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Welcome Back! I hope all of our families and staff were able to enjoy some relaxation over Spring Break. During this 3rd quarter, FCCPS has remained a busy place. So, as in my previous Super-Notes, you will find an eclectic mix of updates.

Congratulations Heather Van Gorder, the 2016 FCCPS Teacher of the Year! Van Gorder, a first grade teacher at Mount Daniel Elementary was surprised with the news during a staff meeting this morning.

FCCPS is pleased to recognize seven nominees for the Support Staff Employee of the Year Award. These outstanding employees were nominated by colleagues, parents and community members in appreciation of the outstanding service to the school community.

This past weekend, 36 Technology Student Association members from Mary Ellen Henderson and George Mason participated in the Northern Region TSA competition held at John Champe High School in Loudoun County along with 853 other TSA members.

George Mason Wind Ensemble received "Superior" ratings in last weeks District X Band Assessment at T.C. Williams High School.

The GMHS FIRST Robotics team  #1418 Vae Victis was part of the first place alliance at the FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Virginia event.

The Fairfax County Health Department is recognizing local eateries for excellence in food-safety practices and employee education.
Mount Daniel School is among sixteen local food service operations receiving the second annual 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award as an acknowledgment of their commitment to food safety.

The George Mason Boys Basketball team continued its undefeated season with a State Quarterfinal win over the Graham High G-Men Saturday, 74-72.

The Falls Church School Board unanimously approved it's proposed budget for the FY17 school year on Tuesday, March 1st.

George Mason seniors Carrinton Mauney and Douglas Bossart have advanced to the final round of the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program.

TJ teachers Lisa Allan (left) and Mary Kelly (right) nominated TJ Principal Bob Palermo for the Washington Post Principal of the Year Award.

Nominations are open for the Support Staff Employee of the Year a special Falls Church City Public Schools award which recognizes exemplary support employees.

Thank you to our community for your patience as FCCPS and our construction team continue working through the Mount Daniel process. Again in this update we hope to answer many of the community’s questions in regards to this project.
If you have a specific question not covered below simply submit a question using the FCCPS Bus Stop and Coffee Shop Questions and Answer form.

Mount Daniel and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools have been named 'Schools of Excellence' by Renaissance Learning - a leading international assessment and learning analytics company. This is a first for any Virginia school.

Superintendent Toni Jones officially presented her Proposed Budget for the 2016-2017 school year before the Falls Church School Board last night. The plan is a recommendation which the Board takes under advisement as it begins the process of crafting its own budget over the coming months.

The Falls Church School Board met in its first, organizational meeting of the new year. The board reelected Justin Castillo as Chair and John Lawrence as Vice Chair for 2016.

The FCCPS Prize Patrol surprised six outstanding teachers who were nominated for the 2016 Teacher of the Year. Nominations came from colleagues, students and parents.

On Wednesday, January 6th, the Falls Church City Schools' three PTA organizations invited Dr. Toni Jones to preview her recommended budget for the coming year. The meeting was in advance of her formal recommendation to be presented Tuesday, January 12th before the Falls Church School Board.

It is hard to believe that Winter Break is here! I want to take this opportunity to update our school community on some important items before we take this much-anticipated break. This Super Note covers a wide range of topics - answers to the questions I hear most often.

We are excited to share that Falls Church City Public Schools has been selected as one of the few K-12 divisions worldwide, the first in Virginia, as an 'Apple Distinguished Program.'