Terra Centre Family Newsletter 3-8-24

Arts and Culture Night


TC Families,

Thank you to all the families who attended and participated in Arts & Culture Night and the Spring Choral Concert this week. Sincere thanks to our TC specialists and staff for all of their hard work planning and facilitating the event. We enjoyed art from every TC Tiger along with literature, dance, cultural displays, and music. If you would still like to order a book from our author visit with Ada Ari, please check out the flier below.

As a reminder, daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour!  Terra Centre's Spring Picture Day is Tuesday, March 12, and there is a Family Coffee and PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 13.  Please scroll down for details.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Melanie Jewell, Acting Assistant Principal

Important Information

Kiss & Ride Reminder

When entering Kiss & Ride, please follow Marshall Pond Road to Pond Spice Lane to Burke Centre Parkway and follow the entire loop to exit on to Burke Centre Parkway.  Please avoid U-turns at the intersection of Pond Spice Lane and Burke Centre Parkway. We have had several near-miss incidents.

Kiss & Ride Map

Family Coffee - Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00 


Please join us for Tiger Talk with Admin on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00 in the cafeteria.  We will be discussing MTSS - Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and how our school uses data to support student academics, behavior, and wellness.

The PTA meeting will follow at 6:00 in the cafeteria.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is overflowing! Please take a moment to stop by and check it out before Spring Break. Items will be donated after March 22.

Lost and Found

Last Chance to Order an Autographed Ada Ari Book

Please scan the QR code or click the link below to order:


Ada Ari
Ada Ari

Spring Book Fair is Coming!

Book Fair Save the Date

Save the date!  Our Spring 2024 Scholastic Book Fair is almost here!  We will be setting up the fair on March 13 and doing previews and wish list creation with all classes between March 14-15.  Sales will run the week of March 18-22.   Family Night will be Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-7:30pm.  Book Fair tear down and clean up will be the afternoon of Friday, March 22. 

We are looking for parents and guardians to help with all these activities. To volunteer, pease click on the following Sign-Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48AEAB2AAB9-48148517-spring#/. Stay tuned for more information about the Fair!   We are looking forward to this exciting time! -Ms. Petruzzellis, Librarian, Terra Centre Elementary School

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

To add funds to eWallet, visit: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/terracentre

To learn more about eWallet, click here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/content/fairs/videos/intro-to-ewallet-fair-files.html

Scholastic eWallet Directions

Kindergarten Registration

Do You Have A Rising Kindergartner for the 2024 - 2025 School Year?

Kindergarten registration information is available on the Terra Centre website and the FCPS website. FCPS online registration for the 24-25 school year should be available in March. If you would like to register in person, please contact our registrar, Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu or 703-249-1400.

Mark your calendar for our Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd -  2:00-4:00p.m.

  • Yearbooks are $15 for softcover
  • Ordering deadline is April 19, 2024
  • Online ordering only at https://www.barksdalephoto.com/
    • Go to "What are you looking for?" and select "Order Your Yearbook."
    • Enter Access Code:  0038625YB

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open through March 22. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. All responses are confidential. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, March 12th - Spring Picture Day

                                       5th & 6th Grade Strings picture

                                       Robinson Area Band & Strings Group picture

Wednesday, March 13th - 5:00 Family Coffee (Cafeteria)

                                           Topic: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Students

                                           6:00 PTA Meeting (Cafeteria)

March 18th-22nd - Spring Book Fair

March 25th-29th - Spring Break (No School - Office is Closed)

Monday, April 1st - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Tuesday, April 2nd - Staff Development Day (No School for Students)

                                   2:00-4:00 Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, April 4th - TC Math Night

Wednesday, April 10th - Eid al-Fitr Holiday (No School)


☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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