Crossfield News 02/21/2020

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show, 6-7 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM

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 Digital Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Friday, Feb. 28 - Last day to place yearbook orders

Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - Wear red

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Loves - Wear neon colors & sunglasses

Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read

Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

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

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

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

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid on Tuesday, February 25 at Crossfield 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.

3rd grade

3rd Graders in the Library

Third graders have been working in the library to learn about computer science this year. After writing a fractured fairytale, they worked to decompose story elements so they can animate their own stories on Scratch.

A.M. Arrival Reminders:

Kiss & Ride - Drop-off begins at 8:50 A.M. Students will report to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M. at which time they will be dismissed to their classrooms. After 9:15 A.M. students will need to be brought into the building and checked in at the front office.

Walkers - Gather at the bottom on the trail at the end of Wild Cherry Place by 9:00 A.M. A Crossfield staff member will wave the students down the path between 9:00-9:05 A.M. to the back entrance. If your child arrives at the path after 9:05 A.M. you will need to walk them to the front door.

If you would like to walk your child into the building, please park your car (lower parking lot on the right) and walk them into the building. You will need to wait with them in the lobby until 8:50 A.M. at which time they can go to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M.

Bus Loop - Do not drive up or attempt to park in the bus loop between the hours of 8:40-9:15 A.M. You will get trapped by our buses arriving, and will have to wait.

Please do not at any time drop your child off at the front door without coming into the building and checking them in at the front office.

Note: Staff is not available to supervise students at any of these locations before 8:50 A.M.

Read Across America

March is National Reading Month

To celebrate our love of reading at Crossfield, we will have literacy inspired spirit days the first week of March.

  • Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - wear red
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Lives - Wear neon colors & sunglasses
  • Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read
  • Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

PTO Volunteer


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.

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, library 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.


Launch Spirit Night

March 2, 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun night of jumping with your Crossfield friends! March 3rd is a teacher workday, so bring the kids to burn off some energy before they have the next day off! Tickets are $18 for one hour, $22 for two hours and $3 for socks. You must pay in person and tell the cashier you're there for the Crossfield Fundraiser in order for your purchase to benefit our school. Online orders and Groupons will not qualify for the fundraiser. Email Lynn Cooper if you have any questions!

Magnet School Application & Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.