10-29-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

We hope you and your family are having a great week. Just a reminder tomorrow, October 30th is the last day of the quarter and we will end school at 1:30 pm. Monday and Tuesday are teacher workdays and there will be no asynchronous work provided, enjoy the long weekend! 

All families should have received a letter this week around return to school. If you would like to change your choice from July please contact the office before October 30th. If you have questions, please call the office at (703) 658-5500.

On Tuesday, November 17, we will open in-person cohort instruction for PreK, and Kindergarten,(Group 5). Then on Tuesday, December 1, in-person cohort learning will begin for Grades 1-2, (Group 6). 

In either format, Mondays will be a full day of independent learning for students to give our teachers more time to prepare and plan the week’s lessons. This will begin on Monday, November 9, 2020 for Group 5 and on November 16, 2020 for Group 6.  November 12 and 13 will be teacher workdays and independent learning days for Group 5 students to give our teachers time to prepare and plan for in-person instruction.  November 20, 23, and 24 will be teacher workdays and independent learning days for Group 6 students

At our next PTA meeting Tuesday, November 10th we will host a question and answer session around return to school. More information will be sent out as we get closer. 

Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy and stay tuned as more information will be coming as we plan for students to be back in the building.

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Health Room Updates-Medication Drop Off

If your child is returning to school in Cohort 5 or 6 and requires medication in the health room it will need to be dropped off with appropriate medication authorization. 

Please contact Ms.Burrage in the health room at (703) 658-5510 to schedule drop off. 

 

NSES Eco Club

Looking for a fun way to meet with friends, learn about nature, participate in fun projects, and help our school become more green?  Then join the NSES Eco Club this year!  Students in grades 1 through 5 are welcome to join.  The Eco Club will meet virtually on the following dates:  November 17, December 8, January 26, February 23, and March 23 from 4:15 – 5:00 PM.   Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Jenkins, Ms. Runge-D’Amore and Ms. Fawcett are working with the Eco Club this year.  We are excited to announce that the PTA has generously approved a grant to fund supplies for grow-at-home seed kits for our members too.

Here is a link to a short survey to sign up your child to attend.  Students will receive an invite to their fcpsschools.net email account to join our sessions. 

We have a fun upcycle project planned for our first meeting.   Start saving a few items you would ordinarily throw away or recycle that you’ll need for this such as:  ribbon spools, glass or plastic bottles, oatmeal container, juice carton, toilet paper rolls, old coloring pages, and paper bag.  You are welcome to email any of our Eco Club teachers with questions:  jkjenkins@fcps.edukmrungedamor@fcps.edu; referguson@fcps.edu; or kafawcett@fcps.edu.  We can’t wait to see you!

News from the NSES PTA

The PTA is excited to announce that we have funded all requests for grants that were received this year! A total of $2,824.40 will be dispersed to teachers. The following requests have been approved: enough books for all kindergarteners to have 8-10 books sent home to support beginning reading at various levels; an online library of hip-hop videos and lessons that cover all content areas for the first grade, four class sets of leveled books for guided reading for the first grade; a phonics-based reading program for the second grade along with instructor kits, establishing a class library for a new teacher and adding diverse books for other teachers in the fourth grade; enough Boomwackers, a percussion instrument, for an entire class for music; and supplies for Grow at Home kits for fifty members of the Eco-Club. Thank you for the generosity of parents, teachers and community members over the years! The successful fundraising in the past has made it possible to fund these requests this year- and we have another round of grants in the spring! Please use this link https://northspringfield.new.memberhub.store/store to join the PTA or donate to help us do good things! 

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold by 9am Monday morning.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm) at Door 1.
  4. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door. Look for your name on a post-it note. 
  5. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, the will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

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Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

10-22-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

Wow, this year is moving faster than expected.  Friday, October 30th is the end of the first quarter and school will end two hours early at 1:30. Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd are teacher workdays and there is no school. 

We know many of you have questions around all the news about returning to school.  Once we have more of the details worked out we will hold a parent coffee to answer questions and explain the vision for what it will look like for NSES students.  What we know now is that our Kindergarten students who have chosen to return to in-person learning will start on November 17th and will be followed by our first and second graders on December 1st.  At the moment these dates are still being referred to as tentative but we are currently planning for this timeline to be followed.  

A letter was emailed to our Prek and K families earlier this week and one will soon be coming to our first and second grade families.  If you would like to change your choice from July please contact the office before October 30th.  We are sending these according to how the county would like us to begin this communication, and will send the 3rd-5th grade letter soon as well. 

This past week our students in our Preschool and PAC classes returned to school, and we are so excited to have them back. Our littlest learners have done a fantastic job wearing their masks and following all the protocols.  Hats off to our preschool staff as they have done an amazing job preparing for their return.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy and stay tuned as more information will be coming as we plan for students to be back in the building.

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

NSES Eco Club

Looking for a fun way to meet with friends, learn about nature, participate in fun projects, and help our school become more green?  Then join the NSES Eco Club this year!  Students in grades 1 through 5 are welcome to join.  The Eco Club will meet virtually on the following dates:  November 17, December 8, January 26, February 23, and March 23 from 4:15 – 5:00 PM.   Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Jenkins, Ms. Runge-D’Amore and Ms. Fawcett are working with the Eco Club this year.  We are excited to announce that the PTA has generously approved a grant to fund supplies for grow-at-home seed kits for our members too.

Here is a link to a short survey to sign up your child to attend.  Students will receive an invite to their fcpsschools.net email account to join our sessions. 

We have a fun upcycle project planned for our first meeting.   Start saving a few items you would ordinarily throw away or recycle that you’ll need for this such as:  ribbon spools, glass or plastic bottles, oatmeal container, juice carton, toilet paper rolls, old coloring pages, and paper bag.  You are welcome to email any of our Eco Club teachers with questions:  jkjenkins@fcps.edukmrungedamor@fcps.edu; referguson@fcps.edu; or kafawcett@fcps.edu.  We can’t wait to see you!

News from the NSES PTA

The PTA is excited to announce that we have funded all requests for grants that were received this year! A total of $2,824.40 will be dispersed to teachers. The following requests have been approved: enough books for all kindergarteners to have 8-10 books sent home to support beginning reading at various levels; an online library of hip-hop videos and lessons that cover all content areas for the first grade, four class sets of leveled books for guided reading for the first grade; a phonics-based reading program for the second grade along with instructor kits, establishing a class library for a new teacher and adding diverse books for other teachers in the fourth grade; enough Boomwackers, a percussion instrument, for an entire class for music; and supplies for Grow at Home kits for fifty members of the Eco-Club. Thank you for the generosity of parents, teachers and community members over the years! The successful fundraising in the past has made it possible to fund these requests this year- and we have another round of grants in the spring! Please use this link https://northspringfield.new.memberhub.store/store to join the PTA or donate to help us do good things! 

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold by 9am Monday morning.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm) at Door 1.
  4. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door. Look for your name on a post-it note. 
  5. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, the will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

10-15-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

Thank you to all our families who were able to join the PTA and Advanced Academic meetings this week. We enjoyed being able to connect with everyone. Our PTA was able to fund multiple teacher grants and we are so thankful for their support. 

Beginning Tuesday, October 20th we will have students in group 2 returning to the building, our preschool special education classes.  We are excited to have them return, and ask for your flexibility and patience as we work through changes in the coming weeks. We are thankful to be taking steps toward having some of our students back in the building. As additional information is available about other students returning, we will be sharing information through this weekly message.

Thank you for your continued support.

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

News from the NSES PTA

The PTA is excited to announce that we have funded all requests for grants that were received this year! A total of $2,824.40 will be dispersed to teachers. The following requests have been approved: enough books for all kindergarteners to have 8-10 books sent home to support beginning reading at various levels; an online library of hip-hop videos and lessons that cover all content areas for the first grade, four class sets of leveled books for guided reading for the first grade; a phonics-based reading program for the second grade along with instructor kits, establishing a class library for a new teacher and adding diverse books for other teachers in the fourth grade; enough Boomwackers, a percussion instrument, for an entire class for music; and supplies for Grow at Home kits for fifty members of the Eco-Club. Thank you for the generosity of parents, teachers and community members over the years! The successful fundraising in the past has made it possible to fund these requests this year- and we have another round of grants in the spring! Please use this link https://northspringfield.new.memberhub.store/store to join the PTA or donate to help us do good things! 

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold by 9am Monday morning.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm) at Door 1.
  4. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door. Look for your name on a post-it note. 
  5. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, the will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

10-8-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

We hope everyone has been able to get outside and enjoy the fall weather during your family choice time and screen breaks this week. 

Our library curbside check out has been going great each Monday. Thank you to our outstanding librarian, Ms. Madigan, for her organization of these efforts. If your family has not had a chance to pick up books, please see the information below. As a reminder, Monday October 12th is a student holiday so there will be no curbside check out. 

Next week, we are hosting an Advanced Academics Program question and answer session on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Please make sure to RSVP, additional information is listed below. We also hope that you will join us on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm for our monthly PTA meeting. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Advanced Academics Program (AAP)Information

Click the links below and visit the NSES AAP website for important program information and events.

Advanced Academics Q&A with Ms. Jenkins

Join the NSES PTA

Have you joined the North Springfield PTA? We invite all from our community to join. Whether you are a North Springfield Elementary, homeschooling, or private school family, you are welcome to join us!

Click here to join: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3zbxfQbWjh26BAQNUNzufNCR7dyokR5G7no6bbHBxcOthiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

PTA Reflections Program

Do you have an artist at home? Reflections is a PTA sponsored fine arts contest that gives your child the chance to be creative with any type of art- 2D, 3D, dance, music, and literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because..."

Entries are due October 20th. 

Contact Kristine at kiarakelly@gmail.com or see https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information.

Curbside Library Check Out

There will be no curbside check out Monday, October 12th. 

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm).
  4. When you arrive, ring the bell at Door 1 and wait for Mrs. Madigan to wheel the book cart outside. 
  5. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door.
  6. You can take your books (marked with your name) after Mrs. Madigan closes the door.
  7. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, they will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

10-1-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

As we head into October our teachers are finishing up assessments and using data to drive their instructional decisions. We hope all of our parents/guardians have been able to schedule a parent teacher conference, please reach out to your child's teachers if you haven't. Usually this time of year we would be having schoolwide assemblies to help build community. We know this year is different, but we still want to have fun while we learn! Next week we will be having our first spirit week and we hope all families can participate.

Monday - Pajama Day - Oct 5th
Tuesday - Dress for Success- Oct 6th
Wednesday - Wacky Wow Day - Oct 7th
Thursday - Backwards Day - Oct 8th
Friday - School Spirit/Blue and White Day-Oct 9th

Thank you for your continued support.

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

DUE NOW - IMPORTANT: Required Digital Forms -Please Complete

Parents, follow this link to access all four required forms that need to be filled out this year.  Please fill them out before October 1st.   This is a direct link to the forms on our school website.

Advanced Academics Program (AAP)Information

Click the links below and visit the NSES AAP website for important program information and events.

Advanced Academics Q&A with Ms. Jenkins

Join the NSES PTA

Have you joined the North Springfield PTA? We invite all from our community to join. Whether you are a North Springfield Elementary, homeschooling, or private school family, you are welcome to join us!

Click here to join: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3zbxfQbWjh26BAQNUNzufNCR7dyokR5G7no6bbHBxcOthiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

PTA Spirit Night

Spirit Night At Chipotle in One Week!

Support the NSES on 10/07/2020 from 4:00pm-8:00pm by ordering online or picking up from Chipotle on Old Keene Mill Rd. Use online ordering code PJHXB4J during our time slot or show the attached flyer (on your phone or printed out) before you pay! NSES PTA gets a portion of all sales.  

PTA Reflections Program

Do you have an artist at home? Reflections is a PTA sponsored fine arts contest that gives your child the chance to be creative with any type of art- 2D, 3D, dance, music, and literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because..."

Entries are due October 20th. 

Contact Kristine at kiarakelly@gmail.com or see https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information.

Curbside Library Check Out

There will be no curbside check out Monday, October 12th. 

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm).
  4. When you arrive, ring the bell at Door 1 and wait for Mrs. Madigan to wheel the book cart outside. 
  5. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door.
  6. You can take your books (marked with your name) after Mrs. Madigan closes the door.
  7. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, they will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

FULL Day Camp Program: 8am - 6:15pm.  Full day camp includes daily virtual distance learning, quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.  Camp may be 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

AMP Flex Program:  Drop off your child when they are done with their distance learning (3pm - 6:15pm).  Similar to our after school program minus transportation.  Children will participate in daily  quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.

Traditional Taekwondo Classes: (ages 4 and older) - Don't need camp or drop off coverage, have your child participate in two (or more) classes per week.  Do a 1-month trial to see how good our classes are.  

All students (regardless of program) are: temperature checked, wearing masks, distanced, using hand sanitizer

Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

(703) 272 - 7700 (office) 

Visit us online: http://www.RVTKD.com

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGausesMartialArts

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AndrewGause_MA

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

School Board Back-to-School Videos

Follow the link below to see what our School Board members have to saw as we start the new year.

https://northspringfieldes.fcps.edu/announcements/back-school-greetings-our-school-board-members

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

9-24-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

It is hard to believe that next week is October.  Our students and staff continue to amaze us in their virtual learning engagement and lesson planning.  We know there continue to be hiccups and learning curves and we continue to address areas of need as they arise.  

Our parent conferences have been start and if you have not yet had a chance to schedule a conference with your teacher(s) please try and find some mutual time to meet.  More then ever this year emphasizes the partnership between school and home and parent and teacher.  We very much need each other for our students to be successful. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

DUE NOW - IMPORTANT: Required Digital Forms -Please Complete

Parents, follow this link to access all four required forms that need to be filled out this year.  Please fill them out before October 1st.   This is a direct link to the forms on our school website.

Band and Strings

Band and Strings registration for 4th and 5th grade students is happening now. The deadline to register is Friday, September 25th. Visit the North Springfield Elementary website for more information.

Join the NSES PTA

Have you joined the North Springfield PTA? We invite all from our community to join. Whether you are a North Springfield Elementary, homeschooling, or private school family, you are welcome to join us!

Click here to join: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3zbxfQbWjh26BAQNUNzufNCR7dyokR5G7no6bbHBxcOthiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

PTA Reflections Program

Do you have an artist at home? Reflections is a PTA sponsored fine arts contest that gives your child the chance to be creative with any type of art- 2D, 3D, dance, music, and literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because..."

Entries are due October 20th. 

Contact Kristine at kiarakelly@gmail.com or see https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information.

Scouting  Join the Girl Scouts

Is your daughter interested in joining Girl Scouts this year? Area Girl Scouts have been meeting both virtually and in-person (with social distancing guidelines). Join us virtually at a parent meeting Tuesday, September 29 to learn more about Girl Scouts at North Springfield ES. We look forward to seeing you! 

If you cannot make the meeting, but you would like more information, please contact Kristy at kristybalbuena@gmail.com

Click to join the meeting: https://chime.aws/5666748460 Meeting ID: 5666 74 8460

Join the Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 678 is starting back up for the 2020-2021 school year!  We have an exciting year planned which includes virtual meetings and some socially distanced in person events to both keep our scouts engaged and learning.   If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Jen at jenrellis@gmail.com.

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm).
  4. When you arrive, ring the bell at Door 1 and wait for Mrs. Madigan to wheel the book cart outside. 
  5. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door.
  6. You can take your books (marked with your name) after Mrs. Madigan closes the door.
  7. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, they will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

FULL Day Camp Program: 8am - 6:15pm.  Full day camp includes daily virtual distance learning, quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.  Camp may be 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

AMP Flex Program:  Drop off your child when they are done with their distance learning (3pm - 6:15pm).  Similar to our after school program minus transportation.  Children will participate in daily  quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.

Traditional Taekwondo Classes: (ages 4 and older) - Don't need camp or drop off coverage, have your child participate in two (or more) classes per week.  Do a 1-month trial to see how good our classes are.  

All students (regardless of program) are: temperature checked, wearing masks, distanced, using hand sanitizer

Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

(703) 272 - 7700 (office) 

Visit us online: http://www.RVTKD.com

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGausesMartialArts

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AndrewGause_MA

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

School Board Back-to-School Videos

Follow the link below to see what our School Board members have to saw as we start the new year.

https://northspringfieldes.fcps.edu/announcements/back-school-greetings-our-school-board-members

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

9-18-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

We have had a wonderful first two weeks to the start of our year.  We know there are still some technology issues to sort through and we appreciate your flexibility and patience. 

Last week we had a great turnout for Back to School Night. If you were unable to attend, you can access the recording on your students google classroom. 

Our parent conferences this year will be held in September and early October rather than the November time frame. In an attempt to build better relationships with families to support students’ learning, we believe this format will improve home-school communication. Teachers will be reaching out to set those up in the coming days. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

IMPORTANT: Required Digital Forms -        Please Complete

Parents, follow this link to access all four required forms that need to be filled out this year.  Please fill them out before October 1st.   This is a direct link to the forms on our school website.

Join the NSES PTA

Have you joined the North Springfield PTA? We invite all from our community to join. Whether you are a North Springfield Elementary, homeschooling, or private school family, you are welcome to join us!

Click here to join: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3zbxfQbWjh26BAQNUNzufNCR7dyokR5G7no6bbHBxcOthiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

PTA Reflections Program

Do you have an artist at home? Reflections is a PTA sponsored fine arts contest that gives your child the chance to be creative with any type of art- 2D, 3D, dance, music, and literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because..."

Entries are due October 20th. 

Contact Kristine at kiarakelly@gmail.com or see https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information.

Cub Scouts  Join Cub Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 678 is starting back up for the 2020-2021 school year!  We have an exciting year planned which includes virtual meetings and some socially distanced in person events to both keep our scouts engaged and learning.  We have a parent meeting on 9/21 at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us to leave more about Scouting and the positive impact it can have on your son and family.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Jen at jenrellis@gmail.com.

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm).
  4. When you arrive, ring the bell at Door 1 and wait for Mrs. Madigan to wheel the book cart outside. 
  5. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door.
  6. You can take your books (marked with your name) after Mrs. Madigan closes the door.
  7. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, they will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

FULL Day Camp Program: 8am - 6:15pm.  Full day camp includes daily virtual distance learning, quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.  Camp may be 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

AMP Flex Program:  Drop off your child when they are done with their distance learning (3pm - 6:15pm).  Similar to our after school program minus transportation.  Children will participate in daily  quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.

Traditional Taekwondo Classes: (ages 4 and older) - Don't need camp or drop off coverage, have your child participate in two (or more) classes per week.  Do a 1-month trial to see how good our classes are.  

All students (regardless of program) are: temperature checked, wearing masks, distanced, using hand sanitizer

Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

(703) 272 - 7700 (office) 

Visit us online: http://www.RVTKD.com

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGausesMartialArts

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AndrewGause_MA

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

School Board Back-to-School Videos

Follow the link below to see what our School Board members have to saw as we start the new year.

https://northspringfieldes.fcps.edu/announcements/back-school-greetings-our-school-board-members

7602 Heming Court, Springfield, VA 22151|  Main: 703.658.5500
Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

9-10-2020 NSES News

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Notes from the Administration

Dear North Springfield Community,

And we are off and running, the 2020-2021 school year is underway.  Thank you for all your support with your students and love for our staff.  There is a lot of information in this issue so we are short and sweet in our message.  We know there have been some challenges regarding the technology for some families and students. When you enter a ticket for tech support, please only do it one time.  Multiple tickets slow the whole process down and do not result in a faster resolution. Please remember to be kind and give grace, our technology support is working as quickly as they can. Thank you in advance. 

We look forward to "seeing" you all tonight at our virtual Back to School Night. There will be two sessions, and you will join through your child's BBCU link.  

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Required Digital Forms-Please Complete

Parents, follow this link to access all four required forms that need to be filled out this year.  Please fill them out before October 1st.   This is a direct link to the forms on our school website.

School Board Back-to-School Videos

Follow the link below to see what our School Board members have to saw as we start the new year.

https://northspringfieldes.fcps.edu/announcements/back-school-greetings-our-school-board-members

Mental Health and Wellness Conference

Looking for more ideas on how to support your child’s social emotional development at home? The 7th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference kicks off on Monday, September 14. The conference will run for 3 weeks and features multiple keynote speakers who will address social emotional learning and resiliency. Sessions are offered at different times throughout the afternoon and evening to fit your schedule, and you can choose the topics that interest you. The link to sign up is below:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/mental-health-and-resiliency/mental-health-and-wellness

Cub Scouts  Join Cub Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 678 is starting back up for the 2020-2021 school year!  We have an exciting year planned which includes virtual meetings and some socially distanced in person events to both keep our scouts engaged and learning.  We have a parent meeting on 9/21 at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us to leave more about Scouting and the positive impact it can have on your son and family.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Jen at jenrellis@gmail.com.

Curbside Library Check Out

Students are now able to check out print books from the school library. Please follow the steps below. Contact Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

How to check out print books from the North Springfield Library:
  1. Log in to Destiny Discover and put up to 5 books on hold.
  2. You will get an email (to your fcpsschools.net account) when your books are ready.
  3. Someone can come to school to pick up your books on Mondays (12-2pm) starting Sep. 14.
  4. When you arrive, ring the bell at Door 1 and wait for Mrs. Madigan to wheel the book cart outside. 
  5. Make sure you are wearing a mask and standing at a safe distance from the door.
  6. You can take your books (marked with your name) after Mrs. Madigan closes the door.
  7. You have 2 weeks to pick up your holds. After that, they will be made available to other students. If you need more time, please email Mrs. Madigan.
Library Book Return
  1. You still have 3 weeks before books are due, and you can renew items from your Destiny account.
  2. If you need more time and aren't able to renew the books on your own, email Mrs. Madigan (mbmadigan@fcps.edu).
  3. Library books can be returned on Mondays (12-2pm). Place them on the cart marked Library Book Returns outside Door 1 (main entrance). You can also return books from the spring during this time.
  4. Do not touch any other books on the book return cart.
Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

FULL Day Camp Program: 8am - 6:15pm.  Full day camp includes daily virtual distance learning, quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.  Camp may be 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

AMP Flex Program:  Drop off your child when they are done with their distance learning (3pm - 6:15pm).  Similar to our after school program minus transportation.  Children will participate in daily  quiet games, physical games and Taekwondo class.

Traditional Taekwondo Classes: (ages 4 and older) - Don't need camp or drop off coverage, have your child participate in two (or more) classes per week.  Do a 1-month trial to see how good our classes are.  

All students (regardless of program) are: temperature checked, wearing masks, distanced, using hand sanitizer

Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

(703) 272 - 7700 (office) 

Visit us online: http://www.RVTKD.com

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGausesMartialArts

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AndrewGause_MA

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

IMPORTANT DATES                                       

9/10  6:00 -8:00 Back-to-School Night: Please join through your students          BBCU class link

                          Session 1 - 6:00 to 6:45

                          Session 2 - 7:00 to 7:45 

9/15  7:00 - First PTA Meeting - Information to come

 

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Fall 2020 iReady Assessment-Notification of Testing

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Fall 2020 iReady Assessment

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

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9-3-2020 NSES News-Updated Schedule

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Dear North Springfield Community,

As we come to the end of our time together as a staff learning and preparing for the new year, we can't help but feel excited and ready to have all our students back with us on Tuesday, September 8th. Our staff was thrilled to connect with so many students and families during our open house this week. If you were unable to attend, your teacher will be reaching out if they haven't already to make sure your student is ready for the first day of school. 

As we begin our year in a virtual setting we ask that you are flexible and have patience. We know there will be challenges and times when the technology doesn't cooperate. Below you will find information around tech support for parents and students. We ask that you please use the help desk as the teachers will not be able to assist everyone and teach their class at the same time. Please reach out when you have questions. 

Below is the schedule for Tuesday-Friday, please know this is subject to change and classroom teachers will communicate if changes are made. Mondays are the same for everyone.

8:45-9:10 Morning Meeting

9:15-11:45 Chopper Time

11:45- 3:30 Family Choice Time/Teacher Planning

 

We look forward to seeing our students on Tuesday and everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 10th and the PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. We are excited to begin this journey together. 

 

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Tuesday-Friday Weekly Grade Level Schedule 

Kindergarten

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:15

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:15

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:15

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:10

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:10

Morning Meeting

8:45-9:10

Language Arts

9:15-10:15

Language Arts

9:15-10:15

Language Arts

9:15-10:15

Math

9:10-10:15

Math

9:10-10:15

Social Studies/Science

9:10-9:45

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Specials

9:45-10:15

Math

10:25-11:30

Math

10:25-11:30

Math

10:25-11:30

Social Studies/Science

10:25-11:00

Specials

10:25-10:55

Recess

(screen break)

10:15-10:25

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Specials

11:00-11:30

Social Studies/Science 10:55-11:30

Math

10:25-11:30

Social Studies/Science

12:30-1:05

Specials

12:30-1:00

Social Studies/Science

12:30-1:15

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Lunch/Family Choice

11:30-12:30

Specials

1:05-1:35

Social Studies/Science 1:00-1:35

Closing Circle

1:15-1:30

Language Arts

12:30-1:40

Language Arts

12:30-1:40

Language Arts

12:30-1:40

Closing Circle

1:35-1:55

Closing Circle

1:35-1:55

Recess

(screen break)

1:30-1:45

Closing Circle

1:40-1:55

Closing Circle

1:40-1:55

Closing Circle

1:40-1:55

Recess

(screen break)

1:55-2:15

Recess

(screen break)

1:55-2:15

Specials

1:45-2:15

Recess

(screen break)

1:55-2:15

Recess

(screen break)

1:55-2:15

Recess

(screen break)

1:55-2:15

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Chopper Time

2:15-2:45

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Family Choice Time

2:45-3:30

Parent Consent for Digital Resources

At North Springfield Elementary our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

 

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. For more information about how to fill out this form, visit this guide for How to Fill Out the Application Permission Form. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

IMPORTANT DATES

9/8    First Day of School 

                                             

9/10  6:00 -8:00 Back-to-School Night: Please join through your students BBCU class link

                          Session 1 - 6:00 to 6:45

                          Session 2 - 7:00 to 7:45 

9/15  7:00 - First PTA Meeting - Information to come

 

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9-3-2020 NSES News

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Dear North Springfield Community,

As we come to the end of our time together as a staff learning and preparing for the new year, we can't help but feel excited and ready to have all our students back with us on Tuesday, September 8th. Our staff was thrilled to connect with so many students and families during our open house this week. If you were unable to attend, your teacher will be reaching out if they haven't already to make sure your student is ready for the first day of school. 

As we begin our year in a virtual setting we ask that you are flexible and have patience. We know there will be challenges and times when the technology doesn't cooperate. Below you will find information around tech support for parents and students. We ask that you please use the help desk as the teachers will not be able to assist everyone and teach their class at the same time. Please reach out when you have questions. 

Below is the schedule for Tuesday-Friday, please know this is subject to change and classroom teachers will communicate if changes are made. Mondays are the same for everyone.

8:45-9:10 Morning Meeting

9:15-11:45 Chopper Time

11:45- 3:30 Family Choice Time/Teacher Planning

 

We look forward to seeing our students on Tuesday and everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 10th and the PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. We are excited to begin this journey together. 

 

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Tuesday-Friday Weekly Grade Level Schedule  Parent Consent for Digital Resources

At North Springfield Elementary our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

 

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. For more information about how to fill out this form, visit this guide for How to Fill Out the Application Permission Form. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

IMPORTANT DATES

9/8    First Day of School 

                                             

9/10  6:00 -8:00 Back-to-School Night: Please join through your students BBCU class link

                          Session 1 - 6:00 to 6:45

                          Session 2 - 7:00 to 7:45 

9/15  7:00 - First PTA Meeting - Information to come

 

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Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

8.28.2020 NSES Updates -Corrected

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Dear North Springfield Community,

It was great to see so many of our students and parents this week during our computer handouts and supply pick-ups.  It was inspiring and gave us that hope that we will have all our students back in school with us at some point this school year.  We had hoped to have students meet their teachers during the computer handouts, however as the volume of computer needs grew that became an impossible task.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting all their students at our Open House on Tuesday.

If you did not have a chance to pick up your grade level supply kit you can swing by on Wednesday, September 2nd from 10:30 - 1:00

Our virtual Student Open House will be held on September 1st.  The purpose will be to ensure that everyone can log in, find their virtual classroom, and meet their teacher and classmates.  The Virtual Open House schedule is:

9:00         Kindergarten and Preschool

9:45         First Grade

10:30       Second Grade

11:15       Third Grade

12:00       Fourth Grade

12:45       Fifth Grade

Next Wednesday, September 2nd we will be hosting a parent information meeting from 6:30-7:30. Click here to join. We will be discussing instruction, schedules, and attendance policies for the virtual start.  We are very excited get our year started!

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Parent Consent for Digital Resources

At North Springfield Elementary our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

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

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up a  Parent and Student Technology Support portal to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

IMPORTANT DATES

9/1    6:30 - 7:30: Dr. Brabrand will Host a Town Hall on Return to School in               Spanish

         Link to Town Hall meeting: https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99

9/1    Virtual Open House for Students: see schedule above for grade level                 times. 

9/2  10:30-1:00 Supply Kit Pickup (if you haven't already picked up)

 

9/2    Parent Information Meeting - 6:30 to 7:30: 

 

9/8    First Day of School 

                                             

9/10    6:00 -8:00 Back-to-School Night

 

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Attendance: 703.658.5555 | Web | Twitter

 

8.28.2020 NSES Updates

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Dear North Springfield Community,

It was great to see so many of our students and parents this week during our computer handouts and supply pick-ups.  It was inspiring and gave us that hope that we will have all our students back in school with us at some point this school year.  We had hoped to have students meet their teachers during the computer handouts, however as the volume of computer needs grew that became an impossible task.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting all their students at our Open House on Tuesday.

If you did not have a chance to pick up your grade level supply kit you can swing by on Wednesday, September 2nd from 10:30 - 1:00

Our virtual Student Open House will be held on September 1st.  The purpose will be to ensure that everyone can log in, find their virtual classroom, and meet their teacher and classmates.  The Virtual Open House schedule is:

9:00         Kindergarten and Preschool

9:45         First Grade

10:30       Second Grade

11:15       Third Grade

12:00       Fourth Grade

12:45       Fifth Grade

Next Wednesday, September 2nd we will be hosting a parent information meeting from 6:30-7:30. Click here to join. We will be discussing instruction, schedules, and attendance policies for the virtual start.  We are very excited get our year started!

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

Parent Consent for Digital Resources

At North Springfield Elementary our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

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

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up a  Parent and Student Technology Support portal to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service. 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

IMPORTANT DATES

9/1    6:30 - 7:30: Dr. Brabrand will Host a Town Hall on Return to School in               Spanish

         Link to Town Hall meeting: https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99

9/1    Virtual Open House for Students: see schedule above for grade level                 times. 

9/2  10:30-1:00 Supply Kit Pickup (if you haven't already picked up)

 

9/2    Parent Information Meeting - 6:30 to 7:30: 

                                             

9/8    6:00 -8:00 Back-to-School Night

 

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8.21.2020 Back to School Updates

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Dear North Springfield Community,

We have had a wonderful week of learning and growing with our staff and have many new resources to enhance our virtual instruction. We look forward to seeing you all next week at our computer/supply handout. 

Computer handout days will be as follows:

Tuesday, August 25th -            12:00 to 2:00              3rd Grade

                                                2:00 to 4:00                 5th Grade

Wednesday, August 26th -      12:00 to 2:00               1st Grade

                                                2:00 to 4:00                 4th Grade

Thursday, August 27th -          8:00 to 11:00               Preschool

                                               12:00 to 2:00               Kindergarten

                                                2:00 to 4:00                 2nd Grade

**Teachers are calling or emailing families to schedule a specific individual time slot within your respective grade level block of time. 

**Students will need to attend the laptop handout with their parent(s) in order to log into their student accounts or set-up their student accounts.Please make sure you have a mask on.

We are inviting ALL STUDENTS during their grade level computer handout block to come to the drive through student supply pick-up line.  Here students who are not receiving a laptop will receive their grade level specific supplies and templates that they will need to enhance their learning online experience.

Our Virtual Student Open House will be held on September 1st.  The purpose will be to ensure that everyone can log in, find their virtual classroom, and meet their teacher and classmates.  Details will be sent out next week, to include your child's specific schedule for daily instruction. The Virtual Open House schedule is:

9:00         Kindergarten and Preschool

9:45         First Grade

10:30       Second Grade

11:15       Third Grade

12:00       Fourth Grade

12:45       Fifth Grade

We are very excited to see everyone!

Chad McRae and Leslie Malkowski, Administrative Team

North Springfield Elementary

New Staff Members at North Springfield

Please help us welcome all our new community members:

Megan Brown – Kindergarten Teacher

Jordan Gibbons – Kindergarten Special Education Teacher

Taylor Berry – Fourth Grade Teacher 

Jeremy Karaskevicus – Fifth Grade Teacher 

Don Menotti – ESOL Teacher

Kristina Kunkle – School Based Technology Specialist 

Cassandra Naylor – Preschool Autism (PAC) Teacher

Noemi Crawford – Preschool Instructional Assistant

Ngoc Nguyen – PAC Instructional Assistant

Saira Shiraz – PAC Instructional Assistant

Thao Vo - PAC Instructional Assistant 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

Time Correction 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence 

         

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

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8.16.2020 Back to School Updates

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Dear North Springfield Community,

I know that everyone has been waiting for detailed information on how their students and families will ultimately be effected by the start of school in a virtual format.  We are working as fast as we can to create schedules that we hope will meet the needs of our students, our parents and our teachers.  We will be sending a lot of information out over the next three weeks.  Schedules and information that are the same for all students will come directly from the school.  Schedules and information specific to a grade level and/or classroom will come from our teachers.  This way we will try to avoid confusing people.  We are working to create additional links and information through our school website so that parents can access information quickly and without always having to log into their students google classroom or blackboard site.  

Currently our teachers are calling their classes to identify technology needs.  I am sure this might seem backwards as a way to do introductions, however we need to ensure that all our students and families are connected prior to pushing out important information.  We are currently planning on doing our technology handout and grade level tool kit handout between August 25th and 28th.  You will be contacted for your specific grade level and teachers time. 

We will have a virtual student Open House on September 1st to ensure that everyone can log in and is ready for our Tuesday, September 8th start.  We will be sending updates starting this week as schedules are solidified and information is ready to be released.  Stay safe, we miss you all and can not wait to have everyone back and engaged.

 

Chad McRae, Principal

North Springfield Elementary

New Staff Members at North Springfield

Please help us welcome all our new community members:

Megan Brown – Kindergarten Teacher

Jordan Gibbons – Kindergarten Special Education Teacher

Taylor Berry – Fourth Grade Teacher 

Jeremy Karaskevicus – Fifth Grade Teacher 

Don Menotti – ESOL Teacher

Kristina Kunkle – School Based Technology Specialist 

Cassandra Naylor – Preschool Autism (PAC) Teacher

Noemi Crawford – Preschool Instructional Assistant

Ngoc Nguyen – PAC Instructional Assistant

Saira Shiraz – PAC Instructional Assistant

Thao Vo - PAC Instructional Assistant 

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Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop distribution will start on Tuesday, August 25th.  We have close to 550  laptops to distribute so we ask for your patience and flexibility.  

We will have pick-up points posted and staff members helping to direct you to the right location during check-out. We will adhere to safety guidelines and will have areas marked where families should wait 6 ft. apart.  Staff members assisting with laptop distribution will be wearing face masks and gloves.  We want to ensure we are all in compliance so families should also arrive to school wearing their face masks.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Important note:  your child must be present at laptop distribution because they will need to log into their laptop to ensure connectivity.  If you are unable to come pick up a laptop on your assigned grade level day please let your teacher know.  Dates and times will be sent out this upcoming week as soon as we have numbers per grade level.  

Virtual Open House

We will set up our "Open House" virtually on September 1st.  A schedule is forthcoming.  This is a chance for your child to connect with their classroom teacher prior to their first day. 

Please be on the lookout for the email invite from your child’s classroom teacher to set up this virtual meet and greet session.  

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