March 15, 2019
PTA Vacancies (form at end of newsletter)
The PTA President, VP, and Secretary positions will be vacant next year as we all having rising 9th graders and won’t be at Farmwell Station next year.
The PTA cannot operate without a President as in, No President No PTA.
I encourage you to consider throwing your hat into the ring for one of these rewarding positions. Nominations will be announced April 2. May 7 is election night and new leaders step into their respective roles at that time. Hope to see lots of nominees!!!
Please use the attached nomination sheet.
Yearbooks – LAST CHANCE!!!!
Did you get your 2019 yearbook yet? The portal to order a yearbook is open by going to the Farmwell Station website; or follow the link below. The portal will remain open for only a limited time.
Spring Picture Days April 9 &10 – Volunteers needed!
Spring Picture Day is Coming Soon! Students will be taking Spring Pictures during their resource class on April 9 and 10. Packets/Order forms will be going home soon.
We will need volunteers to assist with picture day – you will receive a photo voucher from Life Touch for your time! See the signup here: http://signup.com/go/dKHtVod
Tutoring Opportunity (see attached permission slip)
The Broad Run National Honor Society has volunteered to tutor Farmwell’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Tutoring will be available in the library on Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:20 AM. Transportation to Farmwell in the mornings is the responsibility of the parent. The Farmwell student should arrive at the library with homework and/ or specific questions for the BRHS tutors. It’s imperative to be prepared so your child can get the most out of each tutoring session. If you would like your child to participate, please have your child return the attached permission slip below to their grade level dean or counselor.
Summer Camp Information
It’s that time of year again to think about summer camp! We wanted to provide links to both the YMCA Loudoun Camps and the Loudoun County Parks, and Recreation Community Services Camps.
LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Parent Seminar
March 21, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 please join Loudoun County Public Schools for a Parent Seminar. The theme is Managing Bumps in the Road: Building Resilient Relationships with Your Teen presented by Dr. John Walker, Supervisor of LCPS Student Support Services. See flyer for more information and to register.
SOL Dates Set for May 2019
All students will be taking their SOLs this May. Please look closely at the Grade/Subject Schedule provided here, it can also be found on the Farmwell Website.
Attendance by ALL students is important, so we ask for parents/guardians to NOT schedule appointments, travel, or other events that will require students to be tardy, absent, or have early dismissal, during their assigned testing days. Your assistance and understanding are appreciated.
May 7 Tuesday – ALL 8th Grade Math SOL tests – Algebra, Geometry, and Math 8
May 8 Wednesday – 8th Grade Science SOL
May 9 Thursday – ALL 7th Grade Math SOL tests – Algebra, Math 7, Math 8
May 14 Tuesday – 6th Grade Reading SOL
May 15 Wednesday – 7th Grade Reading SOL
May 16 Thursday – 8th Grade Reading SOL
May 21 Tuesday – ALL 6th Grade SOL tests – Algebra, Math 6, Math 7
May 22 Wednesday - 8th Grade Civics SOL
May 23 Thursday - Retakes – Algebra, Geometry, Math 8, Math 7
May 28 Tuesday – Retakes – Math 6, 8th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Reading
May 29 Wednesday – Retakes - 8th Grade Science, 6th Grade Reading
May 30 Thursday – Retakes - Civics
Farmwell Parent Coffees Topic Request
Is there a topic you would like to see presented at one of our future Parent Coffees? We are interested in hearing from our Farmwell parents and what they would like to see as topics for upcoming coffee mornings. If you have ideas please email the Farmwell Social Worker, and the organizer of our Parent Coffees, Donna Fengya at Donna.Fengya@lcps.org
Rising 9th Grade Parent Coffee
A ‘Parent Coffee’ will be held for rising 9th grade parents on March 29 in the Broad Run High School career center at 8:30 a.m. It is an informal way for high school administration and counseling staff to meet and greet parents and answer any questions.
COURSE SELECTION AND ORIENTATION PRESENTATIONS
PARENT MEETINGS PRESENTATIONS
- Rising 6th Grade Presentation: 6th Grade Parent Meeting Presentation
- Rising 8th Grade Presentation: 8th Grade Parent Meeting Presentation
- Rising 7th grade, Presentation: 7th Grade Parent Meeting Presentation
- Rising 9th grade, Presentation: 9th Grade Course Selections and Information Presentation and 9th Grade Electives Descriptions
Additional Orientation Dates:
March 28 8th Grade Expo at Broad Run HS
April 12 5th Grade Orientation at FWS
Front Desk Volunteers Needed
Are you looking for an opportunity to help out at school? We are looking for someone to help in the front office. We will train you! Please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Together we Can Make a Difference!
Why join the PTA? It provides funds that will directly impact your child’s education and gives you a vote at PTO meetings. Membership is $15 per family and $5 per staff member. Our goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to have 500 families join!
PTA Membership fees will be applied towards many different school projects!
IF YOUR CHILD IS (OR WAS) ABSENT
The easiest way to confirm your child’s absence is to send an email to email@example.com . Attendance records can be updated at any time. You may also use this email address to let us know about daily absences, or absences in the future.
READ THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Do you want to know what your child is hearing every morning on the Breakfast Bunch morning announcements? Our announcements will be posted on our website every morning.
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