Fleet Beat! Weekly Friday Report

Friday, November 1, 2019

Report Cards: This year Arlington County Public Schools has adopted a paperless report card system for the 2019-20 school year. Report Cards will be viewable via ParentVue beginning November 22nd. Please if you have not yet signed up for ParentVue please contact the main office for support to ensure you have access to report cards by the 22nd.

Safety: We routinely practice safety drills throughout the year to ensure our students and staff are aware of the procedures during emergency situations.  The morning of Halloween, the Fleet staff and students practiced an earthquake drill. Handicap Parking: The parking garage has seven designated parking locations for parents, visitors, and staff members who are in need of the designated parking. The parking spaces are located near the parking garage elevator and is accessible to all visitors during garage hours. The elevator will place you closest to door C9 and you are asked to come to door A1 to sign into the main office.

Halloween Parade: Thank you to all who attended our indoor dance party. While the weather did not cooperate we were very thankful that the Thomas Jefferson Marching Band were so willing to perform in the Gym for our students. The impromptu dance party was a blast and allowed all our students to showcase their costumes while enjoying some time sharing their dance moves with one another. The students were so excited to see all the parents and family members who were able to join us.


PTA Website:  The Fleet PTA would like to announce the start of our new web link listed on the Fleet Elementary APS site (https://fleetpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home).  Upcoming PTA events and information are listed on the left-hand side.
PTA Meeting:  The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 12.
PTA Fundraisers: Read A Thon will begin on the 23rd. Students will receive information at the Fleet assembly including goals and prizes.
Join the Fleet PTA: Go to https://fleetpta.membershiptoolkit.com/join and click on “Join Today” to set up an account, and then you can join the PTA and pay online with your credit card. Your membership dues help fund various PTA-related activities, such as student enrichment opportunities, grade-level/classroom grants for equipment and field trips, teacher appreciation, and school beautification!
How to Keep in Touch: The PTA has a yahoo group listserve alicewestfleet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and is already working on a newsletter.  Our new webmaster is Mike Lanouette, and Vidisha Parasram and Arlene Goyette will be working with Genevieve (VP Membership/Comms) as the PTA’s newsletter and social media coordinators (all also copied as info).

Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 5: NO SCHOOL; Teacher Work Day
  • Nov 8: Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Nov 11: NO SCHOOL; Veteran’s Day
  • Nov 12: Fleet Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Begins
  • Nov 22: Fall Make-up Photo Day
  • Nov 23: Girls on the Run 5k
  • Nov 25: Secret Snowflake Drive
  • Nov 27-29: Thanksgiving Day Break