September 23rd & 24th – Picture Days
Clubs and Activities
Farmwell offers many great clubs and activities for our students. Check out the Activities page on our Website. You will also find the listing of Activities Buses on this page if your student stays after and needs transportation home.
Picture Days Are Coming!!
Farmwell’s fall picture days are September 23 & 24. Your student will be taking their picture during their resource or spectrum class block. Order forms were sent home this week, you can order and pay online, or fill out the form and return it to the House Offices with payment. You can access the online store by going to mylifetouch.com and entering Farmwell’s code: HJ229013Q0
Outdoor Time Request
With the addition of daily outdoor recreation for our students this year we are in need of equipment or games to keep them occupied. If you have any outdoor equipment such as Cornhole games, large outdoor toss games, disc golf, etc. that you want to get rid of please send them our way!
Wednesday, September 18th we will have our fundraiser kick-off assemblies for each grade-level, which will jumpstart our venture of selling The World's Finest Chocolate. We hope to raise money to go towards new and improved outdoor equipment for our students to enjoy during recess. Students will be coming home with more information regarding our fundraiser and permission slips on September 18th.
Digital Agenda Information for Parents
New this year, Farmwell Station Middle School has moved to a digital format for students to track their homework and assignments. Students are using Google Calendar to stay organized this year. Parents can view the Google calendar for each class in ParentVUE by clicking on the link to Class Website. Each teacher has posted a link to the Google Calendar for their Google Classroom. Another way to stay informed is to check your student’s Google Classroom for assignments, resources and class announcements. Only students have Google Classroom accounts so talk to your student to get the login information. Here’s some videos to help you become familiar with Google Calendar and Google Classroom to support your students in their learning.
Strings Field Trip to Kennedy Center
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students currently enrolled in strings have the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Kennedy Center October 24 to see the National Symphony perform. The Commitment form and initial deposit is due Wednesday, September 18. Please talk with your strings teacher for more information!
5k Color Run
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to make an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. On Sunday, September 29th, Woodgrove High School in Purcellville is sponsoring a 5K Color Run Community Fundraiser in support of the Ryan Bartel foundation. The Ryan Bartel foundation promotes awareness about youth suicide and organizes and facilitates programs and activities to address the problem. Students at every school in Loudoun County are encouraged to participate in this color run to support awareness of Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
Please see the attached flyer and consider joining our High School Cluster team which is listed under Broad Run.
Odyssey of the mind:
Odyssey of the mind has come back! So, for all you creative minds, your destination is here! If you want to participate, pick up the permission forms in your house office, then turn it in in the main office before September 25th. So, put your thinking caps on and go above and beyond!
Welcome back, cubers! Get ready for an awesome year in the Rubik’s Cube club! Master the Rubik’s cube! Battle in cubing competitions and show off your talents! Learn the puzzle the easy way and the hard way! Join now! Permission forms are in each of the house offices. The First club meeting starts on Thursday, October 3rd, and follows every Thursday into the year. Turn in your forms into the main office. See you there!
Please make sure you visit ParentVue and fill out the Virtual First Day Packet. ParentVue is also where you can update phone numbers, emails, emergency contact information, student dismissal, and more. ParentVue is a vital tool in Loudoun County Schools and we recommend all parents/guardians sign up! Follow this link to the Farmwell ParentVue page for a link to ParentVue, information regarding the system, and who to contact if you need assistance with ParentVue.
Headphones for Chromebook
Please make sure your child has Chromebook compatible headphones for use at school. Most of the iPhone headphones do not have a jack that fits Chromebooks. Headphones are on sale at the school store from 8-8:30am each morning or at most local retailers.
IF YOUR CHILD IS (OR WAS) ABSENT
The easiest way to report or confirm your child’s absence is to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Attendance records can be updated at any time. You can also call the absentee line at: 571-252-2322
LCPS is committed to reducing the amount of paperwork we send home to you.
To achieve this goal we have implemented a service called Permission Click.
Forms that require your signature will be sent in an email from Permission Click email@example.com.
Please be sure to check your email service to ensure delivery of these messages.
Yearbooks – IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO ORDER!!
Did you order your 2020 yearbook yet? The portal to order a yearbook is open by going to the Farmwell Station website or follow the link below.
Link Your Harris Teeter Card
Your Vic Card must be relinked EVERY year! Get a jump start on the year by linking your card now and help us start fundraising for the 2019-2020 school year.
Thank you for your support.
There are many resources for parents offered by LCPS throughout the year. Please read the Peach Jar flyers that come to your email and we will also post links to workshops, parent seminar series, and more here in the Friday Newsletter.
Gender Differences in ADHD English and Spanish Flyers:
Childhood Anxiety Parent Seminar:
Parent Resource Services Fall Workshop Schedule English and Spanish Flyers:
Adaptive Technology Parent Workshop:
Mental Health and Wellness Parent Seminar Series:
The ARC of Loudoun at Paxton Campus
Virginia Family Special Education Connection August Newsletter
A Note from Office Ace – SRO at Farmwell Station
Talking to your children about the basics of Pedestrian Safety:
- Tell them to be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
- Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
- Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes off the road.
- Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians.
- When crossing the road, look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
- Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
- Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns by going to my webpage on the Farmwell Station Middle School’s website. Just click on the link;
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!