Crossfield News 04/03/2020

GovDelivery 4 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Spring Break for Students and Staff

Monday, April 6 - Monday, April 13.

Online learning will begin on Tuesday, April 14.

Hello Crossfield Community!

Learning packets began arriving in mailboxes this week (many deliveries were late due to vendor issues). Packets will continue to arrive weekly (with the exception of Spring Break). Our general education teachers will reference these packets at times during their instruction.

These packets are also available online at FCPS 24/7.

To opt-out of mailing packets, go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance

WE MISS YOU - please stay safe and healthy

Congratulations Mrs. Baucum!!

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Heather Baucum on being chosen as the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Potomac Region School Librarian of the year!

Way to go, Mrs. Baucum. WE LOVE YOU!

  Laptop Distribution at Crossfield was a Great Success!

A big thank you to Mrs. Eelman and Mr. Felt for handing out laptops on Wednesday. They LOVED seeing so many of our Rockets!

#WeAreStillCrossfield and we are all in this together! You are invited to send a photo of your Rocket or Rocket family to bdfant@fcps.edu to be included in a future News You Choose. Stay safe, stay well…we look forward to meeting you in the halls of Crossfield again.

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a rising kindergartener who needs to be registered for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at katheis@fpcs.edu and she will get back to you with all the details on how our registration process has changed.

Please feel free to share this information with neighbors and friends while keeping social distancing in mind.

Help & Support

If you are in need of additional resources for food or shelter please contact Melissa Norris, School Psychologist, at MENorris@fcps.edu or Sabina Farag, School Social Worker, at sfarag1@fcps.edu

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

Crossfield News 04/01/2020

GovDelivery 6 days 10 hours ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Hello Crossfield Community!

This week families should be receiving learning packets which were mailed out by the FCPS central office. Our general education teachers will reference these packets at times during their instruction.

These packets are also available online at FCPS 24/7.To opt-out of mailing packets, go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance

We are committed to having 1 hour of daily instruction/lessons/interaction with our general education teachers and another hour in the day when teachers will be available for questions, chat, etc. These times will be referred to as Instructional Time and Office hours. All instructional time sessions will be recorded and available for students to access

Mr. Granieri will be sending out our Instructional Times schedule next week. Your teacher will list their office hours on Blackboard when they have that planned.

WE MISS YOU - please stay safe and healthy

Spring Break for Students and Staff is Monday, April 6 - Monday, April 13. Online learning will begin on Tuesday, April 14. Inside, outside, all around- Rockets are playing and learning. Rock on rockets! Kindergarten Registration

If you have a rising kindergartener who needs to be registered for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at katheis@fpcs.edu and she will get back to you with all the details on how our registration process has changed.

Please feel free to share this information with neighbors and friends while keeping social distancing in mind.

Crossfield Spirit Week for March 30-April 3

Monday - Movie Monday - Collaborate with your family to choose a movie to watch.

Tuesday - Crafty Tuesday - Draw, paint, build something, make a craft.

Wednesday - Write a note to your teacher. Post to google classroom or email it to your teacher.

Thursday - Thoughtful Thursday - Do a chore around the house without being asked.

Friday - Family Friday - Organize a family event at your house.

Help & Support

If you are in need of additional resources for food or shelter please contact Melissa Norris, School Psychologist, at MENorris@fcps.edu or Sabina Farag, School Social Worker, at sfarag1@fcps.edu

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

Crossfield News 03/27/2020

GovDelivery 1 week 4 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Hello Crossfield Community!

The staff at Crossfield is committed to staying connected with our students and families and providing the best support for your children as designed by FCPS. We are making every effort to stay connected - we look forward to reaching out to you in many ways in the coming weeks. At this time we do not have access for our students to enter the building for items. We will let you know when this is a possibility.

WE MISS YOU - please stay safe and healthy

Help & Support

If you are in need of additional resources for food or shelter please contact Melissa Norris, School Psychologist, at MENorris@fcps.edu or Sabina Farag, School Social Worker, at sfarag1@fcps.edu

Crossfield Spirit Week for March 30-April 3

Monday - Movie Monday - Collaborate with your family to choose a movie to watch.

Tuesday - Crafty Tuesday - Draw, paint, build something, make a craft.

Wednesday - Write a note to your teacher. Post to google classroom or email it to your teacher.

Thursday - Thoughtful Thursday - Do a chore around the house without being asked.

Friday - Family Friday - Organize a family event at your house.

Spring has sprung! Rockets and Rocket friends are keeping their minds and bodies active. Stay safe, stay well; we miss you, we love you, we can hardly wait for the day we meet again!

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

Crossfield News 03/13/2020

GovDelivery 3 weeks 4 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Monday, March 16 - Student Holiday

This is a staff development day to allow our classroom teachers to prepare for the possibility of distance learning. Look for more information coming next week.

COVID-19 Updates:

Fairfax County continues to update the fcps.edu webpage with resources as we learn more, so please continue to check www.fcps.edu. As many adults struggle to process the influx of information and changing daily/family routines below is a link that can be used as families have conversations around COVID-19. 
https://www.fcps.edu/blog/talking-children-about-coronavirus

Donuts with Dudes - Canceled

Due to expected low attendance at our Donuts with Dudes event scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, we have decided to cancel this event. We will consider adding a date later this school year for our families to have breakfast and socialize. Thank you.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, March 16 - Student Holiday/Staff Development Day

Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, April 1 - 2nd Gr. Field Trip to Colvin Run Mill - Canceled. Possibly will be rescheduled.

Thursday, April 2 - Spring Picture Day

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

Tuesday, April 14 - 3rd Gr. Field Trip to Udvar Hazy

Friday, April 17 - 3rd Gr. Field Trip to Udvar Hazy

Friday, April 17 - Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball Game at Chantilly HS at 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, April 21-Wednesday, April 22 - 4th Gr. to Williamsburg

Thursday, April 23 - Career Day

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Your Views and Opinions are Important to Us!

This spring all Crossfield parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Crossfield Inaugural Career Day on April 23

Crossfield students would love to know more about your career. We are hosting our inaugural career day on April 23. We can't do this without you! Please contact Ms. York or Ms. Korpacz for more details.

Spring Book Fair - March 17-20

Our Scholastic Book Fair kicks off next week. Join the fun with our book fair volunteers and earn a 5% discount. Sign up here:  https://tinyurl.com/CESSpringBookFair2020.

Crossfield Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) Schedule Wednesday, May 6 Reading 4th Grade Thursday, May 7 Reading 3rd Grade Friday, May 8 Reading 6th Grade Tuesday, May 12 Reading 5th Grade Wednesday, May 13 VA Studies 4th Grade Thursday, May 14 Math 3rd Grade Tuesday, May 19 Math 4th Grade Wednesday, May 20 Math 5th Gr. (Adv and Gen) Thursday, May 21 Math 6th Gr. (Adv and Gen)

Wednesday, May 27

Science

5th Grade

 

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Crossfield News 03/10/2020

GovDelivery 4 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, March 10 - Spring Before/After School Classes - Registration Closes at Midnight

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Wednesday, April 1 - 2nd Gr. Field Trip to Colvin Run Mill

Thursday, April 2 - Spring Picture Day

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

Tuesday, April 14 - 3rd Gr. Field Trip to Udvar Hazy

Friday, April 17 - 3rd Gr. Field Trip to Udvar Hazy

Friday, April 17 - Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball Game at Chantilly HS at 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, April 21-Wednesday, April 22 - 4th Gr. to Williamsburg

Thursday, April 23 - Career Day

Discussing COVID-19 with Kids

Please click on the link below for talking points in telling your children about  the coronavirus with your children

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/talking-children-about-coronavirus

Spring Before/After School Classes Registration ends today!

Registration closes today, March 10 at midnight. From sports to cooking classes, there is something for everyone! Click here to see class descriptions and to register. Questions? Email Jennifer DeAngelis.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Your Views and Opinions are Important to Us!

This spring all Crossfield parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Read Across America

Resilience, citizenship, work ethic and fun are all communicated in our t-shirt messaging as Rockets engage in Read Across America activities.

Has your child mentioned Book It? There are many excellent books traveling classroom to classroom.

Crossfield Inaugural Career Day on April 23

Crossfield students would love to know more about your career. We are hosting our inaugural career day on April 23. We can't do this without you! Please contact Ms. York or Ms. Korpacz for more details.

Spring Book Fair - March 16-20

Our Scholastic Book Fair kicks off this week with our classroom preview day on Friday. The kids can browse, take note of favorite titles, and tell you all about what books they see. Join the fun with our book fair volunteers and earn a 5% discount. Sign up here:  https://tinyurl.com/CESSpringBookFair2020.

Mark You Calendars - Donuts for Dudes - March 17 & 18

 

We need Volunteers! Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/qozblzo Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball Game
Registration Deadline Extended to Thursday, March 12 for 5th & 6th Gr. Spirit Squad and Team

                         Calling all 5th and 6th graders!

  Don't forget that registration ends this week for joining the spirit      squad or basketball team for the highly anticipated Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball game - tell your parents to help you register online or turn in your forms".

  Register online at https://give.classy.org/playerorspirit2020

Crossfield Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) Schedule Wednesday, May 6 Reading 4th Grade Thursday, May 7 Reading 3rd Grade Friday, May 8 Reading 6th Grade Tuesday, May 12 Reading 5th Grade Wednesday, May 13 VA Studies 4th Grade Thursday, May 14 Math 3rd Grade Tuesday, May 19 Math 4th Grade Wednesday, May 20 Math 5th Gr. (Adv and Gen) Thursday, May 21 Math 6th Gr. (Adv and Gen)

Wednesday, May 27

Science

5th Grade

 

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Crossfield Counselor Connection, March 2020

GovDelivery 4 weeks 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Crossfield Counselor Connection March 2020 Character Trait of the Month: HONESTY

“I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.”  Daniel Radcliffe

Strategies that Build Honesty at home and school.

Children will most often learn how to be trustworthy (or not) from watching you. Keep your promises and explain how it feels when someone doesn't keep theirs. Talk about times in your life when it was hard to be honest, keep promises, and do the right thing.

Admit your own mistakes. Children will be more likely to do the same when they've seen you own up to mistakes as well.

Talk about it…

  • Has anyone ever been dishonest with you before? How did you feel?
  • What do you think honesty means and why is it important?
  • Tell me about a time when it was hard to be honest.
  • How will others view you if you are honest?
  • How will others view you if you are dishonest?
From the Classroom

This month in guidance we will be learning about what it means to be honest.

  • In K-3 we will also continue to practice our Kimochis 7 keys to communication.
  • In 4-6 we will talk about the importance of being honest and how it effects our relationships. Also, in 6th grade we will continue working on transitioning to middle school.
Resources to Reinforce Honesty:

Books K-3

  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo
  • Boris gets a Lizard by Andrew Joyner
  • Undercover Tailback by Matt Christopher
  • Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Diane de Groat
  • Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt

Books 4-6

  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Liar Liar by Gary Paulsen
  • Nothing but the Truth by Avi

YouTube video on honesty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=qWxk2QFblEE&feature=emb_title

Movies:

  • Lion King
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Cars Cool Runnings
  • The Rookie
Help Wanted!

Crossfield will be having our inaugural Career Day on April 23rd.

We are looking for people who are interested in presenting their career to Crossfield students. Please contact Ms. York thyork@fcps.edu or Ms. Korpacz jlkorpacz@fcps.edu

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

Crossfield News 03/06/2020

GovDelivery 1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Remember to Set your Clocks Forward One Hour Before you go to Bed on Saturday Night! Upcoming Dates:

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

Friday, April 17 - Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball Game at Chantilly HS at 6:00 P.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Your Views and Opinions are Important to Us!

This spring all Crossfield parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Spring Book Fair - March 16-20 We are in Need of Volunteers Please Sign up Below

Do you like kids?  Do you like books?  Do you like kid's books? Do we have a job for you! 

Help out at Crossfield's Scholastic Spring book fair and spend an hour or two surrounded by kids as they pick out something fun to read. It's adorable. It's easy. It will make the Book Fair organizers really happy to have some help! 

Please consider signing up HERE to volunteer to help during this great event AND you will receive a 5% discount for the day.

Mark You Calendars - Donuts for Dudes - March 17 & 18

 

Dudes, join your kids in the cafeteria for donuts,coffee, juice and milk. Park only in the lots. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop. This is a before school event; children must be supervised and may be dropped off in the gym only after 8:50am. If your favorite dude can’t make it, feel free to bring an awesome dudette! If you can’t come on your assigned day, no worries! Please indicate which day you can come on the RSVP; sign up here. Please contact Christina Jones if you have any questions. We need Volunteers! Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/qozblzo

Crossfield vs. Navy Basketball Game
Friday, April 17th at 6:00pm
Chantilly High School – 4201 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Calling all 5th and 6th graders! Registration is now open for 6th graders who want to play on our basketball teams or 5th and 6th graders who want to be on our spirit squad. Register online at https://give.classy.org/playerorspirit2020Player or Spirit Squad Registration ends on March 10th!

Crossfield Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) Schedule Wednesday, May 6 Reading 4th Grade Thursday, May 7 Reading 3rd Grade Friday, May 8 Reading 6th Grade Tuesday, May 12 Reading 5th Grade Wednesday, May 13 VA Studies 4th Grade Thursday, May 14 Math 3rd Grade Tuesday, May 19 Math 4th Grade Wednesday, May 20 Math 5th Gr. (Adv and Gen) Thursday, May 21 Math 6th Gr. (Adv and Gen)

Wednesday, May 27

Science

5th Grade

 

PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email ptorecruiting@crossfieldpto.org by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Yearbook Orders/Read Across America, 3/5/2020

GovDelivery 1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Last Chance Crossfield Yearbook Order Date Extended to Friday, March 6 Tomorrow is the Last Day to Order!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here. You can also send a check in to the office for $25.00 made out to Crossfield PTO.

Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

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

Crossfield Calendar Reminder, 3/2/2020

GovDelivery 1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed on Tuesday, March 3 for Presidential Primary

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, March 3, for the Presidential Primary election, which will be a school planning day for staff members. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar.

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

Crossfield News 02/28/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Tuesday, March 3 is a Student Holiday! Upcoming Dates:

Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - Wear red

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Loves - Wear neon colors & sunglasses

Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read

Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

Friday, March 6 - Final date to order yearbook

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Crossfield Yearbook Order Date - Extended to Friday, March 6

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before March 6. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

A Preview of the K-4 Puppet Contest in the Library

Winners will be announced next week

March is National Reading Month

To celebrate our love of reading at Crossfield, we will have literacy inspired spirit days the first week of March.

  • Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - wear red
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Lives - Wear neon colors & sunglasses
  • Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read
  • Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas
Launch Spirit Night March 2, 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun night of jumping with your Crossfield friends! March 3rd is a teacher workday, so bring the kids to burn off some energy before they have the next day off! Tickets are $18 for one hour, $22 for two hours and $3 for socks. You must pay in person and tell the cashier you're there for the Crossfield Fundraiser in order for your purchase to benefit our school. Online orders and Groupons will not qualify for the fundraiser. Email Lynn Cooper if you have any questions!

Coming Soon - Spring Book Fair - March 16-20

Do you like kids?  Do you like books?  Do you like kid's books? Do we have a job for you! 

Help out at Crossfield's Scholastic Spring book fair and spend an hour or two surrounded by kids as they pick out something fun to read. It's adorable. It's easy. It will make the Book Fair organizers really happy to have some help! 

Please consider signing up HERE to volunteer to help during this great event AND you will receive a 5% discount for the day.

Crossfield Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) Schedule Wednesday, May 6 Reading 4th Grade Thursday, May 7 Reading 3rd Grade Friday, May 8 Reading 6th Grade Tuesday, May 12 Reading 5th Grade Wednesday, May 13 VA Studies 4th Grade Thursday, May 14 Math 3rd Grade Friday, May 15 Reading 5th Grade Tuesday, May 19 Math 4th Grade Wednesday, May 20 Math 5th Gr. (Adv and Gen)

Thursday, May 21

Wednesday, May 27

Math

Science

6th Gr. (Adv and Gen)

5th Grade

 

Mark You Calendars - Donuts for Dudes - March 17 & 18

 

Crossfield's annual Donuts for Dudes is coming up! Dudes, join your kids in the cafeteria for donuts,coffee, juice and milk. Park only in the lots. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop. This is a before school event; children must be supervised and may be dropped off in the gym only after 8:50am. If your favorite dude can’t make it, feel free to bring an awesome dudette! If you can’t come on your assigned day, no worries! Please indicate which day you can come on the RSVP; sign up here. Please contact Christina Jones if you have any questions. We also need volunteers! Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/qozblzo PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email ptorecruiting@crossfieldpto.org by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Crossfield News 02/25/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Friday, Feb. 28 - Last day to place yearbook orders

Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - Wear red

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Loves - Wear neon colors & sunglasses

Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read

Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Second Graders Kick-off Google Classroom!

Mrs. Eelman introduced Mrs. Allen's second graders to the world that is Google Apps. Students joined her Google Classroom and completed their first classwork assignment where they watched a video on Christopher Newport and then answered a question about what they learned in the video. They are so excited about the new skills they are learning!

Lighting Up Science!

Communicating, collaborating, problem solving, goal directed, and resilient scientists are found at Crossfield. Fourth graders get their hands on science.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

Launch Spirit Night March 2, 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun night of jumping with your Crossfield friends! March 3rd is a teacher workday, so bring the kids to burn off some energy before they have the next day off! Tickets are $18 for one hour, $22 for two hours and $3 for socks. You must pay in person and tell the cashier you're there for the Crossfield Fundraiser in order for your purchase to benefit our school. Online orders and Groupons will not qualify for the fundraiser. Email Lynn Cooper if you have any questions!

Coming Soon - Spring Book Fair - March 16-20

Do you like kids?  Do you like books?  Do you like kid's books? Do we have a job for you! 

Help out at Crossfield's Scholastic Spring book fair and spend an hour or two surrounded by kids as they pick out something fun to read. It's adorable. It's easy. It will make the Book Fair organizers really happy to have some help! 

Please consider signing up HERE to volunteer to help during this great event. 

Mark You Calendars - Donuts for Dudes - March 17 & 18

 

Crossfield's annual Donuts for Dudes is coming up! Dudes, join your kids in the cafeteria for donuts,coffee, juice and milk. Park only in the lots. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop. This is a before school event; children must be supervised and may be dropped off in the gym only after 8:50am. If your favorite dude can’t make it, feel free to bring an awesome dudette! If you can’t come on your assigned day, no worries! Please indicate which day you can come on the RSVP; sign up here. Please contact Christina Jones if you have any questions. We also need volunteers! Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/qozblzo A.M. Arrival Reminders:

Kiss & Ride - Drop-off begins at 8:50 A.M. Students will report to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M. at which time they will be dismissed to their classrooms. After 9:15 A.M. students will need to be brought into the building and checked in at the front office.

Walkers - Gather at the bottom on the trail at the end of Wild Cherry Place by 9:00 A.M. A Crossfield staff member will wave the students down the path between 9:00-9:05 A.M. to the back entrance. If your child arrives at the path after 9:05 A.M. you will need to walk them to the front door.

If you would like to walk your child into the building, please park your car (lower parking lot on the right) and walk them into the building. You will need to wait with them in the lobby until 8:50 A.M. at which time they can go to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M.

Bus Loop - Do not drive up or attempt to park in the bus loop between the hours of 8:40-9:15 A.M. You will get trapped by our buses arriving, and will have to wait.

Please do not at any time drop your child off at the front door without coming into the building and checking them in at the front office.

Note: Staff is not available to supervise students at any of these locations before 8:50 A.M.

March is National Reading Month

To celebrate our love of reading at Crossfield, we will have literacy inspired spirit days the first week of March.

  • Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - wear red
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Lives - Wear neon colors & sunglasses
  • Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read
  • Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas
PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email ptorecruiting@crossfieldpto.org by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Crossfield News 02/21/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show, 6-7 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Friday, Feb. 28 - Last day to place yearbook orders

Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - Wear red

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Loves - Wear neon colors & sunglasses

Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read

Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Tuesday, March 17 - 1st Gr. Project Based Learning (PBL) sharing with parents/guardians in cafeteria, 9:45-10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid on Tuesday, February 25 at Crossfield to discuss digital citizenship topics. There will be two sessions with a selection of topics to choose from. You can learn more about the sessions on this flyer.

Interested in coming? Please fill out this interest form so we can plan. Need child care? Fill out this form to reserve care for kids aged 5-10.

3rd Graders in the Library

Third graders have been working in the library to learn about computer science this year. After writing a fractured fairytale, they worked to decompose story elements so they can animate their own stories on Scratch.

A.M. Arrival Reminders:

Kiss & Ride - Drop-off begins at 8:50 A.M. Students will report to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M. at which time they will be dismissed to their classrooms. After 9:15 A.M. students will need to be brought into the building and checked in at the front office.

Walkers - Gather at the bottom on the trail at the end of Wild Cherry Place by 9:00 A.M. A Crossfield staff member will wave the students down the path between 9:00-9:05 A.M. to the back entrance. If your child arrives at the path after 9:05 A.M. you will need to walk them to the front door.

If you would like to walk your child into the building, please park your car (lower parking lot on the right) and walk them into the building. You will need to wait with them in the lobby until 8:50 A.M. at which time they can go to the cafeteria until 9:05 A.M.

Bus Loop - Do not drive up or attempt to park in the bus loop between the hours of 8:40-9:15 A.M. You will get trapped by our buses arriving, and will have to wait.

Please do not at any time drop your child off at the front door without coming into the building and checking them in at the front office.

Note: Staff is not available to supervise students at any of these locations before 8:50 A.M.

March is National Reading Month

To celebrate our love of reading at Crossfield, we will have literacy inspired spirit days the first week of March.

  • Monday, March 2 - Kick off our Love of Reading - wear red
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Books Brighten our Lives - Wear neon colors & sunglasses
  • Thursday, March 5 - Read my Shirt - Wear a shirt we can read
  • Friday, March 6 - Cozy up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas
PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email ptorecruiting@crossfieldpto.org by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym, library and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

Launch Spirit Night March 2, 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun night of jumping with your Crossfield friends! March 3rd is a teacher workday, so bring the kids to burn off some energy before they have the next day off! Tickets are $18 for one hour, $22 for two hours and $3 for socks. You must pay in person and tell the cashier you're there for the Crossfield Fundraiser in order for your purchase to benefit our school. Online orders and Groupons will not qualify for the fundraiser. Email Lynn Cooper if you have any questions!

Magnet School Application & Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

 https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery.

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

Digital Citizenship Expo at Crossfield on 2/25/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with your Technology

Crossfield Elementary School

February 25, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join all the Oakton Pyramid schools for our 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Expo! 

This event will provide information for families on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology.

If your child is in 4th grade or higher, they can join you at this event. There will be child care available for children ages 5 to 10. Reserve childcare through this link: https://forms.gle/mfvumGcUrYrgrTtV6.

Are you coming? Please let us know in this form, so we can plan: https://forms.gle/6YXpQGYE5N4fLokh6 

Do you need translation? Sign up through this link: https://forms.gle/C1P7V5PeV2X5rut98.

Expo Agenda

  • 6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. --- Kick-Off: Goal-directed use of Media: Changing the World one Straw at a Time 
  • 7:05 p.m. - 7:35 p.m. --- Breakout Session One 
  • 7:40 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. --- Oakton Pyramid Showcase -  See how Oakton Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.
  • 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. --- Breakout Session Two 

Healthy Tech Use | Choosing Media Wisely | Challenges Facing Students | Media Balance | Citing Sources | Protecting Personal Information

Who are the Oakton Pyramid Schools?

Crossfield Elementary | Mosby Woods Elementary | Navy Elementary |Oakton Elementary |Waples Mill Elementary | Rachel Carson Middle School | Oakton High School

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

Crossfield News 02/18/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show, 6-7 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid on Tuesday, February 25 at Crossfield to discuss digital citizenship topics. There will be two sessions with a selection of topics to choose from. You can learn more about the sessions on this flyer.

Interested in coming? Please fill out this interest form so we can plan. Need child care? Fill out this form to reserve care for kids aged 5-10.

PTO Volunteers Needed

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to fill a few open Board positions for the 2020-21 school year. We would love to have you join us! It's a wonderful opportunity to serve our great school, and work closely with the Crossfield administration to foster the welcoming community spirit of Crossfield. If you are interested, please email ptorecruiting@crossfieldpto.org by March 15, 2020. We meet once a month during the school year, September through May. Each position is a two year commitment. Thank you for considering! To learn more about the open positions, please click here.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

Launch Spirit Night March 2, 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun night of jumping with your Crossfield friends! March 3rd is a teacher workday, so bring the kids to burn off some energy before they have the next day off! Tickets are $18 for one hour, $22 for two hours and $3 for socks. You must pay in person and tell the cashier you're there for the Crossfield Fundraiser in order for your purchase to benefit our school. Online orders and Groupons will not qualify for the fundraiser. Email Lynn Cooper if you have any questions!

Magnet School Application & Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

 https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery.

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

Crossfield News 02/14/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Reminder: Monday, February 17 - Schools Closed/Presidents' Day Upcoming Dates:

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 17 - Donuts with Dudes (A-L) 8-8:45 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18 - Donuts with Dudes (M-Z) 8-8:45 AM

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Happenings at Crossfield this Week Crossfield Gives Back!!

We donated 1,945 lbs. of food today!!

Thanks to our amazing 6th graders and the PTO for organizing this amazing event involving the WHOLE school. Helping others creates such good will, team work and a spirit of community for all of us.

Kindergarten Learned about Dental Hygiene / 1st Grade Celebrated 100 Day AND Learned about Reptiles and Amphibians Second Grade Working on Extreme Weather Project Based Learning (PBL)

Mrs. Baucum & Mrs.Eelman working with students on downloading images to green screen and learning about copyright laws while learning about extreme weather.

Sixth Grade Project Based Learning (PBL) Showcase

Sixth grade researched three cultural forces in the development of the United States: Native Americans, colonists, and explorers. They were charged to take a position then prepare to communicate through speaking and visual representation the group they felt was most impactful. Our researchers worked to persuade a diverse audience (parents, teachers, students in grades 4) of their position. Creative and critical thinking, resilience, communication, and making connections all at work. 

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid on Tuesday, February 25 at Crossfield to discuss digital citizenship topics. There will be two sessions with a selection of topics to choose from. You can learn more about the sessions on this flyer.

Interested in coming? Please fill out this interest form so we can plan. Need child care? Fill out this form to reserve care for kids aged 5-10.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

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

Crossfield News 02/11/2020

GovDelivery 1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Busy Tuesday at Crossfield

Today was a busy day at Crossfield! School Board member, Stella Pekarsky, visited classrooms, 2nd grade celebrated "100 day", author Kate Messner shared writing tips with grades 3-6 and Mrs. Relyea ate a cricket! Lots of fun learning happening.

Kate Messner, author of Chirp, Breakout, Capture the Flag and many others, was introduced to our Rockets in grades 3 thru 6 today. Ms. Messner reminded us that strong writing begins with good research and gets better with editing/revising. Editing takes time and patience; eliminate the boring and unnecessary, add where more information is needed, use powerful details, seek the ideas of others. Whew! Thank you Ms. Messner. https://www.katemessner.com/books/

Digital Citizenship Expo!

Join the Oakton Pyramid to discuss digital citizenship topics. There will be two sessions with a selection of topics to choose from. You can learn more about the sessions on this flyer.

Interested in coming? Please fill out this interest form so we can plan. Need child care? Fill out this form to reserve care for kids aged 5-10.

Order your 2019-2020 Crossfield Yearbook Today!

Reserve your copy today for a special memory book to remember friends, classes, fun & more. Place your order before February 28. Each yearbook costs $25 and can be ordered here.

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CROSSFIELD COMMUNITY, ALL THE SLOTS FOR FOOD DONATIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED!!

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents/guardians and rising kindergarten students are invited to attend orientation on Monday, April 13 from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. The administration and various staff members will give presentations to parents/guardians while the students participate in activities in the kindergarten classroom, gym and music room. Students will also go on short bus ride around the neighborhood. If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at 703.295.1117. We will not be accepting registrations at orientation.

Panther Preview

Calling rising 7th graders who will be attending Langston Hughes MS. We'd like to invite you to join us at Langston Hughes Middle School for our annual Panther Preview on August 10th and 11th. Students will be introduced to middle school life. They will learn about what it means to be a Langston Hughes Panther, discover how to navigate the new building, review the secrets to academic success, meet key staff members, and make friends. The preview will take place from 8-12 both days. Transportation information will be shared in advance. To register go to https://tinyurl.com/yx82pnjx

Please contact Brian Plancich, assistant principal if you have any additional questions @ baplancich@fcps.edu

"Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!" Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

Resource Corner:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/materials.html

Podcasts: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/podcasts.html

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

Crossfield News 02/07/2020

GovDelivery 2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Book Fair

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

CROSSFIELD PRESCHOOLERS ENJOYING OUR NICE WEATHER EARLIER THIS WEEK! 4th Annual Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo!

Crossfield ES will be hosting a Digital Citizenship Expo on Tuesday, February 25. Join us from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are interested in coming, please fill out this parent interest form.

There will be child care for children ages 5-10 years old.

Predicting a Super Bowl Winner

Thomas/Pleasant Buddies enjoyed a Reward for correctly predicting the Super Bowl winner! Lollipops and games builds peer relationships and collaborative skills, we took it a step further by building a favorite tootsie pop graph!

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.
Over the next few weeks, our 6th graders will be sharing information on food insecurity through poster campaigns and on the WCES morning news. Teachers will be discussing food insecurity with their classes at morning meetings. Please ask your students about those discussions and what their class is doing to give back. 

We are asking for the help of our Crossfield Community in providing the foods for these packs (oatmeal, granola bars, etc). You can sign up to donate food and to help our students with their day of giving here: https://tinyurl.com/giveback20

Please share this link for food donations far and wide (neighborhoods, churches, local friends and family). This is an ambitious effort, but we know we can do it. Let’s show the love, Crossfield! Together, we can help fellow students in our community. 

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Panther Preview

Calling rising 7th graders who will be attending Langston Hughes MS. We'd like to invite you to join us at Langston Hughes Middle School for our annual Panther Preview on August 10th and 11th. Students will be introduced to middle school life. They will learn about what it means to be a Langston Hughes Panther, discover how to navigate the new building, review the secrets to academic success, meet key staff members, and make friends. The preview will take place from 8-12 both days. Transportation information will be shared in advance. To register go to https://tinyurl.com/yx82pnjx

Please contact Brian Plancich, assistant principal if you have any additional questions @ baplancich@fcps.edu

Spring Box Tops for Education Our Spring Box Tops for Education submission is right around the corner. Every Box Top earns the school free money.  What can you do to help? 1. Continue to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase! So far this school year, we have earned over $620 between scanned and clipped Box Tops. 

2.Send your traditional clipped Box Tops into school on the Box Tops sheet in this week’s Tuesday folder or place them in a baggie with your teacher’s name on it by Tuesday February 11th. Please include all Box Tops which expire before 11/1/2020!     Please email any questions to Mindy Scardamalia and Stacey Bettarelli at box_tops@crossfieldpto.org "Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!" Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

Resource Corner:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/materials.html

Podcasts: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/podcasts.html

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

Crossfield News 02/04/2020

GovDelivery 2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Open PTO Meeting Tonight at 6:15 P.M.

Join us as we welcome special guest Ann Dolin. She will be presenting “Elementary Excellence: Simple Steps to Help Your Child Become an Independent Learner".

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Report Cards sent home in Tuesday Folders

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - PTO Open Meeting/Guest Speaker Ann Dolin, 6:15-8 PM

Friday, Feb. 7 - 6th Gr. to visit Carson MS

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Rockets Coding in the Library!

Yes! Many thanks to the Crossfield PTO for the Learning Resources Coding Mice! Our students used coding to develop sequencing, fine motor skills, and critical thinking.

4th Annual Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo!

Crossfield ES will be hosting a Digital Citizenship Expo on Tuesday, February 25. Join us from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are interested in coming, please fill out this parent interest form.

There will be child care for children ages 5-10 years old.

Wow! Has it already been a year since our last "Crossfield Gives Back" Day in 2019?

Remember how much fun our students had and what a wonderful feeling it is to "give back" to our community?

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.
Over the next few weeks, our 6th graders will be sharing information on food insecurity through poster campaigns and on the WCES morning news. Teachers will be discussing food insecurity with their classes at morning meetings. Please ask your students about those discussions and what their class is doing to give back. 

We are asking for the help of our Crossfield Community in providing the foods for these packs (oatmeal, granola bars, etc). You can sign up to donate food and to help our students with their day of giving here: https://tinyurl.com/giveback20

Please share this link for food donations far and wide (neighborhoods, churches, local friends and family). This is an ambitious effort, but we know we can do it. Let’s show the love, Crossfield! Together, we can help fellow students in our community. 

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Spring Box Tops for Education Our Spring Box Tops for Education submission is right around the corner. Every Box Top earns the school free money.  What can you do to help? 1. Continue to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase! So far this school year, we have earned over $620 between scanned and clipped Box Tops. 

2.Send your traditional clipped Box Tops into school on the Box Tops sheet in this week’s Tuesday folder or place them in a baggie with your teacher’s name on it by Tuesday February 11th. Please include all Box Tops which expire before 11/1/2020!     Please email any questions to Mindy Scardamalia and Stacey Bettarelli at box_tops@crossfieldpto.org "Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!" Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

Resource Corner:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/materials.html

Podcasts: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/podcasts.html

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

Crossfield Counselor Connection, February 2020

GovDelivery 2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Crossfield Counselor Connection February 2020 Character Traits of the Month: Perseverance and Resiliency

There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.”– Usain Bolt

Perseverance is the ability to get through difficult tasks and Resiliency is how we bounce back from difficult situations or failures; both of these traits are key components to thriving in school and in life.

One of the best ways to build resiliency is by creating and sustaining nurturing relationships. When given supportive caregivers and teachers that they trust, children can ask tough questions, seek advice, and feel safe to express themselves. Through these relationships, they learn to realize that the world is safe and receptive to them, and they will continue to seek out healthy relationships with others.

From the Classroom

This month in guidance we will be talking about perseverance and resiliency. In K-3 we will continue to practice our Kimochis 7 keys to communication.

In 4-6 we will talk about goal-setting and over-coming obstacles to our goals and how we can bounce back if we encounter pit falls while trying to achieve our goals. Also, in 6th grade we will continue working on transitioning to middle school.

Books and Video on Perseverance

Salt in his Shoes, by Deloris Jordan

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

Flight School, by Lita Judge

A Chair for my Mother, by Vera Williams

Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman

How to Catch a Star, by Oliver Jeffers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekLpn4zKiNU

Strategies that Build Resilience at Home and School
  • Regularly encourage your child to try something new.
  • Share instances where you have needed to persevere to accomplish a task
  • Share instances where you’ve bounced back from something difficult.
  • Avoid swooping in and saving your child when they are challenged, instead give them the opportunity to build their resiliency muscle by trying to solve a problem on their own.
Help Wanted!

Crossfield will be having our inaugural Career Day on April 23rd.

We are looking for people who are interested in presenting their career to Crossfield students. Please contact Ms. York thyork@fcps.edu or Ms. Korpacz jlkorpacz@fcps.edu

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

Crossfield News 01/31/2020

GovDelivery 2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Report Cards sent home in Tuesday Folders

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - PTO Open Meeting/Guest Speaker Ann Dolin, 6:15-8 PM

Friday, Feb. 7 - 6th Gr. to visit Carson MS

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Open PTO Meeting, Tuesday, February 4 from 6:15-8 P.M.

Join us as we welcome special guest Ann Dolin. She will be presenting “Elementary Excellence: Simple Steps to Help Your Child Become an Independent Learner". Click here to learn more.

Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)
Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo!

Come to Crossfield ES on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 P.M.

Learn how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology.

Crossfield Elementary | Mosby Woods Elementary | Navy Elementary | Oakton Elementary | Waples Mill Elementary | Rachel Carson Middle School | Oakton High School.

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.
Over the next few weeks, our 6th graders will be sharing information on food insecurity through poster campaigns and on the WCES morning news. Teachers will be discussing food insecurity with their classes at morning meetings. Please ask your students about those discussions and what their class is doing to give back. 

We are asking for the help of our Crossfield Community in providing the foods for these packs (oatmeal, granola bars, etc). You can sign up to donate food and to help our students with their day of giving here: https://tinyurl.com/giveback20

Please share this link for food donations far and wide (neighborhoods, churches, local friends and family). This is an ambitious effort, but we know we can do it. Let’s show the love, Crossfield! Together, we can help fellow students in our community. 

"Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!" Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

Resource Corner:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/materials.html

Podcasts: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/podcasts.html

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

24 minutes 40 seconds ago
Crossfield Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed