Bee Hive, August 11, 2023

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Bee Hive

August 11, 2023



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News from HES

Dates to Remember:

August 16: Book Mobile Free Book Giveaway, Parkridge Apts., 10am-1pm

August 17:  Welcome Walk, Back to School Bash and Open House! 

August 21: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Bell schedule 9:20am - 4:05pm

September 1-4: NO School for Labor Day Break.  School and Offices CLOSED

September 25: NO School for holiday.  School and Offices CLOSED

September 28: Herndon ES Family Science Night!  6-7:30pm, Gym

Herndon ES website   

2023-24 FCPS School Calendar

AP's and kids at Meet and Greet Playdate

Assistant Principals, Jennie Skerker and Elizabeth Baxter, were having fun passing out refreshing popsicles at our Herndon ES Meet and Greet Playdate on Wednesday!

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Back to School 2023-24

Mark your calendars!

Thursday, August 17th Welcome Walk

9:30 am-12:00 pm

Thursday, August 17th Back to School Bash

4:00-5:00pm:  New to Herndon ES families info session and EAC classroom visit

5:15-6:00pm 1st Session grades K-6

6:15-7:00pm 2nd Session grades K-6

*There will be a school bus that can pick up students and families to bring them to and from the Back to School Bash.  The bus stops are:

 Florida Ave. and Parkridge Apts.: Pick up at 4:45pm. Leave the school at 7:00pm

Center St. and Lifestyle Apts.: Pick up at 4:55pm. Leave the school at 7:10pm

Ferndale Ave and Burwick Dr.: Pick up at 5:05pm. Leave the school at 7:20pm

Monday, August 21 First day of School

Bell schedule: 9:20am - 4:05pm

Herndon ES Welcome Walk

We are excited to host our Welcome Walk on Thursday, August 17th from 9:30 am -12 pm. Your child will meet their teacher for the new school year when the teacher drops by your home for a brief “door visit” to introduce themselves and welcome your family.

If you are not home during the Welcome Walk, the teachers will leave a door hanger that contains the teacher assignment and class information.  Out of area students will receive a telephone “visit”. First day packets will also be delivered, if you are home. Please call the school by 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, August 15th, if you will not be home and do not want the hanger left on your door.

Visitas de Bienvenida de 
Herndon ES

Estamos muy contentos de organizar nuestras Visitas de Bienvenida el jueves, 17 de agosto de 9:30 am a 12 pm. Su niño conocerá a su maestro del nuevo año escolar cuando el maestro pase por su casa para una “breve visita” en la puerta para presentarse y darle la bienvenida a su familia.

Si Ud. no está en casa durante la Visita de Bienvenida, los maestros dejarán un colgador de puerta que contiene la asignación del maestro e información de clase.  Los alumnos fuera del área recibirán una "visita" telefónica. También se les entregará los paquetes del primer día, si está en casa. Si no va a estar en casa y no quiere que el colgador quede en la puerta.  Llame a la escuela hasta las 4:00 pm, el martes 15 de agosto.

Back to School Bash English

Back to school bash spanish

Kindergarten and New Student Registration for the
2023-24 School Year

We're excited to welcome our newest Herndon ES Bees for next year!  A child may enter kindergarten for this coming school year if he or she turns five on or before September 30, 2023.   

If you have not registered your child, we are scheduling appointments for all rising kindergartners.  We have Spanish translators in the office and can arrange for other languages as well.  Please click here to begin the registration process now or contact Shermin Sirajudin, our Student Information Assistant, by email at or by phone at 703-326-3100.

school supplies

School Supply Lists 2023-24

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Herndon ES for the 2023-24 school year! 

Our teachers have prepared a list of supplies that your child will need for school.  You may shop for these during the summer and bring them with you to the Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 17. 

Click here to access the grade level school supply list.  There is a translation bar at the top of the page if you need it.

Herndon ES Health Room Volunteers Needed

Our school health room is looking for volunteers.  Training will be provided.  Please contact our clinic aide Mercy Caloyannides at

herndon es is interviewing

Herndon Elementary, the Home of the BEES, is now interviewing!  Please email your resume to Candace Hunstad at

Community News

Herndon ES Bookmobile 

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Herndon and Reston Youth Sports

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Lacrosse registration

English Classes for Adult Learners

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elementary school

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

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.


FCPS Cares

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 2023-2024 school year is…

  • We will know all of our bees as scholars and as humans.
  • As a staff, we are a team and collectively responsible for all of our bees.
  • We will bring joy to our Bees' lives everyday and celebrate their successes throughout the school year.
  • All members of our Hive will know that belong here.
  • #ManyBeesOneHive

Important Contact Information

Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:

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

Administration e-mail addresses: