Coates Family Newsletter for 4/15/22

Dear Coates Families,

We hope you enjoyed a restful spring break. As we start the fourth quarter, things will begin to move very quickly. We are looking forward to all of the fun activities and events this spring. Upcoming events include our chorus, band, and strings concerts in May; along with International Night on May 20th.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Jessica King, Acting Principal

Mrs. Jenn Gray & Mrs. Laura Dinkov, Assistant Principals

Coates Boutique Next Saturday!


Month of the Military Child Spirit Week

spirit week

Free Online Tutoring Service

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through at no cost. Funds to support for the school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

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 student’s 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 tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an 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.

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


  • 2nd-6th:  Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 4th: Chorus concert @ 6:00pm
  • 20th:  International Night @ 6:00pm
  • 24th:  G5/6 Band Concert @ 6:00pm
  • 26th:  Kindergarten Math Night @ 5:00pm
  • 31st: Strings Concert @ 6:00pm


  • 9th:  Grade 6 Promotion @ 9:30am

SOL Dates:

  • 3rd Grade:  Reading on Thursday, May 5th and Math on Thursday, May 12th
  • 4th Grade:  Reading on Wednesday, May 5th and Math on Wednesday, May 18th
  • 5th Grade:  Reading on Tuesday, May 3rd, Science on Tuesday, May 10th, and Math on Tuesday, May 17th
  • 6th Grade:  Reading on Friday, May 6th and Math on Friday, May 13th

Follow Coates on Social Media

stay in touch


TWITTER (Principal Basdekis): @pdbasdekis

FACEBOOK: FCPS L.L. Coates Elementary School

INSTAGRAM:  @coateselementary

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

L.L. Coates Website: