Special Announcements 1/26/23

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

January 26, 2023

Register Now to Attend a Community Forum! 

Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for the one that is most convenient for you. Community Forums will provide every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ Strategic Plan, prior to its completion and formal adoption by the School Board. Learn more about our strategic planning process.

  

FCPS Spring SEL Screener Window
  • Grades 3-6
  • March 1st - 24th

  

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Viking Voice 1/18/23

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

January 18, 2023

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

January 25 - 2 hour early release - Students dismissed at 2:00 pm

January 26 - January 27 - Student Holidays

 

Sports Jersey/Number Spirit Day

Spirit Day will be on Friday, January 20. Wear your favorite sports Jersey! Don't have one? No worries! Just wear something with a number on it.

 

Viking Family Night

Viking Family Night will be held on January 24th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. All families in grades K-6 are invited to come out to participate in games and activities focused on literacy, math and social/emotional learning. Each student will leave at the end of the night with a bag full of activities to play at home and a free book. See you there!

 

VRES Receives the Energy Star Award

In recognition of superior energy performance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards the Energy Star to Virginia Run Elementary School. Our property's Energy Star score of 85 signifies that it is more energy efficient than 85 percent of similar buildings nationwide. On average, Energy Star certified buildings like ours generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. 

 

Attention 6th Grade Parents!

What: Stone MS Parent Curriculum Night

When: February 9, 2023

Where: Stone Middle School
(For parents only)

Optional Sessions: 5:30-6 PM

  • Parents of EL students (Library)
  • Special Education Parents (Theatre)

Main Session: 6:00-6:20 PM

  • Gym

Electives Fair: 6:20-7:00

  • Gym

Content Presentations: 7:05-8:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Parents (Theatre)

 

Pre-Order Yearbook Sales are Now Open

Yearbooks can now be pre-ordered. Sales will run through April.

Purchase yearbooks here:
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False&jobNumber=5662223

***Personalized yearbooks can be ordered, but will only include your child's name and not their photo this year. Please contact Kelly Long with questions. 

***There are a limited number of yearbooks from last year available for purchase. Please contact Kelly Long if you would like to purchase one.

Kelly Long:  [email protected]

 

PTA Volleyball Club

The PTA is looking for someone to co-lead a volleyball club for students.  There is currently one co-leader, but a second is needed to get the club started. Contact Sarah Cullen at [email protected] with questions or to sign up.  

 

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 pm - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 pm
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 pm - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm

Please click the link below for more information.

 https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

 

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at their school site. Meetings will begin on January 11. Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

 

Portrait of a Graduate

In 2014, the FCPS School Board developed and adopted the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). This adoption of POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

What skills does a student need to become a successful Portrait of a Graduate?

  1. Communicator
  2. Collaborator
  3. Critical and Creative Thinker
  4. Ethical and Global Citizen
  5. Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

This month, we are highlighting the Ethical and Global Citizen Attribute for parents to use as resource in supporting their student in becoming a Portrait of a Graduate!

Family Conversations
  • Consider telling your child when they are demonstrating a skill at home or in a social setting. Example:
    • During soccer practice this morning, when you missed the goal you didn’t give up and kept trying hard to get the ball back to score. (Goal-directed and resilient)
    • When you were playing with your sister, you were being kind to her by sharing your toys and letting her choose a game to play. (Collaborator)
  • Share examples of how you were a [collaborator, communicator, etc.] during your day or within your job. Provide specific details and explain how using these skills helped you. (e.g., I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.)
  • Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the questions below:
Attribute Skills for Grades K - 6 Questions to Ask Your Student

Ethical and Global Citizen
  • I understand that there are different cultures and perspectives in the world.
  • I help my community.
  • I am learning to talk, read and write in another language.
  • I understand that choices I make have an impact on the health of the environment.
  • I understand my rights, privileges and responsibilities as a member of my community
  • I treat others with respect and kindness.
  • I show I am a friend by making good choices.
  • How were you an ethical and global citizen today?
  • How were you a good friend to ____ when ____?
  • How did you try to understand how _______ was feeling?
  • How were you kind to others?
  • What good choices did you make?

 

 

Parent Night at Westfield High School

The FCPS Student Safety & Wellness Office is hosting a Parent Night for the Westfield Pyramid on Monday, February 6, 2023 at Westfield High School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please click the link below for the flyer with more details. This is an Adults Only event. 

Westfield High School Parent Night Meeting

 

Tech Adventure Summer Camp

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! Tech Adventure Camp is a weekly exploratory enrichment program aimed to give students the opportunity to explore the exciting program areas within Career and Technical Education. This program is for current kindergarten to 6th grade students.

Registration is open from February 1 to June 9, 2023.

Students can register online by visiting the Tech Adventure Camp website and clicking on the register button.

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_TAC and the 2023 Tech Adventure Camp Flyer for more information!

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr at [email protected].

 

Communities of Trust Educational Webinar

The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, in partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (HSI) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), recently issued a national public safety alert regarding an explosion in incidents of children and teens being coerced into sending explicit images online and extorted for money—a crime known as financial sextortion. There were more than 7,000 reports of online financial extortion of minors over the past year.

  • Many cases start on social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram.
  • This increasing threat has resulted in an alarming number of deaths by suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideations

Join the Communities of Trust, on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm for a FREE educational webinar on Teen Sexting & Sextortion. Panelists include FBI Supervisory Special Agent Barbara Smith, Fairfax County Police Department's Child Exploitation Detective Justin Urbaniak, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Director of Survivor Services Kathryn Rifenbark. Register here: https://bit.ly/reg4webinar012523

Please send questions, in advance, for panelists to [email protected]

COTC Teen Sexting & Sextortion Webinar Flyer

 

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Viking Voice 1/4/23

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

January 4, 2023

Dear VRES Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope you and your families enjoyed a relaxing and joyful holiday break! 

Prior to the break, our committed Young Scholars met for several weeks with a focus on developing critical and creative thinking skills in the mornings prior to the school day with our fearless leaders, Ms. Brittany Wade- Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Ms. Schilling- 5th Grade Teacher and Advanced Academic Lead Teacher, Ms. Tulk- 5th Grade Teacher and Ms. Campbell-Math Resource Teacher.  

As you know, the FCPS Young Scholars  (YS) model seeks to identify and affirm, from an early age, students with high academic potential from groups historically underrepresented in advanced academic programming.   Students enjoyed a variety of learning activities and also incorporated Portrait of a Graduate skills into their final projects.  I was pleased to observe the YS model in action at our school last month.   As one student shared with me, “It doesn’t seem like learning at all, we are just having fun!”   Kudos to our students, families and strong instructional staff for creating opportunities for all of our students to excel!   I hope you enjoy a few pictures from my visit.

You will notice that we have provided a health resource at the bottom of this message to support you and your family navigate through the health challenges at this time of year.  Information about how to keep your family safe and when to keep your child at home are included in this update from the Fairfax County Health Department.

In closing, I want to invite you to our annual Viking Family Night scheduled on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 beginning at 6:30 pm.  It will be an educational and fun-filled event for all!

Best wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

School Respiratory Illness Letter 2022-2023

Young Scholars

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

January 25 - 2 hour early release - Students dismissed at 2:00 pm

January 26 - January 27 - Student Holidays

 

Viking Family Night

Viking Family Night will be held on January 24th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. This K-6 event will focus on Math, Literacy and Social/Emotional learning. More information will be shared soon!

 

Pre-Order Yearbook Sales are Now Open

Yearbooks can now be pre-ordered. Sales will run through April, with a discounted early bird rate for orders placed BEFORE JANUARY 6. 

Purchase yearbooks here:

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False&jobNumber=5662223

***Ms. Tuben and Ms. Adkins will be hosting a custom yearbook cover contest for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Details were sent home in your child's Wednesday envelope. The winner will have their design on the cover of this year's yearbook. Deadline for submissions is January 6. Please contact Ms.Tuben or Ms. Adkins with questions.

***Personalized yearbooks can be ordered, but will only include your child's name and not their photo this year. Please contact Kelly Long with questions. 

***There are a limited number of yearbooks from last year available for purchase. Please contact Kelly Long if you would like to purchase one.

Kelly Long:  [email protected]

 

Parent Night at Westfield High School

The FCPS Student Safety & Wellness Office is hosting a Parent Night for the Westfield Pyramid on Monday, February 6, 2023 at Westfield High School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please click the link below for the flyer with more details. This is an Adults Only event. 

Westfield High School Parent Night Meeting

 

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Special Announcements 12/14/22

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

December 14, 2022

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Winter Break - Monday, December 19, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023

*School offices are closed on the dates above.

**Classes resume on January 3, 2023

 

Save the date for Viking Family Night

Viking Family Night will be held on January 24th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. This K-6 event will focus on Math, Literacy and Social/Emotional learning. More information will be shared in January, so stay tuned!

 

Reminder:  Window for AAP Full-Time (level IV) Referrals Ends December 15, 2022

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Brittany Wade at [email protected]  no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Brittany Wade at [email protected]  

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Virginia Run ES.

 

Portrait of a Graduate

In 2014, the FCPS School Board developed and adopted the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). This adoption of POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

What skills does a student need to become a successful Portrait of a Graduate?

  1. Communicator
  2. Collaborator
  3. Critical and Creative Thinker
  4. Ethical and Global Citizen
  5. Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

This month, we are highlighting the Critical and Creative Thinker Attribute for parents to use as resource in supporting their student in becoming a Portrait of a Graduate!

Family Conversations
  • Consider telling your child when they are demonstrating a skill at home or in a social setting. Example:
    • During soccer practice this morning, when you missed the goal you didn’t give up and kept trying hard to get the ball back to score. (Goal-directed and resilient)
    • When you were playing with your sister, you were being kind to her by sharing your toys and letting her choose a game to play. (Collaborator)
  • Share examples of how you were a [collaborator, communicator, etc.] during your day or within your job. Provide specific details and explain how using these skills helped you. (e.g., I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.)
  • Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the questions below:
Attribute Skills for Grades K - 6 Questions to Ask Your Student

Critical and Creative Thinker
  • I can create unique solutions.
  • I use information from many sources to gather information.
  • I can revise and refine my ideas.
  • I show that I am creative.
  • I can say why an idea is a good one.
  • I ask questions to clarify, explore and assess ideas.
  • How were you a creative and critical thinker today?
  • During ___, did you ask any questions? How did it help your thinking?
  • Did you have opportunities to problem-solve? How did it help you find a solution?
  • Were you creative today? What did you do to be creative?

 

    

Westfield HS Dance Team Winter Clinic

The Westfield High School Dance Team will be hosting a winter clinic on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Westfield High School in the gym. Students in grades 2 - 8 are welcome. All participants will have the opportunity to perform with the Varsity Dance Team on Friday, January 13th, during half time at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game vs. Oakton at 7:30 pm. Registration fee includes pizza, snacks, and an official WHS Dance Team t-shirt! Register today!

$65 per dancer before January 1st
$70 per dancer walk-in registration
Bring payment on January 8th
Checks made payable to Westfield High School

Click here to Register or scan the QR Code.

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Viking Voice 12/7/22

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December 7, 2022

Dear VRES Families,

I hope you and your families enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays.  It was wonderful to slow down and enjoy quality time with family and friends!

As we enter the season of giving, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all of you.  Because of you, 148 toys and 32 gift cards were collected during this year’s toy drive to support our neediest families. My heart is overflowing with gratitude from the ongoing support we receive from this generous community.  In addition, thank you to the parents and PTA for treating our amazing staff to a special breakfast and a gift for the holidays! Who doesn’t like Chick fil a? This was a special treat that was treasured by everyone.

I shared the State of VRES address with our PTA last night. Thank you to the families who were able to join us for this presentation.  In case you weren’t present but want to see the slides, I have attached them here for your review.  I’m pleased to share that our students continue to respond well (academically, socially and behaviorally) to the interventions and supports we have put in place since COVID. 

The holidays are approaching and winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated.  Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

We will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather. If you need assistance with supplying your child a coat, please contact our school counselor, Jenna DeKeuster at [email protected].  

During the winter break, the school office will be closed.  I look forward to spending quality time with my family, traveling, and getting some much-needed rest.

I hope you all enjoy the holidays as well as time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing our Vikings and families in the new year. #Weare1VRES!

Best wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Winter Break - Monday, December 19, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023

*School offices are closed on the dates above.

**Classes resume on January 3, 2023

 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, December 8, 2022. For a no charge retake, return the entire package to the photographer on retake day. For first time photos, payment is due on picture day. For online orders, please use the link below and order code 0038736AR

https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0038736AR

Picture Retake Day December 2022 Flyer

 

Student Monitor Needed at VRES
  • VRES is seeking a Student Monitor who is available to support in the cafeteria and at recess Monday - Friday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Interested?  Please contact our Assistant Principal, Kelli Lundregan, at [email protected].

 

Save the date for Viking Family Night

Viking Family Night will be held on January 24th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. This K-6 event will focus on Math, Literacy and Social/Emotional learning. More information will be shared in January, so stay tuned!

 

Reminder:  Window for AAP Full-Time (level IV) Referrals Ends December 15, 2022

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Brittany Wade at [email protected]  no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Brittany Wade at [email protected]  

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Virginia Run ES.

 

6th Grade's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

Please consider sponsoring a wreath through the 6th grade's Wreaths Across America fundraising page. With your tax deductible donation, you will help honor and remember our fallen heroes, as well as support the 6th grade end-of-year celebration. Thank you for your support!

 

Mental Health, Coping & Addiction

One in four Americans suffers from a mental illness. Almost 3 in 5 people with mental illness will receive no treatment or medication. In 2019, an estimated 47.6 million adults (19% of the country) had a mental illness, but only 43% received any kind of mental health care (Johns Hopkins). There are many reasons why a person may turn to drugs or alcohol initially, including using these mind-altering substances as a coping mechanism for stress, difficult emotions, physical ailments, and other issues. Drugs and alcohol can provide a temporary respite from reality and everyday life. They can enhance pleasure and decrease inhibitions and anxiety.  Drug use can be an unhealthy coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms are habits formed over time that serve to help a person manage situations or stress levels. Not all coping mechanisms are maladaptive or destructive; however, addiction is both.

Before using drugs as a coping strategy here are some recommendations for a healthier mindset. The goal is to identify the “void” or issue and work towards healing. In the meantime, experts recommend diet and exercise as great places to start. See your Primary Care Physician and a therapist if needed. Quality sleep is also a major factor in a healthy mind. Surround yourself with good people and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Resources:

Substance Use Disorder info

FCPS Social Work

For further Information & support:

Stacey King, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Email: [email protected]

 

Tutor.com is open to all FCPS Students

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

¿Necesita su hijo(a) ayuda con los deberes o comentarios sobre su escritura? ¿Qué tal una prueba de práctica para prepararse para un examen? Tutor.com está abierto a los estudiantes de FCPS en todos los grados, bajo demanda, 24/7, sin costo alguno para las familias. Aprenda más.

 

Free Conversational English Classes!

Chantilly Bible Church is offering free conversational English classes on Monday nights from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, January 16 - April 3, 2023. 

Chantilly Bible Church
4390 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly
www.chantillybible.org/english

 

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Special Announcements 12/5/22

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December 5, 2022

PTA Meeting

The December PTA meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm in the VRES Library. There will be a special "State of the School" presentation by Mrs. Bumbrey. There will also be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. A link for the virtual option will be sent in the PTA newsletter next week. A copy of the newsletter can be found at https://vrespta.ptboard.com/ under the announcements tab. 

 

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Special Announcements 12/2/22

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December 2, 2022

Student Monitor Needed at VRES
  • VRES is seeking a Student Monitor who is available to support in the cafeteria and at recess Monday - Friday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Interested?  Please contact our Assistant Principal, Kelli Lundregan, at [email protected].

 

Winter Family Movie Night TONIGHT

6:30 pm - Pre-order pizza pick-up and concessions sales begin

7:00 pm - Norm of the North movie begins

This is a FREE EVENT for all Virginia Run students and their families. Come in your favorite pajamas and bring a comfy blanket!  Each participant will receive a complimentary popcorn. Snacks, candy and drinks will be available for purchase through the Sixth Grade Celebration Committee.  

 

Paint Your Own Pottery TONIGHT

Pre-ordered pottery will be at the school and ready to be painted from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday, December 2 in the foyer. All supplies will be provided.  Completed items will be sent back to the studio to be fired and can be picked up Friday, December 16. 

If you purchased pottery you should have received an email with instructions for painting. If you purchased pottery and have not received an email from Cara Priester, please contact her at [email protected]. All pottery is pre-purchased and there will be no sales available tonight. 

 

PTA Meeting

The December PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm in the VRES Library. There will be a special "State of the School" presentation by Mrs. Bumbrey. There will also be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. A link for the virtual option will be sent in the PTA newsletter next week. A copy of the newsletter can  be found at https://vrespta.ptboard.com/ under the announcements tab. 

 

Reminder:  Window for AAP Full-Time (level IV) Referrals Ends December 15, 2022

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Brittany Wade at [email protected]  no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Brittany Wade at [email protected]  

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Virginia Run ES.

 

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November 22, 2022

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving break

 

Holiday Toy Drive

We are still collecting toys for our Holiday Toy Drive to support our families in need. We will be accepting toys until next week, Wednesday, November 30th. 

If your family would like to participate, please see below on ways you can give.

Ways to Give

  • Donate toys - Age range 5-12 years old
  • Donate gift cards in $25 increments to the following stores:
    -  Walmart
    -   Target
  • Gift cards must be dropped off in the front office.
  • A toy donation box will be located in the front lobby, under the clock.

 

Families who need assistance: Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to make an appointment with our family liaison (Veronica Sarabia, [email protected]) to come and shop (at no cost) for two gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6, while supplies last.

Receiving Gift Assistance

  • Veronica Sarabia will reach out to families.
  • Toy pick-up will be the week of December 5th in the Virginia Run Cafeteria.
  • Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6 only. Shopping slots are limited to 15 minutes.

 

 

Jenna DeKeuster
School Counselor

[email protected]

703-988-8954

Veronica Sarabia
Parent Liaison

[email protected]

703-988-8900

Stephanie Whittaker
School Social Worker

[email protected]

703-988-8900

 

6th Grade's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

In honor of Veterans Day, please consider sponsoring a wreath through the 6th grade's Wreaths Across America fundraising page. With your tax deductible donation, you will help honor and remember our fallen heroes, as well as support the 6th grade end-of-year celebration. Thank you for your support!

 

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November 18, 2022

New Date for Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, December 8, 2022. For a no charge retake, return the entire package to the photographer on retake day. For first time photos, payment is due on picture day. For online orders, please use the link below and order code 0038736AR

https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0038736AR

Picture Retake Day December 2022 Flyer

 

Strategic Plan - Family Team Nominations

Developing the Strategic Plan will involve assembling multiple work teams that represent the perspectives of school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. FCPS is currently seeking nominations for families and caregivers who are interested in contributing to the strategic planning process as part of the Family Team (FT). This team will come together four times during the next several months. The families and caregivers of our current or prospective students can self-nominate or can be nominated using this form. Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 22.

  

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November 16, 2022

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving break

 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, December 1, 2022. For a no charge retake, return the entire package to the photographer on retake day. For first time photos, payment is due on picture day. For online orders, please use the link below and order code 0038736AR

https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0038736AR

Picture Retake Day December 2022 Flyer

 

Holiday Toy Drive

With the holiday season fast approaching, we are writing to share some important updates. FCPS is no longer serving as a liaison between families and various holiday assistance programs. Unfortunately, the organization that we have used for gift assistance for the last several years informed us this month that they are no longer operational. We are reaching out to the Virginia Run ES community to support our families in need. We will be hosting a Toy Drive that will run November 9th – November 30th. If your family would like to participate, please see below on ways you can give.

Ways to Give

  • Donate toys - Age range 5-12 years old
  • Donate gift cards in $25 increments to the following stores:
    -  Walmart
    -   Target
  • Gift cards must be dropped off in the front office.
  • A toy donation box will be located in the front lobby, under the clock.

 

Families who need assistance: Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to make an appointment with our family liaison (Veronica Sarabia, [email protected]) to come and shop (at no cost) for two gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6, while supplies last.

Receiving Gift Assistance

  • Veronica Sarabia will reach out to families.
  • Toy pick-up will be the week of December 5th in the Virginia Run Cafeteria.
  • Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6 only. Shopping slots are limited to 15 minutes.

 

 

Jenna DeKeuster
School Counselor

[email protected]

703-988-8954

Veronica Sarabia
Parent Liaison

[email protected]

703-988-8900

Stephanie Whittaker
School Social Worker

[email protected]

703-988-8900

 

Gratitude for VRES Staff Member

Please use this link to submit your kind sentiments and express your appreciation for VRES staff during this month of gratitude. Ms. Bumbrey will share the information with staff during Thanksgiving week.

“Gratitude for VRES Staff Member”

 

Family Liaison Position Available

Virginia Run ES is looking for someone to serve as a Family Liaison among families, community, and school staff and facilitate communications and provide FCPS information and resources to families.

If you are interested in applying for this hourly position, please click here and enter Family Liaison in the search button. 

 

Portrait of a Graduate

In 2014, the FCPS School Board developed and adopted the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). This adoption of POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

What skills does a student need to become a successful Portrait of a Graduate?

  1. Communicator
  2. Collaborator
  3. Critical and Creative Thinker
  4. Ethical and Global Citizen
  5. Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

This month, we are highlighting the Collaborator Attribute for parents to use as resource in supporting their student in becoming a Portrait of a Graduate!

Family Conversations
  • Consider telling your child when they are demonstrating a skill at home or in a social setting. Example:
    • During soccer practice this morning, when you missed the goal you didn’t give up and kept trying hard to get the ball back to score. (Goal-directed and resilient)
    • When you were playing with your sister, you were being kind to her by sharing your toys and letting her choose a game to play. (Collaborator)
  • Share examples of how you were a [collaborator, communicator, etc.] during your day or within your job. Provide specific details and explain how using these skills helped you. (e.g., I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.)
  • Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the questions below:
Attribute Skills for Grades K - 6 Questions to Ask Your Student

Collaborator
  • I respectfully listen to other points of view.
  • I share my ideas with my team.
  • I encourage others to help the team.
  • I both give and use feedback to help improve work.
  • When problems arise, I help find solutions.
  • How were you a collaborator today?
  • How did you help your team finish the [activity, project, assignment]?
  • Were there moments when your team struggled? How did you handle that?
  • Did you have a chance to see things from a different side? What did you learn when you did that?

  

Strings Newsletter

Strings students have been hard at work. Click the link below to see what they have been learning and for important concert dates. 

Virginia Run FALL 2022 Strings Newsletter

 

6th Grade's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

In honor of Veterans Day, please consider sponsoring a wreath through the 6th grade's Wreaths Across America fundraising page. With your tax deductible donation, you will help honor and remember our fallen heroes, as well as support the 6th grade end-of-year celebration. Thank you for your support!

 

Spirit Night

Our next spirit night will be with Bella Pizza.  All proceeds will benefit the PTA Community Outreach Fund. This fund provides assistance to VRES students in need.  You may also donate to this fund directly via https://vrespta.ptboard.com/ under the forms and payments tab or sending in an envelope with cash or check (made out to VRES PTA) labeled "PTA Community Outreach."

When:  November 30, All Day (Delivery or Pick-up)

Where:  Bella Pizza, 5740 Pickwick Road, Centreville, VA 20121

Click Here for Menu and Online Ordering

 

Upcoming PTA Events

December 2 - Winter Fun Night

Choose to come to one or both family activities. Sign up information is coming home this week. 

5:30 - 6:30 - Paint Your Own Pottery

6:30 - 7:00 - Pre-order pizza pick up and concession sales

7:00 - 8:30 - Movie Begins:  Norm of the North

Paint Your Own Pottery 

The PTA will be sponsoring a Paint Your Own Pottery Night. Your pre-ordered pottery will be at the school ready for you to paint. After being fired at the Create Like Crazy studio, finished artwork will be ready for pick up at the school on December 16. 

Movie Night

Family Movie Night is back!  Bring a blanket and come in your pajamas as we enjoy Norm of the North. This is a free event. Each participant will be given a bag of popcorn. Snacks, candy and drinks will be available for sale by the 6th Grade Celebration Committee. There will also be an option to pre-order pizza. 

 

Boxtops for Education

Now it is even easier to show your support through the Box Tops for Education  program.  Simply download the app, choose Virginia Run Elementary as your school, and scan your receipt.  

 

Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry Deliveries!

The VRES Student Council and PTA are partnering to bring back the donations of leftover unopened school lunch items (milks, PBJ biteables, bananas, chips, etc.) to the local food pantry at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. We are excited to be able to restart this program, but we need parent volunteers to pick up and deliver the food to make it a success!

Please visit the Food Pantry Sign-Up form for more details and consider signing up for a slot, or perhaps even once a month!  Thank you for helping our school to keep good food out of landfills and to serve our community in this way again!

 

Special Message - FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention 

The holidays usually involve family time, games, movies, food, and possibly drinks. The holidays may involve less family members this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean less alcohol for some. Alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic and when ABC stores were deemed essential it didn’t help lower those rates (ABC News, September 29, 2020). Many people are still trying to figure out how to navigate our “new normal” since a global pandemic wasn’t on our to-do list in 2020, but we encourage you to consider a few things during these trying times.

Questions to consider when drinking with your family:

  1. What message am I sending if I drink in excess around my underage child?
  2. Have I had conversations about responsible drinking with them?
  3. Are the conversations I have about alcohol realistic?
  4. Do my conversations with others reinforce alcohol use as a coping skill during stressful times?
  5. What messages am I sending my underage child if I allow them to drink with me or another adult in the house?

Info to consider:

“One-third of Fairfax County students (33.7%) reported drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetime, ranging from 18.8% of eighth-grade students to half of twelfth-grade students (49.4%). One in seven students (15.2%) reported drinking alcohol in the past month, ranging from 4.5% of eighth-grade students to 27.7% of twelfth-grade students.” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020)

“Female students reported higher rates of alcohol use in their lifetime (36.1% compared to 31.2% of male students), in the past month (17.1% and 13.1%, respectively), and binge drinking in the past two weeks (7.3% and 6.5%, respectively)” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020).

Resources:

Holiday Stress

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Substance Abuse Prevention (Spanish)

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

 

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

November 11, 2022

Holiday Toy Drive

With the holiday season fast approaching, we are writing to share some important updates. FCPS is no longer serving as a liaison between families and various holiday assistance programs. Unfortunately, the organization that we have used for gift assistance for the last several years informed us this month that they are no longer operational. We are reaching out to the Virginia Run ES community to support our families in need. We will be hosting a Toy Drive that will run from November 9th – November 30th. If your family would like to participate, please see below on ways you can give.

Ways to Give

  • Donate toys - Age range 5-12 years old
  • Donate gift cards in $25 increments to the following stores:
    -  Walmart
    -   Target
  • Gift cards must be dropped off in the front office.
  • A toy donation box will be located in the front lobby, under the clock.

 

Families who need assistance: Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to make an appointment with our family liaison (Veronica Sarabia, [email protected]) to come and shop (at no cost) for two gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6, while supplies last.

Receiving Gift Assistance

  • Veronica Sarabia will reach out to families.
  • Toy pick-up will be the week of December 5th in the Virginia Run Cafeteria.
  • Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6 only. Shopping slots are limited to 15 minutes.

 

 

Jenna DeKeuster
School Counselor

[email protected]

703-988-8954

Veronica Sarabia
Parent Liaison

[email protected]

703-988-8900

Stephanie Whittaker
School Social Worker

[email protected]

703-988-8900

 

Gratitude for VRES Staff Member

Please use this link to submit your kind sentiments and express your appreciation for VRES staff during this month of gratitude. Ms. Bumbrey will share the information with staff during Thanksgiving week.

“Gratitude for VRES Staff Member”

 

6th Grade's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

In honor of Veterans Day, please consider sponsoring a wreath through the 6th grade's Wreaths Across America fundraising page. With your tax deductible donation, you will help honor and remember our fallen heroes, as well as support the 6th grade end-of-year celebration. Thank you for your support!

 

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Special Announcements 11/4/22

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

November 4, 2022

Holiday Toy Drive

With the holiday season fast approaching, we are writing to share some important updates. FCPS is no longer serving as a liaison between families and various holiday assistance programs. Unfortunately, the organization that we have used for gift assistance for the last several years informed us this month that they are no longer operational. We are reaching out to the Virginia Run ES community to support our families in need. We will be hosting a Toy Drive that will run from November 9th – November 30th. If your family would like to participate, please see below on ways you can give.

Ways to Give

  • Donate toys - Age range 5-12 years old
  • Donate gift cards in $25 increments to the following stores:
    -  Walmart
    -   Target
  • Gift cards must be dropped off in the front office.
  • A toy donation box will be located in the front lobby, under the clock.

 

Families who need assistance: Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to make an appointment with our family liaison (Veronica Sarabia, [email protected]) to come and shop (at no cost) for two gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6, while supplies last.

Receiving Gift Assistance

  • Veronica Sarabia will reach out to families.
  • Toy pick-up will be the week of December 5th in the Virginia Run Cafeteria.
  • Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 gifts per Virginia Run ES students in grades K-6 only. Shopping slots are limited to 15 minutes.

 

 

Jenna DeKeuster
School Counselor

[email protected]

703-988-8954

Veronica Sarabia
Parent Liaison

[email protected]

703-988-8900

Stephanie Whittaker
School Social Worker

[email protected]

703-988-8900

 

Gratitude for VRES Staff Member Updated Link

Please use this updated link to submit your kind sentiments and express your appreciation for VRES staff during this month of gratitude. Ms. Bumbrey will share the information with staff during Thanksgiving week.

“Gratitude for VRES Staff Member”

 

15450 Martins Hundred Dr, Centreville, VA 20120  | Main Office: 703.988-8900

Attendance: 703.988-8989 | Web | Twitter

Viking Voice 11/2/22

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

November 2, 2022

Dear VRES Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for our annual Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival! The turnout was amazing.   I would like to share a very special thank you to our PTA, parent volunteers, student volunteers from Stone MS and our fabulous teachers for such a great community event for our students and families. Fun was had by all!

I am pleased to share that we have been afforded a part-time English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher as our enrollment continues to grow.    Mrs. Stefanie McCrea has joined our school community as our new part-time ESOL teacher.   Please join me in welcoming Mrs. McCrea to VRES!

As you already know, VRES would not be the outstanding school it is without our wonderful teachers and support staff!  During this month of gratitude, I would like to give you an opportunity to express your appreciation for VRES staff.  Please submit your kind sentiments using this Google form –

“Gratitude for VRES Staff Member” .

I will share this information with staff during Thanksgiving week.  Again, thank you for sharing your appreciation for our instructional staff.

Finally, I want to share how appreciative I am to work with the VRES school community.  Thank you for your endless support and for sharing your lovely children with us.  We are a strong community because of the positive relationships we continue to cultivate over the years!

Best wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

#WeAre1VRES!

 

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Tuesday, November 8 - student and staff holiday

Friday, November 11 - student holiday

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving break

 

Family Life Education Preview Meeting

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher.  Students in kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.
    • Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account. See directions below on how to access the information. For help setting up a Schoology account, please contact the main office at 703-988-8900.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only. Media is not available.

Alternatively, you are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 6:00 pm in the Library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.  If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s school principal in writing before instruction begins.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for students who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction occurs at various times during the school year.  Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

 

Parent/Guardian Access to FLE Materials in Schoology
  1. Go to fcps.edu and click Schoology from the menu bar

       2. Log-in to Schoology using your SIS login

       3. Select Course Dashboard

       4. Click on the tile of the All Parents course for your child’s school

       5. Select the folder Parent Preview – FLE Instruction

Select the grade level you would like to view

 

Federal Impact Aid Forms

FCPS uses the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid to identify federally connected students and to support our request for Impact Aid resources. 

Impact Aid Forms went home in the Wednesday folders. 

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey by November 4. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. To ensure complete accuracy, please use the pre-filled survey form that was sent home with your child.

Visit FCPS’ Impact Aid webpage for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/impact.

 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominate an outstanding employee of Virginia Run for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! ANYONE who works at Virginia Run (and is employed by FCPS) is eligible! Nominations are open now until November 16th! Complete the short google form at this link. 

 

AAP (Advanced Academic Program) Level IV Screening Parent Information Night

Please join us on Thursday, November 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the VRES Library, to find out more about the winter screening process for full time placement in the Advanced Academic Program.

This information is targeted for families with rising 3rd – 7th grade students.

Ms. Wade, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will share information about the screening process and the required components.

The winter referral deadline for level IV referral forms is December 15, 2022.  

More information and referral forms can be found here.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

Attention Parents of 4th Graders - Veterans Day Concert

The 4th grader's Veterans Day Concert will be on Thursday, November 10. This program will showcase the entire 4th grade singing in unity to honor the armed forces and our veterans. There will be two performances in the cafeteria on November 10 at 9:45 am and 3:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend the 3:00 pm performance however, if you cannot make that one you are welcome to attend the 9:45 am performance.

Attire for students for both concerts is casual with a patriotic or red, white, and/or blue theme.

 

Family Engagement Survey Results

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) posted the results of its 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey, which includes information specific to Virginia Run Elementary School. Please use this link to view the results on our website. https://virginiarunes.fcps.edu/about/family-engagement-survey-results

  

Bingo Night

Bingo Night will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Forms went home in the Wednesday folder with information and registration options. Pizza, snacks, and soda sales in support of the Sixth Grade Celebration begin at 6:00 pm.

Registration Options:

  1. Complete form below and send in with payment in an envelope marked PTA Bingo Night. Checks made payable to "Virginia Run PTA"
  2. Register online - pay at the door! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4facaa22a13-vres1
  3. Just show up and pay at the door. Advanced registration helps us to better plan, but is not required.

Every student must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Contact Leslie McCrea ([email protected]) or Trish Coughlin ([email protected]).

 

Boxtops for Education

Now it is even easier to show your support through the Box Tops for Education  program.  Simply download the app, choose Virginia Run Elementary as your school, and scan your receipt.  

 

Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry Deliveries!

The VRES Student Council and PTA are partnering to bring back the donations of leftover unopened school lunch items (milks, PBJ biteables, bananas, chips, etc.) to the local food pantry at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. We are excited to be able to restart this program, but we need parent volunteers to pick up and deliver the food to make it a success!

Please visit the Food Pantry Sign-Up form for more details and consider signing up for a slot, or perhaps even once a month!  Thank you for helping our school to keep good food out of landfills and to serve our community in this way again!

 

Parent Volunteers at VRES

Parent volunteers are a valued and integral part of the school community at VRES. New VRES volunteers who meet with students on a frequent and regular basis are required to have a background check prior to working with students. FCPS covers the fees for background checks for volunteers and mentors. 

Based on FCPS Regulation 4119.6, here is what you need to know about parent volunteers at our school:

  1. Background Checks for Mentors and Volunteers
    1. Complete a HR 3 - Volunteer or Mentor Application Form
    2. Fingerprint based search for criminal history and sex offender record on file with VA State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation
    3. Search of the Child Protective Services Central Registry
  2. Who can volunteer and does not need to complete #1?
    1. Volunteers who help with occasional events
    2. Volunteers working on a project involving no contact with students

Procedures for securing a Background Check to volunteer in FCPS:

  1. Complete the HR -3 application form
  2. When prompted, complete the online onboarding process to include:
    1. Fingerprint data form
    2. Central registry release of information form
  3. When prompted, schedule an appointment to complete the fingerprint process.
  4. You will be notified by school staff when you can begin volunteering.

Volunteer badges expire each school year on June 30 and must be renewed annually by the school. 

If a badge lapses for one full school year, the volunteer will need to be fingerprinted again before they can serve as a volunteer.

Parent Volunteers who are required to have a background check and do not currently have one will be contacted by our front office staff for follow-up steps in the coming weeks.

 

TJHSSS Science and Technology Fair

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be hosting their 10th anniversary science fair on March 18th, 2023 and would like to invite 5th-8th grade students from Virginia Run ES to participate. Admission to the science fair is completely free.

Participants will complete a research project of their choice and present at the fair in-person on March 18, 2023. TJHSSS help students prepare for this fair by holding multiple sessions to teach them important skills in STEM like brainstorming, presenting, writing an experiment summary, statistics, creating an experimental diagram, etc.

The first interest/brainstorming session is Friday November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This session will be held both in-person and virtually. During this session they will go over the goals and guidelines of this fair and introduce students to a multitude of project ideas. All interested students should sign up using the form at this link: https://forms.gle/kDHmtqUefP2WdFey5

Use the link below to see the flyer showcasing the fair and where to find additional information about this event.

TJHSSS Science Fair 2023 Flyer

Feel free to also check out their website at tjsciencefair.wordpress.com.

 

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

October 26, 2022

REMINDERS

Friday, October 28 - 2 hr. early release, students dismissed at 2:00 pm

Monday, October 31 - student holiday - no school

 

Spirit Night is Tonight!

Spirit Night is tonight, Wednesday, October 26 at Texas Roadhouse, 4993 Westone Plaza, Chantilly from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Support Virginia Run ES PTA by presenting the flyer that was sent home in the Wednesday folder to the Chantilly location and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Virginia Run ES PTA! 

To order in the Texas Roadhouse app, enter "Va Run Fundraiser" in the notes section.

If you do not have the flyer, be sure to mention the PTA fundraiser when ordering.

 

Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Drop off unused or expired medications at the locations listed below.
    (Accepted items: prescription and non-prescription pills, e-cigarettes and vaping devices with batteries removed, small liquidpacks/pods for e-cigarettes and vaping devices, prescription ointments, and medications for pets. Not accepted: illegal drugs,pressurized canisters [inhalers/aerosol cans], needles, large sources of liquids, non-prescription ointments and lotions.)
  • Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe.
  • Safe handling of unused or expired medications:
    •Protects the environment.
    •Prevents drug misuse.
    •Prevents accidental poisoning.

Drug Take Back Day Flyer

Drop-Off Sites:

Fair Oaks District Station
12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

Franconia District Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310

Mason District Station
6507 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

Tysons Emergency
8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

Mount Vernon District Station
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston, VA 20190
Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Garage B

Sully District Station
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151

West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152

 

Westfield High School Theatre Halloween FUNdraiser

Westfield Theatre would like to invite your school community to our Halloween FUNdraiser this Saturday October 29th from 4:00pm-8:15pm at Westfield High School in our Auditorium & Black Box (parking outside door 14). We are excited to host two simultaneous events: 

  • 4-8:00 p.m. Halloween Carnival Games, Contests, & Disney princess meet & greet sponsored by WHS International Thespian Honor Society. Come Anytime! Wear your Halloween Costumes! ($5, All ages)
  • 4-8:15 p.m. Haunted Escape Room “Chuck E Scream” created by the WHS Tech Theatre 1-4 Class ($8, Suitable for ages 12 & up; Spaces will fill up fast for this event. Reservations for this event are highly recommended, but not required. Please reserve your spot at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4faea62fa7fd0-westfield

  WHS Theatre Halloween FUNdraiser 2022 Flyer

 

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

October 26, 2022

REMINDERS

Friday, October 28 - 2 hr. early release, students dismissed at 2:00 pm

Monday, October 31 - student holiday - no school

 

Spirit Night is Tonight!

Spirit Night is tonight, Wednesday, October 26 at Texas Roadhouse, 4993 Westone Plaza, Chantilly from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Support Virginia Run ES PTA by presenting the flyer that was sent home in the Wednesday folder to the Chantilly location and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Virginia Run ES PTA! 

To order in the Texas Roadhouse app, enter "Va Run Fundraiser" in the notes section.

If you do not have the flyer, be sure to mention the PTA fundraiser when ordering.

 

Westfield High School Theatre Halloween FUNdraiser

Westfield Theatre would like to invite your school community to our Halloween FUNdraiser this Saturday October 29th from 4:00pm-8:15pm at Westfield High School in our Auditorium & Black Box (parking outside door 14). We are excited to host two simultaneous events: 

  • 4-8:00 p.m. Halloween Carnival Games, Contests, & Disney princess meet & greet sponsored by WHS International Thespian Honor Society. Come Anytime! Wear your Halloween Costumes! ($5, All ages)
  • 4-8:15 p.m. Haunted Escape Room “Chuck E Scream” created by the WHS Tech Theatre 1-4 Class ($8, Suitable for ages 12 & up; Spaces will fill up fast for this event. Reservations for this event are highly recommended, but not required. Please reserve your spot at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4faea62fa7fd0-westfield

  WHS Theatre Halloween FUNdraiser 2022 Flyer

 

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School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday School building opens for students at 9:00 am Office: 703-988-8900 Attendance: 703-988-8989

 

October 19, 2022

Family Life Education Preview Meeting

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher.  Students in kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.
    • Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account. See directions below on how to access the information. For help setting up a Schoology account, please contact the main office at 703-988-8900.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only. Media is not available.

Alternatively, you are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 6:00 pm in the Library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.  If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s school principal in writing before instruction begins.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for students who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction occurs at various times during the school year.  Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

 

Parent/Guardian Access to FLE Materials in Schoology
  1. Go to fcps.edu and click Schoology from the menu bar

       2. Log-in to Schoology using your SIS login

       3. Select Course Dashboard

       4. Click on the tile of the All Parents course for your child’s school

       5. Select the folder Parent Preview – FLE Instruction

Select the grade level you would like to view

 

Upcoming Student Holidays

The following dates are student holidays. There will be no school on these days.

Monday, October 24 - student and staff holiday

Friday, October 28 - 2 hr. early release, students dismissed at 2:00

Monday, October 31 - student holiday

 

Picture Day

Picture Day is TOMORROW, Thursday, October 20, 2022. This is a prepay event. Payment is due on picture day. For online orders, please use the link below and order code 0038736IN

https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0038736IN

 

Federal Impact Aid Forms

FCPS uses the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid to identify federally connected students and to support our request for Impact Aid resources. 

Impact Aid Forms will be going home in today's Wednesday folders. 

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey by November 4. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. To ensure complete accuracy, please use the pre-filled survey form that was sent home with your child.

Visit FCPS’ Impact Aid webpage for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/impact.

 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominate an outstanding employee of Virginia Run for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! ANYONE who works at Virginia Run (and is employed by FCPS) is eligible! Nominations are open now until November 16th! Complete the short google form at this link. 

 

Digital Citizenship Week 2022

Digital Citizenship Week 2022 is happening this week and runs until October 21st. Ten years ago, Common Sense Education started Digital Citizenship Week to highlight the importance of helping kids, families, and teachers navigate our 24/7 digital world. FCPS has been celebrating for the past decade with student learning opportunities, spirit weeks, and community engagement events. Over those years, media and technology have changed dramatically. There have also been big shifts in the ways we teach and learn in today's classrooms.

Here at VRES, we will have a Digital Citizenship Spirit Week to shed some light on digital citizenship and all of the work we have been doing around it. All of the technology lessons for that week will be centered around digital citizenship. 

 

Thursday

October 20th

 

Responsible Decision-Making

How can I make responsible decisions online?

 

Friday

October 21st 

 

Social Awareness

How do I respond to online meanness?

Picture Day!  Dress your best!

Be your best online. Reflect on how you can make positive responsible choices online. 

 

 

Wear your VRES Spirit Wear!

Celebrate the positive impact your kindness and positive digital citizenship have on the Virginia Run community! 

 

 

AAP (Advanced Academic Program) Level IV Screening Parent Information Night

Please join us on Thursday, November 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the VRES Library, to find out more about the winter screening process for full time placement in the Advanced Academic Program.

This information is targeted for families with rising 3rd – 7th grade students.

Ms. Wade, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will share information about the screening process and the required components.

The winter referral deadline for level IV referral forms is December 15, 2022.  

More information and referral forms can be found here.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

Veterans Day Collage

Every year at Virginia Run, the 4th graders put on a Veterans Day assembly to honor our Veterans from every branch of the military. As a way of honoring our Veterans from the Virginia Run community Ms. Berg, Ms. Adkins and Ms. Tuben will be putting together a collage of pictures of Veterans, past and present, to display the week of Veterans Day (November 11). This collage will be on display in the main lobby. Feel free to email Ms. Berg ([email protected]) a picture of a Veteran from your family. If you have several Veterans in your family, we welcome multiple pictures. Please be sure to include who the Veteran is in your family (grandpa, aunt, etc.) and their full name and rank. This is for ALL Veterans past and present. If you have a relative who did not return home from their service, please know that we plan to honor these servicemen and women in May for Memorial Day. Please submit all photos by Monday, October 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Berg. Thank you!

 

Attention Parents of 4th Graders 

The 4th grader's Veterans Day Concert will be on Thursday, November 10. This program will showcase the entire 4th grade singing in unity to honor the armed forces and our veterans. There will be two performances in the cafeteria on November 10 at 9:45 am and 3:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend the 3:00 pm performance however, if you cannot make that one you are welcome to attend the 9:45 am performance.

Attire for students for both concerts is casual with a patriotic or red, white, and/or blue theme.

 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Virginia Run Library! The book fair will be open for students to browse and shop during the school day Thursday, Oct. 20th - Thursday, Oct. 27th. (The fair closes at noon on Thursday, Oct. 27th for pack up.) Mark your calendars for our Family Shopping Night on Friday, Oct. 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the VRES library! This event coincides with our Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival events on the same evening. Families are encouraged to use eWallet as it is the easiest way for your child to shop. Please remember to include tax for all purchases. Information about our fair (including eWallet details and the option to shop online) is at www.scholastic.com/bf/virginiarunelem .

Look for book fair flyers in the October 19th Wednesday folders. Contact our librarian, Erin Siwert, with any questions. Hope to see you there!

 

Fall Festival is this Friday!

Friday, October 21 

Bring the whole family dressed in your favorite costumes to this free event!  Participants will get to see all of the fabulous books brought to life at each trunk as they "Trunk or Treat" around the bus loop. Then head inside for crafts, games, DJ and contests. Pre-ordered food will be available for pick up and concessions will be available for purchase from the 6th Grade Celebration Committee. 

Book Fair:  5:00 - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat:  5:30 - 6:30 pm

Fall Fest:  5:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Spirit Night

The next Spirit Night is on Wednesday, October 26 at Texas Roadhouse, 4993 Westone Plaza, Chantilly from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Support Virginia Run ES PTA by presenting the flyer that was sent home in today's Wednesday folder to the Chantilly location and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Virginia Run ES PTA! 

To order in the Texas Roadhouse app, enter "Va Run Fundraiser" in the notes section.

 

Spirit Wear

Pre-ordered spirit wear will be delivered to your child's classroom this week.

  

Boxtops for Education

Now it is even easier to show your support through the Box Tops for Education  program.  Simply download the app, choose Virginia Run Elementary as your school, and scan your receipt.  

 

Portrait of a Graduate

In 2014, the FCPS School Board developed and adopted the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). This adoption of POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

What skills does a student need to become a successful Portrait of a Graduate?

  1. Communicator
  2. Collaborator
  3. Critical and Creative Thinker
  4. Ethical and Global Citizen
  5. Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

Each month, we will highlight an Attribute for parents to use as resource in supporting their student in becoming a Portrait of a Graduate!

Family Conversations
  • Consider telling your child when they are demonstrating a skill at home or in a social setting. Example:
    • During soccer practice this morning, when you missed the goal you didn’t give up and kept trying hard to get the ball back to score. (Goal-directed and resilient)
    • When you were playing with your sister, you were being kind to her by sharing your toys and letting her choose a game to play. (Collaborator)
  • Share examples of how you were a [collaborator, communicator, etc.] during your day or within your job. Provide specific details and explain how using these skills helped you. (e.g., I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.)
  • Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the questions below:

 

Attribute Skills for Grades K-6 Questions to Ask Your Student Communicator
  • I make connections to what I read or hear.
  • I listen and ask questions so I can understand.
  • I speak for a reason so others can understand me.
  • I write to share my ideas.
  • I use digital tools to research and share ideas.
  • How were you a communicator today?
  • What were some ways you shared your ideas today?
  • When did you respectfully listen to the ideas of others?

 

Parent Volunteers at VRES

Parent volunteers are a valued and integral part of the school community at VRES. New VRES volunteers who meet with students on a frequent and regular basis are required to have a background check prior to working with students. FCPS covers the fees for background checks for volunteers and mentors. 

Based on FCPS Regulation 4119.6, here is what you need to know about parent volunteers at our school:

  1. Background Checks for Mentors and Volunteers
    1. Complete a HR 3 - Volunteer or Mentor Application Form
    2. Fingerprint based search for criminal history and sex offender record on file with VA State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation
    3. Search of the Child Protective Services Central Registry
  2. Who can volunteer and does not need to complete #1?
    1. Volunteers who help with occasional events
    2. Volunteers working on a project involving no contact with students

Procedures for securing a Background Check to volunteer in FCPS:

  1. Complete the HR -3 application form
  2. When prompted, complete the online onboarding process to include:
    1. Fingerprint data form
    2. Central registry release of information form
  3. When prompted, schedule an appointment to complete the fingerprint process.
  4. You will be notified by school staff when you can begin volunteering.

Volunteer badges expire each school year on June 30 and must be renewed annually by the school. 

If a badge lapses for one full school year, the volunteer will need to be fingerprinted again before they can serve as a volunteer.

Parent Volunteers who are required to have a background check and do not currently have one will be contacted by our front office staff for follow-up steps in the coming weeks.

 

Save the Date

Bingo Night will be on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Forms will go home in today's Wednesday folders with information and registration options. Pizza, snacks, and soda sales in support of the Sixth Grade Celebration begin at 6:00 pm.

  

15450 Martins Hundred Dr, Centreville, VA 20120  | Main Office: 703.988-8900

Attendance: 703.988-8989 | Web | Twitter

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