Daniels Run ES - December 16, 2022

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Principal's Message 

Congratulations to our band, strings, and chorus students for their excellent performances over the last couple weeks.  They did a tremendous job!  

On behalf of our entire DRES staff I want to wish all of our families a joyful and restful winter break!  A reminder that our school office is closed during winter break.  Students return Tuesday, January 3rd.  

Have a great winter break!

Chris Smith 

DRES Principal 

Send In Your Yearbook Pictures!

We need your pictures for our yearbook. If you have any pictures from Welcome Walk, field day, Dragon Day, Back to School Night or another fun filled DRES event, please forward.

We cannot guarantee all pictures will be included, however we will include as many as we can. 

Please email your pictures to DRESYearBook@fcps.edu

Thank you!

          A Note from the Music             Department

🎵 Congratulation to the 5th & 6th Grade Chorus for their fantastic performances on Thursday and Friday!  We are proud of their outstanding musicianship! Stay tuned for pictures.

🎵 Congratulations to the Daniels Run Band & Dragon Orchestra for an awesome performance last week.  We are proud of their excellent playing!  Click here to see parts of the concert.  (3 minute version click here;      11 minute version click here).

🎵 The January Musician of the Month is famous English rock band: The Beatles.  Get ready to rock out with the Beatles in January! 

🎵 Last month we said farewell to our assistant principal, Mr. Parker.  Click here to see the special musical surprise students prepared for him.




Students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. 

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

FCPS Strategic Plan 

Beginning in late January 2023, FCPS will host a series of community forums as part of our strategic planning process. View the schedule on our Strategic Planning website. We will add more details as they become available.


Positivity Project (P2)

Dear Families,

When we return on January 3rd our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Optimism. Optimism means you expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Optimism represents a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future-oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. Despite setbacks, they keep a positive attitude and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieving their goals.

Optimism is not about wearing rose-colored glasses and rolling over when the going gets tough. It’s about staying focused on the good in any situation -- allowing you to be aware of opportunities and accountable for your emotions. Optimists are strong leaders. They find meaning in hardship and can create a vision for the future. Optimists are inspiring; their example is contagious. And, by sharing and achieving their vision -- despite setbacks -- they help us all achieve more.

To practice and encourage the character strength of optimism with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Have a wonderful week!

Important Dates 

January 3 - Students return to school 

January 16-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 25-2 Hour Early Release (1:45 dismissal)

January 26-Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

January 27-Student Holiday/Teacher Workday