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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

  • May 21 to 30 - SOL make-ups and retakes 
  • 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 11 - Tuesday - SLES Career Day
  • June 12 - Wednesday - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

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.

End-of-Year Academic Screener Score Reporting for Families

Family score reports for most spring assessments will be available to families through SIS ParentVUE, with central mailing ongoing for Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) assessments. Expected delivery timelines are as follows:

  • iReady Grade 1-3 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/3 (non-PVUE delivery by the end of this school year)
  • iReady Grade 4-6 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/24 (non-PVUE delivery before the start of next school year)
  • VKRP Grade PreK-K - expected central delivery via U.S. Mail the week of 7/8

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.   

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Attendance we all belong video link

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more 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.

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

For Incoming Sandburg Families

The Sandburg PTA Board Needs You!

Do you have a rising seventh grader? The Sandburg PTA is actively looking for candidates for president and treasurer for the 2024-25 school year. These positions are key to the organization and necessary for the middle school PTA to continue next year. Getting involved is a great way to get to know the CSMS community while ensuring our support programs continue for our students and staff. Contact if you're interested in these positions - they are happy to answer any questions!

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversation

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

Join Dr. Reid for the last Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to the last conversation of the school year:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. You can register here. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided based on staff availability. This is open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

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


📣👩‍🎨Young Artists Night Candy Pre-Sales! Secure your favorite candy bar before the Willy Wonka chorus production and other fun activities planned on, May 20th! Or buy at the door while supplies last. $2 for your favorite full-size bar. 🍫🍫🍫

Pre-orders available through midnight, Sunday, May 19th. Pick-up your pre-purchased treats at the door. Thanks in advance for your support!🎉🎉🎉

Click to purchase!

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.

Family Summit Resources Available Online

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Did you miss the FCPS Family Summit in April? Videos of the welcome session, guest speakers, service awards, and online special education resource fair are now available. View our YouTube playlist to find helpful information on parenting, opioids, accommodations, special services, and other topics. Read about the speakers and sessions on the Family Summit webpage.

Pre-k Eng Flyer

Pre-k Resource Fair Spanish flyer

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

Family Extravaganza Banner

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.

Techstrava Flyer Eng

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