5th Grade information and Out-of-area move information – PLEASE READ


Please email Lisa Snyder at lasnyder1@aacps.org if you are moving out of the Four Seasons ES attendance zone for next school year. We will continue to be a “closed” school next year due to projected enrollments therefore out of area transfers will not be approved due to teacher allotments. Please direct all questions to Lisa Snyder. Thank you!

2. FROM THE FSES ADMINISTRATION to 5th Grade Families:

Hello 5th Grade Families,

Please understand, we are unable to bring anyone on our property at this time. We are still under the State Superintendent’s directive. We have received guidelines from our central office regarding promotion. We will have a digital promotion with recorded messages from staff members, a slide show highlighting 5th grade students, and a slide for Presidential awards. We are requesting all parents/guardians of 5th graders to go to the 5th grade Shutterfly website and upload 2 pictures (a baby picture and a current picture), using the link https://fses5thgradeclassof2020.shutterfly.com. Directions for uploading pictures are posted on the FSES PTA website http://www.fourseasonspta.org/. The deadline is June 5th.

The video will be shared with students on Google Classroom, but may not be reposted. We are not allowed to hold a LIVE virtual meeting or gather at the school for a parade or drive by. Additionally, we are not allowed to call student names one by one. We understand this is hard for everyone, but we are trying our best to ensure it is special for our students and families. Thank you!

3. FROM THE FSES PTA to 5th Grade Families:

Hello FSES 5th Grade Parents/Guardians! Please Read and Complete Important Information below.

a. We need all 5th graders parents/guardians to complete the google form, link below so we can order 5th grade t-shirts ASAP.


b. We need all 5th graders parents/guardians to go to the 5th grade Shutterfly website and upload 2 pictures (a baby picture and a current picture), see link below. Deadline is June 5th.

Here is the process to add pictures:

  1. Clink on the Shutterfly link (you need to be approved to see the site, so you might need to be approved first)
  2. Once approved and on the site, click Pictures & Videos
  3. Click Add Album
  4. Rename the Album to be your Child,s name
  5. Choose two pictures (one baby picture and one current picture) and download them
  6. Click add (they will go to the Shutterfly site from there)


Thank you!
Four Seasons PTA

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It’s MAGIC MONDAY! Enjoy this eBINGO!

Can’t wait to see the creativity flow from our FSES students and families. Enjoy.

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Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you seems so simple. 

Thank you so much for going the extra mile to help the students understand the material and develop a real enthusiasm for learning. 

Teachers are the backbone of our school community. They spend untold (many of which are unpaid) hours preparing classroom curriculums, instructing our kiddos, and often playing babysitter and referee.

Your courage, patience and commitment to understand, motivate and inspire the students to become good citizens and become excited about learning has not gone unnoticed.


#AACPSAwesome #AACPSThankATeacher

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FSES May/June Newsletter

Here is the FSES May/June Newsletter. For the full newsletter (downloadable) please go to the FSES PTA website.

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Four Seasons ES School Counselors Corner Information

Here is our Four Seasons ES Counselors, Lori Stuarts, website: it provides some activities for children and resources for parents along with contact information. Please know that Mrs. Stuart is here for all FSES students and families.


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Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2020

The Teachers are the ‘T’ in PTA. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and while we can’t see our teachers physically in-person, we can still show them how much we care.

Here is how you can say THANK YOU virtually this year:

  1. Attached is a flyer you can use to send a thank you to your teachers each day next week.
  2. Here is a link to a google form, that you can fill out for each of your child’s teachers. We will take the submissions from the google form and create a slideshow of thanks to share with the teachers.
  3. ALL Google form submissions must be submitted by Saturday, May 2, 2020.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Four Seasons ES First Virtual Magic Monday (Week)

Hi FSES Families. We have our first virtual Magic Monday (well, actually, Magic Week). See attached flyer about the details. We can’t wait to see how creative all you parents and kiddos will be!

Don’t forget to post pictures to your Creative Arts (CA) Google Classroom or to the FSES ES Twitter page, @4seasonsESaacps. If you can’t do either feel free to post here or email the pictures to the FSES PTA email: PTA.fourseasons@gmail.com

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Important updated eLearning Information for FSES Families

Hi FSES Families,

Please take time to go through all the documents attached.  First, there is a letter from our fearless leaders Ms. Passwaters and Mrs. Kennedy.  Second,  there is the new elearning schedule.  Third, there is a Google Classroom Direction to join your child(s) classrooms. There will be a connect-ed phone call coming soon from the school, around 4:00pm.

1. Visit AACPS often for updates and additional information on elearning (under academics on AACPS main page): https://www.aacps.org/elearning

2. What is Google Classroom: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10s03WaGkh-up7bUbPTc0vUpRpyHnPJzg1QEPkhCIGMI/edit?usp=sharing

3. On the schedule, at the bottom, it has the A day/B day for cultural arts. Cultural arts would post lessons on Mondays, so families can access activities and assignments when they chose.  Families need to pay attention to graded assignments and due dates. Some will be videos, some will be activities.  Cultural arts has a grade level google classroom set up, so questions can be posted directly there. Anything on Google Classroom can be accessed at any time (video or activities).  So each student will have access to their classroom teacher(s) and cultural arts.  Teachers have been reaching out with google classroom codes. 

Please remember we are all in this together! 

#FSESStrong #AACPSisAwesome

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FSES Spirit Week starts TOMORROW!

FSES Families,

Please take a few minutes to watch this video from our wonderful FSES staff.

Click Here

Here are some additional useful documents from AACPS.

1. Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.aacps.org/Page/8521…

2. Parents Guide to Google Classroom: https://drive.google.com/…/1uFBoYMjS9vrWSDwq6djRKKIwI…/view…

3. The attached flyer is a timeline of what is to come for our new online learning process.

FSES Spirit Week starts TOMORROW!

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New AACPS online learning process

Hello FSES Families,

How are you all doing? We are thinking of you all and want everyone to be safe and stay healthy.

Next week lets start our new learning process by having a FSES Spirit Week, see flyer attached. Email pictures to Principal Passwaters or Assistant Principal Kennedy or post them on our FSES PTA Facebook page.

Please make sure to keep following AACPS website and Facebook page about information coming out about online learning that will be used now that school buildings are closed through April 24th. We encourage everyone to read/see the most recent letter and video from Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto there (both are worth reading and watching in there entirety). As was stated in the video, AACPS asks all families to bring kindness, compassion and patience to every day! Learning never stops; school is not closed, just the buildings are closed.

Some points to make about this new online learning process that will become more clear as we go through this for the first time together:

1. The class time that is stated in the letter is a window that has been given. Students will not be expected to sit in front of a computer during all of those hours. Teachers will let their classes know what their expectations are and their timeframe. Most likely classes/instructions will be taped and placed in the Google Classroom to be watched my the students. 

2. All staff and teachers are learning this new process as they go through this. Understanding and patience is imperative.

3. More information will be coming out about how families can get access to electronic devices where needed.  
4. Below is helpful information about the Google Suite/Drive that teachers will be using.

Students can access their AACPS Google Drive and Classlink by signing into Google Chrome on their computers. Link to more information on how to access.

PreK to Grade 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koQIxF2d-Gs&feature=youtu.be

All Students Grade 4-12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dx8_5-YFgw&feature=youtu.be

Students can log into the (https://docs.google.com/…/1igVJ2kotPH05soBxGCMDU4wYy8m…/edit) with their student ID# number@aacps.org (example:546789@aacps.org)

For students in grades K-3, passwords are the student’s birthdate YYYYMMDD

For students in grades 4-12, passwords were created by each student. Ask your child what they created as their password.

If students need to reset their passwords, parents should call 410-224-4783 or 410-222-5135 from 9-3 pm Monday-Friday

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