Dranesville's Tuesday Connection

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Attendance Matters at DranesvilleDrake Visits Classes

Dranesville's Mascot, Drake, visits classrooms to celebrate perfect attendance on the 100th day of school.

Dranesville Elementary School Attendance Update

100th Day Attendance Update Improved Attendance

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your partnership in developing and maintaining healthy attendance habits. Our collective efforts as a school community are making a difference for students and for our school. On the 102nd day of school in 2023, our chronic absentee rate was 22.7%. On the 102nd day of school in 2024, our chronic absentee rate is 10.3%

As your family looks to spend time together for Spring Break and Summer Break, please note the following dates:

Spring Break for students is March 25th -March 29th 

No School on April 1st-April 2nd

Last day of School June 13th

#AttendanceMatters #EveryChildCountsEveryDay

Dranesville Loves to Read

Third Annual Dranesville Loves to Read Day

We are looking forward to welcoming guest readers into our classrooms on Wednesday, February 14th. How sweet it is to have our families share their love of reading with our students. Please message your child's teacher to arrange a time to visit as a guest reader. Thank you for sharing your time and favorite stories with us!

Kindergarten Orientation

Dranesville Elementary Kindergarten Orientation March 5th. Call 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment.

Strengthening Families Parent Coffee

Parent Coffee

This spring, we will be offering Strengthening Families for parents of fifth and sixth graders and their children. We invite our fifth and sixth grade families to join us for a Parent Coffee on March 12th at 9:30 for a preview of the Strengthening Families program. This program supports families in learning how to manage emotions, set goals, avoid peer pressure, make better decisions, and create better relationships. 

Contact our Family Liaison, Paulina Hidalgo, with questions or for more information.

Eating Disorder Parent Information 

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Family Paint Night

We are excited to bring back our beloved Family Paint Night, featuring the art of Alma Thomas! On Wednesday, March 20th, from 6-7 pm, our Art Teachers will lead us in a creative experience that your family is sure to enjoy! RSVP by March 1st.

Family Paint Night

Order your 23-24 Yearbook

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Dranesville Campaign

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

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

February 14  Dranesville Loves to Read Day

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 8         Book Character Day

March 20       Family Paint Night 6:00 -7:00 pm

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

April 5           Herndon Pyramid Art Show Opens

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Spring- Herndon Optimist Youth