Franklin Sherman Flash - October 4, 2021

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Dear Franklin Sherman Families,

This will be a busy week for our FSES families.  Tonight, there is an information session for parents to learn more about our Advanced Academics here at Franklin Sherman.  Please see the information below to learn how to join us this evening.

We are always so appreciative of the support of our PTA.  Please be sure to take advantage of this week's dining out fundraiser at Chipotle.  Also, be sure to stop by Franklin Sherman Friday afternoon and wrap up your week with a treat from Kona Ice!

We appreciate your continuing support and understanding as we navigate this school year with Covid mitigation measures. This week we will begin using new protocols and forms for students who go home from our Care Room. This new form allows parents to administer a home test as another avenue to return to school.

Thank you for your support, patience and grace during this school year opening. It's nice to be at this point and watching our students settled in more and more each passing day. As we continue to navigate this year, let's celebrate the joys, lift each other when things are harder and keep supporting our teachers and staff so they can support your children each and every day. 

With Gratitude,

Kathleen Quigley


Advanced Academics Information

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Advanced Academics Information

Fairfax County Public Schools  offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8th. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS).

An Elementary Parent Information Night will be held virtually at Franklin Sherman on Tuesday, October 5th from 6-7 p.m. The Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Franklin Sherman, Carrie Reinders, will provide a general overview of the levels of services offered. 

The info session will be accessed through the FSES All Parents Course in Schoology.  As a reminder you will need to logon with your SIS ParentVUE credentials in order to access this link and other resources and information in Schoology.

Please see the attached info sheet for additional information and important dates related to the program.

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Student Forms

Our Health Room staff requests that parents update/complete the Emergency Care Form and Health Information Form if you have not already done so this school year.

Please visit the FSES Student Forms Webpage and complete the Digital Resources at Franklin Sherman Elementary - Parent Consent and the SR&R Acknowledgement Form today. 

See the FSES Student Forms Webpage for additional forms you may still need to submit.

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News from the PTA

Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser

October 6, 5-9 p.m.

Take cooking off your plate and order food from Chipotle in McLean. Tell the cashier you're supporting Franklin Sherman Elementary or use 9N9XRFL in the promo field when ordering online and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds of FSES sales to the PTA.


Friday Fun Day - Kona Ice Truck

October 8, 4-5 p.m. 

Treat your kids to some shaved ice and help our pandas! For a fundraiser, we have arranged for the Kona Ice truck to be in our area after school on Oct. 8. A portion of sales will be given to the PTA to support our school.


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Monster Mash Dash

October 21, 2021

Sign up your family to join us for a 5K at 8 a.m. or 1-Mile Fun Run at 8:50 a.m. on Halloween Sunday, October 31. Costumes are encouraged! The 1-mile course around the Franklin Sherman track is easy enough for kids, stroller friendly and can be a fun and safe way for the kids to dress up and show off their Halloween costumes. Don't be left out! We'd love your support even if you just come to cheer on the kids. Or if the day doesn't work for your schedule, you can sign up and run the course at another time. Kids will be encouraged to wear their race t-shirts for a school spirit day following the event.


Please reach out to your employers or local businesses you frequent and ask if they're willing to sponsor the race and promote their business. The money raised through race sponsorships goes directly to the Franklin Sherman PTA. We rely on our families' networks for this to be a successful event and we're happy to reach out directly if you have company suggestions. Click here for sponsorship information or contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 if you can help.


Family Photo Sessions

Time is running out to sign up.  

The PTA has partnered with PMK Photography to offer family photo "mini" sessions in lovely McLean Central Park. The cost is $125 for a 20 minute session and includes digital downloads of all photos taken. There are several dates/times available in October. Sign up via the link below. Contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 or with any questions.

Franklin Sherman Elementary School Fall Mini Sessions - 2021

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Thank You for Sharing Your Pictures

Please share your school related pictures with us.  Use the webform found here.  

Please follow FSES_Pandas on Twitter.  You can also tweet you pictures @FSES_Pandas.

Because of FCPS Policies in place for the 2021-2022 school year, we can only share new pictures where appropriate masking and social distancing practices are in evidence.