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January 20th, Friday, Student Holiday
(Inauguration Day)

Dear Stenwood Families:

I wanted to make you aware of a change in the Stenwood website coming soon…perhaps even tomorrow, Thursday, January 19th.  (Please note that if central office is not able to make this happen for tomorrow, then we will send an email to you informing you of the new date.)  We are proud that Stenwood is one of the first schools to move its website to the new format adopted by FCPS this past summer.
Stenwood Elementary School will launch a newly designed website, which will offer several advantages including:

  • Displaying on mobile devices, an important feature because so many of you are coming to the site through cell phones,
  • Enabling the easy sharing of content between school and Fairfax County Public Schools (for example, emergency alerts about weather closures etc. from the main site will be promptly displayed on the school site),
  • Making navigation of sites easier for parents as children progress through the FCPS schools because all sites will feature similar menus, and
  • Featuring accessibility to all users with disabilities (508 compliant).

As you begin to explore the site, if you are not able to find the information you need on our home page, you can use any of the  following:

  • Search Function, similar to the way you would look for information on Google,
  • Top Menu, which links to main topics including About, Academics, Activities, Resources, and Contact Us, and
  • Full Menu, in the upper left hand corner of the home page, which shows all the items under the main topics.

If you have bookmarked our old website at,
be sure to update that with our new website address While we have tried to include all of the information that you come to rely on, there may be something that we have forgotten.  If that is the case, feel free to contact our School-based Technology Specialist, Beth Parton at  We are also interested in your opinion about the new website. After you’ve had a look, please help us by filling out a short survey:

And lastly, student safety is of utmost important to us.  Please know that we will conduct our second lockdown drill for the year during this month. Our teacher always review procedures in advance with the students so that they are aware that we are participating in a practice exercise. Thank you.

Principal Dammeyer


Please bring your signed PTA event participation waiver for your child(ren) (**if have not already submitted one for 2016-2017).

  Rising 7th Grade
Middle School Activity Guide

Kilmer Middle School

Thursday, February 9, 6:00-7:30 pm
Kilmer Middle School Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night
Audience: Parents & rising seventh grade students
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 2017-2018 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.


Thoreau Middle School

Thoreau Curriculum Night & Family Open House for rising 7th graders:
at Thoreau MS—Thursday, February 9th (snow date, February 16th) from 6-8PM

Thoreau Activity Fair for rising 7th graders
Students are transported from feeder elementary schools to Thoreau—Thursday, March 30th from 10AM-12PM


01/20 Student Holiday, Inauguration Day
01/26 PTA Pizza and Karate Night
02/03 Two Hour Early Release at 1:25pm
02/06 Student Holiday, Teacher Work Day
02/09 CARES Pizza
02/10 SCA Spirit Day - Grandparents Day
02/20 Student Holiday, President's Day
02/24 Family Fun Night/Bingo Night

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