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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Dear Belvedere Families:

It is hard to believe that the 2018-2019 school year is coming to an end! The year has gone by so quickly, and we have so much to be proud of. We especially want to thank you, our parents, for your support, time and dedication to making Belvedere a school where all students engage in meaningful and interesting learning opportunities.

Students in grades three through five completed all Virginia Standards of Learning tests, and we are so proud of their dedication and perseverance!  Preliminary scores will be sent home tomorrow with student progress reports. Please note that students who took retakes on paper may not have the most up to date scores on their reports. Official score reports will be sent home in August 2019 once the Virginia Department of Education has verified all scores.

During the summer months, we encourage you to make sure that your child reads a little bit every day. You may want to read with your child; your child may want to read to a friend, sibling, or stuffed animal, or your child may want to read alone. Reading every day will ensure that his or her reading skills remain strong throughout the summer. We encourage you to also check out the summer learning opportunities shared below by some of our teachers.

Thank you for your support this school year. We could not wish for better partners to continue making Belvedere a great place to learn. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Cecilia Vanderhye and Lauren Badini

Calendar Reminder

The last day of school is tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, 2019. It is an early release day, and students will be dismissed three hours early at 1:05 p.m.

Summer Learning Opportunities Summer Gardening at Belvedere

Want to wear out your kids? Do you like free, fresh food? Adopt a Belvedere garden this summer! We’re growing tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, beans, peas, mint, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, Jerusalem artichokes, rosemary, strawberries and blackberries. 

Contact Ms. Evers for more details. Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054baaa92ea31-adoptagarden.

Summer Reading Activities

Our librarian, Mrs. Atkins, has compiled a list of summer reading opportunities and posted them on the BES website. We hope you take advantage of some of these fantastic activities!

Additional activities and tools

Students have continued access to digital tools like MyOn (eBooks) and Dreambox (math program) throughout the summer using their current usernames and passwords. Find links and details on the BES website.

Order next year's school supplies through the PTA!

The Belvedere PTA is selling school supply kits again this year. Details can be found on the order form in the June 6 Wednesday Folder. Online orders can be placed until Friday, June 21, 2019. To order online, please visit www.shopttkits.com, and enter account number 93733 in the red box.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, 6/13: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:45 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 6/13: Last Day of School & Early Release (Students dismiss at 1:05.)
  • Wednesday, 8/21: Kindergarten Back to School Night
  • Thursday, 8/22: Back to School Night for Grades 1-5
  • Monday, 8/26: First Day of School for 2019-2020

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

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Calendar Reminder

The last day of school is Thursday, June 13, 2019. It is an early release day, and students will be dismissed three hours early at 1:05 p.m.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Belvedere students take action to make their school a better place! There are leadership opportunities for students as young as second grade. Descriptions can be found on the BES website and in today's Wednesday Folder. Please share these opportunities with your children, and encourage them to get involved next year! Reach out to the contacts listed in the activity descriptions if you have questions about any of these opportunities.

PYP Exhibition Invitation Fifth grade students are proud to present the 2019 PYP Exhibition on Friday, June 7, 2019!

The Exhibition is an opportunity for fifth grade students to demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions gained throughout their PYP journeys. Students carried out open-ended inquiries into a real-life issues or problems. They collected primary and secondary research. As part of the Exhibition process, students took action to promote change in our community. Transportation is available for Belvedere families. Please see the BES website for details. We hope you will join us for this special event!

3rd Grade Garden Sale Please join us for the 3rd Grade Garden Sale! All items are student-made and student-grown!

Items for sale include beeswax lip balm (orange, lemon, vanilla and vanilla-orange), t-shirt tote bags, nature-inspired bracelets and necklaces, dried mint, tomato transplants, and herbs. Students also hope to have plarn products, strawberries, and solar oven s’mores. The sale is open to the public and cash only (but good prices!). We hope to you see you there!

A Litter Bit Better Art Contest

Help clean up Belvedere or your neighborhood by turning litter, recyclables, and trash into art! Entries should be left on Ms. Evers's desk on Monday, June 10, 2019. Details are in today's Wednesday Folder!

Summer Gardening Opportunities

Want to wear out your kids? Do you like free, fresh food? Adopt a Belvedere garden this summer! We’re growing tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, beans, peas, mint, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, Jerusalem artichokes, rosemary, strawberries and blackberries. 

Contact Stacey Evers for more details. Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054baaa92ea31-adoptagarden!

Order next year's school supplies through the PTA!

The Belvedere PTA is selling school supply kits again this year. Details can be found on the order form in today's Wednesday Folder. Paper order forms must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2019, but online orders can be placed until Friday, June 21, 2019. To order online, please visit www.shopttkits.com, and enter account number 93733 in the red box.

You can now report student absences online!

Belvedere families now have the option of reporting absences online via our new attendance form. The form can be found by scrolling down to the Announcements section of the BES website. Please note that absences can still be reported by calling our attendance line (703-916-6868) or by sending an email to BelvedereES.Attendance@fcps.edu

Upcoming Events

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Reminder: All library books are due this Friday!

All student library books are due back to the library by Friday, May 31, 2019. If you have missing books, check your home, backpack, and classroom! Check with Mrs. Atkins if you need to know what you have checked out.

PYP Exhibition Invitation Fifth grade students are proud to present the 2019 PYP Exhibition on Friday, June 7, 2019!

The Exhibition is an opportunity for fifth grade students to demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions gained throughout their PYP journeys. Students carried out open-ended inquiries into a real-life issues or problems. They collected primary and secondary research. As part of the Exhibition process, students took action to promote change in our community. Transportation is available for Belvedere families. Please see the BES website for details. We hope you will join us for this special event!

3rd Grade Garden Sale Please join us for the 3rd Grade Garden Sale! All items are student-made and student-grown!

Items for sale include beeswax lip balm (orange, lemon, vanilla and vanilla-orange), t-shirt tote bags, nature-inspired bracelets and necklaces, dried mint, tomato transplants, and herbs. Students also hope to have plarn products, strawberries, and solar oven s’mores. The sale is open to the public and cash only (but good prices!). We hope to you see you there!

A Litter Bit Better Art Contest

Help clean up Belvedere or your neighborhood by turning litter, recyclables, and trash into art! Entries should be left on Ms. Evers's desk on Monday, June 10, 2019. Details are in today's Wednesday Folder!

Order next year's school supplies through the PTA!

The Belvedere PTA is selling school supply kits again this year. Details can be found on the order form in today's Wednesday Folder. Paper order forms must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2019, but online orders can be placed until Friday, June 21, 2019. To order online, please visit www.shopttkits.com, and enter account number 93733 in the red box.

You can now report student absences online!

Belvedere families now have the option of reporting absences online via our new attendance form. The form can be found by scrolling down to the Announcements section of the BES website. Please note that absences can still be reported by calling our attendance line (703-916-6868) or by sending an email to BelvedereES.Attendance@fcps.edu

Volunteers needed! Supporting Students During Ramadan

With parent permission, we are offering alternate quiet spaces for students to go during lunch times if they are fasting. For the most part, teachers have volunteered their time to cover this, but additional parent volunteers would be awesome! Volunteers are requested between 11:15 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. from May 6-June 7. You do not need to commit to a whole session; we appreciate any help we can get. Please contact Mr. Hemmens in the Belvedere office if you are available to help!

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Dear Belvedere Families,

The end of the school year is quickly approaching; however, at Belvedere learning continues throughout the school day.  Students in grades three to five have been busy completing Standards of Learning Assessments.  Fifth graders are also busy working on the Exhibition Projects.  The future leaders of the world are definitely here at Belvedere. The students ideas and passion are admirable!

Thank you so much for the PTA and all parent volunteers who made Staff Appreciation Week such a wonderful week for Belvedere staff.  Among the many treats, staff enjoyed gifts, breakfast treats, delicious lunch, and smoothies delivered to their classrooms. Thank you for recognizing our staff’s hard work and for making each day special. 

Please help us keep learning going strong until the end of the year by making sure your child comes to school each day and is ready to learn.  We are committed to making sure we take advantage of the time left this school year to ensure high levels of student engagement and learning!

Sincerely,

Cecilia Vanderye, Principal

New: Report student absences online!

Belvedere families now have the option of reporting absences online via our new attendance form. The form can be found by scrolling down to the Announcements section of the BES website. Please note that absences can still be reported by calling our attendance line (703-916-6868) or by sending an email to BelvedereES.Attendance@fcps.edu

From the Library

All student library books are due Friday, May 31. Please return all items by this date!

Volunteers needed!

We are in need of parent volunteers in the next two weeks. Please consider one of the opportunities below, and coordinate with Mr. Hemmens in the office if you can help out!

Supporting Students During Ramadan

With parent permission, we are offering alternate quiet spaces for students to go during lunch times if they are fasting. For the most part, teachers have volunteered their time to cover this, but additional parent volunteers would be awesome! Volunteers are requested between 11:15 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. from May 6-June 7. You do not need to commit to a whole session; we appreciate any help we can get. Please contact Mr. Hemmens in the Belvedere office if you are available to help!

Student Escort During SOL Testing

We also need parent volunteers to escort students to and from the bathrooms during SOL testing. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to see when you can help out!

Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAEA82FABFD0-volunteer

Upcoming SOL Tests

The SOL testing window is now open. All tests begin first thing in the morning. Please make every effort to be present for these tests. Reach out to your child's teacher with any questions!

4th Grade Reading: Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24

5th Grade Reading: Wednesday, May 29 & Thursday, May 30

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

From the Library

All student library books are due Friday, May 31. Please return all items by this date!

Volunteers needed!

We are in need of parent volunteers in the next two weeks. Please consider one of the opportunities below, and coordinate with Mr. Hemmens in the office if you can help out!

Supporting Students During Ramadan

With parent permission, we are offering alternate quiet spaces for students to go during lunch times if they are fasting. For the most part, teachers have volunteered their time to cover this, but additional parent volunteers would be awesome! Volunteers are requested between 11:15 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. from May 6-June 7. You do not need to commit to a whole session; we appreciate any help we can get. Please contact Mr. Hemmens in the Belvedere office if you are available to help!

Student Escort During SOL Testing

We also need parent volunteers to escort students to and from the bathrooms during SOL testing. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to see when you can help out!

Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAEA82FABFD0-volunteer

SOL Testing Schedule

The SOL testing window is now open. All tests begin first thing in the morning. Please make every effort to be present for these tests. Reach out to your child's teacher with any questions!

5th Grade

  • Wednesday, May 29-Thursday, May 30: Reading

4th Grade

  • Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: Reading

3rd Grade

  • Thursday, May 16 & Friday May 17: Math
  • Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22: Reading
Upcoming Events
  • Spring SOL Testing Dates
  • Wednesday, 5/15: PTA Fundraiser at Flippin' Pizza
  • Monday, 5/27: Memorial Day Holiday (no school)
  • Thursday, 6/6: June PTA Meeting (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, 6/7: PYP Exhibition
  • Tuesday, 6/11: Career Day (Grades 4-5)
  • Thursday, 6/13: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:45 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 6/13: Last Day of School & Early Release (Students dismiss at 1:05.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Concrete Repairs Scheduled

Several sections of concrete will be repaired around the school over the next few days. Please be careful as you visit Belvedere this week!

Volunteers needed!

We are in need of parent volunteers in the next two weeks. Please consider one of the opportunities below, and coordinate with Mr. Hemmens in the office if you can help out!

Supporting Students During Ramadan

With parent permission, we are offering alternate quiet spaces for students to go during lunch times if they are fasting. For the most part, teachers have volunteered their time to cover this, but additional parent volunteers would be awesome! Volunteers are requested between 11:15 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. from May 6-June 7. You do not need to commit to a whole session; we appreciate any help we can get. Please contact Mr. Hemmens in the Belvedere office if you are available to help!

Student Escort During SOL Testing

We also need parent volunteers to escort students to and from the bathrooms during SOL testing. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to see when you can help out!

Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAEA82FABFD0-volunteer

SOL Testing Schedule

The SOL testing window is now open. All tests begin first thing in the morning. Please make every effort to be present for these tests. Reach out to your child's teacher with any questions!

5th Grade

  • Tuesday, May 7: Science
  • Thursday, May 9: Advanced Math
  • Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10: Base Math
  • Wednesday, May 29-Thursday, May 30: Reading

4th Grade

  • Wednesday, May 8: Virginia Studies
  • Tuesday, May 14 & Wednesday, May 15: Math
  • Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: Reading

3rd Grade

  • Thursday, May 16 & Friday May 17: Math
  • Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22: Reading
Upcoming Events

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Volunteers needed!

We are in need of parent volunteers in the next two weeks. Please consider one of the opportunities below, and coordinate with Mr. Hemmens in the office if you can help out!

Supporting Students During Ramadan

With parent permission, we are offering alternate quiet spaces for students to go during lunch times if they are fasting. For the most part, teachers have volunteered their time to cover this, but additional parent volunteers would be awesome! Volunteers are requested between 11:15 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. from May 6-June 7. You do not need to commit to a whole session; we appreciate any help we can get. Please contact Mr. Hemmens in the Belvedere office if you are available to help!

Student Escort During SOL Testing

We also need parent volunteers to escort students to and from the bathrooms during SOL testing. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to see when you can help out!

Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAEA82FABFD0-volunteer

SOL Testing Begins Next Week

Students in grades 3-5 will participate in SOL testing starting next week. Please check the schedule on the BES website to find out when your child will be testing! All tests begin at 9:40 a.m.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, May 1: Spring Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 2: Spring Strings Concert (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 4: May Outdoor Club Outing
  • Spring SOL Testing Dates

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

The BES Spring Basketball Game is this Friday!

Tie up your laces, and get ready for the BES spring basketball game! This year we are inviting parents AND students in grades 3, 4, or 5 to sign up and play alongside Belvedere staff! The game will take place in the Glasgow MS gym from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Event details: We will play 10 minute quarters with a running clock. All players will need to purchase a Belvedere Ballers t-shirt ($10-$15 depending on the number of players). We will practice for about 20-30 minutes before the game. Please join us for this exciting event; we play for FUN!

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, 4/25: Kindergarten Orientation (6 p.m., details)
  • Friday, 4/26: Spring Basketball Game (6 p.m., Glasgow MS)
  • Tuesday, April 30: Spring Band Concert (6:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 1: Spring Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 2: Spring Strings Concert (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 4: May Outdoor Club Outing
  • Spring SOL Testing Dates

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Spring Break is next week!

School will be closed next week, April 15-19, for spring break. The front office will also be closed. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22. We hope you enjoy a relaxing break from school!

Join us tonight for Partners in Print!

We hope to see all Belvedere families tonight for Partners in Print! A pizza dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. After dinner, families will get to choose two fun literacy experiences led by Belvedere teachers. Details can be found in last week's Wednesday Folder. See you tonight!

Spring Basketball Game Information

Tie up your laces, and get ready for the BES spring basketball game! This year we are inviting parents AND students in grades 3, 4, or 5 to sign up and play alongside Belvedere staff! The game will take place in the Glasgow MS gym from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Please sign up using the link below or contact Mrs. Maturan if you or your child is interested in playing!

Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa9aa2ca5fd0-belvedere2

Event details: We will play 10 minute quarters with a running clock. All players will need to purchase a Belvedere Ballers t-shirt ($10-$15 depending on the number of players). We will practice for about 20-30 minutes before the game. Please join us for this exciting event; we play for FUN!

3rd Quarter Progress Reports

Progress reports for the third quarter will go home in Wednesday Folders on Wednesday, April 24.

Last call for 3rd grade author visit book orders!

Author Tracey Kyle will visit our third graders on Friday, April 26. Students have the opportunity to order signed copies of her books using the order form in the March 20 Wednesday Folder. Orders are due back to school tomorrow,  Thursday, April 11!

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Spring Partners in Print Event
  • Monday, 4/15-Friday, 4/19: Spring Break
  • Tuesday, 4/23: AAP Orientation Session (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 4/25: Kindergarten Orientation (6 p.m., details)
  • Spring SOL Testing Dates

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Reminder: Partners in Print tomorrow!

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Partners in Print is tomorrow night!

This is a reminder for our families to join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. for our spring Partners in Print event! Dinner will be served from 6-6:30 in the cafeteria, and literacy activities begin at 6:30!

Find more details in last week's Wednesday Folder. See you there!

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Family Engagement Survey Reminder

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Dear Belvedere families,

On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Calendar Reminder

This Friday, April 5, is a teacher workday. There is no school for students that day, and the office will be closed. Classes will resume Monday, April 8.

Spring SOL Testing Dates

Spring testing dates for grades 3-5 can be found on the BES website. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about SOL testing.

Join the Outdoor Club this Saturday at the National Arboretum!

The April Outdoor Club outing will take place this Saturday, April 6. Please contact Ms. Evers if you plan to attend!

RSVP for Partners in Print!

Belvedere families, please join us for the Spring Partners in Print Event on Wednesday, April 10!

A pizza dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. After dinner, you will get to choose two fun literacy experiences led by Belvedere teachers. Each family that attends will get a free book at the event. Please let us know you are coming by returning the RSVP form in today's Wednesday Folder. See you there!

3rd Grade Author Visit Book Orders

Author Tracey Kyle will visit our third graders on Friday, April 26. Students have the opportunity to order signed copies of her books using the order form in the March 20 Wednesday Folder. Orders are due back to school by Thursday, April 11.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 4/5: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Saturday, 4/6: April Outdoor Club Outing (National Arboretum)
  • Tuesday, 4/9: PTA Dogfish Head Fundraiser (all day)
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Spring Partners in Print Event
  • Monday, 4/15-Friday, 4/19: Spring Break

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Spring Partners in Print Event

Belvedere families, please join us for the Spring Partners in Print Event on Wednesday, April 10!

A pizza dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. After dinner, you will get to choose two fun literacy experiences led by Belvedere teachers. Each family that attends will get a free book at the event. Please let us know you are coming by returning the RSVP form in the March 27 Wednesday Folder. See you there!

3rd Grade Author Visit Book Orders

Author Tracey Kyle will visit our third graders on Friday, April 26. Students have the opportunity to order signed copies of her books using the order form in the March 20 Wednesday Folder. Orders are due back to school by Thursday, April 11.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 4/2: April PTA Meeting (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, 4/5: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Saturday, 4/6: April Outdoor Club Outing - Annual Stream Clean Up
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Spring Partners in Print Event
  • Monday, 4/15-Friday, 4/19: Spring Break

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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FCPS Values Your Opinion!

On March 24th, you will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey! 

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the Belvedere front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you in advance!

Cecilia Vanderhye

Principal

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 3/26: Family Science Night at Belvedere (6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, 4/2: April PTA Meeting (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, 4/5: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Saturday, 4/6: April Outdoor Club Outing - Annual Stream Clean Up
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Spring Partners in Print Event
  • Monday, 4/15-Friday, 4/19: Spring Break

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Spring Testing Dates

SOL tests have been scheduled for grades 3-5. Please take note of the dates that apply to your child. Additional information will follow as we get closer to May. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions at this time.

5th Grade

  • Tuesday, May 7: Science
  • Thursday, May 9: Advanced Math
  • Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10: Base Math
  • Wednesday, May 29 & Thursday, May 30: Reading

4th Grade

  • Wednesday, May 8: Virginia Studies
  • Tuesday, May 14 & Wednesday, May 15: Math
  • THursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: Reading

3rd Grade

  • Thursday, May 16 & Friday May 17: Math
  • Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22: Reading
Last call for yearbook orders!

Yearbooks are on sale through March 22, 2019. Please see the February 21 Wednesday Folder for details, pricing, and order forms. You can also purchase a yearbook online using the link below.

Online Yearbook Order Link

3rd Grade Author Visit Book Orders

Author Tracey Kyle will visit our third graders on Friday, April 26. Students have the opportunity to order signed copies of her books using the order form in today's Wednesday Folder. Orders are due back to school by Thursday, April 11.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 3/26: Family Science Night at Belvedere (6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, 4/2: April PTA Meeting (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, 4/5: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Saturday, 4/6: April Outdoor Club Outing - Annual Stream Clean Up
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Spring Partners in Print Event
  • Monday, 4/15-Friday, 4/19: Spring Break

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Dear Belvedere Families,

We are excited to share with you that Marcie Atkins, Belvedere librarian, was named the Potomac Region 2019 Librarian of the Year. This award is sponsored by the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL), which includes seven regions. The Potomac region covers Northern Virginia, including Fauquier, Prince William, Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudon counties. The seven region winners are now in the running for Librarian of the Year for the state, which will be announced at the VAASL conference in November.

Ms. Atkins’ contributions to the Belvedere community are many. She regularly collaborates with grade level teams to write curriculum, and she engages students through inquiry-rich instruction. She consistently contributes ideas that help expand others’ thinking, resulting in better outcomes for students. Ms. Atkins is comfortable with technology integration. She ensures that students are well-versed in navigating electronic resources, such as encyclopedias, reading databases, and internet resources. During library sessions with individual classes, Ms. Atkins regularly incorporates the use of technology, including interactions on the Smart Board and use of laptops and iPads. Ms. Atkins also works closely with the school’s technology teacher to run the school’s student-led news program.

Ms. Atkins regularly extends her knowledge by attending workshops and building professional connections with other librarians. She consistently shares new learning with staff. Ms. Atkins is also a writer and she regularly connects with authors who share their knowledge with the students at school. Through her leadership, the Belvedere library program consistently deepens and expands students understanding of literacy and resources available. Congratulations, Ms. Atkins!

Pennies for Patients starts tomorrow!

On March 14 we will begin a Pennies for Patients Drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We will kick off the drive that Thursday with a superhero spirit day, and students are invited to dress as their favorite superhero! Donation boxes will be available in every classroom for students to donate pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Our school goal is to have every classroom participate at least one day during the drive.

Friday is the 3rd Grade Seed Sale!

Please join us on Friday, March 15, for the annual third grade seed sale! Students will be selling seeds in the front lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the PTA Silent Auction at Glory Days Grill starting at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public; come out to support our students!

Special Request: Donate your tissue boxes

Please consider donating tissue boxes for the Kindergarteners’ counseling lesson this month. They will be creating “Worry Monsters” as a follow up to last month’s lesson about worries and what to do with them. Donations can be dropped off at the front office or brought in to the Kindergarten classrooms. Boxes may be full or empty. Thank you from the Counseling Department!

Author Visit Book Orders

Two authors will be visiting our school in March, and students have the opportunity to order some of their books ahead of the visits! Please see the dates below as well as flyers in the February 13 Wednesday Folder for details.

Sue Fliess—author visit for K-1-2 on March 27

  • Book order deadline is March 20
  • Note: these orders will go through BES (Please make checks payable to Belvedere ES.)
Order your yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale through March 22, 2019. Please see the February 21 Wednesday Folder for details, pricing, and order forms. You can also purchase a yearbook online using the link below.

Online Yearbook Order Link

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 3/15: 3rd Grade Seed Sale (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Belvedere Lobby)
  • Friday, 3/15: PTA Silent Auction (6 p.m., Glory Days Grill)
  • Tuesday, 3/26: Family Science Night (6 p.m.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Parent Coffee Tomorrow!

Belvedere parents are invited to attend a parent coffee with Chrissy Berl, one of our counselors, and Laura Doughty, our parent liaison. Chrissy and Laura will talk about Parent Tools for School/Morning Routines. We hope you can join us in the parent center at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow for a cup of coffee and conversation!

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 3/13: Parent Coffee (9:15 a.m.)
  • Friday, 3/15: 3rd Grade Seed Sale (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Belvedere Lobby)
  • Friday, 3/15: PTA Silent Auction (6 p.m., Glory Days Grill)
  • Tuesday, 3/26: Family Science Night (6 p.m.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Wednesday Folder Information

Please find electronic copies of your child's Wednesday folder items on the PTA website. Thanks for going green and accessing these items online each week! If you would like to change your preferences for paper or electronic copies, please contact the office.

Early Release on Monday

Students will be released three hours early at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Please note that the school office will also close from 1:30-2:30 that day.

Spring Pictures will be taken this week!

Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8. Please see the announcement in today's Wednesday folder or on the BES website for the picture day schedule and order information.

Vote for Belvedere!

Please continue voting every day in the WTOP Click for Kids Contest! If we win, we could get up to $10,000 for our environmental education program!

Link to vote for Belvedere

Third Grade Seed Sale

Please join us for the annual Third Grade Seed Sale on Friday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Belvedere front lobby and during the PTA Silent Auction at Glory Days Grill. To preview the seed choices or complete an order form, please see today's Wednesday folder

Author Visit Book Orders

Two authors will be visiting our school in March, and students have the opportunity to order some of their books ahead of the visits! Please see the dates below as well as flyers in the February 13 Wednesday Folder for details.

Sue Fliess—author visit for K-1-2 on March 27

  • Book order deadline is March 20
  • Note: these orders will go through BES (Please make checks payable to Belvedere ES.)
Order your yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale through March 22, 2019. Please see the February 21 Wednesday Folder for details, pricing, and order forms. You can also purchase a yearbook online using the link below.

Online Yearbook Order Link

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, 3/7-Friday, 3/8: Spring Picture Days
  • Thursday, 3/7: March PTA Meeting (7 p.m.)
  • Monday, 3/11: 3-hour Early Release for Students
  • Friday, 3/15: 3rd Grade Seed Sale (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Belvedere Lobby)
  • Friday, 3/15: PTA Silent Auction (6 p.m., Glory Days Grill)
  • Tuesday, 3/26: Family Science Night (6 p.m.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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