November 15 News from Sleepy Hollow

November 15, 2022

Dearest Sleepy Hollow Family,

I hope his newsletter finds you in the best of health and in great spirits. We are settling into fall and the weather is unpredictable. Please check the weather each day and have the kids layer their clothing and wear a coat/jacket so they are comfortable throughout the day.

Next week is a short week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. There is no school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (November 23rd – 25th). As we close out this week though, we hope you will join us for our monthly PTA Meeting on Thursday, November 17th.  This month’s meeting will be held at The Willston Center. In addition, we look forward to a fun-filled Barnes and Noble Night!  Hope to see you there!

Wishing you an amazing week filled with love, peace, joy, and GRATEFULNESS.

~Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. ~ Arianna Huffington

~Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist of merely words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~ Henri F. Amiel

All the best,
Mattie Fallen, Principal


PTA News and Announcements

November PTA Meeting: Thursday, November 17th at the Willston Center

In-person only

At the Willston Center: 6131 Willston Dr, Falls Church 6:30PM - social time 7:00 - 8:00PM - meeting

Featuring a a special guest speaker: Sue Kohn from the Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation (MCCP)

Spanish interpreter Childcare on site Refreshments provided

Barnes and Noble Book Fair:  This Friday, November 18th!

Join us for a night of fun with books at our annual SHES Bookfair Friday, November 18, 2022 5:30-8:00pm Barnes & Noble, Seven Corners Center 

Sign-up to volunteer at the event:

  • Teacher Readings • Games & Prizes! • Each SHES student receives 1 free raffle ticket; come dressed as a book character and receive 2 tickets! Additional tickets available for purchase.

A percentage of purchases (excludes gift cards) will benefit our school library!

Shop in-store at the event and on November 19---mention Sleepy Hollow Elementary at checkout Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support online from November 18 to November 22, 2022 Enter Bookfair ID 12637575 at checkout

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National Family Engagement Month

November is National Family Engagement Month! This month reminds us that families are children's first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. 

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School seeks to provide more opportunities for parents to learn about their children, their schooling, and how to support them at home.  The following brief survey is to find out what would be most helpful to you.

Barnes & Noble Night: This Friday!!

Our school's Barnes & Noble Night is coming this week!  Join our school community at the Seven Corners location of B&N from 5:30-8:00 on Friday 11/18 for all the fun!  You'll see other students, families, and SHES teachers - there are even teachers doing read-alouds during the event!  There are games and prizes:  Each SHES student receives a free raffle ticket! Come dressed as a book character and get an extra free ticket!  There are drinks and desserts available for purchase at the 5th grade concession stand.  Plus you'll see teacher wish-list titles for their classroom libraries AND every purchase helps the Sleepy Hollow library add books to the collection for access by ALL students!  What a night of fun!  Want to help at the event?  Please take a look at this link to see what's needed:  See you at the book fair - happy reading!!

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) ,. FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or

Parent Resource Center

Register Now for November Workshops

Bullying Prevention

FCPS is deeply committed to creating a safe and positive school environment where all students can learn. Through school-wide positive behavior approaches and participation in K-12 health and guidance lessons, students are taught to behave respectfully and to resolve conflicts in positive ways. 

The Bullying Prevention Webinar seeks to educate listeners on the following:

  • FCPS definition of bullying
  • Types of bullying
  • Differences between bullying and other forms of inappropriate behavior
  • How FCPS responds to allegations of bullying
  • How parents and schools can work together to prevent bullying


  • Stefan Mascoll: Coordinator Student Safety and Wellness, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Joan Lee: Educational Specialist, School Counseling Services, Fairfax County Public Schools

November 18 10:30 a.m. - noon

Register for Bullying Prevention

Register Now for December Webinars

Meet the Author Series: The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Dr. Gary Chapman

December 2, 2022 10-11 a.m.

Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stressors each day. Despite these pressures, it is still families who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.

Join Dr. Chapman as he shares his insights and thoughts about loving our teens.

Register for Meet the Author Series: The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Dr. Gary Chapman

View the individual event page if you would like to share this event with others

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