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Welcome to Back to school night. A historic night for your child’s education!. A Moment of Silence. In honor of those lost on September 11, 2001. Meet the Leadership Team. Teresa Davis, Assistant Principal Gail Horton, Instructional Coach Melissa Rossman, Reading Specialist

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Welcome to back to school night

Welcome to Back to school night

A historic night for your child’s education!

A moment of silence
A Moment of Silence

In honor of those lost on September 11, 2001.

Meet the leadership team
Meet the Leadership Team

  • Teresa Davis, Assistant Principal

  • Gail Horton, Instructional Coach

  • Melissa Rossman, Reading Specialist

  • Janelle Buggio, School Based Technology Specialist

Back to school messages
Back to school messages

  • See our website for messages from

    • Dr. Karen Garza, Superintendent

    • Region 2 Leadership

      • Dr. Fabio Zuluaga, Assistant Superintendent, Jay Pearson, Executive Principal, Terry Dade, Executive Principal of School Improvement

    • Patty Reed, School Board– Providence District

    • Ryan McElveen, School Board - At-Large Member

    • Ilryong Moon, School Board - At-Large Member

Our special guest
Our Special Guest

Please welcome

Dr. IlryongMoon,

School Board At-Large Member

New link
New Link


Important announcements
Important announcements

  • Parent Handbook available on the FHES website

    • Hardcopies available upon request

  • Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Handbook

    • Please complete and return page 3 to your teacher!

  • Modes of communication

    • Make sure you have a KIT account! Sign up @ https://signup.blackboardconnect.com/fcps/Default.aspx

    • FHES website @ http://www.fcps.edu/FreedomHillES/

    • FHES blog @ http://hillhighlights.edublogs.org/

    • FHES APP on Apple and Android markets – Search Freedom Hill ES

    • Pre-arranged conferences, email, phone

    • Interim reports (optional, mid-quarter) & Progress Reports (quarterly)

    • Classroom Blackboard websites

  • POD Makeover – Don’t forget about the Giant A+ Reward Program!

Important announcements1
Important announcements

  • There is no supervision at school until 9:00 AM. Please do not drop off your child(ren) before 9:00 AM. Student may not report to their classroom until 9:05.

  • Thank you for supporting our dismissal procedures for kiss and ride and walkers. Need a number? See the front office.

  • Vehicles may no longer pull into the bus loop beginning at 8:45. The loop should also be cleared for buses at that time. No parking in the lot next to the school – not FCPS property.

  • Have you taken some nice pictures or video of school events? Feel free to submit them to Mr. Bloom for review. We are looking to promote our school through various media outlets!

  • There is a table and computers for parents to sign up for parent Blackboard accounts if desired. Parents should no longer be utilizing their child’s password to login.

    • Parents are able to complete this action from home, but if they feel they need assistance, they are welcome to stop by the table in the main lobby area.

    • Parents who want to complete the sign up process at home will find the link to all directions in the Parents section of our school website.

Important announcements2
Important announcements

  • FHES Priorities

    • Building Positive Learning Environments – Responsive Classroom School

    • Integrating 21st Century Skills

      • 4Cs + 1 = Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, & Technology

    • Balanced Literacy with Guided Reading & Writer’s Workshop

    • Math Workshop with Guided Math

    • Intervention Database to close the achievement gap

Stem lab update
STEM Lab Update

  • STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Lab Mission Statement

    • The STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) lab at Freedom Hill will enable students to explore the Fairfax County Curriculum in the core subject areas (language arts, math, social studies, and science) at a deeper level through largely problem-based and hands-on STEM activities.

Stem lab update1
STEM Lab Update

  • Engineering is Elementary Kits

  • New schedule implementation

  • FCPS News Hour Show coming soon!

  • The STEM lab will promote the acquisition of the 21st century skills as outlined by Fairfax County Public Schools: 1) collaboration; 2) communication; 3) creativity; 4) critical thinking

  • Thank you to everyone who supports and contributes to the PTA. The PTA has been instrumental in helping our students have access to STEM materials in the lab!

Julia stanford pta president
Julia StanfordPTA President


Classroom visitation
Classroom visitation

  • An announcement will be made at 7:55 to move to another classroom

  • We will conclude the evening at 8:30

  • Tonight is for learning about your child’s school day; such as the curricula, expectations, procedures, etc. Individual parent conferences should be scheduled at another time. We expect you have a face-to-face parent conference with your teacher by November 4th.

Baby boy bloom update
Baby Boy Bloom Update

Arriving December 2014