Island Creek Summer Updates, July 29

Better Together!

We are excited to share Island Creek Elementary School's 2022 - 2023 school year theme.....Better Together! At Island Creek, we believe student success is best supported through collaborative efforts of staff and families. The Island Creek Staff will work with one another and families to ensure that our students are seen, valued, heard, and challenged.  

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Calling All 6th Grade Students - we want to hear from you!

sixth grade

Ms. Fallert and Ms. Baxter would like to extend an invitation to all rising 6th Grade students. We would like to invite our 6th Grade Students to the Island Creek Cafeteria on Thursday, August 11 from 11:30-12:30 for pizza and conversation. Our purpose is to get to know our 6th Graders better and hear thoughts from our 6th Graders about the wonderful things they've experienced at Island Creek and how we can improve to ensure that all students feel welcomed at school! If your 6th Grade student is able to attend, please RSVP to Jen Fallert at on or before Monday, August 8.

School Planning Updates

As you may have seen from the superintendent's community message, FCPS is committed to ensuring that we will have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school.

I want to assure you that at Island Creek we are almost fully staffed as we head into the school year. We have plans in place to address any remaining vacancies. These plans are student-centered and designed to meet the needs of all our students. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to Island Creek! We will send a final update on or around August 15.

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

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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 - Today (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

Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now

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 ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application is available now.    

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. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Click to edit this placeholder text.

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, 4:30-5:30 (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, 11:30-12:30 (Cafeteria) - Sixth Grade Reflections; Rising 6th Grade students, we want to hear from you (please RSVP to Jen Faller at no later than August 8t)
  • 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
  • Monday, August 22 - First day of 2022-2023 School Year!!