Crossfield News - 10/10/23

Upcoming Dates:

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 

Mon. & Tues., November 6 & 7 - No School, School & Teacher Workday

Thursday, November 9 - AAP Parent Meeting 


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, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Agenda items that will be covered: 

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

CogAT Assessments Delayed

Riverside Insights, the publisher of CogAT, has required FCPS to stop all CogAT testing until Monday, October 16th. This delay impacts all second graders as well as eligible students in third through sixth grades at Crossfield. CogAT testing for the division will resume once a resolution has been deployed by Riverside and they have confirmed that students may resume testing. FCPS plans to reschedule assessments within the next four weeks.

If you have questions which are not answered in this correspondence, contact Barbara Fant (  or Melissa Graham (

Federal Impact Aid Survey

This year, FCPS is pleased to announce that the Federal Impact Aid Survey will be available electronically through your ParentVue account beginning next Monday, October 16. For families that do not have access to Parent Vue or prefer to complete a paper form, a printed form will be sent home with your student.  For further information, please visit 

Fun Run 2023



CROSSFIELD ROCKET NATION IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Make a donation and raise funds at   Working together as a community, school, grade, class and individually, with your help we can raise money to make CROSSFIELD the best elementary school possible and REACH OUR GOAL to fund two brand NEW PLAYGROUNDS for all our Rockets! 

Have your students wear their FUN RUN T-Shirts and bring their pom poms and school spirit for the PEP RALLY this Friday, October 13th. Each grade has been assigned a planet and will show through their school spirit which planet SHINES THE BRIGHTEST! 

Chipotle Spirit Night

Tuesday, October 17 @ 4-8pm

Join us for Taco Tuesday at Chipotle at 13354 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Ordering in person: Mention "Crossfield"

Ordering online: Use the code "LBMHZP3

33% of sales will be donated to the Crossfield PTO

Advanced Academic Programs Screening Information

Meeting for Parents/Guardians of Children in Grades 2-6

An informational meeting will be held at Crossfield Elementary School on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  The Advanced Academic Resource Teacher will review the screening process for full time AAP services.

Referrals for full time (level IV) AAP screening are due to Mrs. Graham no later than December 15, 2023.  There are no exceptions.

Families of rising 7th graders:  You are welcome to attend this meeting to understand the screening process.  There will be another meeting specifically for rising 7th graders to address AAP options verses honors courses.  Date and time TBD.

Fall Student Pictures Retakes

Student picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 25.  If your student was absent on Sept. 13, or if you were dissatisfied with the original picture, you may request a retake by sending in your students picture packet or original proof with them on October 25. 


Salad Bar

New Salad Bar Process

Our salad bar items are now included in our normal lunch line. This allows us more space in the cafeteria. The line may take a little longer the first few days of our new salad bar configuration. We do have helpers from Food and Nutrition Services to assist us with these changes. 

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!  

Head Lice

Head Lice Information and Resources for Parents/Guardians

Students with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school once a parent has been notified. However, students must begin appropriate treatment before returning to school. Any questions or need of additional resources, please contact the school health room at (703) 295-1112.

Head Lice Guidelines -Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) updated guidance for head lice to be in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The beginning of the school year is an ideal time to remind parents/guardians about head lice and its treatment. Although lice do not spread disease, they can be a nuisance and cause great concern in the community. 

The following resources are available for parents/guardians to learn more about lice and its treatment: 

Translated versions of these resources are also available. 

If a student is found to have head lice and is in need of further assistance, schools should contact their public health nurse for additional resources and support.

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. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

Opt-out Forms