Herndon ES Bee Hive, June 12, 2020

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You know that Herndon Elementary is a special place when former students who just graduated from high school wanted to come back and do a drive by!  We are so proud of our 2020 graduates and wish them all the best!

Mrs. Fennessy's Friday Song!

Dear Bees,

This is the last “Friday” song for the school year!  We hope you have a wonderful summer and we can’t wait to see you again!  This song expresses how we feel about you – “Life is Better with You” by Michael Franti with the

PS 22 Chorus!


Mrs. Fennessy

Last Day to Pick Up Student Belongings is June 19

If you missed picking up your student(s) belongings last week, we are offering one more opportunity for pick-up on Friday, June 19 from 9 am to 3 pm We plan to dispose of any leftover student items. Please contact Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu if you won’t be able to make it that day and would like us to hold your child’s belongings.  Thank you!

Register for Summer Learning

Dear HES Families,

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. They should attend the session for this year’s grade level.  The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten               Rabia Gilani                12 pm – 1 pm                          Monday

Grade 1                       Ashley Tingler             9:30 am – 10:30 am              Monday

Grade 2                       Saadia Abbasi             11 am – 12 pm                        Monday

Grade 3                       Pam Galyean              9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 4                       Marta Gonzalez           10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Grade 5                       Tara Carpenter           9 am – 10 am                          Monday

Grade 6                       Candy Ruiz                 10 am – 11 am                        Monday

Special Education       Tara Carpenter          

ESOL                          Lisa O’Donnell and Brenna Clark

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/WdtFLTKsv7QDCnvb9. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.  Please register by Friday, June 19th.  Thank you!

Please check the Herndon ES website for updates and more opportunities as they become available. https://herndones.fcps.edu/

Herndon ES Yearbook Update

We apologize for the delay but Lifetouch is also working remotely and slowly started back with production.  They told us that they may arrive as early as late June but probably sometime in July.  Please keep checking the website or email Sandy Goodwin at segoodwin@fcps.edu with any questions.  More details will follow as soon as we receive updated information and we will contact you when they arrive.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Herndon ES School Supply Lists for 2020-2021

The HES class supply lists for 2020-2021 are now on the Herndon ES website.  We have included printable versions as well.


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Ms. Bryant, former teachers, and current staff were there for our 2020 high school grads and cheered them on, all the while social distancing.  Once a Bee always a Bee!

Register a Kindergartner or New Student at Herndon ES

We are currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact our registrar, Ms. Shermin Sirajudin, at 703-326-3108 or ssirajudin@fcps.edu , or fill out the Herndon Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Registration Sign Up form to schedule a registration appointment.  Please visit the Herndon ES website for more information.

“Strive to Thrive When Away from the Hive”

Since we are all leaving the school year for summer vacation and things will look quite different this year, here is an article for 100 things to do this summer.  The link is https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/22/health/100-things-to-do-this-summer-wellness-trnd/index.html