Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

That’s a wrap!  We have loved seeing all of the progress your children have made this year - we have so much to celebrate!  Congratulations to our 6th graders, today we celebrated each and every one of them during the Promotion Ceremony!  We will miss them as they transition on to middle school next year.  

Thank you to the many volunteers who made this week so much fun!  We had another fabulous Battle of the Books thanks to Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Roth, we had fun class parties, an amazing 6th grade party, and an impressive showing of talent during the Variety Show!  

Thank you to Keith Hall who joined us for the last four weeks of the school year.  Dr. Mitchell appreciates all of the love and positive thoughts you all have been sending her way.  Her babies continue to get stronger every day!

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

  • Supply Order *Reminder*
  • Summer Office Hours *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *Updated*
  • Save the Date - Open House August 18th *NEW*
  • Use of FCPS Grounds during the Summer *NEW*
  • Preliminary Spring SOL Scores Available in ParentVUE *NEW*
  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer *Reminder*
  • Summer Meal Service *Reminder*
  • Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo! *NEW*

  • Tech Adventure Camp! *Reminder*

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Keith Hall, Interim Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Pre-order Sprout School Supply Kits for the Fall Before July 12th

Purchase your Fall school supply kit now and give yourself one last thing to worry about this summer. Be sure to choose the correct grade level supply kit for the upcoming school year 2022-23.  

  • Kits include everything on our Stenwood supply lists. 
  • This is not a PTA fundraiser. This option is offered as a convenient service to our parents. You can still shop for school supplies on your own.
  • Kits are shipped directly to the school. Your kit will be delivered to your child's classroom in August. 
  • For any questions or assistance with your order, please contact Sprout customer service.
  • Last day to order is July 12th.

If you would like to donate a kit for a family in need, please contact Deanna at [email protected].

Summer Office Hours

Beginning next week, our office will be open from 9am - 12pm or by appointment.  Please call the main office if you need to schedule an appointment, 703-208-7600.  

Lost & Found

We will have the Lost and Found out under the tent in front of school from 9:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Wednesday this coming week, on Wednesday only, we will have it out until 6pm.  Please come take a look.  We will be donating all remaining items at the end of the week.

Save the Date

We know we have a whole summer ahead of us, and we want to see all of our Stingers at Open House!  Next year’s Open House will be on Thursday, August 18th!  First day of school is Monday, August 22nd. 

Enjoy Our School Grounds This Summer

School blacktops, playgrounds, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, and tracks are available for use by individuals (not organized groups) without being scheduled.

Many of you enjoy using school grounds for activities over the summer. Please keep the following in mind when using these facilities:

  • Use is allowed from dawn to dusk, except during school hours or when being used for school activities or other scheduled programs.
  • Facilities must be shared with anyone else who wishes to use them.
  • Please leave the facilities as you found them. Remove any waste or debris from the property. 

Visit our availability webpage for more information on the usage of school grounds and facilities.  Visit our Community Use webpage for a full list of prohibitions and more information on reserving facilities. Groups interested in formally reserving school facilities should contact [email protected] or calling 571-423-2340. 

Preliminary Spring SOL Scores Available in ParentVUE

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. Scores are NOT viewable via the app, so make sure you are logging on through your computer. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

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!

Tech Adventure Camp!

There are still slots available for FCPS's Summer Tech Adventure Camp!

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a weekly exploratory camp designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing areas. The camp is open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2021-22 school year. 

Registration closes June 17th, 2022. Free and reduced lunch options and tuition assistance are available.

Check out this website and brochure for more information!

6th Grade Party! Battle of the Books! Stay Connected

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Hive Happenings - Special Edition - Important Reminders

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

The hive is buzzing and we wanted to share some information and reminders for the final days! 

Below are the following reminders/topics:

  • Class Parties *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony *NEW*
  • 2 Hour Early Release, Kiss N Ride will open at 1:10 *NEW*

  • Yearbook *NEW*
  • Medication Pick Up Reminder *REMINDER*

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Keith Hall, Interim Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Class Parties

Tomorrow class parties will be held outside (weather permitting) for grades K-5, please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather and if needed, apply sunscreen before they come to school.  If you are volunteering, please go directly to the outdoor location of the party.  If you need to access the office for any reason, please use the doorbell at Door #1.

Lost and Found

During class parties, we will have the Lost and Found on tables under the tent in the front of the building.  So, please take a moment and stop by if you are missing anything from the year.  

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Friday is our 6th grade Promotion Ceremony.  6th Grade parents have received a separate email inviting them to the ceremony.  If you would like to watch virtually, you can join us at 10:30, https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/96255825499

2 Hour Early Release

Friday is also a 2-hour early release.  We will be starting Kiss N Ride a few minutes early so we are able to also wave goodbye to our bus riders.  Kiss N Ride will open at 1:10pm on Friday.  

Yearbook

If you ordered a yearbook, your child will receive it this week.  If you forgot to order, we have a limited number of yearbooks available on a first come, first served basis.  Please bring a check made payable to Stenwood Elementary for $16.25 or exact change in cash.  Either need to brought directly to Mrs. Marerro in the front office. 

Medication Pick Up Reminder

If you still have medication to pick up, you will need to do that before 1:30 on Friday.  Mrs. Schall is required to discard any medication that is not picked up.

Stay Connected

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

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5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books!

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5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books!

Good morning Stinger Families!

This morning the 5th and 6th graders will participate in our beloved Battle of the Books!

If you care to watch virtually, here is the link, https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92865434256.  We will start at 9am.

Stay Connected

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

Wow, what an awesome week!  We have not had a Band and Strings concert since 2019 and our musicians surely worked hard and performed an impressive concert last night.  Thank you to our amazing music team: Kim Campbell, Brad Zimmerman, and Marti Fucile for helping to keep our awesome music program alive.  If you were unable to attend, or join live, we recorded it!  Link can be found below.  

Today was filled with many parent invite events, we hope you enjoyed having an opportunity for your child to share some of the work they have done this year.

Next week continues to be packed full of fun!  Tuesday, we have our beloved Spring Battle of the Books!  All K-5 end of year parties will be on Wednesday, June 8th.  6th grade will have their celebration on Thursday, June 9th and their promotion ceremony will be Friday, June 10th.

As a reminder, the last day of school, June 10th is a 2 hour early release day.  

 

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

  • Strings and Band Concert Recording *NEW*
  • Medication Pick Up Reminder *NEW*
  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due this Summer *NEW*
  • Summer Meal Service *NEW*
  • All Library Books Are Now Overdue *REMINDER*
  • Tech Adventure Camp! *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Keith Hall, Interim Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Strings and Band Concert

Here is the link to the recording if you missed it!  

Medication Pick Up Reminder

If your child has medication in our School Health Room, you will need to pick it up before the end of the day on the last day of school.  If it is not picked up, Mrs. Schall is required to discard it.  Medication cannot be sent home with your child.  If you require Authorization Forms for the 2022-2023 school year, they may be downloaded from the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE NOW OVERDUE

All library books are now overdue. Please return any books your student may still have at home.  Student’s can check their accounts in the Library Schoology course.  You can always contact Mrs. Cole with any questions.”

Tech Adventure Camp!

There are still slots available for FCPS's Summer Tech Adventure Camp!

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a weekly exploratory camp designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing areas. The camp is open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2021-22 school year. 

Registration closes June 17th, 2022. Free and reduced lunch options and tuition assistance are available.

Check out this website and brochure for more information!

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found continues to grow each day!  Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any missing items.  Any items not collected by the end of the year will be donated.

Band & Strings Rehearsal Lights, Camera, Action! 6th Graders Enjoying Strategy Time in AAP! Stay Connected

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Stenwood Band & Strings Concert - Tonight!

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Stenwood Band & Strings Concert - Tonight!

We are so excited for families to hear our talented Stingers! Please see below for additional details:

Strings Concert

Students should report at 5:30 pm

Doors will open for immediate family members at 5:45 pm

Concert begins at 6:00 pm

Band Concert

Students should report at 6:00 pm

Doors will open for immediate family members at 6:20 pm

Concert begins at 6:30 pm

For those who would like to join virtually, please use this link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93495210776#success

Stay Connected

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

This has been a week that weighs heavily on the hearts of all the adults in our community.  We strive every day to make Stenwood a happy and safe place for your children to come, and it is hard to watch the tragedy unfold at Robb Elementary School.  While we have not addressed the tragedy directly with our students, we know that some of our older students are more likely to be aware of it.  If you need any additional resources for any conversations at home, please feel free to reach out to our mental health team.  I have included a chart of their contact information below.  As we do multiple times a year, we will be reviewing FCPS’ safety and security protocols.  

Thank you to our amazing PTA for such a fun night at the Flip Flop Hop!  I know everyone who attended had a fabulous time and it was so wonderful to celebrate the end of the year approaching.  Our PTA has also brought the amazing science labs to some of our classes this week.  If your child has not had an opportunity to, they will be enjoying it next week.  All of the students have absolutely loved it, so make sure to ask your child about it.  

The next couple weeks are quite busy!  We have science labs, SCA Installation, our Band and Strings Concert, Battle of the Books, a few parent invite events, end of the year parties, the Variety Show, and of course our 6th grade Promotion Ceremony!  We look forward to all of the celebrations! 

This time of year also brings mixed emotions because we have to say goodbye to some of our beloved staff.

  • Lisa Devore - Congratulations to Lisa who is retiring after many years of helping shape many of our amazing artists!
  • Brie Broesicke will be staying home with her newest baby girl Lucy next year! 
  • Ild Saruul is expecting a baby boy this summer and will be taking next year to be a stay at home dad!
  • Stephanie Utterson will be taking an exciting adventure to teach in China next year
  • Robin Walls is pursuing a dream to become a librarian and is heading to a middle school in Prince William 
  • Lorrie Appleton our Social Worker is retiring after many years of service to our families in FCPS.  
  • Mary Ann Schall, our health room assistant, will be retiring to enjoy more time on her boat.

We look forward to introducing you to our new staff over the summer!  

 

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

  • Stenwood’s Mental Health Team *NEW*
  • All Library Books Are Now Overdue *REMINDER*
  • Tech Adventure Camp! *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Keith Hall, Interim Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Mental Health Team ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE NOW OVERDUE

All library books are now overdue. Please return any books your student may still have at home.  Student’s can check their accounts in the Library Schoology course.  You can always contact Mrs. Cole with any questions.”

Tech Adventure Camp!

There are still slots available for FCPS's Summer Tech Adventure Camp!

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a weekly exploratory camp designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing areas. The camp is open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2021-22 school year. 

Registration closes June 17th, 2022. Free and reduced lunch options and tuition assistance are available.

Check out this website and brochure for more information!

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week.

If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  Any items not collected by the end of the year will be donated.

Flip Flop Hop! Science Labs! 80's Day! STEAM Challenges & Strategy Lab in AAP! Stay Connected

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

It is hard to believe we only have three short weeks left! 

What an exciting week we have had in the Hive!  Field day was absolutely wonderful yesterday.  Thank you to Mrs. Udasco and Mrs. Opsahl for creating an amazing day filled with so many fun activities and events for everyone!  Also thank you to all of the amazing parent volunteers for coming to support the stations.  I think some of you had as much fun as the students!

Another exciting thing happened, Dr. Mitchell welcomed the two newest Stingers earlier this week.  They were very early, arriving at 28 weeks.  She knows everyone is sending her all the love and well wishes as she starts this journey.  In the interim, Keith Hall, a retired FCPS administrator will be filling in for the remainder of the year.  He joined us this morning, hopefully you will have the opportunity to meet him during one of the many events that are coming up at the end of this year.  

I look forward to seeing a lot of you this evening at the Flip Flop Hop! 

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

  • Clubs and Activities Applications Due 5/23 *REMINDER*
  • All Library Books Due This Week! *REMINDER*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • FCPS Covid-19 Testing Event *NEW* 

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Keith Hall, Interim Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Clubs and Activities Applications Due 5/23

It is the time of year where our applications for clubs and activities are being considered for next year.  Applications for all of the clubs and activities listed below are being distributed yesterday and today.  Additional applications can be picked up in Ms. Fucile’s room.  Completed applications must be submitted by May 23rd in Ms. Fucile’s room to be considered.  It is the responsibility of the student to turn in the application.  

ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE THIS WEEK!

All library books are due on Friday, May 27th. Students can log into Destiny Discover - through the library Schoology course – to find out what books they have checked out.  Thank you for your help in getting books back and as always, please contact Mrs. Cole with any questions.”

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week. 

If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

Covid-19 Testing Events in FCPS Saturday, May 21st
  • 8:00 – 10 a.m. Lake Braddock SS (back of school)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Robinson SS (back parking lot, near entrance 7)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. South County HS
Field Day!

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for helping to make this a fun day for all!

Field Trip to Gettysburg! Stay Connected

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

We’ve had a busy week in the hive and are looking forward to a lot of fun and excitement next week! Next Thursday is Field Day- one of our favorite school traditions for our students in all grade levels.  Please see the section below if you are able to lend a hand during the morning session! We also have the Flip Flop Hop coming up at the end of next week.  We hope to see everyone there.  Make sure to enter the raffle for some of our teacher and staff prizes!

As Covid numbers continue to rise across the county and at Stenwood, please make sure to monitor your children for any possible symptoms and perform a covid test if necessary.  

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

  • Field Day Volunteers Needed - AM Only *NEW*
  • Clubs and Activities Applications Due 5/23 *NEW*
  • Library Book Return *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Volunteers Still Needed for Field Day on Thursday, May 19th

This has been run for several weeks in the PTA’s Wednesday Mail.  They are still looking for volunteers for the upper grades in the morning.  Please consider signing up!

 

Stenwood Field Day is a FUN school activity organized by our teachers where each class spends 2 hours rotating through 10 different activity stations. Want to get involved? The PTA is helping to organize volunteers for both the morning session (3rd-6th) and afternoon session (K-2nd). Volunteers usually work a single station for the whole session – no special skills required!

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

Clubs and Activities Applications Due 5/23

It is the time of year where our applications for clubs and activities are being considered for next year.  Applications for all of the clubs and activities listed below are being distributed yesterday and today.  Additional applications can be picked up in Ms. Fucile’s room.  Completed applications must be submitted by May 23rd in Ms. Fucile’s room to be considered.  It is the responsibility of the student to turn in the application.  

Library Book Return

As the school year comes to a close, we need to round up library books.  Students will still be able to check out books until the last week of May, but it would be very helpful to Mrs. Cole if we got books back that have been at home for some time.  

 

Students can log into Destiny Discover - through the library Schoology course – to find out what books they have checked out.  Thank you for your help in getting books back and as always, please contact Mrs. Cole with any questions.”

 

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week. 

If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here are the remaining dates for scheduled SOL sessions:  

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Stay Connected

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

We had a wonderful week celebrating our teachers and staff!  Thank you to all those who contributed to showering our staff with much deserved tokens of appreciation- your kind words and gestures matter!  While we dedicate this week to teacher and staff appreciation, please know it's never the wrong time to spread kindness in our community; a kind note or email for the love and time our staff give each and every day is always appreciated. Check out the pictures below to see the joy that was shared this week!

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

  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Other People Matter - Outro Week

 

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week. 

If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Positivity Project: #OtherPeopleMatter-Outro Week

This week, we were working on reviewing our year-long exploration of Character through the Positivity Project. During these last thirty-four weeks, we have learned that our character is a family of thoughts, feelings, and actions that are recognized and encouraged across our different cultures for the values they cultivate in people and society.

Our character is complex. It is the combination of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Just like other things in our life, we have strengths and weaknesses of character, as well. As you spend time together at home, now and throughout the summer, consider the following questions:

  • Why are our strengths important?
  • How can knowing our weaknesses in character help us grow?
  • How can you challenge yourself to be the best possible version of yourself?

"Character, not circumstance, makes the person.”

                                                          ~Booker T. Washington

 

Thank you to our WONDERFUL PTA for organizing events for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run! Go Green! Stay Connected

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WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

It was an exciting week for our students and staff, with field trips to Jamestown, Marshall HS for a play, a trip to Riverbend Park, and another middle school visit for our rising 7th graders!  Next week is one of our most special weeks of the year: Teacher and Staff Appreciation. We are so fortunate to witness daily the dedication, passion, and efforts our staff pours into serving your children. We look forward to honoring them next week and also would like to thank the efforts of our PTA and the community for demonstrating your appreciation and support. Please take a moment with your child this weekend to talk about how your family might display your appreciation for their hard work this school year!

Next week will also be the beginning of SOL testing for our 3rd-6th grade students. Please reference the schedule below and make sure your child comes to school on time these days, with a good night’s sleep and a can do attitude.  We are proud of all they have learned this year and know these assessments are an opportunity to showcase that hard work this school year.

Today is the last day for our rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to submit the Band/Strings enrollment form.  We need a response from EVERY family, even if your child did not select to participate in these music opportunities.  Additionally, we are quickly approaching the deadline for the Class Placement Input Form for next year, so please take some time to complete so we can make the best placement decisions for your child next year.

On a final note, the FCPS Transportation department is anticipating major bus delays all day on Monday, May 2nd.  If you have the ability to walk, carpool, or utilize KNR on this date, it will help make sure your child gets to school on time and is returned home in a timely manner.  If your child normally uses the bus, thank you for your consideration in using alternate transportation on this day.

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

  • Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23 *Reminder* Deadline May 4th 
  • Band/Strings Enrollment Form for All Rising 4th/5th/6th Graders- Due TODAY, Friday, 4/29! *Updated*
  • Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series *Reminder- Today!*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Leadership

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] or 703-208-7600 to let us know.

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

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete the optional Class Placement Input Form by Wednesday, May 4th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Thank you.

Band/Strings Enrollment for All Rising 4th/5th/6th Graders- Due TODAY, Friday, 4/29!

Please take a few minutes to fill out your child’s choice for next school year – those with multiple children in 4th, 5th and 6th grade next year will need to fill out a separate form for each student.

The 2022-2023 Band/Strings Enrollment Form is now open! https://forms.gle/wBTkW62XHbR6pMGz7

Please complete the form by Friday, April 29th.

As a reminder, ALL students currently in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade are required to fill out the Band/Strings Enrollment Form. Your child’s weekly Specials schedule will include General Music, PE, and Art. In addition to all other Specials, students who choose to play an instrument will also have Band or Strings class once a week.  Our school will not be able to plan for your child’s Specials schedule until your selection is made.

Music store information, instrument rental information and supply lists will be sent home after all students have submitted their selection. If you have any questions about the Strings or Band Programs here at Stenwood, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay tuned for more,

 

Kimberley Campbell, [email protected]  

Stenwood Strings

Brad Zimmerman, [email protected]  

Stenwood Band

Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home

All parents are welcome to attend the Virtual Parent Workshop on Zoom with Stenwood School counselors, Ms. Hapangama and Ms. Berick. The next session will take place on Friday, April 29th from 2:10-2:40 PM. You can access the meeting here: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95386351035. The Zoom will be recorded and available to view later for those that cannot attend live. The topic for this month will be: “Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home.” You can access last month’s recording on Schoology on the All Parents page under materials.   

These Parent Workshops will take place regularly on the last Friday of each month till the end of the school year on Zoom from 2:10-2:40pm, unless otherwise specified. We hope to see you there!

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week.  If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Positivity Project: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

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

 

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

                                                          ~Harold S. Geneen

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

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

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

We had a wonderful week in the Hive!  The 3rd and 4th graders went on field trips, we honored our military connected students, and celebrated Earth Day!  

We want to take the opportunity to remind all families that use Kiss N Ride that families should only use the loop for drop off and pick up, please do not drop students off on the street.  Staff begin opening car doors and providing supervision in the Kiss N Ride loop at 8:20.  At the end of the day, all students should be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop by 3:35.  Walkers should also be directly walking home.  Students should not be staying on the playground unless they have parent supervision.  

 This week wrapped up our final week of onsite Covid screening testing.  If you need access to a PCR test, please feel free to reach out so we can provide you with some places in the community where testing is available. 

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

  • Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23 *Reminder* Deadline May 4th 
  • Band/Strings Enrollment Form for All Rising 4th/5th/6th Graders- Due Friday, 4/29! *Updated*
  • Online Tutoring Services Have Launched! *NEW*
  • Sign In/Sign Out Computer *Reminder*
  • Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project
  • Available Covid Vaccine Locations

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] or 703-208-7600 to let us know.

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

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete the optional Class Placement Input Form by Wednesday, May 4th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Thank you.

Band/Strings Enrollment for All Rising 4th/5th/6th Graders- Due Friday, 4/29!

Please take a few minutes to fill out your child’s choice for next school year – those with multiple children in 4th, 5th and 6th grade next year will need to fill out a separate form for each student.

The 2022-2023 Band/Strings Enrollment Form is now open! https://forms.gle/wBTkW62XHbR6pMGz7

Please complete the form by Friday, April 29th.

As a reminder, ALL students currently in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade are required to fill out the Band/Strings Enrollment Form. Your child’s weekly Specials schedule will include General Music, PE, and Art. In addition to all other Specials, students who choose to play an instrument will also have Band or Strings class once a week.  Our school will not be able to plan for your child’s Specials schedule until your selection is made.

Music store information, instrument rental information and supply lists will be sent home after all students have submitted their selection. If you have any questions about the Strings or Band Programs here at Stenwood, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay tuned for more!

Kimberley Campbell, [email protected]  

Stenwood Strings

Brad Zimmerman, [email protected]  

Stenwood Band

Student Sign In/Out Computer – New!

We have digitized our sign in and out process! Instead of using paper binders, we are now using a laptop. This will help to speed up arrivals and dismissals, save paper, and increase accuracy.

If you are picking up or dropping off multiple students, only one entry with all of their names is necessary.

A staff member will be happy to assist you.

Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home

All parents are welcome to attend the Virtual Parent Workshop on Zoom with Stenwood School counselors, Ms. Hapangama and Ms. Berick. The next session will take place on Friday, April 29th from 2:10-2:40 PM. You can access the meeting here: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95386351035. The Zoom will be recorded and available to view later for those that cannot attend live. The topic for this month will be: “Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home.” You can access last month’s recording on Schoology on the All Parents page under materials.   

These Parent Workshops will take place regularly on the last Friday of each month till the end of the school year on Zoom from 2:10-2:40pm, unless otherwise specified. We hope to see you there!

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week.  If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

Online Tutoring Services Have Launched!

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: Elementary video and Secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Positivity Project: Purpose/Connection

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

 

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

~Tim Tebow 

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Do you ever wonder what your purpose is?
  • What kind of person do you want to be? What things could you be doing now to enhance the life of those around you?
  • What gifts, talents, and ideas do you have that you want to share?
Available Covid Vaccine Clinics Fun at Gunston Hall Purple Up! Military Kids Club Stay Connected

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

Happy 4th quarter!  You can expect Quarter 3 report cards to be sent home with your child on Wednesday, April 20th.  During the 4th quarter, our school team works on preparation for next school year and in this week’s Hive Happenings there are two items we would like you to consider to help us.  First, included below is an optional Class Placement Input Form where you can provide us with any comments you would like regarding your child’s class placement for next school year.  Please complete this by May 4th. See the section below for the link and more information.   Second, parents of rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students should begin considering whether or not your child would like to participate in strings (rising 4th, 5th, 6th students) or band (rising 5th, 6th students) next year.  More information is provided below.

We’d like to thank our amazing PTA for our spring school assembly from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. Our students and staff got to see a variety of wildlife up close and learn about their habitats and adaptations. Check out the photos below! 

Next week we will be celebrating Purple Up! Day on April 20th. This day we encourage all students to wear purple to recognize all of our Military connected students and their families for their contribution to our community.  

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

  • Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23 *NEW*
  • Next Year Band/Strings Selection- Coming Soon! *NEW*
  • Marshall Pyramid Art Show, 4/21/22 *NEW*
  • Sign In/Sign Out Computer *NEW*
  • Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series *NEW*
  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
  • Available Covid Vaccine Locations

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Class Placement Input Form for 2022-23

If your child is returning to Stenwood next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] or 703-208-7600 to let us know.

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

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete the optional Class Placement Input Form by Wednesday, May 4th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Thank you.

Next Year Band/Strings Selection- Coming Soon!

It is time for us to start planning your child’s schedule for next school year! Your child’s weekly Specials schedule will include General Music, PE, and Art. In addition to all other Specials, students who choose to play an instrument will also have Band or Strings class once a week. This means ALL students currently in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be required to fill out the upcoming Band/Strings Enrollment Form. Below are the optional offerings available to your child for NEXT school year:

 

STRINGS - available to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders

  • String Instrument choices: violin, viola, cello or double bass

BAND - available to all 5th and 6th graders – NOT available in 4th grade

  • Band Instrument choices: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion

In the next week or so, your child will see a live demonstration of instruments offered at Stenwood. If your child has not yet mentioned an interest in joining band or strings, now would be great time to start that conversation at home! After demonstrations, a separate email will be sent home with a link to the 2022-2023 Band/Strings Enrollment Form.

Current 4th graders interested in joining Band next year will have the opportunity to try-out different band instruments on Wednesday, April 20th. If you have concerns and/or do not wish for your child to participate in band instrument try-outs, please email our Band Director, Brad Zimmerman.

Music store information, instrument rental information and supply lists will be sent home after all students have submitted their selection. If you have any questions about the Strings or Band Programs here at Stenwood, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay tuned for more!

 

Kimberley Campbell, [email protected]  

Stenwood Strings

Brad Zimmerman, [email protected]  

Stenwood Band

Marshall Pyramid Art Show

We would like to invite you to the Marshall Pyramid Art show.  It will be held on Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Marshall High School.  Some of our amazing Stingers artwork will be showcased!  

Student Sign In/Out Computer – New!

We have digitized our sign in and out process! Instead of using paper binders, we are now using a laptop. This will help to speed up arrivals and dismissals, save paper, and increase accuracy.

If you are picking up or dropping off multiple students, only one entry with all of their names is necessary.

A staff member will be happy to assist you.

Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home

Please join our Stenwood counselors on Friday, April 29th from 2:10 - 2:40pm for a session on Managing Screen Time and Technology at Home.  A zoom link will be included in next week’s Hive Happenings.  

These Parent Workshops will take place regularly on the last Friday of each month till the end of the school year on Zoom from 2:10-2:40pm, unless otherwise specified. We hope to see you there!

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week.  If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Positivity Project: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

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

 

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

                                                          ~Helen Keller

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

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

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We cannot believe it!  Yesterday wrapped up the 3rd quarter.  When we return from Spring Break we will have just one quarter left!  The 4th quarter is always filled with lots of celebrations and activities.  We hope you all enjoy this week off with your children. Our school staff will be taking a much needed break this week as well, so please be aware that they will not be available until April 11th.  We hope to see everyone rested, relaxed, and recharged for the 4th quarter of school!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve our practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

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

  • Lost and Found *REMINDER*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others
  • Available Covid Vaccine Locations

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items through last week.  If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3rd and May 27th. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Positivity Project: Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

This week, we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching pillars of the Positivity Project. Identifying and appreciating the good in others can sometimes be difficult to do if we are too focused on ourselves.

 

"It’s not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”  

                                                          ~Confucius

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What is expressing appreciation?
  • Why does it take COURAGE to express appreciation?
  • What are some ways you can show appreciation of others?
  • How does it make you feel when someone expresses appreciation?
Available Covid Vaccine Locations 3rd Grade Parent Invite: Simple Machines! Stay Connected

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Thank you to Mrs. Cole for another great Book Fair.  There is so much joy watching students get their hands on new books!  

We hope to see any families that have questions about the SEL screener or need next steps at the Counselor’s Workshop this afternoon at 2:10. The Zoom link is included below.

Last week we shared information about the Tutor.com service FCPS will be providing to all students after Spring Break.  This week your child brought home a paper copy of an Opt Out form.  If you would like to opt your child out of having access, please return the paper form to our front office or complete the Opt-Out through SIS ParentVUE.  For more information, see the FCPS website.  

Please note some important dates for your calendar:

  • Thursday, March 31st: 2 hour early release
  • Friday, April 1st: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday
  • Monday, April 4th - Friday, April 8th: Spring Break

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

  • Lost and Found *NEW*
  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *REMINDER*
  • Family Engagement Survey is Live *REMINDER*
  • Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: SEL Screener Session *TODAY*
  • Kilmer MS Production of Matilda Jr.  *REMINDER*
  • Special Education Conference *NEW*
  • Stenwood Spring Photos Are Now Online! *REMINDER*
  • Understanding ESSER III Funding’s Impact on Student Success *REMINDER*
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23 School Year Available *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Humor
  • Available Covid Vaccine Locations

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Lost and Found

As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection. 

Part 1: Items 1-94 (LAST WEEK)

Part 2: Items 95-187 (NEW)

If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  We will create a new video in May with items between now and then.  

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3 and May 27. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Family Engagement Survey is Live!

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the Family Engagement Survey  to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. The survey is open until April 3rd. It is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All responses will be confidential.

With parent/caregiver input, the school division will be better suited to develop policies and practices that incorporate their ideas, and help focus everyone on their role in improving student achievement.

Survey results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. 

For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. An email link was sent on March 13th, however is also available here: Family Engagement Survey Link. If you need a paper copy of the survey, please reach out to our front office and we can provide one for you.  Please find translated information below.

English - Spanish - Arabic - Chinese - Korean - Vietnamese

Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: SEL Screener Session

All parents are welcome to attend the Virtual Parent Workshop on Zoom with Stenwood School counselors, Ms. Hapangama and Ms. Berick.  This month’s special session will also include additional members from our mental health team, including our school psychologist, Ms. Barnes, and our school social worker, Ms. Appleton.

The next session will take place on Friday, March 25th from 2:10-2:40 PM. You can access the session here: 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97633322385

If you have general questions about the screener, please submit them via THIS FORM ahead of time so we can do our best to address them in the presentation.  If you have specific questions about your child's results, you may submit those as well and a member of our team will follow up with directly. The Zoom will be recorded and available to view later for those that cannot attend live. The topic for this month will be: “Understanding the SEL Screener”. If you would like an overview of the SEL screener prior to the session, please check out the FCPS SEL Screener webpage.  You can access last month’s recording on Schoology on the All Parents page under materials.  

These Parent Workshops will take place regularly on the last Friday of each month till the end of the school year on zoom from 2:10-2:40, unless otherwise specified. We hope to see you there!

Kilmer MS Production of Matilda Jr.

Kilmer Middle School’s Drama Department is excited to announce their performance of Matilda JR!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

General admission performances are Friday, March 18th (7pm), Saturday, March 19th (2pm & 7pm), Friday, March 25th (7pm) and Saturday, March 26th (2pm & 7pm)! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.kmsdrama.org (starting March 7th) or at all lunches at Kilmer Middle School the week of March 7th.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Special Education Conference

Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join us for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26th. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

Stenwood Spring Photos Are Now Online!

Stenwood spring portraits and group photos are now available for purchase! Please click here to order. For the next week, Victor O'Neill Studios is offering free shipping! Please use your child's Student ID Number as the Online Code.

Understanding ESSER III Funding’s Impact on Student Success

Last fall, FCPS received $188.6 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding. These funds have helped us safely reopen our schools and to keep them open. We have also been able to address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. If you are not familiar with ESSER III, here are a few things you should know about how it impacts student success.  ESSER III focus areas include:

  • Prevention and mitigation strategies to help keep schools open and safe for students and staff.
  • Academic intervention services, such as our hourly intervention teachers who provide academic support during the school day, before and after-school intervention, and the summer learning programs. 
  • Professional development to ensure our schools are welcoming and culturally responsive to all students and families.
  • Multilingual engagement to ensure information is accessible to all families.
  • Additional support for students’ social emotional needs.

There will be two opportunities for you to tell us how well FCPS is meeting ESSER III requirements around a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of learning. Please stay tuned for details! Visit the ESSER III webpage for more information.

2022 - 23 Kindergarten Registration

It is already that time of year to start planning for next year.  Our Kindergarten registration for rising kindergarteners for the 2022-23 school year is now open.  Please use the online portal to submit your initial information and Mrs. Hunt will follow up with you.  

If you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th, please start your registration now.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. 

*REMINDER* We hosted an in person orientation on Thursday, March 3rd at 2:30 in the cafeteria and virtually on Friday, March 4th.  If you were unable to attend either session, the recording from our virtual session is now posted to the Stenwood website. 

Positivity Project: Humor

This week, we are focusing on Humor. You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

 

"A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.”

                                                          ~Mignon McLaughlin

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How does humor affect relationships? How does it connect people?
  • How can you incorporate more humor into your everyday life?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you just couldn’t stop laughing? What happened?
Available Covid Vaccine Locations

Starting back up next week, students may obtain COVID-19 diagnostic testing at six drive-through sites in Fairfax County. Diagnostic testing is provided for anyone who has symptoms or is identified as a close contact of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing helps us reduce the virus’ spread and keep our schools safe places for all students to learn. I encourage you to utilize our new diagnostic testing services as needed.

Appointments are not required for diagnostic testing but families must register in the secure online portal. When you register and provide consent for your child to be tested, they will also be added toStenwood’s screening testing pool. If you do not wish for them to be part of the weekly screening testing pool, simply log back into the online portal after your child’s test is complete and withdraw consent. 

More information about diagnostic and screening testing, including site locations and schedules, is available on our website

Book Fair!

A HUGE thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers!

Spreading Awareness Through Art! Learning in the Great Outdoors! Stay Connected

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Afterschool Book Fair Purchases - Sign Up Now!

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Afterschool Book Fair Purchases - Sign Up Now!

 

Parents, here’s your chance to visit book fair!  We’ll be open after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for you to shop in person.  Please sign up for a slot so we don’t end up with too many people at one time! 

NOTE:  You will enter the school from Door #8 at the playground and come into the library from the back door.  Please do not go to the front of the school.  As always, contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you might have.

 

Here is the link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8ac2da46-20221

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

Thank you once again to our amazing PTA for hosting our annual Bingo Night virtually.  It was so fun to see the joy and excitement of everyone as they called bingo!  As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, our Lost and Found is growing.  Our amazing Photo Bees, with the help of Mrs. Krum, have digitally photographed the collection.  Here is a Lost and Found Video Slideshow of the items.  If you see any items that belong to your family, please reach out to our Family Liaison, Maria Agha [email protected] with the item number(s) of the items you are missing and she will help return them to your family.  

We are excited to share a new resource that will soon be available to all Stenwood students to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.  With this service, students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology.  For more information, see the FCPS website.  

Please note some important dates for your calendar:

  • Thursday, March 31st: 2 hour early release
  • Friday, April 1st: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday
  • Monday, April 4th - Friday, April 8th: Spring Break

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

  • SOL Dates for 3rd - 6th Graders *NEW*
  • Family Engagement Survey is Live *UPDATED*
  • Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: SEL Screener Session *UPDATED*
  • Kilmer MS Production of Matilda Jr.  *REMINDER*
  • Special Education Conference *NEW*
  • Stenwood Photos Are Now Online! *REMINDER*
  • Stenwood Spring Book Fair! *NEXT WEEK*
  • Rock your socks! 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day! *NEW*
  • Understanding ESSER III Funding’s Impact on Student Success *REMINDER*

  • Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23 School Year Now Available *REMINDER*
  • Positivity Project: Wildcard Week

Sincerely,

 

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 
Twitter @esriley1

 

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

SOL Dates for 3rd-6th Graders

Students in our school will be taking the SOL tests between May 3 and May 27. Here is the specific schedule for your child’s SOL tests:

Please notify Meredith Mitchell ([email protected]) if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day or if you have questions about state assessments.

Family Engagement Survey is Live!

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the Family Engagement Survey  to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. The survey is open until April 3rd. It is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All responses will be confidential.

With parent/caregiver input, the school division will be better suited to develop policies and practices that incorporate their ideas, and help focus everyone on their role in improving student achievement.

Survey results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. 

For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. An email link was sent on March 13th, however is also available here: Family Engagement Survey Link. If you need a paper copy of the survey, please reach out to our front office and we can provide one for you.  Please find translated information below.

English - Spanish - Arabic - Chinese - Korean - Vietnamese

Stenwood Counselors’ Parent Workshop Series: SEL Screener Session

All parents are welcome to attend the Virtual Parent Workshop on Zoom with Stenwood School counselors, Ms. Hapangama and Ms. Berick.  This month’s special session will also include additional members from our mental health team, including our school psychologist, Ms. Barnes, and our school social worker, Ms. Appleton.

The next session will take place on Friday, March 25th from 2:10-2:40 PM. If you have general questions about the screener, please submit them via THIS FORM ahead of time so we can do our best to address them in the presentation.  If you have specific questions about your child's results, you may submit those as well and a member of our team will follow up with directly. The Zoom will be recorded and available to view later for those that cannot attend live. The topic for this month will be: “Understanding the SEL Screener”. If you would like an overview of the SEL screener prior to the session, please check out the FCPS SEL Screener webpage.  You can access last month’s recording on Schoology on the All Parents page under materials.  

These Parent Workshops will take place regularly on the last Friday of each month till the end of the school year on zoom from 2:10-2:40, unless otherwise specified. We hope to see you there!

Kilmer MS Production of Matilda Jr.

Kilmer Middle School’s Drama Department is excited to announce their performance of Matilda JR!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

General admission performances are Friday, March 18th (7pm), Saturday, March 19th (2pm & 7pm), Friday, March 25th (7pm) and Saturday, March 26th (2pm & 7pm)! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.kmsdrama.org (starting March 7th) or at all lunches at Kilmer Middle School the week of March 7th.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Special Education Conference

Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join us for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26th. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

Stenwood Spring Photos Are Now Online!

Stenwood spring portraits and group photos are now available for purchase! Please click here to order. For the next week, Victor O'Neill Studios is offering free shipping! Please use your child's Student ID Number as the Online Code.

Stenwood Spring Book Fair!

 

The Stenwood Library is holding it’s Spring Book Fair next week and parents are invited to shop in person.  In order to avoid the chaos of too many people in the library at one time, Mrs. Cole needs you to sign up for a time to shop.  The book fair will be open after school from 3:30-4:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Please note:  You will enter from door 8 on the playground and come directly into the library from the back.  As always, please contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you might have.

Here's the link to the sign up genius: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8ac2da46-20221

ROCK YOUR SOCKS! It's World Down Syndrome DAY! Understanding ESSER III Funding’s Impact on Student Success

Last fall, FCPS received $188.6 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding. These funds have helped us safely reopen our schools and to keep them open. We have also been able to address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. If you are not familiar with ESSER III, here are a few things you should know about how it impacts student success.  ESSER III focus areas include:

  • Prevention and mitigation strategies to help keep schools open and safe for students and staff.
  • Academic intervention services, such as our hourly intervention teachers who provide academic support during the school day, before and after-school intervention, and the summer learning programs. 
  • Professional development to ensure our schools are welcoming and culturally responsive to all students and families.
  • Multilingual engagement to ensure information is accessible to all families.
  • Additional support for students’ social emotional needs.

There will be two opportunities for you to tell us how well FCPS is meeting ESSER III requirements around a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of learning. Please stay tuned for details! Visit the ESSER III webpage for more information.

2022 - 23 Kindergarten Registration

It is already that time of year to start planning for next year.  Our Kindergarten registration for rising kindergarteners for the 2022-23 school year is now open.  Please use the online portal to submit your initial information and Mrs. Hunt will follow up with you.  

If you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th, please start your registration now.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. 

*REMINDER* We hosted an in person orientation on Thursday, March 3rd at 2:30 in the cafeteria and virtually on Friday, March 4th.  If you were unable to attend either session, the recording from our virtual session is now posted to the Stenwood website. 

Positivity Project: Wildcard Week

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

 

"Character, not circumstance, makes the person.”  

                                                          ~Booker T. Washington

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • When you think of character, what comes to mind?
  • Do you think character is just ONE thing, or multiple things?
  • Why do we need to continue educating ourselves about character?
It's Friday! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Circles AND Ancient Cultures! Vacay Day! Stay Connected

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

 

The Stenwood Library Spring Book Fair is fast approaching and Mrs. Cole still needs volunteers to set up/cashier/take down.  Please check your schedule and see if you are able to donate an hour or two to help the library cause!

 

Here is the link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8ac2da46-2022

Stay Connected

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WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
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FACEBOOK (PTA): StenwoodPTA

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