Crossfield News - 11/28/23

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, November 30 - Carson Pyramid Virtual AAP Meeting

Monday, December 4 - 6th Grade Trip to Carson MS Band Concert

Monday, December 4 - 4th Grade In house Field Trip 

Tuesday, December 5 - PTO - Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens

December 18 - 31 - Winter Break

Monday, January 1 - Holiday, New Year's Day

Computer Science Education Week:

Digital Citizenship Week


Next week people all over the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week, or CSEdWeek. Computer science is about solving problems and helping in the development of tools that can help solve problems. Computer science is everywhere and can support all career paths. The problems of the future will be solved by the students of today. The theme this year celebrates the progress that CS Education has made in the last decade. During the school day, we will celebrate some of  CS Heroes that are making a positive impact on the world through computer science. 

Some ideas you can talk about at home are: 

  • What does “celebrating progress” mean to you? 
  • How does Computer Science make your lives better?  

Interested in developing your CS skills? Check out the Hour of Code activity page for some great ideas!

Advanced Academic Programs: Services in Middle and High School

Parents and Guardians of 6th grade students are invited to attend an information session hosted by the Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) from elementary schools within the Carson MS Pyramid and the Carson Middle School AART. The AARTs will jointly present an Overview of Advanced Academic Programs in Middle School and High School. The presentation will cover topics including the goals of AAP in FCPS, the AAP Continuum of Services in Middle and High School, Honors vs. AAP courses, and Math offerings available to students in middle school.  

*Crossfield Parents and Guardians of 6th grade students who will attend Langston Hughes or Franklin Middle School, are encouraged to attend.  

*Closed Captioning will be available in Spanish*

Date: Thursday, November 30th

Time: 9:30-10:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting using this link:

Meeting ID: 977 4350 9033

Passcode: 608957

Questions? Reach out Melissa Graham, Crossfield’s AART

PTO Sweet Treat Buffet for Teachers & Staff Friday, December 8th.

Teachers and staff will enjoy a warm beverage as they pack their goodie boxes full of holiday treats!  
We need help with donations of lots of sweets and treats. Anything goes - individually portioned cookies, brownies, cupcakes, baked goods, candy, chocolates, fudge, etc.  Healthier items and non-food treats are welcome too! Please package any home baked goods in individual portions, snack size baggies work great!

Please sign up to contribute Here!

The Joy of Giving

2023 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

If you would like to help some of the Crossfield families in need of holiday assistance this year, please follow these instructions. We have an increase in need for holiday assistance, so we hope to see more donations this year. Thank you so much for your contributions!

  1. Purchase a gift card(s) to Wal-Mart (preferably in $20 increments).
  2. Write the amount on the gift card.
  3. Bring the gift card to Crossfield’s main office by Monday December 4, 2023.

How to Inspire Kids to Give 

It can be challenging for kids to see how donating money is meaningful. A few easy, stay-at-home ways you can provide your children inspiration for giving include: 

  • Read books about the importance of giving. Some examples include: Those ShoesThe Spiffiest Giant in TownThe Gift Inside the BoxWhat Is Given from the Heart, or Under the Lemon Moon
  • Have a family movie to watch a film that encourages the spirit of giving (after checking, of course). GandhiThe Ultimate GiftPollyannaBatkid BeginsPay It Forward or Millions, to name a few.
  • After your children feel inspired, you may be able to encourage them to include a few dollars from their own piggy bank to help with holiday giving at Crossfield. 

For more information, please contact Ashley Mangan at

Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Join the Crossfield community for Winter Walk of Lights on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route providing an enchanting and safe evening activity. Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $14 tickets You may arrive anytime between 5:30pm - 8:30pm to enter the gardens. Please put an estimated time your family intends to arrive. We won't hold you to it, but it helps us gauge crowds and manage volunteers. Purchase your discounted tickets by November 30th, 2023!

Click here - Purchase Crossfield Meadowlark Tickets

Holiday Sale

The Crossfield Holiday Sale is live now through December 8th!  Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that will be delivered to your home by December 23rd! You'll save 20% off the entire site, including all new designs and product lines! Free Shipping for all orders over $75 and orders under will ship for $5. Shop at Click here to shop!

PTO Swag

PTO Sponsored Square 1 Art

There’s still time to order!  Square 1 Art orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29th!  These are the perfect keepsakes for aunts, uncles, grandparents, or surprises for your own children for the holidays!  As a bonus, every order benefits our school.  Order online today!

Simply search for your child's art using  Art Search, and enter state, school name, and your student's name.  Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order from there!  You may also upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload! The deadline for ordering your personalized art is Nov. 22nd. All orders will ship directly to you.Order online today!

Contact Emily Simon ( with questions.

Join Oakton HS Band

On Saturday December 2nd at 11 am or 1 pm as we welcome in the holidays with our Holiday Wonderland Concert!  Oakton students will delight our guests with holiday music, skits, crafts, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa!  Click here for flyer.  For more information or to purchase tickets click here! 

Giant Food

Support Crossfield at Giant Food at the Village Center at Dulles (2425 Centreville Road)

For the entire month of November, store leadership at Giant Food at 2425 Centreville Road location has selected Crossfield to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the $2.50 Giant Food Community Bag. The Community Bag Program facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the vicinity where shoppers live and work. Support Crossfield and purchase a bag today!  For more information about the program visit

Parent Vue

Access the FCPS secure solution for information about your child's attendance, class performance, demographic data, and more.

My School Bucks

Lunches, Field Trips, laptop repair fees. This is the primary way to send money to the school. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

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