Fox Tales

September 12-16, 2022

Calendar Items at a Glance:

  • Sept. 11 3rd grade Playground Meet Up-3:30-5:00pm
  • Sept 13-Back to School Night 6:00- 8 pm
  • Sept. 16-4th grade Playground Meet Up 3;30-5:00
  • Sept. 17-5th grade Playground Meet Up-3:30-5:00pm
  • Sept 18-Kindergarten Playground Meet Up-3:30-5:00pm

Back to School Night is on Tuesday, Sept 13

Don't Miss Learning Your Classroom Routines/Procedures!

Please make plans now to join us on Tuesday, Sept 13th for our annual Back to School Night. there is an "Activities Fair" from 5:30-6:00pm. Families can sign up for the PTA, purchase Fox Swag, get information from the Virginia Health Department. Then the formal part of the evening will begin in the gym at 6 pm with welcome and remarks from your Principal, meeting the school staff, and a Welcome and Budget update from the PTA. There will be two 20 minute sessions for caregivers to go to their student (s) classrooms, and find out all of this years classroom procedures, grading, what they will be learning etc. This is a meeting not to miss!
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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 will 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)

What time should students be at school? 7:45 am!!!!

ALL students should be IN THE CLASSROOM at 7:45! Students may begin entering the school building at 7:30 (no earlier!). Please plan your arrival time so that your child can be in the CLASSROOM at 7:45 (not still in the Kiss n Ride Lane, or walking across the field!)


We NEED your students in school, on time EVERY DAY!!!! (unless they are sick!!;)


If your child is eating breakfast, they should arrive at 7:30!

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?