Parent Resource Center
Where family, school, and community can partner to promote greater academic and personal achievement for all our students
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm and by appointment
Morning Coffees: 9-10:30am
Location: HMS Middle School, Room #F6
Community Partnerships in Action
Our goal is to provide a welcome and safe environment where family, school, and community can partner to promote greater academic and personal achievement for all our students. Please join us to share a cup of coffee, talk, learn, and share ideas and concerns to support Holmes families, students, and the community.
Community Programs and services include:
Guest speakers on a variety of topics supporting families and student achievement, Internet access for parents, parenting classes, English and computer classes for adults, support for student based programs such as: After School Program, Backpack Program, community outreach, connecting families to community social and medical services, etc., Food Bank and Holiday Assistance programs
Programs and Services for Families
When available and through donations, we maintain the following resources for families. Parents are welcome to come by and check out our clothes closet and food bank. There is no charge for these resources.
Basic food bank with non-perishable items. Please contact the parent liaisons if you would like to donate, help organize, or pick up food items.
Backpacks and supplies are provided through the generosity of a community church on a needs basis and serve approximately 18 students each year.
We also partner with families and organizations in the community to provide Thanksgiving baskets and holiday bags for our families in need. Availability is based on donations. Please contact the parent liaisons if you would like to donate, help organize, or be considered for assistance.
Community Resources for Families and FCPS links
Community Food, Housing, Medical Resources
Fairfax County Human Services Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)-short term, emergency help with basic needs, 703 -222-0880 Capital Area Food Bank Hunger Lifeline Emergency food assistance referral service, 202-644-9807 or 202-639-9770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food for Others Feeding Families, Nourishing lives email@example.com
Food for Others Distribution Site Immanuel Methodist Church 7901 Heritage Dr. 6pm on Thursdays; call Food for Others for moresite and times firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Help Fairfax County Department of Family Services apply for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, Child Care Services, Energy Assistance www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/apply
ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) - Family Emergency Assistance - Food Pantry - Furniture - House Repairs - Shelter Assistance - Transportation email@example.com 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 703-256-0100 (info) 703-256-1378 (assistance)
FCPS Parenting Resources
- Parent Involvement Tip Cards
- Parenting Classes FCPS 24 Hour Parent Information Line
- Bullying Hotline Guidelines
Bullying is serious and will not be tolerated at Holmes Middle School. Our students deserve to be treated with respect and feel safe in school at all times. The purpose of this hotline is to have students report incidents of bullying anonymously to school officials