Coates Family Newsletter for 3/4/22

Coates Virtual Bookfair Coming Soon!

Get ready for Coates online bookfair! The bookfair starts on Monday, March 14 and runs through March 22. It is hosted through Scrawl Books in Reston. There are many wonderful adult and children’s books to choose from. Order online and all books will be delivered to Coates and distributed to students. More information and links to follow.


Spring Forward March 13th

As we inch toward spring, it’s almost time to change those clocks again.

Standard time will give way to daylight saving time on March 13th, 2022.

ESSER III Grant: Your Voice Matters!

Last fall, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. Please provide your thoughts on how FCPS is meeting ESSER III requirements. And, take a look at the impact ESSER III funds are having throughout FCPS.  For more information on the ESSER III grant, please watch this video and visit the FCPS website.

Recognize Our Staff Who Go Above and Beyond

fcps cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Coates.

Mark Your Calendar


  • 14th-25th-Coates online book fair
  • 31st-End of 3rd quarter-2-hour early release, dismissal at 2:00pm


  • 1st- Teacher Workday / No School for students
  • 4th- 8th- Spring Break / No School for students
  • *The full FCPS 2021-2022 calendar can be accessed here.

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TWITTER (Principal Basdekis): @pdbasdekis

FACEBOOK: FCPS L.L. Coates Elementary School

INSTAGRAM:  @coateselementary

FACEBOOK (PTA): L.L. Coates Elementary PTA

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