November 28 News from Sleepy Hollow

November 28, 2022

Dearest Sleepy Hollow Family,

I hope this newsletter finds you in the best of health and in great spirits. It is our hope that you all enjoyed a peaceful, safe, and joyous Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. As one season ends another begins. Can you believe we have exactly 14 days before we begin our winter break? Before that happens though, we have a great deal of learning and fun-filled events planned over the next three weeks. We look forward to seeing you in school and around campus for our December events! Wishing you a week filled with Amazing Grace, LOVE, and light!

~Love is like the wind; you can’t see it, but you can feel it.~ Nicholas Sparks

~Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.~ Oliver Wendell

All the best,
Mattie Fallen, Principal


Picture Retakes December 6, 2022


Library News

What an amazing school community! We’re still feeling the love from the Barnes & Noble book fair!  Teachers have been enjoying books gifted to them, the order list for the library collection is ready, and students are still thinking back to the fun event.  Thank you for all the generosity shown through this event!  If you ever want to discuss books that might be of interest to your children, or those that you might enjoy reading together as a family, please reach out to our librarian, Mrs. Oswalt, at  Happy reading!


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.

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 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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