What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 17, 2024

GovDelivery1 day 14 hours ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

It was a great day to visit the farm. Our PreK students learned about animals at the Oxon Hill Farm. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 17, 2024 Help Out with the Appreciation Potluck

Thank you families for the snacks this week. Next Thursday is the annual Staff Appreciation Potluck. This is one of our teachers' most favorite days. Parents can sign up here to donate a lunch item for Thursday, May 23. Drop off no later than 10:30am. 

Thank you! If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Spring Music Concerts

Our students will be celebrating their hard work with two concerts. Please join in to celebrate your child:

Chorus: Thursday, May 23 at 8:45am  Our chorus will perform at All School Meeting in the gym. 

Band & Strings: Friday, May 31 at 2:00pm. Our Grade 4, 5 & 6 students will perform their concert for students and parents in the gym.

Test Results for Parents

Our students have taken a variety of assessments this month. Family score reports for most spring assessments will be centrally distributed to families through SIS ParentVUE, with central mailing ongoing for VKRP assessments. As a school, we  have the responsibility to mail out those results to families without ParentVUE accounts. Please see the timeline for when these assessment results will be delivered.

  • iReady Grade 1-3 - expected in ParentVUE the week of 6/3 (non-ParentVUE delivery by the end of this year)
  • iReady Grade 4-6 - expected in ParentVUE the week of 6/24 (non-ParentVUE delivery before the start of next school year)
  • VKRP Grade PreK-K - expected central delivery via U.S. Mail the week of 7/8

Some of our Grade 4 students have been engaged in an exchange project with students in Nicaragua. In the fall our students shared their research about birds and what school is like in the US. This week they received a package from their exchange students that included research about birds in Nicaragua as well as some crafts. 

Spirit Fridays are Here!

Friday, May 24: Mismatch Day

Friday, May 31: Mount Eagle Spirit Day

Friday, June 7: Beach/Pool Day

Wednesday, June 12: Hat Day

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Thursday, May 23

  • Chorus Spring Concert 8:45-9:15am in the Gym

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

Friday, May 31

  • Band & Strings Spring Concert 2:30-3:00pm in the Gym

Tuesday, June 11

  • Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony 10am in the Gym

Wednesday, June 12

  • PTO Meeting: Coffee & Sweets to celebrate! 8:40am Library
  • Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:30pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 10, 2024

GovDelivery1 week 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Welcome to the Class of 2037! Today our rising kindergartners and their families took a sneak peek into the classrooms in preparation for their entrance this coming August.  

What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 10, 2024 Celebrating Our Amazing Staff!

Next week the PTO will stock our staff lounges with snacks beginning on Tuesday, May 14. Can you help out with a donation of on-the-go snacks such as granola bars, cheese sticks, nuts, clementines, yogurt cups, trail mix, mini bags of pretzels, etc.? Click here to sign up and get more ideas.

Thank you for showing the love to our Mount Eagle staff!

Spring Music Concerts

Our students will be celebrating their hard work with two concerts. Please join in to celebrate your child:

Chorus: Thursday, May 23 at 8:45am  Our chorus will perform at All School Meeting in the gym. 

Band & Strings: Friday, May 31 at 2:00pm. Our Grade 4, 5 & 6 students will perform their concert for students and parents in the gym.

Making Plans for Next School Year Even if you're not sure about your plans or are leaving, we need to hear from you.

In a few weeks, we will begin planning our class grouping for next school year. In order to ensure we have the best information, we need parents to do the following:

1. Let us know your intentions for next year by completing this form by Monday, May 13. https://forms.gle/AoGJzhNj83eMS8nh6

Complete it for each child that is currently at Mount Eagle in Grades PK-5. You do not need to complete it for your sixth grade child. If you say now that you are moving, but then your plans change over the summer, that's okay. You can let us know as soon as possible in the summer. We will have a spot for your child.

2. (Optional) Please share any information you feel will help with class groupings. If you have information you would like us to consider, please do so in the optional question in the form linked above. You can write in your home language. If you are requesting that your child be placed with a particular friend, please include at least 2 names. We do not take requests for a specific teacher. Instead, you are welcome to share particular traits that you feel would best support your child. Note that as a small school, we only have two classes at Grades 3-6, so requesting that your child be separated from another student may not be possible. Again, sharing this information is optional in the form. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Consolla.  

Spirit Fridays are Here!

Friday, May 17: Decades Day

Friday, May 24: Mismatch Day

Friday, May 31: Mount Eagle Spirit Day

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Thursday, May 23

  • Chorus Spring Concert 8:45-9:15am in the Gym

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

Friday, May 31

  • Band & Strings Spring Concert 2:30-3:00pm in the Gym

Tuesday, June 11

  • Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony 10am in the Gym

Wednesday, June 12

  • Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:30pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 3, 2024

GovDelivery2 weeks 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

What a beautiful day for Field Day! Our LEARN Eagle stopped by as Grade 4 students were tossing water balloons. Thank you to Mr. MacDonald for leading everyone in a day of exercise, fun and cooperative play.  

What's Happening at Mount Eagle May 3, 2024 Celebrating Our Amazing Staff!

Next week is the official "Teacher Appreciation Week." At Mount Eagle, however, we celebrate it all month. Our PTO has planned out a weekly treat for all of our staff to say thank you. Families are welcome to work with their child to give a personal note of thanks. It's a joy to work alongside such caring families. 

PTO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

Our PTO is meeting this coming Wednesday at 8:40am in the Library. Stop by to learn about elections for the next school. When everyone helps a little, a lot gets done.

Making Plans for Next School Year Even if you're not sure about your plans or are leaving, we need to hear from you.

In a few weeks, we will begin planning our class grouping for next school year. In order to ensure we have the best information, we need parents to do the following:

1. Let us know your intentions for next year by completing this form by Monday, May 13. https://forms.gle/AoGJzhNj83eMS8nh6

Complete it for each child that is currently at Mount Eagle in Grades PK-5. You do not need to complete it for your sixth grade child. If you say now that you are moving, but then your plans change over the summer, that's okay. You can let us know as soon as possible in the summer. We will have a spot for your child.

2. (Optional) Please share any information you feel will help with class groupings. If you have information you would like us to consider, please do so in the optional question in the form linked above. You can write in your home language. If you are requesting that your child be placed with a particular friend, please include at least 2 names. We do not take requests for a specific teacher. Instead, you are welcome to share particular traits that you feel would best support your child. Note that as a small school, we only have two classes at Grades 3-6, so requesting that your child be separated from another student may not be possible. Again, sharing this information is optional in the form. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Consolla.  

Spirit Fridays are Here!

Friday, May 10: Twin-Squad Day

Friday, May 17: Decades Day

Friday, May 24: Mismatch Day

Friday, May 31: Mount Eagle Spirit Day

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

Thank you to everyone for making our 11th Earth Day a success. We planted vegetable and fruit including blueberries. Check out this short video that captures the magic of the day.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Wednesday, May 8

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am Library

Friday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9-10:30am

Thursday, May 23

  • Chorus Spring Concert 8:45-9:15am in the Gym

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

Friday, May 31

  • Band & Strings Spring Concert 2:30-3:00pm in the Gym

Tuesday, June 11

  • Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony 10am in the Gym

Wednesday, June 12

  • Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:30pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 26, 2024

GovDelivery3 weeks 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

IT'S TOMORROW! Join us on Saturday. Come for a few minutes or a few hours. There will be so much food and fun...and planting. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 26, 2024 Field Day is on Wednesday!
  • Wear sneakers. No crocs or slides.
  • Have a water bottle with your name.
  • Dress for movement. 
  • Wear a hat. It will be sunny.
Making Plans for Next School Year Even if you're not sure about your plans or are leaving, we need to hear from you.

In a few weeks, we will begin planning our class grouping for next school year. In order to ensure we have the best information, we need parents to do the following:

1. Let us know your intentions for next year by completing this form by Monday, May 13. https://forms.gle/AoGJzhNj83eMS8nh6

Complete it for each child that is currently at Mount Eagle in Grades PK-5. You do not need to complete it for your sixth grade child. If you say now that you are moving, but then your plans change over the summer, that's okay. You can let us know as soon as possible in the summer. We will have a spot for your child.

2. (Optional) Please share any information you feel will help with class groupings. If you have information you would like us to consider, please do so in the optional question in the form linked above. You can write in your home language. If you are requesting that your child be placed with a particular friend, please include at least 2 names. We do not take requests for a specific teacher. Instead, you are welcome to share particular traits that you feel would best support your child. Note that as a small school, we only have two classes at Grades 3-6, so requesting that your child be separated from another student may not be possible. Again, sharing this information is optional in the form. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Consolla.  

Spirit Fridays are Here!

Friday, May 10: Twin-Squad Day

Friday, May 17: Decades Day

Friday, May 24: Mismatch Day

Friday, May 31: Mount Eagle Spirit Day

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Field Day at Mount Eagle

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students; Teacher Workday

Friday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9-10:30am

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 19, 2024

GovDelivery4 weeks 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

On Tuesday, our Grade 4 & 5 students had an amazing field trip to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. The weather was lovely, and so were our students as they visited the interactive exhibits. Thank you to the Title 1 program for covering the costs of this trip and to our own PTO for purchasing snacks. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 19, 2024

It's almost here! Join us next Saturday for our 11th annual Earth Day. There is still space for food sales and leading a craft. Contact Lily Delcampo or Carmen Salamanca in our office at 703-721-2100.

Making Plans for Next School Year Even if you're not sure about your plans or are leaving, we need to hear from you.

In a few weeks, we will begin planning our class grouping for next school year. In order to ensure we have the best information, we need parents to do the following:

1. Let us know your intentions for next year by completing this form by Monday, May 13. https://forms.gle/AoGJzhNj83eMS8nh6

Complete it for each child that is currently at Mount Eagle in Grades PK-5. You do not need to complete it for your sixth grade child. If you say now that you are moving, but then your plans change over the summer, that's okay. You can let us know as soon as possible in the summer. We will have a spot for your child.

2. (Optional) Please share any information you feel will help with class groupings. If you have information you would like us to consider, please do so in the optional question in the form linked above. You can write in your home language. If you are requesting that your child be placed with a particular friend, please include at least 2 names. We do not take requests for a specific teacher. Instead, you are welcome to share particular traits that you feel would best support your child. Note that as a small school, we only have two classes at Grades 3-6, so requesting that your child be separated from another student may not be possible. Again, sharing this information is optional in the form. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Consolla.  

Field Day is coming. We need parent volunteers!

Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1. Grades 3-6 will be in the morning, and Grades PK-2 will be in the afternoon. There will be stations set up, and we need parents to help greet classes as they arrive and help them begin the activity. When the activity is over, they can re-set the equipment for the next class. If you can help, please complete this Google form. Mr. MacDonald, our PE teacher, will reach out to you. Thank you!

Yearbooks Are On Sale: Early Bird Price $10 Won't Last!

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Spirit Fridays are Here!

Friday, April 26: Blue & Green Earth Day

Friday, May 10: Twin-Squad Day

Friday, May 17: Decades Day

Friday, May 24: Mismatch Day

Friday, May 31: Mount Eagle Spirit Day

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Field Day at Mount Eagle

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students; Teacher Workday

Friday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9-10:30am

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 12, 2024

GovDelivery1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Spirit Fridays are here! Today was Fun Hair Day and both staff and students showed their creative hair styles. Check out the upcoming days in April:

Friday, April 19 Character Day. Dress as your favorite superhero, character,    princess, fairy, etc. You can wear a t-shirt with a character.

Friday, April 26 Blue & Green for Earth Day

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 12, 2024 Class Picture Day is Wednesday

Wear your brightest smile on Wednesday, April 17 for class picture day. Check out the one on the left. It's a Mount Eagle class picture from 70 years ago!

Celebrating our Military Families

April is the Month of the Military Child. Purple Up! Day is a day recognizing and appreciating military connected youth. Mount Eagle will recognize military connected families on Thursday, April 18. Please wear purple in honor of our military connected families!

Making Plans for Next School Year Even if you're not sure about your plans or are leaving, we need to hear from you.

In a few weeks, we will begin planning our class grouping for next school year. In order to ensure we have the best information, we need parents to do the following:

1. Let us know your intentions for next year by completing this form by Monday, May 13. https://forms.gle/AoGJzhNj83eMS8nh6

Complete it for each child that is currently at Mount Eagle in Grades PK-5. You do not need to complete it for your sixth grade child. If you say now that you are moving, but then your plans change over the summer, that's okay. You can let us know as soon as possible in the summer. We will have a spot for your child.

2. (Optional) Please share any information you feel will help with class groupings. If you have information you would like us to consider, please do so in the optional question in the form linked above. You can write in your home language. If you are requesting that your child be placed with a particular friend, please include at least 2 names. We do not take requests for a specific teacher. Instead, you are welcome to share particular traits that you feel would best support your child. Note that as a small school, we only have two classes at Grades 3-6, so requesting that your child be separated from another student may not be possible. Again, sharing this information is optional in the form. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Consolla.  

Field Day is coming. We need parent volunteers!

Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1. Grades 3-6 will be in the morning, and Grades PK-2 will be in the afternoon. There will be stations set up, and we need parents to help greet classes as they arrive and help them begin the activity. When the activity is over, they can re-set the equipment for the next class. If you can help, please complete this Google form. Mr. MacDonald, our PE teacher, will reach out to you. Thank you!

Yearbooks Are On Sale: Early Bird Price $10 Won't Last!

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan.

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Tuesday, April 16

  • Field Trip to Science Museum of Virginia for Grades 4 & 5

Wednesday, April 17

  • Class Picture Day

Thursday, April 18

  • Purple Up! Wear purple to celebrate Military Families

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Field Day at Mount Eagle

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students; Teacher Workday

Friday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9-10:30am

Monday, May 27

  • School closed for Memorial Day

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 5, 2024

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Earth Day is coming to Mount Eagle! Mark you calendars to be here on Saturday, April 27 9am-12noon. There will be crafts, planting, food, fun and more. If you are interested in selling food or leading a craft, contact our Family Liaison Lily DelCampo at 703-721-2117.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 5, 2024 The Solar Eclipse is Almost Here!

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

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Mount Eagle, we have been able to collect approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. We have done instruction around what happens during an eclipse and continue to be clear about safety expectations. Just before 3:15pm, we will all go outside with our glasses and hopefully experience the few minutes of semi-darkness at 3:20pm. Students will be packed up for dismissal, and teachers will escort them to their regular dismissal location. 

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which is just before our dismissal), and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Help Get Our Garden Ready Tomorrow Morning (Saturday)

Can you stop by school on Saturday morning to help with preparing the beds anytime between 9-11am. We have tools. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated! 

No School on Wednesday. PTO Meeting on Thursday 8:40am

There will be no school on Wednesday, April 10 in celebration of the holiday Eid. Our PTO meeting has been moved to Thursday morning at 8:40am. Instead of beginning in the library, we'll start in the Gym so to watch All School Meeting. Then we'll move to the Cafeteria. 

Field Day is coming. We need parent volunteers! Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1. Grades 3-6 will be in the morning, and Grades PK-2 will be in the afternoon. There will be stations set up, and we need parents to help greet classes as they arrive and help them begin the activity. When the activity is over, they can re-set the equipment for the next class. If you can help, please complete this Google form. Mr. MacDonald, our PE teacher, will reach out to you. Thank you!

Yearbooks Are On Sale: Early Bird Price $10 Won't Last!

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan.

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Wednesday, April 10

  • School closed for all staff & students

Thursday, April 11

  • PTO Meeting 8:40 in the GYM--Start with our All School Morning Meeting

Friday, April 12

  • Field Trip to National Zoo for Grade 1

Tuesday, April 16

  • Field Trip to Science Museum of Virginia for Grades 4 & 5

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Field Day at Mount Eagle

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students

Friday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9-10:30am

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 22, 2024

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Our Grade 5 students visited Hidden Pond Nature Center in West Springfield this week for a nature walk. Thank you to Ms. Weber, one of our teachers, for securing the grant to fund this trip. Even though it was a bit chilly, everyone had a great time learning outdoors.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 22, 2024 Spring Break is Here!

All students will have spring break beginning Monday, March 25 through Tuesday, April 2. Our doors will open back up on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:25am as we begin the fourth and final quarter of the year.

During the week of March 25, our offices at Mount Eagle will be closed. Teachers will respond to messages when they return on Monday, April 1 for planning and professional learning. We hope everyone has made plans for getting outside, enjoying some time for reading & relaxing and have fun with family. 

Help Get Our Garden Ready this SUNDAY morning

Can you stop by school on Sunday morning (March 22) to help with preparing the beds anytime between 9-11am. We have tools. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated! We'll have another help session on Saturday, April 6. (It was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but it will rain.)

Yearbooks Are On Sale: Early Bird Price $10 Won't Last!

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

Social Emotional Survey Results

Students in grades 3-6 took a survey about their social and emotional learning here in school in February and March.  Families will be able to access their child's results in ParentVUE in late April.  For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent centrally via U.S. mail.  If you have questions about this survey or how this information is used at school, please contact your child's teacher or Sara Weiss-Cowie, our school counselor, at [email protected].

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break. 

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Spring Break: March 25 - April 2 Students return on Wed, April 3.

Wednesday, April 10

  • School closed for all staff & students

Thursday, April 11

  • PTO Meeting 8:40 in the GYM--Start with our All School Morning Meeting

Friday, April 2

  • Field Trip to National Zoo for Grade 1

Tuesday, April 16

  • Field Trip to Science Museum of Virginia for Grades 4 & 5

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 15, 2024

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Can you feel spring is in the air? Our kindergartners can! Join in helping our gardens get ready for spring by helping out on Saturday mornings. Stop by to help get our garden beds ready next Saturday, March 23 and again Saturday, April 6 9-11am. Stop by and give whatever time you can as we prepare for Earth Day on April 27.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 15, 2024 Getting Ready for Spring Break!

All students will have spring break beginning Monday, March 25 through Tuesday, April 2. Our doors will open back up on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:25am as we begin the fourth and final quarter of the year.

During the week of March 25, our offices at Mount Eagle will be closed. Teachers will respond to messages when they return on Monday, April 1 for planning and professional learning. We hope everyone has made plans for getting outside, enjoying some time for reading & relaxing and have fun with family. 

Yearbooks Are On Sale: Early Bird Price $10 Won't Last!

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Spring Break: March 25 - April 2 Students return on Wed, April 3.

Wednesday, April 10

  • School closed for all staff & students

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-12noon Mount Eagle front yard

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 8, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

What a fabulous celebration at Multicultural Night! Thank you to everyone who shared their home culture through food, dance, displays and more. Our diversity is what makes Mount Eagle such an amazing place.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 8, 2024 PTO Meeting on Wednesday: Be Involved!

Our PTO meetings are a great way to get connected, learn what's happening and help out. The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 13 at 8:40am in the library. All families are invited. We need help with planning for our upcoming Earth Day in April as well as Staff Appreciation. When everyone helps a little, a lot is accomplished!

Yearbooks Are On Sale: $10

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, May 10

If your child is turning 5 by September 30th, please bring them with you to our orientation on Friday, May 10th 9:15-10:30am. You will visit classrooms together and learn all about Mount Eagle. We will share information about registration. Parents will make an appointment to complete the actual registration paperwork with Ms. Sara Merino Paz, our Student Information Assistant.

Get more information here.

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Wednesday, March 13

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am in the Library

Friday, March 22

  • 1:30pm Dismissal (end of 3rd quarter)

Spring Break: March 25 - April 2 Students return on Wed, April 3.

Wednesday, April 10

  • School closed for all staff & students

Saturday, April 27 

  • Earth Day 9-11am Mount Eagle front yard

Friday, May 3

  • No school for students

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 1, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

On Thursday, February 29, we celebrated Anily's 2nd birthday. Yes, that's right. It was her second birthday because she was born on Leap Day. (But we know she's really 8.) Everyone learned about why we have a Leap Day every four years on the news show, and then we all sang to her at All School Meeting. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 23, 2024 Reminder: Tuesday, March 5 is a holiday for students

School will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for all students because of the Virginia primary elections.

Join us at Multicultural Night! Buy a plate for $4 or 3 for $10. Water will be on sale for $1. Cash or Venmo accepted. All students must be accompanied by a parent.

Yearbooks Are On Sale: $10

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

Coming this Sunday to your email inbox...

The bi-annual FCPS Family Engagement Survey! This is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, and other topics. Learn more on the FCPS website: 

https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Tuesday, March 5

  • No school for students: Election Day

Thursday, March 7 

  • Multicultural Night 6pm

Spring Break: March 25 - April 2 Students return on Wed, April 3.

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 23, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

If you look closely, you can see that these fifth graders built a circuit to light the bulb. Our future is bright with Mount Eagle kids!

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 23, 2024 Reminder: Tuesday, March 5 is a holiday for students

School will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for all students because of the Virginia primary elections.

Join us at Multicultural Night! Buy a plate for $4 or 3 for $10. Water will be on sale for $1. Cash or Venmo accepted. All students must be accompanied by a parent.

Yearbooks Are On Sale: $10

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

FCPS Budget for 2024-25: Stay Informed

At the last School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 that focuses on excellence and providing students an equitable education in an inclusive and respectful environment, where access, opportunity, and achievement are available to all. 

The budget also prioritizes competitive compensation to attract and retain a world-class workforce. 

The FY 2025 Proposed Budget totals $3.8 billion, an increase of $301.8 million, or 8.6%, over the FY 2024 Approved Budget. Nearly 86% of the budget is focused on instruction. Key highlights include:

  • Supporting students academically by maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students. 
  • Retaining and attracting world-class educators with a 6% market scale adjustment.
  • Strengthening student well-being outside of the classroom with expanded athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.
  • Continuing initiatives including expansion of inclusive preschool, adoption of green initiatives, and funding assistant director of student activities positions previously funded with ESSER III.

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the Advertised Budget on Thursday, February 22. Read more about the proposed budget. Keep up with FCPS’ budget development process

SOL Testing Dates for Mount Eagle

Each Spring, students in grades 3-6 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading and Math.  Students in Grade 5 also take an Integrated Reading and Writing SOL and a Science SOL.

Dates for this year’s SOL tests are listed below. Please work to avoid appointments on these days so that students can test on the same day as their peers.  The helps ensure students do their best.

Monday, April 15 - Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 8 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Reading SOL

Thursday, May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 15 - Grade 5 Science SOL

Thursday, May 16 - Grade 6 Math SOL

Monday, May 20 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 Math SOL

May 21 - May 24 - SOL Make up Testing

May 29 - 31 - SOL Retakes for students that qualify

If you have questions about these tests, please reach out to Kate Kirkland, our School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100.

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Tuesday, March 5

  • No school for students: Election Day

Thursday, March 7 

  • Multicultural Night 6pm

Spring Break: March 25 - April 2 Students return on Wed, April 3.

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 16, 2024

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

We LOVE learning at Mount Eagle every day, especially in PreK. Thank you to our PTO for the flowers and treats on Valentine's Day. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 16, 2024 No School on Monday

This Monday, February 19 is Presidents Day. All FCPS schools and offices will be closed. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30am. 

If your family is looking for a free activity on Monday, the Mount Vernon Estate has free admission on Monday. You can find information here

Yearbooks Are On Sale: $10

Don't miss out on getting a yearbook! It's our 75th anniversary this year, and you'll want this special way to remember the year. You can order your copy for $10 cash using the envelope in this week's Thursday folder or pay online at www.barksdalephoto.com/ Go to "What are you looking for?" and click "Order Your Yearbook." Our school code is 0037889YB.

Summer Camps in FCPS

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

FCPS Budget for 2024-25: Stay Informed

At the last School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 that focuses on excellence and providing students an equitable education in an inclusive and respectful environment, where access, opportunity, and achievement are available to all. 

The budget also prioritizes competitive compensation to attract and retain a world-class workforce. 

The FY 2025 Proposed Budget totals $3.8 billion, an increase of $301.8 million, or 8.6%, over the FY 2024 Approved Budget. Nearly 86% of the budget is focused on instruction. Key highlights include:

  • Supporting students academically by maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students. 
  • Retaining and attracting world-class educators with a 6% market scale adjustment.
  • Strengthening student well-being outside of the classroom with expanded athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.
  • Continuing initiatives including expansion of inclusive preschool, adoption of green initiatives, and funding assistant director of student activities positions previously funded with ESSER III.

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the Advertised Budget on Thursday, February 22. Read more about the proposed budget. Keep up with FCPS’ budget development process

Reminder: Tuesday, March 5 is a holiday for students

School will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for all students because of the Virginia primary elections.

Winter School Closings & Delays

The best way to know about any school closings or delays is to stay close to your phone or computer. FCPS sends out updates through eNotify emails and texts. You can also find alerts posted on the front page of www.fcps.edu. 

If there is a 2-hour delay, Mount Eagle will open its doors at 10:25am. Please do NOT drop off your child or send them to walk to school before 10:20am. If your child is bus rider, the bus should arrive at the stop at approximately 10:15am. Breakfast is not served, but lunch will be. 

Parent Support for You---FREE

The FCPS Family Resource Center has free workshops for parents to help with a variety of topics. Check out these offerings for February and March:

Behavior Solution Series for Families: Elementary sessions

March 16 Taming Tantrums and More

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Register for all or part of the Behavior Solution Series for Families

How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Disappointing grades are not always a fair indication of how hard your child is trying, how much they’re learning, or what their potential for success is later on in life (especially for those with ADHD and other learning differences).

On the surface, disappointing grades represent a failure at school. But there’s usually a lot more to it and many emotions for parents and students at stake!

Webinar Highlights:

  • What to do if your child comes home with bad grades (and how to prevent over-reacting)
  • How to talk to your child about their school performance, including some easy conversation starters
  • Ways to investigate why it’s happening and the two most common reasons for poor grades
  • What to do about it moving forward, including strategies to help your child study more effectively and stay organized
  • Whether you should set consequences for your child’s bad grades (or reward them for good grades)

Join Ann Dolin, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder for new strategies to tackle these sticky situations while preserving your relationship with your child. 

February 23, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.  Register for How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Monday, February 19

  • No School Presidents Day

Tuesday, March 5

  • No school for students: Election Day

Thursday, March 7 

  • Multicultural Night 6pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 9, 2024

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

At All School Meeting this week, one of our Grade 4 students showed everyone what persistence looks like. He expressed a goal of having a mascot at Mount Eagle through a letter and meeting with staff. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 9, 2024 PTO Meeting on Wednesday

We'd LOVE to see you on Wednesday, February 14 in library for the PTO meeting. The meeting starts at 8:40am, so you can drop off your child and join other parents. Come learn about our plans for Multicultural Night, Earth Day and the 75th Anniversary of Mount Eagle. Parents can help out with staff appreciation events. 

Summer Camps in FCPS

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Testing Results for Parents

It's the middle of the year which means there have been several assessments to check on how students are doing. Below is a list of assessments and how the results will be reported to families. 

  • iReady & ORF grades 1-6 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE in late February 
  • VGA grades 3-8 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE or centrally mailed via U.S. Mail by early March
  • SEL grades 3-12 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE or centrally mailed via U.S. Mail by late April
Parent Support for You---FREE

The FCPS Family Resource Center has free workshops for parents to help with a variety of topics. Check out these offerings for February and March:

Behavior Solution Series for Families: Elementary sessions

February 16 Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication 

  • Embark on a collaborative parenting journey while we guide you through practical tips that can be used in your home.

March 16 Taming Tantrums and More

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Register for all or part of the Behavior Solution Series for Families

 

How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Disappointing grades are not always a fair indication of how hard your child is trying, how much they’re learning, or what their potential for success is later on in life (especially for those with ADHD and other learning differences).

On the surface, disappointing grades represent a failure at school. But there’s usually a lot more to it and many emotions for parents and students at stake!

Webinar Highlights:

  • What to do if your child comes home with bad grades (and how to prevent over-reacting)
  • How to talk to your child about their school performance, including some easy conversation starters
  • Ways to investigate why it’s happening and the two most common reasons for poor grades
  • What to do about it moving forward, including strategies to help your child study more effectively and stay organized
  • Whether you should set consequences for your child’s bad grades (or reward them for good grades)

Join Ann Dolin, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder for new strategies to tackle these sticky situations while preserving your relationship with your child. 

February 23, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.  Register for How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Reminder: Tuesday, March 5 is a holiday for students

School will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for all students because of the Virginia primary elections.

Winter School Closings & Delays

The best way to know about any school closings or delays is to stay close to your phone or computer. FCPS sends out updates through eNotify emails and texts. You can also find alerts posted on the front page of www.fcps.edu. 

If there is a 2-hour delay, Mount Eagle will open its doors at 10:25am. Please do NOT drop off your child or send them to walk to school before 10:20am. If your child is bus rider, the bus should arrive at the stop at approximately 10:15am. Breakfast is not served, but lunch will be. 

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Wednesday, February 14

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am Library

Monday, February 19

  • No School Presidents Day

Tuesday, March 5

  • No school for students: Election Day

Thursday, March 7 

  • Multicultural Night 6pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 2, 2024

GovDelivery3 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Instruction is humming along in all of our classes. Here are some Grade 4 students reading a novel together.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 2, 2024 When Are Progress Reports Available?

Quarter 2 is ended on Thursday. Teachers will be working on grades in the days following. Parents will be able to view their child's progress report in the ParentVUE app on Monday, February 5. We will send home the paper copy in the Thursday Folder on Thursday, February 8. (If you'd like help setting this up, call Ms. Merino Paz in our office at 703-721-2100). As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to connect with your child's teacher.

Multicultural Night is on Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6pm. Mark your calendars and begin planning how you would like to contribute. We'd love for you to share about your home culture. Look for information next week about signing up for a table. 

Testing Results for Parents

It's the middle of the year which means there have been several assessments to check on how students are doing. Below is a list of assessments and how the results will be reported to families. 

  • iReady & ORF grades 1-6 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE in late February 
  • VGA grades 3-8 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE or centrally mailed via U.S. Mail by early March
  • SEL grades 3-12 reports will be posted via SIS ParentVUE or centrally mailed via U.S. Mail by late April
Parent Support for You---FREE

The FCPS Family Resource Center has free workshops for parents to help with a variety of topics. Check out these offerings for February and March:

Meet the Author Series: Mind in The Making with Ellen Galinsky

Looking for research-based advice for families on how to raise their children to be well-rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning? These are the "essential life skills" that Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing.

The good news is that there are simple everyday things that all families can do to build these skills in their children for today and for the future. They don't cost money, and it's never too late to begin.

 

Behavior Solution Series for Families: Elementary sessions

February 16 Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication 

  • Embark on a collaborative parenting journey while we guide you through practical tips that can be used in your home.

March 16 Taming Tantrums and More

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Register for all or part of the Behavior Solution Series for Families

 

How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Disappointing grades are not always a fair indication of how hard your child is trying, how much they’re learning, or what their potential for success is later on in life (especially for those with ADHD and other learning differences).

On the surface, disappointing grades represent a failure at school. But there’s usually a lot more to it and many emotions for parents and students at stake!

Webinar Highlights:

  • What to do if your child comes home with bad grades (and how to prevent over-reacting)
  • How to talk to your child about their school performance, including some easy conversation starters
  • Ways to investigate why it’s happening and the two most common reasons for poor grades
  • What to do about it moving forward, including strategies to help your child study more effectively and stay organized
  • Whether you should set consequences for your child’s bad grades (or reward them for good grades)

Join Ann Dolin, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder for new strategies to tackle these sticky situations while preserving your relationship with your child. 

February 23, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.  Register for How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child’s School Performance and How to Help

Reminder: Tuesday, March 5 is a holiday for students

School will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for all students because of the Virginia primary elections.

Winter School Closings & Delays

The best way to know about any school closings or delays is to stay close to your phone or computer. FCPS sends out updates through eNotify emails and texts. You can also find alerts posted on the front page of www.fcps.edu. 

If there is a 2-hour delay, Mount Eagle will open its doors at 10:25am. Please do NOT drop off your child or send them to walk to school before 8:20am. If your child is bus rider, the bus should arrive at the stop at approximately 10:15am. Breakfast is not served, but lunch will be. 

Important Times

Kiss & Ride: 8:20-8:40am

Doors Open: 8:25am  Tardy Bell: 8:45am

Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm 

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Important Dates 

Monday, February 5

  • Progress Reports available in ParentVUE

Thursday, February 8

  • Progress Reports sent home in Thursday folder

Wednesday, February 14

  • PTO Meeting 8:40am Library

Monday, February 19

  • No School Presidents Day

Tuesday, March 5

  • No school for students: Election Day

Thursday, March 7 

  • Multicultural Night 6pm

See the complete 2023-24 school year calendar

Get Involved with Your PTO

At Mount Eagle, every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). It's a great way to connect with other parents, learn about how to support your child and to have fun! There are many ways where you can share your voice, talents and time. Check out the PTO Website for more information. It's available in multiple languages. 

 

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Do you have questions about attendance or food/drink at school or what students can wear?  If so, please check out our Parent/Guardian Handbook on our Mount Eagle website. It's available with translations. Click here to access it. Of course, if you have a question about a situation that is not listed, reach out to your child's teacher or an administrator. Their contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Partners In Education

We are honored to work with your family this year and will work everyday to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us when there is a question or concern, especially related to bullying. As a parent, you will often hear about something before staff might. Thank you for all your support.   

Jean Consolla, Principal          

[email protected]

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    [email protected]

6116 North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303  |  Phone: 703.721.2100

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

1 hour 30 minutes ago
Mount Eagle Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed