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We are quickly moving through November with exciting days ahead for our Chipmunks! Tomorrow morning we welcome our Veteran's Day speakers to join all of our classes. I am pleased to welcome many of our military parents and veteran's from Vinson Hall to meet with our students and share about their experiences in the military. To all of our current and veteran military families, thank you for your service! Students will be off on Friday as teacher's will focus on instructional planning and our primary teachers will participate in professional development with our new updated to our Language Arts program.
Grades are posted in SIS Parent Vue (as of today) and data reports were sent home to provide information on the assessments completed for our first through sixth grade students. Basic assessment data for iReady reading and math as well as the fluency and spelling assessment data was shared in this report. FCPS sent an email notifying parents of a new letter that will provide more details on the reading and math domains that were assessed. This letter will be posted in Parent Vue later this month, but I'm not sure yet when that will be viewable. We will keep you updated. These letters will not be printed for the school, but if you cannot access it, we will be able to provide the letter to you.
This school year, we are consistently working on instructional practices that allow students opportunities to explore curriculum in a deeper context. Teachers are working to include Portrait of a Graduate skills with their daily learning targets to not only develop these skills, but also have our students explicitly identify when they are utilizing them. Parents, you can help too by volunteering to assist with out work around POG. More informaiton is included below along with a sign up form.
Additionally, we reaffirm our committment to the collective partnership with parents, which is critical to your child's success. As we closed first quarter and held conferences, these deeper conversations about your child(ren) build foundational support and a collective partnership to further our work to help each student work towards their best self! It has been wonderful to include parents in field trips, classroom events which have included the 5th grade Dig, 1st Grade International Day, 2nd grade Applesauce Day and now we will kick off our 1st Annual Turkey Trot! Join us on Tuesday, November 22nd during your child's Turkey Trot and recess block to cheer them on. See details below!
Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Wednesday, November 9th: 1st Quarter Grades Viewable in ParentVue
Thursday, November 10th: Veteran's Day Speakers in classrooms; PTA Meeting 9:15AM; Spirit Day - Wear Red, White and Blue
Friday, November 11th: Veterans Day; Student Holiday; Teacher Workday
Monday, November 14th: Student Ambassador Meeting 7:45 - 8:30 AM - Email sent to ambassadors regarding upcoming ambassador leadership committees.
Tuesday, November 15th: Fall Makeup School Pictures; Restaurant Night at Chipotle 4-8PM (See Brochure )
Friday, November 18th: Family Fun Night - CES Career Night 6-7PM
Monday, November 21st: Mix n Match Spirit Day
Tuesday, November 22nd: Turkey Trot Fun Run (Scheduled time for grade levels tentative - see below)
November 23rd - 25th: Thanksgiving Break Holiday
FCPS School Year Calendar for 2022-23
Portrait of a Graduate:
We Need Your Help!
As we continue to build our students’ understanding of Portrait of a Graduate skills, we are seeking volunteers to assist with helping students build real world connections.
If you are interested in volunteering in a variety of opportunities or have any ideas to share, please complete the attached Google Form. Those that complete the form will be contact for an information/training session and will be contacted for opportunities throughout the school year. We appreciate your experiences & look forward to showing our students the importance of these skills – now & for the future!
Tuesday, November 15th is makeup picture day
This photo day is for students who were absent, new to the school, or who were not happy with their original picture
Please feel free to direct Parent/ Guardian questions to Victor O’Neill, using the following email: [email protected]
Anyone who has not ordered can still do so using the link below :
Lunch Visits with Students
We are pleased to welcome back a prepandemic option. If parents would like to have lunch with your student at school on a special day, please contact your teacher so they can make adjustments and ensure spacing is available. Please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher if you would like to join us.
Thanksgiving lunch is planned far in advance for food orders and will not be open to parents this school year. We will look to bring that back next school year.
CES Turkey Trot 2022 is Coming!!!
We are excited to hold spirit days leading up to our Thanksgiving break!
Monday, November 21- Mix & Match day - wear your best mixed & matched outfits!
Tuesday, November 22 will be Turkey Trot Tuesday!
Students can wear their best work out attire and participate in an optional Turkey Trot! Students will be challenged to run the track at Chesterbrook. 4th through 6th graders will have 25 minutes to run as many laps as possible and Kindergarten through 3rd graders will have 15 minutes to run as many laps as possible. Participation is optional for students. Parents are invited to cheer on their students during their Turkey Trot time! All parents attending will need to check into the front office and meet classes on the field.
Please see below for the grade level schedule.
Tuesday 11/22 - Turkey Trot & Recess Schedule
Turkey Trot will take place during the first 15-25 minutes of this block:
- 4th & 5th Grade: 9:15-10:00
- 6th Grade: 12:05-12:50
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: 1:30-2:15
- Kinder & 1st Grade: 2:20-3:05
Last Chance! Please consider a nomination for Chesterbrook Outstanding Employee Awards
To submit a nomination for an Chesterbrook Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link.
All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.
Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category
Outstanding New Teacher
Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category
Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)
Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):
Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services
Outstanding Professional Employee
Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership
Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school
Outstanding Operational Employee
Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee
Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)
The deadline to submit a nomination is November 11th.
If you have any questions, please contact Holley Remer at [email protected]
EVERY KID OUTDOORS National Park Pass for 4th Grade Students
The National Park Service is once again offering the Every Kid Outdoors program for 4th Graders and their families. 4th Graders can register for passes that will allow free entrance to any National Park throughout the US. Each pass admits all children under 16 and up to 3 adults. Passes expire August 31, 2023.
To obtain a pass through the Every Kid Outdoors program visit:
Detailed rules and information can be found at:
November PTA Meeting
Thursday, November 10th, 9:15-10:15 am
Click HERE to see this months meeting agenda.
Google Meet joining info: https://meet.google.com/bsq-dgya-wpy
Or dial: (US) +1 515-523-3191 PIN: 694 500 732#
Summer Quest Survey for 2023!
The Chesterbrook PTA would love your input on determining the types of camps that our Chesterbrook families would like to see offered next year for a successful summer program that will be returning summer 2023 at Chesterbrook Elementary. Please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below (the answers are completely anonymous). Thank you and we appreciate your help and support! Survey Link
YEARBOOK PHOTOS - We need your help!
Planning for the 2022-23 yearbook is underway, and we need your help! In early December, we'll be looking for student and parent volunteers to help design and build the yearbook. In the meantime, we're looking for photos!
If you chaperone a field trip, assist in a classroom with a special project or event, or attend any of the great Chesterbrook family activities, concerts and performances, don't forget to capture and share the memories. Volunteer responsibilities and enjoying / experiencing the events without looking through a lens should come first of course, but if you have an opportunity to take some photos and would be willing to share them for the yearbook, that would be fabulous!
Please use the following links to upload your photos to the appropriate album. (Note that although passwords are not required to upload photos, the albums are stored on a password protected, unlisted site.)
(1) First Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/fBPnBv/first
(2) Second Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/3QJpwv/second
(3) Third Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/M9t8nc/third
(4) Fourth Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/wf88pN/fourth
(5) Fifth Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/4zmvKd/fifth
(6) Sixth Grade: https://sarahgilbert.smugmug.com/upload/nFs7GG/sixth
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