December News from the Foundation for FCPS

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State of Education Luncheon 

The State of Education Luncheon in November was a great success! Over 320 people attended, and were treated to a keynote address from J. Stephen Jones, new CEO of Inova Health System, heard from the principal and teachers from Braddock Elementary School (below) about the impact of the Foundation's teacher grant, and celebrated the award winners for the FCPS Business, Community and Workforce Development Partners of the Year.  

Braddock ES principal and teachers

Award winners were:

Business Partner: Apple Federal Credit Union

Community Partner: Girls on the Run of NOVA

Workforce Development Partner: USGS 

Watch Dr. Brabrand's remarks to the audience at this link. (courtesy Fairfax Public Access)

Proceeds from the luncheon will support the Foundation's #SOAR Teacher Grant program for 2019. 

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Teacher Grants in Action!

Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for FCPS to Hayfield Secondary School, the Virginia Star computer refurbishing club has been able to expand its activities and donate used computers to service members and wounded warriors. Learn more and watch the video here.

W springfield students at the GSA

Students from West Springfield High visited the General Services Administration’s information technology office in Washington, D.C., for a business tour and job shadowing experience. After touring the recently-renovated building, students heard from GSA volunteers, who offered their time to mentor students and talk about their careers.  This work-based, learning field trip reinforced what students are learning in their information technology and computer science classes. Read the full story 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

Donate to the 2019 #SOAR Teacher Grant program today and help students thrive! 

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Herndon MS students and mentors

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Review The 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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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.