Coates Family Newsletter for 4/22/22


Dear Coates Families,

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our resource fair and clothing boutique this weekend.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Jessica King, Acting Principal

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


Interested in helping at Coates ES? Please join our parent volunteer group.

Any amount of time that you can spare will be greatly appreciated.

Students are so PROUD when they see their parents at school and they love to share this with their friends.

Sign up here:

Optional Parent Input Form

With the school year coming to a close, the staff will begin a recommendation process for class placements for the 2022-23 school year.  We want kids to have a diverse and positive peer group, and we consider many factors.  We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please complete the parent input form here so that we have your insights.

Dismissal Reminders

There are only three ways for students to be dismissed at the end of the day.  If you would like to make changes to dismissal, you must call the front office before 3pm each day to communicate the change, so that they can alert your child and their teacher.  We cannot allow parents to pick their children up by the main entrance on their way to the bus. 

o    Bus

o    Kiss and Ride

  • Please do not pass cars in the Kiss and Ride lane

o    Walker Door

  • Only students living within a 1-mile radius of the school with a safe walking route are eligible to walk home from school
  • If you would like to confirm that your child is eligible, please just call the main office to inquire

§  All Kindergarten students must be met at the Walker Door to be released

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

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