What's Happening at Mount Eagle September 22, 2023

There is so much in our garden! Check out these sunflowers. If you would like some basil or peppers or would like to do some weeding, stop by this weekend. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle

September 22, 2023

Yom Kippur

No School on Monday

School is closed for all staff and students on Monday, September 26 in observance of Yom Kippur. We will see everyone back at school at 8:30am on Tuesday.

Weekly Communication Sheets Begin Today

Knowing what your child is studying and how to support that learning at home is important. Beginning today, parents will receive document in Talking Points called a "Weekly Communication Sheet." There will be three sections: 

  • Topics studied during the week
  • Questions you can ask your child about what they learned
  • Activities your child can do at home to support what they learned

Please look for the message from your child's teacher in Talking Points today. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.

Testing for Grades 3-6

This past Wednesday, students in Grades 3-6 completed the Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) in math. It's similar to the SOL test and helps us measure growth across the year. Next Wednesday, September 27th, they will take the reading portion of the VGA. Please contact Ms. Kirkland, our assistant principal, if you have any questions.

The Book Fair is Coming!

Our librarian, Ms. Daly, will be hosting a book fair during the week of October 9th. Mark your calendars and look for more information in the coming weeks.

Book Dragon


Have you set up your account?

A My School Bucks is an easy way to make payments for school for field trips, instrument rentals and more. It's easy to set up an account, and you can use your phone. Go to their website to start. If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Debbie Schuman in our office. 

Picture Day is October 11

Be on the look-out for fliers for Picture Day scheduled for Wednesday, October 11. 


Attendance Matters!

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify their teacher, so that assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent. 

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits


Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm


Student Rights & 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

Parents/caregivers should talk to their child(ren) about expectations for this school year. Also, please log in to SIS ParentVUE and sign to acknowledge your review of the SR&R, or sign and return the signature sheet to your child’s school by Friday, September 29

Important Dates

Monday, September 25

  • School closed for all students

Friday, September 29

  • Turn in Students Rights & Responsibilities signature sheet (see above)

Wednesday, October 4

  • Kindergarten field trip to Schlagel Farms

Monday, October 9

  • School closed for all students

Wednesday, October 11

  • PTO Meeting at Mount Eagle 8:40am
  • Picture Day!

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar


Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 


Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.


Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          


Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu