🐾 10/15 Paw Print 🐾

In This Week's Paw Print

1. Principal Message 🐾

2. Digital Citizenship Spirit Week 💻

3. Panther Praise 🤗

4. 6th Grade Youth Survey Information 📅 

5. SCA Spirit Day 📚

6. PTA information ❗

7. Rate Conference Information 🖲️

Dear Poplar Tree Families,

We had another busy week of learning! It was great to see many families at our PTA meeting last night. We are so grateful for our supportive Poplar Tree PTA Board and all the parent volunteers. Our school and community partnership is one of the things that makes Poplar Tree so special!

As you might know, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Subs save the day- please consider applying today! Click here to apply

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Andujar, Principal

Carol Larsen, Assistant Principal


💻 Digital Citizenship Spirit Week🎉

Next week, October 18 - 22, is Digital Citizenship Week! During this week, we take the time to review what it means to be safe, responsible, and respectful when using technology. This year’s theme is Social Emotional Well Being. At Poplar Tree we will be celebrating by having a Spirit Week! 

Check out the plan for the week below! 

If you are on Twitter, we'd love to see pictures of your kids participating in our Spirit Week! Just be sure to usethe hashtag #FCPSdigcit and #WeAllBelongHere @PoplarTreeES!

DigCit week

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!

youth survey

6th Grade Parents/Caregivers

Fairfax County Youth Survey Information

                Fairfax County Public schools is again partnering with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to survey all students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12 grades with the Fairfax County Youth Survey. This survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. This year the survey will be administered digitally during the school day. We will administer the survey on Friday, November 19. You have a right to preview the survey and opt your child out of participation in the survey. To preview the questions and read more about the survey, please visit the following website:


An opt-out form and detailed letter from Dr. Brabrand will go home in your child’s weekly folder on Friday, October 15. If you want to opt your child out of the survey, please return this form to the school by Friday, November 12. If you have any questions, please reach out to the 6th grade school counselor: Beth Mertens at eemertens@fcps.edu. Thank you!



SCA Spirit Day

The next SCA spirit day is Friday, 10/29, and it is dress like your favorite movie or book character day. As a reminder, costumes and any props should be school appropriate. We can’t wait to see some creative costumes and school spirit!


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 - Registration has closed

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

Rate Conference

rate conference