GBE Happenings 2.21.2020

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Mrs. Green's 3rd graders fascinated with their collaborative building challenge!

Reminder to Mark Your Calendar No School Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Professional Development Day -Student Holiday

Good Luck to one of GBE's Students

GBE's own Mary Grimmick will be participating in a US Women’s National Cricket Team selection camp this Saturday in Columbia.  GBE wishes her good luck in this wonderful opportunity and adventure.

The link below is the media release regarding the event:

https://www.usacricket.org/media-release/usa-cricket-announces-upcoming-talent-identification-events-for-women-and-girls/

 

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Do you have photos of GBE events? The Yearbook Team is in need of photos from PTA events, Field Trips, and other school related activities. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to GreenbriarEastESFCPS@gmail.com.

RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Greenbriar East’s Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner! Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for rising kindergartners and parents/guardians.  There will be a meet and greet with our administrators and kindergarten teachers, a kindergarten classroom visit, and a school bus tour.

Do to the election taking place here at GBE, the pool parking lot will be open.  Please park in the pool parking lot across from GBE. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Children who will reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2020, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

If you have a rising kindergarten student, please contact the Greenbriar East office at:  703-633-6400.  We will be mailing out registration packets in February.  

You may now make a registration appointment online by clicking Student Registration.  The appointments start February 24, 2020

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You can also email our registrar, Melissa Dicker at: mldicker@fcps.edu  for further information

Lanier Middle School Rising 7th Grade Families You are invited to Principal's Coffee

Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Hanna

Please join Dr. Hanna for one of Principal's Coffee opportunities this spring. 

When:   March 19, 2020 or April 16, 2020

Time:    8:00 - 9:00am

Where:  Lanier MS Library

Parent’s please RSVP:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4AAAA722A4F49-coffee

 

2nd Annual Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning With a focus on Media Balance and Well Being

Franklin Middle School

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join all the Chantilly Pyramid schools for our 2nd Annual Spotlight on Student Learning!  This event will provide information for families on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology as well as highlighting what types of learning experiences our students are having in our classrooms.

Evening Agenda

      • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. --- Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.
      • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. --- Showcase of Student Learning See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Parking

Park in the front of the building, or in the lot adjacent to Franklin. Directions to Franklin Middle School can be found here. Please enter through Entrance #1. 

  Who are the Chantilly Pyramid Schools?

Brookfield Elementary | Greenbriar East Elementary | Greenbriar West Elementary | Lees Corner Elementary | Oak Hill Elementary | Poplar Tree Elementary | Franklin Middle School | Rocky Run Middle School | Chantilly High School

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Do you have a child interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

Join the Driving Force in Education

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? The FCPS Transportation Department is currently hiring!  It’s a great job for stay at home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!).  Retirees, college students and career switchers are also encouraged to apply.  Click here for more information.

Looking Ahead:

Tue, March 3rd:                  No School

                                            Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:00pm

Mon-Fri, Mar 16th-20th:      Book Fair Week

Wed, Mar 18th:                   Book Fair Family Night Open till 8:00pm

Thu, Mar 19th:                    PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Mon, Mar 23rd:                   Spring Pictures

 

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

13006 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax VA 22033 | Main Office: 703-633-6400
Attendance: 703-633-6464 | Web | Twitter

GBE Happenings 2.14.2020

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First Grade Celebrated 101 Days of School! Salad Bar Coming to GBE

 

We are excited that GBE will be joining the growing number of FCPS schools that offer Salad Bar options during lunch.  Our first day of lunch with this option will be on Thursday, February 20th.  Students will have lessons and “practice” salad bar etiquette beforehand.  We look forward to offering more options to students at lunch. 

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Do you have photos of GBE events? The Yearbook Team is in need of photos from PTA events, Field Trips, and other school related activities. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to GreenbriarEastESFCPS@gmail.com.

RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Greenbriar East’s Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner! Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for rising kindergartners and parents/guardians.  There will be a meet and greet with our administrators and kindergarten teachers, a kindergarten classroom visit, and a school bus tour.

Do to the election taking place here at GBE, the pool parking lot will be open.  Please park in the pool parking lot across from GBE. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Children who will reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2020, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

If you have a rising kindergarten student, please contact the Greenbriar East office at:  703-633-6400.  We will be mailing out registration packets in February.  

You may now make a registration appointment online by clicking Student Registration.  The appointments start February 24, 2020

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You can also email our registrar, Melissa Dicker at: mldicker@fcps.edu  for further information

Life After Graduation Students with Disabilities

Guest speaker, Lucy Beadnell, the Director of Advocacy for the ARC of Northern Virginia and a panel of parents, will be giving a presentation to answer our questions about life after graduation for our children with special needs.

When: February 19, 6pm

Where: Rocky Run Middle School

Topics include:

  • Medicaid Waivers
  • Finding a job
  • Moving into a group home
  • Independent Living
  • Sponsored  Residential Settings
  • Day Support programs

 

Do you have a child interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

Join the Driving Force in Education

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? The FCPS Transportation Department is currently hiring!  It’s a great job for stay at home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!).  Retirees, college students and career switchers are also encouraged to apply.  Click here for more information.

Looking Ahead:

Mon, February 17th:           President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:          Chipotle Restaurant Night

Tue, March 3rd:                  No School

                                            Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:00pm

Mon-Fri, Mar 16th-20th:      Book Fair Week

Wed, Mar 18th:                   Book Fair Family Night Open till 8:00pm

Thu, Mar 19th:                    PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Mon, Mar 23rd:                   Spring Pictures

 

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

13006 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax VA 22033 | Main Office: 703-633-6400
Attendance: 703-633-6464 | Web | Twitter

GBE Happenings 2.7.2020

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National School Counseling Week

GBE's Super Counselors Ms. Clark, Ms. Loht and Ms. Shin

National School Counseling Week 2020 was celebrated this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  GBE would like to thank our counselors, Ms. Clark, Ms. Loht and Ms. Shin, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you or your child would like to send a note of thanks to Ms. Clark, Ms. Loht or Ms. Shin through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

Salad Bar Coming to GBE

 

We are excited to announce that GBE is going to the next level of providing our students and staff with a healthier lunch!   

Beginning February 20, 2020, we will implement the “Real Food for Kids” Salad Bar. All students will select their fruits and vegetables for lunch from the salad bar, and then they may complete their lunch by choosing either the salad bar protein and grains or the hot entrée listed on the menu for that day.  Students will “practice” salad bar etiquette and new procedures for the lunch line before the salad bar opens.  Information was sent home in Wednesdays Folder!

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Do you have photos of GBE events? The Yearbook Team is in need of photos from PTA events, Field Trips, and other school related activities. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to GreenbriarEastESFCPS@gmail.com.

RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Greenbriar East’s Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner! Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for rising kindergartners and parents/guardians.  There will be a meet and greet with our administrators and kindergarten teachers, a school tour, a kindergarten classroom visit, and a school bus tour.

We look forward to seeing you!

Children who will reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2020, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

If you have a rising kindergarten student, please contact the Greenbriar East office at:  703-633-6400.  We will be mailing out registration packets in February.  

You may now make a registration appointment online by clicking Student Registration.  The appointments start February 24, 2020

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You can also email our registrar, Melissa Dicker at: mldicker@fcps.edu  for further information

Important Message about Student Absences

Absences Add Up! Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive to school on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school.  Vacations are considered unexcused locally, and the county may notify you via email even if you have already notified the school regarding the upcoming absences. When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations

 

Do you have a child interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

Join the Driving Force in Education

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? The FCPS Transportation Department is currently hiring!  It’s a great job for stay at home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!).  Retirees, college students and career switchers are also encouraged to apply.  Click here for more information.

PTA News: Save the Dates

February 7:    Winter Dance at GBE

February 13:  Be Internet Awesome Event at GBE

February 19:  Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

 

GBE Dance!

We can’t wait to get our dancin’ on tonight! February 7, 6:30-8, in the school gym!

Parents—will you lend a helping hand? We need volunteers to ensure the dance goes smoothly!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848ACA728A5FE3-2020

  Internet Safety… Do you feel ready to raise your child in an online world?

 

We hope to see you at our Be Internet Awesome Event on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00! Please make sure to return the attendance slip that came home in Wednesday’s folder so we can make sure to provide enough refreshments!

(A Be Internet Awesome Event is an interactive night where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world.)

 

Looking Ahead:

Fri, February 7th:                PTA Winter Dance, 6:30pm

Thu, February 13th:            PTA Be Internet Awesome, 6:00pm

Mon, February 17th:           President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:          Chipotle Restaurant Night

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

13006 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax VA 22033 | Main Office: 703-633-6400
Attendance: 703-633-6464 | Web | Twitter

GBE Happenings 1.31.2020

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 GBE Sixth Grade News Team!

So proud of GBE Sixth Grade News Team! It amazes how independent they have become running the daily show. They do it all! Script writing, directing, technology, and on air talent!

Salad Bar Coming to GBE

 

We are excited to announce that GBE is going to the next level of providing our students and staff with a healthier lunch!   

Beginning February 20, 2020, we will be implementing the “Real Food for Kids” Salad Bar. All students will select their fruits and vegetables for lunch from the salad bar, and then they may complete their lunch by choosing either the salad bar protein and grains or the hot entrée listed on the menu for that day.  Students will “practice” salad bar etiquette and new procedures for the lunch line before the salad bar opens.  Information was sent home in Wednesdays Folder!

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Do you have photos of GBE events? The Yearbook Team is in need of photos from PTA events, Field Trips, and other school related activities. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to GreenbriarEastESFCPS@gmail.com.

RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Greenbriar East’s Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner! Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for rising kindergartners and parents/guardians.  There will be a meet and greet with our administrators and kindergarten teachers, a school tour, a kindergarten classroom visit, and a school bus tour.

We look forward to seeing you!

Children who will reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2020, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

If you have a rising kindergarten student, please contact the Greenbriar East office at:  703-633-6400.  We will be mailing out registration packets in February.  

You may now make a registration appointment online by clicking Student Registration.  The appointments start February 24, 2020

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You can also email our registrar, Melissa Dicker at: mldicker@fcps.edu  for further information

Important Message about Student Absences

Absences Add Up! Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive to school on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school.  Vacations are considered unexcused locally, and the county may notify you via email even if you have already notified the school regarding the upcoming absences. When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations

 

Do you have a child interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

Did You Know?

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

Click here to view the Bus Driver Recruitment 2020 PDF.

PTA News: Save the Dates

February 3:    Power Plates entries due

February 3-5: Similans Thai Eatery Spirit Days!

February 4:    PTA meeting

February 7:    Winter Dance at GBE

February 13:  Be Internet Awesome Event at GBE

February 19:  Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

 

Similans GBE Spirit Event!

Order in or carry-out—lunch OR dinner! Grab something delicious during our THREE-DAY EVENT with the Similans Thai Eatery!

(Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 5)

13005-L Lee Jackson Mem. Hwy

(703) 657-2222

 

GBE Dance!

We can’t wait to get our dancin’ on! February 7, 6:30-8, in the school gym!

Make sure to turn in permission forms and payment ahead of time! (Forms were sent home in Wednesday folders.)

Parents—will you lend a helping hand? We need volunteers to ensure the dance goes smoothly!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848ACA728A5FE3-2020

 

PTA Meeting next week

Come discuss plans for the upcoming few months and let your voice be heard! Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30 at GBE.

  Internet Safety… Do you feel ready to raise your child in an online world?

 

We hope to see you at our Be Internet Awesome Event on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00! Please make sure to return the attendance slip that came home in Wednesday’s folder so we can make sure to provide enough refreshments!

 

(A Be Internet Awesome Event is an interactive night where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world.)

 

Power Plates Deadline Approaching

There’s still time! Make sure to submit your student’s submission for the Virginia PTA Power Plates Program by no later than February 3!

Open to students from pre-K through 12th, Power Plates is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes for competition.

There are five meal categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack.

Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps: write down the recipe, fill out the Student Entry Form, and take a picture of the dish - then submit!

Don’t forget to also email the submission to board@gbepta.com for inclusion in a GBE participant cookbook!

 

Looking Ahead:

Fri-Sun, February 3rd-5th:  Similans Thai Eatery Spirit Days!

Tue, February 4th:              PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Fri, February 7th:                PTA Winter Dance, 6:30pm

Thu, February 13th:            PTA Be Internet Awesome, 6:00pm

Mon, February 17th:           President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:          Chipotle Restaurant Night

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

13006 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax VA 22033 | Main Office: 703-633-6400
Attendance: 703-633-6464 | Web | Twitter

GBE Happenings 1.24.2020

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Wacky Tacky Friday Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

GBE dismissal begins at 4:00 p.m.Monday - Friday.  Daycare Vans, Walkers, SACC and Kiss & Ride are dismissed first and then we begin calling buses.  The Kindergarten bus students are placed on buses first before we call our older students. 

Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult or a student who is in middle school or above.  Kindergarten students who are not met are transported back to school and a parent will need to pick them up. 

Early Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians who need to pick up children early must do so prior to 3:30pm.  Office staff will not call into classrooms between 3:30- 4:00pm as we need to focus on the safe dismissal of all of our students during that time. Exceptions will only be made for medical emergencies.

RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Greenbriar East’s Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner! Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for rising kindergartners and parents/guardians.  There will be a meet and greet with our administrators and kindergarten teachers, a school tour, a kindergarten classroom visit, and a school bus tour.

We look forward to seeing you!

Children who will reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2020, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

If you have a rising kindergarten student, please contact the Greenbriar East office at:  703-633-6400.  We will be mailing out registration packets in February.  

You may now make a registration appointment online by clicking Student Registration.  The appointments start February 24, 2020

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You can also email our registrar, Melissa Dicker at: mldicker@fcps.edu  for further information

ATTENTION RISING RRMS 7TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS Rocky Run MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair

Rocky Run Middle School is inviting all rising 7th grade parents/guardians, Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm, to learn about elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition. 

  • 5:30-6:00 PM Optional Sessions: Meet and greet with Special Education and ESOL Department Chairs, administrators and counselors. 
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Curriculum Presentations and Electives Fair

Please see the Flyer for more information. Spanish and Korean 

 

SIS Parent Account sign up

In Middle School, SIS Parent accounts are used frequently. As the parent of a rising 7th grader, you are encouraged to set up a SIS Parent account. In January and February, 6th grade students will begin the course selection process for the 7th grade, and one step is to use SIS Student Vue in school to sign up for 7th grade classes. Parents who have a SIS Parent account can see their student’s Course Request in SIS Parent Vue. 

Do you have a child interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Plans

Cold and wintry weather is on its way! Due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, it may be necessary to close schools for the entire day, to open schools late, or to close early.

Parents are urged to make arrangements now for the care of their children when schedule changes are made (and to provide for the rare situation when it is necessary to close an individual school because of a power failure or other circumstances). Children should know where to go if a parent will not be home.

FCPS has several schedules set up to deal with inclement weather; these are put into effect when conditions threaten the safety of students and staff members:

  • Keep schools closed.
  • Open two hours late.
  • Close two hours early.

When Fairfax County Public Schools has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated in several ways as soon as the decision is made.

In the case of emergency for a weather-related closing, delay, or early dismissal, the FCPS website will automatically include an alert at the top of each page with the relevant information (see sample alert above).

Did You Know?

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

PTA News: Save the Dates

February 3:    Power Plates entries due

February 4:    PTA meeting

February 7:    Winter Dance at GBE

February 13:  Be Internet Awesome Event at GBE

February 19:  Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

 

Hip Hop Registration is open!

 

Starting February 4, this eight-week extracurricular activity will be back at GBE for another round! Register fast because, based on the popularity of the fall program, this class is sure to book up!

All students, grades K-5, are welcome! Hip Hop will be held after school on Tuesdays, from 4:15 until 5:15, with no class on March 3.

Register online: http://www.novakidsinmotion.com/registration/

 

 

Internet Safety… Do you feel ready to raise your child in an online world?

 

The week of February 10 kicks off five days in which National PTA will campaign to raise awareness about internet safety.

GBE’s PTA was select to receive a grant allowing us to host a Be Internet Awesome Event just for you during that week!

(A Be Internet Awesome Event is an interactive night where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world.)

Look for a flyer with more information and event details soon!

 

Power Plates Deadline Approaching

There’s still time! Make sure to submit your student’s submission for the Virginia PTA Power Plates Program by no later than February 3!

Open to students from pre-K through 12th, Power Plates is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes for competition.

There are five meal categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack.

Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps: write down the recipe, fill out the Student Entry Form, and take a picture of the dish - then submit!

Don’t forget to also email the submission to board@gbepta.com for inclusion in a GBE participant cookbook!

 

Looking Ahead:

Mon, January 27th:     Student Holiday - No School

Tues, January 28th:    Student Holiday - No School

Tue, February 4th:      PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Fri, February 7th:        PTA Winter Dance, 6:30pm

Thu, February 13th:    PTA Be Internet Awesome, 6:00pm

Mon, February 17th:   President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:   Chipotle Restaurant Night

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GBE Happenings 1.17.2020

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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

GBE dismissal begins at 4:00 p.m.Monday - Friday.  Daycare Vans, Walkers, SACC and Kiss & Ride are dismissed first and then we begin calling buses.  The Kindergarten bus students are placed on buses first before we call our older students. 

Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult or a student who is in middle school or above.  Kindergarten students who are not met are transported back to school and a parent will need to pick them up. 

Early Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians who need to pick up children early must do so prior to 3:30pm.  Office staff will not call into classrooms between 3:30- 4:00pm as we need to focus on the safe dismissal of all of our students during that time. Exceptions will only be made for medical emergencies.

ATTENTION RISING RRMS 7TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS Rocky Run MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair

Rocky Run Middle School is inviting all rising 7th grade parents/guardians, Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm, to learn about elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition. 

  • 5:30-6:00 PM Optional Sessions: Meet and greet with Special Education and ESOL Department Chairs, administrators and counselors. 
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Curriculum Presentations and Electives Fair

Please see the Flyer for more information. Spanish and Korean 

 

SIS Parent Account sign up

In Middle School, SIS Parent accounts are used frequently. As the parent of a rising 7th grader, you are encouraged to set up a SIS Parent account. In January and February, 6th grade students will begin the course selection process for the 7th grade, and one step is to use SIS Student Vue in school to sign up for 7th grade classes. Parents who have a SIS Parent account can see their student’s Course Request in SIS Parent Vue. 

ATTENTION RISING LMS 7TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS Lanier MS Curriculum Night & Elective Open House

Lanier Middle School is inviting all rising 7th grade parents/guardians Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to learn about elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition.  

Please try to attend this event at Lanier Middle School.

SIS Parent Account sign up

In Middle School, SIS Parent accounts are used frequently. As the parent of a rising 7th grader, you are encouraged to set up a SIS Parent account. In January and February, 6th grade students will begin the course selection process for the 7th grade, and one step is to use SIS Student Vue in school to sign up for 7th grade classes. Parents who have a SIS Parent account can see their student’s Course Request in SIS Parent Vue. 

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Plans

Cold and wintry weather is on its way! Due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, it may be necessary to close schools for the entire day, to open schools late, or to close early.

Parents are urged to make arrangements now for the care of their children when schedule changes are made (and to provide for the rare situation when it is necessary to close an individual school because of a power failure or other circumstances). Children should know where to go if a parent will not be home.

FCPS has several schedules set up to deal with inclement weather; these are put into effect when conditions threaten the safety of students and staff members:

  • Keep schools closed.
  • Open two hours late.
  • Close two hours early.

When Fairfax County Public Schools has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated in several ways as soon as the decision is made.

In the case of emergency for a weather-related closing, delay, or early dismissal, the FCPS website will automatically include an alert at the top of each page with the relevant information (see sample alert above).

Did You Know?

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

PTA News: Save the Dates

January 20:   Herndon Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser

February 3:    Power Plates entries due (more info to come!)

February 4:    PTA meeting

February 19:  Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

 

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser!

Looking for something fun to do while school’s out this Monday (1/20)?? Starting at 3 PM, head over to the Herndon Chuck E. Cheese! Hang out with other GBE friends and families, play games and (of course!) eat some pizza—all while helping us support the school!

 

Do you shop at Harris Teeter?

Did you know that if you link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Greenbriar East, you’ll automatically help raise money for the school?! Simply tell your cashier during checkout that you’d like GBE’s account number (8258) linked to your card. You can also link your card online:

https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education!

If you linked your card last year—you’ll need to do it again this year! It’s a yearly process.

 

Power Plates Deadline Approaching

There’s still time! Make sure to submit your student’s submission for the Virginia PTA Power Plates Program by no later than February 3!

Open to students from pre-K through 12th, Power Plates is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes for competition.

There are five meal categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack.

Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps: write down the recipe, fill out the Student Entry Form, and take a picture of the dish - then submit!

Don’t forget to also email the submission to board@gbepta.com for inclusion in a GBE participant cookbook!

Looking Ahead:

Mon, January 20th:     Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Mon, January 27th:     Student Holiday - No School

Tues, January 28th:    Student Holiday - No School

Tue, February 4th:      PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Mon, February 17th:   President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:   Chipotle Restaurant Night

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GBE Happenings 1.10.2020

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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

ATTENTION RISING RRMS 7TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS Rocky Run MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair

Rocky Run Middle School is inviting all rising 7th grade parents/guardians, Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm, to learn about elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition. 

  • 5:30-6:00 PM Optional Sessions: Meet and greet with Special Education and ESOL Department Chairs, administrators and counselors. 
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Curriculum Presentations and Electives Fair

Please see the Flyer for more information. Spanish and Korean 

ATTENTION RISING LMS 7TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS Lanier MS Curriculum Night & Elective Open House

Lanier Middle School is inviting all rising 7th grade parents/guardians Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to learn about elective courses, core-subject curriculum, and other useful information for your child’s middle school transition.  

Please try to attend this event at Lanier Middle School.

Volunteer in Strings

You can help your school by volunteering in the GBE Orchestra program with Ms. Mezvinsky. She is looking for parents to volunteer once a week, once a month, or every other month. You do not need to know how to play a string instrument.

Email mlmezvinsky@fcps.edu

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Plans

Cold and wintry weather is on its way! Due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, it may be necessary to close schools for the entire day, to open schools late, or to close early.

Parents are urged to make arrangements now for the care of their children when schedule changes are made (and to provide for the rare situation when it is necessary to close an individual school because of a power failure or other circumstances). Children should know where to go if a parent will not be home.

FCPS has several schedules set up to deal with inclement weather; these are put into effect when conditions threaten the safety of students and staff members:

  • Keep schools closed.
  • Open two hours late.
  • Close two hours early.

When Fairfax County Public Schools has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated in several ways as soon as the decision is made.

In the case of emergency for a weather-related closing, delay, or early dismissal, the FCPS website will automatically include an alert at the top of each page with the relevant information (see sample alert above).

Did You Know?

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

PTA News: STEM exCEL

3D Printing, and Programming, and Intro to Game Design, oh my!

Registration is open for STEM Excel extracurricular programs at GBE! With something for everyone, from grades 1-6, you can read more and register here:

 https://stemexcel.org/greenbriareast/

Dominos Night

Dinner is served! (Pizza, that is!)

Next Wednesday, January 15, is a GBE Spirit Day at the Greenbriar Dominos! Between the hours of 11 am and 10 pm, make sure to mention GBE when you order--or use the code DN3 online--and Dominos will give back to the school with every purchase! 

Looking Ahead:

Wed, January 15th:    Domino's Restaurant Night

Mon, January 20th:     Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Mon, January 27th:     Student Holiday - No School

Tues, January 28th:    Student Holiday - No School

Tue, February 4th:      PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Mon, February 17th:   President's Day - No School

Wed, February 19th:   Chipotle Restaurant Night

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GBE 2 Hour Early Release Today, January 7, 2020

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2-Hour Early Closing Today

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today.

  • Because of this early release, Greenbriar East ES will dismiss at 2:00 PM this afternoon.
  • Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. 
  • Morning preschool classes will be dismissed at approximately 11:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon preschool classes are canceled.
  • All after school activities are canceled. 
  • SACC will stay open until 6:15 p.m. SACC Administration requests parents make every effort to pick up children earlier, if possible.

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students. We will reach out to you if there are any additional updates. 

The GBE Main Office will close at 2:30pm.

More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here

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GBE Happenings 12.20.19

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Dear GBE Families, 

Thank you to our families who participated in today’s Winter Celebration of Reading and Song event. It was so wonderful to have our GBE community come together to share classroom activities and song. 

We hope that you and your families have a fabulous winter break. The GBE Main Office is closed for the Winter Break. The GBE Main Office closes today (12/20) at 4:30pm and will reopen on Monday, January 6 at 8:00am.

Have a wonderful Winter Break. We will see you in 2020!

Ms. Cohen, Ms. Lorenzi and Mr. Pietzman 

From all of us at GBE, we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

 

Kicking off the Season right with a Winter Celebration of Reading & Song Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

2019-20 Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Center Screening and Identification

 

Parents Grades 2-6 If you are interested in referring your child for the Level IV Center, the countywide referral deadline is January 9, 2020. Please turn in the referral form and any optional information in an envelope to the GBE front office by this deadline. You can visit the AAP website for all timelines, forms and resources for this process. 

The Level IV referral form is available on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

Additional information about the Level IV center screening and identification process and information used for screening can be found on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have additional questions please contact Tracey Jenkins, GBE Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, tljenkins1@fcps.edu.

PTA News: Save the Dates

January 7:    PTA meeting

January 15:  Domino's Spirit Day

February 3:  Power Plates entries due

 

Coding Enrichment Programs!

Did you know that incorporating coding helps students gain skills such as sequencing, problem solving, math concepts, as well as perseverance so that they will become better readers, writers, and mathematicians?

Our winter programs are being announced, and coding is open for registration!

STEM excel is offering these three courses this semester:

-3D Printing, starts Wednesday, January 22nd
-Python Programming, starts Thursday, January 23rd
-Intro to Game Design, starts Friday, January 24th

Learn more about each course (and register!) here: https://stemexcel.org/greenbriareast/

  Power Plates

Virginia PTA Power Plates Program is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes for competition.   The competition is open to students from grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The program is administered by the Virginia PTA Health and Safety Committee.

There are five meal categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack.

Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps: write down the recipe, fill out the Student Entry Form, and take a picture of the dish - then submit!

Entries are reviewed by judges appointed by the Health and Safety Committee. 1st Place winners are invited to the Virginia PTA student awards ceremony the weekend of the spring Board of Managers meeting.

Look for a flyer in next week’s Wednesday folder!

Looking Ahead:

December 23rd-January 3rd:  Winter Break - No School & Office Closed

Tue, January 7th:                    PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Wed, January 15th:                 Domino's Restaurant Night

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GBE Happenings 12.13.19

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The GBE S.W.A.T. Team is creating a Google Draw Who Am I project.

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

 

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office.

2019-20 Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Center Screening and Identification

 

Parents Grades 2-6 If you are interested in referring your child for the Level IV Center, the countywide referral deadline is January 9, 2020. Please turn in the referral form and any optional information in an envelope to the GBE front office by this deadline. You can visit the AAP website for all timelines, forms and resources for this process. 

The Level IV referral form is available on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

Additional information about the Level IV center screening and identification process and information used for screening can be found on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have additional questions please contact Tracey Jenkins, GBE Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, tljenkins1@fcps.edu.

PTA News: Save the Dates

January 7:    PTA meeting

January 15:  Domino's Spirit Day

February 3:  Power Plates entries due (more info to come!)

 

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser Tonight!

Come listen to GBE Strings performances, and hear best-selling children’s author, Sue Fleiss, read from her books (including her most recently published, Little Red Rhyming Hood, and How to Trick a Christmas Elf) —and grab one or two to have signed! Gift wrapping, face painting, bookmark making… You and your students will have a great time for sure!

Make sure you mention GBE at the registers—even grabbing treats from the café will count!

We’re still desperately in need of volunteers for the stations, so please consider signing up here: www.gbepta.org/bn

 

Coding Enrichment Programs!

Did you know that incorporating coding helps students gain skills such as sequencing, problem solving, math concepts, as well as perseverance so that they will become better readers, writers, and mathematicians?

Our winter programs are being announced, and coding is open for registration!

STEM excel is offering these three courses this semester:

-3D Printing, starts Wednesday, January 22nd
-Python Programming, starts Thursday, January 23rd
-Intro to Game Design, starts Friday, January 24th

Learn more about each course (and register!) here: https://stemexcel.org/greenbriareast/

 

Power Plates

Virginia PTA Power Plates Program is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes for competition.   The competition is open to students from grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The program is administered by the Virginia PTA Health and Safety Committee.

There are five meal categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack.

Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps: write down the recipe, fill out the Student Entry Form, and take a picture of the dish - then submit!

Entries are reviewed by judges appointed by the Health and Safety Committee. 1st Place winners are invited to the Virginia PTA student awards ceremony the weekend of the spring Board of Managers meeting.

Look for a flyer in next week’s Wednesday folder!

Looking Ahead:

Fri, December 20th:                Winter Celebration of Read & Song

                                              (formerly known as Grandparents Day)

December 23rd-January 3rd:  Winter Break - No School & Office Closed

Tue, January 7th:                    PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

Wed, January 15th:                 Domino's Restaurant Night

 

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GBE Happenings 12.6.19

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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbook Cost: $16.00

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Life Touch. 

Click here to order through Life Touch.

GBE Yearbook Code: 1475020

You may also send your payment in with your student via cash or check.  Yearbook forms were sent home, but you may also pickup a form in the office

Family Life Education (FLE) Instructions

Last weeks News You Choose had direction for accessing FLE videos for parents to preview. 

**If you are having trouble finding/viewing the videos, please follow these steps.

  1. Log into the ParentVue account.
  2. Click on FCPS Links
  3. Log into 24-7
  4. Click on the MyFCPS Parent
  5. Curriculum Tab
  6. FLE by grade level should be visible.

If you need further assistance, please use the Parent Portal.

  2019-20 Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Center Screening and Identification

 Parents Grades 2-6
If you are interested in referring your child for the Level IV Center, the countywide referral deadline is January 9, 2020. Please turn in the referral form and any optional information in an envelope to the GBE front office by this deadline. You can visit the AAP website for all timelines, forms and resources for this process. 

The Level IV referral form is available on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

Additional information about the Level IV center screening and identification process and information used for screening can be found on the FCPS AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have additional questions please contact Tracey Jenkins, GBE Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, tljenkins1@fcps.edu.

Looking Ahead:

Fri, December 13th:                PTA Barnes & Noble Fundraiser

Fri, December 20th:                Winter Celebration of Read & Song

                                              (formerly known as Grandparents Day)

December 23rd-January 3rd:  Winter Break - No School & Office Closed

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar

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GBE Happenings 11.22.19

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Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thank you to all the families, volunteers,

and GBE staff for making this a wonderful day.

https://greenbriareastes.fcps.edu/features/gbe-families-celebrate-thanksgiving

Family Life Education (FLE) Instruction

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary School Students:

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations:

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.
  • Your child’s school. Please contact the school to schedule a time to review lessons and/or media.

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held at Greenbriar East Elementary on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year, or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction occurs at various times for the instructional units during the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

Sincerely,

Linda Cohen

Principal

Greenbriar East Elementary School

Thank you everyone for making GBE's Book Fair a success!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, is GBE Picture Retake Day for all students who where absent on picture day or you would like your child's picture retaken.  An order form will be sent home with the students that were absent on picture day.  Additional order forms will be in the front office. 

You may also choose to pay online at mylifetouch.com:

GBE’s Picture Day ID:  HJ249084Q1

If you would like to order the picture packet, your child must have the payment envelope or online receipt at the time of his/her picture is taken on Wednesday, December 4th.  

If you ordered a packet and would like your child's picture retaken, please send the entire packet with your child on retake day.

PTA News: Save the Dates

November 25 :  Membership Drive Ends

December 3:     Sweet Frog Spirit Night

December 7:     Parents’ Night Out at Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

December 13:   Barnes & Noble Fundraiser

 

BINGO and Bake Sale Tonight!

Anyone who turned in order forms is welcome to play BINGO and pick up their pizza tonight, 11/22, starting at 6:00pm! And ALL are welcome to come grab some delicious baked goods in an effort to raise money for the 6th grade graduation!

 

FUNDrive Cancelled

Apologies to all but the FUNDrive will be rescheduled at a later date.

Looking Ahead:

Sat, November 23rd:          FunDrive at GBE, 11:00am-2:00pm

Mon, November 25th:         FLE Preview Night Grades 4, 5, 6 @ 6:30pm

Wed-Fri, Nov. 27th-29th:    Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed, December 4th:           Picture Retake Day

Fri, December 13th:            PTA Barnes & Noble Fundraiser

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GBE Happenings 11.15.19

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What a fun exciting week we had at GBE. GBE Fall Book Fair is taking place in our Library Monday, November 18th – Friday, November 22nd

The hours of operation:

Mon, Nov 18th          9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tue, Nov 19th           9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                             (Family Night)

Wed, Nov 20th         9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thu, Nov 21st          9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  Fri, Nov 22nd           9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We are in need of several volunteers in order for the Book Fair to be a success.  Please review Sign Up Genius for a time that you are able to help out!

Thanksgiving Luncheon  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The students and staff of Greenbriar East Elementary School cordially invite our families to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving luncheon.

Tickets are available for purchase (Checks should be made payable to: Greenbriar East Food Services.)  Ticket(s) will be available in the lobby on Nov. 19th.  Luncheon price is $4.50 for adults and non-students.  Students may purchase their lunches using their lunch account or with cash.  The price for students is the same as a regular meal $3.25.  The lunch schedule for your child’s class went home in Wednesday folders.  Please make sure to look it over so that you may join him/her in the cafeteria at the appropriate time.

Please note on the school lunch menu GBE will serve Tuesday, November 19th menu on Thursday, November 21st.

Lost & Found

Are you coming to the Book Fair or Thanksgiving Luncheon? Please stop by the lost and found table in the lobby. We have a large collection of items. Anything not claimed by the Thanksgiving break will be donated to a charity.

Family Life Education (FLE) Instruction

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary School Students:

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations:

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.
  • Your child’s school. Please contact the school to schedule a time to review lessons and/or media.

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held at Greenbriar East Elementary on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year, or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction occurs at various times for the instructional units during the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

Sincerely,

Linda Cohen

Principal

Greenbriar East Elementary School

PTA News: Save the Dates

November 19:    McDonalds Spirit Night

November 22:    BINGO Night at GBE

November 22:    No Fuss Fundraiser Begins

November 23:    FunDrive at GBE, 11:00am-2:00pm

November 25:    Membership Drive Ends (Extended!) 

 

Membership Drive!

EXTENDED until Monday, November 25th! As a reminder, the two classes with most memberships will receive PTA-sponsored pizza parties WITH ROADIE!

Currently winning: Mrs. Shepherd & Mrs. Ramgopal’s Kindergarten class (17) and Mrs. Brewer’s First Grade class (14)!

Mrs. Donnelly (11) and Mrs. Malinowski (10) are pretty close though!

Can your class swoop into the lead? There’s still time!!

Need a PTA Membership form? CLICK HERE!

 

FUNDrive!

DATE CHANGE! Saturday, November 23rd, at GBE, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM! Bring unwanted clothing, household textiles, and boxes of small household goods that you no longer need--and help fundraise for GBE while you do it! Tax-deductible receipts will be available!

Will you donate? Click here!

Looking Ahead:

Mon-Fri, Nov 18th-22nd:   Book Fair Week

Tue, November 19th:        Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tue, November 19th:         Book Fair Family Night Open till 8:00pm

Tue, November 19th:         McDonalds Spirit Night

Fri, November 22nd:          BINGO Night at GBE

Sat, November 23rd:          FunDrive at GBE, 11:00am-2:00pm

Wed-Fri, Nov. 27th-29th:   Thanksgiving Holiday

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5th grade teachers Ms. Muller and Ms. Levan, enjoying a morning of fun with the student winner of Donuts and Dash. 

The Student-Parent Surveys for Federal Impact Aid were due October 30th.  If you have not returned it, please send the form to your child's teacher tomorrow.  If you need another copy, please call the main office 703-633-6400.

Treats for Troops

SCA would love to thank GBE staff members and students for donating their leftover candy for “Treats for Troops.”  We will send the candy to the troops.

Report Card Distribution

Progress reports can be viewed on November 10, 2019 through your Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE account.  You can login or create a new account by clicking SIS ParentVUE.  Your child will bring home a paper copy on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  Please review the progress report, sign the progress report envelope on the 1st grading period line and have your child return the envelope to their teacher.

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Parents, there will be another AAP parent information meeting held at GBE during the PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 13 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in Trailer 1.  Tracey Jenkins, GBE Advanced Academic Resource Teacher will do an overview of the upcoming Level IV center screening and identification process and answer any questions that you may have about the process.  We hope that you can attend! Please visit the AAP countywide website for additional information and resources - https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics.  The AAP Level IV Center Referral deadline is January 9, 2020.   Contact Information: Tracey Jenkins, tljenkins1@fcps.edu , 703-633-6400.

GBE Fall Book Fair is taking place in our Library Monday, November 18th – Friday, November 22nd

The hours of operation:

Mon, Nov 18th          9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tue, Nov 19th           9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                             (Family Night)

Wed, Nov 20th         9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thu, Nov 21st          9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  Fri, Nov 22nd           9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We are in need of several volunteers in order for the Book Fair to be a success.  Please review Sign Up Genius for a time that you are able to help out!

Thanksgiving Luncheon  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The students and staff of Greenbriar East Elementary School cordially invite our families to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving luncheon.

Tickets are available for purchase (Checks should be made payable to: Greenbriar East Food Services.)  Ticket(s) will be available in the lobby on Nov. 19th.  Luncheon price is $4.50 for adults and non-students.  Students may purchase their lunches using their lunch account or with cash.  The price for students is the same as a regular meal $3.25.  The lunch schedule for your child’s class went home in Wednesday folders.  Please make sure to look it over so that you may join him/her in the cafeteria at the appropriate time.

Please note on the school lunch menu GBE will serve Tuesday, November 19th menu on Thursday, November 21st.

 

Volunteers Needed

If you are planning to have lunch with your child please determine when their mealtime is scheduled and then, if possible, give a little bit of your time to volunteering for the Thanksgiving Luncheon. Just a little bit of time can make a HUGE difference to the children, teachers and staff. Please consider joining our efforts by volunteering for a shift on this very special day.

CHANTILLY PYRAMID TO HONOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE-DUTY PERSONNEL IN EVENING CELEBRATION ON NOVEMBER 12 All Local Vets and Active-Duty Service Members Are Invited to Attend

On November 12, 2019, all FCPS schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will host a special event to honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Organized by the Chantilly pyramid and the non-profit group iWitnessed-> iRemember, the evening celebration will feature a series of special musical performances from Chantilly ensembles, a dessert reception supported by Mission B-B-Q, Wegmans, and other local businesses, and a special focus on the service of World War II veterans as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The evening celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Chantilly High School auditorium. All veterans and active-duty service personnel who live or work in western Fairfax County are invited to attend and may sign up here: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

PTA News: Save the Dates

November 13:    PTA Meeting & AAP Level 4 Presentation, GBE Trailer 1, 9:30am

November 19:    McDonalds Spirit Night

November 22:    BINGO Night at GBE

November 22:    No Fuss Fundraiser Begins

November 23:    FunDrive at GBE, 11:00am-2:00pmb

November 25:    Membership Drive Ends (Extended!) 

 

 

November PTA Meeting

This month’s meeting will take place the morning of Wednesday, November 13th! Beginning at 9:30am, in GBE Trailer 1, PTA will quickly discuss October’s minutes and any other updates.  Then we will hand the meeting over to Tracey Jenkins, AART, for an AAP Level 4 presentation.

 

 

 

Membership Drive!

EXTENDED until Monday, November 25th! As a reminder, the two classes with most memberships will receive PTA-sponsored pizza parties WITH ROADIE!

Currently winning: Mrs. Shepherd & Mrs. Ramgopal’s Kindergarten class (17) and Mrs. Brewer’s First Grade class (14)!

Mrs. Donnelly (11) and Mrs. Malinowski (10) are pretty close though!

Can your class swoop into the lead? There’s still time!!

Need a PTA Membership form? CLICK HERE!

 

FUNDrive!

DATE CHANGE! Saturday, November 23rd, at GBE, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM! Bring unwanted clothing, household textiles, and boxes of small household goods that you no longer need--and help fundraise for GBE while you do it! Tax-deductible receipts will be available!

Will you donate? Click here!

Looking Ahead:

Wed, November 13th:       PTA Meeting & AAP Level 4 Presentation, 9:30am

Mon-Fri, Nov 18th-22nd:   Book Fair Week

Tue, November 19th:        Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tue, November 19th:         Book Fair Family Night Open till 8:00pm

Wed-Fri, Nov. 27th-29th:   Thanksgiving Holiday

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar

13006 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax VA 22033 | Main Office: 703-633-6400
Attendance: 703-633-6464 | Web | Twitter

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