Terra Centre Family Newsletter-11/03/23

PTA Pumpkin Drop

Our 3rd annual PTA Pumpkin Drop/Movie night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who made this event come together. 

Terra Centre Families,

We are excited that our Traditional Thanksgiving Luncheon has returned and will be held on Friday, November 17th. Lunch schedules have changed, so please log on to All Parents Schoology course for times. This event requires lots of support and volunteers. Please consider signing up to help and stay to join your child for lunch. Click on the link to volunteer: Luncheon Volunteer Sign Up

As a reminder, schools are closed for students on Monday, November 6 for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 7 for a teacher workday. We look forward to students returning on Wednesday, November 8

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Important Information

Gift Card Drive

Holiday Gift Card Drive

Terra Centre’s Clinical Team is collecting gift cards for families in need this holiday season. We are seeking donations of gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, or Amazon in amounts of $25 or $50. Any amount, however, is much appreciated!

There is a box in the main office where gift cards can be dropped off through Wednesday, NOVEMBER 15. The box is labeled “Terra Centre Holiday Gift Card Drive.” If you have questions feel free to reach out to counselor Jackye Toth at jstoth@fcps.edu or social worker Laurel Hanlon at llhanlon@fcps.edu.Thank you for helping those in need this holiday season!

 **All gift card donations will go to Terra Centre families**


Return Your Federal Impact Aid Survey

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. The form is available online in SIS ParentVUE. If you have not already filled out the form online, we will provide paper forms [TOMORROW or MONDAY or...]. Please be sure to return paper forms by Friday, November 17. The electronic form will continue to be available in SIS ParentVUE until January 2024. 

Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Please watch this video and visit the Federal Impact Aid Survey page for more information.  


Need to Register for ParentVUE? 

Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey. 

Technical support for using ParentVUE or completing the survey online is available by submitting a Parent Support Request ticket. Select SISParent in the Application dropdown menu and enter Federal Impact Aid Survey under Issue Description. Or, call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).


Provide Input on FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Please join FCPS’ Chief Equity Office for a virtual meeting regarding the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. The event will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. You may register at this link.

Your feedback will help ensure that FCPS policies align with the school division’s mission and values. It will also help identify any specific considerations that need to be addressed for the 2024-25 school year. 

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. A Certified Deaf Interpreter will be available as well. Get information on the SR&R


SCA Spirit Day

SCA Spirit Day


Thanksgiving Day Lunch is Back!

Thanksgiving Lunch

Click to create a MySchoolBucks Account: https://www.myschoolbucks.com


Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Fall Book Fair


If you’re available to lend a hand on any of the days above either during the school day or at our evening event, please sign up using our Sign-Up Genius link! Fall 2023 Book Fair Volunteers

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Petruzzellis at aepetruzzzell@fcps.edu


☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Mark Your Calendar

Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 3 - End of the 1st quarter, 2 hour early release for students

Sunday, November 5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

Monday, November 6 - No School for students, School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 7 - No School for students, Teacher Work Day

Friday, November 10 - Veterans Day Family breakfast, RSVP required

Monday, November 13 - Picture Retake day

Tuesday, November 14 - Tiger Talk with Administration, Literacy at Home and School, 5:00 PM, cafeteria

Tuesday, November 14 - PTA Meeting, 5:30 PM, cafeteria

Thursday, November 16 - Fall Chorus Concert, 7:00 PM, gym

Friday, November 17 - Thanksgiving Luncheon

Friday, November 17 - SCA Spirit Day, Positivi"Tee" Day

Tuesday, November 21-December 1 - Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24-No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

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