Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.November 6, 2019
Dear VRES Families,
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Harvest Festival and Book Fair! And, a very special thank you to our awesome PTA for hosting such a fun event for our students and families. A great time was had by all!
Last week, we also held our first Mix It Up day! During school lunch periods, students had an opportunity to use their Positivity Project strengths of open-mindedness and being present by sitting with someone new in the cafeteria during lunch. This was a nice way of helping our students connect with one another and build positive relationships.
Our 4th grade Veterans Day concert is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019. A collage to honor our veterans will be displayed in the hallway near the cafeteria. Thank you to those who took the time to submit a picture of a loved one. It is always an honor to recognize those who have and continue to serve our wonderful country!
Our school is amazing thanks to our wonderful teachers and staff! During this month of gratitude, I would like to give you an opportunity to express how thankful you are for VRES staff members. Please submit your kind sentiments using the google form at https://forms.gle/2xRYvNnN93UyJ3TK8. I will share this information with staff during Thanksgiving week on Tuesday, November 26. Thank you for showing your appreciation for our wonderful Staff.
In the spirit of the season, I want share how appreciative I am to work with the VRES students, staff, and families. I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Annual Food Drive
Virginia Run is having a food drive from October 28 - November 15. Please consider donating. All donations will go to the Salvation Army.
What can you donate?
--Food in plastic jars & bottles
Examples: Stove Top, mac & cheese, soups, broth, spaghetti sauce, etc.
Join us for Bingo Night on Friday, November 8 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Pizza and concessions will be sold by the 6th grade celebration committee beginning at 6:00 pm. Bingo cards can be pre-purchased for $3.00 using the form that came home in the Wednesday folder. Please send in a check made payable to “Virginia Run PTA” in an envelope marked PTA Bingo Night. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Questions? Please contact Leslie McCrea at email@example.com or Trish Coughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo Night is always a fun time with family and friends!
Please join us for the November PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm in the VRES Library. Come find out about all of our upcoming events including the fall fundraiser and how together we can do so much!
Special Guest Speaker: Ms. Bumbrey
Ms. Bumbrey will present the 2019-2020 VRES Principal Update. She will talk about what’s happening at the school, including our school improvement plan and updates. She will also answer your questions. Don’t miss out on learning the 411 about our school.
Have you heard? The PTA has a new website! Check it out at https://vrespta.ptboard.com/home. Here you can join the PTA, sign up to volunteer, and see upcoming events and announcements.
Virginia Run ES will be participating in the Boosterthon fundraiser, an event sponsored by the VRES PTA.
The Boosterthon will kick off this Monday, November 11 with a pep rally in the morning and end on Wednesday, November 20 with a FUN RUN! The theme is Wild West. Boosterthon booklets will go home with students on Monday with more information. It will include a pledge book!
You’re invited to come out and cheer on our students! Thank you for supporting VRES!
This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 for VRES so that we can help with the following:
- Beautify the building by hiring a painter or artist to create murals throughout the school building.
- Creating sensory friendly areas around the school.
- Purchase grade level carpets for the classrooms.
Please join us for Paint Night with Ms. Adkins and Ms. Tuben on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm. They will provide step by step instructions and you will go home with a wonderful beach scene! Forms will go home in this week’s Wednesday folder. Please return the RSVP form by November 15. Please make checks payable to VRES PTA. This event is limited to 60 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $25.00 per person or $20 per person for 3 or more. Contact Tracy Mandina with any questions at email@example.com.
AAP Screening Information Meeting
If you have a student in grades 2-6 and you are interested in finding out more about the screening process for the full-time Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Center at Bull Run, please join Mrs. Sesso, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, for an informational meeting. The Screening Information Meeting will be held on Monday, November 25 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am in the AAP Trailer. If you have any questions about this meeting or about AAP, please email Mrs. Sesso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Holiday in the Halls”
WHO: 6th GRADE STRINGS STUDENTS
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019
WHERE: FOYER AREA NEAR CLOCK
TIME: 8:50 – 9:10 am
PERFORMERS’ ARRIVAL TIME: BETWEEN 8:30-8:40 am
WEAR: Dress nicely - black pants (or skirts), and white tops. You may add some holiday “spice” - elf hat, red bow, etc.
AUDIENCE: Virginia Run students arriving to school
Save the Date: Spring Concert (for all Strings students) is Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm.
School Health Room Volunteers
Attention Parents! Volunteers are needed in the school health room.
Interested? Come to our training! No registration required. Training is free and provided by the Fairfax County Health Department. For more information, please contact your child's school public health nurse or school health aide.
Thursday, November 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Herndon/Reston District Office
1850 Cameron Glen Drive
Room 600-Multi-purpose Room
Reston, VA 20190
703-481-4242, TTY 711
Distribution of Literature and Fliers
To protect our children from becoming little advertisers and mail carriers, FCPS has clearly described the situation under which children may carry announcements home to parents. (Regulation 1367.1) Students may only carry fliers consistent with the mission of the school: education and the welfare of children. All nonprofit organizations are eligible to submit fliers in accordance with the guidelines below. Charitable solicitations, partisan political organizations, and commercial or profit-making enterprises are excluded with the exception of school-business partnerships and events. Students may not carry advertisements. Non-profit organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may only use the backpack system at designated times during the year. The fliers must be representative of something appropriate to the children and not violate any rules of decency, political campaigning, or marketing. These designated times are set by the school principal.
At Virginia Run Elementary, the following dates that Wednesday envelopes may be used for carrying announcements from non-profit organizations are:
November 13, 2019
January 29, 2020
April 15, 2020
**All announcements/fliers must carry the following disclaimer:
These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.
All announcements/fliers must be approved by the administration in advance, allowing at least 3 days turn-around time. Upon receiving approval, the organization is responsible for supplying the copies to the school by the Tuesday preceding the designated envelope. PTA materials and announcements must also be approved in advance, but are not restricted to the four dates listed. No materials carried by children may promote improper behavior or political opinion.
October 28 – November 15 – Salvation Army Food Drive
November 8 – Bingo Night, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria
November 11 – PTA Fall Fundraiser Begins
November 11 – 4th Grade Veterans Day Concert, 9:45 am, Cafeteria
November 12 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
November 22 – Thanksgiving Lunch
November 22 – PTA Paint Night, 6:00 PM
November 25 – AAP Screening Meeting for Parents, 8:30 am
November 27 – November 29 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
December 4 – Chorus Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria
December 5 – Make-up Picture Day
December 10 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
December 11 – Strings “Holiday in the Halls,” 8:50 am
December 12 – Holiday Shoppe, 6:00 pm, Gym/Cafeteria
December 14 – Holiday Shoppe, 10:00 am, Chantilly Meadows
December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break
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