Eagle News-March 18. 2022

March 18, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!

March 31: Early Release Day-dismissal at 2:05.  This day also marks the end of third quarter.

April 1: Teacher Workday-no school for students

April 4-8: Spring Break!  


Thank you to the PTA

We want to express a big Thank You! to the PTA for a wonderful night of Bingo yesterday!  It was so much fun for the students and families!  Thank you also to all the families that donated items for the baskets.  


Tutor.com

We are excited to share a new resource that will soon be available to all White Oaks students to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. Watch for an email soon that will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byN81NObfzI 

tutor.com

Special Education Conference

Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join us for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register. 


Family Engagement

Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey was emailed to all parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. If you haven’t taken the survey, please participate today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Take the survey now by clicking on the QR code below. Visit FCPS’ website for more information

If families would prefer to fill out a paper copy, please contact the White Oaks office and we can provide one and return it by mail.  We will also have computers and a room available for families who wish to complete the survey here at school using our technology.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Family Engagement QR

PTA News

Book Fair

Join us as we celebrate reading at our Scholastic Book Fair! Our Spring Fair will be held Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 25th.Book Fair Shopping Hours

  • Tuesday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Families with last names A through L
  • Wednesday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Families with last names M through Z
  • Thursday, March 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Families unable to attend their date

Volunteer

There are many terrific volunteer opportunities available throughout the week. Click here to sign up. 

 

Things To Know

  • Each class will be given browsing & buying time during school hours
  • Cash, checks (payable to White Oaks PTA), & credit cards accepted
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult after school hours
  • Families and friends will only be allowed to shop after school hours

Questions?

Contact wopta.bookfairs@gmail.com


Multicultural Night-April 29th!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS: Join the MN Art Contest and submit your work by March 31. Artwork should be a drawing or painting about the theme “WHO AM I?” and how it relates to your culture. Winners and awards will be announced during the main event! Submit artwork here: MN Art Contest

Questions can be directed to woes.multiculturalnight@gmail.com