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March 4, 2024

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega


Dear Sleepy Hollow Parents,

We hope this message finds you well. Please take note of the following announcements:

  1. No School Tomorrow: Just a friendly reminder that there will be no school tomorrow due to Election Day. Please plan accordingly.

  2. Exciting Events Ahead: Get ready for an exciting week ahead! We have some wonderful events lined up that we're sure you won't want to miss.

  3. Annual International Night: Our school's Annual International Night is right around the corner! Join us as we celebrate our diverse community. It's always a fantastic evening filled with cultural performances, delicious food, and fun activities for the whole family. More details below.

  4. PTA Plant Sale: The PTA's Plant Sale is now underway! They have a wide variety of plants and seeds available for purchase. Support our school and add some greenery to your home or garden. Don't miss out!

  5. Monthly Coffee: Don't forget to mark your calendars for our monthly coffee event. Join us either at the school library on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. or at the Willston Center on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. It's a great opportunity to meet other parents, and stay updated on school news.

We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events and continuing to build a strong and vibrant school community together.


Warm regards, 

Mirnaly Vega and Tim Scesney

Principal and Assistant Principal

Important Upcoming Dates 

March 5  Election Day - No School for students 

March 7 - International Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bus Transportation will be provided 

March 13 - PTA Virtual Meeting 

March 19 - 4th Grade Field Trip, Kennedy Center 

April 17 - Curriculum Night for Families, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bus Transportation will be provided. 

March 24 - March 28 - Spring Break, No School 

April 1 - Teacher Planning Day, No School

April 2 - Staff Development Day, No School for Students

April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation for Rising Kindergarteners and Families, Time: TBD

PTA Silent Auction - April 22 - April 28


Patrick Henry Dr & Willston Drive 5:45 pm

6134 Willston Drive

5:51 pm

2937 John Marshall Drive 5:55 pm

3056 Patrick Henry Drive 6:00 pm


Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact Ms. Vega,,  regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.



🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Student and Family Surveys

 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.

Opioid Conversation

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on

Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

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