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Dear Stenwood Families,

It is hard to believe we have almost finished our fourth week of school!  We have enjoyed every minute.  We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Ice Cream Social this Friday!  Come join us for fun with a DJ and ice cream!  All students must be with an adult the entire time - this is not a drop off event.  We look forward to seeing the whole family!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Teamwork/Citizenship Week of 9/23-27, we will focus on Teamwork/Citizenship

You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, JR.


Questions you might enjoy talking about.
• What does the word sacrifice mean?
• What does the word individual mean?
• Explain “greater good” in your own words?

 

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:


• September 21, 2019 – Request for CogAT or NNAT retake due to Dr. Mitchell or Mrs. Herendeen
• September 25, 2019 at 8:45am – Continuum of AAP Services overview Parent Meeting (repeat from Back-to-School Night meeting)
• October 10, 2019 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Fall Screening (only for students new to FCPS since January)
• November 12, 2019 at 7pm – AAP Screening and Identification Parent Meeting (following PTA meeting)
• November 13, 2019 at 8:45am - AAP Screening and Identification Parent Meeting (repeat of night before)
• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here.
If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Harlem Wizards vs Statesmen Stars

Come cheer on Ms. Craig and Mr. Saruul and special guest player FCPS School Board member Ryan McElveen!

Friday Oct 11,2019 7:30pm Marshall High School Gymnasium.  Doors open at 6:30!

Come out for this fun event with a night filled with tricks, hoops and Alley Oops!  A variety of concessions will be available so you can plan to have dinner at the game! Tickets are on sale now! 

Visit https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/154265 to order tickets.  Order early, there is a limited number of seats available for this incredible show!
Funds to benefit the GCM Class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.  For every ticket sold to a student or parent of Stenwood Elementary school, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Stenwood.

Visit www.harlemwizards.com for more info on this amazing team!
Questions?  Please contact John at jwindt@fcps.edu

Health Room VOLUNTEER Training Opportunity 2019-2020 School Year


This one-time training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Dept. and is required for anyone volunteering in the school Health Room. Pre-registration is not required. 

Tuesday: October 15, 2019
Annandale District Office / Heritage Building
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
7611 Little River Turnpike
Suite 400E (East Wing)
3rd Floor Conference Room
Annandale, VA  22003
Phone: 703-534-8343

Lice Resources for Parents and Guardians

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. These  documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools
Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Sept. 20 - PTA sponsored Ice Cream Social/Help the Hive/Spirit Night from 6:00-9:00PM
Sept. 25 - CARES Pizza
Oct. 7 - 18 - SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 7 - PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00PM
Oct. 11 - Field Day
Oct. 14 - School Planning Day - Student Holiday

 

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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,

It was great to see so many of you at Back to School Night last week!
 
Tomorrow night Stenwood will be recognized at the School Board meeting for receiving the Continuous Achievement Award. This award is given to schools by the Virginia Department of Education for schools that continue to show significant improvement in academic and school quality indicators over the last three years.  Thank you to our amazing staff for achieving this award and having Stenwood be recognized. 

Many of you took advantage of our Advanced Academic Information session last week.  If you missed it, Mrs. Herendeen will be offering a repeat session on September 25th at 8:45am.  See below for other important dates for our Advanced Academic Programs.

This week we also kicked off the Positivity Project.  We started this program last year and many of the students were excited to start again on Monday.  The overarching goal of the program is to help students build positive relationships and become their best selves with the understanding that other people matter.  There are 24 different strengths that students will learn about during the year.  We will highlight the strength of the week in the Hive Happenings.  We encourage you to talk about each strength at home and how you develop that strength in yourself.  #otherpeoplematter

We hope to see many of you next week at the Ice Cream Social!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

The Freedom Flag was raised today and will be flying for the next week. We take today to honor all that were lost and all that were directly affected by the tragic events of September 11th.

Positivity Project: Other People Matter Mindset

This week we are focusing on the heart of the Positivity Project, 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?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:


• September 21, 2019 – Request for CogAT or NNAT retake due to Dr. Mitchell or Mrs. Herendeen
• September 25, 2019 at 8:45am – Continuum of AAP Services overview Parent Meeting (repeat from Back-to-School Night meeting)
• October 10, 2019 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Fall Screening (only for students new to FCPS since January)
• November 12, 2019 at 7pm – AAP Screening and Identification Parent Meeting (following PTA meeting)
• November 13, 2019 at 8:45am - AAP Screening and Identification Parent Meeting (repeat of night before)
• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here.
If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Harlem Wizards vs Statesmen Stars

Come cheer on Ms. Craig and Mr. Saruul and special guest player FCPS School Board member Ryan McElveen!

Friday Oct 11,2019 7:30pm Marshall High School Gymnasium.  Doors open at 6:30!

Come out for this fun event with a night filled with tricks, hoops and Alley Oops!  A variety of concessions will be available so you can plan to have dinner at the game! Tickets are on sale now! 

Visit https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/154265 to order tickets.  Order early, there is a limited number of seats available for this incredible show!
Funds to benefit the GCM Class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.  For every ticket sold to a student or parent of Stenwood Elementary school, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Stenwood.

Visit www.harlemwizards.com for more info on this amazing team!
Questions?  Please contact John at jwindt@fcps.edu

Health Room VOLUNTEER Training Opportunity 2019-2020 School Year


This one-time training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Dept. and is required for anyone volunteering in the school Health Room. Pre-registration is not required. 

Tuesday: October 15, 2019
Annandale District Office / Heritage Building
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
7611 Little River Turnpike
Suite 400E (East Wing)
3rd Floor Conference Room
Annandale, VA  22003
Phone: 703-534-8343

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Sept. 13 - Spriit Day / Wear your Stenwood colors
Sept. 20 - PTA sponsored Ice Cream Social/Help the Hive/Spirit Night from 6:00-9:00PM
Oct. 7 - 14 - SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 8 - PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00PM
Oct. 11 - Field Day
Oct. 13 - FLE Opt-Out forms due
Oct. 14 - School Planning Day - Student Holiday

 

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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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Hive Happenings Newsletter Reminder
Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th

Dear Stenwood Families,

We hope to see you at tomorrow night’s Back to School Night which is from 6:30-8:00.  Come hear from your child’s teacher and learn about the grade level curriculum, expectations, and processes/procedures.  We prefer, if possible, that adults only attend this evening.  Please report directly to your child’s classroom.  The evening will begin with a closed-circuit broadcast and will be followed by a 40 minute teacher presentation, a 5 minute transition, and then teachers will offer a second repeat 40 minute presentation.  Dr. Mitchell and I would love the opportunity to meet you, so please stop by and say hello when you see us.

During Back to School Night, teachers will be reviewing with parents how to access the Family Life Education curriculum.  We will also have access to the online content in our library for your review.  You can also access the curriculum from your FCPS 24/7 account.  More information on the FLE Curriculum can be found below.
This year, we will be offering an optional Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information Session from 6:00–6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Mrs. Herendeen will give a brief overview of AAP Levels of Services and the screening processes for each.  If you wish to attend, please access the cafeteria from the exterior cafeteria door.
Just a reminder, we plan on having our first of four required annual lockdown drills this week.  More information was included in last week’s Hive Happenings. 

See you tomorrow night! 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Family Life Education Curriculum


The grade-level program descriptions can be reviewed via your FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent view account.  Parents/guardians will need a SIS account to access FCPS 24-7 https://fcps.blackboard.com/. If you have not already activated your account, you may do so during Back to School Night or online at  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcps-24-7-learning.  If you do not wish to have your child participate in FLE instruction, you may choose to opt your child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s First Day Packet or obtain a new form at Back to School Night. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. FLE Opt-Out forms are due back to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 13th.  An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program. Instruction occurs at various times for the instructional units during the school year.  Your child’s teacher will inform you of the specific dates of FLE instruction.

Kiss & Ride…Let’s get off to a great start by remembering:

 

  • Kiss & Ride is offered as a courtesy and managed by our own wonderful staff members—offer a warm smile of thanks to them.
  • Ideally, the same mode of transportation is most comforting to children—bus riders take the bus; walkers walk; leaving the occasional need for kiss & ride.
  • Our Kiss & Ride area is located on Citadel Place behind the school; the front bus circular drive and parking lot is not a designated Kiss & Ride area.
  • Please follow the traffic pattern on the map (copied below) provided in the Parent Handbook. This allows for the most efficient flow of traffic.  Cars that elect to not follow this pattern cause congestion and demonstrate disrespect for those who are abiding by the mapped-out route.

 

 

  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading.
  • Be considerate to neighbors who live in our Kiss & Ride area; stay in your car and patiently follow the traffic flow. 

Thank you for your consideration! 

Overflow neighborhood parking will be available for any school-wide day or evening activities with permission from our local police station.  Please note: DO NOT park in the neighborhood for just a regular day visit to the school, your car may be ticketed and/or towed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 703-208-7600.

Upcoming Events

Sept 5th - Back to School Night
  ** 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. optional AAP Information Session
  ** 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Classrooms
Sept 10th - PTA Meeting / 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sept 13th - Spirit Day - Wear your Stenwood colors
Sept 20th - Ice Cream Social/Help the Hive/Spirit Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Hive Happenings Newsletter Reminder
Picture Day, Wednesday, September 4th
Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th

Dear Stenwood Families,

Welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to those of you returning!  We loved seeing all of the smiling faces!  We were happy to be able to show off our wonderful school and students to Dr. Brabrand, and School Board Members Dahlia Palchik and Ryan McElveen.

Don’t forget that September 4th is school picture day!  Send your child to school with a big smile!

Just a reminder about September 5th-- Back to School Night from 6:30-8:00pm.  Come hear from your child’s teacher and learn about the grade level curriculum, expectations, and processes/procedures.  We prefer, if possible, that adults only attend this evening.  Please report directly to your child’s classroom.  The evening will begin with a closed-circuit broadcast and will be followed by a 40 minute teacher presentation, a 5 minute transition, and then teachers will offer a second repeat 40 minute presentation. 

During Back to School Night, teachers will be reviewing with parents how to access the Family Life Education curriculum.  We will also have access to the online content in our library for your review.  You can also access the curriculum from your FCPS 24/7 account.  More information on the FLE Curriculum can be found below. 

This year, we will be offering an optional Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information Session from 6:00–6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Mrs. Herendeen will give a brief overview of AAP Levels of Services and the screening processes for each.  If you wish to attend, please access the cafeteria from the exterior cafeteria door.

We just received the Students Rights and Responsibilities for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please take time to review the information and return the signed signature sheet to school.  Although the signature sheet states it is due back to your child’s teacher by Thursday, October 25th, we prefer to have it returned by October 3rd.
 
If you have not returned your child’s Emergency Care Card or Health Form, we would like to have these right away as they contain essential information needed when emergency situations occur.  For those of you whose children buy a lunch, please help your child and us by ensuring that your child’s account has sufficient funds.  Thank you.

We also wanted to inform you that we follow all safety procedures. At the beginning of the school year, we are required to conduct weekly fire drills for the first twenty days of school, and we then conduct one per month thereafter.  In addition, we are required to conduct two lockdown drills during the first 20 days, one in the month of January, and one during the remaining months of the school year.  Please know that our teachers review the procedures with students in a thoughtful, sensitive, and age-appropriate manner.  Likewise, we have made it a practice to, at times, pair our lockdown drills back-to-back with a fire drill, and we plan to do this for our first two drills.  This offers a sense of comfort, as they view them as another drill to practice.  It is our intention to conduct our first lockdown drill next week, but that could change since it is weather dependent due to pairing it with our fire drill.  This time of year, teachers are reviewing many procedures…how to line up, behavior expectations, classroom routines, so we find that most children readily accept our emergency drills as another routine to learn and practice.

If your child rides a bus, please know that the times listed on your bus information sheet are estimates.  You can anticipate some delays during the first couple of weeks; things settle and buses will get closer to that estimate after the first few weeks of school.  The timeliness of our buses is dependent upon the timeliness of their previous runs at the middle and high school.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Click on the link below to enjoy Dr. Brabrand's welcome back message!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdTHU4Cu0I4&feature=youtu.be

Family Life Education Curriculum


The grade-level program descriptions can be reviewed via your FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent view account.  Parents/guardians will need a SIS account to access FCPS 24-7 https://fcps.blackboard.com/. If you have not already activated your account, you may do so during Back to School Night or online at  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcps-24-7-learning.  If you do not wish to have your child participate in FLE instruction, you may choose to opt your child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s First Day Packet or obtain a new form at Back to School Night. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. FLE Opt-Out forms are due back to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 13th.  An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program. Instruction occurs at various times for the instructional units during the school year.  Your child’s teacher will inform you of the specific dates of FLE instruction.

Kiss & Ride…Let’s get off to a great start by remembering:

 

  • Kiss & Ride is offered as a courtesy and managed by our own wonderful staff members—offer a warm smile of thanks to them.
  • Ideally, the same mode of transportation is most comforting to children—bus riders take the bus; walkers walk; leaving the occasional need for kiss & ride.
  • Our Kiss & Ride area is located on Citadel Place behind the school; the front bus circular drive and parking lot is not a designated Kiss & Ride area.
  • Please follow the traffic pattern on the map (copied below) provided in the Parent Handbook. This allows for the most efficient flow of traffic.  Cars that elect to not follow this pattern cause congestion and demonstrate disrespect for those who are abiding by the mapped-out route.

 

 

  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading.
  • Be considerate to neighbors who live in our Kiss & Ride area; stay in your car and patiently follow the traffic flow. 

Thank you for your consideration! 

Overflow neighborhood parking will be available for any school-wide day or evening activities with permission from our local police station.  Please note: DO NOT park in the neighborhood for just a regular day visit to the school, your car may be ticketed and/or towed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 703-208-7600.

Upcoming Events

Aug 30th - Sept 2nd / Labor Day Weekend - No School
Sept 4th - Fall Picture Day (Please send order form if purchasing)
Sept 5th - Back to School Night
  ** 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. optional AAP Information Session
  ** 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Classrooms
Sept 10th - PTA Meeting / 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sept 13th - Spirit Day - Wear your Stenwood colors
Sept 20th - Ice Cream Social/Help the Hive/Spirit Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Mrs. Riley and I are pleased to announce that Dr. Meredith Mitchell has been named the new assistant principal for Stenwood Elementary School.  Her official start date will be August 1, 2019.  Dr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Master of Teaching degree in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia.  In addition, she received her PhD in Education Leadership from George Mason University. 
 
Dr. Mitchell’s roots run deep within FCPS and also at Stenwood.  She attended FCPS schools, namely Navy ES, Hunter’s Woods ES, Carson MS, and Thomas Jefferson High School.  In addition, she began her career at Stenwood as a kindergarten teacher and later progressed to teaching fifth grade at Stenwood.   At that time, you may have known her as Ms. Green.  Dr. Mitchell went on to expand her teaching repertoire and taught science and mathematics at Holmes Middle School while she pursued her doctorate degree from George Mason University.  Fortunately for Stenwood, three years ago, we were able to recruit Dr. Mitchell and have her return to Stenwood where she has played a pivotal role in supporting mathematics instruction.  She has worked to sustain high levels of student performance.
 
We are so happy that Stenwood will continue to benefit from Dr. Mitchell’s dedication and many years of experience, only now in the role of assistant principal.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mitchell…Stenwood’s wonderful, new assistant principal! 
 
Enjoy the remaining summer days, and I now leave you in the great care and leadership of both Principal Riley and Assistant Principal Mitchell!  All the very best to you.
 
Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

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Last Day of School, Thursday, June 13th.  3-hour early dismissal @ 12:25 p.m. Hive Happenings Newsletter Summer Office Hours - Starting June 17th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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 activity card as a guide.  All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the raffle ticket will receive a Stingers are Readers prize and be entered into the Grade Level Prize Drawings in September.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers activity card with the final progress report.  Keep the activity card handy to track reading all summer!

Last day to pick up your lost item from the Cafeteria is on June 13th.  We have LOTS of water bottles, lunch bags, jackets, coats, etc.

  Please look around the house and gather your child’s library books to return as all library books are now overdue. Check with Ms. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s status. If you need to pay for a book, please send in exact change or a check made out to Stenwood ES. Thank you! 

 

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Please don't forget to pick up all medication from our health room before the last day of school, June 13th by 12:00 p.m.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  Please note that any medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Schall, school health aide at 703-208-7610

 UPCOMING EVENTS
6/13 - Last Day of School / 3 hour early release @ 12:25 p.m.

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

June 5, 2019


Dear Stenwood Students, Parents, and Staff,

As we come to the close of the school year, I want to take a moment to thank everyone again for the nine years of wonderful memories.  Since announcing my retirement, so many of you have taken the opportunity to express your appreciation to me, and that means so much to me, so thank you.  Most of you know that I am a big fan of music—all types of music.  I love the lyrics (cited below) to the song entitled My Wish, by Rascal Flats as they best express my sentiments for those I love.  To my Stenwood Family, my wish for you…

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
 I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything…

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you live,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, more than anything…

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to….

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to a few staff members—we wish them well as they move to other opportunities and new adventures.  A big congratulations to Connie Burgess who is retiring after many devoted years of service to Stenwood as a special education teacher.  Sarah Rearick, kindergarten instructional assistant, is also retiring after having served Stenwood for many years.  Also, join me in congratulating Quincy Gildea who is moving back home to Pennsylvania where she will be teaching and furthering her education. We also wish Caroline Spinelli, our advanced academic resource teacher, all the best as she joins her husband who has just retired.  We wish Stephanie Van Voorst, fourth grade teacher, all the best, as her husband’s job is taking them to Idaho.  We say goodbye to two instructional assistants, Desiree Coz and Deema Abu-Baker, who were on one-year only contracts to help us for this school year, we wish them all the best.  And lastly, we say goodbye to Geneva Schalk, our public health attendant, as she will be serving as a nanny next year. 

Have a wonderful summer, and I leave you in the great care and leadership of Principal Riley!  All the very best to you. 

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer

Last Day of School, Thursday, June 13th.  3-hour early dismissal @ 12:25 p.m. Summer Office Hours - Starting June 17th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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 activity card as a guide.  All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the raffle ticket will receive a Stingers are Readers prize and be entered into the Grade Level Prize Drawings in September.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers activity card with the final progress report.  Keep the activity card handy to track reading all summer!

Last day to pick up your lost item from the Cafeteria is on June 13th.  We have LOTS of water bottles, lunch bags, jackets, coats, etc.

  Please look around the house and gather your child’s library books to return as all library books are now overdue. Check with Ms. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s status. If you need to pay for a book, please send in exact change or a check made out to Stenwood ES. Thank you! 

 

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Please don't forget to pick up all medication from our health room before the last day of school, June 13th by 12:00 p.m.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  Please note that any medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Schall, school health aide at 703-208-7610

 UPCOMING EVENTS
6/7 - Battle of the Books (4-6) / 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
6/11 - Variety Show /  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Recognition Ceremony / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Celebration / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6/12 - Class parties (Check with grade level for time)
6/13 - Last Day of School / 3 hour early release @ 12:25 p.m.

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