Crossfield News - 10/15/21

  Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 19 - Chick Fil A Night, PTO sponsored

Tues - Thurs, October 19-21 - CogAT Testing for 2nd and 3rd grades

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Attendance Form

Online Attendance Form

Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Digital Citizenship Week - "DigCit Week"

Next week Crossfield is taking part in #FCPSDigCit Week! We’ll have daily activities to help students think about  how technology affects their lives. Plus how they can use tech to have a positive impact in the lives of others. Please ask your student each day about how they are building their Digital Citizenship Skills. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

CogAT Testing October 19-21

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all second and third grade students at Crossfield October 19-21, 2021. It is important that your child attend school on these days.  The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning. Score reports will be provided to parents once results become available. Typically, these reports are available in January. If you have any questions about this test, please contact the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Melissa Graham (, or School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden (, at your child's school.

Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

4 pm - 8 pm

Village Commons, 12160 Sunset Hills Road

Take the night off from the kitchen and support the PTO by having Chick Fil A for dinner.  Make sure to mention you are there for the Crossfield Spirit Night.  See the flyer linked here for more info.  Chick Fil A Crossfield Night flyer

Preschool Fun Run Pic

One World, One Team: Team Crossfield



Coming Thursday, October 28th

Congratulations to CROATIA: 2nd Grade and CHILE: 5th Grade for having the most school spirit at the Pep Rally last Friday!! Mr. Granieri will make a special donation to your teams!

Our Preschool students are representing CHINA this year for our Crossfield Olympic Fun Run and loved learning that China's National Animal is a Panda Bear!

Visit to see what countries each grade is representing.  Ask your child why they each start with the letter "C".

Come & cheer you kids on at our Crossfield Olympic Fun Run. Thursday, October 28. Fun Run volunteer sign up, coming soon. 

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

Questions? Contact us at

PTO After School Programs

OPEN TODAY AT 4PM!! Registration for PTO After School Programs opens today at 4PM. Classes will take place after school on Wednesdays from 4:05PM to 5:10PM starting next week on October 20th and running to December 1st. Please click on this registration link to register your student: Registration closes on Friday, October 15th at 5PM. Any payments by check only must be received no later than 4PM on Friday, October 15th at the Crossfield office. The following classes are being offered for the Fall:

  • Sports and Games Play, K-4
  • Acting for Young People, K-3
  • Acting for Young People, 4-6

Please note that due to COVID-19 there are limited spots available which are first come, first serve. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist or have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeAngelis at

Schoology Issue?

Parents: Have you tried to access an assignment or document in Schoology and it does not let you? Some assignments are linked to FCPS' Google accounts and parents do not have access to this "walled garden". If you run into this, you may need to view your child logging into Schoology and finding the document. They will be able to access it, you will not.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (, Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.


October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

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Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

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Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.


More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms


Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (, with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more