Crossfield News - 9/5/23

Upcoming Dates:

Monday & Tuesday, September 11-12 - Back to School Nights

Wednesday, September 13 - Students Picture Day

Friday, September 22 - PTO - Book Fair Family Shpopping Night

Monday, September 25 - Holiday, No School 

Monday, October 9 - Student Holiday, Staff Development Day 

Picture Day is September 13

Student pictures will take place during the regular school day in our gym.  We have a new vendor this year.  Please click here for more information or to preorder.  

Back To School

Back to School Nights




  Monday, September 11


     5:45-6:30 pm

1st Grade

  Monday, September 11

     5:45-6:30 pm

2nd Grade

  Monday, September 11

     6:40-7:25 pm

3rd Grade

  Tuesday, September 12

     5:45-6:30 pm

4th Grade

  Tuesday, September 12

     5:45-6:30 pm 

5th Grade

  Tuesday, September 12  

     6:40-7:25 pm

6th Grade

  Tuesday, September 12

     6:40-7:25 pm


It’s Football Season!

Thank you for those of you supporting South Lakes Seahawks and Oakton Cougars football teams.

Parents, please remember that: All elementary and middle school students need to be accompanied & supervised by an adult while at the game. High school students who get dropped off must plan to have their rides waiting for them by 9:30 PM. 

Thanks for your support!

Book Fair 

Every fall the PTO hosts a Scholastic Book Fair, and a little renovation dust won't stop us! Plan to join us at Crossfield on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. for family shopping night followed by popsicles on the playground. The Book Fair will also be open Tuesday-Friday the following week, so we need LOTS of volunteers. Sign up today!

CROSSFIELD FUN RUN will be October 26th


Do you have a business or know a company that would like to support our school?  This is the last week to become a FUN RUN SPONSOR.  Local businesses can support the event to help cover costs and receive marketing benefits.  

The CROSSFIELD FUN RUN is organized and run by the PTO and we’re looking for more volunteers!  Consider joining the FUN RUN COMMITTEE to help this amazing event that raises funds for our students, teachers and school.  

If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Robyn Bywater at and Mindy Scardamalia at  Let’s make this year’s FUN RUN the best one yet!

2023 Student Rights and Responsibilities 

FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. In late June, the School Board approved changes to the SR&R for the 2023-24 school year. Updates include a revision of dress code expectations, bystander expectations for students witnessing harmful or unsafe behaviors, bullying, and substance abuse responses. Read Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid’s letter to families regarding the SR&R

We need your consent!

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent. By completing the digital form linked on our website, you provide permission for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed as part of an instructional program. Need technical help completing the consent form? This page has been designed to help you. Thank you for supporting our instructional programs at Crossfield!

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

VGA is a state assessment measuring the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area. More information is available on the VGA webpage (


Test Windows for 2023-2024 VGA 


       Scheduled 1st  Attempt

      Make-up Tests 


           September 11-29

        October 2-6


      December 4-January 11

      January 12-18


Content Areas Assessed


        VGA Content Areas           

         (Fall and Winter)

SOL Content Areas Tested



      Reading, Mathematics

      Reading, Mathematics


      Reading, Mathematics

      Reading, Mathematics


      Reading, Mathematics

Science, Reading, Mathematics


     Reading, Mathematics

      Reading, Mathematics

Spirit Wear

Gear up for the school year with Crossfield spirit wear! Enjoy a 30% discount across our entire website August 15th - September 14thduring the back-to-school sale. With hundreds of designs waiting for you, shop now and get your order in just 10-12 business days! Shop at 

Spirit Wear

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Together in Education Program

Harris Teeter's Together in Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $32.4 million to Together in Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to your school. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your card via this google form  or in store by mentioning Crossfield Elementary School or code 5139.  VIC Cards must be re-linked every August!  


Medications MUST be dropped off at Crossfield by a parent. Do not send your child to school with their medications. Our heath room and clinic health aide, Ms. Deshene, is now located in room A9.


Due to the increasing amount of lost laptop chargers and broken laptops, we must begin charging families when these incidents occur. If your child loses their laptop charger or damages their laptop, we will use School Bucks to issue you a fee for replacement and/or repair.

Parent Vue

Access the FCPS secure solution for information about your child's attendance, class performance, demographic data, and more.

My School Bucks

Lunches, Field Trips, laptop repair fees. This is the primary way to send money to the school. 

School Supply Lists

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

Opt-out Forms

Lunch Menus

Salad Bar

Please consider having your child watch this video about our Salad Bar!