Admiral Weekly News

February 8-12, 2016

Administrative Team Thank You's And Kudos

  • Ms. Scott and all staff for ensuring that school counselors felt appreciated!
  • Mr. Dever and Mr. Schoenburg for bringing Irene Weiss (Holocaust Survivor) to FCH.
  • Ms. Ward, Ms. McCorkel, Ms. Strown, and Ms. Perez for assisting with WIDA Test preparations.
  • Ms. Maxwell and Ms. Kochis for attending the ACPS Science Fair. Our students were excited to see you.
  • Ms. Strown, Ms. Riser, and Dr. Holmes for assisting students in finalizing their science fair paperwork.

Important News You Can Use!

Weekly News - February 8-12, 2016

Monday – February 8, 2016
  • Homeroom:
  • Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • Teachers will receive 2nd semester student schedules in mailboxes (afternoon)
  • Middle School Tech Advisory Council Meeting - GWMS - 3:30


Tuesday – February 9, 2016
  • Homeroom: Admiral Pride Lesson/Students receive 2nd semester schedule.
  • AVID Coaching Tool/Schoolwide Practices Meeting - 8:45am-12:00pm - Main Office Conference Room
  • WIDA Testing Begins- 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Staff Meeting - 3:30pm - This will be a "Virtual Meeting" since we just held a staff meeting on 2/4/16. I will send any new updates by email. Please use the time to work on grades, complete your TELL Survey, and PLP.
  • AVID Parent Information Session - 6:00pm
  • English Classes for Parents - 7:00pm

Wednesday – February 10, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
  • ACPS Assistant Principal's Meeting - 9:00am - 11:00am - D108
  • MH/TC Visit with 8th Graders - 12:45pm - 1:30pm - Auditorium
  • Parent Tours for Autism/ID Classrooms
  • Transition to High School Planning Night - Cafeteria/Auditorium - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Rising 6th Grade Parent Night at Tucker - 6:00pm


Thursday - February 11, 2016

  • Homeroom - College and Career Readiness Lessons
  • AVID/College Pride Day
  • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
  • National History Day
  • Principal's Coffee - 8:30am-9:30am - Topic: WIDA/SOL Testing
  • National History Day - Gallery Walk for Parents - 4:30-6:30pm
  • Principal's Chat and Chew - 6:00pm - Topic: WIDA/SOL Testing
  • Grades due in Powerschool at 6:00pm

Friday - February 12, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • Admiral Pride Day
  • WIDA Testing - 8:30am-12:30pm
  • National History Day
  • Admin. Team Meeting - 9:00am-11:00am
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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 begins this week. 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
  • 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

Staff Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 3:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Since we just held a staff meeting on February 4, our normally scheduled meeting will be a Virtual Meeting - Please use the time to complete your TELL Survey and Grades

National History Day

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 8:30am to Friday, Feb. 12th, 3:15pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

More details to follow

AVID Site Team/International Academy Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 3:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

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