Stenwood Hive Happenings

Hive Happenings Newsletter


May 26th, Friday, Two Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25pm

Memorial Day  

May 29th, Memorial Day, School & Office Closed

School is out  

Last Day of School is June 23, 2017
Two Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25pm

Dear Stenwood Families:

I’m sure most of you have kept up with the news about Fairfax County Public Schools beginning school for the first time prior to Labor Day.  Yes, our first day for students is August 28th!  Did you know that your child’s attendance on the first day of school and the tenth day of school (September 11th) plays a significant role in determining the number of teachers and other instructional staff that can serve Stenwood for the school year?  Our student numbers are reported to the central office on those two days, and decisions are made about whether we get to maintain our current staffing, or whether we might gain or lose staffing. 

How can you help?  First, please ensure that your children start school on the first day.  Please plan your summer vacations accordingly.  If you should have an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from having your child in school at the beginning of the year, please be sure to inform Mrs. Wallen, Stenwood’s registrar, as the specifics of your return date.  This can help me build the case for maintaining or increasing our staffing.  Thank you for your support with this situation. 

We received our bell schedule for next year, and the only change is a slight adjustment to our morning preschool bell schedule.  Our bell schedule is as follows:

School Hours for 2017-2018:

Grades K-6

Preschool (AM)          Preschool (PM)
 9:05-12:25                   12:30-3:50

We had a wonderful time at the Flip Flop Hop this past Friday.  The weather was superb, and students, staff, and parents enjoyed dining together.  Our DJ played great music, and everyone had a fun time dancing.  Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this beloved annual event! 

I hope you have plans for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend that involve rest, relaxation, and perhaps a trip to the beach.  Our students have been doing a great job taking their SOL assessments; let’s return well-rested from the long weekend to tackle the remaining tests.  Enjoy the long weekend! 


Principal Dammeyer

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Dear Parent or Guardian,
Please don't forget to pick up all medication from our health room before the last day of school, June 23, Friday by 1:25pm. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. Please note that any medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Schall, school health aide at 703-208-7610.

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Reminder from the Library 
Parents, as we get closer to the end of the school year, we need to get all overdue library books back to the library. Last day to check out books is June 6th. All books are due to by June 9th.


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Lost & Found
Last day to pick up your children's lost items from the cafeteria is June 23rd.

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Upcoming Events

06/06 4th Grade Colonial Day
06/07 Carrie Powers' Retirement Party, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
06/08 Poetry Slam, 2nd Grade, 9:30am
06/13 Spring Concert, 7pm
06/14 Poetry Slam, 6th Grade, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
06/15 Global Awareness, 5th Grade, 1:15pm - 2:00pm
06/16 Battle of the Books, 9:00am - 10:15am
06/19 Celebrate America, KG, 2:10pm - 3:10pm
06/22 Variety Show, 9:00am - 11:00am
          Class Parties, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
          Preschool Family Day
          6th Grade Recognition Ceremony, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
          6th Grade Celebration, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
06/23 Last Day of School, Two Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25pm