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February 19, 2020

 

Reminders:

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:

Maura Connolly: maura.connolly@gmail.com
Mindy Waltham-Sajdak: cawsmindy@gmail.com

 

Volleyball Game

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.

Contact Heather Ervin at heyheatherrice@hotmail.com or Joanna Case at joannacase2@gmail.com with questions.

 

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 staceymaria321@live.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!

BoxTopsDigitalFlyerSpring2020.pdf

 

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.

 

Calendar

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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Viking Voice 2/5/20

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February 5, 2020

 

Greetings VRES Families!

I hope you are enjoying the cold winter weather. Perhaps, we will get more snow...we’ll see. I’m sure our boys and girls could use some fresh air and time to play outside with their friends. It’s nice to know that spring will arrive before we know it!

Tonight, I have the pleasure of watching our chorus students, led by our wonderful music teachers, Jeremiah Tyler and Jessica Berg, perform during the Westfield Pyramid Concert! I am excited for this special event. Our students never cease to amaze me with their talents.

Thank you for your feedback regarding plans for our 2020-2021 Back-to-School Celebration! As a result of the data gathered from staff and parents, we are going to make some slight adjustments to our Back-to-School event schedule. As we have done over the past few years, we will continue to host our annual Welcome Walk on the Thursday prior to the opening of school along with our School Supply Drop-Off that afternoon. One change we are making is to extend the School Supply Drop-Off to include a Back-to- School Information Session for parents. Over the past few years, our Back-to-School night participation numbers have decreased while our Welcome Walk and School Supply Drop off participation rates have remained consistent.   Our slightly new structure will allow parents and students to participate in the Welcome Walk and Back-to-School Information Session/School Supply Drop Off followed by the PTA Welcome Back Picnic on the same day! I’m sharing this information with you early to allow you time to plan for this transition.

Save the Date

Back-to-School Celebration (Welcome Walk-morning /School Supply Drop-off and Back-to-School Information-late afternoon/early evening)/PTA Welcome Back Picnic

VRES Students and Families are invited and encouraged to participate!

Tentative Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

*This will replace the evening event formerly known as Back-to-School Night.


Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Liz Bumbrey

 

Candy Grams

The Virginia Run SCA will be selling candy grams that will be delivered to classrooms on February 14, 2020. You can treat your child, friend, teacher, or anyone at Virginia Run to a special Candy Gram. Each Candy Gram will include a lollipop. The flyer will go home today in the Wednesday folder. Candy Grams are $1.00 each. Please send your money and message to school by Wednesday, February 12th.

 

PTA Meeting

Come join us for our next PTA General Membership meeting to be held February 11th at 7 PM in the VRES Library. We hope to see you there! 

 

Viking Family Night

This year Virginia Run will be hosting Viking Family Night on March 2, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM! Students in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to come out and participate in grade level games and activities, as well as learn more about how to support math and literacy at home. Flyers will go home today in the Wednesday folder. Please use the bottom portion of the flyer to RSVP by February 21, 2020.

 

Ellie's Hats

Virginia Run ES will be collecting hats for Ellie's Hats from February 3rd - February 14th. Bring a NEW hat to donate to a child battling cancer. Collection boxes will be set up in the lobby. For more information, please visit https://ellieshats.org/.

Spirit Days:
Wear a hat on Monday, February 3rd and Friday, February 14th.

 

EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR 2019-2020 YEARBOOK

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Interested in pre-ordering your 2019-2020 yearbook at LAST YEAR'S PRICES?

Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter VRES' school code 5662220 to place your order! Hurry as prices will increase on February 8, 2020!

 

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:

Maura Connolly: maura.connolly@gmail.com
Mindy Waltham-Sajdak: cawsmindy@gmail.com

 

Westfield Pyramid Chorus Concert

The Westfield Pyramid’s annual Pyramid Chorus Concert is on Wednesday, February 5th, hosted by Westfield High School! Please click the link below to find information about the night’s logistics for choir participants.

Westfield Pyramid Chorus Concert

 

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6th - July 31st.  For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta 

 

Calendar

February 3 – February 14 – Ellie’s Hats Collection

February 5 – Westfield Pyramid Chorus Concert

February 11 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library

February 13 – Stone MS Orientation (6th Grade)

February 17 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

February 17 – February 21 – Custodial Appreciation Week

February 19 – Stone MS Registration (6th Grade)

February 19 – 5th Grade Ancient Greece Festival, 2:00 PM

February 20 – Stone MS Registration (6th Grade)

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 10 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library

March 12 – Science Quest, 6:00 PM, Gym

March 13 – Volleyball Game, 7:00 PM, Westfield HS

March 20 – 4th Grade Field Trip – Williamsburg

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January 22, 2020

 

REMINDERS

January 27 - January 28 - NO SCHOOL

 

Spirit Night TONIGHT

Please join us for Spirit Night TONIGHT at Red Robin in Chantilly on Wednesday, January 22 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Flyers will go home in the Wednesday folder. Must have flyer present (paper flyer or on phone) for fundraising benefits to apply. Dine in only. All proceeds raised will benefit the Virginia Run 6th grade celebration.

 

Candy Grams

The Virginia Run SCA will be selling candy grams that will be delivered to classrooms on February 14, 2020. You can treat your child, friend, teacher, or anyone at Virginia Run to a special Candy Gram. Each Candy Gram will include a lollipop. The flyer will go home today in the Wednesday folder. Candy Grams are $1.00 each. Please send your money and message to school by Wednesday, February 12th.

 

Viking Family Night

This year Virginia Run will be hosting Viking Family Night on March 2, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM! Students in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to come out and participate in grade level games and activities, as well as learn more about how to support math and literacy at home.  More information will be coming soon!

 

School Year 2020-2021 Immersion Program Information

Each year, rising kindergarteners and first graders have the chance to participate in Immersion programs available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish offered at: Bailey’s, Fort Hunt, Fox Mill, Great Falls, Kent Gardens, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, Orange Hunt, Powell, Ravensworth, and Rose Hill elementary schools through a county-wide lottery process. Online registration for this lottery process opens on January 27, 2020. Registration is open to all rising kindergarteners and first graders living in Fairfax County. A SIS account is required to complete the application. If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required. Please be aware that FCPS does not provide transportation for students who reside outside the attendance area of the immersion schools and a one-time fee of $100 must be paid upon acceptance of an out-of-boundary placement (see Notice 5922).

In the Immersion Program, children spend half of the day in the target language learning math, science, health and target language arts. The other half of the day is spent learning in English focusing on English language arts and social studies. The instructional program follows the Fairfax County Public Schools Program of Studies at each grade level. Math, science, and health were chosen for target language instruction due to the use of manipulatives and concrete, hands-on activities, which aid the natural second language acquisition process. Students are able to connect the skills learned across both languages.

Program Sites and Informational Meetings

The schools listed on the website offer county-wide Immersion Program enrollment in 2020-2021. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings. Please see the dates for all meetings at the website below.

Enrollment criteria and procedures are available at:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/world-language-immersion-programs-registration.

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

The 13th annual Chinese New Year Celebration event is scheduled to be held at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 (snow day alternative: Saturday, February 8, 2020). A hands-on experience in learning Chinese traditions and folk customs, free teaching of Chinese traditional etiquette and speech for special occasions, as well as legendary stories from ancient Chinese history will be offered.

http://www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org

 

 

Calendar

January 22 – 6th Grade Celebration Spirit Night, Red Robin, Chantilly, 4–8 PM

January 23 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum (Coulter, Tate)

January 23 – Kindergarten Family Game Night, 6:00 PM, Cafeteria

January 24 – End of Second Quarter

January 27 – 28 – NO SCHOOL

January 31 – Spirit Day – Team Day

February 11 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library

February 13 – Stone MS Orientation (6th Grade)

February 17 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

February 17 – February 21 – Custodial Appreciation Week

February 19 – Stone MS Registration (6th Grade)

February 20 – Stone MS Registration (6th Grade)

 

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Viking Voice 1/8/20

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January 8, 2020

 

Happy New Year VRES Families!

I hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays.   Although the time off was lovely, it is nice to get back into a routine and reunite as a school community.  We are super excited to get back into the groove of learning!

This year, students continue to learn about the power in positive communication through the Positivity Project.  On a weekly basis, students study character vocabulary as they continue to grow into positive and productive citizens.  Have you heard your child use words like open-mindedness, perspective, perseverance, gratitude, or teamwork?  Please engage your child in conversations at the dinner table or during the ride home from dance or soccer practice about what these words mean and how they can positively impact us.  It’s amazing to hear 2nd graders talk about why it is important to be brave or how 4th graders are using their strength in curiosity to learn more about a personal topic of interest.  Pretty cool, right?

I’m excited to share some news with you!  This year, we will plan to host Viking Family Night on March 2, 2020.  Please save the date for this important event as it will take the place of what was formerly known as VRES Math Night.  During Viking Family Night, families will have the opportunity to celebrate and explore both language arts and math!  Please stay tuned as more information about this event is forthcoming!

Finally, as we begin planning for the 2020-2021 Back-to-School festivities, I would like to hear from you.  Please use the link below to share your preference regarding the scheduling of the VRES Annual Welcome Walk and Back-to-School Night. 

https://forms.gle/HCWJRfETwAsum4WF8

As always, thank you for your continuous support as we work as collaborative partners to provide the best learning opportunities for ALL of our VRES students!

2020 is going to be a GREAT year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Club Picture Day

CLUB PICTURE DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, January 10, 2019!  Students should feel free to wear their club t-shirts, patrol belts, etc. for their club pictures. 

 

Movie Night

Join us for Movie Night at VRES on January 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Wear your PJs and bring a pillow or sleeping bag and come watch Toy Story 4! Tickets for entertainment, popcorn, and water can be purchased in advance for $3.00. Order forms will go home in the Wednesday folder. Additional concessions will be available for sale by the 6th Grade Celebration Committee. Students MUST be accompanied by an adult who will stay at the event, no drop-offs. There is no charge for adults.

 

Spirit Night

Please join us for Spirit Night at Red Robin in Chantilly on Wednesday, January 22 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Flyers will go home in the Wednesday folder. Must have flyer present (paper flyer or on phone) for fundraising benefits to apply. Dine in only. All proceeds raised will benefit the Virginia Run 6th grade celebration.

 

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  No late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

Referrals can be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Sesso, on January 9, 2020 by 4:00 pm. All referrals and optional materials must be submitted in hard copy/paper form. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Sesso with any questions at vmsesso@fcps.edu.

 

Parent Workshop

Please join us for a "Strengthening Families" parent workshop to learn effective strategies for promoting healthy communication among elementary school students.

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Location: Virginia Run ES - 15450 Martins Hundred Drive, Centreville                   (VRES Cafeteria and Library)

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The workshop presentation will include topics such as:

  • Establishing rules at home
  • Strengthening positive behavior
  • Consequences vs punishment
  • Approaching difficult conversations and more

We are inviting all Virginia Run parents and caregivers.

Childcare and snacks will be provided.

If you are interested in attending, please contact your Parent Liaison: Diana Archila @ 703-988-8914 or darchila@fcps.edu.

 

School Year 2020-2021 Immersion Program Information

Each year, rising kindergarteners and first graders have the chance to participate in Immersion programs available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish offered at: Bailey’s, Fort Hunt, Fox Mill, Great Falls, Kent Gardens, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, Orange Hunt, Powell, Ravensworth, and Rose Hill elementary schools through a county-wide lottery process. Online registration for this lottery process opens on January 27, 2020. Registration is open to all rising kindergarteners and first graders living in Fairfax County. A SIS account is required to complete the application. If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required. Please be aware that FCPS does not provide transportation for students who reside outside the attendance area of the immersion schools and a one-time fee of $100 must be paid upon acceptance of an out-of-boundary placement (see Notice 5922).

In the Immersion Program, children spend half of the day in the target language learning math, science, health and target language arts. The other half of the day is spent learning in English focusing on English language arts and social studies. The instructional program follows the Fairfax County Public Schools Program of Studies at each grade level. Math, science, and health were chosen for target language instruction due to the use of manipulatives and concrete, hands-on activities, which aid the natural second language acquisition process. Students are able to connect the skills learned across both languages.

Program Sites and Informational Meetings

The schools listed on the website offer county-wide Immersion Program enrollment in 2020-2021. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings. Please see the dates for all meetings at the website below.

Enrollment criteria and procedures are available at:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/world-language-immersion-programs-registration.

 

Rocks with Cops 2

Have you heard of the rock painting movement where kids and adults are hiding painted rocks across the country? The Kindness Rocks Project “encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life.” People are playing hide-and-seek with painted rocks in hopes of spreading kindness and joy to those that discover them. “One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life!”

Join us on Saturday, January 18, at the Sully District Station to paint rocks with Cops! Join us anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. We will have supplies but please feel free to bring your own as well.

Make sure to RSVP here: http://bit.ly/rockswithcops2 so we can ensure we have enough rocks!

Paint + Hide + Find + Share = Joy

Any questions, please email Community Outreach Officer Meg Hawkins at Megan.Hawkins@fairfaxcounty.gov.

  

Save the Date Viking Family Night

This year Virginia Run will be hosting Viking Family Night on March 2, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm! Students in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to come out and participate in grade level games and activities, as well as learn more about how to support math and literacy at home.  More information will be coming soon!

 

Calendar

January 10 – Club/Candid Picture Day

January 16 – Parent Workshop, 6:00 pm, VRES Cafeteria & Library

January 17 – PTA Movie Night, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria
                      (Concessions start at 6:30 pm)

January 20 – NO SCHOOL

January 22 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum (LeClerc, Herbert, Gintert)

January 22 – 6th Grade Celebration Spirit Night, Red Robin, Chantilly, 4–8 pm

January 23 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum (Coulter, Tate)

January 23 – Kindergarten Family Game Night, 6:00 pm, Cafeteria

January 24 – End of Second Quarter

January 27 – 28 – NO SCHOOL

February 17 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

 

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2 Hour Early Release - 1/7/20

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January 7, 2020 Virginia Run ES 2 Hour Early Release at 2:00 PM

Good Morning.

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today. Because of this early release, Virginia Run ES will dismiss at 2:00 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students. We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

-Virgina Run ES

 

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December 18, 2019

 

Dear VRES Families,

I hope you all enjoy the holidays as well as time with family and friends.  The school building and office will be closed from December 23 through January 3. 

School will reopen for students on Monday, January 6, 2020.

I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year!

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test and CogAt Scores

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (1st Grade) and CogAT (2nd Grade) scores will be sent home to parents via student backpacks this afternoon. Please check your child’s Wednesday folder for the score report.  Thank you!

 

Holiday Donations

Thank you to everyone who submitted holiday donations.  We were able to collect a total of $490.00.  This money has allowed us to provide a total of nineteen $25 gift cards to 17 families in need.   We have 2 gift cards that will be stored at the school and provided to needy families throughout the rest of the year.  We are proud to be part of such a caring and supportive school community. Thank you for your generosity! 

 

Spirit Night

Spirit Night is TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 18 at Manhattan Pizza in Centreville from 4 - 9 pm. Please mention "Spirit Night" when ordering. Manhattan donates 20% of entire food and drink purchases back to Virginia Run.

Manhattan Pizza
6355 Multiplex Drive
Centreville, VA 20121
571-655-5542

 

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  No late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

Referrals can be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Sesso, on January 9, 2020 by 4:00 pm. All referrals and optional materials must be submitted in hard copy/paper form. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Sesso with any questions at vmsesso@fcps.edu.

 

Parent Workshop

Please join us for a "Strengthening Families" parent workshop to learn effective strategies for promoting healthy communication among elementary school students.

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Location: Virginia Run ES - 15450 Martins Hundred Drive, Centreville                   (VRES Cafeteria and Library)

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The workshop presentation will include topics such as:

  • Establishing rules at home
  • Strengthening positive behavior
  • Consequences vs punishment
  • Approaching difficult conversations and more

We are inviting all Virginia Run parents and caregivers.

Childcare and snacks will be provided.

If you are interested in attending, please contact your Parent Liaison: Diana Archila @ 703-988-8914 or darchila@fcps.edu.

 

Attention ALL Parents!

We are aggressively looking for the next wave of vibrant and energetic parents to lead the charge in re-energizing our volunteers for our community Virginia Run Turkey Trot race.

We have held the race for over 20 years and this is the first year we did not have a bevy of volunteers to bring this community tradition to fruition. We are hoping that leader is you and that you will have the scope of influence to get a new delegation of volunteers on board to take over this amazing event. We hope and believe that the next leader and delegation is within our families at Virginia Run Elementary.

Our community Turkey Trot has donated over 1 million dollars to Inova’s Life with Cancer program over the years. So many of our families have been affected by cancer and because of that, we have dedicated each race in someone’s honor. As a community tradition, and as a community that always comes together to help those in need, this charity is as vital to the bedrock of our neighborhood as the race itself.

Please consider leading the charge to continue the Virginia Run Turkey Trot. This event has singularly created so many family memories and traditions and helped so many dealing with cancer.

Please contact me at 703-408-9074 if you are willing to help.

Thank you in advance.

Sharon Neff
Virginia Run Resident

 

Calendar

December 18 – Spirit Night – Manhattan Pizza, Centreville, 4 – 9 pm

December 19 – 1st Grade Winter Party, 1:30 pm

December 19 – 3rd Grade Winter Party, 2:30 pm

December 20 – Kindergarten Winter Party

December 20 – 4th Grade Winter Party, 11:00 am

December 20 – 5th Grade Winter Party, 12:00 pm

December 20 – 6th Grade Winter Party, 12:00 pm

December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break

January 10 – Club/Candid Picture Day

January 16 – Parenting Workshop, 6:00 pm, VRES Cafeteria & Library

January 20 – NO SCHOOL

January 22 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum (LeClerc, Herbert, Gintert)

January 23 – 6th Grade Field Trip – Art Museum (Coulter, Tate)

January 23 – Kindergarten Family Game Night, 6:00 pm, Cafeteria

January 24 – End of Second Quarter

January 27 – 28 – NO SCHOOL

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Viking Voice 12/4/19

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December 4, 2019

 

Dear VRES Families,

We are so grateful to our Human Relations Committee who sponsored the food drive recently to help families in need.  One thousand five hundred and forty-one food items were collected for families!  Wow!!  We sincerely appreciate the donations as we are fortunate to have such a warm and caring school community.

I want to extend a special thank you to our PTA for hosting the Boosterthon Fundraiser and the parents who came out to cheer our students on as they participated in the Fun Run.  What a great time!  In addition, thank you to the parents and PTA for treating our amazing staff to breakfast treats and for your notes of gratitude before Thanksgiving!

The holidays are soon approaching and cold weather has arrived.  Now that winter is here,  I want to thank you in advance for ensuring students are dressed appropriately and bundled in heavier coats and boots, when necessary.  In addition, please stay tuned to inclement weather updates on the local news channels, Channel 21, or on the FCPS website.  If you haven’t already done so, it is a good idea to update your child’s emergency care card and have an alternate plan in place if the weather causes school to open later or dismiss early.

During the winter break, the school office will be closed.  I look forward to spending quality time with my family, baking cookies with my daughter, and not having a schedule!

I hope you all enjoy the holidays as well as time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing our Vikings in 2020.

Best wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

REMINDERS

Winter Break: December 23 - January 3

School Office will be closed.

See you on January 6!

 

Make-up Picture Day

Make-up Picture Day is this Thursday, December 5. If you want Lifetouch to retake your picture then you must return your original package on this day.

 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for an informational PTA general membership business meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 pm in the VRES Library. We will present updates on our most recent very successful fundraisers, upcoming events, and discuss spring plans and committees that are forming to get planning underway! We hope to see you there!

 

Gift Wrap Fundraiser

The 6th Grade Celebration is sponsoring a Gift Wrap Fundraiser on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the cafeteria. Anyone and everyone with unwrapped gifts is invited. Bring your gifts for wrapping by donation. Enjoy some holiday music and cookies while you wait! Any questions, please contact Erica Emington at ericaemington@gmail.com.

 

Holiday Shoppe

Join us for the Viking Holiday Shoppe sponsored by the VRES PTA.

VRES students and their siblings will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, quality gifts for family and friends in a familiar environment.  All items range in price from $.25 to $12.00. 

This year we have two fantastic opportunities for you to come shop with us! Feel free to join us on Friday at VRES and Saturday in Chantilly!

Friday, December 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Run Elementary Library

Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Meadows Clubhouse, 4200 Airline Pkwy, Chantilly

We will also offer a free gift wrapping station, a craft station so that our kids can make their own gift tags and cards, and a festive holiday backdrop which is perfect for a picture! 

For more information please contact Luis at lhlarraz@gmail.com.

 

Strings News

“Holiday in the Halls”

WHO: 6th GRADE STRINGS STUDENTS

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

WHERE: FOYER AREA NEAR CLOCK

TIME: 8:50 am – 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.

 

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  No late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

Referrals can be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Sesso, on January 9, 2020 by 4:00pm. All referrals and optional materials must be submitted in hard copy/paper form. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Sesso with any questions at vmsesso@fcps.edu.

 

Save the Date

Please join us for a "Strengthening Families" parent workshop to learn effective strategies for a healthy communication with Elementary School students.

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Location: Virginia Run ES - 15450 Martins Hundred Drive, Centreville
                  Library and Cafeteria

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The workshop presentation will include topics such as:

  • Establishing rules at home
  • Strengthening positive behavior
  • Consequences vs punishment
  • Approaching difficult conversations and more

We are inviting all Virginia Run parents and caregivers.

Childcare and snacks will be provided.

If you are interested in attending please contact your Parent Liaison:
Diana Archila @ 703-988-8914 or darchila@fcps.edu.

 

Calendar

December 4 – Chorus Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 5 – Make-up Picture Day, 9:30 am

December 10 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

December 11 – Strings “Holiday in the Halls,” 8:50 am

December 12 – 6th Grade Holiday Gift Wrapping, 5:30 pm, Cafeteria

                       ***PLEASE NOTE DATE & LOCATION CHANGE

December 13 – 2nd Grade American Indian Museum

December 13 – Holiday Shoppe, 6:00 pm, Library

December 14 – Holiday Shoppe, 10:00 am, Chantilly Meadows 

December 18 – 2nd Grade Winter Party, 2:00 pm

December 19 – 1st Grade Winter Party, 1:30 pm

December 19 – 3rd Grade Winter Party, 2:30 pm

December 20 – Kindergarten Winter Party

December 20 – 4th Grade Winter Party, 11:00 am

December 20 – 5th Grade Winter Party, 12:00 pm

December 20 – 6th Grade Winter Party, 12:00 pm

December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break

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Dear VRES Families,

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/2xRYvNnN93UyJ3TK8Deadline to respond is Thursday, November 21. I will share this information with staff during Thanksgiving week on Tuesday, November 26.  Thank you for showing your appreciation for our wonderful Staff.

I am grateful I have the opportunity to serve such a wonderful school community! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Best Wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

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Spirit Week

Spirit week is continuing this week until Friday, November 22. Be a Super H.E.R.O. Click on the link below to see the calendar.

Spirit Week November 2019

 

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! 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. Signup via PTboard at: https://vrespta.ptboard.com. Please 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.

 

6th Grade Celebration Spirit Night

The 6th Grade Celebration Committee will be hosting a spirit night at Foster's Grille in Chantilly on Tuesday, November 26 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm. A portion of the evening's sales will go towards the 6th grade end of year celebration. Hope you are able to come out to support the 6th grade!

 

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.

 

Calendar

November 22 – Thanksgiving Lunch

November 22 – PTA Paint Night, 6:00 PM

November 25 – AAP Screening Meeting for Parents, 8:30 am

November 26 – 6th Grade Celebration Spirit Night – Foster’s Grille, 4:00 pm

November 27 – November 29 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

December 4 – Chorus Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 5 – Make-up Picture Day, 9:30 am

December 10 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

December 11 – Strings “Holiday in the Halls,” 8:50 am

December 13 – 2nd Grade American Indian Museum

December 13 – Holiday Shoppe, 6:00 pm, Library

***PLEASE NOTE DATE & LOCATION CHANGE

December 13 – 6th Grade Celebration Holiday Gift Wrapping, 5:30 pm

December 14 – Holiday Shoppe, 10:00 am, Chantilly Meadows

December 18 – 2nd Grade Winter Party, 2:00 pm

December 19 – 3rd Grade Winter Party, 2:30 pm

December 20 – 6th Grade Winter Party, 12:00 pm

December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break

 

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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.

Best Wishes,

Ms. Bumbrey

 

Spirit Week

Spirit week is next week from Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22. Be a Super H.E.R.O. Click on the link below to see the calendar.

Spirit Week November 2019

 

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 (see picture below)! 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. Signup via PTboard at: https://vrespta.ptboard.com. Please contact Tracy Mandina with any questions at trixiebl24@yahoo.com.

 

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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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