FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board Regular Meeting is getting underway. Watch Live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HfcB1yhmynA
4 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board Budget Work Session #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMrUKqjIi5k
11 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Alert
Update on house fire near TJ: All emergency vehicles have left the scene, and Oak Street and sidewalks been reopened. Parents may resume using the Oak Street entrance to TJ and dismissal will run normally.
12 days ago, FCCPS Alert
FCCPS Communications
We are in contact with the Incident Commander on scene. He indicated emergency vehicles would likely be at the house for another 2 more hours. If correct that would mean the vehicles will be leaving the area well before dismissal. Updates as we learn more. 2/2
12 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Update on house fire near TJ. The house in question is approximately one block north of TJ, across the street from the TJ soccer field. There is no threat to TJ property or kids. TJ students will remain inside, which they would anyway due to the rain. 1/2
12 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Alert
Fire Departments are responding to a house fire near TJ Elementary. Oak Street between West Broad and Seaton Avenue will be closed. Please use the rear entrance of TJ until further notice. The building is not in danger.
12 days ago, FCCPS Alert
FCCPS Communications
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder A wonderful training opportunity open to all FCCPS staff and parents. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:30 am- 5:30 pm George Mason High School Cafeteria Attendance is limited. Learn More: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/featured-program
17 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
We are seeing an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses, including coughs, colds, sore throats. It's not unusual for this time of year, and there are things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
19 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board are meeting for Budget Work Session #1. We're streaming live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_AchqP1vg
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Join us for GIVE Day from 10am-Noon at TJ this coming Monday, 1/20, Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr. holiday. Planned by the FCEPTA / 5th grade “Ambassadors” this service learning event is open to all elementary families to volunteer. This event is a highlight of our community.
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
On January 13th, the 5th grade Ambassadors told Falls Church City Council about GIVE Day and participated in the City’s proclamation declaring the MLK Jr. holiday a day of service. Come to GIVE day on Monday to help prepare power
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Ms.Flajser's class reflected on what they wanted to cultivate more of in 2020. They chose a word to reflect on this year and then they brought in physical representations. Wow, third graders! Just wow!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
Fairfax County Health Dept is seeing a rise in flu activity. In our community, visits to emergency departments and urgent care centers for flu-like illnesses have increased, and flu outbreaks are confirmed. FLU FACT SHEET: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/influenza-fact-sheet
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
No Strings Club today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Alert
Falls Church City Public Schools will operate on a 2-Hour Delay, Wednesday, Jan 8th. Day Care will open at 8am with NO drop-ins. All schools will dismiss at regular time - No early release.
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Alert
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Care to spend some time with fours? ⁦Ms. Lang is ⁩ getting kids engaged with math! The best part: the kids doing this assignment are in grade 4...The worksheets are for using exactly four 4's to "for"m every integer from 1 to 20
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
TJ SCA will not be meeting this week, January 8.
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
TJ's 5th Grade Chorus is canceled for today, Monday, January 6, 2020.
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
4th Grade Tiger Pause Lunar Colony showcase. Will any of these budding designers end up planning for life on Mars? One can hope!
about 1 month ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Only Jessie Thackrey Preschool has its regular Wednesday Early Release today. All Falls Church City Public School will release early on Friday, ahead of winter break. There will also be no MEH or GM late buses Friday
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
The Falls Church School Board has set the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year on August 24th, or two weeks before Labor Day. On a 4-2 vote, the Board adopted Pre-Labor Day Option B which includes a two week winter break, and a last day of school set for June 10th.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Standing room only for the awesome 5th grade band and chorus winter concert
2 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
This is the time of year we see an increase in respiratory illnesses in our community, including colds, sore throats, and flu. @FairfaxHealth reminds of things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
TJ is celebrating Rear Admiral Grace Hopper's birthday by participating in Hour of Code activities in Technology Class, STEAM class, and in their home classrooms.
2 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
We are good to go! Normal start time for all schools today, December 11th.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
It looks like maybe the FCCPS Snow Team took part in Tiger Pause today with Ms. Reardon. Students wrote reflections after reading the book, Snow Day!
2 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Alert
The FCCPS Snow Team will be up at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday checking current conditions and determining whether a change in the schedule is warranted. If there's a change we'll announce by 5am. www.fccps.org/alert If school is delayed, there will be NO EARLY RELEASE except for a few JTP Students who dismiss EVERY day at 12.40 p.m.
2 months ago, FCCPS Alert
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Dec 10: 'Space Donuts' bring home FIRST hardware, Huskies prep Western Expansion museum exhibits, Mustang Spirit Gear on sale! TJ Student Medals in Chess Tournament! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191709
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Strings Club Update for the next two weeks: Dec 11, 1:30-3:30p 1:30-2:10 beginner violin 2:10-2:50 cellos 2:50-3:30 intermediate violin Dec 18, 4-6p (Late Dismissal) 4:00-4:40 beginner violin 4:40-5:20 cellos 5:20-6:00 intermediate violin
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Oh my, Oh my, Oh my! Look what the PTA brought for us today! @fcepta #TJTigers #FCCPS. Thank you so much!
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
When fourth grade has a morning meeting they really have a morning MEETING
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Fifth Grade Art Show at the Rare Bird Coffee Roasters 12/2 - 12/15. 230 W. Broad St
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
Before the first flakes stick, it's a good time for a refresher on FCCPS Emergency Notification methods & How We Make "The Call" https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/fccps-alert
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Debbie Hiscott
Support FCCPS students and families in need on #GivingTuesday by donating to FCEF Family Assistance Fund at www.fcedf.org. Thanks for your generosity and for keeping your support local!
3 months ago, Debbie Hiscott
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Got core strength? Try a basketball plank as this student did today in PE class
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Students in Ms. Hicks' class made dioramas as a reflection on their recent trip to Jamestown. Great talent and creativity! Ms. Hicks was blown away, and so is TJTiger! Maybe I can go next year!
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Today is one of the days I absolutely LOVE being next to the music room. Maybe Ms. Reid would like to take a break next hour? 🤣 #fccps #tjtigers
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
In Ms. Flajser's third grade class, they are building their version of the Great Wall of China. Each brick has a new piece of knowledge we learned about ancient China.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
This week in Tech Class, students become the "computer" by following a "program" (written instructions) and generating the data (a symbol or character) to output (a drawing of a turkey) to a device (computer screen.) Happy Thanksgiving! See you next month!
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Students in Ms. Mihm's class end their money unit by creating a Thanksgiving menu! Students are great bargain shoppers and I can’t wait to join them for their feast Thursday
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Mrs. Schimmoller's sister and author Sarah Aronson talks to the third grade about the writing process. She read from her latest book just like Rube Goldberg. The student created their own Rube Goldberg machine!
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
The annual in-house field trip for 5th grade is today as they hear about the history and process of making brass rubbings and then prepare and make their own.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Fifth graders receive book choices for the next fiction unit. Working in groups, the students agree on how to break up the reading and assignments over five weeks. They come together to discuss vocabulary, main events, characters, text connections, and discussion questions.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCED
Pie Pick Up on Monday If you ordered Thanksgiving pies from the Falls Church Education Foundation, remember to pick them up on Monday between 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. at GMHS in the Mustang Cafe. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, FCED
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
This is how we build together: collaborative design and problem solving with the amazing @STEAManist. Growth mindset in action.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
4th grader working through a word problem by making and organized list. Well, it is organized enough for him to explain his thinking to me!
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
Elementary Cheer Clinic Hosted by GMHS Cheer Team and Coaches Saturday, December 14th Registration 8:45AM Camp 9:00AM-12:00PM Kindergarten-5th Grade Welcome NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! $40 Fee at the door, includes: 3 hour cheer clinic, poms, and a bow! More details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XVwVD7i-tJZhTaw6eIjGx8fIyKCyEUF-xk-t6zYzCy4/edit?usp=sharing
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
This week while the students are at encore, the teachers become students and learn different strategies for teaching math.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church City School Board Work Session now streaming live. https://youtu.be/UVeCBm85qk0
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
TJ's Student Council distributed to the DAR cards for service members that students at TJ have been working on since Veterans Day. The holiday greetings will go to people serving overseas and ones currently living in Falls Church.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Students in 3rd grade played a game of "money war" so the teacher could pre-assess what students know about money and what strategies they retained from last year. The students applied their knowledge to shopping, adding up different customers' purchases and making change.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Even though the 2nd and 5th grades are now in different buildings, they still enjoy buddy reading. The 5th grade visited on Friday to pair off with 2nd graders and listen to them read and read to them.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
The fourth grade transported back to the year 1607! Students were able to watch a glass blowing demonstration, visit the archaeological dig, and the replica of the shp Godspeed. They explored the settlement and the waterfront making for a great day seeing history come to life.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
November 13 was World Kindness Day, these third graders took the time to write messages to all their classmates on a heart for each student. Affirmations as short and sweet as "you are kind and funny" and "I like how you always seem happy" were shared by students, for students.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Each week, TJ subteams meet to unpack standards, plan lessons, or assess data in order to better our instructional program. #buildingtogether
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
Thomas Jefferson Tiger
5th graders are using leftover Halloween candy to explore how a dichotomous key works. The students are classifying candy by answering yes/no questions about each piece. Scientists construct a dichotomous key using different characteristics to divide the organisms into groups.
3 months ago, Thomas Jefferson Tiger
TJ Tiger
The latest Tiger Times is available here: https://www.smore.com/5806r If you are a TJ parent and didn't get this in your email, please contact the office.
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
TJ Tiger
Students in fourth-grade math are working on whiteboards with their teacher to figure out strategies for multiplying 321 x 152, and are practicing the box method of multiplication. Students in this group were challenging themselves to solve their first 3x2 problem!
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
TJ Tiger
After 26 years of making the floors shine, setting up and restacking chairs for evening events, cleaning the cafeteria, and so much more, Mr. Morales is taking his delightful sense of humor and a generous smile on to new adventures. All the best wishes on your retirement!
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
FCED
The Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) is honored to steward the FCCPS Family Assistance Fund for the second year. All contributions are used by our four school social workers to assist our community. Donations may be made online at www.fcedf.org by choosing "Donate Now" and specifying "Family Assistance Fund"
4 months ago, FCED
TJ Tiger
A fourth-grade class had some Day of the Dead activities during Tiger Pause. The students learned about the Mexican celebration in remembrance of friends and family who have died and then worked on colorful skull art that is part of the tradition.
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
TJ Tiger
Fall Make-up Picture day is Friday, November 15th.
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
TJ Tiger
It's that time of year! The Lost and Found is growing daily as the weather fluctuates. Remember to check the lost and found AND label your student's clothing (especially spiritwear!)
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
TJ Tiger
As part of October's anti-bullying focus, TJ counselors are leading classroom lessons encouraging students to be "Upstanders." This month, students are also reinforcing their view of TJ's caring community by "leaf"ing their mark on the Unity Trees in the main hall.
4 months ago, TJ Tiger
FCCPS Communications
During a Special Meeting tonight, the Falls Church School Board unanimously approved a new four-year contract for Superintendent Peter Noonan. Learn more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17g6YNStPfDFaIMWUJsaf68b3Smn1dp4-k_dn-K5cWHs/edit?usp=sharing
4 months ago, FCCPS Communications
John Wesley Brett
Bookfair night after school shopping is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 22, 23, 24 from 5:30-8:00. Students can shop during school hours with teacher permission Wednesday, Thursday all school day and Friday from 8:40am-10:00am
4 months ago, John Wesley Brett
FCCPS
After analyzing bus populations and route timing this week, we have made the first tweaks to almost all routes. The Updates are now available and take effect Monday! http://fccps.org/bus We will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.
6 months ago, FCCPS
FCCPS
Morning Announcements Sept 9: Building Reading Stamina: Tips inside, TV/Media Class hit the school's studio to begin programming planning for the year. PHOTOS: Friday's Tailgate and Football! Tomorrow: FCEPTA Info Night and Ice Cream Social - https://mailchi.mp/fccps/190647-191197
6 months ago, FCCPS