.

Enjoy the  holiday weekend!   

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday

All Fairfax County public schools will close two hours early on Wednesday, November 22.  

The Sunrise Valley office will close at 3:30 p.m.

Schools will be  closed on November 23 and 24. Classes will resume on November 27.  

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Digital Citizenship Parent Coffee: Wednesday, 11/15

We hope you can join us at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in room 207 for this discussion.

Digital Citizenship is a broad term that includes online safety, responsibility, and respecting oneself and others while online. Students have been learning about digital citizenship in school. Parents will be introduced to various digital citizenship resources during our next parent coffee. We will also discuss a relevant topic: managing screen time.

School Picture Make-ups/Retakes: Thursday, 11/16

  • Fall portraits will be taken of students who were absent or not yet enrolled on School Picture Day, September 28, or are unhappy with their original portrait and would like another taken (student must return original picture package to photographer).  
  • Be sure to let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake. 
  • Extra picture order forms are available in the school office. 
Spirit Day: Friday, 11/17

Participate in spirit day and wear your favorite hat to school! 

Calendar Reminder: Schools to Close Two Hours Early on 11/ 22

All Fairfax County public schools will close two hours early on Wednesday, November 22, in an effort to help school buses avoid the increased traffic related to the Thanksgiving holiday. This policy has been in effect for the past few years. Schools are closed on November 23 and 24. Classes will resume on November 27.  

This school year, students will be released early on the last day of each quarter, the day before Thanksgiving break, and the last day of school in June. See the 2017-18 calendar.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please join us as we support local families in need this Thanksgiving by donating non-perishable food from November 1-20. Food collected will go straight to Cornerstones which provides Thanksgiving baskets for families in our area.  Drop off boxes will be in the main lobby at Sunrise Valley.

Below is the list of urgently needed items:

Canned fruit, Canned meats, Condiments, Cooking oil, Canned beans,

Macaroni and cheese, Bagged and boxed quinoa, Cereal, Coffee, tea,

Dry beans, Flour, Oatmeal, Boxes potatoes, Boxed or bagged rice, Soups,

Canned chili, Pancake mixes, Ramen cup o noodles, Peanut butter and jelly,

Toilet paper, Baby wipes, Milk (dry, soy or condensed)

Hour of Code

Sunrise Valley will be participating in Hour of Code during December 4-8, 2017.

Each student will have the opportunity to participate in an age-appropriate coding activity during this week.

We would like to invite parents who work in IT or have a computer science background to briefly share about your work and/or facilitate in classrooms while students are working on coding activities.

Please contact Annie Candell, the school based technology specialist, at rmcandell@fcps.edu if you are interested.  

Time to Recognize Outstanding Employees!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through one of the Google form links. Staff, students, and community members are all eligible nominators for these awards. 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. Click one of the links below to get started!

Outstanding Teacher – a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/yiuF2U0oIZPEwTBs2

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/fiPQXyQQdZNLl2eJ2

Outstanding Leader – these positions could include School-Based Technology Specialists, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/MQ55xiQJ7PI1s1M03

Outstanding Support Employee – these positions could include Administrative and Office Assistants, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Public Health Assistants

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/915GWIkKs5fQ5K522  

*Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Kidder at ickidder@fcps.edu

Help us get more smiles in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Team invites students and parents to submit photos for the 2017-2018 yearbook!

Please help us obtain photos that feature as many of our students and school staff as possible.

Photos are needed by March 2018 from: School Events, Field Trips and Classroom Activities.

                                        It’s Easy, Fast, and Free

  • Upload your pictures online at community.lifetouch.com  Code: HGCWAH
  • Enter the Sunrise Valley school code: HGCWAH 
  • Please label each photo uploaded. Example: 1st Grade, Skate Night, Etc 

To ensure acceptable print quality, please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi.

Note: Photos from social media websites may not be acceptable quality. Please consider this when uploading images.

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Please Return Impact Aid Form

Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey forms were sent home in the last Friday Folder.    

Please return the completed, signed and dated survey tomorrow, November 8. 100% participation is critical for obtaining our fair share of federal funding.

The process is easy. Complete either Section 2, 3, 4 or 5 and then sign, date and return.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form, please contact the Impact Aid staff in Information Technology at 703-329-7655.

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Impact Aid Forms

Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey forms are being sent home in your child’s Friday Folder today.  

Please return the completed, signed and dated survey by November 8. 100% participation is critical for obtaining our fair share of federal funding.

The process is easy. Complete either Section 2, 3, 4 or 5 and then sign, date and return.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form, please contact the Impact Aid staff in Information Technology at 703-329-7655.

Honor Our Veterans

Please join us in honoring our nation's Veterans on Friday, November 10 at 8AM during our annual PTA sponsored breakfast and concert. The chorus will sing, an instrumental group will perform, members of South Lakes ROTC will present the colors, and Mr. Paul Cohen, retired member of the US Navy, will speak.

School Picture Make-ups/Retakes

  • Thursday, November 16
  • Fall portraits will be taken of students who were absent or not yet enrolled on School Picture Day, September 28, or are unhappy with their original portrait and would like another taken (student must return original picture package to photographer).  
  • Be sure to let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake. 
  • Extra picture order forms are available in the school office. 

Time to Recognize Outstanding Employees!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through one of the Google form links. Staff, students, and community members are all eligible nominators for these awards. 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. Click one of the links below to get started!

Outstanding Teacher – a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/yiuF2U0oIZPEwTBs2

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/fiPQXyQQdZNLl2eJ2

Outstanding Leader – these positions could include School-Based Technology Specialists, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/MQ55xiQJ7PI1s1M03

Outstanding Support Employee – these positions could include Administrative and Office Assistants, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Public Health Assistants

CLICK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/915GWIkKs5fQ5K522  

*Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Kidder at ickidder@fcps.edu

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please join us as we support local families in need this Thanksgiving by donating non-perishable food from November 1-20. Food collected will go straight to Cornerstones which provides Thanksgiving baskets for families in our area.  Drop off boxes will be in the main lobby at Sunrise Valley.

Below is the list of urgently needed items:

Canned fruit, Canned meats, Condiments, Cooking oil, Canned beans,

Macaroni and cheese, Bagged and boxed quinoa, Cereal, Coffee, tea,

Dry beans, Flour, Oatmeal, Boxes potatoes, Boxed or bagged rice, Soups,

Canned chili, Pancake mixes, Ramen cup o noodles, Peanut butter and jelly,

Toilet paper, Baby wipes, Milk (dry, soy or condensed)

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