Daniels Run ES - June 14, 2024

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A Note from the Principal 

DRES Families, 

Congratulations to our 6th grade students as they head to Katherine Johnson MS!  We had a wonderful promotion ceremony and we wish them the best in their transition to middle school.   

Take a couple minutes to view my final weekly message to students.

Thank you to our PTA, staff, students, and families for the warm farewells I have received. Daniels Run ES is a special community and I am humbled to have a small part in contributing to the success of our school community.  The strength of our community lies with the all the staff, students, and families and I look forward to seeing DRES students at Katherine Johnson MS.   

Enjoy the summer,

Chris Smith 

DRES Principal

Summer Office Hours

Our front office will be open daily from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Please contact Mrs. Ashya Otero amotero@fcps.edu or 703-279-8400 if you need to make an appointment to register students for the 24-25 school year. 

FCPL Summer Events Flyer

☎️ Family 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.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5 and older with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Ferias de Salud Pediátrica de INOVA para el regreso a clases

La Clínica Inova Cares (ICC) ofrecerá a los niños mayores de 5 años exámenes físicos y vacunas gratuitas para el ingreso a la escuela en las ferias de salud de verano para niños con Medicaid o que no tienen seguro. Las clínicas tendrán lugar de 9 a.m.-1 p.m. en las siguientes fechas:

  • Sábado 29 de junio, en ICC-Children - Manassas
  • Sábado 20 de julio, en ICC-Children - Herndon
  • Sábado 17 de agosto, en ICC Children - Falls Church

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Students in middle or high school can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

puzzle hunt

social skills

Language camp

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

PTA News

School Supplies

Music News

🎵Bravo to the band & string students for their fantastic performances this week.  Click here for the band video.  The string video will be posted to social media soon.

🎵2nd-5th Grade: Summer Choir Camp Offer:  Come sing with Miss McCarten this summer!

🎵6th Grade:  FCPS Institute of the Fine Arts Summer Program

🎵 Musician of the Year: Drum roll please!  The results are in – the musician of the year is….Taylor Swift!   Here are the full results from the 318 people that voted, or click here.

music poll

Music Camp

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing FRC@fcps.edu, or visiting the FRC webpage.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps (See below), and Credit Recovery Academy.

E-IFTA Spanish

Strings Summer Camp Opportunity

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, 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 www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program

William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share its Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family. SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. There are in-person and virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. 

We are now registering for:


June 24th-28th

July 8th-12th

August 12th-16th 

For more information, and to see what classes are available please visit our website!

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025

Kindergarten Registration Spanish 2024-2025

FCPS Calendar Dates


FCPS 2023-2024 Calendar: Click Here