Robinson Student Ram Blast | April 5, 2021


Providing students and parents with important updates and reports of events and happenings in the middle school.

8th Graders, We Need Your Help!

The 7th grade history team is missing many copies of the novels Code Talkers and Under a War Torn Sky. They were handed out before the pandemic. If you have a copy of these books we lent out last year, please return. There will be a cart set up outside the 8th grade sub school for book drop offs. Thank you for your help as we try to recover lost books.   

Service Award Deadline TODAY

The flyer may be viewed here.


Here Comes The Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Please use this website for assistance using the FCPS HCTB mobile app.


After School Bus Location Info

Follow Robinson Bus Lanes on Twitter (@RBSSbusman) to find out where your bus is located after school among the 45 buses. There are three lanes with the higher numbers closer to the building. A pic will be posted after school.


Calendar Reminders

April 17: Special Education Conference; details below

April 26: SOL Test, Reading 7

May 3: SOL Test, Reading 8

May 10: SOL Tests, Math 7, Math 7HN, Science 8

May 24: SOL Tests, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1/HN, Geometry

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

See the approved 2021-22 school year calendar

FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student strand will be held for youth ages 14-22.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage


Donations Welcome

Donations of sanitizing wipes for students to use when we return in person are welcome! Parents may drop off at entrance 1.

Thank you Robinson community!

FCPS Cares Program

Want to recognize an FCPS staff member who has gone above and beyond? Complete this quick form to express your appreciation:

Media Center Updates


Hello, Robinson Families,
Request for HELP! Robinson library is missing 396 overdue library books, and our students are eagerly waiting for titles to return so they can read the books as well. Please take a moment to look around your home for Robinson library books and return them to the school.

You are welcome to return them in any of the following ways:
** During curbside services, Mondays from 1:00-6:00 (when school is open)
** In-person students can drop off books on the cart, outside the main doors of the library
** If the weather is nice, look for the library book return cart during school hours, Monday through Friday, outside of door #3
** Contact one of Robinson’s Librarians to arrange another option:

Please help us reclaim the books our students are excited to read.
~ Robinson’s Librarians


Featured Library Database

Gale LegalForms - not just for students! A wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms, Including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, etc.

Start at the library webpage/Database/LegalForms; password=rams

Building Connections After School


View Club Connection flyer here.

Student View: Use links on RMS Club Connection to learn about club offerings and how to join. Details are also posted on grade level classrooms.

Parent View4th Quarter Club Schedule By Day | Virtual Club List & Descriptions

Public website: RMS After School Activities

Students are welcome to join any week!

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

Girl Scouts Host Media Awareness Program

Robinson is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital to offer a four session after school program! Interested girls should plan to attend the interest meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4pm to learn more and be the first to register. Join the club classroom here to view the google meet link. z4zkqnf

Open to current and new scouts! No fee. View the flyer here.

Registration with the Girl Scouts will be required for participation.


ArtsFairfax Hosts Hip-Hop Dance Program


Learn about the history of hip-hop as well as beginner hip-hop dance movements! No experience is necessary. Offered on Wednesday or Friday at 4:30pm beginning April 7 and students may select preferred day. 

The dance residency will be hosted by ArtsFairfax resident, Ms. Katherine Zukeri. View flyer here.

LAST CALL! Application link:

Relax in "Chillax" Club Each Wednesday


Community News

TJ PTSA Hosts Diversity in STEM Talks


Parents, register at this Zoom link*: 

 *To ensure you receive the Zoom link, do not use an FCPS schools student email account!

Submit questions in advance here:

Information and recordings from past Diversity in STEM Talks can be found on the TJ PTSA Diversity Committee webpage:

View event flyer here.

View event flyer in Spanish here.

View event flyer in Arabic here.

Virtual STEM Event for TJ Candidates

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on 15 May 2021; an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  • Black Student Fund
  • Girls Who Math
  • Junior Scholars
  • Humanitas4All
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Dr. Eddie Neal
  • Cathy Colglazier
  • And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fundraiser to Support Robinson ANGP


View event flyer here.

Counselor Corner & Resources

Important updates and resources from the student services department.


College Access Fairfax

Virtual Presentations for Middle School Families (MS)

Want to learn about resources available to help pay for college?

College Access Fairfax (CAF)is partnering with FCPS School Counseling Services by offering two Paying for College virtual presentations specifically for middle school families. These two presentations will be offered on April 20 and April 22 at 7:00 PM. A recording of these sessions will be made available for families unable to register and attend by visiting CAF’s website after April 22. A flyer with additional details about these two virtual presentations can be accessed here.

Course Selections/Academic Advising

Parents and students can see what classes your child has selected for the 2020-21 school year by looking in StudentVue.  Students/Parents will need to log in on a computer as this information is not easily found on a smartphone.  This is not the daily schedule, but a list of classes they have signed up for.  If your child does not have a complete selection of classes, please email their counselor (see counselor contact information below).  

If upon reviewing this information, you decide to make changes to your student’s course request, please notify your child’s counselor.  All schedule change requests must be made in writing and completed by June 8th.

Current 8th grade: Last name of student

A-Le – Jamee Lyons

Li-Z – Valerie Peters

Current 7th grade: Last name of student

A-La – Nathan Herendeen

Le-Z – Dolores Malloy

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo


When the kids in our life struggle, we have lots of questions…Why is this happening? How do I help them to learn to handle their feelings? What will happen if they don’t figure this out before they grow up? Where do I start? Coping for Kids offers information about coping styles, resources, courses, and products (such as coping cards) for children and teens.


Food Pantry Update

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We have received some very generous donations to help with our families in need. 

The food pantry has plenty of vegetables, mac-n-cheese, rice, soup, and beans. 

Items needed: Canned tuna, canned chicken, condiments, spices, cake/brownie mixes, olive oils, snacks, peanut butter, jelly, and personal toiletry items.
If you are donating food from your personal kitchen, please kindly check the expiration date on the items. Keep the donations coming!!!!

RAM Pantry | Located near Entrance 6. Please bring your own bag.

Need Help Feeding Your Family?

Resources to help:

FCPS Free Meal Distribution Website

Food for Others

Lasagna Love, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Quick Links & Phone Numbers

Helpful Resources

mental health

Student Services Department Contacts:

Director, Student Services | Ms. Frank |

DSS Registrar | Ms. Knowlton,

7th Grade Counselors 

Mr. Herendeen (Last Name A-La), 

Ms. Malloy (Last Name Le-Z), 

8th Grade Counselors 

Ms. Lyons (Last Name A-Le),

Ms. Peters (Last Name Li-Z), 

Social Worker: Ms. Licciardo,

School Psychologist: Ms. King, 

Special Education Department Chair:  Ms. Stickels,

Parent Liaison: Ms. Azimi,, 703-201-4563

RMS Administration:

Chris Farmerie:       8th Grade Principal |

Chelsea Tryon:        7th Grade Principal |

Katy Frank:              Director, Student Services |

Mary Aunon:            After-School Program Specialist |   

Bryan Hazard:         Systems of Support Advisor |

ms admin

From L to R: ChelseaTryon, Chris Farmerie, Mary Aunon, Katy Frank, and Bryan Hazard