Dogwood Digest 9/26/2022

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Dear Dogwood families, 

Happy New Year to our families who celebrate Rosh Hasanah! We hope you are having a wonderful time eating your apples with honey and bringing in your new year. 

The season of Fall is among us! As the weather turns a little cooler, please write students’ names in anything extra they may bring to stay warm. This will help get it back to your child if they leave it on the playground or on the floor of their classroom. 

We have a wonderful opportunity for your family to be creative and innovative in our first ever Cardboard Challenge on Wednesday, September, 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM. A flier was sent home to register your group. This is a fun way to help inspire your child to build whatever they can dream. 

South Lakes Homecoming is on October 21st after school. We would love all of our Dragons to come out with Dragon Pride and represent us in the Homecoming parade. Parents do need to accompany students for this fun time, but we would LOVE to have a great showing. We will meet at the parking lot of Safeway. More details to come. 

October 27th we will host our Trunk or Treat!!!! Our staff and community members will decorate their cars and hand our spooky treats as we celebrate the fun of the season. This year, Mr. Ericson will host a fitness walk from the community center to the school for Trunk or Treat. Come dressed up in your costume, or simply as you are, to enjoy the festivities. 

Parent conferences are happening and it is of the utmost importance that families and the school work together to meet the needs of your child. We look forward to seeing you at school. 

We have wonderful things happening at Dogwood! We hope to see you often. 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Daphne Holliday, Assistant Principal

Kim Seck, Assistant Principal

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement.

Jackets and Winter Coats

If your child needs a warm coat and you need assistance, please reach out to your childs’ teacher or our Family liaisons to support you. We do have many items that are donated and we are happy to support anyone who is in need. Just let the school know. 

Our family liaisons are:

Susie Livingood- [email protected]

Andy Sigle- [email protected]

Carmen [email protected]

Forms for the 2022-23 School Year

Emergency Care Form (required)

Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’

Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)

We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at DWES.

Health Form (required

Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’

FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)

This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.

SR&R                      While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet   from the FCPS public website.  If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form.  The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022. 

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 9/28 5:30-7:00 PM- Cardboard Challenge

Wednesday 10/5-  NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday, Yum Kippur. 

Monday 10/10- NO SCHOOL Student Holiday, Indigenous People’s Day

Friday 10/21- SLHS Homecoming Parade

Monday 10/24- NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday- Diwali

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Dogwood Digest 9/14/2022

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. Our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are exempt from mandatory participation in lockdown drills during the first 60 days of the school year. They will participate in our second and final drill later this school year.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Kate Beckner

Principal

 

 

Back to School Night In-Person Thursday, September 15th

Our Back To School Night will be held in person on September 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM. This will be a time that we connect together in partnership to learn how to support our children together in an effort for academic success. This evening is for parents to engage with their teachers. 

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Thursday, September 15th- Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, September 26th- Teacher Workday-Student Holiday Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, October 5th- Holiday Yom Kippur

Monday, October 10th- Student Holiday

Monday, October 24th- Diwali

Friday, October 29th- End Of Quarter One, Early Release 

Monday, October 31st- Teacher Workday, No School

 

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 9/13/2022

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Dear Dogwood Families, 

To be the best community for our students we need to partner together towards the common goal of learning and growing together. This Thursday, we will host our Back To School Night. Our entire focus is how to partner together for our students to succeed. You will first attend a session with the administrators and then be released to the grade level teams. The grade level teams will show ways that you can support your child in Language Arts and Mathematics. We will have sessions in English and Spanish. We are looking forward to deepening our partnership with you. 

If you want to support the school community further, we need a Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC) representative. This is a parent that will attend meetings with FCPS Title I staff and the superintendent with the intent to better understand the needs of our school and to collaborate with the administration to do even better in supporting our students. There is more information below about both of these opportunities to partner with us. 

 

With great appreciation, 

Kate Beckner, Principal 

Back to School Night In-Person Thursday, September 15th

Our Back To School Night will be held in person on September 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM. This will be a time that we connect together in partnership to learn how to support our children together in an effort for academic success. This evening is for parents to engage with their teachers. 

School Assessment Updates

Week of Sept. 12

  • Beginning of Year assessments are beginning for students in all grade levels PK-6. Look for letters notifying families of these assessments in your child’s Thursday folder. Additionally, we are asking for all families to provide a set of headphones for your child to use at school this year as they will be required for many assessments as well as classroom lessons. Thank you!

Week of Sept 19

  • Did you know that FCPS has Screen Activity Reports where you can review your students' Internet activities? Simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page under Screen Activity Reports and complete the directions that follow. Click on this flier with more information. 
Annual Title I Meeting:

Learn about what it means to be part of a Title I school. The annual Title I meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00-8:15 PM on the zoom link:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92517569120

In NEED of a Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC) Representative

We are in need of a parent who would like to be the Dogwood Representative who will serve on the committee. Meetings are held from 7:00-8:15 at Gatehouse 2050/2051 on the following dates:

October 18, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 24, 2023

February 21, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 16, 2023

 Please email Kate Beckner, principal, at [email protected] if you have any interest in being our representative. We will be grateful.

Forms for the 2022-23 School Year

Emergency Care Form (required)

Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’

Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)

We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at DWES.

Health Form (required

Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’

FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)

This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.

SR&R                      While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet   from the FCPS public website.  If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form.  The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022. 

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Thursday, September 15th- Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, September 26th- Teacher Workday-Student Holiday Rosh Hashanah

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 9/13/2022

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Dear Dogwood Families, 

To be the best community for our students we need to partner together towards the common goal of learning and growing together. This Thursday, we will host our Back To School Night. Our entire focus is how to partner together for our students to succeed. You will first attend a session with the administrators and then be released to the grade level teams. The grade level teams will show ways that you can support your child in Language Arts and Mathematics. We will have sessions in English and Spanish. We are looking forward to deepening our partnership with you. 

If you want to support the school community further, we need a Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC) representative. This is a parent that will attend meetings with FCPS Title I staff and the superintendent with the intent to better understand the needs of our school and to collaborate with the administration to do even better in supporting our students. There is more information below about both of these opportunities to partner with us. 

 

With great appreciation, 

Kate Beckner, Principal 

Back to School Night In-Person Wednesday, September 15th

Our Back To School Night will be held in person on September 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM. This will be a time that we connect together in partnership to learn how to support our children together in an effort for academic success. This evening is for parents to engage with their teachers. 

School Assessment Updates

Week of Sept. 12

  • Beginning of Year assessments are beginning for students in all grade levels PK-6. Look for letters notifying families of these assessments in your child’s Thursday folder. Additionally, we are asking for all families to provide a set of headphones for your child to use at school this year as they will be required for many assessments as well as classroom lessons. Thank you!

Week of Sept 19

  • Did you know that FCPS has Screen Activity Reports where you can review your students' Internet activities? Simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page under Screen Activity Reports and complete the directions that follow. Click on this flier with more information. 
Annual Title I Meeting:

Learn about what it means to be part of a Title I school. The annual Title I meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00-8:15 PM on the zoom link:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92517569120

In NEED of a Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC) Representative

We are in need of a parent who would like to be the Dogwood Representative who will serve on the committee. Meetings are held from 7:00-8:15 at Gatehouse 2050/2051 on the following dates:

October 18, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 24, 2023

February 21, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 16, 2023

 Please email Kate Beckner, principal, at [email protected] if you have any interest in being our representative. We will be grateful.

Forms for the 2022-23 School Year

Emergency Care Form (required)

Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’

Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)

We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at DWES.

Health Form (required

Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’

FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)

This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.

SR&R                      While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet   from the FCPS public website.  If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form.  The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022. 

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Thursday, September 15th- Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, September 26th- Teacher Workday-Student Holiday Rosh Hashanah

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 9/6/2022

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Dear Dogwood Dragons and their Families, 

We have had a wonderful start to our year. There has been beautiful learning happening. Our teachers and students were ready and jumped right back into academics. As a Primary Years Programme, IB school, we focus on deeper level questioning and thinking. Over the summer our Young Scholars learned the art of designing and building boats and built our Dragon boat that raced in the cardboard boat regatta at Lake Anne. It was a great experience for us all.

Dogwood is a special school and we have so many wonderful opportunities to support our students. Our Back To School Night will be held in person on September 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM. This will be a time that we connect together in partnership to learn how to support our children together in an effort for academic success. This evening for parents to engage with their teachers. 

We look forward to many opportunities to partner with you. 

Kate Beckner, Principal, Kim Seck & Daphne Holliday, Assistant Principals

 

  Superintendent Community Conversation

Wednesday, September 7

Don’t forget -- Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at South Lakes High School on September 7 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register today. Please register to attend. We hope to see you there!

Forms for the 2022-23 School Year

Emergency Care Form (required)

Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’

Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)

We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at DWES.

Health Form (required

Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’

FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)

This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.

SR&R                      While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet   from the FCPS public website.  If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form.  The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022. 

COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.

“I Can’t Focus!” A Webinar on ADHD

Join the Parent Resource Center for a webinar on how to help children with ADHD learn skills and strategies to help them succeed at math and writing on September 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and September 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. 

Visit the PRC website for more information on new resources, free consultations, a free lending library, and an archive of previous workshops.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated.

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Thursday, September 15th- Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, September 26th- Teacher Workday-Student Holiday Rosh Hashanah

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 8/21/2022

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Dear Dogwood Families, 

We are grateful for all of the connections we made during our Dogwood Visits and with the wonderful turnout for Open House. We are excited to see you on Monday, the first day of school. 

The first day of school can be one full of emotion for both parents and students. For all students grades 1-6, please say your goodbyes at the bus stop or at the school door as walkers or in your car if you are Kiss and Ride. This is for safety purposes. We cannot have families coming into the building. 

Kindergarten parents are allowed to walk your kindergarten student to class for the first week. Please do not go into the classroom, rather, say goodbye at the door and allow them to enter the class with their teacher. Quick goodbyes help your child recover quicker. During the second week of school you will say goodbye to your student at the bus, or school entrance depending on how they come to school. 

Our school doors open at 8:35 AM and students may arrive between 8:35 AM and 8:50 AM. After 8:50 AM they are considered tardy. Students entering late will enter via door 1 and check in with the office staff. 

All kindergarten and 1st grade students should have their name, teacher’s name and parent contact information in their backpack. Many students do not provide their birth name when asked and this will help with identifying students for safety purposes. Please ensure their information is in their backpacks on the first day of school. 

Please do not park in the parking lot to walk your child to the door, or walk to pick your child up from kiss and ride. This creates a lot of confusion and makes it hard to navigate where children are. If you drive, please stay in your car and proceed through the kiss and ride line.

Arrival and dismissal can take a little longer than usual for the first week or so. Please be patient and know that safety of all students must come first. 

We appreciate partnering with you. 

Kate Beckner

Principal, Dogwood Elementary School

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Monday August 22nd- First Day of School! 

  • Arrival at 8:35-8:50 AM

September 2nd & 5th- Student Holiday Labor Day

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 8/15/2022

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Dear Dogwood Families, 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are so excited to have you back on August 22nd. It is going to be a great year. There are a lot of messages below to help support you in returning. Please read carefully below and call the office if you have any questions at 703-262-3000. 

We look forward to partnering with you this year. 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Bus & Classroom Assignments

Bus Assignments - Student bus assignments are now available in ParentVue, https://myparent.fcps.edu/login.xhtml  If you need assistance or have not registered for ParentVue, please call the main office at 703-262-3100.

Classroom Teacher Assignments - Student classroom assignments will be sent via the eNotify email system by Tuesday, August 16th. The classroom assignments will be pushed out to your email address that is on file with the school.

Dogwood Visits

Be on the lookout for a visit to your home from your child’s new teacher on Thursday, August 18th, between 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. This is a great way for us to welcome you back to school and to start that relationship from teachers to families. Teachers will come with a flier regarding open house which is the next day. Listen for that knock on your door!

       Open House is Coming! In-Person Friday, August 19th

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher and visit the school on Friday, August 19th.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in person with alphabetically staggered time slots based on last names. 

A-H: 12:00-12:45

I-P: 12:45-1:30

Q-Z: 1:30-2:15

Come by during that time and get to see your new classroom, meet the teacher (again), sign up for Kiss and Ride, alert teachers to your child’s method of transportation and to access resources. To ensure you see it all, will have a scavenger hunt!

Digital Ecosystem Library

Be on the Lookout for Dogwood's Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent. Parents will receive more information from Dogwood the first week of school. This will include the list of educational technology tools used and explain the process for providing permission. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS

Dogwood Elementary School will provide free breakfast and lunch for all families during the 2022-2023 school year. Families still should submit an application for approval  for free and reduced-price meals this school year. A lot of our funding depends on the percentage of families who qualify and the application process provides access to other resources. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application is available and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Evie Rodriguez 703-262-3100.

 Student Rights & Responsibilities Includes Cell Phone Usage

The Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. Read the Letter from the Superintendent on the 2022-23 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families.Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

The new section on cell phones prohibits cell phone use in classrooms. We recognize that this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to have students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.

Students in K-8 must keep phones silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Cell phones may only be used on campus before and after school.

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Thursday August 18th- Dogwood Visits 9:00 AM- 11:30 PM

  • Your classroom teacher will come to YOUR house to meet you.

Friday August 19th- Dogwood Open House 

A-H: 12:00-12:45

I-P: 12:45-1:30

Q-Z: 1:30-2:15

  • Come to Dogwood and meet your teacher

Monday August 22nd- First Day of School! 

  • Arrival at 8:35-8:50 AM

September 2nd & 5th- Student Holiday Labor Day

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 7/26/2022

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Dogwood Elementary Job Opportunities We are looking for super energetic family, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come join Dogwood Elementary. Dogwood is a positive work environment and we are ready to fill the following opportunities with members from our  community. Applicants must be 18 or older. Please pass along to anyone you may know. Interested applicants should send their resumes to [email protected] or contact Dogwood at 703-262-3100.

 

Dining Room Assistant 

Hourly 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM M-F, $12.03 per Hour

Description: Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

  Student Monitors

Hourly 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM, approximately $16.00 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

  Visual Interpreter

Description 

Provides assistance to a visually impaired teacher. Will communicate with the teacher the happenings of the class and read documents as needed to the teacher.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent  to graduation from high school. Friendly, energetics, and comfortable with young children. 

Hourly Following PAC Schedule up to 20 hours a week, approximately $16.00 per Hour

 

 

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resumes to [email protected] or contact Dogwood at 703-262-3100.

POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND

Rising Kindergarten Students: Come join us on the playground! 

Wednesday, August 10th from 5:00-6:00 PM Dogwood will host Popsicles on the Playground for rising kindergarten students. Come meet other kindergarten students and families as well as a visit with our Dogwood Kindergarten Team. We look forward to seeing you. Any questions please call Dogwood Elementary at 703-262-3100.

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Evie Rodriguez 703-262-3100.

https://www.fcps.edu/frm 

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Dogwood Elementary School as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-262-3100.

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Wednesday August 10th - Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground 5-6 PM

Thursday August 18th- Dogwood Visits 9:00 AM- 11:30 PM

  • Your classroom teacher will come to YOUR house to meet you.

Friday August 19th- Dogwood Open House 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Come to Dogwood and meet your teacher

Monday August 22nd- First Day of School! 

  • Arrival at 8:35-8:50 AM

 

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Dogwood Digest 7/18/2022

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For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.

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POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND

Rising Kindergarten Students: Come join us on the playground! 

On Wednesday, July 20th and Wednesday, August 10th from 5:00-6:00 PM Dogwood will host Popsicles on the Playground for rising kindergarten students. Come meet other kindergarten students and families as well as a visit with our Dogwood Kindergarten Team. We look forward to seeing you. Any questions please call Dogwood Elementary at 703-262-3100.

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Evie Rodriguez 703-262-3100.

https://www.fcps.edu/frm 

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Dogwood Elementary School as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-262-3100.

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 Dogwood.

Stay in Touch

Social Media: Follow @DogwoodFairfax on Twitter or @Dogwood.Fairfax on Facebook

Email Updates: Sign up for Dogwood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Dogwood website and FCPS website for updates.

Upcoming Dates

 

Wednesday July 20th -  Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground 5-6 PM

Wednesday August 10th - Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground 5-6 PM

Thursday August 18th- Dogwood Visits 9:00 AM- 11:30 PM

  • Your classroom teacher will come to YOUR house to meet you.

Friday August 19th- Dogwood Open House 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Come to Dogwood and meet your teacher

Monday August 22nd- First Day of School! 

  • Arrival at 8:35-8:50 AM

 

 

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

12300 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-262-3100
Attendance: 703-262-3131 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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