Island Creek Summer Updates, July 22

Popsicles on the Playground with your Principals


Come join your principals, Jen Fallert and Karen Baxter, for some popsicles! We will be on the playground this afternoon from 4:00-5:00 and August 2nd from 5:00-6:00.

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.

Student Immunizations


As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to the main office as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at (703) 506-3400.

Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Applications

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 



The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

PTA Call for Sponsors

The Island Creek Elementary School PTA is seeking monetary, in-kind, or goods donations from local businesses to sponsor a new event! The Croc Rock-N-Run will take place during the school day on September 30, 2022, and is open to all students. Information about the event will be shared with students in the fall. If you own or work at a local business that would be interested in sponsoring this event, please email

To learn more about sponsoring this event, please visit:

upcoming events

Click to view the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Today - 4:00-5:00 (Playground) - Popsicles on the Playground with 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 (Playground)- Popsicles on the Playground with 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