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Title: Welcome to Back to School Night

Welcome to Back to School Night
  • Flower Valley Elementary School

Mission and Vision Statements
  • Mission
  • We are a diverse team of students, staff and
    parents committed to creating a peaceful academic
    environment. We achieve this by respecting
    differences and encouraging individuals to be
    active participants in the learning process. We
    work together as a community by utilizing
    research based strategies to foster academic
    excellence and equitable practices.
  • Vision
  • We inspire children to become critical thinkers
    who are imaginative, adaptable, and
    collaborative. We strive to cultivate peaceful,
    life-long learners who thrive in a global

FVES Instructional Focus We will provide
effective small group reading instruction by
implementing research-based models to ensure
student engagement throughout the literacy block.
FVES School Overview
  • 470 students in Grades K-5
  • 22-27 students in each class
  • 25 new students enrolled over the summer
  • 3 sections in each grade except Grade 4 where we
    have 4 sections.

Meet our Amazing Staff!
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Other Professional Staff
  • Supporting Services Professionals
  • Cued Speech Transliterators (CSTs)
  • Office Staff
  • Building Services Staff
  • Lunch and Recess Aides
  • Administrators

Meet our PTA President!
  • Dr. Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • www.FVESPTA.org

Get to know Mrs. Melnick, Principal
  • Over 25 years experience in education as a
    teacher, school counselor, high school testing
    coordinator, university professor, and Scholastic
  • This is my third year as principal at FVES
  • Masters Degree in education from Johns Hopkins
    University and Administrators certificate from
    Hood College
  • A Mom of two sons, both in college, who
    previously attended MCPS schools
  • Values relationships, a high quality teaching and
    learning environment, equitable experiences, and
    a safe and peaceful school environment.
  • I love your children?

New This Year at Flower Valley
  • Staff Theme Champions for Children
  • Chromebooks in Grades 3 and 5 (one per student).
    Arrive in January 2015.
  • PARCC Testing in Grades 3 and 5 (PARCC stands for
    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for
    College and Careers). Administered in March and
    end of year.
  • Buddy Bench on playground (PTA purchased)
  • Computer Lab is back!

What is staying the same this school year?
  • School-wide Peace and Friendship Program
  • Peace Tokens
  • Fine Lines
  • Firefly Fine Dining
  • Drop Off Table
  • No dismissal changes after 215 p.m.
  • Birthday Policy and Candy Policy
  • Fridays are school spirit dates!

Our Flower Valley Peace Pledge
  • We the students of Flower Valley Elementary
    School promise to respect each other. We will
    keep our hands feet and things to ourselves. We
    pledge to work out any problems that may happen
    with our peers in a peaceful way.

How to Help Us Keep Your Children Safe
  • Enter and exit through the front door.
  • Check in at the office each time you visit and
    provide a photo ID
  • Wear a visitor sticker at all times.
  • Use the traffic circle and follow the Traffic
    Circle Guidelines.
  • Drop off after 830 a.m.
  • Pick up at 305 p.m.
  • Notify office by 215 p.m. if there are changes
    to your childs dismissal plans.
  • Make sure the office and your childs teacher
    have your most up-to-date contact information

We Value Communication
  • Seven O'clock Sunday telephone/email every
    Sunday night
  • All staff will respond to emails and phone calls
    within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).
  • Monthly PTA newsletters will be sent home.
  • Monthly grade level newsletters will be sent
  • Follow me on twitter _at_FVPrincipal
  • Check out the FVES website for information and

Reminders for Tonight
  • Two 35 minute sessions tonight
  • Sign-up for CONFERENCES.
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER in whatever way you can.
  • JOIN the PTA.
  • Tonight is NOT an individual conference night.
  • Have a GREAT time!
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