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morning meeting

Each morning, our students participate in a classroom morning meeting to help build communities which support social and academic success.

Back to School Night this Thursday, 9-5-19!

We will hold our back-to-school-night (BTSN) on September 5, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will hold three repeated sessions throughout the evening.  Each session is exactly the same, so please attend whichever session best fits your schedule:

  • Session 1: 5:30-6:00
  • Session 2: 6:10-6:40
  • Session 3: 6:50-7:20

Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or are unable to attend. Thank you!


Positivity Project

This week we kick off the Positivity Project in classrooms throughout the school. The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit for more information.

This week we are focusing on the Other People Matter mindset.

spirit day

Spirit Day

This Friday, wear green to kick off the Positivity Project!

Playground Closed to Public During School Hours

We are happy to share our outdoor spaces like the playground and fields when school is not in session.  We have classes using outdoor spaces and playground throughout our day.  For safety and access, the playground is not available until dismissal after 3:30 pm each day.  Per Regulation 8420.11, parents and non-students are not permitted to use the playground, fields, and blacktop until after 3:30 pm. Our enrolled students have recess and PE up until that time. 

At dismissal, if you are wanting to wait for your child, it is important to wait behind the fence or on the space with the single tree near the parking lot.  It is important that you access the areas without interrupting the play of students.  Thank you for your help in keeping students safe.


Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.

What do we focus on in the first few weeks?

  • Creating a classroom community. Each morning begins with a Morning Meeting/ Positivity Project where students learn about the character traits and share in an activity or discussion. 
  • Learning routines and procedures. The more students can transition quickly and be independent with things like getting materials, the more time there is for learning. Teachers take the time at the beginning of the year to teach routines so that all students understand what is expected of them. 
  • Being safe. We have a fire drill each week for the first 4 weeks and 2 lockdown drill. Safety is always our number one priority, even over academics. We practice how to respond quickly, quietly and safely.  
  • Assessing students. In order to best instruct our students, we need to know how they learn. We have a variety of assessments to see how students approach different math problems and how they read. This year, all students in FCPS will take an assessment called iReady during week September. It's a short assessment on the computer that gives teachers information about reading and math skills. 

Beginning of Year Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student! 

Emergency Care Card

Health Form

Military Information     

Opt-Out Form

Medication Authorization Forms

Upcoming Events

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K-6 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. There will be 3 identical sessions, please come to the section that best fits your schedule.

October 14: Student Holiday

November 1: End of first quarter

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application



Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle           

Kate Austin            

Megan Tempel-Milner

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.