CES Weekly Update 6.1.2021

Dates to Note


Morning House Meeting 9-9:30 am 
Opportunity for 100% Virtual Students to Join for Morning House Meeting on the field and blacktop
*Must have Health Commitment Form Signed.

June 2nd: Animo
June 3rd: Amicus
June 4th: Integritas
June 9th: Quantum
June 10th: Reveur

More Information Here
Drop off and pickup up at Kiss N Ride

June 4th and June 11th Show Your Spirit!!!
House Color Days

June 3 - PTA Meeting - Virtual

June 7 - Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony - McLean HS 10a.m.
Sixth Grade Celebration 1-3 p.m.-  Chesterbrook Field/Blacktop

June 8 - School Day for ALL students is Virtual - Democratic Party Primary Election and Fairfax City Election 

June 9th - Yearbook Distribution - Virtual and In-Person
*If your child is virtual and would like to receive their yearbook at the end of year celebration, please inform their teacher.

Grade Level Celebrations 
Opportunity for 100% Virtual Students to Join Classmates in Person. Virtual families, please inform classroom teacher if your child will attend in-person.
*Must have Health Commitment Form Signed.

6/9 9:30 - 11  3rd Grade
6/9 1:30 - 3    2nd Grade
6/10  9:30 - 11  4th Grade
6/10  11:30 - 1  5th Grade
6/11  Time TBD - Kindergarten
6/11  9:30 - 11  6th Grade

June 11 - Last Day of School (2 Hour Early Release at 1:30 p.m.); Report Cards Sent home and available in Parent View

FCPS Approved 2021-22 Calendar 

Message from the Principal

After a year that we have rewritten so many times, it feels odd that it is actually coming to an end. In many ways, I'm glad to have closure on this most unusual school year and yet it feels that it has been so short.

Looking ahead at the next two weeks we look forward to celebrating all the accomplishments of our students. They have persevered through a time we will not forget and I am confident they have learned along the way. It was different than what one envisions for their new kindergarten student and the many playdates and new in school experiences, how students thought their year would go with traditions of Greco Day, the fifth grade Dig, sixth grade Science Fair, Book Fairs, or enjoying weekly pencil sales in the hall.  While many things changed, our students still grew in different ways and I'm thankful for the appreciation for school, hard work and perseverance I have witnessed and tremendous support from our community. We got through this school year together and these final weeks should be about celebrating what we were able to accomplish in this very different school year. As I have shared with our staff, the 2020-21 theme this year was "Together We Can" as a school community, "Together We Did."

We continue to face challenges as we work to close out and reunite all of our students virtually and in-person. This is not easy and we are doing the best we can to recognize our 100% virtual students and celebrate along with them while we are closing out our in-person students. There are opportunities during these final weeks for our 100% virtual students to join their classes, if this is an option. I understand that not all our students can do this and we will do all we can to make our closing events as inclusive as possible. 

With Appreciation,

Stacy Kirkpatrick

Congratulations Chesterbrook Math Olympiads 5th/6th GradeTeam

Congratulations to the Chesterbrook Math Olympiads Team coached by Ms. Harmon and Mr. Treacy. They received the Highest Team Award with many students qualifying for individual awards

Top 1% Worldwide
Lenchner Award (Perfect score – Alexander L. (5th)
One Less Than Perfect Award – Jaycob C. & Asher C.

Top 10% of 25,000 students
Sixth Grade: Taylor S, Luke S
Fifth Grade: Kaitlin B, Daphne E, Alexander I

Chesterbrook Honorable Mentions
Fifth Grade: Lucy E
Fourth Grade: Isabella B, Declan C, James L, Naomi P

We are so proud of our students for their phenomenal work during this challenging year.

Assessment Progress Parental Notification

We have completed year end assessments to determine student progress made throughout the school year. These measures include the following:

  • Developmental Reading Assessment Progress Monitoring
  • iReady Math & Reading Assessments
  • Standards of Learning - 3rd - 6th grades
  • Kindergarten Assessment - Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program

Thursday, June 3rd, students will bring home assessment progress notes on the above assessments. Parents will be able to view progress in relation to current grade level expectations to gain an understanding for their academic growth this school year. If you have any questions regarding your child's growth, please contact your child's teacher.

Report Cards will be sent home with students on the last day and mailed to virtual students.

6th Grade Promotion

Monday, June 7th at McLean High School
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Parents will receive event tickets this week.


Medication Pick Up

Please note that all medication must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Please contact our front office to coordinate a pick up time.


Library Books!

Please return to the library bin or carts outside the front door this week! Thank you for your ongoing support of the Chesterbrook Library.  Happy Reading! 

We will be sending out information on our summer reading program very soon!  Get ready to relax and read this summer!

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival.  Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021. Additional information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.   

Rising Seventh Grade Info - Longfellow MS

Jump Start to Success

Session 1: August 3-4 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Session 2: August 5-6 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Both sessions are the same, please sign up for one. This program provides students with the opportunity to- Learn about life as a Longfellow Middle School student, make new friends, meet some staff members, tour the building, and ask questions.

Click here to register for Jump Start. If you have questions about Jumpstart, please email Riley Barrows at rtbarrows1@fcps.edu

Rising 7th Grade Open House- August 17 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Students will pick up their class schedule and have the opportunity to locate their classes and get acquainted with our building. Students and their parent/guardian are invited to attend.

Rising 7th Grade Orientation- August 19 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Orientation is an opportunity for students to experience an abbreviated school day. They will walk through their classes and meet their teachers and classmates. This event is for students only.

What if my student is not able to attend these events?

Students’ class schedules will be available electronically in StudentVUE and ParentVUE by August 17. On the first day of school we will have many staff members on hand to assist all students with finding their classrooms and with anything else they may need.

If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Brooks, Director of Student Services, at MLBrooks@fcps.edu


Planning for 2020-21 School Year

Chesterbrook School Hours for 2021-22 8:50 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Morning Drop Off will be 8:30 a.m.

5 Days a Week in 2021-22

Student Intent Form for 2021-22

We need  to collect data for those who might be moving for next school year or returning. If your family is NOT returning to Chesterbrook next year, please fill out this form.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Playdates

Rising Kindergarten Parents, SAVE THE DATES!  Please join us for our new Kindergarten playdates!  Meet on the Chesterbrook Playground at 11 a.m. for fun and popsicles.

  • Saturday, June 26th
  • Saturday, July 10th
  • Saturday, August 21st 

Student Registration for Returning Students

If you were not enrolled this school year and plan to return, please contact Mr. Troskey, Registrar, as soon as possible.  DATroskey@fcps.edu

New Student Registrations

Don't Delay Registrations. We need your help to spread the word to any families that are new to Chesterbrook.

New Student Registration Info & Form

Use the link above for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Mr. Troskey, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions. 703-714-8200