What's Happening at Mount Eagle November 17, 2023

As part of their science unit about weather, Grade 2 students had a chance to conduct an interview with an actual meteorologist via a FaceTime chat.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle

November 17, 2023

BINGO Night tonight! Doors open at 6:30pm

Get ready for some great family fun tonight:

  • Doors open at 6:30pm. This year we will be in the gym!
  • Volunteers are still needed clean up. Thank you for staying a few minutes at the end to help with tables & chairs. 
  • Each BINGO book (5 games) will be on sale for $5. Cash preferred, Venmo accepted.
  • Pizza & water will be available for sale. ($3 a slice, $20 for a pizza, $1 for water) You can also buy a Mount Eagle shirt. Cash preferred, Venmo accepted.
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale for the teacher prizes. Teachers have donated prizes for amazing experiences. Some prizes include knitting lessons, special lunch with the teacher and being the fire marshal for a day where you can run our fire drill. 
  • All students must be with an adult. No drop-off
  • Students must stay in the gym. No going in/out. 

Happy Thanksgiving graphic

We have school on Monday & Tuesday, November 20-21. Then we have Thanksgiving Break on Wed-Fri, November 22-24. Best wishes for a safe and restful break with family & friends.


Staying Healthy

Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and keep them at home if they are sick. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance webpage for more tips.

Referral Process for Advanced Academics

Last month, Ms. Meade, our Advanced Academics Resource teacher shared about the levels of service for all students in FCPS and Mount Eagle. This week, she presented the process around making a referral for Full-time Cluster services. If you missed either of these presentations, we're sending them out through Talking Points this evening. Unfortunately, the slides are only in English. If you need assistance with translation, Lily Delcampo, our Family Liaison, can help. 

Referral deadline for Full-time Cluster services: Friday, December 15 by email.

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

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.

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 

Friday, November 17

  • BINGO Night 6:30 - 8pm Mount Eagle gym

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday November 22-24

  • Thanksgiving Break  No School

Wednesday, December 13

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am Library

Friday, December 15

  • Winter Sing Along 2:00pm Gym

Winter Break is December 18 - January 1

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