Orange Hunt News We HOOT


Sunshine and pure joy from our students. Our 1st graders loving life and chasing bubbles at recess.  


Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focuses on empowering students to build strong relationships with others. Visit for more information.

This week we are continuing to focus on the Other People Matter mindset.

spirit day

Spirit Day

Wednesday: Red, white, and blue

Friday: Orange and blue

Global Plus

Global Plus: Offering Spanish and German classes for students in K-6th grade. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on grade level and language. Please see flyer for details.

Advanced German for grades 3-6 begins on Tuesday, November 19th for students comfortable speaking basic German.  This class focuses on grammar, reading and writing in German, and increasing vocabulary.

The GLOBAL Plus Program is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop communicative skills, using interactive SMART board technology and other fun activities. The curriculum is designed so students taking the class in multiple years will learn new vocabulary and participate in different activities. Classes are suitable for students beginning a new language and students with experience in the language.

Classes start Nov 6th. Register by phone, 703 658-1201 or online at

Questions? Please email

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 18: Coal Fire Restaurant Night 11:30 - 10:00 PM

October 7-11: Spirit Week at Chick-Fil-A Burke

October 14: Student Holiday

October 17: PTA Meeting (9-10 AM)

November 1: End of first quarter

Tuesday Folders

Kiss and Ride Contract and Application

Coal Fire Restaurant Night Flier



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.