Terra Centre Family Newsletter 5-17-24

TC Families,

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Winkowski, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Mrs. Paula Williams, 2nd grade General Education teacher, won Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) awards last Saturday at the annual FCPS SEPTA Awards. We are so honored to have staff recognized for all they do for students with special education services. A huge shout out to all Terra Centre staff that were nominated for a SEPTA award. 

Outstanding Special Education Teacher - Preschool

  • Ms. Laure Grove

Outstanding Special Education Teacher - Elementary (Mark Stewart Memorial Award)

  • Mrs. Amy Kris
  • Ms. Maggie Lowe
  • Mrs. Tara Worth

Outstanding General Education Teacher - Elementary

  • Ms. Brooke Allan
  • Ms. Kim Hozman
  • Mrs. Julia Saltz
  • Mrs. Paula Williams

Outstanding Related Services

  • Mrs. Terry Winkowski

Outstanding Instructional Support Staff

  • Mrs. Mariam Gorgas
  • Mrs. Bethany Lowery

Enjoy your weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Important Information

Optional Parent Input - 2024-2025 Class Placements

As we begin planning for the upcoming school year, our staff collaborates regarding student placements.  A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, and academic abilities are considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollments and teachers moving to a new assignment.     

Terra Centre families may assist in this process by sharing insights. Please note the following when providing information. We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement.  This includes hints that reference specific teachers.  We cannot guarantee friend requests nor exceptions for other students whereby there may be a conflict. We do our best to create a positive learning year for your child.

Please provide your input by submitting this form as it will ensure we have your request.  Please do not email us additional information.  Completion of the form is optional. However, the deadline for any correspondence is May 31st at 4:00 PM. Thank you for your input.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

SCA Spirit Day

Red White Blue Spirit Day

EDUKIT School Supplies

Terra Centre's PTA is partnering with EduKit to offer a convenient way for our families to order School Supply Kits for next school year. These kits are custom made for our school and contain only teacher-requested, school-approved items, by grade. Save time on back-to-school shopping!

To order, go to www.edukitinc.com by 11:59pm June 21st. Your order will ship directly to the school, and our volunteers will make them available at our Meet the Teacher event later this summer.

If you have any questions, feel free to email tcesptavp1@gmail.com.

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, May 23rd - 5:30 PM - Band Concert & 6:15 Strings Concert

Friday, May 24th - Red, White, and Blue SCA Spirit Day

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

Friday, June 7th - 9:00 AM - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School (1:25 Dismissal)


☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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