Gunston Gazette - May 17, 2024

        Kristen Rucinski - Principal                Ebony Opie - Assistant Principal

Gunston Gazette

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Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.


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

Test Results for Parents

Our students have taken a variety of assessments this month. Family score reports for most spring assessments will be centrally distributed to families through SIS ParentVUE, with central mailing ongoing for VKRP assessments. As a school, we have the responsibility to mail out those results to families without ParentVUE accounts. Please see the timeline for when these assessment results will be delivered.

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

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 pm. View details and a feedback form

Registration & Withdrawal

Need to Register?

Please visit - - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Alma Catin at or Lynn Warner at and to let them know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

They will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy".


Recognize A Gunston Staff Member 



Recognize a Gunston Employee through FCPS CARES . The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Gunston Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!


Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter

dates to remember

  • May 18 - 6th Grade Car Wash (9:30am-11:30am) CANCELLED
  • May 21 - Heritage Night/We Are Gunston
  • May 24 - All library books due back to the library!
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - no school
  • May 29 - Spring Concert
  • June 3 - Field Day  ** note date change **
  • June 7 - Variety Show
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion (9:00am)
  • June 11 - Qtr 4 Ernie Eagle Assembly 
  • June 12 - Progress Reports go home
  • June 12 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release)
  • Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Be Informed, Stay Involved!