Bee Hive, March 3, 2023

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Bee Hive

March 3, 2023



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News from HES

Dates to Remember:

TONIGHT March 3: PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30pm, SkateQuest Reston

March 8: Herndon ES Walk or Bike to School Day

March 13-17: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

March 16: Heritage Night and Evening Book Fair Night

March 29: PTA Chipotle Spirit Night

April 3-7: Spring Break, NO School

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar


Book Character Day at HES!

principal reading on Read Across america day

Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who came into the classrooms to read to our BEES on Book Character Day, March 2nd!

k teachers ready to read

Book Character Day

Herndon ES Skate Tonight!

ice skates

Herndon Elementary 6th Grade Class and PTA invites ALL HES students, friends, and family to come ice skating!  

TONIGHT, Friday, March 3, 2023 


SkateQuest Reston 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190

Admission and skate rental is $10 instead of $13!

Cash preferred, Square will be available.  Awesome music will be spinning while we skate under disco lights. Come and skate with your friends!

Look for the Herndon Elementary table at SkateQuest to purchase admission tickets for $10 (includes skate rental).  Parents can skate too!

Note: This is not a student drop-off eventParents/guardians must attend.

Café will be open for purchase of snacks.

Skate Night flyer English

Skate Night flyer Spanish

HES March Madness for Students

student march madness calendar English

Locura de marzo de HES
para Estudiantes

Student March Madness calendar Spanish

Herndon ES Walk or Bike
to School Day!
March 8

HES walk bike to school on March 8

Heritage night time and date

We would love for families to decorate a paper doll in their heritage to display at school for Heritage Night!  Paper dolls were sent home in students’ backpacks last Thursday, February 9th.

Please cut out the doll first. Next, complete the information on the back of the doll, this identifies the owner.  Now you are ready to start creating your doll.

You may use whatever you have available (cloth, ribbons, construction paper, markers and crayons, etc.) to create your special person. You can create the face by drawing and coloring it or by placing your child’s picture on it.

heritage night spanish small

¡Nos encantaría que las familias decoren un muñeco de papel de su patrimonio cultural para exhibirlo en la escuela durante la Noche del Patrimonio Cultural! Los muñecos de papel fueron enviados a casa en la Carpeta de los Jueves con los alumnos el pasado jueves 9 de febrero.

Primero deben recortar el muñeco. A continuación, completen la información en la parte de atrás del muñeco, así sabemos a quién pertenece. Ahora ya están listos para empezar a crear su muñeco.

Para crear a su persona especial, usted puede utilizar lo que tenga disponible en la casa (tela, cintas, cartulina de colores, marcadores, crayolas, etc.) La carita, pueden crearla dibujando una cara y colorearla o poniendo la foto de su niño/a sobre ella.

Kindergarten Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year if he or she turns 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.

These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child.

Please reach out to our registrar, Mrs. Sirajudin, at 703-326-3100 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found on our Herndon ES website.

positivity project

Week of February 27-March 3, 2023

Love of Learning

WHAT DOES Love of learning mean? You master new topics on your own or in school.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Love of Learning and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

PTA News

Spring Book Fair English

Spring book fair spanish


School Board Adopts FY 2024 Advertised Budget

At their February 23 meeting, the Fairfax County School Board adopted the FY 2024 Advertised Budget, which prioritizes student achievement, and recruiting and retaining outstanding educators.

The FY 2024 Advertised Budget totals $3.5 billion—a net increase of $249.6 million or 7.6% over the FY 2023 Approved Budget. To support the investments included in this budget, the superintendent is requesting an additional $159.6 million, or a 7.0% increase, from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Nearly 86% of the Advertised Budget is targeted at instruction. 

The budget includes innovative investments that aim to close the achievement gap for all students. Read more about those investments.

Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars and in-person events in March:

  • IEP Updates: A Webinar for Families: Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m.  The Department of Special Services will provide resources for families including an overview of the FCPS Special Education Enhancement Plan, and updated policies and procedures.

Improved Access to Language Translation on FCPS Websites

In a continued effort to prioritize access for our diverse communities, FCPS is launching a language translation feature that will be available on every division and school webpage. The feature has been added to the header at the top of the page and will scroll with the user as they navigate the page. Learn more about our new translation feature.

FCPS Early Childhood and PreK Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools offers programs for the youngest learners:

  • PreK is for students 3-4 years old whose parents meet income requirements. Space is limited, and priority is given to 4-year-olds to help them prepare for kindergarten. 
  • Early Head Start is for infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers who meet income requirements. 
  • Early Literacy Programs and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) work with parents to help prepare their children for school. 

Community liaisons are available to assist families with the registration process and answer questions. For more information, visit the Early Childhood Registration webpage

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space 

The FCPS Trust Policy supports a continued commitment to foster a caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families in our schools. The policy ensures that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. 

Magnet School Applications Are Open  

Fairfax County Public Schools is accepting applications for its elementary magnet school programs. Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. Get more information about the magnet school lottery.

Academic Matters: STEAM and Early Childhood Education

Superintendent Reid shared a video on Early Childhood Education, and science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and computer science learning during her Academic Matters segment in last Thursday’s School Board meeting.

Public Hearing on 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning 

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will hold public hearings on the Proposed Revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for grade levels and subject courses. 

Public comment regarding the proposed revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning may be offered through public hearings or public comment on the VDOE website until Tuesday, March 21. A hearing will be held Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Visit the VDOE webpage for more information.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

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.

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

Community News

Herndon Reston Youth Lacrosse needs 8U and 12U Boys

Please click here for more information.

Community news is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Herndon ES Amazon Wish List

This wish list was created to help provide needed supplies and clothing for our students at Herndon ES.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to support our amazing bees!

amazon wish list

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Herndon ES Renovation Progress 

Herndon Elementary is in the beginning stages of being renovated.  The renovation progress can be located on the FCPS website.  Here is the link:

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Herndon Elementary employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.


The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.

The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…

  • Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
  • We will know our bees as scholars.
  • Every student will know #YouBeelonghere

Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

  • Health Room 703-326-3110
  • Cafeteria 703-326-3121

Administration e-mail addresses: