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April 21st 2024

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Ms. Mirnaly Vega


Dear Sleepy Hollow Families,

What an amazing week it has been as we reflect on the unforgettable experiences our students had during our farm trip! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the chaperones and staff members who supported this exciting adventure, ensuring that every student had the opportunity to learn, explore, and connect with nature in meaningful ways.

A Day on the Farm Our students immersed themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of farm life. It was a joy to witness their excitement and curiosity as they engaged in hands-on activities and discovered the wonders of the natural world. These experiences not only fostered a deeper appreciation for agriculture but also provided valuable lessons about sustainability, environmental stewardship, and the importance of connecting with our food sources.

Six Weeks of School Remaining As we enter the final stretch of the school year, let's keep the momentum going! Now is the perfect time to reinforce school expectations with your child, emphasizing the importance of making safe, respectful, and responsible choices each day. Remind them that every moment matters and that attending school regularly is key to their success.

Parent Partnership Your partnership in your child's education is invaluable, and we encourage you to continue supporting their learning journey at home. Take time to engage in conversations about their day at school, and provide encouragement and praise for their efforts and achievements. Together, we can ensure that every child reaches their full potential.

Upcoming Events As we look ahead, please be on the lookout for information about upcoming events and activities, including end-of-year celebrations. Your involvement and participation in these events are essential to creating a vibrant and supportive school community.

Thank you once again for your continued support and dedication to the success of our students. Let's make the most of the remaining weeks of the school year and finish strong!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead filled with joy, learning, and cherished moments with your family.

Ms. Mirnaly Vega

Sleepy Hollow Principal 


Important Upcoming Dates 

April 22 - Battle of the Books 

May 1 - Sleepy Hollow AAP Orientation for Families,            6:00 p.m. Cafeteria 

May 3 - Teacher Work Day, No school for students

PTA Silent Auction - April 22 - April 28

May 7 - 2nd Grade Field Trip Green Spring Gardens

May 10 - Parent Coffee with Ms. Vega, Library

May 11 - Parent Coffee with Ms. Vega, Willston Community Ctr

May 27 - Memorial Day - School Closed

June 5 - Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m. 

June 10 - Field Day 

June 11 - Promotion Day

June 12 - Last Day of School 2 Hour Early Release




SOL Testing Schedule 

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SEL Screener Results

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact Dr. Cottle, school counselor 


Sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create at the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) summer camp! Program is open to any student enrolled in grades 2-5 during the 2023-24 school year. Check out the class options, dates, and details:

Equity Award

Nominate Someone Today for the Bussey Memorial   Equity Award

Do you know of an outstanding person or group that has worked for equity in an FCPS school? There’s still time to nominate a candidate for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.

This award recognizes staff, students, or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member may nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1. Full details are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Middle School Start Time

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

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✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.