Chesterbrook Summer Update 7.12.21 - Correction

Correction of bolded items (with date for July kinder playdate!)

Saturday, July 24th  11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tours

Friday, August 20th - Open House 

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night

***NEW Item for Rising 6th Graders***

6th Grade Student Leaders, We need you!

Volunteer as Tour Guides, Artists and Teacher Helpers

We need a few 6th grade students who would like to help us in August prepare for our opening in many ways, such as tour guides, artists and helping teachers with other opening projects. If you would like to support your school community by helping, please complete this google form.

Principal's Message

We hope that this summer has brought a time to build joyful memories, provide everyone relaxation and a time of togetherness with family and friends. While it has been a bit calmer over the past few weeks, the planning for a wonderful school year opening has been underway. It has been great to meet a few new families during registration and I'm excited to reconnect with many of our students through our summer programs beginning this week.

Our office will be open longer to support our summer programs from 8-4. If you need to stop by school for registration or another need for the upcoming year, please continue to make an appointment so we can ensure the appropriate staff is ready to support your needs. Our summer office coverage may not be able to assist with everything that may be needed. 

I wanted to share with you some of the plans for our reopening and dates you can mark on your calendar. Events are planned in conjunction with FCPS countywide guidance to provide face to face opportunities while doing our best to still mitigate any possibility of illness.

Save The Date

Saturday, August 21st 11AM - Kindergarten Playdate

Wednesday, August 11th 2PM - New Family Tours
*Please plan to come during this time if you are interested in a tour.  Individual tours will not be scheduled during summer programs.

Friday, August 20th - Open House 
This event will be in person and structured with staggered alpha time slots. Time & specific details to come. Sprout supply kits will be available at classrooms.

Monday, August 23rd - 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 8th - Virtual Back to School Night
This event will be held virtually to provide grade level curricular information and updates to all families. More details to come.

Parent feedback is appreciated as we prepare for our school year opening. Please feel free to complete our parent survey. 


Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

Playground not available during School Day for Summer Camps and Programs

Our camps will be regularly using the playground and field during the day from July 12 - August 6th.
It is not open to public use during camp hours of 8-4.


School Supplies- Tuesday Last Day to Order!

It is hard to believe it is time to think of ordering supplies. Don't let your opportunity close, if you want a one stop shop! CES PTA has organized supplies through Sprout and will have them delivered to CES.
View full supply list here.

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School code CES005

Summer Quest Week 1 Kickoff Today

We are excited to kick off our summer quest camps this week. It will be wonderful to have our students and many staff back in the building. Students attending camps this summer will be required to wear masks and keep good hygiene practices in place while in programs at school.  Students will be spaced appropriately while unmasked and eating or drinking.

If you are still looking for a summer camp for your child, we have some open spots. Register by Thursday before the upcoming week.
Class descriptions and schedules are available here.   

Staffing Updates

At the end of every year we have some staffing changes that come our way. We wanted to share plans for our staff that are making a change for the coming year. Our teachers leaving the area are moving to be closer to family and we are happy to say will be joining new schools and continuing to teach. Our teachers make a tremendous impact and will be deeply missed. We wish everyone well.

Hannah Morrison (2nd grade teacher) - Moving to North Carolina 
Marina Goldberg (4th Grade teacher) - Moving to Richmond 
Laura Krieber (5th grade teacher) - Moving to Chicago 
Justus Harris (PE) - Mr. Harris is excited to find his next school. Bethany Sink will be returning to Chesterbrook after a year on leave. 
Kathleen Fugle (SBTS)- returning to a classroom teaching position within FCPS.
Cheryl Wilhoyte (SPED teacher) - Taking on a new SPED opportunity within FCPS
Angel Malarin (Custodian) - Promoted to Assistant Building Supervisor within FCPS

We look forward to introducing our new staff to you soon.

Chesterbrook READS Summer Program

This summer Chesterbrook is offering for students to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review subissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at

Student Registrations

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, call the school to make an appointment to 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,, with registration questions. 703-714-8200