Mary Walter Elementary
4529 Morrisville Road
Bealeton, VA 22712
Office (540) 422-7710, Fax (540) 422-7729, Clinic (540) 422-7715
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Student Hours: 8:30-3:25
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Hello MWES Families,
SOL testing will begin April 25, 2017. Please mark these dates on your family calendar.
Below are some tips for helping your child do their best on their SOL tests this year.
- Display a positive attitude about the SOL tests. Help your child understand that tests are a part of school and life.
- Review your child’s curriculum and/or the SOL blueprints- talk to your child about what he or she is learning. Help your child learn. (For those of you who enjoy investigating on the computer, you can download the blueprints from the Department of Education’s homepage (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/).
- Make sure your child understands the value you place on his/her achievement.
- Encourage your child to stay relaxed and calm during the SOL tests. If your child gets nervous about tests, give him/her ideas of ways to stay calm.
- Make sure your child gets a good morning breakfast before the SOL tests.
- Remind your child to bring his/her eyeglasses to school on all of the testing days.
- Make sure you child is at school on time so that he/she will not feel rushed on testing days.
- Encourage your child to try hard and do his/her best everyday in school.
- Ask your child’s teacher about areas of weakness. Ask for specific suggestions of how to help your child improve.
- Help your child keep the tests in perspective. It is one indication of student achievement not the measure by how we determine whether or not your child is worthy.
- Be your child’s number one cheerleader.
In view of the forecast of inclement weather during this week of graduation ceremonies for Fauquier County Public Schools, the following plans are in place: Fauquier High School plans to hold graduation Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. on Falcon Field, if possible. A decision will be made by 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the latest, and if the ceremony will be moved into the gymnasium, FHS will announce the decision through its automated phone call system and Twitter account, twitter.com/fauquierhs.
Fauquier County Public Schools will offer two weeks of “Camp Creation” STEM camps this summer. The four-day camps run from 8 a.m.-noon during the week of June 12-15 at Liberty High School and June 19-22 at Kettle Run High School. Cost is $75 per session per participant. The following camps will be offered June 12-15 at LHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, AgriScience, and VEX Robotics. The following camps will be offered June 19-22 at KRHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, AgriScience, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, Video Editing, and VEX Robotics. Registration forms are available at www.fcps1.org/STEMcamp. Registration ends Friday, June 2. For more information email STEMcamp@fcps1.org or call (540) 422-7000.
Applications are now being accepted for Fauquier County Public Schools summer STARTALK Arabic and Turkish language program. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bradley Elementary School from Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 20 (no classes on Friday, July14). Cost is $75. Due to a significant reduction in the federal STARTALK grant, bus transportation and lunch will not be provided.