CES Weekly News 11.2.21

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2021 Freaky Friday at Chesterbrook

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We had a great day of fun and many smiles under those masks. Get a glimpse at a few photos from our day.

Thank you to Ms. Brown for putting together this video to share with our community. Ms. Brown is shown in this photo, teaching our kindergarten class in STEAM lab, as Bowser from our Super Mario team.

Dates for your Calendar

Wednesday, November 3 6:00 – 7:00 PM Parent Information Night – Screening and Selection for Level IV (information for parents of students in Grades 2-6)
Parent Meeting Link -->  Virtual Meeting Link

November 4th - Diwali

November 4th   11th - CES Book Fair
See schedule below for events and family shopping times.

Nov 11th - Veteran's Day - 2 Hr Early Release at 1:35

Nov 24th - 26th Thanksgiving Break

Chesterbrook Employee Recognition Awards

It is time to honor Chesterbrook employees that are making a difference!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! Would you like to celebrate the work of a staff member who has gone above and beyond welcoming students back to school this year? To submit a nomination for a Chesterbrook Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this google link for Chesterbrook. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If you are unsure of which category to use for an employee, please read the criteria in the Google Form or email Holley Remer! 

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

Outstanding New Teacher 

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader  

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as an Assistant Principal

Outstanding Professional Employee  

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership such as School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

Outstanding Operational Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee such as Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Federal Impact Aid Survey - Still Accepting Forms!

Your child has brought home a Federal Impact Aid Form in Thursday folders last week. FCPS (Chesterbrook ES) is asking all families to complete the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid for each child. 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 who attend Chesterbrook ES, you must complete the form.

  • Please complete, sign, date, and place in your child’s backpack to give to the homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in section 3.  
  • Have your child turn into the teacher ASAP
  •  All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Our In-Person Book Fair Is Coming Soon

Partnering with local company, Bookworm Central, we'll have a wonderful selection of quality, engaging, and affordable books for your children.  There will be two fun events for families to shop together this year:

BOOKS & BREAKFAST: Saturday, November 6 from 9 am - noon. Stop by school to enjoy the book fair as a family and pick up a breakfast treat.

TACO NIGHT: Monday, November 8, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Come shop for books and pick up a delicious Mexican dinner to go from the "A Toda Madre" food truck.

Note:  No food should be consumed within the school building. 

While adults won't be able to shop the book fair during school hours this year, there are a ton of before & after school options for parents and caregivers (and kids!) to stop by:

  • Thursday, 11/4: 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Friday, 11/5: 8 am - 8:25 am
  • Saturday, 11/6: 9 am - noon
  • Monday, 11/8, 8 am - 8:25 am, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, 11/9, 8 am - 8:25 am, 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/10, 8 am - 8:25 am

Need curbside pickup or another shopping arrangement, just email us at bookfair@chesterbrookpta.org. Love Books?  Love Book Fairs? We Need Parent and Student Volunteers to Help Make the Magic Happen!  Check out the Sign Up Genius for Parents Here and Students Here.