Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.February 19, 2020
Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Kindness Spirit Week
February 24th - February 28th
Viking Family Night
Please join us for Viking Family Night on March 2 from 6:30-7:30 PM. This event is for students in grades K-6. Families will get a chance to play different math and reading games together. Please use the bottom portion of the flyer that was sent home in the Wednesday folder to RSVP by February 21, 2020. See you there!
SCIENCE QUEST 2020
March 12, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration is open until February 19, 2020 for this year's Science Quest. Science Quest is open to all students (K-6). This is a free event! Sign up online at https://vrespta.ptboard.com/, please select "Form & Payment" from the left side of the website. For questions and to volunteer for the Science Quest, please contact Science Quest chairs:
Come support your teachers and 6th grade friends as Virginia Run takes on Cub Run Elementary in volleyball on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Westfield High School Gymnasium. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. For advance tickets, fill out the order form that will come home in today’s Wednesday folder. Please return the presale order form with payment to school by March 10, 2020. Make checks payable to Virginia Run Elementary PTA. Pizza and concessions will be available for sale by the 6th grade. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. No child should be dropped off and left unsupervised.
Dave and Buster's Power Cards Fundraiser
Students can sell Dave and Buster's Power Cards for $20 and $10 and VRES PTA will earn 50% of sales! Flyers and order forms went home in last week’s Wednesday folder. Orders with payment will be accepted through Feb 28th. Cards can also be purchased via PTBoard at https://vrespta.ptboard.com/home. Email Stacey Keiffer at email@example.com with any questions.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops are currently being accepted through Feb 21st. Please send in your box tops to school (collection box is under the clock in the lobby) or submit them digitally (see flyer attachment below). We appreciate your help in supporting VRES!
Parent Survey of Students in Grades 3-8 About AAP Level IV (full-time) Services
Fairfax County Public Schools has engaged with external researchers to examine our Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in grades 3-8, with a focus on Level IV services. As one of several data collections in the review, researchers are seeking input from all parents of students in grades 3-8 through an online survey. Individual survey responses will be anonymous, will go directly to the researchers, and will not be viewed by FCPS staff.
Responses will be used by the researchers to craft recommendations for program improvements that will be shared with the FCPS School Board in late March. Parents are asked to complete the survey only one time, even if they have multiple children in grades 3-8. The survey is expected to start being sent directly to parent emails by mid-February and will close on February 28, 2020, in order to give researchers time to analyze results for their final report in March of 2020. There will be a School Board work session on March 24, 2020 with the final report.
Magnet School Application and Lottery Information
The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account. If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.
A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying. Legacies also must apply to be eligible. Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.
As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs. This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program. For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Please visit the following website for more information. https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery.
February 17 – February 21 – Custodial Appreciation Week
February 20 – Stone MS Registration (6th Grade)
February 24 – February 28 – Kindness Spirit Week
February 25 – 3 on 3 Basketball, 4:00 PM, Gym
March 2 – March 20 – Pennies for Patients Charity Drive
March 2 – Viking Family Night, 6:30 PM
March 3 – Student Holiday – NO SCHOOL
March 4 – Kindergarten Field Trip – GMU Manassas
March 12 – Science Quest, 6:00 PM, Gym
March 13 – Volleyball Game, 7:00 PM, Westfield HS
March 17 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
March 20 – 4th Grade Field Trip – Williamsburg
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