Dranesville's Connection- This Week at Dranesville

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Attendance Matters at Dranesville

Hats Off to You, Dranesville Families

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Thank you, Dranesville families, for supporting our 15 Days of Spirit! It has been fun seeing students and staff share their unique style, shine their light, and joyfully connect with each other during these weeks between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break. We understand that 15 Days of Spirit takes quite a bit of coordinating at home. 

Thank you for your partnership and support in making Dranesville a place of learning and JOY!

Spirit Days 11-15

Monday- Rainbow Day, Tuesday- Plaid Day, Wednesday- Concert Day (Wear black and white to support our musicians), Thursday- Tropical Day, Friday- PJ Day

Winter Concert

Window for Full-Time Advanced Academic Program Referrals

Closes December 15th


Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Tracey Jenkins, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, no later than December 15, 2023


The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Tracey Jenkins, AART, at tljenkins1@fcps.edu.

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

December 5-14   Winter Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Grades 3-6

December 8-14   FLE Grades 4-6

December 11      Parents as Educational Partners Information Night 5:00 pm

December 13      Winter Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert 7pm

December 15      Full-time Level 4 Referrals Due

December 15      Last Day of School Before Winter Break

December 18      Winter Break Begins

January 2            Classes Resume 9:05 am - 4:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!