Admiral Holiday News Flash

December 18, 2015

My Holiday Wish For You!


This week has been so busy that I did not want the day to pass without sending you a special holiday message. Thank you for continuing to effectively teach and reassure our students that Francis C. Hammond is the BEST school in Alexandria! I am personally grateful for your professional support as we continually work to make FCH a better place. We made it through the 1st part of the school year and I am sure that the 2nd part of the school year, although EXTREMELY LONG :-), will be even better.

Until then, I want to wish each and every one of you a restful and happy holiday. You have worked so hard and demonstrated your incredible commitment to all our kids and FCH. We have made some extraordinary progress, but it certainly has not been easy or without growing pains. I love the fact that you are all showing great leadership in developing ideas to improve our school. This is when real and sustained progress can be made. So for all of you who have dared more than you should have, cared more than you thought you could, and kept student welfare at the center of what you do, I APPLAUD and THANK YOU!

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday. Take care or yourselves and those you love!

Mrs. Hall

Important News You Can Use!

Return To School Reminders

Monday – January 4, 2016
  • Homeroom will be extended by 15 minutes (8:30am-9:00am) for Benchmark Testing Preparation. Details will be emailed by Ms. Scott
  • 1st Period will take place from 9:04am-9:36am
  • Admiral Pride Assembly - 2nd Period
  • 7th Grade Admiral Pride Assembly - 3rd Period
  • 6th Grade Admiral Pride Assembly - 7th Period
  • Although we typically hold assemblies during electives, we will be holding the Admiral Pride Assemblies during content periods in order for all grade level teachers to attend.

Tuesday – January 5, 2016
  • Staff Meeting - Benchmark Assessment Details - 3:30pm

Wednesday – January 6, 2016

  • PTA Meeting - Topic: The Special Education Process - All Special Education Teachers are invited to attend. - 7:00pm

Thursday - January 7, 2016

  • Special Education Training - All SpEd Teachers - Period 2 and 3 - Ms. Ortiz will send more details.

January Admiral Of The Month - Cast your vote

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Happy Birthday!

  • Eric Grutza - 11/30
  • Kathryn Steele - 12/3
  • Quanda Fudd - 12/4
  • Cindy Johnson - 12/5
  • Inna Hamilton - 12/6
  • Anastasia Criswell - 12/23
  • Nicole Alestock - 12/24
  • Rachel Pruitt - 12/31