Crossfield News - 12/01/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline to Turn in AAP Level IV Referral Forms (see below for more information). REFERRALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 1

Friday, December 4 - Spirit Day - Wear Your Crossfield Strong Shirt!

Friday, December 4 - Last Day To Turn In Holiday Gift Cards For Our Virtual Giving Tree (See below)

Monday, December 7 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Monday, December 14 - PTO Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Reston from 4-8 PM (See below)

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Welcome to our Virtual Days of Cheer! Participation is totally optional. We hope this is a fun way to keep you cheering through to winter break.

2020 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

In years past, Crossfield has displayed a Giving Tree as a way for Crossfield families to purchase gifts for families in need during the holidays. The need for holiday assistance is still strong, but we will need to collect these donations differently this year. So, how can you help?

  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 between 10:00-2:30, 11/18-12/4 (Office will be closed 11/25,26,27)
  4. Ring the doorbell at Crossfield and someone will bring a box for you to place your gift card in for a contactless drop off

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

Reminder: Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. 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 in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV 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.

Help Support Crossfield ES Spirit Night
  • Monday, Dec. 14 from 4-8:00 pm.
  • Drive-thru, carry out & mobile.
  • 25% of product sales go directly to Crossfield PTO.
  • Mention Crossfield Spirit Night when placing your order. Write "Spirit Night Crossfield" in the comments section when placing an order through the app.

Village Commons - 12160 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston

Crossfield Online Spiritwear Store - Free Shipping If You Order Between 11/20-12/7

Craving some comfy Crossfield Spiritwear? We have an extensive online store that sells lots of really cool stuff. Order now and have it shipped directly to your house!

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/24/2020

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Our entire Crossfield staff would like to wish all of our students and families a very Happy Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a safe & enjoyable time during this holiday.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 27 - Extended Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders (See below for more information)

Monday, November 30 - Crossfield Town Hall Meeting w/Mr.Granieri to Discuss Return to School for Gr. K-6 at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline to Turn in AAP Level IV Referral Forms (see below for more information). REFERRALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 1

Friday, December 4 - Spirit Day - Wear Your Crossfield Strong Shirt!

Friday, December 4 - Last Day Turn In Holiday Gift Cards For Our Virtual Giving Tree (See below)

Monday, December 14 - PTO Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Reston from 4-8 PM (more details coming soon)

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

2020 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

In years past, Crossfield has displayed a Giving Tree as a way for Crossfield families to purchase gifts for families in need during the holidays. The need for holiday assistance is still strong, but we will need to collect these donations differently this year. So, how can you help?

  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 between 10:00-2:30, 11/18-12/4 (Office will be closed 11/25,26,27)
  4. Ring the doorbell at Crossfield and someone will bring a box for you to place your gift card in for a contactless drop off

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

Reminder: Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. 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 in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV 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.

 Square 1 Art Digital Orders - Deadline Extended to November 27!

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Grab & Go Meals - Time Change

Beginning Monday, November 9, some of the bus stop locations and times were changed.

The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

NOTE: The Crossfield times have been changed to 12:15-12:25 PM Monday-Friday

Crossfield Online Spiritwear Store - Free Shipping If You Order Between 11/20-12/7

Craving some comfy Crossfield Spiritwear? We have an extensive online store that sells lots of really cool stuff. Order now and have it shipped directly to your house!

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/20/2020

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We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do! We've Got Spirit, HOW BOUT YOU!

Friday is spirit day around here and we encourage all of our Rockets to wear their Crossfield Strong shirt.  We are looking to build up even more excitement!  WCES will be featuring Crossfield Rockets wearing their Crossfield Strong shirt every Friday! 

Does your child want to see themselves on the news?  Send your photos to Mrs. Baucum at htbaucum@fcps.edu and she will feature a different set of students each week!

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Tuesday, November 24 - Asynchronous Learning for ALL 1st Grade

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Friday, November 27 - Extended Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders (See below for more information)

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline to Turn in AAP Level IV Referral Forms (see below for more information). REFERRALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 1

Friday, December 4 - Spirit Day - Wear Your Crossfield Strong Shirt!

Friday, December 4 - Last Day Turn In Holiday Gift Cards For Our Virtual Giving Tree (See below)

Monday, December 14 - PTO Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Reston from 4-8 PM (more details coming soon)

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Reminder: Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. 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 in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV 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.

2020 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

In years past, Crossfield has displayed a Giving Tree as a way for Crossfield families to purchase gifts for families in need during the holidays. The need for holiday assistance is still strong, but we will need to collect these donations differently this year. So, how can you help?

  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 between 10:00-2:30, 11/18-12/4 (Office will be closed 11/25,26,27)
  4. Ring the doorbell at Crossfield and someone will bring a box for you to place your gift card in for a contactless drop off

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

Planned Return Dates For In-person Learning Students
  • Kindergarten - Planned in-person return date is no earlier than December 1
  • Grades 1 & 2 - Planned in-person return date is December 8
    • 1st grade will have asynchronous learning days for teacher planning on 11/20 & 11/24
  • Grades 3-6 - Planned in-person return date is January 12, 2021
 Square 1 Art Digital Orders - Deadline Extended to November 27!

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Grab & Go Meals - Time Change

Beginning Monday, November 9, some of the bus stop locations and times were changed.

The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

NOTE: The Crossfield times have been changed to 12:15-12:25 PM Monday-Friday

Don't Forget to Submit Your Yearbook Photos!

We need your yearbook photos!

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Crossfield Online Spiritwear Store - Free Shipping If You Order Between 11/20-12/7

Craving some comfy Crossfield Spiritwear? We have an extensive online store that sells lots of really cool stuff. Order now and have it shipped directly to your house!

Changes to 2020-21 Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to make Inauguration Day–Wednesday, January 20, 2021–a holiday for FCPS students and employees, and Juneteenth–June 19, 2021–a holiday for employees that will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/17/2020

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Tonight! - PTO Spirit Night - Panera Bread - Fairfax Town Center

Grab some dinner from Panera's at 12120 Fairfax Towne Center today from 4-8 PM.

Show this flyer when you pay. When ordering through Panera, enter code PRFUND at checkout. Third party deliveries are excluded from this spirit night.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 20 - Asynchronous Learning for ALL1st Grade

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Tuesday, November 24 - Asynchronous Learning for ALL 1st Grade

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Friday, November 27 - Extended Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders (See below for more information)

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline to Turn in AAP Level IV Referral Forms (see below for more information)

Thursday & Friday, December 3 & 4 - Asynchronous Learning for ALL 2nd Grade

Monday, December 14 - PTO Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Reston from 4-8 PM (more details coming soon)

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Planned Return Dates For In-person Learning Students
  • Kindergarten - Planned in-person return date is no earlier than December 1
  • Grades 1 & 2 - Planned in-person return date is December 8
    • 1st grade will have asynchronous learning days for teacher planning on 11/20 & 11/24
    • 2nd grade will have asynchronous learning days for teacher planning on 12/3 & 12/4
  • Grades 3-6 - Planned in-person return date is January 12, 2021
2020 Holiday Giving at Crossfield

You Can Offer Hope to Families in Need

In years past, Crossfield has displayed a Giving Tree as a way for Crossfield families to purchase gifts for families in need during the holidays. The need for holiday assistance is still strong, but we will need to collect these donations differently this year. So, how can you help?

  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 between 10:00-2:30, 11/18-12/4 (Office will be closed 11/25,26,27)
  4. Ring the doorbell at Crossfield and someone will bring a box for you to place your gift card in for a contactless drop off.

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.  

 Square 1 Art Digital Orders - Deadline Extended to November 27!

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Return to School Form

For students who are returning for in-person learning, families must complete the Health Screening Commitment form.You may email the completed form prior to the student's return to Janet George at jygeorge@fcps.edu or send it in with your child on their first day of in-person school.

Health Commitment Form

AAP (Advanced Academic Programs) Level IV Screening Update

Parents of 2nd grade students should not wait for an announcement of the 2nd grade screening pool if they want to be sure their child is screened for Level IV AAP services in the coming cycle.

The deadline to submit a Level IV referral form and any optional material remains December 1, 2020 for students in grades 2-6.

For questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Melissa Graham at mdgraham@fcps.edu.

Grab & Go Meals - Time Change

Beginning Monday, November 9, some of the bus stop locations and times were changed.

The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

NOTE: The Crossfield times have been changed to 12:15-12:25 PM Monday-Friday

Don't Forget to Submit Your Yearbook Photos!

We need your yearbook photos!

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Crossfield Online Spiritwear Store - Free Shipping If You Order Between 11/20-12/7

Craving some comfy Crossfield Spiritwear? We have an extensive online store that sells lots of really cool stuff. Order now and have it shipped directly to your house!

Changes to 2020-21 Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to make Inauguration Day–Wednesday, January 20, 2021–a holiday for FCPS students and employees, and Juneteenth–June 19, 2021–a holiday for employees that will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/13/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 17 - PTO Spirit Night at Panera Fairfax Towne Center, 4-8:00 P.M. (See below for details)

Wednesday, November 18 - Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Tuesday, December 1 - Deadline to Turn in AAP Level IV Referral Forms

Monday, December 14 - PTO Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Reston from 4-8 PM (more details coming soon)

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Mark Your Calendars - PTO Spirit Night - Panera Bread - Fairfax Town Center

Grab some dinner from Panera's at 12120 Fairfax Towne Center on Tuesday, November 17 from 4-8 PM and a percentage of the proceeds will go to Crossfield's fundraising efforts which support our students and staff.

Show this flyer when you pay. You can dine-in, carry-out, order rapid pick-up, order delivery or curbside pickup for an easy dinner. When ordering through Panera, please enter code PRFUND at checkout to ensure that Crossfield is credited with your order. Third party deliveries are excluded from this spirit night.

Return to School Form

For students who are returning for in-person learning, families must complete the Health Screening Commitment form.You may email the completed form prior to the student's return to Janet George at jygeorge@fcps.edu or send it in with your child on their first day of in-person school.

Health Commitment Form

Reminder - November 18 - Last Day to Place Square 1 Art Digital Orders

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

AAP (Advanced Academic Programs) Level IV Screening Update

Parents of 2nd grade students should not wait for an announcement of the 2nd grade screening pool if they want to be sure their child is screened for Level IV AAP services in the coming cycle.

The deadline to submit a Level IV referral form and any optional material remains December 1, 2020 for students in grades 2-6.

For questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Melissa Graham at mdgraham@fcps.edu.

Grab & Go Meals - Time Change

Beginning Monday, November 9, some of the bus stop locations and times were changed.

The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

NOTE: The Crossfield times have been changed to 12:15-12:25 PM Monday-Friday

Don't Forget to Submit Your Yearbook Photos!

We need your yearbook photos!

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Crossfield Online Spiritwear Store - Free Shipping If You Order Between 11/20-12/7

Craving some comfy Crossfield Spiritwear? We have an extensive online store that sells lots of really cool stuff. Order now and have it shipped directly to your house!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Changes to 2020-21 Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to make Inauguration Day–Wednesday, January 20, 2021–a holiday for FCPS students and employees, and Juneteenth–June 19, 2021–a holiday for employees that will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/10/2020

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Wednesday, November 11
  • Virtual Classes will end at 2:00 PM
  • No In-person School
Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 13 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Tuesday, November 17 - PTO Spirit Night at Panera Fairfax Towne Center, 4-8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, November 18 - Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Return to School Form

For students who are returning for in-person learning, families must complete the Health Screening Commitment form.You may email the completed form prior to the student's return to Janet George at jygeorge@fcps.edu or send it in with your child on their first day of in-person school.

Health Commitment Form

Grab & Go Meals - Time Change

Beginning Monday, November 9, some of the bus stop locations and times were changed.

The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

NOTE: The Crossfield times have been changed to 12:15-12:25 PM Monday-Friday

Mark Your Calendars - PTO Spirit Night - Panera Bread - Fairfax Town Center
  • Where: Panera Bread - Fairfax Towne Center
  • When: Tuesday, November 17, 4-8:00 P.M.
Hey Readers!
  • Our next library curbside pick up will be November 13th. 
  • We will have two pick up windows, from 11:45 – 12:45 and again from 3:30 – 5:30. This will be our last Friday pick up as our students come back into the building. 
  • Curbside will be offered on Mondays beginning November 23rd with the same time frames. 
  • Those students who are returning to school will have their library holds delivered directly to their classrooms.

Many thanks to those who have returned your library books.  We currently have over 400 items that are still out from last year.  If you have library books from last year, they can be returned to the black bin outside of Crossfield during school hours or returned to Mrs. Baucum during any curbside pick up window.

Reminder - November 18 - Last Day to Place Square 1 Art Digital Orders

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Don't Forget to Submit Your Yearbook Photos!

We need your yearbook photos!

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 11/06/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 6 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM

Monday, November 9 - Last Day for Virtual Book Fair

Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day/Early Release Day

  • Virtual Classes will end at 2:00 PM
  • No In-person School

Friday, November 13 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Tuesday, November 17 - PTO Spirit Night at Panera Fairfax Towne Center, 4-8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, November 18 - Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Mark Your Calendars - PTO Spirit Night - Panera Bread - Fairfax Town Center
  • Where: Panera Bread - Fairfax Towne Center
  • When: Tuesday, November 17, 4-8:00 P.M.
The Book Fair Is Still Open!

Don't forget to shop at our virtual book fair which is open until November 9.  With over 6,000 items you can purchase, our book fair is an easy way to support Crossfield, take care of the readers in your life, and get some holiday shopping done way in advance.  The best part?  The book fair is open 24/7.  No social distancing required. 

  • Simply log on and start your book fair adventure anywhere on any device with Wifi! 
  • Our book fair will be open for shopping until November 9th.  See what you can find today!    

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Hey Readers!
  • Our next library curbside pick up will be November 13th. 
  • We will have two pick up windows, from 11:45 – 12:45 and again from 3:30 – 5:30. This will be our last Friday pick up as our students come back into the building. 
  • Curbside will be offered on Mondays beginning November 23rd with the same time frames. 
  • Those students who are returning to school will have their library holds delivered directly to their classrooms.

Many thanks to those who have returned your library books.  We currently have over 400 items that are still out from last year.  If you have library books from last year, they can be returned to the black bin outside of Crossfield during school hours or returned to Mrs. Baucum during any curbside pick up window.

Reminder - November 18 - Last Day to Place Square 1 Art Digital Orders

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

The process is easy:

  1. Your child creates art. Instructions will be provided by our art teacher, Mrs. Muha.
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload

This is strictly a fundraiser-not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each stop of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture. https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Great News!! We Are Still Doing A Yearbook!!

Despite the craziness of this school year, we are going ahead with the yearbook. This will be a year to remember, and we need your help to make it a representation of ALL our Crossfield students.

We are in need of the following photos: Pets & School, Virtual Classroom, Outside Activities or Playtime, Siblings Learning Together.

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - Shirt Pickup Reminder - 11/05/2020

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Crossfield T-Shirt Friday! Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" Shirt Tomorrow Still Need To Pick Up Your Free Crossfield Shirt?

There is one last opportunity to pick up your FREE student t-shirt this Friday.

When: Friday, November 6 from 8 - 9 A.M.

Where: Crossfield Kiss & Ride Loop (not the bus loop in front of the school)

Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, AND SHIRT SIZE (Youth S/M/L or Adult S/M)

Quick Links:

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Crossfield News - 11/03/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 6 - Spirit Day ~ Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" T-Shirt (If you haven't picked up your shirt yet, see below for last pick up opportunity)

Friday, November 6 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

Wednesday, November 11 - Two Hour Early Release/Veterans Day

Friday, November 13 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Wednesday, November 18 - Deadline to Upload Square 1 Art Orders

Monday, November 23 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance)

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Crossfield T-Shirt Friday! Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" Shirt This Friday

Beginning this Friday (11/6), the PTO will be sponsoring a weekly "Crossfield Strong, No Matter the Distance" t-shirt spirit day every Friday.

There is one last opportunity to pick up your FREE student t-shirt this Friday.

When: Friday, November 6 from 8 - 9 A.M.

Where: Crossfield Kiss & Ride Loop (not the bus loop in front of the school)

Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, AND SHIRT SIZE (Youth S/M/L or Adult S/M)

Book Fair Bedtimes

There is still time to join in on the fun!  Ready to grab your pajamas and settle in for some bedtime stories from some of our amazing Crossfield staff? 

Sign up to receive the link from Mrs. Baucum for our November 6th session.  All of the featured books can be purchased at our Crossfield PTO Scholastic Book Fair.

  https://forms.gle/rBDN5fhvgBVFDPMT6

The Book Fair Is Still Open!

Don't forget to shop at our virtual book fair which is open until November 9.  With over 6,000 items you can purchase, our book fair is an easy way to support Crossfield, take care of the readers in your life, and get some holiday shopping done way in advance.  The best part?  The book fair is open 24/7.  No social distancing required. 

  • Simply log on and start your book fair adventure anywhere on any device with Wifi! 
  • Our book fair will be open for shopping until November 9th.  See what you can find today!    

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/crossfieldelementaryschool

Hey Readers!
  • Our next library curbside pick up will be November 13th. 
  • We will have two pick up windows, from 11:45 – 12:45 and again from 3:30 – 5:30. This will be our last Friday pick up as our students come back into the building. 
  • Curbside will be offered on Mondays beginning November 23rd with the same time frames. 
  • Those students who are returning to school will have their library holds delivered directly to their classrooms.

Many thanks to those who have returned your library books.  We currently have over 400 items that are still out from last year.  If you have library books from last year, they can be returned to the black bin outside of Crossfield during school hours or returned to Mrs. Baucum during any curbside pick up window.

Reminder - November 18 - Last Day to Place Square 1 Art Digital Orders

These make fabulous holiday gifts for everyone on your list, and as a bonus, every order profits our school!

The process is easy:

  1. Your child creates art. Instructions will be provided by our art teacher, Mrs. Muha.
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload

This is strictly a fundraiser-not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each stop of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture. https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

Questions ? email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com

Rockets, Are You Ready to Head To High School?

South Lakes High School is hosting a “Fall for All” virtual shoe box parade. 

  • Do you miss the home coming parades? 
  • Do you miss the float? 
  • Have a shoe box?  Then get those creative juices flowing and create your very own mini parade float!   
  • Winners will be chosen through a people's choice vote and announced on the Seahawk Scoop. 
  • Participation is totally voluntary and will run until November 7th.  Use the QR code on the flyer to submit your float. 
Great News!! We Are Still Doing A Yearbook!!

Despite the craziness of this school year, we are going ahead with the yearbook. This will be a year to remember, and we need your help to make it a representation of ALL our Crossfield students.

We are in need of the following photos: Pets & School, Virtual Classroom, Outside Activities or Playtime, Siblings Learning Together.

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/30/2020

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Crossfield Office Hours
  • Friday, October 30 ~ 9 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • Monday, November 2 ~ 9 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday, November 3 ~ CLOSED / Election Day
Remember To Turn BACK Your Clocks One Hour Before Going To Bed on Saturday, October 30 We Are "Crossfield Strong"!

Thanks to our amazing PTO for gifting all students and staff with these cool t-shirts!

 

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Friday, November 6 - Spirit Day ~ Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" T-Shirt

Friday, November 6 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

Wednesday, November 11 - Two Hour Early Release/Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break/Schools Closed

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break/Schools Closed

Book Fair Bedtimes

There is still time to join in on the fun!  Ready to grab your pajamas and settle in for some bedtime stories from some of our amazing Crossfield staff? 

Sign up to receive the link from Mrs. Baucum for our November 6th session.  All of the featured books can be purchased at our Crossfield PTO Scholastic Book Fair.

  https://forms.gle/rBDN5fhvgBVFDPMT6

Rockets, Are You Ready to Head To High School?

South Lakes High School is hosting a “Fall for All” virtual shoe box parade. 

  • Do you miss the home coming parades? 
  • Do you miss the float? 
  • Have a shoe box?  Then get those creative juices flowing and create your very own mini parade float!   
  • Winners will be chosen through a people's choice vote and announced on the Seahawk Scoop. 
  • Participation is totally voluntary and will run until November 7th.  Use the QR code on the flyer to submit your float. 
The Book Fair Is Open!

Our virtual book fair has even more to offer you than our normal in person book fair!  From over 300 different graphic novels and comic books for your readers to science kits and plush stuffed animals.  This book fair truly has some of the best items that Scholastic has to offer.  With over 6,000 items you can purchase, our book fair is an easy way to support Crossfield, take care of the readers in your life, and get some holiday shopping done way in advance.  The best part?  The book fair is open 24/7.  No social distancing required. 

  • Simply log on and start your book fair adventure anywhere on any device with Wifi! 
  • Our book fair will be open for shopping until November 9th.  See what you can find today!    

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/crossfieldelementaryschool

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. The current eligibility status expired on October 20, 2020. Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting https://www.myschoolapps.com/.

Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year.

Great News!! We Are Still Doing A Yearbook!!

Despite the craziness of this school year, we are going ahead with the yearbook. This will be a year to remember, and we need your help to make it a representation of ALL our Crossfield students.

We are in need of the following photos: Pets & School, Virtual Classroom, Outside Activities or Playtime, Siblings Learning Together.

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - Shirt Pick-up Update - 10/29/2020

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE!! Pick-up Your FREE Student Crossfield T-Shirt

Crossfield T-Shirts For ALL Students From the PTO!

The PTO will be sponsoring a weekly "Crossfield Strong, No Matter the Distance" t-shirt spirit day every Friday starting on November 6.  

Another pick-up is available tomorrow, Friday, October 30 at Crossfield

  • Friday, October 30 ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up LocationCROSSFIELD BUS LOOP
Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, SHIRT SIZE (Youth XS/S/M/L or Adult S/M) Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - Shirt Pick-up Reminder - 10/28/2020

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PICK UP YOUR FREE STUDENT CROSSFIELD T-SHIRT TODAY!!

 

Don't Forget To Pick-up Your FREE Student Crossfield T-Shirt

Crossfield T-Shirts For ALL Students From the PTO!

The PTO will be sponsoring a weekly "Crossfield Strong, No Matter the Distance" t-shirt spirit day every Friday starting on November 6.  

Due to weather predictions, we will only have one pick-up date:

  • Wed 10/28: 11:30-1pm OR 3:00-6:00pm 
  • Pick-up Location: Franklin Farm Neighborhood, 3111 Dower House Drive. Look for the blue balloons.
Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, SHIRT SIZE (Youth XS/S/M/L or Adult S/M) Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/27/2020

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Our 1st Group of Students Back at School!

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Wednesday, October 28 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

Wednesday, October 28 - PTO Student T-Shirt Pick-up (See Below for Details)

Friday, October 30 - End of 1st Quarter/Early Release Day

  • Virtual Classes will end at 11:30 AM
  • No In-person School

Friday, October 30 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (Books must be reserved in advance. See below for instructions)

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Friday, November 6 - Spirit Day ~ Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" T-Shirt

Friday, November 6 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

 

Don't Forget To Pick-up Your FREE Student Crossfield T-Shirt

Crossfield T-Shirts For ALL Students From the PTO!

The PTO will be sponsoring a weekly "Crossfield Strong, No Matter the Distance" t-shirt spirit day every Friday starting on November 6.  

Due to weather predictions, we will only have one pick-up date:

  • Wed 10/28: 11:30-1pm OR 3:00-6:00pm 
  • Pick-up Location: Franklin Farm Neighborhood, 3111 Dower House Drive. Look for the blue balloons.

Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, SHIRT SIZE (Youth XS/S/M/L or Adult S/M)

Book Fair Bedtimes

A HUGE thank you from Mrs. Baucum to all the families that came out to our Book Fair Bedtimes. 

There is still time to join in on the fun!  Ready to grab your pajamas and settle in for some bedtime stories from some of our amazing Crossfield staff? 

Sign up to receive the link from Mrs. Baucum for our October 28th and/or November 6th sessions.  All of the featured books can be purchased at our Crossfield PTO Scholastic Book Fair.

  https://forms.gle/rBDN5fhvgBVFDPMT6

Library Curbside Pickup

Our next curbside pick up at Crossfield for library books will be October 30, 11:45-12:15 & 3:30-5:30

  • Need to put something on hold?  Click HERE to access our Crossfield library catalog.
  • Need to know how to put books on hold?  Click HERE to watch the tutorial video.  Your child will need to log in to view the video
The Book Fair Is Open!

Our virtual book fair has even more to offer you than our normal in person book fair!  From over 300 different graphic novels and comic books for your readers to science kits and plush stuffed animals.  This book fair truly has some of the best items that Scholastic has to offer.  With over 6,000 items you can purchase, our book fair is an easy way to support Crossfield, take care of the readers in your life, and get some holiday shopping done way in advance.  The best part?  The book fair is open 24/7.  No social distancing required. 

  • Simply log on and start your book fair adventure anywhere on any device with Wifi! 
  • Our book fair will be open for shopping until November 9th.  See what you can find today!    

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/crossfieldelementaryschool

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. The current eligibility status expiref on October 20, 2020. Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting https://www.myschoolapps.com/.

Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year.

Great News!! We Are Still Doing A Yearbook!!

Despite the craziness of this school year, we are going ahead with the yearbook. This will be a year to remember, and we need your help to make it a representation of ALL our Crossfield students.

We are in need of the following photos: Pets & School, Virtual Classroom, Outside Activities or Playtime, Siblings Learning Together.

It's easy to send them!

Let's Make This The Best Yearbook Ever!!

Attention Parents/Guardians - Do You Have A SIS ParentVUE Account?

A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Get more information on SIS ParentVue accounts

This video walks you through the steps on how to create a SIS ParentVue account. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account

Paperless Progress Report Option

Starting the 1st quarter of the 2020/2021 school year, elementary school parents have the option to "Go Paperless" and only receive online progress reports. Going paperless for progress reports will not impact any other mailings from FCPS. To take advantage of the paperless option, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVue, then go to “My Account” and select “Go Paperless.”

  • All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all of your associated students, no matter what the school level.
  • If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected "Go Paperless" for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any elementary school siblings as well.
Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/23/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Wednesday, October 28 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

Wednesday, October 28 - PTO T-Shirt Pick-up (See Below for Details)

Thursday, October 29 - PTO T-Shirt Pick-up (See Below for Details)

Friday, October 30 - End of 1st Quarter/Early Release Day

  • Virtual Classes will end at 11:30 AM
  • In-person students will be dismissed at 2:00 PM

Friday, October 30 - Curbside Library Book Pickup

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Friday, November 6 - Spirit Day ~ Wear Your "Crossfield Strong" T-Shirt

Friday, November 6 - Book Fair Bedtime Stories at 7:30 PM (See more information below)

Dining For A Cause - A Fundraising Effort for Crossfield ES

Enjoy a great lunch or dinner from local small business, Lucia's, as well as support Crossfield ES! 15% of check goes back to the school.

  • When: Monday, October 26, 2020, 11 AM - 9 PM
  • Where: Lucia's - 3531 John Milton Dr. Herndon, VA

Dine-In/Carry-out/Delivery/Curbside

When placing your order, please mention Crossfield ES or show the flyer below.

https://www.crossfieldpto.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/491/2020/10/Luciaspiritnight.pdf

Coming Next Week - Crossfield T-Shirts For ALL Students From the PTO!

The PTO will be sponsoring a weekly "Crossfield Strong, No Matter the Distance" t-shirt spirit day every Friday starting on November 6.  

We'll be hosting t-shirt curbside pick up in Franklin Farm next week as follows:

  • Wed 10/28: 11:30-1pm OR 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thurs 10/29:  11:30-1pm OR 3:00-5:00pm  
  • Pick-up Location: Franklin Farm Neighborhood, 3111 Dower House Drive. Look for the blue balloons.

Please have a sign in your passenger side window that lists STUDENT(S) LAST NAME, GRADE LEVEL, SHIRT SIZE (Youth XS/S/M/L or Adult S/M)   

Attention All Rockets & Their Families! 

We are excited to get you ready for this years virtual scholastic book fair! 

Since we can’t see you in person, we want to join you at bedtime!

On October 28, and November 6 at 7:30 PM, join us for two bedtime stories from some of your favorite Crossfield staff members!

We will be featuring 6 different titles that are being sold by Scholastic as well as feature book trailers and help to answer book fair questions!

Registration is required so that we can send out links to those families that are interested.

Please use the link below to let us know which dates you would like to join us for some bedtime stories!

https://forms.gle/MV4QVSJYs2xiHwS7A

Crossfield Virtual Book Fair

The Crossfield PTO is excited to invite you to our Crossfield Virtual Book Fair!  Come shop in 360 degrees of book joy!  Scholastic has set up a full virtual gymnasium with your favorite chapter books, picture books, early readers, graphic novels, and so much more!  Shopping online has never been easier!  Book purchases of $25 or more will ship for free to your home.  No need to wait in long lines or even leave your house. 

Our virtual Book Fair opens Oct 27th and runs until Nov 9th.  What a great way to support Crossfield, engage your own children with reading, or even get your holiday shopping done online.  Check out the Crossfield Facebook page for daily book trailers and WCES for even more information about what is going on with the book fair!

Our book fair link will go Live Oct 27th for all your book fair needs!  Happy Reading Rockets!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/crossfieldelementaryschool

Paperless Progress Report Option

Starting the 1st quarter of the 2020/2021 school year, elementary school parents have the option to "Go Paperless" and only receive online progress reports. Going paperless for progress reports will not impact any other mailings from FCPS. To take advantage of the paperless option, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVue, then go to “My Account” and select “Go Paperless.”

  • All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all of your associated students, no matter what the school level.
  • If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected "Go Paperless" for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any elementary school siblings as well.
Library Curbside Pickup

Our next curbside pick up for library books will be October 30

  • Need to put something on hold?  Click HERE to access our Crossfield library catalog.
  • Need to know how to put books on hold?  Click HERE to watch the tutorial video.  Your child will need to log in to view the video
Is Your FCPS Laptop Running Slow or Having Connectivity Issues?
  • It is important to RESTART your FCPS laptop daily. If possible, go to an FCPS site once each week or every other week, log in and restart your laptop twice. Doing this at an FCPS location on the FCPS network allows your computer to get valuable and necessary updates. Most high and middle schools have internet reception in the their parking lots which allows you to get these updates without leaving your car. At Crossfield you will need to sit on the bench in front of the school to get internet connection.
  • More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!
IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/16/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23 ~ Digital Citizenship Week

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Friday, October 30 - End of 1st Quarter/Early Release Day/Classes End at 2:00 P.M.

Friday, October 30 - Curbside Library Book Pickup

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Don't Forget to Place Your Square 1 Art Order!

These make great holiday gifts.

Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? As a bonus, every order profits our school.

Just follow these 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.  
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
  3. If you would prefer to have your student's art mailed instead of uploading it, you may do so by dropping it off at Crossfield in the designated box outside of the main entrance. Art collection days will be through Friday, October 23. Be sure to include your child's first and last name, grade and teacher.  This is strictly for the fundraiser - not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each step of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture.

  https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

The deadline for uploading your student's art and ordering products is November 18th.

Please email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com with any questions.

Paperless Progress Report Option

Starting the 1st quarter of the 2020/2021 school year, elementary school parents have the option to "Go Paperless" and only receive online progress reports. Going paperless for progress reports will not impact any other mailings from FCPS. To take advantage of the paperless option, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVue, then go to “My Account” and select “Go Paperless.”

  • All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all of your associated students, no matter what the school level.
  • If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected "Go Paperless" for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any elementary school siblings as well.
Library Curbside Pickup

Our next curbside pick up for library books will be October 30

  • Need to put something on hold?  Click HERE to access our Crossfield library catalog.
  • Need to know how to put books on hold?  Click HERE to watch the tutorial video.  Your child will need to log in to view the video
Is Your FCPS Laptop Running Slow or Having Connectivity Issues?
  • It is important to RESTART your FCPS laptop daily. If possible, go to an FCPS site once each week or every other week, log in and restart your laptop twice. Doing this at an FCPS location on the FCPS network allows your computer to get valuable and necessary updates. Most high and middle schools have internet reception in the their parking lots which allows you to get these updates without leaving your car. At Crossfield you will need to sit on the bench in front of the school to get internet connection.
  • More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!
Contribute to OHS Band's Virtual Tag Day
  • This year, even though our performances are on hold, our band will march on! In place of our regular door to door donation collections, Oakton Band is holding a Virtual Tag Day, taking donations online and by mail through October. If you have already donated, thank you!
  • We understand that many families in our community have been deeply changed by current events and cannot support us with the generosity of years’ past. However, if you are able to give, the band needs your support more than ever this year. This year, band students are fundraising toward instruments, equipment, repairs, specialized instructors, student leadership training and band community events. 
  • Go to: OHSTAGDAY.ORG to support the Band Boosters. Or mail a check payable and to the attention of:  BBOHS at 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna 22181
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Coming to Crossfield, October 27-November 9

This is a fantastic way to keep your students reading! Look for more information shortly.

IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield Digital Citizenship Week 2020

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Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-23

Being a digital citizen is all about taking ownership of our actions and using technology responsibly and respectfully. During Digital Citizenship Week, our goal is to teach kids how to learn, create, and participate responsibly in the digital world.

During the week your students will have daily messages on the Morning News as well as instruction in their classes. The Digital Citizenship Topics for each day are: 

  • Monday: Media Balance & Well-Being - How can I create media balance in my life? 
  • Tuesday: Privacy & Security How can I keep my private information safe? 
  • Wednesday: Digital Footprint & IdentityHow can I build a digital footprint I am proud of?
  • Thursday: Relationships & Communication - How can I communicate kindly, build relationships, and stand up to hate? 
  • Friday: News & Media Literacy - How can I think critically about the things I see, create, and share? 

As a family, are you engaging in safe and responsible tech use? Want more resources to empower you to help your kids to be strong digital citizens? Check out the student activities, interactives, and videos from Wide Open School.

Did you know Crossfield is a Common Sense Media Recognized School? This recognition was earned by taking a whole-community approach to ensure our students have the skills they need to harness the power of technology in the classroom and beyond. Get to know the resources offered by Common Sense Media for parents. The reviews of movies, tv shows, and books are worth the visit!

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Crossfield News - 10/09/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 16 - Curbside Library Book Pickup, 11:45-12:45 & 3:30-5:30 (books must be reserved in advance. See below for instructions)

Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23 ~ Digital Citizenship Week (Look for more information later this week)

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Friday, October 30 - End of 1st Quarter/Early Release Day/Classes End at 2:00 P.M.

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Is Your FCPS Laptop Running Slow or Having Connectivity Issues?
  • It is important to RESTART your FCPS laptop daily. If possible, go to an FCPS site once each week or every other week, log in and restart your laptop twice. Doing this at an FCPS location on the FCPS network allows your computer to get valuable and necessary updates. Most high and middle schools have internet reception in the their parking lots which allows you to get these updates without leaving your car. At Crossfield you will need to sit on the bench in front of the school to get internet connection.
  • More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!
Attention All Rockets!

Our next curbside pick up for library books will be October 16th.

There are two windows for library book pick up.  11:45 – 12:45 or see Mrs. Baucum after school from 3:30 – 5:30.

Since she isn’t in the building every day, please wait for an email from Mrs. Baucum to let you know that your books have been pulled.

When you come to the building, please hang a sign in your car with your last name so Mrs. Baucum can quickly get your books right to your car window.

  • The last day to put in holds for library pick up this time around is Thursday, October 15th.
  • Need to put something on hold?  Click HERE to access our Crossfield library catalog.
  • Need to know how to put books on hold?  Click HERE to watch the tutorial video.  Your child will need to log in to view the video.
  • Can’t make it to Crossfield this time around?  The next curbside pick up will take place on October 30th.
Attention 6th Grade Students - Check Your Mailboxes- Yearbook Cover Contest!

Each year the PTO asks 6th grade students to participate in designing a cover for the Crossfield yearbook - this year may be different in many ways, but the tradition of the Yearbook will continue.

The 2020-2021 theme for the yearbook will be "Crossfield Strong: No Matter the Distance".

The instructions and a template were mailed to each 6th grade student last week. So, remember to check your mailboxes!

Please contact the Crossfield office if you haven't received yours.

Contribute to OHS Band's Virtual Tag Day
  • This year, even though our performances are on hold, our band will march on! In place of our regular door to door donation collections, Oakton Band is holding a Virtual Tag Day, taking donations online and by mail through October. If you have already donated, thank you!
  • We understand that many families in our community have been deeply changed by current events and cannot support us with the generosity of years’ past. However, if you are able to give, the band needs your support more than ever this year. This year, band students are fundraising toward instruments, equipment, repairs, specialized instructors, student leadership training and band community events. 
  • Go to: OHSTAGDAY.ORG to support the Band Boosters. Or mail a check payable and to the attention of:  BBOHS at 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna 22181
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Coming to Crossfield, October 27-November 9

This is a fantastic way to keep your students reading! Look for more information shortly.

PTO Sponsored Square One Art

The PTO is sponsoring our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser this year!  It might look a little different this time around, but the end products are the same. The Square 1 Art art project 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 profits our school.

Just follow these 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.  
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
  3. If you would prefer to have your student's art mailed instead of uploading it, you may do so by dropping it off at Crossfield. Art collection days will be Thursday October 15, Friday October 16 and Monday October 19. Please place your child's art in the designated box outside the school main doors.  Be sure to include your child's first and last name, grade and teacher.  This is strictly for the fundraiser - not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each step of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture.  The portal can be accessed at: https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

The deadline for uploading your student's art and ordering products is November 18th.

Please email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Grab & Go Meals for ALL FCPS Students

ALL students in FCPS are welcome to a free breakfast and lunch.  Please use this link for specific grab and go meals locations.

  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/return-school/food

NOTE: THERE IS A BUS WITH GRAB & GO MEALS IN FRONT OF CROSSFIELD FROM 8-8:10 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/09/2020

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     Monday, Oct. 12              Student Holiday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments of this student holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 12 - Student Holiday-Indigenous People's Day/School Planning Day for Staff

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Attention All Rockets!

Our next curbside pick up for library books will be October 16th.

There are two windows for library book pick up.  11:45 – 12:45 or see Mrs. Baucum after school from 3:30 – 5:30.

Since she isn’t in the building every day, please wait for an email from Mrs. Baucum to let you know that your books have been pulled.

When you come to the building, please hang a sign in your car with your last name so Mrs. Baucum can quickly get your books right to your car window.

  • The last day to put in holds for library pick up this time around is Thursday, October 15th.
  • Need to put something on hold?  Click HERE to access our Crossfield library catalog.
  • Need to know how to put books on hold?  Click HERE to watch the tutorial video.  Your child will need to log in to view the video.
  • Can’t make it to Crossfield this time around?  The next curbside pick up will take place on October 30th.
Attention 6th Grade Students - Check Your Mailboxes- Yearbook Cover Contest!

Each year the PTO asks 6th grade students to participate in designing a cover for the Crossfield yearbook - this year may be different in many ways, but the tradition of the Yearbook will continue.

The 2020-2021 theme for the yearbook will be "Crossfield Strong: No Matter the Distance".

The instructions and a template were mailed to each 6th grade student today. So, remember to check your mailboxes!

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Coming to Crossfield, October 27-November 9

This is a fantastic way to keep your students reading! Look for more information shortly.

Please Read If You Have A Crossfield Laptop!

A crucial maintenance task that can keep your school laptop performing throughout the school year is regularly restarting it. This both installs updates and ends background processes. We would like to recommend shutting down at the end of the school day. On Tuesday nights, leave it on, but plugged in, and restart the device on Wednesday mornings. Microsoft uses Tuesdays to push out updates, and this will ensure that they are installed in a timely manner. It’s something that we encourage at school, but it’s awfully hard with nearly 600 computers that have been lent to families!

More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!

PTO Sponsored Square One Art

The PTO is sponsoring our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser this year!  It might look a little different this time around, but the end products are the same. The Square 1 Art art project 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 profits our school.

Just follow these 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.  
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
  3. If you would prefer to have your student's art mailed instead of uploading it, you may do so by dropping it off at Crossfield. Art collection days will be Thursday October 15, Friday October 16 and Monday October 19. Please place your child's art in the designated box outside the school main doors.  Be sure to include your child's first and last name, grade and teacher.  This is strictly for the fundraiser - not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each step of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture.  The portal can be accessed at: https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

The deadline for uploading your student's art and ordering products is November 18th.

Please email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Check Out Our Counseling Website!

Ms. Fadden & Ms. Mangan, Crossfield’s School Counselors, have a website full of resources and a monthly newsletter for the community

I-Ready Assessment in September, October & November

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment, i-Ready, for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

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

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Crossfield students will test as follows:  

Kindergarten: November 3-13

First Grade: October 4-9

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found here.. Another resource is this video, to help families be as supportive as possible as their students(s) take the i-Ready Diagnostic at home. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator (Lea Fadden, ltfadden@fpcs.edu).

Grab & Go Meals for ALL FCPS Students

ALL students in FCPS are welcome to a free breakfast and lunch.  Please use this link for specific grab and go meals locations.

  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/return-school/food

NOTE: THERE IS A BUS WITH GRAB & GO MEALS IN FRONT OF CROSSFIELD FROM 8-8:10 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/06/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, October 7 - AAP Virtual Level IV Screening Process Parent Meeting (Grades 2-6), 6:30-7:15 P.M. https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/957729abac1f45c4ae7226162be599db

Thursday, October 8 - Open PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM  https://meet.google.com/ahd-sxrf-bhc or join via phone:+1 937-598-2831 (PIN: 229171306).

Monday, October 12 - Student Holiday-Indigenous People's Day/School Planning Day for Staff

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M

Tuesday, October 27 - Monday, November 9 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Walk to School Day & Walking Wednesdays

Students and families are being encouraged to take part in weekly Walking Wednesdays during the 2020-21 school year, to help promote mental and physical health. Despite the virtual start to the school year, the Safe Routes to School office will be promoting Walking Wednesdays throughout the year, with a different theme each month. This will give students a chance to wake up their brains and fit in a little exercise before sitting down to a day of virtual school. Walks will be held weekly. For more information click here.

October’s Walking Wednesday will take place on October 7th, which is also Walk to School Day. Participants are encouraged to walk in their neighborhoods; families, schools, and neighborhoods can register their participation online for Walk to School Day

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Coming to Crossfield, October 27-November 9

This is a fantastic way to keep your students reading! Look for more information shortly.

Please Read If You Have A Crossfield Laptop!

A crucial maintenance task that can keep your school laptop performing throughout the school year is regularly restarting it. This both installs updates and ends background processes. We would like to recommend shutting down at the end of the school day. On Tuesday nights, leave it on, but plugged in, and restart the device on Wednesday mornings. Microsoft uses Tuesdays to push out updates, and this will ensure that they are installed in a timely manner. It’s something that we encourage at school, but it’s awfully hard with nearly 600 computers that have been lent to families!

More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!

PTO Updates
  •  PTO Meeting-Oct. 8: Please note the schedule change for our PTO meeting which will now be held on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 P.M. via Google Meet. Join us for this lively discussion with Mr. Granieri, Mrs. Fant and other Crossfield Faculty. These meetings are a great way to stay informed, get involved and usually last about 45 minutes https://meet.google.com/ahd-sxrf-bhc or join via phone:+1 937-598-2831 (PIN: 229171306). We are canceling our Parent Chat for Monday, 10/12 since it's so close to this meeting. Hope you can join us next Thursday at 7pm!
  • Room parent volunteers needed: Being a room parent is an awesome way to know what's going on in your child's virtual classroom, plus it provides teacher AND overall student support. Interested? If so, please view the sign-up here.Questions, please email vp.parentinvolvement@crossfieldpto.org
PTO Sponsored Square One Art

The PTO is sponsoring our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser this year!  It might look a little different this time around, but the end products are the same. The Square 1 Art art project 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 profits our school.

Just follow these 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.  
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
  3. If you would prefer to have your student's art mailed instead of uploading it, you may do so by dropping it off at Crossfield. Art collection days will be Thursday October 15, Friday October 16 and Monday October 19. Please place your child's art in the designated box outside the school main doors.  Be sure to include your child's first and last name, grade and teacher.  This is strictly for the fundraiser - not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each step of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture.  The portal can be accessed at: https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

The deadline for uploading your student's art and ordering products is November 18th.

Please email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Check Out Our Counseling Website!

Ms. Fadden & Ms. Mangan, Crossfield’s School Counselors, have a website full of resources and a monthly newsletter for the community

I-Ready Assessment in September, October & November

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment, i-Ready, for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

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

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Crossfield students will test as follows:  

Kindergarten: November 3-13

First Grade: October 4-9

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found here.. Another resource is this video, to help families be as supportive as possible as their students(s) take the i-Ready Diagnostic at home. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator (Lea Fadden, ltfadden@fpcs.edu).

Grab & Go Meals for ALL FCPS Students

ALL students in FCPS are welcome to a free breakfast and lunch.  Please use this link for specific grab and go meals locations.

  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/return-school/food

NOTE: THERE IS A BUS WITH GRAB & GO MEALS IN FRONT OF CROSSFIELD FROM 8-8:10 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY

Quick Links:

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

Crossfield News - 10/02/2020

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Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, October 7 - AAP Virtual Level IV Screening Process Parent Meeting (Grades 2-6), 6:30-7:15 P.M. https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/957729abac1f45c4ae7226162be599db

Thursday, October 8 - Open PTO Meeting @ 7:00 P.M. (Please note this is a date and time change)

Monday, October 12 - Student Holiday-Indigenous People's Day-School Planning Day

Monday, October 26 - Lucia's Spirit Day, 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M

Monday, November 2 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

Tuesday, November 3 - Student Holiday/Election Day - Teacher Workday

Please Read If You Have A Crossfield Laptop!

A crucial maintenance task that can keep your school laptop performing throughout the school year is regularly restarting it. This both installs updates and ends background processes. We would like to recommend shutting down at the end of the school day. On Tuesday nights, leave it on, but plugged in, and restart the device on Wednesday mornings. Microsoft uses Tuesdays to push out updates, and this will ensure that they are installed in a timely manner. It’s something that we encourage at school, but it’s awfully hard with nearly 600 computers that have been lent to families!

More help for troubleshooting other issues you may experience can be found on FCPS’s website: Tech Support for Families. It may behoove students to bookmark this site, as it will help solve most common problems. Obviously we want our students to have the best experience possible in this virtual environment!

PTO Updates
  •  PTO Meeting-Oct. 8: Please note the schedule change for our PTO meeting which will now be held on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 P.M. via Google Meet. Join us for this lively discussion with Mr. Granieri, Mrs. Fant and other Crossfield Faculty. These meetings are a great way to stay informed, get involved and usually last about 45 minutes https://meet.google.com/ahd-sxrf-bhc or join via phone:+1 937-598-2831 (PIN: 229171306). We are canceling our Parent Chat for Monday, 10/12 since it's so close to this meeting. Hope you can join us next Thursday at 7pm!
  • Room parent volunteers needed: Being a room parent is an awesome way to know what's going on in your child's virtual classroom, plus it provides teacher AND overall student support. Interested? If so, please view the sign-up here.Questions, please email vp.parentinvolvement@crossfieldpto.org. For those that volunteer, there will be a room parent information meeting on October 6th at 10am. More details to come!
PTO Sponsored Square One Art

The PTO is sponsoring our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser this year!  It might look a little different this time around, but the end products are the same. The Square 1 Art art project 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 profits our school.

Just follow these 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.  
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
  3. If you would prefer to have your student's art mailed instead of uploading it, you may do so by dropping it off at Crossfield. Art collection days will be Thursday October 15, Friday October 16 and Monday October 19. Please place your child's art in the designated box outside the school main doors.  Be sure to include your child's first and last name, grade and teacher.  This is strictly for the fundraiser - not for your student to turn in to Mrs. Muha for their grade.

You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 

There is also a Parent Portal which walks you through each step of the way and includes tips on how to take the best picture.  The portal can be accessed at: https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

The deadline for uploading your student's art and ordering products is November 18th.

Please email Pam Liercke at pliercke@yahoo.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link.

Please note: The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent Form For Select Digital Resources

At Crossfield ES, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find Crossfield's list of the resources that require parental consent here.

On this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval, and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use these resources until we have received permission.

If you have questions about how these resources will be used with your student, please contact your student's teacher.

Check Out Our Counseling Website!

Ms. Fadden & Ms. Mangan, Crossfield’s School Counselors, have a website full of resources and a monthly newsletter for the community

I-Ready Assessment in September, October & November

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment, i-Ready, for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

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

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Crossfield students will test as follows:  

Kindergarten: November 3-13

First Grade: October 4-9

Sixth Grade: September 25-October 7 (These dates are a change from the original email sent to sixth grade families.)

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found here.. Another resource is this video, to help families be as supportive as possible as their students(s) take the i-Ready Diagnostic at home. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator (Lea Fadden, ltfadden@fpcs.edu).

Library Equity Access Pass

Beginning October 1, 2020, FCPS students in grades PK-12 will have a virtual (LEAP) account with Fairfax County Public Libraries. Students may check out up to three books at a time for six weeks each. Visit the Fairfax County Government/Education website for details. If you need additional information, please contact our librarian, Heather Baucum at htbaucum@fcps.edu

Attendance Is Important!

Please let us know if your child will be missing class time (full or part day). You can notify us by:

  • Calling our attendance line at 703.295.1142. Messages can be left 24/7. Be sure to include the spelling of your student's last name and the reason for the absence.
  • Send an email to CrossfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu giving the details of the absence.
Grab & Go Meals for ALL FCPS Students

ALL students in FCPS are welcome to a free breakfast and lunch.  Please use this link for specific grab and go meals locations.

  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/return-school/food

NOTE: THERE IS A BUS WITH GRAB & GO MEALS IN FRONT OF CROSSFIELD AT 8-8:10 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY

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