Stenwood Hive Happenings

Hive Happenings Newsletter

Summer Office Hours, 9:00am - 1:00pm


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

Students Reading

Stenwood's Summer Reading Bingo

Summer will be here before we know it and we want all Stingers to keep reading.  All Stenwood students are encouraged to participate in Stenwood’s Summer Reading Bingo, Stingers are Readers.  Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the Stingers are Readers activity card as a guide.  All students who successfully complete a row, column or the diagonal and return the raffle ticket will receive a Stingers are Readers prize and be entered into the Grade Level Prize Drawings in September.  All students will receive the Stingers are Readers activity card with the final progress report.  Keep the activity card handy to track reading all summer!

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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.

Lost & Found

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


Reminder from the Cafeteria

Please note that there will be no salads during the last week of school, June 19th - June 23rd.
On June 23rd, the last day of school (two hour early dismissal at 1:25pm), regular lunch will be served. Please click here for the menu.

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Donuts for Dad

A Message from FCPS - Blue Whale Challenge

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

A potentially deadly game called the “Blue Whale Challenge" has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks for 50 days. Participants are required to post photo proof that each task has been completed. To “win” the game the player must take his or her own life on the 50th day. Users are encouraged to tag each other on social media and then challenge others to participate in this dangerous game.

The game has been seen across Europe and in more recent months in the United States, targeting youth aged 10-14. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Blue Whale Challenge or similar game on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this game, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks.

If you have concerns about your child, please contact your school counselor. As vacation approaches, please be aware that a number of mental health resources will be available throughout the summer and include Fairfax County Public School resources: School Counseling Services at 571-423- 4420, School Psychology Services at 571-423-4250, and School Social Work Services at 571-423-4300 and Fairfax County resources: Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077, Merrifield Emergency Services 703-573-5679 (available 24/7) or Entry and Referral during business hours at 703-383-8500. The Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number is 703-691-2131.
More about the Blue Whale Challenge is available at this link:

Upcoming Events

06/22 Variety Show, 9:00am - 11:00am
          Class Parties, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
          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