Cameron News You Choose 5/20/2021

Cameron Creatives Night


Sumer Reading Night



Our student's art murals are coming along outside our gym walls. Thank you Mrs. Cosier for bringing out our students creativity and design for the beautification of our school.


Remember the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day 

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are often confused for one another and can be easily misunderstood. Both are patriotic holidays that honor the military community, however, these two federal holidays couldn’t be more different. As we near Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to take a closer look at the difference and why we celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in military service to the nation. Originally known as “Decoration Day,” when citizens were encouraged to create memorials on soldiers' graves with flags and flowers, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968 which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May.

Conversely, Veterans Day, a federal holiday which falls on November 11, is designated as a day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military.

Today, Memorial Day is often associated with the start of summer. On May 30, 2022, take a moment to pay tribute to the fallen while still enjoying time with family and friends and the outdoors. Here are a few ideas to commemorate Memorial Day:

  • Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.
  • Visit a military cemetery or memorial
  • Display the U.S. flag at your home
  • Watch the National Memorial Day Concert on May 29, 2022

*Adapted from an article on

Immunizations Required for Rising 7th Grade Students

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to Island Creek Elementary School as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: Certificate of Religious Exemption.

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online here or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Theresa Painter at if you have any questions.

More information about immunization requirements and exemptions can be found in the current version of FCPS Regulation 2101 and on the General Registration Immunization section of the FCPS website.




Dear Families

I wanted to share with you the numbers of our diverse population at Cameron ES. We are fortunate to have and enjoyed such diverse population and understanding that everyone is unique. Every culture, every nationality, every single person sees the world in a different way. Similarly, every culture, nationality, and person have different knowledge, perspectives, and points of view. When all these different views are shared together, miracles can happen.

Amer-Indian or Alaskan Native 1 = .20%

Asian 89 = 18.09%

Black (not Hispanic origin) 96 = 19.51%

Hispanic o Latino 190 = 38.62%

White (not Hispanic origin) 91 = 18.50%

Two or more 25 = 5.08

Cameron Yearbook

Yearbook Order Deadline Change

The last day for yearbook order payments to be turned in to the school is now Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. This deadline change will ensure there is enough time for your child to receive the yearbook before school lets out for the summer.


Yearbook Reminder

If your family would like to purchase a yearbook, please turn in your payment to the school no later than Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. Yearbooks are on sale now for $13.00 as an early bird special. The last day for the early bird special will be Friday, May 27. After May 27 and through June 2, the yearbook cost will be $15.00.


FCPA Summer Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority offers many summer camp opportunities for children ages 3-17, including sports, chess, science, nature, technology, performing arts, swimming, adventure, cooking, and more!

Full-day and half-day programs are available, and extended care is available at some locations.

For more information, see the flyer here or see the camp guide here. To register, go to the FCPA website here.

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Field Day Volunteers Needed





Friday, June 3rd 

Interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join in the fun! Use this Sign up Genius link where you’ll find that k-2 students play during the morning session (9:30-12:15) and 3-6 students play during the afternoon session (1:00-3:30). 

Rain date will be June 6th.

Thank you so much! Any questions/concerns please reach out to Mr. Finerfrock at or Mrs. Velishka at

Important Reminders

  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links

Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   

  • May 26th – Steam and Art “Creatives” Night at 6pm
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 31st – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades 4-6 9:50-12:50
  • May 31st – June 3rd: Body Safety Program
  • June 2nd – Spring Music Concert By Students 7pm
  • June 2nd – Last Day for After School Clubs
  • June 3rd – Field Day: K-2 students 9:30-12:15 & Grades 3-6 students 1:00-3:30
  • June 6th – 6th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Event at 2pm
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Cookout at 1pm
  • June 7th – Career Exploration Day 9:40am – 11:40am
  • June 7th – Summer Reading Kickoff Night for Students & Families 6pm – 7pm
  • June 8th – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades K-3 12:50-4:00
  • June 10th – Last Day of School & Early Release
  • June 10th- 6th Grade Promotion (Cameron's Gym) at 10:30am