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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

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UPCOMING DATES:

Wed. 5/25 @ 7pm - PTA Membership Meeting

5/30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic (during school day)

Sun. 6/5 @ 2pm - Popsicles on the Playground for rising Kinders

Mon. 6/6 @ 2pm - ‘Senior Day’ at SLES

Mon. 6/6 @ 4pm- Retirement Celebration

Tues. 6/7 - Field Day (during school day)

Wed. 6/8 - Year-End Picnic

Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School *2hr. early release

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PTA Meeting, Wed. 5/25 @ 7 pm - both virtual and in-person

We'll meet IN PERSON for our last PTA meeting of the year in the SLES library. As we're voting on next year's Board, attendance is important! We'll review the minutes from the previous meeting, vote on the 2022-2023 Board, and review the Treasurer's Report and upcoming Audit Committee's work. In-person attendees will have an opportunity for a sneak peek into the garden.

 

Retirement Celebration, Mon. 6/6 @ 4pm-5pm Blacktop

Several of our staff members are retiring at the end of this year. Join as we celebrate their new adventures and thank them for their service to SLES and FCPS: John Adams, Elaine McPherson, Ngyuet Beverly and Cathleen Vonada. 

 

PTA End of Year Picnic 6/8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Let’s celebrate the end of the school year and say “hello” to summer!

El Paso Mexican Restaurant will be on site with quesadillas and tacos for purchase. We'll have Snowies snow cones, a photo booth and a DJ. Bring your chairs and blankets and celebrate!

 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium. A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd. Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

Volunteer for 2022-2023!

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. My goal is to keep you informed about the valuable resources, events, and family engagement opportunities available through SLES, FCPS, and the community. Here are some of the latest resources and events I’d like to share with you:

 

Senior Day at Stratford Landing – Mon. 6/6 @ 2 – 3:30 pm Stratford Landing Elementary invites all SLES alumni in the 2022 Graduating Class to participate in the Senior Day event on June 6th. Our current Dolphins can’t wait to celebrate this huge accomplishment with you! Please wear a shirt representing your post-high school plans and bring your cap and gown for the "Graduation Walk" around the school. Photos, yearbooks, and memorabilia from your elementary years are welcome too!

Seniors, please complete this form to RSVP in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz8SzRrbnifdJsbnMnudX_0-qxe2cxSxd66_VAQxA_zZsOqg/viewform

For more information, contact our family liaison, Andrea Howard, at [email protected]

 

Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergartners and their Families: Sun. 6/5 @ 2:00 pm This is a fun opportunity for rising Kindergarten students and families to stop by the Stratford Landing playground to meet some new friends before summer! Please invite anyone who has an upcoming kindergartener as well. 

Click here to join the SLES Kindergarten 2022-2023 Parent Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/360262232806744

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lena Feldman at [email protected] or Ashley McKinley at [email protected]

 

Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage – Tips from the Fairfax County Health Department

As the nationwide infant formula shortage continues due to a temporary shutdown of the plant that manufactures about half of the U.S. supply, local families are impacted, too.

The Fairfax County Health Department advises if you have any questions, check with your baby’s physician or healthcare provider, especially if your baby is on a restricted diet or has any medical conditions.

Please click here for additional information/tips if your formula is hard to find: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/navigating-infant-formula-shortage

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for these events, please contact Mrs. Howard at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#

Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#

Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

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UPCOMING DATES:

Fri. 5/20 @ 7pm - D3 Showcase @ Sandburg Auditorium

Wed. 5/25 @ 7pm - PTA Membership Meeting

5/30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic (during school day)

Mon. 6/6 @ 2pm - ‘Senior Day’ at SLES

Tues. 6/7 - Field Day (during school day)

Wed. 6/8 - Year-End Picnic

Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School *2hr. early release

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Gear Up For Spring in Our Spiritwear Store!

More than 100 new items have been added to our spiritwear store, including items specifically for "Future Dolphins!" Don't see a size, color or style you want? Email Gretchen at [email protected] with your requests. Order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stratford-landing-elementary-school

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium.  A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd.   Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students:

- Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL

- Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used

- Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used

Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Volunteer for 2022-2023!

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News 

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. My goal is to keep you informed about the valuable resources, events, and family engagement opportunities available through SLES, FCPS, and the community. Here are some of the latest resources and events I’d like to share with you:

Senior Day at Stratford Landing – Mon. 6/6 @ 2 – 3:30 pm

Attention ALL Graduating Seniors who attended Stratford Elementary School: It’s time to walk down memory lane! You are invited to the Senior Day event at Stratford Landing Elementary on Monday, June 6, from 2 – 3:30 pm. Seniors will get a chance to reminisce with friends and staff, have Q&A sessions with our current students, and walk down the hallways of SLES one last time in cap and gown for the “Grad Walk.” Please help spread the word and let us honor and celebrate you! 

Seniors, complete this form to RSVP in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz8SzRrbnifdJsbnMnudX_0-qxe2cxSxd66_VAQxA_zZsOqg/viewform

For more information, contact our family liaison, Andrea Howard, at [email protected].

 

Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods: 6/21–8/6, Tues–Sat. Shows @10:30 am

Across the meadow from the Filene Center, literally tucked in the woods at Wolf Trap National Park, the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a summer tradition for generations. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling – interactive, educational, and fun. All shows are about an hour long and are perfect for children ages four and up. 

Click here to see the 2022 summer schedule: https://www.wolftrap.org/about/ticket-information/childrens-theatre.aspx

 

Reminder - Free Webinar for PreK-2 Families – Fri. 5/20 @ 10 am - 11:30 am

Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners: There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Register now to learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop. Featured speakers include: 

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

To register for this free webinar, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczHs1A7GJDcDRL4lQYHz0U8mH4_SlDJRbfSw4oxyRYo2PR8g/viewform

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for these events, please contact Mrs. Howard at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#

Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the preferred language.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#

 Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

 

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

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UPCOMING DATES:

Fri. 5/20 @ 7pm - D3 Showcase @ Sandburg Auditorium

Wed. 5/25 @ 7pm - PTA Membership Meeting

5/30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

6/2 @ 2pm - ‘Senior Day’ at SLES

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic (during school day)

Tues. 6/7 - Field Day (during school day)

Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School *2hr. early release

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Gear Up for Spring in Our Spiritwear Store!

More than 100 new items have been added to our spiritwear store, including items specifically for "Future Dolphins!" Don't see a size, color or style you want? Email Gretchen at [email protected] with your requests. Order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stratford-landing-elementary-school

 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs, 6/9 @ 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium.  A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd. Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students:
- Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL
- Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used
- Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used
Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Volunteer for 2022-2023!

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News 

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. My goal is to keep you informed about the valuable resources, events, and family engagement opportunities available through SLES, FCPS, and the community. Here are some of the latest resources and events I’d like to share with you:

 

Senior Day at Stratford Landing – Mon. June 6 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
Class of 2022, it’s time to walk down memory lane at Stratford Landing Elementary! We invite all former Stratford Landing students in the graduating Class of 2022 to attend the Senior Day event on Monday, June 6th. Seniors will get a chance to reminisce with friends and staff, have Q&A sessions with our current students, and walk down the hallways one last time in cap and gown for the “Grad Walk.” Please help spread the word and let us honor and celebrate you! 

Seniors, please complete this form to RSVP in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz8SzRrbnifdJsbnMnudX_0-qxe2cxSxd66_VAQxA_zZsOqg/viewform

For more information, contact our family liaison, Andrea Howard, at [email protected].

 

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families – Fri. May 13 @ 10 – 11:30 am
Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW, local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

Click here to register for this free webinar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeB_BQKy_I4IAeruOY4azYpdFlE1MlU4swK-nBbK8SoSfmy9Q/viewform

 

Reminder: SIBSHOP Workshop – Sat. May 14 @ 9 am – 12 pm
An exciting workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs! These workshops are for children in grades 2-6 who have siblings with special needs and who are enrolled in FCPS. This in-person event will be held at the Providence Community Center. 

Click here to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOjJ6LlIjJ4Sqd3IlYDxkEp9mqI1g8WzUHBJNMmDUo1zQErg/viewform

 

Summer Camps Enrolling Now!

-City of Alexandria Summer Camps and Out of School Time Programs: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers a variety of summer-long camps in Sports, Enrichment, Nature, Creative and Performing Arts, Technology, and Aquatics. Visit their website to see what’s available and sign up today: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html

-Summer of Smiles Summer Camp: Click here to download their 2022 camp guide: https://www.alexandriava.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/2022SummerofSmilesFinalRGB6.pdf

-Rec-PAC: This is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority that focuses on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.
Click here to register: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac

-Special Needs Summer Camps: The FCPS Parent Resource Center 2022 Special Needs Summer Camp Guide is available and provides a comprehensive list of activities. The guide can be found here: https://padlet.com/prc9/SNsummercamp. Please get in touch with the camps directly for fees and availability.

-Camp Fairfax: This full-day program for rising 1st through 7th graders features exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports and recreation, visual arts, science, engineering, and much more!
Click here to learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/camp-fairfax 

-Fairfax Park Authority Camps: Park Authority camps will provide opportunities for new experiences where kids grow and develop socially, physically, and cognitively.
To see a complete list of their camps, click here:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/camps/2022-camp-guide.pdf

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for these events, please contact Mrs. Howard at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish.
Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here: 

 https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#
Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the preferred language.
Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí:
https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#
Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

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UPCOMING DATES:

5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Fri. 5/20 @ 7pm - D3 Showcase @ Sandburg Auditorium

5/30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

TBD - ‘Senior Day’ at SLES

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic during school day

Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School *early release

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6

Come help us appreciate and celebrate our fabulous Stratford Landing teachers and staff throughout Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6! The PTA has come up with a week full of treats for our SLES staff.

Monday: Relax and rejuvenate! 10-minute massage for teachers and staff. 

Tuesday: Staff lunch on us!! Taco Bar catered by Moe’s.

Wednesday: Wake up well! Staff breakfast in the lounge from our local 7-11.

Thursday: Candy Bar break! Staff will be treated to an assortment of sweet treats in the teacher’s lounge.

Friday: Celebrate!! Fri-yay pizza party for the whole staff from Toppers. 

Students and parents, here's how you can show your teachers and support staff the love all week long:

Think about what makes our teachers and assistants awesome. Take the time to write down your thoughts and share them with your educators. Don't forget our specials teachers! 

Students can drop by the Appreciation Station at the entrance each morning and write notes to the wonderful staff who have impacted their school days.

We are also asking for contributions for the Staff Candy Bar. Please send donations to school no later than Wednesday, 5/4. Donations will be collected in a box in the front office.

 

Gear Up For Spring in Our Spiritwear Store!

More than 100 new items have been added to our spiritwear store, including items specifically for "Future Dolphins!" Don't see a size, color or style you want? Email Gretchen at [email protected] with your requests. Order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stratford-landing-elementary-school

 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs, 6/9 @ 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium.  A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd. Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students: - Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL - Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used - Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Volunteer for 2022-2023!

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News 

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

 

Senior Day at Stratford Landing Elementary – TBD 

Calling all graduating seniors who attended Stratford Landing Elementary! We want to invite you back to SLES to celebrate! Seniors will get a chance to reminisce with friends and staff, have Q&A sessions with our current SLES students, and walk down the hallways one last time in cap and gown for the “Grad Walk.” More details to come! 

Please complete this form by to RSVP for this event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz8SzRrbnifdJsbnMnudX_0-qxe2cxSxd66_VAQxA_zZsOqg/viewform

For more information, contact our family liaison, Andrea Howard, at [email protected].

 

2022-2023 Stratford Landing Family Intent Form

Will your student(s) attend Stratford Landing again next school year? Please complete this form to help Stratford Landing plan for the upcoming school year. When completing, begin with the oldest student in the home currently attending SLES.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyByn7DDHlNRudhPuU4fooz91qACXsuVXew5EpK8RGKxT39A/viewform

 

Britepaths “Get That Job!” Free Online Career Series – May 10th, 17th, 24th from 6:30 pm – 8 pm These free, virtual workshops will cover reading job descriptions, identifying transferable skills, and preparing and dressing for interviews. Attend all three days and receive a $50 grocery gift card!

Click here to register: https://fecsoco.setmore.com/bookclass

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish.

Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3 Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the language you prefer.

Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3 Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

 

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA  

UPCOMING DATES:

Mon. 4/25 @ 7pm - TONIGHT *Virtual* PTA meeting

Wed. 4/27 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Thurs. 4/28 - Class picture day 

Thurs. 4/28 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Fri. 4/29 - Purple Up! Day

Fri. 4/29 @ 5:30 - Spring Fling on the blacktop

5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Fri. 5/20 @ 7pm *DATE CHANGE!! - D3 Showcase @ Sandburg Auditorium

5/30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic during school day

Thurs. 6/9 @ 6pm - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School *early release

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PTA Membership Meeting - 4/25 @ 7pm - VIRTUAL ONLY

VIRTUAL PTA Meeting TONIGHT!

You DON'T want to miss our Virtual PTA Meeting this Monday, April 25.

- School Board Member Karen Corbett Sanders will be our special guest to take your questions about the latest at FCPS. 

- We’ll have updates about Spring Fling, D3, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the refresh underway in our beautiful SLES Discovery Garden! 

- The PTA Nominating Committee will present their report for your 2022-2023 PTA Board Member nominees! Learn more about the candidates for next year!

PTA Membership Meeting

Monday, Apr 25 · 7–8 PM

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/wyv-qjpd-gxc

Or dial: +1 662-912-6126 PIN: 519368133

More phone numbers:

https://meet.google.com/tel/wyv-qjpd-gxc?pin=6947212534170

 

Spring Fling THIS FRIDAY, 4/29 5:30-7:30pm on the Blacktop - Chick-Fil-A order deadline is TONIGHT!!!!

Spring Fling is back and in person! Bring a picnic blanket and join us on the SLES blacktop for music, cotton candy, basket raffles and more! You can bring your own picnic or order Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for the family using this link: https://slpta.org/product/chick-fil-a/. The order deadline is TONIGHT (Monday)!!

We need parent & 6th-grade volunteers to make this event a success! 6th graders can earn service hours for their time. Please sign up here https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/10670187626025600108/false#/invitation

 

2022 SLES D3 Showcase - Auditions Apr 27 & 28 @ SLES

Showcase event: May 20th @ 7pm @ Sandburg MS **DATE CHANGE!!!!!!!!!

The 2022 Dynamic, Diverse Dolphin (D3) Showcase is back — show your fellow dolphins your own unique personality! Singers, story-tellers, poets, magicians, comedians, gymnasts, rappers, dancers, athletes — showcase just about anything you can think of!  Please keep acts to 2 minutes and 10 seconds in length. Auditions will be held between two days (April 27 & 28) directly after school in the cafeteria, starting at 4pm. A parent or guardian must be present at auditions, rehearsals, and the show. 

If your child is interested in participating and has not signed up, or you have any questions please contact: 

Kristin Lupton: [email protected] Gail Jones: [email protected]

 

Spring Class Photos on 4/28 during the school day

Class photos will be taken on Thurs. 4/28. Families should direct what they want their child to do for the class photo on April 28:

- Take the photo with their mask on

- Take the mask off briefly for the class photo

- Not participate in the class photo

Teachers will not be expected to follow up with families to verify family choices for the class photo. 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6

Come help us appreciate and celebrate our fabulous Stratford Landing teachers and staff throughout Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6! The PTA has come up with a week full of treats for our SLES staff.

Monday: Relax and rejuvenate! 10-minute massage for teachers and staff. 

Tuesday: Staff lunch on us!! Taco Bar catered by Moe’s.

Wednesday: Wake up well! Staff breakfast in the lounge from our local 7-11.

Thursday: Candy Bar break! Staff will be treated to an assortment of sweet treats in the teacher’s lounge.

Friday: Celebrate!! Fri-yay pizza party for the whole staff from Toppers. 

Students and parents, here's how you can show your teachers and support staff the love all week long:

Think about what makes our teachers and assistants awesome. Take the time to write down your thoughts and share them with your educators. Don't forget our specials teachers! 

Students can drop by the Appreciation Station at the entrance each morning and write notes to the wonderful staff who have impacted their school days.

We are also asking for contributions for the Staff Candy Bar. Please send donations to school no later than Wednesday, 5/4. Donations will be collected in a box in the front office.

 

Please spread the word for rising Kindergarten families

Register for Kindergarten: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

We are so excited to welcome our newest Dolphins to our school. Two events will happen this summer to help with the transition to elementary school:

Orientation - August 9, 2022, 9-10am: This event will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come to the school and learn more about what your student will be learning this year. Come meet the kindergarten team and our school's administration.

Jump Start - August 10 & 11, 2022, 9-11am: We are excited to welcome the students to school on these two days to explore our kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers and make new friends.

 

Gear Up For Spring in Our Spiritwear Store!

More than 100 new items have been added to our spiritwear store, including items specifically for "Future Dolphins!" Don't see a size, color or style you want? Email Gretchen at [email protected] with your requests. Order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stratford-landing-elementary-school

 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs, 6/9, 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium.  A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd.   Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students:
- Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL
- Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used
- Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used
Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Volunteer for 2022-2023!

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News 

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

SIBSHOP Workshop – Sat. 5/14 from 9 am – 12 pm
The Sibshop workshops are designed for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs. The children in attendance will get a chance to share their experiences, receive peer support, play games, and celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs. This workshop will be held in person at the Providence Community Center. 

Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOjJ6LlIjJ4Sqd3IlYDxkEp9mqI1g8WzUHBJNMmDUo1zQErg/viewform 

 

Autism Acceptance Month
PreK-12 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) staff provide ongoing training and direct support to school staff to enhance the delivery of services using ABA methodologies for students with autism and related disorders. ABA applies behavioral principles to shape behaviors and teach new skills.


In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, ABA activities, resources, and information about upcoming parent training, both virtual and in-person, can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/applied-behavior-analysis-aba-program

For more information, please get in touch with Tina Wilkerson at 571-423-4110 or [email protected].


Kindergarten Orientation and Jump Start – Mark your Calendar!
We are so excited to welcome our newest Dolphins to our school! Save the dates for these important summer events geared to help with the transition to elementary school:

- Kindergarten Orientation: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 9-10 am - This event will allow parents and caregivers to come to the school and learn more about what your students will be learning this year. Come meet the kindergarten team and our school’s administration. 

Jump Start: Wednesday, August 10 – Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 9-11 am - We are excited to welcome the students to school on these two days to explore our kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers, and make new friends. 

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish.
Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3# Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the language you prefer.


Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#


Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

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UPCOMING DATES:

Tues. 4/19 - Camo Day 

Wed. 4/20 - Purple Up! Day

Thurs. 4/21 - Career Day

Fri. 4/22 - Wear RED Day

Fri. 4/22 - Yearbook order deadline

Sat. 4/23 - Garden volunteer day

Mon. 4/25 @ 7pm - PTA meeting *in person and online

Wed. 4/27 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Thurs. 4/28 - Class picture day 

Thurs. 4/28 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Fri. 4/29 - Purple Up! Day

Fri. 4/29 @ 5:30 - Spring Fling on the blacktop

Thurs. 5/26 - D3 Showcase @ Sandburg Auditorium

5/30 - Memorial Day - No School

Fri. 6/3 - 6th grade picnic during school day

Thurs. 6/9 - 6th grade promotion @ Sandburg Auditorium

Fri. 6/10 - Last Day of School

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Yearbook Orders - Last Day to Order is 4/22

The deadline to purchase your copy(ies) of the SLES 2021-2022 yearbook is Friday, 4/22/2022. That's it--no other opportunities to buy a copy after that so....get your copy TODAY! Order online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

Garden Volunteers Wanted - Sat. 4/23, shifts available throughout the day

Please come join the Garden Committee at Stratford on Saturday April 23 to help beautify our garden!  We will be there morning through early afternoon, so come by whenever you are available!  

Sign up is below.  If you would like to help out but are not free on Saturday, we also need people to shop for plants, or dig them up from donors in our community, before the 23rd (don't pay attention to the date for this in the sign-up - you can do this at your leisure)!

Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4caea929a4ff2-sles1

 

PTA Membership meeting - 4/25 @ 7pm - in person and online 

Our upcoming PTA meeting will include a presentation by FCPS Board Member Karen Corbett Sanders and visits to the school garden. We will also announce the slate of nominees for next year’s PTA Board (nominees will be elected at the May meeting).

 

Please spread the word for rising Kindergarten families

Register for Kindergarten: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

We are so excited to welcome our newest Dolphins to our school. Two events will happen this summer to help with the transition to elementary school:

Orientation - August 9, 2022, 9-10am: This event will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come to the school and learn more about what your student will be learning this year. Come meet the kindergarten team and our school's administration.

Jump Start - August 10 & 11, 2022, 9-11am: We are excited to welcome the students to school on these two days to explore our kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers and make new friends.

 

2022 SLES D3 Showcase - Auditions Apr 27 & 28 @ SLES

Showcase event: May 26th @ Sandburg MS

The 2022 Dynamic, Diverse Dolphin (D3) Showcase is back — show your fellow dolphins your own unique personality! Singers, story-tellers, poets, magicians, comedians, gymnasts, rappers, dancers, athletes — showcase just about anything you can think of!  Please keep acts to 2 minutes and 10 seconds in length. Auditions will be held between two days (April 27 & 28) directly after school in the cafeteria, starting at 4pm. A parent or guardian must be present at auditions, rehearsals, and the show. 

Sign Up Here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe45h1nJBL6NWHCVcmDkNOcZYrPjL9riU3o-xWFiu9yUpCMKA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR13Mdt82FzU1F0Ds1aJyTrpMClh0BJiylrZsLNQ7qKqf0-5rYxoHO7dRnQ

Questions or more info? Kristin Lupton: [email protected] Gail Jones: [email protected]

 

Spring Class Photos on 4/28 during the school day

Class photos will be taken on Thurs. 4/28. Families should direct what they want their child to do for the class photo on April 28:

- Take the photo with their mask on

- Take the mask off briefly for the class photo

- Not participate in the class photo

Teachers will not be expected to follow up with families to verify family choices for the class photo. 

 

Spring Fling April 29 5:30-7:30pm

Spring Fling is back and in person! Bring a picnic blanket and join us on the SLES blacktop for music, cotton candy, basket raffles and more! You can bring your own picnic or order Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for the family using this link: https://slpta.org/product/chick-fil-a/.  We need volunteers to make this event a success! Please sign up here  https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/10670187626025600108/false#/invitation

 

Gear Up For Spring in Our Spiritwear Store!

More than 100 new items have been added to our spiritwear store, including items specifically for "Future Dolphins!" Don't see a size, color or style you want? Email Gretchen at [email protected] with your requests. Order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stratford-landing-elementary-school

 

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Thurs, 6/9, 6pm @ Sandburg Auditorium

Mark your Calendars, sixth grade families! The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will occur on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6 pm in the Carl Sandburg Middle School auditorium.  A small reception will follow. More details will be forthcoming closer to that date.

Additionally, the 6th grade class picnic will be on Friday June 3rd.   Students will be transported by bus to Fort Hunt Park for games, music, pizza and more!

 

Month of the Military Child (Spirit Week) – Mon. 4/18 – Fri. 4/22 Currently, over 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home. Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Celebrating the Month of the Military Child provides a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and build support to help these children meet the unique challenges they face! It is an opportunity to recognize and thank military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices, and continued resilience.

Show your support by dressing up each day!

Monday, April 18: Pajama Day (We sleep soundly because of those who protect our nation) Tuesday, April 19: Crazy Camo Day (Represent your military branch and wear your camo)

Wednesday, April 20: Purple Up! Day (Wear purple to honor all our military branches working together) 

Thursday, April 21: Career Day (There are so many careers to explore in the military!)

Friday, April 22: RED Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed)

And don’t forget to wear your PURPLE every other Friday in April to support our military children!

Military Families After School Meetup - Wednesday, April 20 4-5pm

SLES military students and families are invited to join us in the school cafeteria for a short craft followed by a sweet treat on the blacktop as we celebrate Month of the Military Child. Pre-registration is required using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdshwRmKdxyI1RiQ2pCRXfmym2qr21WJeMkon7-I7sJlkQtAg/viewform

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students: - Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL - Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used - Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

 

Mount Vernon District Environment Expo – Sat. 4/23 from 10 am – 2 pm Come out to Fort Hunt Park on Saturday, April 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for the 4th Annual Mount Vernon District Environment Expo. This FREE family-friendly festival will feature loads of activities and exhibitors sharing information about climate action, environmental challenges we face, and solutions we can participate in to make Fairfax County and the world at large a healthier, more sustainable place. 

Attendees will be treated to workshops, live music, live reptile and owl demonstrations, nature walks, giveaways, solar cooking and robot demonstrations, and more.

Learn more online and mark your calendar for this fantastic event: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/4th-annual-environment-expo-get-outdoors-learn-and-do

Special Education Conference – Recorded Presentations Now Available In case you missed it, the 17th Annual Special Education Conference was held Saturday, March 26, and featured presentations supporting the conference’s theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing.

Follow this link to view the recorded presentations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGuzwjaWS1ppGA4Uchlh8qoxelhrGi6A6

Free Webinars for PreK-2 Families – Fri. 4/22 and Fri. 5/20 @ 10 am - 11:30 am The Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox Webinars:

4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners

5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Register now to learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop. Featured speakers include: 

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

To register for these free webinars, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczHs1A7GJDcDRL4lQYHz0U8mH4_SlDJRbfSw4oxyRYo2PR8g/viewform

 

Online Tutoring Service is Now Available FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services 

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Summer Camps Enrolling Now!

Camp Fairfax: This full-day program for rising 1st through 7th graders features exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports and recreation, visual arts, science, engineering, and much more!

Click here to learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/camp-fairfax

Fairfax Park Authority Camps: Park Authority camps will provide opportunities for new experiences where kids grow and develop socially, physically, and cognitively.

To see a full list of their camps, click here:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/camps/2022-camp-guide.pdf

Special Needs Summer Camps: The FCPS Parent Resource Center 2022 Special Needs Summer Camp Guide is available and provides a comprehensive list of activities. The guide can be found here: https://padlet.com/prc9/SNsummercamp. Please contact the camps directly for fees and availability.

Rec-PAC: The 2022 Rec-PAC registration will begin on April 18th. This is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority that focuses on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.

Click here for additional information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3#

Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the language you prefer. Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí:

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3# 

Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
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UPCOMING DATES:

Fri. 4/15 - Purple Up! Day

Mon. 4/18 - Pajama Day

Tues. 4/19 - Camo Day 

Wed. 4/20 - Purple Up! Day

Thurs. 4/21 - Career Day

Fri. 4/22 - Wear RED Day

Fri. 4/22 - Yearbook order deadline

Mon. 4/25 @ 7pm - PTA meeting *in person and online

Wed. 4/27 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Thurs. 4/28 @ 4pm - D3 Showcase auditions

Fri. 4/29 - Purple Up! Day

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PTA Membership meeting - 4/25 @ 7pm - in person and online 

Our upcoming PTA meeting will include a presentation by FCPS Board Member Karen Corbett Sanders.  

 

SLES D3 Showcase Auditions Wed. & Thurs. 4/27 & 4/28 @ 4pm SLES Cafeteria 

The 2022 Dynamic, Diverse Dolphin (D3) Showcase is back! Show your fellow dolphins your own unique personality! Singers, story-tellers, poets, magicians, comedians, gymnasts, rappers, dancers, athletes — showcase just about anything you can think of!

Auditions will be held between two days in the SLES cafeteria (April 27 & 28) directly after school. Sign up for your slot here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe45h1nJBL6NWHCVcmDkNOcZYrPjL9riU3o-xWFiu9yUpCMKA/viewform

Prefer a virtual submission? — just upload your video here: https://flipgrid.com/2c46387e

Rehearsals — more info to follow  

Showcase event: May 26th @ Sandburg 

Questions or more info?  Contact Kristin Lupton: [email protected] or Gail Jones: [email protected]

 

PTA Board vacancies for 2022-2023

Fortunately, many of our current PTA Board members have agreed to serve one more term, but we are always looking for more volunteers to share the load! We are specifically seeking candidates for the following 4 positions:

* President-Elect: Help the PTA Board develop the budget, calendar, and strategy for the 2022-2023 school-year and assist with special projects, as needed. The President-Elect is a 2-year term with the understanding you will serve as President in 2023-2024.

* Secretary: Attend and maintain a record of the minutes for all PTA Meetings during the 2022-2023 school-year.

* Treasurer:  Help keep the books for our PTA.  This does not need to be someone with a finance background, and our most recent treasurer revamped and simplified the system this year!  

* VP of Volunteers: Help ensure our PTA has a wide variety of volunteers for school events and PTA fundraisers! Assist various event chairs in volunteer coordination.

If you are interested in any of these positions or simply want to find out more, please contact the Nominating Committee at: [email protected]

 

Month of the Military Child (Spirit Week) – Mon. 4/18 – Fri. 4/22
Currently, over 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home. Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.
Celebrating the Month of the Military Child provides a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and build support to help these children meet the unique challenges they face! It is an opportunity to recognize and thank military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices, and continued resilience.

Show your support by dressing up each day!

Monday, April 18: Pajama Day  (We sleep soundly because of those who protect our nation)
Tuesday, April 19: Crazy Camo Day  (Represent your military branch and wear your camo)

Wednesday, April 20: Purple Up! Day  (Wear purple to honor all our military branches working together) 

Thursday, April 21: Career Day  (There are so many careers to explore in the military!)

Friday, April 22: RED Friday  (Remember Everyone Deployed)

Don’t forget to wear your PURPLE every other Friday in April to support our military children!

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students:
- Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL
- Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used
- Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used
Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/22

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/22/2022. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

UPCOMING DATES:

Wed. 3/30 @ 4-7pm - COVID vaccine clinic @ Hollin Meadows Elementary

Thurs. 3/31 - 2-hour Early Release

Fri. 4/1 - Teacher Work Day NO SCHOOL

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Fri. 4/22 - Yearbook order deadline

Mon. 4/25 - PTA meeting *in person and online

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PTA Board vacancies for 2022-2023

Fortunately, many of our current PTA Board members have agreed to serve one more term, but we are always looking for more volunteers to share the load! We are specifically seeking candidates for the following 4 positions:

* President-Elect: Help the PTA Board develop the budget, calendar, and strategy for the 2022-2023 school-year and assist with special projects, as needed. The President-Elect is a 2-year term with the understanding you will serve as President in 2023-2024.

* Secretary: Attend and maintain a record of the minutes for all PTA Meetings during the 2022-2023 school-year.

* Treasurer:  Help keep the books for our PTA.  This does not need to be someone with a finance background, and our most recent treasurer revamped and simplified the system this year!  

* VP of Volunteers: Help ensure our PTA has a wide variety of volunteers for school events and PTA fundraisers! Assist various event chairs in volunteer coordination.

If you are interested in any of these positions or simply want to find out more, please contact the Nominating Committee at: [email protected]

PTA Membership meeting - 4/25 - in person and online 

Our upcoming PTA meeting will include a presentation by FCPS Board Member Karen Corbett Sanders.  

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students: - Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL - Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used - Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/22

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/22/2022. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

Family Engagement Survey Closes on April 3rd

We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey by Sunday, April 3rd

This survey will help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits, including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools!

Click here for a direct link to the survey: https://survey.k12insight.com/survey1.aspx?k=RQsRXVWUsXXsPsPsP&lang=0

 

Month of the Military Child (Spirit Week) – Mon. 4/18 – Fri. 4/22

Currently, over 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home. Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Celebrating the Month of the Military Child provides a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and build support to help these children meet the unique challenges they face! It is an opportunity to recognize and thank military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices, and continued resilience.

Show your support by dressing up each day!

Monday, April 18: Pajama Day  (We sleep soundly because of those who protect our nation)

Tuesday, April 19: Crazy Camo Day  (Represent your military branch and wear your camo)

Wednesday, April 20: Purple Up! Day  (Wear purple to honor all our military branches working together) 

Thursday, April 21: Career Day  (There are so many careers to explore in the military!)

Friday, April 22: RED Friday  (Remember Everyone Deployed)

 

School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic –Hollin Meadows Elementary School on 3/30 @ 4 –7 pm

Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting school-located COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 years old. All children, including those who attend private schools or are home-schooled, are welcome. No appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on-site. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find other vaccination locations nearby.

 

Meal Kit Distribution for Spring Break – Mount Vernon High School @ 8:30 am–10 am, Building Door # 4

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free meals and other county children (18) years and under. Parents/caregivers picking up meal kits for children should let staff know how many children’s meals they need. In preparation for spring break when schools are closed, the following plan is in place:

  • March 30, 2022: Additional meals (4 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • April 6, 2022: Meal Kit Distribution is canceled.
  • April 13, 2022: Regular Meal Kit distribution resumes. 

For more information and locations of the meal kit sites, visit: 

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

Park Authority Spring Break Camps – Mon. 4/4 – Fri. 4/8 @ 9 am – 4 pm Spring break is an excellent time to try out a new activity or learn a new skill. Campers can choose from sports, performing arts, nature, arts and crafts, and STEM camps. The Park Authority also offers specialty camps such as cooking, sewing, chess, robotics, pottery, etc. 

Click here to register online: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/camps/

 

Deadline for Historical Marker Contest Extended to April 30th

The 2022 Historical Marker Project will focus on the Black/African American experience. The project aims to reveal narratives and oral histories of Fairfax County’s African American communities, whose rich history, culture, and accomplishments are underrepresented in our history books.

All students from K-12 (public, private, homeschooled, etc.), classrooms, and youth groups can submit suggested topics for new Historical Markers throughout Fairfax County. These markers should commemorate an event, person, or location of historical significance within the county.

Click here to submit an entry: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/historical-marker-project

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

This newsletter is available in multiple languages:

For a translated version of this newsletter, click here: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3# Then, click on one of the blue translation buttons to select the preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este boletín, haga clic aquí: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/aggregator/sources/3# Luego, haga clic en uno de los botones azules de traducción para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

UPCOMING DATES:

Sat. 3/26 @ 9am - Virtual Special Ed Conference

Sun. 3/27 - Lego Club registration deadline

Thurs. 3/31 - 2-hour Early Release

Fri. 4/1 - Teacher Work Day NO SCHOOL

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Fri. 4/22 - Yearbook order deadline

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Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school and older students: - Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL - Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used - Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

Spring Lego Clubs Mon. 3/28 @ 4pm

The Spring session of the LEGO clubs is now open! SPACE IS LIMITED. Register by March 27th!

Mondays, Grades K-2 — 4-5pm: LEGO Skills and Creativity: DC Landmarks meets on 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, & 5/23.

Tuesdays, Grades 3-6 — 4-5pm: LEGO Skills and Creativity: DC Landmarks meets on 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/24.

Please register here: https://slpta.org/clubs/

Should you have any questions please contact Francis Parra at [email protected].

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/22

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/22/2022. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary!

Sign-up coming out soon!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

 

Family Liaison and Community News 

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

 

Family Engagement Survey is Now Open!

The Family Engagement Survey was sent to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13th. Please participate – your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. All responses are confidential. 

 

Here is a direct link to the survey: 

https://survey.k12insight.com/survey1.aspx?k=RQsRXVWUsXXsPsPsP&lang=0

For more information, please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage: 

https://www.fcps.edu/family-engagement-survey-2021-22

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 Will your child turn five years old by September 30th? If so, contact Kris Rakes, our school’s Student Information Assistant, who will be able to assist you with the registration process. Ms. Rakes can be reached at 703-619-3635 or [email protected]

 

Please pass this message along if you know someone who has a student that will be attending kindergarten next fall. 

Check out our school’s webpage for more information: 

https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

4th Graders Free Access to National Parks

Fourth-grade students and their families can receive a free pass to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites through August 31st.

Click here to learn more: https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm 

 

Virtual Special Education Conference – Sat. 3/26 @ 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EST)

This is a friendly reminder to register for the Special Education Conference. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Register now at the conference website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/special-education-conference-2022

 

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish.

 

Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

 

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA  

UPCOMING DATES:

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30pm - ‘Evening Brew’ coffee with SLES Administration

Fri. 3/18 @ 4:30pm - COVID vaccine clinic offered @ Hybla Valley Elem.

Sat. 3/23 @ 1:30pm - County Spelling Bee @ Lake Braddock Secondary

Sat. 3/26 @ 9am - Virtual Special Ed Conference

Thurs. 3/31 - 2-hour Early Release

Fri. 4/1 - Teacher Work Day NO SCHOOL

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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Principal Coffee Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30pm

To provide structured time to engage with parents and caregivers, the SLES administration team will be hosting a family coffee hour. This is an opportunity for families to ask questions, provide feedback, seek clarifications and learn more about our work with students and staff here at SLES.

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30-6:30pm - evening brew coffee

 

SLPTA Membership Meeting

Wed. 3/16 @ 7pm

After the Principal's Coffee, join us for the SLES PTA Board Meeting online. We will vote on the 2022-23 Nominating Committee and discuss plans for Spring Fling. 

Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nkb-keum-ati

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 620-508-2577 PIN: ‪230 274 420# More phone numbers: https://meet.google.com/tel/nkb-keum-ati?pin=1034903512624

 

Family Resource Center Needs

Our Family Resource Center is in need of the following donations for our pre-school students and older students: - Pull-ups in sizes 2-3T, 3-5T, 6 L/XL - Preschool size clothes and shoes- new or gently used - Pants in youth sizes 10-16; YL, XL, XXL - new or gently used Please place items in the red bins outside of the front office. Thank you!

 

Spelling Bee News

From the SLES Spelling Bee: Champion — Grace B. (6th Grade), 1st Runner-Up — William S. (5th Grade), 2nd Runner-Up — Benjamin W. (6th Grade) 

Championship word — Hodad 

Congratulations to all participants on a job well done! We couldn’t be more proud of our enthusiastic young spellers.  Our Bee champion cannot attend the Fairfax County Spelling Bee on March 20th, so our 1st Runner-Up, William, will be representing SLES at the competition. Congratulations to them both! 

Let’s go William! 

If you’re interested in attending the Fairfax County Spelling Bee on Sat. 3/[email protected]:30pm:

Come support William and the other spellers at the Lake Braddock Secondary School auditorium at 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015. FCPS health protocols will be in place - masks are optional. Please enter through Door 14.

There will be periodic breaks during the competition, no refreshments will be sold, food and drink are NOT allowed in the auditorium, and absolute silence must be maintained during the competition. This event is NOT suitable for very young children.

 

SLES Military Family News

If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected] so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

MCEC Call for the Arts Contest – Submissions Due by March 20th  

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) invites all military-connected children in grades K-12 to share their interpretations of what it means to be a military-connected child through art. Reflections can include all forms of visual art, poetry, and or photography. This year’s theme is CELEBRATION! A winner will be selected from each grade category (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and invitation to attend the MCEC Global Summit in Washington, D.C.!  For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.militarychild.org/programs/the-call-for-the-arts

 If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected] so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Running is Elementary - Register by  Mon. 3/23 @ 5pm

Does your child like track & field? Running Is Elementary is a collaborative effort by parents and high school athletes to teach elementary students the basics of track and field. Practices will be held after school on Mondays at Stratford Landing. SLES PARENTS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  Stratford will compete against neighboring schools: Waynewood, Fort Hunt and Belle View.

Practice Dates (Mondays): 3/28; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25- after school @4-5 PM @SLES

Meet Day: Tues. 5/3, 4:30 PM @WPHS

For more info, to register and/or volunteer, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9l9FvE9cbVBso5v0pTwKpcVko8ADKt4ifdSCLE5vebh_ecg/viewform

 20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BY MARCH 15TH

Have Questions? email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/25/2022

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/25/2022. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

 (School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. 

No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary. 

Sign up coming out soon of the opportunities to volunteer for next year!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to help you get the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

Care & Share at Stratford Landing – Family Resource Center (Room B152) The goal of our PTA-sponsored Care & Share program is to make sure all children thrive in school, regardless of their family income. This program provides students and their families with school supplies and basic necessities. The donated items listed below are available now and housed in Stratford Landing’s Family Resource Center located in Mrs. Howard’s office, Room B152.

  • New or gently used children’s clothing in a variety of sizes (coats, pants, sweaters, gloves, underwear, socks, beanies) 
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, backpacks, lunch bags)
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, laundry pods, paper towels, toothbrushes/toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, disinfecting wipes, trash bags) 
  • Reusable water bottles

If your family is in need and would like to schedule a pick-up, please get in touch with our family liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]

Interested in donating and contributing to the Care & Share program? Please reach out to our PTA Care & Share Coordinator, Kim Fazio, at [email protected], or fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lbp0U4-yAj2wp10fWFpYHUKvQbW-Cq5YMm_04gbgMCM/viewform?edit_requested=true

Spring Break and Summer Camps Enrolling Now! Fairfax Park Authority camps are designed for families needing full days of fun or those interested in just a few hours of hands-on activities. Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals can attend tuition-free. 

To see a full list of the Spring and Summer camps, click here:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/camps/2022-camp-guide.pdf

The Special Needs Summer Camp Guide 2022 is still in progress and will be available soon.

Virtual Special Education Conference – Sat. 3/26 @ 9am This virtual event will feature guest speakers that are well-known in the community and will cover a variety of high-interest topics for parents, FCPS educators, and administrators. The presentations will be a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference’s theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing.  To learn more about the event, and to register for the sessions, please visit the conference website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/special-education-conference-2022

In-Person Tax Preparation Site – Gerry Hyland Government Center @ 8350 Richmond Hwy Tax season is upon us and the April 15th deadline will be here before we know it! Free tax preparation help is available for families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). 

Click here to schedule an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548ada623a5fa7-vita3

Family Engagement Survey is Now Open – Make Your Voice Heard! On March 13th, you should have received an email from Fairfax County Public Schools via K12 Insight regarding FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey. Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve our practices to best support our students. All responses are confidential. Taking this survey will help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits, including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 3rd. For a direct link to the survey, click here: https://survey.k12insight.com/survey1.aspx?k=RQsRXVWUsXXsPsPsP&lang=0

Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information: 

https://www.fcps.edu/family-engagement-survey-2021-22

School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Fri. 3/18 @ 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306 Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting school-located COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 years old. Attendees are not required to be a student at that school. All children, including those who attend private schools or are home-schooled, are welcome. Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is approved for children ages 5-11 will be offered. Adult vaccines will also be available. All vaccinations are free, and no appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on-site. 

Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find other vaccination locations nearby or call Fairfax County Health Department’s vaccine call center at 703-324-7404. 

Early Literacy Programs – Virtual Class Schedule for Spring is Now Available The Early Literacy Programs are free and interactive parent and child programs. Instructors provide information, demonstrations, resources, literacy support, and the opportunity for parents and children to engage in early literacy activities together. The programs are available in African-Heritage/English, Arabic/English, Spanish, and Korean. For information about a specific program and list of contacts, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/early-literacy-programs

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
e-mail:  [email protected]

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

UPCOMING DATES:

Tues. 3/8 @ 9:30am - Morning coffee with SLES Administration

Thurs. 3/10 @ 9:30am - Military Family Coffee  

Thurs. 3/10 @ 6:30pm - ’The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30pm - ‘Evening Brew’ coffee with SLES Administration

Fri. 3/18 @ 4:30pm- COVID vaccine clinic offered @ Hybla Valley Elem.

Sat. 3/26 @ 9am - Virtual Special Ed Conference

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Principal Coffees

To provide structured time to engage with parents and caregivers, the SLES administration team will be hosting a series of family coffee hours between now and Spring Break. This is an opportunity for families to ask questions, provide feedback, seek clarifications, and learn more about our work with students and staff here at SLES.

Tues. 3/8 @ 9:30-10:30am - mid-morning coffee

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30-6:30pm - evening brew coffee

 

‘The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation - Thurs. 3/10 @ 6:30pm
Please join the SLES administration team in person on Thursday, 3/10 at 6:30pm for our State of Stratford Landing presentation. We will also offer a livestream option to families that may not be able to attend in-person. We will focus on our successes, areas of growth, and chart our path forward with our community. There will be time to discuss questions and concerns and engage with those in attendance.

 

SLES Military Family News

If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected] so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Military Families Coffee Meetup - Thursday, March 10 @ 9:30am

All military families are invited to join us for a coffee meetup in the SLES cafeteria. Come to socialize and learn about upcoming plans for Month of the Military Child. We also welcome your ideas to help make the month of April special for our SLES mil kids. Hope to see you there. 

MCEC Call for the Arts Contest – Submissions Due by March 20th  

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) invites all military-connected children in grades K-12 to share their interpretations of what it means to be a military-connected child through art. Reflections can include all forms of visual art, poetry, and/or photography. This year’s theme is CELEBRATION! A winner will be selected from each grade category (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and invitation to attend the MCEC Global Summit in Washington, D.C.!  For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.militarychild.org/programs/the-call-for-the-arts
If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected] so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Running is Elementary

Does your child like track & field? Running Is Elementary is a collaborative effort by parents and high school athletes to teach elementary students the basics of track and field. Practices will be held after school on Mondays at Stratford Landing. SLES PARENTS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  Stratford will compete against neighboring schools: Waynewood, Fort Hunt and Belle View.

Practice Dates (Mondays): 3/28; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25- after school @4-5 PM @SLES

Meet Day: Tues. 5/3, 4:30 PM @WPHS

For more info, to register and/or volunteer, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9l9FvE9cbVBso5v0pTwKpcVko8ADKt4ifdSCLE5vebh_ecg/viewform

20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BY MARCH 15TH

Have Questions? email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/25/2022

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/25/2022. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Next school year seems far away - but we need your help for the 2022-23 PTA! The PTA board transitions in late spring in preparation for the next school year and we are currently looking for parent volunteers to join our team for the 22-23 school year.  

Do your kids love our PTA-sponsored after-school programs and events like Rock N Run, Spelling Bee, Bingo Night, Spring Fling and Talent Show? We will need help heading these committees next year to make the events happen!

We are also searching for leadership for our military group and a room parent coordinator. 

You can help ensure the continued success of our wonderful PTA by volunteering for a committee with a minimal time commitment. 

No previous PTA leadership experience is necessary. 

Sign up is coming out soon for the opportunities to volunteer for next year!! 

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. I’m here to help you get the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

West Potomac Girls Basketball Spring Clinic (Grades 5 & 6) 

Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays (3/15-5/26, excluding the week of Spring Break) @ 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This clinic will be held at the West Potomac High School Auxiliary Gym and is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays (3/15-5/26, excluding the week of Spring Break) @ 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. The goal is to help develop players’ skills with a focus on ball handling, passing, footwork, and shooting. Clinics will be organized and run by Assistant Coach, Joe Petrucelli.

To register, please visit: https://www.supportwestpotomac.com/store/p93/Girls_Basketball_Clinic-_Grades_5_%26_6.html

Spring Break and Summer Camps Enrolling Now!
Fairfax Park Authority camps are designed for families needing full days of fun or those interested in just a few hours of hands-on activities. Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals can attend tuition-free. 

To see a full list of the Spring and Summer camps, click here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/camps/2022-camp-guide.pdf The Special Needs Summer Camp Guide 2022 is still in progress and will be available soon.

Virtual Special Education Conference – Sat. 3/26 @ 9am
This virtual event will feature guest speakers that are well-known in the community and will cover a variety of high-interest topics for parents, FCPS educators, and administrators. The presentations will be a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference’s theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing.  To learn more about the event, and to register for the sessions, please visit the conference website https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/special-education-conference-2022

In-Person Tax Preparation Site – Gerry Hyland Government Center @ 8350 Richmond Hwy
Tax season is upon us and the April 15th deadline will be here before we know it! Free tax preparation help is available for families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). 

Click here to schedule an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548ada623a5fa7-vita3

 School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Fri. 3/18 @ 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306
Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting school-located COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 years old. Attendees are not required to be a student at that school. All children, including those who attend private schools or are home-schooled, are welcome. Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is approved for children ages 5-11 will be offered. Adult vaccines will also be available. All vaccinations are free, and no appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on-site. 

Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find other vaccination locations nearby or call Fairfax County Health Department’s vaccine call center at 703-324-7404. 

Early Literacy Programs – Virtual Class Schedule for Spring is Now Available
The Early Literacy Programs are free and interactive parent and child programs. Instructors provide information, demonstrations, resources, literacy support, and the opportunity for parents and children to engage in early literacy activities together. The programs are available in African-Heritage/English, Arabic/English, Spanish, and Korean. For information about a specific program and list of contacts, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/early-literacy-programs

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected].
Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish.
Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
e-mail:  [email protected]

SLES PTA News for February 28, 2022

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UPCOMING DATES:

Tues. 3/1 @ 8am - PTA Chili Cook-Off

Tues. 3/1 - Spirit Day - “The Book With No Pictures”

Wed. 3/2 - Spirit Day - “Llama Llama, Red Pajama”

Thurs. 3/3 - Spirit Day - “Ada Twist, Scientist”

Thurs. 3/3 @ 6pm - ‘Kindertalk” family meeting (for kindergarten families)

Thurs. 3/3 - 2-hour early release

Fri. 3/4 - Student Holiday (Staff Professional Development Day)

Tues. 3/8 @ 9:30am - Morning coffee with SLES Administration

Thurs. 3/10 @ 9:30am  - Military Family Coffee  

Thurs. 3/10 @ 6:30pm - ’The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30pm - ‘Evening Brew’ coffee with SLES Administration

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Read Across America Week - Spirit Days

Monday, 2/28 - The Day the Crayons Quit - Choose a color to dress yourself in from head to toe.

Tuesday, 3/1- The Book With No Pictures  - Wear a shirt with school appropriate phase, saying, or text on it.

Wednesday, 3/2 - Llama Llama Red Pajama - Wear appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes

Thursday, 3/3 – Ada Twist Scientist  - Dress for your future career

Friday, 3/4 - (No School)

 

PTA Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off - Tues. 3/1 @ 8am

Think your chili is the best!? Join the PTA to show your appreciation for the SLES teachers & staff on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for the Spring PTA Chili Cook-Off! All chili submissions must be delivered to the front entrance of the school in a Crockpot or Instapot on Tuesday 3/1 from 8-8:30am. **Please make sure to mark your unit — they’ll be ready for pick-up on 3/2! 

Sign up to participate https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=10c0e4da8a82ba2f9ce9-sles&useFullSite=true

 

Military Families Coffee Meetup - Thursday, March 10 @ 9:30am

All military families are invited to join us for a coffee meetup in the SLES cafeteria. Come to socialize and learn about upcoming plans for Month of the Military Child. We also welcome your ideas to help make the month of April special for our SLES mil kids. Hope to see you there. 

 

Principal Coffees

To provide structured time to engage with parents and caregivers, the SLES administration team will be hosting a series of family coffee hours between now and Spring Break. This is an opportunity for families to ask questions, provide feedback, seek clarifications and learn more about our work with students and staff here at SLES.

Thurs. 3/3 @ 6-7pm - Kindertalk (Kindergarten family meeting)

Tues. 3/8 @ 9:30-10:30am - mid-morning coffee

Wed. 3/16 @ 5:30-6:30pm - evening brew coffee

‘The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation - Thurs. 3/10 @ 6:30pm Please join us in person on Thursday, 3/10 at 6:30pm for our State of Stratford Landing presentation. We will also offer a livestream option to families that may not be able to attend in-person. We will focus on our successes, areas of growth, and chart our path forward with our community. There will be time to discuss questions and concerns and engage with those in attendance.

 

Running is Elementary

Does your child like track & field? Running Is Elementary is a collaborative effort by parents and high school athletes to teach elementary students the basics of track and field. Practices will be held after school on Mondays at Stratford Landing. SLES PARENTS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  Stratford will compete against neighboring schools: Waynewood, Fort Hunt and Belle View.

Practice Dates (Mondays): 3/28; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25- after school @4-5 PM @SLES

Meet Day: Tues. 5/3, 4:30 PM @WPHS

For more info, to register and/or volunteer, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9l9FvE9cbVBso5v0pTwKpcVko8ADKt4ifdSCLE5vebh_ecg/viewform

20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BY MARCH 15TH

Have Questions? email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Yearbook Orders - Due 4/25/2022

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $23 from now until 4/25/2022. Order online today at  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

(School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Talent Show Chair - Do you love theater and producing shows? We need help organizing this year’s Talent Show (tentatively planned for April). Help to give our students an opportunity to showcase their talents!

If you would like to volunteer for any of these opportunities, or if you know someone who would be awesome in one of these roles, please spread the word! You don’t have to work alone - grab a friend and tackle one of these projects together!

This, like all other SLES events, cannot happen without volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time so our children and families can enjoy this wonderful event.

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected] 

Volunteer training: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/announcements/volunteer-sign-form

 

Family Liaison and Community News

Hello SLES Families! This is Andrea Howard, your family liaison. As your family liaison, I’m here to help you get the information and assistance you need to support your child at home and ensure your child’s success in school. Here are some great resources and upcoming events I’d like to share with you:

Sibshop Workshop  - Fri. 3/4, In-Person @ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Virtual @ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public School who have siblings with special needs. This workshop will give children the opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed setting, celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs, share sibling experiences, receive peer support, play games, and have fun! 

Registration is free. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctWCv-KCQoB0qSi2DfTSR0xAmRYDr8ZlOveV7IjGKDgKhDjw/closedform

School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Fri. 3/18 @ 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306 Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting school-located COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 years old. Attendees are not required to be a student at that school. All children, including those who attend private schools or are home-schooled, are welcome. Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is approved for children ages 5-11 will be offered. Adult vaccines will also be available. All vaccinations are free, and no appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on-site. 

Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/  to find other vaccination locations nearby or call Fairfax County Health Department’s vaccine call center at 703-324-7404. 

Early Literacy Programs – Virtual Class Schedule for Spring is Now Available The Early Literacy Programs are free and interactive parent and child programs. Instructors provide information, demonstrations, resources, literacy support, and the opportunity for parents and children to engage in early literacy activities together. The programs are available in African-Heritage/English, Arabic/English, Spanish, and Korean. For information about a specific program and list of contacts, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/early-literacy-programs

If you have any questions or need help registering for any of these events, please contact the Family Liaison, Andrea Howard, at 703-619-3690 or [email protected]. Mrs. Howard speaks English and Spanish. Please visit the SLES Family Liaison homepage for additional information and resources: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/student-services/family-liaison

 

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
e-mail:  [email protected]

SLES PTA News for February 22, 2022

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

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UPCOMING DATES:

Tues. 2/22 - “TwosDay” Twin spirit day

Wed. 2/23 @ 8am - Principal Coffee in the cafeteria

Fri. 2/25 - Yearbook preorder discount deadline

Mon. 2/28 - Spirit Day - “The Day the Crayons Quit”

Tues. 3/1 @ 8am - PTA Chili Cook-Off

Tues. 3/1 - Spirit Day - “The Book With No Pictures”

Wed. 3/2 - Spirit Day - “Llama Llama, Red Pajama”

Thurs. 3/3 - Spirit Day - “Ada Twist, Scientist”

Thurs. 3/3 - 2-hour early release

Fri. 3/4 - Student Holiday (Staff Professional Development Day)

Thurs. 3/10 - ‘The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation

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“TwosDay” SCA Spirit Day - Tues. 2/22/22

 “TWOSDAY” is TWIN DAY at SLES. Find a buddy and coordinate a matching outfit on this special date.

 

Principal Coffee - Wed. 2/23 @ 8am

To provide structured time to engage with parents and caregivers, the SLES administration team will be hosting a series of family coffee hours between now and Spring Break. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, provide feedback, seek clarifications and learn more about our work with students and staff here at SLES. These coffees will be held weekly in-person.   

Our first Principal Coffee will be Wednesday, February 23 from 8:00 am – 8:40 am in the cafeteria. We will announce more dates soon. 

 

Read Across America Week - Spirit Days

Monday, 2/28 - The Day the Crayons Quit - Choose a color to dress yourself in from head to toe.

Tuesday, 3/1- The Book With No Pictures  - Wear a shirt with school appropriate phase, saying, or text on it.

Wednesday, 3/2 - Llama Llama Red Pajama - Wear appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes

Thursday, 3/3 – Ada Twist Scientist  - Dress for your future career

Friday, 3/4 - (No School)

 

PTA Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off - Tues. 3/1 @ 8am

Think your chili is the best!? Join the PTA to show your appreciation for the SLES teachers & staff on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for the Spring PTA Chili Cook-Off! All chili submissions must be delivered to the front entrance of the school in a Crockpot or Instapot on Tuesday 3/1 from 8-8:30am. **Please make sure to mark your unit — they’ll be ready for pick-up on 3/2! 

Sign up to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=10c0e4da8a82ba2f9ce9-sles&useFullSite=true

 

 

‘The State of Stratford Landing’ Presentation - Thurs. 3/10 Please join us in person on Thursday, 3/10, for our State of Stratford Landing presentation. We will also offer a livestream option to families that may not be able to attend in-person. We will focus on our successes, areas of growth, and chart our path forward with our community. There will be time to discuss questions and concerns and engage with those in attendance.

Running is Elementary

Does your child like track & field? Running Is Elementary is a collaborative effort by parents and high school athletes to teach elementary students the basics of track and field. Practices will be held after school on Mondays at Stratford Landing. SLES PARENTS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  Stratford will compete against neighboring schools: Waynewood, Fort Hunt and Belle View.

Practice Dates (Mondays): 3/28; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25- after school @4-5 PM @SLES

Meet Day: Tues. 5/3, 4:30 PM @WPHS

For more info, to register and/or volunteer, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9l9FvE9cbVBso5v0pTwKpcVko8ADKt4ifdSCLE5vebh_ecg/viewform

20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BY MARCH 15TH

Have Questions? email: [email protected]  or [email protected]

 

Yearbook: Missed Picture Day? Candid Photos Due 3/4

 Attention Parents and Guardians! If your child missed picture day, we would love to have a candid photo sent to us by March 4, 2022, to [email protected]. Please follow the photo tips provided at this link: https://p18cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_27933708/File/News/Yearbooks/Selfie%20Guidelines.pdf

 

Yearbook Orders - Early Bird Sale!

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $18 from now until 2/25/2022. The price per yearbook increases to $23 after the deadline. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

 (School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer***

Talent Show Chair - Do you love theater and producing shows? We need help organizing this year’s Talent Show (tentatively planned for April). Help to give our students an opportunity to showcase their talents!

If you would like to volunteer for any of these opportunities, or if you know someone who would be awesome in one of these roles, please spread the word! You don’t have to work alone - grab a friend and tackle one of these projects together!

These, like all other SLES events, cannot happen without volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time so our children and families can enjoy these wonderful events.

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected]

Volunteer training: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/announcements/volunteer-sign-form

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
e-mail:  [email protected]

SLES PTA News for February 14, 2022

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Stratford Landing Elementary PTA

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Wed. 2/16 @ 7pm - PTA Membership Meeting (virtual)

Thurs. 2/17 @ 6:30 - SLES Spelling Bee

Mon. 2/21 - Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL

Tues. 2/22 - “TwosDay” Twin spirit day

Fri. 2/25 - Yearbook preorder discount deadline

Tues. 3/1 @ 8am - PTA Chili Cook-Off

Thurs. 3/3 - 2-hour early release

Fri. 3/4 - Student Holiday (Staff Professional Development Day)

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PTA Membership Meeting (virtual) - Wed. 2/16 @ 7pm

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for our February PTA meeting. Agenda includes: Transition to a Discovery Garden, Introduction of Ms. Howard the new Family Liaison Rep., PTA initiatives, Budget, and more.

Google Meet joining info:

Video call link:  https://meet.google.com/ifj-ocqk-fov

Or dial: (US) +1 413-370-4245 PIN: 322 833 513#

More phone numbers: https://meet.google.com/tel/ifj-ocqk-fov?pin=1646382347987

 

Tues. 2/22/22 - “TwosDay” SCA Spirit Day

 “TWOSDAY” is TWIN DAY at SLES. Find a buddy and coordinate a matching outfit on this special date.

 

PTA Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off - Tues. 3/1 @ 8am

Think your chili is the best!? Join the PTA to show your appreciation for the SLES teachers & staff on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for the Spring PTA Chili Cook-Off! All chili submissions must be delivered to the front entrance of the school in a Crockpot or Instapot on Tuesday 3/1 from 8-8:30am. **Please make sure to mark your unit — they’ll be ready for pick-up on 3/2! 

Sign up to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=10c0e4da8a82ba2f9ce9-sles&useFullSite=true

 

 

Yearbook: Missed Picture Day? Candid Photos Due 3/4

 Attention Parents and Guardians! If your child missed picture day, we would love to have a candid photo sent to us by March 4, 2022, to[email protected].  Please follow the photo tips provided at this link: https://p18cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_27933708/File/News/Yearbooks/Selfie%20Guidelines.pdf

Yearbook Orders - Early Bird Sale!

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $18 from now until 2/25/2022. The price per yearbook increases to $23 after the deadline. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

(School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer Opportunities***

Spring Fling Committee - Spring Fling is an SLES fundraising tradition! It’s not just a fundraiser, it is part of the fabric of our school community. This school-wide event brings our SLES community together in a variety of ways! Past events have included class baskets, teacher treats, silent auction, DJ entertainment and dancing, raffle prizes, root beer floats, and more!  We would like to form a committee of parents to plan and implement this event, which will be held at the end of March. This year’s committee will benefit from the support of past Spring Fling leadership and committee chairs. The 2022 Spring Fling will differ from years past because of COVID protocols, and the committee is free to come up with a unique vision for this event. 

If we are not able to find 2-3 more volunteers to join the Spring Fling committee by February 18th, the event will have to be canceled. 

Talent Show Chair - Do you love theater and producing shows? We need help organizing this year’s Talent Show (tentatively planned for April). Help to give our students an opportunity to showcase their talents!

If you would like to volunteer for any of these opportunities, or if you know someone who would be awesome in one of these roles, please spread the word! You don’t have to work alone - grab a friend and tackle one of these projects together!

These, like all other SLES events, cannot happen without volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time so our children and families can enjoy these wonderful events.

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected]

Volunteer training: https://stratfordlandinges.fcps.edu/announcements/volunteer-sign-form

 

 

Military Families at SLES

If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected]  so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Questions?  Join our Facebook Page, view the  PTA website or 
e-mail:  [email protected]

SLES PTA News for February 7, 2022

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UPCOMING DATES:

2/14 - 6th grade baby photo deadline

Wed. 2/16 @ 7pm - PTA Membership Meeting (virtual)

Thurs. 2/17 @ 6:30 - SLES Spelling Bee

Mon. 2/21 - Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL

Fri. 2/25 - Yearbook pre-order discount deadline

Tues. 3/1 @ 8am - PTA Chili Cook-Off

Thurs. 3/3 - 2-hour early release

Fri. 3/4 - Student Holiday (Staff Professional Development Day)

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PTA Membership Meeting (virtual) - Wed. 2/16 @ 7pm

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for our February PTA meeting. Google Meet joining info:

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ifj-ocqk-fov  Or dial: (US) +1 413-370-4245 PIN: 322 833 513#

More phone numbers: https://meet.google.com/tel/ifj-ocqk-fov?pin=1646382347987

 

PTA Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off - Tues. 3/1 @ 8am

Think your chili is the best!? Join the PTA to show your appreciation for the SLES teachers & staff on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for the Spring PTA Chili Cook-Off! All chili submissions must be delivered to the front entrance of the school in a Crockpot or Instapot on Tuesday 3/1 from 8-8:30am. **Please make sure to mark your unit — they’ll be ready for pick-up on 3/2! 

Sign up to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=10c0e4da8a82ba2f9ce9-sles&useFullSite=true

 

Share Your Thoughts! PTA Survey Available Until 2/13/22

 

SLES Parents, Teachers, & Staff: The PTA would love to hear from YOU! 

The PTA serves as a liaison between the parents and the school as well as a funding mechanism for expenditures that support our amazing students, staff, and teachers. 

As we embark on the second half of the 2021-2022 school year, the PTA welcomes your valuable, voluntary insights. The survey will be open for input until COB on Sunday, Feb 13.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjppgLYUqaXHk1GRe-xp9Y5-V4FicnTm9SKJWAVaX6zP3eAA/viewform

 

Examples of SLES PTA investments this school year include: 

  • Back-to-school picnic
  • Bingo night
  • Rock n Run prizes
  • Teacher appreciation events
  • Spelling bee
  • School supplies
  • Family resource center
  • Clubs and student enrichment
  • Garden and outdoor education

Spelling Bee - one more volunteer needed!!

We still need one more volunteer to keep record of spellers eliminated or advancing to the next round. If you are able to help, please sign up here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1056986442097392064/false#/invitation

 

SLES Yearbook  - LAST CHANCE for 6th Grade Baby Photo submission

Attention 6th Grade Parents! Please send us a baby photo of your 6th grader so that we can include it in the yearbook's 6th grade baby pic collage pages. This is always such a fun collage, and we need YOU to make it an inclusive success! Please send us your 6th grader's baby pic no later than February 14, 2022, to [email protected].  **Please include the phrase 'Baby Pic' along with your 6th Grader's name in the subject line of your email to us (e.g., 'Lisa Smith - Baby Pic'). Thank you! We can't wait to see your photos! 

Yearbook Orders - Early Bird Sale!

SLES 2021-2022 yearbooks are available for preorder now! Yearbooks are $18 from now until 2/25/2022. The price per yearbook increases to $23 after the deadline. Order online today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order (School code: 13197822)

Yearbook Donations – SLES Care & Share

Interested in donating a yearbook to SLES Care & Share?

If you have already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter school code 13197822. For the first and last name, enter “Donation”. Choose any grade.

* Complete order. (Note: you can also donate additional money to your order. These funds will be applied to donated yearbooks.)

If you have not already ordered a yearbook for your child:

* Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order

* Enter your child’s name and school code 13197822.

* Choose the options for your child’s yearbook.

* At the bottom of the order page, please include your donation under “Donation to School”. These funds will be applied towards the donation of yearbooks to the Care & Share Program.

 

***Volunteer Opportunities***

Spring Fling Committee - Spring Fling is an SLES fundraising tradition! It’s not just a fundraiser, it is part of the fabric of our school community. This school-wide event brings our SLES community together in a variety of ways! Past events have included class baskets, teacher treats, silent auction, DJ entertainment and dancing, raffle prizes, root beer floats, and more!  We would like to form a committee of parents to plan and implement this event, which will be held at the end of March. This year’s committee will benefit from the support of past Spring Fling leadership and committee chairs. The 2022 Spring Fling will differ from years past because of COVID protocols, and the committee is free to come up with a unique vision for this event. 

If we are not able to find 2-3 more volunteers to join the Spring Fling committee by February 18th, the event will have to be canceled. 

Talent Show Chair - Do you love theater and producing shows? We need help organizing this year’s Talent Show (tentatively planned for April). Help to give our students an opportunity to showcase their talents!

If you would like to volunteer for any of these opportunities, or if you know someone who would be awesome in one of these roles, please spread the word! You don’t have to work alone - grab a friend and tackle one of these projects together!

These, like all other SLES events, cannot happen without volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time so our children and families can enjoy these wonderful events.

Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please email Nicole Chandler at [email protected].

 

Military Families at SLES

If you are a military family who has recently PCSd to the area, welcome! We want to make sure you stay connected. Please send an email to [email protected] so you can be added to our SLES Military Families distribution list. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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e-mail:  [email protected]

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