NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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 NOVEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER
 November  4 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday 
 November  5    NO SCHOOL - Election Day
  CiCi's Spirit Night 5-8 pm
 November 12 Just Say No Club - 8:00 am
  PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm (library)
 November 15 Spirit Wear orders due today
  Armel PTO - Family Bingo Night 6-8 pm
 November 19 Picture Make Up Day
 November 27, 28, 29 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
 DECEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER
 December 3 SCA Meeting 8:00 am officers 
                         8:15 Representatives 
  CiCi's Spirit Night 5-8 pm
 December 4  Author Visit: David Biedrzycki 
 December 6 PTO Holiday Shoppe 6-8 pm
PRINCIPAL THOUGHTS
 Dear Families,

November is traditionally a month to pause and reflect on all the things for which 
we are grateful. WeThanksgiving image at AES are thankful for the terrific students and families that make up our school community. We appreciate the time that our families invest both here at school and also at home. We value your support of your child’s education each day, which could include helping in the classroom, chaperoning a field trip, helping out with homework at home, or many other ways. As a school, we are truly fortunate to work together with you to make a difference in the lives of our students.  
Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Comstock

STARLIGHT READERS
Do you need a bedtime story for you AllStar reader? We have a wonderful resource! Armel has a subscription to Tumblebooks. This is an online database of over 1100 titles of e-books for grades K-6. Our ACE committee will be selecting books monthly that follow a theme. 
NOVEMBER: SAFETY THEME BOOKS
Rescue Bunnies (K-3)
Clarke the Shark
                                         Mom the School Flooded (1-4)
tumblebooks QR code

sleeping star imageSaving Sammy
Little Red in Cyberspace
Block the Sun not the Fun (K-3)
*Just use this QR code

TURKEY OF THE YEAR

turkey clipartTURKEY OF THE YEAR

Turkey of the Year voting will take place on November 19, 2019.    The students will vote for a staff member to be Turkey of the Year. Each student will have one free vote and then will be able to purchase additional votes for 10 cents each. Funds will benefit our SCA.

PTO BINGO NIGHT
  PTO PRESENTS
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
November 15, 2019
(6-8 pm)

This will be a fun filled family night of bingo, prizes, food and laughter. Mark your calendars and look out for pre-order forms for dinner.

MAKE UP DAY FOR SCHOOL PICTURES
 
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Please don't forget Tuesday, November 19, 2019 is make up day for school pictures!

PLEASE DON'T FORGET IT'S TIME FOR COATS!
Our students do go outside for recess unless the weather is severe. Please make sure your childrenstudents with coats come to school with warm jackets, gloves, and hats. Labeling coats with names will also help keep them out of our lost and found.
SCA FOOD DRIVE

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The Armel SCA will sponsor a canned food drive to support the Salvation Army for their holiday food drive.  This food drive is a great opportunity to help those in need in our community. Donation bins will be located in the lobby and classrooms. We will collect the food November 1st to November 15th.

                                                             NEEDED ITEMS:

Cans of Corn                                                      Cans of Green Beans
Cans of Vegetables                                            Cans of Fruit
Cans of Tuna                                                      Cans of Meat
Cans of Stews                                                    Boxes of Instant Potatoes
Boxes of Pasta                                                   Boxes of Spaghetti
Boxes of Bisquick                                               Boxes of Healthy Choice Cereals
Boxes of Crackers                                              Macaroni and Cheese
Bags of Rice                                                       Plastic Jars of Jellies and Peanut Butter

                                     And any other non-perishable items are accepted. 

                                               PLEASE NO GLASS CONTAINERS


CHILD FIND DAY
PURPOSE:
This is a free opportunity for parents who feel that their child is significantly delayed in one area of development (motor, social, speech/language, reasoning, and hearing) and may require specialized instruction to be screened.  Information regarding child development and resources will be available.

WHO:
Preschoolers living in Frederick County Public Schools or Winchester City Public Schools district boundaries who are 18 months to 5 years old.

WHEN:
November 15, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcome.  Please call (540) 665-0103 to make an appointment)

WHERE:
NREP at Senseny Road School

1481 Senseny Road, Winchester, VA  22602
NURSE ANN REMINDERS

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As we enter the cold and flu season, Frederick County Public Schools’ Health Services
Department is offering some tips that can help you and your children stay healthy.

Get Vaccinated
Getting an influenza vaccination is the primary method for preventing the flu for individuals over 6 months of age. Flu shots are available at the local health department,
private physicians, clinics and pharmacies.

Keep Your Hands Clean
Hand hygiene is a general term that refers to a method of removing germs from the hands so they cannot be spread to anyone else. The two most common types of hand
hygiene are hand washing with soap and water and using an alcohol-based hand rub. Hand sanitizer is available in all FCPS classrooms.

Practice Good Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Promptly throw away tissues after they are used.
If a tissue is not available, cover your cough/sneeze with your elbow or sleeve, not your hand.
Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Stay Home if You’re Sick
If you’re sick, avoid contact with other people. Don’t return to work, school, or other activities until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Keep Your Environment Clean
If taking care of yourself or a sick person at home, make sure that you clean and disinfect surfaces and objects (such as kitchen counters, bedside tables, children’s toys, and surfaces in the bathroom) that may become contaminated with the influenza virus.

EMERGENCY PLAN REMINDERS
In the event of an early closing due to inclement weather, your child will be sent home according to the current transportation form on file. If alternate transportation arrangements need to be made, please contact the school at (540) 869-1657.

Inclement Weather One-Hour Delay
During a one-hour delay, the morning buses will run one hour late and school will begin at 10 a.m.

Inclement Weather Two-Hour Delay
A two-hour delay may, at times, be announced.  When this occurs, students will be picked up two hours later than usual, and no breakfast will be served at school. 

Information/Snow Emergency Routes
This information was distributed at the beginning of the school year.  It can also be found on the FCPS website, www.frederick.k12.va.us, under School/Weather information. Please review it before bad weather arrives
VISITING AUTHOR DAVID BIEDRZYCKI
We are so excited that David Biedrzycki is coming to visit Armel on Wednesday, December 4th!
He has written and illustrated so many great books!

If you are interested in purchasing any of his books, please fill out the order form and return the form and payment to school by November 18th. If you need an extra form, please stop by the office to pick one up.
picture of Me and My Dragon bookpicture of Sumo Kitty book
             Cash and checks are accepted - please make checks payable to: David Biedrzycki

My School Bucks cannot be used for this purchase.


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), Jennifer Rydholm, 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.

2239 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602

(540) 869-1657

https://aes.frederick.k12.va.us

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Heather Miller, Principal

www.frederick.k12.va.us

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