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Announcements

Safety Patrol Meeting - August 26th, 1- 3 pm

All students who turned in a patrol application should attend this meeting, along with patrols from the 2015-2016 school year.

Book Your Summer - #FCPSreads

logoHave you heard about the summer reading incentives for this year?  Students can participate in the Fairfax County Public Schools’ reading program Book Your Summer and choose books and activities to earn a chance to win $50 in books or a new laptop computer.  Visit the FCPS official Book Your Summer website here for more information, to download a READ card, or enter your student’s summer reading activities for a chance to win!    http://www.fcps.edu/is/book/

Want twice the fun? Your children can participate in the Fairfax County Public Libraries’ summer program  Read For the Win  to earn a coupon book full of free things and discounts on fun activities and items. The great thing is that your child’s reading choices can simultaneously count for both FCPS’s and FCPL’s programs!   For more information on Fairfax County Public Libraries’ Read for the Win sign up at a branch or online at:  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/libraryHappy Reading!

School Supplies for 2016-2017

Colin Powell Elementary 2016-2017 school supply online ordering ended on July 8th. School supplies ordered will ship directly to your home the week of August 15th. There are no refunds on products ordered. Orders will be charged an $8.00 flat shipping fee for the 1st pack and $4.00 for any additional pack.

For questions, please contact Sandra Claudio-President@cpespta.org.

CPES on Twitter

Colin Powell Elementary School now has a Twitter account, @colinpowelles (ColinPowellES_FCPS). We will use this account to promote the wonderful activities and events that take place in our school. All district wide emergency or inclement weather announcements will continue to come from FCPS.

FCPS Social Media

How does FCPS communicate?...let us count the ways. In addition to the FCPS website, Keep In Touch messages, Cable TV (Red Apple 21), FCPS - Family newsletters and more, Fairfax County Public Schools also has a few social media accounts. In the past few weeks photos from CPES events have been featured on the FCPS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fcpsva and FCPS Twitter feed, www.twitter.com/fcpsnews. There is also a YouTube channel and Flickr photostream for our school system. Follow or like FCPS to see all the wonderful things taking place in our schools.

Parent Handbook

The updated version of Colin Powell ES Parent Handbook has been uploaded to the Parent Resources page of our website. Please take a few minutes to review.

Student Information System (SIS) Parent Accounts

This parent account will enable access to view your student’s attendance, report card grades, and additional information, establishing another form of communication between home and school.

Parents will use their SIS Parent Account login ID and password to access Blackboard. Parents can continue to access FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) at fcps.blackboard.com. There is also a link within SIS that parents can click to access FCPS 24-7 Learning and vice versa. Parents will use the same login and password for both SIS and FCPS 24-7 Learning

Contact the main office if you need a new registration letter.

Please use the following link to a video that provides information about the registration process and the information you will view with this account, Support Video. Once you register for your account you may want to bookmark the SIS Parent Account login page, https://sisparent.fcps.edu

Bring Your Own Device Technology Intiative (BYOD) Information

Devices no longer need to be registered each school year. The Acceptable Use Policy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook now includes permission for BYOD. Please see Mr. Decroo, in room 108, for assistance connecting to the wireless network.

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