Admiral Weekly News

April 4-8, 2016

ADMIRAL PARENT EDITION

Admiral Staff Member Of The Month - April - Latonia Evans

Congratulations to Latonia Evans! Ms. Evans is described by her colleagues as always willing to help and support! She goes above and beyond to support students and work with our math team during the 6th grade CLT. She has been an invaluable to students and teachers.

Congratulations Ms. Evans! Enjoy your parking space!

A Special Note From Our Librarians

The Hammond Librarians would like to thank our PTA President Ursula Pineda, our parent volunteers Yolanda Carrasco, Michelle Tello, Mildred Rivera, Ana Joya and our Parent Liaison Diana Miranda, for their commitment of time, energy and support of our FCH Scholastic Book Fair. Mrs. Pineda took our library back in time with her amazing 70’s inspired decorations complete with peace signs, flower power and a handmade VW Van display. You are all such incredible volunteers and because of your dedication and hard work our Book Fair was a success. We would also like to thank our wonderful students, parents and staff for their support of the Book Fair through their purchases. All proceeds go toward new resources for the school library.

AVID Community Service Project - Carpenter Shelter - April 1-19

Four AVID Seniors (2 of whom are former Hammond students)are completing a service learning project in conjunction with FCH AVID in support of the Carpenter Shelter. Starting today through Tuesday, April 19, there will be a school-wide competition to support the Carpenter Shelter by collecting canned food, clothes, and monetary donations. The class that donates the most items will win a pizza party.

This project will allow students to learn about giving back back to the community. For those who don't know, the Carpenter's Shelter here in Alexandria supports the homeless to achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy. If you need a box, please contact Mrs. Petty.

FCH Healthy Hammond Day - My School Color Run - April 9th - Register Today!

Welcome - New Staaff Members - School Security Officers and Custodian

School Security Officer - Please welcome Shamso Mohomed and Officer Anderson. Ms. Mohamed will support the 7th grade hallway and Officer Anderson will serve as the floater across the entire the school.

Custodian - Please welcome Betty Champion - She has been hired for morning support. Her role will be solely related to providing custodial support for Breakfast In The Classroom. She will spend the next two weeks focusing on preparing classrooms and materials need in preparation for the launch of Breakfast In The Classroom.

Administrative Team Thank You's And Kudos

  • Thank you to all staff who signed up to run or volunteer at the Healthy Hammond Community Fair and Color Run.
  • Thank you to Mr. Haller and Ms. Mackowiak for your hard work on the VAAP Binder review.
  • Thank you to the IA Team for your work on VGLA binders.

Weekly News -April 4-April 8, 2016

Monday – April 4, 2016
  • Homeroom: PE Uniform Survey
  • Teachers: Please sign up for the Color Run
  • SST - 9am-11am
  • SOL Remediation - 3:20-4:10pm
  • Hammond Tech Advisory Advisory Committee - 3:30pm - E100A

Tuesday – April 5, 2016
  • Homeroom: Admiral Pride
  • Teachers: Please sign up for the Color Run
  • SOL Remediation - 3:20pm-4:10pm
  • English Classes for Parents - 7:00pm

Wednesday – April 6, 2016

  • Homeroom -Admiral Pride Organizational Chart/Team Announcements
  • 8:30am - 8:45am - 6th Grade Breakfast In The Classroom Meeting - Breakfast Ambassadors - Location: 6th Grade Computer Lab
  • Teachers: Please sign up for the Color Run
  • Central Office IEP Review - Main Office Conference Room
  • JMU Field Trip
  • SOL Remediation - 3:20pm-4:10pm


Thursday - April 7, 2016

  • Homeroom - College and Career Readiness Lessons
  • AVID/College Pride Day
  • 7th Grade/IA Breakfast In The Classroom - Breakfast Ambassadors Meeting - Location: 7th Grade Computer Lab
  • Central Office IEP Review - Main Office Conference Room
  • Teachers: Sign Up For The Color Run
  • SOL Remediation - 3:20pm-4:10pm

Friday - April 8, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • 8th Grade Breakfast In The Classroom - Breakfast Ambassador - Location: TBD
  • Teachers: Sign Up For The Color Run
  • Admiral Pride Day
  • Wear Blue for Autism Awareness


Saturday - April 9, 2016

  • Healthy Hammond Community Fair and Color Run - 8:30am -12:30pm

Breakfast In The Classroom Implementation Timeline - UPDATE

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:

April
    • April 4 - BIC Custodian begins - Betty Champion
    • April 6-8 - Breakfast Ambassador Meeting - 8:30am-8:45am
    • April 11 - Breakfast Ambassador Meeting - 8:30am - 8:45am
    • April 14 and 15 - BIC Practice - Crackers/Water or Milk
    • April 18 - BIC Launch and Press Day


    Please email Mrs. Hall if you have any questions

    Upcoming Events

    Healthy Hammond Day and My School Color Run

    Saturday, April 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    PTA Meeting

    Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    GIRL's Inc. Parent Meeting

    Sunday, April 3rd, 6:30pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    John Adams Elementary School Visit

    Wednesday, April 13th, 9am

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    7th Grade Girls Summit

    Wednesday, April 13th, 12-3pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    Principal's Coffee

    Thursday, April 14th, 9am

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    Community of Concern Dinner

    Thursday, April 14th, 6pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    FCH Family Fun Night

    Friday, April 15th, 6-8pm

    3210 King Street

    Alexandria, VA

    Breakfast In The Classroom Launch and Press Day

    Monday, April 18th, 7:30-9:30am

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA

    FCH International Night

    Friday, April 29th, 6pm

    4646 Seminary Road

    Alexandria, VA