Beech Tree ES Family Message-January 5, 2024

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A Message From Principal Clarke


Dear Beech Tree Families,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope this message finds you well and that each family had an enjoyable winter break.

The halls are once again bustling with the energy and excitement that only our students can bring. As your children returned to school, they were eager to share stories about their adventures during the break. It is amazing how two weeks away from the classroom can feel like an eternity in the life of a child. Many of them walked through our doors a little taller, a little older, and brimming with the enthusiasm that a holiday break brings.

This week, our dedicated Beavers (a.k.a. our hardworking students) have been diligently diving into the new year by revisiting and reinforcing core skills in their classrooms. It's inspiring to witness their commitment to learning and growth.

We look forward to another semester filled with exciting discoveries, achievements, and shared moments. We encourage you to engage with your child about their experiences at school and to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Here's to a fantastic year ahead, filled with learning, laughter, and the continued growth of our Beech Tree community!

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

With appreciation,

Principal Clarke

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Important Dates:

  • Thursday, January 11th Curriculum Night 6:30pm
  • Monday, January 15th Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, January 18th PJ's & Bingo Night 6:30pm
  • Thursday, January 25th End of the 2nd Quarter 
    Beech Tree dismisses at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, January 26th Teacher Workday-NO SCHOOL

*To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, we kindly request that parents or guardians accompany their children to school events*

🗺️ Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page. 


Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information. 


🔢 Help FCPS Reach 1 Million Minutes of Math

FCPS Family Math Week starts on Monday, January 8! Participate in games and stories online. FCPS is working toward a total of 1 million minutes logged by families. The event is free, with activities from ST Math geared toward students in grades K-6 and their families. 

Math Week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a fun and positive way. All content will be available for families in English and Spanish beginning Monday, January 8. Visit the Math Week website.

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PTA News

Welcome Back and Happy 2024!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope this message finds you refreshed and filled with enthusiasm as we step into the new year! We trust that the holiday break offered moments of joy, relaxation, and cherished memories with loved ones. As we embark on another exciting chapter, let's make 2024 a year to remember for our school community.

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars!

  1. Pajama Bingo Night
    1. Date: Thursday, January 18th
    2. Location: Beech Tree Cafeteria
    3. Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    4. Details: Get ready for a cozy and fun-filled evening at our Pajama Bingo Night! Bring your family along for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Bingo cards are available for just $1. We encourage everyone to come in their favorite pajamas and enjoy an evening of laughter and excitement. It's an event you won't want to miss!
  2. Fun Fair - Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!
    1. Date: Saturday, March 16th
    2. Details: The countdown has begun for our most awaited event of the year - the Fun Fair! This is not just a day of fun and games but also our primary fundraiser that supports various school initiatives. To make this event a grand success, we need YOUR help! We are looking for volunteers to join our planning committee, assist with set-up, manage activities on the day of the event, and help with breakdown afterward. Your involvement, no matter how big or small, will make a significant difference. Please be on the lookout for a sign up sheet coming your way or email us: hour-long shifts are available. Get Involved! We value the support and involvement of our PTA members, parents, and guardians. 
    3. If you're interested in volunteering for upcoming events or joining our planning committees, please reach out to us. Together, we can make a positive impact on our school community and create memorable experiences for our children.

Warm regards,

Beech Tree PTA


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Beech Tree School Information

Hours:  9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:05 a.m. for arrival)

Attendance Line 703-531-2626


School Registrar: Sandra Merino (703) 531-2620