Dogwood Digest 2/2/2023

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Dear Dogwood Families, 

Every Tuesday, students from local middle and high schools who are classically trained artists, come to Dogwood and teach piano, strings and mixed media art in our cafeteria. Ella and Emma Kim, along with their mother, first came to Dogwood to perform for our students last year. They fell in love with Dogwood and decided to come back and to teach their craft. This group of young volunteers have created ITZART 4 You. Our students are engaged in semi private lessons and have developed beautiful relationships with their mentors. Fox 5 news came to Dogwood and did a short segment on our students and the ITZART 4 You mentors. The story should air tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd, during the evening news. Please watch and see one of the many wonderful things happening at Dogwood. 

On February 7th, we will host Pastries with Parents. This is a time that you will learn how to help your students access math while enjoying a morning pastry. It will begin at 8:10 AM. Please see your child’s Thursday folder for the flier and the RSVP which is required.

With gratitude, 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Kim Seck, Assistant Principal

Daphne Holliday, Assistant Principal

 

I Love to Read Day  

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day and a LOVE of Reading with your children! Tuesday, February 14, 2023 we will host families to come visit their children’s classroom. Please see below for Grade Level and Times. When arriving please come to Door 1 and check-in with the main office. 

Grade Level

Time

EHS

9:30-10:00

PAC

3:00-3:30

PreK

2:45-3:15

Ms. Boetker

10:30-11:00

Ms. Martinez

9:30-10:00

Kinde

rgarten

2:45-3:15

1st Grade

11:00-11:30

2nd Grade

11:30-12:00

3rd Grade

12:00-12:30

4th Grade

2:45-3:15

5th Grade

11:15-11:45

6th Grade

1:10-1:30  

2023 Parent Presentations: Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations About Alcohol & Drugs

Adults only - South Lakes Pyramid Tuesday 3/7 6-8 PM @ South Lakes HS Lecture Hall 333A / 333B

Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

  • Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid
  • List what you can do as a caregiver
  • How to identify and connect with community resources
Text-To-Speech FCPS Websites

FCPS is introducing an innovative way to address the diverse needs of the community. A new text-to-speech feature, available on the FCPS website and each school website, will read the words aloud from webpages.  

The feature will help those with accessibility needs, such as visual impairments, dyslexia, or other difficulty reading large amounts of online text. The text-to-speech feature is available for English, Spanish, and Korean. Learn more and try out the new feature.

 

Start the third quarter off with improved attendance. Daily attendance routines, created at home or in school, can reduce stress for students and families and create a sense of safety and security, especially after chaotic transitions.  

Summer Learning Programs Registration: Opening Soon!

FCPS’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps will open for registration on Wednesday, February 1. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage for more information. 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA website for more information and registration.

Institute for the Arts Camps (IFTA)

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA website for more information and registration. 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging. Visit the E-IFTA website for more information and registration. 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at 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

Upcoming Dates

February 6  Second Quarter Progress Reports Available in SIS Parent Vue

February 7- Pastries with Parents 8:10 AM Dogwood Cafeteria 

February 14-  I Love to Read Day

February 20- Holiday | No School | President's Day

February 21- Learning Under the Stars: For Preschool, Head Start, Kindergarten & First Grade Families 5:00-6:30 PM

March 2 Early Release | Dismissal at 1:35 pm

April 3-7 Spring Break | No School| Main Office Closed

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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

Dogwood Digest 1/25/2023

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Calendar Reminder 

Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Dismissal begins at 1:35 PM.

 

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Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 Teacher Workdays / No School for Students

 

 

Start the third quarter off with improved attendance. Daily attendance routines, created at home or in school, can reduce stress for students and families and create a sense of safety and security, especially after chaotic transitions.  

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at 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

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 1:35 p.m.)

January 26-27 Student Holidays | Staff Development & Teacher Workday

February 14th - I LOVE to Read Day

February 20 Holiday | No School | President's 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 1/19/2023

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Dear Families, 

We continue to appreciate your partnership and collaboration to support your children at school. Another way to get involved is to work at Dogwood. We have a few positions open that would support students in the school. We have the following positions coming open:

  • Special Education Instructional Assistant position 
  • Monitor position to support students across the school
  • Cafeteria monitor

Please read the information below. There is a lot of information to include you in school decisions. Remember, you are their first teacher. 

With Gratitude, 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Broadway Night 2023 at South Lakes High School

It's time for Broadway Night!! Come and see your friends on stage at the South Lakes High School Little Theatre as they sing and dance to musical theater selections.  They have been working very hard on putting together this production and can't wait for you to see it.  

Showtimes are:

Friday, Jan 20th at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 21st at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 21st at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.southlakeschorus.org/tickets

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meetings for Families of Students with Disabilities 

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

Student Mentors Share Their Love of Music

On Tuesdays after school, a group of middle and high school students volunteer their time and share their passion for classical music while mentoring elementary students at Dogwood Elementary School. Click here to find out more:

https://dogwoodes.fcps.edu/features/student-mentors-share-their-love-music

 

Start the new year off with improved attendance. Daily attendance routines, created at home or in school, can reduce stress for students and families and create a sense of safety and security, especially after chaotic transitions.  

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at 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

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 1:35 p.m.)

January 26-27 Student Holidays | Staff Development & Teacher Workday

February 20 Holiday | No School | President's 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 1/11/2023

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Dear Dogwood families, 

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and are ready to jump start a great beginning to 2023. We have enjoyed welcoming all the smiling faces back to school. Our New Year’s resolution is to continue to engage families in their child’s learning so that you can participate in their success from home. We hope you join us in this resolution.

Thank you to all the families that supported your student through the ST Math challenge! We had over 150 students take their school computers home and engage with ST Math! This program helps students learn math through solving puzzles. Thank you for partnering in your child’s education. You are their first teacher and we need this partnership for our students to be successful. We have 3 students who have won robots for completing the highest amount of puzzles and we will recognize all students who participated. However, although robots are awesome, the real prize is closing gaps in our child’s understanding of math concepts. 

We welcome 2023 and all the greatness that it holds. May it be a wonderful year for you, your friends and families as well. 

We look forward to partnering with you, 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Kim Seck, Assistant PrincipalDaphne Holliday, Assistant Principal

TONIGHT: Langston Hughes Curriculum Night

Rising Langston Hughes 7th graders and parents for school year 2023-2024

Wednesday, January 11th 6:30-7:30

Students and parents will learn about daily life as a Hughes student, core curriculum, electives, clubs, and other school programs and activities. Learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB), AVID, advanced academics, and special education and ESOL services. Students will have an opportunity to tour our school and explore electives classrooms.   

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We invite you to explore a service opportunity with your family during this Weekend of Service. FCPS is collaborating with Volunteer Fairfax for this weekend of service to provide service opportunities for all ages January 14-16. Volunteer Fairfax has updated their website and additional details can be found here.

 

Start the new year off with improved attendance. Daily attendance routines, created at home or in school, can reduce stress for students and families and create a sense of safety and security, especially after chaotic transitions.  

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at 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

January 16- Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (No School)

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 1:35 p.m.)

January 26-27 Student Holidays | Staff Development & Teacher Workday

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 12/16/2022

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We wanted to take a minute to wish you and your whole family a wonderful winter break.  We hope you have a relaxing two weeks off and we will welcome your students back to school, January 3, 2023. If you are celebrating any holidays we wish you safe travels and warm winter wishes.

 

Please remember if your child signed up for the ST Math challenge and is bringing home a computer, you should have them log in and use ST Math daily. We look forward to announcing which students won the robots after we return.

 

Thank you for all of the support and partnering with us. We look forward to a wonderful 2023!

 

With gratitude,

 

Kate Beckner, Principal

Kim Seck, Assistant Principal

Daphne Holliday, Assistant Principal

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event. Please call the Dogwood Office at 703-262-3100 with any questions.

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at 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

December 19 - January 02- Winter Break (No School) Main Office Closed

January 16- Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (No School)

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 2:05 p.m.)

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 12/8/2022

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Dogwood ST Math Night TONIGHT December 8, 5-6 p.m.

We invite you to come to Dogwood for our ST Math Night. This will be a time that you will learn new ways to support your child in elementary math. ST Math is a computer program paid for by FCPS that supports student learning of math concepts. Accessing this program will help your child succeed. 

During our evening you will learn about ST Math puzzles, how to set learning goals, and keep track of your child’s progress on ST Math.

Families that attend will have the opportunity to sign out a device to use over winter break to access ST Math with a chance to win a prize for participating while improving their math skills during our winter break, 

If you’d like your child to participate, you must attend this evening. 

Pizza and refreshments will be served to everyone who attends. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Wonderland Party

We are excited to invite you to a Winter Wonderland Party, and celebrate the upcoming winter break with your students! On December 15th, A Little Bit of Hope, supported by Walmart’s  Infosec team will host a Winter Wonderland Party at Dogwood Elementary School for our students and our families. This will take place between the hours of 11-3.  There will be a DJ, treats and a photo booth as part of the fun. Parents are welcome to join their students. Please check in at the main office during your child’s designated time listed below. 

Please come for the time slot allotted for your child. 

6th grade

11:00-11:50

5th and 4th grade

12:00-12:50

2nd and 3rd grades

1:00-1:30

Kindergarten and 1st grades

2:00-2:50

Hope to see you there as we celebrate the Holiday Season!

Dogwood Ten Days of Cheer

Students and staff will celebrate 10 Days of Cheer with spirit days listed below. Our first week was a huge success! We look forward to you joining us as we work together to show our Dogwood Spirit!

Holiday/Winter Break Assistance

 We realize that many of our Dogwood families may be struggling financially this holiday season.  We will have a limited number of $25 gift cards available to assist families with the purchase of a holiday gift for their Dogwood student.  Please understand we may not have enough gift cards to assist all families who request assistance; thus, please request assistance only if your Dogwood student will not receive a holiday gift otherwise.  If you are receiving holiday assistance through another county program or community group such as Cornerstones or FISH, please do not request assistance through Dogwood.  The cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have completed a request form with a Dogwood staff member.  Starting Monday, December 5th, through Friday, December 9th, please call the main office at 703-262-3100 to complete a request form between the hours of 9 am-4 pm.  No further requests for holiday assistance will be taken after 4 pm on Friday, December 9th.  Distribution of the cards will take place during the week of December 12.   Once we determine the number of gift cards available, a Dogwood staff member will contact families with completed request forms, in the order they were received, to arrange for pick-up of the gift cards.

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event. Please call the Dogwood Office at 703-262-3100 with any questions.

Referrals for Full Time Advanced Academic Services Due December 15th:

Parents or guardians may refer students in 2nd grade who are not in the screening pool, and students in Grades 3-7 by submitting the Advanced Academics Referral Form to the school.  You may turn in a paper copy or email a copy of the referral form to our AART at [email protected]. The referral is due by December 15th.  Please do not wait for test scores to arrive before submitting a referral for your student as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the December 15th deadline.

Next Steps: The local school screening committee prepares and submits completed Level IV screening files to be evaluated by the countywide central selection committee. Multiple sources of information are reviewed to determine eligibility for placement in full time services (Level IV).  You may also wish to complete the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire and return it with the referral.  You can find more information on what you may include with the referral form and the referral process on the FCPS AAP website .  If you have any questions please email Katie Symionow at [email protected]

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

Dogwood Elementary School Fitness Club Presents: Glow Walk

We have a fun event to promote community engagement and fitness with our 2nd annual Glow Walk hosted by our PE teacher, Jason Ericson. Wednesday, December 14th we will gather at Dogwood Elementary School at door 1 at 6:00 PM. Using glow sticks to light our way and brighten our streets we will walk through the community together and end at Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate to enjoy hotdogs, hot chocolate, games and music. A parent or guardian must be present. Please see the flier that was sent home in the Thursday folder.

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

December 5th-16th- Dogwood 10 Days of Cheer 

December 8th- Dogwood ST Math Night 5-6 P.M.

December 14th- Dogwood Glow Walk 6-8 P.M.

December 19 - January 02- Winter Break (No School)

January 16- Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (No School)

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 2:05 p.m.)

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 12/1/2022

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Dear Dogwood families, 

Parents and extended family are the first teachers of all children. School is 7 hours a day but for real success, we must partner together to ensure all students are constantly learning. Below you will read about an opportunity to engage your child in ST Math, a math program that supports student learning online. Students' access to this program helps them understand increasingly difficult math concepts. If an adult attends our ST Math night with the student, they will be allowed to check out a computer during Winter Break to access this program. Dinner will be provided to make your evening go a little more smoothly. We hope you will come so that together we can teach our children.

Another way you can support your child is by having children read, or be read to, each night. We have a Little Free Library outside of our school that has books you may take home. Your child also brings home books from our school library as well as EVERYONE can get a library card to the Reston library. Reading to a child in ANY language is beneficial. If reading is a difficulty, looking at the pictures and telling stories from the pictures is also helpful. 

If you are noticing your child needs additional help and you are busy working, or are unsure how to support your child, Tutor.com is a FREE tutoring service paid for by FCPS that can help. The information is below and is accessible for all academics from kindergarten through 12th grade. 

As a partner in your child’s education we invite you to reach out to your child’s teacher and regularly discuss your child’s successes and challenges so that we can work through them together. 

We look forward to partnering with you, 

Kate Beckner, Principal

 

 

Dogwood ST Math Night December 8, 5-6 p.m.

We invite you to come to Dogwood for our ST Math Night. This will be a time that you will learn new ways to support your child in elementary math. ST Math is a computer program paid for by FCPS that supports student learning of math concepts. Accessing this program will help your child succeed. 

During our evening you will learn about ST Math puzzles, how to set learning goals, and keep track of your child’s progress on ST Math.

Families that attend will have the opportunity to sign out a device to use over winter break to access ST Math with a chance to win a prize for participating while improving their math skills during our winter break, 

If you’d like your child to participate, you must attend this evening. 

Pizza and refreshments will be served to everyone who attends. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Wonderland Party

We are excited to invite you to a Winter Wonderland Party, and celebrate the upcoming winter break with your students! On December 15th, A Little Bit of Hope, supported by Walmart’s  Infosec team will host a Winter Wonderland Party at Dogwood Elementary School for our students and our families. This will take place between the hours of 11-3.  There will be a DJ, treats and a photo booth as part of the fun. Parents are welcome to join their students. Please check in at the main office during your child’s designated time listed below. 

Please come for the time slot allotted for your child. 

6th grade

11:00-11:50

5th and 4th grade

12:00-12:50

2nd and 3rd grades

1:00-1:30

Kindergarten and 1st grades

2:00-2:50

Hope to see you there as we celebrate the Holiday Season!

Dogwood Ten Days of Cheer

Students and staff will celebrate 10 Days of Cheer with spirit days listed below. We look forward to you joining us as we work together to show our Dogwood Spirit!

Holiday/Winter Break Assistance

 We realize that many of our Dogwood families may be struggling financially this holiday season.  We will have a limited number of $25 gift cards available to assist families with the purchase of a holiday gift for their Dogwood student.  Please understand we may not have enough gift cards to assist all families who request assistance; thus, please request assistance only if your Dogwood student will not receive a holiday gift otherwise.  If you are receiving holiday assistance through another county program or community group such as Cornerstones or FISH, please do not request assistance through Dogwood.  The cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have completed a request form with a Dogwood staff member.  Starting Monday, December 5th, through Friday, December 9th, please call the main office at 703-262-3100 to complete a request form between the hours of 9 am-4 pm.  No further requests for holiday assistance will be taken after 4 pm on Friday, December 9th.  Distribution of the cards will take place during the week of December 12.   Once we determine the number of gift cards available, a Dogwood staff member will contact families with completed request forms, in the order they were received, to arrange for pick-up of the gift cards.

Tutor.Com & Literacy Resources

Did you know? Students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback. Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet the needs of the student from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers. Learn more at FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage

Reading Buddies- TV show on Youtube (perfect for K-2.)

Virginia Literacy Partnerships- Website full of different ways parents can support their child’s literacy development. 

Referrals for Full Time Advanced Academic Services Due December 15th:

Parents or guardians may refer students in 2nd grade who are not in the screening pool, and students in Grades 3-7 by submitting the Advanced Academics Referral Form to the school.  You may turn in a paper copy or email a copy of the referral form to our AART at [email protected]. The referral is due by December 15th.  Please do not wait for test scores to arrive before submitting a referral for your student as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the December 15th deadline.

Next Steps: The local school screening committee prepares and submits completed Level IV screening files to be evaluated by the countywide central selection committee. Multiple sources of information are reviewed to determine eligibility for placement in full time services (Level IV).  You may also wish to complete the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire and return it with the referral.  You can find more information on what you may include with the referral form and the referral process on the FCPS AAP website .  If you have any questions please email Katie Symionow at [email protected]

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

Attendance Matters
  • Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources.

Dogwood Elementary School Fitness Club Presents: Glow Walk

We have a fun event to promote community engagement and fitness with our 2nd annual Glow Walk hosted by our PE teacher, Jason Ericson. Wednesday, December 14th we will gather at Dogwood Elementary School at door 1 at 6:00 PM. Using glow sticks to light our way and brighten our streets we will walk through the community together and end at Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate to enjoy hotdogs, hot chocolate, games and music. A parent or guardian must be present. Please see the flier that was sent home in the Thursday folder.

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

December 5th-16th- Dogwood 10 Days of Cheer 

December 8th- Dogwood ST Math Night 5-6 P.M.

December 14th- Dogwood Glow Walk 6-8 P.M.

December 19 - January 02- Winter Break (No School)

January 16- Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (No School)

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 2:05 p.m.)

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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SMILE! Picture Day November 18th

Fall picture day is tomorrow Friday, November 18th. Order forms from Lifetouch were sent home in your student's Thursday folder. Please check your child's backpack. Purchasing a picture package is optional. 

 

 

As a reminder, Dogwood will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28. Learn more about the first Thanksgiving. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Community Calendar Input

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students. 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

Attendance Matters
  • Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources.

Dogwood Elementary School Fitness Club Presents: Glow Walk

The event will take place on Wednesday December 14th from 6-8pm.  We will meet in front of Dogwood Elementary school at 6pm to collect glow sticks and then walk around the community.  We will finish the walk at the Cathy Hodgins Community Center at Southgate.  Next enjoy some games, music, hotdogs and hot chocolate on the outdoor basketball courts at the community center. The event will finish at 8pm.   You need to be with a parent/guardian to attend the event.  Hope to see you there!  I’m trying to promote fitness and community!

-Mr. Ericson

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

 

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Wednesday-Friday November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving Break – (No School)

December 14- Dogwood Glow Walk 6-8 PM

December 19 - January 02- Winter Break (No School)

January 16- Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (No School)

January 25- End of Second Quarter- 2 hour early release (Dismissal: 2:05 p.m.)

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Happy Veteran's Day!

We are so thankful for all of the veteran's in the Dogwood community and beyond. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice for our country and we celebrate you today and every day! 

 

 

We wanted to make sure that you are aware of this presentation happening at Hughes on Tuesday evening. Please take advantage if you are able.

“Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention” Presentation

Tuesday, November 15th 7:00 pm, Langston Hughes Middle School Cafeteria

Monica Rogers, South Lakes Pyramid’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS), will provide a pyramid wide parent presentation titled “Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention”. In light of the current nationwide opioid crisis, the presentation will have an opioid focus. Representatives of the Fairfax County Police Department will also be in attendance to answer any related questions. Additional topics to be addressed include:

  • The most often used substances by youth
  • Reasons youth use substances   
  • What substance use education, prevention, and intervention measures are offered to students in FCPS
  • What parents can do support their children

How to connect with county wide resources and supports

Community Calendar Input

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students. 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

SMILE! Picture Day November 18th

Fall picture day is Friday, November 18th. Order forms from Lifetouch were sent home in your student's Thursday folder. Please check your child's backpack. Purchasing a picture package is optional. 

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

 

November 15 “Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention” Presentation 7 PM Hughes Middle School

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Wednesday-Friday November 23 – 25        

Thanksgiving Break – (No School)

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Chuck-E-Cheese Reminder

We hope to see you tomorrow at Chuck-E-Cheese for some pizza, fun and games!

 

 

Community Calendar Input

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students. 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

 

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

 Monica Rogers, [email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Immunization Notice

School immunization is an important component to the health of our schools. If your child needs to update Immunizations you will be contacted by the school. Community resources, including Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD)low cost healthcare resources in Northern Virginia, and other community healthcare resources, are available to support families in getting timely appointments with medical providers to receive school entry immunizations. 

SMILE! Picture Day November 18th

Fall picture day is Friday, November 18th. Order forms from Lifetouch were sent home in your student's Thursday folder. Please check your child's backpack. Purchasing a picture package is optional. 

FCPS Strategic Plan

Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. DWES will be administering the student survey between November 7-18.

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

 

November 10   Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser 4:00-9:00 PM

November 11   No School/ School Planning Day (SACC Open)

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Wednesday-Friday November 23 – 25        

Thanksgiving Break – (No School)

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Calendar Reminder

Today is an early release day at 1:30 PM and Monday October 31st is a student holiday.


Thank you to all who came out for our annual Trunk or Treat yesterday. Be safe and well. 

 

Love,

Kate Beckner, Kim Seck, & Daphne Holliday

Immunization Notice

School immunization is an important component to the health of our schools. If your child needs to update Immunizations you will be contacted by the school. Community resources, including Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD)low cost healthcare resources in Northern Virginia, and other community healthcare resources, are available to support families in getting timely appointments with medical providers to receive school entry immunizations. 

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

October 28- Early Release Day 1:35 PM

October 31       No School/ Teacher Workday/ (SACC Open)

November 8     No School/  Election Day (SACC Closed)

November 11   No School/ School Planning Day (SACC Open)

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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One more addition:

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid
  • Resources
  • Newsletter English:Beginning on October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

  • Newsletter SpanishComenzando el 18 de Octubre, FCPS estará pidiendo a todas las familias que llenen una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.

Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.  

Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo. Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3. Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos antes del 4 de Noviembre. Todos los resultados son confidenciales

 

Love,

Kate Beckner, Kim Seck, & Daphne Holliday

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

October 21- SLHS Homecoming Parade

October 24- NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday- Diwali 

October 27- Trunk or Treat Dogwood 4:30-5:30

October 28- Early Release Day 1:35 PM

October 31       No School/ Teacher Workday/ (SACC Open)

November 8     No School/  Election Day (SACC Closed)

November 11   No School/ School Planning Day (SACC Open)

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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Hello families!  Don't forget Monday is a holiday and today is the South Lakes Homecoming Parade. Next week is our annual Trunk or Treat on 10/27. Hope to see you all there!  Have a great weekend.

 

Love,

Kate Beckner, Kim Seck, & Daphne Holliday

Important Update on Outside Food for Lunch

A new Dogwood policy prohibits deliveries from food establishments nor can we allow students to have food delivered from an outside food establishment by parents or friends. Please remember to make lunch arrangements prior to the beginning of the school day. For questions please call the office at 703-262-3100.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) posted the results of its 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey, which includes information specific to Dogwood Elementary School. 

We are proud that families at Dogwood reported: 

  • 96 percent feel "this school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures."
  • 95 percent feel "information provided to me by my child's school is easy to understand."
  • 94 percent feel "my child feels safe at school."
  • 92 percent feel "our school recognizes and respects families’ cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity."
  • 90 percent feel "school leaders inspire families to be active participants in the school community.                                                                                     Learn more and view the Dogwood Family Engagement Survey results.
A Halloween celebration for Dogwood students and families!

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022 

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Where: Dogwood Elementary parking lot

Dogwood Elementary students are invited to wear costumes and trick or treat while viewing decorated cars in the school parking lot.  We are excited to continue this tradition at Dogwood.  Please make sure your costume is school appropriate.  Costumes cannot be worn during the school day. 

All students must be accompanied by an adult.  

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

October 21- SLHS Homecoming Parade

October 24- NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday- Diwali 

October 27- Trunk or Treat Dogwood 4:30-5:30

October 28- Early Release Day 1:35 PM

October 31       No School/ Teacher Workday/ (SACC Open)

November 8     No School/  Election Day (SACC Closed)

November 11   No School/ School Planning Day (SACC Open)

November 18   Fall Individual Picture Day

Bell Schedule

8:35 am - 3:35 pm 

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

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