Summer Information

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

Happy first day of summer break!  We hope your family is already set to enjoy the change of pace.  Here are some reminders and information for this summer:

  • Summer Office Hours- During the summer, our school office will be open from 9am to 12pm or by appointment.  The office will be fully closed from June 30th - July 5th.
  • Laptop Return on Monday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd -  If your child still has a Stenwood issued laptop, please plan on returning it any time between 8:00-11:30 and 12:15-4:00 on either day.  No appointment necessary!
  • Item Pick Up - If your child was virtual and did not attend the class reunion or did not attend school on the last day, we likely have items for you to pick up.  Please feel free to come by the office between 9am - 12pm to pick up your child’s items.  This includes yearbooks for those who pre purchased them earlier this year.  
  • Library Book Return- We are still missing library books!  Please check around your home and drop off any books during summer office hours as soon as you locate them. 
  • Finally, all FCPS schools offices will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observation of Juneteenth.

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

 

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

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 last day of school! Students will be released 2 hours early today (1:20pm).  

This year is one none of us will soon forget.  We are so proud of the resilience of our students, their families, and our staff this year.   We are so incredibly grateful for our amazing staff, amazing students, and amazing parents.  At every twist and turn, Stenwood has come together to support one another.  Mister Rogers’ mom always told him, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” There have been so many examples in our Stenwood community.  From the families who coordinated meals for our families who experience food instability to the families who donated tray tables, and so much more.  From teachers who dropped off materials at houses to those who stayed online for those extra minutes just to connect with a student.  There are so many more examples and we can’t thank everyone enough, we see so much love and support in this amazing community!  Come celebrate everyone’s hard work with the PTA sponsored frozen treat drive thru- check your PTA mail for more information!

Today we are saying goodbye to our 6th graders, they are now middle schoolers!  Congratulations to each and every one of them!  We know they are going to go on to do great things at Kilmer and Thoreau.

As we head into summer, if you continue to find library books or other Stenwood property, please plan on returning those items back to us so we can be ready for next school year.  We have a laptop return for our virtual families scheduled on June 21st and June 22st, so please feel free to swing by and return anything else you might have found in your homes then.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Digital Learning Resources Summer Access 
  • Summer Practice Books 
  • Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo (*New)
  • Summer Math Challenge (*New)
  • Laptop Turn In 
  • Thank You From the Schoology Team (*New*)
  • PTA - School Supply Orders for 2021-22 School Year
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • Resources for Families
  • Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

This will be our last Hive Happenings this school year, but we will send out any information as needed through eNotify this summer.  The new school year begins on Monday, August 23rd and we are so excited to see you then for five full days in-person!  We hope you have a safe and healthy summer!

 

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

 

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

Digital Learning Resources Summer Access

The following digital learning resources will be available to all FCPS students through August 6th.  After August 6th, students will regain access at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Watch this video to see how to access everything in Clever from Schoology.

Summer Practice Books in June

FCPS will be helping to ensure all students have access to learning materials over the summer by providing Summer Practice Books. The books provide suggested activities to support continued learning over the summer break. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Books will be mailed home to families in mid to late June.

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books public webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo!

Summer will be here before we know it and we want all Stingers to keep reading.  All Stenwood students are encouraged to participate in Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo, Stingers are Readers.  Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the Stingers are Readers bingo sheet as a guide. 

All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the bingo sheet will receive a Stingers are Readers prize.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers bingo sheet with the final progress report.  Keep it handy to track reading all summer!

Summer Math Challenge - Opens June 21st

Participate in a free six-week online math skills maintenance program designed for students who have just completed grades 1-8. The 2021 Challenge will support student learning at home and offers daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources at each student’s ability level. Parents can monitor their child's progress and generate weekly badges and a certificate to celebrate accomplishments. Sign up for the Summer Math Challenge at the Lexile and Quantile Hub.

Laptop and Equipment Collection

ALL FCPS laptops must be turned in for the summer.   All students will need to return any FCPS laptops, chargers, and cases (if in person) for the summer.  

  • In Person students will be asked to return their laptop during the last week of school.  
  • Virtual students will be able to sign up for a slot on either June 21st or June 22nd, more information to come.  If you are a virtual family and your child has not been using your school issued laptop, you can reach out to Mr. Fenton to arrange a time to return it earlier. 
Thank You From the Schoology Team

The Schoology Project Team thanks you for your participation in the use of and providing feedback on Schoology during this school year. Your ideas and suggestions continue driving us forward in making improvements. We will continue passing your feedback on to Schoology, as well.

In this challenging year, we hope this was a positive experience for you and your student and the use of Schoology gave you greater insight into your student’s learning.

Thank you and we look forward to working with your school in the future.

 

Aron Sterling (Instructional Services Department)

Shane Wheeler (Department of Information Technology)

PTA School Supply Orders for the 2021-22 School Year

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year.

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year. To order, go to www.sproutsupplies.com and use school code SES005. Be sure to choose the correct grade level supply kit for the upcoming school year 2021-22. For any questions or assistance needed with your order, please contact Sprout customer service. 

 

If you would like to order a kit for a family in need contact dmheier@yahoo.com

Things to Know:

  • Kits include everything on our Stenwood teachers' grade level supply lists for next school year. Your student kit is individually packaged with all the items.
  • This is not a PTA fundraiser. The online store option is offered as a service to our parents so that you don't have to hunt down the individual items. You are welcome to shop for the items on your class list outside of this sale.
  • Kits are shipped directly to the school. Your kit will be delivered to your child's classroom for the Open House/first day of school. 
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources  Moving Over the Summer?

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

Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

Here is FCPS’ meal distribution for the summer

If you or someone you know is accessing FCPS meals, please take note of the schedule changes throughout the summer months.  Thank you for sharing this information with your FCPS neighbors!

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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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

Next week is the last week of the 2020-2021 school year! Please be reminded that Tuesday, June 8th is a virtual, synchronous day.  There will be no in-person learning at school this day, but please plan on having your child log on Schoology at 9:05am this morning to their virtual classroom for a full day of online learning!  Additionally, the last day of school is Friday, June 11th and students will be released 2 hours early (1:20pm).  Check out the information from the PTA on how your family can participate in a drive through frozen treat for your child that afternoon!

Mrs. Cole is continuing to collect overdue books, we still have 463 books out!  Virtual families can bring them on the day of your class reunion or drop them off in the front office during the school day.  

As we look ahead to next school year, we wanted to share the following staff updates with you:

Next year, we are saying goodbye to...

  • Sharon Meaders (5th Grade teacher) will be moving to Ohio with her husband to his new station with the US Coast Guard.
  • Brian Pousak (Kindergarten teacher) will also be relocating to Ohio.
  • Payal Herendeen (Advanced Academics Resource teacher) will be moving to her daughter’s school in western FCPS as a resource teacher.
  • Lynee Alston (School Counselor) will be switching to part-time next year and will be at an FCPS school closer to home.
  • Michelle Kramer (Substitute School Counselor) accepted a full-time counselor position at an FCPS school.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Link for Tonight’s PTA Virtual Variety Show (*New*)
  • Digital Learning Resources Summer Access (*New*)
  • Summer Practice Books (*Updated*)
  • Laptop and Equipment Collection 
  • Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo! (*New*)
  • A Note From Mrs. Cole, Our Librarian (*New*)
  • Library Closing: All Library Books Are Now Overdue
  • PTA - School Supply Orders for 2021-22 School Year 
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • Lost and Found 
  • Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show 
  • Resources for Families
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • Meal Distribution for Summer (*Updated*)

We hope you have a great weekend and hope you and your Stingers are looking forward to all of our fun end of year activities we have planned for next week!

 

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

 

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

Link for Tonight’s PTA Virtual Variety Show 

We've got over 50 clips including music, magic, miming, biking, ballet, a gummy bear dance and more! Order some pizza, grab your popcorn, gather around to watch together this Friday at 6:30 pm.

 

Can't join the Hive then? Watch the show any time after the show goes live!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHigZ5Q_uw

Digital Learning Resources Summer Access

The following digital learning resources will be available to all FCPS students through August 6th.  After August 6th, students will regain access at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Watch this video to see how to access everything in Clever from Schoology.

Summer Practice Books in June

FCPS will be helping to ensure all students have access to learning materials over the summer by providing Summer Practice Books. The books provide suggested activities to support continued learning over the summer break. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Books will be mailed home to families in mid to late June.

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books public webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Laptop and Equipment Collection

ALL FCPS laptops must be turned in for the summer.   All students will need to return any FCPS laptops, chargers, and cases (if in person) for the summer.  

  • In Person students will be asked to return their laptop during the last week of school.  
  • Virtual students will be able to sign up for a slot on either June 21st or June 22nd, more information to come.  If you are a virtual family and your child has not been using your school issued laptop, you can reach out to Mr. Fenton to arrange a time to return it earlier. 
Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo!

Summer will be here before we know it and we want all Stingers to keep reading.  All Stenwood students are encouraged to participate in Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo, Stingers are Readers.  Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the Stingers are Readers bingo sheet as a guide.  

All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the bingo sheet will receive a Stingers are Readers prize.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers bingo sheet with the final progress report.  Keep it handy to track reading all summer!

A Note From Mrs. Cole, Our Librarian

Thank you to everyone who purchased books from the book fair!  Our library gets a portion of every sale and I use that money to buy replacements for well-loved books.  Stenwood is lucky to have such a supportive community. 

Happy Summer Reading to All!

Stenwood Library Closing ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE NOW OVERDUE

The Stenwood Library is closing for the year!  Mrs. Cole needs to get back all the library books that have been checked out this year.  Virtual students can return their books to the main foyer at the front of the school during regular school hours.  In-person students can return their books to their classroom library return bins.  If you are uncertain if your student has anything checked out, please contact Mrs. Cole and she’ll be happy to update you. 

PTA School Supply Orders for the 2021-22 School Year

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year.

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year. To order, go to www.sproutsupplies.com and use school code SES005. Be sure to choose the correct grade level supply kit for the upcoming school year 2021-22. For any questions or assistance needed with your order, please contact Sprout customer service. 

 

If you would like to order a kit for a family in need contact dmheier@yahoo.com

Things to Know:

  • Kits include everything on our Stenwood teachers' grade level supply lists for next school year. Your student kit is individually packaged with all the items.
  • This is not a PTA fundraiser. The online store option is offered as a service to our parents so that you don't have to hunt down the individual items. You are welcome to shop for the items on your class list outside of this sale.
  • Kits are shipped directly to the school. Your kit will be delivered to your child's classroom for the Open House/first day of school. 
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

Lost and Found

As we have returned in person, our Lost and Found pile has grown.  Is your student missing a jacket, sweater, water bottle or lunch box? Please have your child stop by the Lost and Found table outside the cafeteria and check for any missing items.

 

Pictures of all Lost and Found items can be seen here.

Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show

Student artwork from schools within the Marshall Pyramid were featured in the 2021 Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show.

 

Watch this video to see our Stingers Artists artwork!

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources  Moving Over the Summer?

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

Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

Here is FCPS’ meal distribution for the summer

If you or someone you know is accessing FCPS meals, please take note of the schedule changes throughout the summer months.  Thank you for sharing this information with your FCPS neighbors!

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 is hard to believe that June is just around the corner!  During these last two weeks of the school year, we look forward to celebrating our perseverance through a challenging year and reflecting on our successes and growth.  It will be a busy time with many end of year activities, outdoor class reunions, the 6th grade promotion ceremonies, and more! Please be reminded that Tuesday, June 8th is a virtual, synchronous day.  There will be no in-person learning at school this day, but please plan on having your child log on Schoology at 9:05am this morning to their virtual classroom for a full day of online learning!

We hope you have a safe Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, May 31st, all FCPS schools and offices will be closed.  We’ll see you back on Tuesday for the beginning of June!

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Summer Practice Books
  • Laptop and Equipment Collection (*Updated*)
  • Schoology Survey
  • Book Fair Extended to May 31st!
  • Library Closing: All Library Books Are Now Overdue
  • PTA - School Supply Orders for 2021-22 School Year (*New*)
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • Lost and Found 
  • Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show 
  • Resources for Families
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

We hope you have a great weekend.

 

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

 

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

Summer Practice Books in June

FCPS will be helping to ensure all students have access to learning materials over the summer by providing Summer Practice Books. The books provide suggested activities to support continued learning over the summer break. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11th. If books do not arrive ahead of the last day of school, families are encouraged to reach out and request print copies. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books public webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Laptop and Equipment Collection

As we prepare for the end of the school year, we need your help to make sure your FCPS computer and charger are ready to be collected.  Computers should be cleared of all stickers, screens should be cleaned with an electronic wipe, and keyboards, mice, and covers should be wiped down with a Clorox or other disinfecting wipe.  Please watch this video for more information.  Please contact Jackie Krum if you have any questions.

  • In Person students will be asked to return their laptop during the last week of school.  
  • Virtual students will be able to sign up for a slot on either June 21st or June 22nd, more information to come.  If you are a virtual family and your child has not been using your school issued laptop, you can reach out to Mr. Fenton to arrange a time to return it earlier. 
Schoology Survey

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

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 28th. 

 

Survey link: Spring Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback

Book Fair Extended to May 31st! Take this last chance to support the library and stock up for Summer Reading Bingo! 

Beginning April 28th and running through May 31st, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair!

Stock up now for summer reading options and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning, and exploring. As a bonus, there is free shipping directly to your house on orders over $30! Don’t forget to check out the teacher wish lists. Go to Bookworm Central and feel free to shop!  Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu

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

Stenwood Library Closing ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE NOW OVERDUE

The Stenwood Library is closing for the year!  Mrs. Cole needs to get back all the library books that have been checked out this year.  Virtual students can return their books to the main foyer at the front of the school during regular school hours.  In-person students can return their books to their classroom library return bins.  If you are uncertain if your student has anything checked out, please contact Mrs. Cole and she’ll be happy to update you. 

PTA School Supply Orders for the 2021-22 School Year

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year. Order by May 31st and you will be automatically entered in a drawing to win your kit for free! 

To order, go to www.sproutsupplies.com and use school code SES005. Be sure to choose the correct grade level supply kit for the upcoming school year 2021-22. For any questions or assistance needed with your order, please contact Sprout customer service. 

 

If you would like to order a kit for a family in need contact dmheier@yahoo.com

Things to Know:

  • Kits include everything on our Stenwood teachers' grade level supply lists for next school year. Your student kit is individually packaged with all the items.
  • This is not a PTA fundraiser. The online store option is offered as a service to our parents so that you don't have to hunt down the individual items. You are welcome to shop for the items on your class list outside of this sale.
  • Kits are shipped directly to the school. Your kit will be delivered to your child's classroom for the Open House/first day of school. 
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

Lost and Found

As we have returned in person, our Lost and Found pile has grown.  Is your student missing a jacket, sweater, water bottle or lunch box? Please have your child stop by the Lost and Found table outside the cafeteria and check for any missing items.

 

Pictures of all Lost and Found items can be seen here.

Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show

Student artwork from schools within the Marshall Pyramid were featured in the 2021 Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show.

 

Watch this video to see our Stingers Artists artwork!

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources  Moving Over the Summer?

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

Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

Here is the meal distribution bus route schedule.

Don't miss out! Most of the Grab & Go locations have switched to a Fairfax Meal Kits site. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper items packed in bulk. The kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or until supplies run out. Please see the Return to School food webpage for locations.

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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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

It was another busy week in the hive! Our 3rd-6th graders completed their Math SOLs this week, including many of our virtual students who came into the building to complete these assessments.  Next week we will have our final SOL for our 5th graders who will be taking Science.  Make-Ups will be held the following week and will be coordinated by Dr. Mitchell; please look for communication from her if your child needs to make up their SOL.  Next week, there will no longer be staff out in the Kiss N Ride loop until the original drop off time.  Please make sure you supervise your child until Kiss N Ride opens at 8:50am.  

Next week is our final week for the book fair. This is a great opportunity for you to stock up on some books for summer reading!  See the section below for more information.  Mrs. Cole is also working diligently to collect all of the checked out library books.  Today was the last day to check out library books and ALL books need to be returned by next Friday.  With the pandemic, we have 1,263 books checked out to families and over 500 of those are overdue; please check in all the hiding places in your house. 

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Summer Practice Books (*New*)
  • Laptop Turn In (*New*)
  • SOL Schedule (*Updated*)
  • Book Fair - Last week!
  • PTA - School Supply Orders for 2021-22 School Year (*New*)
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • Lost and Found 
  • Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show 
  • Resources for Families
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

We hope you have a great weekend.

 

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

 

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

Summer Practice Books in June

FCPS will be helping to ensure all students have access to learning materials over the summer by providing Summer Practice Books. The books provide suggested activities to support continued learning over the summer break. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11th. If books do not arrive ahead of the last day of school, families are encouraged to reach out and request print copies. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books public webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Laptop Turn In

ALL FCPS laptops must be turned in for the summer.   All students will need to return any FCPS laptops, chargers, and cases (if in person) for the summer.  

  • In Person students will be asked to return their laptop to school the last week of school.  
  • Virtual students will be able to sign up for a slot on either June 21st or June 22nd, more information to come.  If you are a virtual family and your child has not been using your school issued laptop, you can reach out to Mr. Fenton to arrange a time to return it earlier. 
SOL Schedule (3rd - 6th Grade Students)

All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

 

*Makeup dates will be determined once we have a full understanding of the number and type of assessments to reschedule.  Please contact Meredith Mitchell (mamitchell@fcps.edu) directly with any rescheduling needs.

VRSPT assessments have been resumed.  Students testing using the remote VRSPT option should complete their assessments by June 4th.

LAST WEEK FOR BOOK FAIR!  Take this last chance to support the library and stock up for Summer Reading Bingo! 

Beginning April 28th and running through May 28th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair!

Stock up now for summer reading options and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning, and exploring. As a bonus, there is free shipping directly to your house on orders over $30! Don’t forget to check out the teacher wish lists. Go to Bookworm Central and feel free to shop!  Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu

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

Stenwood Library Closing ALL books are due back by May 28th.

The Stenwood Library is closing for the year!  Mrs. Cole needs to get back all the library books that have been checked out this year.  Virtual students can return their books to the main foyer at the front of the school during regular school hours.  In-person students can return their books to their classroom library return bins.  If you are uncertain if your student has anything checked out, please contact Mrs. Cole and she’ll be happy to update you. 

PTA School Supply Orders for the 2021-22 School Year

Once again, the PTA is working with Sprout Supplies to offer our families the option of purchasing school supply kits for next school year. Order by May 31st and you will be automatically entered in a drawing to win your kit for free! 

To order, go to www.sproutsupplies.com and use school code SES005. Be sure to choose the correct grade level supply kit for the upcoming school year 2021-22. For any questions or assistance needed with your order, please contact Sprout customer service. 

 

If you would like to order a kit for a family in need contact dmheier@yahoo.com

Things to Know:

  • Kits include everything on our Stenwood teachers' grade level supply lists for next school year. Your student kit is individually packaged with all the items.
  • This is not a PTA fundraiser. The online store option is offered as a service to our parents so that you don't have to hunt down the individual items. You are welcome to shop for the items on your class list outside of this sale.
  • Kits are shipped directly to the school. Your kit will be delivered to your child's classroom for the Open House/first day of school. 
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

Lost and Found

As we have returned in person, our Lost and Found pile has grown.  Is your student missing a jacket, sweater, water bottle or lunch box? Please have your child stop by the Lost and Found table outside the cafeteria and check for any missing items.

 

Pictures of all Lost and Found items can be seen here.

Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show

Student artwork from schools within the Marshall Pyramid were featured in the 2021 Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show.

 

Watch this video to see our Stingers Artists artwork!

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources  Moving Over the Summer?

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

Meal Distribution Bus Routes 

Here is the meal distribution bus route schedule.

Don't miss out! Most of the Grab & Go locations have switched to a Fairfax Meal Kits site. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper items packed in bulk. The kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or until supplies run out. Please see the Return to School food webpage for locations.

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,

It was a busy week in the hive! Our 3rd-6th graders completed their Reading SOLs this week, including many of our virtual students who came into the building to complete these assessments.  It was wonderful to see so many more of our students in person!  We had communicated with virtual families of students who are testing that the Kiss N Ride loop would be open early for their child’s arrival and are asking for your help to please ONLY drop off at 8:40am if your child is participating in the SOL that morning.  We need to make sure all of our students who are testing arrive as early and as stress free as possible, so we appreciate your support.  All families whose students are not testing should plan to arrive in the loop at the regular 8:50 - 9:00am drop off time.  Our students in grades 3-6 will participate in their math SOLs next week.

Our teachers have begun communicating to room parents regarding our end of year celebrations with the class.  We will be inviting ALL students (in-person and virtual) to attend an outdoor reunion to wish each other well for the summer during designated blocks in the last week of school.  Due to COVID restrictions, these celebrations will look differently than our class parties in years past, but we are excited to afford our students an opportunity to connect with each other outdoors before we recess for summer.  Please stay tuned for communication regarding the last week of school events! 

Though the CDC put out new guidance regarding masks for vaccinated individuals, FCPS continues to have its regulation in place, partly because we have no way of knowing who is vaccinated.  Please make sure you are masked on our property during arrival and dismissal unless you are inside your vehicle.  Thank you for modeling for our students and for not having Dr. Mitchell, myself, or any other members of our staff ask you to do so.  

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • FCPS Mask Regulation
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • SOL Schedule (*Updated*)
  • Lost and Found (*NEW*)
  • Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show (*NEW*)
  • Resources for Families
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Summer Book Fair!
  • Library Book Checkout & Return
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • New Meal Distribution Bus Routes Begin May 18th (*New*)

 

We hope you have a great weekend.

 

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

 

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

Face Masks Are Still Required at All Times at All FCPS Sites, Indoors and Outdoors

On Thursday, April 29th, Governor Ralph Northam amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still required indoors and outdoors on FCPS sites.

What does that mean for FCPS?

  • Sports (to include spectators of FCPS events) must continue to wear masks.  Only athletes engaged in active play may remove their masks.
  • Until further notice, FCPS’ Regulation 2109 still requires masks in facilities and on school property as FCPS has no way of knowing who is and who isn’t vaccinated.
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

SOL Schedule (3rd - 6th Grade Students)

All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

*Makeup dates will be determined once we have a full understanding of the number and type of assessments to reschedule.  Please contact Meredith Mitchell (mamitchell@fcps.edu) directly with any rescheduling needs.

VRSPT assessments for virtual students are currently on pause. 

Please stay tuned for updates.

Lost and Found

As we have returned in person, our Lost and Found pile has grown.  Is your student missing a jacket, sweater, water bottle or lunch box? Please have your child stop by the Lost and Found table outside the cafeteria and check for any missing items.

 

Pictures of all Lost and Found items can be seen here.

Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show

Student artwork from schools within the Marshall Pyramid were featured in the 2021 Marshall Pyramid Virtual Art Show.

 

Watch this video to see our Stingers Artists artwork!

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources 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!

Summer Book Fair!

Beginning April 28th and running through May 28th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair!

Stock up now for summer reading options and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning, and exploring. As a bonus, there is free shipping directly to your house on orders over $30! Don’t forget to check out the teacher wish lists. Go to Bookworm Central and feel free to shop!  Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu

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

Library Book Checkout & Return

Virtual students can still check out books, but do not need to wait until Mondays for pickup.  Once Mrs. Cole has pulled the books, you will get an email letting you know that the books are ready for pickup in the main foyer in the front of the school.  You can pick them up any day during regular school hours.  There will also be a return bin for any books coming back to the library. 

As the school year comes to a close, all checkouts will end on 5/21 and all books are due back on 5/28.  

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.

 Moving Over the Summer?

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

New Meal Distribution Bus Routes Begin May 18

On Monday, May 18th, many of the bus routes used for meals distribution will change. Please see the bus route schedule to check if yours has been affected.

Don't miss out! Most of the Grab & Go locations have switched to a Fairfax Meal Kits site. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper items packed in bulk. The kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or until supplies run out. Please see the Return to School food webpage for locations.

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,

Thank you for all the ways you took time to share your appreciation for our amazing Stenwood teachers and staff!  We know the handwritten notes, gift cards, and delicious treats all made our staff feel special.  Thank you to the PTA who organized the events, gifts, and lunch!  

As announced at the School Board work session this week, FCPS is moving forward with planning for an all in person, 5 days a week school year for next year.  They also shared that there will be a very limited virtual option for students who it is medically necessary.  FCPS and Stenwood sent out communication on Wednesday to currently virtual families regarding the process required to apply for the virtual option for next year.  This virtual program will be run centrally through FCPS and not through Stenwood.  The deadline to share that you intend to apply for this option is Sunday, May 9th.  

We are looking forward to having a sense of normalcy next year and having hopefully everyone back together again.  If you have any friends or neighbors that have left Stenwood this school year due to the pandemic, please let them know we would love to welcome them back next year.  

As a reminder, though the CDC has updated the guidance regarding mask wearing for vaccinated individuals, FCPS requires the use of masks both indoors and outdoors at all times.  If you would like to read the specific information from FCPS, please read the full section below.  We ask that you please continue your use of face masks even when outside, including at arrival and dismissal.  If at any time you do not have a mask, one can be provided for you if you ask a Stenwood staff member.  

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • FCPS Mask Regulation (*NEW*)
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • SOL Schedule 
  • Resources for Families
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: #OtherPeopleMatter - Outro Week
  • Summer Book Fair!
  • Library Book Checkout & Return (*NEW*)
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

 

We hope you have a great weekend.

 

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

 

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

Face Masks Are Still Required at All Times at All FCPS Sites, Indoors and Outdoors

On Thursday, April 29th, Governor Ralph Northam amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still required indoors and outdoors on FCPS sites.

What does that mean for FCPS?

  • Sports (to include spectators of FCPS events) must continue to wear masks.  Only athletes engaged in active play may remove their masks.
  • Until further notice, FCPS’ Regulation 2109 still requires masks in facilities and on school property as FCPS has no way of knowing who is and who isn’t vaccinated.
Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

SOL Schedule (3rd - 6th Grade Students)

All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources 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: #OtherPeopleMatter - Outro Week

 

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

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

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why are our strengths important?

  • How can knowing are weaknesses in character help us grow?

  • How can you challenge yourself to be the best possible version of yourself?                               

Summer Book Fair!

Beginning April 28th and running through May 28th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair!

Stock up now for summer reading options and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning, and exploring. As a bonus, there is free shipping directly to your house on orders over $30! Don’t forget to check out the teacher wish lists. Go to Bookworm Central and feel free to shop!  Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu

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

Library Book Checkout & Return

Virtual students can still check out books, but do not need to wait until Mondays for pickup.  Once Mrs. Cole has pulled the books, you will get an email letting you know that the books are ready for pickup in the main foyer in the front of the school.  You can pick them up any day during regular school hours.  There will also be a return bin for any books coming back to the library. 

As the school year comes to a close, all checkouts will end on 5/21 and all books are due back on 5/28.  

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.

 Moving Over the Summer?

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

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,

Tomorrow is May and we are beyond excited to welcome in a new month of Spring!  We kick off this month with Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week next week.  There aren’t enough words to describe our appreciation for these incredible educators we have here on staff at Stenwood and hope that you and your children take some time to share your appreciation, too!  Check out the section on FCPS CARES to see how you can go above and beyond to recognize members of our amazing staff!

May is one of our busiest times of year with lots of end of year assessments and activities.  Please make sure you are paying close attention to your Friday Parent email this month for information and/or changes that might impact your child’s schedule or routine.  

Our final PTA assembly of the year is coming up this Monday, May 3rd from 2:30 - 3:15pm and Mad Science is back with another virtual spectacular!  The session is entitled “Marvels of Motion” and can be attended through the All Students Course in Schoology.  Thank you to the PTA for organizing these great opportunities for our students this year!  

Thank you to everyone who has already shared placement consideration for your child for next school year.  If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement, please complete this OPTIONAL form online by Monday, May 3rd.

FCPS recently announced that all students will attend school virtually on June 8th due to polling.  There will be no in-person activities on school grounds this day, but your child should plan to join class live for learning through their Schoology course link.  Get more information about the primary elections.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Class Placement Input for 2021-22 School Year (*DUE MONDAY 5/3*)
  • Bike To School Week (*NEW*)
  • FCPS CARES (*NEW*)
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • SOL Schedule 
  • Resources for Families
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Leadership
  • Summer Book Fair!
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Moving Over the Summer?
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

We hope you have a great weekend.

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

 

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

Class Placement Input for 2021-22 School Year

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements.  If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2021-22 school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hunt, snhunt@fcps.edu or 703-208-7600 to let us know.  

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

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this OPTIONAL form online by Monday, May 3rd for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider.  Thank you.

Bike to School or Bike in Your Neighborhood on May 5th

Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Fairfax County has an extensive network of both paved and natural surface bike trails. You can access a map to all the trails in Fairfax county here

Wednesday, May 5th is the official Bike to School Day. You can register as a school, family, or neighborhood. Plan your ride whether you ride to school, to a park, or just within your neighborhood. Register for Bike to School Day.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Is a Great Time to Recognize FCPS Employees Through FCPS CARES

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, held May 3th-7th, is a great time to acknowledge someone who has worked with your child or family during this unpredictable year. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee for their great work

Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

SOL Schedule (3rd - 6th Grade Students)

All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources 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: Leadership

 

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

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

                                         ~ Harold S. Geneen

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

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

Beginning April 28th and running through May 28th, our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, will be opening its virtual warehouse doors for us to have a book fair!

Stock up now for summer reading options and educational games to keep your kids excited about reading, learning, and exploring. As a bonus, there is free shipping directly to your house on orders over $30! Don’t forget to check out the teacher wish lists. Go to Bookworm Central and feel free to shop!  Let Mrs. Cole know what questions you have: nhcole@fcps.edu

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

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.

 Moving Over the Summer?

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

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 Administrative Professionals day to our amazing front office staff: Nora Marrero, Sonja Hunt, and Brian Spector! We are so grateful for each of them and the work they do to make sure everything runs smoothly at Stenwood! 

Thank you for your cooperation through the transition this week of returning our in-person learners to 4 days/week of in-person instruction.  Much like a first week of school, we know there are some adjustments needed for transportation, our routines, and the schedule, but we feel after a few days in, our students and staff are settling into our new normal.  Our cafeteria setup with the donated tray tables has been a huge success and we are very grateful for the ability to utilize this space as efficiently as possible in order to maximize our capacity for students eating 6 feet apart.  Thank you to all the teachers, staff, and our community for supporting us through this transition.

One area that we anticipated would have increased logistical challenges is our Kiss N Ride area and our walkers.  If you are dropping off your child using the Kiss N Ride loop, please be mindful of our walkers and their safety as well as the other drivers.  We have always asked that drivers turn right off of Carnegie and exit by turning right onto Carnegie for the safety of our walkers and to expedite the Kiss N Ride process. 

On Wednesday, we honored all our children of Military Families through Purple Up! Thank you to all of our military families for your service and for sharing your children with us.  

We know that with the conviction of Derek Chauvin there have been a lot of families that have used that as a renewed opportunity to engage in conversations about race and equity.  FCPS Equity Team shared two resources that have great tips and resources to support those conversations.  Learning for Justice and Facing History have specific resources relating to talking about the verdict.  

Earlier this week, we shared an eNotify email that offered you an opportunity to give some input regarding your child’s class placement for next school year.  Please see the section below and submit any feedback you may have before May 3rd.

Virtual families, we will have another learning materials pick up on Monday, April 26th from 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Please plan on driving through Stenwood’s Kiss N Ride loop during this time to pick up your child’s packet.  Kindergarten virtual families, this month’s packet includes materials needed for your child’s upcoming VKRP assessment; please make sure you pick up the packet so your child’s teacher can conduct their assessments.

Finally, we received inquiries from some of you based on social media posts regarding an incident that reportedly took place on Tuesday around 1 pm. The incident involved a misdemeanor assault of an adult female.

Please be assured that Police contact FCPS whenever there is an issue that is of any public safety threat to students or staff.

As the incident on Tuesday was off school property, not during dismissal time, and following a thorough check of the area, Police did not perceive it to impact our school.  If you have any questions about the incident you can reach out directly to the police department.

 

In today’s newsletter: 

  • Class Placement Input for 2021-22 School Year (*NEW*)
  • Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year (*NEW*)
  • SOL Schedule 
  • Resources for Families
  • Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS
  • Positivity Project: Purpose/Connection
  • Summer Book Fair! (*NEW*)
  • Curbside Library Checkout
  • Library Mystery Bags
  • Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
  • Moving Over the Summer? (*NEW*)
  • Grab and Go & Meal Kit Sites 

 

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

 

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

Class Placement Input for 2021-22 School Year

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements.  If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2021-22 school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hunt, snhunt@fcps.edu or 703-208-7600 to let us know.  

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

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this OPTIONAL form online by Monday, May 3rd for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider.  Thank you.

Head Start Applications for 2021-22 School Year
  • FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

  • ¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

SOL Schedule (3rd - 6th Grade Students)

All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

Resources for Families Technology Resources RTS Resources 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: Purpose/Connection

 

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

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

                                         ~Tim Tebow

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

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

Although CDC guidelines allow students in school, we still can’t have an in-person book fair.  But don’t worry, you can still stock up on great books and educational games for the summer.  We are again partnering with our local vendor, Bookworm Central to provide reading and learning opportunities over the summer break.

The book fair will officially open April 30th (just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week) and run through May 28. Please take time to explore our book fair and as always, please contact Mrs. Cole with any questions.

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.

 Moving Over the Summer?

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

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 has been a busy week in the Stinger hive as we prepared for many operational changes. We announced earlier this week that we have worked through the logistics to provide all current in-person students with four days/week of in-person instruction starting April 20th.  This was no small feat and required a tremendous amount of planning, flexibility, and creativity from our staff.  If your child is currently learning in-person, they might share with you that they are eating lunch or having recess in different locations or have other minor adjustments to their schedule and/or usual daily routines.  Our teachers and staff will work with your child to adjust to any necessary changes in routines that had to occur to make this possible.

At the forefront of our minds throughout the transition was limiting the changes and impacts on our virtual learners.  One change that we could not avoid is the consolidation of our virtual lunch bunches to include grade level clusters within the younger grades. Here is the updated schedule for Virtual Lunch Bunches:

K - 2nd Grade:  Tuesday, 11:40 - 12:10 with Mrs. Herendeen

3rd Grade/ 4th Grade: Wednesday, 12:05 - 12:35 with Mrs. Herendeen

5th Grade: Thursday, 11:55 - 12:25 with Ms. Campbell

6th Grade: Friday, 11:55 - 12:25 with Mrs. Herendeen

Students in grades K - 4 may need to access their lunch bunch through a new link, so please be on the lookout for that information to be shared.

Our SOL testing schedule for students in Grades 3 - 6 has also been adjusted from what was previously communicated as a result of our operational changes. Virtual students will no longer be testing on Mondays, but will participate in testing at the school during the week in our school library. Please read the details in the forthcoming SOL Update eNotify.  All participating 3rd - 6th grade families should mark their calendars with the finalized SOL dates for the school year:

SOL DATES

 

In today’s newsletter: 

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

 

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: Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

 

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

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

                                         ~Helen Keller

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

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

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 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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

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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