Welcome to the Aldrin PTA...proudly supporting the Aldrin Elementary School community.

Upcoming dates of importance:

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!

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Dining for Dollars - Sweet Frog August 11th 12p-9:30p!!!

Dining for Dollars is hosting an awesome fundraiser BEFORE school starts in August at Sweet Frog North Point Shopping Center to celebrate "one month before school starts!!!" Next Tuesday August 11th all day from 12pm - 9:30pm.

Come anytime and bring your friends! Who knows who you might see!!!

Please bring THIS FLYER with you and 20% of proceeds will go to the ALDRIN PTA!!!

For any questions contact Kelly Haywood.

________________________________________________________________ New NEW Bell Time!

Beginning in September, Aldrin Elementary School will begin at 9:20 a.m. and dismiss at 4:05 p.m. This change means we will start a few minutes later than our current bell schedule. The new starting time will not impact the programs and services we provide as it is only a 5 minute shift from our current start time. 

Students can be dropped off at Kiss N Ride starting at 8:55 am

Students are expected in their classroom and ready to begin their school day by 9:20 a.m.

As always—please use the school bus transportation when available to you.

The transportation team has been performing dry runs of all the bus routes in preparation for the fall.    The bus schedules will be sent to families later this summer as has been done in previous years.

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PTA Recent Events!!!

The Aldrin PTA received an approval by vote from the general PTA membership to spend $19,000 of PTA money to purchase new laptops and other technology needs for the school. The vote was at the general PTA meeting on June 9. The following items were approved for purchase:

· A laptop cart to support the 16 new laptops received by Aldrin from FCPS earlier this spring. The cart will allow the school to keep the laptops in use and accessible to support all grade levels. (Cost: Approximately $1,350)

· Sixteen (16) new laptops and an associated laptop cart. These will augment/replace existing, older laptops and provide additional computing power throughout the school. The laptops will be used school-wide for various academic projects. (Cost: Approximately $14,166)

· Two mobile Smart Boards and two projectors that will be used to support activities and student access in areas that do not have permanent equipment. Examples include: Back to School Night in the cafeteria or gym; Open House; use in the book room during Collaborative Learning Team meetings or at Responsive Instruction meetings. (Cost: Approximately $3,000)

The PTA will be able to fund the purchase over the summer so that the items will be in place by the start of the 205-16 school year. These purchases will be made directly by the school via Fairfax County Public School procurement.

The PTA would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and those who expressed support of this request. If you have any questions please contact Halé Brickhouse.

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