October 10th, 2023

October 10th, 2023

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Dear Sleepy Hollow Families, 


I have recently returned from a national conference, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents that took place in San Antonio, Texas. It was a wonderful experience and an opportunity to network with other school divisions outside of Virginia and share best practices in elementary schools. I am also excited to share important and fun events at Sleepy Hollow this month. I enjoy so much meeting families and seeing our students at these events. I wish everyone a joyful week ahead and good health as we transition from hot days to cool and breezy Autumn days. 

With gratitude,

Your Proud Admin Team, 

Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney

Principal and Assistant Principal 

Principal's Message Video


Sleepy Hollow Library News 

Students are so glad to be back in the library!  We are all getting used to school routines so we are starting out slow as students get back into the habit of bringing their books back every week.  Thank you for helping your children take good care of their borrowed books so the books can be returned safely and on time – keep books away from pets and young children, keep food and drink away from books, and consider having a dedicated spot for borrowed books so they can be found easily to return on time as well as staying safe.  Or have your child get into the habit of keeping library books in their backpacks (if so, please make sure there is no food and drink in the backpack with the books!).  Please let our librarian know if you have any questions at beoswalt@fcps.edu or call the library at 703-237-7006.  Happy reading!

Important Upcoming Dates 

Wednesday, October 11th - PTA Meeting (virtual) at 7:00 p.m. link to be sent 

Wednesday, October 25th -  Dress as your Favorite Book Character Day 

Wednesday, October 25th - Sleepy Hollow Trunk or Treat, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bus Transportation will be provided for all families. 

Friday, November 3rd - 2 hour early release for students, dismissal begins at 

Monday and Tuesday, November 6 and 7- Teacher Workdays (no school for students) 

2023-24 School Year Calendar

Impact Aid Forms Coming 

Parents please note that the annual Impact Aid form will be completed electronically this year. It will officially open on October 16th.  All parents will need access to ParentVue in order to activate and document.  It must be completed for each child.  If you don't have access to ParentVue, please contact Ms. Ana Maria Menendez at AMenendez1@fcps.edu in the office to provide an activation code.

ParentVUE is important and this is the platform where your child(ren)s first quarter progress reports will be posted soon. 

Pets on School Grounds Reminder

Please remember, we love your pets, but they are not allowed on school property due to allergies and cleanliness. his includes weekend outdoor activities, walking along school pathways and the Haycock fields. Thank you for your understanding!  

October Parent Coffees

Ms. Vega will be hosting monthly Parent Coffees at Sleepy Hollow on Friday mornings and at the Willston Center on Saturday mornings. Please see the dates below to mark your calendars. 

  • October 20th Sleepy Hollow 9:30 a.m. Library 
  • October 21st  Willston Community Center 10:00 a.m. 

Strategic Plan/Literacy

  • 📖 Students Reading by the Third Grade

During the Academic Matters and strategic plan update segments of Thursday’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid presented on the divisionwide target to have students reading by third grade. 

FCPS has continued to improve its approach to reading over the last several years through our Equitable Access to Literacy (EAL) plan. Reading by third grade is also one of the measures of Goal 3: Academic Growth and Excellence in our 2023-30 strategic plan

By focusing on foundational skills for our young readers and literacy intervention for upper grades, FCPS has made significant progress towards narrowing the achievement gaps in this critical skill. Visit the Strategic Plan webpage for more information. 

Community Conversations

  • 🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations  

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future: A Community Conversation. Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help us plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. 

Events are open to all. Find out about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid. Your voice matters! 

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