Crossfield News - 12/03/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 10 - December Webinar, details below

December 11 - Oakton HS Winter Wonderland Concert

December 13 - Lucia's Spirit Night, PTO sponsored

December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

January 17 - FCPS Student Holiday, No School

January 20 - Two Hour Early Release, School dismisses at 2:00

January 21 & 24 - FCPS Student Holidays, No School for Students

Reminder: Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 15

December 15 is the deadline for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV services. The parent referral form, submitted electronically, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV services. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second-grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV services in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 15.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 15.  For more information about AAP Level IV services or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Graham, the school’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher.

Going, Going, Gone on Dec. 18

These items remain unclaimed in the lost and found. Unclaimed items will be donated on December 18th. 

COVID Vaccine Records

If your child has received two COVID vaccines, please submit a copy of their vaccination card. The vaccine doses will be recorded in SIS and a copy will be kept in the student’s health folder. Submit a picture or a copy of the card to Kristy Kim, our SIA/Registrar: kskim@fcps.edu

Lucia's Spirit Night

On Monday December 13 help support our school and a terrific local business. Join us at Lucias from 11 am - 10 pm for a delicious lunch or dinner. Please see this flyer for more information. 

Grades 3-6 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 3-6 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. 

December Webinar Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Have you been thinking about a new phone, laptop, or gaming system purchase for your child?

This session will help parents:

  • Understand developmental factors to consider
  • How to proactively prepare and establish boundaries with your child
  • How to respond to challenges when they arise

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist, and Bethany Deemers, FCPS Mental Health Specialist.

Friday December 10, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for: Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Sweet Treats Buffet on 12/10  Treat Donations Requested

The annual Sweet Treat Buffet for the Crossfield Teachers and Staff will be Friday, December 10th.  Teachers and staff will enjoy a warm beverage as they pack their goody boxes full of holiday treats!   The PTO will provide a coffee & hot cocoa bar.  We need help with donations of lots of sweets and treats. Anything goes -- individually portioned cookies, brownies, cupcakes, baked goods, candy, chocolates, fudge, etc. 

Please sign up to contribute here.

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021 using this link:  https://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/Meadowlark

 

Join the Oakton High Band for a Children's Holiday Wonderland Concert 

The band students of Oakton High School want to share their love of music with children throughout the region. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

December 11, 2021

Show times: 10am and 2pm

2900 Sutton Road, Oakton, VA 22181

Enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)

 

Enjoy an interactive holiday concert, specially crafted to keep kids interested and entertained. Listen, clap and sing along to favorite holiday tunes. Children can create holiday crafts in the Wonderland Workshop. Adults can relax in the Cocoa Cafe and snap a special pic of your child at our Santa Photo Station.

Tickets: https://www.oaktonbands.org/events

Advance tickets: Children* and adults $7 

At the door: Children* and adults $10 

*Child tickets include one craft and photo op with Santa 

Additional crafts will be available for $2 each

Please see attached flyer

  Stop. It's the law.

Drivers are required to follow certain laws when encountering a school bus. Virginia motorists must:

  • stop for stopped school buses with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when approaching from any direction
  • remain stopped until everyone is clear and the bus moves again
  • stop whenever the bus is loading or unloading passengers, even if the lights and stop sign are not activated
Thank you Crossfield!!

Thank you for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser and helping Crossfield meet our fundraising goal!  By ordering your child’s amazing art on memorable keepsakes, you celebrated creativity AND helped raise over $3,600 for our school!!!!  Thank you for your support!

Orders will arrive in mid-December. Click here to keep your order a secret from your child(ren).

If you missed out on ordering or would like to order additional unique gifts, you can order year round (and ship directly to your house).  

www.square1art.com

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-295-1100
Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 12/01/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 10 - December Webinar, details below

December 11 - Oakton HS Winter Wonderland Concert

December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

January 17 - FCPS Student Holiday, No School

January 20 - Two Hour Early Release, School dismisses at 2:00

January 21 & 24 - FCPS Student Holidays, No School for Students

COVID Vaccine Records

If your child has received two COVID vaccines, please submit a copy of their vaccination card. The vaccine doses will be recorded in SIS and a copy will be kept in the student’s health folder. Submit a picture or a copy of the card to Kristy Kim, our SIA/Registrar: kskim@fcps.edu

Grades 3-6 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 3-6 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. 

December Webinar Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Have you been thinking about a new phone, laptop, or gaming system purchase for your child?

This session will help parents:

  • Understand developmental factors to consider
  • How to proactively prepare and establish boundaries with your child
  • How to respond to challenges when they arise

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist, and Bethany Deemers, FCPS Mental Health Specialist.

Friday December 10, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for: Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Sweet Treats Buffet on 12/10  Treat Donations Requested

The annual Sweet Treat Buffet for the Crossfield Teachers and Staff will be Friday, December 10th.  Teachers and staff will enjoy a warm beverage as they pack their goody boxes full of holiday treats!   The PTO will provide a coffee & hot cocoa bar.  We need help with donations of lots of sweets and treats. Anything goes -- individually portioned cookies, brownies, cupcakes, baked goods, candy, chocolates, fudge, etc. 

Please sign up to contribute here.

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021 using this link:  https://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/Meadowlark

 

Join the Oakton High Band for a Children's Holiday Wonderland Concert 

The band students of Oakton High School want to share their love of music with children throughout the region. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

December 11, 2021

Show times: 10am and 2pm

2900 Sutton Road, Oakton, VA 22181

Enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)

 

Enjoy an interactive holiday concert, specially crafted to keep kids interested and entertained. Listen, clap and sing along to favorite holiday tunes. Children can create holiday crafts in the Wonderland Workshop. Adults can relax in the Cocoa Cafe and snap a special pic of your child at our Santa Photo Station.

Tickets: https://www.oaktonbands.org/events

Advance tickets: Children* and adults $7 

At the door: Children* and adults $10 

*Child tickets include one craft and photo op with Santa 

Additional crafts will be available for $2 each

Please see attached flyer

  Stop. It's the law.

Drivers are required to follow certain laws when encountering a school bus. Virginia motorists must:

  • stop for stopped school buses with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when approaching from any direction
  • remain stopped until everyone is clear and the bus moves again
  • stop whenever the bus is loading or unloading passengers, even if the lights and stop sign are not activated
Thank you Crossfield!!

Thank you for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser and helping Crossfield meet our fundraising goal!  By ordering your child’s amazing art on memorable keepsakes, you celebrated creativity AND helped raise over $3,600 for our school!!!!  Thank you for your support!

Orders will arrive in mid-December. Click here to keep your order a secret from your child(ren).

If you missed out on ordering or would like to order additional unique gifts, you can order year round (and ship directly to your house).  

www.square1art.com

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-295-1100
Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 11/23/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29 - Holiday Giving Deadline

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 10 - December Webinar, details below

December 11 - Oakton HS Winter Wonderland Concert

December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

Grades 1-2 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 1-2 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. Results for grades 3-6 students will be published the week of November 29.

December Webinar Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Have you been thinking about a new phone, laptop, or gaming system purchase for your child?

This session will help parents:

  • Understand developmental factors to consider
  • How to proactively prepare and establish boundaries with your child
  • How to respond to challenges when they arise

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist, and Bethany Deemers, FCPS Mental Health Specialist.

Friday December 10, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for: Buying A New Electronic Device for your Child? What Every Parent Needs to Know

Thank you Crossfield!!

Thank you for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser and helping Crossfield meet our fundraising goal!  By ordering your child’s amazing art on memorable keepsakes, you celebrated creativity AND helped raise over $3,600 for our school!!!!  Thank you for your support!

Orders will arrive in mid-December. Click here to keep your order a secret from your child(ren).

If you missed out on ordering or would like to order additional unique gifts, you can order year round (and ship directly to your house).  

www.square1art.com

2021 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

If you would like to help some of the Crossfield families in need of holiday assistance this year, please follow these instructions:

  1. Purchase a gift card in any amount to Wal-Mart and/or Target.
  2. Write the amount on the gift card.
  3. Bring the gift card to Crossfield’s main office by Monday, November 29, 2021.

How to Inspire Kids to Give 

It can be challenging for kids to see how donating money is meaningful--especially during a pandemic when it isn’t necessarily safe for families to shop for gifts, provide food to the homeless, etc.  A few easy, stay-at-home ways you can provide your children inspiration for giving include: 

  • Read books about the importance of giving. Some examples include: Those Shoes, The Spiffiest Giant in Town, The Gift Inside the Box, What Is Given from the Heart, or Under the Lemon Moon
  • Have a family movie to watch a film that encourages the spirit of giving (after checking commonsensemedia.org, of course). Gandhi, The Ultimate Gift, Pollyanna, Batkid Begins, Pay It Forward or Millions, to name a few.
  • After your children feel inspired, you may be able to encourage them to include a few dollars from their own piggy bank to help with holiday giving at Crossfield. 

For more information, please contact Lea Fadden at ltfadden@fcps.edu.  

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021!

 

Join the Oakton High Band for a Children's Holiday Wonderland Concert 

The band students of Oakton High School want to share their love of music with children throughout the region. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

December 11, 2021

Show times: 10am and 2pm

2900 Sutton Road, Oakton, VA 22181

Enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)

 

Enjoy an interactive holiday concert, specially crafted to keep kids interested and entertained. Listen, clap and sing along to favorite holiday tunes. Children can create holiday crafts in the Wonderland Workshop. Adults can relax in the Cocoa Cafe and snap a special pic of your child at our Santa Photo Station.

Tickets: https://www.oaktonbands.org/events

Advance tickets: Children* and adults $7 

At the door: Children* and adults $10 

*Child tickets include one craft and photo op with Santa 

Additional crafts will be available for $2 each

Please see attached flyer

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-295-1100
Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 11/19/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

November 29 - Holiday Giving Deadline

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 11 - Oakton HS Winter Wonderland Concert

December 20-31 - Winter Break, No School. 

Grades 1-2 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 1-2 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. Results for grades 3-6 students will be published the week of November 29.

 

PTO Sponsored Square One Art

Our Square 1 Art promotion has been extended! Orders are now due Monday, November 22nd! Click here to order! 

  • Don't have your flyer/student access code?  Click here to look up your child's art online!

Shipping is free to the school! Students will bring items home in mid-December. To keep your order a SECRET from your child, fill out this quick form

Thanks for raising money for our school by buying these special keepsakes!

Your PTO Square 1 Art Coordinators

Emily Simon (simplesimon04@gmail.com)

Robyn Bywater (robynbywater@gmail.com)

2021 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

If you would like to help some of the Crossfield families in need of holiday assistance this year, please follow these instructions:

  1. Purchase a gift card in any amount to Wal-Mart and/or Target.
  2. Write the amount on the gift card.
  3. Bring the gift card to Crossfield’s main office by Monday, November 29, 2021.

How to Inspire Kids to Give 

It can be challenging for kids to see how donating money is meaningful--especially during a pandemic when it isn’t necessarily safe for families to shop for gifts, provide food to the homeless, etc.  A few easy, stay-at-home ways you can provide your children inspiration for giving include: 

  • Read books about the importance of giving. Some examples include: Those Shoes, The Spiffiest Giant in Town, The Gift Inside the Box, What Is Given from the Heart, or Under the Lemon Moon
  • Have a family movie to watch a film that encourages the spirit of giving (after checking commonsensemedia.org, of course). Gandhi, The Ultimate Gift, Pollyanna, Batkid Begins, Pay It Forward or Millions, to name a few.
  • After your children feel inspired, you may be able to encourage them to include a few dollars from their own piggy bank to help with holiday giving at Crossfield. 

For more information, please contact Lea Fadden at ltfadden@fcps.edu.  

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021!

 

Join the Oakton High Band for a Children's Holiday Wonderland Concert 

The band students of Oakton High School want to share their love of music with children throughout the region. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

December 11, 2021

Show times: 10am and 2pm

2900 Sutton Road, Oakton, VA 22181

Enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)

 

Enjoy an interactive holiday concert, specially crafted to keep kids interested and entertained. Listen, clap and sing along to favorite holiday tunes. Children can create holiday crafts in the Wonderland Workshop. Adults can relax in the Cocoa Cafe and snap a special pic of your child at our Santa Photo Station.

Tickets: https://www.oaktonbands.org/events

Advance tickets: Children* and adults $7 

At the door: Children* and adults $10 

*Child tickets include one craft and photo op with Santa 

Additional crafts will be available for $2 each

Please see attached flyer

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-295-1100
Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 11/16/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

November 29 - Holiday Giving Deadline

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 20-31 - Winter Break, No School. 

Grades 1-2 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 1-2 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. Results for grades 3-6 students will be published the week of November 29.

Message from the Crossfield Front Office

All families received a Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) letter in the mail.  FCPS attached the SR&R to your Parent Vue accounts in SIS giving you the opportunity to complete this online.  Please take a moment to read the letter from the Superintendent, go to the links to read more about SR&R, and then sign/return the acknowledgement form on the back of the letter.  This form can be returned to your child's teacher.

Thank you for your quick response. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at snkohout@fcps.edu or Kristy at kskim@fcps.edu.

2021 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

If you would like to help some of the Crossfield families in need of holiday assistance this year, please follow these instructions:

  1. Purchase a gift card in any amount to Wal-Mart and/or Target.
  2. Write the amount on the gift card.
  3. Bring the gift card to Crossfield’s main office by Monday, November 29, 2021.

How to Inspire Kids to Give 

It can be challenging for kids to see how donating money is meaningful--especially during a pandemic when it isn’t necessarily safe for families to shop for gifts, provide food to the homeless, etc.  A few easy, stay-at-home ways you can provide your children inspiration for giving include: 

  • Read books about the importance of giving. Some examples include: Those Shoes, The Spiffiest Giant in Town, The Gift Inside the Box, What Is Given from the Heart, or Under the Lemon Moon
  • Have a family movie to watch a film that encourages the spirit of giving (after checking commonsensemedia.org, of course). Gandhi, The Ultimate Gift, Pollyanna, Batkid Begins, Pay It Forward or Millions, to name a few.
  • After your children feel inspired, you may be able to encourage them to include a few dollars from their own piggy bank to help with holiday giving at Crossfield. 

For more information, please contact Lea Fadden at ltfadden@fcps.edu.  

Yearbook Sales Online Now! 

Yearbook Sales are open for sale now on CrossfieldPTO.org for $25. Click here and select the 2021-22 yearbook to order yours today for delivery to your child's class in June. Also, do you need a XFLD car magnet? Check out the rest of the Crossfield swag on sale and place an order today.

Nominations are now open for Employee Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Crossfield Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/8hxdUxKkfQ7rQ7ns8

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 17, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Kim at kskim@fcps.edu

Panera Spirit Night

On Wednesday Nov 17, Panera has dinner covered. Please join us at the Panera in Fairfax Town Center from 4-8. Be sure to show the flyer at time of purchase so Crossfield receives your support. You can order online with code: PRFUND .

PTO Sponsored Square 1 Art

One day to order!! Orders due TOMORROW, Nov. 17th!! Don’t miss out - order your child’s art keepsakes before time runs out! These beautiful keepsakes make great holiday gifts!  Shipping to Crossfield is FREE or you can ship directly to friends and family for a small fee. Students will bring their keepsakes home in mid-December. If you want to keep your order hidden from your child, click here to let us know! 

Don't have your flyer/student access code? Click here to look up your child's art online!

If we receive only 112 more student orders, our PTO will receive 38% of all proceeds! 

Questions?  Contact Emily Simon (simplesimon04@gmail.com

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021!

 

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 11/12/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 9 - Winter Walk of Lights, PTO sponsored

December 20-31 - Winter Break, No School. 

Grades 1-2 Fall iReady Results Available in SIS ParentVue

Grades 1-2 fall iReady scores are now available for families in SIS ParentVue. Results for grades 3-6 students will be published the week of November 29.

Message from the Crossfield Front Office

This week all families will be receiving a Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) letter in the mail.  FCPS attached the SR&R to your Parent Vue accounts in SIS giving you the opportunity to complete this online.  We are in need of over 200 families to sign and return their forms.  Please take a moment to read the letter from the Superintendent, go to the links to read more about SR&R, and then sign/return the acknowledgement form on the back of the letter.  This form can be returned to your child's teacher.

Thank you for your quick response. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at snkohout@fcps.edu or Kristy at kskim@fcps.edu.

Nominations are now open for Employee Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Crossfield Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/8hxdUxKkfQ7rQ7ns8

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 17, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Kim at kskim@fcps.edu

Panera Spirit Night

On Wednesday Nov 17, Panera has dinner covered. Please join us at the Panera in Fairfax Town Center from 4-8. Be sure to show the flyer at time of purchase so Crossfield receives your support. You can order online with code: PRFUND .

PTO Sponsored Square 1 Art

Don’t miss out - order your child’s art keepsakes today before time runs out! These beautiful keepsakes make great holiday gifts for aunts, uncles, and grandparents too! Shipping to Crossfield is FREE or you can ship directly to friends and family for a small fee. Students will bring their keepsakes home in mid-December. If you want to keep your order hidden from your child, click here to let us know! 

Questions?  Contact Emily Simon (simplesimon04@gmail.com

Crossfield Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Thursday 12/9/21  

Join the Crossfield community for our 1st Winter Walk of Lights on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.  The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity.  Crossfield will have a dedicated check-in table to pick up your discounted $13 tickets, and a Crossfield blue glow bracelet for each guest.  You may arrive anytime between 5:30 and 9pm to enter the gardens. Purchase your discounted tickets before 7 December 2021!

 

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 11/09/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 10 - Impact Aid Forms DUE

Thursday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 11 - Virtual Family Science Night, 6 p.m., PTO sponsored

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

Thursday, Nov. 11 is a TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE.  School will dismiss at 2:00.  Message from the Crossfield Front Office

This week all families will be receiving a Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) letter in the mail.  FCPS attached the SR&R to your Parent Vue accounts in SIS giving you the opportunity to complete this online.  We are in need of over 200 families to sign and return their forms.  Please take a moment to read the letter from the Superintendent, go to the links to read more about SR&R, and then sign/return the acknowledgement form on the back of the letter.  This form can be returned to your child's teacher.

Thank you for your quick response. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at snkohout@fcps.edu or Kristy at kskim@fcps.edu.

Nominations are now open for Employee Outstanding Awards!

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Crossfield Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/8hxdUxKkfQ7rQ7ns8

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 17, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Kim at kskim@fcps.edu

DUE WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

All families received a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Every student is required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

*If you need a new form, please email Kristy Kim at kskim@fcps.edu

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 10. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Virtual Family Science Night

Date: Thursday, November 11th 

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84132965732

Passcode: 553548

Get excited and save the date for our Virtual Family Science Night! Gather the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning.  This event features our Crossfield celebrity guest scientists, is sponsored by our Crossfield PTO, and hosted by staff from the Children's Science Center.

Panera Spirit Night

On Wednesday Nov 17, Panera has dinner covered. Please join us at the Panera in Fairfax Town Center from 4-8. Be sure to show the flyer at time of purchase so Crossfield receives your support. You can order online with code: PRFUND .

PTO Sponsored Square 1 Art

The PTO is sponsoring our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser this year! The Square 1 Art fundraiser provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? As a bonus, every order benefits our school. Order online today!

Don't have your flyer/student access code?  Click here or follow these steps to look up your child's art online!

  1. Go to: https://www.square1art.com/
  2. Click on the blue "Enter Art Access Code" button at the top
  3. Click on "Where's My Access Code?" located under the fill-in box
  4. Click on the words that say "use our art search" to find your child's art
  5. You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 

The deadline for ordering this personalized art is November 17th.

Please email Emily Simon (simplesimon04@gmail.com) with any questions.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 10/29/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11 - Virtual Family Science Night, 6 p.m., PTO sponsored

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

November 24, 25 & 26 - No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

Dear Crossfield community,

Our hearts are so full. We are overjoyed and humbled by your support of the Crossfield PTO Fun Run 2021! Thanks to everyone who came yesterday to cheer on your students. Seeing our students, staff, parents and grandparents all together is what makes our Crossfield community so special! It was a day full of excitement, smiles, and lots of laughter. Our kids cheered and danced as they ran, and celebrated their "Olympic" training with gold medals and popsicles!

This vendor-free event would not be possible without the work of our parent volunteers and our amazing Crossfield staff! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped over the past 2 months with t-shirts, marketing materials, sponsorships, website maintenance, and donation tracking. Thank you to all the parents who attended yesterday to mark off laps on shirts, hand out medals and popsicles, and take class pictures! We could not do it without you. Mr. Tony "Fitness" Felt and Ms. Holly "Speedy" Sims kept us all laughing and the kids engaged with their all-day MC roles. Nobody rocks USA socks and sweatbands better! Mrs. Heather Baucum, our librarian, produced all our awesome promotion videos, delivered regular updates to all students on the WCES morning news, and documented the event yesterday with videos and photos. Mr. Granieri and Ms. Fant hit their 10,000 steps by lunchtime as they ran together with every grade level team. Our teachers and staff members all came to cheer, dance, run and one even joined the fun in her pink flamingo costume! 

This event is a great fundraiser, but more importantly, it brings every part of our school together in celebration of our awesome Crossfield Community! Take a look at some highlights from yesterday's Fun Run . (Special thanks to Mr. Talotta for this!) We are grateful for every donation, and the campaign will remain open through this weekend at CrossfieldFunRun.org.  With heartfelt thanks for your unbelievable support, The Crossfield PTO Board 

Online Attendance Form Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Fun Run TOMORROW - 10/27/21

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FINAL REMINDER!  CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run TOMORROW! Thursday, October 28th

 

Your student should wear sneakers, their Fun Run t-shirt, and bring a water bottle with their name on it.

The weather is looking beautiful, so please join us on the upper field to cheer on your students tomorrow, 10/28:

(No Volunteering required, small siblings are welcome)

 

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

 

AND THE WINNER OF THE PTO FUN RUN RAFFLE [4 TICKETS TO A WIZARDS OR CAPITALS GAME] IS………….

Congratulations James!! 

3rd Grade, Mrs. Palmer’s Class

WE ALSO EARNED ANOTHER AWARD!

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE - we earned a MOVIE and PJ DAY!

 

And if we reach 450 students who receive donations by TOMORROW, the day of the FUN RUN, we’ll have a CLOSING CEREMONY DANCE PARTY!

 

Remember to reach out to family and friends to tell them all about the Fun Run at Crossfield and ask them to support this great school! CrossfieldFunRun.org

 

Thank you,

The Crossfield PTO

 

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Crossfield News - 10/26/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Friday, October 29 - Character Costume Day

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11 - Virtual Family Science Night, 6 p.m., PTO sponsored

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

Character Costume Day 

On Friday, October 29, 2021, students are invited to come to school dressed in a school appropriate character costume. No full-face masks, weapons or “hand held accessories”. Please also avoid any costume that might scare our younger students. We look forward to an exciting day!

CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run! This Thursday, October 28th

Thank you, Crossfield community, for your generous donations in support of the Crossfield PTO. We are grateful and humbled by your support. If you haven't donated yet, there is still time.  Please visit CrossfieldFunRun.org and click on Donate. You can find your student's name at checkout, or your student may bring in their cash/check donation to the front office.

Reminder: Volunteers are still needed for Fun Run: 2021 Fun Run Volunteer Sign-up

 

Mark your calendar to come cheer on your kids on Thursday, 10/28:

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

Questions? Contact us at funrun@crossfieldpto.org

Online Attendance Form Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 10/22/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Friday, October 29 - Character Costume Day

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11 - Virtual Family Science Night, 6 p.m., PTO sponsored

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

Character Costume Day 

On Friday, October 29, 2021, students are invited to come to school dressed in a school appropriate character costume. No full-face masks, weapons or “hand held accessories”. Please also avoid any costume that might scare our younger students. We look forward to an exciting day!

Online Attendance Form Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Digital Citizenship Week - "DigCit Week"

Learning never stops, and neither do our digital lives. This #FCPSDigCit  Week we explored daily activities from Common Sense Education to help our students: 

  • Reflect on how they find media balance.
  • Make responsible decisions.
  • Treat themselves + others with kindness.

Thank you for discussing these important topics at home with your kids. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run! Coming Thursday, October 28th

Reminder, any student who has received a Fun Run donation by Monday 10/25 will have a chance to win a set of 4 tickets to a mutually agreed upon Washington Capitals or Wizards game, in a suite, with food and beverage included, donated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment!

We will select a winner and announce it on WCES next Wednesday 10/27. If your student has not received a donation yet, now would be a great time to donate to the campaign! Remember, any amount counts! Please visit CrossfieldFunRun.org and click on Donate. You can find your student's name at checkout, or your student may bring in their cash/check donation to the front office.

Volunteers are still needed for Fun Run: 2021 Fun Run Volunteer Sign-up

 

Mark your calendar to come cheer on your kids on Thursday, 10/28:

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

Questions? Contact us at funrun@crossfieldpto.org

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcing PTO Fun Run Raffle - 10/21/21

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Thank you to all who have donated to the PTO Fun Run fundraising campaign so far. Our goal is for each of our students to receive a donation, and I have some great news to share that will help us get there: 

 

Next week our Crossfield families will have a chance to win a set of 4 tickets to a mutually agreed upon Washington Capitals or Wizards game, in a suite, with food and beverage included, donated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment!

 

On Monday, all students who have received a donation for the Fun Run will be entered into a drawing. We will select a winner and announce it on WCES next Wednesday 10/27. If your student has not received a donation yet, now would be a great time to donate to the campaign! Remember, any amount counts! All donations benefit our school. 

 

Please visit CrossfieldFunRun.org and click on Donate. You can find your student's name at checkout or your student may bring in their cash/check donation to the front office.

 

Thank you for your support and hope to see you at the Fun Run next Thursday 10/28!

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Crossfield News - 10/19/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 19 - Chick Fil A Night, PTO sponsored

Tues - Thurs, October 19-21 - CogAT Testing for 2nd and 3rd grades

Wednesday, October 20 - First Day of After School Programs, PTO sponsored

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11 - Virtual Family Science Night, 6 p.m., PTO sponsored

Wednesday, November 17 - Panera Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m., PTO sponsored

TONIGHT is Chick Fil A Spirit Night Tuesday, October 19, 2021

4 pm - 8 pm

Village Commons, 12160 Sunset Hills Road

Take the night off from the kitchen and support the PTO by having Chick Fil A for dinner.  Make sure to mention you are there for the Crossfield Spirit Night.  See the flyer linked here for more info.  Chick Fil A Crossfield Night flyer

Online Attendance Form Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Digital Citizenship Week - "DigCit Week"

Digital Citizenship Week is this week! We’ll be doing daily activities that promote students' well-being. Plus, they'll reflect on how they can use technology to be a positive influence in their community. Use these conversation starters to help your kids talk about their digital lives:

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

CogAT Testing October 19-21

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all second and third grade students at Crossfield October 19-21, 2021. It is important that your child attend school on these days.  The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning. Score reports will be provided to parents once results become available. Typically, these reports are available in January. If you have any questions about this test, please contact the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), or School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), at your child's school.

Schoology Issue?

Parents: Have you tried to access an assignment or document in Schoology and it does not let you? Some assignments are linked to FCPS' Google accounts and parents do not have access to this "walled garden". If you run into this, you may need to view your child logging into Schoology and finding the document. They will be able to access it, you will not.

CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run! Coming Thursday, October 28th

Help us GO FOR THE GOLD by helping 100% of our students receive a donation! Please consider making a donation today. Visit CrossfieldFunRun.org and search for your student's name at checkout.

  • The grade with the most students who receive a donation wins a pizza party! 
  • The top 5 students get to silly string a teacher!
  • Share the link via email or social media with friends & family!

Also, Fun Run Volunteers are needed on 10/28: 2021 Fun Run Volunteer Sign-up

 

Mark your calendar to come cheer on your kids on Thursday, 10/28:

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

Questions? Contact us at funrun@crossfieldpto.org

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 10/15/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 19 - Chick Fil A Night, PTO sponsored

Tues - Thurs, October 19-21 - CogAT Testing for 2nd and 3rd grades

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Online Attendance Form Do you have an early release, change in dismissal, late arrival or absence to report?

The preferred method for reporting any change in your student's school day is the Online Attendance Form located on the Crossfield website.  Scroll down to the blue ATTENDANCE box shown here and follow the prompts.  If you have a change in dismissal, select "early release" and provide an explanation in the "reason for absence".  This is the preferred method because this information is emailed to all of the front office employees. 

Digital Citizenship Week - "DigCit Week"

Next week Crossfield is taking part in #FCPSDigCit Week! We’ll have daily activities to help students think about  how technology affects their lives. Plus how they can use tech to have a positive impact in the lives of others. Please ask your student each day about how they are building their Digital Citizenship Skills. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

This week or next week you should receive a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  All students are required to return the form to their child's teacher. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available here.

Are you needing assistance with your child's picture taken on picture day?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's picture day order, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753.  Thank you. 

CogAT Testing October 19-21

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all second and third grade students at Crossfield October 19-21, 2021. It is important that your child attend school on these days.  The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning. Score reports will be provided to parents once results become available. Typically, these reports are available in January. If you have any questions about this test, please contact the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), or School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), at your child's school.

Chick Fil A Spirit Night Tuesday, October 19, 2021

4 pm - 8 pm

Village Commons, 12160 Sunset Hills Road

Take the night off from the kitchen and support the PTO by having Chick Fil A for dinner.  Make sure to mention you are there for the Crossfield Spirit Night.  See the flyer linked here for more info.  Chick Fil A Crossfield Night flyer

One World, One Team: Team Crossfield CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run!   Coming Thursday, October 28th

Congratulations to CROATIA: 2nd Grade and CHILE: 5th Grade for having the most school spirit at the Pep Rally last Friday!! Mr. Granieri will make a special donation to your teams!

Our Preschool students are representing CHINA this year for our Crossfield Olympic Fun Run and loved learning that China's National Animal is a Panda Bear!

Visit www.CrossfieldFunRun.org to see what countries each grade is representing.  Ask your child why they each start with the letter "C".

Come & cheer you kids on at our Crossfield Olympic Fun Run. Thursday, October 28. Fun Run volunteer sign up, coming soon. 

9:30 A.M. ~ CHINA: AM Preschool / CANADA: Kindergarten

10:10 A.M. ~ COSTA RICA: 1st Grade

10:50 A.M. ~ CHILE: 5th Grade

11:30-12:00 ~ PTO Volunteer Lunch Break

12:00 P.M. ~ CUBA: 6th Grade

12:40 P.M. ~ CAMBODIA: 3rd Grade

1:20 P.M. ~ CROATIA: 2nd Grade

2:00 P.M. ~ CAMEROON: 4th Grade

2:40 P.M. ~ CHINA: PM Preschool

Questions? Contact us at funrun@crossfieldpto.org

PTO After School Programs

OPEN TODAY AT 4PM!! Registration for PTO After School Programs opens today at 4PM. Classes will take place after school on Wednesdays from 4:05PM to 5:10PM starting next week on October 20th and running to December 1st. Please click on this registration link to register your student: https://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/Programs_2021. Registration closes on Friday, October 15th at 5PM. Any payments by check only must be received no later than 4PM on Friday, October 15th at the Crossfield office. The following classes are being offered for the Fall:

  • Sports and Games Play, K-4
  • Acting for Young People, K-3
  • Acting for Young People, 4-6

Please note that due to COVID-19 there are limited spots available which are first come, first serve. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist or have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeAngelis at jennifer.deangelis@gmail.com.

Schoology Issue?

Parents: Have you tried to access an assignment or document in Schoology and it does not let you? Some assignments are linked to FCPS' Google accounts and parents do not have access to this "walled garden". If you run into this, you may need to view your child logging into Schoology and finding the document. They will be able to access it, you will not.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 10/12/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, October 13 - Open PTO Meeting, 7 pm (virtual)

Tuesday, October 19 - Chick Fil A Night, PTO sponsored

Tues - Thurs, October 19-21 - CogAT Testing for 2nd and 3rd grades

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Open PTO Meeting - Wed 10/13 @ 7pm

Join us virtually for the first open PTO meeting of the year, when Mr. Granieri will deliver his annual State of our School address! The PTO will also adopt our annual budget at this meeting. 

Log in info:

Wednesday, October 13 · 7:00 – 8:30pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dvd-cors-iwe Or dial: ‪(US) +1 409-444-2537 PIN: ‪397 949 579#

CogAT Testing October 19-21

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all second and third grade students at Crossfield October 19-21, 2021. It is important that your child attend school on these days.  The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning. Score reports will be provided to parents once results become available. Typically, these reports are available in January. If you have any questions about this test, please contact the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), or School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), at your child's school.

Chick Fil A Spirit Night Tuesday, October 19, 2021

4 pm - 8 pm

Village Commons, 12160 Sunset Hills Road

Take the night off from the kitchen and support the PTO by having Chick Fil A for dinner.  Make sure to mention you are there for the Crossfield Spirit Night.  See the flyer linked here for more info.  Chick Fil A Crossfield Night flyer

One World, One Team: Team Crossfield CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run!   Coming Thursday, October 28th

Our Crossfield PTO Fun Run fundraiser is now in full swing after our amazing kickoff Pep Rally on Friday! Support your student runner at CrossfieldFunRun.org.

Check out this awesome video to learn more about this year's Fun Run! Ask your kids about it:  https://youtu.be/iwvL6_XDqm4

The Fun Run is entirely PTO run (no vendor), so all dollars raised go directly to our students, teachers, and school.

Thank you Crossfield for all of your support so far. Our school is amazing! Keep those donations coming in. Remember, this is our primary fundraiser for the year! We need and appreciate the support from every Crossfield family.

NOTE: If you order via the app, please type "Crossfield" in the comments section. 

Questions? Contact us at funrun@crossfieldpto.org

PTO After School Programs

OPEN TODAY AT 4PM!! Registration for PTO After School Programs opens today at 4PM. Classes will take place after school on Wednesdays from 4:05PM to 5:10PM starting next week on October 20th and running to December 1st. Please click on this registration link to register your student: https://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/Programs_2021. Registration closes on Friday, October 15th at 5PM. Any payments by check only must be received no later than 4PM on Friday, October 15th at the Crossfield office. The following classes are being offered for the Fall:

  • Sports and Games Play, K-4
  • Acting for Young People, K-3
  • Acting for Young People, 4-6

Please note that due to COVID-19 there are limited spots available which are first come, first serve. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist or have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeAngelis at jennifer.deangelis@gmail.com.

Schoology Issue?

Parents: Have you tried to access an assignment or document in Schoology and it does not let you? Some assignments are linked to FCPS' Google accounts and parents do not have access to this "walled garden". If you run into this, you may need to view your child logging into Schoology and finding the document. They will be able to access it, you will not.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96003939482?pwd=TU90dW9aMmRNOHFoeDNhSDl0eGlSdz09

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Crossfield News - 10/08/21

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No School on Monday, October 11 FCPS Professional Development Day   Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 11 - No School. Student Holiday

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

Wednesday, November 11 - 2 Hour Early Release. School ends at 2 p.m.

Open PTO Meeting - Wed 10/13 @ 7pm

Join us virtually for the first open PTO meeting of the year, when Mr. Granieri will deliver his annual State of our School address! The PTO will also adopt our annual budget at this meeting. 

Log in info:

Wednesday, October 13 · 7:00 – 8:30pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dvd-cors-iwe Or dial: ‪(US) +1 409-444-2537 PIN: ‪397 949 579#

PTO After School Programs

COMING SOON!! Registration for PTO After School Programs opens this Tuesday 10/12 at 4PM. Classes will be offered after school on Wednesdays from 4:05PM to 5:10PM starting October 20th and running to December 1st. A registration link will be sent out to all families in Tuesday's Crossfield's News You Choose. Registration closes on Friday, October 15th at 5PM. The following classes are being offered for the Fall:

  • Sports and Games Play, K-4
  • Acting for Young People, K-3
  • Acting for Young People, 4-6

Please note that due to COVID-19 there are limited spots available which are first come, first serve. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist or have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeAngelis at jennifer.deangelis@gmail.com.

Thank you, PTO!

Thank you to our PTO for purchasing and assembling new picnic tables for our outdoor classroom. They look great!

Saturday, October 2nd was National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day.  Our Crossfield community would like to recognize our outstanding team of custodians: Mr. Charlie Kim, Mr. Peter Woral, Mr. Sekyere Amoako and Ms. Jin Kim.  You are the quiet heroes of our school, staying late each day and befriending everyone who passes by.  THANK YOU!

CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run! Coming Thursday, October 28th

The PTO Crossfield Olympic Fun Run fundraiser is kicking off this week! The Fun Run flyer will be in your student's Tuesday folders, or visit CrossfieldFunRun.org for more information on how                                             to donate.

Our Pep Rally for the Fun Run will take place this Friday, October 8th. Send your students to school in their new Fun Run t-shirt (which should come home on Thursday), athletic gear and their Crossfield spirit pom poms, cowbells, or signs to celebrate our awesome school!

The school spirit and excitement is palpable and the PTO Board is pumped up for another amazing community-building event!

Laptop Power Cords

3rd-6th grade students: please make sure to keep an eye on your FCPS chargers. We are seeing a lot of students that are losing their charging cords and we will have to start charging families for lost chargers. Thank you.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Crossfield Spiritwear

Great news! Our online Crossfield Spiritwear Store is open and ready for your orders! We have an extensive online store that sells SpiritWear such as t-shirts, face masks, hoodies, pajama pants and more! Perfect for birthdays and holidays even for parents and grandparents who want to show their Crossfield pride. Starting Friday 9/24 through Monday Oct. 11th, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. At Crossfield, 3-6 students will take the Reading VGA on Monday, October 4th and the Math VGA on Wednesday, October 6th. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96003939482?pwd=TU90dW9aMmRNOHFoeDNhSDl0eGlSdz09

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Real Assistive Technology for Everyone
(RATE) Conference

Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.

The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.
This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club.
All FCPS Staff, Parents and Community Members are invited to attend!
◆ Registration for all participants is open online on the conference website.
◆ FCPS Staff can earn 5 recertification points for attending the conference.
◆ Email atssupport@fcps.edu with questions.
◆ Assistive Technology Share Fair Video Resources.
◆ For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “RATE Conference 2021”.

The 2021 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference, is sponsored by Assistive Technology Services (ATS), part of the Office of Special Education Instruction in the Department of Special Services.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield Fun Run Kickoff

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One World, One Team

TEAM CROSSFIELD

CROSSFIELD'S OLYMPIC PTO FUN RUN

OPENING CEREMONY PEP RALLY

TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH!!!

 

Fun Run T-shirts come home today!!  Be sure to wear your Fun Run T-shirt TOMORROW on FRIDAY, October 8th!!!  We're starting this fundraiser off with an Opening Ceremony Pep Rally to bring us together as One World, One Team: TEAM CROSSFIELD!!  Fitness Felt will lead the classes outside to the hill and Mr. Granieri will get everyone excited for our Fun Run, and he will be looking for two grades with the most spirit!!  

 

Visit https://crossfield.ptoffice.io/funrun2021/Campaign/Details for more information about our Olympic theme this year!

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Crossfield News - 10/05/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 8 - Fun Run Kick Off Pep Rally

Monday, October 11- No School. Student Holiday

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29 -   2-HR Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

 

Thank you, PTO!

Thank you to our PTO for purchasing and assembling new picnic tables for our outdoor classroom. They look great!

Saturday, October 2nd was National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day.  Our Crossfield community would like to recognize our outstanding team of custodians: Mr. Charlie Kim, Mr. Peter Woral, Mr. Sekyere Amoako and Ms. Jin Kim.  You are the quiet heroes of our school, staying late each day and befriending everyone who passes by.  THANK YOU!

CROSSFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO Fun Run! Coming Thursday, October 28th

The PTO Crossfield Olympic Fun Run fundraiser is kicking off this week! The Fun Run flyer will be in your student's Tuesday folders, or visit CrossfieldFunRun.org for more information on how                                             to donate.

Our Pep Rally for the Fun Run will take place this Friday, October 8th. Send your students to school in their new Fun Run t-shirt (which should come home on Thursday), athletic gear and their Crossfield spirit pom poms, cowbells, or signs to celebrate our awesome school!

The school spirit and excitement is palpable and the PTO Board is pumped up for another amazing community-building event!

Laptop Power Cords

3rd-6th grade students: please make sure to keep an eye on your FCPS chargers. We are seeing a lot of students that are losing their charging cords and we will have to start charging families for lost chargers. Thank you.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. 

Crossfield Spiritwear

Great news! Our online Crossfield Spiritwear Store is open and ready for your orders! We have an extensive online store that sells SpiritWear such as t-shirts, face masks, hoodies, pajama pants and more! Perfect for birthdays and holidays even for parents and grandparents who want to show their Crossfield pride. Starting Friday 9/24 through Monday Oct. 11th, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. At Crossfield, 3-6 students will take the Reading VGA on Monday, October 4th and the Math VGA on Wednesday, October 6th. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Community Flyer Distribution Date Tuesday, October 12

Our community flyer distribution date is Tuesday, October 12. If you would like to send a flyer out to our community, please submit a copy for approval by Thursday, October 7 to our office assistant, Jennifer Kudlacik, at jtkudlacik@fcps.edu.  After your flyer is approved, you will need to provide bundled copies for school distribution.  Details about quantities will be shared once the flyer is approved.  There will be a second distribution date in the spring.  

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96003939482?pwd=TU90dW9aMmRNOHFoeDNhSDl0eGlSdz09

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Real Assistive Technology for Everyone
(RATE) Conference

Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.

The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.
This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club.
All FCPS Staff, Parents and Community Members are invited to attend!
◆ Registration for all participants is open online on the conference website.
◆ FCPS Staff can earn 5 recertification points for attending the conference.
◆ Email atssupport@fcps.edu with questions.
◆ Assistive Technology Share Fair Video Resources.
◆ For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “RATE Conference 2021”.

The 2021 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference, is sponsored by Assistive Technology Services (ATS), part of the Office of Special Education Instruction in the Department of Special Services.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please fill out this opt-out form by October 1, 2021. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 10/01/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 8 - Fun Run Kick Off Pep Rally

Monday, October 11- No School. Student Holiday

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 29-   2-HR Early Release. School ends at 2pm.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 - No School. Teacher Workdays/Elections

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

 

Saturday, October 2nd is National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day.  Our Crossfield community would like to recognize our outstanding team of custodians: Mr. Charlie Kim, Mr. Peter Woral, Mr. Sekyere Amoako and Ms. Jin Kim.  You are the quiet heroes of our school, staying late each day and befriending everyone who passes by.  THANK YOU!

Book Fair Announcements Student eWallet

The book fair continues this week! Remember to create an eWallet account for your student. This account alleviates the need for cash to be brought into school and any remaining balance carries over to online purchases or future bookfairs. Your student just needs to tell our cashiers their name & teacher at checkout for their balance to be applied to their purchase. 

Teacher book donation 

We have set up a way for anyone to make a monetary donation to the school for teachers to receive books and other supplies for their classroom. This QR code takes you directly to the donation page. Please disregard the notation stating it is for the 6th grade class; this is for the entire school. All donations will be allocated accordingly to teachers after the bookfair.

Laptop Power Cords

3rd-6th grade students: please make sure to keep an eye on your FCPS chargers. We are seeing a lot of students that are losing their charging cords and we will have to start charging families for lost chargers. Thank you.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. At that point, we will give you a Return to School Form that must be completed by a medical professional upon your child's return to school.

Crossfield Spiritwear

Great news! Our online Crossfield Spiritwear Store is open and ready for your orders! We have an extensive online store that sells SpiritWear such as t-shirts, face masks, hoodies, pajama pants and more! Perfect for birthdays and holidays even for parents and grandparents who want to show their Crossfield pride. Starting Friday 9/24 through Monday Oct. 11th, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. At Crossfield, 3-6 students will take the Reading VGA on Monday, October 4th and the Math VGA on Wednesday, October 6th. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Community Flyer Distribution Date Tuesday, October 12

Our community flyer distribution date is Tuesday, October 12. If you would like to send a flyer out to our community, please submit a copy for approval by Thursday, October 7 to our office assistant, Jennifer Kudlacik, at jtkudlacik@fcps.edu.  After your flyer is approved, you will need to provide bundled copies for school distribution.  Details about quantities will be shared once the flyer is approved.  There will be a second distribution date in the spring.  

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96003939482?pwd=TU90dW9aMmRNOHFoeDNhSDl0eGlSdz09

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Real Assistive Technology for Everyone
(RATE) Conference

Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.

The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.
This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club.
All FCPS Staff, Parents and Community Members are invited to attend!
◆ Registration for all participants is open online on the conference website.
◆ FCPS Staff can earn 5 recertification points for attending the conference.
◆ Email atssupport@fcps.edu with questions.
◆ Assistive Technology Share Fair Video Resources.
◆ For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “RATE Conference 2021”.

The 2021 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference, is sponsored by Assistive Technology Services (ATS), part of the Office of Special Education Instruction in the Department of Special Services.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please fill out this opt-out form by October 1, 2021. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

I-Ready Assessment in September & October

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted iReady as an academic universal screener for use with all elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. The iReady assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on iReady results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. An example of an additional diagnostic assessment is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The iReady reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary grade students.

iReady and any necessary follow-up assessments are given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on the grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive the assessment again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator, Lea Fadden.

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Crossfield News - 9/29/21

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  Upcoming Dates:

September 27 - October 1 - Fall Book Fair, PTO sponsored

Friday, October 8 - Fun Run Kick Off Pep Rally

Thursday, October 28 - Fun Run, PTO sponsored

Monday, November 8 - Picture Day Retakes

 

Book Fair Announcements Student eWallet

The book fair continues this week! Remember to create an eWallet account for your student. This account alleviates the need for cash to be brought into school and any remaining balance carries over to online purchases or future bookfairs. Your student just needs to tell our cashiers their name & teacher at checkout for their balance to be applied to their purchase. 

Teacher book donation 

We have set up a way for anyone to make a monetary donation to the school for teachers to receive books and other supplies for their classroom. This QR code takes you directly to the donation page. Please disregard the notation stating it is for the 6th grade class; this is for the entire school. All donations will be allocated accordingly to teachers after the bookfair.

Laptop Power Cords

3rd-6th grade students: please make sure to keep an eye on your FCPS chargers. We are seeing a lot of students that are losing their charging cords and we will have to start charging families for lost chargers. Thank you.

Should My Child Come to School?

Parents: Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. If your child is at school and displays Covid-like symptoms, they may be sent to the Care Room and required to be picked up. At that point, we will give you a Return to School Form that must be completed by a medical professional upon your child's return to school.

Crossfield Spiritwear

Great news! Our online Crossfield Spiritwear Store is open and ready for your orders! We have an extensive online store that sells SpiritWear such as t-shirts, face masks, hoodies, pajama pants and more! Perfect for birthdays and holidays even for parents and grandparents who want to show their Crossfield pride. Starting Friday 9/24 through Monday Oct. 11th, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. At Crossfield, 3-6 students will take the Reading VGA on Monday, October 4th and the Math VGA on Wednesday, October 6th. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Community Flyer Distribution Date Tuesday, October 12

Our community flyer distribution date is Tuesday, October 12. If you would like to send a flyer out to our community, please submit a copy for approval by Thursday, October 7 to our office assistant, Jennifer Kudlacik, at jtkudlacik@fcps.edu.  After your flyer is approved, you will need to provide bundled copies for school distribution.  Details about quantities will be shared once the flyer is approved.  There will be a second distribution date in the spring.  

Adv. Academics Program Parent Meeting

Interested in knowing more about the Advanced Academic Programs at Crossfield and within FCPS?  Melissa Graham (mdgraham@fcps.edu), Crossfield’s AART will host a second virtual parent meeting to explain the school-based program as well as the FCPS Level IV screening process.

UPCOMING:

October 19 | 10:00 – 11:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96003939482?pwd=TU90dW9aMmRNOHFoeDNhSDl0eGlSdz09

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 960 0393 9482

Passcode: 794306

Level IV screening process (for parents of students in grades 2 – 6)

  • Tentative: Referrals for AAP level IV screening will be collected through December 15, 2021
  • Tentative: Referral forms may be dropped off at the local school or emailed to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) and principal at the local school.

 

More information can be found at the county’s AAP website

Real Assistive Technology for Everyone
(RATE) Conference

Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.

The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.
This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club.
All FCPS Staff, Parents and Community Members are invited to attend!
◆ Registration for all participants is open online on the conference website.
◆ FCPS Staff can earn 5 recertification points for attending the conference.
◆ Email atssupport@fcps.edu with questions.
◆ Assistive Technology Share Fair Video Resources.
◆ For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “RATE Conference 2021”.

The 2021 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference, is sponsored by Assistive Technology Services (ATS), part of the Office of Special Education Instruction in the Department of Special Services.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

The FLE lessons are available for you to review in the parent course in Schoology.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER

Crossfield students will take the SEL screener with their counselor October 12-22. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please fill out this opt-out form by October 1, 2021. More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).  Please contact Crossfield’s school counselor & test coordinator, Lea Fadden (ltfadden@fcps.edu), with questions.

Lost and Found

If your child has missplaced or lost a personal item, please encourage them to check the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. 

I-Ready Assessment in September & October

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted iReady as an academic universal screener for use with all elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. The iReady assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on iReady results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. An example of an additional diagnostic assessment is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The iReady reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary grade students.

iReady and any necessary follow-up assessments are given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on the grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive the assessment again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator, Lea Fadden.

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-295-1100
Attendance: 703-295-1142 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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