Westbriar Elementary School PTA
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)
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/
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.)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for May 2020 General Assembly meeting minutes.
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!
EARN MONEY FOR WESTBRIAR
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.
Go to your local grocery store and ask the cashier to link your account to Westbriar Elementary School.