Island Creek Summer Updates, July 15

Dear Island Creek Families,

We hope you and your families are enjoying a safe, fun summer that includes lots of reading! We are excitedly preparing for the 2022-2023 school year and are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students and families. This update includes opportunities for students and families to connect and the Island Creek Back to School Extravaganza Save the Date. Additionally, we have included job opportunities at Island Creek for classroom monitors and substitutes.

Please reach out should you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns ( and we hope to see each of you soon!

Your Island Creek Principal Team,

Jen Fallert and Karen Baxter

"Pop In" to Meet Your Principals


Come join your principals, Jen Fallert and Karen Baxter, for some popcorn and conversation. You may enter through Door 1 to join us in the cafeteria. New and returning Island Creek families and students are welcome to "pop in"!

July 22 (4:00-5:00) and August 2 (5:00-6:00)


Families New to Island Creek

new family

Welcome to our new Island Creek families! We are excited to have you join our amazing Island Creek Community!

Popsicles on the Playground for Families new to Island Creek - July 29 (4:30-5:30) &  August 8 (11:00-12:00)

Welcome Tours for Families New to Island Creek:  Friday, August 12 (9:00-10) and (3:00-4:00)

Kindergarten Popsicle Play Dates

KDG play date

Come meet other rising Kindergarten students and families for popsicles and fun at the playground! Representatives from the PTA, Kindergarten Team, and Administration will be present. 

Friday, August 5 (11:00-12:00) 

Thursday, August 11 (3:30-4:30) 

Island Creek Back To School Extravaganza for School-age Students - Thursday, August 18

Save the Date

Details will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 18!

Kindergarten: 8:25-9:25

1st Grade: 9:30-10:30

2nd Grade:  10:35-11:35

3rd Grade:  11:40-12:40

4th Grade:  12:45-1:45

5th Grade:  1:50-2:50

6th Grade:  2:55-3:55

Job Opportunities with Island Creek

Classroom Monitors: Island Creek is looking for several special people to serve as classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year!  Pay is $15.73/hour.  Monitors will work every day students attend school throughout the 2022-2023 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing teachers with additional planning time.  Monitors will be responsible for supervising students. Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support our school throughout the year, and monitors will experience all classroom environments (general education, special education, and specials classes such as art/music/PE).  Please apply here.

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Island Creek Elementary need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or a substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • July 20, 27
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

upcoming events

Click to view the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • July 22, 4:00-5:00 (Cafeteria)- "Pop In" to Meet Your Principals
  • July 29, 4:30-5:30 (Playground) - Popsicles on the Playground for Families New to Island Creek
  • August 2, 5:00-6:00 (Cafeteria)- "Pop In" to Meet Your Principals
  • August 5, 11:00-12:00 (Playground) - Play Date for Rising Kindergarten Students and Families
  • August 8, 11:00-12:00 (Playground) - Popsicles on the Playground for Families New to Island Creek
  • August 11, 3:30-4:30 (Playground) - Play Date for Rising Kindergarten Students and Families
  • August 12, 9:00-10:00 and 3:00-4:00 (Door 1) - Welcome Tours for Families New to Island Creek
  • August 18, grade-level times shown above (Door 1) - Back to School Extravaganza