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Today: Supply Distribution

Today, Monday, October 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m. is a supply pick up.

The following grade levels are participating in this distribution day with new supplies:

  • First Grade – Handwriting Paper & Math Manipulatives
  • Second Grade – Writing Booklets
  • Fourth Grade – Book Club Books & Math Manipulatives

If you were unable to attend on September 21, we have some remaining grade level bags available for pick-up, which include art supplies that students will be using in art class.  Ms. Pieruccini will be available to provide curbside pick-up of library books (look for an email confirmation from her), so place those book requests!    

To assist us with this process, please place the following on a piece of paper, large enough for staff to read, in your windshield.  Distribution will take place within the bus loop (front of school) out of door 2 (cafeteria).  Please remain inside your car and a staff member will bring materials to you.      

  • Student First & Last Name
  • Teacher – Grade Level
Tonight: Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meeting

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding a parent information session to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

The meeting will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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Supply Distribution Day

We will be hosting our next supply distribution day on Monday, October 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m.  The following grade levels are participating in this distribution day with new supplies:

  • First Grade – Handwriting Paper & Math Manipulatives
  • Second Grade – Writing Booklets
  • Fourth Grade – Book Club Books & Math Manipulatives

If you were unable to attend on September 21, we have some remaining grade level bags available for pick-up, which include art supplies that students will be using in art class.  Ms. Pieruccini will be available to provide curbside pick-up of library books (look for an email confirmation from her), so place those book requests!    

To assist us with this process, please place the following on a piece of paper, large enough for staff to read, in your windshield.  Distribution will take place within the bus loop (front of school) out of door 2 (cafeteria).  Please remain inside your car and a staff member will bring materials to you.      

  • Student First & Last Name
  • Teacher – Grade Level
Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meetings

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding a parent information session to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

The meeting will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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

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Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meetings

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding two parent information sessions in October to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

Both meetings will cover the same information, so please choose the date that works best for you. While all parents are invited to attend, these meetings will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Thursday, October 8th at 9:00 am: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b9bfa85db58349eba632755a95741b93

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on Monday, October 12, for School Planning Day

As a reminder, Monday, October 12, is a school planning day and a student holiday.

Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development and planning activities and will not be available for office hours.

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

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

FCPS Is Providing Free Meals for Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that FCPS and other school districts can continue serving free meals to all children through December 31. FCPS has distributed more than 3.1 million grab and go meals since schools closed in March. The goal is to provide every FCPS student daily access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch.

Buses are delivering grab and go meals throughout the county. Several new bus routes have been added and some bus stop locations have changed. Any changes to bus routes are posted on the website by 5 p.m. each day. Meals on buses will be distributed Monday through Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Information about bus routes for food distribution is available online.

If there are bus delays while distributing grab and go meals, the information will be posted on the FCPS Bus Delay website. FCPS will also send a message to the affected school communities if a bus route is delayed.

Grab and go service hours at school sites have been extended to 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with both breakfast and lunch being served at the same time. 

Please Note: Breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays and Sundays are now being distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.  

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News from Advanced Academics

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding two parent information sessions in October to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year. Both meetings will cover the same information, so please choose the date that works best for you. While all parents are invited to attend, these meetings will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Thursday, October 8th at 9:00 am: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b9bfa85db58349eba632755a95741b93

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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

SVES News

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Supply Pick-up Reminder

A reminder that supplemental supply pick-up is this Monday, September 21 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. If you cannot make this event, please designate a neighbor, family member or friend to complete the pick-up as there will be no alternate pick-up dates. 

 

To assist us with this process, please write your child(ren)’s Last Name/First Name and grade on a sheet of paper, large enough to be visible by staff, and place in the front dash of your car. 

 

Below is a list of supplies included in this first pick-up.  If you have student specific materials, please pick up those supplies first through the Kiss & Ride loop and then proceed to the bus loop (front of school) for grade-level supplies.

Return to School Forms

Any forms that families need to return (i.e., Health Care Forms) can be returned Monday during supply pick-up, 12:00-4:00.

News from Advanced Academics
  • The full-time, Level IV AAP referral deadline for students in grades 3-6 newly enrolled in FCPS this year is October 8th. This deadline is for students who are seeking placement in a Level IV classroom this school year. If found eligible by the AAP Office, placement would begin at the start of the third quarter. To initiate the screening process, a Level IV referral form must be submitted digitally to Sara Balcanoff by the deadline. In addition to the referral form, a copy of ability test scores must be included. The AAP Office is unable to screen students without an ability test score.

 

  • The full-time, Level IV AAP referral deadline for students in grades 2-6 is December 1st. This deadline is for any student seeking placement in a Level IV classroom for the 21-22 school year. To initiate the screening process, please submit a Level IV referral form to Sara Balcanoff by the December 1st deadline.

 

  • More information on AAP services and links to appropriate forms can be found at Sunrise Valley’s AAP Information site. You must be logged into fcpsschools.net to view the site. This site can be viewed under students’ FCPS Google accounts. https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/aapatsves/home

 

Please reach out to Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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Sunrise Valley Library is Offering Curbside Pick-up of Library Books!

Your children can check out school library books through our library catalog and pick them up at a curbside location beginning Monday, 9/14. 

Directions for accessing the library catalog and selecting books can be found here, using your child’s @fcpsschools.net log in.

In addition to the Sunrise Valley ES curbside pick-up location, we will also offer weekly pick-up opportunities at Dogwood ES and at the Chestnut Grove Condominiums. 

Specific pick-up dates, times and locations will be outlined in the confirmation email you will receive when your child’s library items are checked out and ready for retrieval.

If you have questions, please email Katie Pieruccini, Librarian.

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Meet Our New Staff

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Olubukunmi Peters, Kindergarten

I’m delighted to join the Kindergarten team at Sunrise Valley. This will be my fifth year with FCPS. I hold a masters degree in education from GMU and a bachelor’s in design from FIT.

This year, I look forward to creating an inclusive learning environment for my students to connect with one another and feed their curiosity of the world around them.

In my free time, you can find me wandering through the forest eating wild berries, at local parks spending sweet time with my nieces, or west of Route 7 shopping for vintage clothing.

Lorraine Tran, Counseling

I'm super excited to be joining the staff at Sunrise Valley Elementary School. I earned my master's degree in counseling & development with a concentration in school counseling from George Mason University. Last year, I split my time between Flint Hill Elementary and Shrevewood Elementary. This school year, I will continue to share my time with Flint Hill while being the part-time school counselor at Sunrise Valley.

As a school counselor, I am a firm believer in fostering a growth mindset and cultivating resiliency. My goal is to support the well-being of all students, whether that be academically, socially, or emotionally. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy learning and immersing myself in different cultures. In my free time, I like to catch up with friends and family, especially my 5-year-old nephew. I am anticipating an exciting 2020-2021 school year, and I look forward to collaboratively working with all of you!

Megan Sharkey, Fourth Grade

I am thrilled to be joining the Sunrise Valley Elementary School community! I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and will be entering my sixth year of teaching. I have taught fifth grade for two years and sixth grade STEAM for three years, including experience teaching in advanced classroom settings. I am passionate about fostering and empowering lifelong learners in my classroom. My husband and I are excited to have recently relocated back to Virginia from Washington state. Some of my hobbies include being active in the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, experimenting in the kitchen, and I recently took up golf. I am looking forward to bringing my enthusiasm for learning to Sunrise Valley Elementary.

Ellen Meyer, Special Education

I am so excited to teach at Sunrise Valley Elementary School this upcoming year. I’m originally from the Midwest but have lived in Virginia for over 7 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a focus in special education. I recently received my master’s degree in special education with a certificate in applied behavior analysis from George Mason University.

I’ve taught special education in FCPS for 6 years in both a noncategorical classroom and an enhanced autism classroom. I love the joy, laughter, and creativity that is involved in teaching special education. I am continually inspired by my students’ unyielding perseverance. I am grateful for the role I get to play in their education and love seeing them succeed.

When I’m not teaching, I love hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends. I look forward to working with you all!

Hanna Nguyen, Second Grade

Hello, Sunrise Valley community! I am so thrilled to join the second grade team this upcoming year. I am a graduate of FCPS. I attended Garfield Elementary School from K-6 and went to South County Middle and High School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and my master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University. By chance, I was able to go back to Garfield Elementary to complete my student teaching where I taught fourth grade. It was surreal to work with and observe teachers that inspired me to teach! I’ve been a fifth grade teacher there for the past three years. I recently moved to Sterling, and I’m excited for this new opportunity to teach a primary grade here at Sunrise Valley.

As an educator, my goal is to make learning meaningful and engaging to empower my students to become curious thinkers. My focus is on building supportive relationships while differentiating my lessons to meet the needs of all my unique learners.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking different recipes, trying out new taco restaurants, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.

I am looking forward to working with the wonderful staff members at Sunrise Valley, and I can’t wait to meet my upcoming second grade students and their families!

 

Lisa Caminiti, Special Education

I am so excited to join the Sunrise Valley Elementary School team. Originally from the New York City area, I am relocating from California after 4 years of teaching special education in the San Francisco Bay area. 

After graduating from Hunter College in NYC with a degree in sociology, I attended Pace University and obtained a master’s in special education and have been teaching ever since. 

I began my teaching career in Brooklyn, New York and have loved the last 10 + years working with special education students in both the RSP and self-contained settings in a variety of unique and diverse cities. 

Although I'm a city person at heart, I am also a big fan of hiking and spending time outdoors and love exploring new cities and towns. I am new to Virginia and excited to experience everything this new home has to offer.

Dawn DeBaere, Art

I began my life as an artist in Northern Illinois. As a young girl, I watched my older sister work on her art projects for hours. I began to imitate her assignments and make them my own. As I grew older and took art classes myself, I knew that I wanted to be an artist.

I have always loved children. I began babysitting at a young age. As I got older, I began painting murals in children’s rooms and nurseries for family and friends.

I attended Illinois State University where I received my bachelor's degree in art education. I then taught two years at an elementary school in Northern Illinois.

Later, I moved to Las Vegas and taught art for six years at a year-round elementary school. I also continued my education with a master's degree in creative arts in learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I have been an active member of the National Art Educators Association for the past 12 years and have attended 10 of the annual professional development conferences around the country.

I am an active member of the Loudoun Sketch Club, a group of plein air painters that meet weekly.

This will be my fourth year teaching elementary art in Fairfax County. I also taught for seven years in Loudoun County.

In my free time, I love to go hiking and take photographs that I later use to make watercolor paintings. I have been able to travel to Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Australia. I enjoy incorporating my experiences into my lessons.

Renee Sheridan, Third Grade

My name is Renee Sheridan, and I am so excited to be the new 3rd grade teacher at Sunrise Valley! I grew up here in Fairfax County and graduated from Virginia Tech with my bachelor’s degree in history (go Hokies!). I am currently attending graduate school at George Mason to earn my master’s degree in education. I have experience working with kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade, both in a general and special education settings. Some of my passions outside of teaching include animals, Disney, and baking. I cannot wait to work with your students this year!

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Bell & Daily Schedule

The bell schedule for Sunrise Valley will continue to be 9:20-4:05. 

During the school day students will receive real-time, interactive instruction (language arts, math, science/social studies, morning meetings)Tuesday through Friday . The elementary day will include additional small group instruction, intervention supports, and independent learning activities assigned to students. The day will also include screen time breaks, lunch and family choice time. 

Sunrise Valley will release specific grade level daily learning schedules the week of August 17. 

For more information regarding the elementary school day please see the Superintendent’s most recent letter.

Technology Support

Please complete this form if you need a laptop.

Laptop distribution will take place at SVES on August 26 from 8:30-11:30 am and August 27 from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Each student will need a dedicated computer  since learning will take place throughout the entire  school day- it would be difficult to share a computer.  We ask that if you have a computer that your student can use for this purpose, to please not reserve a laptop.

Principal Coffee

On August 19, at 9:00 am, Mr. West and Ms. Younger will hold a principal coffee.  It is  an open forum for questions and conversation regarding the 20-21 school year. 

Please look for a link next week to join this session. 

Teacher Assignments

On Friday afternoon, August 28, we will email teacher assignments for the school year.  

Meet the Teacher

Our teachers and staff return to work next week.  At that  time we will work with them to plan our virtual ‘Meet the Teacher’ events for this year.  These events will take place the week of August 31.  More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

School Supplies

School supply lists for the 20-21 school year are available on the SVES website

These items were created for a yearlong in person school experience and are also suggested for virtual learning.  Please feel free to use existing supplies or replacement items. 

If you are in need of school supplies please contact Ms. Savory.  

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SVES News

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Kindergarten Orientation

We welcome all Kindergarten families to join us for our virtual Orientation on Friday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m.  This will be an opportunity for parents to be introduced to staff members of Sunrise Valley, hear an overview and highlights of the upcoming kindergarten school year, as well as time for questions and answers.  We look forward to seeing you! 

If you, or someone you know still needs to register, please contact Christie Panameno at cjpanameno@fcps.edu today!

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Kindergarten Virtual Meet & Greet

We will be hosting a Virtual Meet & Greet this Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 a.m. This is a chance to meet the Kindergarten team and for us to meet our new families.  A more formalized Kindergarten Orientation will be scheduled later in the summer.  We look forward to seeing you!  Please use this link to join our session. 

Principal Coffee for the 20-21 Learning Options

SVES will hold a Principal Coffee Thursday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m.  This will be an open forum, question and answer session, to support with information you may need to make the best health and safety decision for your child before the deadline, which has been extended to July 15. 

 

Please use this link to join the session: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/de7253bd899d41d8a237e5c6e56c4a7b

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