Gunston Gazette - March 8, 2024

        Kristen Rucinski - Principal                Ebony Opie - Assistant Principal

Gunston Gazette

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in this issue
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • Kindergarten & New Student Registration
  • Family Engagement Survey
  • Spring AAP Newsletter
  • Daylight Savings Time Reminder
  • Ramadan
  • College and Career Fair
  • College and Career Week -  Spirit Week
  • Calendar Reminders

Kindergarten Orientation

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2024-25 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open! 

Information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined on our student registration page on our school website  

All registrations are done by appointment only. Appointments are open now and continue throughout the summer.  Questions? Please contact our registrar, Alma Catin, 703-541-3600,

Look for the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. 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

Spring AAP Newsletter

Spring AAP Newsletter ES (PDF) Arabic | Chinese | English | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

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Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins

Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 10, at  2 a.m., when daylight saving time begins!



This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity, and good deeds. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.


Spark Inspiration in Young Minds

Are you passionate about your career and eager to inspire the next generation? We invite you to participate in the Gunston Elementary School College and Career Fair, designed to spark curiosity and introduce young minds to the diverse world of work.

Why participate?

Shape young futures: Ignite a passion for learning and exploration by sharing your journey and expertise.

Build community connections: Engage with students and educators, strengthening the bond between

school and community.

Promote your field: Showcase your profession and organization, attracting future talent.

Have fun!: Enjoy interacting with enthusiastic children and sharing your love for your profession or hobby!

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  • March 13 - Grade 4 Field Trip
  • March 15 - College and Career Fair
  • March 20 - Kindergarten Orientation (4:30-6:30pm)
  • March 21 - PTA Meeting (6:00pm)
  • March 21 - SOL Family Testing Night
  • March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter (full day of school)

  • March 22 - Spring Picture Day
  • March 25 - April 2  Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

  • April 1 & April 2 School Planning Days (no school for students)
  • April 9 -  Grade 3 Field Trip
  • April 17 - Purple Up Day
  • April 17 - Military Youth Breakfast
  • April 18 - Grade 1 Field Trip
  • May 29 - Spring Concert
  • Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Be Informed, Stay Involved!