🐾 9/10 Paw Print 🐾

In This Week's Paw Print

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. 24 hour rule 🤒

3. Join the PTA ❗

4. Yearbook Cover Contest 📘

5. Student's Rights and Responsibilities 📒

6. Advanced Academics Q&A Session 💡

7. Family Life Education 📕

8. Digital Tools - parent permission needed 🖥️

9. Back to School Night Reminder 📅

10. Schoology Information 🖥️

11. Asha - Jyothi 5 K Run/Walk 👟

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

It was another great week, and it was wonderful to see many families at our Principal Q&A session and PTA meeting last night. We are incredibly grateful for our PTA board and all our parent volunteers.

This week also marks the 20th anniversary of September 11. Poplar Tree commemorated the 20th anniversary of September 11 with a moment of silence and connected this historic event in classroom lessons. The classroom lessons focused on gratitude for the first responders and their heroic efforts on that day. We honor all those who lost loved ones and those who served heroically. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal




🤒24 Hour Rule 🤒

We know everyone is focused on COVID and there are still other illnesses circulating the community.

Please remember that your child should be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours before they can return to school.  A fever is considered a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater.

This 24 hour rule also applies to gastrointestinal viruses. Students should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Thanks for helping to keep our students and staff healthy!


Please Join the PTA!

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

yearbook cover contest


Calling All Creatives!

The Poplar Tree yearbook is looking for amazing student-created art to feature on its cover. In addition to the cover, there will be other spaces for artwork placement too. Entries must be school-centered and have Poplar Tree Elementary 2021-2022 featured prominently as well as this year’s slogan “We All Belong Here.” See flyer for more details.

Artwork must be submitted to Mrs. Riddile in the library by Friday, October 1.

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!

Advanced Academics

AAP Parent/Guardian Information Meeting

Families in grades K-6 are invited to learn more about Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services and access to rigor with our AAP Resource Teacher, Mrs. Keleher, at a virtual Question and Answer session on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:30-7:00. This presentation about AAP services can be reviewed before the meeting in the Poplar Tree All Parent Schoology Course. Click HERE to access!

AAP Screening Information:

  • For grades 3-6 students who are new to Fairfax County, the fall screening deadline for Level IV services is October 7, 2021.
  • The Level IV screening deadline for all other students in grades 2-6 is December 15, 2021.

Please use THIS ZOOM LINK to join the meeting on September 14th. If you have any questions about this meeting or about AAP, please email Mrs. Keleher at kjkeleher@fcps.edu .

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.

❤️85% 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  next week.


💻 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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