CES Weekly Update 1.6.22

counselors week

School Counseling Appreciation Week

This week we give our thanks and celebrate our school counselors as well as our student services team including our social worker and psychologist. Our Chesterbrook team works closely together to ensure the wellness of students across our school, while also working to assess needs for a variety of supports and services. Our staff and students benefit daily from the hard work of this dedicated team.

Heather Lomelin & Rich Genus, Counselors

Dr. Hannah Sugarman, Psychologist

Maria Mahoney, Social Worker

Chesterbrook Students Explore Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, our students will learn more about Black History through morning meeting and woven into their curriculum.

Sixth grade equity club students have studied and prepared information to share with all grade levels throughout the month of February. It is wonderful to see our student leaders sharing with our younger students.

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2nd Quarter Report Cards

This is a reminder that second quarter report cards were available beginning on 1/29/22 in SIS ParentVue

Rising Kindergarten Orientation- March 4th

Save the date - Friday, March 4th at 10:30 AM

Please share this information with families in our community with rising kindergarten students.

Families are welcome to begin arriving at 10:10 to check in and meet staff prior to the presentation. We look forward to having a safe in-person orientation this school year. Everyone will need to wear masks to attend the event.

We look forward to meeting the class of 2035! During orientation, parents and students will meet our kindergarten team, specialists and administrators as well as many of their new classmates. Students will walk in the day of kindergarten student, visiting classrooms and getting a chance to experience the school bus. The event is scheduled to run from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. 

Registration Paperwork (see link below for registration) - We encourage parents to complete registration paperwork prior to the event and bring it with them to drop off.  You are welcome to contact our registrar, Mr. Dave Troskey, with any questions prior to the event. You may also reach our wonderful front office staff at 703-714-8200.

2022-2023 New Student Registration

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students in the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration and saving the date for our new kindergarten orientation.

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, 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, DATroskey@fcps.edu, with registration questions.

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Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger

Our students have had fun welcoming in the Chinese New Year. This year the Chinese New Year fell on February 1st and it is the Year of Tiger. (虎年) In Chinese class, students learned about cultural topics on the Chinese New Year traditions which include singing several songs, including the Good New Year, Gong-Xi Ge (Congratulations to You Song), and students create New Year crafts. Please check out Schoology to learn more about the Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐! (xin      nian     kuai     le!)

Dr. Scott Brabrand Meets with Students
Save the date! This is an opportunity for students to meet with Division Superintendent, Dr. Scott Brabrand, and engage with him on questions/concerns that are relevant to students in our area.

This event will take place at:
McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

March 9th from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Beggs directly at: jimbeggs@icloud.com

make kindness the norm

February is Kindness Month

While February is kindness month, we are encouraging students to focus on positive actions in being kind to self, family, others and our planet. We also want to recognize that kindness should not just be something to strive for on a day, week or a month. Across the Chesterbrook community, we encourage kind actions and support of others each and everyday. Be Kind Today & Everyday!

Upcoming Dates to Note

Tuesday, Feb 8: Spelling Bee Practice Session Afterschool

Thursday, Feb 10: PTA Meeting 9:15

Friday, Feb 11: Sports Day - Wear your favorite sports jersey

Monday, Feb 14: 100th Day of School 1st Grade, Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, Feb 15: 100th Day of School Kindergarten; Chesterbrook Spelling Bee Afterschool for selected students

Monday, Feb 21: Presidents’ Day– No School

Friday, Mar 4: Rising Kindergarten Orientation 10:30 AM

Wednesday, Mar 9: Dr. Brabrand Meets with Students

2021 FCPS Student Calendar Quick Glance