🐾 10/8 Paw Print 🐾

In This Week's Paw Print

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Panther Praise 🤗

3. Principal Q&A session and PTA meeting info 📅 

4. Advanced Academics Information 📚

5. PTA information ❗

6. Pumpkin Contest 🎃

7. Rate Conference Information 🖲️

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

A multi-agency effort to move into the next phase of vaccinations, with booster shots and the potential for children under 12 to be vaccinated, launches the Fairfax Community Vaccination Center (Fairfax CVC) on Friday, October 8. This large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open at the former Lord & Taylor store at Tysons Corner Center.

The center will offer:

  • First and second doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
  • Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to individuals eligible for the vaccine booster.
  • An additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for individuals who are immunocompromised.

The Fairfax CVC will operate Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Individuals seeking a booster of the Pfizer vaccine or an additional dose of either vaccine are asked to bring their vaccination card showing the dates of previous doses. 

Read more about the Fairfax CVC online. To find an appointment visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA. 

Vax Up FCPS!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal


Panther Praise Image

Poplar Tree Staff Panther Praise!

We truly appreciate all our Poplar Tree staff and would like 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! We will share these praises with the staff members. To submit a Staff Panther Praise, please fill out this form!

Thank you for helping to recognize our amazing staff!

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Principal Q&A and PTA meeting Information

Please join us for our October virtual Parent-Teacher Association Meeting on October 14th at 7PM.

Prior to the PTA meeting there will  be a Principal and Assistant Principal Q&A session at 6:30.

🔗To join the meeting click here🔗

AAP Screening

Advanced Academic Programs Screening Information

To learn more about the process for screening and identification for Level IV (Full Time) Advanced Academics Services, review the information HERE. Should you have any other questions, please join our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Kim Keleher during our Principal Q&A on Thursday, October 14 in Zoom.


PTA Information 

❗Poplar Tree PTA Membership Giveaway❗ 

Join the PTA for the 21-22 school year! If you join/renew membership by Friday, 10/8 and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a movie night gift basket! Please remember that only PTA members will have access to the A to Z PT directory after Oct 15th.


🎃Panther Prowl Monster Dash - Virtual Oct 22-24th or In-Person Oct 22nd - Signup Deadline Today ❗

Link to register and preorder sandwiches: https://form.jotform.com/20271850587215   

Volunteer to help with the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054BACA923A3F49-panther

Questions? Email sheena.custer@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 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

🎃Pumpkin Contest🎃

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.

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