Parent Updates - October 23, 2022

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Parent Updates

Happy Sunday Python families. Below are some important updates for this week:

  • Wow! What a great turnout at our PTA Fall Fest this past Friday. Thanks is not enough, however I want to make sure to extend my sincere gratitude to our PTA Board and to all the volunteers who made this night a huge success. Thank you!
  • We are excited to continue our tradition of celebrating our Veterans with a special ceremony at EMES on Veterans Day. See the flyer below for additional information. Your children also brought information home in their Friday Folders. Look for the blue form.
  • Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade students who have completed the painting of the plow. The design presented by EMES to the Town of Leesburg in the Spring was selected as the winning design and our upper grade students brought that design to life over the past few weeks! The plow blade will be picked up this week and the next time we will see it will be when it leads the Town of Leesburg Holiday parade in December. Stay tuned for more details on this!
  • Make sure that you have scheduled a parent/teacher conference with your child's teacher. If you are not sure, reach out directly to your child's teacher.


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Thank you to the EVE families for supporting the book fair last week, it was a great success. I would especially like to thank the coordinators, Kerry McCahill Guaglianone and Janice Mottram, as well as all the other parents who volunteered during the fair. Thanks also to the PTA for your support of the voucher program. As a result, 168 students were able to get books who might otherwise have not been able to. The proceeds from the book fair will be used for library resources including new STEAM and maker tools.


As many of you know, our cafeteria (which we refer to as Cafe de Mill) is decorated with flags representing the many cultures that make up our amazing school community. Although we have over 50+ flags already displayed we know that not all of our students/families are yet represented in our cafeteria. Would you please take a moment to discuss with your child what their cultural heritage is? Our students will be working with their teachers in the coming week to assist us in updating our flag inventory so that we know which flags need to be added to our cafeteria. Thank you for your help!


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Our next spirit night is Monday, October 24th at Chick-fil-A (Oaklawn) from 3-8 pm! This is an LCPS student holiday so we hope you carve out time to see us there! As always, please mention "Evergreen Mill" so money will be donated back to our school!

The PTA Reflections contest is underway! The categories include music composition, dance, visual art, literature and film/photography and the theme is "Show your Voice!". Email Brittany Zinck at to submit your child’s entry THIS WEEK by October 28th! All participants will earn an incentive for his/her class AND be entered to win a prize for K-2 or 3rd-5th categories.

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE FALL FESTIVAL A GREAT SUCCESS! We had over SIXTY people working together to make this such a memorable event both before, during and after through donations, planning, set-up, running stations/concessions & clean-up! A special thanks to our PTA chairs who spent many hours executing the festivities!

Please "like" our Evergreen Mill Elementary School PTA page on Facebook for reminders!

You can also bookmark our announcements page on our website for info!

Purchasing A Charger for your Child's Chromebook

As many of you now know, the Chromebook assigned to your child is used daily at school and will be your child's educational lifeline should they need to participate in asynchronous learning. If your child's charger is lost or damaged you may purchase a new one though our Online Service portal on our school website: Should your child's charger be deemed to be defective, LCPS will replace this free of charge. Below is a video with step by step direction on how to use our new Online Service Portal. If you have any questions please reach out to or

Here is a video you can watch if you need to purchase a new charger. The cost for a new charger is $30.00.


We are here to support families and students with any technology needs you may have. If you need help, here is the information you need to know:

For Schoology questions or questions regarding instructional software: Email your child's teacher or

For Chromebook repair/replacement: Email

For immediate help:

(571)252-2112 ☎

Need a Hot Spot? Email

General Technology Support: Email or


October 24 - No School

October 24 - Spirit Day at Chick -Fil - A in Oaklawn

October 25 - ASEP Clubs Meet

October 26 - PE on the Go with Mr. Bauer

October 29 - PTA Reflections Entries are Due

*Stay tuned for information about our annual PTA Read - a - Thon coming very soon!


We are thrilled that Mrs. Ghazala Shaffi is now serving our school community as our Family Liaison. Our Family Liaison serves the following roles:

  • ParentVUE Coordinator
  • Backpack Buddies Coordinator
  • Assisting parents with school forms and making appointments for teacher conferences
  • Connecting parents with community resources to address families needs for food, clothing, medical care, counseling and other vital services.
  • Coordinating community outreach events.

Mrs. Shaffi's hours at EMES are M-F 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.