Family Newsletter February 23, 2024

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February 29 Fun Run

We are so excited about our 2024 Cameron Cheetah Fun Run Program! We are getting closer and closer to reaching our $5,000 Goal for an Outdoor Classroom, as today we have $3,690, but we need your help! Here is how you can help us reach our goal:

If you are a parent/guardian of a Cameron Cheetah:

  1. Register on tonight. It’s so easy! Once you get to the website, follow the instructions to register as a ‘Parent/Guardian’ for your student. 
  2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on
  3. Give a donation if you are able. 

If you are a relative of a Cameron Cheetah

  1. Each student has their own link when they sign up. Reach out to the parent/guardian for their link and follow the instructions to make a donation for that specific student.
  2. If you would like to donate to the Cameron Cheetah General Page, CLICK HERE and follow the simple steps.
  3. Thank you for your support!

If you need assistance with registration, please contact Ms. Trupo at 703-329-2120.

outstanding new teacher

Congratulations Ms. Marciello!

Ms. Marciello is the winner of the Outstanding New Teacher award for the Edison Pyramid! She will go on to the district level to be recognized for her achievements. 

We love having Ms. Marciello at Cameron! She is so loving to her students, and we are so grateful to have her. 


read across america

📚March 1 Begins Read Across America Week!

Read Across America is a nationwide reading program that celebrates the joy of reading and young readers in the U.S. This year at Cameron, we encourage you to join us as we spend the month of March celebrating our Cheetah readers.

Learn more about Read Across America Week.

Students will participate in a Spirit Week March 4th-8th to celebrates different types of stories:


Sci Fi: Dress out of this world with aliens, spaceships, stars, or planets 




Silly Stories: Wear a silly hairstyle, socks, a hat, or sunglasses


Diverse Stories: Dress in traditional clothing or country colors

(and come as a family to tonight’s Celebration of Cultures!)


Biographies: Dress as an important person from history or today

Cheetah readers are also invited to take the Read Across America Challenge and read 50 books OR 500 minutes during the month of March. Use the attached US map to track their reading by coloring in one state for every book or 10 minutes read.  Turn in maps to classroom teachers on Monday, April 1st. Go to to access Cameron’s RAA Interactive Map with book suggestions and videos for each state. 

Going somewhere fun for spring break?  Staying local? Students are invited to participate in our RAA Picture Showcase by submitting a picture of them reading over the spring break.  Their reading picture will be displayed in the building for all to see.  Please email your picture to Mrs. Migs ( or bring in a physical copy after the break.

We look forward to creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers through our Read Across America celebration!

Celebration of Cultures

Join us on March 7 for our annual Celebration of Cultures event! This event will be hosted in the cafeteria and gym from 6-8pm. 

March 8 Spring Picture Day

spring picture day

March 8th is Spring Picture Day! Barksdale Portraits will be at Cameron to take individual pictures and a picture of our full 6th grade graduating class (no class or sibling photos will be taken). The order access code on the website is 0036633SG.

Check Up On Attendance

How has your child’s attendance been so far? If you are unsure, ask the school. Students who miss too much school are at risk academically, that is because:

  • Absences add up to lost learning.
  • Missing school Becomes a habit.
  • Students who are frequently absent in the early grades are less likely to do well in middle and high school.

It is not too late to get your student back on track for a strong year and school career.

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

💭 Share Your Thoughts on Schoology

FCPS will be conducting voluntary, anonymous surveys on the use of Schoology from Monday, March 11, to Friday, March 22. Surveys will be delivered to:

  • Elementary students (grades 3-6) through the Schoology App Center.
  • Secondary students via email from Naviance.

Student feedback will inform the school division’s use of Schoology and help improve its processes, communication, and professional learning for staff. FCPS’ Instructional Services Department will also be reaching out to families through focus groups. 

Please contact if you have questions.

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public schools week

Feb 27 - Mar 3 Public Schools Week

Public Schools Week is an annual celebration that brings together school leaders, educators, parents & community leaders to recognize the importance of our nation’s public schools.

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Important Dates

Feb 29 - Fun Run

March 4-8 Read Across America Spirit Week

  • Monday: SciFi Day
  • Wednesday: Silly Day
  • Thursday: Cultural Day
  • Friday: Famous Person Day

March 5 - No School for Students, Presidential Primary Election

March 7 - Celebration of Cultures Night

March 8 - Spring Picture Day

March 10 - Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward!)

March 11 - First Full Day of Ramadan (Observance)

March 25-29 - No School, Spring Break