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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 Reminders

Please take note of the upcoming early release days and student holidays in January:

  • Friday, 1/18: 3-hour Early Release (students dismissed at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (no school)
  • Friday, 1/25: Teacher Workday (no school)
FCPS Bus Drivers Wanted

FCPS invites applicants to join its transportation team! Pay starts at $19/hour, plus benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave and retirement plan), and a flexible schedule. To qualify, applicants must: be at least 21 years of age; have a good driving record; pass a physical exam, drug screen and background check; and be willing to complete a 5-week training program for a commercial driver’s license.

For more information, call 571-423-3000, or go to www.fcps.edu and search for “Bus Driver.”

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 1/18: 3-hour Early Release (students dismissed at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (no school)
  • Wednesday, 1/23: Winter Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 1/25: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Wednesday, 1/30: Glasgow MS Open House (6 p.m., 5th graders only)

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.

Preschool Information Sessions for 2019-2020

If you are interested in our preschool program (FECEP/Head Start) for 2019-2020 school year, please stop by the Parent Center at one of the following times: 

  • January 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • February 14 from  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • March 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please bring these items with you:

  • Copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Family Income Verification ( example, 2018 tax return, w-2, current pay stubs, employment verification, child support, TANF, SSI etc.)
  • Copy of current rental agreement / lease

Olga Simpson will be available to accept applications and answer any questions you might have about the program.

AAP Parent Referrals due Thursday

Thursday, January 10 is the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV referral deadline. Parents of students in grades 2-7 may refer for full-time AAP placement.

Parents or guardians of students not in the second grade screening pool may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to the school. The referral form plus forms for additional optional information are available on the FCPS website and in the Parent Information Packet available at the school.

If you have any questions please contact Margaret McGuire at mmcguire@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 1/18: 3-hour Early Release (students dismissed at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, 1/18: PTA Winter Movie Night (TBA)
  • Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (no school)
  • Wednesday, 1/23: Winter Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 1/25: Student Holiday (no school)
  • Wednesday, 1/30: Glasgow MS Open House (6 p.m., 5th graders only)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Dear Belvedere Family:

Winter break is almost here! Students have been continuously engaged in learning experiences that grow their skills across the curriculum and engage them in deep thinking. Please help us keep this learning going over the break as much as possible.

Some things you can do at home to support this are:

  • Read with your child. This varies depending on the child’s age and reading skills. It can mean looking at the illustrations and telling a story, listening to your child read, taking turns reading, reading to your child, or listening to your child share about his or her reading.
  • Encourage your child to write. This can include writing letters, keeping a journal, drawing and writing about the picture, and writing lists.
  • Encourage your child to measure and count, possibly while cooking or shopping with you.

We hope this break allows for time with friends and family. On behalf of the entire Belvedere staff, we wish you a restful break and happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Cecilia Vanderhye, Principal

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.

Winter Break Reminder

FCPS Winter Break is scheduled from December 24-January 4. All schools and offices will be closed during the break. Please note that Friday, December 21 is a full day for students. Classes resume on Monday, January 7.

View the complete 2018-19 school year calendar on the FCPS website.

PTA Spelling Bee

Join us for a night of spelling E-X-C-I-T-E-M-E-N-T! This year’s Belvedere Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, February 13, starting promptly at 6 p.m. The Word Study List, registration form, and more details can be found in this week's Wednesday Folder. You can also sign up online: https://goo.gl/forms/HBKsczJtFIR3l5Z43

The winner of the Belvedere Spelling Bee will advance to the Fairfax County Spelling Bee, and the winner of the county Bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee! The Belvedere winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, and 2nd and 3rd place finishers will each receive $25 Amazon gift cards. Look for volunteer sign-ups after Winter Break!

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Winter Break: December 24-January 4
  • Wednesday, 1/9: January PTA Meeting
  • Friday, 1/18: 3-hour Early Release
  • Friday, 1/18: PTA Winter Movie Night
  • Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (no school)

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.

3-hour Early Release on Friday, 12/14

Please note students will be released three hours early on Friday, December 14. Belvedere students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m. Find a complete list of holidays and other events on the Belvedere website.

Emergency Communications

Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information. 

Parents and guardians who have included a cellphone number (in the cellphone field) on a student’s emergency care card will receive a text message on December 14 to confirm the account is set up to receive text messages from FCPS. You do not need to do anything when you receive the text message from the new vendor, School Messenger, on December 14th. If you do not receive a text message, please check the contact information listed on your child’s emergency care card in weCare. Your cellphone number must be listed in the cellphone field in order to receive text messages from FCPS.

New this year, parents can enter their student’s cellphone number in weCare so that their student will also receive text messages for delayed openings, school closings, and late bus notifications. The student’s cellphone number will need to be entered in Section 4, under Additional Information. If the student’s cellphone is listed in weCare, they will also receive the text message on December 14. 

Emergency and essential information includes:

  • Emergency
  • Delayed openings/school closings
  •  Attendance
  • Early release
  • Buses running late
  • Low lunch balance
  • Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs
  • Back to school information
  • Important testing dates

If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As a reminder, in addition to email and text messages, all FCPS weather delays and openings are also posted on Twitter, Facebook, FCPS website, school websites, and local radio and television broadcasts. Read more about Weather Cancellation Procedures.

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 12/12: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (6:30 p.m., cafeteria)
  • Thursday, 12/13: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (2:45 p.m., Parent Center)
  • Thursday, 12/13: Winter Strings Concert (7 p.m., Gym)
  • Friday, 12/14: Three-hour early release
  • Winter Break: December 24-January 4

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 Family:

This past week has been filled with good news. The Preschool Team held an International Potluck for their families with many families attending and sharing wonderful food from around the world. Thanks to our Preschool Team for providing a great community-school event. Everyone had a great time!

On Thursday morning we were all surprised by a visit from our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Zuluaga, the Executive Director of Apple FCU Education Foundation, Ms. Steven Sengstack, and Lisa Barrow, Director of Professional Growth and Career Development. They came to share the good news that Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation awarded Belvedere a $4000 grant to improve the preschool playground. The funds will allow us to make modifications to give students increased opportunities with hands-on experiences in an outdoor setting, including a mud kitchen, sensory tables, and outdoor seating. Congratulations to Stacey Evers, Environmental Teacher, and the preschool teachers for all their work in writing the grant!

Last week, we had a successful first week of composting. The students understand the importance of composting and their efforts prevented nearly 70 pounds of food scraps from going to the landfill. We encourage you to talk to your child about the experience.  Students will continue composting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

Math Night is this Thursday! There will be a free pasta dinner served, and the book fair will be open. See below for details. We look forward to seeing you at Belvedere!

Math Night, Pasta Dinner, and Book Fair this Thursday!

Please join us for Math Night on Thursday, December 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. A free pasta dinner will be served from 6-6:30, and the book fair will be open for shopping during the whole event. The book fair accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. All proceeds go to purchasing new books for the library. Details about these events can be found on the BES website.

Environmental education teacher, Stacey Evers, and the BES Preschool team were excited to accept a grant from Apple Federal Credit Union to revamp the preschool playground to expand outdoor learning opportunities for our youngest students. Congrats to Ms. Evers and the Preschool Team!

Upcoming Events
  • Monday-Friday, 12/3-7: Fall Book Fair
  • Thursday, 12/6: Math Night & Pasta Dinner
  • Friday, 12/7: PTA Meeting (9:30 a.m., cafeteria)
  • Friday, 12/7: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (10 a.m., cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, 12/12: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (6:30 p.m., cafeteria)
  • Thursday, 12/13: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (2:45 p.m., Parent Center)
  • Friday, 12/14: Three-hour early release
  • Winter Break: December 24-January 4

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.

Picture Retake Day this Friday

Picture Retake Day, which was postponed due to the 2-hour delay on November 16, will take place this Friday, November 30. Details and order forms can be found in the November 7 Wednesday folder.

Fall Book Fair

The book fair will be open each day next week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. as well as Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. during Math Night! The book fair accepts cash, checks (made payable to Belvedere Elementary), and credit cards. Students will visit the book fair during their library time.

All proceeds go to adding books to our school library! Come buy books for all of your holiday gift-giving. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449A4A722A64-belvedere2. Thanks for making this event a success!

Math Night & Pasta Dinner

Please join us as we explore how play, math discussions, and strategic thinking are key components of our math instruction at Belvedere. All Bulldog families are invited to learn new games, create math tools to use at home, and learn how to have rich mathematical conversations at home. 

There will also be a free pasta dinner served from 6-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the book fair will be open for shopping. Please see the BES website for more details about this event. We hope you will join us!

Justice HS Winterfest

Justice HS is hosting Winterfest to celebrate the Justice Pyramid community. The event will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Justice HS Aux Gym. There will be food, crafts, games, and a movie.

Entry is $5 per family, or you can bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots to get free entry. Contact Justice HS SGA Sponsor, Emily McCloud | ecmccloud@fcps.edu, for more information.

Glasgow MS Open House for Rising 6th Graders

Glasgow MS will hold it's Open House event for rising 6th graders on Wednesday, January 30 from 6-8 p.m. 5th grade families, please see the flyer in today's Wednesday folder for details!

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 11/30: Picture Retake Day
  • Saturday, 12/1: December Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday-Friday, 12/3-7: Fall Book Fair
  • Thursday, 12/6: Math Night & Pasta Dinner
  • Friday, 12/7: PTA Meeting (9:30 a.m., cafeteria)
  • Friday, 12/7: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (10 a.m., cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, 12/12: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (6:30 p.m., cafeteria)
  • Thursday, 12/13: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (2:45 p.m., Parent Center)
  • Friday, 12/14: Three-hour early release
  • Winter Break: December 24-January 4

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schools and Offices are closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (November 21-23) in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

We hope all of our families enjoy this special time together!

Dear Belvedere Families:

It’s incredible to think we are in the second quarter of school, and we already experienced our first snow day. We hope this gave you an unexpected pause and special time with your child at home. 

During the first week of November, teachers were busy completing parent-teacher conferences. This year students in grades 1-5 and some students in kindergarten experienced student involved conferences. Teachers were able to share highlights about what students have been learning, but more importantly, you had a chance to hear from your child and see the learning s/he has been engaged in. We hope you found this way of learning about your child valuable and that you felt it gave you greater insight into the learning that goes on in the classroom. If you still feel that you have questions for the teacher, please feel free to reach out to him or her.

Thank you to all who were able to join us for our Thanksgiving luncheon on Veterans’ Day. We had record number of parents and family members attend. Students and staff were happy to see you. Some of you were also able to stay and visit the classroom, getting a glimpse into the learning environment at school.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we wish you a wonderful time with friends and family. Please note that due to the holiday, there will be no Wednesday Folder items sent from the office this week. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The fall Book Fair is coming up, and the library needs volunteers to make this event run smoothly! The dates are November 29-December 10. Please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link if you can donate a little bit of your time!

Reach out to librarian Marcie Atkins with any questions.

Picture Retake Day Rescheduled

Picture Retake Day, which was postponed due to the 2-hour delay on November 16, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 30. Details and order forms can be found in the November 7 Wednesday folder.

Missing Impact Aid Forms

Impact Aid forms were sent home yesterday with students who have not yet returned this form to the office. Please make every effort to complete and return these forms as soon as possible.

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday-Friday, 11/21-23: Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, 11/30: Picture Retake Day
  • Saturday, 12/1: December Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday-Friday, 12/3-7: Fall Book Fair
  • Thursday, 12/6: Math Night
  • Friday, 12/7: PTA Meeting (9:30 a.m., cafeteria)
  • Friday, 12/7: AAP Level IV Screening Information Session (10 a.m., cafeteria)

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.

Winter Weather

As winter approaches, it is important to review the FCPS weather cancellation procedures. FCPS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:

  • Posted to the FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Posted to www.fcps.edu.
  • Email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school). 
  • Email sent to employees (using the employee's FCPS email address).
  • Email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings.
  • Posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
  • Area radio and television stations.

In the event of a 2-hour delay at Belvedere, students enter the building starting at 10:55 a.m., and the school day officially starts at 11:20 a.m. Find more details about weather cancellation procedures on the FCPS website.

Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (November 21-23) next week in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you enjoy this break from school!

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 11/16: Fall Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, 11/16: International Night (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday-Friday, 11/21-23: Thanksgiving Break
  • Saturday, 12/1: December Outdoor Club Outing

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.

Thanksgiving Lunch & Open House Schedule

Belvedere families are invited to join their students for a Thanksgiving Lunch and Open House on Monday, November 12. The lunch schedule and ticket information is included in this week's Wednesday Folder. Please order tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines and to give the cafeteria an accurate head count. We look forward to sharing this special event with our families!

Parent Surveys

Thank you to everyone who has already completed the IB parent survey! This survey is part of the IB evaluation process which takes place every five years. Please use the links below if you still need to complete the survey. Thanks for your feedback and participation in this process!

Parent Survey Links: English | Spanish

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, 11/10: November Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday, 11/12: Thanksgiving Lunch & Open House
  • Friday, 11/16: Fall Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, 11/16: International Night (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday-Friday, 11/21-23: Thanksgiving 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:

It is a pleasure to share with you that Assistant Principal Lauren Badini and her husband welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby girl this past Thursday, October 25th. Her name is Campbell Elizabeth Badini. Both mom and baby are doing well. 

We welcome Ms. Bunny Lancaster, retired FCPS principal, to Belvedere.  She will be with us until Lauren’s return in February. Ms. Lancaster has already been in classrooms and team meetings, getting to know students and staff. 

The Storybook character parade was a fun way to begin the school day today.  Many parents came by to see our students parade inside the school. Our office staff recreated some of the characters of Where's Waldo, surprising students as they walked by. Enjoy the photo!

Parent Surveys

Belvedere is approaching the International Baccalaureate evaluation which happens every five years after a school has been authorized as an IB world school. In preparation for the IB evaluation, the entire school community is asked to reflect on the school’s implementation of the Primary Years Program. To support this process, we kindly ask for your feedback and thank you in advance for completing a parent survey. English and Spanish versions of the survey are linked below.

Parent Survey Links: English | Spanish

Missing Forms

The office is missing a significant number of student forms that were sent home on the first day of school as well as many Impact Aid forms. If your student is missing forms, they have been sent home again in today's Wednesday Folder. Please complete and return any forms in your child's folder as soon as possible. Additional copies of any missing forms can also be picked up from the office on Monday or Tuesday. Please consider checking with the office staff when you come for a parent teacher conference to see if you are missing any paperwork.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Please save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Belvedere families are invited to join their students for this event on Monday, November 12. Additional information can be found on the flyer in today's Wednesday Folder.

Calendar Reminders
  • Please note that Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6 are student holidays. School will resume on Wednesday, November 7.
  • Thanksgiving break is coming up soon. School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 21-23. School will resume on Monday, November 26.
Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Monday & Tuesday, 11/5-6: Student Holidays
  • Saturday, 11/10: November Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday, 11/12: Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Friday, 11/16: International Night (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday-Friday, 11/21-23: Thanksgiving 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.

New arrival and dismissal procedure starts Thursday, 10/25

In the interest of keeping our students safe, we are making some changes to our dismissal procedures. Please carefully review the letter in today's Wednesday folder that explains the changes. If you have any questions after reviewing the letter, please contact the school office.

Storybook Character Parade

Get ready for the annual BES Storybook Character parade! All students are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite book characters and walk in the parade on Wednesday, October 31. The parade will start at 9:30, and parents are welcome to attend.

Impact Aid Forms

The Student-Parent Surveys for Federal Impact Aid were sent home with students last week.  These forms help to identify students with federal connections, which ensures that FCPS can obtain its fair share of federal Impact Aid grant funds.  Last year, FCPS received approximately $3,000,000 in unrestricted funds through this program.

FCPS mandates that 100% of forms are returned. If you have not yet returned your Impact Aid form, please do so today.

First Day Forms

We are still missing forms from the beginning of the school year for many of our students. Please be sure to check your child’s Wednesday Folder this week; any outstanding forms will be there. Please complete and return these forms to school as soon as possible. Thank you!

Justice High School Theater Production

Please save the dates for Justice High School Wolfpack Theatre's production of a classic...Bye Bye Birdie! Tickets are on sale now.

Shows: Thursday, Nov 15 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov 16 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, Nov 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission is $15, and Students/Seniors are $10. Online ticketing is available at www.wolfpacktheatre.org, and tickets are available at the door for cash, check, and credit card. (Online ticketing is strongly encouraged and is available without an extra fee.)

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, 10/25: Teach-R-Treat (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, 11/31: Storybook Character Parade (9:30 a.m.)
  • Monday & Tuesday, 11/5-6: Student Holidays
  • Saturday, 11/10: November Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday, 11/12: Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Friday, 11/16: International 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!

Impact Aid Forms

Today, your child was given an Impact Aid form to take home for parents/guardians to complete. Impact Aid is a federal formula grant program that provides funding for school districts based on the number of federally-connected students that attend. Fairfax County mandates that we have 100% response to the Impact Aid form. Please complete and return the Impact Aid Form by October 26th.

Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week is October 15-19! Students receive instruction on Digital Citizenship throughout the year and are expected to be model online citizens at school and at home. This week is a great time for families to talk about Digital Citizenship at home and make plans for technology use. Find resources to get the conversation started on the FCPS website!

Bingo Night

Bingo Night is Friday, October 19! Pizza, chips, and drinks will be on sale starting at 6 p.m. Bingo will start at 7 p.m. There are great prizes lined up! All proceeds go to the 5th grade class for their field trip fund.

Storybook Pumpkin Festival

The annual Storybook Pumpkin Festival has begun in the Belvedere Library! All students are invited to celebrate great books by decorating pumpkins as storybook characters. Pumpkins will be displayed in the library from October 15—October 31. Find the instructions for submitting a pumpkin on our website.

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 10/19: Bingo Night (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 10/25: Teach-R-Treat (6 p.m.)
  • Monday & Tuesday, 11/5-6: Student Holidays
  • Saturday, 11/10: November Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday, 11/12: Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Friday, 11/16: International Night (6 p.m.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Calendar Reminder

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AAP Fall Info Session on Tuesday, 10/16

Please join us tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on the Advanced Academic Programs at Belvedere led by our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Margaret McGuire. The meeting will be in the Belvedere ES cafeteria.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 10/16: AAP Fall Info Session (6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 10/19: Bingo Night (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 10/25: Teach-R-Treat (6 p.m.)
  • Monday & Tuesday, 11/5-6: Student Holidays
  • Saturday, 11/10: November Outdoor Club Outing

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Belvedere News and Announcements

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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!

Partners in Print is this Thursday!

We hope to see all of our families at the Partners in Print event this Thursday night, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served before families start fun literacy activities lead by our teachers.

Parent Coffee

Please join us for the first parent coffee of the year on Friday morning, October 12, at 10 a.m. in the Parent Center. This event will be hosted by our parent liaison and our school technology specialist. We will have laptops available to help anyone access Blackboard and any other online tools as needed.

Teach-R-Treat Donations

Save the date for this year's Teach-R-Treat event where students can come in costume to trick or treat at school! This year's event will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. Candy donations can be left with office staff any time before the event. We hope to see you there!

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, 10/11: Partners in Print (6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 10/12: First Quarter Parent Coffee (10 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, 10/16: AAP Fall Info Session (6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 10/19: Bingo Night (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 10/25: Teach-R-Treat (6 p.m.)
  • Monday & Tuesday, 11/5-6: Student Holidays

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

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Attendance: 703-916-6868 | Web | Twitter

Belvedere News and Announcements

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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!

Dreambox Math

Students at Belvedere have access to Dreambox Math, an online math program that offers fun and challenging math activities. Students can log in to Dreambox at home on a computer or iPad following the directions found on the BES website. Scroll down for iPad directions as well as tips and FAQs. Students must log in through the link on this page and not at Dreambox.com.

Students use their FCPS student ID and password to log in. Please contact your child's teacher if your student has trouble remembering his or her login information. Please note that Kindergarten students will be bringing home password information in next week's Wednesday folder since they are just beginning to learn about logging in and using passwords.

Photos of the Week

Take a look at what's going on inside and outside our classrooms by viewing last week's Photos of the Week on the BES website!

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 10/5: Field Day
  • Saturday, 10/6: Outdoor Club Outing
  • Monday, 10/8: Student Holiday
  • Thursday, 10/11: Partners in Print (6:30 p.m.)

Find a complete list of events on the Belvedere website.

6540 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 | Office: 703-916-6800
Attendance: 703-916-6868 | Web | Twitter

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