Cameron News You Choose 5/26/2021

Picture ID Required In The Main Office

If you are picking up a student, please remember to bring a picture ID with you even if you are known to our staff. This is an essential point of our safety process at Cameron in ensuring all of our students and staff are safe while they are in the building. Our office staff will continue to request to see a photo ID every time a student is picked up during the school day.



Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a parent video.  The video educates parents on what bullying is, per the SR&R, and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.  The Student Safety and Wellness Office is available to collaborate with school counselors to provide virtual or in-person parent presentations at the request of schools.  The video is available at

Sumer Reading Night


Art Murals Outside Cameron


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.


A Few Reminders


Friday, June 3rd 

Grades K-2 9:45-12:15

Grades 3-6 1:00-3:30

We’ve been practicing games and preparing for a great day! 

Ready to volunteer? 

Feel free to use this Sign up Genius link or scan the QR code below!

Rain date will be June 6th.

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


Please make sure students have a water bottle, sunscreen and change of clothes on  Field Day.




Once again we are partnering with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington to offer free vision screenings, exams and two pairs of eyeglasses to children ages 2-17.

A flyer is attached.

Appointments are required.  Please schedule an appointment here:



Stacey Picard

Social Services Director

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

3159 Row Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22044 - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate summer access to students/families are provided in the - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.


All Medication Stored In The Health Room Must Be Picked Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.


Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.  Please be sure medication orders are clear.  All information on the form must be completed.  Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian.  Part II must be signed and dated by your physician.  Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature.  More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.


Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian.  All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician.  Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.


If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).


Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Susan Melendez at

703-329-2110, or your school public health nurse, Hassan Sesay, at 703-329-2111. 



Susan Melendez

School Health Aide

Fairfax County Health Department

Cameron Elementary School

(703) 329-2110 – direct

(703) 329-2100 – main

(703) 329-2197 – fax


Dear Families

There is so much anticipation and enthrallment when you step out to the school for the very first time! And there is so much new to explore and learn about different things.

Kindergarten is every child's fun learning experience. Parents are equally excited, and love sending their children to kindergarten and find different ways to inspire their kid to go to kindergarten and learn valuable life lessons. Teachers also play an important part in making this kindergarten phase of every student a great learning experience. We present to you the list of things you might start practicing before the first day of kindergarten.


During the summer before kindergarten begins:

  • Several weeks before school starts, begin bedtime, morning, and mealtime routines that will fit with the new school schedule.
  • Help your child become more independent by offering acceptable choices, such as “Would you like to wear your blue shirt or your red shirt today.
  • If possible, walk or drive to the new school building to play on the playground.
  • Practice walking to the bus stop or to school. Review safety rules.
  • Practice kindergarten skills, such as stating first and last name, standing and walking in a line, waiting for a turn, and following a direction or rule for a game.
  • Visit the local library and help your child get a library card. Participate in story time. Use the card to borrow a book each week. Include books about going to school. Some suggested titles are: Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, by Nancy Carlson; Available in Spanish: Preparate, Kindergarten! Alla voy! Kindergarten ABC, by Jacqueline Rogers The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn.
  • Attend the school’s open house and orientation with your child. Arrange for your child to meet the teachers.
  • Talk with your child about the school day schedule and activities.




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.

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