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

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

Summer will be here before we know it and we want all Stingers to keep reading.  All Stenwood students are encouraged to participate in Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo, Stingers are Readers.  Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the Stingers are Readers activity card as a guide.  All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the raffle ticket will receive a Stingers are Readers prize and be entered into the Grade Level Prize Drawings in September.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers activity card with the final progress report.  Keep the activity card handy to track reading all summer!

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

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

 

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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

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

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June 5, 2019


Dear Stenwood Students, Parents, and Staff,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer

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

Summer will be here before we know it and we want all Stingers to keep reading.  All Stenwood students are encouraged to participate in Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo, Stingers are Readers.  Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the Stingers are Readers activity card as a guide.  All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the raffle ticket will receive a Stingers are Readers prize and be entered into the Grade Level Prize Drawings in September.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers activity card with the final progress report.  Keep the activity card handy to track reading all summer!

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

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

 

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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

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

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Hive Happenings Newsletter Last Day of School, Thursday, June 13th.  3-hour early dismissal @ 12:25 p.m. Summer Office Hours - Starting June 17th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

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

Calling all library books!  It’s that time of year again, Mrs. Cole needs to start rounding up library books.  All books are due back to the library by May 31st.  Students are still able to check out until that date, however, if they have overdue books, they will not be able to check out until the books are returned or paid for.  Please check with Mrs. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s library account.  Thank you.

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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

 UPCOMING EVENTS
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6/7 - Battle of the Books (4-6) / 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
6/11 - Variety Show /  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Recognition Ceremony / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Celebration / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6/12 - Class parties (Check with grade level for time)
6/13 - Last Day of School / 3 hour early release @ 12:25 p.m.

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Hive Happenings Newsletter May 27th  ~ Memorial Day ~ No school

Dear Stenwood Families:

Thank you for such a wonderful time at the Flip Flop Hop!  I was very touched by everyone’s kind words, well-wishes, and our celebration with two very large cakes!  Though moving on to the wonderful phase of life called retirement, I am none-the-less still quite emotional about leaving a school I so love.  Thank you again for celebrating with me on Friday evening. 

Just a few reminders…

Interested in hearing about the widening of I-66 as it pertains to Stenwood Elementary?  Please join us on the evening of May 28th from 6:00-7:00 for a meeting with VDOT officials and representatives from FCPS’ Office of Design and Construction.  The purpose of this meeting is to hear information and address questions specific to Stenwood Elementary (not the entire scope of the project).  Please note that the PTA newsletter listed the wrong times for this meeting; please note that the meeting begins at 6:00 and ends at 7:00.  Thank you. 

We will be live-streaming this year’s June 11th Variety Show on Twitter!

We hope everyone has a very relaxing time this upcoming three-day weekend.  Enjoy the outdoors and your time with family and friends. 

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

All Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

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

Calling all library books!  It’s that time of year again, Mrs. Cole needs to start rounding up library books.  All books are due back to the library by May 31st.  Students are still able to check out until that date, however, if they have overdue books, they will not be able to check out until the books are returned or paid for.  Please check with Mrs. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s library account.  Thank you.

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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

 UPCOMING EVENTS
5/20 - 5/28 SCA Campaigning
5/24 - SCA Spirit Day / Career Day
5/27 - Memorial Day / No school
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6/7 - Battle of the Books (4-6) / 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
6/11 - Variety Show /  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Recognition Ceremony / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Celebration / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6/12 - Class parties (Check with grade level for time)
6/13 - Last Day of School / 3 hour early release @ 12:25 p.m.

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Hive Happenings Newsletter May 27th  ~ Memorial Day ~ No school

May 15, 2019


Dear Stenwood Families:

We are looking forward to the Flip Flop Hop this Friday evening from 6-8.  Please plan on joining us this evening as the parent community will be recognizing Mrs. Dammeyer for her years of service to Stenwood Elementary and Fairfax County Public Schools.  Come on out to dance with your children and extend best wishes to Mrs. Dammeyer for her upcoming retirement! 

Thank you to our PTA President. Mrs. Peksens, and Executive Board who have served tirelessly over the past three years!  We so appreciate Mrs. Peksens and the tremendous amount of time and dedication she devoted to our school.  Thanks also to our entire Stenwood parent community for making our Staff Appreciation Week so special. 

Interested in hearing about the widening of I-66 as it pertains to Stenwood Elementary?  Please join us on the evening of May 28th from 6:00-7:00 for a meeting with VDOT officials and representatives from FCPS’ Office of Design and Construction.  The purpose of this meeting is to hear information and address questions specific to Stenwood Elementary (not the entire scope of the project).

Good news…we will be live-streaming this year’s June 11th Variety Show on Twitter!

Sincerely,
Assistant Principal Riley

 

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.


4th Grade Math – Thursday, May 16
6th Grade Math – Friday, May 17
4th Grade VA Studies – Tuesday, May 21
5th Grade Science – Wednesday, May 22

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erica Riley, esriley@fcps.edu.

All Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

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

Calling all library books!  It’s that time of year again, Mrs. Cole needs to start rounding up library books.  All books are due back to the library by May 31st.  Students are still able to check out until that date, however, if they have overdue books, they will not be able to check out until the books are returned or paid for.  Please check with Mrs. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s library account.  Thank you.

Moving over the summer?

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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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

 UPCOMING EVENTS
5/17 - PTA Flip Flop Hop / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/20 - 5/28 SCA Campaigning
5/24 - SCA Spirit Day / Career Day
5/27 - Memorial Day / No school
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6/7 - Battle of the Books (4-6) / 9:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
6/11 - Variety Show /  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Recognition Ceremony / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6/11 - 6th grade Celebration / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
6/12 - Grades 1 - 3 class parties
6/13 - Last Day of School / 3 hour early release @ 12:25 p.m.

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May 8, 2019


Dear Stenwood Families:

It gives me such a sense of joy and peace to know that Mrs. Riley will be the new principal of Stenwood!  Though I am retiring at the end of July, I announced my retirement early, not because I like long goodbyes, but rather so that the school system had the opportunity to get the very best candidate for the principalship at Stenwood.  It worked!  I have the utmost respect for Mrs. Riley; she is a true professional and a wonderful person.  As I see it, only the very best for our very best school!

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Riley! 

I had the pleasure of participating in the county’s retirement ceremony this past Tuesday with my family and friends.

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Principal Riley

 

Final Notice: Extended to

Monday, May 13th

If your child is definitely returning to Stenwood next school year or if there is a possibility of such, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments with me regarding class placement. Yes, our preparation for next year actually does begin now! Please see the message below:

Though every classroom is full of fun learning and is busy with the business of each day, at the same time, we are beginning to think and plan for next school year.  The grade level teams, in conjunction with our specialists, Mrs. Hapangama, Mrs. Riley, and I 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 send a letter or email addressed to Peggy Dammeyer.  If sending via email, it would be most helpful if you included the name of your child/children and respective current grade levels within the subject line of the email. The letter must be in the office by Friday, May 3rd for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.

5th Grade Reading – Monday, May 6
4th Grade Reading – Tuesday, May 7
3rd Grade Reading (Part 1) – Wednesday, May 8
3rd Grade Reading (Part 2) – Thursday, May 9
6th Grade Reading – Friday, May 10
5th Grade Math – Monday, May 13
3rd Grade Math (Part 1) – Tuesday, May 14
3rd Grade Math (Part 2) – Wednesday, May 15
4th Grade Math – Thursday, May 16
6th Grade Math – Friday, May 17
4th Grade VA Studies – Tuesday, May 21
5th Grade Science – Wednesday, May 22

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erica Riley, esriley@fcps.edu.

All Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

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

Calling all library books!  It’s that time of year again, Mrs. Cole needs to start rounding up library books.  All books are due back to the library by May 31st.  Students are still able to check out until that date, however, if they have overdue books, they will not be able to check out until the books are returned or paid for.  Please check with Mrs. Cole if you are unsure of your child’s library account.  Thank you.

Moving over the summer?

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

 UPCOMING EVENTS
5/6 - 5/10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
5/13 - 6th grade Panoramic
5/14 - PTA Meeting / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/17 - PTA Flip Flop Hop / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/20 - 5/28 SCA Campaigning
5/24 - SCA Spirit Day / Career Day
5/27 - Memorial Day / No school
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Hive Happenings Newsletter 2nd Friendly Reminder


If your child is definitely returning to Stenwood next school year or if there is a possibility of such, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments with me regarding class placement. Yes, our preparation for next year actually does begin now! Please see the message below:

Though every classroom is full of fun learning and is busy with the business of each day, at the same time, we are beginning to think and plan for next school year.  The grade level teams, in conjunction with our specialists, Mrs. Hapangama, Mrs. Riley, and I 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 send a letter or email addressed to Peggy Dammeyer.  If sending via email, it would be most helpful if you included the name of your child/children and respective current grade levels within the subject line of the email. The letter must be in the office by Friday, May 3rd for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

Calling all Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.

5th Grade Reading – Monday, May 6
4th Grade Reading – Tuesday, May 7
3rd Grade Reading (Part 1) – Wednesday, May 8
3rd Grade Reading (Part 2) – Thursday, May 9
6th Grade Reading – Friday, May 10
5th Grade Math – Monday, May 13
3rd Grade Math (Part 1) – Tuesday, May 14
3rd Grade Math (Part 2) – Wednesday, May 15
4th Grade Math – Thursday, May 16
6th Grade Math – Friday, May 17
4th Grade VA Studies – Tuesday, May 21
5th Grade Science – Wednesday, May 22

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erica Riley, esriley@fcps.edu.

Stenwood Go Green invites you to bring in your “dried-up” markers and “less loved” crayons to help us kick off our new marker and crayon recycling initiative on Curriculum Night. Look for the bins outside the cafeteria to use for these materials.
Also, please note, we will no longer be collecting batteries due to changes in the Fairfax County Recycling Program. Thank You!

Moving over the summer?

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

 UPCOMING EVENTS
5/6 - 5/10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
5/13 - 6th grade Panoramic
5/14 - PTA Meeting / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/17 - PTA Flip Flop Hop / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/20 - 5/28 SCA Campaigning
5/24 - SCA Spirit Day / Career Day
5/27 - Memorial Day / No school
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Dear Stenwood Families:


If your child is definitely returning to Stenwood next school year or if there is a possibility of such, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments with me regarding class placement. Yes, our preparation for next year actually does begin now! Please see the message below:

Though every classroom is full of fun learning and is busy with the business of each day, at the same time, we are beginning to think and plan for next school year.  The grade level teams, in conjunction with our specialists, Mrs. Hapangama, Mrs. Riley, and I 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 send a letter or email addressed to Peggy Dammeyer.  If sending via email, it would be most helpful if you included the name of your child/children and respective current grade levels within the subject line of the email. The letter must be in the office by Friday, May 3rd for it to be taken into consideration. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

Your Presence Is Requested What: Volunteer Breakfast
Where: Stenwood Library
When: April 30th from 7:45-8:30
Please join us for breakfast and refreshments!!! We would like to show OUR appreciation for your help throughout the year.


Please RSVP to (703) 208-7600 by close of business on Friday, April 26th. Since this event is happening prior to the start of school, please know that you are welcome to feed your children breakfast at home and bring them with you, as they will be in the story pit in the library enjoying a movie, while you enjoy visiting with our staff!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers for the Spring Book Fair.  I could not have done this without you.  I also want to thank all the Stenwood families who purchased books and supported our library. The library gets 25% fo the sales, so every purchase is appreciated.  We hope to see you all again for our Fall book fair.  - Mrs. Cole, Librarian

Calling all Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.

5th Grade Reading – Monday, May 6
4th Grade Reading – Tuesday, May 7
3rd Grade Reading (Part 1) – Wednesday, May 8
3rd Grade Reading (Part 2) – Thursday, May 9
6th Grade Reading – Friday, May 10
5th Grade Math – Monday, May 13
3rd Grade Math (Part 1) – Tuesday, May 14
3rd Grade Math (Part 2) – Wednesday, May 15
4th Grade Math – Thursday, May 16
6th Grade Math – Friday, May 17
4th Grade VA Studies – Tuesday, May 21
5th Grade Science – Wednesday, May 22

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erica Riley, esriley@fcps.edu.

Stenwood Go Green invites you to bring in your “dried-up” markers and “less loved” crayons to help us kick off our new marker and crayon recycling initiative on Curriculum Night. Look for the bins outside the cafeteria to use for these materials.
Also, please note, we will no longer be collecting batteries due to changes in the Fairfax County Recycling Program. Thank You!

Moving over the summer?

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

UPCOMING EVENTS 4/23 - CARES Pizza
4/30 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
5/6 - 5/10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
5/14 - PTA Meeting / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/17 - PTA Flip Flop Hop / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
5/24 - SCA Spirit Day / Career Day
5/27 - Memorial Day / No school
5/31 - 4th grade Virginia History Day
6/4 - Spring Concert

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Hive Happenings Newsletter Spring Break, April 15 - 19 School office closed

Dear Stenwood Families:

Thanks for coming out to our Curriculum Night this past week!  It was great to see everyone enjoying the evening.  And a big cheer to our kindergarten students for their fabulous production of The Sound of Music!  The talent of our students and the teachers who work so diligently to foster this talent never cease to amaze me! 

I hope you have fun plans for spring break and plan to relax and enjoy the time together.  If traveling, be sure to travel safely; we look forward to the rest of the school year. 

Friendly reminder, please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

Your Presence Is Requested What: Volunteer Breakfast
Where: Stenwood Library
When: April 30th from 7:45-8:30
Please join us for breakfast and refreshments!!! We would like to show OUR appreciation for your help throughout the year.


Please RSVP to (703) 208-7600 by close of business on Tuesday, April 23. Since this event is happening prior to the start of school, please know that you are welcome to feed your children breakfast at home and bring them with you, as they will be in the story pit in the library enjoying a movie, while you enjoy visiting with our staff!

Marshall Pyramid Art Show
Thursday, April 11th (1 day only)
Reception for All - 6 - 8 p.m.
Artwork from students attending Marshall HS, Kilmer MS, Freedom Hill, Lemon Road, Stenwood, Shrevewood, Westbriar and Westgate SCA Service Project. Please donate any new supplies listed below.  Thank you! April 1st - April 12th 

Crayons, Glue Sticks, Colored Pencils, 2 Inch Binders, Pencils, Erasers, Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Notebook Paper, Folders, Child Scissors (for right and left handed students)

Calling all Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

 

Buy your yearbook today!
Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name. 

Yearbooks are sold online this year; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Yearbooks and ordered options will be delivered directly to the school. Deadline is May 25th, 2018.

Stenwood Go Green invites you to bring in your “dried-up” markers and “less loved” crayons to help us kick off our new marker and crayon recycling initiative on Curriculum Night. Look for the bins outside the cafeteria to use for these materials.
Also, please note, we will no longer be collecting batteries due to changes in the Fairfax County Recycling Program. Thank You!

Upcoming Events
4/12 - SCA Spirit Day / Backwards Day
4/15 - 4/19 - Spring Break
4/22 - 6th grade Panoramic Picture
4/23 - CARES Pizza
4/30 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
5/6 - 5/10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
5/17 - PTA Flip Flop Hop

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Hive Happenings Newsletter Friendly reminder - tonight is Curriculum Night!

Dear Stenwood Families:

Please don’t forget to join us tonight for our annual Curriculum Night!  It’s your chance to join your children and spend time learning about our program of studies, and it’s also the opportunity to see our entire Stenwood staff.  We are excited to see you all, and we hope that you partake in this event to honor the commitment our staff has made in creating this fun evening.  Also, who could pass up a chance to shop at our book fair in the library! 

The Go Green Committee at Stenwood invites you to bring in your “dried-up” markers and “less loved” crayons to help us kick off our new marker and crayon recycling initiative on Curriculum Night.  Look for the bins outside the cafeteria to use for these materials.  Also, please note, we will no longer be collecting batteries due to changes in the Fairfax County Recycling Program. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Principal Dammeyer
Assistant Principal Riley

Your Presence Is Requested What: Volunteer Breakfast
Where: Stenwood Library
When: April 30th from 7:45-8:30
Please join us for breakfast and refreshments!!! We would like to show OUR appreciation for your help throughout the year.


Please RSVP to (703) 208-7600 by close of business on Tuesday, April 23. Since this event is happening prior to the start of school, please know that you are welcome to feed your children breakfast at home and bring them with you, as they will be in the story pit in the library enjoying a movie, while you enjoy visiting with our staff!

Marshall Pyramid Art Show
Thursday, April 11th (1 day only)
Reception for All - 6 - 8 p.m.
Artwork from students attending Marshall HS, Kilmer MS, Freedom Hill, Lemon Road, Stenwood, Shrevewood, Westbriar and Westgate Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Book Fair- 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Kindergarten Musical- 6:30-7:00
Curriculum Night- 6:30-8:00 Stenwood Thinks Learning ROCKS!

Grab a passport and visit stations highlighting math, science, literacy, and fitness.
        • Homemade harmonicas
        • Make a Rockstar rocket
        • Learn about ancient civilizations
        • S.T.E.A.M. activity
        • Heart healthy fun
        • Electrical circuit creations
        • And much, much more

Kindergarten Presents
The Sound of Music: The Musical Join the kindergarten classes in the gym for a heartwarming presentation of songs from the movie, The Sound of Music. Visit the Book Fair

Browse Day – Friday, March 29th
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Browse Day – Monday, April 1st
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Browse Day – Tuesday, April 2nd
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Browse/Buy Day – Wednesday, April 3rd
9:00 am to 3:10 pm and 6:00 to 7:45 pm

Buy Day – Thursday, April 4th
9:00 am to 11:00 am

We need volunteers to assist with Bookfair,  setup and breakdown, please signup here for available times.

SOL DATES

Here are our SOL dates for students in 3rd – 6th grade.  We ask that parents please avoid scheduling vacations and appointments on the dates your child has an SOL.

5th Grade Reading – Monday, May 6
4th Grade Reading – Tuesday, May 7
3rd Grade Reading (Part 1) – Wednesday, May 8
3rd Grade Reading (Part 2) – Thursday, May 9
6th Grade Reading – Friday, May 10
5th Grade Math – Monday, May 13
3rd Grade Math (Part 1) – Tuesday, May 14
3rd Grade Math (Part 2) – Wednesday, May 15
4th Grade Math – Thursday, May 16
6th Grade Math – Friday, May 17
4th Grade VA Studies – Tuesday, May 21
5th Grade Science – Wednesday, May 22

If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erica Riley, esriley@fcps.edu.

SCA Service Project. Please donate any new supplies listed below.  Thank you! 

Crayons, Glue Sticks, Colored Pencils, 2 Inch Binders, Pencils, Erasers, Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Notebook Paper, Folders, Child Scissors (for right and left handed students)

Calling all Rising 6th graders:

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

Please send in documentation of the Tdap to the front office staff as soon as possible.

Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2019 without submitting proper documentation

 

Buy your yearbook today!
Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name. 

Yearbooks are sold online this year; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Yearbooks and ordered options will be delivered directly to the school. Deadline is May 25th, 2018.

Stenwood Go Green invites you to bring in your “dried-up” markers and “less loved” crayons to help us kick off our new marker and crayon recycling initiative on Curriculum Night. Look for the bins outside the cafeteria to use for these materials.
Also, please note, we will no longer be collecting batteries due to changes in the Fairfax County Recycling Program. Thank You!

Upcoming Events 4/01 - 04/12 - SCA School Supply Drive
4/03 - Curriculum Night, KG Musical & Grace Arts Show /
             6:30pm - 8:00pm
4/05 - Teacher Workday / Student Holiday
4/07 - PTA Sponsored 5K & 1 mile fun run
4/12 - SCA Spirit Day / Backwards Day
4/15 - 4/19 - Spring Break
4/22 - 6th grade Panoramic Picture
4/23 - CARES Pizza
4/30 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
5/6 - 5/10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

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