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

Important Dates and Events

  • May 2 to 30 - SOL Assessments, make-ups and retakes (vide calendar at the end of this section)
  • May 20 - Monday - SLES Willy Wonka Kids Chorus Show and PTA Young Artists Night
  • May 24 - Friday - Closing of SLES Class Placement Family Input form
  • May 27 - Monday - Memorial Day - Holiday
  • June 5 - Wednesday - SLES Field Day
  • June 12 - Wednesday - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

Zones of Regulation Celebration

We have some celebrations to share about the implementation of Zones of Regulation. In addition to our commitment to Responsive Classroom tenants and the great work our teachers do everyday building relationships and providing students social emotional tools for success, ZOR implementation has contributed to growth on our Social Emotional Learner Screener (SEL Screener). Families may view the FCPS SEL Screener results via ParentVue.

  • From fall to spring, our school grew the greatest in the subtopic of emotional regulation.
  • In the subtopic of supportive relationships, over 90% of our students responded favorably to feeling support through their relationships with friends, family, and adults at school.
  • In the subtopic of self-management and responsible decision making, we are seeing a growth trend from grade to grade with 5th grade being at 81% of students responded favorably to managing their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations.

Based on our SIIP Goal: During the 2023-2024 school year, Stratford Landing Elementary School will utilize Zones of Regulation with 100% fidelity to support students' understanding of emotions and management of them, as measured by the 2023-2024 end of year SEL Screener domain of self-management (increase from 51% to 65%) as well as students' ability in grades K-6 to identify all four zones correctly and tell a story of a time they were in a Zone and were in control of their self-regulation.

We went from 51% (from 2023 end of school year data) to 77% (from 2024 end of year school year data) in the SEL domain of self-management and responsible decision making which addresses regulation of emotions and behaviors.

Learn more about Zones of Regulation and see what our teachers are saying about our school-wide implementation of Zones here.

Career Day is Coming on 06/11

From our SLES Counselors, Ms. Shaker and Ms. Roop:

Hi SLES families!

It’s time for another fun event as we wind down the school year…Career Day!
And it can’t happen without parent & community volunteers…so we are on the hunt for speakers.

We would LOVE to have a diverse array of speakers and members of our community!

SLES would be SO grateful to have you come in as a SPEAKER and share with students/classes about your career, the path to get there, cool talking points, and the skills you utilize on the job or to be successful at it! Or…do you know someone personally, who would be a great fit? Send them our way!

If you’re interested or want more details, connect with Ms. Roop ASAP at and we will make it happen.

More in formation on SLES webpage.

Stratford Landing Class Placement Family Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

Many families value having a role in their child’s class placement. Parents and caregivers have the best overall knowledge of your child and her/his/their unique traits. The class placement process is approached very carefully and thoroughly at Stratford Landing and we consider the academic and social needs of each student. In order to provide the best environment for your child, we seek input from both staff and families.

We ask that you do not reach out directly to teachers to make requests for next school year. Parents and caregivers can provide their input through this process. Our teachers drive the class placement process, and we trust their judgment and expertise when creating class placements. When completing the form, please share the qualities of a teacher and classroom environment that would best meet your child’s needs.

Requests for specific teachers, or to be grouped with specific students, will not be honored. Instead, this is an opportunity for families to share information about their child that would support learning. To create equitable and dynamic class groupings, it is impossible to honor every request from a family to place a child in a specific classroom with specific students. Please be assured that with or without family input, each child's needs will be carefully considered to ensure the selection of a classroom in which your child will learn best.

Class assignments will not be finalized or communicated to families until close to the start of the 2024-2025 School Year.

Please share your thoughts on the needs of your child by answering the questions in this form.

The form will close on Friday, May 24, 2024.   

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  • Let's Finish the School Year Strong! Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and school accreditation. See how to:
  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Pre-K Application Process

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a high-quality early learning experience for qualifying children with economic and educational risk factors ages 6 weeks to 4 years living in Fairfax County. 

  • Pre-K prioritizes 4-year-old applicants but also accepts applications for children 3 years old by September 30.
  • Early Head Start is located at three elementary schools — Clearview, Crestwood, and Dogwood — and accepts applications from pregnancy to 2 years old.

Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, however space is limited and provided based on need, not “first come, first serve.” 

Applications are accepted online, by email, or by mail or in person at our office at 7423 Camp Alger Avenue, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.  

If you a have question about the application process or status, please call 703-208-7900 (English) or 703-208-7901 (Spanish).

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

April was the Month of the Military Child

MOMC Ice Cream Social

Schedule for SOL Assessments

SLES SOL Schedule

PTA News

24-25 Join PTA board flyer

Scan the QR code above to share your interest or click on this link.

Young Artists Night 2024 Flyer

Interested in Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn about how to join a troop for the 24-25 school year.
When: May 16 at 6:30pm
Where: Stratford Landing ES cafeteria
Questions? Email

SLES girls scouts

Sles girls scouts invite Spanish

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.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh-grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth-grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Childhood Immunization Flyer

Childhood Immunization SPAN Flyer

Project Hope flyer

Project Hope SPAN Flyer

Hybla Market flyer

Gum Springs Hats flyer

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Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

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Techstrava 2024

FatherDaughter Dance Flyer

Sherwood Regional Library Classes and Events

Interested in some of the many activities happening at Sherwood Library? Click on this link to register to your favorite picks.

Cookie Cutter Engineering Lab Sherwood Library Flyer

Backyard sensory Sherwood Library Flyer

West Potomac Sports camp flyer

SoCo Summer Strings Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, weekdays only.

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Summer Camps and Learning Programs

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.

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