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Haymarket Bus Update--
Buses 91, 487 and 343 at school and unable to leave due to train incident blocking rail crossings. Parents should pick up students, if able. Several other buses stuck in traffic. Updates to come.  
All are safe and no buses were involved in the rail incident.  Police Facebook page has add'l info.
Swimkids
Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating Event - MS Robotics Club
7:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Repeating Event - Geek Squad
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Repeating Event - Book Fair
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Repeating Event - Geek Squad
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
- Middle School Chef Club
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tomorrow
Repeating Event - Chess Club
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Repeating Event - Geek Squad
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Repeating Event - Book Fair
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Repeating Event - Aviation Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PWCS News
 
Welcome to Mary G. Porter Traditional School!
Just for students. . . A HOMEWORK SURVEY

We want to monitor our students' homework minutes and ensure that they can have time to participate in extra-curricular activities after an engaging day of learning here at Porter.  We have developed a short survey for STUDENTS to complete...telling us the number of minutes they spend doing homework in a single night.

Over time, we will be able to evaluate the number of minutes (by class and by grade level) students spend on homework nightly.

AND….students will have the opportunity to win a FUNKY SOCK PASS!!  After a total of 10 homework entries (on different days) a student will earn a pass to wear funky socks on the following Friday.  Survey results will be assessed on Friday’s and sock passes will be given out to be used on the next Friday. 

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Ms. Engelmeier at douglakm@pwcs.edu.
 

HOMEWORK SURVEY
It's time for the PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB!

Calling all 3rd - 5th graders interested in photography.  

We have Mr. Mir here again to offer his fantastic PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB!  November 18th will be the first meeting.  The club will meet on Tuesdays after school from 3:30-4:30pm.    Click below for more information and for the permission form.  

Remember that space is limited and the first 15 permission slips received, WITH PAYMENT, will be accepted. 

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

Lions Club VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS

The Woodbridge Lions Club sponsors the Early Childhood Vision Screening Project to help identify and treat visual defects of children.  Volunteers from the club will be here on Thursday, October 30, to conduct routine vision and hearing screenings.

The Commonwealth of Virginia states all children in grades K, 3, 7, and 10 will be tested.  More information about the screening and about the Lions Club of Woodbridge can be found on their website http://www.lions-ecvsp.org.

Please, remind your child to wear their glasses or contacts for the screening. If you have any question about the mandatory screenings please call Nancy Griggs 703-580-6501. 

Here comes the 2014 BOOK FAIR!

Students and Parents. . . get ready to spend some time in the Porter Library!

When:  
October 20 - 24, 2014
Where:  Porter Library


STUDENTS will have scheduled days and times when their classes will visit the library.
 

PARENTS ~ please joins at FAMILY NIGHT at the Book Fair on Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. 

Click on the link below for more details and learn how at Porter, we are "All About the Books".

 
Time for Elementary BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!

ELEMENTARY Battle of the Books Club is coming soon!  

Permission forms and packets are available in the front office, on the website under the
PORTER POCKETS link, and in the library.

PERMISSION FORMS are due to Mrs. Banks in the library by Wednesday, October 29th. 

The first meeting for
ELEMENTARY BATTLE OF THE BOOKS will be October 30th.  Meetings are from 3:30-4:30 on Thursdays.
PTA Fall Festival and Fun Walk/Run!
  
SAVE THE DATE!!
 for the PTA Fall Festival and Costume Fun Walk/Run 
November 8, 2014 at 10:00am.
 
This year, we are starting the day off with a FUN WALK/RUN!!   The walk/run will begin at Porter and continue on through the beautiful grounds of Rippon Lodge, then end back at the school for the PTA Annual Fall Festival!
 
Registration is only $15 per person for ages 4 and up ($20 per person day of event). Please make checks payable to "Porter PTA."  All walkers/runners will receive a water bottle and can enjoy the Fall Festival for free! (Food and beverages excluded.)
 
This is our big fundraiser of the year and promises to be a great time!
 
To register, volunteer, donate, and/or sponsor a walker/runner for the walk/run, please visit  Harvest SIGN UP

To reach our goal of giving every student a Chrome book, we ask that every student solicit 10 sponsors at $10 each, either by the SignUp Genius link above or checks made out to Porter PTA. Please, no door to door solicitations.

 
Visit the files section of the PTA Fusion page for a copy of the PTA Fall Harvest Fun Walk/Run Donation Support Letter.  Please bring it to businesses you frequent and ask for their support of our school! 
 
SPONSORS  of this event.  
 

The first 2014 Patriot Press is out!

Click below for this year's first edition of the PATRIOT PRESS.   Find out what your child has been doing in his/her classroom, what is planned for the rest of this month, what the PTA has going on, upcoming events at the school, and many, many, more exciting news tidbits!
 



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