Terra Centre Family Newsletter-11/17/23

FCPS honors

Congratulations to our Terra Centre teachers nominated for 2023 FCPS Honors! Mrs. Parise and Ms. Downey are Terra Centre finalists!

Terra Centre Families,

You might have heard your student talking about Portrait of a Graduate, or POG. What is POG?  Very simply, POG is FCPS’ commitment to ensuring that all students have the skills to be successful today, tomorrow and in the future. POG is broken down into 5 important attributes:  Communicator, Collaborator, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker, and Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual.  Consider how you, as an adult, use these skills to find success in your life!  

Students use these skills in all school subjects, at home, in the community, with hobbies and interests, in future careers, passions, and relationships.  We’re not focusing on these skills as an extra thing, students will use these skills to learn all content areas in a deeper, more meaningful way.  

How will students focus on these skills?

  • Learn about the skills, including what they look and sound like, and why they are important  
  • Apply the skills as they learn in their classes 
  • Reflect on HOW the skills helped them find success and WHAT they can do to grow

As a reminder, school will be closed from Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, November 27

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Important Information

Winter Break STEM Kits

STEM kit


Parent Workshop

Loving Solutions

Workshop Series Brings Loving Solutions to Challenging Behaviors

Are you tired of arguing with your children? Would you like to improve communication and create a space of harmony at home?  If so, you need some Loving Solutions!

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at 5 p.m. in the Terra Centre Cafeteria to learn more about this exciting 10-week, mostly virtual, family workshop coming to the Robinson pyramid this winter. It’s designed especially for families with strong-willed 5- to 10-year-olds, and, as parents know, this age can be challenging! The creators of Loving Solutions call the program’s workbook “The Manual the Hospital Forgot to Give You,” and it’s packed with effective strategies and tools to support parenting in a positive and loving way.

We hope to see you on December 6th!


Military Family Game Night/Cookie Swap

Military Family Night


SCA Spirit Week

December Spirit week


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

Mark Your Calendar

Native American Heritage Month

National Family Engagement Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

Tuesday, November 21-December 1 - Scholastic Book Fair

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

Thursday, November 30 - Book Fair Family Night, 5:30-7:30 PM, library

Monday, December 5 - Military Family Game Night/Cookie Swap, 5:30 PM, cafeteria

Wednesday, December 6 - Loving Solutions Parent Meeting,  6:00 PM, cafeteria

Monday, December 11 - Band Concert, 5:30 PM, gym

Monday, December 11 - Strings Concert, 6:15 PM, gym

Monday, December 18-Monday, January 1-No School, Winter Break


☎️ 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.

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