Crossfield News - 11/19/21


  Upcoming Dates:

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

November 29 - Holiday Giving Deadline

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 11 - Oakton HS Winter Wonderland Concert

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.


Square One Art

 

PTO Sponsored Square One Art

Our Square 1 Art promotion has been extended! Orders are now due Monday, November 22nd! Click here to order! 

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

Shipping is free to the school! Students will bring items home in mid-December. To keep your order a SECRET from your child, fill out this quick form

Thanks for raising money for our school by buying these special keepsakes!

Your PTO Square 1 Art Coordinators

Emily Simon (simplesimon04@gmail.com)

Robyn Bywater (robynbywater@gmail.com)


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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 commonsensemedia.org, 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 ltfadden@fcps.edu.  


yearbook

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org 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.


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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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Join the Oakton High Band for a Children's Holiday Wonderland Concert 

The band students of Oakton High School want to share their love of music with children throughout the region. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

December 11, 2021

Show times: 10am and 2pm

2900 Sutton Road, Oakton, VA 22181

Enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)

 

Enjoy an interactive holiday concert, specially crafted to keep kids interested and entertained. Listen, clap and sing along to favorite holiday tunes. Children can create holiday crafts in the Wonderland Workshop. Adults can relax in the Cocoa Cafe and snap a special pic of your child at our Santa Photo Station.

Tickets: https://www.oaktonbands.org/events

Advance tickets: Children* and adults $7 

At the door: Children* and adults $10 

*Child tickets include one craft and photo op with Santa 

Additional crafts will be available for $2 each

Please see attached flyer


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