Crossfield News 02/11/2020

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Busy Tuesday at Crossfield

Today was a busy day at Crossfield! School Board member, Stella Pekarsky, visited classrooms, 2nd grade celebrated "100 day", author Kate Messner shared writing tips with grades 3-6 and Mrs. Relyea ate a cricket! Lots of fun learning happening.


Kate Messner

Kate Messner, author of Chirp, Breakout, Capture the Flag and many others, was introduced to our Rockets in grades 3 thru 6 today. Ms. Messner reminded us that strong writing begins with good research and gets better with editing/revising. Editing takes time and patience; eliminate the boring and unnecessary, add where more information is needed, use powerful details, seek the ideas of others. Whew! Thank you Ms. Messner.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid to discuss digital citizenship topics. There will be two sessions with a selection of topics to choose from. You can learn more about the sessions on this flyer.

Interested in coming? Please fill out this interest form so we can plan. Need child care? Fill out this form to reserve care for kids aged 5-10.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.


Crossfield Gives Back

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.


K Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)

Kindergarten Orientation

Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

Panther Preview

Calling rising 7th graders who will be attending Langston Hughes MS. We'd like to invite you to join us at Langston Hughes Middle School for our annual Panther Preview on August 10th and 11th. Students will be introduced to middle school life. They will learn about what it means to be a Langston Hughes Panther, discover how to navigate the new building, review the secrets to academic success, meet key staff members, and make friends. The preview will take place from 8-12 both days. Transportation information will be shared in advance. To register go to

Please contact Brian Plancich, assistant principal if you have any additional questions @

Hand washing

"Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!"

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

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