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Let's remember to be thankful for all we are given.
Upcoming Events
Today
Tomorrow
12/3/2014
- Strings Concert
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12/4/2014
- Marine Band performance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12/6/2014
- Holiday Bazaar CANCELLED
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
PWCS News
 
School Announcements
Strings Concert
There will be a strings concert on December 3rd at 6:00.  This program consists of fifth graders.  They meet with the strings teacher weekly to learn their instrument.  Come out and celebrate what they've learned so far this year.
We B.E.A.M.!

Pine Top 508-R1003 Lighthouse Solar Pathway Light, Red and White Welcome to Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School,
home of the lighthouses, where we let our lights shine as we
"light the way to the future"! We are expected
to BEAM at all times!  That is, we will:

           B
e responsible,
                Eager to learn, 
                   Always respectful and 
                     Make good choices.

These tenets underscore our basic values and student expectations.
We work hard to honor them each day.

 

 

Thanksgiving Holiday
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families and those in our school community. We hope that you have a safe and joyous holiday.  Be reminded that school is not in session on November 27 and 28. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday December 1. 

 

Grade Level Spelling Bees Next Week

It's Spelling Bee season once again at FFES.  We've already begun identifying our expert spellers with class at all levels.  While our first and second grade spellers will have their final spell-off event during school hours next week, our classroom winners in grades 3-5 will be on stage in an evening competition to be held on January 22. 

K-2 winners will have their Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 26th.

    a.  2nd grade at 9:15 a.m. in the music room

    b.  1st will be at 11:00 in the library

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Book Fair & Math Night Event
On Tuesday, December 9 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM the Library will host our winter book fair.  Also, our Title 1 Reading and Math teachers will have tables set outside of the book fair with various activities on them to promote reading and mathematics in the home. Join us for a night of language and math literacy.
ACTS Food Drive


                                                    ACTS FOOD DRIVE 2014

 

The Counseling Department would like to thank all students and staff who donated food items for our ACTS Food Drive.  Our school collected a total of 805 items!

Our winning classes for lower and upper grade are the following who will earn extra

recess:                           *  Lower Grade Winner:  Ms. Wajda's Class

                                        *  Upper Grade Winner:  Ms. Matice's Class

        

                              Congratulations!  We appreciate all of your support!


 Veteran's Day: Wall of Honor 2014

 

At Fannie W. Fitzgerald, The Counseling Department and Mrs. Magill helped establish our first annual Veterans Day Wall of Honor.  Students and staff were asked to interview a Veteran in their family and work together to create a short bio to place on our wall. Thank you to all who participated and to all of our Veterans!

 
Parent Workshop Opportunity-December 4
Foster the Determination to Succeed-Parent Workshop on December 4
Come learn how you can support your child's strengths, development of self-advocacy, and other important life skills. The PWCS Parent Resource Center, along with the Parent Resource Center of Manassas City Public Schools, will host, "I'm Determined," a parent workshop on Thursday, December 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. 

Preregistration is required. Sign and foreign language interpreter services are available if requested in advance. 

See the flyer in English or Spanish for details and registration information or call the PWCS Parent Resource Center at 703.791.8846. 
Library Catalog Link
Some of you may remember going to the library and finding resources using the old card catalog, a cabinet with index cards that gave you information about books in the library.  Well, it's 2014 and we've come along way.  Our digital library catalog is available anywhere you can connect to the internet. Students can search for library materials by author title or subject.  We have an abundance of offerings at Fitzgerald library.  Won't you come and explore?  To get started, click on the link below:
Library catalog http://library.pwcs.edu/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do;jsessionid=D96AF326C671DE678296408961AF512A?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home
 
Save the Date
Winter Book Fair
Our annual winter book fair is scheduled for the week of December 8.  Students and their families can browse and purchase books and related items in a school setting.  Look for more information regarding special events associated with the fair. 

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