ATES Updates 10/12/2021

Upcoming Dates:

10/15      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: Title 1 Overview Presentation
10/18      Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
10/29      Storybook Character Day
11/1-2     Teacher Workdays - No school
11/05      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10      Report Cards Go Home

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

Book character day

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:


Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Get 2 Green News & Updates

Disposable Plastic Bag Tax in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance enacting a five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags provided by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores within its borders. The tax will take effect on January 1, 2022. The purpose of the tax is to curb our collective use of disposable plastic bags and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and associated damage in our local waterways. Learn more about the Plastic Bag Tax here.

Follow Get2Green on Twitter

Want more recognition for your Get2Green efforts? Be sure to follow us on Twitter and tag us @fcpsGet2Green. We need 42 more followers to get us to our goal of 1,000 followers!

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here:

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor ( ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.


December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

HomeWise Program Demonstration Events

Join Fairfax County HomeWise volunteers and county staff from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination as they demonstrate how to make energy- and water-saving improvements to your home. Learn about quick and easy ways to reduce your monthly utility bills and get your questions about home energy and water conservation answered on the spot. The Fairfax County HomeWise program educates, empowers, and enables residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs in their homes.

October 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM: HomeWise Demonstration Event at George Mason Regional Library

The first 200 attendees at each event will receive a free HomeWise improvement kit with materials to help improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Learn more about HomeWise and these upcoming events here.

Virtual Fall Enrichment Programs

William & Mary School of Education will be offering a variety of Fall Saturday Enrichment Courses in both October & November.  All course will be offered virtually and will cost $100 per course. You can read the description of each course listed in the link below. Registration has been extended.  November session registration ends on October 25th.  

Registration is now open for:

Virtual Fall Enrichment Opportunities – William & Mary

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