Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of January 27, 2020

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Principals Corner Rincón de los Directores

 

We are happy to report that Fort Hunt Elementary is finally fully staffed!

 

We are pleased to announce that we are welcoming back Julianna Horneman to take over Katie Kattula’s classroom for the remainder of the year.  Ms. Horneman will officially join the 5th grade team starting February 3rd.  Welcome back Julianna! 

A special thank you to Ms. Lindeman for helping Fort Hunt maintain the continuity of our 5th grade Spanish Immersion program during our search for a full time teacher. 

 

Please remember that Monday and Tuesday of next week are teacher work days and staff development days.  We will look forward to seeing all of our students again on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 

Nos complace informarles que la escuela de Fort Hunt finalmente cuenta con todo el personal.

 

Nos complace anunciar que damos devuelta la bienvenida a Julianna Horneman para que se haga cargo del salón de Katie Kattula durante el resto del año. La Srta. Horneman se unirá oficialmente al equipo de 5º grado a partir del 3 de febrero. ¡Bienvenido de nuevo, Julianna!

Un agradecimiento especial a la Sra. Lindeman por ayudar a Fort Hunt a mantener la continuidad de nuestro programa de inmersión en español de 5º grado durante nuestra búsqueda de un maestro a tiempo completo.

 

Recuerde que lunes y martes de la próxima semana son días de trabajo para maestros y días de desarrollo del personal. Esperamos ver a todos nuestros estudiantes nuevamente el miércoles 29 de enero de 2020.

 

Proud Principals

Timothy Slayter & Katie Pluntke

Orgullosos Directores

Timothy Slayter & Katie Pluntke

 

Dear Kindergarten Parents Estimados Padres de alumnus de Kindergarten

 

Online registration for the 2020-21 school year First Grade Immersion Program will open on January 27, 2020 and will close on February 20, 2020 at 4 p.m. La inscripción en línea para el año escolar 2020-21 del Programa de Inmersión de Primer Grado se abrirá el 27 de enero de 2020 y se cerrará el 20 de febrero de 2020 a las 4 p.m. Winter & Recess Invierno & Recreo

 

During typical winter days, common sense requires us to look beyond a specific temperature and consider factors such as wind chill, whether the ground is frozen or the sun is shining, how well the children are prepared to play outdoors (jackets, gloves, and hats), what activity the children are participating in, and the length of time to be spent outside. We will communicate with the teachers on days that there is a wind chill advisory of the school’s intent on whether or not to hold outdoor recess during cold spells.

 

Parents/guardians, please have your children prepared to play outdoors every school day for 30 minutes by sending them with

warm jackets, gloves, and hats.  

   

Durante los días típicos de invierno, el sentido común requiere que miremos más allá de una temperatura específica y consideremos factores como la sensación térmica, si el suelo está helado o si brilla el sol, qué tan bien están preparados los niños para jugar al aire libre (chaquetas, guantes y gorros), en qué actividad participan los niños y el tiempo que deben pasar afuera. Nos comunicaremos con los maestros los días que hay un aviso de viento helado sobre la intención de la escuela sobre si o no tendremos recreo al aire libre durante los períodos de frío.

 

Padres / tutores, preparen a sus hijos para jugar al aire libre todos los días de escuela durante 30 minutos enviándolos con

abrigos, guantes y gorros.

 

Thank you.

Gracias. Winter Weather Clima Invernal

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

 

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

Estimadas familias de FCPS:

Los meses de invierno están sobre nosotros y eso a menudo puede traer condiciones climáticas difíciles. Queremos recordarles a los padres, estudiantes y miembros del personal que FCPS monitorea las condiciones climáticas a diario en caso de que la escuela deba cancelarse, retrasarse o cerrarse temprano debido al clima.

Los padres y los estudiantes deben tener un plan familiar bien comunicado en caso de situaciones climáticas de emergencia. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad número uno cada vez que se toma una decisión con respecto al cierre de escuelas y demoras. FCPS revisa la información de la administración de emergencias y los funcionarios de carreteras estatales sobre las condiciones de las carreteras, y el personal escolar inspecciona las condiciones de las carreteras, aceras, estacionamientos de FCPS y carriles de autobuses. Esta información contribuye a la decisión final sobre un retraso o cierre.

Debido a la velocidad de actualización, la cuenta oficial de Twitter @FCPSnews es generalmente el primer y más rápido modo de comunicación. Otros canales de comunicación se actualizarán lo más rápido posible, incluidos el correo electrónico, el texto, el sitio web, otras redes sociales y las estaciones de noticias locales.

FCPS intenta tomar decisiones por la noche, dándose cuenta de que los padres necesitan tiempo para hacer los arreglos adecuados. Pero cuando hay mucha incertidumbre, esperamos recibir el último pronóstico de la mañana. En ese caso, el superintendente decide si retrasar o cerrar las escuelas aproximadamente a las 4:30 a.m.

Más información sobre los procedimientos de cancelación del clima está disponible en línea.

Gracias por su apoyo y cooperación.

Administración de FCPS

 

January 2020 Mon. 27 * Online registration   - 2020-21 first grade   Spanish Immersion      * Primo's Restaurant Night   Mon. 27 & Tues. 28 * Teacher Workdays   - No school for Students Thurs. 30 * Clubs & Candid Day   - in the Gym Fri. 31 * Spirit Day   - Wacky-Tacky Day   * Family Movie Night   - 6:00 pm

 

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

 

Encuentre los menús de desayuno y almuerzo de Fort Hunt aquí:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/menus-eula

Bus Delay Notification System Sistema de notificación de retraso de bus

 

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.   Manténgase actualizado sobre las llegadas de autobuses escolares con el sistema de notificación de demoras de autobuses de FCPS. Este sistema proporciona a los padres una notificación oportuna de la información de la ruta del autobús tarde. Acceda directamente en línea. La información de la ruta del autobús matutino estará disponible hasta el mediodía. La información de la ruta del autobús de la tarde estará disponible de 1 a 7 p.m.

 

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information También se enviarán mensajes de correo electrónico de notificación electrónica para anunciar retrasos en el autobús. ¿Necesita ayuda o tiene preguntas? Visite la página de transporte de FCPS para obtener más información. Quick Links Enlaces Rápidos

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of January 20, 2020

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Principals Corner

Dear Fort Hunt Families,

A wonderful 2nd week as principal here at Fort Hunt!  This week I completed my 57th “meet and greet” appointment with teachers and staff.  I have been working hard to hit the ground running, to personally get to know the school team members and connect with students and parents.  I love moving around the building between appointments to peek in on students and see the great work of our teachers.  

 

Please welcome Mr. Glen Mourning as our new 5th grade language arts/social studies teacher.

Mr. Mourning is joining us from a charter school in DC!  Last week was Mr. Mourning’s first week at Fort Hunt and he is hitting the ground running!

 

I am happy to share that we have recently hired Vickie Theodoropoulos, an experienced elementary teacher for our 4th grade team.  Ms. Theodoropoulos begins her new role January 29th.  Welcome to Ms. Theodoropoulos!  We continue to work on a long term solution (for this year) for Ms. Kattula’s classroom.  We hope to have an update soon.  Stay tuned!

 

Upcoming:  On January 21st, I look forward to visiting with parents for another PTA “Meet the Principal” reception at 5:30pm at the Creekside Community Center.  Hope to see you there!

 

Mr. Slayter

Principal

America's Adopt A Soldier MLK Day of Service Winter Weather

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

January 2020 Mon. 20 * MLK Day   - No School Mon. 27 * Online registration   - 2020-21 first grade   Spanish Immersion      * Primo's Restaurant Night   Mon. 27 & Tues. 28 * Teacher Workdays   - No school for Students Thurs. 30 * Clubs & Candid Day   - in the Gym Fri. 31 * Spirit Day   - Wacky-Tacky Day   * Family Movie Night   - 6:00 pm

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of January 13, 2020

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Principals Corner

Dear Fort Hunt Families,

First week at Fort Hunt!  What an engaging time I have had meeting teachers and parents.   I have really enjoyed getting to know your students!  I look forward to continuing this process in the coming days and weeks.

This week I met with 15 staff members, met 3 bus drivers,  greeted 25-30 parents at a parent coffee this morning and at least 10 more at dismissal today.  I am so impressed with the love and commitment teachers and parents have for the Fort Hunt school community!  A few quotes from my meetings with staff and parents:

  • “Here we believe, ‘You matter, you are important, you belong here.’” -Teacher
  • “Love the camaraderie and teamwork here.” -Teacher
  • “I love the families here at Fort Hunt.” -Teacher
  • “This is such a great school!  The community is really together!” -Parent
  • “We are really proud of the immersion program.” -Parent
  • “We chose Fort Hunt because of the school community reputation!” -Parent

I am so pleased to join such a caring community.  Wednesday night I had the pleasure of meeting our PTA officers and hearing about the wonderful support they offer Fort Hunt teachers, families and students.  Please consider joining PTA! Here,  fill in the “Family Information,” and “Directory & Publish Preferences.”  That will take you to “Join/Renew PTA membership 2019/20” section.  Thanks for joining!

I look forward to continuing my meet and greets with staff, students and parents into next week and beyond.  And a special thank you to our wonderful Fort Hunt office staff  and our amazing assistant principal, Mrs. Pluntke for helping my transition go so smoothly.   I wish everyone a fine weekend! 

Mr. Slayter

Principal

Foxtastic Teachers Winter Break

Do you ever wonder what teachers do during the winter break?

Here are some of the wonderful things they did!

 

Mrs. Smith - Kindergarten teacher

Swam with the dolphins!

Mrs. Argo - Special Education Teacher

Went Skiing

Mrs. Hutchison - Office Assistant

Got "re-engaged" under the Olympic Rings.

Mrs. O'Connor (and Bigfoot) - Instructional Assistant

Visited a Cryptozoology Museum.

Ms. Lindeman - LTC Teacher

Visited family in London, England

Immersion Informational Meeting Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Library First Grade Immersion Program

Online registration for the 2020-21 school year will open on January 27, 2020 and will close on February 20, 2020 at 4 p.m.

America's Adopt A Soldier MLK Day of Service   Fort Hunt will be collecting items from January 10th to January 16th. Items from the attached list may be dropped off in the Fort Hunt front office. Please have the items to us no later than Friday, January 16, 2020. We will be taking all your donations to Hayfield School on January 17, 2020.

 

Eye Drops

Tube Socks (cotton)

Chapstick, Blistex

Lotion (small size)

Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size) Deodorant - Men and Women

Feminine Hygiene Products

Toothpaste (travel size), Toothbrushes, Dental Floss

Razors, Shaving Cream (in tubes) no aerosol Travel Size Tissues

Mouthwash (travel size)

Baby Wipes

Soap, Body Wash, Hand Sanitizer

Baby Powder

Foot Powder

Q-Tips

Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Meds

Tums or Rolaids

Gel Insoles

Crossword Puzzles

Playing Cards

Stationery & Envelopes

Pens/Pencils

Disposable Cameras

Assorted Greeting Cards for Soldier to send to family & friends

Journals

AT&T Global Prepaid Phone Cards

Batteries

DVDs, CDs

Video Games

Small board games

Fly strips

Febreze or other freshening spray, no aerosol

Glade Stick-ups or room deodorizers

Small battery-operated fan

Bug Repellent in lotions & pump-spray bottles-- NO AEROSOLS

Sunscreen

Small bags or individually wrapped snacks or cans of Pringles, pretzels, cookies, crackers, nuts, trail mix, peanut butter/cheese crackers, sunflower seeds

Hard Candy (Lifesavers, Jolly Ranchers), Mints

Chewing Gum, Blow Pops

Individual servings of powdered drinks for water bottles such as Lemonade, Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Tang, Lipton To Go Tea, Crystal Light on The Go, energy drinks, Propel (powder)

Individual coffee, tea bags

Beef Jerky, Slim Jims (no pork allowed)

Pop Tarts, Nutrigrain, Granola, Cereal Bars, trail mix

Cups & small flip top canned fruit, applesauce, pudding

Peanut Butter (small) No Glass Please

Chocolate between the months of October and April only (M&Ms are acceptable anytime)

2019 Children's Gazette

 

The 2019 Children's Gazette is now available. You will find some wonderful artwork from students from some of the local schools, including some of Fort Hunt's students. We have even made the cover! 

 

Winter Weather

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

January 2020 Fri. 10 to Thurs. 16 * Adopt a Soldier   - Donations Accepted Mon. 13 * Immersion Informational   - 7:00 pm in the Library   Meeting   Mon. 20 * MLK Day   - No School Mon. 27 * Online registration   - 2020-21 first grade   Spanish Immersion      * Primo's Restaurant Night   Mon. 27 & Tues. 28 * Teacher Workdays   - No school for Students Thurs. 30 * Clubs & Candid Day   - in the Gym Fri. 31 * Spirit Day   - Wacky-Tacky Day   * Family Movie Night   - 6:00 pm

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of January 6, 2020

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Principals Corner

Please join us in welcoming our new principal, Mr. Timothy Slayter to our foxtastic family.

Mr. Slayter brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a collaborative leadership style that will certainly help propel Fort Hunt forward!

Katie Pluntke

Assistant Principal

Principal & PTA Coffee Come and join us to welcome Timothy Slayter Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:30 am in the library. Immersion Informational Meeting Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Library First Grade Immersion Program

Online registration for the 2020-21 school year will open on January 27, 2020 and will close on February 20, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Winter Weather

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

January 2020 Wed. 1 to Fri. 3 * Winter Break   Fri. 10 * Principal & PTA Coffee      8:30 am in the Library Mon. 13 * Immersion Informational      7:00 pm in the Library   Meeting   Mon. 27 * Online registration       2020-21 first grade   Spanish Immersion   Thurs. 30 * Club & Candid Day       in the Gym      

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Weeks of December 23rd and December 31st, 2019

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Principals Corner

Staff, I would like to express my gratitude for all the support that you have shown me since I entered the doors of Fort Hunt. It has truly been a pleasure to work with such an incredible, dedicated, and competent staff.

Parents, thank you for entrusting me with your children. I have learned so much from your children in leading and encouraging them to achieve their goals and to be the Best of the Best. I am leaving Fort Hunt with mixed feelings, but  I am blessed to have led the Fort Hunt Family. Have a wonderful and safe holiday break!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

Larry Jones

Interim Principal

 

Thank you Mr. Jones!

You have been an absolute pleasure to work with over these past six months.

Your patience, kind heart, and open door policy have been a tremendous support for our students and staff.

We wish you all the best for the coming year and look forward to our paths crossing again in 2020.  We will miss you!

 

Katie Pluntke

Assistant Principal

 

Fort Hunt’s Fifth and Sixth grade chorus members performed at Reagan National Airport on Monday and Tuesday, December 16th and 17th in Terminal B. They performed their winter concert program, featuring a small band quartet which included Mrs. Hawks on flute. We are so incredibly thankful for this amazing opportunity to sing and give back to the community!

 

Spirit Week Winter Weather

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

December 2019 Mon. 23 to Tues. 31 * Winter Break  

 

January 2020 Wed. 1 to Fri. 3 * Winter Break               Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of December 16, 2019

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Principals Corner

Wow, it is hard to believe winter break is just around the corner. We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a relaxing winter break. We would also like to thank our hardworking teachers and staff as well as our PTA and school volunteers - your commitment to our students and our school is so appreciated.

Over the course of the next week, please feel free to come by and check out our lost and foundAll items not picked up by December 20th, will be donated. Teachers will be putting coats and other belongings out in the pods all of next week for students to look through and pick up prior to break. 

We look forward to seeing all of our students and families in the New Year. 

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020.

 

Photo of the Week

Baby Shark (a.k.a. assistant principal Katie Pluntke) got everyone singing at the Fort Hunt ES winter concert.

 

  Holiday Spirit Week Monday, December 16th Holiday Hats & Headbands Tuesday, December 17th Holiday Socks Wednesday, December 18th Holiday Character Dress-up Day Thursday, December 19th UGLY Sweater Friday, December 20th Pajama Day (Even better if they are   Holiday themed) Winter Weather

Dear FCPS Families,

The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions.  We want to remind parents, students, and staff members that FCPS monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed early due to weather. Parents and students should have a well communicated family plan in place in the event of emergency weather situations.  

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority whenever a decision is made regarding school closures and delays. FCPS reviews information from emergency management and state highway officials about road conditions, and school personnel inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, FCPS parking lots, and bus lanes. This information contributes to the final decision about a delay or closing.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and local news stations.

FCPS tries to make decisions in the evening, realizing that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a great deal of uncertainty, we wait to receive the latest morning forecast. In that case, the superintendent decides whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.

More information about weather cancellation procedures is available online.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

FCPS Administration

 

FHES Winter Enrichment Registration December 9th-22nd

After School Enrichment classes are:

Fencing for Young Jedis Snack Attack Tiny Chefs Parkour Silver Knights Chess  

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register after December 9th.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

December 2019 Monday 16 * Chorus Concert Reagan Airport     Grades 5 & 6 9:30 am - 12:00 pm   * Holiday Hats Day   Tuesday 17 * Chorus Concert Reagan Airport     Grade 6 9:30 am - 12:00 pm   * Holiday Socks Day   Wednesday 18 * Holiday Character Day   Thursday 19 * Winter Parties Grades 0, 3, 4, & 6   * UGLY Sweater Day   Friday 20 * Pajama Day     * Winter Parties Grades 1, 2, & 5 Mon. 23 to Tues. 31 * Winter Break  

 

January 2020 Wed. 1 to Fri. 3 * Winter Break               Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

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Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

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Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of December 9, 2019

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CAN THE CANS HELP Fort Hunt Elementary is doing a canned food drive to help families in our community!

Please donate the following or other non-perishable items:

Peanut Butter Granola Bars Cereal Oatmeal Canned Fruit Canned Beans Canned Tuna Canned Soup Canned Chicken Boxed Milk Apple Sauce Cups Juice Boxes Canned Vegetables Dried Fruit Crackers Pasta/Pasta Sauce Boxed Studding Canned Cranberries Boxed Mashed Potatoes Cake Mix/Frosting FHES Winter Enrichment Registration December 9th-22nd

After School Enrichment classes are:

Fencing for Young Jedis Snack Attack Tiny Chefs Parkour Silver Knights Chess  

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register after December 9th.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

December 2019 Monday 9 * Restaurant Night Noodles and Co. Thursday 12 * Winter Concert Gym 9:30 am & 7:00 pm     Band, Strings & Chorus   Monday 16 * Chorus Concert Reagan Airport     Grades 5 & 6 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday 17 * Chorus Concert Reagan Airport     Grade 6 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 19 * Winter Parties Grades 0, 3, 4, & 6 Friday 20 * Pajama Day     * Winter Parties Grades 1, 2, & 5 Mon. 23 to Tues. 31 * Winter Break  

 

January 2020 Wed. 1 to Fri. 3 * Winter Break               Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of November 25, 2019 and December 2, 2019

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Principals Corner

 

As we wrap up the month of November, we wanted to share how thankful we are for our Fort Hunt families and staff. 

Next week is a short week (only 2 days!) so there won’t be a Fort Hunt Weekly News email.  We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy the break and we’ll see you back here on Monday, December 2nd.

 

 

Larry Jones & Katie Pluntke

Interim Principal & Assistant Principal

Camp Flintlock

 

On Tuesday, first and fourth grade Fort Hunt Foxes got to take an on-campus field trip as our soccer field was transformed into Camp Flintlock. 

Students engaged in Colonial Era games and activities while learning about life during that time and experiencing some of the materials and tools used by settlers and Native Americans.  Students were able to learn to make block prints and write with a quill and ink.  They played Rounders (a baseball like game), tug of war and other Colonial games.  Our FHES fourth grade Foxes learned the skill it takes to throw a mouse hawk (small tomahawk) while first graders learned to make rag dolls.  All the students got the chance to tie different types of knots and make beaded necklaces. 

Our PTA helped to bring this program to Fort Hunt and we had a large number of volunteers who helped to make this possible!

Alicia Hawks

4th Grade Teacher

November 26, 27, and 28, 2019 18th Annual Fox Trot The FOX TROT is TOMORROW, November 23, at 8:00am!   You can still sign up for the race in the morning at check-in.  No rain is predicted - hope to see you on the course!

 

Sherwood Regional Library

 

The FHES PTA is partnering with Mathnasium to run a Family Math Night, Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30pm.  We are hoping to staff the Math Stations with Middle and High School Volunteers! 

If you have an 8th-12th grader who would like to help out, please sign them up with the link below.  Spread the word to your neighbors with older students as well!  The PTA Board members will be happy to sign your service hour sheets.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4ea9af2ba5fd0-volunteers1

 

As the holiday season is upon us, the Fort Hunt PTA would like to spread good cheer and warm wishes to our Staff and Teachers.

If you love to bake, then now is the time to get your 'holiday bake on!' We are asking for volunteers to sign up and bring 2 dozen of their favorite homemade or store bough cookies, bars, brownies or candies.

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544afaa2ca57-staff

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

November 2019

23rd         18th Annual 1-Mile Fox Trot - Fort Hunt Park - 8:00 am

26th          Pajama Day for 1st Grade

27th          Thanksgiving Holiday

28th          Thanksgiving Holiday

29th          Thanksgiving Holiday

 

December 2019

5th            FHES Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of November 18, 2019

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Principals Corner

Yearbook Cover Contest
The yearbook cover contest has a winner!  Congratulations to 1st grader Amanda Salgado – her artwork will be on the cover of the 2019-20 (50th Anniversary) yearbook.  The 4 artists who’s pictures were the next top vote getters will have their artwork on the back cover of the yearbook.  Those students are Sophia Kamara (4), Kyle Clark (6), Debbie Burke (6) and Callie Gonzalez (4).  Congratulations! Thank you to all the students who entered artwork for the contest!!  Lots of wonderful and creative pictures to choose from!

No Pets on School Grounds
A friendly reminder that pets (unless they are a working service animal) are not allowed on school grounds.  That includes in the grassy area in front of the school near the walkers door as well as on or near the playground/blacktop areas.  This is in accordance with Fairfax County Regulation 2125.  Thank you. 

Thanksgiving Luncheon/Veteran’s Day Celebration
Thank you to Julie Jameson for organizing our Veteran’s Day celebration.  It was a very special day with beautiful artwork all around the school.  The 5th graders gave a wonderful performance to our veterans, military guests, families and students.  Thank you to Amanda Stanco and Felicia Coyle for making some amazing bulletin boards celebrating our veterans and military families.  

Thank you to Angela Meyers, Sheri Hale and Wendy Putnam for organizing and setting up our Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Thank you also to Mecha Granados and Kara Bergstrom for helping set up for the luncheon. It is always a fun Fort Hunt tradition for our students and their families!

Larry Jones & Katie Pluntke

Interim Principal & Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving Luncheon FHES Veterans' Day Celebrations

 

Veterans Day was a huge success here at Fort Hunt on Monday as we honored those who have served and are currently serving. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to come honor our veterans. We had a new program where the fifth graders performed for the school and community. Many of our amazing veteran parents volunteered to speak to classes and groups of classes following the program. We are fortunate to have an incredible community that gives in time, talent, and treasures.

Julie Jameson

5th Grade Teacher & Veterans' Day Coordinator

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West Potomac Pyramid Concert

 

Our fifth and sixth grade chorus did a beautiful job singing at the West Potomac Pyramid Concert! They had the opportunity to sing with over 200 elementary, middle, and high school students. We are so proud of our Fort Hunt Foxes!!!

Maddie Magnotti & Alicia Hawks

Chorus Directors

 

All 1st and 4th graders will be taking part in the Camp Flintlock field trip. Parent volunteers are needed to make this a success.  Sign up at on the PTA website under Activities.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

November 2019

19th          Camp Flintlock - from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for Grades 1 and 4

                 5th Grade field trip

21st          FLE Parent Information Night - from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the     

                 Library

22nd         Spirt Day - Career Day Dress up

23rd         18th Annual 1-Mile Fox trot - Fort Hunt Park - 8:00 am

27th          Thanksgiving Holiday

28th          Thanksgiving Holiday

29th          Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of November 11, 2019

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Principals Corner

It is hard to believe that the first quarter has already come to a close.  We hope you were able to have a productive and informative conference with your child’s teacher. Report cards will be sent home in this week's Wednesday Folder.

We hope you have the opportunity to attend our Veterans Day program at 9:00am on our blacktop on Monday, November 11, 2019.  This event will prove to be full of music and respectful tributes.  Light refreshments will be served from 8:45-9:30am for parents and vets. 

We also hope that you take the opportunity to enjoy our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with your children that day as well. 

Thank you for all you continue to do to support our students!

Proud Principals,

Larry Jones & Katie Pluntke

Interim Principal & Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving Luncheon November 11, 2019

Join your student’s class for Fort Hunt’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon.  

In order to make this event a success, we need several helpers!  

Please go to the following sign up to volunteer for a task!  There are plenty of options with different times so you will be able to eat with your student AND volunteer! 

FHES Veterans' Day Celebrations

Fort Hunt is excited to honor veterans on Monday, November 11th.

Please remember to wear red, white, and blue.

Come join us in celebrating our veterans at 9:05a on the blacktop. Light refreshments will be available to our FHES veterans and parents at 8:45 am.

Thank you for being here as we honor those 
who served and are currently serving!

Julie Jameson

5th Grade Teacher/FHES Veterans' Day Coordinator

Fort Hunt Make-Up Picture Day Friday, November 15, 2019

Make Up Day is for:

  • Students that were absent on picture day.
  • Students new to FHES since picture day (9/20/19).
  • Students that ordered a package and would like a re-take* (Students having their photo retaken need to bring the full contents of the original package to the photographer).
At Carl Sandburg Middle School

 

My name is Bridget Tunstall, and I’m the drama teacher at Sandburg Middle School.  I would like to invite your faculty, staff, students, and families to join us to our production of Junie B Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory.  Based on the beloved children’s chapter books by Barbara Park, this family friendly show features several students on cast and crew from our local elementary schools. 

 Join Junie B. (Kennedi Johnson, understudy Jadelyn Bethel) as she tries to solve the mystery of who stole her fuzzy black mittens, navigates friendships, maybe finds a Kindergarten crush, and learns just how special she is as an individual. 

 All tickets are $5 and shows run 11/15 at 7pm, 11/16 at 1pm and 7pm, and 11/17 at 2pm. Buy your tickets online or at the door before the shows.

From FLES

 

Thank you sixth graders for sharing your solar system knowledge with the fourth graders. It was a great experience for both fourth and sixth grade.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

November 2019

11th          Veterans' Day

                 Fort Hunt Thanksgiving Luncheon

13th          STEAM Night - from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the cafeteria

15th          2019-20 - School Picture Retakes

19th          Camp Flintlock - from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for Grades 1 and 4

                 5th Grade field trip

21st          FLE Parent Information Night - from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the     

                 Library

22nd         Spirt Day - Career Day Dress up

23rd         18th Annual 1-Mile Fox trot - Fort Hunt Park - 8:00 am

27th          Thanksgiving Holiday

28th          Thanksgiving Holiday

29th          Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of November 4, 2019

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Principals Corner

All Fort Hunt parents, staff and community members are invited to attend the informational meeting on the steps that are involved in the principal selection process. It will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Fort Hunt Elementary School in the cafeteria. 

Larry Jones & Katie Pluntke

Interim Principal & Assistant Principal

 

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6.

Halloween Bingo Night

Congratulations to the 6th Grade on a well attended Halloween Bingo Night fundraiser on October 25th.

6th Grade students and families participated in a fun-filled night. With Mr. Bill Hurd as our resident Bingo Caller, there were many prizes and smiling faces. Prizes included games, toys and gift cards to local establishments and raffle prizes.

Thank you to all families who participated and to those who provided much support.

Way to go 6th Grade!

Jim Lacey

6th Grade Parent

FHES Celebrates the Nats

While we had so many fun and creative characters for Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day, we had to get a picture of all the folks celebrating our World Series Champion Nationals!  #fightfinished

Tracy Hutchison

Office Assistant/Baby Shark

Music Performances

Ms. Verich and Ms. Cancilla's afternoon first grade students retold the story of the Little Old Lady who is not afraid of anything through acting and instrumental music.

Ms. Klem, Ms. Pritchard, and Ms. Paz’s afternoon second grade classes retold the story of Bony Legs using acting, song, and instrumental music. They had amazing performances to a packed house. We are so proud of them!

Ms. Magnotti & Mr. McQuillen

Music Teachers

Character Day

On October 31st, Halloween, Fort Hunt had a “Dress like a Book Character Day.”

Students and staff could be seen dressed in outfits representing their favorite books. Students had creative costumes like Harry Potter, Dragons Like Tacos, and the Cat in the Hat.

The morning started with celebration music for the Nationals World Series win and holiday music in the hallway. It was a great day of fun and excitement for everyone!

Sarah Vavredge

School Counselor

Creekside Trunk or Treat

A few Fort Hunt Staff members had a blast creating Spider Lollipops with the kiddos at Creekside Community Center!

Afterwards, we headed to Trunk or Treat.

Thank you to all the staff that came!

Krystle Trammell

Instructional Coach


Our yearbook theme this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fort Hunt Elementary School. That’s half a century our school has been open to students! Students, use your creativity to design a yearbook cover drawing that honors this important milestone. The winner will be selected by Fort Hunt teachers and staff. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners will have their design on the back cover. Your drawings MUST:

1. Be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper
2. Relate to our school’s 50th anniversary
3. Fort Hunt Elementary and 2019-2020 must be in your drawing
4. Include our mascot, Artie the Fox!
5. Be drawn by you, and NO TRACING!
6. Have your first and last name & grade on the back

Color pencils work best, but please, COLOR DARK! If your drawing is too light it will not transfer well! 

We are excited to see what creative ideas you come up with!

Please turn in your drawings to Mr. Green by Wednesday, November 6th.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

November 2019

1st            End of First Quarter (No early release)

3rd            Daylight Savings Time Ends  - Set your clocks back one hour

4th            Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

5th            Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

6th            Start of the Second Quarter

                 Principal Selection Process meeting for parents, staff and          

                 community - 6 pm in the cafeteria

11th          Veterans' Day

                 Fort Hunt Thanksgiving Luncheon

13th          STEAM Night - from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the cafeteria

15th          2019-20 - School Picture Retakes

19th          Camp Flintlock - from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for Grades 1 and 4

21st          FLE Parent Information Night - from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the     

                 library

27th          Thanksgiving Holiday

28th          Thanksgiving Holiday

29th          Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

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Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of October 28, 2019

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Principals Corner   Congratulations to the teachers and staff for their outstanding achievement in working with our students.

 

 

Our Book Fair raises money to buy more books for our library
for every student to use.

 

If you are unable to shop with your child during those times, you might want to consider setting up an eWallet online for secure payment during the Book Fair. You can set up a designated amount for your student to spend using your debit or credit card information. For more information on how to set up eWallet, visit the Book Fair website.

Please see Mrs. Wise, Fort Hunt Elementary School Librarian and Book Fair Chair with any questions you might have about the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

 

 

The Fishmobile visited our school on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Kindergarten, 5th and 6th grade students cycled through and learned about marine life as it relates to the horseshoe crab and box turtle. They touched baby horseshoe crabs and baby turtles. Inside the mobile aquarium they saw fish, turtles, an albino blue crab covered with algae, and other crabs. The horseshoe crab doesn’t look like a crab. Their mouths are located in the middle of their underbelly. Their tail is used to turn themselves over and for balance. Therefore, students learned to be careful because their tails can break off. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and used to detect bacteria in vaccines. They are an endangered species. Horseshoe crabs can grow quite large. Box turtles can live for over one hundred years. Box turtles earned their name from how they look once they retreat in their shell.

Thank you to the PTA for providing this unique learning opportunity for some of our young foxes!

Julie Jameson

5th Grade Teacher


Our yearbook theme this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fort Hunt Elementary School. That’s half a century our school has been open to students! Students, use your creativity to design a yearbook cover drawing that honors this important milestone. The winner will be selected by Fort Hunt teachers and staff. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners will have their design on the back cover. Your drawings MUST:

1. Be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper
2. Relate to our school’s 50th anniversary
3. Fort Hunt Elementary and 2019-2020 must be in your drawing
4. Include our mascot, Artie the Fox!
5. Be drawn by you, and NO TRACING!
6. Have your first and last name & grade on the back

Color pencils work best, but please, COLOR DARK! If your drawing is too light it will not transfer well! 

We are excited to see what creative ideas you come up with!

Please turn in your drawings to Mr. Green by Friday, November 1st.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

October 2019

25th          Costume BINGO Night - Sponsored by the 6th Grade Class

28th          Scholastic Book Fair (All Week)

31st          Character Day - Dress as your favorite character from a book

 

November 2019

1st             End of First Quarter (No early release)

4th             Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

5th             Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

6th             Start of the Second Quarter

11th           Veterans' Day

                  Fort Hunt Thanksgiving Luncheon

13th           STEAM Night - from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the cafeteria

15th           2019-20 - School Picture Retakes

19th          Camp Flintlock - from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for Grades 1 and 4

21st           FLE Parent Information Night - from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the     

                  library

27th           Thanksgiving Holiday

28th           Thanksgiving Holiday

29th           Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

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Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of October 21, 2019

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Principals Corner

Mrs. Pluntke and I are pleased to announce that the PTA Executive Board and Members approved $13,734 for our STEAM Lab. The items include an iPad Mobile Charging Cart, iPads & 2 years Apple Care+, MacBook Air, Protective Cases for iPads, Keva Planks, Lego WeDo, Dash Robots, Dash Robots-Challenge Cards, Magnetic Tiles, K’Nex, and Snap Circuits--Arcade. 

Thank you Fort Hunt PTA for your unwavering support to our students.

We would like to thank Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley and the Alfred Street Baptist Church Family for their generosity in donating 25 boxes of nonperishable food and gift cards to our students and families who need support for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. You will be receiving them in your child's Wednesday Folder on Wednesday October 23, 2019. Please look for it!

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link: 2019 Impact Aid

 

  The Nats Are Going to the World Series! That Deserves a Spirit Day!

On Tuesday, October 22nd, join us in celebrating the first game of the World Series by wearing your Nats gear or something red. Go Nats – bring home that Curly W! 

Of course, if you are a (Yankees/Astros) fan you can wear their gear too!  Here’s hoping for a fun World Series!

 

REMINDER! Halloween Bingo Night hosted by the 6th Grade Class, Friday October 25th. Wear your Halloween Costumes and join us for a fun night of bingo, food, raffles, a cakewalk and costume recognition.

Donations and Volunteer help are very much needed. If you cannot attend but would like to donate to this event, use the links below. Food, prizes like gift cards or new toys/games and monetary items are greatly needed.

Sign-­‐up form for Volunteers and Food/Prize Donations available at this link: Halloween Family Bingo Night Sign-Up Genius


The 6th Grade thanks you for your support – we hope to see you there and look forward to a great night!  Please email us with any questions: FHES6thGradeClass@gmail.com

 

Marine Quartet

Our third and fourth grade students had the pleasure to spend a morning last week with the Marine Quartet. The kids heard songs from different countries and time periods, as well as learned about the history and roles of the Marine Band.

 

Basketball FHES Staff vs Students

On Monday, October 14th, many staff members from Fort Hunt took their talents to the Creekside Community Center to take on students in a friendly little game of 3 on 3 basketball.  The staff was expecting a minor battle, but it was full on war.

The students played their hearts out and made their teachers work for every W.  On a few occasions, the students showed such PERSEVERANCE and DETERMINATION that they came from behind and were able to win.  Through it all, RESPECT was given and received, INTEGRITY was the shining star, and EXCELLENCE was all around.  We can’t wait for the next one!

 

 

Our yearbook theme this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fort Hunt Elementary School. That’s half a century our school has been open to students! Students, use your creativity to design a yearbook cover drawing that honors this important milestone. The winner will be selected by Fort Hunt teachers and staff. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners will have their design on the back cover. Your drawings MUST:

1. Be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper
2. Relate to our school’s 50th anniversary
3. Fort Hunt Elementary and 2019-2020 must be in your drawing
4. Include our mascot, Artie the Fox!
5. Be drawn by you, and NO TRACING!
6. Have your first and last name & grade on the back

Color pencils work best, but please, COLOR DARK! If your drawing is too light it will not transfer well! 

We are excited to see what creative ideas you come up with! Please turn in your drawings to Mr. Green by Friday, November 1st.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

22nd        Fishmobile - Kindergarten, 5th & 6th grade hands-on experience

                Spirit Day! The Nats Are Going to the World Series

23rd         Student-Parent Survey comes home

25th         Costume BINGO Night - Sponsored by the 6th Grade Class

28th         Scholastic Book Fair (All Week)

30th         Deadline to return Student-Parent Survey

31st         Character Day - Dress as your favorite character from a book

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fort Hunt Weekly News - Week of October 14, 2019

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2019 Purple Star

 

The Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children has selected Fort Hunt Elementary School as a 2019 Purple Star designee.

The Council applauds and appreciates Fort Hunt’s outstanding commitment to serving the needs of military students and families.

Our dedicated program serves as an inspiring model for other schools across Virginia.

To qualify for a Purple Star, schools must have a trained staff member as a primary point of contact for military families and students who also serves as a liaison between the school and local military communities. Schools must also demonstrate their commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as transitions and academic planning.

Join us to thank you Mrs. Vavredge for taking on the role of Fort Hunt's Military Liaison and for all her hard work.

We will also like to acknowledge the wonderful Fort Hunt PTA for all the events throughout the year to support our wonderful Military Families. 

 

Our yearbook theme this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fort Hunt Elementary School. That’s half a century our school has been open to students! Students, use your creativity to design a yearbook cover drawing that honors this important milestone. The winner will be selected by Fort Hunt teachers and staff. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners will have their design on the back cover. Your drawings MUST:

1. Be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper
2. Relate to our school’s 50th anniversary
3. Fort Hunt Elementary and 2019-2020 must be in your drawing
4. Include our mascot, Artie the Fox!
5. Be drawn by you, and NO TRACING!
6. Have your first and last name & grade on the back

Color pencils work best, but please, COLOR DARK! If your drawing is too light it will not transfer well! 

We are excited to see what creative ideas you come up with! Please turn in your drawings to Mr. Green by Friday, November 1st.

 

Fort Hunt 50th Anniversary 1969-70 to 2019-20

 

If you or if you know anyone that has attended or worked at Fort Hunt ES in the past 50 years and would like to share pictures or anecdotes about Fort Hunt ES, please email Andrew Green at Andrew.Green@fcps.edu or Rosa Dobarco at Rosa.Dobarco@fcps.edu.  Please send any pictures or memories by December 1st.  We will send reminders throughout the next few months.

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary we would like to include past pictures and anecdotes in our 2019-20 yearbook!  Please help spread the word and start digging through photo albums and memory boxes!

 

 

14th          Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

                 El Paso Restaurant Day/Night

15th          After School Enrichment Starts

16th          General PTA Meeting

                 Parent Math Night (Part II - Multiplication and Division)

17th          *Repeat* Odyssey of the Mind Information Night - 7pm

22nd         Fishmobile - Kindergarten, 5th & 6th grade hands on Experience

25th          Costume BINGO Night - Sponsored by the 6th Grade Class

28th          Scholastic Book Fair (All Week)

31st          Character Day - Dress as your favorite character from a book

 

Find the Fort Hunt Breakfast and Lunch Menus here:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fort-hunt-elementary?mode=browse

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information

Quick Links

8832 Linton Lane Alexandria, VA 22308  | Main Office: 703-619-2600

Attendance: 703-619-2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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