December Days of Cheer!

Starting Dec 6, 2021

Welcome to our December Days of Cheer at Clermont! Participation is totally optional. We hope this is a fun way to keep you cheering through to the Winter Break! 

Student Days of Cheer Calendar

Calendar Reminder

A drawing of a snow covered village with the words "Winter Break"


Reminder: Schools will be closed from December 20th - 31st for winter break. The Clermont office will be closed during the break. School will resume on January 3rd, 2022. 

Clermont Yearbook Contest Is Here!

Now is your child’s opportunity to showcase their skills on the cover of the 2021-22 Clermont yearbook!

Here are the details:

  • The yearbook theme is “Community.”
  • Submissions must be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.
  • The design must be in Portrait orientation.
  • All artwork must be original and completed entirely by the student.
  • Submissions may be drawings, paintings, or computer-generated.The words “Clermont Elementary School” and the years “2021-22” must be included in the artwork.
  • This is the cover of the yearbook, so bright, vivid colors and bold lines work best - markers are preferable to pencil or crayon.
  • All artwork is due to Ms. Deveney (MDeveney1@fcps.edu) by January 4.
  • The artist’s name, grade, and teacher must be labeled on the back of the artwork. Use a pencil or attach a separate sheet so that this information doesn’t show through. 

The winning design will make the front cover and a runner-up from each grade will be displayed on the back cover. Winners will be announced the week of January 24. 

For additional questions, please contact Carolina Guido-Parada  at clermontyearbook@gmail.com or Leah Hirsch at vpoutreach@clermontpta.org

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during November were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Learning how to solve small problems with De-Bugging Steps.

1st grade- Understanding and practicing empathy.

2nd grade- Understanding and practicing whole body listening. Introduction to conflict resolution using Kelso’s Choices.

3rd grade- Learning the difference between different types of bullying and implementing conflict resolution skills. 

4th grade- Explore students’ personal learning styles. Identifying study strategies that appeal to individual learning styles.

5th grade- Understanding and practicing the steps involved in time management.  

6th grade- Understanding and practicing empathy. This is the first lesson in the FCPS 6th grade harassment lesson series 

Group offerings: Parents/guardians reach out to us wanting to know more about the small groups we run at Clermont as part of our school counseling program. Click here to learn more about the program in general as well as the groups we offer. Special interest groups are added as the needs arise

A smiling heart says, "Your Counselor Cares About You!"

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger (pmtreger@fcps.edu) & Ms. Monahan (emmonahan@fcps.edu

Thank You Washington Nationals!

A collage shows students holding free backpacks from the Washington Nationals!

Thank you to the Washington Nationals for recognizing our Eagle's committment to the Clermont community. We loved our Nats Packs!

Shop on Amazon and Raise Money for the PTA!

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Shopping on Amazon?

Use AmazonSmile and support the Clermont PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shopping with AmazonSmile is the same as typical Amazon shopping - with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 

Getting started is easy!

  1. Choose Clermont PTA as your designated charity.
  2. Shop from smile.amazon.com!

NEW: COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Available for All Students

Covid Drive Thru Testing Image

All students now have access to COVID-19 drive-through diagnostic testing at locations across the county, including one in each of the FCPS school regions. Students who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to test quickly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Testing is also a step in the return to school process following illness or exposure.

A full list of locations and schedules is available on our website.

Appointments are not required but families must register through FCPS’ secure online portal before testing. When you register and provide consent for your child to be tested, they will also be added to Clermont’s screening testing pool. If you do not wish for them to be part of the weekly screening testing pool, simply log back into the online portal after your child’s test is complete and withdraw consent. 

More information about FCPS’ COVID-19 testing program, including diagnostic testing, is available online.

Holiday Toy Drive

The holidays are here and there are families in our neighborhood in need. Clermont Elementary will be hosting a drive for new, unwrapped toys. The school will donate the toys to ECHO’s holiday gift store.

The drive will run from December 1-8. Boxes will be located outside the main office.

ECHO has created the list of ideas below for popular items they hope to make available for shoppers:

New items in original packaging:

  • Baby dolls (with or without strollers)
  • Remote control cars
  • Cars and track sets
  • Legos (all ages)
  • Skateboards and scooters (with helmets)
  • Sketch pads, drawing pens and pencils, coloring books and crayons
  • Transformers
  • Riding toys for toddlers
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Teen jewelry
  • Spa set (for teens)
  • Books (grade 3 and higher) 
  • Large stuffed animals

Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at rbacosta@fcps.edu no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!


Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)


December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

January 30: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release -Dismissal at 1:50 pm