Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.February 25th, 2024
🎉 Leap Into Learning: Celebrating the Last Week of February! 🐸
Dear Sleepy Hollow Parents,
As we leap into the final week of February, we're excited to celebrate this special time, made even more extraordinary by the occurrence of Leap Year! This additional day gives us an extra opportunity to reflect on the amazing progress and achievements of our students.
Fifth Grade Elective Selections This week, our fifth graders embarked on an important milestone in their academic journey by meeting with Glasgow counselors to select their course electives for the upcoming school year. It's an exciting time as they begin to explore new interests and envision their path to middle school. We're confident that they will make thoughtful choices that will empower them to excel and thrive in the years ahead.
Kindergarten Narratives In kindergarten, our young learners have been busy polishing their personal narratives. Through storytelling, they are learning to give voice and rich details to important moments in their lives. It's inspiring to see their creativity and imagination come to life as they develop their writing skills. These early experiences lay the foundation for future literacy success.
Embracing Next Steps Across all grade levels, students are embracing the next steps in their academic journey with enthusiasm and determination. Whether it's mastering new concepts in math, conducting experiments in science, or expressing themselves through art and music, our students are eager to learn and grow. We're incredibly proud of their resilience, curiosity, and dedication to success.
Parent-Teacher Collaboration As partners in your child's education, we encourage you to continue fostering a supportive learning environment at home. Take time to celebrate your child's achievements, engage in meaningful conversations about their learning experiences, and reinforce the importance of perseverance and hard work. Together, we can empower our students to reach their full potential.
As we leap forward into March, let's continue to inspire, motivate, and celebrate the incredible achievements of our Sleepy Hollow students. Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to our school community.
Wishing you a fantastic week ahead filled with joy, learning, and memorable moments!
Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney
Principal and Assistant PrincipalImportant Upcoming Dates
March 5 Election Day - No School for students
March 7 - International Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bus Transportation will be provided
March 13 - PTA Virtual Meeting
March 19 - 4th Grade Field Trip, Kennedy Center
April 17 - Curriculum Night for Families, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bus Transportation will be provided.
March 24 - March 28 - Spring Break, No School
April 1 - Teacher Planning Day, No School
April 2 - Staff Development Day, No School for Students
April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation for Rising Kindergarteners and Families, Time: TBD
PTA Silent Auction - April 22 - April 28🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…
There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:
- Determine eligibility.
- Identify your local school.
- Gather documents.
- Fill out forms.
- Schedule an appointment.
After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.
💻 Try Online Registration
Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process.
When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.Student and Family Surveys
Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3
FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:
- Welcoming environment
- Student success
- Family and school partnerships
- Community partnerships
The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.Library News
Our library's Battle of the Books teams are doing a great job reading the 11 selected books! We have 49 4th and 5th grade students participating - our highest number ever! At meetings, the teams practice different challenge formats (word scramble, logic puzzle, cypher, etc.) that they'll see in the event this spring; they're also practicing communication and problem-solving skills along with enjoyment of reading. Hooray for books!
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