November 26, 2023

November 26th, 2023

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Dear Sleepy Hollow Families, 

We hope that all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break!  We all have so much to be thankful for - we are looking forward to the next few weeks as we approach the next holiday break in December.  It will fly by quickly! See the complete school year calendar.

Note the upcoming calendar events as detailed below.. The last month of the calendar year is always a busy one at Sleepy Hollow. Please keep your eye on our upcoming events (through this newsletter and from your classroom teacher) for ways to be involved during this exciting time. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow!

From our heart, 

Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney

Principal and Assistant Principal


  • November 29 - Sleepy Hollow Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, FLES Virtual Presentation, Virtual Link to come
  • December  1- Last date to make donations for the Holiday Shop
  • December 6 - PTA Holiday Shop 
  • December 6 - PTA Spirit Night at Red Robin's
  • December 8 - Principal's Coffee, SHES Library 9:00 a.m.
  • December 9 - Saturday Principal Vega Café,  Willston Center, 10:00 a.m. Willston Ctr. 
  • December 13 - Sleepy Hollow Winter Music Concert 
  • December 15 - Referral deadline for full-time AAP Services
  • December 18 - January 1 - Winter Break, School resumes on January 2nd 


Sleepy Hollow Elementary School

Read-a-Thon 2023

December 1, 2023 - January 3, 2024

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

We all know the importance that reading plays in our children's lives, enhancing their ability to learn and grow into thoughtful, critical-thinking, and creative citizens! This is why the Sleepy Hollow Elementary School PTA is hosting our first annual SHES Read-A-Thon! Support our Sleepy Hollow Dolphins as the strive to reach their reading goals each week. Donations accepted as a flat amount directly to a specific class or based on the number of minutes read by a class. We appreciate your support! Stay tuned for more details!



Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms  are available online for Elementary (K-6),  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child's teacher prior to Family Life Education instruction. Sleepy Hollow will be instructing the Human Growth and Development lessons for grades 4 and 5 during the week of December 11

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) . FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online. Sleepy Hollow will host a FLE information night on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM via ZOOM. Program questions may be addressed to Dr. Tatyana Cottle,

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

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.

Advanced Academics Information  

If you are a parent of a 2nd-5th grader, and are interested in referring your child to be screened for full time AAP services, you will need to submit the follow items to Principal Vega by December 15th:

AAP Newsletter

Please email Ms. Vega ( with any questions, I'm happy to help!

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