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- Important Dates
- School News Update
- PTSA Updates
- College and Career Center
- SAT/ACT Test Prep
October 30: Two-Hour Early Release (First Quarter Extended to Nov. 2, 5pm.)
October 31: All Day, Beyond the Page Theatre Production: The Hitchhiker
November 2: 5pm, End of First Quarter (Extended for Completion of Assignments.)
November 3: Student Holiday/Election Day
November 5: West Potomac’s Outstanding Employee Awards Nomination Deadline
November 9: 6:30pm, PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting
November 11: Veteran’s Day, Two-Hour Early Release Scheduled
November 18: Top It Off Fundraiser Kick-off
Student Activities/School News Updates:
Beyond the Page Theatre Presents: The Hitchhiker, October 31st, all day on YouTube -
WP families gather around this All Hallows' Eve and be prepared to be mesmerized by the award-winning Beyond the Page Company’s newest production. The Hitchhiker is a radio play for all written by Lucille Fletcher in 1941. This spooky story will transport you back to the golden age of radio. We hope you’ll hitch a ride and tune in to the WP Theater Youtube channel. on October 31st!
West Potomac’s Outstanding Employee Awards - Nominations are now open!
Parents, guardians and students – please take a moment to recognize an outstanding WP employee by completing the nomination form found here at this link in any of the categories listed below.
All nominations must be submitted by 3pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020. If your nominee is selected, you may be contacted to complete a nomination packet for the next level of the competition. Please contact Emily Millians at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Outstanding New Teacher - Has 1-3 years of teaching experience in any school/district.
Outstanding Teacher - Has 4 or more years of teaching experience in any school/district. Librarians are included in this category.
Outstanding Professional Employee - Has worked at least one year in a non-instructional position that supports school leadership. Ex. School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialists, System of Support Advisor, On Time Graduation Coordinator, Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors, and the Safety and Security Specialist.
Outstanding Operational Employee - Has at least 1 year of experience in their current position. This category includes Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Staff, IAs, PHAs, PHTAs, and Parent Liaisons.
Outstanding Leader - Has worked at least one year in an administrative position other than principal.
The West Potomac Chorus Boosters – We invite all to participate in our fundraising efforts to help support scholarship and programs. Fundraising link is live!
We also invite chorus parents to join the Boosters. For information please contact Denise Theunissen, Chorus Booster President at Dgt2224@yahoo.com.
PTSA Meeting – November 9th: Please join us for our membership meeting on Monday, November 9th, 6:30pm via Zoom and Facebook Live. Ms. Carter from our College and Career Center (CCC) will be joining us along with a current college admissions professional to take your questions about college prep, the app process, COVID effects, etc. Please be sure to read the CCC monthly newsletters and look over the many resources on the West Po CCC web site https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/student-services/college-and-career-center. Bring your questions to the meeting. You can presubmit questions to email@example.com
Class of 2021 Wolverines Yard Signs - Celebrate your Senior by purchasing a yard sign for $15.00. Order yours today at https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store/items/191467
First Quarter Academic Recognition – The PTSA will recognize the All A Honor Roll, All A/B, and Rising Stars students from the First Quarter. We are finalizing plans. Please be assured that no matter what the learning scenarios our students must deal with we will continue to recognize student academic achievement and hard work. Thanks to your membership and donations, as well as our corporate sponsors and fundraisers, we can continue to support and recognize our hard-working students.
Holiday Fundraisers – As we head into the holiday season, the PTSA is partnering with local community businesses and online vendors to help you get you ready for the holidays while helping our PTSA:
Top It Off Fundraiser, November 18 -22 - Are you looking for that perfect gift or ready to add some new accessories to your own wardrobe? Located in Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 7968 Fort Hunt Road, Top It Off has great new fall arrivals including hats, gloves, holiday jewelry, specialty gifts and much more. 10% of all purchases will be donated back to the PTSA. As a special bonus, get a free mask with any purchase during this fundraiser! Also, November 18th is the Wine Wednesday Kick Off. To allow for social distancing at this Nov. 18 event, sign up is required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa2da75-topitoff2
Minted Fundraiser: https://www.minted.com. Shop Christmas cards, holiday photo cards, wedding stationery, fine art, personalized gifts, and more designed by independent artists. This special offer is available from October to December 2020. WPHS families receive 20% off holiday cards and gifts and 15% of your purchase will be donated back!
PTSA's promo code is: FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC.
Special Thank You!
Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, and The Moery Company for their support of the PTSA this year.
SAT and ACT Test Prep
NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21.
Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.
SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21
View full schedule and Register Here Fall mock test dates are 11/14, and 12/5.
Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, email@example.com.
Gum Springs Community Center Now Open!
See flyer below for more information.