October 15th, 2023

October 15th 2023

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Dear Sleepy Hollow Families, 

I hope you are enjoying a relaxing autumn weekend with family and loved ones. As we are approaching "sweater weather", I just want to remind parents to place your child's name on their belongings as our Lost & Found is beginning to grow and grow. This is also a wonderful time of year to take walks with your family and notice the signs of the changing season using all your senses. 

Families, I would like to share the impact of our Title1 funds. We have been able to provide an array of professional development opportunities for our staff in all grade levels in literacy, responsive classroom practices, advanced academics, and mathematics.  These opportunities for staff to further their professional learning is a crucial element of all educators throughout their careers. I will continue to allocate funds and resources to the development of our staff, academic and social emotional programs for our students and partnership opportunities with our families. Together, we can achieve more. Our dolphins can swim farther together than alone. 

Warmest regards, 

Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney

Principal and Assistant Principal



Important Calendar Dates - October/November

  • October 20 - 5th Grade Field Trip - Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • October 20 - Parent Coffee 9:00 a.m. SHES Library
  • October 21 - Parent Coffee 10:00 a.m. at Willston Community Center
  • October 25 - Dress as your Favorite Book Character Day 
  • October 25 - PTA Trunk or Treat at SHES 6:30 - 7:30 Bus Transportation provided for all families. Come out for treats & fun!
  • November 3 - 2 hour early release for students, 1:30 Dismissal Time
  • November 6th and November 7th - Parent & Teacher Conferences      (if you have not sign up for a conference, contact your child's teacher) 

  • ⚠️ Know Our Security Terms

FCPS uses specific terminology to specify the actions school staff and students should take to ensure safety in a variety of situations. It is important for staff, families, and students to understand what the different terms mean and how they impact school operations.

Watch this video to learn more about the definitions of the security terms: lockdown; secure the building; and stay put, stay tuned. If students, staff, or community members have a safety concern at school (that is not an immediate emergency), they should submit a tip to the FCPS Safety Tipline. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

  • 🎤 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! 

  • 🏗️ How School Building Projects are Selected 

Each year, the Fairfax County School Board and FCPS staff members work with the community to develop an updated five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for school building and renovation projects. To develop the CIP, the school system assesses changes in expected enrollments, academic programs, and facility conditions to determine priorities for new construction, renovations, and other capital facility projects. The School Board then evaluates the affordability of these school needs against other countywide requirements to determine the bond proposal. 

The School Board is committed to protecting the community’s investment in schools and other buildings, which have a combined present value approaching $6.5 billion. Not only do these facilities wear out over time, but they also become outdated, both technologically and instructionally. FCPS renovates its schools to ensure that students countywide have effective and efficient learning environments.

The 2023 Bond Referendum will be on the ballot in November. Vote on Tuesday, November 7. Learn more about registering to vote.

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