November 10th, 2023

November 10th, 2023

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Dear Sleepy Hollow Families, 

Outstanding Employee Awards - Link to Submit Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Sleepy Hollow ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form link:  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees.  All nominations are due by Tuesday, November 14th.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph 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 and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); 

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):Common positions in this category: Assistant Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school. 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)  

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, November 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Scesney at 

Title 1 Parent Meeting

Monday November 13

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November 15

Thanksgiving Luncheon 

  • Kindergarten 10:45 - 11:15
  •  1st Grade 1:20 - 1:50
  • 2nd Grade 11:15 - 11:45
  • 3rd Grade 11:45 - 12:15
  • 4th Grade 12:25 - 12:55
  • 5th Grade 12:50 - 1:20

Important Calendar Dates 

  • November 10 - Principal's Coffee at SHES Library 9:00 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 - 3rd 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 8 - Principal's Coffee at SHES Library 9:00 a.m.
  • December 9 - Saturday Principal Coffee at Willston Center 10:00 a.m.
  • December 13 - Sleepy Hollow Winter Music Concert 
  • December 18 - January 1 - Winter Break, School resumes on January 2nd 

Thank You Voters! 2023 School Bond Referendum Passed

Thank you to the Fairfax citizens who supported the 2023 Bond Referendum. Roughly 67% of those voting in the 2023 election supported the $435 million bond referendum, continuing a long history of school bond approvals in Fairfax County. 

Stay engaged as we build our future. Keep up-to-date on construction and capital improvements across FCPS by visiting our Capital Improvement Project webpage.


Happy Diwali November 12, 2023

We wish a fun Diwali to all celebrating! Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs & some Buddhists. The festival represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. This year's Diwali artwork was created by Chantilly High School student Rijuta D. as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students. #OurFCPS


Library News

Did you know our school library carries books in languages other than English?  In addition to some titles in Vietnamese and a few in Arabic, we have over 700 print books in Spanish (and more in eBook form)!  We have Spanish Non-fiction, Biography, Everybody, I Can Read, Fiction, and Graphic Novel.  Many of our English Language Learners also enjoy our Wordless books, in which the whole story is told through pictures and can be read and understood by readers of any language or level.  If you want to talk about what might be a good-fit book for your child, please reach out to our librarian, Mrs. Oswalt, who always welcomes discussions about books!  She can be reached at:  Happy reading!

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 on Monday November 6th and Tuesday November 7th.. 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.

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).


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