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If you missed the live session, we were able to record it for viewing within the next 24 Hours. After 7/9/2020 we will be deleting this recording as information is ever changing. Information viewed here was presented as what we knew to be current as of 7/8/20 at 5:30pm EST.

Topic: July 8th Zoom Return to School

Date: Jul 8, 2020 05:10 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/1fZSL-vW_WdJQ4njyhvwWJIMT6jKeaa81nce-KJfzR1pm5oBInsG0vSWY53m2Qmn

Access Password: F@lcon2020

The categories & timing for discussion on July 8th included: 

5:30-6pm: Incoming Kindergarten Families Questions

6-6:30pm: AAP/ESOL/IEP/504 Plan Questions

6:30-7pm: Virtual Only Option Questions

What we know: 

*UPDATED: Every family will need to decide by July 15th if they wish for their student to be in a (1) Full-time online instruction program (one year commitment, four days a week with 2.5-3 hours live instruction daily) or (2) Partially In Person instruction with at least two full days of instruction at school in the classroom and two days of asynchronous learning.  

*There will be no live instruction on Mondays. These are teacher planning and intervention days. 

*Our new bell schedule will be 10:05am-4:50pm.  

*Current FCPS District details on Return to Learn 2020-2021 can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/41353           

Order Sprout School Supply Kits on Sale NOW through July 15th!

With all the uncertainty, at least one thing we knowfor sure:  Our kids will need school supplies in the fall, come what may.  This year, more than ever, it's great to let the PTA and Sprout do the shopping for you!  Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter school code WES004 to order your student's kit.  Don't forget -- you're ordering for NEXT YEAR, so if you have a third grader now, order a fourth grade kit.  *Note that some grades have different kits for AAP students. 

We know what you're thinking -- we don't even know whether school will be happening in the fall.  But either way, you'll need these supplies for your kiddos, and we will figure out how to get them to you if the school building is closed.  This way, Sprout takes care of the shopping for you and you can stay home, where it's safe.  

Refund policy:  Cancel your order before July 15, 2020, when Sprout starts delivering kits to schools.  Or, after receiving your kit, you can return the entire kit with all of its contents unopened within 30 days of delivery.  (Shipping to the warehouse facility is the responsibility of the customer at that point.)

Summer Program

 

Did you forget to order your yearbook?  Good news, you can now order a digital one.  There are NO extra physical copies of the 2019-2020 yearbook, however you can get the same content virtually here. To purchase, 1. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com  2. Choose the digital yearbook option. 3. The code for WESTBRIAR is 0038797DYB. 4. You will add the digital yearbook to your cart and prompted to fill out an email address  (for the delivery of the digital yearbook).


Welcome to Westbriar! We hope your child is excited about their new school and we can't wait to welcome you into the PTA.  Registration for 2020-2021 Kindergarteners is now open. Getting connected and registered is as easy as 1,2,3  

1. FCPS/Westbriar School Introduction Video & Registration: Please click the above photo to be redirected to the Westbriar Elementary website with more details and a presentation. Please send registration materials and questions to Mrs. Brammer at EMBrammer@fcps.edu. If your child has not been officially registered by June 25th, you will inform the school directly about your enrollment choice for the Fall.  

2. PTA FAQs: Find Kindergarten Parent Information and FAQs provided by the PTA and the Kindergarten Liaison, Aja Chaker HERE.

3. PTA Socials: Be on the lookout for a Kindergarten Virtual Playdate this summer! If you'd like to be on the invite list for these playdates PLEASE fill out this form! 

Get Involved: 


Westbriar Elementary Equity Committee is seeking a parent volunteer to serve with school staff and administration. The Westbriar Equity Committee addresses conscious and unconscious racial bias at school. Please email wesptaprez@gmail.com and let Natalie Lueders know if you would like to be considered for this committee. 


Westbriar Garden Program - We missed Spring planting because of the COVID pandemic, but the garden can still be a place for joy and engagement. We plan on planting Fall crops soon an welcome volunteers. Please contact Amanda Aragon if you are willing to stop by and weed, water or tend the garden! 

PTA Zoom Coffees w Principal Tam Be on the lookout for a handful of Virtual Coffee Meetings with Principal Tam so you can ask questions and best prepare for the upcoming Fall.  

SUMMER SHOPPING TIME? 

(This is so simple!)

 

  At no extra cost to you, your purchases through smile.amazon.com provide a 

donation when linked to our school.This year we accrued about $1000.00!

      

2020-2021 Registration begins July 1st!

Click here to JOIN YOUR PTA!!  
    Support your child's school by joining Westbriar PTA!  
You make our PTA great - Your gifts of time and/or money are key for continued excellence.

Distance Learning Corner:

Click HERE to view Adam Strawn's lecture from Thursday, March 12th regarding distance learning!

Click HERE to access the handout from Mr. Strawn's lecture.



  • Thank you Amanda Aragon for cleaning up the Westbriar Garden. We can't wait to see what wonderful things we'll grow together in the next year!
  • Thank you to Trish Vanstory, our 2019-2020 PTA President. You led our PTA through a tumultuous Spring with calm, enthusiasm and hope. Thank you for your year of dedication and service to our Westbriar Elementary community. 
  • Thank you to Suneeta Rana, VP of Membership, who brought our PTA membership to an all time high.
  • Thank you to Katie Chernyak, VP of Enrichment, who put together 20-25 extra-curricular classes for each before and after school sessions for Westbriar students. 
  • Thank you to Deirdre Naughton, Treasurer, who carefully tracked every penny of our PTA funds. We are so thrilled to have you continue your role into the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • Thank you to Julianna Lieu, Secretary, who efficiently took minutes and attendance for our Board and general membership meetings. 
  • Thank you to Roopa Chowbey and Adam Strawn, who didn't let our quarantine stop the Science Fair from happening!  Our kiddos (32 of them!) were able to post their FlipGrid videos about their projects and hold live discussions over Zoom with a panel of judges recruited from Marshall High School and our community.  What a great way to show that science, school, and fun can still happen, despite our staying at home!
  • Thank you to Katie Bayer for putting together our Staff Appreciation Week, May 4th -8th Katie really thought outside the box to come up with virtual presents and creative ways to show our love for our Westbriar teachers each day.  She worked hard and did an amazing job to make sure that every staff person in our school felt appreciated and loved
Meeting Minutes:

Click here for May 2020 General Assembly meeting minutes.

Newsletters 



 Pi Night - a Math Celebration!! 

On January 31st, Westbriar ES enjoyed its first ever Pi Night - a Math Celebration, the brainchild of Karen Hall, who brought it to life with the support of our administration and lots of our staff!  

 

 


Get Involved!

Volunteer!Click here for a list of PTA Committees that need your help!

To join the PTA:  Click here 


PTA MEETINGS

2020-2021 Dates will be announced soon!


EARN MONEY FOR WESTBRIAR

PLEASE REGISTER

Amazon Smile


Click HERE to shop at Amazon Smile and support Westbriar PTA! Click HERE to download the app. 

 

AmazonSmile customers can now support Westbriar Elementary School PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device 
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings' 
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process 

Grocery Stores

Harris Teeter

Go to your local grocery store and ask the cashier to link your account to Westbriar Elementary School.


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