What's Happening at Mount Eagle November 3, 2023

This week our Grade 2 students studied the wildlife at nearby Huntley Meadows and enjoyed a beautiful fall day. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle

November 3, 2023

Calendar reminder graphic

No School on Mon & Tues

The first quarter ends today, and students will dismiss at 1:30pm. Monday and Tuesday are student holidays, but our office will be open. Teachers will continue to have parent conferences. We'll see students back at school on Wednesday, Nov 8 at 8:30am.

Election Day Is Next Week. Vote!

The 2023 School Bond Referendum will be on the ballot Tuesday, November 7. Remember to vote! 

November 7 will also be a teacher workday and a holiday for students. For more information on voting, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.


BINGO Night is coming. We need your help!

Prize donations are still being accepted. Come to the PTO Meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 8:40am in the library. We'll assemble the prize baskets.


American Flag Blowing

Celebrate Veterans Day with Us

Veterans Day is on Saturday, November 11. Next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, join us at our flagpole between 8:20-8:25am for the flag raising and some learning about Veterans Day. 

National Family Engagement Month

November is National Family Engagement Month! This month reminds us that families are children's first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers.  Over 35 years of research shows that the most effective way to increase student achievement is for families to be actively involved in their children's education. Family engagement is a shared responsibility between home, school, and the community. The importance of family engagement will be highlighted during the month of November as we celebrate and strengthen family-school partnerships together.

Federal Impact Aid Forms:

Have You Completed Yours? It's easy to do!

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. To make it easier, the form is now available online in SIS ParentVUE. Please note that only the enrolling parent can complete it in ParentVUE.

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.

Once logged in to SIS ParentVUE, click “Online Packets” in the top right corner. Then, select “Federal Impact Aid Survey.” Get more information.

Need to Register for ParentVUE? 

Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey. Find out how to get technical support for ParentVUE.

Advanced Academics Information

Parents of students in Grades 2-6 have the option to refer their child for Full-Time advanced academic services for the next school year. The deadline for all parent referrals is Friday, December 15. 

Ms. Denise Meade, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will hold a parent meeting on Tuesday, November 14 to explain the referral process. It will be held on Zoom 6:15-7pm. The link will be sent to all families that morning. 

For more information about the referral process, visit the FCPS Advanced Academics page.

outstanding employee awards

Nominate an Outstanding Mount Eagle Staff Member: Due next Friday!

This fall, our staff has gone above and beyond expectations. One way to recognize their efforts and excellence is through the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards program. Nominations are now open. To submit a nomination for a Mount Eagle Elementary Outstanding Employee, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.) 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards.

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 10th

If you have any questions such as which category a certain staff member might fit into, please contact Mary Frances Daly at msdaly@fcps.edu

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm


Important Dates 

Monday & Tuesday, November 6 & 7

  • No school for students

Wednesday, November 8

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am Library

Tuesday, November 14

  • AAP Parent Meeting to learn about the screening process for Full-Time services  6:15pm on Zoom (a link will be sent to all families that morning)

Friday, November 17

  • BINGO Night 6:30pm Mount Eagle gym

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar


Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 


Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.


Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          


Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu