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Hey hey! Our 2024 Run-a-thon is off to an amazing start! As of this newsletter writing, we have raised more than $11,000! Way to go Dragons! We have another incentive for you starting tomorrow!

2024 Run-a-Thon: Raise $$, Win Passes to LEGO Discovery Center

 

Any student who collects a donation of any amount this Friday though Sunday will be entered into a raffle for 2 free passes to the LEGO Discovery Center

Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000 for new playground equipment! We are more than 50% there! 

Parents, register here: Parent registration link 

School webpage: Run-A-Thon 

Save the date for the Fun Run!

The fun run will be held Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. We will need volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. Save the dates and keep an eye out for a volunteer signup!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day this Friday! 

Come support Dranesville Elementary by placing a mobile pickup, dine-in, Drive-thru or curbside order this Friday, April 12th at the North Point Village Chick-fil-A! The code to enter when ordering is DRAGONS (all caps). If you order in the store or at drive-thru, let the team member know you are here for the Spirit event!

Presented by Snow Chess, this is fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons are taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.

When: Tuesday mornings, April 16-June 4

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where: Dranesville Library

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Register here!

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 sent 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 12: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • 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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Attend, Connect, Achieve

Every school day continues to be filled with learning experiences for each and every one of our students. We appreciate your partnership and support in supporting daily attendance.

School Holiday, Wednesday, April 10th

Wednesday, April 10th is an FCPS Holiday. All schools and offices will be closed for Eid al-Fitr.

We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Thursday, April 11th. 

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!

 

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments are the main part of the Virginia Assessment Program for grades 3-12. SOL tests are used to fulfill:

  • Federal requirements for annual testing in reading, mathematics, and science
  • State requirements for testing in writing and social studies
  • Graduation requirements for verified credit to earn a standard or advanced studies diploma

Most students in grades 3 and up take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests each year, as required for the grade level or courses enrolled. Please note the dates that students in grades 3-6 are scheduled to demonstrate their learning on the Spring 2024 SOL assessments.  

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 10        Student Holiday | EID

April 16        Progress Reports Go Home

April 17        Purple Up! for Military Kids

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

April 24        Sixth Grade Panoramic

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

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!

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Welcome back Dragons! We are ready to kick off the fourth quarter…AND we are also kicking off our Spring Run-A-Thon Fundraiser! Students who raise $25 by Sunday Night win a special Run-A-Thon t-shirt!

2024 Run-A-Thon: Raise $25 by Sunday, Win a T-shirt!

Any student who registers on the Run-A-Thon website and raises $25 by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 will earn a Run-A-Thon T-shirt!  

Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000 for new playground equipment! Let’s goooo Dragons! We got this! 

Parents, register here: Parent registration link 

School webpage: Run-A-Thon 

Run - A -Thon Dates

The fun run will be held Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. Save the dates and keep an eye out for a volunteer signup!

Next PTA Board Meeting: April 11th

The PTA will meet next Thursday, April 11th in the Dranesville Library. PTA board elections will be held at this meeting. Come and meet the 2024-25 PTA Board! 

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!

Register today for Spring Chess Club! Starts April 16th

Presented by Snow Chess, this is fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons are taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.

When: Tuesday mornings, April 16-June 4

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where: Dranesville Library

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Register 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

  • April 4: Run-A-Thon 
  • April 10: PTA Meeting
  • April 12: 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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Congratulations to our Students on Earning Perfect and Outstanding Attendance

210 students earned Perfect Attendance

222 students had Outstanding Attendance

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

This final quarter of the school year continues to be full of teaching, learning, and assessing to ensure that students are achieving. We appreciate you, families, for making appointments early or late in the day so that students can attend for as much instruction daily, as possible.

Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

Students will have the opportunity to safely observe this extraordinary phenomenon via the NASA livestream. We hope everyone takes this chance to learn more about the wonders of space!

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

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 5          Herndon Pyramid Art Show Opens

April 10        Holiday | No School

April 16        Progress 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 

May 3           Teacher Workday | No School

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Sweet Attendance Celebration

Our Dranesville Dragons have been attending, learning, and growing every day. Today, they showed up and earned a sweet celebration. Six classes had 100% attendance today and were invited to Pie the Principal! Three students with perfect attendance were randomly selected to pie Mrs. Gadley. It was a joyful celebration. We hope that all of our Dragons have a wonderful Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming students back on April 3rd for our 130th day of school.

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Happy spring Dragons! The sun is shining, and we have one more day of school until Spring Break. Whew!

2024 Run-A-Thon Kicks Off on Thursday, April 4th!

We will start collecting donations from April 4th through Friday, May 3rd. This year, we are raising money for new playground equipment! 

Any student who registers on the fundraiser website (coming soon!) and raises $25 by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 will earn a Run-A-Thon T-shirt!  

The fun run will be held Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. Save the dates and keep an eye out for a volunteer signup!

 

Presented by Snow Chess, this is fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons are taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.

When: Tuesday mornings, April 16-June 4

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where: Dranesville Library

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Friday March 22nd!

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

  • April 4: Run-A-Thon 
  • April 10: PTA Meeting
  • April 12: 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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Families and teachers engaged in an eight-week program, Parents as Educational Partners, which was about building a powerful family-school partnership.

We are looking forward to creatively connecting with you tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th from 6-7pm for an Alma Thomas inspired Family Paint Night. Even if you were unable to RSVP, we welcome you to join us. 

Every Day Counts

 

As we approach Spring Break, please remember that our teachers have instruction and assessments planned through Friday, March 22nd. In addition to the academic learning, students' joy is important to us. Please be sure that your child is present March 22nd so they can participate in the Pie the Principal attendance celebration.

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

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Take the Fairfax County Public Schools' Family Engagement Survey

Your feedback is important to strengthen our practices and partnership. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the Family Engagement Survey 2023-2024  https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024. The survey closes March 22nd.

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation

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

Spring Break is March 25th-29th

Our school and office will be closed March 25-29th. We wish your family a safe and relaxing break. April 1st and 2nd are Professional Workdays for teachers and staff. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Acknowledge FCPS Employees Going Above and Beyond

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.

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

 

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

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

April 10        Student Holiday | EID

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 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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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

Run-A-Thon Kicks Off April 4th!

This year’s Run-A-Thon fundraiser will kick off on April 4th and collect donations through Friday, May 3rd. Students who register online and raise $25 on opening weekend will win a Run-A-Thon T-shirt! 

Run dates for this year’s fundraiser will be Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. Save the dates and keep an eye out for a volunteer signup! 

Exciting News: DreamMugs

Dranesville Elementary’s PTA thrilled to announce our partnership with DreamMugs, a nonprofit focused on empowering kids with disabilities, through AI-generated art! DreamMugs specializes in collaborating with young minds to bring their imaginative artwork to life on beautiful, tangible products.

This March, in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the program will kick off with a pilot program designed for our special education classes. This initiative is a testament to DreamMugs' commitment to inclusivity and their mission to provide a platform for all children to express themselves and shine.

Following the success of the pilot, DreamMugs will also open its program to families who want to support its mission, offering a chance for others to participate in this enriching experience later in the school year.

Supporting DreamMugs means supporting a mission that cherishes inclusivity, innovation, and the sheer joy of creativity. Let's come together to encourage our children to dream big and create freely! Stay tuned for more details on how your child can leave their mark with DreamMugs.

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: Run-A-Thon 
  • April 10: PTA Meeting
  • April 12: 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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In celebration of Read Across America Week our students and staff dressed up as their favorite book character. The representations of characters and books were one example of the POG attribute Critical and Creative Thinker. Our students are learning skills at Dranesville Elementary that will support them in learning and in life .

Attendance Matters at Dranesville

We celebrated the 120th day of school with our 11th raffle of the school year. We are also celebrating our chronic absentee rate is currently at 8.9%. Thank you to every member of our Dranesville Elementary School community for your unwavering commitment to daily school attendance and engagement for our students. Attendance matters indeed, and so do you! 

With Spring Break approaching, please know that our teachers are teaching and students are learning daily through March 22nd. We will pause for a bit of JOY on March 22nd. Grade levels with 100% attendance on March 22nd will get to Pie the Principal. Mrs. Gadley is ready for this sweet celebration with our Dragons!

Reading Together, A Webinar for Families Tomorrow March 13th 

 The Virginia Department of Education is excited to celebrate Family Reading Month in March. Join the Virginia Department of Education & Virginia PTA for a Reading Together. A webinar designed for families to learn about best practices in reading instruction, the event also covers how families can support their students through all stages of learning to read and improving reading comprehension.   

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 7-8pm. Registration is required to participate and is open to the public. 

Dranesville Elementary is excited to launch our brand-new Best Buddies program! 

The program is open to all students in grades K-6, with and without disabilities. The goal of the program is to teach acceptance, value, and inclusion! As a program launch, our Best Buddies will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics at Madison High School on April 19th. 

We invite you to sign up for your child to participate in Best Buddies at Dranesville. As we begin Best Best Buddies at Dranesville, we would like to partner with families who are willing to serve as our Best Buddies Family School Partnership Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, please email Mrs. Gadley.

Dear Dranesville Families,

Your feedback is important to strengthen our practices and partnership. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the Family Engagement Survey 2023-2024  https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024. The survey closes March 22nd.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gadley

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER

Orders Due March 22nd

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

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

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. In addition to wearing purple to show our gratitude and support, we look forward to our gratitude walk (9:30 am) and appreciation breakfast (by invitation) . 

 

Acknowledge FCPS Employees Going Above and Beyond

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.

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!

Spring Break is March 25th-29th

Our school and office will be closed March 25-29th. We wish your family a safe and relaxing break. April 1st and 2nd are Professional Workdays for teachers and staff. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Save the Date

 

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

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

April 10        Student Holiday | EID

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 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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Last Days of Book Fair

The book fair is restocking as you read this! Come by and shop the fair on Thursday night from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, March 8th from 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Final hours:

  • March 7: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. (late night opening!)
  • March 8: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Shop the fair without cash. Visit the book fair homepage to set up your ewallet & make it easy for your child to shop the fair.

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

  • 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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It was a morning of joy as we welcomed rising Kindergartners and families to Kindergarten Orientation.

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for Kindergarten Orientation this morning. We are honored to continuing building the foundation of love and learning that you have fostered at home. We shared lots of information with you this morning. Slides are on our website for you.

Attendance Matters at Dranesville

Over the past two weeks, there have been multiple days that entire grade levels have been present. We challenged each grade level to be 100% present on Monday, March 4th. Mrs. Gadley was prepared for a sweet Pie the Principal celebration. 

While we didn't have 100% at any grade level, our attendance was excellent! Fourth grade was so close to 100%, with one student absent. Sixth graders had a strong and joyful presence, with only three students absent.

We are going to give our Dragons another chance for this sweet attendance celebration. Grade levels with 100% attendance on Friday, March 22nd will be part of a Pie the Principal event.

Dranesville's Book Fair is Open This Week

Book Fair Hours

  • March 6: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
  • March 7: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • March 8: 8:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Students must be accompanied by a parent to visit the book fair between 7:45 am -9:05 am on Wednesday and 8:50 am-9:05 am on Thursday and Friday.

Book Character Day, Friday March 8th

In celebration of Read Across America Week, we invite your child to dress in their favorite book character on Friday, March 8th. They are welcome to bring their favorite book to school. Need an inspiration, stop by our Book Fair this week!

Please, no hand held accessories. Thank you. 

Reading Together, A Webinar for Families

 The Virginia Department of Education is excited to celebrate Family Reading Month in March. Join the Virginia Department of Education & Virginia PTA for a Reading Together. A webinar designed for families to learn about best practices in reading instruction, the event also covers how families can support their students through all stages of learning to read and improving reading comprehension.   

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 7-8pm. Registration is required to participate and is open to the public. 

Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey from K12 Insight

Parents/caregivers received the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight.

Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and Dranesville Elementary School. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages.

Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information.

Dranesville Elementary is excited to launch our brand-new Best Buddies program! The Best Buddies Elementary Program provides the opportunity for students to learn about disability awareness, develop leadership skills and form impactful friendships with peers of all abilities.

The elementary program is open to students in grades K-6, with and without disabilities. The goal of the program is to teach acceptance, value, and inclusion! As a program launch, our Best Buddies will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics at Madison High School on April 19th. 

Join us at our PTA Meeting tomorrow, March 6th at 7:00 pm to learn more. We invite you to sign up for your child to participate in Best Buddies at Dranesville.

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

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Orders due March 22nd.

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. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

In addition to wearing purple to show our gratitude and support, we look forward to our gratitude walk and appreciation breakfast. 

Acknowledge FCPS Employees Going Above and Beyond

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.

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!

Spring Break is March 25th-29th

Our school and office will be closed March 25-29th. We wish your family a safe and relaxing break. April 1st and 2nd are Professional Workdays for teachers and staff. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Save the Date

March 4-8     SEL Screener (Grades 3-6)

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 FREE RSVP 

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

April 10        Student Holiday | EID

April 17         Purple Up! for Military Kids

April 25        Advanced Academics Local Level 4 Orientation 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!

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The book fair is back! Take note of the hours. The fair will be open all week - including the no school day on March 5th and a late night opening on March 7th! This year, there will be no added taxes AND you can set up an ewallet for your child so they don’t have to carry cash 📚

Scholastic Book Fair, March 4-8!

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

Preview days: February 29, March 1

Book Fair hours:

  • 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.; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. (late night opening!)
  • 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 

PTA Meeting, March 6, 2024

Join us in the library next Wednesday with questions or suggestions! We will also be announcing our nominations for the 2024-2025 PTA Board.

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

  • 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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JiJi Visited Dranesville for grade level celebrations today.

Attendance Matters at Dranesville

Thank you, Dranesville families, for your partnership and continued support of daily attendance habits. On Friday, February 23rd, 100% of our Third Graders were present. Today, Tuesday, February 26th, 100% of our Fourth Graders were present. We've challenged all students to be present on Monday, March 4th. Grade levels with 100% attendance on Monday, March 4th will get to Pie the Principal! 

Friday, March 8th is Book Character Day at Dranesville

We're celebrating Read Across America Day with Book Chracter Day on Friday, March 8th.

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.

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

Yearbook ID Code: 14267224. 

Spring 2024 Standards of Learning SOL Assessments 

Dranesville Elementary School Spring 2024 SOL Schedule

Our students are learning and growing every day. This Spring students in grades 3-6 will show their learning on Virginia Standards of Learning assessments. We ask that you make note of the dates. To every extent possible, please be sure that students are well rested and in school for scheduled assessments. Thank you for your support in helping your child learn, grow, and shine!

Advanced Academics Spring Newsletter

English | Spanish

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

March 4-8     SEL Screener (Grades 3-6)

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

April 10        Student Holiday | EID

April 25        Advanced Academics Local Level 4 Orientation 

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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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])

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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

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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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