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CES Weekly Update 6.1.2021

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Dates to Note

Morning House Meeting 9-9:30 am 
Opportunity for 100% Virtual Students to Join for Morning House Meeting on the field and blacktop
*Must have Health Commitment Form Signed.

June 2nd: Animo
June 3rd: Amicus
June 4th: Integritas
June 9th: Quantum
June 10th: Reveur

More Information Here
Drop off and pickup up at Kiss N Ride

June 4th and June 11th Show Your Spirit!!!
House Color Days

June 3 - PTA Meeting - Virtual

June 7 - Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony - McLean HS 10a.m.
Sixth Grade Celebration 1-3 p.m.-  Chesterbrook Field/Blacktop

June 8 - School Day for ALL students is Virtual - Democratic Party Primary Election and Fairfax City Election 

June 9th - Yearbook Distribution - Virtual and In-Person
*If your child is virtual and would like to receive their yearbook at the end of year celebration, please inform their teacher.

Grade Level Celebrations 
Opportunity for 100% Virtual Students to Join Classmates in Person. Virtual families, please inform classroom teacher if your child will attend in-person.
*Must have Health Commitment Form Signed.

6/9 9:30 - 11  3rd Grade
6/9 1:30 - 3    2nd Grade
6/10  9:30 - 11  4th Grade
6/10  11:30 - 1  5th Grade
6/11  Time TBD - Kindergarten
6/11  9:30 - 11  6th Grade

June 11 - Last Day of School (2 Hour Early Release at 1:30 p.m.); Report Cards Sent home and available in Parent View

FCPS Approved 2021-22 Calendar 

Message from the Principal

After a year that we have rewritten so many times, it feels odd that it is actually coming to an end. In many ways, I'm glad to have closure on this most unusual school year and yet it feels that it has been so short.

Looking ahead at the next two weeks we look forward to celebrating all the accomplishments of our students. They have persevered through a time we will not forget and I am confident they have learned along the way. It was different than what one envisions for their new kindergarten student and the many playdates and new in school experiences, how students thought their year would go with traditions of Greco Day, the fifth grade Dig, sixth grade Science Fair, Book Fairs, or enjoying weekly pencil sales in the hall.  While many things changed, our students still grew in different ways and I'm thankful for the appreciation for school, hard work and perseverance I have witnessed and tremendous support from our community. We got through this school year together and these final weeks should be about celebrating what we were able to accomplish in this very different school year. As I have shared with our staff, the 2020-21 theme this year was "Together We Can" as a school community, "Together We Did."

We continue to face challenges as we work to close out and reunite all of our students virtually and in-person. This is not easy and we are doing the best we can to recognize our 100% virtual students and celebrate along with them while we are closing out our in-person students. There are opportunities during these final weeks for our 100% virtual students to join their classes, if this is an option. I understand that not all our students can do this and we will do all we can to make our closing events as inclusive as possible. 

With Appreciation,

Stacy Kirkpatrick

Congratulations Chesterbrook Math Olympiads 5th/6th GradeTeam

Congratulations to the Chesterbrook Math Olympiads Team coached by Ms. Harmon and Mr. Treacy. They received the Highest Team Award with many students qualifying for individual awards

Top 1% Worldwide
Lenchner Award (Perfect score – Alexander L. (5th)
One Less Than Perfect Award – Jaycob C. & Asher C.

Top 10% of 25,000 students
Sixth Grade: Taylor S, Luke S
Fifth Grade: Kaitlin B, Daphne E, Alexander I

Chesterbrook Honorable Mentions
Fifth Grade: Lucy E
Fourth Grade: Isabella B, Declan C, James L, Naomi P

We are so proud of our students for their phenomenal work during this challenging year.

Assessment Progress Parental Notification

We have completed year end assessments to determine student progress made throughout the school year. These measures include the following:

  • Developmental Reading Assessment Progress Monitoring
  • iReady Math & Reading Assessments
  • Standards of Learning - 3rd - 6th grades
  • Kindergarten Assessment - Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program

Thursday, June 3rd, students will bring home assessment progress notes on the above assessments. Parents will be able to view progress in relation to current grade level expectations to gain an understanding for their academic growth this school year. If you have any questions regarding your child's growth, please contact your child's teacher.

Report Cards will be sent home with students on the last day and mailed to virtual students.

6th Grade Promotion

Monday, June 7th at McLean High School
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Parents will receive event tickets this week.

Medication Pick Up

Please note that all medication must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Please contact our front office to coordinate a pick up time.

  Library Books!

Please return to the library bin or carts outside the front door this week! Thank you for your ongoing support of the Chesterbrook Library.  Happy Reading! 

We will be sending out information on our summer reading program very soon!  Get ready to relax and read this summer!

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival.  Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021. Additional information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.   
Rising Seventh Grade Info - Longfellow MS

Jump Start to Success

Session 1: August 3-4 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Session 2: August 5-6 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Both sessions are the same, please sign up for one. This program provides students with the opportunity to- Learn about life as a Longfellow Middle School student, make new friends, meet some staff members, tour the building, and ask questions.

Click here to register for Jump Start. If you have questions about Jumpstart, please email Riley Barrows at rtbarrows1@fcps.edu

Rising 7th Grade Open House- August 17 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Students will pick up their class schedule and have the opportunity to locate their classes and get acquainted with our building. Students and their parent/guardian are invited to attend.

Rising 7th Grade Orientation- August 19 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Orientation is an opportunity for students to experience an abbreviated school day. They will walk through their classes and meet their teachers and classmates. This event is for students only.

What if my student is not able to attend these events?

Students’ class schedules will be available electronically in StudentVUE and ParentVUE by August 17. On the first day of school we will have many staff members on hand to assist all students with finding their classrooms and with anything else they may need.

If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Brooks, Director of Student Services, at MLBrooks@fcps.edu

REMINDERS Planning for 2020-21 School Year

Chesterbrook School Hours for 2021-22 8:50 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Morning Drop Off will be 8:30 a.m.

5 Days a Week in 2021-22

Student Intent Form for 2021-22

We need  to collect data for those who might be moving for next school year or returning. If your family is NOT returning to Chesterbrook next year, please fill out this form.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Playdates

Rising Kindergarten Parents, SAVE THE DATES!  Please join us for our new Kindergarten playdates!  Meet on the Chesterbrook Playground at 11 a.m. for fun and popsicles.

  • Saturday, June 26th
  • Saturday, July 10th
  • Saturday, August 21st 
Student Registration for Returning Students

If you were not enrolled this school year and plan to return, please contact Mr. Troskey, Registrar, as soon as possible.  DATroskey@fcps.edu

New Student Registrations

Don't Delay Registrations. We need your help to spread the word to any families that are new to Chesterbrook.

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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions. 703-714-8200

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CES Weekly Update 6.7.2021

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Congratulations to our 6th Grade Students on your Promotion

We had a lovely morning ceremony to celebrate our 6th grade students at McLean High School and afternoon celebration on the blacktop and field back at Chesterbrook.  Thank you to our parent volunteers that helped make the event a success for our students.

Yearbook Distribution

All yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, June 9th.  In-person students will receive yearbooks in school and virtual students can come by the main office.

We have a limited number of Chesterbrook 2020-21 Yearbooks available and would like to offer them on a “first come” basis.  Payment can be made in the form a check payable to Chesterbrook ES for $20.00.  Please bring your check to school as soon as possible and the yearbook will be distributed to your student on Wednesday, June 9th. The office is open tomorrow from 9-2.

EOY Celebrations 

Opportunity for 100% Virtual Students to Join Classmates in Person. Virtual families, please inform classroom teacher if your child will attend in-person.
*Must have Health Commitment Form Signed.

Wednesday, June 9th
  • 9AM House Meeting Quantum
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. • 3rd Grade
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. • 2nd Grade
  • 4 - 4:30 p.m. • 1st Grade Popsicles on the Playground
Thursday, June 10th
  • 9AM House Meeting Reveur
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. • 4th Grade
  • 11:30 - 1 p.m. • 5th Grade
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. • 1st Grade
Friday, June 11th
  • Time TBD • Kindergarten
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. • 6th Grade

June 11 - Last Day of School (2 Hour Early Release at 1:30 p.m.);
Report Cards Sent home and available in Parent View

FCPS Approved 2021-22 Calendar 

Student Laptop Collection

In Person Students will return school laptops on Friday, June 11th during the school day.

Virtual student laptops can be turned in as soon as you are finished working with them, but no later than 3PM on Monday June 14th.

  • Parents can drop off laptops, sleeves and charger to the Main Office M-F (8am to 3pm).
  • Parents may pay for any lost items (laptop, sleeve or charger) in My School Bucks.
  • ALL student laptops must be returned to the school by COB June 14th.

Any and all questions from families can be directed to Jordan Craig-Kuhn at jlcraigkuhn@fcps.edu.

Tutoring List Chesterbrook Staff

As we close our 2020/21 school year, parents have requested private tutoring options for summer.  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 prc@fcps.edu to request that listing.

Medication Pick Up

Please note that all medication must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Please contact our front office to coordinate a pick up time.

Meal  Distribution

Bus Routs for Meal Distribution will not run on June 11.  Additional meals will be offered on June 7th - 10th and June 14th.  In addition, we will distribute 7-day meal kits on June 7th, 10th and 14th at all of our grab and go and meal kit sites. Details are available on the website: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Library Books!

Please return to the library bin or carts outside the front door this week! Thank you for your ongoing support of the Chesterbrook Library.  Happy Reading! 

We will be sending out information on our summer reading program very soon!  Get ready to relax and read this summer!

Planning for 2020-21 School Year

Chesterbrook School Hours for 2021-22 8:50 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Morning Drop Off will be 8:30 a.m.

5 Days a Week in 2021-22

Student Intent Form for 2021-22

We need  to collect data for those who might be moving for next school year or returning. If your family is NOT returning to Chesterbrook next year, please fill out this form.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Playdates

Rising Kindergarten Parents, SAVE THE DATES!  Please join us for our new Kindergarten playdates!  Meet on the Chesterbrook Playground at 11 a.m. for fun and popsicles.

  • Saturday, June 26th
  • Saturday, July 10th
  • Saturday, August 21st 
Student Registration for Returning Students

If you were not enrolled this school year and plan to return, please contact Mr. Troskey, Registrar, as soon as possible.  DATroskey@fcps.edu

New Student Registrations

Don't Delay Registrations. We need your help to spread the word to any families that are new to Chesterbrook.

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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions. 703-714-8200

1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  |  Main Phone: 703.714.8200 
Attendance: 703.714.8282 | Web | Twitter

CES Summer Reading and Practice Update 6.14.2021

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Summer is Here

As we begin to emerge back into a summer where the activities for our children are returning, we want them to play, swim and be with friends. Time to visit family, socialize with friends and free play should be a priority for our kids. 

We have received requests for supporting student summer learning. We can help our students retain skills they gained this year by encouraging them to read for pleasure and review basic skills in language arts and math. The activities below will help support parents in providing structures that can be used in small chunks for summer learning. 

Chesterbrook READS Summer Program

This summer Chesterbrook is offering for students to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review subissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

Summer Reading through Fairfax County Public Library!  

Are you ready for a summer challenge?  The Fairfax County Public Library is hosting the Tails & Tales Reading Challenge from June 11 to August 13. Just go to Fairfax County Public Library Youth Summer Reading Adventure, sign up online, and earn badges. You may even win a prize!

FCPL will be using Beanstack (available online and as an app) to enable readers to easily and digitally track their minutes read and activities completed. Depending on their level of completion, participants will be entered into raffles to win e-gift cards to Scrawl Books, Chipotle, and Amazon. There is detailed information about the activities, prizes, teen contests, and using Beanstack on the Summer Reading Challenge Libguide. Watch the promotional video and virtual booktalks to get excited for the summer reading.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure. Winners will be notified by August 31.

Register now to celebrate Tails & Tales!  HAPPY READING!

ALSC Summer Reading Booklists

K-2 List      3-5 List      6-8th List

Digital Learning Resources Summer Access

The following digital learning resources will be available to all FCPS students through August 6th.  After August 6th, students will regain access at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Summer Practice Books  

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.   Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021. Additional information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.   

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CES 6.27 Summer Update

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Summer Office Hours 9AM - 2PM

Our front office will be closed this week, 6/28 - 7/5.  If you have a critical need while our office is closed, please contact Mrs. Kirkpatrick by email at SKirkpatrick@fcps.edu

We are short staffed until our summer programs start on 7/13. We encourage parents to make an appointment or call ahead to ensure someone is available to help you.

Chesterbrook READS

This summer Chesterbrook Staff are reading FISH!  We invite our CES families to join us in reading this book.  Learn more about this book in this video clip with Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Thomas.

REMINDER ~ Summer Reading
This summer students are asked to participate in our summer reading program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review submissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

Ready for 5 Day Return
School Starts Monday, August 23rd
Is Your Child Registered?

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, make an appointment to 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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions.703-714-8200

1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  |  Main Phone: 703.714.8200 
Attendance: 703.714.8282 | Web | Twitter

Chesterbrook Summer Update 7.12.21

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Principal's Message

We hope that this summer has brought a time to build joyful memories, provide everyone relaxation and a time of togetherness with family and friends. While it has been a bit calmer over the past few weeks, the planning for a wonderful school year opening has been underway. It has been great to meet a few new families during registration and I'm excited to reconnect with many of our students through our summer programs beginning this week.

Our office will be open longer to support our summer programs from 8-4. If you need to stop by school for registration or another need for the upcoming year, please continue to make an appointment so we can ensure the appropriate staff is ready to support your needs. Our summer office coverage may not be able to assist with everything that may be needed. 

I wanted to share with you some of the plans for our reopening and dates you can mark on your calendar. Events are planned in conjunction with FCPS countywide guidance to provide face to face opportunities while doing our best to still mitigate any possibility of illness.

Save The Date

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Tuesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tours
*Please plan to come during this time if you are interested in a tour.  Individual tours will not be scheduled during summer programs.

Friday, August 20th - Open House 
This event will be in person and structured with staggered alpha time slots. Time & specific details to come. Sprout supply kits will be available at classrooms.

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night
This event will be held virtually to provide grade level curricular information and updates to all families. More details to come.

Parent feedback is appreciated as we prepare for our school year opening. Please feel free to complete our parent survey. 

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Playground not available during School Day for Summer Camps and Programs

Our camps will be regularly using the playground and field during the day from July 12 - August 6th.
It is not open to public use during camp hours of 8-4.

School Supplies- Tuesday Last Day to Order!

It is hard to believe it is time to think of ordering supplies. Don't let your opportunity close, if you want a one stop shop! CES PTA has organized supplies through Sprout and will have them delivered to CES.
View full supply list here.

Order --> www.sproutsupplies.com 
School code CES005

Summer Quest Week 1 Kickoff Today

We are excited to kick off our summer quest camps this week. It will be wonderful to have our students and many staff back in the building. Students attending camps this summer will be required to wear masks and keep good hygiene practices in place while in programs at school.  Students will be spaced appropriately while unmasked and eating or drinking.

If you are still looking for a summer camp for your child, we have some open spots. Register by Thursday before the upcoming week.
Class descriptions and schedules are available here.   

Staffing Updates

At the end of every year we have some staffing changes that come our way. We wanted to share plans for our staff that are making a change for the coming year. Our teachers leaving the area are moving to be closer to family and we are happy to say will be joining new schools and continuing to teach. Our teachers make a tremendous impact and will be deeply missed. We wish everyone well.

Hannah Morrison (2nd grade teacher) - Moving to North Carolina 
Marina Goldberg (4th Grade teacher) - Moving to Richmond 
Laura Krieber (5th grade teacher) - Moving to Chicago 
Justus Harris (PE) - Mr. Harris is excited to find his next school. Bethany Sink will be returning to Chesterbrook after a year on leave. 
Kathleen Fugle (SBTS)- returning to a classroom teaching position within FCPS.
Cheryl Wilhoyte (SPED teacher) - Taking on a new SPED opportunity within FCPS
Angel Malarin (Custodian) - Promoted to Assistant Building Supervisor within FCPS

We look forward to introducing our new staff to you soon.

Chesterbrook READS Summer Program

This summer Chesterbrook is offering for students to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review subissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

Student Registrations

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, call the school to make an appointment to 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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions. 703-714-8200

1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  |  Main Phone: 703.714.8200 
Attendance: 703.714.8282 | Web | Twitter

Chesterbrook Summer Update 7.12.21 - Correction

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Correction of bolded items (with date for July kinder playdate!)

Saturday, July 24th  11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tours

Friday, August 20th - Open House 

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night

***NEW Item for Rising 6th Graders***

6th Grade Student Leaders, We need you!

Volunteer as Tour Guides, Artists and Teacher Helpers

We need a few 6th grade students who would like to help us in August prepare for our opening in many ways, such as tour guides, artists and helping teachers with other opening projects. If you would like to support your school community by helping, please complete this google form.

Principal's Message

We hope that this summer has brought a time to build joyful memories, provide everyone relaxation and a time of togetherness with family and friends. While it has been a bit calmer over the past few weeks, the planning for a wonderful school year opening has been underway. It has been great to meet a few new families during registration and I'm excited to reconnect with many of our students through our summer programs beginning this week.

Our office will be open longer to support our summer programs from 8-4. If you need to stop by school for registration or another need for the upcoming year, please continue to make an appointment so we can ensure the appropriate staff is ready to support your needs. Our summer office coverage may not be able to assist with everything that may be needed. 

I wanted to share with you some of the plans for our reopening and dates you can mark on your calendar. Events are planned in conjunction with FCPS countywide guidance to provide face to face opportunities while doing our best to still mitigate any possibility of illness.

Save The Date

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tours
*Please plan to come during this time if you are interested in a tour.  Individual tours will not be scheduled during summer programs.

Friday, August 20th - Open House 
This event will be in person and structured with staggered alpha time slots. Time & specific details to come. Sprout supply kits will be available at classrooms.

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night
This event will be held virtually to provide grade level curricular information and updates to all families. More details to come.

Parent feedback is appreciated as we prepare for our school year opening. Please feel free to complete our parent survey. 

Sincerely,

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Playground not available during School Day for Summer Camps and Programs

Our camps will be regularly using the playground and field during the day from July 12 - August 6th.
It is not open to public use during camp hours of 8-4.

School Supplies- Tuesday Last Day to Order!

It is hard to believe it is time to think of ordering supplies. Don't let your opportunity close, if you want a one stop shop! CES PTA has organized supplies through Sprout and will have them delivered to CES.
View full supply list here.

Order --> www.sproutsupplies.com 
School code CES005

Summer Quest Week 1 Kickoff Today

We are excited to kick off our summer quest camps this week. It will be wonderful to have our students and many staff back in the building. Students attending camps this summer will be required to wear masks and keep good hygiene practices in place while in programs at school.  Students will be spaced appropriately while unmasked and eating or drinking.

If you are still looking for a summer camp for your child, we have some open spots. Register by Thursday before the upcoming week.
Class descriptions and schedules are available here.   

Staffing Updates

At the end of every year we have some staffing changes that come our way. We wanted to share plans for our staff that are making a change for the coming year. Our teachers leaving the area are moving to be closer to family and we are happy to say will be joining new schools and continuing to teach. Our teachers make a tremendous impact and will be deeply missed. We wish everyone well.

Hannah Morrison (2nd grade teacher) - Moving to North Carolina 
Marina Goldberg (4th Grade teacher) - Moving to Richmond 
Laura Krieber (5th grade teacher) - Moving to Chicago 
Justus Harris (PE) - Mr. Harris is excited to find his next school. Bethany Sink will be returning to Chesterbrook after a year on leave. 
Kathleen Fugle (SBTS)- returning to a classroom teaching position within FCPS.
Cheryl Wilhoyte (SPED teacher) - Taking on a new SPED opportunity within FCPS
Angel Malarin (Custodian) - Promoted to Assistant Building Supervisor within FCPS

We look forward to introducing our new staff to you soon.

Chesterbrook READS Summer Program

This summer Chesterbrook is offering for students to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review subissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

Student Registrations

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, call the school to make an appointment to 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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions. 703-714-8200

1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  |  Main Phone: 703.714.8200 
Attendance: 703.714.8282 | Web | Twitter

Chesterbrook News 7.29.21

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tour

Friday, August 20th 9:30AM - Open House for all grades

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night

Transportation Survey

Please make sure to fill out this survey by August 4th.  You will need your student's ID to complete the survey.  If you have multiple children in FCPS, you need to do the survey for each child.  If you do not know the student's ID, you may email Dave Troskey at datroskey@fcps.edu.

New Family Tour/Open House 

8/11/21 - 2:00pm - Chesterbrook is offering a New Family Tour for new families to get a feel for the building.  If you would like to attend, please complete the following form to reserve a spot.  K-6 may attend.

8/20/21 - Open House 9:30 to 11:30 (Schedule to follow)  Students and parents will visit their classrooms, drop off supplies and meet their teacher.

Schoology

We are excited for Schoology, FCPS' new learning management system. Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/)  is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. We are excited to work with you this fall as we use this system to support our students! 

Here is what you need to know now: 

  • We will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You will need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: 
    • If you are a family new to Chesterbrook, you will receive activation information between August 11th and August 13th. 
  • Parent accounts will be available mid-August and more information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students can log in using their FCPS student ID and password. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page
    • Students new to FCPS will receive this information at the beginning of the year
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
  • As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:
    • Your child’s class
    • Your child’s assignments and participation
    • Your child’s calendar
    • Teacher comments, scores, and feedback 

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVue account to strengthen our partnerships throughout the school year. Our next communication will share how to login to Schoology. In the meantime, you are welcome to learn more about this learning management system by visiting: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology.

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Summer Updates - Parent Coffee 8/10

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Virtual Parent Coffee
Tuesday, August 10th 1PM

Back to School Updates

Please join Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Thomas next week in a virtual discussion around the return to school. We look forward to reconnecting, sharing updates and answering any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Use this link zoom to join.

Upcoming Dates

Virtual Parent Coffee, August 10th 1PM - Info above

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tour

*Just Added - New Family Virtual Coffee, August 18th 1PM- Meet other CES families and connect with Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Thomas.
Use this link to join new family coffee.

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Friday, August 20th 9:30AM - 11:30 AM - Open House for all grades
*see more info below.

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night

Open House Schedule, August 20th 

In order to accommodate all families with social distancing in classrooms and around the school, we are requesting families arrive at the times based on last name alpha. If you are unable to come at your assigned time, we welcome you when you are available. Universal masking is required for the event.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM      Last names A-D

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Last names E-K

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Last names L-R

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Last names S-Z

Sprout Supply Kit Pickup (Gym) - When you arrive to open house, stop by the gym to pickup your child's supplies before heading to the classroom.

You are welcome to meet our specialists and visit our PE, Music and Art rooms during our open house. It's been a long time since we have had our parents in, so please check out our courtyards and the updates made over the past year which include water bottle filling stations, a new handicapped accessible playground, accessible courtyards and our new picnic tables in many areas.

Popsicles on the Playground
Our PTA will have popsicles on the playground for our students to enjoy during our open house. Masks are requested on the playground when students are not enjoying ice cream.

REMINDER ~ Summer Reading

There is still time to get in a great book this summer!

This summer students are asked to participate in our summer reading program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review submissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

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Chesterbrook News 8.11.21 - BOY forms, Coffee Info and Supplies

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  Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 19th - ParentVUE activated

Friday, August 20th 9:30AM - Open House for all grades

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM      Last names A-D
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Last names E-K
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Last names L-R
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Last names S-Z

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night

2021 FCPS Student Calendar Quick Glance

Parent Coffee Slides

Information from the parent coffee is linked for your review.  A video recording is not available.  We are excited to welcome our students back and enjoyed meeting with those that were able to join us.

Additional School Supplies
  • Planners (Grade 3-6)
  • Recorders (Grade 3-6)
  • Quick Word Books (Grade 2)

These items will be exclusively sold online through the PTA website.  Please follow this link to purchase the items.

These items are included if you bought a school kit through Sprout.

Beginning of Year Forms

All forms will remain electronic this school year. There will be no large parent packet of forms. You are welcome to bring any hard copies to open house on 8/20, drop them off at the front office or send via email to Dave Troskey at datroskey@fcps.edu.

Digital Consent Form

At Chesterbrook, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Link to Chesterbrook Digital Resources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Brown, at mebrown@fcps.edu if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Emergency Care Form 

Complete Emergency Care Card now Electronically in weCare

In ParentVUE, on August 19th, you can access the weCare module to update emergency care information and health information.  Each school year parents need to verify the information in weCare for each student.  We are required to have this completed at the start of each school year to meet regulations. Forms are due by August 23, 2021.

ParentVUE Access for New Families: We will work with new families this week to ensure ParentVUE access.  Contact Dave Troskey in our front office if you need assistance obtaining a ParentVUE account.

Other Beginning of the Year Forms 

If completing opt out forms, you may drop them off at the school or send via email to Dave Troskey at datroskey@fcps.edu.

Schoology

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • New to County Families will receive their ParentVUE activation code August 11th through the 13th.  If you do not receive the code by then please contact the main office.
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page.

Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

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CES Afterschool Transportation Info / New Family Virtual Parent Coffee 8.18

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Reminder - New Parent Coffee Today 1PM

Please use this zoom link to join us

Parent Response Needed - Transport of Children Home

Transportation Support Plan 2021-22 In order to safely plan for your child’s transport home, it is important to understand how they will travel. 
Please complete this form by this Friday morning 8/20 for each child.

Complete this form

 

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