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☀️ Farewell 2023-24

As we close the curtain on another successful year, I am incredibly grateful for your support. Thank you for placing your trust in me as I transitioned from into this new role. 

Your support, both inside and outside the classroom, is valued and appreciated. I extend a special thanks to our incredible families and PTA. Your volunteer efforts, from supporting field trips to programs like GREAT Art and Amazing Earth, and reviving enrichment programs, have greatly enhanced our students' learning experiences.

Throughout the year, we focused on helping our students RISE: developing Respect for themselves and others, fostering Independence as learners, prioritizing Safety in our school environment, and cultivating Empathy towards their peers.

Thank you for making this year a success. I wish you all a restful and joyful summer. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic year of learning and growth together!

📅 Reminder: Last day of School is June 12

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12. Students will be dismissed early at 2:05 p.m.

🎉 Sixth Grade Farewell Celebration - A Huge Success!

Our sixth-graders had a fantastic time at their farewell celebration on Thursday evening! A special thank you goes out to the sixth-grade parent volunteers who coordinated this memorable event and to all those who supported us throughout the evening.

The celebration featured music provided by DJ Platts, keeping everyone in high spirits. A variety of fun activities kept the party moving, and pizza, popcorn, and custard were enjoyed by all. Trivia proved to be a popular station, and the student slideshow was a heartwarming touch that showcased our incredible sixth graders.

As we approach the end of the school year, we can't help but feel a bittersweet sentiment. It's hard to believe these amazing students are rounding out their elementary school journey! We will continue to celebrate and recognize their achievements at the upcoming promotion ceremony on Tuesday at 9:45 AM.

👚Lost & Found

Please have your students check the lost & found (located in the cafeteria) for missing items. Unclaimed items remaining after June 12 will be donated to a local charity.  

🖍️ Order school supply kits for next year, deadline July 15!

Save yourself time and trouble this summer and order 2024-2025 school supplies through the PTA. Kits will contain all teacher-requested supplies and be delivered to your child's classroom in August.

Place your order now by July 15! 

All kits are competitively priced and include a 5% donation to the Sunrise Valley PTA.

Questions? Contact Heidi Driscoll

🛝 Calling all rising kindergarten families!

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know someone who does? Contact Alexis Estep to receive invites for summer kindergarten play dates, and make sure to join our Facebook Group (“SVES PTA”) for summer announcements. All play dates will be held at the Sunrise Valley Elementary School playground (behind the school). Currently, we have three rising-K play dates planned:

  • June 29 at 11am
  • July 23 at 11am
  • August 3 at 4pm

Current kindergarten families, we’re looking for a few of you to serve as “ambassadors” this summer! If you can help, contact Alexis.

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A Few Farewells...

As the school year draws to a close, our community experiences bittersweet endings for some. This year, we say farewell to several valued staff members who have left a significant mark on our school: Randy Platts, Andrea Pullella, Megan Petronzi, Melissa Scheibe, Megan Sharkey, Kevin Wittman, Jessica Howell, and Anna Huffer.

Whether they are stepping into well-deserved retirements, relocations, or pursuing new endeavors, we wish them all the very best in the next chapter. Their dedication, expertise, and presence will be deeply missed.

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👕 Pajama Day!

Our 6th graders will be celebrating their time at Sunrise Valley on June 6th, and the theme they have chosen is a pajama party. Let’s celebrate them by making it a schoolwide pajama day! Tomorrow, Thursday, June 6, is Pajama Day! Students are invited to wear their favorite pajamas to school.

📆 Dismissal Schedule for the Last Day of School

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12, 2024.  Students will be dismissed 2-hours early, at 2:05 p.m.

📖 Yearbooks for Sale

The yearbooks are in and they look fantastic!  Kudos to the yearbook team for their hard work creating a beautiful keepsake of this past year at Sunrise Valley. 

Yearbooks will be distributed to students who pre-ordered on Monday.  Any extra books will be sold in the office next week, while supplies last.  $16 cash or check payable to Sunrise Valley ES.      

🤖 South Lakes High School Robotics Camp 🧩 Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

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🗓️ Important Dates to Remember at SVES: May & June 2024

Get ready for a busy and exciting end of the year at SVES! Here's a quick look at some key dates to keep on your calendar:

  • SOL Testing:
    • Retakes: May 28-31 (for qualified students)
  • 5th Grade Medieval Day: May 31  
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Theater Works at GMU: May 31
  • PTA: Chipotle Fundraiser: June 3
  • Field Day: June 4 (rain date 6/7)
  • Chorus Concert: June 4
  • 6th Grade Celebration: June 6
  • SLHS Graduation: June 7
  • 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony: June 11
  • Last Day of School (2-hour early release): June 12
🚍Stuff the Bus

Our 2023-24 Stuff the Bus event collected an impressive 3,397.4 lbs of food! Watch this video highlighting the day's event! 

Take a moment to watch the two videos below that highlight why this event is so important, how it got started, and the significant impact the pantry has on our community. 

This first video was developed by Nico Beauchamp, a 2023 graduate of SLHS. It showcases a 10,000-pound food donation that we receive every other month, illustrating the process of food coming in and then being distributed curbside.

This second video was developed by students at Langston Hughes under the direction of Buffy Nitao.

👚Lost & Found

Please have your students check the lost & found (located in the cafeteria) for missing items. Unclaimed items remaining after June 12 will be donated to a local charity.  

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

👕Get your school swag by May 31!

The PTA is offering one last chance to purchase this year's spirit wear. Take advantage of reduced pricing and don't miss your chance to get this year's styles.

Purchase now, the store will close on May 31st

All orders will be delivered to students' classrooms on a weekly basis. Last delivery day will be June 7th. Limited quantities available for a limited time. Don't delay. Order yours today.

Questions? Contact Karina Mondragon

🗣️The PTA would like to hear from you!

All are invited to complete the Feedback Survey regarding this year's PTA programming. 

Please take five minutes to share your feedback and suggest ideas for next year through this online survey.  

Responses received by June 7th will be entered into a drawing for free Sunrise Valley spirit wear. You don't need to be a PTA member to complete the survey. 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Glynn

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🚍 Stuff the Bus Event

What an incredible day of community spirit! Today, principals from each of South Lakes Pyramid schools went on a donation drive, visiting all the schools to collect for the South Lakes Food Pantry. The outpouring of generosity was overwhelming! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed.

🗓️ Important Dates to Remember at SVES: May 2024

Get ready for a busy and exciting end of the year at SVES! Here's a quick look at some key dates to keep on your calendar:

  • SOL Testing:
    • Math: May 21
    • Retakes: May 28-31 (for qualified students)
  • PTA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A: May 21
  • Last PTA Meeting: May 22
  • 5th Grade Medieval Day: May 31  
  • Memorial Day - School Holiday: May 27
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Theater Works at GMU: May 31
🖥️ End-of-Year Assessment Scores

Family score reports for most spring assessments will be centrally distributed to families through SIS ParentVUE, with central mailing ongoing for VKRP assessments. 

  • iReady Grade 1-3 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/3 (non-PVUE delivery by the end of this year)
  • iReady Grade 4-6 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/24 (non-PVUE delivery before the start of next school year)
  • VKRP Grade K - expected central delivery via U.S. Mail the week of 7/8
  • WIDA ACCESS Score Reporting for Families - expected in PVUE the week of 5/28 (non-PVUE delivery by the end of June)

  • Official SOL Score Report: expected in PVUE the week of June 3 (non-PVUE delivery by EOY)
  • NEW“Parent Report” for SOL Growth for grade 3-8 reading and math tests: expected in PVUE by EOY (non-PVUE delivery EOY)
👥 Take part in the last PTA meeting of the school year!

Wednesday, May 22, 9:30am

All are welcome to attend the last PTA meeting of the school year on Wednesday, May 22, at 9:30am in the school cafeteria. Join us for pastries, fruit, and beverages to share feedback on this year's PTA programming and suggest ideas for next year. You don't need to be a PTA member to attend. If you can't make it in person, join us via this Zoom link. Questions? Contact Jennifer Glynn.

👕 Get your school swag now; end of year pop-up spirit store open!

The PTA is offering one last chance to purchase this year's spirit wear! Take advantage of reduced pricing and don't miss your chance to get this year's styles. Purchase now, store will close on May 31st!

All orders will be delivered to students' classrooms on a weekly basis. Last delivery day will be June 7th. Limited quantities available for a limited time. Don't delay. Order yours today! Questions? Contact Karina Mondragon.

✍️ Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

🏃 KidsRFirst Family Fun Run/Walk 🗣️ Community Conversations and Employee Conversations

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

 

Upcoming Community Conversations:

May 16, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Poe Middle School,

7000 Cindy Ln, Annandale, VA 22003  -

REGISTER  HERE

 

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 -

REGISTER  HERE

 

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

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SVES: Stuff the Bus Event

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STUFF THE BUS!

Our last week for Stuff the Bus is here! Please drop off all donated items in the designated bins in the front lobby or with the front office. The event wraps up on Friday morning as we gather donations from school to school to restock the SLHS pantry. Thank you for your generous contributions!

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☀️ THANK YOU: Teacher Appreciation Week

We had a SUNsational week honoring our Sunrise Valley staff! Thank you PTA and families for the many ways you recognized and celebrated our teachers.  The homemade cards, flowers, donations, snacks, lunch and so many more notes of appreciation made the week!  An incredibly BIG thank you to Holly Reynolds, who camped out at SVES for the week to make these events possible.  Check out our website for pictures and anecdotes from the week!

🪄 Talent Show Success!

Thank you, Laurice Nassif for leading the PTA sponsored Talent Show, and the many volunteers that made this event possible.  It was a huge success, and everyone enjoyed seeing the students showcase their talents.

🖥️ SOL Testing Starts Next Week!

Our students are prepared and ready to shine. To ensure a smooth testing season, please avoid scheduling appointments for your child during their test days.

If an absence is unavoidable, don't worry! Makeup opportunities will be available throughout the testing window. Students who qualify for retakes will have a chance to retest on May 28-31.

🗓️ Important Dates to Remember at SVES: May 2024

Get ready for a busy and exciting end of the year at SVES! Here's a quick look at some key dates to keep on your calendar:

  • SOL Testing:
    • Reading: May 14
    • Science: May 16
    • Math: May 21
    • Retakes: May 28-31 (for qualified students)
  • South Lakes Pyramid Stuff the Bus Event: May 17
  • PTA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A: May 21
  • 5th Grade Medieval Market (check-in with your child's teacher for specific dates)
  • Memorial Day - School Holiday: May 27
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Theater Works at GMU: May 31
🎬 Luther Jackson MS Presents: Matilda Jr

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☀️ HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

Next week (May 6-10) is Teacher Appreciation Week!

We think our Sunrise Valley teachers and staff are absolutely SUN-sational! That's why we're treating them to a "fun in the sun" themed week. Students can join in on the fun by taking part in the following next week: 

  • Tuesday: Students wear their teacher's favorite color.
  • Wednesday: Students bring a flower in for their teacher.
  • Thursday: Students bring a homemade card for their teacher.

Also, you can still sign up here to help! Questions? Contact Holly Reynolds.

 

This year, we're also joining other schools to help celebrate the teachers and staff at Dogwood Elementary School, which currently lacks a PTA. Help us provide a breakfast buffet, “afternoon tea” treat bags, and a card-making station in the cafeteria, so students can write notes of appreciation to their teachers. Sign up here to help! Questions? Contact Celeste Tarricone Lemrow.

🚘Safe Parking

Just a friendly reminder about parking! To keep everyone safe and avoid traffic jams, please use designated parking spaces or the Kiss & Ride lane for pick-up and drop-off. Parking in undesignated areas like the loading dock or curbs creates safety hazards, hinders emergency access, and causes congestion. Let's work together to prioritize a smooth and safe school zone for our school!

🤸 Sunrise Valley's Got Talent | May 7

Mark your calendars and join us in the cafeteria Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30pm for this free event. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Laurice Nassif.

🚲 Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day | May 8

To participate in Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day, have your child bike, walk, or ride to school on Wednesday, May 8, under their own power. Stop at the table out front to sign our poster and enter a free gift raffle. Be safe! You can ride on sidewalks, just use care when passing walkers. If you don’t have a safe route, park close and walk/bike/roll the rest. Questions? Need help planning a route? Contact Sasha Hafner.

🖍️FREE Preschool Opportunities Apply for Early Learning for Children Six Weeks to Four Years Old

The FCPS PreK and Early Head Start program is accepting applications for SY 2024-25. FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a high-quality early learning experience for qualifying income-eligible children ages six weeks to four years living in Fairfax County. Watch this video to learn more (also available in Spanish). 

  • Pre-K prioritizes children who turn 4-years-old by September 30 and also accepts applications for 3-year-old children.
  • Early Head Start is located at three elementary schools - Clearview, Crestwood, and Dogwood - and accepts applications from pregnancy to 2 years old.

Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Space is limited and based on income and educational risk factors, not first come, first served. Applications are accepted online, by email ([email protected]), or in person at FCPS’ Leis Center location in Falls Church. For questions about your application or status, please call 703-208-7900 (English) or 703-208-7901 (Spanish).

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Administrative Professionals Day!

This week we honored our amazing office team, Kate O’Neil, Melissa Simon, Andrea Pullella and Louise Radics with a luncheon, flowers and cards from our students! These ladies work tirelessly to make our day-to-day operations smooth!

LHMS’ Production of Bye Bye Birdie

Live out all your rock & roll dreams and swoon for LHMS’ Production of Bye Bye Birdie!

Performances are at LHMS on:

  • Thursday, April 25th at 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 26th at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27th at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

A show like this will sell out fast so purchase your tickets for $10.

Please bring cash to support our cast & crew by purchasing concessions and Break-a-Leg Grams for your favorites! 

Come camera ready to take pictures and get autographs from the stars! 

SVES Parent Night: May 1 Sunrise Valley's Got Talent! Tuesday, May 7

Mark your calendars and join us in the cafeteria Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:30 pm for this free event. All are welcome to attend. Does your child want to be in the show? Students must audition to participate, and audition forms are due TONIGHT at midnight. Sign up here.  

Questions? Contact Laurice Nassif  

Walk, Bike, Roll to School | Wednesday, May 8

To participate in Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day, have your child bike, walk, or ride to school on May 8th under their own power. Stop at the table out front to sign our poster and enter a free gift raffle. Be safe! You can ride on sidewalks, just use care when passing walkers. If you don’t have a safe route, park close and walk/bike/roll the rest.

Questions or need help planning a route? Contact Sasha Hafner

Teacher Appreciation

We think our Sunrise Valley teachers are absolutely SUN-sational! That's why we're treating them to a "fun in the sun" themed week. Join us May 6-10 to provide: 

  • Monday: Sidewalk chalk greetings.
  • Tuesday: Rossana Coffee Cabana and morning pastries. Students wear their teacher's favorite color.
  • Wednesday: Fill the lounge with snacks. Students bring a flower in for their teachers.
  • Thursday: Students bring homemade cards for their teachers.
  • Friday: Fiesta Lunch catered by Taco Zocalo.

Sign up here to help at Sunrise, and/or make a financial donation here to cover the cost of the luncheon. Questions? Contact Holly Reynolds.

This year we are also joining other schools to help celebrate the teachers and staff at Dogwood Elementary School (which currently lacks a PTA). Help us provide a breakfast buffet, “afternoon tea” treat bags, and a card-making station in the cafeteria so students can write notes of appreciation to their teachers. Sign up here to help at Dogwood.

Questions? Email Celeste Tarricone Lemrow

Help lead next year's PTA!

Congratulations to Angeline Van Evera and Geetha Estep for being voted Co-Presidents for the 2024-25 PTA. Are you interested in becoming more involved? Join next year's PTA Board and be part of the magic! Three positions are currently open:

  • Recording Secretary (takes notes, posts minutes)
  • Events Chair (recruits volunteers, helps lead PTA events)
  • Fundraising and Giving Chair (supports volunteers who raise money via sponsorships and give back through our community outreach programs)

Nominate yourself here. Board members will be voted on at the May 22 PTA Meeting (9:30 am, cafeteria).

Curious but don't want to commit?  Email Jennifer Glynn to learn more. 

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🥰 THANK YOU!

Thank you to our PTA and teacher appreciation volunteers, Holly Reynolds and Melissa DiLoreto, who delivered snacks right to classrooms on Wednesday afternoon – a much-needed pick-me-up in the middle of the week!  

📅 SAVE-THE-DATE! 📸 Spring Pictures Are Available Online!

Individual and class pictures are now available to view and order online.  The online code is your child’s student ID number.  All orders include free shipping until April 23.  Please contact Victor O’Neill Studios with any questions about the pictures: [email protected].

🖥️ Spring Assessments Have Arrived!

This spring, our students in grades K-6 will participate in a variety of assessments to measure their progress. These include:

  • VKRP (Kindergarten)
  • iReady (Grades 1-6)
  • DSA (Grades 1-6)
  • SOLs (Grades 3-6) (May 14: Reading SOL; May 16: Science SOL; May 21: Math SOL)

For important dates and more information on each assessment, please visit the SVES Testing & Assessment Hub. As you start planning medical appointments and other activities that might require your child to be absent from school, we kindly request that you consider the assessment dates. Minimizing the number of student absences on designated testing dates will enable teachers to focus on in-class instruction rather than conducting make-up sessions. Your support is greatly appreciated!

🎭 SLHS Theatre Presents Big Fish

Join us for a special Community Preview event for South Lakes High School Theatre Arts' musical presentation of Big Fish

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a charismatic storyteller whose fantastical tales captivate his son, Will, while also making him question what’s really true about his father’s life stories. Will reflects on his father’s larger-than-life stories, leading to an exploration of family, legacy, and the power of storytelling.

On Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00pm (before the main show dates on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th), students and families from the South Lakes pyramid schools are invited to an exclusive private viewing of this magical show with a $5 discount on each ticket. After the performance, you’ll have a rare opportunity to meet the cast and crew, take photos, and get their autographs. Youth t-shirts will be for sale and can be autographed!

Get your tickets online now, before this special preview sells out.

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🌷 Front Garden

On behalf of the Sunrise Valley community, I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Maggie and David Booth for their generosity in refreshing our front garden. It has become a truly welcoming space for everyone who visits.

🎤 WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

On Tuesday, March 12, I hosted a Principal Coffee focused on Family Engagement and Communication. The session was designed as a workshop to gather valuable feedback and insights on these important topics.  We recognize that we couldn't hear from everyone, and we'd love your input as we continue to develop our vision for Family Engagement and Communication at SVES.

  • Slides used during the workshop
  • Survey to provide feedback and input
📕 Last Call for Yearbook Orders: $16

Orders Close Monday, April 15th

Don’t miss out on this 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.  Purchase your yearbook here using school code 21466.  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school. 

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

As April unfolds, the spotlight shines brightly on our military-connected youth as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and communities come together to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. Purple represents military youth because purple combines all the colors of the military branches! 

📸 Spring Pictures Are Available Online!

Individual and class pictures are now available to view and order online.  The online code is your child’s student ID number.  All orders include free shipping until April 23rd.  Please contact Victor O’Neill Studios with any questions about the pictures: [email protected].

☀️ Summer Camp Resource

Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military. 

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Family Engagement Night: Raising our Children in a Digital World

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📅 SAVE THE DATE!

We need YOU, parents, to navigate this tech world with us! Join our Family Engagement Session: "Raising Our Children in a Digital World." Together we'll tackle social media's impact and build healthy digital habits for our kids!

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SVES: Kindergarten Orientation

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SAVE THE DATE: Kindergarten Orientation - April 18

Kindergarten Orientation will take place on Thursday, April 18th from 5-6pm.  This event is for Parents/Guardians and Rising Kindergarteners to visit the Kindergarten classrooms and meet the Teachers.  If you have not already done so, please RSVP.

Packets of the Registration documents will be available to take home and complete.  You can also find the Kindergarten Registration Bundle online.  When all the required documents are ready, please contact our Student Information Assistant, Andrea Pullella ([email protected]), for an appointment to complete your Registration or to email any completed documents. In addition to the above bundle of forms, you will need to provide the following (we will make the necessary copies): 

  • Enrolling Parent’s Government Issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) – we will make a copy
  • Student’s Birth certificate – we will make a copy
  • Proof of Residency in Fairfax County:
    • Deed OR Lease – we will make a copy
    • Residence of Someone Else (person to person)- three supporting documents (such as current utility bills, pay stub, license, registration, etc. with name and address)
    • Residency Attestation Form
  • Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form (Physical Medical Exam filled out by a doctor and dated within a year of the start of Kindergarten)
  • Immunization records (Please always update the school’s Registrar when new immunizations are received for the duration of your student’s time in FCPS.)
  • TB Test: For all students who were born in or have visited/resided in a foreign country included on the High TB Burden Country List, for a consecutive period of four weeks. It can be dated within the last 90 days of your registration paperwork.

For further information, please see the FCPS registration website and our SVES Kindergarten Flyers Cabinet webpage, which will be updated as needed for the 2024-25 school year in the coming months.

Feel free to share this information with your friends and neighbors who are in the SVES boundary and have a Rising Kindergartener! Use the FCPS Boundary Locator to verify which school’s boundary a residence is in. You must be living at this residence at the time of registration.

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🎤 WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

On Tuesday, March 12, I hosted a Principal Coffee focused on Family Engagement and Communication. The session was designed as a workshop to gather valuable feedback and insights on these important topics.  We recognize that we couldn't hear from everyone, and we'd love your input as we continue to develop our vision for Family Engagement and Communication at SVES.

  • Slides used during the workshop
  • Survey to provide feedback and input
☀️ Solar Eclipse: April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.
  • Student Viewing: Students will have an indirect viewing through the NASA website
📕 Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Sales close April 15

Don’t miss out on this 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.  Purchase your 2023-24 yearbook for $16 here using school code 21466.  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school. 

Orders close April 15. 

🏀 Last Chance to Pre-Order Tickets for the April 12 Basketball Challenge!

All Sunrise Valley families are invited to our annual Basketball Challenge at South Lakes High School, organized by the PTA. Join us as Sunrise Valley:

  • 6th grade students and teachers play basketball against Fox Mill
  • K-2nd grade students dance an adorable half-time show
  • K-5th grade students compete in halftime competitions

Save time and money and pre-order tickets and food** Ticket deadline extended. ** NEW deadline 12:000 p.m. Sunday, April 7**

Admission: $7/person or $25/family ($8/person or $30/family at the door)

Financial Assistance: Sunrise Valley PTA events are open to all families. To request financial aid, contact Jennifer Savory no later than Monday, April 8

Food & Drinks: Domino’s Pizza available for pre-order. Pizza by the slice, drinks, snacks, popcorn, and sweets available for purchase at the event (CASH ONLY).

Wear yellow! Shirts and cheer kits available for purchase onsite (CASH ONLY).

Volunteers: We still need a few hands to help sell tickets and food on site and clean up after. Sign up here! Great service opportunities for teens.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Glynn

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

As April unfolds, the spotlight shines brightly on our military-connected youth as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and communities come together to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. Purple represents military youth because purple combines all the colors of the military branches! 

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🌷 Spring Break

Wishing everyone a wonderful spring break.  Whether you are traveling or remaining close to home, I hope you are able to recharge and make some new memories as a family.  We look forward to welcoming our students back on Wednesday, April 3. 

Ashley Younger, Principal

  🗓️ Spring Break & Teacher Workdays

Monday, March 25, to Friday, March 29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, are school planning and teacher workdays. 

📚 Calling all Library Lovers

Sunrise Valley's book fair is next month!

Our beloved library is gearing up for its annual Book Fair, and they need our support to make it a resounding success. 

Important Dates:

  • Set Up Day: April 19th
  • Book Fair Days: April 22-26

Here's how you can help:

  1. Set Up (Apr. 19): Help transform the library into a literary wonderland with decorations and book arrangements.
  2. Book Preview (Apr. 22-24): Assist our eager readers in selecting books that will ignite their imagination.
  3. Order Fulfillment (Apr. 24-26): Help fill prepaid orders by selecting and delivering books to classrooms.
  4. Pack Up (Apr. 26): Help return the library to its original state by packing and storing materials.

Book Fair proceeds help enhance library programs and purchase books, resources, and equipment for the benefit of all students. Your involvement will help our library thrive.

Sign up here to volunteer!

Questions? Contact Allison Leonard, Sunrise Valley Librarian. 

📖 Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Don’t miss out on this 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.  Purchase your 2023-24 yearbook for $16 here using school code 21466.  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.  Orders close April 15. 

🏀 Sunrise Valley PTA Updates

Tickets now available for the April 12th Basketball Challenge!

All Sunrise Valley families are invited to our annual Basketball Challenge at South Lakes High School, organized by the PTA. 

 

Join us as Sunrise Valley:

  • 6th grade students and teachers play basketball against Fox Mill
  • K-2nd grade students dance an adorable half-time show
  • K-5th grade students compete in halftime competitions

Save time and money and pre-order tickets and food here now through April 5.

  • Admission: $7/person or $25/family ($8/person or $30/family at the door)
  • Financial Assistance: Sunrise Valley PTA events are open to all families. To request financial aid, contact Jennifer Savory
  • Food & Drinks: Domino’s Pizza available for pre-order; pizza by the slice, drinks, snacks, popcorn, and sweets available for purchase at the event (CASH ONLY).

Wear yellow! Shirts and cheer kits available for purchase onsite (CASH ONLY).

  • Grade K-2 students, register by Friday, March 29, to be part of our Pep Rally Team! Learn a short dance routine at recess and perform at halftime.
  • Grade 3-6 students, register by Friday, March 29, to join our NEW Spirit Squad! Cheer from the sidelines and form a "high-five tunnel" through which each team will enter the courts.
  • Volunteers: Looking for scoreboard operators, help with concessions and tickets, and event clean up. Sign up here! Great service opportunities for teens.
  • Donations: We're requesting donations of soda, candy, and snacks to sell at concession. Please order from our Amazon Wishlist

Questions? Contact Jennifer Glynn

Middle School VIP Summer Camp

Interested? Register here!

TECHSTRAVAGANZA 2024

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Principal Coffee

SAVE-THE-DATE: Principal Coffee with Mrs. Younger

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. 

WHERE: Cafeteria

TOPIC: Family Engagement & Communication 

I am eager to connect with you, discuss your thoughts, and gather your input on family engagement and communication at SVES. This session will be in a workshop style format. I look forward to our conversation!

Spring Pictures are Next Week: Wednesday, March 13

Victor O’Neill Studios is coming to Sunrise Valley to take individual and class pictures.  Photos will be available to purchase online 2-3 weeks after picture day.

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Don’t miss out on this 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.  Purchase your 2023-24 yearbook for $16 here using school code 21466.  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.  Orders close April 15. 

Register by Saturday for Sunrise Valley's Skate Night!

The PTA is happy to host a skate date at SkateQuest in Reston. 

All Sunrise Valley students skate for FREE on Sunday, March 10, 3:10-5:10pm (check in at 2:45pm). Other family members are $8 per person in advance by 12pm on Saturday, March 9, or $10 per person at the door (cash only). 

All skaters – whether free or paid – are encouraged to pre-register [http://tinyurl.com/SVESSkate24]. Questions? Contact Shreema Sanghvi Dungarani [[email protected]].

Sunrise Valley / Fox Mill Basketball Challenge - Order Spirit Wear Now Through March 15!

All Sunrise Valley students and families are invited to attend the Sunrise Valley - Fox Mill Basketball Challenge at South Lakes High School on Friday, April 12

Come cheer on Sunrise Valley as our 6th graders and teachers challenge Fox Mill in a series of games, and our K-2 Pep Rally Team performs a half-time show. Don’t miss this annual school-wide tradition filled with fun, food, and friendly competition. Stay tuned for more information, including ticket sales. 

Sunrise Valley is wearing YELLOW this year to support the Sun! View and order this year’s spirit shirt and swag packs [tinyurl.com/SVESBBShirt24]. Questions? Contact Karina Mondragon diNica at [email protected].

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Principal Coffee

SAVE-THE-DATE: Principal Coffee with Mrs. Younger

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. 

WHERE: Cafeteria

TOPIC: Family Engagement & Communication 

I am eager to connect with you, discuss your thoughts, and gather your input on family engagement and communication at SVES.  This will be a workshop style session. I look forward to the ideas that are generated!

Family Engagement Survey: Opens March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer our third Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Our families' feedback is critical in helping us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight on March 3. A public link will be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will also be available at each school. Please stay tuned for more information.

Spring Pictures: March 13

Victor O’Neill Studios is coming to Sunrise Valley to take individual and class pictures.  Photos will be available to purchase online 2-3 weeks after picture day.

Order your 2023-24 SVES Yearbook: $16

Don’t miss out on this 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.  Purchase your yearbook here using school code 21466.  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.  Orders close April 15.   

Support the students next week at Sunrise Valley's Show What You Know Expo!

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-7:45pm

We’re excited for over 100 students to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for a favorite subject at this annual Sunrise Valley PTA-sponsored FREE community event!

Participants: Please bring your poster to school the morning of Wednesday, March 6, where parent volunteers will collect them and arrive at Sunrise Valley at 6pm to check in.

Parents: We need help collecting boards, setting up the event, and cleaning up after the event. Volunteer here!

All community members are invited to join us between 6:30 and 7:45pm to view posters and interact with student presenters.

Help support our students and the Sunrise Valley community! Questions?

Contact Antonia Blackwood.

Register now for Sunrise Valley's Skate Night!

Sunday, March 10, 3:10-5:10pm (doors open 2:45pm)

Join us on the ice! The PTA is happy to host a skate date at SkateQuest in Reston.

All Sunrise Valley students skate for FREE on Sunday, March 10, 3:10-5:10pm (check in at 2:45pm). Other family members are $8 per person in advance by 12pm on Friday, March 9, or $10 per person at the door (cash only).

All skaters – whether free or paid – must pre-register as attendance is limited.

Shout out to our members and business sponsors for making this event possible. Special thanks to our business sponsor, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, for providing complimentary free hot chocolate at the event.

Questions? Contact Shreema Sanghvi Dungarani.

Chess + Yoga Enrichment Classes!

Sponsored by the Sunrise Valley PTA, the PTA is organizing two paid before-school enrichment classes that Sunrise Valley students can enroll in this Spring - chess and yoga. 

These are 7-class sessions that will be held on Wednesdays from 8:15-9am starting March 13. 

The cost is $150 (Chess) or $110 (Yoga). For more information and to register, visit here.

Registration opens on Sunday, March 3, at 12pm and is first-come, first-serve. Note that each class can have a maximum of 40 students.

Registration will open to PTA members 24 hours early. Members, watch your emails for an invitation Saturday, March 2, at 12pm!

Registration closes Sunday, March 10.  There are no refunds.

Scholarships available to students with financial need - please contact Jennifer Savory. 

Questions? Contact Shreema Sanghvi Dungarani.

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County Public School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

If Fairfax County Public Schools are delayed or canceled, enrichment programs are canceled too.

Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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