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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!

Best wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

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?
--Canned/boxed food
--Food in plastic jars & bottles

Examples: Stove Top, mac & cheese, soups, broth, spaghetti sauce, etc.

 

Bingo Night

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 lesliewillis@gmail.com or Trish Coughlin at trishcoughlin@gmail.com.

Bingo Night is always a fun time with family and friends!

 

PTA Meeting

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.

 

PTA Website

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.

 

Fall Fundraiser

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.

 

Paint Night

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 trixiebl24@yahoo.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 vmsesso@fcps.edu.

 

Strings News

“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. 

 

Calendar

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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October 25, 2019

 

Outstanding Employee Award Nominations

Do you know an OUTSTANDING staff member at VRES?  Nominate them for an Outstanding Employee Award! ALL employees at VRES are eligible for this recognition! Simply fill out the short Google Form explaining why you think they are AMAZING at what they do! Nominations are open for two weeks only! Today, October 25th - November 8th! Let’s recognize some wonderful people for all their hard work and dedication they give our students every day!

 

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October 18, 2019

 

Nationals Day

To celebrate and cheer on our home team, we are encouraging students to wear Nats shirts or jerseys on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 for spirit day! 

Go Nats!!!

 

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week by focusing on developing healthy habits around technology use. There will be some special visitors on the WVRS Morning News program during Digital Citizenship week, and we will have a Spirit Day on Friday to foster awareness of how important it is to “lei (lay) off the tech” at various times in order to really connect with those around us. Parents may choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).

Friday, October 25: Spirit Day “Lei Off the Tech” - wear Hawaiian clothing and take a break from screens to connect more in person. Leis will be distributed for all to wear as a reminder to “lei off” and take a break from screens as appropriate.

Please click below for resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too.

Resources and Suggested Activities

  

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October 16, 2019

 

Impact Aid Forms Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Virginia Run ES will send home Impact Aid forms in the October 23 Wednesday folders. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

 

Picture Day

Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 24th. Order forms went home in last week’s Wednesday folder. Pictures can also be ordered online at www.mylifetouch.com by using Virginia Run’s picture day ID: HJ249095Q0.

 

Harvest Festival

VRES PTA invites you to the Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25, 2019. The schedule of events is as follows:

Book Fair:  5 - 7 PM
Family Night at the Library!

Trunk or Treat: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Free for the Entire Family! Over 20 books are being brought to life! VRES Bus loop. Please send in 1 bag of candy per participant before October 18.

Dinner Sales: 6 - 7 PM
Pre-order & while supplies last.

Dessert sales: 6 - 8 PM
Cafeteria - Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlets!
Pre-order by October 22 & while supplies last.

Silent Auction: 6:30- 8:30 PM
Cafeteria Stage - Bid on Amazing Items! Cash / Check / Credit Card.

Fall Ball: 7 - 9 PM
Fun for all ages! Dancing, games and costume contest in the gym.
$4.00 - Pre-order or cash at the door.

 

Harvest Festival Food Pre-Orders

While enjoying the festivities at the Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25, 2019, please be advised that our 6th Grade Celebration Committee will be selling pizza and Chick-fil-A sandwiches, along with candy and soda. Please see the order form below if you are interested in making an advanced purchase. A hard copy of the forms will go home in this week's Wednesday folders.

Pizza and Chicken Sandwiches Order Form

Pizza and Chicken Sandwiches Order Form Spanish 

Something Sweet is in the air! Nothing Bundt Cakes has partnered with the Virginia Run PTA to offer their delicious Bundtlet cakes for our families to enjoy during the Harvest Festival. Pre-order your favorite flavors now to guarantee joy and happiness for your taste buds. For those who forget to pre-order, limited quantities of each flavor will be available for sale the night of the Harvest Festival while supplies last. Price per Bundtlet: $5.00. Simply send in the order form below with payment by October 22nd

Bundt Cake Order Form

See you on the 25th!

 

Mix It Up Day

Mix It Up Day is coming! To continue to promote our school theme, “We Are One VRES,” students will have the opportunity to utilize the Positivity Project character trait of open mindedness to connect with someone new during lunch on October 30th!

 

Fall Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair is coming to the Virginia Run Library the last week of October!  The book fair will be open for students to browse and shop during the school day Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st. Book fair closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 1st for pack up. We’ll kick off the book fair with our FAMILY NIGHT on Friday, October 25th from 5-7 PM.  If you are interested in being a volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4AA9A62AA2FF2-fall or email our librarian, Mrs. Siwert, at eqsiwert@fcps.edu.

 

Energy Zone School BBQ

Please join us for a rotational BBQ on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Virginia Run Elementary School. Lunch will be served outside in the bus lane. Parents are welcome to attend during your child's lunch time.

Pricing:

Students - $3.25

Adults - $4.50

BBQ Menu:                                                                                                                         

Entrée – Choice of one

  • Hamburger on  Bun
  • Cheeseburger on  Bun
  • Veggie Burger on Bun
  • Turkey  Hot  Dog on Bun
  • Turkey Half Smoke on Bun

Vegetables – Choice of two

  • Celery  Sticks and/or
  • Baby Carrots

Fruit – Choice of One

  • Apple  Slices or
  • Orange Quarters

Milk – Choice of one

  • Iced Cold  Milk

Students can purchase lunch with their lunch accounts. No pre-payment is required. Cash or check will be accepted on the day of the barbecue.

 

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 (jmberg@fcps.edu) a picture of a Veteran from your family. If you have several Veterans in your family, we welcome multiple pictures. 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 to me by Friday, November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Berg. Thank you!

 

Join the PTA TODAY!

Join the 2019-2020 VRES PTA today! There are two membership options. The family membership, which includes the entire household, and the standard membership, which is for one adult. You can join online at https://vrespta.ptboard.com or return the membership form that was sent home in the Wednesday folder. Checks should be made out to VRES PTA.

 

Westfield Cares

Westfield High School is hosting a screening of the film, Angst. The intent is for this movie to raise awareness around anxiety and start a dialogue amongst families and community members.  We will have community agencies available before and after the movie screening to offer information and resources to attendees. After the film, we will have a panel discussion from about 7:30-8:00pm. Please see details below.

What: Angst movie screening https://angstmovie.com/

When: Thursday, November, 21st at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM.

Where: Westfield High School auditorium
4700 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly 20151

 

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Thank you for coming together to support the Bahamas after Dorian’s deadly destruction over a month ago. We were able to raise $8,650 to help support the area. All donations from the GoFundMe page are now being delivered to the UNICEF organization.

Thank you again for your kindness, generosity, and care!

Bob D’Amato & Melissa Miller

 

Calendar

October 17 – Spirit Day – Throwback Thursday 80’s Day

October 17 – Kindergarten Playdoh Family Night, 6:00 PM

October 22 – 1st Grade Nature Walk, 2:00 PM

October 23 – 5th Grade Field Trip – Luray Caverns

October 24 – Picture Day

October 25 – 2nd Grade Character Book Parade, 3:00 PM

October 25 – Harvest Festival, 5-9 PM

October 25 – Book Fair Family Night, 5-7 PM

October 28 – November 1 – Book Fair, 9:30–3:00 PM, Friday–9:30–12:00 PM

November 4 – 5 – Student Holidays – NO SCHOOL

November 6 – 2nd Grade Field Trip – E.C. Lawrence Park

November 8 – Bingo Night, 6:30 PM, Cafeteria

November 11 – PTA Fall Fundraiser Begins

November 11 – 4th Grade Veterans Day Concert, 3:00 PM, Cafeteria

November 12 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library

November 22 – Thanksgiving Lunch

November 22 – PTA Paint Night, 6:00 PM

November 27 – November 29 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

 

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Harvest Festival Food Pre-Orders

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October 11, 2019

 

Greetings Parents!

We are so excited that the PTA will host Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25, 2019.  While enjoying the festivities, please be advised that our 6th Grade Celebration Committee will be selling pizza and Chick-fil-A sandwiches, along with candy and soda. Please see the order form below if you are interested in making an advanced purchase. A hard copy of the forms will go home in next week's Wednesday folders.

Pizza and Chicken Sandwiches Order Form

Pizza and Chicken Sandwiches Order Form Spanish 

Something Sweet is in the air! Nothing Bundt Cakes has partnered with the Virginia Run PTA to offer their delicious Bundtlet cakes for our families to enjoy during the Harvest Festival. Pre-order your favorite flavors now to guarantee joy and happiness for your taste buds. For those who forget to pre-order, limited quantities of each flavor will be available for sale the night of the Harvest Festival while supplies last. Price per Bundtlet: $5.00. Simply send in the order form below with payment by October 22nd

Bundt Cake Order Form

See you on the 25th!

 

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October 4, 2019

 

Lunch Menu Changes

The lunch menu has changed for the following dates:

October 8
Hot Dog on Bun
Soft Beef Tacos
Fresh or Steamed Broccoli and/or Chili Beans
Chilled Peaches or Apple Slices

October 9
Turkey Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Steamed Green Beans and/or Seasoned Sweet Potatoes
Apple Slices or Banana

October10
Pasta w/Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast
Pasta w/Mozzarella and Marinara Sauce and Garlic Toast
Tossed Salad w/Tomatoes and/or Baby Carrots
Chilled Pineapple or Orange Slices

 

Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Thank you for supporting this cause!

 

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October 2, 2019

 

Greetings VRES Families!

Fall is finally here!  This is a beautiful time of year to appreciate nature in all of its splendor.  By the way, appreciation of beauty is one of our Positivity Project character traits.  Students will learn more about the appreciation of beauty in the upcoming months.  In the meantime, I hope you will find time to take a nature walk, go apple picking, or enjoy cleaning up the leaves in your yard!

We are very excited about our upcoming school-wide events.  Our PTA will host Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25, 2019 beginning at 5 pm.  We look forward to spending time with all of our families and encourage everyone to come out and have a good time.  Additionally, teachers are eager to share student progress updates during parent/teacher conferences scheduled at various times in October and on Monday, November 4th.  If you haven’t already done so, please schedule a parent/teacher conference with your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  Finally, as a way to embrace our theme, We Are 1 VRES, we will be hosting Mix It Up at Lunch during the latter part of the month.  Please stayed tuned as more information about this fun and special occasion will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.

Finally, our school will be celebrating Columbus Day on Monday, October 14, 2019.  This a gentle reminder that school will not be in session.  We will resume classes on Tuesday, October 15th.  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

See you soon,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Instructional Time

This is a gentle reminder for parents…

To preserve the instructional environment, parents may not visit classrooms during instructional times during the school day.  Teachers’ primary responsibility during the school day is to provide instruction and, as a result, teachers are not available for impromptu parent meetings or drop-ins.  While we love for parents to have an opportunity to visit their children at our school, we ask that you schedule meetings in advance or plan to visit with your child during lunch.  Parents who arrive unannounced in the classrooms will be directed to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher at an appropriate time.  For more information, please refer to the "Meeting with Teachers" section in the Virginia Run Student Handbook found on our website.  Thank you for your support!

 

REMINDER

October 14, 2019 is Columbus Day. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

 

PTA Meeting

Join us for our next PTA general membership meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 7 pm in the VRES Library. We will be discussing upcoming fall events including our brand new Harvest Festival as well as our big fall fundraiser! Are you interested in volunteering for a committee or event during the year? Already volunteered and looking to meet your fellow committee members to get started on planning? We will also devote time to committee meetings and assist with coordination and planning! Hope to see you there!

 

Join the PTA TODAY!

Join the 2019-2020 VRES PTA today! There are two membership options. The family membership, which includes the entire household, and the standard membership, which is for one adult. You can join online at https://vrespta.ptboard.com or return the membership form that was sent home in the Wednesday folder. Checks should be made out to VRES PTA.

 

Spirit Night

Spirit Night will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Chick-fil-A Chantilly (by the Dulles Expo Center). A percentage of the total sales during the Spirit Night will be donated to the school. Bring a print or digital copy of the flyer (will be sent home in today's Wednesday folder), and present it to a Team Member before placing your order. Thank you!

 

Veteran's Day Collage

Every year at Virginia Run, the 4th graders put on a Veteran’s 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 Veteran’s Day (November 11). This collage will be on display in the main lobby. Feel free to email Ms. Berg (jmberg@fcps.edu) a picture of a Veteran from your family. If you have several Veterans in your family, we welcome multiple pictures. 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 to me by Friday, November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Berg. Thank you!

 

Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Thank you for supporting this cause!

 

Winter Coat Closet

The 2019-2020 Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet is being held from November 14, 2019-March 14, 2020.

When to get a coat:

November 14 - March 14

Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

*Closed February 22 – 29 for Presidential Primaries*
*Closed on Fairfax County Holidays*

Where to get a coat:

North County Government Center
1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

*Supplies may be limited*

Questions?:

For details contact Minnie Orozco with Cornerstones at (571)323-1410 or
minerva.orozco@cornerstonesva.org

Have a coat to donate?

Donations of new or gently used, clean heavy winter coats, as well as new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for men, women and children are needed.

Plastic Hangers only, please.

Please Deliver To:

Cornerstones
11150 Sunset Hills Rd Suite 210
Reston, VA 20190

October 21 - November 7
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

North County Government Center
1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

November 14 - January 16
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

The FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference is on Saturday!

FCPS' sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS, at 8 a.m. Inova and Kaiser Permanente are partnering with FCPS on this event. From 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the focus will be on social and emotional learning. Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will deliver the keynote address. A special session for high school students—the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit—will also be held during the morning. There will be breakout sessions, too. Attendees are invited to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, from 12:30-4 p.m. The summit will offer several breakout sessions addressing substance misuse identification, resources, and recovery. Please register now to attend.

 

Westfield High School Theatre

Westfield High School Theatre presents it’s annual Carnival and Haunted Carnival on October 4th and 5th from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Fun and games for all ages! Costumes are encouraged and concessions will be available. Admission is $8 for both, $5 for the standard Carnival. Check out our web site!

www.westfieldtheatre.com

 

Calendar

October 8 – Spirit Night – Chick-fil-A, 5-8 pm

October 14 – Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL

October 15 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

October 16 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Camp Highroad

October 16 – 4th Grade Field Trip – Gunston Hall

October 23 – 5th Grade Field Trip – Luray Caverns

October 24 – Picture Day

October 25 – Harvest Festival, 5-9 pm

October 25 – Book Fair Family Night, 5-7 pm

October 28 – November 1 – Book Fair, 9:30–3:00 pm, Friday–9:30–12:00 pm

 

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Special Announcements 9/30/19

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September 30, 2019

 

Advanced Academic Program Information Meeting TONIGHT

An AAP parent information meeting will be held at Virginia Run TONIGHT, Monday, September 30, 2019. Join our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Val Sesso, in the library from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm to learn about AAP levels of service and examples at Virginia Run. The meeting is open to all K-6 parents.

A second meeting will be held on November 25 from 8:30am-9:30am for parents of students in grades 2-6 who are interested in screening for Level IV AAP services at Bull Run. If you have a child in grade 2-6 and are interested in the center screening process, please attend the meeting in November.

If you have a child in grade 3-6 who entered FCPS during or after January 2019, you are welcome to refer your child for full-time Level IV services. The deadline for referring new students is October 10, 2019. The Parent Information Packet containing the referral form can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps . Scroll down to “Full-time Level IV Services” for information and forms.

Please send questions to Val Sesso at vmsesso@fcps.edu or call (703) 988-8937.

 

Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Thank you for supporting this cause!

 

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Special Announcement 9/25/19

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September 25, 2019

 

Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Thank you for supporting this cause!

 

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Viking Voice 9/18/19

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September 18, 2019

 

PTA Meeting

The first PTA meeting of the 2019-2020 school year is on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm in the VRES Library.

Come find out about all of the Fall Events, after school enrichment and opportunities, and how together we can do so much!

Special Guest Speaker: Amy Peterson, RN

Amy Peterson is a Public Health Nurse with Fairfax County and will be speaking about FCPS policies and protocols when it comes to head lice, hygiene/toileting expectations, cold and flu season and will be answering your questions.

COOKIES AND REFRESHMENTS will be served!

 

FLE Preview Night

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. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.

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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Virginia Run Elementary (15450 Martins Hundred Drive Centreville, VA 20120). All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

 

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) ELEMENTARY CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of services. A video showing each level of service in action, as well as information about middle and high school services, are available at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics.

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)   
  • Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.
  • Level I services are provided to all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Level I services includes teaching students to use critical and creative thinking skills to process content. It also includes periodic opportunities to use advanced academic curriculum throughout the year. Student responses to these lessons are used as part of the identification process for Levels II-IV. Parents may practice the nine strategies during family conversations and activities. Descriptions and videos of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.
  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)  
  • Level II services are available for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 for students with strength in a specific subject area. The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV to extend and enrich in the subject area strength. Screening for this level of service occurs for all students in grades K-5 in May and is ongoing throughout the school year. Multiple criteria are used to screen for this level of service and decisions are made at the local school level.
  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)  
  • Level III services are available for students in Grades 3-6 who are eligible for part-time direct services from the AART. Students are identified by a screening committee at the local school. The AART uses materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four core subject areas through either a weekly pull-out class or weekly co-teaching model with the classroom teacher. Screening for this level of service occurs for all students in grades K-5 in May and is ongoing throughout the school year. Multiple criteria are used to screen for this level of service and decisions are made at the local school level.
  • Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)
  • Level IV services are available for students in Grades 3-8 who are found eligible through a central selection process. Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis.

Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. The countywide central selection committee determines eligibility for full-time AAP Level IV placement.

Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:

    • Fall screening is held for students who are new to FCPS and have been referred
    • Spring screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student who has been referred

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held.

    • A referral form may be turned in from the first day of school until the published deadline.
    • The referral deadline is October 10, 2019 for students who are new to FCPS and January 9, 2020 for students who are not new to FCPS this school year.
    • The referral form is available on the Forms page: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Middle and High School AAP

Additional information about middle and high school services may be found on the Advanced Academic Programs web page:

Elementary Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held at Virginia Run on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:00pm. The AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Virginia Run, as well as explain and answer questions.

Ability Testing

In the fall, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) is administered to all FCPS first grade students and the CogAT- Custom Form is administered to all FCPS second grade students. During the fall testing cycle, the NNAT and/or Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score.

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7 as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the January 9, 2020 deadline. If you are waiting for test scores and would like your student screened for Level IV, please submit the referral by the published deadline (even if you have not received the test scores for your student).

 

Advanced Academic Program Information Meeting

An AAP parent information meeting will be held at Virginia Run on Monday, September 30, 2019. Join our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Val Sesso, in the library from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm to learn about AAP levels of service and examples at Virginia Run. The meeting is open to all K-6 parents.

A second meeting will be held on November 25 from 8:30 am-9:30 am for parents of students in grades 2-6 who are interested in screening for Level IV AAP services at Bull Run. If you have a child in grade 2-6 and are interested in the center screening process, please attend the meeting in November.

If you have a child in grade 3-6 who entered FCPS during or after January 2019, you are welcome to refer your child for full-time Level IV services. The deadline for referring new students is October 10, 2019. The Parent Information Packet containing the referral form can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps . Scroll down to “Full-time Level IV Services” for information and forms.

Please send questions to Val Sesso at vmsesso@fcps.edu or call (703) 988-8937.

 

Clinic Volunteers Needed for Vision and Hearing Screenings

The vision and hearing screenings for Kindergarten and 3rd grade will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The clinic is looking for volunteers from 9:30-11:30 am for the 3rd grade session and 2:00-4:00 for the Kindergarten session. Please contact Olga Carrillo at ocarrillo@fcps.edu or 703-988-8900 if you are interested in volunteering. No experience required.

 

Veteran's Day Collage

Every year at Virginia Run, the 4th graders put on a Veteran’s 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 Veteran’s Day (November 11). This collage will be on display in the main lobby. Feel free to email Ms. Berg (jmberg@fcps.edu) a picture of a Veteran from your family. If you have several Veterans in your family, we welcome multiple pictures. 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 to me by Friday, November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Berg. Thank you!

 

Walk to School Day

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

Students and employees of Virginia Run ES are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work on October 2.  Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to school. 

 

Social Media Accounts

We encourage you to follow class and school Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. Social media is a great platform for sharing photos and videos of students participating in learning and celebrating successes. Using social media in a professional capacity allows us to give the Virginia Run parents and community a lens into the amazing learning, collaboration, and creativity that takes place in our building.

If you have any questions about your child being featured in any VRES social media post(s), please let us know.

 

Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Thank you for supporting this cause!

 

Westfield High School Homecoming Parade

The Westfield HS homecoming parade is Friday, September 20 at 4:45 pm at Stone Middle School.  Westfield Pyramid Schools (including Virginia Run) and several local clubs and organizations participate in this event. Please come and support our students and our schools.

The homecoming football game is at 7:00 pm at Westfield High School versus Lake Braddock Secondary School.

 

Calendar

September 20 – Westfield HS Homecoming Parade, 4:45 pm

September 24 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

September 25 – FLE Preview Night, 6-8 pm, Cafeteria

September 30 – AAP Parent Information Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

October 2 - Walk to School Day

October 14 – Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL

October 15 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

October 16 – 6th  Grade Field Trip – Camp Highroad

October 16 – 4th Grade Field Trip – Gunston Hall

October 23 – 5th Grade Field Trip – Luray Caverns

October 24 – Picture Day

October 25 – Harvest Festival, 5-9 pm

October 25 – Book Fair Family Night, 5-7 pm

October 28 – November 1 – Book Fair, 9:30–3:00 pm, Friday–9:30–12:00 pm

 

 

 

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Viking Voice 9/4/19

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September 4, 2019

 

Greetings VRES Families,

Welcome returning Vikings and new families to Virginia Run ES!  Our school opening was smooth and successful.  Our staff really enjoyed spending time with students and families who participated in the Welcome Walk!  What a great way to meet your teacher and kick-off a new school year.  Currently, students are working on classroom routines and procedures and student learning continues to be our top priority.  This year, our theme is “We are 1 VRES!”  While appreciating our diversity, we will also connect through our similarities as we work closer together as a school community.

I want to share a few updates as we begin the new school year.  First, I want to stress the importance of students attending school regularly.  Research shows there is a high correlation between student success and regular attendance.  Thank you for sending your students to school daily and supporting the school in helping your child reach success!  Second, we have a few new programs and resources this year that will help us to dig deeper into academics.  During the school year, all students will participate in the Positivity Project.  Students will learn the significance of positive character traits and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.  In addition, fourth and fifth grades will have the support of a STEAM teacher who will be working with classes monthly. Finally, our parent liaison, Diana Archila, will support our school five days a week!  We are working hard to bridge the gap between home and school communication.   As a result, I have asked all teams to provide updates to parents on Blackboard or another electronic communication every two weeks.  I believe it is important for you to know what your child is learning along with ways you can support him/her to be successful.

I am SO excited to see many of you tonight for our annual Back-to-School Night.   Specialists will be available to meet with parents at 6 pm in the library and we will host parents for two sessions including one beginning at 6:30 pm and the other at 7:15 pm.  I hope to see you there!  

Best wishes!

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is on Wednesday, September 4th for all grade levels K-6. At 6:00 pm, parents are invited to the library to “Meet the Specialist.”  You will be able to meet the librarian along with the art, music, and physical education teachers who work with your students. Additionally, our counselors will be on hand. Teachers will be in their classrooms at 6:30 pm to greet you for session 1. We ask that parents refrain from arriving at the classrooms earlier than 6:30 pm to allow teachers time to prepare for their presentations. There will be another 45 minute information session starting at 7:15 pm in each classroom so that families with multiple children can attend more than one session.

Parking will be limited. Please consider walking if you live close to the school. We ask that children do not attend this evening event.

In this busy world, it is difficult to do all that is asked of us, but one evening at Back-to-School Night will put you in personal touch with teachers who will be working with you to ensure your son’s or daughter’s success. 

You are the most important people in your son’s or daughter’s life. Here at Virginia Run Elementary School we know the value of parent involvement. We will all do a better job with our students if we communicate throughout the year.

 

New Parent Coffee

On Friday, September 6, from 9:15 am until 10:30 am, the PTA and administrators will host a coffee for parents new to Virginia Run Elementary School in the cafeteria. All new parents (and non school-age children) are welcome to join us. You will have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Bumbrey, our Principal, and Mr. Skerker, our Assistant Principal. Our PTA members will be available to answer any questions about the community and to offer assistance to new families. Please RSVP by calling the main office at 703-988-8900. We hope to see you there.

 

Volunteer/Visitor Computer Check-In

It is important for all visitors to have a government issued ID when visiting the school.

Please be aware that the office staff will be asking visitors, prior to providing access to the school building, the purpose of their visit.

When you come into the school, either to volunteer in the classroom, have lunch with your child, or attend a meeting, you MUST register on the computer located in the office. If you are “working” at the school on a VOLUNTEER basis, please check IN and OUT as a VOLUNTEER. If you are coming to visit your child at lunch and are not “working” or “volunteering” in some way, then you must check IN and OUT as a VISITOR. The only time you would manually sign in as a VISITOR or VOLUNTEER is if the computer is down. You will continue to manually sign your child in/out when your child is TARDY or LEAVING EARLY.  

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

 

TESTING

In November, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) is administered to all FCPS first grade students. In October, the CogAT-Custom Form is administered to all FCPS second grade students. During the fall testing cycle, the NNAT and/or Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) may be administered to students in grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score. Parents or guardians may exercise a one-time retest option during the fall testing cycle. If you have a student in grades 3-6 and are interested in exercising your one-time retest option, please email Mrs. Sesso at vmsesso@fcps.edu by September 17, 2019.

 

Here Comes the Bus - App Now Available

Here Comes the Bus® is now available. This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents and guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. Here Comes the Bus® combines GPS and bus routing data in an easy-to-use, customizable app that works on one or multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers. Please visit our website at https://virginiarunes.fcps.edu/ to get started.

 

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community. 

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms were included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle. Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu.

 

Check out our Virginia Run student's artwork on display in the current school lunch menu!

Evie C. (tomatoes)

Tyler D. (oranges)

Kendall J. (apples)

Congratulations!

Calendar

September 4 – Back to School Night, 6:30 pm, Meet the Specialists at 6:00 pm

September 6 – New Parent Coffee, 9:15 am, Cafeteria

September 17 – Spirit Night, TBD

September 24 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

September 30 – AAP Parent Information Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

 

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Back to School Announcements

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August 28, 2019

 

Reminders:

August 30 – September 2 – Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

*School and Office will be Closed.

 

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is on Wednesday, September 4th for all grade levels K-6. At 6:00 pm, parents are invited to the library to “Meet the Specialist.”  You will be able to meet the librarian along with the art, music, and physical education teachers who work with your students. Additionally, our counselors will be on hand. Teachers will be in their classrooms at 6:30 pm to greet you for session 1. We ask that parents refrain from arriving at the classrooms earlier than 6:30 pm to allow teachers time to prepare for their presentations. There will be another 45 minute information session starting at 7:15 pm in each classroom so that families with multiple children can attend more than one session.

Parking will be limited. Please consider walking if you live close to the school. We ask that children do not attend this evening event.

In this busy world, it is difficult to do all that is asked of us, but one evening at Back-to-School Night will put you in personal touch with teachers who will be working with you to ensure your son’s or daughter’s success. 

You are the most important people in your son’s or daughter’s life. Here at Virginia Run Elementary School we know the value of parent involvement. We will all do a better job with our students if we communicate throughout the year.

 

School Communications

In order to streamline school communications to ensure you are informed of school-related events and information, VRES will communicate with families in the following ways:

  • Wednesday folders – will continue to be sent home weekly with students to include student work samples and school flyers.
  • News You Choose messages- will continue to be emailed to enrolled families on the first Wednesday and third Wednesday of the calendar month.
  • eNotify messages- will continue to be used to provide families with emergency information or special announcements.

*Our first newsletter will go out next Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

 

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS

According to Transportation Services, the bus driver will return your kindergartener to their school if your child is not met at the door of the school bus by a parent, a guardian/caregiver, or sibling, middle school or higher and asked for by name.

 

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 four dates that Wednesday envelopes may be used for carrying announcements from non-profit organizations are:

September 4, 2019       

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. 

 

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