TC Updates 2/3/23

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Terra Centre Families, 

Groundhog Day was a big topic at Terra Centre this week.  Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and we need to brace ourselves for six more weeks of winter!  

Next Tuesday, our yearbook photographer will be here to take pictures of our clubs and candid pictures throughout the building.  The following clubs will be featured in group photos:  SCA, Patrols, Band, Strings, Chorus, and TCTV.

We look forward to celebrating our counselors, Mrs. Toth, Ms. Mastroianni, and counselor intern Mrs. Hoffman next week during National School Counseling Week. They do so many great things to support our students, families, and school. We encourage families to write a thank you note or have your child draw a picture to show your thanks!

As a reminder, 2nd quarter progress reports were sent home in backpacks with students today.  

Please see below for reminders, updates, and special events. 

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events


February: Black History Month

February 3: 2nd quarter progress reports sent home

February 7: Clubs and Candid Yearbook Photos

February 6-10: National School Counseling Week

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 14: SCA Spirit Day (see below)

February 20: Presidents Day (Holiday)

February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 27-March 3: Public Schools Week

March 2: Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

FCPS 2022-2023 Calendar

FCPS School Year 2022-2023

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Monthly Folder Content

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

February Updates

  • NEW!: Robinson Pyramid Parent Presentation-Alcohol and Drugs
  • Food and Nutrition Services recruitment flier
  • Alcohol Safety Tips flier
  • Summer Enrichment Programs & Opportunities
  • PTA fliers
    • Winter After School Club fliers

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Kindergarten Orientation

SAVE THE DATE: Terra Centre's Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, March  2, 2023, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM(snow date Thursday, April 13)

Please let us know if you have a rising Kindergarten student – a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023.  A GREEN form - Survey of Preschool Children - will be sent home on Friday, February 3rd to collect this information.  Please complete it if it applies to you and return it to the office or your child’s teacher by Friday, February 17th.  If you have a neighbor or friend for whom this applies within our Terra Centre boundaries, please share this information with them or ask them to call Terra Centre at 703-249-1400.

Registration forms and information about Kindergarten Orientation will be provided to those who complete the survey or contact the school.

We look forward to welcoming our newest "Tigers" to Terra Centre!

SCA Spirit Day-February 14

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Scholastic Art Awards Names 337 FCPS Regional Winners

The 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards program has awarded 533 awards to 337 Fairfax County Public Schools students for outstanding artwork. This includes 174 Gold Key awards, 171 Silver Key awards, and 188 Honorable Mention awards. Four works by FCPS students were nominated for the best-in-show American Visions Award. Artworks were submitted and judged in categories including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, design, architecture, jewelry, fashion, film and animation, mixed media, and art portfolios.The Gold Key and Silver Key artworks will be displayed at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale from Friday, February 9, to Thursday, March 23, with an award ceremony on Wednesday, March 1. See the full list of winners.

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Strategic Plan: Share Your Thoughts With Us!

What keeps you optimistic about FCPS? What are your concerns? Answer these and two other questions on our Strategic Plan Feedback Form, and help shape our school division’s future. 

Have a Say on Our Future! Remaining Strategic Planning Community Forums will take place:

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Mason Crest Elementary School.

Saturday, February 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Spring Hill Elementary School.

Monday, February 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Edison High School.

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at South County High School.

Wednesday, February 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Spanish, virtual.

Thursday, February 9, 12 to 1:30 p.m., virtual.

Saturday, February 11, 9 to 10:30 a.m., virtual.

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at West Springfield High School.

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Hunters Woods Elementary School.

Click the date above to register for that forum, or check out the full schedule of Community Forums and register for one that is convenient for you. Childcare will be provided at in-person forums. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, at all events. Please register today.

Find Free COVID-19 Testing in Your Community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which allows consumers to search for free testing sites near them. Testing is available at pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations. Results are typically provided within 24-48 hours.

Office of the Ombuds: At Your Service! 

Do you have questions or concerns about Fairfax County Public Schools? The Office of the Ombuds is an independent, impartial, informal, and confidential resource for employees, parents/caregivers, students, and/or community members. Staff in the office are eager to listen and assist with navigating the school division. They will also offer options and/or resources to help resolve challenges.

Contact the Office of the Ombuds at 571-423-4014,, or via the “Submit a Question” button at The team looks forward to serving you!

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

    • Draft Calendar Updates
    • Regional Science Fair
    • Scholastic Art Award Winners

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.  

Fairfax Co. teen is newest US figure skating champion (Marshall HS, WTOP, January 30. Also covered by NBC Sports and Washington Post)

Middle-school engineering students use empathy to solve problems (Carson MS, Washington Post, January 31)

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