Administration Announcement

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Good Evening Westgate Families,

I am writing you to share some exciting news about our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper.  Yesterday, Mr. Cooper was named the new principal of Fairhill Elementary.  While we are extremely proud and excited for Mr. Cooper's new professional journey, he will certainly be missed among our staff, students, and families.

Mr. Cooper has been an integral part of our administrative team over the past two years and was influential during the challenges that virtual and concurrent learning presented.  He has fostered strong relationships, has always put students first, and has positively supported our greater Westgate community.  

Mr. Cooper will begin to transition to his new role during the week of August 9th.  Over the next few weeks we will begin interviewing to find Mr. Cooper's replacement and will keep you posted on that process.  

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Cooper on this monumental accomplishment.  We wish him the best of luck in leading his new school, and know he will make a positive impact on the students, teachers, and families he serves.

Best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal  

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Summer Updates

Westgate's Weekly News 1 week 3 days ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

I hope this finds you having a wonderful summer break.  It is hard to believe that in a little over a month, we will welcoming our wonderful students & teachers back to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  We could not be more excited to begin the year by providing FIVE days a week of in-person instruction.  It has certainly been a journey over the past 18 months, but we are extremely hopeful for all the positive things the fall has in store for our students, staff, and families.

If you are new to Westgate, or have a rising kindergarten student, we welcome you to an in-person tour on either August 3rd or 5th, at 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.  This gives students an opportunity to tour our building and explore some of our main learning spaces (classrooms, gym, cafeteria, etc.).  In addition, it is great opportunity to connect with new Westgate students and families, so we hope to see many of you there!

As a reminder, Westgate will hold it's annual Open House on Friday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Details are listed below but this is an in-person event where students will get to meet their teacher, explore their classroom, and meet or reconnect with friends.  Open House will help students feel more comfortable in their new environment prior to the first day of school on August 23rd.   

I hope you continue to have a safe and healthy summer break and as always, please reach out if you have any questions or wonderings regarding the upcoming school year.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Open House - Friday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Come meet your teacher and new classmates on Friday, August 20th at our Westgate Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  This is an opportunity for students connect with new and old friends, and most importantly, meet their classroom teacher!  We also highly encourage that students bring and drop off their school supplies on this day.  School supply lists can be found here.  Please note that if you bought school supplies via the PTA, they will be automatically delivered to your child's classroom.  You will receive your child's classroom teacher assignment by mail prior to Open House.  If you do not receive that information prior August 20th, please call our main office at 703-610-5700.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account By August 15, 2021

Please activate your SIS Parent Account today!

Your SIS Parent account will provide you with online access to update emergency contact information, connect with the school and teachers through Schoology, and review grades. If you do not yet have your SIS Parent account, request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

Only one request needed per family needed as your account will allow you access to all of your children’s information. If you are not sure if you have activated your account or have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password link here and enter your email address to reset your password: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/

Last Kindergarten Play Date - Sunday, August 1 @ Westgate 

Make new friends and meet new families! Get excited for the upcoming school year and join fellow rising kindergarteners at our very own Westgate Elementary playground on Sunday, August 1st, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.  Please note this is a location change from Olney Park.  We look forward to seeing many of our kindergarten students on August 1st!  

Kindergarten Assessments 

We conduct quick assessments on our rising Kindergarten students before the school year begins.  Assessments will be held at Westgate August 3 - 5 and you may sign up here.  If you are unable to make an assessment time during those days, your child's teacher will just assess them when we return to school later in August.  As a reminder, these assessments are only used to get an idea of where your child is academically, and not for any placement purposes.  It is also a great opportunity for your child to get to meet some of our staff members prior to the first day of school.

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Reminder - Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and will be available for purchase next school year if you didn’t get your order in this school year.

This year's yearbook will be more unique than ever because we will be able to add promotion, and special end of year event photos to it.

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks were not finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

To reserve a copy email westgateyearbook@fcps.edu

Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

August 

1 - Kindergarten Play Date 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ Westgate ES Playground (new location)

3 - 5 - Kindergarten Assessments - By Appt. Only 

3 - Kindergarten/New Family Tours @ 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. (2 separate tours)

5 - Kindergarten/New Family Tours @ 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. (2 separate tours)

20 - Open House @ Westgate 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

23 - First Day of School 

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

PTA Ice Cream Social - Tomorrow, June 22

Westgate's Weekly News 1 month 1 week ago

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PTA Ice Cream Social is Tomorrow, June 22!

Come celebrate the summer with the PTA.  The end-of-year ice cream social has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd from 3pm-8pm. The ice cream truck will be parked at the corner of Peabody and Magarity, across the street from Westgate Elementary, and will be selling soft serve and snow cones. Sixth graders, please remember to bring the voucher you received at graduation which entitles you to one free sweet treat!  If you didn't receive a voucher, please give your name, and teacher's name, when ordering your ice cream or snow cone.  Bring the whole family and come out to celebrate our wonderful Westgate school community!  Hope to see you tomorrow!

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

Westgate's Weekly News 1 month 2 weeks ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

We hope you are having a fantastic start to summer vacation.  We had a wonderful time finishing out the 2020-21 school year and celebrating all of our Westgate students last week.  Please see below for important dates and opportunities during the summer months and we look forward to seeing all of our students back in-person on August 23rd!

As always, thank you for your support, flexibility, and continued commitment to your child's learning and Westgate this year.  Wishing you a happy and healthy summer break!

 

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Kindergarten Assessments 

We conduct quick assessments on our rising Kindergarten students before the school year begins.  Assessments will be held at Westgate August 3 - 5 and you may sign up here.  If you are unable to make an assessment time during those days, your child's teacher will just assess them when we return to school later in August.  As a reminder, these assessments are only used to get an idea of where your child is academically, and not for any placement purposes.  It is also a great opportunity for your child to get to meet some of our staff members prior to the first day of school.

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Reminder - Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and will be available for purchase next school year if you didn’t get your order in this school year.

This year's yearbook will be more unique than ever because we will be able to add promotion, and special end of year event photos to it.

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks were not finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

To reserve a copy email westgateyearbook@fcps.edu

FCPS Transitions to Schoology on July 1

Fairfax County Public Schools’ contract with Blackboard ends on June 30. The new learning management system is Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/). Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. Schoology will be used division-wide starting in July.

Schoology was chosen to: 

  • Support and implement instructional practices aligned to our learning model.  
  • Help students reach the Portrait of a Graduate goals.
  • Provide all students with equitable access to meaningful learning experiences.
  • Offer anytime access to their virtual learning space.

Students will have a Schoology account by June 18.

  • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology.
  • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts.

As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • Your child’s class. 
  • Your child’s assignments and participation.
  • Your child’s calendar.
  • Teacher comments, scores, and feedback.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information about Schoology is available online

Free Meals Continuing from June 28 - August 5

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. Please note that locations of the meal distribution sites and all bus routes have changed from the school year plan. 

Summer Meal Kits 

  • Summer meal kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county beginning June 28 and ending August 2. 
  • Please note that meal kits will be distributed on Tuesday, July 6, due to the Monday, July 5 holiday. 
  • Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. 
  • The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. 
  • All meals are available at no-cost to all FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. 
  • Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes 

  • Meal kit bus routes will run June 28 through August 5. 
  • Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. 
  • The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. 
  • Please note that on Friday, July 2, Monday bus routes will operate to cover the Monday, July 5, holiday. 
  • Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. 
  • Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. 
  • Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes. 
PTA School Supplies - Order NOW!

The PTA is once again offering families the opportunity to order all their school supplies online for next school year.  Order online now and in the fall the supplies will be shipped to the school and delivered to your child's classroom.  This is not a fundraiser, just a courtesy to our community. Deadline for ordering is July 6th. Order today by clicking hereWestgate's school ID is WES461

FCPS Summer Practice Books Coming in June

To help support continued learning throughout summer break, practice books are being mailed to homes of many FCPS students. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students.

Summer Reading Adventure Begins June 11

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program starts on June 11 and runs through August 13. Students are welcome to sign up now on Beanstack and can track their summer reading online.

Opportunities to read and earn prizes include: 

  • Just for signing up, participants will be eligible to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • By reading 500 minutes, students will be eligible to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • Completing the program by reading 1,000 minutes OR reading 500 minutes and completing 5 activity badges, will offer participants a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure and winners will be notified by August 31.

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account Today

Parents & Guardians, please take a moment to activate your SIS Parent Account today.

Request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm Once you have the activation key, activate your account here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31379 Your SIS Parent account will provide you with access to your student’s grades and allow you to update emergency contact information online as soon as your account is activated.

For next school year, this account will be vital to accessing school and class information through our Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) our learning management system beginning at the start of the 2021-22 school year. We will share more information about Schoology as the new school year approaches.

Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders

Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts and Elementary Institute for the Arts registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

July

10 - Kindergarten Play Date 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ Olney Park

August 

1 - Kindergarten Play Date 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ Olney Park

3 - 5 - Kindergarten Assessments - By Appt. Only 

3 - Kindergarten/New Family Tours @ 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. (2 separate tours)

5 - Kindergarten/New Family Tours @ 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. (2 separate tours)

20 - Open House @ Westgate 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

23 - First Day of School 

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

PTA Ice Cream Truck - Postponed due to weather

Westgate's Weekly News 1 month 2 weeks ago

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Ice Cream Truck Today - Postponed 

Unfortunately, the PTA Ice Cream/Snow Cone truck originally scheduled for this afternoon will be postponed until sometime over the summer due to weather.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to celebrate with everyone soon!   

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

Westgate's Weekly News 1 month 3 weeks ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

Wow!  It is hard to believe that we have entered the very last week of the 2020-21 school year.  Throughout the many pivots of distance learning, to the transition to concurrent instruction, we could not be more proud of how our entire school community faced these challenges.  As we sail into our final days, there is still much to celebrate.  Our students, teachers, and families have been beyond resilient and have learned so much through the many changes this year has presented.  As much as we are looking to the future, it is still very important to recognize the hard work, perseverance, and growth that we have ALL experienced over this school year.  I continue to feel grateful to be a part of this strong and supportive school community, and we look forward to celebrating all our students and their accomplishments this week.    

As a reminder, tomorrow, June 8, is a synchronous day for ALL students (both virtual & in-person).  This means that all students will be logging in online and that NO students will come to Westgate for in-person learning on this day.  In addition, Friday, June 11 is both the last day of school and a 2-hour early release (1:30 p.m.).  Thank you for planning accordingly for these schedule changes.

As we begin to close out another year, I thank you for your continued support of our students, our teachers, and our school.  We are extremely fortunate to have created such a caring, compassionate, and generous community at Westgate.  

 

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by June 11 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

Laptop Return Dates

ALL students (except pre-k and summer program students) who were issued an FCPS laptop will need to return their device prior to summer break.  Please see below for important dates and instructions for both virtual and in-person students.  Please note that if you do not return your laptop, charger, and headphones (if applicable) you will be required to pay for the equipment.  Thank you in advance for your help in returning these items so that we can clean and re-image them for students next school year. 

In-Person Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 11 (last day of school) all K-6 students will leave their laptop, charger and laptop sleeve (if issued) in their classroom with their teacher.

Virtual Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 14 families will drive through our front bus loop (by Door 1) and return their laptop, charger, laptop sleeve (if issued), and headphones (if issued) during the following times:
    • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.    Last name starts with A-L
    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Last name starts with M-Z
  • Westgate will have staff members collecting and scanning in laptops during this time.  

If you have any questions about our laptop pick-up process, please don't hesitate to call the main office at 703-610-5700.  

PTA School Supplies - Order NOW!

The PTA is once again offering families the opportunity to order all their school supplies online for next school year.  Order online now and in the fall the supplies will be shipped to the school and delivered to your child's classroom.  This is not a fundraiser, just a courtesy to our community. Deadline for ordering is July 6th. Order today by clicking hereWestgate's school ID is WES461

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade                                             10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade                                          12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade                                             2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 : 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:30 a.m. (*Time Change)

FCPS Summer Practice Books Coming in June

To help support continued learning throughout summer break, practice books are being mailed to homes of many FCPS students. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students.

Summer Reading Adventure Begins June 11

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program starts on June 11 and runs through August 13. Students are welcome to sign up now on Beanstack and can track their summer reading online.

Opportunities to read and earn prizes include: 

  • Just for signing up, participants will be eligible to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • By reading 500 minutes, students will be eligible to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • Completing the program by reading 1,000 minutes OR reading 500 minutes and completing 5 activity badges, will offer participants a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure and winners will be notified by August 31.

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online.

Band Instrument Return by Today, June 7!

Band students will turn in school-rented instruments AFTER their class the week of May 31st-June 4th.  In person students can simply leave them with Mr. Erickson after class that week.  At home students will need to bring the instrument to the front office after their class.  Mr. Erickson will also be available by Door #9 from 10:00-12:00 on Monday, June 7th or parents can bring them to the front office before or after that.  Monday, June 7th is that LAST day to turn them in.  Instruments MUST be returned by this date.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account Today

Parents & Guardians, please take a moment to activate your SIS Parent Account today.

Request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm Once you have the activation key, activate your account here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31379 Your SIS Parent account will provide you with access to your student’s grades and allow you to update emergency contact information online as soon as your account is activated.

For next school year, this account will be vital to accessing school and class information through our Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) our learning management system beginning at the start of the 2021-22 school year. We will share more information about Schoology as the new school year approaches.

Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders

Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts and Elementary Institute for the Arts registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Camp Fairfax - Summer Childcare Opportunity Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

June

8 - Synchronous Day for All Students - NO in-person instruction @ Westgate 

10 - Grades K-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (Early Release @ 1:30 p.m.)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

     - Laptop Return Day (In-person Students)

14 - Laptop Return Day (Virtual Students)

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

Westgate's Weekly News 2 months ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

We have sprinted through another busy week here at Westgate!  Thank you to all the parents in grades 3-6 who have coordinated dropping off and picking up their student for SOL testing.  We are down to the final week and are very proud of our student's hard work and determination.

With only three weeks left in the school year please make sure you continue to remain informed on all important correspondence regarding laptop return, instrument drop off dates, and end of year ceremonies. 

Also, please note that Tuesday, June 8 is a Synchronous day for ALL students (both virtual & in-person).  This means that no students will come to Westgate for in-person learning on this day.  Westgate, like many schools, is a voting site and therefore we can't have students in the building this day.  Thank you for planning accordingly for this schedule change.

I hope you have a happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend with family and friends and thank you for your continued support of all things Westgate!

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Laptop Return Dates

ALL students (except pre-k and summer program students) who were issued an FCPS laptop will need to return their device prior to summer break.  Please see below for important dates and instructions for both virtual and in-person students.  Please note that if you do not return your laptop, charger, and headphones (if applicable) you will be required to pay for the equipment.  Thank you in advance for your help in returning these items so that we can clean and re-image them for students next school year. 

In-Person Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 11 (last day of school) all K-6 students will leave their laptop, charger and laptop sleeve (if issued) in their classroom with their teacher.

Virtual Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 14 families will drive through our front bus loop (by Door 1) and return their laptop, charger, laptop sleeve (if issued), and headphones (if issued) during the following times:
    • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.    Last name starts with A-L
    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Last name starts with M-Z
  • Westgate will have staff members collecting and scanning in laptops during this time.  

If you have any questions about our laptop pick-up process, please don't hesitate to call the main office at 703-610-5700.  

PTA School Supplies - Order NOW!

The PTA is once again offering families the opportunity to order all their school supplies online for next school year.  Order online now and in the fall the supplies will be shipped to the school and delivered to your child's classroom.  This is not a fundraiser, just a courtesy to our community. Deadline for ordering is July 6th. Order today by clicking hereWestgate's school ID is WES461

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade                                             10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade                                          12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade                                             2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 : 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:30 a.m. (*Time Change)

Band Instrument Return by June 7!

Band students will turn in school-rented instruments AFTER their class the week of May 31st-June 4th.  In person students can simply leave them with Mr. Erickson after class that week.  At home students will need to bring the instrument to the front office after their class.  Mr. Erickson will also be available by Door #9 from 10:00-12:00 on Monday, June 7th or parents can bring them to the front office before or after that.  Monday, June 7th is that LAST day to turn them in.  Instruments MUST be returned by this date.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account Today

Parents & Guardians, please take a moment to activate your SIS Parent Account today.

Request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm Once you have the activation key, activate your account here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31379 Your SIS Parent account will provide you with access to your student’s grades and allow you to update emergency contact information online as soon as your account is activated.

For next school year, this account will be vital to accessing school and class information through our Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) our learning management system beginning at the start of the 2021-22 school year. We will share more information about Schoology as the new school year approaches.

SOL Schedule - Grades 3 - 6

Please see below for the most updated SOL schedule for students in Grades 3-6.  You should have received an email from Westgate regarding SOL testing regardless if your child is currently receiving in-person or virtual instruction.  If you have any questions concerning SOL testing you may reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper @ egcooper@fcps.edu. 

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by May 15 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

Viva! Vienna! This Weekend! Cub Scout Campfire - June 10

Calling all boys and girls rising kindergarten through 5th grade! Cub Scout Pack 1127 invites you to attend our end-of-year campfire on Thursday, June 10th from 6:30-7:30pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean (1205 Dolly Madison Blvd). You will get to meet our Scouts and Leaders, learn about Scouting and have some fun at a campfire!

If your kids are interested in hiking, camping, cooking, woodworking, forensics, games, and/or music, then they are probably interested in Scouting! It’s a fantastic way for your children to learn life skills and appreciate the outdoors, all while building self-esteem, confidence, and comradery with their age group. Cub Scouting helps support your family by providing fun and meaningful ready-made opportunities for you.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about Scouting or Pack 1127 before the campfire, please contact us: Cameron Taylor, Cubmaster (zeeebeeegeee@yahoo.com), Clare Beam, Committee Chair (clarewbeam@gmail.com), Ellie Pelaez, Membership Coordinator (elliepelaez@gmail.com).

See you soon!

Camp Fairfax - Summer Childcare Opportunity Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

May

31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students

June

2 - 4 SOL Testing (See Schedule Above)

4 - Pre-K EOY Ceremony

8 - Synchronous Day for All Students - NO in-person instruction @ Westgate 

10 - Grades 1-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (Early Release @ 1:30 p.m.)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

     - Laptop Return Day (In-person Students)

14 - Laptop Return Day (Virtual Students)

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

Westgate's Weekly News 2 months 1 week ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

We've made it through another busy week here at Westgate!  Students in grades 3-6 started SOL testing this week and it has been so amazing to see many of our virtual students reunite with their in-person classmates.  Tears of joy have certainly been had by all, teachers included, and it only reaffirms our excitement for next school year when we all will be together again!

The next few weeks will surely fly by so make sure you are staying up to date with any important happenings in your child's classroom.  We have also posted two Summer PTA Playdates for both rising kindergarten students, as well as, any other primary students who would like to join.  Those playdates will happen at Olney Park on July 10 and August 1, both from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We hope to see many new and returning faces connecting with each other and getting excited about the new school year.  

Thanks for all your continued support of all things Westgate and we hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Laptop Return Dates

ALL students (except pre-k and summer program students) who were issued an FCPS laptop will need to return their device prior to summer break.  Please see below for important dates and instructions for both virtual and in-person students.  Please note that if you do not return your laptop, charger, and headphones (if applicable) you will be required to pay for the equipment.  Thank you in advance for your help in returning these items so that we can clean and re-image them for students next school year. 

In-Person Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 11 (last day of school) all K-6 students will leave their laptop, charger and laptop sleeve (if issued) in their classroom with their teacher.

Virtual Students (Except PreK & Summer Program Students)

  • On June 14 families will drive through our front bus loop (by Door 1) and return their laptop, charger, laptop sleeve (if issued), and headphones (if issued) during the following times:
    • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.    Last name starts with A-L
    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Last name starts with M-Z
  • Westgate will have staff members collecting and scanning in laptops during this time.  

If you have any questions about our laptop pick-up process, please don't hesitate to call the main office at 703-610-5700.  

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade                                             10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade                                          12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade                                             2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 : 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account Today

Parents & Guardians, please take a moment to activate your SIS Parent Account today.

Request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm Once you have the activation key, activate your account here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31379 Your SIS Parent account will provide you with access to your student’s grades and allow you to update emergency contact information online as soon as your account is activated.

For next school year, this account will be vital to accessing school and class information through our Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) our learning management system beginning at the start of the 2021-22 school year. We will share more information about Schoology as the new school year approaches.

Marshall Pyramid Art Show

We could not more proud of our students who participated in the Marshall Pyramid Art Show.  They did such an amazing job, even through the constraints of virtual art instruction and learning.  Our fantastic art teachers, Ms. O'Grady and Mrs. Bearss, are overwhelmed with pride and excitement for these students.  You can access the virtual Marshall Pyramid Art Show here.  Westgate is featured at 9:36 but there are so many beautiful pieces of art from the entire pyramid to enjoy throughout the show.  Thank you to our families at home that supported their students through this process.  In addition, thank you to our masterful art teachers who go above and beyond with our students.  Enjoy the show! 

SOL Schedule - Grades 3 - 6

Please see below for the most updated SOL schedule for students in Grades 3-6.  You should have received an email from Westgate regarding SOL testing regardless if your child is currently receiving in-person or virtual instruction.  If you have any questions concerning SOL testing you may reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper @ egcooper@fcps.edu. 

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by May 15 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

Camp Fairfax - Summer Childcare Opportunity Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

May

21 - 27 - SOL Testing (See Schedule Above)

31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students

June

2 - 4 SOL Testing (See Schedule Above)

4 - Pre-K EOY Ceremony

10 - Grades 1-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (Early Release @ 1:30 p.m.)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

     - Laptop Return Day (In-person Students)

14 - Laptop Return Day (Virtual Students)

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Marshall Pyramid Art Show & Upcoming PTA Meeting

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Marshall Pyramid Art Show

We could not more proud of our students who participated in the Marshall Pyramid Art Show.  They did such an amazing job, even through the constraints of virtual art instruction and learning.  Our fantastic art teachers, Ms. O'Grady and Mrs. Bearss, are overwhelmed with pride and excitement for these students.  You can access the virtual Marshall Pyramid Art Show here.  Westgate is featured at 9:36 but there are so many beautiful pieces of art from the entire pyramid to enjoy throughout the show.  Thank you to our families at home that supported their students through this process.  In addition, thank you to our masterful art teachers who go above and beyond with our students.  Enjoy the show! 

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, May 18

Join us for the last PTA meeting of the 2020-21 school year.  Ms. Demetriades and Mr. Cooper will be sharing Westgate updates as well as some initial planning ideas for next school year.  The PTA Board will also announce new board members/positions and additional ways you can get involved come this fall.  We hope that you can join us via Zoom this Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.  

Time: May 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83459839695?pwd=aUluQ3JudDJyakhURWdhWU5WbkZVUT09

Meeting ID: 834 5983 9695

Passcode: 663356

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Library Curbside Checkout - Last Day is 5/17

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Final Curbside Checkout is this Monday, 5/17

It has been so much fun to offer Library Curbside Checkout to students learning online! We will miss seeing our regular Curbside visitors as this program comes to an end. All FCPS library books must be returned by May 28th, so our final Library Curbside Checkout will take place on May 17th. If your student has books ready for pickup, please stop by Westgate on Monday, May 17 between 10 – 12. We will be placing a bin outside of Door 1 for all library book returns beginning May 24th. Please contact Mrs. Scherbenske mbscherbensk@fcps.edu or Mrs. Whitney lcwhitney@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Important Dates:

May 17:  Final Curbside Checkout

May 24:  Return bin placed outside of Door 1

May 28: All FCPS library books due back

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

Westgate's Weekly News 2 months 2 weeks ago

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Dear Westgate Families,

We hope you had a fabulous weekend and also a Happy Mother's Day celebrating all the incredible moms in our school community.   

Thank you so much for showering our teachers with thoughtful treats, letters, videos, and pictures last week.  We all felt, and appreciated, your generosity and sweet acts of kindness.  It was so nice for teachers to be recognized and celebrated for all the hard work and dedication they put into teaching our students.

Please note that we will be collecting ALL student laptops prior to summer vacation.  We are working on a drop off schedule (for virtual students) and will have that to you in the coming weeks.  In-person students will simply just leave their laptop and charger at school on Friday, June 11 (last day for students).  Laptop collection is necessary so that they all can be cleaned, repaired and reimaged for students to use in the fall.  Please remember that students who have been issued a FCPS laptop and charger will need to return them during this time to avoid being charged for the equipment.  Thank you in advance for your help in this process.

As we continue to sprint towards the finish line of the 2020-21 school year, we appreciate your continued support of our teachers and staff.  We are excited to begin the planning process for next school year, and all the positive possibilities it holds for us. 

Have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend ahead!

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

New Student and Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Activate Your Parent SIS Account Today

Parents & Guardians, please take a moment to activate your SIS Parent Account today.

Request your activation key here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm Once you have the activation key, activate your account here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31379 Your SIS Parent account will provide you with access to your student’s grades and allow you to update emergency contact information online as soon as your account is activated.

For next school year, this account will be vital to accessing school and class information through our Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) our learning management system beginning at the start of the 2021-22 school year. We will share more information about Schoology as the new school year approaches.

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 - PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade

10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade

12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade

2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. (Students Only); Parent celebration to follow @ 11:30 p.m.

SOL Schedule - Grades 3 - 6

Please see below for the most updated SOL schedule for students in Grades 3-6.  You should have received an email from Westgate regarding SOL testing regardless if your child is currently receiving in-person or virtual instruction.  If you have any questions concerning SOL testing you may reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper @ egcooper@fcps.edu. 

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by May 15 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

Returning Strong: Five Days in the Fall

FCPS is returning strong for five days a week of in-person learning in the fall. Five days of in-person learning is guaranteed by a new state law that instructs all public schools to provide five days of in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Our dedicated teachers have missed their students and are very excited to be back together in the fall, continuing our exception, nationally-recognized education programs.

One-page handout on five days of in-person instruction for the SY 2021-22. 

Videos sharing diverse perspectives from parents who have returned their children to in-person instruction:

La madre de tres hijos explica que es importante que sus hijos hayan regresado a la escuela.

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

Diversity in STEM Talk - TJHS

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its last Diversity in STEM Talk for the school year in May! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8. 

Dr. Zephania Birech will be our guest on Monday, May 17, at 6 p.m. He will be joining us all the way from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Dr. Birech earned his Bachelors of Education with a major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics from Kenyatta University, Kenya in 2000. He then taught physics for seven years at a Kenyan high school before pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2012. Dr. Birech is currently a Lecturer -- equivalent to an associate professor at U.S. universities -- in the Department of Physics of the University of Nairobi. He is leading a laser physics research group to investigate light-matter interactions for solar energy harvesting and single-molecule detection. Join us in May to find out more about Dr. Birech and his projects!

Parents, register at this Zoom link*: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk5

  *To ensure you receive the Zoom link, do not use an FCPS schools student email account!

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

Information and recordings from past Diversity in STEM Talks can be found on the TJ PTSA Diversity Committee webpage: https://tjptsa.com/committees/diversity/

Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

May

18 - PTA Meeting  

18 - 27 - SOL Testing (See Schedule Above)

31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students

June

2 - 4 SOL Testing (See Schedule Above)

4 - Pre-K EOY Ceremony

10 - Grades 1-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (Early Release @ 1:30 p.m.)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

     - Laptop Collection (In-person Students)

14/15 - Laptop Collection (Virtual Students -Schedule TBD)

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

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Dear Westgate Families,

Today marks the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week!  I can't think of a more deserving group of individuals than our Westgate staff after everything they have navigated during this school year.  Please see below for ways in which your child can show their appreciation for their teacher(s) this week.  Also, thank you to our wonderful PTA for showering our teachers with a delicious lunch and some pretty fun prizes.

Don't forget that this Wednesday, May 5, is Westgate's Walk/Bike to School Day! We hope to see many of you riding your bikes or walking to school that morning.

Also, do you have, or know of a new student or rising kindergartener scheduled to come to Westgate next year?  Please spread the word that registration is underway as we are are excited to meet our newest Wolves.  Registration information for kindergarten and new students can be found on our website here.  You may also contact our registrar, Tracy Green, at tmgreen@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

As we enter into a week of celebrating our amazing teachers, we equally want to thank our wonderful school community.  It is hard to believe this very unique and challenging school year is quickly coming to a close and we would not be finishing on such a positive note without your patience and support.  We look forward to continued learning and growing as we finish out the last six weeks of the year!

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! May 3rd - 7th!

The first week of May is nationally recognized as Teacher Appreciation Week, and the PTA has three fun ways students can say thank you. Our educators proactively and safely met the challenges of the 2020/21 academic year—and for that we are tremendously grateful. Between May 3-7, please encourage your child to show teacher appreciation by:

  • Keeping cameras on all week during class so our teachers can see the entire class — easy!
  • Submitting a thank you message via flipgrid. Your student will know what to do with this link: https://flipgrid.com/65b2dabe 
    • For a message to a specific teacher, remember to include her/his/their name in the description box when submitting the videoMailing a student-made letter, card, or picture to the school by April 28 to Westgate: Westgate Elementary School, 7500 Magarity Rd. Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Or, email teacher appreciation ecards between May 3-5 directly to your child’s teachers! Students can pick from a number of free options: 

 E-cards

Greetings Island

Hallmark

Let's make our teachers feel loved and appreciated!!

Westgate Walk/Bike to School Day - May 5, 2021

 

Westgate Walk/Bike to School is Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.  Instead of driving or taking the bus to school that day, lets try walking or biking to school that morning!

Walk and Bike to School Day connects with many issues that communities care about, like creating safer and more walkable routes to school; building a sense of community or school spirit; and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often.  These events are an easy way for students and families to try walking and bicycling to school, getting good exercise and having FUN.  Also, they might be surprised at how little time it takes and how much everyone really enjoys it. 

Hope to see you Walking or Biking to School on May 5th, 2021!!!

Cheers,

Coach H. and Mr. Bishop 

SOL Schedule - Grades 3 - 6

Please see below for the most updated SOL schedule for students in Grades 3-6.  You should have received an email from Westgate regarding SOL testing regardless if your child is currently receiving in-person or virtual instruction.  If you have any questions concerning SOL testing you may reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper @ egcooper@fcps.edu. 

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 - PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade

10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade

12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade

2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. (Students Only); Parent celebration to follow @ 11:30 p.m.

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by May 15 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is Accepting Applications for 2021-22

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK. Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu. Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901.

Update on FCPS’ Budget for Next School Year

The Fairfax County School Board will hold public hearings on the FY 2022 budget Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 (if needed). Both public hearings are at 6 p.m. To bring your voice into the room on the proposed budget, register to speak at a School Board meeting or call 571-423-1075.

See more details on the FCPS FY 2022 Budget and planning documents.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is considering an updated Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget that includes a 2% salary boost for FCPS employees, funded in part with dollars from the Commonwealth. More details about the updated FY 2022 Fairfax County budget are available here

Video: Watch Fairfax County School Board Chair Ricardy Anderson’s comments on the FY 2022 Advertised Budget

Stay up to date with FCPS’ budget calendar here.

FCPS Seeks Input on Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Curriculum Policy

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to educational equity in which every student thrives academically, socially, and emotionally. FCPS wants to empower students as the next generation of change leaders for a more just world. To achieve educational equity, FCPS will be analyzing and addressing the beliefs and policies that inform teaching practices along with what is taught in schools. The school division will begin this process by revising the existing Controversial Issues Policy and developing a new Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Education Curriculum Policy.   

Families and staff will be asked to participate in a survey seeking input on what should be included in the Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Education Curriculum Policy. The survey will be sent to all families and staff in early May. In addition, FCPS will conduct a series of focus groups to gather perspectives and input of all stakeholders. 

FCPS is working with a consultant The Leadership Academy to support stakeholder engagement on the revision and development of these two curriculum policies. An update on the draft policy will be presented to the Fairfax County School Board in the summer. 

Resources:

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

May

18 - PTA Meeting  

18 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL

19 - 4th Grade Reading SOL

20 - 5th Grade Reading SOL

21 - 6th Grade Reading SOL

25 - 3rd Grade Math SOL

26 - 4th Grade Math SOL

27 - 5th Grade Math SOL

31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students

June

2 - 6th Grade Math SOL

3 - 5th Grade Science SOL

4 - Pre-K EOY Ceremony

4 - SOL Make-up Date

10 - Grades 1-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (2 Hour Early Release)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

Westgate Weekly News

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Dear Westgate Families,

I know this has been another historical week in our country's history.  As mentioned in the FCPS communication regarding the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, we realize that many of our staff and students are experiencing a range of emotions.  Know that our staff is equipped with resources regarding processing current social justice events in their classrooms.  We will continue to provide students and staff a safe place to reflect, learn and grow from these events. 

In addition, this week also marked the first time we had all of our in-person students back in the building four days a week.  It has almost felt "normal" as we have welcomed more conversations, laughter, and collaboration within our classrooms.  Students are doing a tremendous job supporting one another and transitioning to true concurrent instruction.  Our virtual students continue to thrive and are eager and willing participants to class discussions and activities.  We learned very quickly that our students remain resilient, flexible, and positive during all the changes they have experienced.  As always, a continued thank you goes out to our amazing teachers for planning such robust and diverse lessons to meet the needs of all of their students.    

We have much more learning in store for our students as we finish out the school year and we are excited to see their continued growth.  Be on the lookout for the end of year ceremony details (see below) and important dates as we sprint into June.  Thank you for making this transition back to four days a week a smooth and supportive one for our students.  

All my best,

Hallie Demetriades

Principal 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th!

The first week of May is nationally recognized as Teacher Appreciation Week, and the PTA has three fun ways students can say thank you. Our educators proactively and safely met the challenges of the 2020/21 academic year—and for that we are tremendously grateful. Between May 3-7, please encourage your child to show teacher appreciation by:

  • Keeping cameras on all week during class so our teachers can see the entire class — easy!
  • Submitting a thank you message via flipgrid. Your student will know what to do with this link: https://flipgrid.com/65b2dabe 
    • For a message to a specific teacher, remember to include her/his/their name in the description box when submitting the videoMailing a student-made letter, card, or picture to the school by April 28 to Westgate: Westgate Elementary School, 7500 Magarity Rd. Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Or, email teacher appreciation ecards between May 3-5 directly to your child’s teachers! Students can pick from a number of free options: 

 E-cards

Greetings Island

Hallmark

Let's make our teachers feel loved and appreciated!!

Westgate Walk/Bike to School Day - May 5, 2021

 

Westgate Walk/Bike to School is Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.  Instead of driving or taking the bus to school that day, lets try walking or biking to school that morning!

Walk and Bike to School Day connects with many issues that communities care about, like creating safer and more walkable routes to school; building a sense of community or school spirit; and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often.  These events are an easy way for students and families to try walking and bicycling to school, getting good exercise and having FUN.  Also, they might be surprised at how little time it takes and how much everyone really enjoys it. 

Hope to see you Walking or Biking to School on May 5th, 2021!!!

Cheers,

Coach H. and Mr. Bishop 

Student Intention Form for 2021-22 School Year

To help us plan for next school year, please complete this Student Intention Form here by May 15 if your child will NOT be returning to Westgate for the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Green, our registrar, at TMGreen@fcps.edu.

SOL Schedule - Grades 3 - 6

Please see below for the most updated SOL schedule for students in Grades 3-6.  You should have received an email from Westgate regarding SOL testing regardless if your child is currently receiving in-person or virtual instruction.  If you have any questions concerning SOL testing you may reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Cooper @ egcooper@fcps.edu. 

End of Year (EOY) Celebration Ceremonies

To celebrate our students as we finish out this most unique school year, we will continue the tradition of our EOY classroom ceremonies.  All ceremonies for Grades 1 - 5 will be virtual and both in-person and virtual students and parents will be able to participate in the event.  You will receive a link from your child's classroom teacher closer to the date so you may virtually join the event.  Our 6th grade students will have a streamed in-person ceremony (students only) and specific details surrounding that will be sent directly from your child's classroom teacher.  We hope that many of you will be able to take part in these celebrations! 

Friday, June 4 - PreK @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 10 

9:15 a.m. - 5th Grade

10:15 a.m. - Kindergarten

11:15 a.m. - 2nd Grade

12:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

2:00 p.m. - 1st Grade

2:45 p.m. - 4th Grade

Friday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. (More details to come)

Westgate Yearbooks

Even through this unique school year, we are excited to again be offering a Westgate Yearbook!  This year’s yearbook is $15 and order forms will be going home in the next few weeks.  We will also place it for order on Myschoolbucks by April 15.  If you pay through Myschoolbucks no order form is necessary. 

In addition, Westgate will be doing a special 6th grade section of the yearbook again this year.  It will include baby and family photos.  If you have a 6th grade student and wish to include your child’s photos, please email them to westgateyearbook@fcps.edu or send them to school in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher.  They will be scanned and returned.  

Due to current pandemic circumstances, yearbooks will not be finished prior to the end of the school year.  However, you will still be able to purchase them in advance and can pick them up when they are delivered this summer. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for students again this school year.

Amazon Smile - Support our School!

Looking for an easy way to support Westgate? We have an AmazonSmile account! Every time you shop at Amazon and select the Westgate PTA as your designated charity, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Westgate. You can click here (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1561076) to get started! Just remember, to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon page each time you make a purchase! Supporting Westgate couldn't be easier!

FCPS Technology/Support for Families

Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS has launched a toll-free Parent Technology Help Desk to assist families with technology issues. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also created an online portal for older students and parents/guardians to request technology help.

May

18 - Last PTA Meeting 

18 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL

19 - 4th Grade Reading SOL

20 - 5th Grade Reading SOL

21 - 6th Grade Reading SOL

25 - 3rd Grade Math SOL

26 - 4th Grade Math SOL

27 - 5th Grade Math SOL

31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students

June

2 - 6th Grade Math SOL

3 - 5th Grade Science SOL

4 - Pre-K EOY Ceremony

10 - Grades 1-5 EOY Ceremonies

11 - Last Day of School (2 Hour Early Release)

     - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

7500 Magarity Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043  | Main Office: 703.610.5700

Attendance: 703.610.5757 | Web | Twitter

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