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Dear Stenwood families,

As we head into this Memorial Day weekend, we want to take a moment to honor those who have lost their lives in their dedication to our country. FCPS will observe Monday as a holiday. We will be back with synchronous sessions on Tuesday.

We are still drafting the plans of what the optional summer learning will look like that Dr. Brabrand shared this last week. We will share our plans once they are finalized. One piece of information we are waiting on from the county is the number of hours per week of instruction we are able to offer students this summer.

We heard that the notes from our Principal’s Coffee were not accessible to you, our apologies. Here is the presentation with notes from this session. We will be hosting our next Principal’s Coffee next Thursday, May 28th at 8am. As we did for the last session, we will send out the link through eNotify the morning before. Have questions you would like addressed? Please let us know here.

If you missed last week’s Hive Happenings, see below for opportunities for our upper grade students for next year. SCA applications are now due Monday, May 25th. We are requesting a response from ALL rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade families on the Band/Strings form, as your family’s selection impacts your child’s Specials schedule here at school. We hope to collect responses from all rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade families by Friday, May 29th. We will be following up with every student that we do not hear from.

This week and next, our teachers have been packing up their classrooms, including all student items which have been separated into individual, labeled bags that are ready to be returned to your child. We will be holding the pick up of student items according to the following schedule:

 

Tuesday, June 2nd:

8:30 - 10:00 Last Names starting with A

10:00 - 11:30 Last Names starting with B

11:30 - 1:00 Last Names starting with C

1:00 - 2:00 Last Names starting with D

2:00 - 3:00 Last Names starting with E, F

3:00 - 4:00 Last Names starting with G

 

Wednesday, June 3rd:

8:30 - 9:30 Last Names starting with H

9:30 - 11:30 Last Names starting with I, J, K

11:30 - 12:30 Last Names starting with L

12:30 - 2:00 Last Names starting with M

2:00 - 3:00 Last Names starting with N, O

3:00 - 4:00 Last Names starting with P, Q

 

Thursday. June 4th:

8:00 - 9:00 Last Names starting with R

9:30 - 12:00 6th Grade Pick-Up

12:30 - 2:00 Last Names starting with S

2:00 - 3:00 Last Names starting with T, U, V

3:00 - 4:00 Last Names starting with W, Y, Z

 

Medication may also be picked up during this time. If you are unable to come at your scheduled time, we have scheduled make-up slots on Monday, June 8th from 8:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Please let us know if for some reason you are unable to make any of the scheduled pick up times.

We are doing our best to collect items from throughout classrooms and the school building, if labeled.  We went through lost and found and contacted all families if items were labeled.  For the rest, we created a slideshow of items.  Please take a few minutes to look through the items here. There are numerous winter jackets and sweatshirts since the last date we were in the building was March 12th.  If you find an item in the lost and found, please complete this form so we can place that item with your child’s other items for pick up on June 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. 

During these pick up times, we will also be collecting any school items such as library books, classroom books, rented instruments (if you are not continuing the instrument next year or are in 6th grade), patrol belts, and recorders from Recorder Ensemble.

We will send this information out again, but we are asking that you create a sign with your child(ren)’s last name clearly visible from your vehicle’s dashboard. This will help our team quickly identify cars and deliver items. We ask that everyone remains in their vehicle. We will be wearing PPE to deliver items and collect any items you might have.

Have a restful holiday weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

Applications for Service Activities and Electives

Parents of Current 3-5th Grade Students:  Please review the service activity opportunities with your child and take some time to understand the options, responsibilities, and application requirements.  Below is a list of programs, sponsor contact information, descriptions, application form links, and due dates for applications. Additionally, our sponsors have created this Flipgrid (log in using your students’ fcpsschools.net gmail account) to share information regarding the roles and responsibilities required of each activity.  

Please pay close attention to the grade level requirements as these are for our rising upper grade students.  Grade level teachers will also be sharing these opportunities during their live instructional sessions to ensure students understand the opportunities available to them.  Thank you in advance for reviewing this information with your child  and making the decision to apply together as a family.

Service Activity Applications and Elective Forms for 2020-2021 School Year

*Please have your child log in using their fcpsschools.net credentials to access the application forms.

Name of Activity

Activity Sponsor(s)

Description/ Application Criteria 

Application Deadline

 

SCA 

Apply here!

Mrs. Shepherd

leshepherd@fcps.edu

 

Mrs. Walls

rlwalls1@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may apply to run for SCA offices.

Monday, May 25th   Extended Deadline- Apply Now!

 

Patrols

Apply here!

 

Mrs. Udasco

lbudasco@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may apply for a safety patrol position.

Friday, May 29

 

WSES News Crew

Apply here!

Mrs. Cole

nhcole@fcps.edu

 

Ms. Roth

kbroth@fcps.edu

 

Ms. Opsahl

alopsahl@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 6th graders may apply.

 

WSES News Crew members cannot have an AM Safety Patrol post other than bus duty. 

Friday, May 29

 

Media Crew

Apply here!

Ms. Krum

jekrum@fcps.edu

 

Mrs. McCall

ehmccall@fcps.edu 

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may apply.

 

The Media Crew covers all events, including those occurring during instructional time.

Friday, May 29

 

Sound Crew

Apply here!

Ms. Fucile

mlfucile@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 6th graders may apply.

 

Sound Crew members need to occasionally be available before or after school.

Friday, May 29

 

Band

Submit your Band/ Strings Form here!

Mr. Frederick

thfrederick@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may sign up to participate in Band next year.

 

Stay tuned for a video to learn more about Band at Stenwood!

DEADLINE for Band/ Strings forms:   Friday, May 29th

 

 

Strings

Submit your Band/ Strings Form here!

Ms. Campbell

klcampbell@fcps.edu

Only rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders may sign up to participate in Strings next year.

 

Stay tuned for a video to learn more about Strings at Stenwood!

 

Calling ALL Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Families!

We need your child’s Band and/or Strings selection for next school year!  Your child’s choices will impact their Specials schedule, so even if your child chooses not to participate, we are requesting a response on the Band/ Strings Form by Friday, May 29th.

Staff Appreciation Week FlipGrid Videos

Our staff was overwhelmed with the heartfelt messages they received on their FlipGrids for Staff Appreciation Week! Thanks so much to our PTA for facilitating this special treat and keeping it a secret from our teachers- they were SO surprised!!!! Many have expressed interest in continuing to share the love, which is why we would like to share all of the links out the community.

Staff Appreciation FlipGrid Links

Flipgrid is a VERY easy recording platform. Once logged in, all you need to do is click on the link and press the GREEN plus sign.  The videos are limited to 2 minutes (your child does not need to record for two minutes!). The FlipGrid settings are such that only the staff member, Mrs. Riley, and Dr. Mitchell can view the video you upload.

How to Use FlipGrid:

To login you will click the link and  select “Log In with Google.” Your child will need to use their fcpsschools.net email and password to login. 

 

Then just click on the green plus and leave a video!

Last Weekend For Our Online Book Fair!

Our virtual Book Fair is now open! Running through May 27th, you can purchase books and educational games from our regular, local vendor, Bookworm Central.  To see what’s available and what’s on a teacher’s wish list, go to www.bookwormcentral.com.  IMPORTANT: make sure you enter our school code “stenwood” in the organization code box at the top.  Don’t forget, there is free shipping on all order over $20.  Let Mrs.Cole know what questions you have:  nhcole@fcps.edu.

Please Note:

  • Bookworm Central is a local vendor that is intent on helping connect your children with great books.  Safety is paramount for their staff and for you.  At the warehouse, your orders are packed by team members practicing social distancing, always wearing gloves and masks, and continually disinfecting surface areas.
  • Bookworm is only selling what is currently stocked in their warehouse, so please know titles may sell out.
Battle of the Books Is On for 5th & 6th Grade!

Even a pandemic can’t stop Stenwood readers!  This battle will look a little different than our usual set up, but we hope it will still be fun for everyone.  Instead of classroom teams, we will have 5th grade vs 6th grade!  The quiz to determine the teams will be available in Google Classroom on Tuesday, May 26th & Wednesday, May 27th. Once we determine who will be on the teams, we will hold a practice session some time during the first week of June.  The actual Battle of the Books will be Tuesday, June 9th at 1:00pm. 

Please let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have – nhcole@fpcs.edu

New Ebooks Available in the Stenwood Library!

79 new ebooks have been added to the Stenwood catalog.  These books are for Stenwood students only.  In order to share the limited resources, students will be limited to two checkouts at a time for 10 days.  They will be able to renew if the book is not on hold.  Yes, students can put ebooks on hold. 

Please click here for directions on accessing ebooks.  Directions are also in the grade level Specials Google Classroom.  As always, let Mrs. Cole know what questions you might have:  nhcole@fcps.edu.

Specialists’ Office Hours

Our Specials teachers are live with Office Hours! The link to their virtual classroom can be located in your child’s fcpsschools.net email account.  Please find their schedule below:

Specials

Office Hours

(Monday -Thursday)

Art (Devore)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Art (Regan)

1:00 - 2:00pm (W/Th)

AAP (Herendeen)

1:30 - 2:30pm

Band (Frederick)

10:30 -11:30am (Th)

Guidance (Hapangama)

9:00 - 10:00am

Library (Cole)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music (Fucile)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music/ Strings (Campbell)

10:30-11:30am (M/T/Th)

PE (Opsahl)

9:30 - 10:30am

PE (Udasco)

9:30 - 10:30am

 

 Moving Over the Summer?

If your family is moving over the summer or will not be attending Stenwood next year, please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources

The Parent Resource Center has a Padlet website for “Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources for Families” which has some helpful information.  If you feel it would be worthwhile sharing with families, here’s the link: https://padlet.com/valrieeisele/emotions 

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families,

Thank you to all who were able to join our Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday!  We’ve missed our parents as much as our students, so it was a wonderful time to reconnect with our community.  The slide deck shared during this event (with annotation and responses to questions that were brought up during the session) is linked here for those who are interested.  Per a request from the session, we are also including the links to each of our staff members’ Appreciation Week FlipGrids below; you can continue to add your personalized videos and share your care for our wonderful staff! 

Normally at this time of year we would be working with the upper grade students to share exciting opportunities for the coming school year, including: SCA, Patrols, WSES News Crew, Media Crew, Sound Crew, and also our electives of Band and Strings.  Though the format to share these programs will look a little different, we are going to move forward with the application/decision process.  We decided to share all of these service activities  at the same time so your family can take some time to understand the options, responsibilities, and application requirements.  Below is a list of programs, sponsor contact information, descriptions, application form links, and due dates for applications. Additionally, our sponsors have created this Flipgrid (log in using your students’ fcpsschools.net gmail account) to share information regarding the roles and responsibilities required of each activity.  Please pay close attention to the grade level requirements as these are for our rising upper grade students.  Thank you in advance for reviewing this information with your child  and making the decision to apply together as a family.  We are requesting a response from ALL rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade families on the Band/Strings form, as your family’s selection impacts your child’s Specials schedule here at school.

This weekend is the final weekend to complete the optional form to share pertinent information for next year’s class placements, please see the class placement section below.

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

The Online Book Fair is Here!

Our virtual Book Fair is now open! Running through May 27th, you can purchase books and educational games from our regular, local vendor, Bookworm Central.  To see what’s available and what’s on a teacher’s wish list, go to www.bookwormcentral.com.  IMPORTANT: make sure you enter our school code “stenwood” in the organization code box at the top.  Don’t forget, there is free shipping on all order over $20.  Let Mrs.Cole know what questions you have:  nhcole@fcps.edu.

Please Note:

  • Bookworm Central is a local vendor that is intent on helping connect your children with great books.  Safety is paramount for their staff and for you.  At the warehouse, your orders are packed by team members practicing social distancing, always wearing gloves and masks, and continually disinfecting surface areas.
  • Bookworm is only selling what is currently stocked in their warehouse, so please know titles may sell out.
Class Placements

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements.

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in late August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.  Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests.  Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the reassignment of some teachers to a different grade level and the hiring of new teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form online by Monday, May 18th for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Applications for Service Activities and Electives

Parents of Current 3-5th Grade Students:  Please review the service activity opportunities with your child and take some time to understand the options, responsibilities, and application requirements.  Below is a list of programs, sponsor contact information, descriptions, application form links, and due dates for applications. Additionally, our sponsors have created this Flipgrid (log in using your students’ fcpsschools.net gmail account) to share information regarding the roles and responsibilities required of each activity.  

Please pay close attention to the grade level requirements as these are for our rising upper grade students.  Grade level teachers will also be sharing these opportunities during their live instructional sessions to ensure students understand the opportunities available to them.  Thank you in advance for reviewing this information with your child  and making the decision to apply together as a family.

Service Activity Applications and Elective Forms for 2020-2021 School Year

*Please have your child log in using their fcpsschools.net credentials to access the application forms.

Name of Activity

Activity Sponsor(s)

Description/ Application Criteria 

Application Deadline

 

SCA 

Apply here!

Mrs. Shepherd

leshepherd@fcps.edu

 

Mrs. Walls

rlwalls1@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may apply to run for SCA offices.

Friday, May 22

 

Patrols

Apply here!

 

Mrs. Udasco

lbudasco@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may apply for a safety patrol position.

Friday, May 29

 

WSES News Crew

Apply here!

Mrs. Cole

nhcole@fcps.edu

 

Ms. Roth

kbroth@fcps.edu

 

Ms. Opsahl

alopsahl@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 6th graders may apply.

 

WSES News Crew members cannot have an AM Safety Patrol post other than bus duty. 

Friday, May 29

 

Media Crew

Apply here!

Ms. Krum

jekrum@fcps.edu

 

Mrs. McCall

ehmccall@fcps.edu 

ONLY rising 5th/ 6th graders may apply.

 

The Media Crew covers all events, including those occurring during instructional time.

Friday, May 29

 

Sound Crew

Apply here!

Ms. Fucile

mlfucile@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 6th graders may apply.

 

Sound Crew members need to occasionally be available before or after school.

Friday, May 29

 

Band

Submit your Band/ Strings Form here!

Mr. Frederick

thfrederick@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 5th and 6th graders may sign up to participate in Band next year.

 

A LIVE information session will be held for all current 4th/5th Graders on: 

 

Thursday 5/21, 

10:45- 11:30am

 

This session will take place in the Specialists’ Office Hours classroom in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  All Stenwood students have received this link in their fcpsschools.net gmail accounts.

DEADLINE for Band/ Strings forms:

 

Friday, May 22

 

Band and Strings selections impact your child’s Specials schedule for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Therefore,

ALL rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students’ families should submit their intentions via this form.

 

Strings

Submit your Band/ Strings Form here!

Ms. Campbell

klcampbell@fcps.edu

ONLY rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders may sign up to participate in Strings next year.

 

A LIVE information session will be held for all current 3rd/ 4th/5th graders on: 

 

Tuesday, 5/19 

10:45 - 11:30am

 

This session will take place in the Specialists’ Office Hours classroom in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  All Stenwood students have received this link in their fcpsschools.net gmail accounts.

 

Calling ALL Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Families!

We need your child’s Band and/or Strings selection for next school year!  Your child’s choices will impact their Specials schedule, so even if your child chooses not to participate, we are requesting a response on the Band/ Strings Form by Friday, May 22nd.

Make sure your child checks out the live  information sessions on Tuesday and Thursday next week to learn more!

Staff Appreciation Week FlipGrid Videos

Our staff was overwhelmed with the heartfelt messages they received on their FlipGrids for Staff Appreciation Week! Thanks so much to our PTA for facilitating this special treat and keeping it a secret from our teachers- they were SO surprised!!!! Many have expressed interest in continuing to share the love, which is why we would like to share all of the links out the community.

Staff Appreciation FlipGrid Links

Flipgrid is a VERY easy recording platform. Once logged in, all you need to do is click on the link and press the GREEN plus sign.  The videos are limited to 2 minutes (your child does not need to record for two minutes!). The FlipGrid settings are such that only the staff member, Mrs. Riley, and Dr. Mitchell can view the video you upload.

How to Use FlipGrid:

To login you will click the link and  select “Log In with Google.” Your child will need to use their fcpsschools.net email and password to login. 

 

Then just click on the green plus and leave a video!

Third Quarter Grading Timeline
  • Grades are available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE for 3rd quarter.
  • Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will be mailed out centrally from FCPS
New Ebooks Available in the Stenwood Library!

79 new ebooks have been added to the Stenwood catalog.  These books are for Stenwood students only.  In order to share the limited resources, students will be limited to two checkouts at a time for 10 days.  They will be able to renew if the book is not on hold.  Yes, students can put ebooks on hold. 

Please click here for directions on accessing ebooks.  Directions are also in the grade level Specials Google Classroom.  As always, let Mrs. Cole know what questions you might have:  nhcole@fcps.edu.

Specialists’ Office Hours

Our Specials teachers are live with Office Hours! The link to their virtual classroom can be located in your child’s fcpsschools.net email account.  Please find their schedule below:

Specials

Office Hours

(Monday -Thursday)

Art (Devore)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Art (Regan)

1:00 - 2:00pm (W/Th)

AAP (Herendeen)

1:30 - 2:30pm

Band (Frederick)

10:30 -11:30am (Th)

Guidance (Hapangama)

9:00 - 10:00am

Library (Cole)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music (Fucile)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music/ Strings (Campbell)

10:30-11:30am (M/T/Th)

PE (Opsahl)

9:30 - 10:30am

PE (Udasco)

9:30 - 10:30am

 

 Moving Over the Summer?

If your family is moving over the summer or will not be attending Stenwood next year, please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources

The Parent Resource Center has a Padlet website for “Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources for Families” which has some helpful information.  If you feel it would be worthwhile sharing with families, here’s the link: https://padlet.com/valrieeisele/emotions 

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

Positivity Project: #OtherPeopleMatter - Outro Week

This week, we were working on reviewing our year-long exploration of Character through the Positivity Project. During these last thirty-four weeks, we have learned that our character is a family of thoughts, feelings, and actions that are recognized and encouraged across our different cultures for the values they cultivate in people and society. Our character is complex. It is the combination of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Just like other things in our life, we have strengths and weaknesses of character as well.

 

Character, not circumstance, makes the person.”

                                                                         ~ Booker T. Washington

 

As you spend time together at home, now and throughout the summer, consider the following questions:

  • Why are our strengths important?
  • How can knowing are weaknesses in character help us grow?
  • How can you challenge yourself to be the best possible version of yourself?                      
We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families,

We really enjoyed celebrating all of our teachers and staff this week!  Thank you to the PTA for organizing  such a fun week!  We loved the chalk drawings, kind emails, gift cards from the Wheel of Appreciation, and the sweet videos.  Everyone feels so loved this week!

As we mentioned last week, we are beginning to plan for next year (though we are uncertain what that will look like).  Please see the class placement section below.

We will be hosting a virtual coffee this coming Wednesday, May 13th from 8 - 9am.  This will be an informal time to check in, hear updates, and spend time with adults!  If you have a question, please complete this quick form.  This will help us group questions together and make sure we address topics that are of most interest to you.  If you have questions/concerns that are specific to your child or situation, we would be happy to schedule a one on one phone call with you.  We will be sending an enotify message on Tuesday, March 12th at 8am to our parent community with the link to this session. 

We hope all of the Moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

Class Placements

If your child is definitely (or possibly!) returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements.

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in late August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.  Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests.  Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the reassignment of some teachers to a different grade level and the hiring of new teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form online by Monday, May 18th for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Virtual Coffee with Mrs. Riley and Dr. Mitchell

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th from 8:00 - 9:00am for an opportunity to check in, hear updates, and spend time with adults!  Hope to “see” you there!  If you have a question, please complete this quick form.  This will help us group questions together and make sure we address topics that are of most interest to you.  If you have questions/concerns that are specific to your child or situation, we would be happy to schedule a one on one phone call with you.  We will be sending an enotify message on Tuesday, March 12th at 8am to our parent community with the link to this session. 

Save the Date!  Online Book Fair Is Coming!

Starting May 11th and running through May 27th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair.  If your children have read everything in your house and played every game you have, now is your chance to find great books and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning and exploring (and with free shipping directly to your house on orders over $20).  Teachers will also be able to create a virtual wish list and purchased books will be delivered to the school in the fall.  Go to www.bookwormcentral.com and enter our organization code: stenwood at the top – then feel free to shop! Handy tip: If you want to purchase something off the teacher wish list, we ask that you complete your home order first, then come back and create a second order for the teachers. This way the teacher books will be shipped to the school. Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu.

*Please note, Bookworm Central is a local vendor that is intent on helping connect your children with great books.  Safety is paramount for their staff and for you.  At the warehouse, your orders are packed by team members practicing social distancing, always wearing gloves and masks, and continually disinfecting surface areas. 

Third Quarter Grading Timeline
  • ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9.
  • Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will be mailed out.
Specialists’ Office Hours

Our Specials teachers are live with Office Hours! The link to their virtual classroom can be located in your child’s fcpsschools.net email account.  Please find their schedule below:

Specials

Office Hours

(Monday -Thursday)

Art (Devore)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Art (Regan)

1:00 - 2:00pm (W/Th)

AAP (Herendeen)

1:30 - 2:30pm

Band (Frederick)

10:30 -11:30am (Th)

Guidance (Hapangama)

9:00 - 10:00am

Library (Cole)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music (Fucile)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music/ Strings (Campbell)

10:30-11:30am (M/T/Th)

PE (Opsahl)

9:30 - 10:30am

PE (Udasco)

9:30 - 10:30am

 

 

 Moving Over the Summer?

If your family is moving over the summer or will not be attending Stenwood next year, please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources

The Parent Resource Center has a Padlet website for “Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources for Families” which has some helpful information.  If you feel it would be worthwhile sharing with families, here’s the link: https://padlet.com/valrieeisele/emotions 

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

Positivity Project: Leadership

This week we are focusing on Leadership. You value each member of your group and inspire other people to do their best.

 

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and actions.”

                                                                         ~Harold S. Geneen

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What are some of the characteristics of a good leader?
  • Do you consider yourself a leader? If not, what are some characteristics that might make that more possible? If so, what are the characteristics of leadership you need to build on to make stronger?
  • How does it make you feel to think about yourself as a leader?
We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Be sure to stay tuned next week to see more of our AMAZING students and their artwork for Teacher Appreciation Week! We LOVE them! Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families,

We are very excited for the great week of instruction and hope that you are beginning to settle into a routine that works for your family at home.  As we look forward to next week, we want to thank our amazing teachers, instructional assistants, support staff, and office staff for everything they do each and every day for our children!  We are so incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated and amazing staff.  The PTA is collaborating with us to make sure we have an awesome virtual appreciation week!  Please look for an email from your room parent for more information.  

With synchronous instruction in full swing, we are introducing specialists’ office hours daily on Monday - Thursday.  The specialists are hosting office hours through one Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link which has been sent (this week) to your child’s fcpsschools.net email address.  Please find the specialists’ office hours schedule below.  We hope you take a moment to check in with the specialists as they are eager to see your children's faces!

Although we all feel uncertainty as we consider what next year will look like, we do need to start planning for it.  As we do every year, we are asking for input you might have for your child’s class placement for next year.  Please see below for more information and a link to an optional form.  

We will be hosting a virtual coffee on Wednesday, May 13th from 8 - 9am.  This will be an informal time to check in, hear updates, and spend time with adults!  We will put more information out next week on how to join.  

Have a restful weekend!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

Class Placements

If your child is definitely (or possibly!) returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements.

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in late August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.  Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests.  Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the reassignment of some teachers to a different grade level and the hiring of new teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form online by Monday, May 18th for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Virtual Coffee with Mrs. Riley and Dr. Mitchell

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th from 8:00 - 9:00am for an opportunity to check in, hear updates, and spend time with adults!  More information to come.  Hope to “see” you there!

Specialists’ Office Hours

Our Specials teachers are going live with Office Hours beginning next week!  The link to their virtual classroom can be located in your child’s fcpsschools.net email account.  Please find their schedule below:

Specials

Office Hours

(Monday -Thursday)

Art (Devore)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Art (Regan)

1:00 - 2:00pm (W/Th)

AAP (Herendeen)

1:30 - 2:30pm

Band (Frederick)

10:30 -11:30am (Th)

Guidance (Hapangama)

9:00 - 10:00am

Library (Cole)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music (Fucile)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Music/ Strings (Campbell)

10:30-11:30am (M/T/Th)

PE (Opsahl)

9:30 - 10:30am

PE (Udasco)

9:30 - 10:30am

 

 

Third Quarter Grading Timeline Update
  • Due to last week’s pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter has been extended until Friday, May 1, 2020. Students will work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by May 1, 2020. 
  • ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9.
  • Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will be mailed out.
 Moving Over the Summer?

If your family is moving over the summer or will not be attending Stenwood next year, please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu. Thank you!

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Tips

Your child’s live session link for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has been sent to students’ FCPS gmail accounts and this link is only retrievable by your child’s classroom teacher.  

We recommend that you:

  1. Keep this link in a safe place: “starring” it in your gmail account, copying the link over to an easily accessible word document or file on the desktop, or bookmarking it.  
  2. Refresh your web browser in order to enter the session
  3. Give yourself some buffer time to attempt entry prior to the start of instruction
Save the Date!  Online Book Fair Is Coming!

Starting May 11th and running through May 27th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair.  If your children have read everything in your house and played every game you have, now is your chance to find great books and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning and exploring (and with free shipping directly to your house on orders over $20).  Teachers will also be able to create a virtual wish list and purchased books will be delivered to the school in the fall.  Look for more information coming next week! Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you may have at: nhcole@fcps.edu

*Please note, Bookworm Central is a local vendor that is intent on helping connect your children with great books.  Safety is paramount for their staff and for you.  At the warehouse, your orders are packed by team members practicing social distancing, always wearing gloves and masks, and continually disinfecting surface areas. 

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

 

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. 

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home. 

COX

Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming

Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming

Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Streaming - https://www.fcps.edu/tv

Positivity Project: Purpose/Connection

This week we are focusing on Purpose/Connection. You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

“Regardless of whatever I do, I know my purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives.”

                                                                  ~Tim Tebow

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Do you ever wonder what your purpose is?
  • What kind of person do you want to be? What things could you be doing now to enhance the life of those around you?
  • What gifts, talents, and ideas do you have that you want to share?
We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Yearbook Purchase Deadline TODAY!

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Today is the Last Day to  Buy Your Yearbook!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS TODAY, APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families:

Wow, this week has been filled with highs and lows! Our staff is thrilled that the trial run for synchronous instruction worked out beautifully yesterday.  We saw many smiling faces online and look forward to establishing a consistent routine in the weeks to come.  We hope to continue to see many of you “live” during our synchronous learning times, but remember that all recorded sessions will be available asynchronously and provided to you by your child’s teacher if your family needs to access this instruction at a time that better suits your schedule.  We know so many of you, including ourselves and staff, are balancing work and home simultaneously right now and hope you will find the right timing and balance for engagement in the provided learning activities. 

You may have noticed that we have shifted from our usual Wednesday Hive Happenings to Friday.  Our goal is to provide some consistency with communication and also provide you time over the weekend to process any information as you prepare for the next week.  As long as information is not immediately time sensitive, we will communicate with you on Fridays and our teachers will post instruction by 7pm the night before, in order to support the needs of our families. 

While all of us continue adjusting to our new norm, thank you for keeping grace and understanding at the forefront.  Our Stenwood community is experiencing a full spectrum of needs right now, and know that we will do our best to support you all however we can.  In this line of thinking, there are some information and action items listed below as we look to the months ahead, but attend to what you can and are able to right now.  We will do our best to keep you aware of the most pertinent and urgent information.

Mrs. Hunt is already working on registrations for next year, so if you already know you will be moving over the summer or have neighbors with rising kindergartners, please have them reach out to her: snhunt@fcps.edu.  

Have a restful weekend!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

Third Quarter Grading Timeline Update
  • Due to last week’s pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter has been extended until Friday, May 1, 2020. Students will work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by May 1, 2020. 
  • ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9.
  • Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery will be mailed out.
Deadline Approaching!!! Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

 

Please enjoy your school library books at home. No books are overdue and they can be returned when school buildings re-open. Please keep them in a safe place! Happy reading!

 

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

 

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. 

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home. 

COX

Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming

Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming

Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Streaming - https://www.fcps.edu/tv

Positivity Project: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

This week we are focusing on the Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

“Better to be blind and see with your heart than to have two good eyes and see nothing.”

                                                                  ~Helen Keller

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What do you think it means to see with your heart?
  • Why do you think we fail to notice the beauty around us?
  • What can you do to start noticing that beauty?
 Moving Over the Summer?

If your family is moving over the summer or will not be attending Stenwood next year, please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu. Thank you!

We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families:

We know this has been a challenging transition for all of us- our teachers, our students and their families, as well as FCPS as a whole.  In these difficult times, we keep coming back to this fundamental value: we love your kids and want what is best for them.  In the midst of this pandemic, let’s keep the wellness and mental health of you, your family, and our staff at the forefront.  We have heard your feedback and appreciate those who have reached out to us.  With all of this in mind and extensive collaboration and decision-making with our staff, we would like to share a few updates with you:

  1. We know many of you want to have more individual time with your child’s specific class and homeroom teacher.  There was a lot that went into the decision to go with a grade level approach, and we know that the relationship your child has with their teacher and classmates is incomparable.  Starting next week, your child’s teacher will be hosting a morning meeting once a week with just their homeroom class.  Morning meeting is actually one of our favorite routines, so hopefully your child will be able to join. It is, of course, totally optional.
  2. We have made the decision to pause the synchronous grade level specials sessions (PE, Music, Art, Band, and Strings) until further notice.  These were not required by the county, however, we know that some of these classes are our students’ favorites.  The specialists will be posting two short videos weekly that students may view.  These will be posted in your child’s Specials Google Classroom.  This aligns with the model that FCPS expects for these classes.  We will revisit the structure when we have successfully launched our academic instruction.  

You will be receiving an updated schedule from your child’s homeroom teacher to reflect both of these changes.

We want to also encourage you to have your child utilize the office hours teachers have established.  In checking in with our teachers, many of them only had a few students come; some to ask questions, some to visit.  As we get into more new instruction and less review, these will serve as great opportunities to interact with their teachers on a more personal level.  

Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about an assignment or if you need assistance with your child’s password or accessing any accounts.     

As we mentioned, please look for an email from your child’s teacher with an updated schedule and additional information you need for next week.  We are extremely cognizant of the volume of emails that you all are getting on a daily basis, so we are trying to get to the point where you will only receive one email weekly from your teacher and the Hive Happenings from us.  

Thank you for all of the encouragement you have given our teachers and staff throughout this week.  They have been working tirelessly throughout this time.  Know Dr. Mitchell and I are here to support you, answer your questions, and hear your concerns. We wish we could have ended this week celebrating our successes. We always strive for success, and it never feels good when we don’t achieve it.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

 

P.S.  We leave you with this final video from our staff that shares just how much we love and miss our Stingers!  Please share it with your children and let them know we miss seeing them!

YouTube


Mrs. Riley’s YouTube channel will continue to be updated. If you have topics you need tips on, let Mrs. Riley know. 

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated. If you need additional support, please contact Mrs. Hapangama or Mrs. Appleton.  

 

Please enjoy your school library books at home. No books are overdue and they can be returned when school buildings re-open. Please keep them in a safe place! Happy reading!

 

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

 

Distance Learning Packet Opt-Out

If you plan to access the learning packets online, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

 

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. 

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home. 

COX

Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming

Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming

Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Streaming - https://www.fcps.edu/tv

Positivity Project: Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

This week, we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching pillars of the Positivity Project. Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others can sometimes be difficult to do if we are too focused on ourselves.

“It’s not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
~Confucius

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What is expressing appreciation?
  • Why does it take COURAGE to express appreciation?
  • What are some ways you can show appreciation of others?
  • How does it make you feel when someone expresses appreciation?
Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

We'd Love More Photos!

If you have pictures of your children to share through our Hive Happenings, please send them directly to Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood families:

We can hardly believe that it is April 1st!  We have been busy in our hive this week!  Monday we welcomed the teachers back.  We had a great virtual kickoff with teachers on Monday and have been meeting with them virtually since then. Our teachers have been working hard all week to prepare for distance learning!

We are so excited to reconnect with students this week in an online Morning Meeting.  We have already been to 4 today!  Your child’s teachers have sent an email with a link to students’ online classrooms in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).  For those of you who have meetings tomorrow, we hope to see your child there!!! A few reminders when using BBCU:

1. Your child should only log in with their first name.  
2. When entering the room, your child’s video/audio settings are automatically set to “off”.  Teachers can give students permissions to turn on those features, should your family want your child to engage “face-to-face”.  Your family can decide to opt out of video/audio, if you are not comfortable.

You will be receiving an eNotify message from us later this week.  It will include the instructional schedule for the week of April 14th. We will also be sending an updated digital permission slip for some of the supplemental tools teams might plan on using. 

Dr. Mitchell and I have loved seeing pictures of so many of our smiling stingers!  Mr. Spector is going to help with making our slideshows for staff and pictures for our Hive Happenings, so please email Mr. Spector directly with your pictures, bmspector@fcps.edu. 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu

YouTube


Mrs. Riley’s YouTube channel will continue to be updated.  We hope to have some guest readers soon!   If you have topics you need tips on, let Mrs. Riley know. 


FCPS 24-7 Learning Resources

Students can participate in optional, self-directed learning activities on FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). FCPS is also sending out a mailing to any parents who still have not set up their account. 

Please reach out to Meredith Mitchell (mamitchell@fcps.edu) or Jackie Krum (jekrum@fcps.edu) if you are experiencing difficulty in accessing your or your child’s account. 

This website also has help for requesting assistance with your ParentVue accounts.

This video from the FCPS website provides an excellent tutorial on how to access these resources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzly26oPcUM&feature=youtu.be

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated.

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

 

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

ParentVue  Accounts


This weekend, you should receive an email from FCPS if you do not already have a ParentVue account.

We implore you to please sign-up for an account. A ParentVue account makes it possible for parents to access the FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) portal.

If you already have an account, you can log-in here. This is where several of the resources for students will be located in the coming weeks. If you need help setting up your account, please call. We will happily walk you through the process.

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. Finally, a time when we suggest you let your kids watch TV!

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home.

COX
Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming
Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming
Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Positivity Project: Humor

This week we are focusing on Humor. You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.”
                                                                              ~Mignon McLaughlin

Check out this video on Humor

Questions you might enjoy talking about.
• How does humor affect relationships? How does it connect people?
• How can you incorporate more humor into your everyday life?
• Have you ever been in a situation where you just couldn’t stop laughing? What happened?

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We continue to be in awe of our amazing community!  Thank you for all of the pictures and well wishes that many of you sent in response to our request yesterday!  We love seeing all of the Stingers!  I have put together a slideshow for our staff to watch - they are going to love it! 

We know that this is a very hard transition for most of our families, so let’s do a quick reality check.  In the last two weeks, we have gone from our normal routine to something none of us have ever experienced.  We know many of you are concerned about your children’s loss of instructional time.  I have read many things on social media, but there is one that sticks most in my mind.  I can’t find the exact one, but if I do, I will tweet it out, this one is very similar:

“Don’t worry about them regressing in school.  Every single kid is in this boat and they will be ok.  When we are back in the classroom, we will all course correct and meet them where they are.  Teachers are experts at this!  Don’t pick fights with your kids because they don’t want to do math.  Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule.  Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it. If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills.  And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during those 4 or more weeks is long gone.  So keep that in mind, every single day.”  -Unknown  (tweeted by Michael Young @MikeyY626)

As much as you can with your own teleworking responsibilities, slow down, play board games, go for walks, prioritize your mental health and the mental health of your children.  And know, you are not alone in those moments where you feel like you are failing at it all.  My YouTube videos are for your kids (and you) to get reassurance, you will also notice that they are all very dark… my house is sleeping when I record them!  Here is a picture of my daytime reality, below is my son Jacob, hitting me in the face with a toy during our virtual staff meeting yesterday (sent to me by a staff member).  This is going to be a marathon AND we are here to support you. 

Further communication is forthcoming from Dr. Brabrand, reiterating and providing more details to the message from March 19th. The plan is for distance learning to begin for our students either online or by learning packets beginning on April 14th.  Until then, focus on your family’s self-care, stay connected, and look for the silver linings during this confusing time.  Stay healthy and keep reading!  Keep sending us pictures of our Stingers, we love seeing them! 

 

Erica Riley esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell mamitchell@fcps.edu

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

YouTube


Mrs. Riley’s YouTube channel will continue to be updated.  We hope to have some guest readers soon!   If you have topics you need tips on, let Mrs. Riley know. 

Field Trips

We have received a few inquiries on field trip refunds. We hope to have some definitive answers soon and we will send out specific emails to each grade level with information.  Thank you for your patience.


FCPS 24-7 Learning Resources

Students can participate in optional, self-directed learning activities on FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). FCPS is also sending out a mailing to any parents who still have not set up their account. 

Please reach out to Meredith Mitchell (mamitchell@fcps.edu) or Jackie Krum (jekrum@fcps.edu) if you are experiencing difficulty in accessing your or your child’s account. 

This website also has help for requesting assistance with your ParentVue accounts.

This video from the FCPS website provides an excellent tutorial on how to access these resources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzly26oPcUM&feature=youtu.be

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated.

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

 

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

ParentVue  Accounts


This weekend, you should receive an email from FCPS if you do not already have a ParentVue account.

We implore you to please sign-up for an account. A ParentVue account makes it possible for parents to access the FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) portal.

If you already have an account, you can log-in here. This is where several of the resources for students will be located in the coming weeks. If you need help setting up your account, please call. We will happily walk you through the process.

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. Finally, a time when we suggest you let your kids watch TV!

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home.

COX
Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming
Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming
Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Positivity Project: Fairness

This week we are focusing on Fairness. You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.
 
“Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
                                                                                                      ~Oscar WIlde

Since we haven’t had the opportunity for our daily lessons, here is more information:

WHAT DOES FAIRNESS MEAN?
Fairness is the product of moral judgement- the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong.  Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach.

Justice reasoning emphasizes the use of reason and logic.  In justice reasoning, fairness is determined by objectively weighing what is right or wrong, as determined by a group, society, or universal ethical principles.  Care reasoning, by contrast, emphasizes care and compassion. This approach uses concepts like empathy- an understanding for the needs, interests, and well-being of another person - when making decisions.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?
For individuals, cultivating the character strength of fairness is correlated with highly desirable developmental outcomes.  It helps people to become trustworthy friends, responsible citizens, and generally moral people.
Fairness is also essential for the good of the group.  As individuals develop the capacity for moral reason they often find a strengthening of the aptitude for self-reflection, self-awareness, self-awareness, self-confidence, and perspective taking.  When taken together, these skills significantly enhance a person’s ability to solve interpersonal and group relationship problems.
Here’s a quick video you can watch at home about fairness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqPeMprcEDw&feature=youtu.be
Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• Do you consider yourself a fair person?
• Would you say that fairness is important to you?
• What would you do if you saw someone being unfair?

 

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the March Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

First of all, thank you to all of you!  We miss the smiling faces and hugs.  We hope that your family is healthy and you have the support you need.  If you do not, please reach out to us so that we can help connect you to the support you are looking for.  We are in awe of how our community has come together for one another.  We have so many people offering support for our families. 

Dr. Mitchell and I want to keep as much routine in place as possible, so we will continue to send our weekly Hive Happenings.  Not much is happening in the literal hive, but we know we have many hives buzzing throughout Vienna and Dunn Loring.

Yesterday, you should have received an email through eNotify with some topics that are bit more grade-level specific if you are looking for more to work on at home. 

I will continue to add daily videos to my newly developed  YouTube channel where I will be posting a picture book read aloud each day, a chapter read aloud from Masterpiece by Elise Broach, and other helpful tips and tricks for parents and families.  If you have general topics you need tips on, let me know. 

Stay healthy and keep reading!  Keep sending us pictures of our Stingers, we love seeing them! 

Erica Riley esriley@fcps.edu 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell mamitchell@fcps.edu

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal


FCPS 24-7 Learning Resources

Students can participate in optional, self-directed learning activities on FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). FCPS is also sending out a mailing to any parents who still have not set up their account. 

Please reach out to Meredith Mitchell (mamitchell@fcps.edu) or Jackie Krum (jekrum@fcps.edu) if you are experiencing difficulty in accessing your or your child’s account. 

This website also has help for requesting assistance with your ParentVue accounts.

This video from the FCPS website provides an excellent tutorial on how to access these resources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzly26oPcUM&feature=youtu.be

Food Resources

FCPS continues to expand the number of locations for food sites.  Please use this link as it will continue to be updated.

How to Talk to your Child about COVID-19

 

It is important that you have conversations with your children about why they are out of school, and that everyone is doing their best to make sure that they are safe and healthy. As you begin to plan these conversations consider reading Talking to Children about COVID-19.

ParentVue  Accounts


This weekend, you should receive an email from FCPS if you do not already have a ParentVue account.

We implore you to please sign-up for an account. A ParentVue account makes it possible for parents to access the FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) portal.

If you already have an account, you can log-in here. This is where several of the resources for students will be located in the coming weeks. If you need help setting up your account, please call. We will happily walk you through the process.

Cable Channels - Continuity of Learning

FCPS is currently creating instructional learning programs that will air on your local cable channel. Finally, a time when we suggest you let your kids watch TV!

Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.  Please check this week for programs that will benefit your children at home.

COX
Channel 21/ 1021 (HD) is Elementary Programming
Channel 25/ 1025 (HD) is Middle School Programming
Channel 99/ 1099 (HD) is High School Programming

Positivity Project: Love of Learning

This week, we are focusing on Love of Learning. You master new skills and topics on your own or in school.

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
                                    ~Chinese Proverb

Since we haven’t had the opportunity for our daily lessons, here is more information:

WHAT DOES LOVE OF LEARNING MEAN?
Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize or a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.
People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make significant contributions to others’ understanding.
People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make significant contributions to others’ understanding.


WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.
On a group level, love of learning is crucial. The best leaders have an insatiable desire to learn. It’s love of learning that compelled Benjamin Franklin to fly a kite and make significant advances in electricity. It’s love of learning that led Nelson Mandela to study Afrikaans (the language of his oppressors) and read a smuggled copy of Shakespeare, while locked in Robben Prison. And it’s only by learning and experimenting that we continue to grow.

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What topic could you spend hours and hours learning more about?
• What is a topic you know a lot about?
• How might you share your love of learning with someone else?

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. 

This spring, all Stenwood parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the March Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

 

Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th - Spring Break!!!

Monday, April 13th - Student Holiday

 

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Dear Stenwood Families,

We know that COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds.  Please know that Stenwood is following all of the guidelines put in place by FCPS in conjunction with the Health Department.  If you have not been reading the communication from Dr. Brabrand, please do so as it contains the most up to date information.  In an effort to keep the information up to date and streamlined, we have not been repeating or resending the information included in those emails.  Here is a link to the FCPS page dedicated to COVID-19 that is constantly being updated.  We would also encourage you to be careful about the conversations you are having in earshot of your children; we want to ensure we protect them from any information that could be misinterpreted or create anxiety.  

Daylight savings time is a hard adjustment for most of us.  Please be aware that our Kiss N Ride opens at 8:20 in the morning and closes at 8:38.  When we were at Kiss N Ride this morning, we noticed that we have a lot of students arriving between 8:35 and 8:38.  Please consider adjusting your arrival time so that students can be in their seats and learning by 8:40.

Thanks to our PTA for the amazing Wacky Science assembly this morning!  Can’t wait to hear about the amazing science tricks they will be performing for you at home. P.S. do the water trick over the sink, just in case :-).

Tomorrow you will be receiving an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few moments to complete the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback survey.  We truly value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to complete it.  For more information about the content and purpose of the survey, please see below.  At any time feel free to reach out to either one of us about questions or concerns you have about Stenwood.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

This spring, all Stenwood parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. 

SOL Testing Dates

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.

3rd Grade Reading:  Monday 5/4 and Tuesday 5/5

3rd Grade Math: Tuesday 5/12 and Wednesday 5/13

4th Grade Reading: Thursday 5/7

4th Grade Math: Monday 5/11

4th Grade Virginia Studies: Monday 5/18

5th Grade Reading: Wednesday 5/6

5th Grade Math:  Thursday 5/14

5th Grade Science: Wednesday 5/20

6th Grade Reading: Friday 5/8 

6th Grade Math: Friday 5/15

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Meredith Mitchell, mamitchell@fcps.edu

School Breakfast Information

Breakfast is now being offered at Stenwood!  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast for $1.75, which will include a breakfast item, fruit or fruit juice and milk.  Please utilize your child’s MySchoolBucks account to purchase.

Items Offered Daily: Assorted cereal w/ graham crackers, chilled fruit and/or assorted juice, milk (unflavored, fat free, and 1%)

Menu

Monday: Banana Bread

Tuesday: Mini Pancakes

Wednesday: Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Thursday: Pancake and Turkey Sausage

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Session: This session is held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

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.

School Health Services Survey 

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians.  You may access this survey at the link provided below:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6 

Positivity Project: Social Intelligence

 This week, we are focusing on Social Intelligence. You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

                                    ~Ernest Hemingway

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does a good listener do?
  • What does being a good listener have to do with Social Intelligence?
  • What can you do to be a better listener?
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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Read Across America Week 5th Grade Parent Invite - Book Hooks! Super Hero Day Stenwood Super Stars! Stenwood Spirit Day Go Stinger's!

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the March Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Monday, March 16th - Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 18th - Kilmer Middle School Digital Citizenship Night, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 19th - Thoreau Middle School Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Session, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - Magnet School Application Deadline

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Tuesday, March 24th - SCA Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character Day

Friday, April 3rd - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th - Spring Break!!!

Monday, April 13th - Student Holiday

 

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We hope you are planning on joining us for Family Fun Night this Friday!  Our PTA has worked diligently to plan for this fun event.  Food trucks will be here from 5:30 - 8:00pm and Bingo Card sales begin at 6:00pm.  We can’t wait to see you there.

This week is Social Worker Appreciation Week.  Thank you to our wonderful Lorrie Appleton for supporting all of our students here at Stenwood! 

We kicked off breakfast service on Monday; students are now able to purchase a bagged breakfast in our cafeteria starting at 8:25 a.m every day.  Breakfast is $1.75 for students, can be paid for just like school lunch (through MySchoolBucks). See below for more information, including the breakfast menu.   

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

School Breakfast Information

Breakfast service will begin at Stenwood on Monday, March 2nd.  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast for $1.75, which will include a breakfast item, fruit or fruit juice and milk.  Please utilize your child’s MySchoolBucks account to purchase.

Items Offered Daily: Assorted cereal w/ graham crackers, chilled fruit and/or assorted juice, milk (unflavored, fat free, and 1%)

Menu

Monday: Banana Bread

Tuesday: Mini Pancakes

Wednesday: Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Thursday: Pancake and Turkey Sausage

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

Tournament of Books! Attention Students: Celebrate reading by dressing up for our themed days!

Again this year we will have a Tournament of Books (think March Madness—but with books). There will be two brackets, a K-3 Bracket and a 4-6 Bracket. Each day, students will vote on their favorite books to see which titles advance to the next round!

School Health Services Survey 

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians.  You may access this survey at the link provided below:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6 

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Session: This session is held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

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.

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project: Cheering Others’ Success

This week we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching pillars of the Positivity Project. Cheering others’ success is an important test of our character every single day.

“Friends don’t get jealous of each other or begrudge the other for finding success. They celebrate every victory together.” ~Karen Kingsbury

  How To Be Happy for the Success of Others
  1. Be grateful. The root of jealousy is cut off when you focus on the things you DO have, not that you don’t have.
  2. Be inspired instead of discouraged by their success.
  3. Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone is different.
  4. Know that your value does not come from external things.
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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Read Across America Week Photo's from Drop Everything and Read! CARES Pizza Lunch Congratulations to our CARES Pizza Award Recipients!

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).  Food trucks serving at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18th - Kilmer Middle School Digital Citizenship Night, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 19th - Thoreau Middle School

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Session, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - Magnet School Application Deadline

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
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Dear Stenwood Families,

We have very exciting news!  We will be starting breakfast service this Monday, March 2nd!  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast in our cafeteria starting at 8:25 a.m.  Breakfast is $1.75 for students, can be paid for just like school lunch (through MySchoolBucks), and will include a fruit, breakfast item, and milk or water.  See below for more information, including next week’s breakfast menu.   

Tuesday, March 3rd is a holiday for students and school planning day for our teachers and staff.  The office will be closed from 10:30 - 12:00pm for staff professional development.  Kindergarten Orientation will also be taking place this morning from 9:00 to 10:00am; please encourage any of your neighbors with rising Kindergarteners to attend.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

School Breakfast Information

Breakfast service will begin at Stenwood on Monday, March 2nd.  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast for $1.75 which will include a fruit, breakfast item, and milk or water.  Please utilize your child’s MySchoolBucks account to purchase.

Items Offered Daily: Assorted cereal w/ graham crackers, chilled fruit and assorted juice and/or milk (unflavored, fat free, and 1%)

Menu for Week of March 2-6, 2020

Monday: Banana Bread

Tuesday: No School

Wednesday: Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Thursday: Pancake and Turkey Sausage

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

School Health Services Survey 

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians.  You may access this survey at the link provided below:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6 

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Tournament of Books! Attention Students: Celebrate reading by dressing up for our themed days!

Again this year we will have a Tournament of Books (think March Madness—but with books). There will be two brackets, a K-3 Bracket and a 4-6 Bracket. Each day, students will vote on their favorite books to see which titles advance to the next round!

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

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.

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project

This week, we are focusing on Enthusiasm. You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

                                                 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How can you tap into enthusiasm for things you don’t like so much?
  • How can you encourage each other in the things that you love and the things you don’t like so much?
  • What type of mindset do you need to have to be able to approach things in life you don’t like with enthusiasm?
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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Monday, March 2nd - School breakfast begins

Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Tuesday, March 24th - SCA Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We had a great time last Friday at our Valentine’s Day parties!  Thank you to all of you who helped contribute to their success.  

Happy Custodian Appreciation Week!  We have some of the best custodial staff in all of FCPS!  Thank you to Mr. Truong, Mrs. Ramos, Mr. Huynh, and Mr. Park for making Stenwood such an inviting place to be every day!  We notice their hard work each and every day, and we often get comments from colleagues and other community members about the wonderful condition of our building.  

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Get Ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 28th. If your child raises $150 by that date, he or she will receive a squishy toy (pictured left)!

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Tournament of Books! Attention Students: Celebrate reading by dressing up for our themed days!

Again this year we will have a Tournament of Books (think March Madness—but with books). There will be two brackets, a K-3 Bracket and a 4-6 Bracket. Each day, students will vote on their favorite books to see which titles advance to the next round!

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

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.

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project

This week, our students are reviewing and practicing character traits we’ve learned this year.  Ask your child which Positivity Project character traits come easily to them and which ones they are working on developing!

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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events


Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch

Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Tuesday, March 24th - SCA Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Yesterday we celebrated the 100th day of school!  We are officially 100 days smarter, 100 days more resilient, and 100 days more knowledgeable about each other!  

This week’s Positivity Project character trait is love, which couldn’t be more perfect for how we are feeling right now!  We want to take this moment to share just how much we love and appreciate the efforts of our students, parents, and staff members to make this such a wonderful community.  This past weekend, our PTA put together a fabulous new event, the Stenwood Sweethearts Dance, which showcased the love and support we show to one another.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

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.

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

KILMER and THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL counselors are coming Wednesday, February 12th to help students sign up for their courses for next school year. They are coming in the morning, so please make sure not to schedule any appointments that day. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the transition to 7th grade, get their questions answered, and choose the courses that interest them. 

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Get Ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

We will be kicking off the Kids Heart Challenge at Stenwood on February 13th, and your child can get the special heart squishy (pictured left) if he or she raises $150 on the website or app by that morning.

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project ~ Love

This week we are focusing on Love. You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

“Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

                                                                 ~Dalai Lama

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why do you think defining love can be so difficult?
  • Are there times when love is difficult to give others?
  • Why do you think it’s often difficult to demonstrate love to our families, and or friends?
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 6-31st. 

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

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Friday, February 14th - Valentine's Day Parties (Grades K-6), 1:00-3:00 p.m.      

Monday, February 17th - Presidents' Day - Student Holiday
Tuesday, February 18th - Clubs and Candid Pictures
Wednesday, February 19th - Spring Pictures
Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch
Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Dear Stenwood Families,

This week is Counselor Appreciation Week!  Thank you to our amazing counselor Anoma Hapangama for supporting all of our Stenwood Stingers!  We are so thankful to have you at Stenwood!

In your child’s backpack today is their 2nd quarter Progress Report.  Now that we are halfway through the year it is a good time to reflect and set goals with your child.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please reach out to his/her teacher.  Though there are not scheduled conferences, teachers are always happy to meet with you as the need arises.  If there is anything Dr. Mitchell or I can do to support your child, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Believe it or not, it is time to start Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am.  Mrs. Hunt is already accepting registrations, more information below.  If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Hope to see you all at our newest PTA event this Saturday- the Stinger Sweetheart Dance!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

 

Ticket Sales Open 
PTA’s Stinger Sweethearts Dance

Join us Sat, Feb 8th from 2:30 - 4:00pm in the Gym for the Stingers Sweethearts Dance.

Parents, get your dancing shoes on because this one is for you too! The dance will be similar to a Father-Daughter/Mother-Son type dance. Each Stinger is asked to invite a special adult in their life to be their guest.

Ticket sales opened last week and must be purchased online in advance. Limited number of tickets are available, so get yours today!

Make it a full afternoon - Take your Stinger Sweetheart out for lunch or dinner at Blackfinn on the day of the Dance and 10% of your bill will go to the PTA. All are invited, even if you cannot attend the Dance!

  New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

KILMER and THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL counselors are coming Wednesday, February 12th to help students sign up for their courses for next school year. They are coming in the morning, so please make sure not to schedule any appointments that day. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the transition to 7th grade, get their questions answered, and choose the courses that interest them. 

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session - Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 

Kindergarten Registration is now open!

Please come by the front office to register your child! Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Get ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

We will be kicking off the Kids Heart Challenge at Stenwood on February 13th, and your child can get the special heart squishy (pictured left) if he or she raises $150 on the website or app by that morning.

 

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

More information to follow next week.

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Positivity Project ~ Forgiveness

This week we are focusing on Forgiveness. You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”

                                                    ~Marianne Williamson

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why is forgiveness so hard to give sometimes?
  • Why is there “no peace” without forgiveness?
  • What happens to YOU when you forgive someone who has done you wrong?
It is our pleasure to honor our amazing school counselor, Ms. Hapangama, for her wonderful contributions to Stenwood Elementary' s students, families and staff. Thank you so much for everything you do!   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 6-31st. 

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

 

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

 

  Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

 

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Friday, February 7th - SCA Spirit Day (RED-WHITE-BLUE)
Saturday, February 8th - PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14th - Valentine Day Parties (Grades K-6), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18th - Clubs and Candid Pictures
Wednesday, February 19th - Spring Pictures
Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch

Stay Connected

Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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