Crossfield News - 9/26/23

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, September 28 - AAP Parent Information Meeting

Monday, October 9 - Student Holiday, Staff Development Day 

Thursday, October 12 - PTO Open Meeting & Coffee with Principal

Tuesday, October 17 - PTO Chipotle Spirit Night 

Wednesday, October 25 - Student Picture Retakes

Thursday, October 26 - PTO Fun Run

Friday, November 3 - 2 Hour Early Release 

  • Attending school every day, even during the end of the school year, is critical to students reaching their fullest potential.
  • Students and their families should reach out to a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, school social worker or administrator—if they are having a hard time attending school every day.  

Advanced Academic Programs 

Information Meeting for Parents/Guardians of Children in Grades K-6

An information meeting will be held at Crossfield Elementary School on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  The AART will provide information about levels of service, briefly explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. 

Please watch this space for:

  • A date and time for a meeting regarding the screening process for full time AAP services (only for parent/guardian of students in grades 2 – 6)
  • A date and time for families of rising 7th graders who have questions about full time AAP options verses honors courses.

You're Invited! Open PTO Meeting & Coffee with Mr. Granieri

Please join the PTO Board and Mr. Granieri at our first Open Meeting of the year on Thursday, October 12 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The meeting will be held in person at Crossfield in the cafeteria and coffee and refreshments will be provided. Agenda items that will be covered: 

  • School Improvement & Innovation Plan 
  • Update from Mr. Granieri 
  • Approval of PTO Budget

Dear Parents,

If you have a 3rd-6th grade student, please consider providing them an umbrella or light raincoat to use for entering the building in the rain.

Mark Granieri, Principal

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

Out of this world


Crossfield Elementary is celebrating 35 Years!  Let’s make this year’s FUN RUN “OUT OF THIS WORLD” and raise funds to support our students, teachers and school.  On October 3rd, students will receive a FUN RUN T-Shirt and Kickoff Flyer with more detailed information on how you can support.  In the meantime, mark your calendars for the FUN RUN on October 26th and join rocket nation in celebrating 35 Years!

For more information, please contact Robyn Bywater at and Mindy Scardamalia at

Student Monitor Position Needed

Hello Crossfield Community! Crossfield is in need of a Student Monitor from 9am-12pm daily for our Kindergarten Classrooms.

Hourly, $16.85 per Hour

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resumes to Mr. Granieri at  and apply online. 

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!

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!  

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at:

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. 

Lunch Menus

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

Opt-out Forms