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PTA meeting and parent presentation

All are warmly invited to join us for our next PTA meeting:

Tuesday, October 29

9:30-11:00 am

Thoreau’s Eagle Hall

Brief PTA business will be followed by a parent education session on self-care entitled “Don’t Forget About You,” which is offered in partnership with Club Phoenix, the Town of Vienna’s teen center. Psychotherapist, nutritionist, and life coach Ginny Inglese of Total Health Concepts will present.

Raising Resilient Kids Presentation

Raising Resilience: Teaching Kids to Handle Life’s Inevitable Obstacles
Presented by Rachel Bailey, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Parent Coach

Wednesday, November 6
7:00-8:30 pm
Vienna Community Center

Does your child fall apart when losing a game? Devastated to not make a team?
Does your child freak out when things don’t go their way?
Does your child avoid situations when they will have to face something difficult?

The Eric Monday Foundation proudly presents this program to educate and support parents and to raise awareness of mental health. Learn tips and tools to guide your children through life’s challenges and help build resilience (or “grit”).  Resiliency can be the most important tool to guide our children through the emotions they experience when facing obstacles and can help develop skills that contribute to their development and success.

Register Here:

7th grade family dinner

It’s Fall y’all, so let’s help our 7th graders celebrate cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, and everything pumpkin spice at the annual 7th Grade Family Dinner!

Thursday, November 14

6-8 pm

Thoreau cafeteria

This awesome tradition allows 7th graders and their families an evening to relax and get to know each other better, and have fun doing it! This Fall feast will be catered once again by Maggio’s, and will include a cookie, hot chocolate, and coffee bar as well as a DJ and photo booth for making memories.  Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance; tickets are available online at Pay4SchoolStuff.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please sign-up to volunteer for part of the night.

Fairfax County Candidate Forums

This Fall’s election day, November 5, will be the biggest local election in four years with these offices on the ballot:
– All Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (nine)
– Chair of the Board of Supervisors for Fairfax County (one)
– FCPS District School Board Members (nine) and At-Large Members (three)
– Fairfax County Soil and Water Conservation District Directors (three)
– Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County and Fairfax City (one)
– Fairfax County Sheriff (one)
– Virginia General Assembly State Senators (nine) and House of Delegates Members (seventeen)

The League of Women Voters and other non-partisan community organizations are presenting Candidate Forums where citizens can ask questions, learn about local issues, and meet candidates in person. Please see the flyer for dates and details, and make time to attend a forum so you can be an informed voter at election time.

2019 School Board Candidate Forums flyer

Volunteers Needed in the Library

Emily Morton, Thoreau’s new librarian, welcomes parent volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with shelving and circulation. You can work whenever your schedule permits. Please sign up here if you are able to help.

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Parent Resource Center

Workshops for Parents, Educators and Community Members

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers FREE workshops, training, and conferences on a wide variety of topics throughout the school year!

Attend our research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed! Resources and strategies to support all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.


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