Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Therapeutic Arts Science and Growth Mindset begins this week!

There’s still time to register! 

When: Wednesdays starting Feb. 21 - March 20. 

Time: 4:15- 6 p.m.

Where: Dranesville Elementary

Cost: $180

The spring curriculum will cover the Art of Doodling, Gracious Gratitude, Science: Astronomy, Galaxy Quest, Power of Positivity, and Self Compassion.

Learn more and register: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm

Scholastic Book Fair, March 4-8!

📚 Book lovers unite! This year’s book fair will be open March 4-8! 

Student preview days are February 29th and March 1st. Stay tuned for more details on shopping times!

Preview days: February 29, March 1

Book Fair will be open:

  • March 4: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • March 5: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (No school today but the book fair will be open!)
  • March 6: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (early morning opening!)
  • March 7: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • March 8: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Set up your ewallet! Visit the book fair homepage to set up your ewallet so your child can shop the Fair without cash.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Can you help? Take a look at the shifts needed and help us make this book fair a success!

Sign up here:Book Fair Volunteers

Dragon Runners is back for Spring 2024! 

A running program designed for 3rd-6th graders, this exciting program works to strengthen students in body and spirit. The program combines group activities with running and encourages students to live their full potential by inspiring healthy friend, family and community relationships.

When:  Mondays & Wednesdays, March 18 - June 3

Time: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $45

The program will finish on May 29 with the Dranesville ES 5K, free for all Dragon Runners!

Register here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/dragon-runners 

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

  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night 6:00-8:00 pm
  • March 6: PTA meeting 7:00 pm
  • March 4-8: Book Fair
  • April: Run-a-thon

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 in Ms. Rose's class enjoyed a story shared by a parent during our third annual Dranesville Loves to Read Day, celebrated February 14th.

JiJi is Coming to Dranesville!

Dranesville Elementary School was the number 1 school in all of Fairfax County Public Schools for most minutes in the 2024 FCPS and ST Math Math Week with a total of 42,506 minutes!  We earned a live visit from JiJi the Penguin! JiJi will be visiting our Dranesville on Tuesday, February 27th and celebrating our Goal-Directed and Resilient mathematicians during grade level assemblies. 

We look forward to celebrating the work of our Dragons!

Join us for Family Paint Night, Wednesday, March 20th!

We are excited to bring back our beloved Family Paint Night, featuring the art of Alma Thomas! On Wednesday, March 20th, from 6-7 pm, our Art Teachers will lead us in a creative experience that your family is sure to enjoy! RSVP by March 1st.

Dranesville Elementary Kindergarten Orientation March 5th. Call 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment.

🚌Bus transportation will be available for families attending Kindergarten Orientation. Two stops will be available: The Herndon Community Center and the intersection of Herndon Parkway & Park Ave. Sign up to reserve space on the school bus.

Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals 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!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

February 22 Family Science Night 6-8 pm

March 4- 8    Scholastic Book Fair

March 5        School Planning Day | Student Holiday | Kindergarten Orientation

March 8        Book Character Day

March 20      Family Paint Night 6:00 -7:00 pm

March 22      Yearbook Orders Due

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1          Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2          Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

April 5          Herndon Pyramid Art Show Opens

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Spring- Herndon Optimist Youth

Flyer

Girl Scout Camp Opportunities

Camp Primavera | Encuentro

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No School Monday, February 19th

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, February 20th. 

Have You Seen Our Attendance Wall?

We continue to have fun recognizing our students' attendance daily with classroom check ins and through our attendance wall. Every student counts every day and we strive to make every day count for every student.

...107, 108, 109, 110!

We will end this week with our 110th day of school attendance raffle. This will be our 11th raffle this school year, celebrating students' perfect attendance in 10 day increments.

As your family makes plans to spend time together for Spring Break and Summer Break, please note the following dates:

Spring Break for students is March 25th -March 29th 

No School on April 1st-April 2nd

Last day of School June 12th

#AttendanceMatters #EveryChildCountsEveryDay

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 8         Book Character Day

March 20       Family Paint Night 6:00 -7:00 pm

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

April 5           Herndon Pyramid Art Show Opens

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Hey there Dragons! A famous person once said science is good for the heart! So we hope you take that to, ahem, heart and join us on Science Night next Thursday, February 22nd. 

In other news….this year’s book fair opens up on March 4th for purchases!

Scholastic Book Fair, March 4-8!

📚 Book lovers unite! This year’s book fair will be open March 4-8! 

Student preview days are February 29th and March 1st. Stay tuned for more details on shopping times!

Set up your ewallet! Visit the book fair homepage to set up your ewallet so your child can shop the Fair without cash.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Can you help? Take a look at the shifts needed and sign up to help make this book fair a success! 

Sign up here:Book Fair Volunteers

 

RSVP for Science Night, February 22nd

Coming soon! Get excited for a fun-filled night of prizes, interactive experiments, engineering challenges and more!  🧪⚡ 

🌍🌟 Pick up your science passport at registration. Visit booths to win prizes! We will also be raffling off prizes throughout the night! Raffle prizes are sponsored by:

 

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Let us know if you can attend! 

RSVP

Opportunity for service hours! 

If you have a student in middle or high school who needs service hours, we could use a few more helpers for Science Night! Most help needed from 6-8 p.m. Questions? Email [email protected]. (and hey, if you have a sixth grader that would rather stand at registration or help with an experiment, we will put them to work :)

Volunteer here!

Therapeutic Arts Science and Growth Mindset begins 2/21

The Spring Session launches next week! 

When: Wednesdays starting Feb. 21 - March 20. 

Time: 4:15- 6 p.m.

Where: Dranesville Elementary

Cost: $180

The spring curriculum will cover the Art of Doodling, Gracious Gratitude, Science: Astronomy, Galaxy Quest, Power of Positivity, and Self Compassion.

Learn more and register: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm 

 

Treasurer Needed for 24-25 School Year

We have one last position to fill. Our current treasurer has set up this position to run so smoothly. Our systems have been updated to QuickBooks online - and he will help show you the way for next year! So please consider joining us so we can continue to support you and your families!  

You can email any of us on the board with questions. Or contact [email protected] directly with questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

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

  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night
  • March 6: PTA meeting 
  • March 4-8: Book Fair
  • April: Run-a-thon

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 Mascot, Drake, visits classrooms to celebrate perfect attendance on the 100th day of school.

Dranesville Elementary School Attendance Update

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your partnership in developing and maintaining healthy attendance habits. Our collective efforts as a school community are making a difference for students and for our school. On the 102nd day of school in 2023, our chronic absentee rate was 22.7%. On the 102nd day of school in 2024, our chronic absentee rate is 10.3%

As your family looks to spend time together for Spring Break and Summer Break, please note the following dates:

Spring Break for students is March 25th -March 29th 

No School on April 1st-April 2nd

Last day of School June 13th

#AttendanceMatters #EveryChildCountsEveryDay

Third Annual Dranesville Loves to Read Day

We are looking forward to welcoming guest readers into our classrooms on Wednesday, February 14th. How sweet it is to have our families share their love of reading with our students. Please message your child's teacher to arrange a time to visit as a guest reader. Thank you for sharing your time and favorite stories with us!

Dranesville Elementary Kindergarten Orientation March 5th. Call 703-326-5200 to schedule a registration appointment.

Strengthening Families Parent Coffee

This spring, we will be offering Strengthening Families for parents of fifth and sixth graders and their children. We invite our fifth and sixth grade families to join us for a Parent Coffee on March 12th at 9:30 for a preview of the Strengthening Families program. This program supports families in learning how to manage emotions, set goals, avoid peer pressure, make better decisions, and create better relationships. 

Contact our Family Liaison, Paulina Hidalgo, with questions or for more information.

Eating Disorder Parent Information 

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Family Paint Night

We are excited to bring back our beloved Family Paint Night, featuring the art of Alma Thomas! On Wednesday, March 20th, from 6-7 pm, our Art Teachers will lead us in a creative experience that your family is sure to enjoy! RSVP by March 1st.

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals 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!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

February 14  Dranesville Loves to Read Day

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 8         Book Character Day

March 20       Family Paint Night 6:00 -7:00 pm

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

April 5           Herndon Pyramid Art Show Opens

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Spring- Herndon Optimist Youth

Flyer

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These kindergarten bookworms are ready for adventures big and small, thanks to the library!

Thank You School Counselors

We are thankful for our school counselors who provide exceptional connection and care for our students. Students are greeted each day by the waves and warmth of Ms. Brouillard and Mrs. Ryan. They teach class lessons and small group lessons, serve on our attendance team, and coordinate mentor-mentee relationships. 

We are so grateful for Ms. Brouillard and Mrs. Ryan's dedication to our students. Their hard work makes a real difference in their lives.

Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 during the week of March 4th. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

 

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Carrie Hester ([email protected]) or Heather Brouillard  (([email protected])

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

 

Our PTA Needs You!

Our PTA partnerships are are critical to the care for and education of our students. Every parent at Dranesville has a perspective that we value and skills to offer. I ask that you consider sharing your time to help us to continue to grow as a connected, caring, school community that strives to provide access, and excellence for all of our students. Please consider serving in one of the three PTA Board positions that we need to fill for the 24-25 school year.

  • President
  • Communications Secretary 
  • Treasurer

Contact [email protected] directly with questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

Thank you!

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals 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!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

February 8    100th Day of School

February 14  Dranesville Loves to Read Day

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 8         Book Character Day

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Spring- Herndon Optimist Youth

Flyer

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Science Night Prizes Wishlist

🔬💡 Join us in making Science Night a success! Every student will get a prize after visiting 5 or more stations. We will also be raffling off prizes throughout the night!

We’ve put together this Amazon Wishlist with some of the fantastic prizes we want to offer our science heroes! Now, we’re inviting all of you to make this an unforgettable night, and one that we can keep offering every year! 

Visit the Amazon Wishlist here: Wishlist link

 

Save the Date! Science Night, February 22nd

Hey hey! We hope you’re getting excited for a fun-filled night of prizes, interactive experiments, engineering challenges and more!  🧪⚡ 

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

RSVP here!

Don’t go yet…spread the word for volunteers. 

We could still use a few leads and helpers! Helper volunteers can be middle-school age and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!

 

The PTA Needs Parents Like You…

Hey there parents! We know you don’t have a lot of time in your day….but we need your help to keep this PTA running. Even I, your friendly newsletter scribe, wasn’t sure about being on the board. With two kids and a full-time job, it can be a lot. But it has been a rewarding experience. I feel much more connected to the school and teachers. And hey, we’re a pretty fun team, and the remaining three of us will be here to help make this a success!

These are the three openings: 

  • President
  • Communications Secretary (that’s me now. I’ll be here to help or whatever :)
  • Treasurer

You can email any of us on the board with questions. Or contact [email protected] directly with questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

Youth Rugby Starts!

Ages 4-18, boys & girls NON-CONTACT Coed and Contact TackleSee website for location & timeswww.rugbyVA.com

Chick Fil-A Spirit Day, February 9

Come support Dranesville Elementary by placing a mobile pickup, drive-thru, curbside or mobile delivery order at Chick-fil-A in North Point Village, 1494 North Point Village Center, Reston, VA. Code coming soon!

 

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

  • February 7: PTA Meeting 
  • February 9: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

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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Congratulations to our Students on Perfect and Outstanding Attendance

Second Quarter!

124 Students Earned a Perfect Attendance Award

224 Students Had Outstanding Attendance

We see you, Dragons! We're glad you're here!

#EverydayCounts #AttendanceMatters

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night & Fair

Thursday, February 1, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Herndon Middle School Auditorium

5:30 - 6:30 Special Education and ESOL Pre-Sessions

6:00 - 6:30 Curriculum Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Curriculum Fair

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

 

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. Our school counselors, Ms. Brouillard and Mrs. Ryan, work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Take a moment, this week, to let our school counselors know how much you appreciate them!

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

 

Be sure to RSVP for orientation and schedule a registration appointment by contacting Angela Agana by email [email protected] or phone 703-326-5200.

Supporting Dranesville Dragons

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals 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!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

February 1   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

February 14  Dranesville Loves to Read Day

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

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Happy winter Dragons! A reminder that this coming Monday, January 29th is the last day to register for NextStop Theatre’s The Lion King Kids. We also still need two lead experimenters and some helpers for Science Night on Thursday, February 22nd.

Registration closes soon for NextStop Theatre’s The Lion King Kids!

 

Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

  • Who: Grades 3-6
  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary School
  • Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free*

Registration deadline is January 29th.

Register here!

 

Save the Date: Dranesville Science Night, February 22

Don’t miss Science Night, coming to school on February 22nd! This fun-filled night will include hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! All students will have the opportunity to get their science night passport stamped and win prizes! 

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

RSVP here!

Volunteer for Science Night

We still need a lead to help us with the Reaction Time and Busy as a Bee stations! More information on each of these experiments is available here:

Reaction Time

Busy as a Bee

Helper volunteers can be middle-school age and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!

 

Join the PTA Board!

At the end of this school year, our Dranesville PTA president and several other board members will be stepping down, as they have reached their term limits. To ensure the Dranesville PTA continues to thrive and serve our community, we are seeking parents like you to step up and take on keyboard roles. 

Currently we have openings for:

  • President
  • Communications Secretary
  • Treasurer

Our current board is committed to a smooth transition and is ready to offer the necessary support to set you up for success. But we need the active participation of new board members so that we can continue to support our community with events, scholarships, field trips and new software, as well as fostering strong connections between families, students and staff.

Your involvement is crucial, and we would be delighted to have you on board! Please email [email protected] with any questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

 

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

  • February 7: PTA Meeting 
  • February 9: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

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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Be sure to RSVP for orientation and schedule a registration appointment by contacting Angela Agana by email [email protected] or phone 703-326-5200.

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night & Fair

Thursday, February 1, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Herndon Middle School Auditorium

5:30 - 6:30 Special Education and ESOL Pre-Sessions

6:00 - 6:30 Curriculum Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Curriculum Fair

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Providing Food Security for Students on Weekends

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals. We support students by providing over 145 meals and the peace of food security during the weekend. Please consider making a contribution to help us in maintaining this weekly support for our students. Thank you!

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

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Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

January 22   Intervention Letters Mailed to Families

January 25   End of Second Quarter | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26   Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

February 1   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

February 14  Dranesville Loves to Read Day

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Happy snow days! What do you call a musical in the North Pole? Snow business. That’s all I got this time, folks. Until next week!

Is your child ready to be a “Star on Stage?” 

Registration for NextStop Theatre’s The Lion King Kids open until January 29!

 

Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

  • Who: Grades 3-6
  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary School
  • Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free*

Register here!

 

Join the PTA Board!

At the end of this school year, our Dranesville PTA president and several other board members will be stepping down, as they have reached their term limits. To ensure the Dranesville PTA continues to thrive and serve our community, we are seeking parents like you to step up and take on keyboard roles. 

Currently we have openings for:

  • President
  • Communications Secretary
  • Treasurer

Our current board is committed to a smooth transition and is ready to offer the necessary support to set you up for success. But we need the active participation of new board members so that we can continue to support our community with events, scholarships, field trips and new software, as well as fostering strong connections between families, students and staff.

Your involvement is crucial, and we would be delighted to have you on board! Please email [email protected] with any questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

 

Hey there science heroes!  Can you help with a science experiment at Science Night? Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. (We also need help with set up, registration and clean up). We will provide all the materials and instructions.

Experiments range from measuring your reaction time, visualizing how a bee transports pollen from one flower to the next, and making a soda pop geyser (without shaking the bottle!). 

Volunteers can be middle-school age and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!

 

RSVP for Dranesville Science Night, February 22

Don’t miss Science Night, coming to school on February 22nd! This fun-filled night will include hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! All students will have the opportunity to get their science night passport stamped and win prizes! 

Date: February 22, 2024Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.Location: Dranesville Elementary School

We would love to know if you can attend. RSVP here!

 

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

  • February 7: PTA Meeting 
  • February 9: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

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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Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night & Fair

February 1, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Herndon Middle School Auditorium

5:30 - 6:30 Special Education and ESOL Pre-Sessions

6:00 - 6:30 Curriculum Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Curriculum Fair

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

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We would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude to each and every Dranesville family for leaning in as a community to establish daily attendance habits. While there are illnesses and circumstances that are sometimes beyond our control, we appreciate your care in making sure that your children attend school every day.

As a school community we continue to work together to increase student attendance and reduce the number of students who are chronically absent (missing 10% of the school year). We have had 85 days of learning and growing together this school year. On the 85th day of the 22-23 school year 23.9% of our students in K-6 were chronically absent (having missed 8 or more days of school). As of the 85th day of the 23-24 school year 10.7% of our students in K-6 were chronically absent (having missed 8 or more days of school). This improvement in attendance also supports improved access to daily instruction. 

Thank you for all of your efforts in getting students to school each day, scheduling appointments so that students can participate in as much of their school day as possible, and for aligning vacations with school breaks. 

In the event of illness or if there are any obstacles impacting your child’s attendance, please contact our Attendance Team . We are here to partner with you to remove obstacles so that your child is present and learning every day.

We are looking forward to sharing the joy of our upcoming 90th day of school raffle ($25 Lidl gift cards), second quarter attendance recognitions (perfect, outstanding, and improved), and the 100th day of school celebration (tentatively February 7th)!

Providing Food Security for Students on Weekends

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals. We support students by providing over 145 meals and the peace of food security during the weekend. Please consider making a contribution to help us in maintaining this weekly support for our students. Thank you!

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night & Fair

Thursday, January 18, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Herndon Middle School Auditorium

5:30 - 6:30 Special Education and ESOL Pre-Sessions

6:00 - 6:30 Curriculum Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Curriculum Fair

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

 

Be sure to RSVP for orientation and schedule a registration appointment by contacting Angela Agana by email [email protected] or phone 703-326-5200.

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

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Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

January 18   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

January 22   Intervention Letters Mailed to Families

January 25   End of Second Quarter | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26  Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Hey there Dragons! Skate Night is tomorrow at SkateQuest in Reston! ⛸️ You can still register online at https://www.dranesvillepta.com/

👏 We’re also excited to announce that registration for the Stars on Stage program opens today. More below: 

Register today for NextStop Theatre Company’s Stars on Stage program!

 

Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

  • Who: Grades 3-6
  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary School
  • Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free*

Register here!

*Space is limited. If more participants register than spaces are available, students will be selected to participate using a random drawing. You will be notified of the selection outcome by February 1, 2024.

Dranesville Science Night, February 22

 

The Dranesville PTA is happy to announce Science Night, coming to school on February 22nd! This fun-filled night will include hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! All students will have the opportunity to get their science night passport stamped and win prizes! 

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

We would love to know if you can attend. RSVP here!

Don’t go yet…

Bring on your inner science hero and volunteer! 

Can you help with an experiment - or setup and registration? Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. 

Experiments range from measuring physical reaction time, using craft sticks to measure potential energy, playing with magnets, and visualizing how a bee transports pollen from one flower to the next.

Helper volunteers can be middle-school aged and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!

PTA Board Positions Open 

At the end of this school year, our Dranesville PTA president and several other board members will be stepping down, as they have reached their term limits. To ensure the Dranesville PTA continues to thrive and serve our community, we are seeking parents like you to step up and take on keyboard roles.

 

Currently we have openings for:

  • President
  • Communications Secretary
  • Treasurer

Our current board is committed to a smooth transition and is ready to offer the necessary support to set you up for success. But we need the active participation of new board members so that we can continue to support our community with events, scholarships, field trips and new software, as well as fostering strong connections between families, students and staff.

Your involvement is crucial, and we would be delighted to have you on board! Please email [email protected] with any questions, additional info, or to express your interest.

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

  • January 12: Skate Night
  • February 7: PTA Meeting 
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

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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This Week is Family Math Week

Our Dragons are working to earn a visit from ST Math's JiJi! 

Participate in games and stories online. FCPS is working toward a total of 1 million minutes logged by families. The event is free, with activities from ST Math geared toward students in grades K-6 and their families. 

Math Week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a fun and positive way. All content will be available for families in English and Spanish. Visit the Math Week website

 

Be sure to RSVP for orientation and schedule a registration appointment by contacting Angela Agana by email [email protected] or phone 703-326-5200.

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Don't delay. Order today.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

January 15   Martin Luther King Holiday | School and Office Closed

January 18   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

January 22   Intervention Letters Mailed to Families

January 25   End of Second Quarter | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26   Teacher Workday | No School

 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Happy New Year! Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing break….and now for the fun stuff!

 

Save the Date for Science Night, February 22!

 

On February 22nd, join us for a fun-filled night of hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! Students will have the opportunity to complete their Science Night Passport and win prizes.

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Stay tuned for more details!

Science Experiment Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help lead experiments (and of course with the general set up and registration). Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. Helper volunteers can be middle-school aged and up.

Have a former Dranesville student? Invite them to come help with an experiment at their alma mater.  Take a look at the sign up sheet and help us put on this great educational event for the school!

Volunteer here!

Coming Up! Stars on Stage, from NextStop Theatre Company

 

Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

Who: Grades 3-6

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.

Cost: Free*

Registration opens January 11!

*Space is limited. If more participants register than spaces are available, students will be selected to participate using a random drawing. You will be notified of the selection outcome by February 1, 2024.

Chess Club Starts January 16

Open to students in 2nd-6th grade. Fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.

 

Dates: Tuesdays, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 & 3/12

Time: 8:05 – 9:015 a.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary Library

Cost: $79

 

Register here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/chess-club

Skate Night, January 12th

The Dranesville PTA is thrilled to announce our upcoming Skate Night at SkateQuest on January 12, 2024! Get ready to glide, twirl, and have a blast on the ice with friends and family. We're teaming up with the Armstrong PTA to make this event even more incredible!

  • Date: January 12, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: SkateQuest, 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA

Registration is a fantastic deal at just $10 per skater, and skate rental is included in the price! Don't miss out on this affordable and fun opportunity to enjoy a night of skating with your loved ones.

Registration is now open at dranesvillepta.com.

Hurry, spots are limited, and they're filling up fast! Grab your skates, bring your friends, and let's create unforgettable memories together.

Therapeutic Arts Science & Growth Mindset Workshop Starts Jan. 10!

Designed for ages 6-12, this unique program offers a diverse curriculum focusing on self love, power poetry, mystery science, manifesting vision boards and gracious gratitude!

  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 10-February 7, 2024
  • Time: 4:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary Cost: $180

Register today at: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

New Dranesville Elementary Parents are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • January 12: Skate Night
  • February 7: PTA Meeting
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

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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Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night Flyer English | Spanish

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

January 3     PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

January 15   Martin Luther King Holiday | School and Office Closed

January 18   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

January 22   Intervention Letters Mailed to Families

January 25   End of Second Quarter | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26   Teacher Workday | No School

 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Winter greetings to you Dranesville fam! That went fast, huh? Did you catch the snow on the ground the other day? Yes, we took some photos! We hope you all have a safe and relaxing winter break and a happy new year! See you back here in January 😊

Coming Up! Stars on Stage, from NextStop Theatre Company!

 

Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

 

Who: Grades 3-6

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.

Cost: Free*

Registration opens January 11!

*Space is limited. If more participants register than spaces are available, students will be selected to participate using a random drawing. You will be notified of the selection outcome by February 1, 2024.

Chess Club Starts January 16

Open to students in 2nd-6th grade. Fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.

 

Dates: Tuesdays, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 & 3/12

Time: 8:05 – 9:015 a.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary Library

Cost: $79

 

Register here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/chess-club

Skate Night, January 12th

The Dranesville PTA is thrilled to announce our upcoming Skate Night at SkateQuest on January 12, 2024! Get ready to glide, twirl, and have a blast on the ice with friends and family. We're teaming up with the Armstrong PTA to make this event even more incredible!

  • Date: January 12, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: SkateQuest, 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA

Registration is a fantastic deal at just $10 per skater, and skate rental is included in the price! Don't miss out on this affordable and fun opportunity to enjoy a night of skating with your loved ones.

Registration is now open at dranesvillepta.com.

Hurry, spots are limited, and they're filling up fast! Grab your skates, bring your friends, and let's create unforgettable memories together.

Therapeutic Arts Science & Growth Mindset Workshop Starts Jan. 10!

Designed for ages 6-12, this unique program offers a diverse curriculum focusing on self love, power poetry, mystery science, manifesting vision boards and gracious gratitude!

  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 10-February 7, 2024
  • Time: 4:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary Cost: $180

Register today at: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm

Dranesville Angel Tree

Thank you to our Dranesville community for your support of the 2023 Angel Tree. 146 students were sponsored. Thank you for your generosity and tremendous care for our Dragons!

Community Flyer

Reminders

New to school? Join the Facebook Group

New Dranesville Elementary Parents are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • January 3: PTA Meeting
  • January 12: Skate Night

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

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit

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Congratulations to our Outstanding Employees for this school year!   

Outstanding Teacher: Heidi Bajpai

Outstanding New Teacher: Kayla Mejias

Outstanding Operational Employee: Angela Agana

Outstanding Professional Employee: Lauren Laspe

Outstanding Principal: Jamie Gadley

Thank you to everyone who nominated one of our amazing staff members.

Portrait of a Graduate Skills Help Us Become the Best that We Can Be

Our Goal Directed and Resilient students are setting, working towards, and achieving goals on a daily and weekly basis. All of our students have access to Lexia and ST Math, which are adapted resources that support students' learning in reading and math. Please take a moment to ask your child what their goals are this week and how they plan to achieve those goals. 

Dranesville Elementary School Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 13th 7:00 pm

Featuring

Band, 5th and 6th Grade Chorus, Orchestra

Performers report at 6:30 pm

Wear black and white concert attire

Doors open for guests at 6:45 pm

Window for Full-Time Advanced Academic Program Referrals

Closes December 15th

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Tracey Jenkins, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, no later than December 15, 2023

 

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Tracey Jenkins, AART, at [email protected].

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Winter Break December 18, 2023 - January 1, 2024

As a reminder, winter break will be held Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1. To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. 

Our school and main office will be closed throughout the Winter Break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year. Classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

🍲 Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

December 5-14   Winter Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Grades 3-6

December 8-14   FLE Grades 4-6

December 13      Winter Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert 7pm

December 15      Full-time Level 4 Referrals Due

December 15      Last Day of School Before Winter Break

December 18      Winter Break Begins

January 2            Classes Resume 9:05 am - 4:05 pm

January 3            PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

January 2- 12      Winter iReady Assessment (Grades 1-6)

January 15          Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday | No School

January 22          Academic and Wellness Intervention Letters Mailed 

January 25          End of Quarter 2 | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26          Teacher Workday | No School

February 14        Dranesville Loves to Read Day

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Hats Off to You, Dranesville Families

Thank you, Dranesville families, for supporting our 15 Days of Spirit! It has been fun seeing students and staff share their unique style, shine their light, and joyfully connect with each other during these weeks between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break. We understand that 15 Days of Spirit takes quite a bit of coordinating at home. 

Thank you for your partnership and support in making Dranesville a place of learning and JOY!

Monday- Rainbow Day, Tuesday- Plaid Day, Wednesday- Concert Day (Wear black and white to support our musicians), Thursday- Tropical Day, Friday- PJ Day

Window for Full-Time Advanced Academic Program Referrals

Closes December 15th

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Tracey Jenkins, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, no later than December 15, 2023

 

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Tracey Jenkins, AART, at [email protected].

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

December 5-14   Winter Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Grades 3-6

December 8-14   FLE Grades 4-6

December 11      Parents as Educational Partners Information Night 5:00 pm

December 13      Winter Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert 7pm

December 15      Full-time Level 4 Referrals Due

December 15      Last Day of School Before Winter Break

December 18      Winter Break Begins

January 2            Classes Resume 9:05 am - 4:05 pm

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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