Fox Tales

October 10-14, 2022

Calendar Items at a Glance:

  • Oct 10th- Send Signed Interim Report Card back to your teacher!
  • Oct. 13th-Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent Kamras- 7-8 pm Click HERE
  • Oct. 17th-Picture Day
  • Oct. 17-21-Anti-Bullying Spirit Week (see below for daily themes)
  • Oct. 24-NO SCHOOL Diwali Holiday
  • Oct. 27th-PTA Trunk or Treat (5:30-6:30) and Outdoor Movie Night (6:30pm)--FREE
  • Nov. 4-End of Q1
  • Nov. 7-NO SCHOOL RPS Holiday
  • Nov. 8-No School-PARENT-Teacher Conference Day AND ELECTION Day!
  • Nov. 23-25-NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 2- PTA Holiday Playground Fun: crafts, hot cocoa, music, Xmas Tree Pick up 3:15-6pm

Interim Report Cards came home on FRIDAY--SIGN and RETURN a copy!

Interim Report Cards were sent home in student back packs on Friday, Oct. 7th. Please review your child's interim report which will indicate if they are making satisfactory progress on grade level objectives and sign and return one copy to your child's teacher.


Remember, one great way to help your child be successful in school is to READ EVERY NIGHT! Selected students have begun to receive some intervention support through the intervention period during the school day. We will also begin to plan for some afterschool support tentatively to begin in November.

Virtual Town Hall w/Superintendent Kamras on Thursday!

Monthly Virtual Meetings with Superintendent Kamras

Superintendent Kamras will continue monthly Virtual Town Hall's with the Fox Community to keep them abreast of updates on the rebuilding of our historic building. All Town Hall Meeting will be held via Zoom at 7 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the Month. Mark your calendars now!

Oct. 13

Nov. 10

Dec. 8

Jan. 12

Feb. 9

March 9

April 13

May 11


Join Zoom Meeting
https://rvaschools-net.zoom.us/j/88555245177?pwd=aXRlbHFyb0pYWmxXTG5YTXF4WVUwUT09

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Passcode: 613011

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PICTURE DAY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

We will have Strawbridge Photography at school on OCt. 17th to photograph ALL students. If you would like to purchase your child's photo, please see the available packages and prices below. You can purchase ONLINE!!!
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A Chill in the air means JACKETS!

As the weather begins to cool down and students begin to bring jackets to school, just a reminder to LABEL ALL BELONGINGS!!! (and a reminder that students go outside to recess every day!!)


Please label, jackets, sweaters, water bottles so that if your child leaves it somewhere, we can get it back to your student quickly!

PTA Fall Festival on Thursday, October 27

The PTA General Membership Meeting will take place at our Fall Festival on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022!

Festivities will include a trunk or treat (5:30 - 6:30 pm), PTA sponsored refreshments (hot dogs, chips, water) and screening of Hotel Transylvania II starting at 6:40 pm.


We are also bringing back the Festive Pumpkin Silent Auction featuring one of a kind creations decorated by each class! To top it off -the Jiji frozen custard truck will be on site with coco, cider, halloween themed treats and donating a portion of sales to the PTA!


We need volunteers to donate and pass out candy for the trunk or treat (if you can only do one or the other, that is completely fine!) We will space volunteers around the play yard and sidewalk for students to visit. Please sign up via MemberHub: https://signup.com/go/dKioAbm Thank you so much for your support! This is a really fun event!

Fox Holiday Tree Sale

Our Tree Sale is live!!! https://app.memberhub.gives/foxtrees Just like last year, the sale will be PREORDER only. No trees will be sold on the day of pick up. Please consider supporting the Fox PTA and buying a beautiful Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, or wreath. Proceeds allow the PTA to continue its mission of supporting Fox teachers, students, and families. Trees and wreaths can be picked up at Clark Springs Elementary on December 2 from 3:15-6:00 pm or December 3 from 9:00-10:00 am.


On Friday, December 2, we will also host a community event with playground fun, hot chocolate, holiday music, Fox merchandise (perfect gifts!), and crafts. Remember the Christmas tree shortage last year? Order yours today! Want to volunteer with unloading trees or helping at pick up? Email kbricard@gmail.com. Volunteers get to pick and take their trees home early!

WE NEED ROOM PARENTS!

Each teacher/classroom needs to have a room parent that is willing to help organize events for the classroom and for the PTA. This parent would help communicate with all of the caregivers in the classroom about upcoming events, needs for special events for the class. If you are interested, please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/BiEbFig.


This is a great opportunity to lend a hand at school, and to get to know your child's classmates!!! Remember, this is one example of what makes our school such a great place!!!

COVID + ?

If your child tests positive for Covid, please let Nurse Hall know! Students do need to quarantine for 5 days from symptom onset and then be masked at school for an additional 5 days.


If you need an at home Covid Test when your child is feeling ill, please let the nurse know! We have them available for our students!!!


Nurse Hall can be reached via email at: thall@rvaschools.net

or 804-780-6259.

MASK+ Water Bottle

MASKS are REQUIRED on school buses and in the school building. If your child does not bring one from home, we will provide your student with a mask to wear! If you would like to opt your student out of wearing a mask in the building please email your child's name and school to: covidrps@rvaschools.net. This is the ONLY way to opt a student out of wearing a mask!


Students should bring a WATER BOTTLE! There are only bottle filling stations at schools (no drinking fountain)

Parent Handbook

Please read the Parent Handbook! It is full of important procedures/policies/info that is helpful for families!


Have you turned in your form to your teacher indicating you have read it????

HOMEWORK: EVERY STUDENT SHOULD READ/BE READ TO FOR 20 MINUTES EVERY NIGHT!

Every Fox student has HOMEWORK EVERY day. ALL students should read or be read to for 20 minutes daily! If you need some books to read at home, let your child's teacher, our school counselor, CIS worker know. We are HAPPY to have your child pick out some books to take home. Also, check out and use the "Reading Library" that is located at the front of the school.


Research shows that READING EVERY EVENING is the one thing that WILL SET YOUR CHILD UP FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS.


3rd, 4th, 5th grade students will have up to an additional 30 minutes of homework as well (math practice, comprehension practice, studying etc). Teachers/grade levels will communicate homework to their class.

2022-23 PTA BUDGET POSTED

The proposed PTA budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 is posted at the following location for review of the general membership: https://foxpta2300.memberhub.com/w/executiveboard

Note that this budget will be voted on by members of the PTA during the Back to School Night General Membership Meeting on September 13, 2022.


WHY JOIN THE PTA?

The PTA’s mission is to realize every child’s potential by empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We hope that all Fox families will support this mission by joining the PTA. Becoming a member creating community connections, supports our students and teachers, and amplifies members’ voices. Help build the village that supports your child!


PTA ACTIVITY FEE

Again this year, we are asking each student to pay a voluntary $15 per student PTA Activity Fee in addition to PTA Dues and any fees that teachers are collecting for their classrooms. We are excited to return to field trips and live assemblies this year which we can support through the PTA, and this fee will go towards the cost of events and programs. We feel strongly that these initiatives benefit our children and help us to ensure that our school mission is realized. This voluntary fee will assist us in being able to provide meaningful support for our students throughout the school year. Pay PTA Activity Fee HERE.

If you are able, please consider donating additional money towards your child’s activity fee, if you are able, to help support all of the children in our school.

WIlliam Fox Elementary

Have you looked at our school website? It has a lot of up to date information! Have you joined our PTA facebook page?