CES Weekly News 3.18

Principal's Message

As the year moves along, it only seems to move faster. We are quickly nearing the end of the 3rd quarter and Spring Break is right around the corner. Recently we had a PTA meeting where I was able to share the excitement of plans ahead for many PTA sponsored in person events, field trips, instructional learning celebrations and end of the year festivities. So many things are in the works. Look below for calendar items to add to your family to-do's. There are many great events including International Night and Fun Fair.  It's so exciting to see the list of our calendar events returning! 

I am delighted to be working with a special girl scout troop that has donated and will be planting 3 new red bud trees in the front of our school building on Saturday morning, March 26th. After losing a couple trees in this area over the past few years, it will be a beautiful site to restore trees to this year.  I'm thankful for their gift to the school and to be able to watch them flourish over the years ahead, just as our students do.

Our book fair has kicked off and we welcome you in Saturday morning to browse and pick out some new titles for your children. Mrs. Reid and our PTA have put together a wonderful fair for all to find something to enjoy. Remember that 25% of all proceeds go directly back to our library to directly support our students.

As the weather warms, we are noticing more families walking to school. We are watching the care you all are taking and our routines have only made the school a safer place to arrive and leave.  Please continue to be diligent and watch for those walking and biking and remember to pull as far forward as you can in the K&R line. I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing patrols on the bus, at kiss n ride and in the halls for the great support they give our students day in and out. I'm so impressed by their leadership and the positive support they are providing.

Our Yearbook design team is hard at work. Have you ordered your yearbook to capture this special year for our Chesterbrook Chipmunks? The link can be found below in our calendar section.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see many of you at the Book Fair Saturday morning!


Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal

McLean Pyramid Art Show

McLean Community Center- Emerson Gallery- March 17th through 28th
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA  22101

Families will be able to view the show anytime during gallery hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. In addition, the gallery will offer extended hours on March 22, 23, and 24 from 4-7:30pm.

For more info: https://mpaart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Spring Picture Day

Class Photos and Individual Spring Photos will be taken by Victor O'Neill Studios on Friday, March 25, 2022.

You will be able to view and order your child’s photos in their online gallery approximately ten days after picture day. If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing Underclass@vosphoto.com .

Calling All Artists!!!

FCPS is looking for some artwork from students to fill the big blue field on the Schoology login page. Please consider sharing this challenge with your child. This Calling all Artists and Designers: Schoology Design Challenge document contains details that can help support you with communicating the challenge.

You can also find information on the public web

Trivia Night at Longfellow on March 25

Please see the information here to learn more about this event at Longfellow. Elementary students and parents are welcome to form a team and participate. 

Safe Community Coalition Event

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of How to Raise an Adult

returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website http://mcleanscc.org/ 

Upcoming Important Dates

March 17 - 22  Spring Book Fair

March 28  Breakfast and Books; Saturday Book Fair Hours 9 AM - 12 PM

March 22  Book Fair/Taco Night from 4:30 - 6:30 PM

March 24 Rising 7th Grade Special Education Transition Information Session, Longfellow Middle School Lecture Hall, 6:00pm

If you have any questions prior to the LMS meeting, please share them here

March 25 - Spring Picture Day

March 25 - Longfellow MS Trivia Night

March 26 Special Education Conference

March 29  International Night (April 19 rain date)

March 31- Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day; End of Third Quarter- 2 hour early release at 1:35

April 1- Student holiday- Teacher workday

April 4-8  Spring Break 

April 14 PTA Meeting, 9:15 am

April 15 Square 1 Art orders due

April 30 Fun Fair (May 7 rain date)

BUY a YEARBOOK! Don't delay if this is on your to-do list!

2021-22 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar