Belmont Station Elementary School PTA

Belmont Station Elementary School PTA

Official Belmont Station Elementary PTA Website We are a member of the Hunt District PTA: http://www.huntdistrictpta.org/

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Return to School 2020 Planning / Introduction

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Childcare Needs for Families with K-6 Age Students and Those Requiring Special Accommodations

Reminder that the LCPS Childcare Survey is due today by 5 pm. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn1wn6VK3mpyTNI5mmkIZ7Hi-At4RNgh4ahhMnk3oEiE0zUg/viewform

docs.google.com Please note that some LCPS and County of Loudoun may have already submitted a survey. We are asking everyone to resubmit their answers based upon the new model for learning.

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Our PTA families come from different religious backgrounds and cultures. We value and cherish diversity in our community. We learn from each other and we celebrate with each other. On this special day for our Muslim families, may this pious day bring you immense joy, peace, and prosperity. Happy Eid to all families.

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2019 Data Detectives Summer Camp

cdc.gov This one-week commuter day camp is an exciting opportunity for rising 6th and 7th graders to learn about statistics through a variety of fun, hands-on activities!

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Your Voice Counted!
Today, the Executive Committee of VHSL received over 30K votes with over 8K comments from parents across the Commonwealth of Virginia! Thank you for taking the time to cast your selection and leave comments for our parent representative to review prior to the meeting today. It is important that decisions regarding our children have parent insight and input.

Below is the graph from the votes cast.

Early indication is VHSL has voted for Model #3 - Delay all VHSL sports and adopt the Condensed Interscholastic Plan. The season alignment would be winter sports from Dec. 14-Feb. 20, with the first contest date on Dec. 28; fall sports from Feb. 15-May 1, with the first contest date on March 1; and spring sports April 12-June 26, with the first contest date on April 26.

This is the last garden post for today. There are more zinnias available for "adoption", they are in the first photo. The second photo has several coneflowers that are still available (circled in purple), one cosmos (circled in light blue), and purslane that I posted about this afternoon (circled in orange, one of MANY plants in the garden). The third photo is most likely beefsteak, which is an herb used in Asian cooking but is considered invasive. If anyone would like the beefsteak, you are welcome to have it. It's in the square with the tall sunflower close to the brown plastic bin. Lastly, we need help with the weeding as it's gotten out of control with all of the rain we've had. The last two photos show some of the weeds - we need help pulling the weeds from the gravel and the crabgrass from anywhere in the garden beds. Our compost bins are full, so if you can help, please bring a lawn bag to take the weeds with you for yard waste pickup at your home. Thanks for your help!!!

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How to Identify Purslane: A Nutritious and Edible Weed

The kindergarten squares are filled with purslane, which turns out is a superfood! My daughter's guinea pig loved the bit I brought home for her. Help yourself to some Belmont Station purslane this summer! https://dengarden.com/gardening/portulaca

dengarden.com This article will gather different facts and recipes for the wonderful purslane in hopes of boosting your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant.

Photos from Belmont Station Elementary School PTA's post

Virginia PTA

Virginia's Tax Free Weekend is coming up! August 7-9, 2020

Trauma Informed Parent

Since last updating you on our Face Shield project... we have not stopped! We have donated 2500+ shields to help doctors, dentists, nurses, nursing homes, schools, and even a hospital in Mexico whose town was hit hard. We are in 9 different states and have also helped Individual families with Covid, cancer, flu...
Now we focus on teachers!
A special thank you to Shannon Goldberg and Denise Herrmann for helping prep the materials! I could not do it without you!

Hunt District PTA

While we venture on this journey in the fall with our children, we need to remember that Mom, Dad, Grandparents, the adult in their life sets the tone. It's time to rally and be their biggest cheerleader to ensure a successful 2020-2021 school year.

#PTAStrong #positivevibes #students #socialemotional #wegotthis #staystrong

Hunt District PTA

@lcpsofficial has released the data regarding Return To School selections.

Students
No selection: 10.96%
Hybrid: 38.49%
DL: 50.55%

Staff
Hybrid: 61.01%
DL: 38.99%

https://www.lcps.org/Page/230574

Virginia PTA

In case you need a reminder! No guilt. No shame. We are all doing the best we CAN!!

Loudoun County Public Schools

Parents and guardians of students registered to attend Loudoun County Public Schools will have an opportunity to verify that the correct choice of instructional model for their students has been registered for each student, between Thursday, July 16, and 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

On Thursday, parents/guardians will receive emails with personalized information regarding each of their students, identifying the choice of instructional model that has been selected for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

If the choice indicated is accurate, no further action is required.

If the choice indicated is not what is desired for each student, parents/guardians should log in to ParentVUE (https://portal.lcps.org/PXP2_Login.aspx) to review their final selection and follow these steps:

1. Select the “Student Info” menu item, and click on the “Edit Information” button.
2. Using the “Distance Learning Option” drop-down menu, select the desired option.
3. Scroll down to click on the “save changes” button.
4. Repeat these steps for each child enrolled in LCPS.

Additional instructions are available here: ParentVUE Return-to-School Choices (https://www.lcps.org/Page/230311).

Parents can also send an email to their school principals or leave a voice message at their school administrative offices to request an update to their student’s record.

These options for making changes will be available until 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18. No additional changes will be accepted after 4 p.m., Saturday, July 18.

Parents/guardians who need language assistance also can call the LCPS hotline at 571-252-6499 through 5 p.m. Friday.

Final confirmation messages will be sent to parents at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 20, with the selection that will be effective for each student for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

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VHSL Sports Parent Poll

docs.google.com The Virginia High School League gave itself a little more time to decide the fate of fall sports. The three models being considered. Please make your selection and feel free to leave any comments.

Virginia Department of Education - VDOE

COVID-19, social distancing, and the disruption to routines may create significant stress and impact children and families’ mental well-being. The VDOE has created a Social Emotional Wellness Quick Guide of information and resources for #EarlyLearners: http://ow.ly/WK7z50AwJpk

Loudoun County Public Schools

The deadline for parents and guardians to register their students for the type of instruction they will receive in the 2020-21 new school year is 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15.

The options available are:

• A hybrid model of learning for students, which means a child will attend school in person for 2 days each week and will engage in distance learning the other 3 days of the week.

• 100 percent distance learning, in which a child will not attend school in person.

For LCPS to plan effectively for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, families are required to select one of these two options for how their child or children will participate in school. This will be a binding choice for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, from the first day of school until January 15, 2021.

If a selection is not made, the student will be assigned the hybrid model.

More information about these choices and how parents or guardians should complete the selection process can be found in the Return to School Information for Parents document, available online on the LCPS Return to School 2020 website (https://www.lcps.org/ReturnToSchool2020).

HOW TO SELECT OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHILDREN: To select one of the options, a parent/guardian should log into ParentVUE, select the “Student Info” menu item, and click on the “Edit Information” button. Using the “Distance Learning Option” drop-down menu, the parent/guardian should select their desired option and scroll down to click on the “save changes” button. Parents/guardians will repeat these steps for each of their children enrolled in LCPS.

Information about how to make the selection through ParentVue is also available on the LCPS ParentVue website (https://www.lcps.org/Page/230311).

Loudoun County Public Schools

LCPS is implementing the Schoology learning management system to support both hybrid and distance learning in the fall. Learn how this new system will improve the learning experience for students, teachers and parents.

National Parent Teacher Association

SPECIAL EVENT: How Can We Safely Reopen Schools in the Fall? https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NThhMubYR9Sa4Ucdzl6S1Q

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LCPS Special Education Virtual Town Hall Meeting Questions

docs.google.com Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Pupil Services, will host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting for the families of Special Education students on Monday, July 13, 2020, from 5 to 6 p.m. During the town hall, Dr. Asia Jones, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services; Dr. Patricia D. Nelson, Dire...

Whether choosing hybrid or distance learning, let Sprout help by having your school supplies ready for the 2020-21 school year with a few clicks! Save time by not having to go to multiple stores to get supplies. If you choose to buy supplies, a portion of your purchase comes back to the PTA while helping support a small, seasonal business.

Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits
and use school code BSES001.

Last day to order is July 14th. Questions? Please email [email protected].

Loudoun County Public Schools

A video replay of Wednesday’s Virtual Town Hall featuring questions about the return to school plan for the 2020-21 school year has been posted to the LCPS Return to School 2020 website (https://www.lcps.org/Page/230478).

The slide presentation (https://tinyurl.com/ybhx93tr) from the town hall meeting is also available for review separately.

The Town Hall featured Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Ashley Ellis, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services Dr. Asia Jones and Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Kevin Lewis answering questions from the public about the instructional options available to families for the start of the new school year.

More information about the options available, including frequently asked questions, is also available on the Return to School 2020 website (lcps.org/ReturnToSchool2020).

Hunt District PTA

Loudoun County Public Schools has extended the Return To School selection deadline to JULY 15 @ 8AM

ParentVUE Selection How-To
https://tinyurl.com/yc6dwwan

Setting up ParentVUE
https://tinyurl.com/y74zv6m8

Reset Your ParentVUE Password
https://tinyurl.com/y8r89en7

Spanish Version
https://www.lcps.org/Page/230312

Hunt District PTA

REMINDER - LCPS TOWN HALL TONIGHT @ 5:30pm

Questions will be accepted in advance of the event. Please visit this form to submit a question.
https://forms.gle/4FtGupXmW4PCedmv7

Questions also will be accepted from participants during the meeting through the Cisco Webex Event Question & Answer function.

Due to the number of questions they expect to receive, not all questions will be answered during the session. After the event, responses to the most frequently asked questions will be posted online at the LCPS.org/ReturnToSchool2020 website.

Up to 3,000 participants can register to attend this event live. To attend the meeting online, please register at this link:
https://mylcps.webex.com/mylcps/onstage/g.php?MTID=e781f29245f79c4978940a120605626f1

If you attempt to register and the event is full, please plan to watch it on LCPS.org, Comcast channel 18 or Verizon FIOS channel 43.

Questions about individual students or family situations will not be addressed during this event. Participants are encouraged to focus their questions on details about the LCPS Return to School plan.

Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sent a detailed email to parents and guardians of all registered students on Monday, July 6, concerning the return-to-school options available for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents should check their email for this important information about the hybrid learning choice, which includes in-person and distance-learning for students, and the 100-percent distance-learning choice, in which students will not come to school for classes. Parental response is required by 8 a.m. Monday, July 13. More information about the options available to parents is available on the LCPS Return to School 2020 website (www.lcps.org/ReturnToSchool2020). Information about registering choices through ParentVue also is available online (https://www.lcps.org/Page/230311).

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If you have a rising Kindergartener this fall, the PTA would love to get your information!
*️⃣Please click on the link below to complete the form:
https://belmontstation.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=2987

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Belmont Station Monarch Waystation 2020

July 1

Hunt District PTA

JUNE 29 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP:

➡️ The longer resolution was passed for a choice of Hybrid Learning or 100 % Distance Learning, with amendments (to increase synchronous, but not asynchronous, learning over the amount offered in the spring, and to require ALL students to wear face coverings when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained).

💻 Parents and Staff will choose hybrid or distance learning for the first semester through Parentvue from July 6-10.

➡️ Students will not start school until September 8th with teachers returning on August 19th, which should not impact the end date. Review the calendar attached to this post.

➡️ The Loudoun County High School Mascot will be changed. The LCHS Community will be engaged for further discussion.

➡️ HILLSBORO CHARTER: Discussion about their 100% in person option (12 classes with 12 students with 6' physical distancing) will be discussed at the next meeting on July 21.

➡️ MARK YOUR CALENDARS ... Loudoun County Public Schools will be holding a virtual town hall on 7/8/2020 from 5:30-7pm. (Details TBD).

The PTA would love to hear your thoughts on our communication. Please take a few moments to take this survey: https://forms.gle/AScEsKSgzTE3CVt16

National Parent Teacher Association

Bring the fun of science, technology, engineering and math to your house with STEM @ Home projects. These hands-on activities are perfect to do as a family 😄

Learn more at https://www.pta.org/home/programs/stem/at-home

Bayer #PTA4STEM

The PTA is grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers this past year!

[06/19/20]   The waystation garden has many extra zinnias, coneflowers, and cosmos plants that need new homes (or they will just go into the compost bin). We need to dig them out today, reply if you're interested. We have limited containers so it's best if you bring something to bring them home in if you'd like any. We might temporarily put them in one of the kindergarten squares for people to come and get if that makes sense.

Also, there's a TON of fresh lettuce. Please come pick some to bring home to eat. Once it goes to seed, it won't be good, and we're maybe 7-10 days from that happening. The PTA doesn't do much with the kinder-garden but we do help with weeding at times, and post reminders for people to come and pick things. There will be tomatoes (thanks to a volunteer plant growing out of the compost bin) in a few weeks, and I planted 3 tomato volunteer plants in the same square that had tomatoes last year. We might be looking for volunteers to water should things start to get hot and dry for a sustained period. We'll post here if we need to set up a watering schedule like in years past.

See the photo comments for locations of available flower plants.

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