Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 3 days 16 hours ago

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

Picture Day Tomorrow

Lifetouch photographers will be at Sunrise Valley on Tuesday, March 19, to take both individual and class pictures.  Order forms went sent home in the Friday folders and are also available in the front office.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

The 2018-19 SVES yearbook is on sale now through April 5 for $14. 

Sales are online only.  Order at:  www.ybpay.com and enter our school code 13281319

Yearbooks arrive the last week of school.

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

We are now taking registrations for students who will be entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year.

Please use these links to view the FCPS registration requirements and access the registration forms bundle. Registration packets are also available for pick up at the school office Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-4:30PM.

You and your rising kindergarten student are invited to join us on Thursday, April 25 from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM for our Kindergarten Orientation. Your child will participate in classroom activities while you meet the principal, assistant principal, and other staff members who will discuss our kindergarten program and answer your questions.

Please email  Mira Tadros or call  (703) 715-3801 for orientation RSVP and to schedule a registration appointment.

Odyssey of the Mind Teams

SVES had 2 teams compete in the Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition.

Congrats to our 6th grade Odyssey of the Mind team for their successful participation in the competition this past weekend! Very creative and artistic performance by the team!

Congrats to our 5th grade Odyssey of the Mind team for their 1st place finish out of 14 teams - they are moving on to states!

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 1 week 6 days ago

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

Calendar Reminder: Students Dismissed Three Hours Early on March 11

As a reminder, students will be dismissed three hours early on Monday, March 11, at 1:05 p.m.,  for a staff development day.

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Spring Pictures – March 19

Lifetouch photographers will be at Sunrise Valley on Tuesday, March 19, to take both individual and class pictures. 

Look for order forms coming home in Friday folders. 

A few volunteers are needed on picture day.  If you are able to help out, please contact Melisa Simon in the school office at mdsimon2@fcps.edu

Don’t Miss Out - Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today: $14

All year long, the yearbook team has been busy capturing special moments and assembling school photographs to create the yearbook – a keepsake of your child’s year at Sunrise Valley.  We’ve run out in years past and want to be sure that all interested students receive a copy. 

    • Sales are online only
    • Go to www.ybpay.com
    • Enter our school code:  13281318
  • Order deadline:  April 5
  • Yearbooks arrive the last week of school.
Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

We are now taking registrations for students who will be entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year.

To register a student in FCPS, parents need to provide a copy of their deed or lease with their name on it as proof of residency, the original birth certificate, and the Virginia School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by a U.S. physician.  For students entering kindergarten, the physical must be dated within twelve months of starting school.

Please use these links to view the FCPS registration requirements and access the registration forms bundle. Registration packets are also available for pick up at the school office Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-4:30PM.

You and your rising kindergarten student are invited to join us on Thursday, April 25 from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM for our Kindergarten Orientation. Your child will participate in classroom activities while you meet the principal, assistant principal, and other staff members who will discuss our kindergarten program and answer your questions.

Please contact Mira Tadros at mtadros@fcps.edu or (703) 715-3801 for orientation RSVP and to schedule a registration appointment.

Grade 5 Parents: Tdap Immunization Requirement

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork be submitted to the school office by July 31, 2019.

Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:

  1. A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form .

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or The Fairfax County Health Department (703-246-2411). Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their immunization records with them.

You may submit the documentation by email mtadros@fcps.edu or to SIA/registrar Mira Tadros 703-715-3801.

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 2 weeks 6 days ago

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

Calendar Reminder: Students Dismissed Three Hours Early on March 11

As a reminder, students will be dismissed three hours early on Monday, March 11, for a staff development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 12.

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

We are now taking registrations for students who will be entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year.

To register a student in FCPS, parents need to provide a copy of their deed or lease with their name on it as proof of residency, the original birth certificate, and the Virginia School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by a U.S. physician.  For students entering kindergarten, the physical must be dated within twelve months of starting school.

Please use these links to view the FCPS registration requirements and access the registration forms bundle. Registration packets are also available for pick up at the school office Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-4:30PM.

You and your rising kindergarten student are invited to join us on Thursday, April 25 from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM for our Kindergarten Orientation. Your child will participate in classroom activities while you meet the principal, assistant principal, and other staff members who will discuss our kindergarten program and answer your questions.

Please contact Mira Tadros at mtadros@fcps.edu or (703) 715-3801 for orientation RSVP and to schedule a registration appointment.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

The 2018-19 SVES yearbook is on sale now through April 5 for $14. 

Sales are online only.  Order at:  www.ybpay.com and enter our school code 13281319

Yearbooks arrive the last week of school. 

Grade 5 Parents: Tdap Immunization Requirement School Health Services Survey

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork be submitted to the school office by July 31, 2019.

Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:

  1. A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form .

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or The Fairfax County Health Department (703-246-2411). Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their immunization records with them.

You may submit the documentation by email mtadros@fcps.edu or to SIA/registrar Mira Tadros 703-715-3801.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians. 

 

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 1 month ago

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

Calendar Reminders: Schools Closed for Students on Monday, February 18

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19.

Monday, March 11 is a 3 hour early dismissal at 1:05 p.m.

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.  

Look ahead to the 2019-20 school year calendar.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

The 2018-19 SVES yearbook is on sale now through April 5 for $14. 

Sales are online only.  Order at:  www.ybpay.com and enter our school code 13281319

Yearbooks arrive the last week of school. 

Show What You Know (SWYK)

It’s time to get ready for Sunrise Valley’s Show What You Know Expo 2019 on March 20th.

This voluntary school event, open to all Sunrise Valley students, allows children to showcase their learning and knowledge in a particular subject area with other students and their parents.

 Learn more about SWYK or complete the NEW online entry form!

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago

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

2nd Quarter Progress Reports

Please look for your child's  'Friday Folder' in the backpack today.  It will contain his/her progress report and other items we were not able to send home last Friday.

Parent Workshop Tomorrow: Managing Anxiety and Stress in Children

Wednesday, February 6  at 7pm in the Library.

Learn the symptoms of anxiety and ways to support your children.

Spirit Day Friday

This Friday, February 8, is pajama day!  Please be sure that pajamas are school appropriate, suitable for PE and outdoor activities and that safe footwear is worn.  

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 1 month 4 weeks ago

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

Student Holiday Friday

Friday, January 25 is a teacher work day and a student holiday. Students will return to school on Monday, January 28.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders:

- Monday, February 4: staff development day- no school

- Monday, February 18: President's Day Holiday- no school

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Parent Workshop: Managing Anxiety and Stress in Children

Please join us Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm. in the SVES library.  

Come and learn the symptoms of anxiety, what’s typical, when to seek support and learn some strategies for home to support your child.

Presented by Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, owner and director of the Crossroads Family Counseling Center.

School Year 2019-2020 Magnet Program Information

Please click on the this link to learn more about the Magnet Programs at Hunters Woods and Bailey’s Elementary Schools.  Students in grades K – 5 are eligible to apply. 

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 2 months 1 week ago

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

Tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 10: Advanced Academics Referral Deadline

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 19-20 school year is Thursday, January 10th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials:

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 10th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.

Please refer to the AAP website  for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff  with any questions.

Calendar Reminders

- Friday, January 18: early dismissal at 1:05pm

- Monday, January 21: MLK Jr. Holiday- no school

- Friday, January 25: teacher workday- no school

- Monday, February 4: staff development day- no school

- Monday, February 18: President's Day Holiday- no school

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Lost & Found

Please claim lost and found items by Wednesday, January 24.  The lost and found is located in the school cafeteria.  After this date any remaining items will be donated to charity.

Parent Workshop: Managing Anxiety and Stress in Children

Please join us Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm. in the SVES library.  

Come and learn the symptoms of anxiety, what’s typical, when to seek support and learn some strategies for home to support your child.

Presented by Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, owner and director of the Crossroads Family Counseling Center.

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 3 months ago

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

Winter Break Is December 24 through January 4, 2019

Happy Holidays to all our Sunrise Valley families!  Have a happy, safe, and fun winter break!

Winter break starts on Monday, December 24, and ends on January 4, 2019.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Advanced Academics Referral Deadline

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 19-20 school year is Thursday, January 10th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials:

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 10th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.

Please refer to the AAP website  for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff  with any questions.

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 3 months 2 weeks ago

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

Tomorrow: School Picture Make-ups and Retakes
  • Thursday, December 6 (new date)
  • This is for students who were absent or not yet enrolled on School Picture Day, September 27, or are unhappy with their original portrait and would like another taken (student must return original picture package to photographer).
  • Be sure to let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake. 
  • Extra picture order forms are available in the school office.
Advanced Academics Referral Deadline

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 19-20 school year is Thursday, January 10th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials:

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 10th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.

Please refer to the AAP website  for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff  with any questions.

e-Notify Emergency Messages Will Be Communicated via New Vendor Beginning December 14

Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information. 

Parents and guardians who have included a cellphone number (in the cellphone field) on a student’s emergency care card will receive a text message on December 14 to confirm the account is set up to receive text messages from FCPS.  You do not need to do anything when you receive the text message from the new vendor, School Messenger, on December 14th. If you do not receive a text message, please check the contact information listed on your child’s emergency care card in weCare. Your cellphone number must be listed in the cellphone field in order to receive text messages from FCPS.

New this year, parents can enter their student’s cellphone number in weCare so that their student will also receive text messages for delayed openings, school closings, and late bus notifications. The student’s cellphone number will need to be entered in Section 4, under Additional Information.  If the student’s cellphone is listed in weCare, they will also receive the text message on December 14. 

Emergency and essential information includes:

  • Emergency
  • Delayed openings/school closings
  •  Attendance
  • Early release
  • Buses running late
  • Low lunch balance
  • Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs
  • Back to school information
  • Important testing dates

If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As a reminder, in addition to email and text messages, all FCPS weather delays and openings are also posted on Twitter, Facebook, FCPS website, school websites, and local radio and television broadcasts. Read more about Weather Cancellation Procedures.

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

Sunrise Valley News

GovDelivery 3 months 3 weeks ago

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

School Picture Make-ups and Retakes
  • Thursday, December 6 (new date)
  • This is for students who were absent or not yet enrolled on School Picture Day, September 27, or are unhappy with their original portrait and would like another taken (student must return original picture package to photographer).
  • Be sure to let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake. 
  • Extra picture order forms are available in the school office.
Advanced Academics Referral Deadline

The deadline to refer students in grades 2-6 for full-time, AAP Level IV services to begin during the 19-20 school year is Thursday, January 10th by 4pm. In addition to the mandatory Level IV referral form, parents may also submit the following optional materials:

  • A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Private ability testing done with George Mason or a licensed psychologist
  • Up to 4 single-sided pages of work samples that demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  • Up to 5 single-sided pages of a combination of awards/letters of recommendation

All items should be submitted together and addressed to Sara Balcanoff, AART. Parents may drop applications off in the SVES office at any time prior to the 10th. Applications cannot be accepted through email.

Please refer to the AAP website  for forms and information, or contact Sara Balcanoff  with any questions.

Calendar Reminder: Students Dismissed Three Hours Early on December 14

Students will be dismissed from school three hours early on December 14 for a school planning day. Classes will resume on Monday, December 17. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

In Case You Missed It: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed the announcement over the summer, the School Board adopted the calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school will be Monday, August 26, 2019, and the last day will be Friday, June 12, 2020. Notable dates include a three-day break for Thanksgiving (November 27-29, 2019) a two-week winter break (December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020) and a one-week spring break (April 6-10, 2020). See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

10824 Cross School Road Reston, VA 20191  | Main Office: 703-715-3800
Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

45 minutes 37 seconds ago
Sunrise Valley Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed