Admiral Weekly News

February 15-19, 2016

Administrative Team Thank You's And Kudos

  • Ms. Kriss, Ms. Strown, Ms. Riser, and Dr. Holmes for organizing National History Day
  • Ms. G. Hernandez for taking care of the logistical details for National History Day.
  • All history teachers for providing instructional support and and cultivating outstanding National History Day projects
  • Science teachers for supporting students headed to the Regional Science Fair.
  • Ms. Erney and Mr. Ziegler for leading and the teachers participating in the Middle School Tech Advisory Committee. Our 1:1 implementation journey is exciting.
  • Ms. Long-Boles and Dr. Johnson for an awesome bracelet sale. The students' work was outstanding!
  • Ms. Cassandra Jackson for your unwavering support of a parent.
  • Ms. Fudd for leading an outstanding meeting with Central Office staff as we further AVID School-wide Implementation.
  • AP's and Grade Level School Counselors for helping to organize a great parent meeting for Breakfast In The Classroom Implementation. The film makers were very impressed with your work.

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Weekly News - February 15-19, 2016

Monday – February 15, 2016
  • Homeroom:
  • No School: Presidents Day


    Tuesday – February 16, 2016
    • Homeroom: Admiral Pride Lesson
    • WIDA Testing Begins- 8:30am - 12:30pm
    • AVID Site Team Meeting - 3:30pm
    • International Academy Meeting - 3:30pm
    • English Classes for Parents - 7:00pm

    Wednesday – February 17, 2016

    • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
    • Orbock Orthodontist Staff Pizza Party - Pizzas will be delivered to the Grade Level Offices and IA. Elective can pick up lunch from the IA Office. PE teachers can pick up lunch from the 6th Grade Office. Time: TBA
    • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
    • Seconday Principal's Meeting - 9:00am - 11:00am - Minnie Howard
    • English Walkthroughs with Mr. Mann - 12:15pm-2:00pm
    • Introductory Visit and School Tour with Mr. Carpenter (New Director of Equity) - 2:00pm-3:15pm
    • International Academy Dance - Small Cafeteria - 2:30pm-4:15pm


    Thursday - February 18, 2016

    • Homeroom - College and Career Readiness Lessons
    • AVID/College Pride Day
    • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
    • National History Day
    • PBIS Liaison Meeting - Mr. Diggins/Mr. Richard
    • Staff Advisory Council Meeting - 3:30pm - Location - Main Office Conference Room

    Friday - February 19, 2016

    • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
    • Admiral Pride Day
    • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
    • Mrs. Hall is on personal leave today. If you need assistance please see Ms. Hernandez, an AP, or Dean.
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    Breakfast In The Classroom Implementation Timeline

    We are steadily in the planning stages for Breakfast In The Classroom. Most of the planning has gone on behind the scenes. The staff will become more involved beginning in March. Detailed below is our implementation timeline:

    January
    • January 3, 2016 - Walmart Grant Awarded to FCH
    • January 9, 2016 - Meeting with Film Maker


    February

    • February 10, 2016 -Documentary Meeting - Student/Parent Meeting with ACPS Communications
    • February 12, 2016 - Documentary Meeting - Student/Parent Meeting with ACPS Film Maker
    • February 13-15, 2016 - Documentary Screen Test with Students/Parents
    • February 15 - 19 - Planning Meeting with Cafeteria and Custodial Staff
    • February 22-26 - Selection of Homeroom BIC Student Ambassadors


    March

    • March 1 - BIC Staff Training - 3:30pm
    • March 4, 11, and 29 - BIC Student Ambassador Training - During Homeroom - 8:30am-9:00am
      March 14-18 - Meeting with Cafeteria and Custodial Staff
      March 30, 31 and April 1 - BIC Homeroom Practice - 8:30am-8:45am
      March 28-April 1 - Meeting with Cafeteria and Custodial Staff

    April
    • April 4 - BIC Rollout!


    Please email Mrs. Hall if you have any questions

    Updates

    • WIDA Testing - Teachers please remember that WIDA testing continues this week. Bells will be turned off until WIDA testing ends. Teachers will receive a roster by email of all students who are taking the WIDA testing.

    FCH Staff Member Of The Month - March 2016

    Please use the form below all month long to enter your staff nominations for the March staff member of the month. Our colleagues are doing great things. Let's recognize them!
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    Happy Birthday!

    • Francis Chase - 2/2
    • Jennifer Marshall - 2/5
    • Nicole Shaw- 2/13
    • Jonathan Brandli - 2/18
    • Bethann Payne - 2/19
    • Ashley Ten Eyck - 2/29

    If we are missing your birthday please let us know right away!

    Upcoming Events

    FCH School Leadership Meeting

    Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 9pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    Topic: Breakfast In The Classroom

    • Period 1 - 7th Grade Team Leads
    • Period 3 - 6th Grade Team Leads
    • Period 6 - 8th Grade Team Leads
    • 3:30pm - Department Chairs/Sped Leads

    Staff Meeting - Breakfast In The Classroom Implementation

    Tuesday, March 1st, 3:30pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    Department Meeting

    Tuesday, March 8th, 3:30pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA