ATES Updates 06/02/2023

Upcoming Dates:

06/05       Family Food Market (3:45-5:00 PM, ATES Cafeteria)
06/09       Field Day (Rain Date: 06/12)
                Last Day of PreK Program
06/13       Music Showcase
06/14        ATES Carnival Day
06/15        5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:00-11:00am)
                 Last Day of PAC Program
06/16        Last Day of School – Early Dismissal Time: 2:20pm
                 Report Cards Go Home

June's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) again to offer the monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2022-2023.

When: June 5th 3:45-5:00PM (the last one in this school year)

Where: Family Markets will be held inside the cafeteria

What: The CAFB will be providing canned food/ dry goods and produce. Bring your bag, please!

​​​​​​​Action required: Please complete June’s survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

ST Math Summer Learning: Supporting your Elementary Student

In collaboration with the FCPS Family Resource Center, the Math Office is offering a free webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 7-8 p.m. This webinar is designed to provide families of students currently in grades K-6 with resources to continue their math learning over the summer utilizing ST Math. During this session participants will learn how to log on and navigate the tool, discuss how students can work more independently, and how families can support their students.

Please share this flier with your families and encourage them to register for ST Math Offers Live Tutors and Test Prep

Writing help, practice quizzes, and SAT test prep are available to all FCPS students at no cost through Find out how your child can get these services, in addition to 24/7 live tutoring, through their Schoology account: Elementary School

State Student Assessment Summary Reports

At the May 25 School Board meeting, Dr. Reid presented information on a new Virginia Department of Education report called Virginia’s Visualization and Analytics Solution (VVAAS) Student Assessment Summary. 

Virginia school divisions will be distributing a report to parents showing their student’s past Standards of Learning (SOL) testing data. Reports will be provided, through SIS ParentVUE or by mail, for any student who has an SOL testing history in the state of Virginia as of Spring 2022. 

In addition to showing a student’s performance on SOL tests over time, it also shows how that performance compares to other Virginia students who took the same test. This report, along with a companion letter, will be available mid-June. 

FCPS uses various data sources to determine student growth and success. The  Student Assessment Summary Report is just one piece of information in the larger picture of student assessment in FCPS. Learn more about what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

The yearbook online ordering site is closed now.

We have some limited copies still available. If you would like to order one, please send $18.00 cash or check payable to "ATES PTA" to the main office. 

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Food Access Program – Round Three

The Food Access Program (FAP) is intended to aid the community in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. A third investment of $4 million is available, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds may be subject to federal regulations. All qualified applicants will be funded through this informal application and review process. Funding is for direct food assistance and infrastructure investments; staffing and overhead costs are not permissible.  Community based organizations and Houses of Worship (501(c)3 organizations located in or serving Fairfax County) can apply for funding in two different lanes to ensure that our local food system remains strong and sustainable:

  • Lane 1 is for the direct food assistance in the amount of $2.5 million and will be proportionately allocated according to regional need. This lane will support program proposals for existing food programs to purchase food and reusable items for program participants, such as hand carts and reusable bags.
  • Lane 3 is to provide $1.5 million in infrastructure investments such as refrigerated food storage, heavy duty shelving, cargo vans, lifts, etc. This funding is for infrastructure investments that remain with the organization. Funding in this lane will be for direct purchase and cannot be for any programmatic staffing costs.

Applications and budget templates for each Lane can be found here.  

Please carefully read the application instructions and requirements and provide all necessary information and supporting documentation when completing the online application. Please download the applicable budget template(s), complete the template(s), and then upload into the applicable online application. Documentation to confirm the 501(c)3 status of your organization should be uploaded as requested in each online application. Applications will not be considered complete unless all pertinent documents have been received. 

To join us for a Virtual Information Session on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. click here.

How to Support Your Child’s Success

If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you are able to view your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. You can also access special reports for your student like progress reports and assessment score reports. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. Access SIS ParentVUE by using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVue account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

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New Strategic Plan Presented at School Board Meeting

Superintendent Reid presented FCPS’ new Strategic Plan to the School Board during their recent Board meeting. The new plan was developed after months of dedication and hard work from our entire FCPS community. It will be our North Star in charting our course through 2030. The student-centered and data-driven plan will be guided by five goals and four supporting pillars. Watch the Strategic Plan presentation. The School Board will vote on the plan at their meeting on Thursday, June 15. Find out how to view the Board meeting.

Podcast on Family Resource Center

In the latest episode of En Pocas Palabras, hear how the Family Resource Center (FRC) provides supports for all families and school staff in FCPS. Meet Mary Beth Harrison-Cunningham, manager of the FRC, and Amal Elsayed, FRC liaison. 

The Family Resource Center provides free library resources, confidential consultations, and informational webinars. Contact the Family Resource Center at 703-204-3941 or   

En Pocas Palabras is available in Arabic, English, Korean, and Spanish. Listen and subscribe.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

🎓 Share Your Graduation or Promotion Ceremony Photos on Facebook or Instagram

Graduation season is almost here! FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite pictures from this year's graduation or promotion ceremonies on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, by tagging FCPS and using the hashtag #FCPSgrad23. We will retweet and share some of the photos.

View the FCPS high school graduation schedule, including dates, times, and locations.

Back to school

Volunteers needed


Parenting class

For more information or to enroll in a class, please email or
Parent Support Line at 703-324-7720.

Recognize Teachers For The Great Work They Are Doing!


The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, 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 at Annandale Terrace Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Power Pack Program

Power Pack

In partnership with Food For Others, we are happy to offer food for the families every Friday again for this school year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.


PRSFamilv Peer Support Services are available to Families residing in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, including but not limited to parents, stepparents, extended family and fictive kin, with an identified childbirth through age 21 diagnosed with mental health or substance use. For more information, please visit: and see the flyer

Elementary Institute for The Arts

Registration is still available for Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, Credit Recovery Academy, and  CyberPatriot Summer Cyber Camp.

art camp

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for taking a summer class with the Online Campus will close Friday, June 9. Email or call 703-503-7781 with any questions. 

Registration for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s Middle School Technology Institute (MSTI) also closes on Friday, June 9.

Basketball Camp

If you are interested, you can register via here