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CES Weekly Update 4.8.24

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Principal's Message

Friday we closed the week with our Quarter 3 House Pep Rally. See some photos below. This great group of chipmunks is ready for a fantastic finish this year. It is hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by. I look forward to the celebrations of learning with POG POL in upper grades, culminating activities, our final field trips, year end concerts, Fun Fair, Shrek the musical, year end celebrations, The Brain Show and of course 6th Grade Promotion. One thing is for sure, our days and weeks ahead are packed with opportunities for students to showcase knowledge, celebrate their growth and keep lots of play in our days. 

Today we will experience the Solar Eclipse Experience. Our staff and students will be provided safety solar viewing glasses for the experience this afternoon. I am appreciative of a parent donation and our PTA for providing the remaining glasses needed. We have an incredible list of over 50 parent volunteers helping our classes to ensure students are using their solar safety glasses correctly for this viewing experience. We are excited to experience this event as a school community. We have worked to instruct students about the eclipse and necessary safety prior to this event. Any parent wishing to opt their child out of the viewing experience should contact their child's homeroom teacher.  Our preschool PM class will not participate in the outdoor viewing due to their safety. 

We will have some of our volunteers helping with dismissal. Students will leave with their glasses, however, they cannot wear them while walking home from school or the bus. If you need to change the dismissal plan for your student(s) please use Pick Up Patrol to notify the teacher and office.

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Important Dates

Monday, 4/8 Eclipse Schoolwide Viewing Experience

Tuesday, 4/9  NNAT testing (1st grade and new students in upper grades)

Wednesday, 4/10  Eid al Fitr Staff and Student Holiday

Thursday, 4/11 PTA Meeting 2:30

Monday, 4/15 Quarter 3 Grades are Available in SIS Parent Vue

Tuesday 4/16  International Night 5:00 - 6:30 (Blacktop)

Wednesday 4/17 Purple Up Day -Let's Celebrate our Military and wear purple!

Thursday 4/18  Band, Strings and Chorus Concerts

Monday 4/22
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (See invite for volunteers below)

Chesterbrook Literacy Night Family Fun Event 6 - 7PM

Friday May 3 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday;
Fun Fair 2PM - 6PM Click to Volunteer

May 6-10  Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion at Lonfellow MS 5:30 - 7PM

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Chesterbrook Yearbook Orders Deadline April 22nd

www.yearbookordercenter.com 
Use school code 24891

International Night - PTA Family Night Event

We are thrilled to invite you and your family to participate in our upcoming International Night on April 16th from 5-6:30 pm. This special event celebrates the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions within our school community, showcasing the diverse backgrounds that make us unique. 

We encourage families to pick a country to represent and do it with pride, whether through traditional attire, music, dance, or cuisine. We hope you will join us in making this year's International Night a truly memorable and meaningful occasion for our school! Let us know which country you will be representing by signing up HERE or click the button below.

Middle and high schoolers looking for community service volunteer hours should reach out to Leticia Phillips.

Chesterbrook Literacy Night Monday, April 22nd 6PM - 7PM

Save the date and join us for our 1st Literacy Night. Snuggle into your pajamas for an evening of literacy based activities for kindergarten through third grades. Students will enjoy fun activities that support word recognition and language comprehension and parents will gather resources. Parents will leave with resources and an understanding of how to reinforce learning at home. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Jennings- [email protected]

April is Autism Acceptance Month

This year, the National Institute of Mental Health is providing resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  These resources highlight and focus on inclusivity and connectedness and honor the unique perspectives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Health Topic Page

Earth Day Fairfax April 20th

Looking for more fun Earth Week activities? Join the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Earth Day Fairfax event on Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm at Sully Historic Site to kick off your Earth Week.

Quarter 3 Pep Rally

Our courageous, quick attempt to make a heart with 600+ students and staff.

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CES Weekly Update 4.15.25

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Principal's Message

I am looking forward to a great week ahead. On Tuesday evening we celebrate International Night, a great evening of sharing as we enjoy learning about the the many family traditions, cultures, talents, art, dress and cuisine across our Chesterbrook community. More information below and a link to sign up for a table if you would like to share.

Wednesday we celebrate our military families with Purple Up day. Wear purple to honor the sacrifices of our military families. 

Thursday evening our upper grade students from our Chorus, Band and Strings will perform their spring concerts for all to enjoy. I've had the joy of hearing some of our practices and look forward to a great evening of music.

Next Monday I hope all our volunteers will join our teachers for lunch as we say thank you for your support this school year. Find our schedule below for the class lunch time.

Wishing all a wonderful week!

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Upcoming Dates

Monday, 4/15 Quarter 3 Grades are Available in SIS Parent Vue

Tuesday 4/16  International Night 5:30 - 7 PM (Blacktop)
*Note updated start time.

Wednesday 4/17 Purple Up Day - Celebrate our Military and wear purple!

Thursday 4/18  Band, Strings and Chorus Concerts

Monday 4/22
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (See invite for volunteers below)

Chesterbrook Literacy Night Family Fun Event 6 - 7PM

Friday May 3 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday; Fun Fair 2PM - 6PM Click to Volunteer

May 6-10  Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion at Longfellow MS 5:30 - 7PM

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Yearbook Order Deadline 4/22 Last Week to Order 

We have many families that have yet to order. Availability for purchase upon deliver will be limited.

Chesterbrook Yearbook Orders
Deadline April 22nd

www.yearbookordercenter.com 
Use school code 24891

This Tuesday!!!  International Night 

Updated start time -  International Night on April 16th from 5:30 - 7 PM

We hope you will join us in making this year's International Night a truly memorable and meaningful occasion for our school! Let us know which country you will be representing by signing up HERE . ❤️Middle and high schoolers looking for community service volunteer hours should reach out to Leticia Phillips.

Summer Quest Fun Camps at Chesterbrook

Click here to view classes and register

Save the date for the following weeks:
Week 1 - July 8-12
Week 2 - July 15-19
Week 3 July 22-26

Summer Literacy Program
6 Books for $35 closes May 5th

Purchase summer reading books for your child through our summer literacy program, Project Lift. We will provide students options of books to select from. They will select 6 books for $35. Parents will need to prepay for their child to join the program and receive the books before the end of school through MySchoolBucks. All payments for the program must be received by May 5th for students to select their books.

Spring Pictures Available Online

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping until April 23.

Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number.

vosphoto.com/uc

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

2024-25 Student Registration

Do not delay in registration! Accurate student numbers are critical to staffing appropriately for the 2024-25 school year. 

Register Your Child Online: Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process.  When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. This Chesterbrook intake form will record your information with our office team as you start the process, so we can communicate with new families.  Parents must still complete the online registration linked above.

Solar Eclipse Glasses Donation

If your children no longer want their solar eclipse glasses, we will collect them for a donation drive.

Bring your solar eclipse glasses that are not damaged back to school and we will donate to children in Latin America for the eclipse in October 2024. 

We will have a box in front of the office where you child(ren) or you can drop off in the morning or afternoon. 

Reminders Parent Input for Class Placement

Parents that wish to contribute information towards class placements for the 2024 - 2025 school year, may submit this information on this form.  Completion of the form is optional, however, the deadline for submission is May 4th, 2024. Thank you for your partnership. Parents of rising kindergarteners will receive an email once we have more enrollment, but are welcome to complete this now. Kindergarten placement takes place in August when we have completed our pre-assessments of all students. No requests for a specific teacher may be made. These requests will be deleted.

Volunteer Luncheon - Monday, April 22nd Literacy Night, Monday April 22nd 6 - 7PM

Save the date and join us for our 1st Literacy Night. Snuggle into your pajamas for an evening of literacy based activities for kindergarten through third grades. Students will enjoy fun activities that support word recognition and language comprehension and parents will gather resources. Parents will leave with resources and an understanding of how to reinforce learning at home. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Jennings- [email protected]

SOL Testing Dates 

Please mark dates on your calendar to ensure students are in school on these days. 

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CES Weekly Updates 4.22.24

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ONLY HOURS LEFT for YEARBOOK SALES

Ordering Closes at Midnight

Chesterbrook Yearbook Orders Deadline April 22nd

www.yearbookordercenter.com 
Use school code 24891

*If you have a financial need for support, please reach out to your child's counselor today. All orders must be accounted on 4/22.

Principal's Message

I am so impressed by our hard working students. Each year there are a variety of opportunities our students can take part in and we had some new opportunities where our Chesterbrook students made their mark showcasing their knowledge and trying something new. 

Congratulations to Allyson S. who competed in the TJ Invitational Science Fair. As a former science teacher, I was impressed with her thorough work through each step of the scientific method as she researched "The Secret Sauce: The Effect of Liquid Detergent on Removing Tomato Sauce Stains from White Cloth." Allyson even makes me want to try a new laundry detergent with her research.

This past weekend four of our Quiz Bowl students represented Chesterbrook in the Maryland History Bowl and Maryland Academic Bowl Regional Tournament. Juliet C, Peter L, Elsa I and Avery C  showed incredible teamwork and persevered through 10 rounds of competition.

I am incredibly proud of our students in their first year of competition. They have worked diligently to dive into their learning and challenge themselves. Go Chipmunks! 

Have a wonderful week!

Stacy Kirkpatrick

Reminders FCPS News ICYMI

In case you missed it, check out FCPS News for updates on: 

  • Spring Assessments
  • SEL Screener Results
  • Portrait of a Graduate (POG) work in FCPS
  • Family Summit at Marshall High School
  • FCPS Literacy Partnership with the Smithsonian
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Job Opportunities in FCPS

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CES Weekly Update 5.6.24

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Principal's Message

This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week.  The Starbucks this morning was a welcome treat to get us boosted up and ready for the week! Tomorrow staff will enjoy a Hot Dog cookout by Lara and I to thank them for all they do. Additionally, our PTA Hospitality Committee has planned a staff luncheon for Friday and organizing the snacks shared today for our staff this week.  Thank you for partnering with our PTA to help celebrate our staff.

Our Chesterbrook staff is a unique group of dedicated staff willing to go over and beyond for our students each and every day. Our teachers and staff are what makes our school a very special place to be.  I hope you will take some time out of your week to ensure your teachers and the staff that work with your children know how much they are appreciated. A simple card or email go such a long way, especially those written from our students.

Our Fun Fair this past Friday was a huge success. Thank you for our PTA Chairs that planned a spectacular day for our community and to our parent and student volunteers that made the day possible. We truly could not do this event without the support of many, from basket donations, time and participation. Below students will find the staff raffle winners. We will also post them in the lobby for our students to see.  Staff will begin scheduling the special time to celebrate our winners. Congratulations!

This week our Chesterbrook Theatre, directed by Ms. Cody Boehm, takes the stage in Shrek Jr., The Musical.  I am looking forward to seeing our students shine. The hard work and dedication of our staff, students and parent supports go so far to support this program in our second year. 

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Bike, Walk & Roll to School Day Wednesday, May 8th

Parents are encouraged to help organize walking, biking groups to help our students arrive safely to school. Let's have a wonderful morning and promote healthier habits while building on our strong sense of community through this event. 

Shrek Jr, The Musical

Order your tickets here!

There are 3 opportunities to see the show! 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Location: CES Stage
Show Time: 6:30 pm

Save & Print your ticket confirmation for quick entry into the Chesterbrook Theater!

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.    
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.     
  • Report future absences.     
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

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CES Weekly News 5.26.24

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  Memorial Day Holiday 5/27

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Principal's Message

As we wrap up the school year, our students have been completing their end of year assessments, enjoying culminating learning activities and look forward to year end traditions. Third through sixth graders have completed their SOLs with a few remaining to wrap up this coming week. Our students have worked hard and remained focus on putting forth their best work as we near the end of the year school year. 

On Friday morning, our Kindergarten families enjoyed the return of our Kindergarten performance and Tea with parents. It was a joyful culminating event to watch how much our students have grown during their first year at Chesterbrook. 

It has been great to see so many families supporting our end of the year festivities, grade level activities and year end events as we finish out the 2023-24 school year. Thank you for your support and collaboration this school year. As our theme states, "Together We are Better."

This coming week, on Wednesday, May 29th at 2:45, our current students will be able to congratulate our former chipmunks, as they approach their high school graduation.

Sincerely,
Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Upcoming Dates

May 27 - Memorial Day - School Holiday

May 29 - McLean High Senior Walk through Chesterbrook 2:45 PM

May 31 - 4th Quarter Pep Rally; House Colors Spirit Day

June 4 - Brain Show all grades during the day; PTA Meeting 5:00PM followed by PTA Family Fun Night with the Brain Show 6PM

June 5 - Field Day - Kindergarten - 6th Grades

June 6 - 3rd grade end of year party

June 7 - Kindergarten Olympics; 2nd grade end of year party

June 10 - 1st grade end of year party

June 11 - 5th grade end of year party; Hard copy of report cards sent home
Sixth Grade Promotion - Longfellow High School 5 - 7PM

June 12 - 6th Grade Field Day and Celebration

June 12 - Last Day of School - Early Release 1:35; 6th Grade Clap-out 3:20

June 15 - Final Grades posted in SIS ParentVue

FCPS 24 - 25 calendar is here. 

Field Day, Wednesday June 5th

Attention all Chesterbrook Families! We are in need of a few sporty parents who would love to support our Chipmunks as they jump, splash, and run to celebrate Field Day on Wednesday, June 5th!

Please take a look at the games and time slots to sign up to cheer on our students!

Any questions, please reach out or Mr. Jay Levesque (PE, [email protected]) or Heather Lomelin (School Counselor, [email protected]).

2024 McLean High School Senior Walk 5/29 2:45PM

McLean High School Seniors are welcome to return to their elementary halls to walk through Chesterbrook one last time before their graduation. The Senior Walk will be held this Wednesday, May 29th, at 2:45 PM. We will begin to gather out front entrance #1 at 2:30.  

End of Year Assessment Information

iReady Grades 1-3- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

iReady Grades 4-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/24

Kindergarten VKRP- expected delivery via U.S. mail the week of 7/8

SOL Grades 3-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

SOL IRW Grade 5- will be sent home by the end of this school year

If you do not have a SIS ParentVue access, please contact our front office. We can work to provide hard copies of assessment information. 

For and thorough explanation for the SOL parent reports, please see the FCPS website.  

Health Room Notice: Medication Pick-up by June 12th at 1:35PM.

All medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year, Wednesday, June 12th.  Per FCPS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed. All medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Please contact School Health Aide, Lorean Bradley ([email protected]), with any questions.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

Community Conversation with Dr. Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final Community Conversation is below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 -

REGISTER  HERE

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form on this link.

Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP)

William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share its Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family. SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. There are in-person and virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. 

We are now registering for:

Summer 

June 24th-28th

July 8th-12th

August 12th-16th 

For more information, and to see what classes are available please visit our website!

Summer Youth Lacrosse Clinic

McLean High School Lacrosse is offering a Youth Lacrosse Summer Clinic for Rising 3rd - Rising 8th grade boys from June 24th- 28th. This half-day, week long clinic will be at McLean High School’s Stadium field and will include stick skills, fun drills, and some scrimmages. Attendees will be instructed by McLean Lacrosse Coaches and Players. The clinic is $250 and proceeds support McLean Lacrosse. All skill levels are welcome. Register today to learn more about the game and improve skills in a fun and supportive environment.

 https://www.mcleanlacrosse.org/youth-clinics 

Congratulations to our Rising Kindergarten Class on an Amazing Performance 2024 Chesterbrook Quiz Bowl Team
Thank you for your hard work and dedication and hard work.  National Bee Competition

Congratulations to Juliet C. and Gabrielle C. on Qualifying for the National Geography Bee and National History Bee. 

They are representing Chesterbrook this weekend.  

We are so proud of you!!!

Congratulations to Michael D.
5th Grade The Shark Encounter

1st Place, International  "The Art of Conservation, Fish Art Contest 2024" for the State of Virginia

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CES Weekly News 6/4/24

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Principal's Message

We are nearing the end of the 2023-24 school year. Thank you to our parent volunteers for continuing to support our cafeteria weekly, field trips, field day and end of year celebrations. We are truly grateful for the parent support. 

Last Friday we held our 4th Quarter Pep Rally which also was a time to honor our retirees: 

Mrs. Cynthis Kohout, Special Education Teacher
Ms. Betsy Butler, 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lan Ong, Building Supervisor
Mrs. Anne Himelfarb, Instructional Assistant

The end of the year also brings a time to say goodbye to those moving away and off to new adventures. I know our staff are loved and our students want to be able to say goodbye. These staff members include:

Peggy Leung, Chinese Teacher - Transferring to Dranesville ES to teach Kindergarten

Christina Flegas, 4th Grade Teacher - Moving out of Virginia

Jessica Miller - spending more time with her new little boy and working as a part time PE teacher at Langley HS.

Kathleen Limbaugh, 1st Grade- Spending time at home with her daughter

Stephanie Jennings - Transferring to Deer Park ES

Lauren Rye-An- Moving out of Virginia continuing to teach music

Taylor Coffey, PE - As we are growing her part time match will be met with another school, Belle View ES

Lucia Kim - She will be subbing within FCPS

Eman Al Haddad - Moving to Loudoun and working with LCPS

Hailee Park, Special Education teacher - Moving out of Virginia and welcoming her first child.

As we close the year we are fully staffed with the exception of a couple of aides.  We have a great group of knowledgeable, talented educators with a wealth of experience joining Team Chesterbrook!

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Yearbook Distribution

We will begin yearbook distribution to students who have purchased one tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th. 

We have a limited number of extras on hand to sell.  Thursday morning, any student may purchase one for $20 (cash or Check payable to Chesterbrook ES).  No early requests to purchase yearbooks will be accepted.  Sales will begin Thursday morning in the front office on a first come basis. 

Thank you to Sarah Gilbert, for her dedication and her photography skills, as she helped take photos, organize collection of pictures and so creatively built our yearbook. We hope your children will treasure this work for years to come!

Chesterbrook Teams Excel in National Math Olympiad Competitions!

Congratulations to the Chesterbrook Math Olympiads teams!

Both Team Treacy and Team Miller were recognized with a plaque and are included on the MOEMS Honor Roll because they scored within the top 10% of all participating schools. Participants in Math Olympiads are located in all fifty states, three US territories and in thirty foreign countries. In all, there were 4,061 teams and approximately 90,000 participants. Congratulations to Mr. Treacy, Mrs. Miller, and the students!

We would like to recognize our students for their incredible accomplishments. Congratulations to fourth grader Nathan G. for earning the prestigious Dr. George Lenchner medallion, awarded for achieving a perfect score 25/25. Congratulations also to Yohan E. and Sarah L. for earning a white pin by scoring within the top 2%!  In addition, the following students also earned a blue pin by scoring within the top 3-10%:  Elsa I., Grant F., Riya A., Sophie T., Zachary S., Ethan S., Nathan Go., Vivian C., Tyler B., Oliver T., Sasha C., Ryan R., Austin B., Evelyn L.

Chesterbrook had 35 students who scored within the top 11-50% and earned a patch.

A huge thank you to Jihee Kim, PTA volunteer, for her efforts leading the Math Olympiad and CML programs the past year and to Mr. Ray Treacy and Mrs. Jessica Montana for coaching our students. 

Upcoming Dates

June 5 - Field Day - Kindergarten - 6th Grades (k-3 9:30 - 11AM; 4-6  1 - 3PM)

June 6 - 3rd grade end of year party

June 7 - Kindergarten Olympics; 2nd grade end of year party

June 10 - 1st grade end of year party

June 11 - 5th grade end of year party; Hard copy of report cards sent home Sixth Grade Promotion - Longfellow High School 5 - 7PM

June 12 - 4th Grade Party; 6th Grade Party

June 12 - Last Day of School - Early Release 1:35; 6th Grade Clap-out 3:20

June 15 - Final Grades posted in SIS ParentVue

FCPS 24 - 25 calendar is here. 

Inclusive Preschool Community Program

Chesterbrook opened an early childhood class based preschool during the 2023-24 school year.  Chesterbrook Elementary will continue our community peers invitation in our preschool program next school year. This will involve teaching preschoolers with developmental delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (1-2 students), who are age 4-5 years (must be at least 4 years old by September, 30 of school year), to participate in our daily preschool activities. The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs. 

Our Preschool Hours are Monday - Friday as follows:

AM Preschool 9:20 am - 12:40 pm

PM Preschool 12:45 pm – 4:05 pm 

If you are interested in expressing interest in Chesterbrook’s Community Peers Program, please complete this google form.

Please reach out to Assistant Principal, Lara Macdonald with any questions ad also to indicate your interest in the program for your preschool aged child.  

Get excited for summer reading! 

There are lots of opportunities to encourage reading this summer that we wanted to share with you.  We will be doing the Chesterbrook Summer Reading Challenge again this year with a bingo board of activities students can complete.  We’re looking forwards to adding lots of pictures of our summer readers to our Summer Readers’ Wall of Fame in August.  You can print out the Summer Reading Board to participate. 

We also wanted to share a flyer with links to other reading programs that are available this summer where students can earn rewards and free books.  We hope you have a great summer full of books!

Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

June 22 - 10-11:15am 

July 18 - 6pm-7:15pm 

Summer Private Tutoring Information

As we close our 2023/24 school year, parents have requested private tutoring options for summer. Below is a list of Chesterbrook staff who are available for private tutoring. Parents are free to contact the staff members listed below to make such arrangements (pricing, subject matter, and frequency). In this capacity, staff members are considered private contractors and any arrangements made are between the family and staff member. 

The Parent Resource Center also maintains a current list of all FCPS staff who are available for private tutoring. Parents may contact the Parent Resource Center at [email protected] to request that listing.  

FCPS has an additional free resource  for all students- Tutor.com. This service provides unlimited access for students 24/7, on-demand, and online at no cost to families. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.  Please visit fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services for more detailed information.

Reminders Health Room Notice: Medication Pick-up by June 12th at 1:35PM.

All medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year, Wednesday, June 12th.  Per FCPS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed. All medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Please contact School Health Aide, Lorean Bradley ([email protected]), with any questions.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

End of Year Assessment Information

iReady Grades 1-3- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

iReady Grades 4-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/24

Kindergarten VKRP- expected delivery via U.S. mail the week of 7/8

SOL Grades 3-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

SOL IRW Grade 5- will be sent home by the end of this school year

If you do not have a SIS ParentVue access, please contact our front office. We can work to provide hard copies of assessment information. 

For and thorough explanation for the SOL parent reports, please see the FCPS website.  

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CES Summer News Edition 7.10.24

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Principal's Message

I trust this email finds all of our families and staff enjoying a bit of relaxation and time with friends and loved ones. While I continue to work over the summer, I'm happy to be enjoying quality time with my family, while I also prepare for the school year ahead. Summer brings a time for peace and quieter days to  reflect, imagine and dream about the possibilities that are ahead.

Our custodial team is working hard to clean the building and make preparations for the new year ahead as we order supplies and finalize staffing for our students. 

As we look ahead, make sure you have secured your school supply order if you would like to order a prepared school kit. ORDER DEADLINE to receive before the start of school is approaching - Order before July 15th!!!

As we prepare for our opening, please save these important dates on your calendar:

Kindergarten Playground Playdate June 18th 6PM - 7:15 PM

Open House Friday August 16th 10AM - 11:30 PM
Alpha Split to help with parking and flow:
10-10:30  A-G
10:30-11  H-N
11-11:30  O-Z

1st Day of School, Monday, August 19th

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th
Times will be confirmed for classroom visits in August

Labor Day Holiday Weekend August 30 - September 2nd

2024-25 FCPS School Year Calendar

We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Sincerely, 
Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Chesterbrook Elementary School

Principal's Message

I trust this email finds all of our families and staff enjoying a bit of relaxation and time with friends and loved ones. While I continue to work over the summer, I'm happy to be enjoying much the same while I also prepare for the school year ahead. Summer brings a time for peace and quieter days to  reflect, imagine and dream about the possibilities that are ahead.

Our custodial team is working hard to clean the building and make preparations for the new year ahead as we order supplies and finalize staffing for our students. 

As we look ahead, make sure you have secured your school supply order if you would like to order a prepared school kit. ORDER DEADLINE to receive before the start of school is approaching - Order before July 15th!!!

As we prepare for our opening, please save these important dates on your calendar:

Open House Friday August 16th 10AM - 11:30 PM
Alpha Split to help with parking and flow:
10-10:30  A-G
10:30-11  H-N
11-11:30  O-Z

1st Day of School, Monday, August 19th

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th
Times will be confirmed for classroom visits in August

Labor Day Holiday Weekend August 30 - September 2nd

2024-25 FCPS School Year Calendar

We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Sincerely, 
Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Chesterbrook Elementary School

Order CES School Supply Kit

IMPORTANT!!!  Order by July 15 for Initial Delivery Date before Schoool

Campus Survival Kits will be available for purchased with items based on a list curated by our grade level teachers. Save yourself the frustration of multiple trips to the store by buying a complete school supply kit for your student. Each kit has a complete set of supplies and FREE school delivery! Each kit is packed in a drawstring bag and includes all the supplies your student will need 

Kits will be delivered to the school prior to the back to school orientation in August.

Click here to order today!

For a complete list of all grade level, supplies, please click here.

New Student Registration Do not delay registration!

Accurate student numbers are critical to staffing appropriately for the new school year. 

Register Your Child Online: Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process.  When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. This Chesterbrook intake form will record your information with our office team as you start the process, so we can communicate with new families.  Parents must still complete the online registration linked above.

Chesterbook Elementary Named a Top Virginia Elementary School

US Senator, Mark Warner, shared information this month that Chesterbrook has been ranked one of the best elementary schools on the United States news and World Report's 2024 Best Virginia Elementary School list. Chesterbrook has been ranked 36th out of 1,037 schools.

We are proud of this accomplishment and the hard work our staff puts forth each and every day to accelerate learning, social opportunities and support our students well being. 

Chesterbrook PTA - Join our Team!

Chesterbrook PTA provides a wonderful way to get involved, stay connected and support your children. We have a dedicated board and many members that work hard to support the activities for our community.  We want to further partner to make sure that parents have in the information they feel they need to help their child(ren) grow academically, socially and emotionally. We look forward to working with you and need your support to continue our great work.

We will send out information in the coming weeks to join our PTA and get involved. There will be many ways to get involved and we are happy to have you. 

CES Summer Reading Program

Has your student started the Chesterbrook Summer Reading Challenge? Click on the bingo board of activities students can complete below.  We’re looking forward to adding lots of pictures of our summer readers to our Summer Readers’ Wall of Fame in August. 
Print out the Summer Reading Board to participate. 

We also wanted to share a flyer with links to other reading programs that are available this summer where students can earn rewards and free books.  We hope you are having a great summer full of books!

Summer Private Tutoring Information

Linked here is a list of Chesterbrook staff who are available for private tutoring. Parents are free to contact the staff members listed below to make such arrangements (pricing, subject matter, and frequency). In this capacity, staff members are considered private contractors and any arrangements made are between the family and staff member. 

The Parent Resource Center also maintains a current list of all FCPS staff who are available for private tutoring. Parents may contact the Parent Resource Center at [email protected] to request that listing.  

FCPS has an additional free resource  for all students- Tutor.com. This service provides unlimited access for students 24/7, on-demand, and online at no cost to families. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.  Please visit fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services for more detailed information.

Inclusive Preschool Community Program

Chesterbrook opened an early childhood class based preschool during the 2023-24 school year.  Chesterbrook Elementary will continue our community peers invitation in our preschool program next school year. This will involve teaching preschoolers with developmental delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (1-2 students), who are age 4-5 years (must be at least 4 years old by September, 30 of school year), to participate in our daily preschool activities. The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs. 

Our Preschool hours are Monday - Friday as follows:

AM Preschool 9:20 am - 12:40 pm

PM Preschool 12:45 pm – 4:05 pm 

If you are interested in expressing interest in Chesterbrook’s Community Peers Program, please complete this google form.

Please reach out to Assistant Principal, Lara Macdonald ([email protected]) with any questions and also to indicate your interest in the program for your preschool aged child.  

FCPS Information SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students – the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students – the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5 and older with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

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