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Dear Stenwood Families,

It was so nice seeing so many of you at our Veterans Day Breakfast.  We love celebrating this day with our family members who have either served or are still serving our country. 

Next week is our annual Thanksgiving Lunch.  We still need a few volunteers if you are available.  The sign up is below.  Next week is also the Book Fair.  If  you plan on joining us for Thanksgiving lunch that day, please know that you will have a chance to visit our Book Fair in the library along with your child.  We ask that you do so at the end of their scheduled lunch time, but not until the teacher has arrived in the cafeteria and the class is being dismissed from lunch.  That way, the teacher is fully aware that your child is going with you to the Book Fair.  Thank you.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Gratitude Week of 11/18-11/22

This week we are focusing on Gratitude. You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”  ~Robert Holden
Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What are the easiest things to be grateful for? What are the most difficult?
• What are some benefits of gratitude?
• How does it make you feel to think that others are grateful for you?

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

 

The Fall Book Fair is just around the corner (November 15-22) and Mrs. Cole needs volunteers to help make this a successful event!  Please consider donating your time to a fun and worthy cause.  Click here for the Sign Up Genius

 

Thanksgiving Lunch The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time. 

We still are in need of some volunteers, please help us make this event run smoothly by clicking here and signing up.

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Please donate canned, boxed and packaged food to our Canned Food Drive- which runs Nov 11-22. Please no glass or perishable items. Food will be donated to a local food bank!

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Nov 15 / SCA Spirit Day - Dress in one color day!
Nov 18th - Nov 22nd / Fall Book Fair
Nov 21 / Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

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,

We hope you enjoyed a few extra days with your children this past long weekend!  We missed them, but the time was well spent, as our teachers appreciated the time to plan lessons and to meet with parents for conferences.  Teachers devote a tremendous amount of their own personal time to create fun and engaging lessons for our students, and we truly appreciate their hard work and dedication, as do you, I’m sure.  November is a month of giving thanks…We both extend a heartfelt thanks to our wonderful Stenwood staff, and a heartfelt thanks to our parent community for their support! 

We are excited to see many of you who are currently or previously in the military (or family members who have served) at our annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday, November 11th at 8:00 a.m.  It is our pleasure to honor you and your family’s contributions to our country.

We also have our monthly PTA meeting on Tuesday evening followed immediately by a presentation by our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Herendeen.  She will be sharing the AAP Screening and Identification process in FCPS.  If you are unable to join us Tuesday evening, she will be doing a repeat presentation Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m.  

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Bravery Week of 11/11-11/15

This week we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching components of the Positivity Project.

Knowing that everything you do and say can affect others-and your relationships with them.

“Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.”  ~Myles Munroe

Often times, knowing something and acting like you know it doesn’t line up with each other. For example, you know that your words and actions impact other people, but your behavior doesn’t always show that understanding.

What does it look like to KNOW that your words and actions impact others?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

 

 

The Fall Book Fair is just around the corner (November 15-22) and Mrs. Cole needs volunteers to help make this a successful event!  Please consider donating your time to a fun and worthy cause.  Click here for the Sign Up Genius

 

Thanksgiving Lunch The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time. 

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Nov 11 / Veterans Day Breakfast 8 a.m.
Nov 11 / CARES Pizza
Nov 12 / PTA Meeting 7 - 8 p.m.
Nov 13 / Picture Retake Day
Nov 15 / SCA Spirit Day - Dress in one color day!
Nov 18th - Nov 22nd / Fall Book Fair
Nov 21 / Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

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 has been a wonderful first quarter!  We have enjoyed seeing so many of you in the building for our parent invite activities over the last couple of weeks.  We love celebrating our learning with all of you.  Many of you have been or soon will be attending parent-teacher conferences; thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to partner with us. 

We hope you have a fabulous four day weekend!  Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

We are still in need of several forms to be turned in. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by TODAY October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

 

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veterans Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.

  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

Positivity Project: Bravery Week of 11/4-11/8, we will focus on Bravery

You act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ ” ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What are some situations that may call for bravery?
• What are the differences between moral, mental, and physical bravery?
• Why is it sometimes difficult to be brave?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

Thanksgiving Lunch


We sent out our final reminders about RSVPing for the lunch on Twitter and email, but it is not too late to volunteer.  The volunteer sign up is linked here

The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time.  Remember to volunteer for a time outside your child’s lunch, if you RSVPed to attend lunch with your child.

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Storybook Festival

A note from our librarian:  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Storybook Pumpkin Festival.  We’ve had 56 pumpkins so far and more keep coming in.  If you want to bring your pumpkin home, then it must be picked up by Friday afternoon or the Pumpkin Fairy will make the pumpkins disappear! – Mrs. Cole 

Here are some pictures of the fabulous pumpkins.  Can you guess who they are?

Stenwood is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 28- November 1, 2019!

This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with spirit days and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).

Below you’ll find the schedule of spirit days along with resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

• Thursday: Dress in Your Best - Wear your best or most professional clothing and focus on using high-quality media.
Friday: Nap from Using Technology - wear your PJs and take a break from screens to connect more in person.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays
Nov 11 / Veterans Day Breakfast - Please RSVP
Nov 12 / PTA Meeting 7 - 8 p.m.
Nov 15 / SCA Spirit Day - Dress in one color day!
Nov 18 / CARES Pizza
Nov 18th - Nov 22nd / Fall Book Fair
Nov 21 / Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

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

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

Thanksgiving Luncheon - If you would like to join your child for lunch on November 21st, we ask that you RSVP so we may have a head count for our kitchen manager.  We are asking for you to RSVP by this Friday, October 26th, RSVP here. There is a modified lunch schedule that day, see below for your child’s lunch time.  We are also asking for volunteers to make this a successful event.  We have included the volunteer sign up below as well.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving Lunch

We hope you can join your child(ren) at lunch on November 21st.  We will be serving some of the traditional Thanksgiving items. 

If you are able to join us, please RSVP here by October 25th.  Please also consider volunteering for this event, the volunteer sign up is linked here.

The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time (and if you choose to volunteer, please sign up for a time outside of your child’s lunch time so that you can enjoy lunch together).

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veterans Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.

  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Oct 21. - Nov 2. / Storybook Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays
Nov 11 / Veterans Day Breakfast - Please RSVP
Nov 12 / PTA Meeting 7 - 8 p.m.

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

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


Two important things for all families today… Impact Aid Form and Thanksgiving Lunch.

The Impact Aid Form is coming home with your child today, please complete it today and send it in by this Friday.  We are required to have 100% of families to return this form.  Returning this form is important for FCPS because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3,000,000 in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds are used to support all Fairfax County schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Thanksgiving Luncheon - If you would like to join your child for lunch on November 21st, we ask that you RSVP so we may have a head count for our kitchen manager.  We are asking for you to RSVP by this Friday, October 26th, RSVP here. There is a modified lunch schedule that day, see below for your child’s lunch time.  We are also asking for volunteers to make this a successful event.  We have included the volunteer sign up below as well.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veterans Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.

  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

Positivity Project: Creativity Week of 10/28-11/1, we will focus on Creativity

This week we are focusing on Creativity. You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.
“Creative people do not see things merely for what they are; they see them for what they can be.”  ~Julie Israel


Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• How can creativity benefit your relationships with others?
• What is a way you can improve your ability to be more creative?
• How can you practice creativity every day?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

We hope you can join your child(ren) at lunch on November 21st.  We will be serving some of the traditional Thanksgiving items. 

If you are able to join us, please RSVP here by October 25th.  Please also consider volunteering for this event, the volunteer sign up is linked here.

The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time (and if you choose to volunteer, please sign up for a time outside of your child’s lunch time so that you can enjoy lunch together).

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Parent Handbook--

Parents, grandparents and siblings are always invited to come and eat with a student, as it is a special occasion for the entire class.  Visitors typically either purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home.  It is nice for the student to see that grownups also eat nutritious lunches.  We ask that you do not bring in soft drinks or 'fast food' lunches.  The sale of soft drinks student is prohibited in all Fairfax County Public Schools, from elementary through high school during the school day.  Thank you for your cooperation.   

It’s time for the Stenwood Library Storybook Pumpkin Festival! 

What is the Storybook Pumpkin Festival?
Students pick a storybook character, decorate (not carve) a pumpkin, and create 3 clues so people can guess who it is (put the answer on the back, along with student name).  Bring your pumpkin to the library any time between October 21-November 1st.   This is a great way to learn about books you haven’t read and for Stingers to share their love of books!

Nancy Cole, Librarian

Stenwood is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 28- November 1, 2019!

This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with spirit days and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).

Below you’ll find the schedule of spirit days along with resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week


• Monday: Hat Day - Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.
• Tuesday: Active Wear - Exercise your healthy tech habits.
• Wednesday: Dress as your Muse - Dress up as your favorite artist, musician, author, inventor, actor/actress, scientist, etc. and focus on how you can use technology to create original works.
• Thursday: Dress in Your Best - Wear your best or most professional clothing and focus on using high-quality media.
Friday: Nap from Using Technology - wear your PJs and take a break from screens to connect more in person.

BEE KIND WEEK OCTOBER 21st-25th

Thursday, October 24th: “BLOCK OUT BULLYING with A BOOK DAY” Teachers will read an anti-bullying book of their choice aloud to the classes.

Friday, October 25th: “Pledge to BEE KIND’” Each class will receive a poster with the phrase “BEE KIND” in the center where they will showcase how they are kind.

Thank you so much for all of the donations for the Winter Accessory Drive for our sister school Graham Road.  We collected 20 hats, 73 pairs of gloves, and 2 scarves.  These donations go a long way to help fellow FCPS students stay warm this winter!

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Oct. 21 - 25 / 'Bee' Kind Week
Oct 21. - Nov 2. / Storybook Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays
Nov 11 / Veterans Day Breakfast - Please RSVP
Nov 12 / PTA Meeting 7 - 8 p.m.

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,

Friday was such a fabulous fall day!  We had an amazing field day, thank you to Mrs. Udasco, Ms. Opsahl, and of course all of the parent volunteers!  The basketball game at Marshall High School was so much fun.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support Ms. Craig and Mr. Saruul.

Two weeks ago we shared about the Veterans Day Breakfast; another fun Stenwood tradition is the Thanksgiving Luncheon.  If you would like to join your child for lunch on November 21st, we ask that you RSVP so we may have a head count for our kitchen manager.  There is a modified lunch schedule that day, see below for your child’s lunch time.  We are also asking for volunteers to make this a successful event.  We have included the volunteer sign up below as well.  Hope to see you there!

We need your help, please.  Your child will take home on Oct 23rd a form that needs to be completed by you and returned by Friday, Oct 25th. We need a form returned for every child-100% participation is required. Thank you in advance for helping by completing this survey by the due date. See more information below.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veterans Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.

  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Positivity Project: Perspective Week of 10/14-10/18, we will focus on Perspective

This week we are focusing on Perspective. You appreciate that people see things in different ways You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.
“When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a field of weeds, or a field of wishes...”  ~Unknown

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• Why is it important to look at things from a different point of view?
• What are the benefits of looking at things from different perspectives?
• Why is it important to have perspective in your relationships with others?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

We hope you can join your child(ren) at lunch on November 21st.  We will be serving some of the traditional Thanksgiving items. 

If you are able join us, please RSVP here by October 25th.  Please also consider volunteering for this event, the volunteer sign up is linked here.

The lunch schedule is slightly adjusted for November 21st, so please note your child’s adjusted lunch time (and if you choose to volunteer, please sign up for a time outside of your child’s lunch time so that you can enjoy lunch together).

Schedule:
10:00-10:35  Mrs. Walls (K)                                       
10:10-10:45  Miss Flynn (K)                          
10:20-10:55  Mr. Pousak (K)                            
10:30-11:05  Mrs. Wutzke (4)                   
10:40-11:15  Mrs. Kromer (4)                      
10:50-11:25  Ms. Kilberg (4)                      
11:00-11:35  Mrs. Dillon (1)                                          
11:10-11:45  Mrs. Romero (1)                       
11:20-11:55  Mrs. Ryan (1)                                
11:30-12:05  Mrs. Ogun (2)                
11:40-12:15  Mrs. King  (2)                  
11:50-12:25  Mr. Saruul (2)                         
12:00-12:35  Mrs. Broesicke (3)                     
12:10-12:45  Ms. McCutchen (3)              
12:20-12:55  Mrs. Goss (3)                             
12:30-1:05   Ms. Collier (3)                           
12:40-1:15   Mrs. Meaders (5)                   
12:50–1:25   Mrs. Shepherd (5)                   
1:00–1:35    Ms. Utterson (5)                         
1:10-1:45    Mrs. Wilson (6)                                                                          
1:20-1:55    Ms. Craig (6)                                                                        
1:30-2:05    Mr. Zirkle (6)        

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Parent Handbook--

Parents, grandparents and siblings are always invited to come and eat with a student, as it is a special occasion for the entire class.  Visitors typically either purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home.  It is nice for the student to see that grownups also eat nutritious lunches.  We ask that you do not bring in soft drinks or 'fast food' lunches.  The sale of soft drinks student is prohibited in all Fairfax County Public Schools, from elementary through high school during the school day.  Thank you for your cooperation.   

Message from Mrs. Udasco and Ms. Opsahl

Dear PTA and Volunteers,
 
We cannot thank you all enough for your help with field day.  This day would not be possible without you all.  We truly appreciate all the time and hard work you dedicated to our special day. 😊
 
Thanks so much!
 Lindsey and Ann

It’s time for the Stenwood Library Storybook Pumpkin Festival! 

What is the Storybook Pumpkin Festival?
Students pick a storybook character, decorate (not carve) a pumpkin, and create 3 clues so people can guess who it is (put the answer on the back, along with student name).  Bring your pumpkin to the library any time between October 21-November 1st.   This is a great way to learn about books you haven’t read and for Stingers to share their love of books!

Nancy Cole

Librarian

BEE KIND WEEK OCTOBER 21st-25th

Monday, October 21st “THANK YOU DAY!”  Students will write a letter to an adult at Stenwood that has made a difference in their life personally or a difference benefiting the whole school.

Tuesday, October 22nd: “TEAM UP AGAINST BULLYING DAY” In honor of teamwork and sportsmanship, students and staff can wear any sport team jersey of their choice to school. Students who don't support specific sports teams, may feel free to wear their Stenwood Spirit wear.

Wednesday, October 23rd: “WACKY WEDNESDAY” Don't be afraid to be Unique! Remember to follow appropriate attire according to the SR&R.

Thursday, October 24th: “BLOCK OUT BULLYING with A BOOK DAY” Teachers will read an anti-bullying book of their choice aloud to the classes.

Friday, October 25th: “Pledge to BEE KIND’” Each class will receive a poster with the phrase “BEE KIND” in the center where they will showcase how they are kind.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Oct. 7 - 18 / SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 21 - 25 / 'Bee' Kind Week
Oct 21. - Nov 2. / Storybook Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays
Nov 11 / Veterans Day Breakfast - Please RSVP
Nov 12 / PTA Meeting 7 - 8 p.m.

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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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We had a fabulous day celebrating the culmination of Help the Hive and field day!  Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to Help the Hive, our students really enjoyed the ice pops at the end of the day to celebrate.  Thank you to Mrs. Udasco and Ms. Opsahl for a fabulous field day and thank you to all of our parent volunteers!  We know many of you will be cheering on Ms. Craig and Mr. Saruul tonight – we had some special visitors this morning!  Have a great three day weekend!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Oct. 7 - 18 / SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 7 / PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00PM
Oct. 11 / Field Day & Spirit Day(School colors/wear)
Oct. 14 / School Planning Day - Student Holiday
Oct. 21 - 25 / 'Bee' Kind Week
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays

 

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,

Right now we are having our annual SCA Winter Accessories Drive for our sister school Graham Road.  It seems hard to believe with our 90 degree days that the cold weather is fast approaching.  We will be collecting items through October 18th.

This Friday is sporty day from start to finish!  We will have field day during the day and the Harlem Wizards game starring our own Ms. Craig and Mr. Saruul at night!  More information below if you are still hoping to buy tickets.  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers on Friday for field day - we couldn’t do it without you!

Just a reminder that Monday is a holiday for students.  We hope you all enjoy your three day weekend!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Integrity Week of 10/14-10/18, we will focus on Integrity

This week we are focusing on Integrity. You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely. “Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”  ~Unknown


Questions you might enjoy talking about.
• What does integrity mean to you?
• When is difficult to show integrity in your day to day life?
• Why is it important to show integrity in your relationships with others?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

Veteran's Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veteran’s Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Harlem Wizards vs Statesmen Stars


Harlem Wizards Game Oct 11 at Marshall High School - Doors open at 6:30, game at 7:30 pm  
 
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY SO STENWOOD GETS $3 PER TICKET SOLD!!

$3 goes to Stenwood for every ticket sold to a Stenwood family but ONLY if you buy in ADVANCE.   So go to the website and BUY your tickets today!

Come out and enjoy an exciting game, food and fun!  Ms. Craig and Mr Saruul NEED you to cheer them on as they take on the Harlem Wizards!  FCPS Board member at large Ryan McElveen will be playing too!  Guest appearance from the Chick Fil-A cow!! There will be chances to win lots of great stuff!  All advanced ticket purchasers will be automatically entered to win one of 3 prizes - a Mathnasium Gift Basket (includes 2 weeks of unlimited visits), an Orange Theory Fitness gift basket (includes 5 free sessions and a heart rate monitor) or a $50 PJ’s Sports gift certificate. 

Buy your tickets before this event to be in the raffle!  Prices will be higher at the door! 

Tickets on Sale at https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/154265

Proceeds to benefit Marshall HS Class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration

Check out this video to see how much fun it will be!!  www.harlemwizards.com/1minpromovideo/

Questions?  Email John Windt at jwindt@fcps.edu

BEE KIND WEEK OCTOBER 21st-25th

Monday, October 21st “THANK YOU DAY!”  Students will write a letter to an adult at Stenwood that has made a difference in their life personally or a difference benefiting the whole school.

Tuesday, October 22nd: “TEAM UP AGAINST BULLYING DAY” In honor of teamwork and sportsmanship, students and staff can wear any sport team jersey of their choice to school. Students who don't support specific sports teams, may feel free to wear their Stenwood Spirit wear.

Wednesday, October 23rd: “WACKY WEDNESDAY” Don't be afraid to be Unique! Remember to follow appropriate attire according to the SR&R.

Thursday October 24th: “BLOCK OUT BULLYING with A BOOK DAY” Teachers will read an anti-bullying book of their choice aloud to the classes.

Friday October 25th: “Pledge to BEE KIND’” Each class will receive a poster with the phrase “BEE KIND” in the center where they will showcase how they are kind.

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

Oct. 7 - 18 / SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 11 / Field Day & Spirit Day(School colors/wear)
Oct. 14 / School Planning Day - Student Holiday
Oct. 21 - 25 / 'Bee' Kind Week
Oct 21. - Nov 2. / Storybook Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays

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,

Today was a very successful Walk to School Day!  It was great to see so many students and families walking together. Hopefully the weather will cool down a bit soon so you can enjoy a walk more often. 

Thank you all for your tremendous support through Help the Hive, our final total was over $27,000.  The PTA does amazing things to support our school and community and this fundraiser is vital to the success of those programs.  As a school, we did earn the ice pop reward; stay tuned to find out when we will be celebrating with that special treat. 

As noted in the PTA’s Wednesday Mail, our October meeting was moved to Monday, October 7th.  We hope to see you there! 

One of our most favorite traditions is our Veteran’s Day breakfast!  We are already in the planning stages.  On Veteran’s Day, we will be honoring any Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are currently serving in the military.  For more information, see below.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Being Present Week of 10/7-10/11, we will focus on Being Present

This week we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching components of the Positivity Project. Being present and giving others my attention is an important component of building strong relationships.
“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”  ~Stephen Covey

Questions you might enjoy talking about.
• What does it mean to be present and give other people my attention?
• How might being present and giving others my attention be important to building healthy relationships?
• Why do we need relationships?    

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• 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. 

Veteran's Day Breakfast

The Stenwood SCA cordially invites you to attend a special Veteran’s Day breakfast in your honor on Monday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  We would like to recognize you for your brave and honorable duty to our country.  Stenwood parents, grandparents, or siblings who have served or are serving in the military are invited to come.  Please RSVP here by Friday, November 1st.  

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account.  Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

Harlem Wizards vs Statesmen Stars

It's nearly here!!! 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

BEE KIND WEEK OCTOBER 21st-25th

Monday-October 21st: “THANK YOU DAY!”  Students will write a letter to an adult at Stenwood that has made a difference in their life personally or a difference benefiting the whole school.

Tuesday October 22nd: “TEAM UP AGAINST BULLYING DAY” In honor of teamwork and sportsmanship, students and staff can wear any sport team jersey of their choice to school. Students who don't support specific sports teams, may feel free to wear their Stenwood Spirit wear.

Wednesday October 23rd: “WACKY WEDNESDAY” Don't be afraid to be Unique! Remember to follow appropriate attire according to the SR&R.

Thursday October 24th: “BLOCK OUT BULLYING with A BOOK DAY” Teachers will read an anti-bullying book of their choice aloud to the classes.

Friday October 25th: “Pledge to, BEE KIND’” Each class will receive a poster with the phrase “BEE KIND” in the center where they will showcase how they are kind.

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

Oct. 7 - 18 / SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 7 / PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00PM
Oct. 11 / Field Day & Spirit Day(School colors/wear)
Oct. 14 / School Planning Day - Student Holiday
Oct. 21 - 25 / 'Bee' Kind Week
Oct. 23 / CARES Pizza Lunch
Nov 4 - 5 / Teacher Workdays - Student Holidays

 

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

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

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Thank you to our amazing PTA for such a wonderful ice cream social!  It was great to see so many families together celebrating the start to the school year.  If you have not had a chance to join the PTA, please do, they are a vital support to our Stenwood community.  We are also in the final push for the main fundraiser, Help the Hive.  The ice cream social is just one of the many things PTA is able to do for our students at no cost thanks to the money they raise during Help the Hive.  Thank you to all of you who have donated, Dr. Mitchell and I would love to hit $30,000 so we can do our wacky stunt!
We also want to again welcome the new students and families in our Stenwood community.  We had the opportunity to work with the SCA to welcome new students at an orientation last week, and it was so great to see many of those new faces at our ice cream social.  We thank you all for also reaching out to the new students and families at Stenwood and showing them what a friendly and welcoming school we are!  We ask the new students to fill out a feedback card for us to let us know what they think about Stenwood so far, and one student shared, “I love how Stenwood has so many fun and awesome students and activities.”  We 100% agree! 

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal

Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Open-Mindness Week of 9/30-10/4, we will focus on Open-Mindness

You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.
“Progress is impossible without change; those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  ~George Bernard Shaw
Questions you might enjoy talking about.
• What does your attitude have to do with being open minded?
• How is jumping to conclusions being closed minded? Why might that be a negative in building relationships?
• How open minded do you think you are?  
      

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:


• 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

In case you missed it...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

Oct. 7 - 18 - SCA Winter Accessories Drive for Graham Road ES
Oct. 7 - PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00PM
Oct. 11 - Field Day & Spirit Day(School colors/wear)
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

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

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

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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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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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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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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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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