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Dear Stenwood Families,

We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break.  Our staff enjoyed their much deserved time away and we have now hit the ground running with our logistical planning for upcoming assessments here at school and in determining the feasibility for our in-person students to possibly transition to 4 days/week in-person learning. There is an extraordinary volume of details to work through in our planning, so the best ways you can help are to carefully read all communication from Stenwood and to promptly reply to any emails that require a response.  

If you are the parent of a 3rd-6th grade student, please carefully attend to the eNotify message you received about our upcoming SOL tests.  For any 3rd-6th grade child that is participating fully virtually this school year, your response is needed on this Stenwood SOL Intent Form by Monday, April 12th. When we have all intentions from our virtual families and have finalized our plans for returning in-person students to 4 days/week of in-person instruction, we can work to confirm SOL testing dates and times and will share this information with families.  For now, here are the projected timelines:

Week of May 10th: 3rd-6th Grade READING SOLs

Week of May 17th: 3rd-6th Grade MATH SOLs

Week of May 24th: 5th Grade SCIENCE SOLs

(Virtual students will test on the Monday of each testing week; please complete the form by Monday, April 12th so that we can plan for your child’s participation.)

Stenwood’s PTA deserves a tremendous shout out for their help and we thank them and those of you who have funded our requests for tables to help us work through some of the logistical challenges in planning for 4 days.  This morning we received a GIANT shipment of tables!  We know some of you also are hoping to be able to donate needed items, and we are working on a few more ideas and will update the wishlist once we finalize a list.  We are grateful for the many ways you have shown your support and are thankful for such a generous community.  We would also like to thank the PTA for another assembly coming up this Monday, April 12th at 1:30pm: Mad Science will be presenting “Fire & Ice” and the link can be found in the All Students course in Schoology.

We hope to be able to communicate our plan Monday or Tuesday of next week, so please pay close attention to your email.

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Resources for Families
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project:  Fairness
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

Have a nice weekend,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Resources for Families

Technology Resources:

RTS Resources:

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

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

 

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?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM. Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

Thanks for everyone’s flexibility today during our power outage! Thank you to our staff who were in the building who made lemonade out of lemons yet again.

What a great Family Fun Night we had last Friday! Special thanks to our PTA for putting together this event, Mrs. Cole and Mr. Zirkle for being our Bingo callers, and to all the families who joined us! Our PTA also showed some love to our staff this week by bringing us each a pizza or salad for dinner on Wednesday night. What a sweet (and delicious!) gesture for our teachers and staff who have been working so hard to provide for both our in person and virtual learners. We are proud of them and would like to thank all of you parents who have demonstrated your appreciation for their efforts.

Today is the last day of the third quarter and we are almost at Spring Break! We have a two hour early release today, so our school day ends at 1:30pm this afternoon.

Monday, 4/5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. There will be no Morning Meeting, live instruction, or assignments for students to complete. If you or a family you know is in need of food assistance, the food distribution web page has information on how to access food during the school holidays.

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Resources for Families
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Screening for School-Based Services
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Humor
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

Our school staff will be taking a much needed break this week as well, so please be aware that they will not be available until April 5th.  We hope to see everyone rested, relaxed, and recharged for the 4th quarter of school!

Stay safe,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Resources for Families

Technology Resources:

RTS Resources:

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Screening for School-Based Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)
  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)
  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Click here to learn more about Elementary School AAP levels of service. Screening for school-based Level II and III AAP services can happen at any time during the school year, but it is done schoolwide in the spring to determine services for the next school year. Parents or guardians may initiate screening for Level II and Level III services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form. Click here for the form. Please email completed forms to Payal Herendeen, AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu prior to the start of our screening meetings by April 2, 2021. Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels. Families who submit a referral will be notified by June 4, 2021 with their student’s eligibility status for Level II-III services starting in the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions please contact Payal Herendeen, ppherendeen@fcps.edu.

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Wildcard Week

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

 

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?
Curbside Library Checkout No Curbside Pickup on Monday, March 29th and Monday, April 5th.  We will resume normal curbside on Monday, April 12th between 2:30-3:00pm.  Thank you!

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM. Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

It was an eventful week with our final groups of students who are returning in person joining us - even Dr. Brabrand got in on the excitement!  You can check out the video here.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Virtual Family Fun Night tonight, Friday, 3/19 at 6:30pm. Special thanks to our PTA for putting together this event, as well as our upcoming Virtual Assembly on Monday, 3/22 at 1:30pm!  During this assembly, students can go on a virtual dogsledding adventure and will have time to ask questions with our explorer experts.  You may find the link in the All Students Schoology Course.

As a reminder, next Friday, 3/26 is the last day of the third quarter. Students will be dismissed two hours early and attend their in-person or virtual classes as planned.  Instruction will end and dismissal will begin at 1:30pm.

Spring break is just around the corner: Monday, 3/29 - Friday, 4/2. Also, Monday, 4/5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. There will be no Morning Meeting, live instruction, or assignments for students to complete.  FCPS is committed to providing all students access to meals during this break from school. See the food distribution web page for more information. Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture announced this week that no-cost breakfast and lunch meals for all students have been extended through September 30.

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Resources for Families
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Screening for School-Based Services (*NEW*)
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Wildcard Week
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Resources for Families

Technology Resources:

RTS Resources:

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Screening for School-Based Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)
  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)
  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Click here to learn more about Elementary School AAP levels of service. Screening for school-based Level II and III AAP services can happen at any time during the school year, but it is done schoolwide in the spring to determine services for the next school year. Parents or guardians may initiate screening for Level II and Level III services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form. Click here for the form. Please email completed forms to Payal Herendeen, AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu prior to the start of our screening meetings by April 2, 2021. Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels. Families who submit a referral will be notified by June 4, 2021 with their student’s eligibility status for Level II-III services starting in the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions please contact Payal Herendeen, ppherendeen@fcps.edu.

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Wildcard Week

This week, teachers are going back and hitting lessons they may have missed or character strengths they feel their students really enjoyed discussing. Over the last six weeks, we have learned about Integrity, Love, Humility, Enthusiasm, Social Intelligence, and Love of Learning. The important thing to remember is that everyone has ALL 24 strengths within them, but some shine through more than others!  How do you SHINE?

“Character, not circumstance makes the person.”

                                         ~Booker T. Washington

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • When you think of character, what comes to mind?
  • Do you think character is just ONE thing, or multiple things?
  • Why do we need to continue educating ourselves about character?
Curbside Library Checkout

With all grades in the building, we are scaling back curbside pickup.  It will now be available on Mondays between 2:30-3:30 only.  Students can still put books on hold and, if they are in-person, I will deliver to the classroom.  If the student is virtual, it will be available for curbside pickup.  Mystery Bags will be available to all students, but only for curbside pickup.  As always, if the curbside pickup time (Mondays between 2:30-3:30) doesn’t work for you, please contact me at nhcole@fcps.edu and we can make arrangements for pickup. 

Thank you all for supporting your readers! 

 

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM. Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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 everyone had a wonderful week.  We were excited to see many 1st and 2nd grade students back in the building and eagerly welcome the return of many 3rd - 6th graders next week.  It was wonderful to also see our virtual student families at packet pick up on Thursday, and if you did not make it out then, you have one more opportunity on Monday, March 15th between 2:30 and 4:00pm to do so. If your Preschool - 6th grade child has or is returning to Stenwood in person, you do NOT need to drive through to pick up the packet; it will be sent home on your child’s next in person day.  Just a reminder that you’ll find a special item from the PTA - a Bingo Board so that your child can participate in the upcoming Family Fun Night on March 19th!  

There is also an update for playground usage.  We are now able to use the playground with required guidelines.  These guidelines include that students must sanitize hands before and after use, stay masked, and use it on a rotation schedule to minimize the amount of cohorts (individual classes) at one time.  We’ve also been given the all clear to use shared outdoor sports equipment during recess time.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Resources for Return to School (*School Board Meeting Date Added*)
  • Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due TODAY (*Last Chance*)
  • School Counselor Updates (*New*)
  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open! 
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Love of Learning
  • Curbside Library Checkout (*Update*)
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

TODAY is the LAST DAY to take and submit your yearbook selfie for those who did not participate in fall picture day, so hopefully you can take a picture if you have not already.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Resources for Return to School

The next School Board Meeting to discuss RTS will be on Tuesday, March 16th at 1:30pm. Plans for next school year are proposed to be discussed.

Below are FCPS resources that may also be useful as you prepare your family for the return:

Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due TODAY!!!

 

Whether your student is in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two, the Stenwood yearbook staff is working harder than ever to get every student in the yearbook and cover every story during this unique, historic year. If your child did not make it to our in person fall portrait days at Stenwood, there is another opportunity to get your child’s picture in the yearbook.  If your child participated in the fall portrait day, you do not need to submit a picture.  Walsworth and High5.ID are partnering with us by offering Selfie Portraits.  Some families will not receive the email because of their opt out choices from the fall.  

Follow this quick, easy and safe three-step process to make sure your student’s portrait gets in the yearbook! 

You will receive a link via email to take your student’s picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy. You can also access the program by going here.

You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone or computer webcam and upload. 

Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits.

If your photo is rejected for quality issues, you may be asked to retake and submit a new portrait.

The deadline to receive all student portraits is TODAY!!! School Counselor Updates

Ms. Alston, our part time school counselor had her baby girl last week. Congratulations Ms. Alston!  Ms. Michelle Kramer will be her long-term sub until the end of the school year. She and our full time counselor, Ms. Hapangama, will work together to support our students.  Please see the chart below and reach out to the appropriate counselor for your child’s grade level and teacher should you need anything:

Should you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our school counselors Ms. Kramer (mkramer@fcps.edu) and Ms. Hapangama (ashapangama@fcps.edu) .

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu to register your child today! Please remind your neighbors with rising kindergarteners to contact us also. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Love of Learning

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

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

                                         ~B.B. King

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What kinds of things do you like learning?
  • Do you think it’s true that you can learn ANYTHING?
  • What do you think are the benefits of loving to learn?
Curbside Library Checkout - UPDATE

With all grades in the building, we are scaling back curbside pickup.  It will now be available on Mondays between 2:30-3:30 only.  Students can still put books on hold and, if they are in-person, I will deliver to the classroom.  If the student is virtual, it will be available for curbside pickup.  Mystery Bags will be available to all students, but only for curbside pickup.  As always, if the curbside pickup time (Mondays between 2:30-3:30) doesn’t work for you, please contact me at nhcole@fcps.edu and we can make arrangements for pickup. 

Thank you all for supporting your readers! 

 

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM. Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

Happy first week of March!  As a reminder, there is a 2 hour early release for students today, both in person and virtually.  All instruction will end at 1:30pm.  On Monday, March 8th, we have a staff development day and student holiday.  There are no Morning Meetings, live instruction, or asynchronous assignments on Monday, March 8th.  

We welcome the return of many of our 1st and 2nd grade students back to the building next week, and hope to see many more through car windows on Thursday, March 11th or Monday, March 15th...  That’s right, another learning materials distribution day!

On Thursday, 3/11 from 3:45 - 4:30pm and Monday, 3/15 from 2:30 - 4:00pm we will be in the Kiss N Ride Loop.  If your Preschool - 6th grade child has or is returning to Stenwood in person, you do NOT need to drive through to pick up the packet; it will be sent home on your child’s next in person day.  If your child is fully virtual for the remainder of the school year, please plan on driving through to pick up the learning materials.  Inside this week’s packet, you’ll find a special item from the PTA - a Bingo Board so that your child can participate in the upcoming Family Fun Night on March 19th!  Stay tuned for details from the PTA.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Resources for Return to School 
  • Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12 (*ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT*)
  • Did You Stop Getting PTA Emails? 
  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open! 
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Social Intelligence
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

There’s only one week left to take and submit your yearbook selfie for those who did not participate in fall picture day, so hopefully you can take a picture outside during the sunny and warmer weather we are expecting in the coming days! 

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Resources for Return to School

We will continue to host Parent Coffees and send out the slide decks/recordings directly to families who are preparing for their child’s return to in person instruction.  If you have a student returning in an upcoming group, please check for eNotify messages with information on how to access the sessions and/or recordings.  Below are FCPS resources that may also be useful as you prepare your family for the return:

Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12

 

Whether your student is in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two, the Stenwood yearbook staff is working harder than ever to get every student in the yearbook and cover every story during this unique, historic year. If your child did not make it to our in person fall portrait days at Stenwood, there is another opportunity to get your child’s picture in the yearbook.  If your child participated in the fall portrait day, you do not need to submit a picture.  Walsworth and High5.ID are partnering with us by offering Selfie Portraits.  Some families will not receive the email because of their opt out choices from the fall.  

Follow this quick, easy and safe three-step process to make sure your student’s portrait gets in the yearbook! 

You will receive a link via email to take your student’s picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy. You can also access the program by going here.

You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone or computer webcam and upload. 

Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits.

If your photo is rejected for quality issues, you may be asked to retake and submit a new portrait. The deadline to receive all student portraits is MARCH 12, 2021!

Did You Stop Receiving PTA Emails?

The PTA has run into some glitches recently with their email system. If you have recently stopped receiving the PTA's Wednesday Mail or class parent communications, please send the PTA an email at secretary@stenwoodpta.org.

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu to register your child today! Please remind your neighbors with rising kindergarteners to contact us also. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

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?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

It was a joyous and eventful week!  We celebrated our 100th day of school, enjoyed a BEE-utiful treat from our amazing PTA, reveled in the unseasonably warm temperatures, and introduced more Stingers to the building!  We are continually impressed by the conscientious effort and care our staff have taken to successfully navigate this ongoing transition to concurrent learning, so if you have a moment to recognize your child’s teachers, please do!  We know there will be a learning process for us all as we figure out how to be in two learning environments at the same time, but we are inspired by the dedication of our staff who are problem solving how best to do so. Regardless of how your child will be accessing their learning in the coming weeks, we are committed to supporting them the best we can.   

As a reminder that next Friday is a 2 hour early release for students, both in person and virtually.  All instruction will end at 1:30pm.  The following Monday, March 8th is a Staff Development day and student holiday.  There are no Morning Meetings, live instruction, or asynchronous assignments on Monday, March 8th.  

More reason to celebrate coming up next week: it’s Stingers are Readers Week! Curl up with a good book and participate in these spirit days:

            Tuesday: Wear Your Favorite Hat

            Wednesday: Wear Your PJs Day

            Thursday: Dress Like Your Favorite Superhero

            Friday: Wear Stenwood Spirit Wear

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Monday Enrichment Schedule - Last Sessions on 3/1
  • Resources for Return to School 
  • Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12 
  • Did You Stop Getting PTA Emails? 
  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open! 
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Enthusiasm
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

Have a nice weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Sessions can be found in the All Students course in Schoology. Once there, click the Collaborate Ultra tab to locate the live sessions.  This will be our last Monday Enrichment of the school year as we navigate the transition into our hybrid instructional schedule.

Click here to view the schedule!

Resources for Return to School

We will continue to host Parent Coffees and send out the slide decks/recordings directly to families who are preparing for their child’s return to in person instruction.  If you have a student returning in an upcoming group, please check for eNotify messages with information on how to access the sessions and/or recordings.  Below are FCPS resources that may also be useful as you prepare your family for the return:

Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12

 

Whether your student is in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two, the Stenwood yearbook staff is working harder than ever to get every student in the yearbook and cover every story during this unique, historic year. If your child did not make it to our in person fall portrait days at Stenwood, there is another opportunity to get your child’s picture in the yearbook.  If your child participated in the fall portrait day, you do not need to submit a picture.  Walsworth and High5.ID are partnering with us by offering Selfie Portraits.  Some families will not receive the email because of their opt out choices from the fall.  

Follow this quick, easy and safe three-step process to make sure your student’s portrait gets in the yearbook!

You will receive a link via email to take your student’s picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy. You can also access the program by going here.

You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone or computer webcam and upload. 

Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits.

Did You Stop Receiving PTA Emails?

The PTA has run into some glitches recently with their email system. If you have recently stopped receiving the PTA's Wednesday Mail or class parent communications, please send the PTA an email at secretary@stenwoodpta.org.

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu to register your child today! Please remind your neighbors with rising kindergarteners to contact us also. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Enthusiasm

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?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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 had a safe and warm snow day yesterday, even though yesterday’s snow event wasn’t quite right for sledding or snowman building!  We are excited to be back with your children virtually today to hear all about it.  

We have a few new items of note in today’s newsletter, including resources to support families who are returning to in person, submitting a portrait for the Stenwood yearbook, and an important message from our PTA to help you stay connected to all the great things they are doing in support of our school and community this year!

 

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Monday’s Enrichment Schedule (*New*)
  • Resources for Return to School (*New*)
  • Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12 (*New*)
  • Did You Stop Getting PTA Emails? (*New*)
  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open! (*New*)
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Cheering Others’ Success
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

We hope you have a great weekend; personally, we’ll be buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the return of many of our Kindergarten students next week!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Sessions can be found in the All Students course in Schoology. Once there, click the Collaborate Ultra tab to locate the live sessions.  

Click here to view the schedule!

Resources for Return to School

We will continue to host Parent Coffees and send out the slide decks/recordings directly to families who are preparing for their child’s return to in person instruction.  If you have a student returning in an upcoming group, please check for eNotify messages with information on how to access the sessions and/or recordings.  Below are FCPS resources that may also be useful as you prepare your family for the return:

Selfie Portraits for the Stenwood Yearbook: Due 3/12

 

Whether your student is in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two, the Stenwood yearbook staff is working harder than ever to get every student in the yearbook and cover every story during this unique, historic year. If your child did not make it to our in person fall portrait days at Stenwood, there is another opportunity to get your child’s picture in the yearbook.  If your child participated in the fall portrait day, you do not need to submit a picture.  Walsworth and High5.ID are partnering with us by offering Selfie Portraits.  Some families will not receive the email because of their opt out choices from the fall.  

Follow this quick, easy and safe three-step process to make sure your student’s portrait gets in the yearbook!

You will receive a link via email to take your student’s picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy. You can also access the program by going here.

You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone or computer webcam and upload. 

Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits.

Did You Stop Receiving PTA Emails?

The PTA has run into some glitches recently with their email system. If you have recently stopped receiving the PTA's Wednesday Mail or class parent communications, please send the PTA an email at secretary@stenwoodpta.org.

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Please contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu to register your child today! Please remind your neighbors with rising kindergarteners to contact us also. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

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.
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love that we can celebrate in our classrooms today thanks to our amazing class parents!  As a final reminder, the bell schedule will change on Tuesday, with our new school hours being 9:00am - 3:30pm.  Your child’s Morning Meeting will begin at 9:05am each morning.  Please pay special attention to the Friday Parent email from your child’s teacher this week which contains your child’s new individual schedule. 

As a reminder, we will be moving to once a week lunch bunches with the new bell schedule: 

  • 6th - Fridays from 12:15 - 12:45
  • 5th - Wednesdays from 12:15 - 12:45
  • 4th - Thursdays from 12:15 - 12:45
  • 3rd - Fridays from 11:40 - 12:10
  • 2nd - Thursdays from 11:40 - 12:10
  • 1st - Wednesdays from 11:40 - 12:10
  • K - Thursdays from 11:35 - 12:05

We will also be phasing out Monday Enrichment with the last Enrichment Sessions being held on Monday, March 1st.  

With groups phasing back in person to school grounds over the next several weeks, our playground will now be closed during school hours.  

 

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Humility
  • Curbside Library Checkout (*ANNOUNCEMENT*)
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Humility

This week, we are focusing on Humility. You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

                                         ~Rick Warren

Questions you might enjoy talking about.

  • How is being honest with yourself related to humility?
  • Would you be a good teacher of humility?
  • Why is humility important to lead others and to make a positive impact?
Curbside Library Checkout Because of the President’s Day holiday, we will not have curbside pickup/drop-off on Monday, February 15th.  We will resume on Thursday, February 18th between 3:45-4:30pm.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole if you cannot make the regular times.

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

Hopefully you had an opportunity to read the email that was sent earlier in the week about the timeline to phase in.  The School Board voted to move forward with the timeline below.  Please note the two different columns, the first one is the start date for the group, the second one contains the two designated prep days by FCPS.  These days will begin with a live Morning Meeting, but will then be asynchronous instruction for the rest of the school day.  

FCPS will be including information about RTS in their newsletter next week, but we wanted to provide it to you since it was provided to us last night:

FCPS wants to provide clarification regarding the Return to School plan and timeline.

Based on the latest guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education, FCPS will begin bringing back the first groups of students (Groups 1-4) for in-person instruction on February 16.

In preparation for students’ return, schools created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so for at least two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements and established schedules, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction. 

FCPS will implement a new bell schedule on February 16 due to social distancing requirements which limit capacity on school buses. The bell schedule change will apply to both in-person instruction as well as students who are doing full-time virtual instruction. 

Stenwood’s new bell schedule is 9:00 - 3:30pm.  You received an email in early January with the updated daily schedule for your child’s grade level.  Your child’s teacher will be providing you with your child’s updated schedule in next week’s Friday email.  

 

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Monday’s Enrichment Schedule
  • Get Ready to Stuff the Bus!
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Love
  • Curbside Library Checkout 
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families
  • Grab and Go Sites

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Sessions can be found in the All Students course in Schoology.  Once there, click  the Collaborate Ultra tab to locate the live sessions.  

Click here to view the schedule!

Save The Date: Stenwood Virtual Field Trip to the Amazon!  Monday, Feb 8th at 1:30PM

Join us for a live virtual assembly with National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman as they share stories and photos of their exploration of the Amazon Rainforests. Students will attend the assembly through the All Students course in Schoology.  Thank you to the PTA for this awesome adventure!

Get Ready to Stuff the Bus!

Fairfax County's Stuff the Bus food drive is back and committed to meeting the increased demand for food due to COVID-19. Donate nonperishable foods in person on Saturday, January 30, and Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at locations throughout Fairfax County. Social distancing will be in place. There is also an option to make monetary donations by visiting Stuff the Bus partner websites. More information here

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

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?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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
Attendance EmailTransportation Email | Web | Twitter

Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

It was wonderful to see so many students and families this week during our distribution days! Thank you for your flexibility with the date/time change in consideration of this week’s weather. As in many cases of northern Virginia weather, it proved not to be an issue, but better to be safe than sorry.  If you were not able to come, please arrange a time with the office to come by.

We want to again remind you of the updates Dr. Brabrand shared last week with the School Board.  Most notably, our new bell schedule of 9:00am - 3:30pm is scheduled to take effect on February 16th.  Teachers will send home an individualized schedule prior to this time, so your child will follow this schedule virtually until their group has phased in.  

As part of the RTS efforts, some students will begin coming to school in Intervention cohorts beginning next week.  Our staff is excited to welcome these groups into the building. We are grateful for our staff who have mobilized so quickly after this timeline was shared last week to prepare for the return of these select students.  If your child was identified for one of these cohorts, we have communicated directly with you. 

While the rest of these phase-in plans won’t be solidified until the Tuesday, February 2nd School Board work session at 1:30pm, please make note of your child’s proposed timeline, included below.  We will communicate with grade level parents directly after these dates are confirmed. Please look for eNotify messages with invitations to grade level specific Parent Coffees and surveys.  We will continue to keep you informed as soon as we have information.

 

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Monday’s Enrichment Schedule
  • Get Ready to Stuff the Bus! (*New*)
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Integrity
  • Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp
  • Curbside Library Checkout 
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families (*NEW TIP FOR WINDOWS HELP MESSAGE*)
  • Grab and Go Sites (*NEW MEAL KIT SITES ADDED*)

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Sessions can be found in the All Students course in Schoology.  Once there,click  the Collaborate Ultra tab to locate the live sessions.  

Click here to view the schedule!

Save The Date: Stenwood Virtual Field Trip to the Amazon!  Monday, Feb 8th at 1:30PM

Join us for a live virtual assembly with National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman as they share stories and photos of their exploration of the Amazon Rainforests. Students will attend the assembly through the All Students course in Schoology.  Thank you to the PTA for this awesome adventure!

Get Ready to Stuff the Bus!

Fairfax County's Stuff the Bus food drive is back and committed to meeting the increased demand for food due to COVID-19. Donate nonperishable foods in person on Saturday, January 30, and Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at locations throughout Fairfax County. Social distancing will be in place. There is also an option to make monetary donations by visiting Stuff the Bus partner websites. More information here

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Integrity

This week, we are focusing on Integrity. You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”

                                         ~Unknown

Questions you might enjoy talking about.

  • What does integrity mean to you?
  • When is difficult to show integrity in your day to day life?
  • Why is it important to show integrity in your relationships with others?
Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! For our current 2nd to 6th grade students, FCPS is offering Tech Adventure Camp. Please see the flyer below for details.

Tech Adventure Camp Flyer

Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

You can also find tech help and tips on our YouTube Channel:

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Please note that new Meal Kit distribution sites have recently been added, which allows families to pick up a week’s worth of food every Wednesday from 8:00am - 12:30pm (while supplies last),  so check here for a meal kit location near you.

Here is our local Grab and Go food distribution bus route:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

This has been an eventful week for the nation and we hope you had the opportunity to talk with your child about MLK Day and Inauguration Day.  In FCPS news, Dr. Brabrand shared an update last evening with the School Board on the phase in plans.  The important information to note is:

  • New proposed phase-in dates are shared in the chart below.
  • Stenwood’s new bell schedule, 9am - 3:30pm, is scheduled to take effect on February 16th.  Teachers will send home an individualized schedule prior to this time, so your child would follow this schedule virtually until their group’s phase in. 

 

While these plans won’t be solidified until the February 2nd School Board Meeting, we wanted you to have this information on your radar.  We will communicate with grade level parents directly after timelines are confirmed, so please look for eNotify messages with invitations to grade level specific Parent Coffees and surveys.  We will continue to keep you informed as soon as we have information.

Please plan on making your way through the Kiss N Ride loop on Monday to pick up your child’s next packet of learning materials.  Monday is a student holiday, so we will have the opportunity to see you (and hopefully your child!) in the morning between 8:30 and 10:00am OR in the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30pm.  More information below!

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • January Schedule Impacts
  • Student Learning Materials Distribution - Monday, Jan 25th (*NEW*)
  • Mrs. Riley’s Read Alouds - New Look!
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Supporting Others When They Struggle
  • Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp (*NEW*)
  • Curbside Library Checkout - (*ANNOUNCEMENT*)
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families (*NEW TIP FOR WINDOWS HELP MESSAGE*)
  • Grab and Go Sites

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

January Schedule Impacts
  • Friday, Jan 22nd – 2 hour Early Release (Instruction ends at 1:20pm)
  • Monday, Jan 25th - Teacher Workday (No Morning Meeting/ No independent work/ Student Learning Materials Distribution Day)
  • Tues - Fri, Jan 26th - 29th - Regular School Days
Student Learning Materials Distribution Monday, January 25th

We will be doing our next round of distribution on Monday, January 25th. We know there is the possibility of some inclement weather heading our way.  We will send out communication early Monday morning should we need to postpone distribution.  We will be distributing materials in two blocks:

Monday, Jan 25th from 8:30 - 10:00AM

Monday, Jan 25th from 3:00 - 4:30PM

During last distribution, we sent home signs with our In Person primary grade students to use for Kiss N Ride.  If you have one of those, please hold it up when you come through to help speed up the process.  We also will be trying a new system to hopefully help alleviate congestion on Carnegie, so please pay attention to any signs or directions from staff that you see.  

Mrs. Riley’s Read Alouds - New Look! 

Mrs. Riley has reorganized her read alouds on Schoology to hopefully make it easier for students to navigate.  There are tons of picture books if you are looking for a good read aloud.  They all can be found on the All Students Schoology site.  Mrs. Riley posts one new book each week (usually on Mondays).  She also has started the Battle Books Lions and Liars for upper grade students.  

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Supporting Others When They Struggle

This week, we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching components of the Positivity Project. Supporting others when they struggle is an important test of our character every single day.

“We rise by lifting others.”

                                         ~Robert Ingersoll

When you put others first, you look to comfort people in the small, day-to day disappointments whether they are friends, classmates, acquaintances, family, even rivals.

Think of a time you went through something difficult and someone encouraged you. How can you pass on that act of kindness this week? 

Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! For our current 2nd to 6th grade students, FCPS is offering Tech Adventure Camp. Please see the flyer below for details.

Tech Adventure Camp Flyer

Curbside Library Checkout For this Monday ONLY, curbside pickup/drop off will be during Student Packet Pickup, 8:30-10:00am AND 3:00-4:30pm

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families Does your FCPS laptop say your Windows is expiring? 

Watch this video for help!

 

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

You can also find tech help and tips on our YouTube Channel:

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Here are the updated schedules for our food distribution routes:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

As we had shared last week, January is full of holidays and workdays, so please take a look at the section below that summarizes the impact on the school schedule. 

We’d like to thank everyone who has submitted their Intention Form already.  The deadline for this form is TODAY, Friday, January 15th, and your response now will save our office staff countless hours of follow up.  While we are looking for a response from every parent on this item, there are two additional items with deadlines today:  1) Yearbook Orders and 2) FCPS’ Schoology Survey.  This is the LAST CHANCE for a yearbook order for this school year, so please make sure to take care of that item as our vendor will not honor late requests.

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • January Schedule Impacts (*NEW*)
  • Student Learning Materials Distribution - Monday, Jan 25th (*NEW*)
  • Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021 - 2022 (*DUE TODAY*)
  • Order Your Yearbook Today (*DUE TODAY*)
  • Schoology Survey (*DUE TODAY*)
  • 7th Grade Transition Plans
  • Mrs. Riley’s Read Alouds - New Look!
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Perseverance
  • Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp (*NEW*)
  • Curbside Library Checkout - (*Announcement*)
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families 
  • Grab and Go Sites

Mark your calendars for the next student learning materials distribution which will take place in a morning and afternoon block on Monday, January 25th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

 

January Schedule Impacts
  • Monday, Jan 18th – School Holiday
  • Tuesday, Jan 19th – Regular School Day
  • Wednesday, Jan 20th – School Holiday
  • Thursday, Jan 21st – Regular School Day
  • Friday, Jan 22nd – 2 hour Early Release (Instruction ends at 1:20PM)
  • Monday, Jan 25th - Teacher Workday (No Morning Meeting/ No independent work/ Student Learning Materials Distribution Day)
  • Tues - Fri, Jan 26th - 29th - Regular School Days
Student Learning Materials Distribution Monday, January 25th

We will be doing our next round of distribution on Monday, January 25th. We will be distributing materials in two blocks:

Monday, Jan 25th from 8:30 - 10:00AM

Monday, Jan 25th from 3:00 - 4:30PM

During last distribution, we sent home signs with our In Person primary grade students to use for Kiss N Ride.  If you have one of those, please hold it up when you come through to help speed up the process.  We also will be trying a new system to hopefully help alleviate congestion on Carnegie, so please pay attention to any signs or directions from staff that you see.  

Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021-22 DUE TODAY!

To ensure adequate staffing for the 2021-2022 school year, we are asking all Stenwood families to fill out this Student Intention Survey.  We request this form be completed by all families by Friday, January 15th, 2021.

STUDENT INTENTION SURVEY FORM FOR ALL STENWOOD FAMILIES

Also included in this survey is a question regarding any preschool children you may have who will be attending Kindergarten at Stenwood in 2021-2022.  If you have any neighbors with preschoolers who have no other children attending our school, please share this form for them to complete and return to our school by January 15th, 2021.  The preschool children survey forms can be submitted via email to Sonja Hunt, snhunt@fcps.edu

Our Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation meeting will be held on Monday, March 15th, 2021 from 8:30 – 10:00AM.  We will be sending information about this meeting to those who complete the Intention Form or who call the school indicating interest in our 2021-2022 kindergarten program.

Order Your Yearbook Today! DUE 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.

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

DEADLINE IS January 15th, 2021 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS!!!

We need your help filling up the yearbook with photos from this year!  We are looking for photos showing:

  • Fall Festivities
  • Winter Photos
  • Virtual Work Space
  • Winter Break Photos
  • Ringing in the New Year.
  • And anything else you want!

You can upload the photos to   Yearbook Snap.  Access Code: stenwood.

We will also be asking to collect photos from you, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG, we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year!

Schoology Survey DUE TODAY!

Thank you for participating in our Schoology pilot year. FCPS would like you to take a short survey about your experience. Your answers will help FCPS make any necessary improvements as we prepare all schools to begin using Schoology in the 2021-22 school year. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by Friday, January 15th, 2021.

Survey link: Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback

Thank you for your valuable time and important ideas.

7th Grade Transition Plans

Dear Parents and Guardians of Rising 7th Graders,

It’s that time of year where your children start the transition process for Middle School! You may have received the following information via post mail or e-notify from Kilmer and Thoreau too, but just in case we are putting it in Hive Happenings for your convenience. Below are the Rising 7th grade events that are happening at Kilmer and Thoreau soon.

Note: Parents of students eligible for Level IV services:  If you are living in the Thoreau boundaries, your child is eligible to attend Kilmer as their assigned center school.  You may also send your child to Thoreau for Local Level IV services. You may want to attend the Kilmer and Thoreau events as you make your decision. They are all virtual so hopefully this will provide some flexibility. They will provide information on this process.

Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Hapangama at ashapangama@fcps.edu

 

Kilmer MS Rising 7th Grade Spring Transition Plan 

 

 

KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students

Thursday, Feb 4th, 2021 Parent and Student session from 6:00 PM, BBCU link

     *Additional sessions for AAP level IV program, ESOL, and Special Education (TBD)

This virtual event will provide both students and parents the opportunity to learn about Kilmer Middle School and the curricular options for the 2021-2022 school year. The event will begin with a live presentation via BBCU (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) for parents and students. After the presentation, parents and students will be encouraged to explore our virtual curriculum night resources on the Kilmer website including the 2021-2022 course catalogue and curriculum videos created by our Kilmer teachers. Additional information will be shared leading up to this event including the BBCU presentation link, our virtual curriculum night website, and a course selection sheet listing course options for seventh grade.

 

6th Grade Course Registration Lessons

Feb. 8th - 29th, 2021

     *Stay Tuned for specific date for when Kilmer Counselors will visit STENWOOD

  • Kilmer Middle School counselors will be scheduling a virtual visit to each feeder elementary school to complete the course registration process with 6th grade students and provide the opportunity for students to ask questions about their upcoming transition to middle school
  • Kilmer School Counselors will meet with 6th grade students to facilitate the SIS StudentVUE Online Course Selection sign up. Prior to this lesson, community messages will be sent to encourage students and parents to select course options and communicate with 6th grade teachers regarding recommendations.

If you have further questions about the course registration process and curriculum event, please contact Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services at sfgroh@fcps.edu.

 

Thoreau MS Rising 7th Grade Spring Transition Plan 

 

 

Community Based Level IV Advanced Academic Programs Information Session (Virtual)

Thursday February 11th, 2021 5:30-6:15 PM.

     *Link will be advertised closer to the date.

 

Rising 7th Grade Parent Information session with Thoreau Administration and Counseling Team (Virtual)

Thursday February 11th, 2021 5:30-6:15 PM.

     *Link will be advertised closer to the date.

*Note same date!

 

Core Curriculum Elective Offerings and Specialized Programs Google Site

Week of February 8th, 2021

     *Google Site will go live. Link will be advertised closer to the date.

 

Elementary School Visits

February 8th - 26th, 2021

     *Stay Tuned for specific date for when Thoreau Counselors will visit STENWOOD. Link will be advertised closer to the date.

If you have further questions about the course registration process and events, please contact Rebecca Aguilar, Director of Student Services at RJAguilar1@fcps.edu

Mrs. Riley’s Read Alouds - New Look! 

Mrs. Riley has reorganized her read alouds on Schoology to hopefully make it easier for students to navigate.  There are tons of picture books if you are looking for a good read aloud.  They all can be found on the All Students Schoology site.  Mrs. Riley posts one new book each week (usually on Mondays).  She also has started the Battle Book Lions and Liars for upper grade students.  

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

If you are interested in supporting Stenwood ES as classroom monitor during in person learning two days per week, please reach out to us directly, as well!

            FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Perseverance

This week, we are focusing on Perseverance. You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

                                         ~Babe Ruth

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What is involved in perseverance?
  • How is perseverance related to teamwork? Creativity? Optimism?
  • How can growth-mindset hep as you think about perseverance?
Summer Enrichment: Tech Adventure Camp

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! For our current 2nd to 6th grade students, FCPS is offering Tech Adventure Camp. Please see the flyer below for details.

Tech Adventure Camp Flyer

Curbside Library Checkout NO Curbside Pickup/Drop off on Monday, January 18th.  We will resume on Thursday, January 21st

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM and Thursdays from 3:45-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families

There are a wealth of resources available on the Stenwood website to assist with technology questions, including: setting up your SIS Parent Account, logging into and navigating Schoology, and resetting student passwords. You can find all that information and more here:

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

You can also find tech help and tips on our YouTube Channel:

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites

Here are the updated schedules for our food distribution routes:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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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UPDATED - Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Our staff were excited to see your children again after the winter break and we are hopeful 2021 will be a great year.  FCPS and Stenwood have sent out messaging this week with updates from the January 5th School Board Meeting. Please be reminded that the Board has officially paused phase-in plans and all students will be participating in school virtually until further notice.  Additionally, the bell schedule change is on pause and we will resume with our regular instructional schedule.

Monday, January 11th is still designated as an asynchronous school day for students as teachers receive additional planning time and training for phase-in.  Morning Meeting will take place this day at 8:40am and the rest of the day is designated for your child’s independent learning activities.  Some students will be participating in our winter iReady assessment window this day; your child’s teacher will be helping these students get started at the conclusion of Morning Meeting.  Families whose children are participating received an eNotify message on January 5th.

January is filled with lots of days that are impacted with holidays and workdays, hopefully this will help your planning.  The additional planning days to transition to in person instruction are on pause. 

  • 11th - planning day - Morning Meeting and independent work for students/iReady for select students
  • 12th – 15th  - regular school days
  • 18th – holiday
  • 19th – regular school day
  • 20th – holiday
  • 21st – regular school day
  • 22nd – 2 hour early release, instruction ends at 1:20pm
  • 25th - teacher workday - no Morning meeting, no independent work
  • 26th - 29th - regular school days

As we kick off the New Year, we hope you can help us by checking off three important and upcoming deadlines for us: 

  1. Complete our Intention Form to help us plan for next school year; 
  2. Complete the Health Commitment Form if your child is returning in person. Submit to snhunt@fcps.edu, if you haven’t already.  You can also access this from your SIS ParentVue Account.
  3. Order your yearbook this week, if you intend on purchasing one for your child this school year.  Orders close next Friday, January 15th and there will not be an additional ordering opportunity.

Finally, as we all process the events of this week, please remember that you can always reach out to our counselors Anoma Hapangama ashapangama@fcps.edu or Lynee Alston laalston@fcps.edu for support or for resources to help have a conversation with your child.  We as adults must remember that our children are listening and taking cues from the adults in their life and may need us to help process things they may have seen or heard.

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021 - 2022 (*UPCOMING DUE DATE*)
  • Order Your Yearbook Today (*UPCOMING DUE DATE*)
  • Schoology Survey (*New*)
  • TJ Diversity Talks Webinar (*New*)
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project:  Prudence
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families 
  • Grab and Go Sites

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

 

Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021-22

To ensure adequate staffing for the 2021-2022 school year, we are asking all Stenwood families to fill out this Student Intention Survey.  We request this form be completed by all families by Friday, January 15, 2021.

STUDENT INTENTION SURVEY FORM FOR ALL STENWOOD FAMILIES

Also included in this survey is a question regarding any preschool children you may have who will be attending Kindergarten at Stenwood in 2021-2022.  If you have any neighbors with preschoolers who have no other children attending our school, please share this form for them to complete and return to our school by January 15th, 2021.  The preschool children survey forms can be submitted via email to Sonja Hunt, snhunt@fcps.edu

Our Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation meeting will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  We will be sending information about this meeting to those who complete the Intention Form or who call the school indicating interest in our 2021-2022 kindergarten program.

Order 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.

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

DEADLINE IS January 15th, 2021 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

We need your help filling up the yearbook with photos from this year!  We are looking for photos showing:

  • Fall Festivities
  • Winter Photos
  • Virtual Work Space
  • Winter Break Photos
  • Ringing in the New Year.
  • And anything else you want!

You can upload the photos to   Yearbook Snap.  Access Code: stenwood.

We will also be asking to collect photos from you, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG, we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year!

Schoology Survey

Thank you for participating in our Schoology pilot year. FCPS would like you to take a short survey about your experience. Your answers will help FCPS make any necessary improvements as we prepare all schools to begin using Schoology in the 2021-22 school year. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by Friday, January 15.

Survey link: Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback

Thank you for your valuable time and important ideas.

TJ Diversity Talks Webinar

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is launching a series of Diversity Talks webinars in January!  This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8. Join us to hear from people working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. What sparked their interest in STEM? What did they study in school? What kinds of jobs do they do? What else would you like to know? 

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 11, at 6 p.m. to hear the first speakers of our Diversity Talk series: Suresh Shenoy, Neena Shenoy and Nikhil Shenoy. Suresh Shenoy, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, is a business leader and philanthropist who has contributed deeply to many aspects of the northern Virginia community. He was executive vice president at Alyx Technologies Inc., a Virginia-based consulting and technology services company. Mr. Shenoy was a founding member of the Thomas Jefferson Partnership Fund and served on its board until 2002. Neena Shenoy is a Mechanical Engineer (Tufts University 1981 and MIT 1985) and founder of Technology & Engineering providing engineering services. She was involved in designing aircraft engines for GE and worked on the Space Shuttle program for NASA designing and installing Special Payloads. She has also provided program management in start up businesses here and in India. Nikhil Shenoy graduated from TJHSST in 2002, MIT in 2006 and the University of Chicago in 2014. After working at Goldman Sachs, Proctor and Gamble, and Kastle Systems, he is now CEO of Colvin Run Networks, a company that he started in northern Virginia to offer artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions to governments.  

 

Parents, register at this Zoom link: https://bit.ly/TJDiversityTalk1

 

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Prudence

This week, we are focusing on Prudence. You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

“When you make the right decision, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.”

                                         ~Caroline Kennedy

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does making good decisions have to do with prudence?
  • Is it hard to make decisions in certain situations? If yes, which situations?
  • Do you find it becoming harder or easier to make good decisions as you get older?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:00-4:00PM and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families

There are a wealth of resources available on the Stenwood website to assist with technology questions, including: setting up your SIS Parent Account, logging into and navigating Schoology, and resetting student passwords. You can find all that information and more here:

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

You can also find tech help and tips on our YouTube Channel:

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites - Updated Schedule

Here are the updated schedules for our food distribution routes:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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,

Our staff were excited to see your children again after the winter break and we are hopeful 2021 will be a great year.  FCPS and Stenwood have sent out messaging this week with updates from the January 5th School Board Meeting. Please be reminded that the Board has officially paused phase-in plans and all students will be participating in school virtually until further notice.  Additionally, the bell schedule change is on pause and we will resume with our regular instructional schedule.

Monday, January 11th is still designated as an asynchronous school day for students as teachers receive additional planning time and training for phase-in.  Morning Meeting will take place this day at 8:40am and the rest of the day is designated for your child’s independent learning activities.  Some students will be participating in our winter iReady assessment window this day; your child’s teacher will be helping these students get started at the conclusion of Morning Meeting.  Families whose children are participating received an eNotify message on January 5th.

As we kick off the New Year, we hope you can help us by checking off three important and upcoming deadlines for us: 

  1. Complete our Intention Form to help us plan for next school year; 
  2. Complete the Health Commitment Form if your child is returning in person. Submit to snhunt@fcps.edu, if you haven’t already.  You can also access this from your SIS ParentVue Account.
  3. Order your yearbook this week, if you intend on purchasing one for your child this school year.  Orders close next Friday, January 15th and there will not be an additional ordering opportunity.

Finally, as we all process the events of this week, please remember that you can always reach out to our counselors Anoma Hapangama ashapangama@fcps.edu or Lynee Alston laalston@fcps.edu for support or for resources to help have a conversation with your child.  We as adults must remember that our children are listening and taking cues from the adults in their life and may need us to help process things they may have seen or heard.

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021 - 2022 (*UPCOMING DUE DATE*)
  • Order Your Yearbook Today (*UPCOMING DUE DATE*)
  • Schoology Survey (*New*)
  • TJ Diversity Talks Webinar (*New*)
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project:  Prudence
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Technology Help for Families 
  • Grab and Go Sites

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
mamitchell@fcps.edu
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

 

Response Needed: Intention Form for SY2021-22

To ensure adequate staffing for the 2021-2022 school year, we are asking all Stenwood families to fill out this Student Intention Survey.  We request this form be completed by all families by Friday, January 15, 2021.

STUDENT INTENTION SURVEY FORM FOR ALL STENWOOD FAMILIES

Also included in this survey is a question regarding any preschool children you may have who will be attending Kindergarten at Stenwood in 2021-2022.  If you have any neighbors with preschoolers who have no other children attending our school, please share this form for them to complete and return to our school by January 15th, 2021.  The preschool children survey forms can be submitted via email to Sonja Hunt, snhunt@fcps.edu

Our Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation meeting will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  We will be sending information about this meeting to those who complete the Intention Form or who call the school indicating interest in our 2021-2022 kindergarten program.

Order 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.

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

DEADLINE IS January 15th, 2021 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

We need your help filling up the yearbook with photos from this year!  We are looking for photos showing:

  • Fall Festivities
  • Winter Photos
  • Virtual Work Space
  • Winter Break Photos
  • Ringing in the New Year.
  • And anything else you want!

You can upload the photos to   Yearbook Snap.  Access Code: stenwood.

We will also be asking to collect photos from you, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG, we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year!

Schoology Survey

Thank you for participating in our Schoology pilot year. FCPS would like you to take a short survey about your experience. Your answers will help FCPS make any necessary improvements as we prepare all schools to begin using Schoology in the 2021-22 school year. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by Friday, January 15.

Survey link: Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback

Thank you for your valuable time and important ideas.

TJ Diversity Talks Webinar

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is launching a series of Diversity Talks webinars in January!  This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8. Join us to hear from people working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. What sparked their interest in STEM? What did they study in school? What kinds of jobs do they do? What else would you like to know? 

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 11, at 6 p.m. to hear the first speakers of our Diversity Talk series: Suresh Shenoy, Neena Shenoy and Nikhil Shenoy. Suresh Shenoy, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, is a business leader and philanthropist who has contributed deeply to many aspects of the northern Virginia community. He was executive vice president at Alyx Technologies Inc., a Virginia-based consulting and technology services company. Mr. Shenoy was a founding member of the Thomas Jefferson Partnership Fund and served on its board until 2002. Neena Shenoy is a Mechanical Engineer (Tufts University 1981 and MIT 1985) and founder of Technology & Engineering providing engineering services. She was involved in designing aircraft engines for GE and worked on the Space Shuttle program for NASA designing and installing Special Payloads. She has also provided program management in start up businesses here and in India. Nikhil Shenoy graduated from TJHSST in 2002, MIT in 2006 and the University of Chicago in 2014. After working at Goldman Sachs, Proctor and Gamble, and Kastle Systems, he is now CEO of Colvin Run Networks, a company that he started in northern Virginia to offer artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions to governments.  

 

Parents, register at this Zoom link: https://bit.ly/TJDiversityTalk1

 

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Positivity Project: Prudence

This week, we are focusing on Prudence. You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

“When you make the right decision, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.”

                                         ~Caroline Kennedy

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does making good decisions have to do with prudence?
  • Is it hard to make decisions in certain situations? If yes, which situations?
  • Do you find it becoming harder or easier to make good decisions as you get older?
Curbside Library Checkout

Stingers can now go to Destiny Discover, the library catalog, and put books on hold!

Please note that the catalog may give you a pop-up message saying the book is ready – do not believe it!  Only come to the school AFTER you receive an email from us letting you know the items are ready and what time you’ll be able to pick them up. Be sure to mark your calendar because after one week, the books will be returned to the library so other students may enjoy them.

Click here for directions on how to put books on hold. 

Need to return books?  You may return library books on Mondays from 2:00-4:00PM and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30PM.  Drop off location will be in the Kiss-n-Ride loop in the back of the school. As always, please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Library Mystery Bags

Need new books?  Not sure what to search for in the catalog?  Well, look no further – Mrs. Cole to the rescue!  Fill out the appropriate grade level form and she’ll put together a “Mystery Bag” for your child. It might be great, or maybe not – but trying new things is what education and reading are all about.

(Note: Separate forms for K-2 and Grades 3-6)

 

Grades K-2 "Library Mystery Bags"

Please fill out this form (Gr K-2)  if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 5 books selected by Mrs. Cole.  It may include a combination of Picture books, "I Can Read" books, Quick Reads (early chapter books) and/or Nonfiction books.

 

Grades 3-6 "Library Mystery Bags"

If you need inspiration, you can look at the included pictures and/or access the Library/Materials Schoology course for a look at previous years’ pumpkins.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.

 

Please fill out this form (Gr 3-6) if you would like to request a "Mystery Bag" from the Stenwood Library.  The "Mystery Bag" will include 3 books selected by Mrs. Cole.

Remember, if you have a specific book you are looking for, please log into the Destiny Catalog to place a book on hold. (Directions are in your grade level folder here in the Library Course.)

 

WAIT FOR AN EMAIL BEFORE COMING TO STENWOOD TO PICK UP BOOKS.

If you have a Yahoo email account, please check your spam folder.  Yahoo is blocking emails automatically generated by the library software.  If you are concerned that you missed a pick up time, please contact Mrs. Cole.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cole, our librarian, if you have any questions.

Don’t Forget to Return Your Library Books!

While Mrs. Cole is happy that students are getting books during virtual education, she’s really happy when they come back so other students can enjoy them!  You can return books during curbside pickup. See information above.

 

If your child doesn’t know what has been checked out, they can log into Destiny Discover and see what they have checked out.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you have.

Technology Help for Families

There are a wealth of resources available on the Stenwood website to assist with technology questions, including: setting up your SIS Parent Account, logging into and navigating Schoology, and resetting student passwords. You can find all that information and more here:

Stenwood ES: Return to School 2020

You can also find tech help and tips on our YouTube Channel:

Return to School Resources - YouTube Playlist

Parent Technology Help Desk: 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 

Grab and Go Sites - Updated Schedule

Here are the updated schedules for our food distribution routes:

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online here, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 20-21 school year.  Your child(ren)’s application from last school year is only good for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new household application for each school year.  The application is available HERE

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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