Reminder ! Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

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Tonight!! Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

With all of the challenges we've faced this year, children may seem more anxious than everAldrin Elementary School is pleased to be offering a special virtual Zoom presentation (Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm) for parents on how to help children cope with anxiety. Led by our keynote speaker, Rachel Bailey, this workshop will teach parents how to respond effectively to their child in the moment when they are feeling worried, shutting down, or even becoming irritable or angry. Parents will also learn strategies to foster their child's overall resilience so they're better equipped to handle obstacles now and in the future. 

With a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Rachel Bailey has taught thousands of parents and children tools for improving behavior, motivation, resilience, and self-esteem through her podcasts, speaking engagements, and parenting programs. Following the workshop, Rachel and our team will answer questions from parents. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this important virtual workshop -- the Zoom link to join is below! Live Spanish translation will be available. 

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95047016109#success 

For Accompanying Slides:

-  https://aldrines.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/Helping%20Children%20Cope%20With%20Anxiety%20Condensed.pdf

¡Esta noche! Taller para padres: Cómo ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad.

Con todos los desafíos que hemos enfrentado este año, los niños pueden estar más ansiosos que nunca. La escuela Aldrin Elementary, se complace en ofrecer una presentación virtual especial vía Zoom, para padres, madres y guardianes, el día martes 17 de mayo a las 7:00 pm, sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad. Este taller será presentado por Rachel Bailey, (enlace en inglés) y enseñará a los padres cómo responder de manera efectiva a sus hijos en el momento en que se sienten preocupados, se cierran emocionalmente o incluso se vuelven irritables o enojados. Los padres también aprenderán estrategias para fomentar la resiliencia general de sus hijos para que estén mejor preparados para manejar los obstáculos de ahora y los del futuro. 

Rachel Bailey tiene una maestría en psicología clínica. Ha entregado a miles de padres e hijos herramientas para mejorar el comportamiento, la motivación, la resiliencia y la autoestima a través de sus podcasts, charlas y programas para padres. Después del taller, Rachel y nuestro equipo responderán a las preguntas de los padres. Marquen sus calendarios y planee asistir junto a nosotros este importante taller virtual: ¡el enlace de Zoom para asistir está a continuación! Habrá interpretación al español en vivo.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95047016109#success 

Sigue la Presentación

https://aldrines.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/Helping%20Children%20Cope%20With%20Anxiety%20Condensed_Spanish_MVilpors.pdf

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Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

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Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

With all of the challenges we've faced this year, children may seem more anxious than everAldrin Elementary School is pleased to be offering a special virtual Zoom presentation (Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm) for parents on how to help children cope with anxiety. Led by our keynote speaker Rachel Bailey, this workshop will teach parents how to respond effectively to their child in the moment when they are feeling worried, shutting down, or even becoming irritable or angry. Parents will also learn strategies to foster their child's overall resilience so they're better equipped to handle obstacles now and in the future. 

With a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Rachel Bailey has taught thousands of parents and children tools for improving behavior, motivation, resilience, and self-esteem through her podcasts, speaking engagements, and parenting programs. Following the workshop, Rachel and our team will answer questions from parents. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this important virtual workshop -- the Zoom link to join is below! Live Spanish translation will be available. 

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95047016109#success 

Taller para padres: Cómo ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad.

Con todos los desafíos que hemos enfrentado este año, los niños pueden estar más ansiosos que nunca. La escuela Aldrin Elementary, se complace en ofrecer una presentación virtual especial vía Zoom, para padres, madres y guardianes, el día martes 17 de mayo a las 7:00 pm, sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad. Este taller será presentado por Rachel Bailey, (enlace en inglés) y enseñará a los padres cómo responder de manera efectiva a sus hijos en el momento en que se sienten preocupados, se cierran emocionalmente o incluso se vuelven irritables o enojados. Los padres también aprenderán estrategias para fomentar la resiliencia general de sus hijos para que estén mejor preparados para manejar los obstáculos de ahora y los del futuro. 

Rachel Bailey tiene una maestría en psicología clínica. Ha entregado a miles de padres e hijos herramientas para mejorar el comportamiento, la motivación, la resiliencia y la autoestima a través de sus podcasts, charlas y programas para padres. Después del taller, Rachel y nuestro equipo responderán a las preguntas de los padres. Marquen sus calendarios y planee asistir junto a nosotros este importante taller virtual: ¡el enlace de Zoom para asistir está a continuación! Habrá interpretación al español en vivo.

11375 Center Harbor Rd., Reston, VA 20194  | Main Office: 703.904.3800

Attendance: 703.904.3818 | Web | Twitter

Aldrin Newsletter 5/3/2022

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Dear Aldrin Families,

We have just over one month remaining in the school year. Let’s finish strong! 

Click here for the current newsletter.

Highlights include:

 

  • Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety (All Grades)
  • Online Tutoring is Now Available (All Grades)
  • SOL Testing: April 27- May 27, 2022 (Grades 3-6)
  • Important Immunization Requirement: Rising Seventh Graders (Grade 6)
  • Please Keep Trading Cards at Home (All Grades)
  • Kindergarten Registration (2022-2023 Kindergarten families)
  • National Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (All Grades)
  • Walk, Bike and Roll to School (All Grades)
  • Thank you for Supporting the Book Fair (All Grades)
  • Thank you for Supporting the Sixth Grade Service Project: Helping Hungry Kids (All Grades)

Thanks,

Shane, Barbara, and Katie

11375 Center Harbor Rd., Reston, VA 20194  | Main Office: 703.904.3800

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Principal's Town Hall Reminder

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Principal's Town Hall (Virtual) Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:00 pm Join Principal Shane Wolfe and Assistant Principals Barbara Gist and Katie Friedman An Opportunity for Families in the Aldrin Community To Speak with the Aldrin Admin Team! Zoom Link to Join We Want to Hear From You..... * Your Questions * Your Concerns * Your Suggestions and Input for Next Year

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Reading Opportunity

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Literacy Is For Tomorrow—Project LIFT at Aldrin Elementary

  • Our school-wide summer reading goal is to have each student read at least 6 books this summer.
  • Would you like your child to receive brand new books that he or she chooses?
  • Would you like your child to have these books sent to your home over the summer?
  • If so, Project LIFT might be what you are looking for!

The program cost is $40*.  This includes:

  • Six new books (your child gets to choose)
  • A shopping day in school to select books
  • Three books delivered on the last day of school
  • Three books mailed to your child in mid-summer
  • Summer reading celebration in September!

If you would like your child to participate, please fill out the following form and return it with your $40 payment (Cash, check to AES or www.MySchoolBucks.com) to your child’s teacher, or complete the Google form online. 

Deadline:  April 28, 2022

____________________________________________________________________________________

Student Name:  __________________________________________

Grade: (Books supplied for LIFT are 1st- 6th grade levels) _______________________________

Teacher: ________________________________________________

Home Address this summer:  _________________________________________________________________________________

_c/o (Parent Name)  ____________________________________________________________________

I would like to sponsor an additional child, enclosed is $________ to sponsor __________ child(ren).

Check_____ Cash_______ MySchoolBucks____                                                                                  

Do you have questions about Project Lift?  Please contact Tina Simons: [email protected]             *Price covers 6 books, the Summer Reading Celebration, and a book during the Celebration.

My School Bucks Customer Service:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) utilize a third party check collection service, Checkredi Payment Services, to reduce the administrative burden planed on school personnel in managing returned checks.  A returned check fee will be charged to the check writer in addition to the face value of the check.  The Commonwealth of Virginia allows a returned check fee of up to $50.

Online payment for student fees will be available through MySchoolBucks.  This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to pay for school-related purchases. You will be able to pay for a variety of school fees using credit/debit cards or electronic checks.

Here’s the link for Parents to sign up for MySchoolBucks: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

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Principal's Town Hall

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Principal's Town Hall (Virtual) Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:00 pm Join Principal Shane Wolfe and Assistant Principals Barbara Gist and Katie Friedman An Opportunity for Families in the Aldrin Community To Speak with the Aldrin Admin Team! Zoom Link to Join We Want to Hear From You..... * Your Questions * Your Concerns * Your Suggestions and Input for Next Year

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Attendance: 703.904.3818 | Web | Twitter

Aldrin Newsletter 4/19/2022

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Dear Aldrin Families,

We hope you had a restful Spring Break! Please click below for current events and activities happening in the 4th quarter.

Click here for the current newsletter.

Highlights include:

 

  • Principal’s Town Hall (All Grades)
  • Online Tutoring is Now Available (All Grades)
  • SOL Testing: April 27- May 27, 2022 (Grades 3-6)
  • 6th Grade Food Drive (All Grades)
  • Get2Green Earth Week (All Grades)
  • March Happenings (All Grades)
  • Kindergarten Registration (2022-2023 Kindergarten families)
  • Book Fair (All Grades)
  • Culture and Heritage Night: Postponed (All Grades)

Thanks,

Shane, Barbara, and Katie

11375 Center Harbor Rd., Reston, VA 20194  | Main Office: 703.904.3800

Attendance: 703.904.3818 | Web | Twitter

Aldrin Engagement Survey

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Dear Aldrin Families,

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today!  Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today: visit the survey website

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with FCPS.

Shane Wolfe

11375 Center Harbor Rd., Reston, VA 20194  | Main Office: 703.904.3800

Attendance: 703.904.3818 | Web | Twitter

Aldrin Newsletter 3/29/2022

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Dear Aldrin Families,

We are excited to share a new format of our Aldrin Newsletter with you! We anticipate the newsletter to be distributed biweekly. We will highlight the information that will be shared with you on the initial communication through News You Choose and the newsletter itself will be linked. The newsletter will contain school specific information first followed by PTA information and organized by grade level. You will therefore be able to easily access the information that is applicable to your family. 

Click here for the first issue of the newsletter. Remember, this Thursday, March 31st  is a 2-hour early release. School will end at 2:05 pm.

Highlights include:

 

  • Family Engagement Survey (All Grades)
  • Online Tutoring Coming to FCPS Soon (All Grades)
  • SY 2022-2023  Calendar Approved (All Grades)
  • SOL Testing: April 27- May 27, 2022 (Grades 3-6)
  • Counselor Newsletter (All Grades)
  • Kindergarten Registration (2022-2023 Kindergarten families)
  • Dance-A-Thon Success (All Grades)
  • Culture and Heritage Night (All Grades)

We hope you have a relaxing, fun, and safe Spring Break!

 

Take care,

Shane, Barbara, and Katie

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Dance-A-Thon Update

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Happy Friday Aldrin Families,

What a great Friday it is!  I am happy to announce that the Aldrin Dance-A-Thon fundraiser, with the help of the PTA, has met its goal of $20,000!   We will celebrate the achievement with our Dance-A-Thon Dance Party at 3:15pm today.   All students will be participating. 

What does that mean to the Aldrin community?  It means we can contribute a huge amount of funds towards replacing/extending our playground starting later this year. 

It also means we will be bringing some fun times and memories for our kiddos, including

  • Having the Assistant Principals wear Bunny Onesie costumes ALL Day one day very soon.
  • Having yours truly be slimed—Date:  TBD

Thank you to the Aldrin students, families, and PTA for your hard work in working together to reach our mutual goal!  A big thank you should be given to Mrs. Anne Das who has worked day and night to make the fundraising fun as well as successful. 

 

Thank you,

 

Shane

 

Shane Wolfe

Principal

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Aldrin ESSER Funding

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Dear Aldrin Families,

Interested in learning more about Aldrin specific Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funding?  

Take a look at our goals, budget and plan at the following link:  https://www.fcps.edu/ESSER3/school-plans    

We are proud to say 100% of the funding directly impacts student learning and wellness. 

 

Thanks,

 

Shane Wolfe

Principal

 

Tina Simons

ESSER Lead

 

Rosemary Walsh

ESSER Lead

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Aldrin Fundraising Update

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Dear Aldrin Families,

I’m writing to share great news and give you a few updates.  As you may have heard, our Dance-A-Thon fundraiser is going VERY well!   We have already raised over $5,000 and earned a Pajama Day.  We are on our way to reaching our goal of $20,000 this year!!   

As you may remember, last year we raised $17,000 and we have ordered six (6) water bottle filling stations, five outdoor tables and set aside $10,000 for the playground project.  Three of the six water bottle filling stations have been installed and the other three are expected this summer.   The five (5) outdoor tables will increase outdoor learning opportunities for our children.  The water filling stations, outdoor learning tables and the playground are part of the PTA plan to support school-wide wellness initiatives.  

The most exciting part of the fundraising is THE PLAYGROUND!!   Due to the cost, our playground revitalization is a multi-year project.   As I shared above, the PTA has put aside $10,000 of the $17,000 we raised during the first year of fundraising. 

Why a new playground?  The new playground equipment will replace the nearly 30-year-old, original playground structure that is starting to show a great amount of wear and tear.   We investigated replacing some pieces of the current playground.  It was going to cost as much to replace a few areas as it would to add new, more up-to-date pieces of equipment.    We will include new swings (with accommodations for students with disabilities), a new cosmic play warp, a crossover adventure series, a vertical wave, a post mount drum, a chime banner, an ADA Bell Panel, an infinity loop, a super dome, and a versa rock-climbing wall.   We are also going to add some fencing for increased safety, along with two new benches.  The new play area will be safer and have more areas accessible to all students.   

We are thrilled that Fairfax County Public Schools will be overseeing the project and has agreed to pay for several parts of the new additions and the upgrades.  We hope you are as excited about our new playground, water filling stations, and the new opportunities for outdoor learning as we are.  Below you will find a few pictures of the new equipment.    

Thank you,

Shane Wolfe

Principal

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Spring Picture Day

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2021-2022 SPRING PHOTOS Don't Forget Individual Photos Will be Taken   Tomorrow Thursday, March 17, 2022 A flyer with information was sent home March 9th.  It is important that you choose a background. If you do not choose a background, #240 is the default. Return the form to school. Forms can be printed from the Aldrin web page.   Orders and payment are not required at this time. If you'd like to volunteer to assist the students as they wait, please email [email protected] today. No class group photos will be taken. ATTENTION:  6TH GRADE FAMILIES The 6th Grade Panoramic  March 17th 9:45 am 6th Graders MUST be there to be in the picture. WEAR THE 6TH GRADE T-SHIRT! 10 x 18 Panoramic Group--$17 To pay by credit card online:  Visit www.barksdalephoto.com                     
  1. Go to “What are you looking for?”
  2. Click Pay for Pictures & enter the password. In the Payment Method section.
  3. Enter your Confirmation Number in the boxes provided
To pay by cash or check: Print order flyer off of Aldrin web page and send in your money with it.  Checks should be made payable to Barksdale.  If you don't have a printer, just send in your check, made payable to Barksdale in an envelope marked, "6th Grade Panoramic" to the Office (Include your child's name.)  

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Spring Picture Day

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2021-2022 SPRING PHOTOS   Individual Photos Will be Taken   on Thursday, March 17, 2022 A flyer with information was sent home March 9th.  It is important that you choose a background. Return the form to school.   Orders and payment are not required at this time. No class group photos will be taken. ATTENTION:  6TH GRADE FAMILIES The 6th Grade Panoramic  March 17th 9:45 am 6th Graders MUST be there to be in the picture. WEAR THE 6TH GRADE T-SHIRT! Orders will be taken soon.

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PTA Meeting TONIGHT--Special Guest Melanie Meren

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Aldrin ES PTA General Membership Meeting Special Guest School Board Member, Melanie Meren  TONIGHT March 9th at 7:00 pm 

 

Join us March 9 at 7:00 pm to hear from our school-board representative, Melanie Meren. She will discuss the superintendent search and the 2022-23 FCPS budget.  She can take questions on the capital improvement program, school redistricting, and any other subjects anyone wishes addressed.

Melanie Kadlic Meren (she/her) began serving her first term as the Hunter Mill representative on the Fairfax County School Board on January 1, 2020. Prior to her election in 2019, Meren served on and co-chaired the School Board's Human Resources Advisory Committee, charged with exploring teacher retention efforts; the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee; and the #IamFCPS parent-led grassroots effort to fully fund the FCPS budget.

Melanie and her husband have two children in FCPS, and have lived in Fairfax since 2005.  Meren holds a Master's in Public Policy from Duke University and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University at Albany, State University of New York.  In 2018, she completed the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

*Please Note: Pre-registration is required for this meeting.*

There is still time.  Approval is almost instantaneous.   

Register here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uc-GurzgvGdKKK5hK6tQz_R1UmnrSGbiQ 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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