Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our AAP Information Session this morning.  If you were unable to attend, the recording and slide deck is included below.

This week we had our first Positivity Project character strength, Curiosity.  Next week’s focus will be Teamwork.  For those who are new to Stenwood, we are embarking on our 4th year of Positivity Project. There are 24 different character strengths that we will focus on.  Each of the character strengths help us grow in the Other People Mindset where we focus on how our actions impact others.  Each week in the Hive Happenings we will highlight the character strength that is coming up for the next week and highlight some questions that would be great for a dinner or car ride conversation.  

We have some bittersweet news to share with you today. Mr. Randall Clement, who is our Local Screening Chair and kindergarten special education teacher, has accepted a position as a Procedural Support Liaison and his last day will be Friday, September 24th.  He has been a much loved staff member of Stenwood in the last two years.  Students that directly work with Mr. Clement will be receiving a letter about the transition.  

Here are some additional items included in today’s newsletter:

  • FCPS is Hiring - Monitors, Subs, Bus Drivers *NEW*
  • Daily Symptom Check *REMINDER*
  • Outdoor Lunch Option *REMINDER*
  • Mask Reminders *REMINDER*
  • SR&R Acknowledgement  *DUE NOW*
  • Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account
  • Positivity Project: Teamwork
  • Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form
  • Advanced Academics Parent Meeting - Level IV Information Session 
  • Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!
  • School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stuff the Bus: October 9

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

Employment Opportunity: Work for FCPS

Employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS schools and centers is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person additional supervision to students both in the classroom and at lunch.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.  Click here to apply. 

FPCS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS?  Visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS!

FCPS is also still hiring bus drivers! 

Visit the Bus Driver information page for more information.

Daily Symptom Check

Parents are asked to screen their children every morning before sending them to school.  If you have any questions about whether your child is able to come to school based on symptoms or exposure, please call the office. 

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills – documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher? 
  • Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours? 
  • A new cough that is not due to another health condition? 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose?
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New chills that are not due to another health condition? 
  • A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)? 
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual)? 
  • Headache? 
  • A new loss of taste or smell? 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? 
  • New onset of poor appetite or poor feeding? 
  • Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?
  • Were you currently tested for COVID-19 because you were sick and are still waiting for the lab results?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? 

Persons who have been fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to a COVID case do NOT need to quarantine if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Fully vaccinated 
  • ≥14 days since last dose 
  • Asymptomatic

You can view and print a hard copy of this screening at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

Outdoor Lunch Option

Thanks to Mrs. Kannler and our parent volunteers, we are able to offer lunch outside for K-5 outdoors every day of the week!!! Our 6th graders are able to eat outdoors each day except for Thursdays. Kindergarten is practicing eating outdoors one class at a time, and we will hopefully be ready for the full grade level very soon. 

If you are interested in your child being outside (weather permitting), please send your child in with a towel in a cinch sack backpack so that they can easily carry their towel out to recess and through the lunch line.  Make sure to clearly label your child’s items with their name.

Students will be exiting the cafeteria through the side cafeteria door and placed in a sectioned off area outside designated for their grade level.  The parent volunteers and one staff member will be outside to ensure they stay in the sectioned off area.  Students will need to remain outside for the duration of the lunch block and will need to remain seated on their towel. At the end of lunch students will be lined up by grade level and return inside to the cafeteria to be picked up by their homeroom teacher.  If for some reason a child drops or spill their lunch during the transition outside, they will be able to return to the lunch line to retrieve a new meal.  

Please make sure you talk to your child about the expectations of this eating option.  Should your child be unable to follow these expectations,  they will need to return to the cafeteria.  

Mask Reminders

Please make sure you check the fit of your child’s mask, especially around your child’s nose.  If your child’s mask is not fitting tightly around their nose, please look for another mask that fits them more appropriately.  Here is FCPS guidance on masks: 

  • Approved types of masks:
    • Disposable masks, cloth mask coverings, gaiters, clear masks and cloth masks with clear plastic panel
  • All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:
    • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
    • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material
  • Face coverings/Masks that are not recommended:
    • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
    • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
    • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents

If your child is wearing a mask that does not fit well, they may be offered an alternative mask from a staff member.  

SR&R Acknowledgement Due

Student Rights and Responsibilities - Finalized SR&R documents are now posted here.  This handbook explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.   

 

Parent/Guardians please acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in your SIS ParentVue Account. If you are unable to do so, you can sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have reviewed this document and return the signed signature sheet to school.  These forms are past due, so please verify in your ParentVue account that you have completed this task to to save our office staff the time in following up with each family.

Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE Account is an online tool parents can use to access information about their child’s attendance, report cards, discipline incidents, health information, and more. In ParentVUE, you can also view student progress reports/report cards and SOL scores.

Your secure SIS ParentVUE Account offers you the ability to use one username/password to login to both the SIS ParentVUE Account and Schoology.

Using the SIS ParentVUE account, parents will also be able to view school information, including teacher e-mail addresses, the FCPS calendar, and emergency contact information. Visit the FCPS website and use the search function and keywords “SIS Parent Overview” for more information.

Many of our Stenwood families have already activated your SIS ParentVUE account with the activation key. If you are unable to login to your account, you may need to reset your password on the SIS Parent Account login page (https://sisparent.fcps.edu):  

  • Select the “Forgot Password” button.  
  • Your username is the primary email address you have on file with us in our Student Information System.  
  • More information is available here.

Newly enrolled families should have received an activation key for your account.  If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to Sonja Hunt (snhunt@fcps.edu ) or Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Please take action now to ensure your account is active, so that you won’t miss a beat!

Positivity Project: Teamwork

This week, we are focusing on Teamwork. You like exploration and discovery. You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

                                                          ~Helen Keller

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How are citizenship and teamwork similar?
  • Think about a time you were part of a successful team? How did that feel?
  • Have you ever been a part of an unsuccessful team? How did THAT feel?
  • What actions can you take to be a positive team member?
Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form

Interested in volunteering to be a class parent, volunteering in our cafeteria or library, OR just looking to stay connected with the great work of our PTA? 

 

Please complete the Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form.  

More information about the PTA is available on their website.

Advanced Academics Parent Information Meetings

Here is the information from today’s Advanced Academics Overview and Curriculum meeting where you can learn about the levels of service and curriculum in grades K-6:  

Slidedeck

Recording: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/rec/share/se9E283sgVw1BheebllhlFeApQIbgc0HD58Qt-IT9bXQximsN5be80pUxnb-szv2.j90Dkiu_2q3BMZ21

Passcode: D?!wJj86s? 

Consider joining the Stenwood administration and Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Kaleigh Hartman for our next meeting:

  • Level IV Referral and Screening Process – Geared for parents of students in grades 2-6 interested in referring their child for Level IV services.
    • Friday, September 24 at 9:00AM
Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!

The Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel is a great resource for all your tech questions!

School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. Check out the  FCPS school meals menus.  If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. An additional meal is $4.50.

The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, our front office staff can help.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 21-22 school year.  While a school breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost this school year, your family may benefit from keeping your application up to date. The application is available HERE

Stuff the Bus: October 9th

On Saturday, October 9, Stuff the Bus will be collecting non-perishable food donations at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

Help fight hunger and feed hope in our community by donating. For updates, including donation locations, most requested food items and more, visit http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus.

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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AAP Elementary Continuum of Services

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ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) ELEMENTARY CONTINUUM OF SERVICES 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. 

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Students have:

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.

Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of service at the elementary level.

Tier 1 Access to AAP Curriculum and Strategies, Grades K-6 (Level I) 

All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve. 

  • All teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons
  • Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter.

Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.

Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II) 

Some students are strong in one or more subject areas. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by:

  • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects
  • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness
  • Classroom teachers provide additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework.

Level II Services are re-evaluated each year.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) 

Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas. They need part-time AAP services. 

  • Students work with students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher.
  • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics.

Level III services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV) 

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science). 

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive:

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, and social studies curriculum, and
  • Mathematics curriculum with depth and complexity that is at least one year above grade level.

Level IV services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

Screening for Levels II-IV

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

Eligibility decisions for Level II and Level III services are made by a committee at the local school.

Screening for Level II and Level III services is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for Level II or III services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART and the local school.

Eligibility decisions for full-time Level IV services are made by the countywide central selection committee.

Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:  

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January.
    • Fall referrals are due by October 7, 2021.
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student 
    • The referral window is from the first day of school - December 15.

Referral forms for Levels II-IV are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.  

Ability Testing

FCPS uses ability testing as one part of the holistic screening process for Levels II-IV services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.  

  • All students in Grade 1 take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT).
  • All students in Grade 2 take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). 
  • NNAT and/or CogAT may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score during the regularly scheduled testing windows.  

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest in grades 3-6 during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator, Meredith Mitchell, no later than September 15 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT.

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7 as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the deadline.

Elementary Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held virtually on Friday, September 17 at 9:00. The AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at Stenwood, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.

Young Scholars

FCPS developed the Young Scholars Model to help identify students from historically underrepresented populations for AAP services. The model provides additional opportunity to nurture talent and build confidence so that students can meet their potential. 

Twice-Exceptional (2e)

Some gifted students also have learning disabilities. These twice-exceptional, or “2e” students need strengths-based instruction. Their learning challenges also must be supported. FCPS has created a 2e handbook to help schools and families understand how to identify and serve 2e students. You can find these resources by going to www.fcps.edu and searching “2e.”

Middle and High School AAP

Additional information about middle and high school services may be found on the Advanced Academic Programs web page. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

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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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

Hopefully you have had a chance to read the eNotify we sent mid-week which shared our recent updates to our social distancing practices at Stenwood. A huge thank you to ALL of the Stenwood staff who met with us for a meeting Wednesday morning and quickly made all adjustments including a new schedule to ensure our students are safe and staying in school.  This is due to the endless dedication of the Stenwood staff to put our students first.  We hope that these adjustments will vastly reduce the number of possible close contacts.  

With this shift, we did have to adjust the lunch times for most grade levels.  Mrs. Katie Kannler worked tirelessly to get the volunteers scheduled for our old schedule and then graciously made the adjustments.  Amazingly, a lot of you stepped up to join the lunch coverage group.  Please see below for updates below - all grades will now be able to participate almost every day.   So far, at each grade it was offered we had about a ⅓ of the grade level who opted to take advantage of the beautiful weather on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Stay tuned for updates.  We will offer it as much as we are able to, weather dependent. 

Here are some additional items included in today’s newsletter:

  • Daily Symptom Check *REMINDER*
  • Outdoor Lunch Option *UPDATED*
  • Mask Reminders *REMINDER*
  • SR&R Acknowledgement  *DUE NOW*
  • Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account
  • Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form
  • Advanced Academics Parent Meetings 
  • Positivity Project: Curiosity
  • Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!
  • School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stuff the Bus: September 11 and October 9

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

Daily Symptom Check

Parents are asked to screen their children every morning before sending them to school.  If you have any questions about whether your child is able to come to school based on symptoms or exposure, please call the office. 

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills – documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher? 
  • Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours? 
  • A new cough that is not due to another health condition? 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose?
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New chills that are not due to another health condition? 
  • A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)? 
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual)? 
  • Headache? 
  • A new loss of taste or smell? 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? 
  • New onset of poor appetite or poor feeding? 
  • Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?
  • Were you currently tested for COVID-19 because you were sick and are still waiting for the lab results?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? 

Persons who have been fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to a COVID case do NOT need to quarantine if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Fully vaccinated 
  • ≥14 days since last dose 
  • Asymptomatic

You can view and print a hard copy of this screening at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

Outdoor Lunch Option

Thanks to Mrs. Kannler and our parent volunteers, we are able to offer lunch outside for K-5 outdoors every day of the week!!! Our 6th graders are able to eat outdoors each day except for Thursdays. Kindergarten is practicing eating outdoors one class at a time, and we will hopefully be ready for the full grade level very soon. 

If you are interested in your child being outside (weather permitting), please send your child in with a towel in a cinch sack backpack so that they can easily carry their towel out to recess and through the lunch line.  Make sure to clearly label your child’s items with their name.

Students will be exiting the cafeteria through the side cafeteria door and placed in a sectioned off area outside designated for their grade level.  The parent volunteers and one staff member will be outside to ensure they stay in the sectioned off area.  Students will need to remain outside for the duration of the lunch block and will need to remain seated on their towel. At the end of lunch students will be lined up by grade level and return inside to the cafeteria to be picked up by their homeroom teacher.  If for some reason a child drops or spill their lunch during the transition outside, they will be able to return to the lunch line to retrieve a new meal.  

Please make sure you talk to your child about the expectations of this eating option.  Should your child be unable to follow these expectations,  they will need to return to the cafeteria.  

Mask Reminders

Please make sure you check the fit of your child’s mask, especially around your child’s nose.  If your child’s mask is not fitting tightly around their nose, please look for another mask that fits them more appropriately.  Here is FCPS guidance on masks: 

  • Approved types of masks:
    • Disposable masks, cloth mask coverings, gaiters, clear masks and cloth masks with clear plastic panel
  • All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:
    • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
    • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material
  • Face coverings/Masks that are not recommended:
    • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
    • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
    • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents
SR&R Acknowledgement Due

Student Rights and Responsibilities - Finalized SR&R documents are now posted here.  This handbook explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.   

 

Parent/Guardians please acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in your SIS ParentVue Account. If you are unable to do so, you can sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have reviewed this document and return the signed signature sheet to school.  These forms are past due, so please verify in your ParentVue account that you have completed this task to to save our office staff the time in following up with each family.

Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE Account is an online tool parents can use to access information about their child’s attendance, report cards, discipline incidents, health information, and more. In ParentVUE, you can also view student progress reports/report cards and SOL scores.

Your secure SIS ParentVUE Account offers you the ability to use one username/password to login to both the SIS ParentVUE Account and Schoology.

Using the SIS ParentVUE account, parents will also be able to view school information, including teacher e-mail addresses, the FCPS calendar, and emergency contact information. Visit the FCPS website and use the search function and keywords “SIS Parent Overview” for more information.

Many of our Stenwood families have already activated your SIS ParentVUE account with the activation key. If you are unable to login to your account, you may need to reset your password on the SIS Parent Account login page (https://sisparent.fcps.edu):  

  • Select the “Forgot Password” button.  
  • Your username is the primary email address you have on file with us in our Student Information System.  
  • More information is available here.

Newly enrolled families should have received an activation key for your account.  If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to Sonja Hunt (snhunt@fcps.edu ) or Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Please take action now to ensure your account is active, so that you won’t miss a beat!

Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form

Interested in volunteering to be a class parent, volunteering in our cafeteria or library, OR just looking to stay connected with the great work of our PTA? 

 

Please complete the Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form.  

More information about the PTA is available on their website.

Advanced Academics Parent Information Meetings

Consider joining the Stenwood administration and Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Kaleigh Hartman to learn more about FCPS and Stenwood’s Advanced Academics Program. Both meetings will be held virtually.

  • Advanced Academics Overview and Curriculum – Learn about the levels of service and curriculum in grades K-6.
    • Friday, September 17 at 9:00AM
  • Level IV Referral and Screening Process – Geared for parents of students in grades 2-6 interested in referring their child for Level IV services.
    • Friday, September 24 at 9:00AM
Positivity Project: Curiosity

This week, we are focusing on Curiosity. You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”

                                                          ~Voltaire

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How is curiosity the opposite of judgement?
  • How do you feel when you discover something new? Learn something new?
  • What are some things you fear? How can CURIOSITY replace that fear?
Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!

The Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel is a great resource for all your tech questions!

School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. Check out the  FCPS school meals menus.  If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. An additional meal is $4.50.

The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, our front office staff can help.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 21-22 school year.  While a school breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost this school year, your family may benefit from keeping your application up to date. The application is available HERE

Stuff the Bus: September 11 and October 9

On Saturday, September 11, and Saturday, October 9, Stuff the Bus will be collecting non-perishable food donations at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

Help fight hunger and feed hope in our community by donating. For updates, including donation locations, most requested food items and more, visit http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus.

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,

We are coming to you early this week in advance of the Labor Day Holiday.  We have a four day weekend from Friday, September 3rd - Monday, September 6th and wish you a fun and safe time!

Thank you so much for attending our Virtual Back to School Night!  Dr. Mitchell and I had so much fun seeing many of the smiling faces of the staff that were in the building through their classroom window.  If you did not have an opportunity to attend, your teacher will be sending out their slidedeck and recording if they have not already done so.   

Here are some additional items included in today’s newsletter:

  • Daily Symptom Check *REMINDER*
  • Outdoor Lunch Option *NEW*
  • Mask Reminders*NEW*
  • Forms for the Beginning of the School Year *DUE NOW*
  • Kiss N Ride and Walker Updates *UPDATED*
  • Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account
  • Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form
  • Advanced Academics Parent Meetings 
  • Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!
  • Positivity Project: Intro Week - The Other People Mindset
  • School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stuff the Bus: September 11 and October 9

 

See you Tuesday.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

Daily Symptom Check

Parents are asked to screen their children every morning before sending them to school.  If you have any questions about whether your child is able to come to school based on symptoms or exposure, please call the office. 

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills – documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher? 
  • Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours? 
  • A new cough that is not due to another health condition? 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose?
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New chills that are not due to another health condition? 
  • A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)? 
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual)? 
  • Headache? 
  • A new loss of taste or smell? 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? 
  • New onset of poor appetite or poor feeding? 
  • Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?
  • Were you currently tested for COVID-19 because you were sick and are still waiting for the lab results?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? 

Persons who have been fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to a COVID case do NOT need to quarantine if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Fully vaccinated 
  • ≥14 days since last dose 
  • Asymptomatic

You can view and print a hard copy of this screening at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

Outdoor Lunch Option

Thanks to Mrs. Kannler and our parent volunteers, we are able to offer lunch outside starting on Tuesday, September 7th for grades 1, 3, and 4.   At this time grades  2, 5, and 6 do not have enough volunteers to offer this option.  Kindergarten is still working on routines and will hopefully be ready to start very soon.  In the meantime, the Kindergarten volunteers will be assisting in the cafeteria.  

If you are interested in your child being outside (weather permitting), please send your child in with a towel in a cinch sack backpack so that they can easily carry their towel out to recess and through the lunch line.  Make sure to clearly label your child’s items with their name.

Students will be exiting the cafeteria through the side cafeteria door and placed in a sectioned off area outside designated for their grade level.  The parent volunteers and one staff member will be outside to ensure they stay in the sectioned off area.  Students will need to remain outside for the duration of the lunch block and will need to remain seated on their towel. At the end of lunch students will be lined up by grade level and return inside to the cafeteria to be picked up by their homeroom teacher.  If for some reason a child drops or spill their lunch during the transition outside, they will be able to return to the lunch line to retrieve a new meal.  

Please make sure you talk to your child about the expectations of this eating option.  Should your child be unable to follow these expectations,  they will need to return to the cafeteria.  

Mask Reminders

Please make sure you check the fit of your child’s mask, especially around your child’s nose.  If your child’s mask is not fitting tightly around their nose, please look for another mask that fits them more appropriately.  Here is FCPS guidance on masks: 

  • Approved types of masks:
    • Disposable masks, cloth mask coverings, gaiters, clear masks and cloth masks with clear plastic panel
  • All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:
    • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
    • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material
  • Face coverings/Masks that are not recommended:
    • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
    • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
    • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents
Forms for the Beginning of the School Year - DUE NOW!

Every school year we collect vital information from our Stenwood families during the first few days of school.  During Thursday’s Open House, you received a packet with paper copies of these forms to complete and return back as soon as possible. Below you will find links for downloadable copies and some digital submission options for these important forms.  If you are able, we encourage your family to complete and submit the forms digitally (when possible).  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us obtain this information prior to the start of our school year.

 

Required Forms 

  • Emergency Care Card Form -  Please be sure that all information on this form is correct.  While you may download this form and return a physical copy to school at a later date, we request,  if possible, you make any changes using weCare@School via your SIS ParentVue Account.  See the section below regarding accessing your SIS account.  We must have an updated form for every student on file at the school.  It is extremely important that we have the name and phone numbers of at least two people in the “Other Contact Information” section of the form.  Please be sure to notify the school office of any changes in phone numbers or email addresses that occur during the school year by using weCare@School via your ParentVue Account.
  • Health Information Form -   While you are updating your Emergency Care Card Information using weCare@School , make sure to fill out the “Current Health Conditions” and/or “Current Medical Care Details on the ECC form.  This is our preferred method for supplying information we need on the Health Information Form.  
  • Digital Permission Form -  This form asks for the required parental consent of certain apps and instructional software that may be used in instruction. You can review the apps Stenwood plans on using here. Please respond as soon as possible so that teachers may plan instruction appropriately using approved tools.  We appreciate your responses before the first day of school.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities - Finalized SR&R documents are now posted here.  This handbook explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.   Parent/Guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in the SIS ParentVue Account or sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please read and review the handbook with your child, and then e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to school by September 2nd.

Optional Forms (Return ONLY if applicable):

  1. Objection to Release of Directory Information to the Public
  2. School Counseling Opt-Out Forms
  3. Objection to Release of Information for Commercial Purposes

If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, do NOT sign or submit any of the forms.  

  • Family Life Education Opt Out Forms - Please read and return the opt-out form for your child’s grade level ONLY if you do not want your child to participate.  You can learn more about FLE here and further program questions may be addressed at our school by contacting our assistant principal, Meredith Mitchell.  If you choose to have your child participate in the Family Life Education Program, you do not need to return the form.
  •  Identification of Military Connected Students - Local school divisions are required to identify students who have a parent in the United States uniformed services.
Kiss N Ride and Walker Update

Thank you to our KNR families who are using their car signs!!!  Please place your sign in the dashboard of your car on the passenger side, so our staff can clearly read your child’s name and call them to you.  

A few other reminders:

  • Please remain in your car.
  • Have your children exit/enter through the passenger side door.
  • Please do not pass another car unless you are directed to do so by a Stenwood Staff member.
  • If your children are not able to independently buckle up, please practice as much as possible so that students can do so independently.  
  • Please avoid parking on Carnegie and walking to get your children.  This is significantly narrowing the road for other traffic.
  • Please be considerate of our neighbors that live on Carnegie, if you see someone trying to enter or exit their driveway, please do not block them.  
  • We can use your support by making sure that all walkers/KNR students continue to use the back of the school building for entry and exit, allowing for safe travel for our buses in the front of the building.  
  • Kindergarten parents, please make sure you connect with your child’s Instructional Assistant before taking your child at the end of the school day.  We appreciate you attending to these procedures so that we can make our arrival quicker, easier, and most importantly, safer each school day.
Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE Account is an online tool parents can use to access information about their child’s attendance, report cards, discipline incidents, health information, and more. In ParentVUE, you can also view student progress reports/report cards and SOL scores.

Your secure SIS ParentVUE Account offers you the ability to use one username/password to login to both the SIS ParentVUE Account and Schoology.

Using the SIS ParentVUE account, parents will also be able to view school information, including teacher e-mail addresses, the FCPS calendar, and emergency contact information. Visit the FCPS website and use the search function and keywords “SIS Parent Overview” for more information.

Many of our Stenwood families have already activated your SIS ParentVUE account with the activation key. If you are unable to login to your account, you may need to reset your password on the SIS Parent Account login page (https://sisparent.fcps.edu):  

  • Select the “Forgot Password” button.  
  • Your username is the primary email address you have on file with us in our Student Information System.  
  • More information is available here.

Newly enrolled families should have received an activation key for your account.  If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to Sonja Hunt (snhunt@fcps.edu ) or Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Please take action now to ensure your account is active, so that you won’t miss a beat!

Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form

Interested in volunteering to be a class parent, volunteering in our cafeteria or library, OR just looking to stay connected with the great work of our PTA? 

 

Please complete the Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form.  

More information about the PTA is available on their website.

Advanced Academics Parent Information Meetings

Consider joining the Stenwood administration and Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Kaleigh Hartman to learn more about FCPS and Stenwood’s Advanced Academics Program. Both meetings will be held virtually.

  • Advanced Academics Overview and Curriculum – Learn about the levels of service and curriculum in grades K-6.
    • Friday, September 17 at 9:00AM
  • Level IV Referral and Screening Process – Geared for parents of students in grades 2-6 interested in referring their child for Level IV services.
    • Friday, September 24 at 9:00AM
Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!

The Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel is a great resource for all your tech questions!

Positivity Project Intro Week: Other People Mindset

This week, we are focusing on the heart of the Positivity Project, the Other People Mindset. This idea is built on five important principles:

  • We can identify and appreciate the good in others
  • We support others when they struggle
  • We are present and give others our attention
  • We cheer on others’ successes
  • We know that our words and actions affect others.

“We rise by lifting others.”

                                                          ~Robert Ingersoll

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why is this important?
  • How do I live with this mindset?
  • How do other people live with this mindset?
School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. Check out the  FCPS school meals menus.  If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. An additional meal is $4.50.

The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, our front office staff can help.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 21-22 school year.  While a school breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost this school year, your family may benefit from keeping your application up to date. The application is available HERE

Stuff the Bus: September 11 and October 9

On Saturday, September 11, and Saturday, October 9, Stuff the Bus will be collecting non-perishable food donations at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

Help fight hunger and feed hope in our community by donating. For updates, including donation locations, most requested food items and more, visit http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus.

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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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

What a great first week of school!  It was wonderful to see all our students back in the building.  We thank you for all your support in helping us with a smooth transition.  As with any year, we always have a few transportation details to work out in the first weeks, so thank you for your patience as our buses work through schedules and our staff works to improve the efficiency of our Kiss N Ride.  Kiss N Ride and Walker families, please see the section below for more information on how you can help.

We have made some adjustments to our cafeteria to allow for more spacing and separation.  Students will be seated at least 3 feet apart and will continue to sit in specific, assigned seating each day.  We have added additional plexiglass to our tables between students.  Mrs. Kannler has been working diligently to coordinate the parent volunteers so that we may offer some outdoor lunch spaces for our students.  We are running an additional air purifier in the lunchroom and are continuing our cleaning and sanitation between students, as well.  Our teachers have modeled for their students how to remain seated during lunch and wear their masks when they are not actively eating or drinking.  Reinforcing these expectations with your child will go a long way to support this prevention strategy. 

Our Virtual Back to School Night is fast approaching on Tuesday, August 31st!  Please be on the lookout for an eNotify message with the session link for your child’s homeroom teacher.  

Session 1: 6:00pm - 6:40pm

 Session 2: 6:50pm - 7:30pm 

However please plan to login early at 5:45pm to make sure you can get in the virtual session and to watch a live stream of our principal’s message AND a message from our wonderful PTA!

Here are some additional items included in today’s newsletter:

  • Daily Symptom Check *REMINDER*
  • Forms for the Beginning of the School Year *DUE NOW*
  • Kiss N Ride and Walker Updates *NEW*
  • Fall Picture Day - Wednesday, 9/1/21*NEW*
  • Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account
  • Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form
  • Virtual Back to School Night on 8/31/21
  • Advanced Academics Parent Meetings *NEW*
  • Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!
  • School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Next week you can expect the Hive Happenings newsletter on Thursday, as we have a four day weekend from Friday, September 3rd - Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day Holiday.

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

Daily Symptom Check

Parents are asked to screen their children every morning before sending them to school.  If you have any questions about whether your child is able to come to school based on symptoms or exposure, please call the office. 

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills – documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher? 
  • Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours? 
  • A new cough that is not due to another health condition? 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose?
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New chills that are not due to another health condition? 
  • A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition? 
  • New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)? 
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual)? 
  • Headache? 
  • A new loss of taste or smell? 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? 
  • New onset of poor appetite or poor feeding? 
  • Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?
  • Were you currently tested for COVID-19 because you were sick and are still waiting for the lab results?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? 

Persons who have been fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to a COVID case do NOT need to quarantine if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Fully vaccinated 
  • ≥14 days since last dose 
  • Asymptomatic

You can view and print a hard copy of this screening at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf

Forms for the Beginning of the School Year

Every school year we collect vital information from our Stenwood families during the first few days of school.  During Thursday’s Open House, you received a packet with paper copies of these forms to complete and return back as soon as possible. Below you will find links for downloadable copies and some digital submission options for these important forms.  If you are able, we encourage your family to complete and submit the forms digitally (when possible).  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us obtain this information prior to the start of our school year.

 

Required Forms 

  • Emergency Care Card Form -  Please be sure that all information on this form is correct.  While you may download this form and return a physical copy to school at a later date, we request,  if possible, you make any changes using weCare@School via your SIS ParentVue Account.  See the section below regarding accessing your SIS account.  We must have an updated form for every student on file at the school.  It is extremely important that we have the name and phone numbers of at least two people in the “Other Contact Information” section of the form.  Please be sure to notify the school office of any changes in phone numbers or email addresses that occur during the school year by using weCare@School via your ParentVue Account.
  • Health Information Form -   While you are updating your Emergency Care Card Information using weCare@School , make sure to fill out the “Current Health Conditions” and/or “Current Medical Care Details on the ECC form.  This is our preferred method for supplying information we need on the Health Information Form.  
  • Digital Permission Form -  This form asks for the required parental consent of certain apps and instructional software that may be used in instruction. You can review the apps Stenwood plans on using here. Please respond as soon as possible so that teachers may plan instruction appropriately using approved tools.  We appreciate your responses before the first day of school.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities - Finalized SR&R documents are now posted here.  This handbook explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.   Parent/Guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in the SIS ParentVue Account or sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please read and review the handbook with your child, and then e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to school by September 2nd.

Optional Forms (Return ONLY if applicable):

  1. Objection to Release of Directory Information to the Public
  2. School Counseling Opt-Out Forms
  3. Objection to Release of Information for Commercial Purposes

If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, do NOT sign or submit any of the forms.  

  • Family Life Education Opt Out Forms - Please read and return the opt-out form for your child’s grade level ONLY if you do not want your child to participate.  You can learn more about FLE here and further program questions may be addressed at our school by contacting our assistant principal, Meredith Mitchell.  If you choose to have your child participate in the Family Life Education Program, you do not need to return the form.
  •  Identification of Military Connected Students - Local school divisions are required to identify students who have a parent in the United States uniformed services.
Kiss N Ride and Walker Update

Please look for the Kiss N Ride car signs that went home with your child today in their folder.  Please place this sign in the dashboard of your car on the passenger side, so our staff can clearly read your child’s name and call them to you.  Additionally, we can use your support by making sure that all walkers/KNR students continue to use the back of the school building for entry and exit, allowing for safe travel for our buses in the front of the building.  Finally, we kindly request that Kindergarten parents, please make sure you connect with your child’s Instructional Assistant before taking your child at the end of the school day.  We appreciate you attending to these procedures so that we can make our arrival quicker, easier, and most importantly, safer each school day.

Fall Picture Day - Wednesday, 9/1/21 Wednesday, September 1st is school picture day!!!  Send your child in with a smile:)

Use this link to order your portraits!

Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE Account is an online tool parents can use to access information about their child’s attendance, report cards, discipline incidents, health information, and more. In ParentVUE, you can also view student progress reports/report cards and SOL scores.

Your secure SIS ParentVUE Account offers you the ability to use one username/password to login to both the SIS ParentVUE Account and Schoology.

Using the SIS ParentVUE account, parents will also be able to view school information, including teacher e-mail addresses, the FCPS calendar, and emergency contact information. Visit the FCPS website and use the search function and keywords “SIS Parent Overview” for more information.

Many of our Stenwood families have already activated your SIS ParentVUE account with the activation key. If you are unable to login to your account, you may need to reset your password on the SIS Parent Account login page (https://sisparent.fcps.edu):  

  • Select the “Forgot Password” button.  
  • Your username is the primary email address you have on file with us in our Student Information System.  
  • More information is available here.

Newly enrolled families should have received an activation key for your account.  If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to Sonja Hunt (snhunt@fcps.edu ) or Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Please take action now to ensure your account is active, so that you won’t miss a beat!

Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form

Interested in volunteering to be a class parent, volunteering in our cafeteria or library, OR just looking to stay connected with the great work of our PTA? 

 

Please complete the Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form.  

More information about the PTA is available on their website.

Virtual Back to School Night on 8/31/21

Virtual Back to School Night on Tuesday, 8/31 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Join your child’s teacher for a virtual Back to School Night!!! This session will focus on curriculum, specific grade level information, and Family Life Education information.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

Session 1: 

6:00 - 6:40pm

 

* Transition Time: 6:40 -  6:50pm *

 

Session 2 (repeat of Session 1): 

 6:50 - 7:30pm 

Stay tuned for session links from your child’s teacher.  The session will be recorded if you are unable to attend.

Advanced Academics Parent Information Meetings

Consider joining the Stenwood administration and Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Kaleigh Hartman to learn more about FCPS and Stenwood’s Advanced Academics Program. Both meetings will be held virtually.

  • Advanced Academics Overview and Curriculum – Learn about the levels of service and curriculum in grades K-6.
    • Friday, September 17 at 9:00AM
  • Level IV Referral and Screening Process – Geared for parents of students in grades 2-6 interested in referring their child for Level IV services.
    • Friday, September 24 at 9:00AM
Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!

The Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel is a great resource for all your tech questions!

School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. Check out the  FCPS school meals menus.  If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. An additional meal is $4.50.

The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, our front office staff can help.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 21-22 school year.  While a school breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost this school year, your family may benefit from keeping your application up to date. 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,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! The Stenwood Hive Happenings is back each Friday, providing you with information to stay connected with what’s happening at school and to keep you in the loop with important dates and deadlines.

We had a wonderful week reuniting with our staff on Monday and welcoming our students and families back yesterday for Open House.  Our teachers have shared the joy and excitement they have from getting to know your child through their Virtual Meet and Greets. A huge thank you to our custodians for all of the cleaning and furniture moving they have done.  To our teachers and staff for getting everything prepared.  Also, to our amazing office staff that have supported all of our registration and logistics.  

To prepare for next school year, please make sure you carefully go through the information below to help us with a smooth start to the new school year:

  • Forms for the Beginning of the School Year 
  • Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account
  • Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form
  • Virtual Back to School Night on 8/31/21
  • Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!
  • What is Schoology?
  • School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Thank you for the outpouring of positivity, joy, and excitement many of you have shared as we prepare for our return next week.   As you work with your child in getting back in the routines of school, remember to share that excitement and positive mindset so that we are off to a great start on Monday.

We can’t wait to see you all then!

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

Forms for the Beginning of the School Year

Every school year we collect vital information from our Stenwood families during the first few days of school.  During Thursday’s Open House, you received a packet with paper copies of these forms to complete and return back as soon as possible. Below you will find links for downloadable copies and some digital submission options for these important forms.  If you are able, we encourage your family to complete and submit the forms digitally (when possible).  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us obtain this information prior to the start of our school year.

 

Required Forms 

  • Emergency Care Card Form -  Please be sure that all information on this form is correct.  While you may download this form and return a physical copy to school at a later date, we request,  if possible, you make any changes using weCare@School via your SIS ParentVue Account.  See the section below regarding accessing your SIS account.  We must have an updated form for every student on file at the school.  It is extremely important that we have the name and phone numbers of at least two people in the “Other Contact Information” section of the form.  Please be sure to notify the school office of any changes in phone numbers or email addresses that occur during the school year by using weCare@School via your ParentVue Account.
  • Health Information Form -   While you are updating your Emergency Care Card Information using weCare@School , make sure to fill out the “Current Health Conditions” and/or “Current Medical Care Details on the ECC form.  This is our preferred method for supplying information we need on the Health Information Form.  
  • Digital Permission Form -  This form asks for the required parental consent of certain apps and instructional software that may be used in instruction. You can review the apps Stenwood plans on using here. Please respond as soon as possible so that teachers may plan instruction appropriately using approved tools.  We appreciate your responses before the first day of school.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities - Finalized SR&R documents are now posted here.  This handbook explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.   Parent/Guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in the SIS ParentVue Account or sign the Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please read and review the handbook with your child, and then e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to school by September 2nd.

Optional Forms (Return ONLY if applicable):

  1. Objection to Release of Directory Information to the Public
  2. School Counseling Opt-Out Forms
  3. Objection to Release of Information for Commercial Purposes

If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, do NOT sign or submit any of the forms.  

  • Family Life Education Opt Out Forms - Please read and return the opt-out form for your child’s grade level ONLY if you do not want your child to participate.  You can learn more about FLE here and further program questions may be addressed at our school by contacting our assistant principal, Meredith Mitchell.  If you choose to have your child participate in the Family Life Education Program, you do not need to return the form.
  •  Identification of Military Connected Students - Local school divisions are required to identify students who have a parent in the United States uniformed services.
Activating Your SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE Account is an online tool parents can use to access information about their child’s attendance, report cards, discipline incidents, health information, and more. In ParentVUE, you can also view student progress reports/report cards and SOL scores.

Your secure SIS ParentVUE Account offers you the ability to use one username/password to login to both the SIS ParentVUE Account and Schoology.

Using the SIS ParentVUE account, parents will also be able to view school information, including teacher e-mail addresses, the FCPS calendar, and emergency contact information. Visit the FCPS website and use the search function and keywords “SIS Parent Overview” for more information.

Many of our Stenwood families have already activated your SIS ParentVUE account with the activation key. If you are unable to login to your account, you may need to reset your password on the SIS Parent Account login page (https://sisparent.fcps.edu):  

  • Select the “Forgot Password” button.  
  • Your username is the primary email address you have on file with us in our Student Information System.  
  • More information is available here.

Newly enrolled families should have received an activation key for your account.  If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to Sonja Hunt (snhunt@fcps.edu ) or Brian Spector (bmspector@fcps.edu).

Please take action now to ensure your account is active, so that you won’t miss a beat!

Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form

Interested in volunteering to be a class parent, volunteering in our cafeteria or library, OR just looking to stay connected with the great work of our PTA? 

 

Please complete the Stenwood Classroom and PTA Form.  

More information about the PTA is available on their website.

Virtual Back to School Night on 8/31/21

Virtual Back to School Night on Tuesday, 8/31 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Join your child’s teacher for a virtual Back to School Night!!! This session will focus on curriculum, specific grade level information, and Family Life Education information.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

Session 1: 

6:00 - 6:40pm

 

* Transition Time: 6:40 -  6:50pm *

 

Session 2 (repeat of Session 1): 

 6:50 - 7:30pm 

Stay tuned for session links from your child’s teacher.  The session will be recorded if you are unable to attend.

Tech Resource: Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel!

The Stenwood Stingers YouTube Channel is a great resource for all your tech questions!

What Is Schoology?

Stenwood is excited to continue in our second year with our new learning management system: Schoology.  Schoology is a learning space that enhances face-to-face and distance learning through communication, collaboration, and personalized learning.  

Teachers can use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

School Meals and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Each student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. Check out the  FCPS school meals menus.  If your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. 

The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, our front office staff can help. 

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are available for those who qualify and wish to initiate or renew their applications for the 21-22 school year.  While a school breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost this school year, your family may benefit from keeping your application up to date. 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,

We are excited to see you later this afternoon for Open House!  Please note the arrival times below:

 

 

Sincerely,

 

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

 

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

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TWITTER: @StenwoodES
FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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Summer Information

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We hope everyone is having a great summer so far! Below are some reminders about resources and Sprout School Supply Kit deadline which is quickly approaching.

Our office is open daily from 9am – 12pm or by appointment all summer. Please reach out if you need any assistance. If you know of any new neighbors with school-aged children, please have them contact the office so we can help them with the registration process.

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

 

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

PTA School Supply Orders for 2021-22 School Year – Deadline July 13


Now On Sale: Sprout School Supply Kits for 2021-2022 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:

o Deadline to order is July 13

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.
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Summer Meal Program

Summer Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. will be offered on Mondays.

Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00. Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits. For more information, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Meal Kit Sites closest to Stenwood:
Marshall HS and Falls Church HS
Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

Meal Kit Bus Routes (Mondays, except week of 7/5, routes are on 7/6):

 

Digital Learning Resources Summer Access


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

Literacy Footprints
Clever (also has access to all of the resources below)
ST Math
Imagine Learning and Literacy (primary)
Imagine Reading (upper grades)
Wixie (K-5 only)


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

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

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 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.

If you have not returned these items, please stop by the office between 9am – 12pm or by appointment to return them.

Stay Connected

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

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

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Summer Information

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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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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

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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

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