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Dear Stenwood Families,

We have very exciting news!  We will be starting breakfast service this Monday, March 2nd!  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast in our cafeteria starting at 8:25 a.m.  Breakfast is $1.75 for students, can be paid for just like school lunch (through MySchoolBucks), and will include a fruit, breakfast item, and milk or water.  See below for more information, including next week’s breakfast menu.   

Tuesday, March 3rd is a holiday for students and school planning day for our teachers and staff.  The office will be closed from 10:30 - 12:00pm for staff professional development.  Kindergarten Orientation will also be taking place this morning from 9:00 to 10:00am; please encourage any of your neighbors with rising Kindergarteners to attend.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

School Breakfast Information

Breakfast service will begin at Stenwood on Monday, March 2nd.  Students will be able to purchase a bagged breakfast for $1.75 which will include a fruit, breakfast item, and milk or water.  Please utilize your child’s MySchoolBucks account to purchase.

Items Offered Daily: Assorted cereal w/ graham crackers, chilled fruit and assorted juice and/or milk (unflavored, fat free, and 1%)

Menu for Week of March 2-6, 2020

Monday: Banana Bread

Tuesday: No School

Wednesday: Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Thursday: Pancake and Turkey Sausage

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

School Health Services Survey 

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians.  You may access this survey at the link provided below:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6 

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Tournament of Books! Attention Students: Celebrate reading by dressing up for our themed days!

Again this year we will have a Tournament of Books (think March Madness—but with books). There will be two brackets, a K-3 Bracket and a 4-6 Bracket. Each day, students will vote on their favorite books to see which titles advance to the next round!

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project

This week, we are focusing on Enthusiasm. You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

                                                 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How can you tap into enthusiasm for things you don’t like so much?
  • How can you encourage each other in the things that you love and the things you don’t like so much?
  • What type of mindset do you need to have to be able to approach things in life you don’t like with enthusiasm?
Do You Have a Child Interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st. 

For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

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

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

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

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Monday, March 2nd - School breakfast begins

Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Tuesday, March 24th - SCA Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character

Stay Connected

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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We had a great time last Friday at our Valentine’s Day parties!  Thank you to all of you who helped contribute to their success.  

Happy Custodian Appreciation Week!  We have some of the best custodial staff in all of FCPS!  Thank you to Mr. Truong, Mrs. Ramos, Mr. Huynh, and Mr. Park for making Stenwood such an inviting place to be every day!  We notice their hard work each and every day, and we often get comments from colleagues and other community members about the wonderful condition of our building.  

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Get Ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 28th. If your child raises $150 by that date, he or she will receive a squishy toy (pictured left)!

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Tournament of Books! Attention Students: Celebrate reading by dressing up for our themed days!

Again this year we will have a Tournament of Books (think March Madness—but with books). There will be two brackets, a K-3 Bracket and a 4-6 Bracket. Each day, students will vote on their favorite books to see which titles advance to the next round!

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project

This week, our students are reviewing and practicing character traits we’ve learned this year.  Ask your child which Positivity Project character traits come easily to them and which ones they are working on developing!

Do You Have a Child Interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st. 

For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

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

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

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

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events


Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch

Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th - SCA Spirit Day - Everyday Hero Day

Tuesday, March 24th - SCA Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character

Stay Connected

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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Yesterday we celebrated the 100th day of school!  We are officially 100 days smarter, 100 days more resilient, and 100 days more knowledgeable about each other!  

This week’s Positivity Project character trait is love, which couldn’t be more perfect for how we are feeling right now!  We want to take this moment to share just how much we love and appreciate the efforts of our students, parents, and staff members to make this such a wonderful community.  This past weekend, our PTA put together a fabulous new event, the Stenwood Sweethearts Dance, which showcased the love and support we show to one another.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Magnet School Application

Although we would be sad to lose any of our Stenwood Stingers, the Magnet school application and lottery information are available via this link, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

KILMER and THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL counselors are coming Wednesday, February 12th to help students sign up for their courses for next school year. They are coming in the morning, so please make sure not to schedule any appointments that day. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the transition to 7th grade, get their questions answered, and choose the courses that interest them. 

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am!

If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Get Ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

We will be kicking off the Kids Heart Challenge at Stenwood on February 13th, and your child can get the special heart squishy (pictured left) if he or she raises $150 on the website or app by that morning.

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

Positivity Project ~ Love

This week we are focusing on Love. You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

“Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

                                                                 ~Dalai Lama

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why do you think defining love can be so difficult?
  • Are there times when love is difficult to give others?
  • Why do you think it’s often difficult to demonstrate love to our families, and or friends?
Do You Have a Child Interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st. 

For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

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

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

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

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Friday, February 14th - Valentine's Day Parties (Grades K-6), 1:00-3:00 p.m.      

Monday, February 17th - Presidents' Day - Student Holiday
Tuesday, February 18th - Clubs and Candid Pictures
Wednesday, February 19th - Spring Pictures
Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch
Tuesday, March 3rd - Student Holiday                     

Tuesday, March 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 6th - Family Fun Night! (6:00-8:00 p.m).

Tuesday, March 10th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Stay Connected

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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

This week is Counselor Appreciation Week!  Thank you to our amazing counselor Anoma Hapangama for supporting all of our Stenwood Stingers!  We are so thankful to have you at Stenwood!

In your child’s backpack today is their 2nd quarter Progress Report.  Now that we are halfway through the year it is a good time to reflect and set goals with your child.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please reach out to his/her teacher.  Though there are not scheduled conferences, teachers are always happy to meet with you as the need arises.  If there is anything Dr. Mitchell or I can do to support your child, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Believe it or not, it is time to start Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be holding our Kindergarten Orientation on March 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00am.  Mrs. Hunt is already accepting registrations, more information below.  If you have neighbors that have a preschooler that should be registering, please make sure to pass along the information to them.  

Hope to see you all at our newest PTA event this Saturday- the Stinger Sweetheart Dance!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

 

Ticket Sales Open 
PTA’s Stinger Sweethearts Dance

Join us Sat, Feb 8th from 2:30 - 4:00pm in the Gym for the Stingers Sweethearts Dance.

Parents, get your dancing shoes on because this one is for you too! The dance will be similar to a Father-Daughter/Mother-Son type dance. Each Stinger is asked to invite a special adult in their life to be their guest.

Ticket sales opened last week and must be purchased online in advance. Limited number of tickets are available, so get yours today!

Make it a full afternoon - Take your Stinger Sweetheart out for lunch or dinner at Blackfinn on the day of the Dance and 10% of your bill will go to the PTA. All are invited, even if you cannot attend the Dance!

  New Information for Rising 7th Grade Families:

KILMER and THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL counselors are coming Wednesday, February 12th to help students sign up for their courses for next school year. They are coming in the morning, so please make sure not to schedule any appointments that day. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the transition to 7th grade, get their questions answered, and choose the courses that interest them. 

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session - Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions: These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 

Kindergarten Registration is now open!

Please come by the front office to register your child! Questions? Contact our registrar, Sonja Hunt at snhunt@fcps.edu

Get ready for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart!

The Kids Heart Challenge is your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to help other children.

Download the free mobile app or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/stenwoodes to register and have your child take one of three healthy challenges. Then, ask friends and family for donations, helping your child earn thank-you gifts and PE equipment for our school! 

We will be kicking off the Kids Heart Challenge at Stenwood on February 13th, and your child can get the special heart squishy (pictured left) if he or she raises $150 on the website or app by that morning.

 

Marshall Pyramid - Digital Citizenship

On March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, Kilmer Middle School will host a Digital Citizenship night for the Marshall Pyramid community. Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges; from cyber security, social media, how students access technology in schools, and how families can support good digital balance at home. We encourage all Stenwood families to attend,  to learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  We look forward to seeing you!

More information to follow next week.

Thank you for supporting students’ physical and emotional well-being and helping collect donations for the American Heart Association.  We appreciate all your support!

Positivity Project ~ Forgiveness

This week we are focusing on Forgiveness. You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”

                                                    ~Marianne Williamson

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • Why is forgiveness so hard to give sometimes?
  • Why is there “no peace” without forgiveness?
  • What happens to YOU when you forgive someone who has done you wrong?
It is our pleasure to honor our amazing school counselor, Ms. Hapangama, for her wonderful contributions to Stenwood Elementary' s students, families and staff. Thank you so much for everything you do!   Do You Have a Child Interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st. 

For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

 

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

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

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

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

 

  Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

 

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the February Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Friday, February 7th - SCA Spirit Day (RED-WHITE-BLUE)
Saturday, February 8th - PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14th - Valentine Day Parties (Grades K-6), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18th - Clubs and Candid Pictures
Wednesday, February 19th - Spring Pictures
Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch

Stay Connected

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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

Welcome to 3rd quarter!  It is so nice to have everyone back in the building.  As we start the second half of the year we want to take a minute to remind everyone that it is important to put positive routines in place.  One of the most important routines is coming to school on time, each and every day.  FCPS has an initiative #AttendanceMatters that looks at the research behind attendance and student success.  Even just one day a month adds up, so please make sure your child is coming to school and coming on time every day.  Of course, if your child is sick, please keep them home.  FCPS has a website to help you determine whether your child should stay home or come to school. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful 3rd quarter.  If there is anything we can do to support your child or children, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Ticket Sales Open 
PTA’s Stinger Sweethearts Dance

Join us Sat, Feb 8th from 2:30 - 4:00pm in the Gym for the Stingers Sweethearts Dance.

Parents, get your dancing shoes on because this one is for you too! The dance will be similar to a Father-Daughter/Mother-Son type dance. Each Stinger is asked to invite a special adult in their life to be their guest.

Ticket sales opened last week and must be purchased online in advance. Limited number of tickets are available, so get yours today!

Make it a full afternoon - Take your Stinger Sweetheart out for lunch or dinner at Blackfinn on the day of the Dance and 10% of your bill will go to the PTA. All are invited, even if you cannot attend the Dance!

Lost and Found

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Positivity Project ~ Supporting Others When They Struggle

This week we are working on ONE of the FIVE overarching components of the Positivity Project. Supporting others when they struggle is an important test of our character every single day.

“We rise by lifting others.”  ~Robert Ingersoll

When you put others first, you look to comfort people in the small, day-to day disappointments, whether they are friends, classmates, acquaintances, family, even rivals.

Think of a time you went through something difficult and someone encouraged you. How can you pass on that act of kindness this week? 

Stenwood Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th Graders:

There are important dates and activities that were shared by Kilmer Middle School and Thoreau Middle School that we would like you to be aware of.

Please look below for details, make note of these important activities, important dates, and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. More information will come to you through flyers in your child’s backpacks - some already have, or from the middle school itself, and we will update you on Hive Happenings as well.

KILMER MIDDLE SCHOOL:
KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students – Wednesday, January 29th 6:00-7:30 pm (snow date: Tuesday Feb 4th)

Early sessions scheduled from 5:15 – 5:45 to include information about the Advanced Academic Level IV Program & ESOL Services

This evening provides an opportunity for parents and students to learn about required and elective courses and activities at Kilmer Middle School. Kilmer staff and students will be available to answer questions about curriculum and the transition to middle school. The 2020-2021 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.

Please let us know if there is a student coming that might need some additional supports/accommodations.

Kilmer School Counselors visit Elementary Schools to assist with *Online Course Request Sign Up*– Feb. 10 – 21. KMS school counselors will visit each elementary school to facilitate the SIS online course request process for sixth grade students attending Kilmer for the 2020-2021 school year. Course selection sheets will be sent home with students after curriculum night, and once returned with a parent signature, students will use their course selection sheet to sign up for their courses through SIS StudentVUE. Kilmer school counselors and elementary school counselors will work together to coordinate a date for this lesson.

Specific day between (Feb 10-21) is TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Thoreau Activity Fair- Wednesday February 5th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Rising 7th grade students will visit Thoreau during the school day.  This is a fun, activities-based day where students learn about Thoreau ad experience middle school culture. Note: Bus transportation is provided to Thoreau from the elementary school on their assigned day

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session-Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Note* Detailed invitation to follow (Snow date is February 13, 2020)

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions
These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Elementary School Visits: Monday, February 10, 2020 – Friday February 28, 2020.

Thoreau counselors will visit elementary schools to talk with students about the transition to 7th grade as well as the online course registration process. Exact date of Visit TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

Do You Have a Child Interested in the Arts?

Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Elementary Institute for the Arts starting February 3rd! Students explore Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre through this weekly program that runs from July 6-31st. 

For more information visit the E-IFTA website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

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

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

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

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the January Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Friday, February 7th - SCA Spirit Day (RED-WHITE-BLUE)
Saturday, February 8th - PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11th - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14th - Valentine Day Parties (Grades K-6), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18th - Clubs and Candid Pictures
Wednesday, February 19th - Spring Pictures
Wednesday, February 26th - CARES Pizza Lunch

Stay Connected

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

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

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We are very excited to announce that Stenwood was just awarded the Energy Star Award.  Buildings that are awarded the EPA’s Energy Star use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse emissions than similar buildings across the nation.  This is due to a conscious effort by our staff and energy saving features used across FCPS. 

Our SCA is currently collecting school supplies to benefit our adopted sister school, Graham Road Elementary, through this Friday, January 24th.   Thank you to those of you who have already sent in supplies.  This drive will enable Graham Road students to have much needed materials. The principal of Graham Road had said that our earlier donation of gloves/hats/mittens made the children so happy.  We plan to deliver the donated items to Graham Road as soon as our collection is complete.  Know that your generosity is truly meeting the needs of some great children at a fellow FCPS school.  Thank you. 

Just a reminder that Monday and Tuesday of next week are teacher workdays. We hope you enjoy your 4-day weekend.  The Stenwood staff will busy here planning for a great second half of the school year! 

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal


Ticket Sales Open 
PTA’s Stinger Sweethearts Dance

Join us Sat, Feb 8th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Gym for the Stingers Sweethearts Dance.

Parents, get your dancing shoes on because this one is for you too! The dance will be similar to a Father-Daughter/Mother-Son type dance. Each Stinger is asked to invite a special adult in their life to be their guest.

Ticket sales opened last week and must be purchased online in advance. Limited number of tickets are available, so get yours today!

Make it a full afternoon - Take your Stinger Sweetheart out for lunch or dinner at Blackfinn on the day of the Dance and 10% of your bill will go to the PTA. All are invited, even if you cannot attend the Dance!

If you have not returned the student intention form, we ask that you do so ASAP. Please take a few minutes to complete the form for each child currently enrolled at Stenwood and have your child return the form to school tomorrow.  Having information about your plans for next school year helps us to solidify our numbers; our student number play a major role in the number of teachers assigned to our school.  Your quick turn-around is appreciated.  If you are uncertain of your plans, please simply write a brief note explaining your uncertain situation.  Thank you!

LOST AND FOUND

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Positivity Project ~ Perseverance

This week we are focusing on Perseverance. You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
                                                          ~Babe Ruth

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What is involved in perseverance?
• How is perseverance related to teamwork? Creativity? Optimism?
• How can growth-mindset hep as you think about perseverance?           

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the January Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Dear Stenwood Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th graders. There are important dates and activities that were shared by Kilmer Middle School and Thoreau Middle School we would like you to be aware of. Please look below for details, make note of these important activities, important dates, and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. More information will come to you through flyers in your child’s backpacks- some already have, or from the middle school itself, and we will update you on Hive Happenings as well.

KILMER MIDDLE SCHOOL:
KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students – Wednesday, January 29th 6:00-7:30 pm (snow date: Tuesday Feb 4th)

Early sessions scheduled from 5:15 – 5:45 to include information about the Advanced Academic Level IV Program & ESOL Services

This evening provides an opportunity for parents and students to learn about required and elective courses and activities at Kilmer Middle School. Kilmer staff and students will be available to answer questions about curriculum and the transition to middle school. The 2020-2021 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.

Please let us know if there is a student coming that might need some additional supports/accommodations.

Kilmer School Counselors visit Elementary Schools to assist with *Online Course Request Sign Up*– Feb. 10 – 21. KMS school counselors will visit each elementary school to facilitate the SIS online course request process for sixth grade students attending Kilmer for the 2020-2021 school year. Course selection sheets will be sent home with students after curriculum night, and once returned with a parent signature, students will use their course selection sheet to sign up for their courses through SIS StudentVUE. Kilmer school counselors and elementary school counselors will work together to coordinate a date for this lesson.

Specific day between (Feb 10-21) is TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Thoreau Activity Fair- Wednesday February 5th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Rising 7th grade students will visit Thoreau during the school day.  This is a fun, activities-based day where students learn about Thoreau ad experience middle school culture. Note: Bus transportation is provided to Thoreau from the elementary school on their assigned day

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session-Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Note* Detailed invitation to follow (Snow date is February 13, 2020)

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions
These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Elementary School Visits: Monday, February 10, 2020 – Friday February 28, 2020.

Thoreau counselors will visit elementary schools to talk with students about the transition to 7th grade as well as the online course registration process. Exact date of Visit TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

January 24th is the last day to customize your yearbook with a name stamp on the front of the yearbook!!

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

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Jan 23rd / Geography Bee - 9:00 a.m.
Jan 27th & 28th / Student Holidays
Feb 7th / SCA Spirit Day - RED-WHITE-BLUE
Feb 8th / PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance/ 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Feb 11th / PTA Mtg - 7:00 p.m.
Feb 14th / Valentine Day Parties (Gds K-6) - 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Feb 18th / Clubs and Candid Pictures
Feb 19th / Spring Pictures
Feb 26th / CARES Pizza Lunch

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

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Stenwood Hive Happenings

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We have had an eventful few days since our snow day last week.  On Thursday, we had two great events here.  First, our whole school meeting.  We love when we can all come together and celebrate our school spirit.  We spent a lot of time talking about optimism and goals we have for 2020!  Thanks to the PTA who arranged for another fun Children’s Science Center night.  Dr. Mitchell and I had a great time watching everyone participate in the stations, we even did some of them ourselves.  Thank you to all of you who volunteered to run stations, we would not have been able to have such a successful evening without you. 

Finally, last night we enjoyed hearing so many of our 5th and 6th graders sing at the Marshall Pyramid Concert.  Ms. Fucile and her chorus did a phenomenal job.  We were by far the largest group on stage which is a huge testament to the strength and commitment of our Stenwood music program. 

If you have not turned in your intention form, please make sure to read the blurb below.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

If you have not returned the student intention form, we ask that you do so ASAP. Please take a few minutes to complete the form for each child currently enrolled at Stenwood and have your child return the form to school tomorrow.  Having information about your plans for next school year helps us to solidify our numbers; our student number play a major role in the number of teachers assigned to our school.  Your quick turn-around is appreciated.  If you are uncertain of your plans, please simply write a brief note explaining your uncertain situation.  Thank you!

LOST AND FOUND

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Positivity Project ~ Prudence

This week we are focusing on Prudence. You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

“When you make the right decision, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.”
                                                          ~Caroline Kennedy

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What does making good decisions have to do with prudence?
• Is it hard to make decisions in certain situations? If yes, which situations?
• Do you find it becoming harder or easier to make good decisions as you get older?

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the January Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Dear Stenwood Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th graders. There are important dates and activities that were shared by Kilmer Middle School and Thoreau Middle School we would like you to be aware of. Please look below for details, make note of these important activities, important dates, and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. More information will come to you through flyers in your child’s backpacks- some already have, or from the middle school itself, and we will update you on Hive Happenings as well.

KILMER MIDDLE SCHOOL:
KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students – Wednesday, January 29th 6:00-7:30 pm (snow date: Tuesday Feb 4th)

Early sessions scheduled from 5:15 – 5:45 to include information about the Advanced Academic Level IV Program & ESOL Services

This evening provides an opportunity for parents and students to learn about required and elective courses and activities at Kilmer Middle School. Kilmer staff and students will be available to answer questions about curriculum and the transition to middle school. The 2020-2021 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.

Please let us know if there is a student coming that might need some additional supports/accommodations.

Kilmer School Counselors visit Elementary Schools to assist with *Online Course Request Sign Up*– Feb. 10 – 21. KMS school counselors will visit each elementary school to facilitate the SIS online course request process for sixth grade students attending Kilmer for the 2020-2021 school year. Course selection sheets will be sent home with students after curriculum night, and once returned with a parent signature, students will use their course selection sheet to sign up for their courses through SIS StudentVUE. Kilmer school counselors and elementary school counselors will work together to coordinate a date for this lesson.

Specific day between (Feb 10-21) is TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Thoreau Activity Fair- Wednesday February 5th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Rising 7th grade students will visit Thoreau during the school day.  This is a fun, activities-based day where students learn about Thoreau ad experience middle school culture. Note: Bus transportation is provided to Thoreau from the elementary school on their assigned day

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session-Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Note* Detailed invitation to follow (Snow date is February 13, 2020)

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions
These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.

Sessions:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Elementary School Visits: Monday, February 10, 2020 – Friday February 28, 2020.

Thoreau counselors will visit elementary schools to talk with students about the transition to 7th grade as well as the online course registration process. Exact date of Visit TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS?

FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

GPS Bracelets/Devices

A parent or guardian who wishes for their child to wear a bracelet or device with GPS capabilities, such as an AngelSense, to school must now request principal approval for the device. Parents or guardians should utilize the new Request for Principal's Approval For Student Use Of GPS Bracelet/Device (SS/SE-349). Translated forms are available at the bottom of this webpage.  If the device also includes communication features, parents must agree to disable these features during the school day and, if applicable, while on the school bus. A new request needs to be completed before each school year begins.

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS

January 24th is the last day to customize your yearbook with a name stamp on the front of the yearbook!!

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

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Jan 20th / Martin Luther King Day - No School
Jan 23rd / Geography Bee - 9:00 a.m.
Jan 27th & 28th / Student Holidays
Feb 7th / SCA Spirit Day - RED-WHITE-BLUE
Feb 11th / PTA Mtg - 7:00 p.m.
Feb 14th / Valentine Day Parties (Gds K-6) - 1:00-3:00 p.m.

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

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Dear Stenwood Families,

We hope everyone is enjoying their snow day!  We were so happy to have welcomed everyone back on Monday, I know everyone is looking forward to being back in a normal routine after hopefully a restful winter break and this quick snow storm. 

We need your help, it is actually the time of year that we start planning for next year.  

To ensure adequate staffing for next school year, please complete the Student Intention Form your child will be bringing home tomorrow. Please take a few minutes to complete the form for each child currently enrolled at Stenwood and have your child return the form to school on Friday.  Having information about your plans for next school year helps us to solidify our numbers; our student numbers play a major role in the number of teachers assigned to our school.  Your quick turn-around is appreciated.  If you are uncertain of your plans, please simply write a brief note explaining your uncertain situation.         

In addition, the annual Survey of Preschool Children will be sent home as well.  Please encourage all of your neighbors with children of kindergarten age to contact Mrs. Sonja Hunt in the front office so that we can get all kindergarteners registered soon for the 2020-2021 school year.  And of course, if you have a rising kindergartener at home, please fill out this form, too.  This registration information also helps to determine the number of teachers assigned to our school.

Likewise, if you have neighbors whose children are older than kindergarten age who are talking about leaving private schools and registering at Stenwood for next year, please encourage your neighbors to contact Mrs. Sonja Hunt now. 

Thank you for completing the forms tomorrow and returning them on Friday.  We really appreciate it.

We are also looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night from 6:00 - 7:30 at the PTA’s Children’s Science Center night.  It will be a ton of fun with lots of different stations for everyone!  For more information, read PTA’s Wednesday Mail.  I am a huge science nerd, so I can’t wait!   

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

LOST AND FOUND

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Positivity Project ~ Optimism

This week we are focusing on Optimism. You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.


“When the world says, “Give Up”, Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”.”
                                                             ~Author Unknown

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• When were you optimistic in a situation? How could that situation have turned out differently if you weren’t optimistic?
• Do you believe that hope and optimism are “contagious”?
• What is your dream for your future self?  What will you have to do to achieve that goal?

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the December Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening 
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Calling All Stinger Scientists - That's You!

Save the date right after Winter break for Stenwood Family Science Night - Jan 9th, 6-8pm.

We need at least 9 more volunteers (16 yrs or older) in order to confirm the event with the Children's Science Center. You can do this! All supplies and instructions are provided.

Sign up today!             
           

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Jan 9th / PTA Children's Science Ctr Night
Jan 10th / SCA Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day
Jan 14th / Marshall Pyramid Choral Concert - 6 p.m.
Jan 13th - Jan 24th / School Supply Drive
Jan 15th / CARES Pizza Lunch
Jan 23rd / Geography Bee - 9 a.m.
Jan 27th & 28th / Student Holidays

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

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Winter Break December 23 - January 3 Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

As we approach winter break we hope all of you have a happy and healthy winter break.  Our office will be closed during the break.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our winter concert tomorrow at 7:00pm; we know it will be amazing, as always! 

Finally, we want to welcome our newest Stenwood staff member, Mr. Brian Spector.  He is joining us as our full-time office assistant.  He will start on Monday, January 6th.  Please give him a warm welcome the next time you stop by or call. 

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

LOST AND FOUND

Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found.  Please have your student come down and check the tables.

Positivity Project ~ Optimism

This week we are focusing on Optimism. You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.


“When the world says, “Give Up”, Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”.”
                                                             ~Author Unknown

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• When were you optimistic in a situation? How could that situation have turned out differently if you weren’t optimistic?
• Do you believe that hope and optimism are “contagious”?
• What is your dream for your future self?  What will you have to do to achieve that goal?

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the December Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening 
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Calling All Stinger Scientists - That's You!

Save the date right after Winter break for Stenwood Family Science Night - Jan 9th, 6-8pm.

We need at least 9 more volunteers (16 yrs or older) in order to confirm the event with the Children's Science Center. You can do this! All supplies and instructions are provided.

Sign up today!             
           

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Dec 19th / Winter Concert 7 p.m. 
Dec 23 - Jan 3 / Winter Break
Jan 9th / PTA Children's Science Ctr Night
Jan 10th / SCA Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

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Winter Break December 23 - January 3 Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

It was great to see so many of you at the Silver Diner last week!  The last week and a half of school before winter break is really busy.  Later this week, the 5th and 6th graders will be competing in Battle of the Books!  Mrs. Cole, our amazing librarian plans two battles every year.  Battle of the Books encourages students to read a variety of genres and have discussions about books with their classmates.  The students also love creating their class themes, chants, and cheers.  Parents of 5th and 6th graders are welcome to attend, especially if your son or daughter are representing their class as a contestant. 

Next week we will enjoy our annual winter concert.  Ms. Fucile, Ms. Campbell, and Mr. Frederick have devoted a tremendous amount of time and effort in order to prepare our students for this fabulous concert.  We know you have also supported your children at home with their practice; thank you for your support.  Let’s all come together to celebrate their efforts next Thursday!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project ~ Self-Control

Next week we are focusing on Self-control. You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” 
                                                                ~Grenville Kleise

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• Do you consider yourself to be a person who has self-control? What things do you do that indicate this?
• Why is self-regulation important?
• What happens when your emotions take over? How can you work on developing greater self-control?

All Book Fair back orders have now been delivered.  If you have not received your items, please email Mrs. Cole (nhcole@fcps.edu) your backorder invoice number so she can find your item.  Thank you to everyone who purchased items from the book fair.  Your support is appreciated!

Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the December Memories gallery!  Photos are added throughout the month!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Calling All Stinger Scientists - That's You!

Save the date right after Winter break for Stenwood Family Science Night - Jan 9th, 6-8pm.

We need at least 9 more volunteers (16 yrs or older) in order to confirm the event with the Children's Science Center. You can do this! All supplies and instructions are provided.

Sign up today!             
           

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Dec 13th / Battle of the Books 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec 17th / Marshall & Kilmer Snow Show @ Kilmer - 7 p.m.
Dec 18th / CARES Pizza
Dec 19th / Winter Concert 7 p.m.
Dec Dec 23 - Jan 3 / Winter Break
Jan 9th / PTA Children's Science Ctr Night
Jan 10th / SCA Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

WEBSITE: Stenwood ES
TWITTER: @StenwoodES
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Winter Break December 23 - January 3 Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Silver Diner Dine Out tomorrow night!  We know so many students love going to this annual event!

We ask that you help showcase our amazing school and remind your children that there may be other diners who are not part of our Stenwood community who are enjoying a night out as well, so remember to be respectful.

Attendance Matters - We need your help!  Regular attendance at school is important.  Did you know that research shows that missing just 2 days of school a month on average is a primary cause of lower academic achievement?  Missing more than 18 days, which is only 2 days a month, adds up to missing more than 10% of the school year and is considered chronic absenteeism.   If you would like more information on the impacts of chronic absenteeism and support for avoiding it, please visit the FCPS Website.

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Humility

Next week we are focusing on Humility. You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
                                                                  ~Rick Warren

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• How is being honest with yourself related to humility?
• Would you be a good teacher of humility?
• Why is humility important to lead others and to make a positive impact?

All Book Fair back orders have now been delivered.  If you have not received your items, please email Mrs. Cole (nhcole@fcps.edu) your backorder invoice number so she can find your item.  Thank you to everyone who purchased items from the book fair.  Your support is appreciated!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Calling All Stinger Scientists - That's You!

Save the date right after Winter break for Stenwood Family Science Night - Jan 9th, 6-8pm.

We need at least 9 more volunteers (16 yrs or older) in order to confirm the event with the Children's Science Center. You can do this! All supplies and instructions are provided.

Sign up today!             
           

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Dec 5th / Silver Diner Dine Out 5 - 8 p.m.
Dec 6th / SCA Spirit Day - Cozy Day
Dec 10th / Madison & Thoreau Snow Show @ Madison - 7 p.m.
Dec 13th / Battle of the Books 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec 17th / Marshall & Kilmer Snow Show @ Kilmer - 7 p.m.
Dec 18th / CARES Pizza
Dec 19th / Winter Concert 7 p.m.

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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Thanksgiving Break November 27th - November 29th Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

We loved seeing so many of you (and grandparents too!) at the Thanksgiving lunch.  As we reflect on our second week of gratitude in the Positivity Project, we as a Stenwood community have so much to be thankful for!  We have an extremely dedicated staff who work to support each and every student every day.  We have an amazing PTA that plan wonderful events for our community!  And, we are thankful for each and every one of you for making Stenwood such an awesome place to teach and learn!

Good news!  The attendance and transportation emails are back up and running!  Thank you for your patience yesterday.

We hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project: Kindness

Next week we are focusing on Kindness. You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.”  ~Bob Anderson

Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• How can you bring more kindness to our school?
• How is kindness related to other character strengths?
• Why is kindness such an important character strength?

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

Mrs. Cole would like to thank everyone who purchased items from the Fall Book Fair.  A percentage of all sales goes right back to the library which she uses to purchase new books for the students.  Mrs. Cole would also like to thank everyone who volunteered – whether it was for a single two-hour shift or multiple times during the week – our fair could never be successful without our volunteers. 

Mark your calendars now, the Spring Book Fair will be March 27th -April 2nd.  We hope to see you there!

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Dec 5th / Silver Diner Dine Out 5 - 8 p.m.
Dec 6th / SCA Spirit Day - Cozy Day
Dec 10th / Madison & Thoreau Snow Show @ Madison - 7 p.m.
Dec 13th / Battle of the Books 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec 17th / Marshall & Kilmer Snow Show @ Kilmer - 7 p.m.
Dec 18th / CARES Pizza
Dec 19th / Winter Concert 7 p.m.

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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Thanksgiving Break November 27th - November 29th Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Thanksgiving Lunch tomorrow.  Please know that we have spoken to the police department and arranged for parking in the neighborhood.  In order to expedite the lunch line, tickets will be sold at the front and back doors.  If your child has money on their MySchoolBucks account you will be able to use that as well in the cafeteria.  If you plan on purchasing at the door, exact change and small bills would be much appreciated!  The price for adults and non-Stenwood students is $4.50 and for Stenwood students is $3.25.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

The Thanksgiving holiday is next week. If your child will be absent before or after the Thanksgiving break, please send a message to our attendance programs. You may leave a message ahead of time leaving a voice message at 703-208-7676 or sending an email to StenwoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu.

The front office thanks you!!!

Positivity Project: Gratitude (Week 2)  

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

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

 

The Fall Book Fair is here!!  If you plan on joining us for Thanksgiving lunch that day, please know that you will have a chance to visit our Book Fair in the library along with your child. We ask that you do so at the end of their scheduled lunch time, but not until the teacher has arrived in the cafeteria and the class is being dismissed from lunch. That way, the teacher is fully aware that your child is going with you to the Book Fair.

 

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

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

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

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

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

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

Nov 18th - Nov 22nd / Fall Book Fair
Nov 21 / Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Dec 5th / Silver Diner Dine Out 5 - 8 p.m.
Dec 6th / SCA Spirit Day - Cozy Day
Dec 13th / Battle of the Books 9 - 10:30 a.m.

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

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

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Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

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

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

Sincerely,
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal

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

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

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Important Dates:

• January 9, 2020 – Level IV Referral Form and optional materials due for AAP Level IV Spring Screening
 
For more information regarding the above dates and AAP in FCPS please click here. If you have questions, please contact Payal Herendeen, Stenwood ES AART at ppherendeen@fcps.edu. 

 

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

 

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

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

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

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!

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

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

DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS.

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

UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS

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

STAY CONNECTED TO STENWOOD ES

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

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

2620 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Office: 703.208.7600
Attendance EmailTransportation Email | Web | Twitter

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