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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PTSA Meeting Details
The next meeting will be October 22 at 7 pm in the Stuart Library.
Please join us!
This is a change due to homecoming activity schedules.

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the at 7pm in the Stuart Library.

Meeting Minutes, budgets and forms are available on the Documents and Forms page.

Seven Corners Revitalization Plan
The Mason District Council (MDC) of Community Associations invites participation in a MDC-organized forum to discuss thethat is now under study.   The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/7, 7:30 pm, Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, 3333 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church. This meeting will be a great opportunity to educate residents and to allow residents to ask questions regarding the Seven Corners Revitalization Plan. The audience will be Seven Corners residents from surrounding neighborhoods.

Participants are John Thillmann (Seven Corners Revitalization Task Force Chair), JoAnn Fiebe (Office of Community Revitalization), Bernie Suchicital (Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning), possibly Kaye Kory (Delegate), Ajay Rawat (Coordinator, FCPS Facilities), Marty Faga (Seven Corners Task Force member) and School Board member Sandy Evans. See letter from Sandy Evans below.

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FCPS Capital Improvement Plan
The dates for public comment on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which outlines our enrollment projections and plan for building and renovations. The CIP will be offered as New Business to the School Board at our Dec. 18 regular meeting. There will be a public hearing on the CIP on Jan. 6 (unlimited number of people can sign up to speak). The Board will approve the CIP at our 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

September Meeting Notes
:for consideration by membership.

The Athletic Boosters made a request to the PTSA to support the installation of turf fields. Requested matching of funds raised from sources sources other than school clubs and organizations of up to $10,000.

Speaker suggestion - For Kirk Martin to present a community event based at SHS.
Details: Why bring Kirk Martin to JEB Stuart? Cost $2500
click on the links below to view his video clips
This Teacher Had a Dramatic Impact on Her "Defiant" Student

Kirk & Casey: "It's like you have a camera in our home. Finally, someone gets our kids!"

Imagine what next year would be like if all the teachers and parents had the same language and strategies to help your kids be successful? Over 400,000 parents at 1,200 live events over the past decade have called Kirk Martin’s live events “practical, life-changing and laugh-out-loud funny.” Count on these three promises:
1) Kirk and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with 15 concrete, practical strategies that work in real-life situations. This isn’t theory. This is hard-hitting, rubber-meets-the-road words and action steps that stop defiance, power struggles, and yelling.
2) Parents will leave raving. Not just happy. RAVING. Is that too bold of a promise? Not when it happens every single time. Count on it.
3) We will help you pack the house. If you partner with us, we’ll help you change hundreds of lives. Kirk invests his heart and soul in these events, and we expect you to do the same. If you do, it will be the largest, most popular parenting event you’ve ever hosted.

Kirk will conduct his most popular 2-hour workshop, "Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Yelling." Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to:
• Get your kids to listen the first time.
• Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling.
• Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights.
• Get kids off video games/screens without a fight. 
• Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Arlington Moose Lodge would like to sponsor 3 students from our High School for the upcoming Moose Youth Awareness Program this year.  The Arlington Moose Lodge is hosting the Association Student Congress for the Moose Youth Awareness Program on Saturday, November 1, 2014 @10:00am to 3:00pm.  Registration and a continental breakfast will be between 9:00am to 10:00am, and a box lunch will be served.  The address for the Arlington Moose Lodge is 5710 Scoville Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22041.  Parents are welcome to attend the Association Student Congress with their students. Students that participate in the Moose Youth Awareness Program have an opportunity to compete for scholarships based on their creativity and hard work; not on financial need.

 If any student is interested in participating in this program, notify the  Moose Lodge at arlingtonmooselodge@gmail.com.  They will send the appropriate registration and consent forms upon request.  Please note that if a student cannot attend the Association Student Congress on November 1, 2014, they will sponsor a student at another Moose Lodge that is identified on the Registration Form; however, it is noted that there are limited locations and dates throughout the state.

According to a release from the Moose Lodge - The gist of the program is for the students to become a “speakers’ bureau” utilizing Moose KidsTalks.  Each student selects a topic and develops a presentation around the topic.  They are then responsible for finding opportunities to speak to groups of 4- to 9-year old children in elementary schools, scouting units, Sunday School classes, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, and youth sport teams just to name a few.  Each student is asked to do a minimum of three (3) Moose KidTalks from the time they attend an Association Student Congress through the end of February each year.  They are also asked to complete written reports on each of the presentations and formulate a scrapbook of their presentations.  Students that complete the program requirements (performing the Moose KidTalks and submitting the written reports) are considered for selection to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia at the International Student Congress of the Moose Youth Awareness Program (students from the 50 states and other countries where Moose Lodges have been established).  At the International Student Congress, five students are selected by their peers to receive scholarships worth over $30,000.  It is also noted that any student within our state that completes the program requirements will be entered in a drawing for two prizes of $500 and $300.

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

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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. 

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