Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Full-Time AAP Referrals Due
Referrals for full time advanced academic services are due Friday, December 15, 2023. If you would like to refer your student for full time advanced academic services in FCPS please go to this website. From there you will look for the full-time referral form (translated into 7 different languages!). Once you have completed all boxes on the form, please turn a copy in to Mrs. Hunter. A printed copy can be handed into the front office. A digital pdf or jpeg file can be emailed to Mrs. Hunter at [email protected]Outstanding Staff Members
Mrs. Turner, 2nd grade teacher,has been recognized as Coates Elementary’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year! We are so grateful to have her at Coates!
Mrs. ElsaidKarrar has been recognized as Coates Elementary’s Outstanding Operational Employee of the Year! We are so grateful to have her at Coates!
Chanukah, an 8-day Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple’s menorah for 8 days. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7. That day will be a half-O day, and major events cannot be scheduled that evening. Learn more about Chanukah in National Geographic Kids. See the complete school year calendar.
Bodhi Day, Friday, December 8, is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year, including Bodhi Day. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum. See the complete school year calendar.
We have accrued a lot of items in our Lost & Found in the cafeteria. If you see anything in the pictures or your child is missing something, please have them check in the lost and found area. These items are being donated over winter break so please claim them before they are donated.Snow Days This Winter
For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather.
During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):
- Elementary school instruction: Red Apple 21.
- Middle school instruction: Channel 25.
- High school instruction: Channel 99.
Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.🙋♂️ Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
We often notice more empty seats in our classrooms as winter break approaches. This year, let's work together to nurture a rock-solid attendance habit. Every hour of every school day is a unique opportunity for students to learn, connect, and grow.
A big thank you to:
- 🌟 Students who show up every day and the parents/caregivers supporting them.
- 👩🏫 Teachers who create a welcoming environment for learning.
- 👨💼 Administrators providing a safe and engaging place to grow.
- 👏 Bus drivers, support staff, and volunteers lending a helping hand to all our learners.
If you or your child need support, please reach out to our school social worker or family liaison. If your child is not feeling well, please refer to the When Should I Keep My Child Home? webpage for guidance.
There will be no school from Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1, 2024, for winter break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2.
Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.📝 Keep Learning Over Winter Break with Tutor.com
FCPS students have unlimited access, 24/7, to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need.🍲 Food Insecurity Resources for Families
Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.Mark Your Calendar
8th- Family Movie Night- 6:30-8pm
14th- AAP Referral Deadline
14th- Winter Chorus Concert- 6-7pm
18th-Jan.1st- Winter Break
1st- New Years Day- No School
3rd & 4th- VGA Math Test- Gr. 3rd-6th
10th- PTA Meeting- 6-6:30pm & New Family Orientation 6:30-7:30pm
15th- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
25th- End of 2nd Quarter- 2 hour early release
26th- Teacher Work Day- No school for students
*The full FCPS 2023-2024 calendar can be accessed here.Follow Coates on Social Media
FACEBOOK: FCPS L.L. Coates Elementary School
FACEBOOK (PTA): L.L. Coates Elementary PTA
X (Formerly Twitter): @CoatesES
L.L. Coates Website: https://coateses.fcps.edu/