Frost PTA News: November 30 - December 4, 2020

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REMINDER: DECEMBER 1st PTA Meeting is CANCELLED!

 

MAGGIANO’s FOOD TRUCK RESTAURANT NIGHT:

Maggiano’s is coming to Frost, Thurs. Dec. 10 and will donate 10% of all orders to the Frost PTA. Place your order by 10pm Wed, Dec. 9. Pick Up at Frost Thurs, Dec. 10. More details HERE.

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

The Frost PTA thanks the following businesses for their generous support!

  • iContact Coaching

More information on all PTA business sponsors can be found HERE.  

 

ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE!

The Student Directory is available ONLINE this year and only accessible to current 2020-2021 Frost PTA members. Not a member? It’s not too late to JOIN today! Members simply click the Student Directory tab on the left. Follow instructions on that link to update or remove your listing.

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

FROST SPIRITWEAR.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

Tues. Dec. 1: PTA Meeting CANCELLED

Wed. Dec. 9: Maggiano’s Food Truck Order Date

Thurs. Dec. 10: Maggiano’s Food Truck Pick-Up at Frost

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This Week at Frost - November 24, 2020

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This Week in Review

Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

I'm so thankful! 

During this season, traditionally, it can be so easy to say these words but not truly understand the meaning or the gravity of this simple saying. I think we all understand the importance of being thankful for what, and for who, we have in our lives, given the events of the past year. I truly hope as we spend time with family and friends during this season of thanks, we are reflective and that we let our loved ones know how much they mean to us. I'm sure they'd love to hear it!

Take care of yourself.

Here's another statement that you often hear and sometimes say, without thinking much of it. But I want us all to be careful during this Thanksgiving break. I'm sure we have all heard the guidance to stay home and stay put during this holiday season. My family is planning to stay home in the Washington DC area for the first time in over 10 years.  If you are compelled to travel to visit family and friends, make sure you take proper precautions and follow social distancing protocols. 

We look forward to hearing all of the wonderful stories of family, fun and football (for some of us) next Monday! After all, this is the season of thanks!

 

Take good care,

 

 Anthony

We are #ONEFrost!  

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

November 25 - 27       Thanksgiving Break

December 7                Music Department T-Shirt Pick-Up (Details below!)

  • The calendar will be updated with additional dates for parent/community events as they become available.
In Other News....

Music Department T-Shirt Pick-Up – December 7

On Monday December 7th, from 8-10 AM and 3-5 PM Choir, Band and Orchestra T-shirts will be available for pick up. This is for all new students to music classes at Frost as well as any 8th grade students who needed a new shirt.  

Before arrival, please make up a sign that has the student’s name, teacher’s name and class period.  Upon arrival, please park along the curb in front of the cafeteria door, which is to the right of the front entrance (see map, attached below).  Once you park, proceed to the cafeteria door with your sign.  A teacher will bring the shirt outside to you.

Supply Traffic Map December Music pick up.docx

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, no one may enter the building and we can only serve one student at a time.  If you arrive and another person is waiting for their t-shirt, please remain in your car until they leave.  As you enter and leave the parking lot, please be aware of other cars in the parking lot.    

As always, you must wear a mask when coming to the school.  Before arrival, please take the Health Survey and, if you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you must come back on another day.

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

 

Virtual Book Fair Open Now!

It’s a great time to shop for the holidays and support the Frost Library at the same time!

Visit our Bookworm Central Virtual Book Fair and help students discover favorite authors, series, and games, all season long.

Stocking up for winter reading has never been easier:

  • Find the same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fair
  • Orders ship direct to the address you provide
  • FREE shipping on orders over $30
  • All purchases benefit our school 

Visit our Book Fair Homepage to get started. And don’t forget to share the link with your loved ones!

Book Fair proceeds directly support the Frost Library. Let’s make this a season to remember!

https://rb.gy/ly15ht

 

 

Picture Day

The Frost MS Picture Day that was held on November 11 was a huge success.  We had 563 students come to Frost to have their school picture taken.  The students did a wonderful job following social distance rules!

The Picture Make-Up Day will be on Monday, January 11.  If you didn’t get a chance to come to the first picture day, please mark you calendars!  We will have more details as we get closer to the date.

 

Math Inventory

The Math Inventory is a universal screener and growth monitoring assessment that measures math growth on the Quantile Framework® for students in Grades K to 12 (Kindergarten through Algebra II or High School Integrated Math III).  All FCPS middle school students enrolled in the following courses will need to complete the test in November:

  • Math 7
  • Math 7 Honors
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra and Algebra Honors

All math classes are giving students instruction on how to log-in and username/password information (as they did with the reading inventory in English earlier this year).  The majority of classes, with the exception of Algebra Honors, introduced the test this week by showing a short video and some students will have time to begin the test in class.  Completion will be assigned as an asynchronous activity due in November.  We have attached additional information (general instructions and accessing the test) in case students have additional questions while at home taking it independently.

 

Students Recognized by Teachers and Staff

Despite our virtual setting and physical distance, Frost teachers and staff still want to recognize the wonderful contributions our students are making to their classes. Monthly drawings will be made from the submitted names. Every student entered has a chance to win. We are ONEFrost! Keep up the great work – we appreciate every student!  https://frostms.fcps.edu/resources/students-being-recognized

 

Parent's Corner

Save the Date!  Family Life Education Program Preview – December 1

On Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm, the 7th and 8th grade Health and PE teachers will be holding a virtual meeting for parents to preview the Family Life Education Program.  This program, which is composed of the Emotional and Social health unit and the Human Growth and Development unit, tends to have sensitive topics.  Parents may choose to opt their children out of these lessons, either wholly or partially.   We strongly encourage parents to review the Middle School Family Life Education Program descriptions at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

The links for 7th and 8th grade presentations will be sent out on Monday, November 30.  If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s Health and Physical Education teacher.

 

 

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Frost MS Virtual Book Fair Open Now!

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Dear Frost families,

It’s a great time to shop for the holidays and support the Frost Library at the same time!

Visit our Bookworm Central Virtual Book Fair and help students discover favorite authors, series, and games, all season long.

Stocking up for winter reading has never been easier:

  • Find the same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fair
  • Orders ship direct to the address you provide
  • FREE shipping on orders over $30
  • All purchases benefit our school 

 

Visit our Book Fair Homepage to get started. And don’t forget to share the link with your loved ones!

Book Fair proceeds directly support the Frost Library. Let’s make this a season to remember!

https://rb.gy/ly15ht

 

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Attendance: 703.426.5702 | Web | Twitter

Frost PTA News - November 23 -27, 2020

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL FROST FAMILIES!!

 

CONGRATULATIONS FROST REFLECTIONS WINNERS!

  • Aidan Cheon, Literature, "I Matter"
  • Moubon Kurukumbi, Visual Arts, "My Dreams"
  • Keira Cheng, Film, "I Matter Because"

These three submissions have moved forward to judging at the Fairfax County level.

Questions? Contact Gillian Kimura.

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS:

The Frost PTA thanks the following businesses for their generous support!

  • iContact Coaching

More information on all PTA business sponsors can be found HERE.  

 

MAGGIANO’s FOOD TRUCK RESTAURANT NIGHT:

Maggiano’s is coming to Frost, Thurs. Dec. 10 and will donate 10% of all orders to the Frost PTA. Place your order by 10pm Wed, Dec. 9. Pick Up at Frost Thurs, Dec. 10. More details HERE.

 

ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE!

The Student Directory is available ONLINE this year and only accessible to current 2020-2021 Frost PTA members. Not a member? It’s not too late to JOIN today! Members simply click the Student Directory tab on the left. Follow instructions on that link to update or remove your listing.

 

NEED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS?

Take another look at all our FROST SPIRITWEAR options.

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

Tues. Dec. 1: PTA Meeting CANCELLED

Wed. Dec. 9: Maggiano’s Food Truck Order Date

Thurs. Dec. 10: Maggiano’s Food Truck Pick-Up at Frost

 

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Frost PTA News - Hamrock's Fundraiser Tonight!

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HAMROCK’s Restaurant Night is TONIGHT!

Mark your calendar for Hamrock’s Restaurant Night, TONIGHT, Wed. Nov. 18th 4-8pm, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. When ordering dinner, mention Frost Middle School and Hamrock’s will donate $10 of each family meal sold for carryout and 15% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Frost PTA. View the Family Meal Menu and visit the dinner Take-Out Menu

 

ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE!

The Student Directory is available ONLINE this year and only accessible to current 2020-2021 Frost PTA members. Not a member? It’s not too late to JOIN today! Members simply click the Student Directory tab on the left. Follow instructions on that link to update or remove your listing.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Frost Student ARTISTS!

Congratulations to all Frost students who submitted designs to be considered for inclusion in the Directory. All artwork is very impressive. These students are incredibly talented! Since the directory is online this year, we want to recognize the students who submitted designs. The top 5 creative designs selected by the Frost admin team are listed HERE. The artists are: Nora Cook; Madeleine Hales; Audrey Kaneska; Prashidika Karki; and Michael Xenos. Congratulations again to all artists!

 

DECEMBER PTA MEETING:

Please join us Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm for our next PTA Meeting. Click PTA Meeting to join us.

 

NEED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS?

Take another look at all our FROST SPIRITWEAR options.

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

TONIGHT, Wed. Nov. 18: HAMROCK’s RESTAURANT Spirit Night; 4-8pm

Tues. Dec. 1: PTA Meeting, ALL WELCOME, 7:30pm

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Frost PTA News: November 16 - 20, 2020

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HAMROCK’s Restaurant Night is TOMORROW!

Mark your calendar for Hamrock’s Restaurant Night, TOMORROW, Wed. Nov. 18th 4-8pm, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. When ordering dinner, mention Frost Middle School and Hamrock’s will donate $10 of each family meal sold for carryout and 15% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Frost PTA. View the Family Meal Menu and visit the dinner Take-Out Menu

 

ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE!

The Student Directory is available ONLINE this year and only accessible to current 2020-2021 Frost PTA members. Not a member? It’s not too late to JOIN today! Members simply click the Student Directory tab on the left. Follow instructions on that link to update or remove your listing.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Frost Student ARTISTS!

Congratulations to all Frost students who submitted designs to be considered for inclusion in the Directory. All artwork is very impressive. These students are incredibly talented! Since the directory is online this year, we want to recognize the students who submitted designs. The top 5 creative designs selected by the Frost admin team are listed HERE. The artists are: Nora Cook; Madeleine Hales; Audrey Kaneska; Prashidika Karki; and Michael Xenos. Congratulations again to all artists!

 

DECEMBER PTA MEETING:

Please join us Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm for our next PTA Meeting. Click PTA Meeting to join us.

 

NEED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS?

Take another look at all our FROST SPIRITWEAR options.

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

TOMORROW, Wed. Nov. 18: HAMROCK’s RESTAURANT Spirit Night; 4-8pm

Tues. Dec. 1: PTA Meeting, ALL WELCOME, 7:30pm

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This Week at Frost - November 13, 2020

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This Week in Review

Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

This week I am so proud of our faculty and staff and the work we are doing at Frost MS! Thursday night we had our first town hall on Equity! Even though it was not well attended, the information that was shared was so important. We recorded the session for your viewing. Please watch it at your leisure! The recording can be found here: Frost PTA Meeting 2020-21 - recording_4

A special thanks goes out to Ms. Pepper, our Equity Lead, and Ms. Champ, our administrator collaborating with our Equity Committee, for their efforts to make this happen!

The work of a school continues on as we had our Equity Town Hall, our Book Circles, safety and security TableTop Exercise, our Instructional Council meeting and Picture Day this week! Thanks for all of the families who came out for pictures! I think there were well over 500 students that came out! We will have our second picture day in January! Hopefully we can have all students represented in the yearbook!

Don’t forget next Monday is supply pick up day! More information below!

Take good care,

 

 Anthony

We are #ONEFrost!  

 

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

 

November 16              Supply Pick-Up for 2nd Quarter (Details below!)

November 24               Schedule Change – 7 Period Bell Schedule/ 

Catch Up Day (see below)

November 25 - 27       Thanksgiving Break

  • The calendar will be updated with additional dates for parent/community events as they become available.

 

In Other News....

Catch Up Day- November 24th

FCPS has asked all middle schools to consider adding in two “catch up” days per quarter to support in easing student workload and anxiety. This day are solely for students to catch up on work. Teachers will not be covering new material or assigning new work. Students are required to log in each period for support and attendance purposes. Classroom teachers will be available to support students as requested. Some teachers may have review or review games available for those students who do not need to get caught up on work. Again, all students are expected to log in for each class, the entire class, regardless of if they have work to complete or to “catch up”.

 

School Supply Pickup – November 16

The next school supply pickup day will be on Monday November 16, from 8-12 and 1-5.  Courses that will distribute supplies are:

  • All 8th grade students for English
  • All 7th grade students for English
  • Engineering (7th grade classes, only from 1PM-5PM)
  • FACS (only from 1PM-5PM)
  • Library check out

If your child is enrolled in one or more of those classes, please drive to Frost during the stated pick up time to gather their materials.  You will need to bring a piece of paper with your child’s name (first and last), grade number, and course enrolled in.  For English classes, please include teacher name and period number.  Students are not required to come but may.  All drivers & passengers must remain in their vehicle at all times.

When you arrive at Frost:

  • Use the attached map to follow the traffic pattern.

Supply Traffic Map 2nd quarter.docx

  • Determine what station(s) you need to stop at.  You do not need to stop at every station. 
  • Drive to the station your child needs supplies from.
  • Show the staff member your paper
  • The staff member will place those supplies in your vehicle
  • Exit station/parking lot carefully!

Please note that 7th grade students or students who are not checking out library books will use Exit 1 to leave the parking lot.  English students will be picking up a novel.  Students who already own the class novel or prefer to access the book digitally may do so and are not required to receive a copy from Frost.

To help traffic flow, cars will be able to move around other cars that are stopped for supplies.  Drivers will need to move slowly at all times in the parking lot and check for other vehicles while moving between stations.  Some Frost Staff will be on site to assist with traffic, but we ask for slow driving at all times for their safety and yours.   

 

Picture Day

The Frost MS Picture Day that was held on November 11 was a huge success.  We had 563 students come to Frost to have their school picture taken.  The students did a wonderful job following social distance rules!

The Picture Make-Up Day will be on Monday, January 11.  If you didn’t get a chance to come to the first picture day, please mark you calendars!  We will have more details as we get closer to the date.

 

Math Inventory

The Math Inventory is a universal screener and growth monitoring assessment that measures math growth on the Quantile Framework® for students in Grades K to 12 (Kindergarten through Algebra II or High School Integrated Math III).  All FCPS middle school students enrolled in the following courses will need to complete the test in November:

  • Math 7
  • Math 7 Honors
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra and Algebra Honors

All math classes are giving students instruction on how to log-in and username/password information (as they did with the reading inventory in English earlier this year).  The majority of classes, with the exception of Algebra Honors, introduced the test this week by showing a short video and some students will have time to begin the test in class.  Completion will be assigned as an asynchronous activity due in November.  We have attached additional information (general instructions and accessing the test) in case students have additional questions while at home taking it independently.

 

Students Recognized by Teachers and Staff

Despite our virtual setting and physical distance, Frost teachers and staff still want to recognize the wonderful contributions our students are making to their classes. Monthly drawings will be made from the submitted names. Every student entered has a chance to win. We are ONEFrost! Keep up the great work – we appreciate every student!  https://frostms.fcps.edu/resources/students-being-recognized

 

Parent's Corner

Save the Date!  Family Life Education Program Preview – December 1

On Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm, the 7th and 8th grade Health and PE teachers will be holding a virtual meeting for parents to preview the Family Life Education Program.  This program, which is composed of the Emotional and Social health unit and the Human Growth and Development unit, tends to have sensitive topics.  Parents may choose to opt their children out of these lessons, either wholly or partially.   We strongly encourage parents to review the Middle School Family Life Education Program descriptions at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

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Frost PTA News - November 9 - 13, 2020

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING:

Please join us next TONIGHT, Nov. 10th for our next PTA Meeting. Our featured guest will be Ms. Laura Reed, Frost's School-Based Technology Specialist. She will walk us through each of Frost's Learning Platforms and answer all your questions. You are welcome to submit questions in advance. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm with Ms. Reed first on the agenda. Follow this PTA Meeting to join us.

 

HAMROCK’s Restaurant Night:

Mark your calendar for Hamrock’s Restaurant Night, Wednesday November 18th 4-8pm, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. When ordering dinner, mention Frost Middle School and Hamrock’s will donate $10 of each family meal sold for carryout and 15% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Frost PTA. View the Family Meal Menu and visit the dinner Take-Out Menu

 

Restaurant Spirit Night Coordinator Needed:

Are you interested in volunteering to support Frost MS PTA? We need your help! This Coordinator schedules monthly Restaurant Nights at local eateries where negotiated proceeds contribute to PTA fundraising efforts. Interested or have questions? Contact Kathy Hughes, PTA VP (vicepres@frostmspta.org) or LaTisha Elcock, PTA President (president@frostmspta.org).

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

TONIGHT, Nov. 10: PTA Meeting, ALL WELCOME; 7:30pm

Wed, Nov. 18: HAMROCK’s RESTAURANT Spirit Night; 4-8pm

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Frost MS Picture Day - November 11

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Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Picture Day in Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11!

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

 

Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

We will be practicing health protocols and social distancing during this event.

  • Anyone coming to have their picture taken must answer the health questions using the link below. Anyone that answers “YES” to any of the questions will need to remain home and reschedule for the make-up day.

HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

  • Masks will be worn at all times, except when the student is seated during the actual picture taking.
  • Students will maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times.

 

Picture Day Instructions

It is important that you arrive at the time you selected on the Signup Genius.

At the scheduled time, parents will drive to Entrance #5, drop their student off, then drive to Entrance #1 to pick their student up. 

Students will come into Entrance #5 and will be directed to either the 7th Grade gym or to the cafeteria to have their picture taken, and then will walk out Entrance #1.

 

 

Questions?  Please contact either Debbie Metzker at dlmetzker@fcps.edu or Susan Morningstar at sjmorningsta@fcps.edu.

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This Week at Frost - November 6, 2020

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This Week in Review

Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

Happy Friday! Phew! What a long week!

Our students started it off with some time to catch up on work or rest on our teacher workdays. The kids were in need of a bit of a break, so I hope they took full advantage as we entered into the second quarter. 

I hope you all had an opportunity to exercise your civic duty this week and voted if you haven't done so already! The country is awaiting the outcome of the election and I realize there may be increased anxiety or unease as we wait for the final announcement. I hope you all take some time over the weekend to get out and enjoy the weather and, possibly, get away from the minute by minute news reports. 

We have a few events coming up over the next two weeks. Please take a moment to review what’s new in “In Other News”.

Finally, we are happy to report our long-time parent liaison, Ms. Angela Aldave is moving on! She has accepted the position of Family Engagement Representative for Region 5 in FCPS! Although we will miss her at Frost, we know she will continue to do amazing things at the county level! Ms. Aldave is a valued community member and respected colleague.  We will still be in close contact with Ms. Aldave as Frost MS in Region 5!

Join me in congratulating Ms. Aldave!!!

Have a great weekend!

Take good care,

 

 Anthony

We are #ONEFrost!  

 

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

November 11              Veterans’ Day/Two Hour Early Release

November 11              Picture Day

November 12              Equity Town Hall Meeting                   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

November 16              Supply Pick-Up for 2nd Quarter (Details coming soon!)

November 24               Schedule Change – 7 Period Bell Schedule

November 25 - 27       Thanksgiving Break

 

  • The calendar will be updated with additional dates for parent/community events as they become available.
In Other News....

Math Inventory

The Math Inventory is a universal screener and growth monitoring assessment that measures math growth on the Quantile Framework® for students in Grades K to 12 (Kindergarten through Algebra II or High School Integrated Math III).  All FCPS middle school students enrolled in the following courses will need to complete the test in November:

  • Math 7
  • Math 7 Honors
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra and Algebra Honors

All math classes are giving students instruction on how to log-in and username/password information (as they did with the reading inventory in English earlier this year).  The majority of classes, with the exception of Algebra Honors, introduced the test this week by showing a short video and some students will have time to begin the test in class.  Completion will be assigned as an asynchronous activity due in November.  We have attached additional information (general instructions and accessing the test) in case students have additional questions while at home taking it independently.

 

Picture Day – November 11

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

 

Frost Equity Town Hall

Frost Middle School invites you to participate in our first Virtual Equity Town Hall on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00pm. The purpose of our time together is to engage in a shared conversation around our commitments to equity and how we are keeping equity at the center of our work this school year.

This town hall will be facilitated by our Equity Committee Team.  In addition to sharing our commitments, we will also share information about our Equity Audit, No Place for Hate, and we will present two guiding questions to solicit feedback around experiences and practices in our school community.

We hope you will join us to contribute to the conversation.  A link will be sent to our families on Tuesday, November 10.

 

School Supply Pickup – November 16

The next school supply pickup day will be on Monday November 16, from 8-12 and 1-5.  Courses that will distribute supplies are:

  • All 8th grade students for English
  • All 7th grade students for English
  • Engineering (7th grade classes, only from 1PM-5PM)
  • FACS (only from 1PM-5PM)
  • Library check out

If your child is enrolled in one or more of those classes, please drive to Frost during the stated pick up time to gather their materials.  You will need to bring a piece of paper with your child’s name (first and last), grade number, and course enrolled in.  For English classes, please include teacher name and period number.  Students are not required to come but may.  All drivers & passengers must remain in their vehicle at all times.

When you arrive at Frost:

  • Use the attached map to follow the traffic pattern.

Supply Traffic Map 2nd quarter.docx

  • Determine what station(s) you need to stop at.  You do not need to stop at every station. 
  • Drive to the station your child needs supplies from.
  • Show the staff member your paper
  • The staff member will place those supplies in your vehicle
  • Exit station/parking lot carefully!

Please note that 7th grade students or students who are not checking out library books will use Exit 1 to leave the parking lot.  English students will be picking up a novel.  Students who already own the class novel or prefer to access the book digitally may do so and are not required to receive a copy from Frost.

To help traffic flow, cars will be able to move around other cars that are stopped for supplies.  Drivers will need to move slowly at all times in the parking lot and check for other vehicles while moving between stations.  Some Frost Staff will be on site to assist with traffic, but we ask for slow driving at all times for their safety and yours.   

 

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Moubon K., whose video on the importance of voting was selected by the Washington Post’s KidsPost!  You can see Moubon and her sister Masoom at the link, below.  Great job, Moubon! 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/kids-encourage-voting-with-original-drawings-and-videos/2020/11/02/c50a0194-1a25-11eb-aeec-b93bcc29a01b_story.html

 

Students Recognized by Teachers and Staff

Despite our virtual setting and physical distance, Frost teachers and staff still want to recognize the wonderful contributions our students are making to their classes. Monthly drawings will be made from the submitted names. Every student entered has a chance to win. We are ONEFrost! Keep up the great work – we appreciate every student!  https://frostms.fcps.edu/resources/students-being-recognized

 

2021 FCPS Awards Nominations

As you know, every year Fairfax County Public Schools recognizes outstanding employees at all levels.

This year at Frost MS, we are hoping to nominate an Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee; and Outstanding Operational Employee.

Please note that for all of these awards, the nominees must be aware of and agree to being nominated.

We are asking you, the Frost Middle School parent and guardian community, to help us gather names for this process.  Follow the links, below, to a Google file with each category listed.  To nominate, you will need to write a short paragraph explaining how this employee meets and exceeds the criteria for the award.  The criteria are listed for each category within the Google nomination forms. Please address at least two of these criteria in your paragraph.

Outstanding Teacher:  https://forms.gle/3KjQtTXTbr8MC5H38

Outstanding New Teacher:  https://forms.gle/9cgAtSs7mRa4Eue3A

Outstanding Leader:  https://forms.gle/B735xicJ6KVwfaReA

Outstanding Professional Employee:  https://forms.gle/U5LFNuUBMsigPgrk6

Outstanding Operational Employee:  https://forms.gle/AtJTYD5HUeeK3mhp7

Nominations are due by Friday, November 13. If you have any questions or problems with the Google nomination form, please contact Susan Morningstar at sjmorningsta@fcps.edu.   We are excited that we can recognize so many outstanding employees at Frost Middle!  We would love to hear from you!

 

Parent's Corner

PTA Meeting – November 11 at 7:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, November 10th for our next PTA Meeting. Our featured guest will be Ms. Laura Reed, Frost's School-Based Technology Specialist. She will walk us through each of Frost's Learning Platforms and answer all of your questions. You are welcome to submit questions in advance by following this link:  https://forms.gle/6xs5TEqquaFk3c8dA

The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm and Ms. Reed will be first on the agenda. Follow this link join the meeting: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d5db73ab9a1a41c9b2947d14f051c0f3

 

Save the Date!  Family Life Education Program Preview – December 1

On Tuesday, December 1st, the 7th and 8th grade Health and PE teachers will be holding a virtual meeting for parents to preview the Family Life Education Program.  This program, which is composed of the Emotional and Social health unit and the Human Growth and Development unit, tends to have sensitive topics.  Parents may choose to opt their children out of these lessons, either wholly or partially.   We strongly encourage parents to review the Middle School Family Life Education Program descriptions at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

More information about the virtual parent program will be coming soon.  If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s Health and Physical Education teacher.

 

 

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Frost MS Picture Day - November 11

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Save the Date! Picture Day at Frost!

Save the Date - Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

 

Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

We will be practicing health protocols and social distancing during this event.

  • Anyone coming to have their picture taken must answer the health questions using the link below. Anyone that answers “YES” to any of the questions will need to remain home and reschedule for the make-up day.

HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

  • Masks will be worn at all times, except when the student is seated during the actual picture taking.
  • Students will maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times.

 

Picture Day Instructions

It is important that you arrive at the time you selected on the Signup Genius.

At the scheduled time, parents will drive to Entrance #5, drop their student off, then drive to Entrance #1 to pick their student up. 

Students will come into Entrance #5 and will be directed to either the 7th Grade gym or to the cafeteria to have their picture taken, and then will walk out Entrance #1.

 

 

Questions?  Please contact either Debbie Metzker at dlmetzker@fcps.edu or Susan Morningstar at sjmorningsta@fcps.edu.

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Frost PTA News - November 2. - 6, 2002

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING:

Please join us next Tuesday, Nov. 10th for our next PTA Meeting. Our featured guest will be Ms. Laura Reed, Frost's School-Based Technology Specialist. She will walk us through each of Frost's Learning Platforms and answer all your questions. You are welcome to submit questions in advance. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm with Ms. Reed first on the agenda. Follow this PTA Meeting to join us.

 

HAMROCK’s Restaurant Night:

Mark your calendar for Hamrock’s Restaurant Night, Wednesday, November 18, 4-8pm, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. When ordering dinner, mention Frost Middle School and Hamrock’s will donate $10 of each family meal sold for carryout and 15% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Frost PTA. 

 View the Family Meal Menu and visit the dinner Take-Out Menu

 

Restaurant Spirit Night Coordinator Needed:

Are you interested in volunteering to support Frost MS PTA? We need your help! This Coordinator schedules monthly Restaurant Nights at local eateries where negotiated proceeds contribute to PTA fundraising efforts. Interested or have questions? Contact Kathy Hughes, PTA VP (vicepres@frostmspta.org) or LaTisha Elcock, PTA President (president@frostmspta.org).

 

JOIN the PTA.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta.

FROST PTA WEBSITE.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

Tues, Nov. 10: PTA Meeting, ALL WELCOME; 7:30pm

Wed, Nov. 18: HAMROCK’s RESTAURANT Spirit Night; 4-8pm

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2021 FCPS Awards Nominations

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Dear Frost Middle School Community,

As you know, every year Fairfax County Public Schools recognizes outstanding employees at all levels. Once again, this year all schools in FCPS are encouraged to nominate an Outstanding Teacher, whose name will then go on to the pyramid level where a Pyramid Outstanding Teacher will be selected. Then each of the five Regions will select their Region Outstanding Teacher, who will serve as the finalists for the coveted Fairfax County Public Schools Outstanding Teacher Award.

This year at Frost MS, we are hoping to nominate an Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee; and Outstanding Operational Employee. The eligibility for each award is:

  • Outstanding Teacher
    • Have completed at least three full years of teaching.
  • Outstanding New Teacher
    • Be within the first 3 years of their teaching career.
  • Outstanding Leader
    • Currently work full-time or part-time as a school-based administrator in the current position.  Common positions include Assistant Principal or Director of Student Services.
  • Outstanding Professional Employee
    • Worked at least one year in the current position.  Common positions include School Counselor; After-School Specialist; School-Based Technology Specialist; Technology Support Specialist; Assessment Coach; Instructional Coach; Psychologist; Social Worker; Speech Pathologist; and Safety and Security Specialist.
  • Outstanding Operational Employee
    • Worked at least one year in current position.  Common positions include Administrative and Office Assistants; Custodial staff; Food Service staff; IAs, PHAs, PHTAs and Parent Liaisons.

Nominations for Bus Driver will be processed through Transportation Services.  If you are interested in nominating a Bus Driver, please contact Susan Morningstar. (Contact information below.)

Please note that for all of these awards, the nominees must be aware of and agree to being nominated.

We are asking you, the Frost Middle School parent and guardian community, to help us gather names for this process.  Follow the links, below, to a Google file with each category listed.  To nominate, you will need to write a short paragraph explaining how this employee meets and exceeds the criteria for the award.  The criteria are listed for each category within the Google nomination forms. Please address at least two of these criteria in your paragraph.

 

Outstanding Teacher:  https://forms.gle/3KjQtTXTbr8MC5H38

 

Outstanding New Teacher:  https://forms.gle/9cgAtSs7mRa4Eue3A

 

Outstanding Leader:  https://forms.gle/B735xicJ6KVwfaReA

 

Outstanding Professional Employee:  https://forms.gle/U5LFNuUBMsigPgrk6

 

Outstanding Operational Employee:  https://forms.gle/AtJTYD5HUeeK3mhp7

 

Nominations are due by Friday, November 13. If you have any questions or problems with the Google nomination form, please contact Susan Morningstar at sjmorningsta@fcps.edu.

We are excited that we can recognize so many outstanding employees at Frost Middle!

We would love to hear from you!

 

Mr. Harris

#ONEFrost      #Engage

           

 

 

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This Week at Frost - October 30, 2020

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This Week in Review

Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

The CDC has given guidance that there should be no trick or treating this year, but no one said anything about Trick or Talent!!

I am so pumped up today! Just like many of you who had the opportunity to log in to the Trick or Talent Show last night it was so refreshing to see the students live and in full effect! Typically, we would see students and staff adorning their very best Halloween costumes today! The admin team would have been dressed in a theme as per our usual and the building would be abuzz with energy! Last night gave us all a semblance of normalcy. Thanks to Ms. Jalajel and Ms. Lee for coordinating this for our students and families. It was needed. Happy Halloween! 

 

I hope everyone continues to be circumspect as we move into the cold weather and as there are so many temptations to get out and about over the next two months. The holidays are a major tradition for all of our families. Getting together with family and friends is so very much needed. However, please take every precaution if you plan to be around large groups of people or simply, folks you don't typically frequent. 

Take good care,

 

 Anthony

We are #ONEFrost!  

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

November 2                Teacher Workday- Student Holiday

November 3                Election Day- Student Holiday

November 11              Veterans’ Day/Two Hour Early Release

November 11              Picture Day

November 12               Equity Town Hall Meeting                   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

November 16              Supply Pick-Up for 2nd Quarter (Details coming soon!)

 

  • The calendar will be updated with additional dates for parent/community events as they become available.
In Other News....

Important Dates/Bell Schedule Changes

There are important dates and bell schedule changes coming up in the next month.  Please add these to your calendars!

The shortened schedule and the two-hour early release schedule be found on the Frost website here.

  • Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd
    • Student Holidays, no office hours or classes
  • Wednesday, November 4th
    • Will continue to be an even block schedule
  • Thursday, November 5th
    • Will continue to be an odd block schedule
  • Friday, November 6th
    • Will be shortened classes with seven periods, no period 4 Falcon Focus (see schedule)
  • Wednesday, November 11th – Early Release
    • Will continue to be an even block schedule with shortened classes (see schedule)
  • Tuesday, November 24th
    • Will be shortened classes with seven periods, no period 4 Falcon Focus (see schedule)
  • Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th
    • No school

 

 

Frost Equity Town Hall

Frost Middle School invites you to participate in our first Virtual Equity Town Hall on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00pm. The purpose of our time together is to engage in a shared conversation around our commitments to equity and how we are keeping equity at the center of our work this school year.

This town hall will be facilitated by our Equity Committee Team.  In addition to sharing our commitments, we will also share information about our Equity Audit, No Place for Hate, and we will present two guiding questions to solicit feedback around experiences and practices in our school community.

We hope you will join us to contribute to the conversation.  A link will be sent to our families on Tuesday, November 10.

 

Picture Day – November 11

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

Student Services Quarter 1 Newsletter

School Counselors are an important resource to students, families, and staff. Check out Frost’s Quarter 1 Newsletter (Attached). Additional resources are available on the Student Services Google Site.

Frost Quarter 1 Newsletter (5).pdf

 

What’s Happening After School?

Looking for something fun to do after school?  Here are the 2nd quarter club list, descriptions and links to join:

Club List - 2nd Quarter 20-21.pdf

2nd Quarter Club Descriptions Links to join.pdf

NEW CLUB - Interest meeting for AMONG US - Interest Meeting on Thursday, November 5th. The club will meet on Tuesdays at 3:30 beginning November 10th. Here is the link to join the Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/c/MTkxNTU3MzQ3ODc4?cjc=k5qinuy

 

Frost MS Learning Hub

Don’t forget to check out the learning hub for just in time information concerning what your son or daughter is learning. You’ll find a week at a glance look on our website. Click on the following link and bookmark it! https://frostms.fcps.edu/resources/learning-hub

 

Student Mental Health Support and Programming

Given the unique challenges of 2020 and the virtual start this year, it is more important than ever to be vigilant of our students’ mental health, help them to develop a self-care plan, and ensure they know how to access help if needed. Frost Middle School will provide lessons and activities throughout the school year to support and proactively address the mental health challenges students may face. 

In past years, we have facilitated depression and suicide education and prevention training, as part of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention program. While we are not able to facilitate this program virtually this year, I highly recommend taking a look at the information here:  https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent

Please do not wait if you feel that your child is experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Please contact your child’s pediatrician, mental health provider, or school counselor to ask for more immediate assistance. 

Our school counselors and clinicians are available to support you and your child this year. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you, our community, as we work to ensure a safe and productive school year for all our students. 

 

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option

You can opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

 

Frost Yearbook

This year we need your help to create the most memorable yearbook ever!  Our theme this year is “CONNECTIONS.”  Connections are so important to all of us, especially during the pandemic and while we are all virtual.  This year, I will be collecting photos and stories all year long but will need your help to make this happen. 

PHOTO CONTEST - Our 2nd collection of photos will be: describe yourself “IN ONE WORD” and send a “SELFIE” of yourself.  This contest will run through the end of October.  Please click the link below to upload your photos and the WORD you chose to describe yourself.  Best Photo/Word wins a prize!!! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGdN-EtJ7-1Lukt2s482rz9gZYahGBxJMcml9urCsf0hrjzA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Don’t forget to buy your Yearbook.  They are $35.00 through the end of October, then the price goes up to $40.  If you would like to purchase a Frost Yearbook, click on this link to get yours:  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?ref=A08840400

Questions?  Contact Debbie Metzker at dlmetzker@fpcs.edu.

 

What’s Happening After School?

NEW CLUB - Interest meeting for AMONG US - Interest Meeting on Thursday, November 5th. The club will meet on Tuesdays at 3:30 beginning November 10th. Here is the link to join the Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/c/MTkxNTU3MzQ3ODc4?cjc=k5qinuy

 

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) at Frost Middle School

We implement Responsive Instruction, a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), at Frost Middle School.  Attached is a Parent’s Guide to this program.

RIParentBrochure.pdf 

Using student data, we make purposeful decisions to provide high quality instruction and support students in the areas of academics, behavior, and wellness.  Based on data and needs of our students, we implement programs and high-quality instruction for all students (Tier 1), targeted intervention for some students (Tier 2) and intensive interventions for few students (Tier 3). 

We will highlight in our weekly messages some of our programming that all students can access throughout this school year.  For those students needing additional interventions, parents will be invited to collaborate with school staff to ensure his or her child’s needs are being met to have a successful year at Frost Middle School!

 

Frost Library Curbside Pickup

The Frost Library is now offering curbside pickup for borrowing books!  Log on to Fairfax.follettdestiny.com to put up to 5 books on hold.  Students will receive an email when your books are ready for pickup.  Curbside pickup will happen every Monday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.  Books are due back 3 weeks after pickup and will be put into isolation for 7 days before returning to circulation.  Questions?  Email frostmslibrary@fcps.edu

 

Parent's Corner

PTA Meeting – November 11 at 7:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, November 10th for our next PTA Meeting. Our featured guest will be Ms. Laura Reed, Frost's School-Based Technology Specialist. She will walk us through each of Frost's Learning Platforms and answer all of your questions. You are welcome to submit questions in advance by following this link:  https://forms.gle/6xs5TEqquaFk3c8dA

 

The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm and Ms. Reed will be first on the agenda. Follow this link join the meeting: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d5db73ab9a1a41c9b2947d14f051c0f3

Photos

We are so proud of our award winners!  Congratulations to Principal Harris and Ms. Jalajel! 

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Frost PTA News: October 26 - 30, 2020

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING:

Please join us on Tuesday, November 10th for our next PTA Meeting. Our featured guest will be Ms. Laura Reed, Frost's School-Based Technology Specialist. She will walk us through each of Frost's Learning Platforms and answer all your questions. You are welcome to submit questions in advance by following this link: https://forms.gle/6xs5TEqquaFk3c8dA

 

The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm with Ms. Reed first on the agenda. Follow this link to join the meeting: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d5db73ab9a1a41c9b2947d14f051c0f3.

 

Committee Chairs NEEDED!

Are you interested in volunteering to support Frost MS PTA? We need your help! Two Committee Chair positions are open. If you would rather co-lead a committee with a friend or two, please let us know!  

  • Restaurant Spirit Night Coordinator: Schedule monthly Restaurant Nights, where proceeds contribute to PTA fundraising efforts.
  • Read-A-Thon Coordinator: Launch this new virtual fundraiser which boosts literacy and brings students together. 

Interested or have questions? Contact Kathy Hughes, PTA VP (vicepres@frostmspta.org) or LaTisha Elcock, PTA President (president@frostmspta.org).

 

JOIN the PTA: https://frostms.ptboard.com/home.

JOIN the FROST PTA FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267510927427056/.

FOLLOW us on TWITTER @frostmsvapta

FROST PTA WEBSITE: http://frostmspta.org/index.html.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

Tues, Nov. 10: PTA Meeting, ALL WELCOME; 7:30pm (meeting link above)

Wed, Nov. 18: HAMROCK’s RESTAURANT Spirit Night; 4-8pm

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This Week at Frost - October 23, 2020

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This Week in Review

Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

Happy Friday!! 

It's hard to believe that next week marks the end of the first quarter for the 2020-2021 school year! Wow, time is flying! I continue to be so proud of the instructional experiences our staff creates each day, the care they have for our students, and the incredibly hard work our students are putting forth each day. This is a year like no other, but I wouldn't want to spend it anywhere than Frost! Everyone is exhibiting what it means to be #ONEFrost!

As we bring this quarter to a close, I know there remain concerns about student workload, connection and what is to come.  The admin team and the faculty staff are constantly thinking of ways to support all students during these times. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher or to their student services counselor for any support you may need.

Just think in a few short months, we might get what we all are thirsting for, students in the building, bringing with it some sense of normalcy. Only time will tell.  This will inevitably bring its new challenges and new questions.

I've communicated earlier this week that there will be a community town hall next Monday at 6:30 pm. It’s designed to provide information to Frost MS families concerning the choice you'll need to make shortly regarding your preference for instruction in the event we come back to in-person in February. Information concerning the platform can be found below in the “In Other News” section below.

Finally, I have to say what a privilege it is to serve this community as the principal of Frost Middle School! This is a special place with even more special people. Our staff gets to do what we love to do each day, teach and support our students!

All the best! Have a great weekend!

 

Yours in service,

 

Mr. Harris

We are #ONEFrost!          #Engage           #CommittedtoEquity

 

 

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

October 26                 Return-to-School Town Hall                6:30 – 7:30 pm

October 30                  End of First Quarter/Two Hour Early Release

November 2                Teacher Workday- Student Holiday

November 3                Election Day- Student Holiday

November 11              Veterans’ Day/Two Hour Early Release

November 11              Picture Day

November 12               Equity Town Hall Meeting                   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

  • The calendar will be updated with additional dates for parent/community events as they become available.

 

In Other News....

FCPS Outstanding Employees of the Year 2020

We are thrilled to announce that two Frost Middle School superstars have been recognized as Fairfax County Public Schools Outstanding Employees for 2020.

Samantha Jalajel has been crowned 2020 Outstanding New Teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. Ms. J. is recognized because she makes every student in her ever-growing program feel valued and important and she is the consummate team-player amongst her peers at Frost MS. 

Anthony Harris is the 2020 Outstanding New Principal for Fairfax County Public Schools.  Mr. Harris is recognized for building a caring culture among students, families and staff at Frost MS.  His mantra of “Work Hard, Be Nice, Widen Your Circle” has impacted the community at all levels, because he leads by example every day.

Special recognition to Ms. Linda Shannon as she was previously announced the FCPS Region 5 Outstanding Leader of the Year.  Ms. Shannon is tireless in her support of our students receiving specialized services and their families.  And, as a compassionate professional, she is an inspiration and trusted colleague for teachers and staff.

Congratulations to our winners!

 

Return-to-School Town Hall

You may have heard recently that FCPS is currently planning to bring middle school students back to in-person instruction in some shape or form tentatively, February 2021. This plan hinges on health conditions, CDC metrics, and FCPS Operational Metrics.

In anticipation of potential questions that may arise after families receive the communication and, in an effort to provide as much information known at this time to the Frost MS community, I have scheduled a town hall meeting for Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

The town hall will be recorded, and the presentation will be shared for families that are not able to make it that night. If you have questions that you’d like to have answered, please submit them here:

https://forms.gle/s8XEopMb4akyi1J39

The link for the meeting can be found here.

 

Two-Hour Early Release Schedule

Next week students will have the first of five two early release days scheduled by the county. Please find the attached schedule below. This schedule has also been placed in student’s grade level Google Classrooms, in the next few TWAF messages, and will be shared by teachers with their classes as we get closer to the early release dates.

 

 

Frost MS Learning Hub

Don’t forget to check out the learning hub for just in time information concerning what your son or daughter is learning. You’ll find a week at a glance look on our website. Click on the following link and bookmark it! https://frostms.fcps.edu/resources/learning-hub

 

 

Student Mental Health Support and Programming

Given the unique challenges of 2020 and the virtual start this year, it is more important than ever to be vigilant of our students’ mental health, help them to develop a self-care plan, and ensure they know how to access help if needed. Frost Middle School will provide lessons and activities throughout the school year to support and proactively address the mental health challenges students may face. 

In past years, we have facilitated depression and suicide education and prevention training, as part of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention program. While we are not able to facilitate this program virtually this year, I highly recommend taking a look at the information here:  https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent

Please do not wait if you feel that your child is experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Please contact your child’s pediatrician, mental health provider, or school counselor to ask for more immediate assistance. 

Our school counselors and clinicians are available to support you and your child this year. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you, our community, as we work to ensure a safe and productive school year for all our students. 

 

Teacher #ONEFrost Recognition

Students can give a teacher some recognition for observing one of the #ONEFrost traits as a way to build community and model recognizing positive character traits. They can use this link!

 

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option

You can opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

 

 

Frost Equity Town Hall

Frost Middle School invites you to participate in our first Virtual Equity Town Hall on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00pm. The purpose of our time together is to engage in a shared conversation around our commitments to equity and how we are keeping equity at the center of our work this school year.

This town hall will be facilitated by our Equity Committee Team.  In addition to sharing our commitments, we will also share information about our Equity Audit, No Place for Hate, and we will present two guiding questions to solicit feedback around experiences and practices in our school community.

We hope you will join us to contribute to the conversation.  A link will be sent to our families on Tuesday, November 10.

 

Picture Day – November 11

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

 Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

Frost News Show

We are so excited to share that our news show is up and running! A special thank you goes out to Ms. Loach for her coordination and to our news anchors for recording and continuing on this tradition! Check out one of the shows from this week! Frost News Show 10-20-20

 

Frost Yearbook

This year we need your help to create the most memorable yearbook ever!  Our theme this year is “CONNECTIONS.”  Connections are so important to all of us, especially during the pandemic and while we are all virtual.  This year, I will be collecting photos and stories all year long but will need your help to make this happen. 

PHOTO CONTEST - Our 2nd collection of photos will be: describe yourself “IN ONE WORD” and send a “SELFIE” of yourself.  This contest will run through the end of October.  Please click the link below to upload your photos and the WORD you chose to describe yourself.  Best Photo/Word wins a prize!!! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGdN-EtJ7-1Lukt2s482rz9gZYahGBxJMcml9urCsf0hrjzA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Don’t forget to buy your Yearbook.  They are $35.00 through the end of October, then the price goes up to $40.  If you would like to purchase a Frost Yearbook, click on this link to get yours:  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?ref=A08840400

Questions?  Contact Debbie Metzker at dlmetzker@fpcs.edu.

 

What’s Happening After School?

We have lots of exciting activities for kids to choose from after school.  New clubs are being added all the time.  The Frost After School Program meets Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 4:30. Some clubs meet at a different time, which is listed in Red on the Club List and Club Descriptions & Links to join.  Included is a school calendar for the year with red X marks on the days that After School is not meeting.  After School will not meet on the days that students do not attend school. 

 

Students need to join the After School Google classroom to find information about after school, the most up to date club list, and announcements.  Here is the link to join the After School Google Classroom:

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQxNjI3NDU4NTI3?cjc=re4u7i2

Club List - 1st Quarter 20-21.pdf

After School Program Calendar.pdf

1st Quarter Club Descriptions Links to join (2).pdf

 

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) at Frost Middle School

We implement Responsive Instruction, a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), at Frost Middle School.  Attached is a Parent’s Guide to this program.

RIParentBrochure.pdf 

Using student data, we make purposeful decisions to provide high quality instruction and support students in the areas of academics, behavior, and wellness.  Based on data and needs of our students, we implement programs and high-quality instruction for all students (Tier 1), targeted intervention for some students (Tier 2) and intensive interventions for few students (Tier 3). 

We will highlight in our weekly messages some of our programming that all students can access throughout this school year.  For those students needing additional interventions, parents will be invited to collaborate with school staff to ensure his or her child’s needs are being met to have a successful year at Frost Middle School!

 

Frost Library Curbside Pickup

The Frost Library is now offering curbside pickup for borrowing books!  Log on to Fairfax.follettdestiny.com to put up to 5 books on hold.  Students will receive an email when your books are ready for pickup.  Curbside pickup will happen every Monday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.  Books are due back 3 weeks after pickup and will be put into isolation for 7 days before returning to circulation.  Questions?  Email frostmslibrary@fcps.edu

 

Photos

Frost teachers voting early at the Government Center.

Ms. Schnebel's virtual classroom is as bright and colorful at her real one!

Frost MS's new library return bin is now available for convenient curbside drop off..  Drive by to return your Frost library books and books from any FCPS school library.

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Frost MS Town Hall October 26 at 6:30pm

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Good afternoon Frost MS families,

You may have heard recently that FCPS is currently planning to bring middle school students back to in-person instruction in some shape or form tentatively, February 2021. This plan hinges on health conditions, CDC metrics, and FCPS Operational Metrics. This is part of the overall phase-in plan that has students coming back to in-person instruction in cohorts over the next month or so. Frost MS will welcome a few students back into the building next week!

There have been multiple school board meetings and news stories concerning the phase-in plan over the past couple of weeks, ramping up these past few days. In preparation for the potential phase-in process all schools will be sending out communication soon asking families to confirm their choice made in the summer to have your child participate virtually or in-person.  Frost MS will send the letter out to our families at the end of this week.  Please respond as outlined in the letter.

In anticipation of potential questions that may arise after families receive the communication and in an effort to provide as much information known at this time to the Frost MS community, I have scheduled a town hall meeting for Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm. I apologize in advance for the short notice.

The town hall will be recorded, and the presentation will be shared for families that are not able to make it that night. If you have questions that you’d like to have answered, please submit them here:

https://forms.gle/s8XEopMb4akyi1J39

 

The link for the meeting can be found here.

 

Thank you,

 

Anthony Harris

 

Anthony Harris (He/Him/His)

Principal

Frost Middle School

703-426-5700

 

 

Frost is Committed to Equity!

I am committed to using my positional privilege to break down barriers and to open access and opportunity for ALL students in every aspect of their middle school experience. 

 

Follow Us On Twitter!

 

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@FrostsPrincipal

 

#WeAreONEFrost!

 

 

 

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Frost MS Picture Day - November 11

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Save the Date! Picture Day at Frost!

Save the Date - Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day at Frost MS will be Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 7:00pm.  The make-up day for pictures will be January 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. 

We are scheduling pictures on November 11 in 15-minute increments.  Please sign up for a slot at this Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-frost

 

Please follow the link, below, to order pictures before November 11.  We will not be accepting orders on that day; pictures must be ordered ahead of time.  The ID code for Frost MS Picture Day is EVTZQ4HT2.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

 

We will be practicing health protocols and social distancing during this event.

  • Anyone coming to have their picture taken must answer the health questions using the link below. Anyone that answers “YES” to any of the questions will need to remain home and reschedule for the make-up day.

HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

  • Masks will be worn at all times, except when the student is seated during the actual picture taking.
  • Students will maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times.

 

Picture Day Instructions

It is important that you arrive at the time you selected on the Signup Genius.

At the scheduled time, parents will drive to Entrance #5, drop their student off, then drive to Entrance #1 to pick their student up. 

Students will come into Entrance #5 and will be directed to either the 7th Grade gym or to the cafeteria to have their picture taken, and then will walk out Entrance #1.

 

 

Questions?  Please contact either Debbie Metzker at dlmetzker@fcps.edu or Susan Morningstar at sjmorningsta@fcps.edu.

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Frost PTA News - October 19 - 23, 2020

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Chipotle Spirit Night is TONIGHT, October 20th from 4:00-8:00pm! 9506 Main Street, Fairfax. Bring the flyer below. Order online for pickup (www.chipotle.com) or on the Chipotle App and use promo code P3YAGX4.

Chipotle_Frost_Oct20.pdf 

 

LAST CHANCE for Fall Photos - October 24 & 25!

This weekend’s Family Photo Sessions were a huge success! The weather was perfect, and the timing worked out for all. Everyone is excited to see their images, which will arrive via email in a few weeks.

If you have not already made your reservation for this weekend’s sessions, time is running out! Reservations will close tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st. Follow this link to learn more and secure your session: https://frostms.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1860&form=3.

Committee Chairs NEEDED!

Are you interested in volunteering to support Frost MS PTA? We need your help! Two Committee Chair positions are open. If you would rather co-lead a committee with a friend or two, please let us know!  

  • Restaurant Spirit Night Coordinator: Schedule monthly Restaurant Nights, where proceeds contribute to PTA fundraising efforts.
  • Read-A-Thon Coordinator: Launch this new virtual fundraiser which boosts literacy and brings students together. 

Interested or have questions? Contact Kathy Hughes, PTA VP (vicepres@frostmspta.org) or LaTisha Elcock, PTA President (president@frostmspta.org).

 

JOIN the PTA: https://frostms.ptboard.com/home.

JOIN the FROST PTA FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267510927427056/.

FROST PTA WEBSITE: http://frostmspta.org/index.html.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

TONIGHT, Oct. 20: CHIPOTLE Spirit Night; Main Street, Fairfax; 4-8pm (bring the flyer)

Sat & Sun, Oct. 24 & 25: Photo Session Fundraiser

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Frost PTA News - October 12 - 16, 2020

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Chipotle Spirit Night is NEXT Tuesday, October 20th from 4:00-8:00pm! 9506 Main Street, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit Frost MS PTA. Bring the flyer below. Order online for pickup (www.chipotle.com) or on the Chipotle App and use promo code P3YAGX4.

Chipotle_Frost_Oct20.pdf

 

Reflections Digital Entries due THIS Friday:

Visit: http://frostmspta.org/reflections.html#reflections for more information. Questions? Contact Gillian Kimura (Gillian.Kimura@gmail.com). 

 

Photo Session Fundraiser:

Sessions are available October 17&18 and October 24&25. Visit the Frost PTA PTBoard page to reserve your space: https://frostms.ptboard.com/home.

Questions? Contact the PTA: president@frostmspta.org.

 

THANK YOU Sponsors!

The Frost PTA thanks the following businesses for their generous support!

  • Jennifer Mack Properties
  • Julie Kennedy Realtor

For more information on these and other PTA sponsors, visit http://frostmspta.org/index.html#sponsors.

 

Become a PTA Business Sponsor:

Do you own a business and or know a local business that would like to support the Frost PTA? Become a PTA Business Sponsor! During distance learning, the Frost PTA remains committed to providing programs and instructional resources for students, parents, and teachers. Your contribution will help enrich the education experience of all Frost students and make a difference in our school community. For sponsorship information, visit https://tinyurl.com/FrostPTASponsor2020 or contact Kathy Hughes (vicepres@frostmspta.org).

 

JOIN the PTA: https://frostms.ptboard.com/home.

JOIN the FROST PTA FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267510927427056/.

FROST PTA WEBSITE: http://frostmspta.org/index.html.

 

UPCOMING Frost PTA Events:

Fri, Oct. 16: Reflections Entries Due Date

Sat & Sun, Oct. 17 & 18: Photo Session Fundraiser

Tues, Oct. 20: CHIPOTLE Spirit Night; Main Street, Fairfax; 4-8pm (bring the flyer)

Sat & Sun, Oct. 24 & 25: Photo Session Fundraiser

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