Poe Family Newsletter September 22


After-School Program

Our After-School Program starts this Monday! Students can stay after Monday through Friday from 2:15-4:45pm. The schedule of activities for the 1st quarter is attached here. Students will sign up daily during lunches throughout the school year if they are staying for after-school that afternoon. Participation in the After-School Program is free for all Poe students.

Late buses are provided on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students will receive their late bus information the first time they participate in after-school. Late bus stops may differ from the regular school day stops as there are fewer buses and stops. Fridays are a parent pick-up day. When picking up your child, please arrive promptly at the conclusion of the program.

If a student stays for after-school that afternoon, he/she must remain in a supervised activity until the 4:45pm dismissal unless a parent/guardian signs him/her out in the front office or documentation from a parent/guardian is provided to Mr. Rosas.

Please discuss your child’s after-school plans for each day in advance to prevent any confusion. We look forward to having our students stay after!



Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology

Applications for Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology are available online at www.tjadmissions.org. TJHSST is a FCPS regional governor’s high school for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Any 8th grade student who is currently enrolled in an Algebra I or higher level Math class may apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 27th at 4pm. For more information, please contact Hana Kim (hkim1@fcps.edu; 703-813-3865) or the TJ Admissions Office (tjadmissions@fcps.edu; 571-423-3770). Additional details are also available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-admissions/freshman-winter.


October PTSA Meeting

Our next PTSA meeting will be on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm! Come hear from our Poe MS Librarian and Parent Liaison about various resources that are available for our students and families. Dinner, childcare, and transportation will be provided. Students whose families will be attending the PTSA meeting can stay at Poe from the 4:45pm after-school dismissal until the meeting.

A school bus will be passing through several of our communities to pick up and drop off families for the meeting.  The bus route will be as follows:

Stop 1) Eastmoreland Rd & Whitney St (Parliaments) - Departs at 5:30pm

Stop 2) McWhorter Pl & Carmelo Dr (Wedgewood)

Stop 3) Patriot Dr & Nathan Hale Dr (Vistas)

Stop 4) Braddock Elementary School

Stop 5) Poe Middle School - Arrives at 5:50pm


Save the Date


  • 23rd – After-School Program Begins
  • 27th – Parent Coffee at 9am


  • 3rd – PTSA Meeting at 6pm