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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.
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal
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 RollSchool 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:
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 email@example.comTournament 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.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PMMagnet 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?
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-iftaBuy 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 CharacterStay Connected
Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES