Weekly Update: November 23-27

Posted by Molly Rippa on 11/22/2020 3:00:00 PM

Table of Contents

  • Weekly Calendar 
  • Message from the PTSO
  • 6th Annual HBCU Showcase
  • PFHS Math Lab 2020-21
  • Message from the Nurse
  • Need Books?
  • PSAT for 10th Graders Only
  • Panthers Helping Panthers
  • PFHS Spirit Wear
  • Pet Rescue
  • PFHS Athletics Booster
  • Make a Wish Fundraiser
  • Watch PFHS Sporting Events
  • Choolaah Spirit Night - Dec. 8
  • Senior Portraits - Dec. 4 & 19
  • Request a Book from the Library
  • NHS Tutoring Available
  • Watch PFHS Athletics
  • Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021
  • Senior Dues
  • Order Your Yearbook!
  • Watch Feature Friday!
  • @PFAnnouncements


Weekly Calendar

Nov. 23

Nov. 24


Nov. 25

Nov. 26

Nov. 27

 Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

Advisory - 9:00-9:20a 

Period 1 - 9:26-10:26a 

Learning Lab - 10:27-10:49a

Period 2 - 10:54-11:54a 

Learning Lab - 11:55-12:17p

Lunch - 12:22-1:07p 

Period 3 - 1:07-2:07p 

Learning Lab - 2:08-2:30p 

Period 4 - 2:35-3:35p 

Learning Lab - 3:36-3:58p

Thanksgiving Break
(no school)

Message from the PTSO
Hello PFalls Community,
Our PTSO held our 3rd General Meeting last week. Save the date for our next General Meeting on January 14, 2020!  If you were unable to join us, here is some of what you missed: 
  • We welcome BetteJo Gonzales as our new PFHS PTSO Scholarship Chairperson! THANK YOU for joining our team! We look forward to providing our graduating seniors with our continued support as they go on to do great things! 
  • Our Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarships will be available to PTSO members!  Make sure you join the PFHS PTSO BEFORE December 31, 2020 for your senior to be eligible to apply! 
  • Thank you to Atoosa Reaser (our School Board Representative), Mr. Sipes (PFHS Athletic Director), and Dr. Wolfe (PFHS Principal) for catching us up on what's new for semester 2 and having a live Q & A for all in attendance.
  • Raffle Winners were: Stephanie Cross and Christina Phillips!
  • Please see updates from MSAAC attached below!
If you have not joined the PTSO yet... you can do it today! Just use this link: JOIN THE PTSO! Just by attending the next meeting, you'll be eligible for some great raffle prizes, including vouchers and coupons from Vocelli Pizza, a Valvoline Oil Change, Hair Salons, and gift cards from Panera, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell and Red Robin!
SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
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Takeout Tuesday returns after Thanksgiving! December 8th at CHOOLAH!!!

See our calendar for more upcoming events!
Questions? Email us: PFHS.PTSO.President@gmail.com 
Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
Hope to see you all soon!
Your PFHS PTSO Executive Board
Dawn, Linda, Linda, Jen, Jen, Sarah and Tara!


6th Annual HBCU Showcase (Virtual)

Monday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Live Virtual Event Registration Now Open!

Register to attend:  https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/thshbcu


PFHS Math Lab 2020-21

Math lab provides students the opportunity to receive assistance towards understanding the topics presented
in their math class. The lab gives students the chance to ask questions from their notes and then reinforces
their understanding of these topics by working on homework or assessment questions.

Students will dial into the meeting link posted in their Schoology class and work with the assigned teachers.
Students will complete the google form provided by the Math Lab teacher. Math Lab is open the following
Blocks Time
1/5 9:30 am– 10:30 am
2/6 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
3/7 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
4/8 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

The intent of math lab is for all students in courses Algebra 2 and below to gain additional support outside of
classroom when they need help in math. Math Lab is NOT a tutoring session, nor should it be expected that
the student will have one on one support for the entire time. It is expected all students will bring their notes,
homework, and all other relevant support materials in order to work with the math lab teacher and patiently wait
for their turn. Sessions will be recorded.
  • Math Lab attendance will be subject to teacher discretion and space availability
  • ALL PFHS policies are expected to be followed 

Message from the Nurse


Even though we are in a virtual school environment, please email me your student's Allergy Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan, Seizure Emergency Action Plan, Authorization for Medication Administration and/or Diabetic Medical Management Plan as applicable.  We would like to be ready to pivot quickly to the hybrid model and provide for your student's medical needs.  Also, in a virtual environment we want your student's teacher to be aware of any health concerns.  My email address is Amy.Hisel@lcps.org PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF MEDICATIONS OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AT THIS TIME.   Please note that if your student requires an inhaler during the school day, they will need a spacer available in school due to concerns related to COVID-19.


Click HERE for LCPS Authorization for Medication Administration Form

Click HERE for LCPS Allergy Action Plan/Physician's Order

Click HERE for LCPS Asthma Action Plan/Physician's Order

Click HERE for LCPS Seizure Emergency Action Plan/Physician's Order

Click HERE for Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan(DMMP)


Thank You,

Amy Hisel


Need Books?
The Book Bus will end service after Monday, Nov. 23, but students/staff can still request books from the library - they will just have to arrange to pick them up at school on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Just use the request link and we'll notify you when your book is ready.  

PSAT/NMSQT Test for 10th Graders Only

LCPS is pleased to announce that 10th grade students will have an opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT test administration on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 8:00-1:00. This testing event is open only to 10th grade students. 

10th Grade students who would like to take the PSAT test must register at this link by Wednesday, December 2:  https://webinter.lcps.org/psatregistration 

After December 2, late registrations and walk-ins will not be accepted. There is no cost to take the PSAT and transportation is available if requested within the registration portal. 


Please contact Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator, at Matthew.Vogl@lcps.org if you have any questions about the PSAT for 10th graders on January 26. 


Panthers Helping Panthers (video)

Last June, Potomac Falls High School asked for your support of our community’s families who faced significant needs due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The response from the Potomac Falls community was amazing and inspiring. Through your donations, the school provided assistance through the summer and early fall to our school’s students and families. 

While our devoted and heroic school cafeteria workers continue to provide meals for Potomac Falls students and families, this assistance is not meant to provide full and complete nutritional needs. 

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many of our Potomac Falls students and families continue to live with food insecurity. 

The time has come again for Potomac Falls High School to ask for your support. 

With cash and check donations now not possible, we ask for your financial donation in $25 dollar increments to go toward the purchase of grocery store gift cards that will be distributed to our students and families in need. 

To make a donation, please go to the PTSO’s Panthers Helping Panthers link on the Potomac Falls website.


We understand that not all are in a position to give, and ask that you donate what you can at this time.

Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and compassion.  

Once a Panther always a Panther.


PFHS Spirit Wear

See the new spirit wear offered by the PFHS Sports Boosters.   The Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club is an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages, and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.  Please consider placing an order to help benefit such a worthy organization.



Pet Rescue Fundraiser
PFHS Pet Rescue is having a fundraiser to help animal shelters in need of food during the pandemic. The online payment portal to donate is now open. All money will go towards feeding shelter animals at various animal services in our community.

Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
What We Do:
  • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
  • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
  • Support the concession stands
  • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
Your Booster Board:
Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and GIna Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media).

Watching PFHS Sporting Events
Good news for Panther athletics fans! LCPS and NFHS Network has teamed up to broadcast EVERY Potomac Falls sporting event held in the Main gym or on the stadium field beginning this year. Using automated cameras, the NFHS Network broadcasts games for all levels—9th, JV & Varsity—home and away.
For the annual subscription price of $69.99, you can watch your son or daughter play every home and away game, each season this year. As a promotion to help schools generate revenue to pay for school sports, PFHS athletics will receive $20 from each annual subscription. There is also a monthly $10.99 option.


Senior Portraits: Dec. 4 & 19

Choolaah Spirit Night - Dec. 8


Library Book Request

NHS Tutoring

Panther Athletics Season Pass


Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021

Order 2021 Yearbook at yearbookordercenter.com

Feature Friday


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