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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.
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:
- Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions will be provided by Mrs. Muha.
- Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet and upload the art online at square1art.com/shop/upload
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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, email@example.com).
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.
NOTE: THERE IS A BUS WITH GRAB & GO MEALS IN FRONT OF CROSSFIELD FROM 8-8:10 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY
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