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To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este boletín en otros idiomas, visite nuestro sitio web.

ይህንን ዜና መፅሄት በሌሎች ቋንቋዎች ለማንበብ፤ እባክዎን ድረ ገፃችንን ይጎብኙ

اس نیوزلیٹر کو دوسری زبانوں میں پڑھنے کیلئے ، براہ مہربانی ہماری ویب سائیٹ ملاحظہ کیجیئے۔

Important Dates and Events

  • March 22, Friday - End of Third Quarter
  • March 25 to March 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1, Monday - Student Holiday
  • April 2, Tuesday - Student Holiday and Kindergarten Student Orientation
  • April 8, Monday - Individual Spring Picture Day
  • April 9, Tuesday - Kindergarten Family Orientation - Adults only

SLES Young Scholars Conference Pictures

A message from Mr. Morris:

On Saturday, March 16, Stratford Landing hosted our second annual Young Scholars Conference. Young Scholars, Wave of Wonder, Diving into Our Future was a theme decided by our student-led steering committee. What a special day it was for our students, our families, and our school. A special thanks to Mrs. McBee for her leadership in implementing the conference. Mrs. Ventimglia, Mrs. Leslie, and Mr. Magee also served as leaders for our conference implementation. In all, we had nearly 20 staff members involved in the planning and delivery of our Young Scholars Conference. It was a terrific morning of engaging learning for our students. Students and families attended learning and activity sessions and had an opportunity to connect with community resources. We had a wonderful keynote speaker who was a former FCPS Young Scholar now attending Harvard. Our school was full of life and learning on an otherwise quiet Saturday. It was a great day to be a dolphin!

Young Scholars is one of our many academic programs at Stratford Landing.   

For our SLES Military Connected Families

Purple up! April is the month of the military child and we want to celebrate with them. Please, if you are affiliated to the military take one minute to fill out this form. Thank you!

Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. The survey is available in 10 languages. Please access the survey now. Your voice matters!

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West Potomac Pyramid Student Art Show

SLES K Adults orientation Flyer

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Today is the Last Day to 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.

Individual Spring Pictures

Attention, orders must be placed before picture day. Visit to order online and enter the code FM427189. Only students who have purchased a Spring package prior April 8 will be photographed. See flyers below.

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Schedule for SOL Assessments

SLES SOL Schedule

PTA News

Subs for the Family Volunteer Room

If you'd like to be a part of the Family Volunteer Room, but can’t commit weekly, we would love to have you on our "sub list" to fill in when people are sick. Email if you can help out. We could also use two more people to commit weekly for an hour on Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays anytime between 10 and 2:30. Thank you!

Camp Invention - July 8th-12th

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! Near SLES from 7/8 to 7/12, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/27 to save $25.

Military connected and need based scholarships are available, please contact Mrs. Moon at for additional information. 

Tell Your Story: SLES 2023-2024 Yearbook on Sale Now through Monday, April 1st

SLES Yearbook Cover

Don't miss your chance -- the SLES 2023-2024 yearbook is on sale only through MONDAY, APRIL 1. 

Yearbooks are $25 each. Order online here today -- once the window closes, there will be no extensions. 

Seeking SEPTEMBER photos: Do you have photos taken at SLES in SEPTEMBER? If so, please consider uploading them here. Thanks in advance! 

If you are interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share, you can do so by using the "Donate-A-Book" option on the ordering website. (Note that there is no option this year for cash donations.)

Please send questions to -- we are also accepting candid photos from all SLES activities at this address. Please send photos by Monday, April 1.  

Library Volunteers Needed

We need more people to help out in the beautiful library! You can sign up to help a K or 1st grade class check out books. You can also shelve books (timing is flexible, just let Mrs. Snow know when you will be in). Sign up here:

Registration Ends Today

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Family Liaison Resources

by Inge Gatti

As your family liaison, my goal is to keep you informed about the valuable resources, events, and family engagement opportunities available through SLES, FCPS, and the community.

If you have questions about navigating the school, learning about FCPS resources, or getting your student set up for success, I'm glad to be here to help you and your kids. Please email, or call 703-619-3690 to set up an appointment. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources.

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Gentle Used and Clean Pants Donations

SLES families, the Family Resource Center needs pants donations for our students. We have a large amount of donated clothes, including winter coats, but we are almost out of pants - which usually is what students need the most when accidents happen, especially playing outside and getting muddy. Please consider donating gently used and clean pants to our school when putting away clothes that you want to give away. You can drop them off in the red box by the entrance hallway. We appreciate your kindness!

Good Friday on 03/29 and Easter on 03/31

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a day of mourning. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus's suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. Read more about Good Friday at Read more about Easter here.

A joyful Easter to all in our community who celebrate!


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Sherwood Regional Library Classes and Events

Visit the Sherwood Regional Library during FCPS Spring Break for a week of exciting programs for all ages. Register now to join the fun!


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.

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

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For 6th Graders - VIP Summer Program

Looking for a fun summer camp for your rising middle schooler? Check out VIP Camp, taking place July 1 through August 1 at five FCPS middle schools, and open to all FCPS middle school students. VIP Camp costs only $100 for the 5-week program!Find out more and register soon:

VIP 2024 Summer Flyer.pdf

Spring Break