GFES: Principal's Newsletter


Good evening, Glen Forest families!

It’s been a great week at Glen Forest ES!  I appreciate all of your support with your child’s education.  We are here to partner with you to make the learning experience as successful as can be.  Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or compliments at  Goooo Eagles!  #GFeaglessoar

Mark your calendars!  The “Book Character Bus Tour” is coming to a neighborhood near you soon!  On Saturday, October 29th between 10:00am - 12:30 pm, some of our Glen Forest staff members and I will be traveling on school buses throughout the neighborhoods to come read to our students and to hand out books for them to keep at home and enjoy with their families.   A detailed itinerary will be sent home in the Tuesday folder next week!  We hope that you and your student(s) can come enjoy listening to stories and to receive a book to keep!   

Parent & Family Engagement Survey

Glen Forest ES is a Title 1 School and with this designation, parents are a vital part of the educational process.  We greatly value and appreciate parent & family involvement, engagement and input.  Please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts on how best GFES can achieve a strong school-home connection to benefit your children and our students.

Survey link:


Progress Reports

The 1st quarter ends on Friday, October 29, 2021.  Progress reports will be available online for parents to view via your ParentVue account on Saturday, November 6, 2021.   Paper progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Family Food Market

GFES will host its 1st Family Food Market for this school year on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 ~ 5:30-7:00 pm.  This year it is a contactless food market where families can drive up and pre-boxed/pre-bagged groceries will be placed in your car.  Please watch your emails for all future Family Food Market dates.



The annual GFES Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of October 25 - 29, 2201.  Students will be attending the Book Fair in our library during school days that week.  We encourage students to shop for and purchase books of their choice for pleasure reading.  Due to Covid protocols, we are not able to have a Parents’ Night nor allow parents to attend the Book Fair during the school day this year.  Reading is so important and we hope you will allow your child(ren) to participate in this Book Fair.

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Membership

Please consider joining the GFES PTO Today!  Family membership is only $25.00 per family.  Your membership dues and donations help pay for:

  • Teacher Support – funds for classroom supplies, decorations, games, etc.
  • Field Trip Transportation
  • School beautification
  • Teacher appreciation

Your membership dues provide you with:

  • Concession discounts at PTO-sponsored events
  • Early registration and discounted cost of PTO-sponsored after-school programs

You can pay cash, check or online via PayPay:


PTO Meeting Reminder

Parents are invited to the next GFES PTO meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6 pm.  This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please join us using this link:


Calendar Reminders

Friday, October 29, 2021 

2 hour early release date; dismissal at 2:05 pm

Monday, November 1, 2021 

Student holiday for end of 1st quarter

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 

Student holiday for end of 1st quarter

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 

Start of 2nd quarter - students back to school

Thursday, November 11, 2021 

2 hour early release date; dismissal at 2:05 pm

5829 Glen Forest Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041 |  Phone: 703.578.8000

Attendance: Submit Online or Call 703.578.8019 

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