Crossfield News - 11/16/21

  Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

November 29 - Holiday Giving Deadline

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 20-31 - Winter Break, No School. 

Grades 1-2 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 1-2 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. Results for grades 3-6 students will be published the week of November 29.

Student Rights

Message from the Crossfield Front Office

All families received a Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) letter in the mail.  FCPS attached the SR&R to your Parent Vue accounts in SIS giving you the opportunity to complete this online.  Please take a moment to read the letter from the Superintendent, go to the links to read more about SR&R, and then sign/return the acknowledgement form on the back of the letter.  This form can be returned to your child's teacher.

Thank you for your quick response. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at or Kristy at


2021 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

If you would like to help some of the Crossfield families in need of holiday assistance this year, please follow these instructions:

  1. Purchase a gift card in any amount to Wal-Mart and/or Target.
  2. Write the amount on the gift card.
  3. Bring the gift card to Crossfield’s main office by Monday, November 29, 2021.

How to Inspire Kids to Give 

It can be challenging for kids to see how donating money is meaningful--especially during a pandemic when it isn’t necessarily safe for families to shop for gifts, provide food to the homeless, etc.  A few easy, stay-at-home ways you can provide your children inspiration for giving include: 

  • Read books about the importance of giving. Some examples include: Those Shoes, The Spiffiest Giant in Town, The Gift Inside the Box, What Is Given from the Heart, or Under the Lemon Moon
  • Have a family movie to watch a film that encourages the spirit of giving (after checking, of course). Gandhi, The Ultimate Gift, Pollyanna, Batkid Begins, Pay It Forward or Millions, to name a few.
  • After your children feel inspired, you may be able to encourage them to include a few dollars from their own piggy bank to help with holiday giving at Crossfield. 

For more information, please contact Lea Fadden at  


Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Nominations are now open for Employee Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Crossfield Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. 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.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

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.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 


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

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Kim at

Panera Spirit Night

On Wednesday Nov 17, Panera has dinner covered. Please join us at the Panera in Fairfax Town Center from 4-8. Be sure to show the flyer at time of purchase so Crossfield receives your support. You can order online with code: PRFUND .


PTO Sponsored Square 1 Art

One day to order!! Orders due TOMORROW, Nov. 17th!! Don’t miss out - order your child’s art keepsakes before time runs out! These beautiful keepsakes make great holiday gifts!  Shipping to Crossfield is FREE or you can ship directly to friends and family for a small fee. Students will bring their keepsakes home in mid-December. If you want to keep your order hidden from your child, click here to let us know! 

Don't have your flyer/student access code? Click here to look up your child's art online!

If we receive only 112 more student orders, our PTO will receive 38% of all proceeds! 

Questions?  Contact Emily Simon (


Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021!


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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. 

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. 

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

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