On The Run newsletter 6-24-2020

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June 28th- Sign up your child for Virtual Office Hours with CRES Teachers. (Optional)   See info below.

July 10th- Complete FCPS emailed "Return to School" Enrollment Form.  See info below. (All Grades Required)

As Soon as Possible- Register your child for school if new to CRES

 

Summer Office Hours (Telephone calls only- 703-757-3000)

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Table of Contents
  • Letter to Community
  • Continuity of Learning Summer Opportunities (All Grades)
    • Summer Learning Packets
    • iReady Reading and Math program (individualized learning)
    • Virtual Office Hours with CRES teachers
    • CRES Summer Fun Website
    • Special Education Services- Extended School Year
  • Thank you PTO Volunteers (All Grades)
  • Kindergarten Orientation (All Grades)
  • New Student Registration (All Grades)
  • Reflex Math program (All Grades)
  • Summer Reading Programs (All Grades)
  • FCPS "Return to School" Information (All Grades)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy Summer to you! We are so proud of the resilience and sense of community that continued to permeate as we all pulled together to support each other and our students. We know this spring has been hard on our students, staff and families. We also know this unprecedented time has allowed families time to slow down, enjoy more meals together, and find unique ways to still stay connected with other families and friends.

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July for students and parents. With so many camps canceled for the summer months, families may be also looking for opportunities for their kids. FCPS will continue to provide distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. If you want to access these optional opportunities, they are here for you to use, with flexibility, to fit within your family's schedule.

I know that summer is also meant to be a time for families to enjoy time together, rejuvenate and encourage kids to just be kids, and I am supportive of that important part too. Regardless if your family chooses to participate in any of these opportunities, I hope your child gets the chance to read every day, spend time writing and practicing math facts during the week, and enjoying a lot of time outdoors and with family. We hope for your family's continued health and wellness.

Take care,

Ken Junge

Continuity of Learning Summer Opportunities (All Grades)

Continuity of Instruction Summer Learning Packets (All Grades)

Students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page within Blackboard 24-7.  Use your child's FCPS credentials to access. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

iReady Universal Screener Reading and Math Program (All Grades)

Your students will have access to optional Reading and Mathematics online skills practice through the iReady program through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. This online skills practice is a game-based, interactive program, tailored to your child's specific strengths/needs, based on their Winter 2020 iReady assessments, for both Reading and Math. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities are available through Friday, July 31. Click here for a helpful tutorial “How To Use iReady at Home”.pdf

Virtual Office Hours with CRES Teachers (All Grades)

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one optional virtual office hour each week with one of our CRES staff members. To register your child for office hours, please click here and complete the registration form by Sunday, June 28th. This is an opportunity for teachers to provide academic assistance, answer questions regarding the packet material/iReady, and provide support for students and families when working through the packet or online iReady. There will not be new instruction or teaching of any lessons. Students who sign up have the option to use these sessions as needed.

The schedule is as follows: 

  • Kindergarten: Mrs. Scarboro: Tuesdays 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Grade 1: Mrs. Abernathy: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Grade 2: Mrs. Franklin: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Grade 3: Ms. Carroll: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Grade 4: Ms. Seiler: Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 
  • Grade 5: Mrs. Clausen: Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Grade 6: Mrs. Bunch: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Special Education: Ms. Matthews:  Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Mrs. Johnson: Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

On Mondays, we will email those families with the specific link to log in to the Virtual Office Hours.  We know you may not be ready to sign up for Virtual Office Hours yet, so we will check this sign-up each Friday and send a link to any new families who choose to participate at that time.

CRES Summer Fun Websites

We hope you child will continue to utilize the following links found on our CRES Learning Links website:

Your child will use their FCPS Student ID and FCPS password to access the below programs:

  • MyON to read both fiction/nonfiction (login required)
  • Tumblebook Library (designed for K-3rd grade) to read both fiction/nonfiction, graphic novels, read alouds, etc. (login required)
  • Tumblebook Cloud Jr. (designed for 3rd-6th grades) to read both fiction/nonfiction novels (login required.)
  • Pebblego for emerging readers to read nonfiction. (No login required)
  • Type to Learn for current 3rd & 4th grade students to practice their keyboarding skills. (login required)
  • Typing Practice for K-2nd grade to practice their keyboarding skills. (no login required)
  • Wixie will be available all summer long as well!

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12th grades, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown. 

This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

Thank you PTO Volunteers (All Grades)

Thank you to all of our Grade Level Room Parents, PTO Board Members, and volunteers for their hard work this year supporting our teachers and students. Your dedication, along with the hard work of our many, many parent volunteers, truly help make this a school community where everyone collaborates towards a common goal. The K-6th grade students enjoyed each of the activities planned this year.  Thank you to each parent who volunteered their time this year to make our school events such an outstanding success.  Have a great summer!

Kindergarten Orientation Information (All Grades) 

We had a virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, May 19th.  Please click the links below to access this virtual kindergarten orientation where you will learn more about the experiences your child will have at CRES.

Click below to learn more about our school and the Kindergarten program.

 

New Student Registration (All Grades)

Registration details are available on our CRES website:  https://colvinrunes.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Registration website for required registration packets.

Once your child’s registration forms have been received by our school registrar, you will be kept updated with any pertinent information regarding the start of our 2020-2021 school year.

At this point in time we do not have a date staff will be returning to school, however, processes are in place for parents to register their child for CRES for the upcoming school year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school registrar, Kerry Henry.

Reflex Math- 2,698,539 facts solved (All Grades)

Each of our K-6th grade students has their own Reflex Math account, and we encourage your child to continue practicing their Math facts.  This online skills practice is a game-based, interactive program, tailored to your child's specific mastery of math factsThe program is purchased to provide a specific focus on our Kindergarten - Sixth grade students to master their math facts (K and 1st grades- addition and subtraction; 2nd-6th grades multiplication and division).

Our students solved a combined total of 2,698,539 as of June 15th. We had 678 students log into their account this year, for an average of 3,980 problems solved per student. We emailed over 600 milestone certificates to families and will continue this over the summer as we continue to celebrate their children's hard work.

We are excited to be continuing this program for summer 2020. Thank you to our PTO for helping us fund this opportunity for our students. This is a great way to help your children practice their math facts during the school year and over the summer months.

Summer Reading Programs (All Grades)

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Programs

The Fairfax County Public Library has developed several summer reading programs for youth and adults. Click here to take a look at different programs you can utilize with your children this summer.

Project CRES “Children Reading Every Summer”

CRES is encouraging each student to take time to enjoy reading a book this summer. You might decide to read while relaxing at the beach or under a shaded tree in your backyard. Have someone take a picture of you reading a book, then fill in the sheet titled, Children Reading Every Summer. Return the paper to the Front Lobby at Meet the Teacher or on the first day of school. They will be displayed around Colvin Run for you to see what your friends enjoyed reading this summer.

Remember to put your first and last name on the paper. Those students who return their paper will be entered into a drawing to create a feature video for our annual PTO Book Fair aired on CRES 4-1-1. Click here to print your child’s copy. Happy Reading!!

FCPS "Return to School" Information  (All Grades)

Click here to view Dr. Brabrand's message sent to families 6/23/2020.

Please be on the lookout for the FCPS generated email "Return to School" enrollment letter asking you to state your return to school preference.  It’s critical for FCPS to know your choice by July 10 so we can begin planning virtual and in-person class schedules.

Click here to view the website dedicated to the "Return to School" Timeline and helpful information.

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June 12th- Last Day for "Pick-up/Drop off" of Belongings

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Dear Colvin Run families,

Our last Student Personal Belonging Pick-up/ Drop off will be Friday, June 12th  8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.  We adjusted the time so not to interfere with the 6th grade students' community car parade.

 

Take care,

Mr. Junge

 

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Student Personal Belongings - June 12th (8:30-10:00) Door 1

  • We have placed all of your child's personal belongings into a paper bag ready for you to pick up.  Thank you to the many families who were able to pick up their items May 29th.  We will have our final personal belongings pick up Friday, June 12 for any family who was not able to attend the May 29th event.  Each child has their own paper bag with their name on it waiting for you to pick up.  We will have our 'contactless pickup' and need your help to ensure your health and the health of our staff members.  6th Grade students will have the opportunity to pick up their items between 10:30-11:30 a.m..

Third grade Violin return - June 12th (8:30-10:00) Door 1

  • All third grade students must return their violin before summer begins.  Families should place the violin in the back of their vehicle and come through the lower Parking Lot to Door 1 to return it through our ‘contactless’ drop off.

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Laptops - June 12th (8:30-10:00) Door 1

  • All Kindergarten-Fifth Grade students who are returning to Colvin Run ES in the fall should keep the laptop for summer use.  FCPS will be offering optional digital summer opportunities for students to stay engaged in their learning June 29-July 31, so families are encouraged to keep their laptop over the summer.  More information will be shared in an upcoming newsletter.  6th grade families received a separate email regarding this information as it pertains to them.
  • Any Kindergarten-Fifth grade student not returning to CRES must return their laptop.   Families should place the laptop in the back of their vehicle and come through the lower Parking Lot to Door 1 to return it through our ‘contactless’ drop off. 

Lost & Found - June 12th (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) Door 1

  • Friday, June 12th, families can search through Lost & Found for any forgotten items.  You will find the Lost & Found items outside of Door 2 in front of the school.

Library Books - June 8 through June 12th (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily) Door 1

  • If you have only Library books to return, you may stop by CRES and place them in a bin located outside Door 1 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily.

Home Preparation for Your ‘Contactless’ Pick up

  1. Last Name Sign- Create your Family's Last Name on a homemade sign or use your Kiss and Ride Sign.  Make sure the sign shows the last name of your child.
  2. Library Books- Place all Library books into one ‘family’ bag (plastic or paper) to return.  Even if you have multiple children, place all library books into one bag.  If you have an overdue Library book, the Librarians emailed you this week with the name of each book and a picture of each book needing to be returned.
  3. Individual Child bag of returned items- Create one bag (plastic or paper) for each of your children clearly labeled with their name and grade. (Jess Dragon 1st Gr., James Dragon 3rd Gr.). Place anything from home (classroom book, chorus folder, borrowed resource, etc.) that needs to be returned to the school. 
  4. Place the Library book bag and individual child bags in the trunk area of your vehicle.

Click here for visual of bagging to ensure a quick return.

 

Process

  • Friday, June 12th 8:30-10:00 a.m., we will have an open window for families to stop by at any time convenient to them.

"Pick up/ Drop off" Location: Lower Parking Lot Door 1 (Main Door)

  • Drive straight in the lower parking Lot to Door 1. 

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On The Run newsletter for May 28, 2020

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Dragon Days Calendar

 

May 29        Deadline for Parent Input Survey

May 29        Student Belongings Pick-up.  Families must sign up

June 9        Sixth Grade Parents receive Promotion Ceremony Digital folder

June 12       Last Day of School

June 12       Sixth Grade students return laptops  (Sign-up coming)

                    Third Grade students return violins (Sign-up coming)

Table of Contents

  • CRES Student Placement-Parent Input Survey 2020-2021 (All Grades)
  • Student Belongings Pick Up Plan (All Grades)
  • How to Add Specialists Google Classrooms to Your Child’s Google Classroom screen. (All Grades)
  • Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Digital Folder (6th Grade)

Dear Colvin Run families,

On behalf of all of the support staff at Colvin Run, we would like to extend our thanks to you and your children for helping make Support Staff Appreciation Week special for our amazing support staff.

Your children's classroom teachers have worked with you and your children to create special digital thank you messages to our wonderful support staff.  Our front office staff will also be on-site tomorrow if you have any messages of appreciation you would like to deliver.

- Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

CRES Student Placement-Parent Input Survey 2020-2021 (All Grades)

As we start planning for next year, if you would like to provide input to be referenced during class placement, please complete this OPTIONAL survey regarding your child's learning environment by Friday, May 29th. This form provides an opportunity for parents to provide input the school will reference as we position your child for continued academic success. Class placements are decided using a myriad of factors, so it MAY NOT be possible to honor all below information. By the end of the school year, your child's classroom teacher has worked hard to place your child into a class for next year and they will reference your input while completing class placements. Click here to access this OPTONAL survey.

Student Belongings Pick Up Plan (All Grades)

Student Personal Belonging Pick-up for Friday, May 29th 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. It looks to be a 50% chance of patchy thunderstorms, however we will continue as planned for tomorrow’s pick up.  If families have pop-up canopy tents, we would appreciate borrowing them.  Please email kjjunge@fcps.edu if you have one we can borrow tomorrow.

Detailed Map and Information

Click here to view detailed directions and a map of your Last Name specific Route.  Please review details to ensure a smooth pick-up process.

Sign-up Genius by Student Last Name

You must sign-up to pick up your child’s belongings tomorrow, May 29th. Sign-up for a time slot to pick up your child’s belongings.  The sign-up closes tonight, Thursday, May 28th.  Please sign up for a time to retrieve your child’s belongings.

Student Last Name A-G  

Student Last Name H-P

Student Last Name Q-Z

How to Add Specialists Google Classrooms to Your Child’s Google Classroom screen. (All Grades)

Click here to access our Colvin Run Distance Learning Resource Guide containing detailed Directions to Add Specialists Google Classrooms to your Child’s Google classroom screen (page 5).

Specialists are excited to have OPTIONAL live Specials sessions for students to access during the week.  These optional classes give your child the opportunity to continue to enjoy their specials sessions for the remainder of the school year.  These sessions are organized by grade level, so if the time/schedule does not fit into your family’s schedule, that is completely understandable. We are supportive of you doing what is best for your family.

Several of these specials are happening weekly for the next three weeks, so please enjoy them as your schedule permits. We suggest your child add the Specialists Class Codes in advance of the sessions they would like to attend, so they can log in for that Specials session. 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Digital Folder (6th Grade)

Sixth Grade parents will receive their child's promotion certificates and other applicable certificates in the mail the week of June 8th.  We will also send families a digital folder containing our promotion ceremony speech.  We hope families will use these resources to help honor our promoting sixth grade class. 

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On The Run newsletter for May 14, 2020

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Dragon Days Calendar

May 17        Complete Laptop Request form Kindergarten-2nd Grade

May 19        Kindergarten-2nd Grade Laptop Distribution

May 19        Kindergarten Virtual Orientation 2:00 p.m. 

                       - See Blackboard Collaborate link in article below

May 19        CRES Health Room Medication pick-up

May 25        Memorial Day (No School)

May 29        Deadline for Parent Input Survey

June 12       Last Day of School

Table of Contents

  • CRES Student Placement-Parent Input Survey 2020-2021 (All Grades)
  • Kindergarten Orientation, May 19th 2:00 p.m.- (Kindergarten only)
  • Kindergarten Registration (Kindergarten only)
  • Laptop Distribution for Distance Learning (Kindergarten-Second grades; select Third-Sixth grades)
  • CRES Health Room Medication (students with medication in school)
  • Classroom Belongings Pick-up - Stay Tuned (All Grades)
  • Progress Reports (All Grades)
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month  (All Grades)

Dear Colvin Run families,

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff at Colvin Run, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to PTO President Erin Mascatello, PTO Board, and all of the families of Colvin Run, for making Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week so special for our teachers and staff.

We have begun planning to show our appreciation to our cafeteria, front office, SACC, and custodial staff the week of May 26-29. More to come on ways to say thank you to these essential staff who help make CRES such a wonderful place.

- Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

CRES Student Placement-Parent Input Survey 2020-2021 (All Grades)

It’s hard to believe we are already thinking about next year, however the end of the school year will be here before we know it. As we start planning for next year, if you would like to provide input to be referenced during class placement, please complete this OPTIONAL survey regarding your child's learning environment by Friday, May 29th. This form provides an opportunity for parents to provide input the school will reference as we position your child for continued academic success. Class placements are decided using a myriad of factors, so it MAY NOT be possible to honor all below information. By the end of the school year, your child's classroom teacher has worked hard to place your child into a class for next year and they will reference your input while completing class placements. Click here to access this OPTONAL survey.

Kindergarten Orientation, May 19th 2:00 p.m.- SAVE THE DATE (Kindergarten only)

We will have a live virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Parents should click this link to access this virtual kindergarten orientation where you will hear Mr. Junge, Mr. Soderstrom, and Kindergarten teachers provide an overview regarding the learning opportunities your child will have at CRES and answer questions.

Click below to learn more about our school and the Kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Registration (Kindergarten only)

If you or anyone you know, has a child who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2020, please let us know, so we can help you register them as soon as possible.

Children who are 5 years old by September 30, 2020 are eligible to enter kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration details are available on our CRES website:  https://colvinrunes.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21.  If you have not completed this form, please complete it to be added to our distribution list for upcoming information and events.

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

Once your child’s registration forms have been received by our school registrar, you will be kept updated with any pertinent information regarding Kindergarten 2020-2021.

At this point in time we do not have a date staff will be returning to school, however, processes are in place for parents to register their child for kindergarten at CRES for the upcoming school year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school registrar, Kerry Henry.

Laptop Distribution for Distance Learning (Kindergarten-Second grades; select Third-Sixth grades)

Laptop Distribution Date: Tuesday, May 19th

Deadline to complete form: Complete this form by Sunday, May 17th.

This distribution of laptops includes our kindergarten-2nd grade AND any remaining 3rd-6th grade families who need additional laptops at home to support our Distance Learning, so please make sure to register your Kindergaren-6th grade child if they need a laptop to use.  We had two successful distributions for our 3rd-6th grade students, using this map and directions.

You must register to be eligible to pick up a laptop Tuesday, May 19th. 

Those needing a laptop will follow a 4-step process detailed on this form to:

  1. Register for a laptop
  2. Sign-up for a time in the Sign-up Genius
  3. Complete a health screening form
  4. Complete and email a device parent permission slip

All links to complete the 4 steps are in the form.

CRES Health Room Medication- May 19th (students with school medication)

To efficiently and effectively return CRES Health Room medication to our families, those families with medication still at school can complete this Sign-up Genius to reserve a time to pick up your child's medication.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4DAAA92BA1FF2-colvin3

Classroom Belongings Pick-up - Stay Tuned (All Grades)

Our teachers are preparing to return student belongings and pack up our classrooms for the summer.  As we prepare to return your child's belongings to them, please take time to gather any classroom books, Library books, or other school-related items we will need back.  We will be organizing times for contactless pick-up of your child's belongings after Memorial Day.  Stay tuned as we finalize dates and a Sign-up Genius for you to schedule time to pick up and drop off items at school.

All instruments will be collected AFTER school dismisses in June.  Please keep practicing them.

Progress Reports (All Grades)

Third quarter progress reports are currently visible in ParentVUE using your SIS parent credentials. 

The county anticipates the printed progress reports will be provided to the postal service by May 23rd. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.   To gain access to student progress reports in a timely manner, ParentVUE is recommended.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month  (All Grades)

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. FCPS wants all parents and guardians to know that your school psychologist, school social worker, and school counselor are available for consultation and support on concerns such as anxiety, peer relationships, depression or other social and emotional issues. They can also provide a list of mental health resources.

Please contact your child’s teacher or school counselor to connect with one of the mental health providers. Please click here to learn about resources and ways to support Mental Health and Resiliency, and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies with your child.

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Week of April 27th Updates

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Dear CRES families,

It has been wonderful seeing so many students on our Google Meet platform last Thursday and again this morning.  We appreciate your ongoing support for our teachers and students as we all worked to ‘roll out’ our synchronous face-to-face learning platform, in addition to our many asynchronous learning resources and opportunities.  Please see the below information and updates as we work together to support the continued growth and success of your child.

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

 

“Distance Learning Guide and Schedules for Families”

With so many CRES and FCPS resources available to you and your child, we linked them into one document for your reference.  Please also continue to reference your child’s classroom Blackboard/Google Classroom account for teacher/grade level specific resources and learning opportunities.

Click here and bookmark the link to access our "CRES Distance Learning Guide and Schedules for families". We will update this school-wide guide, based on feedback, to ensure it is a valuable resource for parents and students.  We will not send subsequent emails regarding updates to this guide, so please reference this guide regularly.  The most recent updates are on the first page of the document. 

  • Added Distance Learning FAQs link
  • Added Essential Standards link- details topics and standards students need to learn during 4th quarter.  Separated by grade levels and subject areas.
  • Added May "Home & School Connection" and "Reading Connection" newsletters.

 

 

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