J.E.B Stuart HS

  
 The mission of the Parent, Teacher, and Student Association of J.E.B. Stuart  is to contribute to and enhance the academic and overall educational experience of Stuart students. 




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Mulch Sale Has Begun!


Mulch is now available for sale. Please visit our online store to order. Deliveries will take place on March 21 and are free for orders of 25 bags or more. Order less than 25 can be picked up between 9 am-2 pm.

Cost is again only $5.50 per 3 cubic foot bag or hardwood mulch.



Sign up for SAT preparation classes Now!


Visit the SAT Test Preparation page for session dates, cost and details.




PTSA Meeting Details

The next meeting will be December 17 at 7 pm in the Stuart Library.
Please join us!

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday each month at 7pm in the Stuart Library.
Meeting Minutes, budgets and forms are available on the Documents and Forms page.



Stuart School Improvements
Critical Documents related to school improvement were discussed with the PTSA at the November meeting with representatives from FCPS.

These are located on the Stuart website. Direct links are located below:


Stuart School Improvement Plan

Stuart Math Improvement Strategies

Frequently Asked Questions about Stuart;
including accreditation




FCPS Capital Improvement Plan
Community Input Requested as FCPS Weighs Options to Alleviate Overcrowding at Glasgow and Stuart.

Many parents are concerned about the current and anticipated overcrowding in the Stuart Pyramid.  FCPS Facilities Staff, the office that handles building capacity issues, and Sandy Evans, our School Board Representative, have begun the process of creating a plan to address these issues.  This plan is known as the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and it's final recommendations will greatly impact Glasgow, Stuart, and several elementary schools in our pyramid. The School Board wants to involve the public in these facilities discussions as they are developing.

1)  THE PROCESS
November: FCPS completes work sessions to outline the facility requirements for each school in the county. The School Board may request additional information and/or propose ideas for specific schools or districts.

December: The Initial (Draft) CIP will be released for public and School Board review.

January: The School Board vote to approve/disprove the CIP and/or introduce amendments to the plan.

2)  LATEST DATA 
At the November 10th School Board work session, FCPS Facilities provided 1) their analysis of all schools in the county  2) a set of options for addressing facilities needs, and 3) their recommendation for the priority and approach.  Here is a link to the results of the work session: http://bit.ly/FCPSFacilitiesNeeds

NOTE:  There are a number of attachments at the bottom of the document.  Information specific to Stuart Pyramid can be found in:
  • Attachment B, page 11 (synopsis of the situation in our pyramid plus the options)
  • Attachment A, pages 17, 18, 20, 21 (Facilities' recommended option and timeline)
  • Attachment D (detailed data regarding capacity and enrollment by program)
The bottom line is that FCPS Facilities projects current and growing overcrowding for both Glasgow and Stuart.

3) POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION  
FCPS is currently recommending:
  • Add an additional Middle School AAP Center to serve the Annandale pyramid, taking ~50-60 total students from Glasgow (no funding required), 2017-2019
  • Add modular capacity to Glasgow, funded by future bonds and installed ~2018-2020
  • Construct an addition for Stuart, funded by future bonds and completed ~2020-2022
These recommendations are still in deliberation and represent only Facilities' perspective; others in FCPS and the community will contribute before the CIP is finalized.  Parents and/or community members are encouraged to contribute ideas about HOW and WHEN our capacity needs will be addressed before the official CIP is released in December.  Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these issues and to participate in the planning process on behalf of our schools.

4)  HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Contact the School Board and/or Sandy Evans by email to share initial impressions, ideas, concerns about the CIP.  Her address is:  ssevans@fcps.edu
Participate in School Board sessions where public comment is allowed.
Review the CIP when it is released in December, then comment directly to the school board.

The Board will approve the CIP at the Jan. 12 meeting. Here is a link to various CIP documents, with a wealth of information about the FCPS capital improvement plan: http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/cip.shtml





FCPS Language Line


FCPS now has a web page that includes information on the FCPS phone line in various languages and types of information parents can access by calling.  Weblink is http://www.fcps.edu/cco/fam/parent_info_line.shtml. For those whose first language is not English, leave a message and receive a call back within 24 hours M-F. Language Options are: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese


Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!
We are all looking forward to an exciting year and the opportunity to see all our students grow. The purpose of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is to support the faculty, staff, parents, and most especially our students. Parent and Community involvement is a critical element of for a great school. At JEB Stuart High School we strive for an active and successful PTSA and welcome every parent, student and teacher to join and be involved in supporting the school community.

 

Stuart’s PTSA accomplishes our goal of supporting students, parents and teacher by providing:

·       Teacher grants for student’s enrichment activities

·       Teacher/Staff Hospitality and Appreciation Events

·       Educational Classes for parents on college preparation

·       SAT and ACT Test preparation classes and practice tests

·       A fun and safe All Night Graduation Party for seniors


Join: Membership is $15.00 for the first person and $10 for the additional person in your family. Reduced cost is only $ 5 for students and staff.  Please register online or return the membership form to the office with a check to Stuart PTSA.

 

Volunteer: The membership form in the Raider Day packages and online in the documents and forms section of our website lists many volunteer opportunities. Or click here to go to the form directly.

 

Attend Meetings: We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Library Conference Room. The first meeting will be on September 17. Principal Calhoun will be reporting school events, activities and plans for the year.

 

Follow our Communications: Stuart’s PTSA maintains this website which is continually updated with current information, news, links, and special events.  The PTSA will also use other options to communicate with as wide an audience as possible; such as the Keep In Touch (KIT) email system from FCPS, the Stuart Parents list serve, an opt-in community group using Yahoo for people in the Stuart community to connect with each other and share thoughts and ideas, and FCPS based text messages, Volunteer sign-up programs and other methods of communication as ways for the parent community to reach out to each other with information and questions on a variety of topics.

 

Donate or Shop Online: Contributions are always welcome. Please consider donating to Stuart PTSA and support our efforts by using our online store for donations, All Night Graduation Party tickets, SAT Test Preparation registration and to purchase mulch during our annual spring event. Our store is located at shop.stuartptsa.org.

 

We in the PTSA believe that it is of ultimate importance to do everything we can to enhance the learning environment of our students as they are our future. It will take all of us working together to ensure that this happens. I look forward to meeting and working with you. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please contact me at board@stuartptsa.org.

 

Thank you,

Ginger Hayes

2014-15 J.E.B. Stuart H.S. PTSA President

 
Join the StuartParents list serve


This yahoo group was created by parent volunteers to allow posts and conversations among members. This list serve is an opportunity for people in the Stuart community to connect with each other and share thoughts and ideas, as well as another way for the parent community to reach out to each other with information and questions on a variety of topics. 

 To join, search for "StuartParents" from your yahoo groups home page, or send an email to stuartparents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  If you need help getting started, please send an email to annanovak@cox.net for specific instructions.

Participation in this list serve is voluntary and people can join or unsubscribe at any time.  Those wishing to participate in or contribute to a discussion are welcome to do so. The opinions, suggestions and thoughts expressed in this open community are those of the individual writers/posters. 
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