Weekly Newsletter 2/72024

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Spirit Week

Spirit Week

Please join us as we celebrate love in the sweetest way!

Monday, February 12th- Show your love with the colors RED, PINK and PURPLE

Tuesday, February 13th- Twin Flames- find a friend(s) to TWIN with

Wednesday, February 14th- Wacky HEADGEAR Wednesday

Thursday, February 15th, Show Your Key Center Love- wear Key Center SPIRITWEAR

Friday, February 16th, Dress to Impress- wear your finest for the Sadie Hawkins Dance

*participation is optional

Key Center Spiritwear Contest

spiritwear contest

We recently invited our Key Center community to submit entries for our 2024 Spiritwear Design Contest.  Some great entries were received!  We are now beginning the process of selecting a design.  Students will be voting as part of a classroom activity.  We invite you to join in the voting process to help us choose our next spiritwear design.  We hope that you will access the designs and cast your vote.  Voting will close on Wednesday, February 14th.  Once the design is selected, families will be invited to order their spirit gear!

Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History Month which is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Here Comes the Bus

Here comes the bus

Want to know if your child's bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus — almost in real time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Reading Opens the World Book Drive and Family Literacy Fair

Free Books for Families and Educators

book fair

Books are available on a first-come, first served basis, so arrive early!

Parents and guardians are welcome to choose up to 10 free books per child for home libraries with a 30 books maximum limit per family.

Educators and school staff may choose up to 50 free books for their classrooms.

Fun family activities including DJ, food trucks, and free Valentine’s Day card making area.

When: February 10th

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Lorton Community Center9520 Richmond HwyLorton VA  22079

For more information, please contact David Walrod: dpwalrod@fcft.org. 703-451-6840

Transition Planning, The Younger Years: Future Planning for Elementary and Middle School Students in Special Education

Career and Transition

Join Career and Transition Services (CTS) to learn about planning for life in and after high school! It’s never too early or too late to start preparing for your future. We want to help you start planning for a successful transition from school to life as a young adult.

Ensuring the postsecondary success of our students with disabilities is dependent on what is known as transition planning. Please join CTS and other support service personnel for an evening focused on planning for the future.

This event also includes a student/parent panel where members describe their firsthand experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and planned for their child’s future. A question/answer session will follow.

February 21, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

Click on the link to Register for Transition Planning, The Younger Years: Future Planning for Elementary and Middle School Students in Special Education

ABA Family Training

ABA Family Training

Teaching Self-Help and Independent Skills This workshop is intended for parents of students with the low incidence disabilities of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Topics covered will include teaching:: 

  • Social Activities 
  • Self-help and living skills 
  • How to use visuals to facilitate independence

Date:  February 14, 2024 

Choose one virtual session: 10:00am - 11:30am or 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join using this meeting link: https://meet.google.com/cgn-udci-kbh

Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Key Center Graduation - May 30 at 12:30

save the date

Key Center School graduation is scheduled for May 30, 2024 at 12:30.  All students not graduating will be dismissed at 10:30am. Breakfast will be provided but there will be no lunch served on this day. 

Key Center PTA


Not yet a member of our PTA?  We would love to have you join!  

Key Center PTA Membership
Key Center PTA Donations
Key Center PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Any questions regarding involvement, please contact PTA President, Cecilia Allen, at KeyCtrPTA@gmail.com or (301) 646-7447.

Upcoming Dates

dates to remember

February 19              Presidents’ Day- Holiday
March 5                    School Planning Day- Student Holiday
March 25-29             Spring Break
April 1                       Teacher Workday - Student Holiday
April 2                       Staff Development Day - Student Holiday
April 10                     Eid al Fitr - Holiday

2023-24 FCPS School Calendar