Dranesville's Tuesday Connection

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Sixth Graders created an arcade called Classroom City. Pictured above is a game called Sling Shot-19. Students in K-6 visited Classroom City, played games, earned tickets, and traded their tickets in for prizes (made by 6th graders).

Our Dragons Attended, Connected, and Learned Together!

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your partnership in building and maintaining routines that supported students' daily school attendance this school year. Our Chronic Absentee rate has decreased by 13% since the 2022-2023 school year. 93% of our Dragons are attending, connecting, and learning daily. We are looking forward to one more day of learning together. 

Tomorrow, June 12th, is our last day of school.

Students will be dismissed at 2:05 pm.

Our Dragons are Learners Everywhere

Our Dragons will grow their Portrait of a Graduate (POG) skills all summer long! We invite all of our Dragons returning and new to share your summer learning adventures. We have prepared a Passport for students to take on their summer adventures. We look forward to celebrating everyone's learning journeys together in August. 

In the meantime, you are welcome to share photos of your summer learning adventures.

Check here to access resources.

June Office Hours

June 10 - 14 | 8:00-4:30

June 17 | Holiday School & Office Closed

June 18 | 8:00 - 4:30 

June 19 | Holiday School & Office Closed

June 20-21 | 8:00-4:30

June 24-28 | 9:00-2:00

 

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply kits are now available for purchase through Campus Survival Kits. Order your child's school supplies online. Supplies will be delivered to school and available for pickup during our Open House on Friday, August 16th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Weekly Dranesville Tuesday Connection Resumes, August 6th

Class Placements Communicated to Families, August 14th

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 11th 6:00-7:30 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed | Last Dranesville Tuesday Connection

June 12        6th Grade Promotion | Last Day | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Dranesville fam, we have unlocked the next level! Summer fun begins June 13th. A couple (almost final) notes as we move into the summer and the next school year.

A Note to Our Outgoing Board Members.

Thank you to our 2022-2024 PTA Board president Anthony Borradori for successfully navigating the PTA through the post-COVID back to school world. He introduced our Back to School party, Spooky Bingo, Dragon Days, Start with Hello week, and was the driving force for the PTA the last few years.

Thank you to Ann Rauscher, who has served on the PTA in various positions since at least 2020, and has helped with so many PTA activities! She is also the creative mind behind our spirit wear. 

And last, but not least, thanks to Eli Novich, who has served as treasurer for the last two years. We have finally made it to Quickbooks online and modernized many of our accounting practices.

We’re glad you’re not going far…and you’re welcome to come back anytime. No, I mean, really.

 

Spirit Wear Garage Sale!

Get these shirts out of the garage! End of season spirit wear sale!  All t-shirts have been dropped to $10. Sweatshirts have been dropped to $20!  

Shop the store:

Shop the store: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/store/spirit-wear

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

We’ll be back in August! 

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

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Dranesville's Connection- End of the Year Reminders

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In the Next Six Days

Last Day of Preschool  | June 5th

Kindergarten Community Helpers POG POL Celebration | June 6th 

Out of the Box Day | June 7th

Career Day | June 10th

Last Day of PAC & Yearbooks Distributed | June 11th 

Sixth Grade Promotion and Memory Walk | June 12th

💙 We look forward to celebrating with each of our Dragons! 💙

Every Day Counts! Attendance Matters!

 

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning Through Wednesday, June 12th

These next six days are filled with experiences to continue connecting, learning, and celebrating students' achievements. Our last day of school is Wednesday, June 12th. Students will be dismissed at 2:05 pm.

The 24-25 student school supply kits are now available for purchase through Campus Survival Kits.

Supplies will be delivered to school and available for pickup during our Open House on Friday, August 16th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Order today and mark that off your summer to-do list before summer break even begins! 

http://www.campussurvivalkits.com/dranesville

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

Weekly Dranesville Tuesday Connection Resumes, August 6th

Class Placements Communicated to Families, August 14th

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

*Back to School Night, Thursday, September 12th 6:00-7:30 pm*

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

July 2           PAC Summer Learning Begins

July 4-5        No PAC | School and Office Closed

July 25         Last Day of PAC

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed | Last Dranesville Tuesday Connection

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Dranesville's Tuesday Connection- Updated Countdown

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Congratulations to the Class of 2024. We loved honoring you during the Legacy Walk on Friday and will be cheering you on during your graduation tomorrow, June 5th.

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your continued partnership in prioritizing daily attendance for our Dragons. Students continue to be engaged in connecting, learning, and growing together. We are joyfully engaging students through June 12th and look forward to seeing you during our end of year events and celebrations.

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Weekly Dranesville Tuesday Connection Resumes, August 6th

Class Placements Communicated to Families, August 14th

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

*Back to School Night, Thursday, September 12th 6:00-7:30 pm*

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed | Last Dranesville Tuesday Connection

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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Congratulations to the Class of 2024. We loved honoring you during the Legacy Walk on Friday and will be cheering you on during your gradutation tomorroow, June 5th.

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your continued partnership in prioritizing daily attendance for our Dragons. Students continue to be engaged in connecting, learning, and growing together. We are joyfully engaging students through June 12th and look forward to seeing you during our end of year events and celebrations.

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Weekly Dranesville Tuesday Connection Resumes, August 6th

Class Placements Communicated to Families, August 14th

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

*Back to School Night, Thursday, September 12th 6:00-7:30 pm*

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed | Last Dranesville Tuesday Connection

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Hey hey Dragons! A couple of things as we close up the 2023/24 school year!

 

Final PTA Meeting: Next Wednesday, June 5th

Volunteer for the Sixth Grade Carnival

Help us create a fantastic carnival experience for the 6th grade class of 2024!  Sixth graders will enjoy an afternoon of games, food, music and fun!

We are looking for your help with supplies and assistance the day of the Carnival.  We especially need volunteers the day of the carnival to help with lunch, refreshment table, and activities.

These kids have worked hard this year and deserve the best party ever!  With everyone pitching in, they'll end their reign at DES with a bang! 

Sign up here: SignUpGenius Link

Dragon Runners 5K: Moved to June 3rd

Dranesville’s 2nd Annual Dragon Runners 5K will be held Monday at 4:20 p.m. for all current Dragon Runners! Come cheer on  your runners as you them cross the finish line at Dranesville ES. 

Spirit Wear Sale!

End of season spirit wear sale!  All t-shirts have been dropped to $10. Sweatshirts have been dropped to $20!  EVERYTHING MUST GO (out of the garage)!!! 

Shop the store:

https://www.dranesvillepta.com/store/spirit-wear

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

 

  • June 5: PTA Meeting

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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Students perform Lion King Kids Musical.

Thank you to NextStop Theatre and our PTA for partnering to provide after-school theater programming this Spring. This was a remarkable opportunity for students in grades 3-6 to apply POG attributes and skills to an experience learning and performing a musical. Families and friends enjoyed the Thursday evening performance, and a captive audience of students enjoyed the closing performance on Friday afternoon. 

Let's Go, Dragon Runners

Dranesville's 22nd season of Dragon Runners comes to a close with a 5K run, which will start and end at Dranesville on Monday, June 3rd at 4:30 pm. 

Thank you to this season's coaches: Jacki Young and Dave Welch. We extend a special thanks to coach, Sean Gray, who started this running program for students at Dranesville and has coached every season for the past 11 years. Dragon Runners continues to be a fun fitness activity for our students and school community. 

Library Books Due May 29th

Please return all books borrowed from the Dranesville Library by Wednesday, May 29th.

 

Message from the Dranesville Elementary School Health Room

The Dranesville Elementary School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time, 2:05 pm on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Through June 12th

As of today, our 166th day of school, our student attendance has improved by 13.5%.

Thank you, Dranesville families, for making daily attendance a priority, routine, and a habit.

We appreciate your mindful scheduling of appointments and vacations so your child(ren) are available to attend school daily.

We're Counting the Days and Making the Days Count

On the 165th day of the school year in 2022-2023, our chronic absentee rate was 20.2%. On the 165th day of school this year, our chronic absentee rate was 6.7%.

Thank you, families, for maintaining daily attendance habits. Every day truly is an opportunity for our students to continue to learn and grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

Our teachers have instruction, assessment, and engaging activities planned for students through the last day of school. The last day of school for students is June 12th. Students will be dismissed at 2:05 pm.

Safety Patrol Applications Open for Students in Grade 5-6

The 2024-2025 Dranesville Safety Patrol application is now open. Service in the patrol is open to all students in grades 5-6 pending the completion of their application and signature approval from both a parent/guardian and a teacher. Patrols are selected based on their demonstration of leadership skills within our school community. 

The Safety Patrol plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all staff and students during school hours. As a member of the Safety Patrol, your student will have the opportunity to serve as a positive role model for their peers. Patrol expectations include reporting for duty on time with their proper equipment, always ensuring safe practices, knowing, and enforcing all walking and bus rules with respect and fairness, reporting to patrol sponsors and administrators as needed, attending, and participating in all patrol meetings and training sessions, maintaining academics and committing to serving all year. Not only does this role provide valuable leadership experience, but it also instills a sense of responsibility and civic duty in our students.

Applications are due by Friday, May 31st. If you student prefers an online version of the application or needs support with completing the application, please contact Jill Palacios at (703) 326-5200.

 

Save the Date for our annual Out of the Box Day, which will be on Friday, June 7th. Grade level activities will be scheduled throughout the day. Please look for grade level specific information, from your child's teacher. 

During Out of the Box Day our Critical and Creative Thinkers will be engaging in STEAM focused challenges and activities. There are a few more supplies needed for grade level plans. If you are able to contribute any of the items listed, please send them to the main office by Wednesday, May 29th.

Out of the Box Supplies Needed

Thank you!

Students at Dranesville Elementary are developing Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and learning skills that will help them to succeed in school and in life. The five POG attributes include:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical & Global Citizen
  • Creative & Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual

Think about the opportunities and challenges you encounter each day and the skills you use to navigate them. We would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th to share how Portrait of a Graduate attributes are important in your career and to help our students envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests 

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact our Registrar, Angela Agana [email protected] for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Advanced Academics Levels of Service Night, September 26th 6:00-7:00 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

AAP Level 4 Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm

Veteran's Day Celebration, Friday, November 8th 9:30 am

 

24-25 School Year Calendar

 

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

May 29         Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Dranesville, we are counting down the days till summer! 

 

Sixth Grade Carnival Sign Up

Help us create a fantastic carnival experience for the 6th grade class of 2024!  Sixth graders will enjoy an afternoon of games, food, music and fun!

We are looking for your help with supplies and assistance the day of the Carnival.  We especially need volunteers the day of the carnival to help with lunch, refreshment table, and activities.

These kids have worked hard this year and deserve the best party ever!  With everyone pitching in, they'll end their reign at DES with a bang! 

Sign up here: SignUpGenius Link

Dragon Runners 5K: May 29th

Dranesville’s 2nd Annual Dragon Runners 5K will be held May 29 at 4:20 p.m. for all current Dragon Runners! Come cheer on  your runners as you them cross the finish line at Dranesville ES.

Spirit Wear Sale!

End of season spirit wear sale!  All t-shirts have been dropped to $10. Sweatshirts have been dropped to $20!  EVERYTHING MUST GO (out of the garage)!!! 

Shop the store:

https://www.dranesvillepta.com/store/spirit-wear

Final PTA Meeting, June 5th at Burtons

Our final PTA meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, June 5th at 7 p.m. at Burtons, 21434 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA.

Staff Appreciation Week Wrap Up

Thanks again to all the Dranesville staff! We hope you got to “Relax, Refresh, and Renew” during Staff Appreciation Week. Thanks also to the many parents who donated to our breakfast, trail mix bar, and gift card shower! And last but not least, the PTA would like to thank Krissi Chevalier and Casey Cassara for all their hard work making this event a success!

Run-a-thon Update

Thanks to all our Run-a-thon participants and prize winners! We are currently assembling prizes and they should be sent home with your students sometime next week.

Thank you to our final group of Run-a-thon sponsors.

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

 

Upcoming Events

  • June 5: PTA Meeting

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Thank you Dranesville families for your steadfast support of daily attendance. We continue to have full days of learning and JOY planned for students through the end of the school year. We look forward to the opportunities to celebrate students' learning, growth, and achievement with you over the next few weeks! 

5th Grade

Science Wednesday, May 22

Library Books Due May 29th

Please return all books borrowed from the Dranesville Library by Wednesday, May 29th.

We will be sharing information about summer reading activities and resources in the coming weeks!

 

Save the Date for our annual Out of the Box Day, which will be on Friday, June 7th. Grade level activities will be scheduled throughout the day. Please look for grade level specific information, from your child's teacher. 

During Out of the Box Day our Critical and Creative Thinkers will be engaging in STEAM focused challenges and activities. There are a few more supplies needed for grade level plans. If you are able to contribute any of the items listed, please send them to the main office by Wednesday, May 29th.

Out of the Box Supplies Needed

Thank you!

Students at Dranesville Elementary are developing Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and learning skills that will help them to succeed in school and in life. The five POG attributes include:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical & Global Citizen
  • Creative & Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual

Think about the opportunities and challenges you encounter each day and the skills you use to navigate them. We would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th to share how Portrait of a Graduate attributes are important in your career and to help our students envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Advanced Academics Levels of Service Night, September 26th 6:00-7:00 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

AAP Level 4 Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm

Veteran's Day Celebration, Friday, November 8th 9:30 am

 

24-25 School Year Calendar

 

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

May 29         Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Dear Dranesville Families,

 

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

 

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

 

Upcoming Community Conversations:

May 16, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Poe Middle School, 7000

Cindy Ln, Annandale, VA 22003  -

REGISTER  HERE

 

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

REGISTER  HERE

 

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

 

For more information please visit our website.

 

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Dranesville Families and Community Members, we would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to begin to envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

3rd Grade

Math Thursday, May 16

4th Grade

Math Thursday, May 16

5th Grade

Science Wednesday, May 22

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

May 29         Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Dranesville families, you are making such a wonderful difference for our students by encouraging daily attendance habits. Thank you! Today, on our 157th day of school, 574 of our 583 students in K-6 were present! Every day is another opportunity for our students to learn, grow, and achieve. We are looking forward to celebrating 170 days of learning on Friday, May 17th. 

Our Dranesville Dragons are finishing the year strong! Please be mindful that we will continue to have engaging lessons and activities planned through our last day of school, June 12th. Students will be released at 2:05 on the last day.

Students at Dranesville Elementary are developing Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and learning skills that will help them to succeed in school and in life. The five POG attributes include:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical & Global Citizen
  • Creative & Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual

Think about the opportunities and challenges you encounter each day and the skills you use to navigate them. We would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th to share how Portrait of a Graduate attributes are important in your career and to help our students envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

3rd Grade

Math Thursday, May 16

4th Grade

Math Thursday, May 16

5th Grade

Math Wednesday, May 15

Science Wednesday, May 22

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Community Opportunities

Learn About Becoming a Girl Scout Grades K-3

Flyer | Registration

Save the Date

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

May 29         Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…summer! But we’re not there yet - so here’s some updates as we race to the end of the year.

Final PTA Meeting, June 5th

Our final PTA meeting of the year is Wednesday, June 5th at 7 p.m. in the library. Join us!

Run-a-Thon Total: $23,518!

A final thank you and amazing work to all of our staff, students, teachers and parents. Ensuring the run-a-thon is a success is a great way for Dranesville and the PTA to reach our budget goals without repeated donation requests throughout the year.

A special note of appreciation to our Run-a-Thon committee, including Katie Weatherton, Katie Franklin, Katie Schuster, Ann Rauscher, and Alison Rizzo-Clark.

These classes earned a pizza party!

  • Kindergarten: Team Armor
  • Grade 1: Team Minton
  • Grade 2: Team Rose
  • Grade 3: Team Fogelman
  • Grade 4: Team Butler
  • Grade 5: Team Patton
  • Grade 6: Team Gray
  • Multi: Team Mejias

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Our first four sponsors we would like to highlight include:

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week
  • June 5: PTA Meeting
  • June 6: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

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Scholars engage in Presentations of Learning during our first STEAM Exhibition of Learning.

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

This is a remarkable shift for our students and school community. Our chronic absentee rate is currently 6.8%, which is down from 19.4% last year this time. While there are illnesses and conditions that may  impact our children at times, 93.5% of our students are attending school regularly. Thank you, families, for your partnership.

Thank you for the adjustments that you have made to schedule vacations during school holidays and to ensure that students are able to be present for as much of the school day as possible when they have medical appointments. Every day is another opportunity for our students to attend, connect, and learn.

 

3rd Grade

Reading Thursday, May 9

Math Thursday, May 16

4th Grade

Reading Thursday, May 9

Math Thursday, May 16

5th Grade

Reading Wednesday, May 8

Math Wednesday, May 15

Science Wednesday, May 22

6th Grade

Reading Tuesday, May 7

Math Tuesday, May 14

Students at Dranesville Elementary are developing Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and learning skills that will help them to succeed in school and in life. The five POG attributes include:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical & Global Citizen
  • Creative & Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual

Think about the opportunities and challenges you encounter each day and the skills you use to navigate them. We would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th to share how Portrait of a Graduate attributes are important in your career and to help our students envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

We are looking forward to the 2024-2025 school year. We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year. It is important that all families with students currently in K through 5th grade complete the Student Intention Form. 

For our families who will be returning, we value and welcome your input and insights about your child's strengths and needs in our class placement process. This is also an opportunity to share any specific concerns or considerations with our administrative team. 

Please note that classes are formed with careful consideration to a number of factors. Note that specific teacher requests cannot be accepted. Class and teacher assignments will be communicated to families the week of August 12. 

Student Intention and Parent Input form due Friday May 10, 2024.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

May 6-10      Staff Appreciation Week

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

May 29         Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Staff Appreciation week is next week! We have a week of events planned to help our fabulous staff Relax, Refresh and Renew - and we need your help! Take a look below and help us celebrate our awesome Dranesville staff!

Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

Staff Appreciation week is next week! We have a week of events planned to help our fabulous staff Relax, Refresh and Renew - and we need your help! Take a look below and help us celebrate our awesome Dranesville staff!

Monday, May 6th: We will treat the staff to breakfast from Anita's in the morning. Please help supplement this breakfast by signing up to contribute yogurt, pastries, fruit and drinks. Sign up here

 

Tuesday, May 7th: To continue our theme of health and wellness, we are treating the staff to a "Create your own Trail Mix" Bar. We will provide containers for the staff to fill with their own mix of snacks and treats. Sign up here

Thursday, May 9th: Help shower our staff with gift cards! If you have any gift cards lying around that you won't use, or would like to purchase gift cards to contribute, please send them in to the Dranesville office in an envelope clearly marked with "DES SAW"

Thank you for your generosity and support as we show our wonderful staff how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication!

Run-a-Thon and Fun Run Update: WE DID IT!

We had a fantastic fun run on Monday and Tuesday this week. All grades did an amazing job running, especially with the heat! Congratulations to all!

In other news, we have raised over $22,000 for new playground equipment.  What a success!

Thank you to all the parents, students, teachers and staff who worked so hard to get us to this goal! And a big thanks to all our volunteers who made this happen! 

And hey, there’s still one more day for fundraising so I’ll leave these links below:

Parents, register here: Parent registration link 

School webpage: Run-A-Thon 

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • May 1: PTA Meeting
  • May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week
  • June 5: PTA Meeting

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

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Students show that they care for the world by celebrating Wildlife Day during Earth Week.

Dranesville Dragons are Attending, Connecting, and Learning

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your continued partnership in ensuring that students are in school every day. Students' connections with their peers, teachers, and instruction are all positively impacted by being in school daily. The data captured in this newsletter is our chronic absentee rate as of the 147th day of school.

We are looking forward to celebrating our 150th day of school on Thursday, May 2nd! Please note the Spring assessments and events that are planned for students through our last day of school on June 12th.

Spring Pictures

Wednesday, May 1st

Spring Individual and Class Pictures will be taken tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st. Be sure to order your child's Spring Picture to get a class picture. Class pictures cannot be purchased separately. 

Picture Day ID: EVTHT9R8X

Yearbook orders have closed for the 23-24 school year. Yearbooks will be distributed during the school day.

 

3rd Grade

Reading Thursday, May 9

Math Thursday, May 16

4th Grade

Reading Thursday, May 9

Math Thursday, May 16

5th Grade

Reading Wednesday, May 8

Math Wednesday, May 15

Science Wednesday, May 22

6th Grade

Reading Tuesday, May 7

Math Tuesday, May 14

Spring Assessments Measure Student Learning and Progress

Students will be participating in spring assessments based on their grade level and courses. This includes standardized benchmark assessments and progress assessments. This list of assessments for each grade level provides information about required assessments for each grade level.

Remember, assessment is part of ongoing teaching and learning in the classroom. Teachers may also assign end-of-year projects.  

Parents and caregivers can help students perform their best by reminding them to get a good night’s rest and have a healthy breakfast, especially on testing days. It is important that students attend school on these dates. If you become aware of a conflict that could result in your student missing a test, please notify our attendance team as soon as possible.   

Spring assessments do not signal the end of coursework for the year. Learning continues through the last day of school. We appreciate you and look forward to our continued partnership as our Dranesville Dragons finish the 23-24 school year strong!

Students at Dranesville Elementary are developing Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and learning skills that will help them to succeed in school and in life. The five POG attributes include:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical & Global Citizen
  • Creative & Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual

Think about the opportunities and challenges you encounter each day and the skills you use to navigate them. We would love to invite you to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th to share how Portrait of a Graduate attributes are important in your career and to help our students envision the career opportunities and possibilities that are available for them to pursue.

Please sign up to communicate your interest and availability to participate in our Career Fair on Monday, June 10th.

Dranesville Elementary School is expanding our inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities. We are looking for 1-2 peer models (ages 3 and 4) to join our pre-school special education classrooms. A peer model should demonstrate strong skills across all developmental domains:

Self-help skills

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Cognitive and Problem-Solving Skills

Communication and Social Emotional Skills

Program begins August 26, 2024

AM Class 9:20-12:40 (3 year olds) | PM Class 12:45-4:05 (4 year olds)

Applications are due May 1st. Apply today.

If multiple qualified applications are received, a lottery system will be used to select the community peer.

Registering your child early helps our school team to prepare and ensure we have the teachers and resources needed to welcome your child on the first day of school. Please prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. Contact our Registrar, Angela Agana, at 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment. Please note that registration appointments are available now through  June 14th. 

For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child's connection, joy, and learning at Dranesville Elementary School.

We are looking forward to the 2024-2025 school year. We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year. It is important that all families with students currently in K through 5th grade complete the Student Intention Form. 

For our families who will be returning, we value and welcome your input and insights about your child's strengths and needs in our class placement process. This is also an opportunity to share any specific concerns or considerations with our administrative team. 

Please note that classes are formed with careful consideration to a number of factors. Note that specific teacher requests cannot be accepted. Class and teacher assignments will be communicated to families the week of August 12. 

Student Intention and Parent Input form due Friday May 10, 2024.

The 24-25 student school supply list is now available. Our PTA will be coordinating School Supply kits for purchase. Stay tuned for ordering information.

Family Resource Night Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House Friday, August 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Day of School for Students, Monday, August 19th 

Back to School Night, Thursday, September 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

Family Wellness Symposium Thursday, October 10th 6:00-7:30 pm

24-25 School Year Calendar

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Community Opportunities

Learn About Becoming a Girl Scout Grades K-3

Flyer | Registration

Dranesville Girl Scout Troop

English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

Save the Date

May 1           Spring Individual Pictures and 6th Grade Panoramic 

May 3           Teacher Workday | No School

May 6-10      Staff Appreciation Week

May 23         Stars on Stage Presents The Lion King Kids 6:30 pm

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

May 29         Band and Strings Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 30         Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 pm

June 7          Out of the Box STEAM Day 

June 10        Career Day

June 11        Yearbooks Distributed

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Happy Earth Week Dranesville fam! We are nearing the end of April! You know what that means? We have one more week for our Run-a-thon fundraiser! We have raised over $17,000! Our fundraising goal is $20,000 for new playground equipment. Let’s keep it going!

Win a Science Kit! 

Hey hey! Any student who collects a donation of any amount this Friday through Sunday will be entered into a raffle for a National Geographic science kit! Three winners will be chosen! 

And don’t forget these incentives:

  • $15 - Name displayed at School 
  • $25 - Silicone “Dranesville Dragons” Bracelet
  • $50 - Sunglasses 
  • $75 - Dragon Keychain
  • $100 - Dragon Water Bottle
  • $150 - Kids Meal from Chick fil A
  • $200 - Dairy Queen Small Blizzard
  • $250 - Donut Party at School

Parents, register here: Parent registration link 

School webpage: Run-A-Thon 

Volunteer for the Fun Run!

The fun run will be held Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. We are in need of parent volunteers to help ensure this event runs smoothly! See the schedule below and sign up here: Signup genius link

Monday 4/29:

  • 10:00 -11:00 a.m. - 2nd Grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 1rst Grade
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 3rd grade
  • 2:00 -3:00 p.m. - 4th Grade
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Byrd (ECCB)

Tuesday 4/30:

  • 10:00 -11:00 a.m. - Elshazli (K EAC), Lee (ECCB), Burhan (PAC)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Kindergarten
  • 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Mejias
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - 5th Grade
  • 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Cervenec
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - 6th Grade

Sign up to volunteer here:  Signup genius link

Staff Appreciation Week is Coming Up!

We have a week of events planned to help our fabulous staff Relax, Refresh and Renew - and we need your help!

Monday, May 6th: We will treat the staff to breakfast from Anita's in the morning. Please help supplement this breakfast by signing up to contribute yogurt, pastries, fruit and drinks. Sign up here

 

Tuesday, May 7th: To continue our theme of health and wellness, we are treating the staff to a "Create your own Trail Mix" Bar. We will provide containers for the staff to fill with their own mix of snacks and treats. Sign up here

Thursday, May 9th: Help shower our staff with gift cards! If you have any gift cards lying around that you won't use, or would like to purchase gift cards to contribute, please send them in to the Dranesville office in an envelope clearly marked with "DES SAW"

We are incredibly grateful for your generosity and support as we show our wonderful staff how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • April 4 - May 3: Run-a-Thon Fundraiser
  • April 29-30: Run-a-Thon Fun Run
  • May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

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Students, staff, and families walked to school for Get2Green's Walk to School Day in Celebration of Earth Week.

Family Coffee

Substance Abuse Prevention 

Join Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Diana Munoz, on April 30th at 9:30 a.m. for a presentation on education, prevention, and communication about substance abuse prevention. We hope that you will join us for this important learning and conversation. 

Social Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher or counselor. 

Dranesville Elementary School is expanding our inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities. We are looking for 1-2 peer models (ages 3 and 4) to join our pre-school special education classrooms. A peer model should demonstrate strong skills across all developmental domains:

Self-help skills

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Cognitive and Problem-Solving Skills

Communication and Social Emotional Skills

Program begins August 26, 2024

AM Class 9:20-12:40 (3 year olds) | PM Class 12:45-4:05 (4 year olds)

Applications are due May 1st. Apply today.

If multiple qualified applications are received, a lottery system will be used to select the community peer.

143 Days of Attending,

Connecting, and Learning

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your continued partnership in supporting students' daily attendance. We are looking forward to celebrating our next milestone. Our 150th day of school is on May 2nd! 

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Save the Date

April 22-26   Earth Week

April 25        Advanced Academics Local Level 4 Orientation 6:00 pm

April 29, 30  Run-a-Thon 

April 30        Family Coffee with our Family Liaison and SAPS

May 1           Spring Individual Pictures and 6th Grade Panoramic 

May 3           Teacher Workday | No School

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

June 12        Last Day of School | Early Release 2:05

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Great Falls Optimist Club Children's Spring Festival

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Dranesville's Connection - Earth Week

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Every day is another important opportunity for our students to attend, connect, and learn at Dranesville. This week, we are excited about learning how we can continue to grow as Global and Ethical Citizens who care about our community and the world and Goal Directed and Resilient Individuals who take action to show our care.

 

Dranesville’s Get2Green Walk to School Day

We are thankful for our Get 2 Green Sponsors, Mr. Gray and Ms. Webdale. Our Get 2 Green sponsors provide a leadership opportunity for over 40 of our students in grades 1-6 to have a positive impact on our school community and our world.

Every two weeks, students, sponsors, and staff supporters meet and collaborate on ways that we, as a school community, can reduce waste and increase recycling. We are striving to become Global and Ethical Citizens and who care for each other and  the world. 

As you prepare for the week, keep in mind the color of each day this week to celebrate Earth Week as a school community!

Monday- Wear Green 

Tuesday- Wear Blue Dranesville Spirit Wear

Wednesday- Wear White

Thursday- Wear Red

Friday- Wear Animal Print or Shirts with Positive Messages

Join us us for our Get2Green Walk to School Day on April 23rd. Our staff will be at four locations below to walk to school with our students. Staff will be at each location at 8:50 am.

  • Powells Tavern and Sadlers Wells Dr.
  • Powells Tavern and Mason Mill Ct.
  • Rock Ridge Rd. and Cellar Creek Way
  • Sadlers Wells Dr. and Hiddenbrook Dr.

Thank you for supporting our Get 2 Green Team and showing that Dranesville CARES about each other and the world! 🌎

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Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Woo hoo! We have raised $14,831 as of Tuesday! You guys are amazing! Check out our Run-a-thon superstars! Every student who has raised $15 has their name displayed at school...

 

New Incentives this Friday to Sunday! 

Collect a donation of any amount this Friday through Sunday and you will be entered into a raffle for a 4-pack of movie tickets to LOOK Dine-in Cinema in Reston Town Center!

Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000 for new playground equipment! We are almost 75% there!

2024- 2025 Board Announcement

Congratulations to the newly elected board for the 2024-2025 school year! I am so excited that such a wonderful and dedicated group will be leading the PTA next year. I can't wait to see all the great work you do! Thank you for volunteering your time to support our students, staff, and community.

2024-2025 BOARD

  • President - Suzanne Gallo
  • Vice President - Katie Weatherton
  • Vice President - Sharon Kessler
  • Treasurer - Drew Weatherton
  • Membership Secretary - Krissi Chevalier
  • Communications Secretary - Casey Cassara

I'd also like to thank the board members leaving at the end of this term for everything they have done to advance the mission of the PTA. We could not have accomplished all that we did without you. It has been a pleasure serving with you the past two years.

  • Vice President - Ann Rauscher
  • Treasurer - Eli Novich

Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10

Mark your calendars for Staff Appreciation Week! On May 9th, the PTA wants to show our amazing staff with gift cards to show them how much we appreciate their work and dedication. 

Here's where you come in: If you have any gift cards lying around that you won't use or would love to donate to our DES Staff, or if you’d like to purchase a gift card to contribute, we'd be incredibly grateful for your generosity.

Any gift card donations may be sent in with your child by May 2nd. Place all gift cards in an envelope clearly marked with "DES SAW" and send to the main office. Thank you!

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • April 4 - May 3: Run-a-Thon Fundraiser
  • April 29-30: Run-a-Thon Fun Run
  • May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.

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Thank you for your continued partnership in supporting students' daily attendance. We are looking forward to celebrating the milestone of our 140th day on Thursday, April 18th. Students present for the ten school days from April 4th-April 18th will be entered into a raffle for a Lidl or Giant gift card! 

Purple Up Day, April 17th

Let's turn Dranesville purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17! We are wearing purple in support of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. We are also looking forward to showing our gratitude and support for military- connected students and families at Dranesville during our second annual gratitude walk!

 

Dranesville’s Get2Green Walk to School Day

Join us for our Get2Green Walk to School Day on April 23rd. Our staff will be at four locations below to walk to school with our students. Staff will be at each location at 9:00 am.

  • Powells Tavern and Sadlers Wells Dr.
  • Powells Tavern and Mason Mill Ct.
  • Rock Ridge Rd. and Cellar Creek Way
  • Sadlers Wells Dr. and Hiddenbrook Dr.

Family Coffee

Substance Abuse Prevention 

Join Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Diana Munoz, on April 30th at 9:30 a.m. for a presentation on education, prevention, and communication about substance abuse prevention. We hope that you will join us for this important learning and conversation. 

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

Information about the Dranesville Elementary School renovation is available on the FCPS website. We are excited to grow with you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals, field trip scholarships, and student supplies. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the continuity of weekend meals and student supplies as they need replenishment throughout the school year. Thank you!

Last Day of School - June 12th

2 Hour Early Release

Students will be dismissed at 2:05 pm

Save the Date

April 16        Herndon Pyramid Concert 7 p.m.

April 16        Progress and Attendance Reports Go Home

April 17        Purple Up! for Military Kids

April 22-26   Earth Week | Walk to School Day April 23

April 25        Advanced Academics Local Level 4 Orientation 6:00 pm

April 29, 30  Run-a-Thon (During Specials)

May 1           Spring Individual Pictures and 6th Grade Panoramic 

May 3           Teacher Workday | No School

May 27         Memorial Day Holiday | No School

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Great Falls Optimist Club Children's Spring Festival

1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 | Main Office: 703-326-5200
Attendance: 703-326-5252  or [email protected]
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