Cameron News You Choose 5/27/2020

Laptop Dist

Pictured above: Staff members getting laptops ready for our students. Learning continues at Cameron Elementary.

Oral Skills Online (talking about stuffed animals)

Verbal skills

Students in Mrs. Soderberg's class are practicing oral skills online by introducing their favorite stuffed animals. Do you remember your favorite stuffed animal?

Next School Year?

No decisions have been made for what our return to school in the fall will look like. FCPS is working on several scenarios and will work to ensure both students & staff are safe. The School Board will have an all-day work session on Mon, June 15 beginning at 11am to discuss what the return might look like. You can watch online here:

Kindergarten Students Wanted!

If you have a child that will turn 5 by September 30, 2020, please visit our kindergarten registration page here. Please forward this information to family, friends and neighbors with future kindergarten students. Thank you!


Band and Strings

Attention Band and Strings Parents and Students: We will be collecting band and strings instruments rented from the school or through the Instruments for All Program (IFA).

We are currently collecting instruments from:

  • All 6th grade students
  • Any students moving (not attending Cameron during the 2020-2021 school year)
  • Students not continuing in an instrumental music program during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Students planning on switching instruments next school year (contact your teacher first)

Instrument collection for these students will be on Friday June 5 and Friday June 12.

4th grade strings students and 5th grade band/strings students planning on continuing in their current instrumental music program on the same instrument next year should keep their instrument over the summer.

Please contact the band and strings teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Mindfulness Ideas For Home


Mindfulness practices can help us self-regulate by increasing our awareness of the emotions that rise in us. In times of crisis or uncertainty, it is normal to feel anxious, as well as other emotions such as sadness, anger, fear and grief. Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, emphasized that when feelings are “mentionable” they can be “manageable.” When we recognize and name our emotions, we can care for ourselves. Click here for more information.

Do You Need Assistance?

Community Resource CSP

This government agency helps with many needs for example: food, domestic violence, homelessness, supplies for a baby, rent assistance. Families can ask for anything they need support with. This organization leads to all the different services in the county.

Call the Fairfax County Coordinated Planning Line CSP703-222-0550

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Press 1 for English

Press 2 for Spanish

If you want another interpreter you say the language for example: Korean or Arabic. Then the call is transferred to an interpreter line or a bilingual staff member.

Consumer Finance Bureau

If you're among those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent.

The Office of Federal Student Aid is automatically placing student loan borrowers in an administrative forbearance, which allows them to temporarily stop making their monthly loan payment through September 30th. Check to see if your loan is held by the federal government.

The Consumer Finance Bureau can help you understand your rights and options and explain how to avoid fraudulent predators.

Visit for more information.


Last Day of school:

The last day of school is Friday, June 12th so there are only 14 days of distance learning left.  As we approach the end of this year, first we want to thank you for being a wonderful community.  All of our families and teachers have been so flexible and supportive of the students learning and it is truly appreciated.

We also wanted to give you some updates and end of the year information:


At this time, all students in grades K-5 will be able to keep their computers over the summer.

All 6th grade students will return their computers on June 12th or June 15th after distance learning is over.

Student Personal Materials:

Teachers are packing up student personal items to prepare them for distribution on Friday June 5th and 12th.  

Pick-up will be curbside at kiss and ride during your family’s selected half hour window of time.  Please schedule with your teacher(s). 

If you have medication in the clinic you should have received a call to schedule a pick-up for the medication.

Library books and other materials can be turned in on these dates.

6th grade (or anyone not continuing) band or strings instruments can be turned in on these dates.

Summer Learning

FCPS will be providing online learning resources on Blackboard 24/7 and by a workbook being sent to all families.  There will be a teacher available one hour per week if students have questions or need help.  More information will be shared as the summer approaches.

We have purchased books for all students to have 2 books for the summer in grades K-6.  We hope to get delivery of these books soon and will let families know about distribution dates. (We are hoping to have them prior to student pick up)