Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Last Call for Lost & Found
We have a lot of items in our lost and found in the cafeteria. Please check some of the photos below for anything your child may be missing. At the end of the month, we will be donating all lost and found items to charity.
Parents, please label all clothing, lunch boxes, and water bottles so lost items can be quickly identified and returned to the owner. Articles found in classrooms are temporarily held by the teacher until identified by the child. After a reasonable time, these articles are placed in the "lost and found area" in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to come to school to check for lost items.We Want Your Feedback! Draft 2023-24 School Year Calendar Options
Your feedback is important! FCPS is seeking community feedback on the draft calendar options for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Please share your thoughts by filling out this form. The form will be open through Tuesday, January 31, at 1 p.m.Stay Healthy & Learn More
Do what you can to keep your children healthy. Dress them warmly for the cold weather and make sure they’ve got hats and gloves. Encourage them to wash their hands regularly and send them to school with a bottle of hand sanitizer.February Webinars and Events for Parents
FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February:
- Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m., Meet the Author Series: All Cats are on the Autism Spectrum by Kathy Hoopmann
- Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m., Neurodiversity at Elementary Schools
- Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m., What should I do before my child grows up?
- Friday, February 17, and Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m., Supporting Mental Health Through Play
Click on the titles above for more information and to register.Have Your Say in Our Future!
Strategic planning Community Forums kick off on Monday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m., at Stone Middle School. Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for one that is convenient for you. There will be one in-person event in each magisterial district and several virtual events.
Participating in a strategic planning Community Forum will give employees, parents/caregivers, students, and community members a chance to help shape the school division’s future. At each event, participants will review student achievement, access, and perception data, and identify both strengths and challenges within the data. Input from the forums will be analyzed by our consultant, Performance Fact, Inc., and shared with the Core Planning Team for potential inclusion in FCPS’ new Strategic Plan.
Childcare will be provided at in-person forums. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, at all events. Please register today.Tutor.com for Test Prep
Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests.
Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website.Recognize Our Staff Who Go Above and Beyond
The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Coates.Mark Your Calendar
6th-10th - National School Counseling Week
8th- Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
9th- Coates Spelling Bee- 6-8pm
20th- President's Day- Student Holiday
22nd- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
24th- PTA Meeting
*The full FCPS 2022-2023 calendar can be accessed here.Follow Coates on Social Media
TWITTER (Principal Basdekis): @pdbasdekis
FACEBOOK: FCPS L.L. Coates Elementary School
FACEBOOK (PTA): L.L. Coates Elementary PTA
L.L. Coates Website: https://coateses.fcps.edu/