Weekly Newsletter 11/15/2023

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Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 .  Classes will resume on Monday, November 27.   Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Learn more about the first Thanksgiving.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their Federal Impact Aid Survey!

Impact Aid Form

Veterans Day Observance at Key Center

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On Friday, November 10th, Key Center School observed Veterans Day.  We displayed a wreath display and staff members added the names of veterans in our lives.  We also created an America’s White Table display honoring veterans.  The students participated in lessons and activities to learn about veterans and how they help and protect our country.  Thanks veterans- we appreciate you! #FCPSHonorsVeterans

Get Support Accessing Metro Services- Metro Comes to The Arc

The Arc Metro

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Arc of Northern Virginia
3060 Williams Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Register on the Arc of Northern Virginia’s website.

At this event, representatives from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will be on site to assist with:
● Taking photos and processing applications for the Reduced Fare Program.
● Taking photos and accepting applications for the MetroAccess Door to Door Paratransit program.
● Renewing expired Reduced Fare Cards or MetroAccess Services.

These are two separate programs, with separate application forms. Please take the time to understand which program you want to access, and understand the application process. THIS CAN BE COMPLICATED if you do not take the time to read and understand. We want to make this as easy for you as possible on the date of the event. But that can only happen if you come properly prepared.

IMPORTANT: Application forms MUST be signed by a healthcare professional AND MUST be completed and emailed to Ashley Africa by November 21, 2023. You must bring the original with you on the day of the event November 28th.

To SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS, or if you have questions, email Ashley Africa at ashley.africa@thearcofnova.org or phone 703-208-1119 x140.

American Education Week

American Ed Week

American Education Week is celebrated November 13-17.  We celebrate ALL who work in our Key Center School community: our bus drivers, cafeteria workers, counselors, support staff, teachers, leadership and more! Learn more from the National Education Association.

Do you want to recognize someone from our school who goes above and beyond? Submit a nomination to FCPS Cares.

The National Museum of the US Army - At Ease - Low Sensory at the Museum

At Ease

November 18th (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) At Ease- “Low Sensory Day at the Museum". This free public program is for visitors to enjoy late afternoon access to the Museum with additional modifications to provide a more sensory-friendly environment. Anxiety coping devices will be available at the Welcome Desk. Service dogs and miniature ponies are allowed during this program as well as during normal operating hours. A hands-on special educational program and docent led tours will be available.

To Reserve your free tickets, please click the National Museum At EASE link.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABS) Family Training Opportunity


The focus for the November family training is- Steps for Systematically Teaching New Behaviors

This workshop is intended for parents of students with Autism served in preschool autism classrooms (PAC),EnhancedAutismClassrooms(EAC) and CAT secondary classrooms. Topics covered will Include:

▪ How are behaviors taught?
▪What are the “learning to learn”behaviors?
▪ How do I select a behavior teacher?

Date of Session- November 15, 2023
Choose one virtual session:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join using this meeting link: https://meet.google.com/cgn-udci-kbh

Key Center PTA


Not yet a member of our PTA?  We would love to have you join!  

Key Center PTA Membership
Key Center PTA Donations
Key Center PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Any questions regarding involvement, please contact PTA President, Cecilia Allen, at KeyCtrPTA@gmail.com or (301) 646-7447.

Upcoming Dates

dates to remember

November 22-24       Thanksgiving Break - Holiday   
December 18-29       Winter Break
January 1                  New Year’s Day - Student/Staff Holiday
January 15                Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday - Student/Staff Holiday
January 25                End of 2nd Quarter - 2 hour Early Release - 11:50am
January 26               Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

2023-24 FCPS School Calendar