Weekly Newsletter 1/18/2023

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este boletín en otros idiomas, visite nuestro sitio web.


Please complete the RSVP by 2:00 this afternoon to let us know if you are able to attend. If you replied, we do NOT need you to send it again, thank you!


The Key Center PTA is planning their first annual meeting.

Date:        Wednesday, January 18th
Location: Key Center School Cafeteria
Time:        5:30pm

During this meeting, we will elect new PTA board members. A pizza dinner will be provided free of charge.  Additionally, there will be a raffle for a wonderful quilt handmade by a student’s family member, thank you Key Center parent Berit Buontempo for providing this donation! 

Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week


This week is Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week.  We want to recognize our enthusiastic and dedicated principal, Ann Smith. Please join us in expressing your thanks to  Ms. Smith for her energetic and compassionate leadership of our school.

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meetings for Families of Students with Disabilities


Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

End of Second Quarter


As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, January 27, for a teacher workday.

Key Cafe Bakery

The students in Ms. Marielle’s class run a bakery business at Key Center School!  Each week the students bake and package muffins.  They visit classrooms with their bakery cart each Wednesday, selling their yummy muffins to our hungry (and appreciative!) staff members!

key cafe

Staff Spotlight- Kelly Altman


This week’s Key Center Staff Spotlight is on Kelly Altman.  Kelly worked as a teacher for 8 years at Key Center.  This school year she accepted a position as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and happily, she continues to serve our students at Key Center.  Visit the Staff Spotlight on our school website to learn more about Kelly Altman.

Special Education Workshop Series


PEATC is presenting a virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia.

You can register to attend one or all of these workshops, which are presented online at 6:30PM.

February 1:     From Referral to Eligibility
February 15:   Anatomy of an IEP
March 1:         Measurable IEP Goals
March 15:       Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings
March 29:       Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia


Upcoming Dates:

January 18       PTA Sponsored Pizza Night - 5:30pm  - tonight! 

January 25       End of 2nd Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release - 11:50am

January 26       Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

January 27       Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

February 20      Presidents’ Day -   Holiday

2022-23 FCPS School Calendar