Weekly Update - January 20

January 20, 2017

Olde Creek Weekly Update

Joy of Dance Registration

We are still accepting registration forms for the winter sessions of the Joy of Dance classes. Cheer and Hip Hop classes are being offered during the upcoming session. Registration forms can be found at the link below.



OCES Family Dinner Night at Elevation Burger – February 25

Please consider supporting the OCES PTA by attending the next Family Dinner Night at Elevation Burger (9518 Main Street) on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  10% of all proceeds from the evening go to the school. Thank you for your support!


Virginia Lottery Super Teachers Nominations - due by February 13!

In partnership with the Virginia PTA and The Supply Room Companies, eight educators from across the state will be selected this spring as a Super Teacher and receive $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in classroom supplies. Spread the word and who knows...a passionate, creative and innovative educator you know could be the next Super Teacher! If you are interested in nominating an outstanding educator from Olde Creek, please see the link below:



FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Monday, February 27, through Monday, March 27, 2017.  Please see the link below for additional information about these programs:



Fire Alarm System Testing


We wanted to inform you that the fire alarm system at our school will be inspected and tested during the week of February 23.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fairfax County Office of the Fire Marshal require Fairfax County Public Schools to test `our fire alarm system annually. This test is very extensive, as they must inspect and test each and every fire alarm device. This testing can only be performed when the building is unoccupied; therefore, the typical hours of testing are from approximately 10:00 P.M. until 5:00 A.M., Monday through Friday. System testing can range from 1 day to 5 days, depending on building size.

In an effort to minimize disruption to the community members that live in close proximity to the school, the testing of the audible portion (horns) of the system is performed at the end of the total system test (the last testing day). The approximate amount of time that the audible portion (horns) are activated is 15 minutes.


Upcoming Events


Inauguration Day Holiday—January 20

Family Night at Elevation Burger – January 25

Parent Orientation Frost M.S.—January 26

Band Concert—January 31

PTA Meeting--February 1

2 hour early release—February 3

Student Holiday—February 6