On The Run newsletter 2-25-2021

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Return to School Parent Handbook (All Grades)
  • Virtual and In-Person Daily Schedule & Placements (All Grades)
  • Transportation Planning Survey (Walker, Bus, Kiss & Ride) (All Grades)
  • Pick up your Kiss & Ride Sign (1-6 Grades)
  • Return to School Parent Coffee (All Grades)
  • Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home: A Behavioral Support Series for Families (All Grades)
  • Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Div B Team! (Grades 5 & 6)
  • CRES Student Publishes Book (All Grades)

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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On The Run newsletter 2-10-2021

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • New Bell Schedule (Starting February 16th)
  • Virginia Kindness Week Challenge (All Grades)
  • Return to School Parent Handbook (All Grades)
  • Return to School Parent Coffee/Parent Information Nights (All Grades)
  • In-Person Student Days and Bus Transportation (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run Elementary School redistricted from Longfellow MS to Cooper Middle School (All Grades)
  • Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home: A Behavioral Support Series for Families (All Grades)
  • CRES FIRST Lego League wins Regional Qualifier (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run ES PTO

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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On The Run newsletter 1-27-2021

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  • Reflex Math Update (All Grades)
  • 'Home & School Connections' and ‘Reading Connections’ Monthly Electronic Newsletters (All Grades)
  • Algebra I- Iowa Testing (Sixth Grade students in Advanced Math)
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home: A Behavioral Support Series for Families (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run Quiz Bowl team (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run ES PTO
  • Registration now OPEN- Chess & Science Olympiad, Div. A.

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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Important Information for Week of Jan. 18

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Dear CRES families,

We wanted to share some important information for the week of January 18th.

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on January 18 and January 20

  • Monday-No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) schools and offices closed
  • Tuesday- Normal School Day
  • Wednesday- No School (Inauguration Day) schools and offices closed
  • Thursday- Normal School Day
  • Friday- Early Release at 2:00 p.m. (last day of the second quarter)

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

 

Dry Erase Markers outside Door 1

As we wrap up the second quarter, students will soon be needing new dry erase markers to use at home with their whiteboards. We purchased enough dry erase markers for every CRES student to have two new dry erase markers. Please stop by CRES Door 1 Main Entrance tonight before 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. to get your child’s two dry erase markers. We will run out of markers if families take more than two for each CRES student, so please be mindful of the supply.

 

Distribution Cart Hours

The Distribution Cart will be outside Door 1 Main Entrance 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during normal weeks to allow you time to get your child’s resources at your convenience. Classroom teachers will continue to notify you if your child has any resources to pick up from school.

 

Yearbooks 2019-2020 Mailed home next week

We are thankful to the many parents who came to CRES to pick up their child’s 2019-2020 yearbook. We have packaged and will be mailing all remaining yearbooks early next week. If you ordered a yearbook last school year and did not pick it up, please look for it in the mail in the coming 10-12 days.

 

School Photos for the Current School Year

School photos for the current 2020-2021 school year are tentatively scheduled for March. We are working with the photographer to schedule picture day when all student groups return to school. We will have times reserved for our in-person students to take their school picture on the days they are in school and for virtual-only students to come to CRES for their photo as well. More information will be sent as we finalize arrangements to coincide with our return to school.

 

Have a wonderful long weekend.

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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Important Information for Week of Jan. 11

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Dear CRES families,

We are writing to make sure you received Dr. Brabrand’s January 6 message about the plan for in-person instruction. Current community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County remains high. After discussing the plan with the School Board and hearing from many parents and staff, it was decided to pause the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings. Dr. Brabrand will be providing the School Board an update on a new Return to School plan on February 2, 2021. 

We wanted to keep everyone updated on a couple of key pieces of information:

In-Person Groups/Cohorts

All Groups/Cohorts of students are paused from a return to in-person learning until a revised Return to School plan and timeline is developed and approved.  Dr. Brabrand will be providing the School Board an update on a new Return to School plan on February 2, 2021. 

Bell Schedule

The new CRES bell schedule will not begin on Tuesday, January 12th. We will remain on the same schedule we've been on all year until we begin to return in person.

Monday, January 11 Asynchronous

Monday will continue to be an asynchronous day for FCPS students. All grade levels will be asynchronous. Students will login to their homeroom Google Classroom to record attendance and will complete work asynchronously for the day. A small number of groups will continue to meet synchronously: Mrs. Grabel’s Third and Sixth Grade Level III groups, Mrs. Keller’s Fifth grade Singer’s Studio, Mrs. Keller’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Recorder Hangout, some small group intervention groups based on need. CRES staff have professional development scheduled for Monday, and this may also affect some other small groups that traditionally meet on Mondays.

 

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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On The Run newsletter 1-6-2021

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  • Yearbook Cover Contest- Submissions due January 19 (All Grades)
  • 'Home & School Connections' and ‘Reading Connections’ Monthly Electronic Newsletters (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run Book Fair Going on Now (All Grades)
  • Middle School Transition and Information Meetings (6th Grade only)
  • Algebra I- Iowa Testing (Sixth Grade students in Advanced Math)
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home: A Behavioral Support Series for Families (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run ES PTO

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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On The Run newsletter 12-3-20

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run Book Fair Going on Now (All Grades)
  • School Attendance (All Grades)
  • A Note from the Art Teachers- Watercolor painting starts next week (All Grades)
  • Reflex Math Update (All Grades)
  • Free Money from Shutterfly (All Grades)
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home: A Behavioral Support Series for Families (All Grades)
  • Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long From Home (All Grades)
  • Colvin Run ES PTO (All Grades)

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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Happy Thanksgiving

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Dear CRES families,

 

We wanted to take a minute to say thank you to everyone in our school community at Colvin Run Elementary School.  On Thanksgiving, we are asked to think about everything we have for which we are thankful.  While we are thankful for our families and everything we have, we are also thankful to be working with such wonderful students, staff and parents.  CRES is a special blend of dedicated professionals, caring and supportive parents, and students who care about each other and the importance of learning.  We absolutely love our jobs and look forward to coming into work every day.  Not everyone gets the privilege to experience this, so we are thankful for you and for allowing us to be a part of your children's lives.

 

Whether you are near or far, on behalf of our CRES staff, we hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of love and quality family time.

 

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

On The Run newsletter 11-19-20

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.

 

Highlights include:

  1. Are you receiving the On The Run newsletter?
  2. Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  3. Colvin Run Book Fair Going on Now (All Grades)
  4. Attendance (All Grades)
  5. Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals December 1 (Grades 2-6)
  6. Return to School Health Metrics, Student Groups & Asynchronous Dates (PreK-6)
  7. New! Employment Opportunities with FCPS
  8. Colvin Run ES PTO

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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PTO Fundraising-Important information

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Sent on behalf of our supportive Colvin Run Elementary School PTO.

 

Dear Colvin Run community,

 

A number of you have joined the CRES PTO this year and donated to our Direct Donation fundraising drive.  However, quite a number of you have still not.  I'm reaching out to you today to encourage you to join the PTO and donate.  

 

Direct Donation Drive

Our Direct Donation drive is our primary fundraising activity of the year, and at present, we are still only at 50% of our needed donations(!) The money that the PTO provides is critical to maintaining the curriculum enhancements and teacher stipend support that our school relies on each year.  You might think that the pandemic and online school have reduced our expenses, but in actuality, our expenses are approximately the same -- and with reduced in-person fundraising opportunities.  Year to year, the PTO spends approximately $140 per student.  Accordingly, we are asking for $25 to join the PTO for each family and for $125 per student (the same amount as in previous years).  If you cannot donate the published amount, all amounts are appreciated.  As always, your donation is fully tax deductible.  Simply click here to join the CRES PTO and make your donation.

 

Free Money from Shutterfly

Create meaningful holiday cards, photo gifts and personalized keepsakes that give back. Create your holiday cards and shop through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% OF ALL PURCHASES TO CRES PTO. 

Start today at: ColvinRun.ShutterflyStorefront.com

 

Many thanks in advance for your support,

 

Steve Gotts

2020 CRES PTO Fundraising Chair

cresfundraising@gmail.com

 

If you would like further information about what the PTO does and why this money is so critical, please view our Back to School informational video (click here).

 

For more information please visit: https://crespto.membershiptoolkit.com/membership

 

Happy Veterans Day

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Dear Colvin Run families,

We honor those members of our CRES community who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and thank their families for the unwavering support of our veterans and active military.

Today, people throughout the country take time to honor and remember all veterans from every war and conflict the United States has encountered and honor our active military who continue to defend the United States of America.

On behalf of our wonderful CRES staff, we thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day to those with us and those who are still with us in spirit.

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

 

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
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On The Run newsletter 11-6-20

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Click here to read the latest issue of our “On The Run” newsletter.  We delayed the newsletter to ensure we had the most updated information for your family.

Highlights include:

  1. Dragons Make a Difference (All Grades)
  2. Veterans Day Wall of Fame (All Grades)
  3. Colvin Run Book Fair Going on Now (All Grades)
  4. Colvin Run Kindergarten in the News (All Grades)
  5. Hybla Valley Elementary School Donation Drive (All Grades)
  6. Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals December 1 (Grades 2-6)
  7. Returning Student Groups & Asynchronous Dates (PreK-6) 
  8. New! Employment Opportunities with FCPS

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

1400 Trap Rd. Vienna Va. 22182 | Main Office: 703.757.3000
Attendance | Web | Facebook

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