What's Happening at Mount Eagle September 29, 2023

Our Grade 1 students think that math is really sweet! They're working on counting in a variety of ways. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle

September 29, 2023

Picture Day is Wednesday, October 11

Check your mailbox in the coming days for the school picture flier. There are three ways you can order portraits of your child:

  • Order online
  • Send in exact change on October 11 with the flier
  • Send in the flier with your credit card information on the flier on Oct 11

Please do NOT send in money before October. The easiest and safest way is to order online. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com and use the password for Mount Eagle: 0037889IN.

Social Emotional Learning Screener

One of the ways FCPS supports the mental wellness of all students is the SEL Screener.  

The screener is offered to all students in grades 3-12 in October and again in February or March. It addresses skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. 

The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to create the learning, experiences, and environments students need to be successful. Key updates to the screener this year include:

  • Different versions for students in grades 3-5 and 6-12. 
  • Fewer topics with more questions to provide schools and families with more data to support planning. 
  • Additional questions aligned with FCPS’ commitment to educational equity.  

SEL Screener results are sent to families via postal mail. Families who wish to opt their child out should complete the opt-out form in the Annual Notice packet or in SIS ParentVUE. 

For more information, please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage or contact our counselor, Ms. Weiss-Cowie. 

Please note that the SEL Screener differs from the anonymous Fairfax County Youth Survey.

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 next week.

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. 

Recess Fun!

This week students in Grades 4-6 received their equipment for two new recess activities: Knock-Out and Four Square. Students have watched videos and practiced in PE classes with Mr. MacDonald. They are showing responsibility by caring for their color-coded equipment. More equipment and activities will be introduced in the coming months.


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

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