ATOMail for February 18, 2020

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Please join us TONIGHTTuesdayFebruary 18 at 7:00 PM in the AHS Library for our monthly meeting. At 7:30 meet and welcome our new Principal, Mr. Shawn DeRose and school board members, Dr. Ricardy Anderson and Ms. Megan McLaughlin. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit our website.  

Order Tickets by February 28th and Save $10!

Save $10 Now on All Night Grad Celebration 2020! Tickets are $35 through February 28th! Ticket Forms are available in the front office or online.

The All Night Graduation Celebration is a safe, chaperoned, alcohol-free and drug-free event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate together one last time.

Volunteers and donations also needed. See website for more information.

AUCTION IS NOW OPEN!!! Be sure to check out the online auction and place your bids! The annual PTSA online auction is scheduled until 11:59 PM February 28th, 2020. The auction raises funds for the All Night Graduation Celebration along with other PTSA initiatives.   

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gabriel.

Mulch Madness coming soon to support the Annandale HS PTSA All Night Grad Celebration and Senior Scholarships! The ANGC is an adult supervised, PTSA organized, independently funded celebration for all graduates of the AHS Class of 2020. Order between March 1, 2020 and  March 19, 2020! Delivery/pickup date is Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Nominating Committee Needed for 2020-2021 PTSA Board Positions

The PTSA is looking for two more members to serve on the three person nominating committee. We currently have three board members stepping down at the end of the school year and the positions that will be vacant are Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Programs and Secretary. If you are interested in participating on the nominating committee or joining the board please contact Alyssa Getsey.  

If you'd like more information on a specific position or have questions about the roles and responsibilities please contact Norma Foti or refer to our bylaws (page nine) for more information.  

 

It is that time of year again…Special Olympics basketball here!! We have a great event at AHS in March!  

  •  AHS FanQuest Friday, March 13 @5:00pm—AHS Main Gym (Admission: $5 to support the AHS Special Olympics teams)

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ATOMail for February 4, 2020

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Atom Nation Welcomes Mr. DeRose!

The PTSA and our Atom community looks forward to getting to know and working with you.

Please join us TuesdayFebruary 18 at 7:00 PM in the AHS Library for our next monthly meeting. At 7:30 meet and welcome our new Principal, Mr. Shawn DeRose and school board members, Dr. Ricardy Anderson and Ms. Megan McLaughlin. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit our website.  

AUCTION PREVIEW IS NOW OPEN!!! Be sure to check out the online auction preview and make your bidding wish list. The annual PTSA online auction is scheduled for February 14th until 11:59 PM February 28th, 2020. The auction raises funds for the All Night Graduation Celebration along with other PTSA initiatives.   

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gabriel.

All Night Graduation Celebration 2020

Save $10 Now on All Night Grad Celebration 2020! Tickets are $35 through February 28th! Ticket Forms are available in the front office or online.

The All Night Graduation Celebration is a safe, chaperoned, alcohol-free and drug-free event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate together one last time.

Volunteers and donations also needed. See website for more information.

 

Nominating Committee Needed for 2020-2021 PTSA Board Positions

The PTSA is looking for two more members to serve on the three person nominating committee. We currently have three board members stepping down at the end of the school year and the positions that will be vacant are Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Programs and Secretary. If you are interested in participating on the nominating committee or joining the board please contact Alyssa Getsey.  

If you'd like more information on a specific position or have questions about the roles and responsibilities please contact Norma Foti or refer to our bylaws (page nine) for more information.  

Please help form a vibrant team of Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) leaders who can work with local PTAs and the community at large to provide our children with the highest quality educational environment and opportunities available. The FCCPTA strives to be a powerful voice for all children; a relevant resource for families and communities; and a strong advocate for the education, health, and well-being of every child. FCCPTA elections are coming this Spring, and appointed positions are expected to be filled in the Summer. To nominate a candidate, please use this form.   

 

It is that time of year again…Special Olympics basketball here!! We have some great events coming your way! Here are all of the details:

  • Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Sunday, February 9 @TBA—Kenmore Middle School (Admission: FREE)
  •  AHS FanQuest Friday, March 13 @5:00pm—AHS Main Gym (Admission: $5 to support the AHS Special Olympics teams)
Job Opportunity

Currently Audrey Moore RECenter is looking for potential candidates for the position of Lifeguard. So if you like swimming, you’re looking for an opportunity to meet new people, and you want to earn some money, then lifeguarding may be the job for you! Audrey Moore RECenter is located on 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale Virginia, 22003.

If interested please stop by Audrey Moore RECenter and fill out an application, list what position you’re applying for on the application (Lifeguard) and leave the application for Jared Foltz, Assistant Director of Aquatics.

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ATOMail for January 21, 2020

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Please join us TONIGHT, January 21st at 7:00 PM in the Library for our first monthly meeting of 2020.  For more information, please visit our website.  

 

Please support the Pampered Chef fundraiser, Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 PM, benefiting All Night Graduation Celebration.  Please RSVP using this link for party details.  Can’t make it?  Use the link to shop online.  Either way, 20% of the sales will be donated to ANGC and the FREE products earned through host benefits will be donated to the upcoming Online Auction. 

GET READY TO PLACE YOUR BIDS!!!  The annual PTSA online auction is scheduled for February 15th – February 29th, 2020, with a preview starting February 1st.  Pickup will be February 29th. The auction raises funds for the All Night Graduation Celebration along with other PTSA initiatives.  We already have so many great contributions from our local businesses and community, however additional gifts are always appreciated.   

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gabriel.

All Night Graduation Celebration 2020

Save $10 Now on All Night Grad Celebration 2020! Tickets are $35 through February 28th! Ticket Forms are available in the front office or online.

The All Night Graduation Celebration is a safe, chaperoned, alcohol-free and drug-free event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate together one last time.

Volunteers and donations also needed. See website for more information.

Please help form a vibrant team of Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) leaders who can work with local PTAs and the community at large to provide our children with the highest quality educational environment and opportunities available. The FCCPTA strives to be a powerful voice for all children; a relevant resource for families and communities; and a strong advocate for the education, health, and well-being of every child. FCCPTA elections are coming this Spring, and appointed positions are expected to be filled in the Summer. To nominate a candidate, please use this form.   

IB Open House

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:


Missed IB Night?  Want to learn about our IB MYP and DP programs?  Interested in hearing about Annandale’s fantastic advanced academic offerings?  Stop by our IB Open House! Walk-in and speak to our two IB coordinators on Jan. 22nd between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Parents of students in grades 7-11 are welcome to attend.  Drop by at your convenience to get some information on the Personal Project and MYP Certificate as well as information on the college level IB courses available to our 11th and 12th graders. If the above dates is not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

4700 Medford Drive Annandale, VA 22003 | Main Office: 703.642.4100
Attendance: 703.642.4151 | Web | Twitter

ATOMail for January 6, 2020

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Please join us January 21st at 7:00 PM for our first monthly meeting of 2020.  For more information, please visit our website.  

GET READY TO PLACE YOUR BIDS!!!  The annual PTSA online auction is scheduled for February 14th – February 28th, 2020, with a preview starting February 1st.  The auction raises funds for the All Night Graduation Celebration along with other PTSA initiatives.  We already have so many great contributions from our local businesses and community, however additional gifts are always appreciated.  

If thinking about donating, please consider the following categories:

  • Electronics (latest and most current)
  • Technology (latest and most current)
  • Services (car care, pet care, salon services, etc.)

When donating, please make sure to include:

  • Name, address, email or phone number of donor
  • Value of donation

All donations, either store-bought or handmade must be BRAND NEW, in BRAND NEW condition, and in original packaging.  Donations not meeting these standards will be re-donated to other charities.

Donations should be sent to the school office no later than January 10th, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gabriel.

All Night Graduation Celebration 2020

Save $10 Now on All Night Grad Celebration 2020! Tickets are $35 through February 28th! Ticket Forms are available in the front office or online.

The All Night Graduation Celebration is a safe, chaperoned, alcohol-free and drug-free event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate together one last time.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Audrey Moore RECenter
8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003
10:30 PM – 5:00 AM
Doors close at 12:30am and no student is allowed to leave prior to 5:00am unless we alert parents. Only 2020 AHS Grads may attend—no exceptions.

Volunteers and donations also needed. See website for more information.

IB Open House

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:


Missed IB Night?  Want to learn about our IB MYP and DP programs?  Interested in hearing about Annandale’s fantastic advanced academic offerings?  Stop by our IB Open House! Walk-in and speak to our two IB coordinators on Jan. 22nd between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Parents of students in grades 7-11 are welcome to attend.  Drop by at your convenience to get some information on the Personal Project and MYP Certificate as well as information on the college level IB courses available to our 11th and 12th graders. If the above dates is not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

  K-Pop Spin For Teens Music | Ride | Move |Thrive

Are you a BT's, Black Pink, NCT, Got7, Stray Kids or Exo fan? You will love this class! Workout to your favorite K- Pop songs for a fast paced spin class. No experience is necessary. Participants must be 16 or older with a parent or guardian present. Parents can attend the class or workout on the floor for
free. Fully equipped locker rooms available for use. Reserve your spot today!  

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ATOMail for December 17, 2019

PTSA 2 months ago

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Please join us TONIGHT at 6:00 PM  in the AHS Library for our monthly meeting.  Please note the earlier time.  For more information, please visit our website.  

Fill a Winter Break Bag!

Our hope is to fill enough bags to through our “Fill a Winter Break Bag” campaign to send students, with the need, home with a bag for winter break. You have two choices: 

  • You can fill a bag yourself and deliver it to the school front office by December 18.  
  • Or you can make a $25 donation via Paypal and we will fill a bag for you. 

The items listed are only suggestions for each bag.  More general information on the pantry and how you can help us Stock our Shelves throughout the year can be found on the Pantry Page.

Annandale High School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

GET READY TO PLACE YOUR BIDS!!!  The annual PTSA online auction is scheduled for February 14th – February 28th, 2020, with a preview starting February 1st.  The auction raises funds for the All Night Graduation Celebration along with other PTSA initiatives.  We already have so many great contributions from our local businesses and community, however additional gifts are always appreciated.  

If thinking about donating, please consider the following categories:

  • Electronics (latest and most current)
  • Technology (latest and most current)
  • Services (car care, pet care, salon services, etc.)

When donating, please make sure to include:

  • Name, address, email or phone number of donor
  • Value of donation

All donations, either store-bought or handmade must be BRAND NEW, in BRAND NEW condition, and in original packaging.  Donations not meeting these standards will be re-donated to other charities.

Donations should be sent to the school office no later than January 10th, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gabriel.

Holiday Shopping? Help the PTSA!
Here’s how you can help and it won’t cost you anything!

FlipGive shares a commission with Annandale HS PTSA when you buy gift cards or shop online through the FlipGive website. With commissions ranging from 1% to 15%, FlipGive presents a significant fundraising opportunity for our school. FlipGive is one of our most lucrative fundraisers. Join Our FlipGive Team: Create an account on www.FlipGive.com using our Team Code ZQTZ73 and you will be part of the Annandale HS PTSA team. Be sure to select your student’s class year as the PTSA will be allocating earnings to each class year. It is super easy to earn a lot of cash quickly! LEARN MORE!

 

When you shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, Shutterfly will donate 8% of your purchase back to our school. Order your holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts and earn money for our school! LEARN MORE!

 

Click here to link your Amazon.com account to the Annandale High School PTSA. For each purchase you make, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmiles purchases. LEARN MORE!

IB Open House

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:


Missed IB Night?  Want to learn about our IB MYP and DP programs?  Interested in hearing about Annandale’s fantastic advanced academic offerings?  Stop by our IB Open House! Walk-in and speak to our two IB coordinators on Jan. 22nd between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Parents of students in grades 7-11 are welcome to attend.  Drop by at your convenience to get some information on the Personal Project and MYP Certificate as well as information on the college level IB courses available to our 11th and 12th graders. If the above dates is not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

4700 Medford Drive Annandale, VA 22003 | Main Office: 703.642.4100
Attendance: 703.642.4151 | Web | Twitter

ATOMail for December 3, 2019

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Today is Giving Tuesday!  Please Donate to the PTSA and "Support the Nucleus" of the Atoms! The nucleus is the central and most important part of a group, forming the basis for its activity and growth.  In the PTSA, we believe people are the nucleus of the Atoms community.

Together, we sponsor many programs and activities for our students, parents, and staff. To learn more about the programs we sponsor and to make a donation, please visit our website.

Make a donation today!

Fill a Winter Break Bag!

Our hope is to fill enough bags to through our “Fill a Winter Break Bag” campaign to send students, with the need, home with a bag for winter break. You have two choices: 

  • You can fill a bag yourself and deliver it to the school front office by December 18.  
  • Or you can make a $25 donation via Paypal and we will fill a bag for you. 

The items listed are only suggestions for each bag.  More general information on the pantry and how you can help us Stock our Shelves throughout the year can be found on the Pantry Page.

Annandale High School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

Holiday Shopping? Help the PTSA!
Here’s how you can help and it won’t cost you anything!

FlipGive shares a commission with Annandale HS PTSA when you buy gift cards or shop online through the FlipGive website. With commissions ranging from 1% to 15%, FlipGive presents a significant fundraising opportunity for our school. FlipGive is one of our most lucrative fundraisers. Join Our FlipGive Team: Create an account on www.FlipGive.com using our Team Code ZQTZ73 and you will be part of the Annandale HS PTSA team. Be sure to select your student’s class year as the PTSA will be allocating earnings to each class year. It is super easy to earn a lot of cash quickly! LEARN MORE!

 

When you shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, Shutterfly will donate 8% of your purchase back to our school. Order your holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts and earn money for our school! LEARN MORE!

 

Click here to link your Amazon.com account to the Annandale High School PTSA. For each purchase you make, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmiles purchases. LEARN MORE!

IB Information Night

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:


Want to receive a world class international education for free?  Want to earn college credit for your high school classes? You are cordially invited to attend IB Information Night on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM in Clausen Hall at Annandale High School!  Come hear about the IB MYP Personal Project and certificate as well as the IB Diploma requirements and course sequencing.  Current students will be speaking to the rigor and benefits of this outstanding program!  Whether you want to pursue the full diploma or just take a single course this is a great night to be exposed to the IB program offerings for 11th and 12th graders and discover more about the MYP for underclassmen.  If you are unable to attend, please stop by the IB Open House to get your questions answered on December 16th or January 22nd anytime between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the IB Office (located in the library).  If any of the above dates are not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

Join us for our monthly meeting Tuesday, December 17th in the AHS Library at 7pm. For more information, please visit our website.

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ATOMail for November 19, 2019

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Join us for our monthly meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 19th in the AHS Library at 7pm. Officer Curcio will hold a presentation on teen vaping, as well as his role in the school. More information and conversation starters about vaping can be found on the FCCPTA website here. Dr. Zuluaga will also be on hand to discuss the selection process for the new principal search and answer any questions. Please join us for these two very important conversations. 

Principal Selection Process 

Would you like to be considered for the principal selection panel?  If so, please submit your name online through a Google Form, via email, or turned in to the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Attention: PTSA President—Principal Selection Panel" by Friday, November 22.

Share your input of what AHS needs in a Principal  The deadline is November 26. Please send your written input regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Annandale High School principal position by email to Adam McGeehan. Input can be submitted in any language. More information and suggestions from FCPS for input are located here

You are Invited!

Reception for our Retiring School Board Member Sandy Evans.

Thursday, November 21st from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  For full details and to RSVP please click here.  

Holiday Shopping? Help the PTSA!
Here’s how you can help and it won’t cost you anything!

FlipGive shares a commission with Annandale HS PTSA when you buy gift cards or shop online through the FlipGive website. With commissions ranging from 1% to 15%, FlipGive presents a significant fundraising opportunity for our school. FlipGive is one of our most lucrative fundraisers. Join Our FlipGive Team: Create an account on www.FlipGive.com using our Team Code ZQTZ73 and you will be part of the Annandale HS PTSA team. Be sure to select your student’s class year as the PTSA will be allocating earnings to each class year. It is super easy to earn a lot of cash quickly! LEARN MORE!

 

When you shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, Shutterfly will donate 8% of your purchase back to our school. Order your holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts and earn money for our school! LEARN MORE!

 

Click here to link your Amazon.com account to the Annandale High School PTSA. For each purchase you make, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmiles purchases. LEARN MORE!

Second Annual AHS Monopoly Tournament was a Success!

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Valentine for being the AHS 2019 Monopoly Champion!  We started with 27 players in seven games.

Special Thanks To:

  • Christensen Clockworks for their generous sponsorship donation towards our grand prize. 
  • Ms. Arias for taking on the Tournament Judge responsibilities.
  • community members, students, and staff who played this year. 

We hope to see you all November 2020 at the 3rd Annual AHS Monopoly Tournament!

Thank you Harris Teeter! Recently our friends at Harris Teeter (HT) donated $2,000 to support the ANNANDALE HS!  Please show your appreciation (and earn more money to spend on our students) we would like to grow our membership in the Together In Education Program.   Please link your VIC card to Annandale High School PTSA. The monies earned through everyday shopping supports our teachers and student programming (including field trips, senior scholarships and more), we are asking you to help us with one simple taskLink/ReLink your Harris Teeter card TODAY by doing the following:  – link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Annandale HS PTSA using Together in Education (TIE) code 4555. You can do this at the store customer service counter or online or – log-in to this secure PTSA form and provide your last name and either phone number associated with your HT card or your HT card number. The PTSA will do all the work for you. The information will not be used for any other purpose.  For more information, visit the Annandale HS PTSA fundraising webpage or email fundraise@annandalehsptsa.org

We have a number of items we need to help stock our pantry. To view the list, please visit the AHS Pantry Page. You may order items directly from our Amazon Wish List using the Amazon button or make a monetary donation through PayPal using the Donate button. 

      

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ATOMail for November 5, 2019

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Join us for our monthly meeting Tuesday, November 19th in the AHS Library at 7pm. Officer Curcio will hold a presentation on teen vaping and Dr. Zuluaga will also be on hand to discuss the selection process for the new principal search. For more information, please visit our website.

Principal Selection Process 

Fairfax County Public Schools has scheduled a community meeting to review the process for selecting the next principal of Annandale High School. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 5:30 PM at Annandale High School.  A representative from the office of Administrative Employment, along with region leadership members, are coming to meet with the community and staff to provide additional information regarding the principal selection process.  We encourage all members of the Annandale community to attend this meeting.

If you are unable to attend the community meeting then please consider joining us at the November 19 PTSA meeting at 7:00pm in the library. Region leadership members are coming to that meeting to discuss the principal selection process as well. 

MONOPOLY® Tournament
Saturday, November 16, 2019
AHS Cafeteria  |  9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Win $200 cash and a Championship Edition Monopoly Board!

Assistant Principal Brian Valentine is an internationally recognized Monopoly player and ranks within the top-three Monopoly board game players worldwide.  He is registered to compete in this year's tournament!  Will you register to challenge him?  Or will you register to go head to head with last year’s AHS Champion, Mr. Maglisceau?  

Registration is open for this community family event.  Register your family here and have FUN!

Angst Documentary Wrap-Up

Thank you to the families and community members who joined us for the showing of the documentary "Angst".  We had about 60 people in attendance for this important event.  A special thanks for the service providers who attended and answered questions and provided information and resources.  If you know of someone in crisis or are looking for additional resources please visit the AHS PTSA Mental Health and Wellness Page

Sign Up for Flip Give and Earn Cash for the PTSA

Help the Annandale High School PTSA earn money at no extra cost to you while shopping for your favorite brands. Visit FlipGive and start shopping! FlipGive, shares a commission with Annandale HS PTSA when you buy gift cards or shop online via the FlipGive website. With commissions ranging from 1% to 15%, FlipGive presents a significant fundraising opportunity for our school. Sign up and start shopping and earning for our Flip Give team on our website.

We have a number of items we need to help stock our pantry. To view the list, please visit the AHS Pantry Page. You may order items directly from our Amazon Wish List using the Amazon button or make a monetary donation through PayPal using the Donate button. 

      

Annandale HS PTSA Cash Back Rewards

The Annandale HS PTSA participates in several retail rewards programs. Please link your accounts to the Annandale HS PTSA now and support our school! These include Harris TeeterAmazonSmileShutterfly and FlipGive. For help linking your accounts, please contact our fundraising coordinator.  

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Attendance: 703.642.4151 | Web | Twitter

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