CES Weekly Update 4.25.22

Principal's Message

When people ask what makes Chesterbrook special, aside from our wonderful students, I always say our wonderful PTA and parent volunteers. The Chesterbrook staff want to take this time to thank the parent volunteers across our school community that have helped us out this year. From  those serving on our PTA board, our amazing daily lunch crew volunteers, our Yearbook design team, those serving as PTA committee leads and those supporting as room parents, we are grateful for you! The bottom line is we cannot do all we do without our volunteers! We have a special gift to say thank you to all our parents volunteers that will be ready for pickup next week. We wanted to share our thanks for the many hours and dedication you provide to support our staff and students.

This week we also celebrate our amazing office staff. If you have ever needed assistance or reached out with a question, you have  experienced the quick and caring support of our team. Our Chesterbrook family is so lucky to have Pat, Holley, Dave and Doreen each and every day!

With greatest appreciation from your Administration

Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Farris Thomas, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten through 5th grade families, Do you have other plans for school next year? Please take a minute and fill out this form to let us know if your student will NOT be returning to Chesterbrook. It is important for our planning purposes to know if your children will not return to Chesterbrook.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

If your child will not be attending Longfellow next year.  Please email Dave Troskey, datroskey@fcps.edu, and let him know where your student will be attending 7th grade.

Parent Input for Class Placement 2022-23 School Year
Due May 13th for current K - 5th Grade Students

We are requesting any input from parents or guardians for the new school year. In late May, teachers and admin will begin working on class placements for the new year. Multiple factors go into groupings to balance classes and also provide a comfortable and supportive learning environment for each student. Please note, specific teacher requests are deleted.

If you would like to share more information about your child's needs for the upcoming year, please enter it here. 
Input Due by May 13th 

Spring School Pictures now Available.

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number.


Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to underclass@vosphoto.com

Fun Fair Volunteer Sign Ups

We are so fortunate to be able to once again celebrate our community with Fun Fair. A lot of planning has gone into this but we need many volunteers to pull together all the final pieces. Please consider helping during the event.

While wrist band sales are over, you may buy event tickets at the event on Saturday. Please come and enjoy!

What to Bring?  Wear your sunscreen and a hat and bring your water bottle to keep hydrated. We are expecting great weather and we want everyone to have a great afternoon.

Student Sign Up:


Adult Sign Up;


*Please note that current 6th grade Chesterbrook students may only sign up for set up and clean up. They should enjoy their last fair! Middle school and high school students are welcome to sign up.  All students can use hours to fulfill volunteer service requirements

Rising 7th Grade Open House

Longfellow is excited welcome our newest Lancers to our Rising 7th Grade Open House on May 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

Visitors will be able to walk the halls of Longfellow and see how our classrooms are set up, check out the cafeteria, hear from some of our student organizations and more! Longfellow administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. There will not be a large-group presentation; this is an ‘Open House’ style event in which students may come with their family at any time during the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madigan, Director of Student Services, at kemadigan@fcps.edu.

SOL Reminders

As we approach our SOL testing season, please see a few helpful reminders below. If you have any questions about these assessments, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or our school testing coordinators, Megan Brown (mebrown@fcps.edu) and Farris Thomas (fsthomas@fcps.edu). If you know your child is going to be absent on the day of testing, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • Charge your laptops every night
  • Restart your laptops while in the school building
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast

Testing Dates: 
It is helpful to note these dates on your calendar to avoid appointments that will pull children out of school during tests.

Tuesday, May 10: 5th Science

Wednesday, May 11: 6th Reading

Thursday, May 12th: 4th & 5th Reading

Friday, May 13th: 3rd Reading

Tuesday, May 17th: 4th Math

Wednesday, May 18th: 6th Math

Thursday, May 19th: 3rd Math

Friday, May 20th: 5th Math

Upcoming Events - Including End of Year Events

April 28th - 5th Grade Field Trip

April 29th - 6th Grade Field Trip; 5th Grade GATP Day;

April 30th - Fun Fair (Outside - Blacktop and Field) 11 AM - 2 PM

May 2nd - 6th Grade Panoramic

May 2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - Parent Volunteers Gift Pickup

May 6th - 1st Grade Field Trip; 3rd Grade Greco Day; 6th Grade Ethics Day; Spirit Day - Animal Print/Animal Day

May 9th - 9:15 AM PTA Meeting

May 23-24 - 5th Grade Writing Problem Based Assessment

May 23 - 27 - SOL Expedited Retakes for students with scores 375-399

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 31 - The Edge Field Day Event Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades

June 1 - The Edge Field Day 3rd and 4th Grades; 4th Grade Strings Concert 7pm

June 2 - The Edge Field Day 5th and 6th Grades; 5th and 6th Concerts (Strings 6PM, Band 6:45PM and Chorus 7:30PM)

6/3- 3rd EOY Party; 6/6 - 2nd Grade EOY Party; 6/7 5th EOY Party; 6/8 1st EOY Party, Kinder Olympics; 6/9 4th EOY Party; 6/10 6th EOY Party

June 7th - Brain Show

June 9th - 6PM 6th Grade Promotion - Longfellow MS