Poe Family Newsletter August 28, 2022


Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I hope this finds you in good spirits and having a relaxing weekend. It has been wonderful getting to know and reconnecting with students. Our school culture is strong and well on it’s way to a successful year. Our students are the top priority, and I would like to reiterate my commitment to teaming with you this year. I have some important information I would like to share with you as you have conversations with your students about school. 

Next week, all students will develop goals that will eventually be displayed on their backpacks. These goals will be aligned to our International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profiles, and can be focused on behavior, wellness or academics. They must have a minimum of two strategies that will assist them in achieving their goal during the first quarter. Feel free to ask your student what goal they chose next weekend. We will check in on these goals during advisory and have students reflect, celebrate, and adapt their strategies if needed. 

Additionally, administrators will begin to conduct school academic readiness accountability checks between 7:30am-8:00am daily.

We will walk the school to ensure each student:

     - Has a backpack, laptop, and essential learning materials

     - Has their phones and earbuds off and away for the day

     - Has their hoods down

     - Is awake and ready to learn

The above expectations are placed on all students each day. The accountability checks are meant to be supportive and not punitive. We are holding our students to high expectations because we care about them and believe they can achieve anything with the right support and accountability. 

We look forward to working with you this year. Please be sure to reach out to me, or your grade level administrator with any questions or supports you might need. Below is the contact information for grade level administrators.

Jason Pannutti: Principal jmpannutti@fcps.edu

Leslie Rozzoni: 6th Grade Assistant Principal lerozzoni@fcps.edu 

Nathan Beard: 7th Grade Assistant Principal nbeard@fcps.edu

Ashley Nelson: 8th Grade Assistant Principal ahnelson@fcps.edu

It Takes a Village!

Mr. Pannutti



Mark Your Calendar

Sep 2: NO SCHOOL (Holiday)

Sep 5: NO SCHOOL (Holiday)

Sep 8: International Literacy Day

Sep 12: First Day of After School Programs

Sep 16: Parent Coffee 9:30-10:30am (SIS Parent Vue/Schoology)

PTSA Meeting 6:00pm (Library) 

Sep 22: Back to School Night 6:00-8:00pm


Kiss & Ride Procedures

Please refer to the map below for the drop off/pick up (Kiss & Ride) location.  Please enter to second parking lot and proceed to Door 2. Follow the path outlined with red arrows outlined below.



Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the Parent Vue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 


Digital Resources Approval for 2022-2023

This information  is provided in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to provide you with information about the measures FCPS takes to keep student data secure when using digital tools. By completing the digital form linked below, you provide permission for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed below as part of an instructional program.

Please complete this form to complete the consent for Digital Use.  Additional information is available via the Poe website at poems.fcps.edu

Pyramid Night!

Bring a paying adult and all elementary and middle school students get in free to the Annandale High School’s Varsity Football Game versus Lewis High School. This will take place September 9th at 7 pm!



Updates from your School Counselors

Our school counselors are excited to kick off the school year!  School counselors are advocates for our students as they partner with parents, families, staff, and community members to support student success.  

Our school counselors are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society with a focus on social emotional wellness, academic success, and college and career readiness. 

Please visit our Student Services site for school counselor contact information.

Meet the Family Liaison

Hello Poe Ravens! My name is Bella Nathanson, and I am the new Family Liaison at Poe Middle School. You can find me in the main office or the Raven’s Nest this year. You can also contact me at bmnathanson@fcps.edu or (703)-813-8301! I am happy to help all of our families with whatever I can, and I hope to get to know the Poe community better throughout the year! 

Thank you,

Bella Nathanson  


 Become a member of the Poe PTSA!



After School Programs

Good news! The After School Program will begin on September 12th. Please see Mr. Harsh for any questions you may have!

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free reduced lunch

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.



Be Wise, Immunize! Required Vaccines for 2022-23 School Year

Vaccinations are required for public school entry and help keep students protected from serious diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood vaccinations over recent years because of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and ready for school. Check with your students’ health care providers now to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines.

Appointments are required for most vaccination clinics. Don’t wait until the last minute when you might not be able to find an appointment. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of clinics or schedule with your family’s health care provider.

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations to provide to their school. More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

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AUMC Mission Center

AUMC Flyer

SNAP at Farmers Markets


Summer Contact Resources



Helpful Links

Health Department’s site and Vaccination Eligibility

Low-Cost Healthcare Resources

Food Distribution Information

Map of Food Resources in Fairfax County



Wellness Resources

Emotional Wellness Resource

Healthy Minds Podcast: Purposeful Conversations

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information


Crisis Text: text NEEDHELP to 85511

Crisislink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

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