Fox Mill Elementary students may want to bag lunch for a while, as some of these health violations found are disturbing:
Fox Mill Elementary School – Inspection Report
||Public Elementary School Food Service
||May 08, 2013
|Number of critical violations:
|Number of non-critical violations:
Definition of critical and non critical violations
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below.
||Observation / Corrective Action
||Corrected During Inspection Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils, or after engaging in any activity that could contaminate the hands. Observed employee failed to wash hands before taking food out from the oven while doing dishes.
ALL food employees shall wash their hands OFTEN especially after handling trash, using the restroom, handling raw meats, handling soiled equipment and utensils, BEFORE putting on clean gloves, etc. Proper handwashing frequencies will aid in the reduction of foodborne illness.
||Corrected During Inspection Critical When tested, the quarternary ammonia sanitizing solution was observed to be at a concentration less than what is required for effective sanitization of food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils. Observed the sanitizing solution in the 3-vat sink with a concentration of less than 150 ppm quaternary ammonia.
A quaternary ammonia based sanitizing solution shall have a minimum concentration of at least 200 ppm when tested using the appropriate test kit.
||Corrected During Inspection Critical The following food items were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: sweet potato 103F, cheese on bun 97F –FWE warmer
Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be hot held at a temperature of 135°F or above unless the permit holder is using “time as public health control” as specified under 3-501.19.
||Corrected During Inspection Critical The following food items were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: Grilled chicken on salad 47F, shredded cheese on salad 45F–milk cooler front. Note: Put the salads in upright refrigerator.
Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below unless the permit holder is using “time as public health control” as specified under 3-501.19 to limit bacteria growth.
||Observed that the hood filters in the kitchen is in need of cleaning.
Clean the physical facilities at a frequency necessary to ensure the protection and safe preparation of food.
The purpose of today’s visit is to conduct a routine inspection. Note: Monitor receiving temperatures for salad. Also, monitor ambient temperatures for milk coolers.
It’s great when you can combine exercise with raising money for a good cause. The Connection Newspapers reports:
The seventh annual Fox Mill Elementary School PTA Walk for the Homeless was held Thursday, Oct. 25. A total of 254 walkers raised more than $5,400 to help Reston Interfaith in their efforts to end homelessness in Fairfax County.
The Red Cross will be at Fox Mill Elementary on December 10th. Mission: to draw your blood. If interested you can sign up online to let them know you are donating! The hours are 3PM to 8 PM.
This is alarming. From the Fox Mill Estates web site, posted July 5:
Yesterday (July 2nd) some children were playing on the Fox Mill Elementary school grounds, and they found shells/magazine to a gun in a bag along with a laptop that had been tossed over the fence. The shells were not only in the bag, but tossed all over the ground. Cops were called and are investigating. Please keep an eye out, and please keep your car/house doors locked. This seems to have been a “dump” of some kind .
Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting - Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
An information meeting will be held for parents of this fall’s incoming kindergarten students on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
We are sure you have many questions about the kindergarten year and your child’s enrollment. We will try to answer all of your questions at this time. Registration packets will be available for pick up at the meeting. You may register your child at any time, but It is recommended that you please call ahead to (703) 262-2700 to make sure our registrar, Barbara Mehm, is available to handle your paperwork.
Children must be 5 years old by September 30, 2011, to attend school this fall. Please return a “Survey of Preschool Children” to the school office by Friday, March 31, 2011. Please follow this link to the form: http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/it/offices/eis/doc_mgmnt/information/it112.pdf. The survey form is also available in the office.
Please share this information with others who have children of kindergarten age this fall.
No, no one has moved the school but the post office gave it a new address:
Fox Mill Elementary School
2611 Viking Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Back to school nights for various schools.
Rachel Carson Middle School
8th Grade – Septebmer 21, 2010
Check back soon for the 8th Grade Form
Oak Hill Elementary
Monday, September 13
Kinder AM and Grade 3 at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grade 1 at 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Grade 2 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15
Kinder PM and Grades 4 at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grade 5 at 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Grade 6 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22
Principal’s Coffee-Cafe 9:00 a.m.
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 16–6:30-8:00 P.M
Fox Mill Elementary
September 16 – Back to School Night (for parents only) – 6:30-8:15 PM
From the Fox Hill Elementary School web site:
6th Grader Katie Martin Wins Mid-Atlantic AAA Safety Patroller of the Year Award
Wednesday April 21st, at a ceremony hosted by AAA, Fox Mill 6th grader Katie Martin was honored along with 15 other elementary students from across the US. Katie received AAA Patroller of the Year Award, which is given to student patrollers who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication based on their leadership skills, safety skills, citizenship and volunteerism.
Here at Fox MIll, Katie is active in the school chorus and Girls on the Run Club. She is known among her fellow students for being kind and helpful. Involved in her church youth group, she recently helped collect donations for the relief efforts in Haiti. She can also be seen playing soccer with a local team and working with her Girl Scout troop. Katie has been recognized at Fox Mill this year as a school Patroller-of-the-Month for her dedication and quick thinking while handling a medical emergency near her patrol post.
There are over 585,000 student saftey patrolls nationwide, so this is quite an honor. Congratulations Katie!
March 16 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip
March 24 - Author Visit: Marsha Diane Arnold
March 25 – 6th Grade Orientation for Carson MS
March 29 – April 2 – Spring Break – No School
April 6 – PTA Meeting – 7:15 PM
April 9 – Basketball Game vs. Sunrise Valley ES @ South Lakes HS
April 14 – 1st Grade Field Trip
April 20 – Progress Reports Go Home
April 20 – 6th Grade Class Photo
April 23 – 4th Grade Field Trip
April 26 – Kindergarten Round Up – 1:30 PM
April 29 – Volunteer Reception – 11AM – 1PM
April 30 – 6th Grade Dance
May 1 – PTA Plant Sale