Weekly Newsletter 2/14/2024

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Presidents Day (Holiday)

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All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20.

100th Day of School

On Thursday, February 8th, Key Center observed the 100th Day of School.  Using a picture of Key Center’s staff and students, a poster-sized 100 piece puzzle was created.  Each class received a supply of the puzzle pieces.  The students worked together to build the ‘100 Days Together at Key Center’ puzzle.  Great teamwork all!

100 day of school

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


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: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!


The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Jill’s House

Jill's House

Jill’s House Virtual Parent Support Group

Are you ever excited, delighted, or amazed by what your child with disabilities has done and you don't have someone to share it with who "gets it"? Do you wish you could get some validation or appropriate response from people after sharing how incredible you have found a certain situation involving your child with special needs?  Please join the Jill’s House VIrtual Parent Support Group on February 26th, 7-8PM, to share those experiences with others and we promise to engage at all the right places and cheer you on! 

To receive the meeting link, please contact Deonne.snare@jillshouse.org.  You should receive the link around 6:45 pm on Monday.

Jill’s House Moms-Mix and Mingle

Whether you’ve just joined Jill’s House or you’ve been in the family for years, join to meet, reconnect, and share with other Jill’s House moms.

What: Light dinner and time to chat
When: Thursday evening February 29th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Solace Outpost Brewery
444 W Broad St., Falls Church

RSVP: deonne.snare@jillshouse.org

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 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.

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. 

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