TC Updates 11/11/22

Principal's News

Terra Centre Families, 

Thank you to everyone for helping promote Raise Craze this year. We SMASHED our fundraising and acts of kindness goals! With 37% of the student body participating, we raised more than $22,600 and performed 616 acts of kindness! Our goal was $15k, and so this will be a huge boost to programs this year. 

As promised, we will be holding a school wide morning meeting to kiss a pig (yes, a real one) since we exceeded our Acts of Kindness. 

Congratulations to the following students/classes:

  • Top AOK student: Alyssa N. - 19 (Ms. Hardy) - Principal for the (half) Day
  • Top Fundraising Class: Kindergarten - Ms. Nevin - $3,391 (Bonus STEAM session with Ms. Jewell)
  • Top AOK students per grade (lunch with the Principal/AP)
    •  Pre-K - Benjamin H.S. - 6 (Ms. Grove) 
    •  Kindergarten - Alyssa W.- 14 (Ms. Allan) 
    •  1st Grade - Jack B. - 11 (Ms. Lias) 
    •  2nd Grade - Lily B. - 13 (Ms. Olweiler) 
    •  3rd Grade - Alyssa N.- 19 (Ms. Hardy) 
    •  4th Grade - Abigail E. - 17 (Ms. Fairchild) 
    •  5th Grade - Logan E. - 13 (Ms. Clarke) 
    •  6th Grade - Alice S. - 13 (Ms. Seidel)   

Please read below for important updates, reminders, and upcoming events. 

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events


November 14-18: American Education Week

November 15: Picture retake day

November 17: Chorus concert, 7:00 PM

November 22: Acts of Kindness Spirit day-Pajama Day

November 23-25: Holiday - Thanksgiving

November 28-December 2: Scholastic Book Fair

December 1: Book Fair Family Night, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

December 6: STEAM Night, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

December 19-January 2: Holiday - Winter Break

January 3: Classes Resume 

FCPS 2022-2023 Calendar

FCPS School Year 2022-2023

American Education Week Clip art

For American Education Week we celebrate ALL who work in our Terra Centre community: our bus drivers, cafeteria workers, counselors, support staff, teachers, leadership and more! Learn more from the National Education Association. Want to recognize someone from our school who goes above and beyond? Submit a nomination to FCPS Cares.

Academic Matters

Academic Matters

At the last School Board meeting, a new feature was introduced called Academic Matters. During this portion of the Board meeting, updates will be provided on important academic topics. At the November 3 meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid shared some common misconceptions concerning the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment. Watch the presentation on YouTube.

Music Notes clipart


Our community is invited to attend our Fall Chorus Concert titled "Word Collectors," taking place in the Terra Centre Gym on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00-7:30 p.m. Terra Centre Tigers are collecting words and sharing them through music.

STEAM Night Banner


STEAM Night at Terra Centre

We are excited to be holding a Terra Centre Family STEAM Night on December 6 from 6pm-8pm. We hope you are able to join us! Please complete this form so we can prepare for your attendance. Please note: This is not a drop off event- students must remain with their grown ups.


If you would like to volunteer some time at the event you can sign up here:
STEAM Night Volunteer 

Picture Retake Day-November 15th


Picture retakes

Tiger Mascot image

Monthly Folder Content

Terra Centre uses Schoology for all monthly folder content. All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Terra Centre All Parents

November Updates

  • Community flyers
    • Community Table Dinners
  • PTA flyers
    • Winter After School Club flyers

In Case You Missed It clipart

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Calendar Survey Coming Soon!
  • Student Performance in Language Arts (Grades 1-6)
  • Family Engagement Resources
  • School Board Presentation: Academic Matters

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

FCPS in the News

Seniors Make a SUBstantial Difference in FCPS Schools (FCPS, November 7)

40 Fairfax County Schools Recognized for Supporting Military-Connected Families (FCPS, November 2)

Fairfax County Public Schools: 40 Fairfax County Schools Recognized For Supporting Military-Connected Families (Virginia Patch, November 2)

FCPS Receives $2 Million Grant from DoDEA Supporting STEAM (FCPS, November 1)

Fairfax County Public Schools: FCPS Receives $2 Million Grant From DoDEA Supporting STEAM (Virginia Patch, November 1)

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