June PTA Events

We have many fun events planned for June before school’s out for summer!

June 6-10: Beechtree Book Fair.  Please consider signing up to volunteer

June 8 at 6:00pm: Ice Cream social

June 9 at 6:30pm: PTA Talent Show

June 10 at 6:30pm: PTA Spring Fling.  Dance and enjoy music by a live DJ! DC Steakholders will be on site selling dinner.  Drinks and dessert will be for sale in the gym.  Please consider donating a baked good. Get ready to party!

June 16 at 7:00pm: Spring concert

June 17: Field day! Grades Kindergarden to 2nd grade will have field day at 9:45am, and grades 3-5 will have it at 1:30pm.

June 22 at 9:30am: Kindergarten promotion ceremony

June 23 at 9:30am: 5th Grade promotion ceremony

June 23 at 10:30am: 5th Grade reception

June 23 at 2:00pm: Early dismissal for the last day of school!

Beechtree Book Fair

Bingo Night

Please join us for bingo night, Friday, April 29, 2016!

 

Where: Beech Tree Elementary School Cafeteria

When: Friday, April 29th 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Please consider baking a sweet treat and donating it to our bake sale. Please note that we are not selling pizza this year, but will have food trucks onsite with food available for sale. For all the details, please see the flyer in the Wednesday Folder or online at http://www.fcps.edu/BeechTreeES/weekly.html

March Meeting

Join us on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30pm for our March Meeting.

We welcome everyone’s feedback!

Invitation To Attend FCPS Stakeholders Meeting

In an effort to assist FCPS stakeholders to effectively advocate for full funding of FCPS schools, you are cordially invited to the following:

The next Annandale High School PTSA meeting will include a mini workshop entitled “Developing Your Story of Self.”  The presentation is an effective method for advocacy and will consist of a presentation followed by a hands-on exercise and Q&A.  Presenter Jess Brown of SEIU Virginia 512 has several years of experience advocating for various groups.

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Annandale High School library

PTA News

Please note that our February meeting (scheduled for February 11) is cancelled.  Stay tuned for information in the Wednesday folders on how to help the PTA as we prepare for the Fun Fair!  Contact Laura Coates (laura.coates@yahoo.com) with any questions.

On Saturday, February 13, there is a legislative town hall meeting at 10:00 a.m.  Join Senator Dick Saslaw, Senator Dave Marsden, and Delegate Kaye Kory at Sleepy Hollow Elementary, 3333 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA.

Also consider calling/emailing/meeting with your Senator to inform them you want them to vote to fully fund the FCPS 2016-2017 budget.

Here is an idea of what you can write:

The Honorable________________

Senate of Virginia
P.O. Box <pull number from info on website>
Richmond, VA 23218

 Dear Senator <insert name>

 I am writing you today as my representative because I am especially interested in efforts to fully fund the Fairfax County School Board FY 2017 Advertised Budget of $2.67 billion, an increase of 4.8 percent, or $121.4 million, from the FY 2016 Approved Budget.   This proposed budget begins reinvesting in our schools and reverses the impact of the significant cuts sustained since 2008. Key priorities focus on the classroom by investing in employees, with an emphasis on teacher salaries and reducing class sizes in elementary schools.  I feel that it is very important for all residents of Fairfax County to have the needed funds to support a school system that was founded on innovation and has a reputation for excellence. 

Thank you very much for your time and any efforts you take to support this proposed

 Sincerely,

<Include your name and address>