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Chesterbrook News 3.11.22

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CES Virtual Kindergarten Orientation Tuesday, March 15th at 6 PM

Link to Join Virtual Session

We look forward to meeting the rest of our rising kindergarten families not able to be at our in person event. If you attended the in person event and would like to join us, please feel free.

Please Complete BOTH surveys if Not Completed: Student Information Form and Student Questionnaire *We will use both as we plan for your child’s registration and attendance in kindergarten.

Please share this email with other parents you know have rising kindergarten students.

Tuesday, March 15th at 6PM, we will hold our virtual Kindergarten Orientation. Use the link above to connect to the virtual parent session. We will welcome parents, share information from our kindergarten and administrative team, discuss steps to registration and answer questions you may have. We are including a lot of kindergarten photos, so feel free to have your child join us to see what kindergarten is all about.  

Additional Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Orientation Handout with Summer Program Info 

Success in Kindergarten- Parent Strategies

Family Engagement Survey

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Sunday, March 13, in the afternoon, you will receive an email from Fairfax County Public Schools via K12 Insight regarding FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey. Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve our practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey. It will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. Please visit our Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information and look for the survey in your inbox on March 13. Your voice matters!

For questions regarding the FCPS Family Engagement Survey, please contact Heather Lomelin, School Counselor, at [email protected].

Fairfax County Public Schools

McLean Pyramid Art Show

Where: McLean Community Center- Emerson Gallery

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA  22101

When: The show will be on display from March 17th through 28th. Families will be able to view the show anytime during gallery hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. In addition, the gallery will offer extended hours on March 22, 23, and 24 from 4-7:30pm.

For more info: https://mpaart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Chesterbrook families will be notified if their child’s art is exhibited.

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VDH Test to Stay (TTS) Program

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VDH Test to Stay (TTS) Program

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been working closely with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to implement a Test to Stay strategy in our local school divisions. Test to Stay is an extra layer of prevention combined with our current layered prevention strategies and will be used in the event of an outbreak in the school setting.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the Test to Stay program in your school and ask your permission to enroll your student. All testing will be voluntary and only students with a signed consent form on file will be tested. Test kits are provided free of charge.

Test to Stay (TTS) is a practice that allows unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated students identified as close contacts in a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak (by the Fairfax County Health Department), to remain in school.

Test to Stay (TTS) requires the following”

  • Students take a rapid home COVID-19 test every morning for 5 days after the exposure.
    If the test is negative, students are allowed to stay in school.
  • Students must wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure
    Students must remain without symptoms for 10 days after the exposure.

I encourage you to please consider allowing your student to participate in the program, as it is an important tool available to us to keep our school community healthy and our schools open.

To allow your student to participate, please complete the attached consent form and return it to Dave Troskey ([email protected]) as soon as possible. If you do not wish for your student to participate, no further action is required.

Information Sheet and Consent Form

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CES Weekly News 3.18

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Principal's Message

As the year moves along, it only seems to move faster. We are quickly nearing the end of the 3rd quarter and Spring Break is right around the corner. Recently we had a PTA meeting where I was able to share the excitement of plans ahead for many PTA sponsored in person events, field trips, instructional learning celebrations and end of the year festivities. So many things are in the works. Look below for calendar items to add to your family to-do's. There are many great events including International Night and Fun Fair.  It's so exciting to see the list of our calendar events returning! 

I am delighted to be working with a special girl scout troop that has donated and will be planting 3 new red bud trees in the front of our school building on Saturday morning, March 26th. After losing a couple trees in this area over the past few years, it will be a beautiful site to restore trees to this year.  I'm thankful for their gift to the school and to be able to watch them flourish over the years ahead, just as our students do.

Our book fair has kicked off and we welcome you in Saturday morning to browse and pick out some new titles for your children. Mrs. Reid and our PTA have put together a wonderful fair for all to find something to enjoy. Remember that 25% of all proceeds go directly back to our library to directly support our students.

As the weather warms, we are noticing more families walking to school. We are watching the care you all are taking and our routines have only made the school a safer place to arrive and leave.  Please continue to be diligent and watch for those walking and biking and remember to pull as far forward as you can in the K&R line. I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing patrols on the bus, at kiss n ride and in the halls for the great support they give our students day in and out. I'm so impressed by their leadership and the positive support they are providing.

Our Yearbook design team is hard at work. Have you ordered your yearbook to capture this special year for our Chesterbrook Chipmunks? The link can be found below in our calendar section.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see many of you at the Book Fair Saturday morning!

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

McLean Pyramid Art Show

McLean Community Center- Emerson Gallery- March 17th through 28th
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA  22101

Families will be able to view the show anytime during gallery hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. In addition, the gallery will offer extended hours on March 22, 23, and 24 from 4-7:30pm.

For more info: https://mpaart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Spring Picture Day

Class Photos and Individual Spring Photos will be taken by Victor O'Neill Studios on Friday, March 25, 2022.

You will be able to view and order your child’s photos in their online gallery approximately ten days after picture day. If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing [email protected] .

Calling All Artists!!!

FCPS is looking for some artwork from students to fill the big blue field on the Schoology login page. Please consider sharing this challenge with your child. This Calling all Artists and Designers: Schoology Design Challenge document contains details that can help support you with communicating the challenge.

You can also find information on the public web

Trivia Night at Longfellow on March 25

Please see the information here to learn more about this event at Longfellow. Elementary students and parents are welcome to form a team and participate. 

Safe Community Coalition Event

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of How to Raise an Adult

returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website http://mcleanscc.org/ 

Upcoming Important Dates

March 17 - 22  Spring Book Fair

March 28  Breakfast and Books; Saturday Book Fair Hours 9 AM - 12 PM

March 22  Book Fair/Taco Night from 4:30 - 6:30 PM

March 24 Rising 7th Grade Special Education Transition Information Session, Longfellow Middle School Lecture Hall, 6:00pm

If you have any questions prior to the LMS meeting, please share them here

March 25 - Spring Picture Day

March 25 - Longfellow MS Trivia Night

March 26 Special Education Conference

March 29  International Night (April 19 rain date)

March 31- Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day; End of Third Quarter- 2 hour early release at 1:35

April 1- Student holiday- Teacher workday

April 4-8  Spring Break 

April 14 PTA Meeting, 9:15 am

April 15 Square 1 Art orders due

April 30 Fun Fair (May 7 rain date)

BUY a YEARBOOK! Don't delay if this is on your to-do list!

2021-22 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Chesterbrook AAP Level II - III Screening Information

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Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Screening for School-Based (Level II-III) Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.

Screening for Levels II-III

Students can be screened for school-based (level II-III) AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, local schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Screening Process for Levels II-III

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent or guardian input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

Appeals Process for Levels II-III

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee. This new information should be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher or Assistant Principal.

 

School-Based Services Overview School-Based Services in Elementary School

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services to students’ needs rather than labeling students. Students have:

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to support student learning and growth.

Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services at the elementary level:

Tier 1 Access to AAP Curriculum and Strategies, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve.

  • All teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons
  • Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per

Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.

Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by:

  • Providing different assignments and resources using materials from the AAP Curriculum
  • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and

Level II Services are re-evaluated each year and may change from year to year.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas.

  • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom
  • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or

Level III services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

 

Screening for Full-Time (Level IV) Services Screening Timeline for Level IV

Screening for level IV AAP services happens at the district/central level rather than by local schools. For your planning for next school year, please know that screening for Level IV services occurs during two specific screening cycles:

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since
    • Fall referrals are due in early October (contact the AART for more information).
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled
    • The referral window is from the first day of school - December 15,

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced- academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)

Some students require regular advanced differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science) and on a full-time basis. Students identified for level IV AAP require depth, complexity, and/or acceleration beyond the needs of their age-level peers at their current setting.

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive:

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies curriculum, and
  • Increased intensity of depth, complexity, and acceleration compared to the needs of age-level peers in their current

Level IV services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

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Chesterbrook Weekly News 3.29.22

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Principal's Message

Spring is in the air and hopefully the cold weather is finally on its way out. I want to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful upcoming spring break.  I know our students, staff and families can use a little down time to relax and renew.

I'm sure you noticed that we have had a couple of recent covid cases reported. We are still monitoring symptoms and encourage parents to keep children home that you are monitoring for illness. We send a test kit home with any symptomatic child in the clinic for return to school. If you are able to monitor and test kids at home that are sick, it would be a good idea to prevent spread and keep our community safe. We all want a strong return after Spring Break and finish to the school year.

As we return to school after the break there are many items to keep on our calendars between end of year assessments and the fun activities returning to our school community. I could not be more excited to have had our recent book fair busy with families, watched class photos taking place last week, this evening's International night and planning with staff for field trips and end of the year festivities. It is hard to believe that it was my first year as Chesterbrook's principal we were able to last experience these end of the year festivities. Thank you to all our staff and parents working hard to make these special events happen for our students. It makes a difference!

One new event we are excited to hold this year will be a fun end of the year House Event for our students and staff. We have planned a three day event (May 31, June 1st and June 2nd) with "The Edge" that will allow our entire school to participate in team building activities on site. "The Edge"  will be leading students in our house families through Team Development and Experiential Learning Activities. We have set aside three days at the end of May for this event. Students will build skills with students and staff in their House Family.

Additionally, we have scheduled our end of year promotion for our 6th graders on Thursday evening at 6pm. This special night will be held at Longfellow Middle School due to space constraints at Chesterbrook. Sixth grade parents, please save the date! We expect to allow up to 4 people per family to attend but this may be adjusted slightly. More information to come! 

Watch your grade level news for other fun end of the year activities. Exciting times ahead! I look forward to seeing many of you this evening at International Night - lets bundle up because we are outside on the blacktop.

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

CES Winner Places Top 20 in the Fairfax County Spelling Bee

After a win in the Chesterbrook Spelling Bee, 5th Grader, Alison S. did a wonderful job in our county bee. She made the finals, making it to the top 20. Congratulations Alison, we are so proud of her hard work!

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

New Student Registration Info & Form

Use the link above for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Mr. Troskey, [email protected], with registration questions.

Brownie Troop Gives Back to the School Community

Chesterbrook Brownie Troop 50149 gave back to our school community this past weekend. Our brownies have been studying the environment and ways they can help. They chose to raise money to purchase three Eastern Redbud trees, which they planted in front of Chesterbrook. The trees will help our environment and beautify the school. Thank you to Troop 50149 for helping our school community with your generous gift.

Chesterbrook Students Recognized in WordMasters Challenge Competition

Chesterbrook students  recently received recognition in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.                      

Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, sixth grader Megan C. earned a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only 64 sixth graders achieved this result. Megan also achieved an outstanding score of 19 on the first challenge. Other students from Chesterbrook Elementary School who achieved outstanding results on the second challenge include sixth grader Isabella B. and Carter J. Fifth grader, Alison S., achieved an outstanding result on the first challenge. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by 4th grade teacher Kaitlin Beggan.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. 

Kiss N Ride Safety

It has been noticed a few parents are dropping students off on side roads or out in front of the school to avoid the Kiss N Ride line. The line is moving swiftly and safely, so please adhere to the safety precautious and take the few minutes to drive through K&R or park and walk your children to the school. Your support is appreciated!

SOL Testing Calendar 

We ask our 3rd through 6th grade parents to mark your calendars to avoid scheduling appointments that will keep your child out of school on these dates. We begin testing in the morning and student have as much time as they need to complete these assessments.

May 10 - Grade 5 Science

May 11 - Grade 6 Reading

May 12 - Grade 4/5 Reading

May 13 - Grade 3 Reading

May 17 - Grade 4 - Math

May 18 - Grade 6 Math

May 19 - Grade 3 Math

May 20 - Grade 5 Math

Family Engagement Survey: Ends April 3rd

By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard around important topics impacting their students’ success.

Survey topics include: Welcoming environment, Communication, Student success, Advocacy, Family and school partnerships and Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Participate in the survey here!

Safe Community Coalition Event

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of How to Raise an Adult

returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website http://mcleanscc.org/ 

Upcoming Dates

March 29 - International Night at CES 5:30 - 7PM (Outdoor community Event)

March 31 - Crazy Hair Day; End of 3rd Qtr- 2 hour Early Release at 1:35

April 1 - Student Holiday - Teacher Professional Development/Workday 

April  4 - 8 - Spring Break 

April 14 PTA Meeting, 9:15 am

April 15 Square 1 Art orders due

April 16 3rd Quarter Report Cards Available in ParentVUE

April 30 Fun Fair (May 7 rain date)

May 10 - May 20  SOL assessments for 3rd - 6th grades; Expedited Retakes will be held May 23rd - 27th

May 29th - June 2nd  The Edge House Team Building Field Days (grade level days TBD)

June 9th - Sixth Grade Promotion 6:00 p.m. held at Longfellow MS (save the date!) - Note the evening time for the ceremony.

BUY a YEARBOOK! Don't delay if this is on your to-do list!

2021-22 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Chesterbrook Weekly News 3.29.22 UPDATED

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Upcoming Dates

March 29 - International Night at CES 5:30 - 7PM (Outdoor community Event)

March 31 - Crazy Hair Day; End of 3rd Qtr- 2 hour Early Release at 1:35

April 1 - Student Holiday - Teacher Professional Development/Workday 

April  4 - 8 - Spring Break 

April 14 PTA Meeting, 9:15 am

April 15 Square 1 Art orders due

April 16 3rd Quarter Report Cards Available in ParentVUE

April 18 Yearbook Order Deadline

April 30 Fun Fair (May 7 rain date)

May 10 - May 20  SOL assessments for 3rd - 6th grades; Expedited Retakes will be held May 23rd - 27th

May 29th - June 2nd  The Edge House Team Building Field Days (grade level days TBD)

June 9th - Sixth Grade Promotion 6:00 p.m. held at Longfellow MS (save the date!) - Note the evening time for the ceremony.

BUY a YEARBOOK! Don't delay if this is on your to-do list!

2021-22 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Lost and Found

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Lost and Found

The Lost and Found will be outside for the next two weeks (4/12 - 4/22) from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Please come by if you are missing a coat/jacket/gloves/hats/water bottle/etc.  We do try to look to see if the article of clothing is labeled and can be returned.

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Spirit Day Tomorrow and Yearbook Ordering

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Autism Awareness Month - Rainbow Day

On Friday, April 15th, please wear the colors that match your grade level to support autism awareness.

  • Kindergarten - Red
  • 1st Grade - Orange
  • 2nd Grade - Yellow
  • 3rd Grade - Green
  • 4th Grade - Blue
  • 5th Grade - Purple
  • 6th Grade - White
Upcoming Dates

April 15 Square 1 Art orders due

April 16 3rd Quarter Report Cards Available in ParentVUE

April 18 Yearbook Order Deadline Code:24891

April 30 Fun Fair (May 7 rain date)

May 10 - May 20  SOL assessments for 3rd - 6th grades; Expedited Retakes will be held May 23rd - 27th

May 29th - June 2nd  The Edge House Team Building Field Days (grade level days TBD)

June 9th - Sixth Grade Promotion 6:00 p.m. held at Longfellow MS (save the date!) - Note the evening time for the ceremony.

BUY a YEARBOOK! Don't delay if this is on your to-do list!

2021-22 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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CES Weekly Update 4.25.22

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Principal's Message

When people ask what makes Chesterbrook special, aside from our wonderful students, I always say our wonderful PTA and parent volunteers. The Chesterbrook staff want to take this time to thank the parent volunteers across our school community that have helped us out this year. From  those serving on our PTA board, our amazing daily lunch crew volunteers, our Yearbook design team, those serving as PTA committee leads and those supporting as room parents, we are grateful for you! The bottom line is we cannot do all we do without our volunteers! We have a special gift to say thank you to all our parents volunteers that will be ready for pickup next week. We wanted to share our thanks for the many hours and dedication you provide to support our staff and students.

This week we also celebrate our amazing office staff. If you have ever needed assistance or reached out with a question, you have  experienced the quick and caring support of our team. Our Chesterbrook family is so lucky to have Pat, Holley, Dave and Doreen each and every day!

With greatest appreciation from your Administration

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Farris Thomas, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten through 5th grade families, Do you have other plans for school next year? Please take a minute and fill out this form to let us know if your student will NOT be returning to Chesterbrook. It is important for our planning purposes to know if your children will not return to Chesterbrook.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

If your child will not be attending Longfellow next year.  Please email Dave Troskey, [email protected], and let him know where your student will be attending 7th grade.

Parent Input for Class Placement 2022-23 School Year
Due May 13th for current K - 5th Grade Students

We are requesting any input from parents or guardians for the new school year. In late May, teachers and admin will begin working on class placements for the new year. Multiple factors go into groupings to balance classes and also provide a comfortable and supportive learning environment for each student. Please note, specific teacher requests are deleted.

If you would like to share more information about your child's needs for the upcoming year, please enter it here. 
Input Due by May 13th 

Spring School Pictures now Available.

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number.

https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000910838

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

Fun Fair Volunteer Sign Ups

We are so fortunate to be able to once again celebrate our community with Fun Fair. A lot of planning has gone into this but we need many volunteers to pull together all the final pieces. Please consider helping during the event.

While wrist band sales are over, you may buy event tickets at the event on Saturday. Please come and enjoy!

What to Bring?  Wear your sunscreen and a hat and bring your water bottle to keep hydrated. We are expecting great weather and we want everyone to have a great afternoon.

Student Sign Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B45AFAC2EAB9-funfair1

Adult Sign Up;

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B45AFAC2EAB9-funfair

*Please note that current 6th grade Chesterbrook students may only sign up for set up and clean up. They should enjoy their last fair! Middle school and high school students are welcome to sign up.  All students can use hours to fulfill volunteer service requirements

Rising 7th Grade Open House

Longfellow is excited welcome our newest Lancers to our Rising 7th Grade Open House on May 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

Visitors will be able to walk the halls of Longfellow and see how our classrooms are set up, check out the cafeteria, hear from some of our student organizations and more! Longfellow administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. There will not be a large-group presentation; this is an ‘Open House’ style event in which students may come with their family at any time during the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madigan, Director of Student Services, at [email protected].

SOL Reminders

As we approach our SOL testing season, please see a few helpful reminders below. If you have any questions about these assessments, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or our school testing coordinators, Megan Brown ([email protected]) and Farris Thomas ([email protected]). If you know your child is going to be absent on the day of testing, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • Charge your laptops every night
  • Restart your laptops while in the school building
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast

Testing Dates: 
It is helpful to note these dates on your calendar to avoid appointments that will pull children out of school during tests.

Tuesday, May 10: 5th Science

Wednesday, May 11: 6th Reading

Thursday, May 12th: 4th & 5th Reading

Friday, May 13th: 3rd Reading

Tuesday, May 17th: 4th Math

Wednesday, May 18th: 6th Math

Thursday, May 19th: 3rd Math

Friday, May 20th: 5th Math

Upcoming Events - Including End of Year Events

April 28th - 5th Grade Field Trip

April 29th - 6th Grade Field Trip; 5th Grade GATP Day;

April 30th - Fun Fair (Outside - Blacktop and Field) 11 AM - 2 PM

May 2nd - 6th Grade Panoramic

May 2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - Parent Volunteers Gift Pickup

May 6th - 1st Grade Field Trip; 3rd Grade Greco Day; 6th Grade Ethics Day; Spirit Day - Animal Print/Animal Day

May 9th - 9:15 AM PTA Meeting

May 23-24 - 5th Grade Writing Problem Based Assessment

May 23 - 27 - SOL Expedited Retakes for students with scores 375-399

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 31 - The Edge Field Day Event Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades

June 1 - The Edge Field Day 3rd and 4th Grades; 4th Grade Strings Concert 7pm

June 2 - The Edge Field Day 5th and 6th Grades; 5th and 6th Concerts (Strings 6PM, Band 6:45PM and Chorus 7:30PM)

6/3- 3rd EOY Party; 6/6 - 2nd Grade EOY Party; 6/7 5th EOY Party; 6/8 1st EOY Party, Kinder Olympics; 6/9 4th EOY Party; 6/10 6th EOY Party

June 7th - Brain Show

June 9th - 6PM 6th Grade Promotion - Longfellow MS

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CES Weekly News 5.3.22 -Bike to School Day is Tomorrow!

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

We are thankful for our staff and the work they have done this school year to support students. This week is a special occasion to honor the work of our incredible team and appreciate the passion, commitment and care they bring our students.

As administrators of this incredible school, we are proud to work alongside this amazing team of dedicated educators. Thank you to our PTA and families for helping us honor them this week.

Sincerely, Stacy and Farris

 

Bike to School Day is Tomorrow, Wednesday May 4th!

Students in Fairfax County public schools will participate in this annual event in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.  Bikes, scooters, walking; its ALL welcome!  Students should travel with an adult, use hand signals on the road when biking, and wear a helmet.  Join us this Wednesday!

Volunteer Gift

Thank you to our Chesterbrook parent volunteers who help organize, plan and coordinate so many amazing events for our students. The recent weeks have been so refreshing to see our grade level activities back in place including our incredible fun fair.  Thank you to our PTA board, Committee Leads, Room Parents and Sponsors of other programs.  Please stop by and pick up your thank you gift if you have not had a chance yet.

News from Longfellow MS 

The Longfellow Theater Department would like to invite your students to a free dress rehearsal performance of our production of The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition on Wednesday, May 11th at 4:30 pm. Students must provide their own transportation and be accompanied by an adult. Students will be invited to stay after the production if they wish, to take pictures with the characters, or ask questions about the Longfellow Theater program. For questions about this event, e-mail the director, Sarah Barry, at [email protected].

Fun Fair Success

Sending a shoutout to all our families who came, volunteered and celebrated the return of Fun Fair. It was a beautiful day and the smiles on the faces of our children said it all. Thank you to Linanne Breslin and Claire Erlanger who Chaired the event planning.

1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  |  Main Phone: 703.714.8200 
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