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In This Week's Paw Print

1. Principal Message¬†ūüźĺ

2. Bike Safety reminder¬†ūüö≤

3. PTA information ‚Ěó

4. Pumpkin Contest¬†ūüéÉ

5. Rate Conference Information¬†ūüĖ≤ÔłŹ

6. Panther Prowl Information¬†ūüĎü

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

Happy first Friday of October! It's hard to believe that we have been in school for five weeks. It's a beautiful day and the perfect night for the first PTA Movie Night of the school year. Pre-registration was required for movie night and we are at capacity so registration is closed. We look forward to seeing those that signed up in the bus loop parking lot tonight!

We are truly so proud of our amazing staff at Poplar Tree! They work so hard for our students! We want to give the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all of the effort the Poplar Tree staff is putting in day and night! If you would like to give a staff member a "Panther Praise," please complete THIS FORM! We will share these praises with the staff members!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal


bike safety


Bike Safety

We've had some beautiful weather, and a number of our students bike to and from school. Please remind your children to watch where they are going and stay safely away from those who are walking. There have been a few reports of near collisions between bike riders or walkers. And, please make sure your child knows how to operate their bike like braking properly. Thank you for helping to ensure the safety of our students!


PTA Information

Poplar Tree PTA Member Giveaway 

Join the PTA for the 21-22 school year! If you join/renew membership by Friday, 9/24 you’ll  be entered into a drawing for a Panther Prowl registration! Please remember that only PTA members will have access to the A to Z PT directory after Oct 15th.


The PTA is run completely by volunteers, so we are looking for new people to join us. We have many opportunities for you to be engaged in our school community. View opportunities at: https://poplartree.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Poplar Tree PTA Before & After-School Clubs 

Chess Club 2-6 Grades 

The Poplar Tree PTA is partnering with the non-profit U.S. Chess Center (https://chessctr.org) for our after-school Chess Club taught by nationally certified chess coaches this Fall starting Oct 1.  Registration is now open via the link:  https://chessctr.org/poplartree  

When:¬†Fridays, 3:30-5:00 pm, Oct. 1 ‚Äď Jan. 28

Where: Poplar Tree Elementary School Cafeteria

Who:¬†Students in¬†Grades 2 - 6 regardless of level or experience.¬† Cost:¬†$130 (includes club t-shirt) ‚Äď 13 sessions, no session on school holidays/early release days

Questions? Email our parent coordinators Archana Arun (archana.arun06@gmail.com) or Shawna Li (shawnali@gmail.com)

Science Olympiad - 3-5th Grades 

‚ÄúScience Olympiad or ‚ÄúSO‚ÄĚ is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science¬†education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by¬†both students and¬† This year‚Äôs Science Olympiad events are going to conduct in a¬†hybrid method and the rules are slightly changed to accommodate¬†the online and in-person tournaments.

Competition Dates - October 28th¬†‚Äst30th Please use the link to register: ¬†Division A SO Link.¬†

For more information please contact, poplartreeso@gmail.com

Math Club - 3-6th Grades

Math Club members will participate in at-home practice tests and worksheets and will come to the school for contests like Math Olympiad, Noetic, Math Kangaroo and Math Counts etc. Due to the pandemic-related constraints, this year we will NOT offer synchronous coaching to students. 

Duration: November 2021 to May 2022. (The first contest will be in November) 

Meeting Day for Contests: Tuesdays, Between 6-8 PM

Meeting Place for Contests: PTES Cafeteria

Information Session for Parents: 12th October, 7:00 PM 

(WebEx Meeting: 26324754888                        Password: 31415)

Registration Due Date: 19th October 2021

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/LpTxFyvDMZmdbfBMA

(Registration link will also be available at poplartree.ptboard.com)

Registration Fees: $75 per student (Due by 19th Oct 2021; Link available in the registration form) 

Email: ptesmathclub@gmail.com

Running Club K-6th Grades 

It’s time to get your running and walking shoes on!  We are continuing the before-school Running/Walking Club for all student grades 1-6. If a Kindergartener wants to join, please have a parent come and run or walk too.  Best of all, it’s FREE! We will need at least 3 parents present each Thursday to ensure the safety of all of the children.  Bring your mug of coffee and socialize as you help cross off a Panther Paw for each lap run! Registration is now open. 

When: Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:20 AM starting September 30th through December 2nd.

Where: Poplar Tree Elementary School Field 

More details: https://poplartree.ptboard.com/che/att/a33409c4-8bda-4ab8-af37-e4afb4720347/Running%20club%20flyer.pdf

Please contact Linda Fielding at lindamfielding@gmail.com and Janine Tougas at jrtougas1128@gmail.com, if you can help. Together we all make a difference!

Spanish Club 

We need two parent volunteers to co-lead our Spanish Club this year, in coordination with the Chantilly High School Spanish Honor Society. The club is taught by the students but a parent needs to be present at each meeting (and it is not required that you speak Spanish). The club plans to meet after school on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Please reach out to poplartreepta@gmail.com if you are interested!


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Pumpkin Contest


The Poplar Tree Library is hosting a Book Character Pumpkin Contest. Decorate a foam or paper mache craft pumpkin. You can use paint, glue, paper, recycled materials or other art supplies to turn your pumpkin into your favorite book character!

Submissions are due by October 15 and will be displayed in the library through October 29.

Please no real pumpkins.

Questions? Email Mrs. Riddile at sjriddile@fcps.edu.

rate conference

Panther Prowl Monster Dash

Panther Prowl