Stenwood Hive Happenings

Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families, 

Thank you to all of the chaperones who joined our 5th graders to the Spy Museum and our 4th graders to Jamestown!  We are so grateful for so many families that want to participate in our activities.  November was Family Engagement Month - outside of Thanksgiving Lunch and Veterans Day Breakfast, we had 220 family members sign into our VMS system.  We had over 445 family members for Thanksgiving Lunch and over 70 for Veterans Day Breakfast, so in total that is 735 family members in the month of November.  We know many of you were here multiple times, so thank you for partnering with us.  As you know, we value family engagement more than just in the month of November, so please continue to look for opportunities to come in for the grade-level Family Invite Events, Field Trips, and other volunteer opportunities.  

Below you will find additional information about:

  • Lost and Found - NEW
  • Go Club - Reminder
  • Parent Book Club - Reminder
  • Yearbook Ordering - Reminder
  • AAP Referral Date - Reminder
  • Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources - Reminder
  • Nutrislice Menu and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Stenwood is Hiring! - Reminder 

Have a great weekend!



Erica Riley, Principal 

Bryan Case, Assistant Principal

Lost and Found

Stenwood's Lost and Found is growing! If your student is missing an item of clothing that you believe was left behind, please swing by and take a look. 

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Stenwood Go Club

We are hoping to start a before-school Go Club for our Stenwood students. For those unfamiliar, Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 4,500 years ago and enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. 

Please contact Mr. Case if you are able to volunteer as a parent sponsor for this before-school club once a week. Experience and familiarity with the game is not necessary. 

Parent Book Club

For Quarter 2, we will be reading How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  Books are selected based on your input and interest and are related to parenting skills and raising school-aged children. If you aren’t already on the email list, please fill out this form to express your interest and feedback and we will provide you with more details directly. The book club is facilitated by Tammy Berick, School Counselor and Catherine Wideman, Kindergarten Teacher and all parents who want to join!

Yearbook Ordering


Help your child remember the moments that made this school year special by ordering your copy of the Stenwood Elementary School Yearbook NOW at

The yearbook will feature memories that you and your child will want to look back on for years to come.

The cutoff date to buy one is February 28th, 2024. BUY NOW! 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP)

Referral Information

Level IV (Full-Time) Referral window is open now and closes December 15thAll forms and optional materials are due no later than December 15th at 11:59pmSince Winter Break will have has started Mrs. Hartman graciously requests that referrals and optional materials be sent to her by Wednesday, December 13th. This will provide her time to review the documents and notify parents of any additional information needed or errors found.   

If you missed the information sessions, the information can be found in our Stenwood Parent/Guardian Schoology Site.  

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-2025 school year. A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met in August to review the state-approved Cycle I materials. The committee will re-convene in January to review the state-approved Cycle II instructional materials under consideration. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online from November 15th, 2023, until noon on December 15th, 2023. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the website during the review period.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043 

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty.

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Nutrislice Menu and Free/ Reduced Lunch Applications


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using  

During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at  

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available  online now:  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals. 

Stenwood is Hiring!

We are looking to hire Classroom Monitors and Substitutes!  If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out if you have any questions or if you want more information.  Here is a link to FCPS’ application portal.

Classroom Monitors: Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2023-24 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing additional supervision to students during lunch or in the classroom. The pay is $16.85/hour.  Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  Please apply here and email me at so we can schedule a time to talk more. Please share this opportunity with others who might be interested. All FCPS schools are looking to hire for this position. 

Welcome Picture

5th Grade Field Trip to the Spy Museum!



4th Grade Field Trip to Jamestown!



Kindergarten Parade!

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