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2018 Speak Up Survey
Students, parents, staff and community members are being asked to complete the 2018 Speak Up Survey. The brief, anonymous survey offers the opportunity to share perspectives on key educational issues, particularly issues related to digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools.  The findings will be used by Frederick County Public Schools in the planning and decision-making process concerning educational technology tools and applications. The deadline to participate is January 31, 2019. (LINK TO bit.ly/speakupfcps )
Redbud Run Elementary School Calendar
Welcome back to a brand New Year! We hope you all had a relaxing break and enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Wondering what we have planned for the upcoming month? Check out our school website for the latest events scheduled on the Redbud Run Calendar. The Frederick County Virginia Schools website can keep you up to date on all of the holidays scheduled for all county schools during the year.
January Menu

It is important to eat a healthy meal to start the day off right, and keep our brains fueled throughout the day. Here is a link to our  January Breakfast Menu, and the January Lunch Menu Frederick County food service programs use a computerized system to record lunch sales. Parents may pay for student meals by sending in a check or cash which is recorded on the child's account and dispersed as they make purchases at meal time. You can also  pay online through MySchoolBucks.comYou may pay for student meals on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.


In participation with the Federal school meal program, children from households that meet Federal Income Guidelines are eligible for either reduced price or free meals. Frederick County Public Schools administers its meal program without consideration of race, color, national origin, age or disability. We encourage you to fill out the application that was sent home in the first day folders as soon as possible, so that your student can receive assistance. A new application must be filled out each year. 

 
2019-20 Kindergarten Registration

Frederick County Public Schools will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year in two phases this year in an effort to make the process more efficient. The parents of rising kindergarten students who currently have other children enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools are being asked to register their student(s) for kindergarten during the early bird registration period from February 4 through March 1.  The parents of rising kindergarten students who do not have any children currently attending Frederick County Public Schools should complete the registration process from March 4-8. All parents registering children to attend kindergarten for the first time in August 2019 should complete the registration process at the elementary school their child will attend. Specific registration times for both the early bird and regular registration periods can be acquired by contacting each elementary school. All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2019, must register for kindergarten.


 
Family Fun at Redbud Run
Family Fun Night highlighting 4th and 5th grade students will be held February 12, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm. All families are welcome to attend. We will serve a light dinner, 4th and 5th grade students will participate in a musical performance on stage, their artwork will be showcased in the hallways, fun family activities will take place in the 4th and 5th grade classrooms, and representatives from various community 
resources will be available to share information. We look forward to seeing you!


Kids Heart Challenge News
Get ready for the Kids Heart Challenge

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart! This year, we’re launching the Kids Heart Challenge. It’s your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word and raising funds to help children with heart issues.

Together, with your child, go to heart.org/kidsheartchallenge. They can take one of the three challenges and email family and friends to ask for donations.

Your child will earn a glow-in-the-dark wristband just for registering online. When they get donations, they will receive Echo, Finn and a clasp.

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students and the American Heart Association.

News from the Nurse
              Cold and flu season is upon us, and it may be difficult to decide when it is time to keep your child at home. Please read these recommendations to help you know when your child is too sick for school (en Espanol). 

Attention Fifth Grade Parents:

In 2006, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law which requires all sixth grade students to have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster vaccination prior to the entry into sixth grade.

Please provide documentation of updated immunization to the school nurse before the end of the school year, or to your child’s 2019-2020 middle school prior to the first day of school in August. No student will be permitted to enter sixth grade without this requirement being met. You can schedule an appointment with your private physician or with Winchester-Frederick County Health Department for this vaccine. Unlike previous school years, the local health department will NOT be offering Tdap vaccinations at our schools.  

Thank you!

Mrs. Kluckowski, R.N.

School Nurse  Kluckowj@frederick.k12.va.us  or phone:540-662-3889.  Ext 41252

 

PTO News
Get involved in supporting the school by joining the PTO for their next planning meeting January 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the school Library. We hope to see you there.
SCA News
    The SCA will be selling Valentine Grams starting the last week of January. Watch for order forms to come home January 28th.
Yearbook Candid Pictures Wanted
Have you joined us for any events at school, field trips, or PTO events and taken some great snapshots? Submit your pictures and we'll consider them for use in the upcoming yearbook. Go to our link at Lifetouch Yearbooks and enter our school code: GVRQUF. We can wait to see your great snapshots.
Online Yearbook Ordering
Speak Up, Stay Safe

Keeping schools safe is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to school staff and the authorities. Suspicious activity may include: a vehicle or individual in an odd or concealed location; an unattended package or backpack; individuals seeking information about a school, its operations or security procedures beyond mere curiosity; or unusual, repeated or prolonged observation of school buildings, bus stops or students. Contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168 to report any suspicious activities.

 
January Green Tip

Winter weather can cause us to retreat inside and increase our bills when we turn up the heat. Here are a few ways to cut costs and be environmentally responsible at the same time.

    - Plug up leaky windows and doors by adding weather stripping and caulking. This could save you 5-30% annually on your heating and air conditioning bills. 

    - When snow comes forget the snowblower. Small engine machines such as leaf and snow blowers cause more damage to the environment because there are no emission controls for these types of appliances. Get in a good workout by hand shoveling your driveway and walkways. 

     - Another reason to break out the shovel is to avoid toxic and chemical de-icing salts. They are harmful to waterways, animals, and can clog storm drains. If you still need something to help make a walkway safer after you've already shoveled, choose products that are organic, noncorrosive, and that won't clog drains.

     - Help your  grocery budget by eating seasonally available fruits and vegetables. Eating produce grown locally and in season requires less energy to grow and ship, costs less to purchase, tastes better and is higher in nutrients.
 


Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


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