PTSA General Meeting

Join us for our next General Meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm, AHS library. Come and see how our new website with Membership Toolkit will help you stay informed about PTSA-sponsored activities and simplify fundraising and volunteering.

 


Save the Date!!

What: Junior Student & Parent Night

When: January 24 at 7:00 pm

Where: Annandale HS, Lecture Hall/ Clausen Hall

Why: To find out what Juniors need to be doing to get ready for their Senior year!


SAT Prep Class - RSVP by January 24th

The PTSA will be sponsoring an SAT prep class at Annandale HS for the May 2017 SAT examination. We are partnering with Specifix Prep to offer an amazingly affordable SAT prep class for our students.

 

The PTSA has worked with Specifix Prep to provide affordable options for our students; however, in order for them to be able to offer such amazingly low prices, we need to have a minimum number of students to sign up for the class. If we have at least 24 students, the tuition will be $200. If we have a minimum of 12 students, the tuition will be $325. Specifix Prep provides all of the course materials and without a sufficient number of students, they would not be able to cover the cost of the course.

 

For more information, including the proposed schedule, click here.


Under Construction  

Our website is under construction so please check back often. We are working hard to add information that will help our parents, teachers and students stay connected with our PTSA and school community.  

 

 Register or Login

 If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization,
you can use the same log-in here. Why register? 
 

THANK YOU!

The PTSA would like to thank all volunteers who donated food and volunteered their service to help make the Senior Breakfast a success. A special thank you to Robin Hylton who spearheaded the event, without her support this event would not have been a success. I can not thank her enough for her commitment to our school. GO ATOMS.

 

Carrie Holmes
PTSA President


PTA Day

Join us for PTA Day, sponsored by the Virginia PTA, on January 29th and 30th.  Advocacy Training is January 29th from 3:00 - 5:00pm and we'll visit the Virginia General Assembly to meet with our legislature and advocate for our school and PTSA on January 30th.  For more information, click here.  Registration deadline is January 13th.

 


Do YOU Know a Super Teacher?

As we celebrate TEN years of the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Awards, we hope you will tell us about those super teachers in your lives!


Does your child's teacher go above and beyond classroom duty to inspire students? Does she lead them to new understanding and knowledge breakthroughs? Does he motivate them to reach higher and achieve their potential? Answering "yes" to any of these questions means your child may know the most amazing of all super heroes - a Virginia Lottery Super Teacher.

Help us identify and recognize these education heroes!

Between now and February 13, 2017, nominate your child's Super Teacher at www.vasuperteacher.com. Out of the nominees, eight Virginia educators will be selected in 2017 as Super Teachers, winning $2,000 from the Virginia Lottery and $2,000 in classroom supplies from The Supply Room Companies.

Let's show our outstanding teachers how super-thankful we are for their hard work. Nominate a Super Teacher today!  Thanks to the Virginia PTA for its tenth year of partnership and for helping us to honor 72 incredible educators.


ESOL Ambassadors

We are excited to celebrate the positive contributions of our ESOL Ambassadors at Annandale High School!

 

In the months of November and December, we had 6 ESOL Ambassadors who volunteered their time to work with 28 classes in our school for a total of 42 hours. They assisted 5 different teachers, and helped students with learning English, math, cooking, reading, and more. Our volunteers are George Mason University Honors College students, adults in our community, and even a former Fairfax County teacher. They are influencing our students, teachers, and school community in many intangible ways, and we are so grateful for their service.

 

For more information on the ESOL Ambassador Program please contact Carrie Holmes, our PTSA President, or Robin Highberg, the Program Coordinator.


Student Opportunities 

Visit the Student Opportunities page under the Programs/Events tab to see the latest opportunities available to our AHS students.  Check back often!

  • Americorps
  • Boys/Girls State
  • Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA)
  • Teen TV and Radio Summer Camps

Reflections

The first place winners for the 2016-2017 Reflections contest for are as following;

 

Special Artist Kenny Makpaitoon Me
Visual Arts Jacob Weber Mashed
Literature Chioma Okoh Rosebud
Photography Sanzidah Hogue Response

 

All first place winners will receive a $20.00 gift card from the PTSA. All first place entries will be forwarded to the District for judging, they will be notified by FCCPTA if selected to represent the district.


Online Auction

NEW! Online Auction to benefit the All Night Graduation Celebration!  From March 4th until March 18th, the Annandale PTSA's All Night Graduation Celebration Committee will hold their first ever Online Auction!  

 

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Welcome

Welcome 8th grade Parents,

 

This year your child will make the transition from Middle School to High School, Annandale offers a variety of pathways to success: a college prep track for students motivated to attend college; an honours track for highly motivated students planning to attend a competitive college; and a career or technical track for students planning an occupation such as auto mechanic, electrician, dental assistant, or computer technician.  The goal in 9th grade is to start down the path most likely to be a good fit for your child’s dreams.

 

To help students sort it all out, please utilize your child’s counselors and teachers. They spend a great amount of time with your child, it’s important to connect with them sooner than later. While students are trying to figure out their place in high school, parents have to find their place, as well, I encourage you to spend time getting to know your child’s teacher, and the principal.

 

“Be involved,” Go to every meeting that’s announced, every open house, Stay in contact with the teachers and work with the teacher for the betterment and success of your child. Remember: Ninth grade is a time for parents to stay close by and be available when they’re needed. This is your stage and final curtain call to engage your child’s school, this includes getting involved with your PTSA, we stay connected to the school to provide family engagement opportunities, in addition to fundraising events to raise money for scholarships. This year, we have several open positions that need your expertise. The PTSA meets every third Tuesday from 7-9 in the Library. We have an awesome website that provides updated information on current events.

 

A school is great when parents, students, and teachers work together. Welcome! To Annandale where relationships matter.

 

Best Regards,

Carrie Holmes

PTSA President


 

 



 

 

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