Crossfield News - 10/17/23

Upcoming Dates:

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 

Federal Impact Aid Survey

This year, FCPS is pleased to announce that the Federal Impact Aid Survey is now available electronically through your  ParentVue account.  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 

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

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) Continued Postponement

Riverside Insights, vendor for CogAT assessment, continues to work on technical issues impacting assessment nationwide.

Once we have confirmation from Riverside that the issues have been resolved, we will reschedule assessments. This postponement impacts our second graders and a few students in third through sixth grades.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Fant (AP/STC) or Melissa Graham (AART). 

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. Proofs from our original picture day will be distributed this week! 


Fun Run 23


CROSSFIELD ROCKET NATION IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Which grade level will SHINE THE BRIGHTEST and earn the highest participation?  It’s not too late to make a donation and raise funds at  All fundraising will help us build TWO NEW PLAYGROUNDS at Crossfield.  


The FUN RUN is a community event, so please sign-up to volunteer or come to cheer on our awesome runners!  Sign Up - 2023 Fun Run - CROSSFIELD ROCKET NATION'S Volunteers are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Here is the schedule for October 26th so that you can plan ahead!  

Thank you for supporting CROSSFIELD ROCKET NATION!

Fun Run Schedule

Family Life Education Instructional Program

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms were included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12)

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed to Barbara Fant, FLE Administrator,, by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550, or

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.

PTO Spirit Gear!

Big News Rockets:  Our fan favorite VACrossfield logo and our New Rocket Nation design are available for pre-order now through 10/29.  Classroom delivery estimated for mid-November.   Don't miss out, see all the options and place your pre-order today:

PTO Swag


Seahawk Spooktacular!

The Seahawk Spooktacular will be on Oct. 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the South Lakes HS parking lot. This event will be free and includes a Trunk-or-Treat, pumpkin decorating contest, haunted house, facepainting, apple cider and more!

SLHS clubs/organizations will be hosting the Trunk-or-Treat, and we would like to invite any of your school organizations that may be interested (e.g., PTA) to host a trunk as well! Anyone who is interested can fill out this Seahawk Spooktacular Google Form to sign-up to have a car at Trunk-or-Treat. Please contact Catherine McDermott with any questions at

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. 

Salad Bar

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