What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 16, 2021

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Whether online or in-person, so much learning is happening everyday at Mount Eagle!

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 16, 2021 April: Month of the Military Child

Wear PURPLE on Wednesday, April 21

At Mount Eagle, we are proud to have military families as part of our school community. There may be unique challenges that students may experience with parents deploying and moving to a new school. Our teachers and school support team are here to support any and all families needing assistance.

On Wednesday, all are welcome to PURPLE UP! It is a day to recognize the strength and sacrifices of our military connected students.  Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine Corps red, and Navy blue.  All students and staff, virtual and in person, are invited to wear something purple on that day to celebrate!

If you are a military family, here are some events:

  1. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) has a Call for the Arts Contest to submit creative work
  2. The Military Child Education Coalition and Blue Star Families are partnering to have a Month of the Military Child event at Fort Hunt Park (15 min drive from our school) on Monday April 26th  between 2pm-4pm. It is posted on the Military Parent Advocate Volunteer FB page and also on the BSF page

SOL Testing This Year

Parents of Grades 3-6 Students: We need you to complete this form today indicating whether you want your child to take the SOL tests.

To help us plan, we are asking parents to share their intentions for SOL testing using this Google form: https://bit.ly/3dJdZ9q by April 16, 2021.

What is the purpose of this testing? What will they assess?

SOL tests assess students on content knowledge in Reading and Math in grades 3-6, and in science in Grade 5.  Because of the COVID pandemic, schools have prioritized content in each grade level, focusing on some skills while assigning independent learning for others.  The SOL tests will assess all standards, including ones that might not have been taught synchronously this year.

When are the tests scheduled at Mount Eagle?

SOL’s will be administered across Fairfax county between April 26 and June 4, 2021.  The planned schedule for each grade level’s testing can be found here: https://bit.ly/39Si5uD All SOL tests will be administered at school and in-person, whether your child is an in-person or virtual learner.

What if I don’t want my child to take the SOL this year?

We know parents might have concerns about health and safety, and the difficulty of tests that assess learning in a pandemic. This year, parents are able to refuse testing if they have concerns about the impact COVID, which includes both health and safety concerns and concerns about the impact on learning.  Students are still able to move to the next grade without taking the SOL, and their academic record is not impacted.

You can find more information about your rights to refuse testing on the FCPS Testing Parent Refusal page here:https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277 

What if I want to learn more?

You can find more information about SOL testing at Mount Eagle on our site at https://bit.ly/39Si5uD.    

You can listen to the recording of the parent sessions here:

English: Parent Information-English

Spanish: Parent Information-Spanish

You are also encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher or Kate Kirkland, the School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100 or kkirkland@fcps.edu if you have additional questions

SOL Testing Schedule GRADE LEVEL TEST DATES 3rd

Reading-May 7;

Math-May 21

4th

Reading-May 6;

Math-May 20

5th

Reading-April 30; Math-May 14; Science-May 27

 

6th

Reading-April 29;

Math-May 13

Meal Pick-up Schedule: Weekly Meal Kits Now on Mondays only

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 10:30-10:40am 

Every MONDAY: Meal Kit from 10am - 12:30pm 

Important Dates

Week of April 19: In-person students begin four days of instruction at school

Monday, April 19

  • Meal Kits for 7-days new pick-up day

Monday, May 31

  • Holiday, No School

Friday, June 11

  • Last day of school
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 9, 2021

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Third graders enjoyed the beautiful weather this week while playing with some pool noodles at recess.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle April 9, 2021 Expanding to Four Days In-person

In light of the new CDC guidelines around three-foot distancing in classroom, FCPS has asked principals to look at expanding their current offering of two days in-person. At Mount Eagle, we are able to offer four days for those students who are currently attending in-person beginning the week of April 19th through the end of the year. Students who are currently virtual will continue to stay with the same schedule with the same teacher. Because the CDC guidelines do not allow for less than six feet distancing when students are eating, we are unable to bring in any more students. 

Thank you all for your continued support and flexibility. This has been a challenging year, and your partnership has been the shining light for all of us here at Mount Eagle. We are all hopeful for a full return in the fall. 

Library Books: Please return them

Let's recognize School Library Month by returning our library books! Mount Eagle currently has 622 overdue books! Emails were sent to families on April 8th with a list of overdue books.  If you are an in person student, please return overdue books on Tuesday, April 13th .  If you are a virtual student, Mrs. Daly will be at school on Monday, April 12th from 10 am – 12 pm, for checkout and book return.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Daly – msdaly@fcps.edu

SOL Testing This Year

Parent Information Nights next week | Complete the Google form

As we shared with families this week, the state of Virginia requires that schools administer Spring SOL tests to students in grades 3- 6.  We know families may have many questions about testing.  Below you’ll find some answers to questions you might have and links to more information.

What is the purpose of this testing? What will they assess?

SOL tests assess students on content knowledge in Reading and Math in grades 3-6, and in science in Grade 5.  Because of the COVID pandemic, schools have prioritized content in each grade level, focusing on some skills while assigning independent learning for others.  The SOL tests will assess all standards, including ones that might not have been taught synchronously this year.

When are the tests scheduled at Mount Eagle?

SOL’s will be administered across Fairfax county between April 26 and June 4, 2021.  The planned schedule for each grade level’s testing can be found here: https://bit.ly/39Si5uD All SOL tests will be administered at school and in-person, whether your child is an in-person or virtual learner.

What if I don’t want my child to take the SOL this year?

We know parents might have concerns about health and safety, and the difficulty of tests that assess learning in a pandemic. This year, parents are able to refuse testing if they have concerns about the impact COVID, which includes both health and safety concerns and concerns about the impact on learning.  Students are still able to move to the next grade without taking the SOL, and their academic record is not impacted.

You can find more information about your rights to refuse testing on the FCPS Testing Parent Refusal page here:https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277 

What if I want to learn more?

You can find more information about SOL testing at Mount Eagle on our site at https://bit.ly/39Si5uD. We will also offer SOL Parent Information Nights at 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 14 in English and on Thursday April 15 in Spanish. A link will be sent out to families the morning of each event. You are also encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher or Kate Kirkland, the School Testing Coordinator at (703) 721-2100 or kkirkland@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

What do I need to do now?

To help us plan, we are asking parents to share their intentions for SOL testing using this Google form: https://bit.ly/3dJdZ9q by April 16, 2021.

Virtual Instruction Schedule: Here is the schedule for when students are at home learning virtually. For students who are in the building on Tuesday & Wednesday, their schedule looks a little different because it includes recess and time for dismissal. 

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 10:30-10:40am 

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 10am - 12:30pm Will move to Mondays on April 19th. 

Important Dates

Monday, April 12

  • Third quarter Progress Reports will be mailed out.

Wednesday, April 14 

  • SOL Information for Parents-English 7:00pm Link will be emailed

Thursday, April 15

  • SOL Information for Parents-Spanish 7:00pm Link will be emailed
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 26, 2021

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Grade 4 students are enjoying a read aloud with Ms. Arrington both at home and in the classroom.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 26, 2021 Spring Break is here!

Today is the last day of the third quarter. Instruction will end at 1:30pm. Spring Break will be next week from March 29 - April 2. Monday, April is a teacher workday. There will be no morning meeting or asynchronous work. We'll see everyone on Tuesday morning!

Have a safe and restful break! 

SOL Testing This Year

Students in grades 3-6 will be given the SOL tests beginning at the end of April and lasting through May. All grades will take a Reading and Math test, with Grade 5 also taking a Science test. Whether your child is learning all online or in-person, the tests will be administered here at Mount Eagle on student computers. 

There is a process if families would like to opt-out of testing for their child, and we will share about that as well as other information regarding testing after spring break via email and parent evening meetings. Stay tuned for more information. 

Welcome to Mount Eagle!

This week, we welcomed Ms. Toni Collins to our Office Team. Ms. Collins is our new Student Information Assistant. She can help with questions about registration, records and progress reports. Soon she'll be working with us to set up kindergarten registration for next fall. If you need to email Ms. Collins, her address is  tlcollins2@fcps.edu Welcome!

Virtual Instruction Schedule: Here is the schedule for when students are at home learning virtually. For students who are in the building on Tuesday & Wednesday, their schedule looks a little different because it includes recess and time for dismissal. 

Meal Pick-up Schedule

There will be no meal pick-up during Spring Break. It will resume on Tuesday, April 6 with the bus delivery service.

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 10:30-10:40am Note new time.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 10am - 12:30pm 

Important Dates

Spring Break: Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 plus Monday, April 5

Our school office will be closed March 29 - Friday, April 2.

Monday, April 12

  • Third quarter Progress Reports will be mailed out.
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

Advanced Academics Newsletter Mount Eagle March 2021

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Advanced Academics Newsletter March 23, 2021

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP)

SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.  

  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

 

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to Ms. Meade/ Advanced Academics Resource Teacher at Mount Eagle ES prior to spring screening by April 5th, 2021.   Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Mount Eagle ES of their student’s eligibility status by May 14th, 2021. 

 

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Ms. Meade. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Meade/ AART Mount Eagle ES.

Email: djmeadewarre@fcps.edu

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 19, 2021

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Our gym looks a little different these days now that some students have returned to the building. Here are some Grade 2 students enjoying lunch.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 19, 2021 Online Students: Library Check-out for all & Art Supply for K-2 on Monday

If your child is an online student all week, please plan to come up to Mount Eagle on Monday for library check-out from 10am - 12noon. Students will be able to come into the library to pick out a book. As always, all students must wear a mask and follow our safety rules.

If your child is a K (except Ms. Althea), 1st or 2nd grade online student, we have art supplies for your child to use during their art class with Ms. Christopher. Please plan to stop by between 8am - 4pm on Monday to pick up these supplies. Thank you!

Challenging Behaviors at Home: Join us on Wednesday!

The Mount Eagle Student Support Team will be virtually presenting “Challenging Behaviors: Strategies for Home” on March 24th at 6 PM (English) and 7 PM (Spanish). All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend! We will be sharing how to identify a power struggle, different strategies to handle them, and the 1-2-3 Magic approach. A link to access the meeting is here: https://meet.google.com/xti-aedq-mdi

Welcome to Mount Eagle!

This week, we welcomed Ms. Toni Collins to our Office Team. Ms. Collins is our new Student Information Assistant. She can help with questions about registration, records and progress reports. Soon she'll be working with us to set up kindergarten registration for next fall. Welcome!

Virtual Instruction Schedule: Here is the schedule for when students are at home learning virtually. For students who are in the building on Tuesday & Wednesday, their schedule looks a little different because it includes recess and time for dismissal. 

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 10am - 12:30pm Note new start time

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 24

  • Parent Workshop: Help for Challenging Behaviors at Home 6pm English, 7pm Spanish. Link will be provided.

Friday, March 26

  • Last day of Third Quarter; Instruction ends at 1:30pm

Spring Break: Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 plus Monday, April 5

Our school office will be closed March 29 - Friday, April 2.

Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 12, 2021

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The beautiful weather this week meant spending lots of time outdoors. Wherever you are learning, we hope you found some time to enjoy the sunshine!

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 12, 2021 Grades 3-6: In-person students ready for next Tuesday

Families whose Grade 3-6 child will be attending in-person will receive an email with details about arrival, dismissal and expectations for lunch & recess. Please look for the email from Ms. Consolla. We look forward to seeing students when doors open at 8:55am. 

Virtual Instruction Schedule: Now that we've had a full week to run our new schedule, we've been able to make some adjustments. Here is the schedule for when students are at home learning virtually. For students who are in the building on Tuesday & Wednesday, their schedule looks a little different because it includes recess and time for dismissal. 

Challenging Behaviors at Home

The Mount Eagle Student Support Team will be virtually presenting “Challenging Behaviors: Strategies for Home” on March 24th at 6 PM (English) and 7 PM (Spanish). All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend! We will be sharing how to identify a power struggle, different strategies to handle them, and the 1-2-3 Magic approach. A link will be provided closer to the presentation date. We can’t wait to see you there!

Masks: What's okay?

All students who come to school must have masks that fit their face snugly. Please do not give your child an adult mask that is too big. Also, masks with valves are not allowed at school. If your child needs a replacement mask during the school day, we can provide one. Masks must be worn on all buses and throughout the day, except for eating. 

Return to School Technology Updates

As more students begin returning to the building, the ability of our staff to provide students and parents with technology support is going to be increasingly limited. If you need technology support at home, please consult the ​FCPS Technology Support for Families page​ for troubleshooting assistance. If you need additional support, please contact the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week. They will forward your issue to Mount Eagle staff if it is something that needs to be resolved by the school.

To support the return to school buildings, FCPS has now enabled Chrome Sync on student accounts. Chrome Sync will allow students to save passwords and sync passwords and bookmarks across devices. We strongly encourage students to turn on Chrome Sync on their FCPS devices. This will reduce their log-in time for websites and allow them to easily move between devices without losing bookmarks. To use Chrome Sync, ​support resources​ are available on the FCPS website. If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm 

Important Dates

Tuesday, March 16

  • Grades 3-6 In-person students begin

Wednesday, March 24

  • Parent Workshop: Help for Challenging Behaviors at Home 6pm English, 7pm Spanish. Link will be provided.

Friday, March 26

  • Last day of Third Quarter; Instruction ends at 1:30pm

Spring Break: Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 plus Monday, April 5

Our school office will be closed March 29 - Friday, April 2.

Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 5, 2021

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Spring time is coming soon! We're so excited to see flowers in bloom!

What's Happening at Mount Eagle March 5, 2021 Reminders for this Friday & Monday 

This Friday, March 5 is an early-release day. Instruction will end at 1:30pm. Teachers will have professional learning in the afternoon. Monday, March 8 is a teacher workday. There will be no morning meeting or attendance taken. 

Grades 1 & 2: In-person students ready for next Tuesday

Families whose Grade 1 & 2 child will be attending in-person will receive an email with details about arrival, dismissal and expectations for lunch & recess. Please look for the email from Ms. Consolla. 

Schedule Changes Beginning on Tuesday

As we begin to transition to concurrent learning, there will be some schedule changes for ALL students in Grades 1-6. And some things will stay the same. 

What's the same?

Everyone will begin class at 9:00am with morning meeting.

Grades 4-6 will still have their lunch break from 11:30-12:30pm.

Grades 3 & 4 will still have the same specials time.

What's different?

Grades 1-3 will now have their lunch break from 11:15-12:15pm.

Grades 1, 2, 5 & 6 will have new log-on times for their specials. The times are adjusted by 5-30 minutes. Please check with the schedule below and your child's teacher.  

On Tuesdays & Wednesdays, online students will finish up by 3:20pm so that in-person students can prepare for dismissal.

There will be adjustments to some of the content times and breaks. Your child's teacher will share more information. We appreciate your flexibility as we all work through the transition to concurrent instruction on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. 

How To Talk to Your Kids About Race

Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for Dr. William’s presentation on How to Talk to Kids About Race last week with the other schools in our Edison pyramid. Dr. Williams has shared the recording of the content of his presentation which can be found here: https://virginia.zoom.us/rec/share/heOkpxd_gVgevEZ0cL-4BqjPW3fcunUlo6b9qvlcI-AREw28mP2mTBenCVFdYncf.JU4Rp7MJ3L0NyjEU Please use the passcode: ^.4$?i%x to access the recording.

Dr. Williams has also shared additional resources which can be found here.

Masks: What's okay?

All students who come to school must have masks that fit their face snugly. Please do not give your child an adult mask that is too big. Also, masks with valves are not allowed at school. If your child needs a replacement mask during the school day, we can provide one. Masks must be worn on all buses and throughout the day, except for eating. 

Challenging Behaviors at Home

The Mount Eagle Student Support Team will be virtually presenting “Challenging Behaviors: Strategies for Home” on March 24th at 6 PM (English) and 7 PM (Spanish). All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend! We will be sharing how to identify a power struggle, different strategies to handle them, and the 1-2-3 Magic approach. A link will be provided closer to the presentation date. We can’t wait to see you there!

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Important Dates

Monday, March 8

  • No school for students: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 9

  • Grades 1 & 2 In-person students begin

Thursday, March 11 & Friday, March 12

  • Grades 3-6 will have asynchronous days so that their teachers can prepare their classrooms for students to return to the building

Tuesday, March 16

  • Grades 3-6 In-person students begin

Wednesday, March 24

  • Parent Workshop: Help for Challenging Behaviors at Home 6pm English, 7pm Spanish. Link will be provided.

Spring Break: Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 plus Monday, April 5

Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 26, 2021

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Exercising during PE with Mr. MacDonald is both fun and energizing!

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 26, 2021 Reminders for this Friday & Next Monday

This Friday, March 5 is an early-release day. Instruction will end at 1:30pm. Teachers will have professional learning in the afternoon. Monday, March 8 is a teacher workday. There will be no morning meeting or attendance taken. 

Reporting COVID Cases at School

Last week, we reported about a staff member that tested positive for COVID. It was our first time making such a report, and as we bring more staff and children back into the building, the likelihood of this happening again increases. Here are some important takeaways:

  • We are required to report when any person has tested positive for COVID and visited our school within the past 14 days. A communication goes out to the entire community when we learn about the case as well as when the contact tracing is finished.
  • We report this information to the Fairfax County Health Department who then begins contact tracing. They will reach out to the each person they determine to be at-risk of infection.
  • The Health Department and FCPS will work together to determine what, if any next steps, need to be taken with quarantines for individuals, classrooms or the school. 
  • Staff at Mount Eagle are not authorized to share private information about anyone's COVID status. 

If you have questions about our procedures, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you to everyone for sharing updates that help keep us all safe. We're all in this together. 

Masks: What's okay?

All students who come to school must have masks that fit their face snugly. Please do not give your child an adult mask that is too big. Also, masks with valves are not allowed at school. If your child needs a replacement mask during the school day, we can provide one. Masks must be worn on all buses and throughout the day, except for eating. 

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond to help you and your family.

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Important Dates

Friday, March 5

  • Early release: All instruction ends at 1:30pm

Monday, March 8

  • No school for students: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 9

  • Grades 1 & 2 In-person students begin

Thursday, March 11 & Friday, March 12

  • Grades 3-6 will have asynchronous days so that their teachers can prepare their classrooms for students to return to the building

Tuesday, March 16

  • Grades 3-6 In-person students begin
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

Cameron News You Choose

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Dear Families,

Edison Pyramid Principals have partnered with our respective PTA’s to provide parents in the Edison Community an opportunity to meet virtually with Dr. Joseph Williams from UVA to discuss the benefits of talking to children about race and racism. Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and is affiliated with the UVA Center for Race and Public Education in the South. If you are interested in learning more about how to speak to your child about topics around race and culture that may be uncomfortable, difficult, or highly emotional please join us to find out about some of the recommended best practices from Dr. Williams.

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate, please sign up using this Google Form as space is limited: https://forms.gle/xvYvuNC13eqUaNEr5

A link to the meeting will be sent to those who have registered.

Thank you,

Eric T. Johnson

Principal

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 19, 2021

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On Tuesday, some our students in Head Start will return to the building for two days. Here's a picture from the fall when they returned during our pilot program. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 19, 2021 Reporting COVID Cases at School

This week, we reported about a staff member that tested positive for COVID. It was our first time making such a report, and as we bring more staff and children back into the building, the likelihood of this happening again increases. Here are some important takeaways:

  • We are required to report when any person has tested positive for COVID and visited our school within the past 14 days. A communication goes out to the entire community. You received such a letter this past Tuesday as well as a follow up letter on Thursday morning when the Health Department concluded its investigation.
  • We report this information to the Fairfax County Health Department who then begins contact tracing. They will reach out to the each person they determine to be at-risk of infection.
  • The Health Department and FCPS will work together to determine what, if any next steps, need to be taken with quarantines for individuals, classrooms or the school. 
  • Staff at Mount Eagle are not authorized to share private information about anyone's COVID status. 

If you have questions about our procedures, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you to everyone for sharing updates that help keep us all safe. We're all in this together. 

Talking to Your Children About Race & Racism

Edison Pyramid Principals have partnered with our respective parent organizations to provide parents in the Edison Community an opportunity to meet virtually with Dr. Joseph Williams from the University of Virginia (UVa) to discuss the benefits of talking to children about race and racism. Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and is affiliated with the UVa Center for Race and Public Education in the South. If you are interested in learning more about how to speak to your child about topics around race and culture that may be uncomfortable, difficult, or highly emotional, please join us to find out about some of the recommended best practices from Dr. Williams.

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2020

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate, please sign up using this Google Form as space is limited: https://forms.gle/xvYvuNC13eqUaNEr5

A link to the meeting on Zoom will be sent to those who have registered in advance.

Return to School Updates

Students whose families chose in-person learning will begin returning to Mount Eagle for two full-days of instruction on Tuesdays & Wednesday. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, February 23: Head Start & Kindergarten begin

Tuesday, March 9: Grades 1 & 2 begin

Tuesday, March 16: Grades 3-6 begin

We chose in-person for our child. What days & time will my child be at school? 

We will have students in the building on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00-3:30pm. (see above for specific return date) If your child is a bus rider, please be at the bus stop by 8:35am. In the afternoon, buses will return at 3:35pm. On Thursdays & Fridays, your child will be at home and having school online.

Walkers and Kiss-n-Ride may arrive at 8:50am. Doors will open at 8:55am. Please do not drop your child off before 8:50am because there is no supervision. ​​​​​​​

My child will remain virtual. What changes will there be to the schedule?

All students who are virtual will have their same schedule with the same teacher Tuesday - Friday. Your child will have the same teacher. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays, some lessons will be concurrent, meaning students who are in the classroom will be interacting with students who are at home online.

I've read that the bell schedule will change beginning Tuesday, February 16. What does this mean?

Some schools in FCPS will change to a new start time in order to coordinate with bus schedules. At Mount Eagle, we made the adjustment at the start of the school year, so there will be no change. Morning meeting and attendance will still begin at 9:00am, and school ends at 3:30pm for all students whether they are in person or online. On March 9, there will be an adjustment to the online schedule, and we'll share that closer to that date. 

Can I make a change to in-person or to virtual?

If you would like to change to virtual, you may do so. Please note that this change is for the rest of the school year. If you would like to change to in-person, it will be approved only if there is space. Please contact the office if you would like to be considered for this change.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience. Whether your child is in-person or virtual, our team is committed to bringing excellent teaching and learning experiences to your child.

Masks: What's okay?

All students who come to school must have masks that fit their face snugly. Please do not give your child an adult mask that is too big. Also, masks with valves are not allowed at school. If your child needs a replacement mask during the school day, we can provide one. Masks must be worn on all buses and throughout the day, except for eating. 

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 23

  • Head Start & Kindergarten In-Person students begin

Friday, March 5

  • Early release: All instruction ends at 1:30pm

Monday, March 8

  • No school for students: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 9

  • Grades 1 & 2 In-person students begin

Tuesday, March 16

  • Grades 3-6 In-person students begin
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 12, 2021

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We LOVE seeing students when they stop by to pick up supplies! 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 12, 2021 Return to School Updates

Students whose families chose in-person learning will begin returning to Mount Eagle for two full-days of instruction on Tuesdays & Wednesday. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, February 23: Head Start & Kindergarten begin

Tuesday, March 9: Grades 1 & 2 begin

Tuesday, March 16: Grades 3-6 begin

We chose in-person for our child. What days & time will my child be at school? 

We will have students in the building on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00-3:30pm. (see above for specific return date) If your child is a bus rider, expect that they will be picked up sometime between 8:30-8:40am. We'll have a more exact bus stop time closer to your. On Thursdays & Fridays, your child will be at home and having school online.

Your child will have the same teacher.​​​​​​​

My child will remain virtual. What changes will there be to the schedule?

All students who are virtual will have their same schedule with the same teacher Tuesday - Friday. Your child will have the same teacher. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays, some lessons will be concurrent, meaning students who are in the classroom will be interacting with students who are at home online.

I've read that the bell schedule will change beginning Tuesday, February 16. What does this mean?

Some schools in FCPS will change to a new start time in order to coordinate with bus schedules. At Mount Eagle, we made the adjustment at the start of the school year, so there will be no change. Morning meeting and attendance will still begin at 9:00am, and school ends at 3:30pm for all students whether they are in person or online. On March 9, there will be an adjustment to the online schedule, and we'll share that closer to that date. 

My child will be in-person, and I have questions. Where can I get more information?

We will hold two parent meetings next week for families who have selected in-person for their child: 

Wednesday, February 17 7:00-7:45pm English

Thursday, February 18 7:00-7:45pm Spanish

Here is the Blackboard link:

 https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/debedf0ddd7147a99988ce6b7b71af75

 (Head Start & K families--please ignore the Google Meet link I sent in the letter earlier this week. We will all use the BBCU link above.) 

Can I make a change to in-person or to virtual?

If you would like to change to virtual, you may do so. Please note that this change is for the rest of the school year. If you would like to change to in-person, it will be approved only if there is space. Please contact the office if you would like to be considered for this change.

 

Thank you for your flexibility and patience. Whether your child is in-person or virtual, our team is committed to bringing excellent teaching and learning experiences to your child.

No School on Monday, Feb 15

All schools will be closed this Monday in observance of Presidents Day. There will be no morning meeting or asynchronous work. We look forward to seeing everyone logged in at 9am on Tuesday, Feb 16

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Important Dates

Monday, February 15 

  • No School: Presidents' Day Holiday

Wednesday, February 17

  • Parent Information Meeting for In-person students: 7:00pm English

Thursday, February 18

  • Parent Information Meeting for In-person students: 7:00pm Spanish

Tuesday, February 23

  • Head Start & Kindergarten In-Person students begin

Friday, March 5

  • Early release: All instruction ends at 1:30pm

Monday, March 8

  • No school for students: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 9

  • Grades 1 & 2 In-person students begin

Tuesday, March 16

  • Grades 3-6 In-person students begin
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 5, 2021

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Please come to school on Monday or Tuesday to pick up important supplies. We need ALL families in Grades K-6 to come by 8am-4pm. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle February 5, 2021 Supply Pick-up on Monday & Tuesday Library Check-out on Monday 

Plan to come to school on Monday or Tuesday to pick up supplies from your child's teachers . We have art supplies for every student in K-6 as well as supplies & books for specific grades. If you come on Monday between 10am - 12noon, you can also check out library books with Mrs. Daly.

New Meal Pick-up Schedule

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday- Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Important Laptop Update: Please Read

We are receiving reports that many of our student laptops are receiving a message that says the “Your Windows license will expire soon”. It looks like this:

If your child’s laptop is having this issue, please complete the following to solve the problem:

1. Go to the outside of any FCPS school building.

2. Turn the computer on.

3. Login while connected to the Fairfax Wifi.

4. Let the computer load completely.

5. Restart the computer from windows menu in lower left of screen.

6. Restart the computer again from menu in lower right of screen on login window.

7. Login to computer.

8. Shut down the computer.

9. Connect to your WiFi at home.

If after trying this, the problem continues, please submit a ticket at this link: https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Bittersweet News: Ms. Berrios

Ms. Yoana Berrios, our Student Information Assistant, has received a promotion to become a finance technician in our FCPS Title 1 office effective February 8. For many families, she was the first person to welcome them to Mount Eagle. While we are excited for her, we're also sad that she is leaving Mount Eagle. We wish her all the best!

Important Dates

Monday, February 15 

  • No School: Presidents' Day Holiday

Tuesday, February 23

  • Head Start & Kindergarten In-Person students begin
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

UPDATED MEAL PICK UP TIME Mount Eagle January 29, 2021

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On Thursday we welcomed some of our Grade 1 & 2 students to the building, and it was a great success. Here are some students enjoying our morning news. Thank you families for all your support and flexibility!

Grab & Go Meal Pick-up Moves to 1:10-1:20pm

Please note the correction to the daily Grab & Go meal pick up. A school bus with meals will stop at the school each day Mon-Fri.  This time is different from the one posted in the recent "What's Happening At Mount Eagle." I apologize for the confusion.                                            --Jean Consolla, Principal 

Please note the following changes for next week:

Monday, Feb 1--No meal service because of snow

Tuesday, Feb 2--Grab & Go 1:10-1:20pm

Wednesday, Feb 3-- Meal Kit  8am-12:30pm. This will occur every week at this time. Grab & Go 1:10-1:20pm

Thursday, Feb 4--Grab & Go: 1:10-1:20pm 

Friday, Feb 5 -- Grab & Go 1:10-1:20pm

NEW SCHEDULE

Everyday Monday - Friday: Grab & Go at 1:10-1:20pm

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 29, 2021

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On Thursday we welcomed some of our Grade 1 & 2 students to the building, and it was a great success. Here are some students enjoying our morning news. Thank you families for all your support and flexibility!

Many staff members, including Ms. Consolla seen above, were grateful to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine this week. We're all feeling a little more hopeful that we're getting closer to welcoming students back into the building and seeing an end to this pandemic. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 29, 2021 Supply Pick-up & Library Check-out for Monday Postponed

With the threat of a snowstorm this Sunday and Monday, we're going to postpone our supply pick-up & book check-out scheduled for Monday. Please look for an email update. We have art supplies for every student in K-6 as well as supplies & books for specific grades. Library check-out will be moved to next Monday, February 8. Stay warm and stay safe! 

New Meal Pick-up Schedule

Last week, we shared that meal pick-up would move to once a week. Since then, we've made some adjustments. 

Grab & Go: Daily pick-up of breakfast & lunch

Meal Kit: Weekly pick-up of a kit that has 7 days worth of meals

Please note the following changes for next week:

Monday, Feb 1--No meal service because of snow

Tuesday, Feb 2--Grab & Go 8am-12:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 3-- Meal Kit  8am-12:30pm. This will occur every week at this time.

Thursday, Feb 4--NEW time for Grab & Go: 12noon-12:10pm  A school bus with meals will stop at Mount Eagle. This is a shorter window of time, but will occur daily.

Friday, Feb 5--Grab & Go 12noon - 12:10pm

NEW SCHEDULE

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Grab & Go at 12noon.

Every Wednesday: Meal Kit from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility. These changes have been made to better serve the community and to help with the transition to in-person instruction. 

Parent Presentation: Motivating Your Child At Home: Wednesday, Feb 3 6:00pm

Do you sometimes struggle with your child to take care of their things at home? Are you looking for ways to motivate your child? Join our school support team this coming Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00pm as they share strategies parents can use to encourage their child to engage in positive behaviors at home.

English presentation: Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:00pm in a Google Meet session: https://meet.google.com/kih-qsuy-gfz

Spanish presentation: Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:00pm in a Google Meet session:  https://meet.google.com/tvw-matx-vsb

Jill Klein, School Counselor; Kelsea Hull, School Psychologist; Liz Laster, School Social Worker

Important Laptop Update: Please Read

We are receiving reports that many of our student laptops are receiving a message that says the “Your Windows license will expire soon”. It looks like this:

If your child’s laptop is having this issue, please complete the following to solve the problem:

1. Go to the outside of any FCPS school building.

2. Turn the computer on.

3. Login while connected to the Fairfax Wifi.

4. Let the computer load completely.

5. Restart the computer from windows menu in lower left of screen.

6. Restart the computer again from menu in lower right of screen on login window.

7. Login to computer.

8. Shut down the computer.

9. Connect to your WiFi at home.

If after trying this, the problem continues, please submit a ticket at this link: https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

"Go Paperless" Report Card Option 

Parents now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". This process is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. Activating a ParentVUE account allows for instant access to: Progress Reports, Attendance records, Immunization records. To create a SIS ParentVUE account, contact Ms. Berrios at Mount Eagle through email: yberrios@fcps.edu

Bittersweet News: Ms. Berrios

Ms. Yoana Berrios, our Student Information Assistant, has received a promotion to become a finance technician in our FCPS Title 1 office effective February 8. For many families, she was the first person to welcome them to Mount Eagle. While we are excited for her, we're also sad that she is leaving Mount Eagle. We wish her all the best!

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 2

  • Progress Reports mailed out
  • School Board meeting to discuss Return to School schedule

Wednesday, February 3

  • Positive Home Behaviors Parent Presentation: 6:00pm (English)

Thursday, February 4 

  • Positive Home Behaviors Parent Presentation: 6:00pm (Spanish)

Monday, February 15 

  • No School: Presidents' Day Holiday
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 22, 2021

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On Thursday we welcomed some of our Grade 1 & 2 students to the building, and it was a great success. Here are some students enjoying our morning news. Thank you families for all your support and flexibility!

We can't wait to have students return to campus. Dr. Brabrand is working with our school board to begin this process in mid-February. Stay tuned. The next school board meeting is Tuesday, February 2.

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 22, 2021 No School on Monday 

Monday, January 25 is a teacher workday. Our school & office will be open as teachers engage in professional learning and planning. There is no morning meeting. School resumes on Tuesday, January 26 at 9am.

SAVE THE DATE: There will be a pick-up for art supplies the following Monday, February 1 and a library check-out.

Meal Pick-up: Changing Schedule on February 3

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, the meal pick-up will be on Wednesdays only. It will be a bulk pick-up, meaning families will get food for the entire week. Until then, meals will still be distributed each day between 8am-12:30pm.

 

COVID Testing

Please see the flyer listing the fixed (permanent) COVID testing sites.  Information in English and Spanish.  No pre-registration, no ID, no insurance required.  Please share and encourage anyone exhibiting symptoms - or anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID - to get tested!

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

"Go Paperless" Report Card Option 

Parents now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". This process is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. Activating a ParentVUE account allows for instant access to: Progress Reports, Attendance records, Immunization records. To create a SIS ParentVUE account, contact Ms. Berrios at Mount Eagle through email: yberrios@fcps.edu

Employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Important Dates

Monday, January 25

  • Student holiday. No instruction. Mount Eagle office is open

Tuesday, February 2

  • Progress Reports mailed out
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 15, 2021

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On Thursday we welcomed some of our Grade 1 & 2 students to the building, and it was a great success. Here are some students enjoying our morning news. Thank you families for all your support and flexibility!

Grade 5 students have been studying advertisements with a critical lens. They've analyzed the use of images, language and formatting as well as what it might mean to be offensive. Now they are preparing to create their own ad to "sell" an aspect of an ancient culture they have recently studied. 

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 15, 2021 No School on Monday or Wednesday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday (MLK Jr Holiday) and Wednesday (Inauguration Day). There will be no morning meeting or asynchronous work. 

On Friday, instruction will end at 1:30pm as it does on the last day of each quarter. This time is for teachers to begin preparing for progress reports that will go home the following week. 

Meal Pick-up for Next Week

There will be no meal pick-up on Monday or Wednesday. Families will get extra food today (Friday) and Tuesday, January 19. Regular pick-up will resume on Thursday, January 21.

COVID Testing

Please see the flyer listing the fixed (permanent) COVID testing sites.  Information in English and Spanish.  No pre-registration, no ID, no insurance required.  Please share and encourage anyone exhibiting symptoms - or anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID - to get tested!

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Important Dates

Monday, January 18

  • No school. Mount Eagle is closed.

Wednesday, January 20

  • No school. Mount Eagle is closed

Friday, January 22

  • Last day of Quarter 2. Instruction ends at 1:30pm

Monday, January 25

  • Student holiday. No instruction. Mount Eagle office is open

Tuesday, February 2

  • Progress Reports mailed out
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 8, 2021

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On Thursday we welcomed some of our Grade 1 & 2 students to the building, and it was a great success. Here are some students enjoying our morning news. Thank you families for all your support and flexibility!

We love our Food Service team! They're here and ready to help out with meal distribution. Stop by between 8:00am - 12:30pm each day for breakfast and lunch pick-up. Next Friday, you can pick up additional meals for the January 18 holiday.  

What's Happening at Mount Eagle January 8, 2021 Monday Library Book Exchange  Supply Pick-up for Grades K &1 New Laptops for Grades 3 & 4

Everyone is encouraged to stop by school on Monday between 10am-12noon for library book exchange with Mrs. Daly. Having a book in your hands is a great way to stay warm in January. Please bring any books you checked out.

Kindergarten & Grade 1 students have important supplies and reading books. Having these materials will support your child's learning. Please stop by our main entrance between 8:30am-3:45pm. 

Grades 3 & 4 have new laptops. Please bring your current laptop and power cord to our side door at the gym. You can drive right up or walk. We've already set up the computer with the log-on, so it's a quick exchange. You don't even need to leave your car. Please come to school between 10am-12noon and 1:00-3:00pm.

Return to School Updates

Below is the information that was emailed to families on Wednesday.

At this time, all return to school plans are on pause. We will continue with our online schedule for all students at all grade levels. There are no changes until you hear from Ms. Consolla and FCPS with any new updates. Your child will continue to log-on at 9am each morning. 

When we do return, there is an update to how that will look at Mount Eagle. We shared earlier that we were hoping to use a half-day approach whereby students who chose in-person would come to school 4 mornings, and then students who chose online would have their instruction in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward with that approach. Instead, when we return, we will have concurrent instruction where both in-person and online students will be taught at the same time. Here are some possible questions you might have:

We chose in-person. When students do return, when will my child attend school at Mount Eagle?

Your child will attend Mount Eagle for the full day on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-3:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served here for your child. On Thursdays and Fridays, your child will be at home learning online for the entire day. At this time, we do not know when this schedule will begin.

We chose online. What changes will there be to my child’s schedule?

Your child will still receive instruction online beginning at 9:00am with their same teacher each day. There will be some slight changes to the instructional times and lunch. When your child is online on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, your child’s teacher will be working from the classroom along with the in-person students.

When will the changes to the schedule take place?

At this time we do not have a return to school date for in-person students, so our current schedule will stay in place. As shared above, these plans are on pause. As soon as we have a date, we will let you know when and how our schedule will change.

I chose in-person and am concerned about my child returning to school later. Will I be able to make changes?

If you are considering requesting a change to online instruction, we ask that you wait until we have definitive return dates. Please do not contact us at this time regarding a request for change. We will offer it for families that want to make a change to virtual when we are closer to a specific return date.

Mental Health Support for Your Child

Does my child have a mental health concern? If this is a question you are wondering about, click here to find out what supports you can get here in Fairfax County, including crisis supports available 24/7

Important Dates

Monday, January 11

  • Morning Meeting at 9am. Teachers will have classwork for students. There will be no small groups or clubs as this is a teacher planning day.

Monday, January 18

  • No school. Mount Eagle is closed.

Wednesday, January 20

  • No school. Mount Eagle is closed

Friday, January 22

  • Last day of Quarter 2. Instruction ends at 1:30pm

Monday, January 25

  • Student holiday. No instruction. Mount Eagle office is open

Tuesday, February 2

  • Progress Reports mailed out
Find Us on Facebook and Twitter

Our Mount Eagle PTO can be found in both English and Spanish on Facebook. In English, search for Mount Eagle Elementary PTO. In Spanish, search for Mount Eagle en Espanol. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @MountEagleES.

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          

jtconsolla@fcps.edu

Kate Kirkland, Assistant Principal    kekirkland@fcps.edu

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

 Attendance: 703.721.2155  |  Web  |  Twitter

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