Message from the Principal
January 08, 2017

A message from POE MS January 8, 2016

Dear Poe Families:

We had a great first week of 2017. Students and teachers were glad to be at school after a nice long break.  Every classroom got back to work as soon as the students arrived on Tuesday!

End of Quarter:

We are quickly approaching the end of the second quarter.  February 3rd is the last day of the quarter and students will be dismissed at 12:15.  Please encourage your child to make up any missing work and take steps to ensure they have done their best on all assignment, projects, and tests.


After-School Program News:

Winter Dance

This Thursday, January 12th, AVID and the After-School Program will be hosting a Winter Dance!  The dance will be during the After-School Program hours and late buses will be provided as usual at 4:45pm.  Tickets for the dance cost $5 and will be sold during lunches on Wednesday & Thursday.  The dance will be the only activity offered from 3:15-4:45, so all students who are staying on Thursday must either attend the dance or be picked up by 3:15. 

Capital One Coders Before the break, students from our Capital One Coders Club participated in the program's Culmination Event at the Capital One Headquarters in McLean.  The students presented the apps they designed and got to hear from actress, neuroscientist, and author, Mayim Bialik, who was the guest speaker for the night!  Our students did a wonderful job with their apps and the following students picked up awards for their work:


Most Creative- Caleb Patterson

Most User Friendly- Jackson Fornaris, Krish Kukreti, and Brian Meiser

Most Technical- D'Yontae Jackson, Ricky Nguyen, and Jacob Uchuya

Best Overall- Nathnael Asgedom, Lam Dang, Harold Saffa, and Jatin Uppala

At the end of the night, all participants received a backpack of gifts that included either a laptop or a tablet courtesy of Capital One!  WUSA 9 was also on hand for the event and some of our students' work was showcased on the news (

A huge thank you to Capital One for their partnership with our school and their incredible support of our students!

ASP Students of the Week

This week's ASP Students of the Week are Valeria Moreno and Sarata Conteh!  Valeria and Sarata were selected for demonstrating leadership and responsibility.  Way to go, ladies!

Important Dates in January and February:


16th – Student Holiday

20th – Student Holiday



3rd – End of Second Quarter, 2-hour early dismissal

6th-   Student Holiday; Teacher Workday


Stay Warm!