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

Important Dates and Events

  • May 28 to 30 - SOL retakes 
  • 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.

SLES Library Books are due by 05/29

Just a friendly reminder that all library books are due back by Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Curious about what books your student currently has checked out? No problem! Simply visit this link and follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Login" in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Sign in using your student’s Google for Education login: student id
  3. Enter the unique password assigned to your student.
  4. Navigate to "My Stuff" and click on "Check Outs" to view the list of borrowed books.

If you believe your student has already returned a book, please reach out to our librarian at She will be happy to perform a shelf check to ensure everything is accounted for.
Thank you for your cooperation. Happy reading!

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

Student Assessments Results 

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Ms. Rakes for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information.

School Business Boosters' Teacher Appreciation Portal

Please visit our School Business Boosters' Teacher Appreciation Portal to share a "thank you" with your favorite teacher.

Share your appreciation and get to know the amazing educators who support your children at Stratford Landing and the community each day.

Last Day for 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 today, 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

Volunteer at Field Day!

Join us on Wednesday, June 5th for Field Day! Sign up to volunteer here:

Field Day Ad

Attention, Boys and Girls in Rising K through Rising 5th Grade... Cub Scout Pack 888 Invites you to Become a

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Are you ready to have fun, make new friends, and learn new skills? 

We camp, go on field trips, race Pinewood Derby cars, and much more!

Who Can Join: All boys and girls from Kindergarten to 5th grade! Pack 888 has Scouts from several schools in the Mount Vernon area.

When We Meet: Dens (each grade level) usually meet once or twice a month. All the Dens in the Pack come together once a month for a pack meeting.

Why Join: Children and their families have awesome adventures in a program that builds character and instills values. Scouts learn how to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

How To Join: Email

Or visit our website at 


To find out more, come out on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. to Aldersgate United Methodist Church –1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308. Parents/guardians and prospective scouts can attend to ask questions about Pack 888. Come to Door 7 on the left side of the playground on the back side of the building.

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the superintendent, this school, or the Board of Education. 

Contact Colonial District Executive: Lindsay Kelly 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 with questions.

24-25 Join PTA board flyer

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

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.

Deodorant Donations Needed

The weather is getting warmer now and some families and students could benefit from your donation of deodorant. Please, consider donating some to the school family resource room. We appreciate your kindness! 

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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. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats.

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2022-23 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

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.

Backyard sensory Sherwood Library Flyer

Mariposa Sum Camp Flyer

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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