🐾 9/3 Paw Print 🐾

In This Week's Paw Print

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. PTA Information 🎉

3. Mask Up ❗

4. Student's Rights and Responsibilities 📒

5. Family Life Education 📕

6. Digital Tools - parent permission needed 🖥️

7. Back to School Night Reminder 📅

8. Band and Strings Information 🎻🥁

9. Schoology Information 🖥️

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

It was a busy 2nd week of school! Our students are settling into school routines, and we hope that  your family is settling into the new routines as well. Transportation improved greatly this week. Please make sure to thank your child's bus driver. We are grateful for our fabulous staff, supportive families, and our outstanding students. 

Please know that we continue to observe and modify our practices to help ensure a safe learning environment for students. We appreciate the continuous feedback and suggestions that you have provided us. We are in this together (with masks on)!

And, we also want to thank our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for the yummy Bundt cake treat that they provided to our staff this week. It was a helpful boost! Please take a couple of minutes to join our PTA. The information is listed below.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal



Save the Date and Please Join the PTA!

Please join us for our first virtual Parent-Teacher Association Meeting on September 9th at 7PM to meet our new Executive Board, hear about upcoming events, and share your ideas for the school year ahead. Prior to the PTA meeting there will  be a Principal and Assistant Principal Q&A session at 6:30.

Your PTA membership renewal is critical to help us sponsor programs that fall outside of the school budget, such as art, music, library, and technology programs. Renew by October 31st to maintain your access to the family directory! Please join our PoplarTree PTA team to help us achieve more together this school year. Join or renew online at: https://poplartreepta.membershiptoolkit.com/membership

mask up


Mask Up!

Thank you for your assistance in making sure that your student comes to school wearing a mask each day. 

Please click here for guidance on what type of masks are allowed in school. 

❗Please note that masks must have at least two layers and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Do NOT wear Masks with exhalation valves or vents.

rights and responsibilities


Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and Guardians please review this year’s SR&R document online click here

Print copies are not yet available, and we will have a limited supply for those who request a paper copy.  To request a paper copy, please email Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal (calarsen@fcps.edu ).

We also encourage you to review the Quick Guide that provides summarized information specific to the elementary level. 

After reviewing these documents, please complete the acknowledgement form in SIS Parent VUE.  If you need to create a Parent VUE account, please click here

If you would like to complete a paper version of the acknowledgement form, please click here, print, sign and return to school by October 29, 2021.  Thank you!

family life education


Family Life Education Program

Students in grades K-6 have special lessons though out the year within the Family Life Education Program.  In grades 4, 5, and 6 also include lessons in Human Growth and Development.  Parents have the option to opt students out of all or some of these lessons.  For more information about the program and to access the opt out forms please click here

On Back to School Night (Wednesday, September 22nd), we will hold a brief virtual overview of the program and answer questions that you may have from 6:30-7 p.m.  A link to the session will be included in the messages about Back to School Night.  The session will also be recorded and posted on our webpage in late September.  

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal (calarsen@fcps.edu ).

parental consent

At Poplar Tree, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

❤️63% of our school population has already provided consent - THANK YOU! We really want  consent from 100% of our Poplar Tree families! 💻

You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://poplartreees.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Leslie Leisey (lfleisey@fcps.edu) or your child's teacher you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!!!

mark your calendar


🏫Back to School Night🏫

Our Back to School Night will be virtual this year on Wednesday, September 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Links and additional details will be provided in early September.


band and strings


🎻Band and Strings Information🥁

Grades 4 - 6 get the opportunity to participate in our strings program at Poplar Tree Elementary and our students in grades 5 & 6 can participate in band.

In the strings program your student will learn how to play either the violin, viola, cello, or bass.  Classes are once a week for 45 minutes and held during the school day.  If you want your student to participate, please complete the registration by September 3rd."

🔗Strings Registration Link🔗

🔗Band Registration Link🔗

💻 Schoology Information 💻

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. Here is what you need to know now:

  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. 
Schoology Login

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