Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

Thank You Silverbrook PTO and Families,   



On behalf of the teachers and staff at Silverbrook we would like to thank our fabulous PTO for the wonderful way we were recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week. We also appreciate all the love shown to us by our families. Thank you for all you have done to support us! 


Topic: American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! This morning, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall. This endorsement by a highly respected group of pediatricians validates our belief that in-person learning is best for children. The AAP’s Virginia Chapter also believes that virtual instruction should be utilized only when necessary and in consultation with a child’s physician or medical team. 

This is incredible news for FCPS in support of our efforts to encourage all students to return for five days of in-person learning this fall. 


Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Silverbrook Yearbook.  You may purchase your yearbook starting today.  Purchase is only available online at

 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09895432.   Sale dates will run Friday, May 7th – Wednesday, May 19th at midnight.  Only those who order now will be guaranteed a copy.  Due to Covid there will be NO extra copies ordered this school year.  Order now to make sure you reserve your copy today!

Unphotographed Students

If your student missed having their photo taken in March, there is still an opportunity for them to be included in the yearbook.  The following conditions must be met to include photo.  Photos not submitted in this format will not be published in the yearbook. 


Photos must be to the following specifications:

  1. In .jpg, .png, or .tif format
  2. 320 pixels by 400 pixels and a 300 ppi/dpi resolution
  3. ONE individual photo per student only – as much like a traditional portrait as possible
  4. Students need to be in front of a neutral background (door, wall, etc)


You must include student’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, GRADE

Please put the Teacher’s name in the DESCRIPTION box.


Submit the photos to:



Upload pictures using “ReplayIt” from Jostens


Final Deadline: Friday, May 14th


Kiss and Ride

Our staff is doing all we can to make our Kiss and Ride move quickly and efficiently. We are still experiencing a large volume of cars in the loop spilling onto Crosspointe Drive, down to Silverbrook Road. In some cases, parents who arrive early are waiting up to twenty-five minutes for dismissal. We reached out to Safety and Security who suggested parents place students on the bus and arrive closer to dismissal time to alleviate the stream of cars on Silverbrook Road. It was also noted that cars should not block the crosswalk on Silverbrook Road.


Safety and Security also noticed a dog on the property and pointed out signage which states that pets are not allowed on school grounds. We need your continued support to ensure the safety of our students and community.

FLE Information Night

Parents of students in grades 4-6 are invited to the Family Life Education (FLE) Information Night on Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm. Please use this link to access the meeting: 



May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Silverbrook Library Team is honored to spotlight these three books from our collection that tell about the varied experiences of Asian Americans. Silverbrook families might enjoy reading these books together. Click on the links below for the videos.


Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho


Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho is a picture book with beautiful artwork by Dung Ho. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes are different than many of her peers. She has “eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea” Using lyrical verse, the book explains how the girl’s eyes are like the women and girls in her family, yet each of these family member’s eyes are unique. This is a book of self-acceptance and having confidence.



In the book The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, the reader meets Pacy Lin the Taiwanese-

American child of two immigrant parents. When her family celebrates the Lunar New Year, Pacy learns the Year of the Dog is a time to find her talent, make a new friend, and manage disappointment.



A Different Pond by Bao Phi


In A Different Pond by Bao Phi a young boy wakes early in the morning to go fishing with his father. They are catching dinner for their Vietnamese refugee family before the father goes to his second job. While fishing, the father tells the boy about his memories of a different pond in Vietnam. The story is based on the childhood memories of the author.


Calendar Reminders

  • May 10- FLE Parent Review Night 6:00pm
  • May 17- Reading SOL for Virtual Student 
  • May 18 - Reading SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 24 - Math SOL for Virtual Students
  • May 25 - Math SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1- Science SOL for Grade 5 
  • June 8- Election Day Virtual Synchronous Learning
  • June 11- Last day of school