October 30th, 2023

October 30th, 2023

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Dear Sleepy Hollow Families, 

As we end the month of October, I want to share with each of you my gratitude and appreciation for a month full of exciting events. Our kindergarteners relished in the pumpkin patch through playful activities and practicing counting  the many pumpkin seeds collected. We celebrated Book Character Day and our staff and students enjoyed sharing their favorite book characters from Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat, Ms. Frizzle, and Charlotte. The school represented all genres on this day. Lastly, a great thank you to the partnership of the PTA in creating an amazing family night of Trunk or Treat. We have definitely created a new tradition at SHES. Thank you families, staff, community members in always supporting Sleepy Hollow. 

Warmest regards, 

Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney

Principal and Assistant Principal



Important Calendar Dates 

  • 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) 
  • November 8 -  PTA Virtual Meeting 
  • November 10 - Principal's Coffee at SHES Library 9:00 a.m.
  • November 11 - Principal's Coffee at Willston Center 10:00 a.m.
  • November 17 - 1st Grade Field Trip - Long Branch Nature Center 
  • November 21 -  Kindergarten Field Trip - Hidden Oaks Nature Center
  • November 21 -  2nd Grade Field Trip - Riverbend Park
  • November 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29 - 34d Grade Field Trip Smithsonian Natural History Museum 
  • November 30 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Gunston Hall
  • December 5 - Picture Day Make Up Date
  • December 6 - PTA Holiday Shop 
  • December 13 - Sleepy Hollow Winter Music Concert 
  • December 18 - January 1 - Winter Break, School resumes on January 2nd 




Daylight Saving Time Ends   (Fall Back)

On Sunday, November 5, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour!


Veteran's Day

Happy Veterans Day! To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you every day. To all who have put their lives on the line in defense of our nation, thank you. Let us never forget to pray for our veterans and their families.

Procedures when joining your children for lunch

  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 

Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

The Impact Aid Program is a federal grant program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program's mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned and therefore tax-exempt property. Your support in identifying students with federal connections will ensure that FCPS can obtain its fair share of grant funds from this program.

The surveys will be available online this year. Please log into ParentVue from October 16 to October 30.  Once logged in, please select the “Online Packets” tab at the top, then select “Federal Impact Aid Survey” from the drop down menu. 

Any surveys not completed by October 31 will be sent home in Friday Folders on November 3. Please be sure to complete and sign the survey and have your child return the original (fax or email copies may not be sent) to their teacher no later than Thursday, November 16th.  

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid, please call 703-329-7750 or email ImpactAid@fcps.edu or visit https://www.fcps.edu/impact.  Additional information about Impact Aid programs and grants is available on the U.S. Department of Education's website at DoED Impact Aid Programs

Have questions or need a ParentVue account? Contact Ana Maria Menendez Student Information Assistant/Registrar by email - AMenedez1@fcps.edu  

Have a ParentVue account, but need assistance? Complete this Help Request Form: https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/parent/.

Family Engagement Month

November is Family Engagement in Education Month! When schools and families work together to support learning and healthy development, everyone benefits! Check out this calendar for ideas of how to stay involved with your child's education. 

November Events Hosted by the Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. The FRC is hosting the following events in November:

Click the links above to register for the events. For more information, visit the Family Resource Center webpage.

Student Townhall for Regions 2 and 6 

We are excited to invite you to a Student Townhall for Regions 2 and 6. This townhall will be an exciting opportunity for students to dialogue with Student Representative to the School Board Rida Karim and School Board Member Dr. Anderson, share your experiences, and provide feedback.

Hosted by: Student Member Rida Karim and Mason District School Board Member Dr. Ricardy Anderson

When: October 30, 2023, 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9D8AfnV0QzWmPs_fKQwgEw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this town hall meeting.

This program is open to the public and intended for high school students in Regions 2 and 6.

Calendar Update for March 5 Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as it does on other professional work days.

Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15, 2023, until noon on December 15, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207 7510 Lisle Avenue Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

🍬 Tips to Help Keep Children Safe 

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) reminds parents and caregivers that it’s important to talk to your children about safety topics including:

  • What parents should know about their children’s plans.
  • Having a meeting spot in case of getting separated.
  • Establishing safe areas. 
  • What to do if you are followed.

Visit the FCPD website for more details on how to discuss safety topics.

🏗️ FCPS Buildings Benefit All Community Members                         

In addition to our students and teachers, we estimate millions of visits by students and community members to Fairfax County public schools. Most of the public meeting and recreational facilities available in the county are FCPS facilities. FCPS works with the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and with the Fairfax County Park Authority to ensure that school facilities and athletic fields are available to the public after school hours. 

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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