November News from the Foundation for FCPS

Global STEM Challenges program at Edison HS

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Upcoming: State of Education Luncheon

Do you have your tickets yet? The State of Education Luncheon is coming up in less than two weeks, Tuesday, November 27, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Fairview Park Marriott.  

We'll celebrate the good work being done in our schools by our community, and recognize the award winners for the FCPS Business, Community and Workforce Development Partners of the Year. Find out about our finalists on the partner award page on our website. 

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Luncheon guests will meet J. Stephen Jones, M.D. new CEO of Inova (pictured) and hear from FCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand, and emcee Leon Harris of NBC4.  

Table sponsorship and ticket information is available through this link

Proceeds from the luncheon support the Foundation's #SOAR Teacher Grant program. 

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Review Our Annual Report!

The Foundation for FCPS has published its annual report for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018. There's a lot of good news to read - find it here

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Teacher Grants in Action!

Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for FCPS to Robinson Secondary School, a group of tech and engineering students toured Dulles Airport  recently to learn about apprenticeship opportunities and all the many ways to grow a career there. Students were able to see "behind the scenes" and get a sense of all the ways their classroom learning can be used in an exciting field. Learn more and watch the video here.

A grant from the Foundation to Herndon Middle School is bringing adult mentors to work with the students on service learning projects in their community. Students worked with mentors to decorate pumpkins that were then donated to an elementary school as a way to show their caring and compassion for the community. #SOARFCPS

Herndon MS students and mentors

Shoes for kids

#Shoes4Kids Raises Over $5,000!

For the third year in a row, the Tysons Partnership Community Responsibility Council held their #TysonsCares drive in September. One of their focus areas was to provide shoes to students in need at 8 elementary schools. The group was able to raise over $5,000, helped in part by a matching gift from HOAR Construction!

Schools that will benefit in FCPS are Bailey's Upper and Lower, Freedom Hill, Graham Road, Shrevewood, Timberlane, Westlawn and Woodburn. 

A huge Thank You to this great partner to FCPS and the Foundation!

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The Combined Federal Campaign is Underway.

Federal workers, you can help the Foundation for FCPS with your designation to the CFC this year. Our CFC number is 17182. And thank you!

Your Monetary Support Helps FCPS Achieve Educational Excellence. 

The Foundation for FCPS matches community resources to programs and schools within the district. Here are some ways your donation can help! 

  • Support Teacher Grants to expand work-based learning and career exploration opportunities (Workforce Development)
  • Provide backpacks or school supplies for students in need (Collect for Kids)
  • Erase student lunch debt (Kids in Need)
  • Enhance Employee Recognition programs, such as FCPS Cares or the FCPS Honors (Employee Recognition)
  • Provide gift cards and support to homeless students in FCPS (Kids in Need)

Or give to the school or program of your choice. We make it easy - YOU make the difference.

Donate Today!

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Our mission: The Foundation for FCPS energizes the power of the community to invest in educational excellence and prepare students for the future. 

Our vision: Every FCPS student has a path to success.