Stenwood Hive Happenings

Hive Happenings Newsletter


Stenwood Elementary Curriculum Night Thursday, April 27th, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Stenwood Celebrates Being a Super Learner
Grab a passport and visit stations highlighting math, science, literacy, and fitness.

  • Changing matter
  • Virginia SUPERheroes
  • Learn about ancient civilizations
  • S.T.E.A.M. activity
  • Dance stations
  • SUPERhero masks
  • And much, much more

Other Events Happening During Curriculum Night,

  • Book Fair from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Grace Art Show
  • Kindergarten Musical, Beauty and the Beast from 6:30 - 7:00pm.

Beauty and the Beast

Kindergarten Presents
Beauty and the Beast: The Musical
Join the kindergarten classes in the gym for a heartwarming presentation of songs from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

Book warm reading a book

 Spring Book Fair 4/24 - 4/28

Book Fair Schedule

Browse Day – Monday, April 24th
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Browse Day – Tuesday, April 25th
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Browse/Buy – Wednesday, April 26th
9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Buy Day – Thursday, April 27th
9:00 am to 3:10 pm and 5:30 to 8:00

Buy Day – Friday, April 28th
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Donuts and Coffee

Volunteer Breakfast
May 2nd, from 7:45am - 8:30am
Please RSVP to (703)208-7600 by close of business on April 28th, Friday.

Student Testing

Please note the SOL testing schedule and avoid scheduling any doctor's appointments on these dates.
Thank you for your cooperation.

SOL Testing Dates

6th Reading - Monday, May 15th
6th Math & Advanced Math - Thursday, May 25th

5th Reading - Tuesday, May 16th
5th Science - Monday, May 22nd
5th Math & Advance Math - Tuesday, May 30th

4th Reading - Friday, May 19th
4th Virginia Studies - Tuesday, May 23rd
4th Math - Friday, June 2nd

3rd Reading - Part 1, Wednesday, May 17th
3rd Reading - Part 2, Thursday, May 18th
3rd Math - Part 1, Wednesday , May 31st
3rd Math - Part 2, Thursday, June 1st

2017 Summer Enrichment Institute Scholarships
The Department of Instructional Services will provide a limited number of partial scholarships for FCPS students to attend one of the 2017 summer enrichment institutes or camps.  The partial scholarship amount is $175 off the tuition for STEM, Tech Adventure Camp, or the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), and $250 off the tuition for Institute for the Arts (IFTA). Parents must provide the difference in the tuition. Program descriptions and tuition information for the institutes and camps can be found at

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. FCPS has created a number of resources for parents and students that can be found at Mental Health Awareness Month.  

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. Schools are often the place where these kinds of issues as well as other mental health needs are discovered and where school-based supports can be provided. FCPS wants all parents and guardians to know that your school psychologist, school social worker, and school counselor are available for consultation and support on concerns such as anxiety, peer relationships, depression or other social and emotional issues. They can also provide a list of mental health resources. Please contact your child’s school to connect with one of the mental health providers. Please click on the following links to learn about resources and ways to foster resilience in your child. Mental Health and Resiliency, and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies

Eating Disorder in the Public School Setting
In 2013 the Virginia General Assembly passed HB 1406, Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2 requiring Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA, 2013):
Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice.  Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.
In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to all parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. Please take the necessary steps to disseminate the attached letter and fact sheet to parents and guardians of all students. The letter and fact sheet have been translated, and posted on the following webpages:

13 Reasons Why
We wanted to make you aware that FCPS central office has indicated that they are hearing from some parents who are concerned about a new Netflix series released on March 31, 2017.  It is attracting the attention of many young people.  Though this series is geared more towards middle and high school aged students, we know that some of our older students may have access to watching it. The series is called 13 Reasons Why, and focuses on the suicide of a teenaged girl. 

The decision to watch this series will be a personal one for your family.  However, as this has become very popular with the youth and may negatively impact some individuals, we wanted to make you aware of the series.

Information about the series:
Some ideas to guide your discussion with your child:

Please also share with your child that he or she can reach confidential help 24 hours a day, if needed, by texting NEEDHELP to 85511, or calling the Crisis Hotline at 703-527-4077.

If you wish to discuss this further or have a specific question, please contact our school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker.

Upcoming Events

04/24 - 04/28 Spring Book Fair
04/27 Curriculum Night, 6:30pm- 8:00pm
          KG Musical, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
          Grace Arts Show
          Book Fair, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

04/30 PTA 5K & Fun Run, 7:45am - 10:00am
05/02 Volunteer Breakfast, 7:45am - 8:30am
05/11 CARES Pizza
05/19 Flip Flop Hop, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
05/26 Two Hour Early Dismissal
05/29 Student Holiday