Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Though it was a short week, we fit a lot in!  Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring our Science Labs once again.  5th and 6th graders were able to attend this week and our kindergartners - 4th graders will attend next week.  Our PTA also spoiled us this morning with a waffle and yogurt bar for breakfast!  Thank you for helping to appreciate our staff and bring extra joy to a Friday morning.  

There were so many creative rhymes around the building today!  Thanks to the SCA for a fun spirit day.  We will include creative pictures next week. 

Thank you to all the 4th grade Strings parents that were able to join the performance this morning.  Your children have made so much progress and we always love watching them have the opportunity to teach you some of the things they have learned!

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Bell Schedule Reminders - Reminder
  • Smartwatch Usage at School - Reminder
  • March 5th - Virtual School Planning Day - NEW
  • Black History Month - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • 2024 CTE Summer Enrichment - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Bell Schedule Reminders

We have been noticing an uptick of late drop-offs at Kiss N Ride in the morning.  All students need to be dropped off by 8:38 to be in class on time by the late bell at 8:40.  Students will be marked tardy if they are not dropped off before 8:38.  If you see the patrols heading to class - you are late.  Kiss N Ride opens at 8:20.

Also, it is very important that only buses use the front entrance of the school from 8:20 to 8:38AM. Please continue to only use the Kiss N Ride for morning drop-offs unless your child is tardy.

Smartwatch Usage at School

We have seen an increase in students using smartwatches and wearable technology in classes during the school day, and in particular to contact families. This causes a distraction to the student, their teachers, and classrooms. In accordance with FCPS SR&R, elementary students are not allowed to use the call/text function on smartwatches during the school day.  This policy does include non-instructional times including lunch and recess.  If your child is not feeling well, please remind them that they need to tell their teacher and we can support them in the clinic; they can call you from there. Please DO NOT call, message or reply to your child on their cell phone or smartwatch during the school day. Here is the language from the SR&R specific section regarding cell phones and smart watches. 

Elementary school Kindergarten-sixth grade 

Phones must be silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Watches that serve a dual purpose (e.g., smart watch) may be worn; however, phone features (e.g., texting, Internet, calls, etc.) are to be off when phone use is prohibited. Students are prohibited from using phones, tablets, and other mobile devices in restrooms and locker rooms, unless there is a medical necessity or emergency. Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool, however one-to-one FCPS devices should meet most needs. Cell phones may be used on campus only before and after school.  The full SR&R document is linked here.

March 5th Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5th, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.  Therefore, March 5th will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day.

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. 

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Parent Book Club

Come join us to discuss parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive community. During Quarter 3, we are excited to be discussing The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and open to all parents who want to join. 

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Last month, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

2024 CTE Summer Enrichment

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students! For current kindergarten to 5th grade students, there is the Tech Adventure Camp. For current 6th to 11th grade students, there is the CTE Summer Academy

These are hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs that teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education program areas by making connections to careers and developing new skills. 

Registration is open from February 1st through June 7th, 2024.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Decades Day! 4th Grade Strings Showcase! Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementaryPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Below you will find additional information about:

  • Bell Schedule Reminders - Reminder
  • Smartwatch Usage at School - NEW
  • Black History Month - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • Spring Picture Day - February 21st - NEXT WEEK
  • 2024 CTE Summer Enrichment - Reminder
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Dear Stenwood Families,

The Hive was lively with laughter and love this week as we celebrated Valentine’s Day in our classrooms and at our Sweetheart’s Dance last Friday Night! Thanks to all who helped put on our classroom celebrations and to our PTA for their hard work volunteering to put on the Sweetheart’s Dance!

If you missed it last week, we are celebrating our 60th year of learning at Stenwood this month. Check out this fantastic video with a look back at our 60 years of learning in the Hive!

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day here and have a wonderful long weekend. We will see all our Stingers when classes resume on Tuesday, February 20th. See the complete school year calendar

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Bell Schedule Reminders

We have been noticing an uptick of late drop-offs at Kiss N Ride in the morning.  All students need to be dropped off by 8:38 to be in class on time by the late bell at 8:40.  Students will be marked tardy if they are not dropped off before 8:38.  If you see the patrols heading to class - you are late.  Kiss N Ride opens at 8:20.

Also, it is very important that only buses use the front entrance of the school from 8:20 to 8:38AM. Please continue to only use the Kiss N Ride for morning drop-offs unless your child is tardy.

Smartwatch Usage at School

We have seen an increase in students using smartwatches and wearable technology in classes during the school day, and in particular to contact families. This causes a distraction to the student, their teachers, and classrooms. In accordance with FCPS SR&R, elementary students are not allowed to use the call/text function on smartwatches during the school day.  This policy does include non-instructional times including lunch and recess.  If your child is not feeling well, please remind them that they need to tell their teacher and we can support them in the clinic; they can call you from there. Please DO NOT call, message or reply to your child on their cell phone or smartwatch during the school day. Here is the language from the SR&R specific section regarding cell phones and smart watches. 

Elementary school Kindergarten-sixth grade 

Phones must be silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Watches that serve a dual purpose (e.g., smart watch) may be worn; however, phone features (e.g., texting, Internet, calls, etc.) are to be off when phone use is prohibited. Students are prohibited from using phones, tablets, and other mobile devices in restrooms and locker rooms, unless there is a medical necessity or emergency. Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool, however one-to-one FCPS devices should meet most needs. Cell phones may be used on campus only before and after school.  The full SR&R document is linked here.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Parent Book Club

Come join us to discuss parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive community. During Quarter 3, we are excited to be discussing The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and open to all parents who want to join. 

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Last month, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Spring Picture Day - February 21st!
  • School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, February 21st, 2024! Images will be available to view and purchase approximately 10 days following our school's picture day
  • Victor O’Neill Studios is pleased to offer free shipping during a two week period once images are online
  • Please feel free to direct questions regarding picture day or online ordering to: [email protected]

We still need 2 volunteers from the community to help navigate the flow. Would you like to volunteer? For more information or to sign up, please contact Nora Marrero in the Stenwood front office.

2024 CTE Summer Enrichment

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students! For current kindergarten to 5th grade students, there is the Tech Adventure Camp. For current 6th to 11th grade students, there is the CTE Summer Academy

These are hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs that teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education program areas by making connections to careers and developing new skills. 

Registration is open from February 1st through June 7th, 2024.

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

101st Day of School! PTA Sweetheart's Dance! Valentine's Day Party's! Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementaryPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

The Hive has certainly been abuzz this week!  Yesterday, we celebrated the 100th day of school!  Our kindergarteners love the 100th day celebration and everyone should celebrate how much we have learned and grown in 100 days!  We also had our Winter Band and Strings concerts last night.  Our 5th and 6th graders did a phenomenal job thanks to Kim Campbell and Brad Zimmerman.  Today our 1st graders celebrated the 101st day of school with their 101 Dalmatian theme. Our 2nd graders also shared their poetry over Zoom and our whole school attended a Jump Rope for Heart Assembly (more information about that below)! 

Tonight, the PTA is hosting the Sweetheart’s Dance.  We hope many of you are able to join; you can find more information about the Sweetheart’s Dance in PTA’s Wednesday Mail.

We also celebrated our fabulous counselor Mrs. Berick for School Counselors Appreciation Week.  Thank you Mrs. Berick for all you do for our students, families, and staff!

Finally, it was 60 years ago this month that Stenwood first opened its doors to students! We have been commemorating the occasion on our Facebook and Instagram pages all week with pictures from our vaults.

Please watch this fantastic video looking back at Stenwood’s 60 years of learning. A huge thank you goes out to our School Based Technology Specialist and Social Media Manager Jackie Krum, who has been hard at work bringing all of this together! We look forward to continuing to celebrate our 60th with you all as the year buzzes on!

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Bell Schedule Reminders - NEW
  • SEL Screener in Grades 3-6 - Reminder
  • Lunar New Year - NEW
  • Black History Month - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • Spring Picture Day - February 21st - Reminder
  • 2024 CTE Summer Enrichment - Reminder
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • American Heart Association Information - NEW 
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Bell Schedule Reminders

We have been noticing an uptick of late drop-offs at Kiss N Ride in the morning.  All students need to be dropped off by 8:38 to be in class on time by the late bell at 8:40.  Students will be marked tardy if they are not dropped off before 8:38.  If you see the patrols heading to class - you are late.  Kiss N Ride opens at 8:20.

SEL Screener in Grades 3-6

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 between the dates of February 26th and March 15th. Families will get specific dates for their student’s classes in the weekly communication from their classroom teacher closer to the date. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener   

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Tammy Berick, [email protected].

Lunar New Year

 

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family. Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Parent Book Club

Come join us to discuss parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive community. During Quarter 3, we are excited to be discussing The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and open to all parents who want to join. 

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Last month, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Spring Picture Day - February 21st!
  • School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, February 21st, 2024! Images will be available to view and purchase approximately 10 days following our school's picture day
  • Victor O’Neill Studios is pleased to offer free shipping during a two week period once images are online
  • Please feel free to direct questions regarding picture day or online ordering to our office at the following email: [email protected]

We need 2 volunteers from the community to help navigate the flow. Would you like to volunteer? For more information or to sign up, please contact Nora Marrero in the Stenwood front office.

2024 CTE Summer Enrichment

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students! For current kindergarten to 5th grade students, there is the Tech Adventure Camp. For current 6th to 11th grade students, there is the CTE Summer Academy

These are hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs that teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education program areas by making connections to careers and developing new skills. 

Registration is open from February 1st through June 7th, 2024.

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

 

We are so excited to be leading our school's Kids Heart Challenge (KHC)! Your family is making a lifesaving difference! Help Today!

Did you know that not only are we helping save lives, but the more we raise, the more chances we have to help our school earn much needed school equipment that supports mind and body health? Only Online donations are accepted.

If you haven't already registered, you can do so by downloading the AHA Schools app or visiting heart.org/schools. Thank you for supporting our team, our school, and our community through KHC!

The American Heart Association is excited to extend our work with the NFL to support improving health outcomes at home and beyond through the Hands-Only CPR education. Students that complete Finn’s Mission will earn an entry for two tickets to Super Bowl LIX in 2025 and our school will be entered to receive a $10,000 fitness equipment makeover for every 18 students who complete Finn’s Mission.

You can also double your gift by checking to see if your employer will match your donation. Follow the steps and forward the confirmation to [email protected] to have this added to your student's fundraising page. Remember, only Online donations are accepted!

Our Stenwood School Page

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

2nd Grade Poetry Slam! Strings Concert! Band Concert Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Happy February! And it’s a good thing that it’s a Leap Year with an extra day because we are going to pack a lot into this short month. Throughout February, we will be recognizing Black History Month. Teachers and volunteers are planning for a cherished Stenwood tradition of classroom Valentine’s Day parties. Our band and strings students have been rehearsing for their combined concert next week. And the following night, the PTA will put on their Sweetheart Dance. 

Events, traditions, and celebrations like these are what create wonderful memories for all of us and make Stenwood the beloved place it is. Thanks to all who help put them on!

Below you will find additional information about:

  • SEL Screener in Grades 3-6 - NEW
  • Black History Month - NEW
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Stenwood AAP Quarterly Newsletter - NEW
  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • Spring Picture Day - February 21st - Reminder
  • 2024 CTE Summer Enrichment - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Deadline Approaching
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

SEL Screener in Grades 3-6

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 between the dates of February 26th and March 15th. Families will get specific dates for their student’s classes in the weekly communication from their classroom teacher closer to the date. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener   

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Tammy Berick, [email protected].

Black History Month

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Parent Book Club

Come join us to discuss parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive community. During Quarter 3, we are excited to be discussing The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and open to all parents who want to join. 

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Last month, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

 

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Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Spring Picture Day - February 21st!
  • School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, February 21st, 2024! Images will be available to view and purchase approximately 10 days following our school's picture day
  • Victor O’Neill Studios is pleased to offer free shipping during a two week period once images are online
  • Please feel free to direct questions regarding picture day or online ordering to our office at the following email: [email protected]

We need 2 volunteers from the community to help navigate the flow. Would you like to volunteer? For more information or to sign up, please contact Nora Marrero in the Stenwood front office.

2024 CTE Summer Enrichment

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students! For current kindergarten to 5th grade students, there is the Tech Adventure Camp. For current 6th to 11th grade students, there is the CTE Summer Academy

These are hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs that teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education program areas by making connections to careers and developing new skills. 

Registration is open from February 1st through June 7th, 2024.

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com! The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The company has a set amount they will print, so once they hit the limit, they will not print any additional yearbooks. The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW!  Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Marshall Pyramid Chorus Workshop With Our 6th Grade Chorus Students! Congratulations to Our CARES Pizza Award Winners! Dance Studio Presentation for Our Kinders! Stay Connected

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Wow!  What a wonderful second quarter!  When students return on Monday it will officially be the second half of the year.  

Thank you to so many of our parents who joined us for family invites this week.  We love having you join us to celebrate your children’s learning.  Thank you to the PTA for a very tasty lunch for our staff yesterday.  Our staff is so appreciative to have a delicious lunch without even needing to leave the building.  

Next week we will have our first CARES Pizza Lunch.  This is a long-standing tradition where two students from each class are recognized for their strengths in displaying Stenwood’s CARES characteristics (cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control).  This first lunch will highlight students who demonstrate a strength in cooperation.  We will also be having our second whole school meeting.  We replicate the practices from regular classroom morning meetings on a whole school scale to build community. 

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Parent Book Club - NEW
  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • Spring Picture Day - February 21st - NEW
  • 2024 CTE Summer Enrichment - NEW
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Parent Book Club

Come join us to discuss parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive community. During Quarter 3, we are excited to be discussing The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and open to all parents who want to join. 

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Earlier this month, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Spring Picture Day - February 21st!
  • School Picture Day is coming Wednesday, February 21st, 2024! Images will be available to view and purchase approximately 10 days following our school's picture day
  • Victor O’Neill Studios is pleased to offer free shipping during a two week period once images are online
  • Please feel free to direct questions regarding picture day or online ordering to our office at the following email: [email protected]

We need 2 volunteers from the community to help navigate the flow. Would you like to volunteer? For more information or to sign up, please contact Nora Marrero in the Stenwood front office.

2024 CTE Summer Enrichment

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students! For current kindergarten to 5th grade students, there is the Tech Adventure Camp. For current 6th to 11th grade students, there is the CTE Summer Academy

These are hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs that teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education program areas by making connections to careers and developing new skills. 

Registration is open from February 1st through June 7th, 2024.

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

3rd Grade Family Invite! Season Swap Spirit Day! Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

It was a wild week with the snow storms!  We hope you all were able to get outside for at least a little bit to enjoy the first snowfall in 2 years.  

Next week, we will wrap up the 2nd quarter.  We have seen such tremendous growth in our students so far this year, we can’t wait to see what the 2nd half of the year holds. As a reminder, we have a 2 hour early release on Thursday and a student holiday on Friday.    

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Next Year’s Intention Form / Rising Kindergarten Information
    - Reminder

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - Reminder
  • Kiss N Ride Reminders - Reminder
  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Orthodox Epiphany - January 19 - NEW
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Next Year’s Intention Forms/ Rising Kindergarten Information

Last week, students brought home a Student Intention Form. We are asking families to fill out this form for each child to help us plan for adequate staffing next year. Thank you to those who have already returned the form. If you need an extra copy please reach out to the office at 703-208-7600. 

If you have a child who will turn five on or before September 30th, 2024, please return the blue form or fill out the Rising Kindergartner form.  We have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need.

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Kiss N’ Ride Reminders

Please remember that Kiss N’ Ride is offered as a courtesy to our parents, we ask that if you choose to use this, please follow these safety procedures:

  • Approach the back circle of the school by turning onto Carnegie Drive from Cottage Street. Enter the back circle on Citadel Place by turning right from Carnegie. Exit the circle by turning right on Carnegie, then proceed to Bucknell Dr. and back to Cottage. This one-way pattern will help reduce traffic congestion, the map is below to help illustrate the pattern.
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading.
  • Be considerate to our neighbors who live in our Kiss N’ Ride area.   When you are leaving the Kiss N’ Ride area, please remember that there are student pedestrians and the speed limit is 25 MPH.  
  • We have requested the FCPD to evaluate the need for a FCPD Crossing Guard at this intersection, however it was denied because it is our families creating the traffic and not external traffic. Please be cautious of our students as they cross.
  • Pull forward as far as possible before loading or unloading and drivers should remain in their car. 
  • If your child is still in a car seat or child restraint, please practice with your child so they can begin to become independent in getting out of their seat.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Do not park in the Kiss N’ Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Neighborhood parking is by permit only.  Carnegie Drive is very narrow and difficult to maintain two lanes if cars are parked on both sides.  If you have permit parking, please consider parking on Bucknell which is wider and walking.  
  • Exit the Kiss N’ Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • Look carefully for students who may be crossing the street.
  • In the afternoon, do not park along Carnegie Drive and wait for your child. This adds to traffic congestion.
Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Orthodox Epiphany

In the Orthodox church, Epiphany is celebrated on January 19th and commemorates the baptism of Jesus rather than the arrival of the Magi. It is believed that Christ's baptism by John the Forerunner (John the Baptist) in the River Jordan began Christ's ministry on earth and revealed the Holy Trinity of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to mankind.


The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year.

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Welcome back Stenwood Families,

Believe it or not we are already planning for next year! We have sent home the intention forms and we have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on March 8th at 9:15am.  If you have any neighbors that have children that turn 5 on or before September 30th, please let them know to reach out to Mrs. Hunt, [email protected] as soon as possible so we can ensure they have all the information they need. 

We hope you have a wonderful three-day weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Jr! You will find details below about volunteering opportunities on Monday. And if you have been keeping an eye on the weather forecasts, you will also find information about snow days for the school year in this week’s Hive Happenings. 

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Community Peers Preschool Program for Next Fall - NEW
  • Kiss N Ride Reminders - Reminder
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday - NEW
  • Snow Days This Winter - Reminder
  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Immersion Registration - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Community Peers Preschool Program

Next year Stenwood will have community peers in our preschool program. This program provides opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. The program is designed to teach preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills. 

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (2 per class), who are ages 3.5 (by September 30th) to 5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities.

The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Bus transportation cannot be provided for the community peers.  Feel free to contact us for further explanation of our program.

If you are interested in having your child considered for this opportunity, please complete the Community Peers Preschool Program Interest and Information Form by Friday, March 1st.  Stenwood will host a playdate for interested students in late March/early April.  If you know of anyone who may be interested and does not receive the Stenwood Hive Happenings, feel free to forward them this information. 

Kiss N’ Ride Reminders

Please remember that Kiss N’ Ride is offered as a courtesy to our parents, we ask that if you choose to use this, please follow these safety procedures:

  • Approach the back circle of the school by turning onto Carnegie Drive from Cottage Street. Enter the back circle on Citadel Place by turning right from Carnegie. Exit the circle by turning right on Carnegie, then proceed to Bucknell Dr. and back to Cottage. This one-way pattern will help reduce traffic congestion, the map is below to help illustrate the pattern.
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading.
  • Be considerate to our neighbors who live in our Kiss N’ Ride area.   When you are leaving the Kiss N’ Ride area, please remember that there are student pedestrians and the speed limit is 25 MPH.  
  • We have requested the FCPD to evaluate the need for a FCPD Crossing Guard at this intersection, however it was denied because it is our families creating the traffic and not external traffic. Please be cautious of our students as they cross.
  • Pull forward as far as possible before loading or unloading and drivers should remain in their car. 
  • If your child is still in a car seat or child restraint, please practice with your child so they can begin to become independent in getting out of their seat.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Do not park in the Kiss N’ Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Neighborhood parking is by permit only.  Carnegie Drive is very narrow and difficult to maintain two lanes if cars are parked on both sides.  If you have permit parking, please consider parking on Bucknell which is wider and walking.  
  • Exit the Kiss N’ Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • Look carefully for students who may be crossing the street.
  • In the afternoon, do not park along Carnegie Drive and wait for your child. This adds to traffic congestion.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete school year calendar.

Volunteer with Give Together FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15th, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  

Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Kindergarten Family Invite! December 15th, 2023 Stay Connected

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Welcome back Stenwood Families,

We have had a wonderful week getting back into the swing of things in the Hive. With the new year, you may have made new resolutions or intentions for 2024. Here at Stenwood, teachers spent much of the week taking the opportunity to reset by reviewing our school wide and classroom expectations in order to set students up for success the rest of the year.

There are two weeks left in the 2nd quarter, and while it may look a little slower this week in the Hive Happenings, things are going to be revving up soon with more field trips, assemblies, and family invites. And who knows what weather may show up in the coming weeks! 

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Immersion Registration - NEW
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany - NEW
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 
  • Lost and Found - Reminder

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Dual Language Immersion Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Three Kings Day/Epiphany

Three Kings Day (January 6), also known as the Epiphany, is a Christian celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. This marks the official 12th day of Christmas. Learn more at National Geographic Kids

FCPS has designated Three Kings Day/Epiphany as a religious and cultural observance day (O day)

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Lost and Found

Stenwood's Lost and Found is growing! If your student is missing an item of clothing that you believe was left behind, please swing by and take a look. 

Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

Winter Break has arrived, but before we trade backpacks for (hopefully) snow boots for the next two weeks, we want to take a moment to celebrate all that has happened in the school year so far!

Our classrooms have buzzed with energy and curiosity, Teachers have gone above and beyond, creating inspiring learning opportunities. They not only deserve the break, but a huge round of applause!

And thanks to you, our amazing families. From volunteering in classrooms to organizing and supporting school events, your dedication lays the foundation for student success.

To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time.  Our offices will be closed during winter break.

May your break be filled with joy, laughter, and memories. Teachers will be eagerly awaiting seeing your kids again when we buzz back into action on Tuesday, January 2nd. We’ll see you all back in the Hive in 2024!

Below you will find additional information about:

  • SEL Screener Information Grades 3-6 - NEW
  • Attendance Reminders - NEW
  • Dual Language Immersion Registration Information - NEW
  • Merry Christmas - NEW
  • Makeup & Retake Images Are Now Online! - Reminder
  • Lost and Found - Reminder

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

SEL Screener Information Grades 3-6

One of the ways FCPS supports the mental wellness of all students is the SEL Screener.

Students in grades 3-12 took the SEL Screener during the month of October, providing information on their skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. 

The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to create the learning, experiences, and environments students need to be successful.

Individual student SEL Screener results are now available to families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail.

For more information about the screener please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or for ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s school.

Attendance Reminders

Good attendance is an important life skill that will help students succeed in school and beyond.

When scheduling trips or family events, try to use weekends and school holidays, and refer to the FCPS Calendar when planning. Every day of learning is a day toward success. Keep in mind that absences add up quickly. Students who are absent 10% of the school year (or just two days per month) are considered chronically absent.

When possible, schedule appointments for your child outside of school hours. If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or another reason, you must report the absence to their school. At Stenwood, you can report an absence by using the online form, sending an email, [email protected], or calling the attendance line: 703-208-7776. 

Watch this video with tips on understanding our school calendar and visit FCPS’ Attendance webpage for additional information. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

If you need help setting up evening or morning routines to support your child with their attendance, please reach out!  We are happy to help!

Dual Language Immersion Registration Information

All rising kindergarten and first grade students who live in Fairfax County may enter a lottery to participate in Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs. In DLI programs, students are learning elementary content in two languages with students spending half of the day learning in either language. English Language Arts and Social Studies are taught in English. Math, Science, Health, and Target Language Arts are taught in another language. FCPS offers DLI programs in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Online lottery application begins on January 22nd (9 a.m.). A SIS account is required to complete the application. If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school is required. FCPS does not provide transportation for students who live outside the attendance area of the DLI school. A one-time fee of $100 must be paid upon acceptance of an out-of-boundary placement (see Notice 5922).  For more information including program sites and information sessions, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/dual-language-immersion-programs-registration.  

Merry Christmas

🎄 A very Merry Christmas to those in our community who celebrate! Christmas is an annual holiday on which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, and is celebrated in many unique ways across the U.S. and the world. Learn more about Christmas

Makeup & Retake Images Are Now Online!

Makeup/Retake Day images are now viewable online.

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

Use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Lost and Found

Stenwood's Lost and Found is growing! If your student is missing an item of clothing that you believe was left behind, please swing by and take a look. 

Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementaryPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

We are in our final stretch before winter break!  It is hard to believe how quickly this year is flying by.  This week we had the beloved tradition of the Battle of the Books.  It is such a great opportunity for our 5th and 6th graders to be excited about reading!  Our next battle will be in June, here is the reveal of the next round of books.

This week our students also celebrated Computer Sciences Week by participating in the Hour of Code.  We know so many of our students really enjoy their STEAM special each week.  This special brings together so many important problem solving skills and allows our students to be creative.  

To all those who celebrate, Happy Chanukah!  To all those who celebrate, Happy Bohdi Day! 

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Updated Lunch Menu for Tuesday - NEW
  • Happy Chanukah - NEW
  • Bodhi Day - NEW
  • Makeup & Retake Images Are Now Online! - NEW
  • Lost and Found - Reminder
  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • AAP Referral Date - Final Reminder
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Updated Lunch Menu for Tuesday

Instead of the listed menu options, on Tuesday January 12th, the cafeteria will be serving Turkey Dinner.  

Happy Chanukah

Chanukah, an 8-day Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple’s menorah for 8 days.

Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day, Friday, December 8th, is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year, including Bodhi Day. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum.

Makeup & Retake Images Are Now Online!

Makeup/Retake Day images are now viewable online.

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

Use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Lost and Found

Stenwood's Lost and Found is growing! If your student is missing an item of clothing that you believe was left behind, please swing by and take a look. 

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Information - Final Reminder

Level IV (Full-Time) Referral window is open now and closes December 15th.  All forms and optional materials are due no later than December 15th at 11:59pmSince Winter Break will have has started Mrs. Hartman graciously requests that referrals and optional materials be sent to her by Wednesday, December 13th. This will provide her time to review the documents and notify parents of any additional information needed or errors found.   

If you missed the information sessions, the information can be found in our Stenwood Parent/Guardian Schoology Site.  

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-2025 school year. A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met in August to review the state-approved Cycle I materials. The committee will re-convene in January to review the state-approved Cycle II instructional materials under consideration. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15th, 2023, until noon on December 15th, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Battle of the Books! Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code! Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementaryPTA

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families, 

Thank you to all of the chaperones who joined our 5th graders to the Spy Museum and our 4th graders to Jamestown!  We are so grateful for so many families that want to participate in our activities.  November was Family Engagement Month - outside of Thanksgiving Lunch and Veterans Day Breakfast, we had 220 family members sign into our VMS system.  We had over 445 family members for Thanksgiving Lunch and over 70 for Veterans Day Breakfast, so in total that is 735 family members in the month of November.  We know many of you were here multiple times, so thank you for partnering with us.  As you know, we value family engagement more than just in the month of November, so please continue to look for opportunities to come in for the grade-level Family Invite Events, Field Trips, and other volunteer opportunities.  

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Lost and Found - NEW
  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • AAP Referral Date - Reminder
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Lost and Found

Stenwood's Lost and Found is growing! If your student is missing an item of clothing that you believe was left behind, please swing by and take a look. 

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Information

Level IV (Full-Time) Referral window is open now and closes December 15th.  All forms and optional materials are due no later than December 15th at 11:59pmSince Winter Break will have has started Mrs. Hartman graciously requests that referrals and optional materials be sent to her by Wednesday, December 13th. This will provide her time to review the documents and notify parents of any additional information needed or errors found.   

If you missed the information sessions, the information can be found in our Stenwood Parent/Guardian Schoology Site.  

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-2025 school year. A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met in August to review the state-approved Cycle I materials. The committee will re-convene in January to review the state-approved Cycle II instructional materials under consideration. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15th, 2023, until noon on December 15th, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

We promised that it would be a packed week in the hive and it was! We were buzzing with the Book Fair and our Bee Kind Spirit Week all week. Thank you for all of the donations to the SCA Winter Drive, we are grateful to be able to support the students at Graham Road Elementary School.  And many of you shared not one but two meals together on Wednesday with the return of the Thanksgiving Luncheon followed by the PTA Silver Diner Night on Wednesday.  It was so wonderful to see so many family members join us.  

As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. Our school community, enriched by diverse backgrounds, thrives on the strength and unity you bring to it.  Your unwavering support, kindness, and active involvement have made our school an even more nurturing and vibrant environment. Each family contributes uniquely to the collaborative spirit that defines us.  We are grateful for our amazing Stenwood staff who fill our building with positivity and joy every day.  

After our short two-day school week next week, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22nd-24th. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th. 

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - REMINDER
  • Book Fair Recap - NEW
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Retake & Make Up Picture Day! - Reminder

  • AAP Referral Date - Reminder
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Book Fair Recap

Thank you to all the families who supported the library through the book fair!  It was a huge success.  25% of all sales are returned to the library which Mrs. Cole then uses to buy more books for our collection. We also appreciate all the contributions to classroom libraries.  It’s a joy to see kids excited about books, crafts, and educational games. 

Make a reminder now that we’ll have a spring book fair in April where you can stock up on summer reading and activities.  Happy reading!

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Retake & Make Up Picture Day! Wednesday November 29th, 2023

 

Victor O’Neill Studios is coming back for portrait makeups/retakes!

On Wednesday November 29th, students who were absent for the original session, new/transfer students, and those who were unsatisfied with their original portrait will have the opportunity to make them up.

Students who previously purchased a photo package and would like to retake their photo MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in order to receive a new package.

No purchase is necessary to retake photos. The new portrait will replace their original yearbook portrait and then be available for purchase.

Anyone who has not ordered can still do so using this linkUse your student ID when prompted for the online code.

Feel free to contact Victor O’Neill Studios with any questions or concerns:

[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Information

Level IV (Full-Time) Referral window is open now and closes December 15th.  All forms and optional materials are due no later than December 15th at 11:59pmSince Winter Break will have has started Mrs. Hartman graciously requests that referrals and optional materials be sent to her by Wednesday, December 13th. This will provide her time to review the documents and notify parents of any additional information needed or errors found.   

If you missed the information sessions, the information can be found in our Stenwood Parent/Guardian Schoology Site.  

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-2025 school year. A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met in August to review the state-approved Cycle I materials. The committee will re-convene in January to review the state-approved Cycle II instructional materials under consideration. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15th, 2023, until noon on December 15th, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Thanksgiving Luncheon! 5th Grade Parent Invite! Stay Connected

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

 

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@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

We had a short but wonderful week in the Hive this week. Our teachers have been doing an amazing job of connecting with you all as we had conferences to wrap up the first quarter. We are so appreciative of their hard work and partnership with you all.

When students came back Wednesday morning, we had a schoolwide morning meeting to celebrate as a community and to reflect on our CARES expectations at Stenwood. CARES stands for Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control. We were able to read a collective morning message, greet one another, share ways we see CARES, and do a hilarious full-school rendition of Aroostasha.  

Thursday night had the hallways buzzing and the cafeteria full of the wonderful sounds and smells of our This Is Us Night. Thank you to all of the students and their families that shared their foods and traditions so we all can see a fuller picture of who we are as a Stenwood Stinger Family. An extra thank you goes out to the PTA and their fantastic volunteers for organizing such a fantastic night.

Finally, this morning, we hosted over twenty active duty and retired service men and women in honor of Veteran’s Day at our Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Lieutenant Colonel Luke Shibilski shared a message on the morning news with all students and our guests were invited to join their child’s morning meeting in the classroom where some veteran’s focused conversations and activities took place.

This week was also National School Psychology Week. Thank you to our School Psychologist Ms. Barnes for her critical work that she does in helping our students thrive by supporting their well-being and learning.

Remember that November is Family Engagement Month.  Next week shapes up to be another busy one in the hive with the Book Fair, our Bee Kind Spirit Week, the SCA Winter Drive, PTA Silver Diner Night, and the return of Thanksgiving Lunch. See information below about all of these opportunities to join the fun in the hive next week below.

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Federal Impact Aid Form In SIS ParentVUE - DUE TODAY
  • Thanksgiving Lunch Volunteer Need - REMINDER
  • Bee Kind Spirit Week - NEW
  • Stenwood Fall Book Fair - Next Week! - NEW
  • SCA Winter Drive - NEW
  • Go Club - NEW
  • AAP Quarterly Newsletter - NEW
  • Parent Book Club - REMINDER
  • Diwali 
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • Retake & Make Up Picture Day! - Reminder

  • AAP Referral Date - Reminder
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erica Riley, Principal
[email protected] 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal 
[email protected]

Federal Impact Aid Form – Please Complete Today

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid for each child. We are still missing several Federal Impact Aid Forms. The survey is available online through SIS ParentVUE. Submitting 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.

In order to access the survey, please log into your SIS ParentVue account, select the ‘Online Packets’ tab on the top right of the screen, in the dropdown menu, select the ‘2023-2024 Federal Impact Aid Survey’ and then click on the ‘Begin Registration’ button in the bottom center of the screen. All responses are confidential.

Thanksgiving Lunch Volunteers Still Needed!

We still have a few spots we need filled to help Thanksgiving Lunch run smoothly.  If you have not already, please consider signing up for a block of time.  Please avoid signing up during your child’s lunch.  

Sign up to Volunteer for Stenwood’s Thanksgiving Lunch

Bee Kind Spirit Week - November 13th - November 17th Stenwood Fall Book Fair - Next Week!

The Stenwood Library is holding its Fall Book Fair next week!  Students will be able to browse the fair and make a wish list on Monday and Tuesday, then be able to buy books on Wednesday through Friday. Since the Thanksgiving luncheon is on Wednesday, parents are invited to bring their child to the book fair to purchase books after lunch is over.  We ask that you wait until the teacher picks up the class, so that the teacher knows where students are.

If you want to avoid the rush of Wednesday, parents (and their students) are invited to shop in person after school.  The book fair will be open after school Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:00pm.  This is the only day we’ll be open after school.  Please note:  You will need to enter the library from door 8 on the playground and come directly into the library from the back.  

As always, please contact Mrs. Cole with any questions you might have.  

SCA Winter Drive

Stenwood SCA will host a Winter Clothing Drive next week November 13th-17th. We will be accepting warm items such as coats, hats, gloves, mittens, warm socks, and scarves. All items will be donated to students at our sister school, Graham Road Elementary. Thank you for your support!

Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

AAP Quarterly Newsletter

Click here to check out this quarters AAP Newsletter!

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Diwali

We wish a fun Diwali to all celebrating! Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs & some Buddhists. The festival represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. This year's Diwali artwork was created by Chantilly High School student Rijuta D. as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students.

Yearbook Ordering

Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at http://www.yearbookforever.com

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Retake & Make Up Picture Day! Wednesday November 29th, 2023

 

Victor O’Neill Studios is coming back for portrait makeups/retakes!

On Wednesday November 29th, students who were absent for the original session, new/transfer students, and those who were unsatisfied with their original portrait will have the opportunity to make them up.

Students who previously purchased a photo package and would like to retake their photo MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in order to receive a new package.

No purchase is necessary to retake photos. The new portrait will replace their original yearbook portrait and then be available for purchase.

Anyone who has not ordered can still do so using this linkUse your student ID when prompted for the online code.

Feel free to contact Victor O’Neill Studios with any questions or concerns:

[email protected] | (703) 532-0013

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referral Information

Level IV (Full-Time) Referral window is open now and closes December 15th.  All forms and optional materials are due no later than December 15th at 11:59pmSince Winter Break will have has started Mrs. Hartman graciously requests that referrals and optional materials be sent to her by Wednesday, December 13th. This will provide her time to review the documents and notify parents of any additional information needed or errors found.   

If you missed the information sessions, the information can be found in our Stenwood Parent/Guardian Schoology Site.  

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-2025 school year. A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met in August to review the state-approved Cycle I materials. The committee will re-convene in January to review the state-approved Cycle II instructional materials under consideration. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15th, 2023, until noon on December 15th, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/stenwood-elementary.  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at [email protected] so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Veteran's Day Breakfast! Stay Connected

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

 

Facebook

facebook.com/StenwoodElementary

 

Instagram

@stenwoodelementary

 

Website

stenwoodes.fcps.edu

 

PTA Facebook

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