TC Updates 9/23/22

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Terra Centre Families, 

We have a lot of great events coming up!  Tonight is the Robinson Homecoming Parade at 4:45. Come out and join us before heading to the Taste of Robinson and Varsity football game at Robinson Secondary School-go Rams! Picture Day is Monday, October 3rd and Field Day is on Tuesday, October 4th.  As a reminder, school is closed for students on Monday, September 26th.

Please read below for important updates, reminders, and upcoming events. 

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events


September 19-September 30: Kindergarten Color Days

September 23:  Robinson Homecoming Parade, 4:45 PM

September 26: Teacher Workday-No School for students

September 27: PTA General Membership meeting, 7:30 PM (virtual)

September 29: Community Conversation with Dr. Reid at Robinson Secondary School: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October 2: National Custodian Appreciation Day

October 3: Picture Day

October 4: Field Day

FCPS 2022-2023 Calendar

FCPS School Year 2022-2023

Helpful Attendance Tips

If you know your child will be missing school for 3 or more consecutive days, please  complete the Pre-Arranged Absence Form prior to the absence.  Thank you!

Understanding the Attendance Codes

  • EXC-Excused Absence
    • Examples: student illness, death in the family, medical procedure, injury, temporary student or family hardship, etc.
  • UNX-Unexcused Absence
    • Absences in which student whereabouts are unknown
  • UNL-Unexcused Locally Absence
    • Absences where student whereabouts are known or supported by the parent, but administration or local policy still deems the absence unexcused
    • Examples: vacation, student participating in other non-school activity during school hours, etc.
  • EXT-Excused Tardy
    • Student was not present in their classroom at the start of the school day (8:40), but has a valid reason for being late
  • UNT-Unexcused Tardy
    • Student was not present in their classroom at the start of the school day (8:40) for an acceptable reason

Dr. Michelle Reid

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary on September 29th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. 

Please register to attend: Registration form


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ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form will be live on the ESSER III webpage Friday, September 23. Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website

La financiación de ESSER III apoya el éxito de los estudiantes: Su Voz es Importate

En el otoño de 2021, FCPS recibió $188.8 millones en fondos de Alivio de Emergencia para las Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (ESSER III) para apoyar la operación segura de las escuelas y abordar los impactos de COVID-19 en los estudiantes. 

Las áreas de enfoque de ESSER III han incluido recursos para la prevención y mitigación de COVID, servicios académicos, participación multilingüe, apoyo a las necesidades socio emocionales de los estudiantes y desarrollo profesional. 

¡Su voz es importante!Un formulario de retroalimentación estará disponible en la página web de ESSER III el viernes 23 de septiembre. Su opinión informará a la Junta Escolar y al personal de FCPS sobre la opinión de la comunidad sobre nuestro trabajo. Vea este video para ver el impacto que los fondos de ESSER III están teniendo en nuestras escuelas. Aprenda más en el sitio web de FCPS

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 -Oct. 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, la FCPS reconoce y celebra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los miembros de nuestra comunidad cuyos antepasados vinieron de España, México, el Caribe y América Central y del Sur.

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Field Day – October 4, 2022

Field day for K - 6th grade will be October 4th.  4th – 6th grade will be from 9 - 11:30 and K – 3rd grade will be from 12:30 - 3:00.  Field Day is so much fun for our students and is a great way to build classroom community!  We can’t do it without the help of our wonderful parent volunteers!  Please look at the options on our Sign-Up Genius to see if you can help with field day.  Inside stations are available if you are not able to be outside.  Thank you in advance for any support you might be able to provide!

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PRC Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Throughout the year it offers family and educator webinars. Upcoming sessions include: 

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

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Monthly Folder Content

Terra Centre uses Schoology for all monthly folder content. All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Terra Centre All Parents

September Updates

  • Field Day flyer
  • AAP Newsletter
  • Testing Notifications
  • Kindergarten Color Days flyer
  • Community flyers
  • PTA flyers

FCPS in the News

How Teacher and Other School Staff Recruitment Is Changing (Education Week, September 15)

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