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

 

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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
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Front Office Closed today & Library Book Fair begins

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Front Office Closed Today

Colvin Run ES Front Office will be closed November 3, 2020. We will reopen 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 4.

 

Distribution Table Closed Today

The Distribution Table outside of Door 1 will be closed today. Families will be able to pick up any items (paint set, Scholastic News magazine, clay, etc.) Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Colvin Run Book Fair Going on Now

The Colvin Run ES Fall Book Fair has started!!

Please use the following link to access all of the exciting new titles that we have hand-picked for your children.

Click Colvin Run ES Fall Book Fair to access a comprehensive curation of books.

If you need help selecting books, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Mulry (Mrs. Mulry's email). 

All purchases support our Library.  Thank you for your support.

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Important Information for Week of 10/27/20

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DRAGON Calendar

October 30     2-hour early release

October 30    Kindergarten in-person pilot will have in-person learning with a 2-hour early dismissal.

October 30     New Family Principal Coffee (8:30-9:00); PTO Meeting (9:00-9:30).  See information from 10/25/20 On The Run newsletter

November 2 & 3  No School

November 6   Book Character Day- students are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character.  This is the only day they will dress up in a costume for school.

November 11  Veterans Day (See below for information)

Virtual & In-Person Learning Platforms

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is planning to bring additional student groups back to school for in-person instruction in the near future. We will follow strict safety and health protocols to minimize health risks for students and staff. To learn more, visit here.

Colvin Run ES staff will hold a Community Conversation on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM.  If you are interested in receiving the link for this community conversation, you will need to sign-up here.  Because this communication is public, we are unable to post the link here. We will send the link only to registered participants on Wednesday afternoon.

The following groups of students will be returning to in-person instruction:

Group 5 - Kindergarten

Week of November 16

Group 6 - Grade 1 & 2

Week of November 30

Group 7 - Grades 3 - 6

Week of January 4

*Note: Start dates above are tentative and subject to change  

We will use concurrent instruction for students who receive in-person instruction. This means students who elect in-person instruction will receive two days of teacher-led instruction in the school building and two days of teacher-led virtual instruction at home. 

***Here is a video that demonstrates a model how concurrent classrooms could look. CRES kindergarten in-person classrooms are piloting a concurrent classroom setup that looks slightly different than this yet continues to provide two days of in-person and two days of virtual learning for our in-person students.

Students who elect all-virtual learning will continue to receive four days of teacher-led virtual instruction at home.

In either format, Mondays will be a full day of independent learning for students to give our teachers more time to prepare and plan the week’s lessons. 

Additionally, in order for teachers to have the time to prepare for this change in instructional model, FCPS has set aside the dates below for students to work independently.  These will also be full days of independent learning for students.

Grade

Dates

Kindergarten 

November 9, 12*, 13*

Grade 1 & 2 

November 20, 23, 24

* Kindergarten 'in-person' pilot students may be able to come into school during these dates. We are working with Transportation and will update families as soon as we have an answer.

Virtual vs. In-Person Learning Selection

Important note: As communicated this summer, we created classes based on parents' July 15 selection.  Most students at Colvin Run ES were placed in classes based on this selection.  At this time, a change in selection will result in a change of class assignment and classroom teacher. Knowing the potential impact to students and teachers that may occur as students switch platforms, we will evaluate any changes to determine if the current class size and teacher assignments can accommodate the requests prior to approval.

We will continue to strive to minimize the impact of this transition on students as we work to accommodate everyone’s preferences. We will continue to honor the choice you made in the FCPS July survey to determine the setting for instruction and no further action is needed. 

  • If you chose in-person instruction, we will assume your student(s) will return to in-person instruction in accordance with the schedule above. 
  • If you chose all-virtual instruction we will assume you will continue in that format. 

If your circumstances have changed and you would like your child to change learning platforms, please pay special attention to the information below.

  • Please complete this Form to update your choice by 11:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, and we will try to accommodate your request based on the availability of staff and space. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue on this journey to deliver the best instruction for all FCPS students.

Sincerely, 

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

Book Character Day November 6 - Dress up/ Costumes

On Friday, November 6th, your child will have the opportunity to wear a costume or dress up as their FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER to celebrate our Library Virtual Book Fair, which kicks off Monday, November 2nd.

Students are not to wear costumes to school October 30th.  Students wearing costumes will be asked to change before rejoining class.  If your family celebrates Halloween, as long as there is a book to match the costume, students are permitted to wear the costume on November 6 to participate in Book Character Day.  All students are encouraged to dress up Friday, November 6 to celebrate the first week of our Virtual Book Fair and a love of books.

 

Veterans Day Wall of Fame

On Wednesday, November 11, we will highlight our United States veterans and active military with a Wall of Fame.  We will be creating a Veterans’ Hall of Fame on which our CRES families can honor/remember our school community’s veterans and active military.  Click here for an information sheet to be completed and dropped off at Door 1 with a picture of the veteran.   We will post the picture and information sheet on a school-supplied ‘ready-made’ poster (see picture).  We will hang the poster in the Cafeteria windows for families to view from outside.  Families may bring in a picture and information sheet to add to a ready-made poster in the Front Office starting Friday, October 30.  All Hall of Fame posters must be submitted by Tuesday, November 10.  If you have your poster from last year, please drop that off for us.

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On The Run newsletter 10-25-20

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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. Is your child Asynchronous or having a Reduced School Day? (All Grades)
  3. Yearbooks are here! Clay and Art kit for 2nd Quarter Pick-up starts Monday. (All Grades)
  4. Battle of the Books 2020 and Virtual Book Fair is about to begin!! (All Grades)
  5. “Go Paperless” Progress Report Option Now Available (All Grades)
  6. Return to School Plan (All Grades)
  7. “In-Person” Kindergarten Pilot program (Kindergarten only)
  8. Level IV AAP Screening Process Q&A Videos with Mrs. Grabel (2nd-6th Grades)
  9. PTO News and Updates
  10. Community Updates

 

Take care,

Mr. Junge and Mr. Soderstrom

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