Return to School Update

PTO 56 minutes 8 seconds ago

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Dear Silverbrook Families,

On Friday (4/9) we invited our first round of students to 4 days of instruction (beginning 4/20) using our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model. We are working diligently to expand the number of students returning to school and are asking your patience as we work through additional operational issues such as safe spacing and staffing. We appreciate the many ideas and thoughts proposed.

 

We requested and received eighty individual desks to increase our in-school student numbers. Our team will continue to identify students to return to 4 days of instruction. The next round of students will be notified as soon as possible, and we anticipate that these students will return on April 27th. Although we won’t be able to invite everyone back, our goal is to have as many students return as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal

Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Return to School Update

GovDelivery 56 minutes 8 seconds ago

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Dear Silverbrook Families,

On Friday (4/9) we invited our first round of students to 4 days of instruction (beginning 4/20) using our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model. We are working diligently to expand the number of students returning to school and are asking your patience as we work through additional operational issues such as safe spacing and staffing. We appreciate the many ideas and thoughts proposed.

 

We requested and received eighty individual desks to increase our in-school student numbers. Our team will continue to identify students to return to 4 days of instruction. The next round of students will be notified as soon as possible, and we anticipate that these students will return on April 27th. Although we won’t be able to invite everyone back, our goal is to have as many students return as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal

Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

6th Grade Committee Fusebox Fundraiser

PTO 1 day ago

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Who wants to take a break from cooking this week and order from Fusebox as part of the Silverbrook Elementary PTO's 6th Grade Fundraiser! 🍕

On Monday April 12 + Tues April 13, Fusebox will donate 15% of all proceeds to the Silverbrook 6th Grade PTO! 💲💲💲

Be sure to mention the fundraiser when ordering.

Call Fusebox at 703.551.3032 or order at fuseboxlorton.com

Please help share this fundraising opportunity with friends and neighbors!

Contact Rebecca Geller at RGeller@thegellerlawgroup.com if you have any questions about this fundraiser or would like to help support the 6th Grade PTO Committee.

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

PTO 3 days 18 hours ago

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Special Visitors

We had special visitors this week! Our School Board Member Ms. Laura Jane Cohen and our Region Assistant Superintendent Mr. Jay Pearson visited and toured our school. We appreciate the time they took from their busy schedules to check in on us and their unending support.

Virtual Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents of upcoming kindergarteners are welcomed to participate in our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for April 19 at 10:00am and/or 6:00pm. If you require translation services, please let us know what language you need by April 15 so we can secure a translator. We will be sharing the link to the presentation directly with registered kindergarten families by Friday, April 16th. 

Grade 3 - 6 SOL Intention Forms Due 4/16

Please keep those responses coming .. we've heard from 190 of you so far - THANK YOU!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FPfyBvgJyD9xQS1zohVKASySm6gf-4jhtWXYxsfWhDA/

Kiss & Ride

We have noticed that students are being dropped off at Kiss & Ride before 8:45. Please do not drop students in the front or side of school if an on-duty staff member is not present. We want to ensure that all students are safe, and we need your help.

Virtual Advanced Academic New Family Orientation

The advanced academic orientation for new families is scheduled for April 15th at 6:00pm. Please join us to learn more about the program, curriculum, and resources. We look forward to seeing you, and responding to any questions you may have.  

Attention Parents of Virtual Students:

If you have received an email for vision and hearing screening opt out information, please be sure to respond to our School Health Aide, Allegra Acuff asacuff@fcps.edu.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Tech Tips

Parenting, Media and Everything In Between (Parental Controls)

Do you need parental controls? What are the options? Do they really work? Here's everything you need to know about the wide array of parental control solutions, from OS settings to monitoring apps to network hardware.

Check out Common Sense Media’s Ultimate Parental Guide to Parental Controls

Beginning this afternoon, Desktop Management will be targeting all FCPS owned student devices that are in need of a restart.  Any computer that needs a restart to install important updates will receive a notification in the bottom right corner of their screen.  If the user does not reboot the computer by the date indicated in the message, the computer will automatically be restarted at the time indicated in the message.  Above is a screenshot of what the pop up window will look like.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY

The Silverbrook Library Team is celebrating National Poetry Month by spotlighting three outstanding poetry books from our collection. It is important for all of us to have poetry in our lives. The poems in these books can make us laugh, fill us with wonder, help us understand someone else’s feelings or move us to tears.  Silverbrook families might enjoy reading poems from our featured poetry books. Click on the links below for the read aloud videos.

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for all Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftYlWNTqZSI

Haiku meets riddles or “riddle-ku” as author Laura Purdie Salas describes her poems. The poems are organized by season and describe such things as earthworms, umbrellas, and snow angels. Children try to guess what each haiku is describing. It is entertaining to both young and older readers.

goodreads.com

Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children Selected by Wade Hudson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRjOUYFzgMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge0g82zIek8

An inspiring collection of poetry for children by African American poets. This book includes outstanding poems by Langston Hughes, Eloise Greenfield, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This book has many valuable lessons to teach children about the African American culture.

goodreads.com

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cHIWtl8PNk

The Undefeated, winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Honor Book, is a beautifully written poem that shows the successes and struggles of African Americans throughout history.

teachersbooksreaders.com

Calendar Reminders
  • April 15- Level IV Orientation (New Students) 6:00pm
  • April 16- Deadline for SOL Intention Form
  • April 19- Virtual Kindergarten Orientation 10:00am and 6:00pm

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

GovDelivery 3 days 18 hours ago

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Special Visitors

We had special visitors this week! Our School Board Member Ms. Laura Jane Cohen and our Region Assistant Superintendent Mr. Jay Pearson visited and toured our school. We appreciate the time they took from their busy schedules to check in on us and their unending support.

Virtual Rising Kindergarten Orientation

All parents of upcoming kindergarteners are welcomed to participate in our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for April 19 at 10:00am and/or 6:00pm. If you require translation services, please let us know what language you need by April 15 so we can secure a translator. We will be sharing the link to the presentation directly with registered kindergarten families by Friday, April 16th. 

Grade 3 - 6 SOL Intention Forms Due 4/16

Please keep those responses coming .. we've heard from 190 of you so far - THANK YOU!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FPfyBvgJyD9xQS1zohVKASySm6gf-4jhtWXYxsfWhDA/

Kiss & Ride

We have noticed that students are being dropped off at Kiss & Ride before 8:45. Please do not drop students in the front or side of school if an on-duty staff member is not present. We want to ensure that all students are safe, and we need your help.

Virtual Advanced Academic New Family Orientation

The advanced academic orientation for new families is scheduled for April 15th at 6:00pm. Please join us to learn more about the program, curriculum, and resources. We look forward to seeing you, and responding to any questions you may have.  

Attention Parents of Virtual Students:

If you have received an email for vision and hearing screening opt out information, please be sure to respond to our School Health Aide, Allegra Acuff asacuff@fcps.edu.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Tech Tips

Parenting, Media and Everything In Between (Parental Controls)

Do you need parental controls? What are the options? Do they really work? Here's everything you need to know about the wide array of parental control solutions, from OS settings to monitoring apps to network hardware.

Check out Common Sense Media’s Ultimate Parental Guide to Parental Controls

Beginning this afternoon, Desktop Management will be targeting all FCPS owned student devices that are in need of a restart.  Any computer that needs a restart to install important updates will receive a notification in the bottom right corner of their screen.  If the user does not reboot the computer by the date indicated in the message, the computer will automatically be restarted at the time indicated in the message.  Above is a screenshot of what the pop up window will look like.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY

The Silverbrook Library Team is celebrating National Poetry Month by spotlighting three outstanding poetry books from our collection. It is important for all of us to have poetry in our lives. The poems in these books can make us laugh, fill us with wonder, help us understand someone else’s feelings or move us to tears.  Silverbrook families might enjoy reading poems from our featured poetry books. Click on the links below for the read aloud videos.

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for all Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftYlWNTqZSI

Haiku meets riddles or “riddle-ku” as author Laura Purdie Salas describes her poems. The poems are organized by season and describe such things as earthworms, umbrellas, and snow angels. Children try to guess what each haiku is describing. It is entertaining to both young and older readers.

goodreads.com

Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children Selected by Wade Hudson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRjOUYFzgMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge0g82zIek8

An inspiring collection of poetry for children by African American poets. This book includes outstanding poems by Langston Hughes, Eloise Greenfield, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This book has many valuable lessons to teach children about the African American culture.

goodreads.com

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cHIWtl8PNk

The Undefeated, winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Honor Book, is a beautifully written poem that shows the successes and struggles of African Americans throughout history.

teachersbooksreaders.com

Calendar Reminders
  • April 15- Level IV Orientation (New Students) 6:00pm
  • April 16- Deadline for SOL Intention Form
  • April 19- Virtual Kindergarten Orientation 10:00am and 6:00pm

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Deadline Extended for Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

PTO 4 days ago

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Great news!!!!!  The Square 1 Art deadline has been extended to April 16th!

April 16th will be the FINAL day to upload art AND purchase keepsakes.  

Also, Square 1 Art is offering a Mother's Day shipping discount!  

 

Limited Time Special Shipping Offer!

     

Free Shipping for orders of $49+! Enter Coupon Code:  MOMSROCK  1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/16/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Deadline Extended for Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

GovDelivery 4 days ago

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Great news!!!!!  The Square 1 Art deadline has been extended to April 16th!

April 16th will be the FINAL day to upload art AND purchase keepsakes.  

Also, Square 1 Art is offering a Mother's Day shipping discount!  

 

Limited Time Special Shipping Offer!

     

Free Shipping for orders of $49+! Enter Coupon Code:  MOMSROCK  1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/16/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

SOL Testing Delivery Options

GovDelivery 5 days 17 hours ago

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Important SOL Testing Delivery Options

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Given the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is allowing students/families to refuse SOL testing (at no penalty to the student) for this year.

The Right to Refuse Assessment webpage offers information and considerations for making this decision. 

*Action Required* Your response to this SOL intention form is required by April 16th

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FPfyBvgJyD9xQS1zohVKASySm6gf-4jhtWXYxsfWhDA/

 

Silverbrook SOL Testing Information:

For 100% Virtual Students – All SOL tests must be taken in-person at school.  SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home.  A testing appointment will be scheduled for all virtual students coming in for SOL assessments during the dates listed in the Silverbrook SOL calendar. If you chose to refuse the SOL for your virtual student, you will have the opportunity for them to complete an alternative, non-SOL test at home.  

For Hybrid Students - All SOL tests will be taken in-person at school on the dates shown below.

Silverbrook Standards of Learning (SOL) Calendar

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Update on In-Person Learning

PTO 6 days 1 hour ago

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Dear Families,

 

On Monday, Dr. Brabrand shared more information regarding In-Person learning, including the updated CDC guidance which will allow schools the opportunity to transition from 6 feet to 3 feet social distancing, thereby possibly providing more days of In-Person instruction.

 

You can read Dr. Brabrand’s full message at:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/43232?fbclid=IwAR2pV5o8UVmUvgdFrnQ7HCsfMdWG3hPP9mxH_bNNhTFhG4ag3EMQ2awMYLo

 

We are committed to bringing back as many of our in-person students to four days of instruction as our capacity restraints allow, beginning with students identified by our school staff through the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process.   Please be aware, however, that a variety of factors prevent us from expanding as far as we would like to do immediately, and our current classroom capacities may prevent us from expanding the option to all students who would like to return. We need time to work out the details regarding space and staffing, such as the continued requirement for students to eat meals (breakfast, snack and lunch) at 6 feet apart.  We must continue to adhere to all of the CDC regulations and FCPS guidelines for furniture, transportation changes, classroom setup and scheduling changes.

 

Please be patient as we work through the updated guidance to see if we are able to shift additional in-person students to four day instruction in the near future, recognizing that we may not be able to honor four days for all grade levels or in every classroom within a grade level due to the factors shared above.

 

Should our capacity guidance allow your child to return to school for four days each week, our school staff will reach out to you. Please know that we are proactively working to accommodate as many students as possible and there are no actions you need to take at this time in order for your child to be considered for four days of in-person instruction. If you have questions or need additional information regarding the process, please feel free to email Mr. Thomason or myself and not the teachers.

 

We are excited to continue working with each family to engage and encourage our students, while keeping everyone safe.

 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal
Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Update on In-Person Learning

GovDelivery 6 days 1 hour ago

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Dear Families,

 

On Monday, Dr. Brabrand shared more information regarding In-Person learning, including the updated CDC guidance which will allow schools the opportunity to transition from 6 feet to 3 feet social distancing, thereby possibly providing more days of In-Person instruction.

 

You can read Dr. Brabrand’s full message at:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/43232?fbclid=IwAR2pV5o8UVmUvgdFrnQ7HCsfMdWG3hPP9mxH_bNNhTFhG4ag3EMQ2awMYLo

 

We are committed to bringing back as many of our in-person students to four days of instruction as our capacity restraints allow, beginning with students identified by our school staff through the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process.   Please be aware, however, that a variety of factors prevent us from expanding as far as we would like to do immediately, and our current classroom capacities may prevent us from expanding the option to all students who would like to return. We need time to work out the details regarding space and staffing, such as the continued requirement for students to eat meals (breakfast, snack and lunch) at 6 feet apart.  We must continue to adhere to all of the CDC regulations and FCPS guidelines for furniture, transportation changes, classroom setup and scheduling changes.

 

Please be patient as we work through the updated guidance to see if we are able to shift additional in-person students to four day instruction in the near future, recognizing that we may not be able to honor four days for all grade levels or in every classroom within a grade level due to the factors shared above.

 

Should our capacity guidance allow your child to return to school for four days each week, our school staff will reach out to you. Please know that we are proactively working to accommodate as many students as possible and there are no actions you need to take at this time in order for your child to be considered for four days of in-person instruction. If you have questions or need additional information regarding the process, please feel free to email Mr. Thomason or myself and not the teachers.

 

We are excited to continue working with each family to engage and encourage our students, while keeping everyone safe.

 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal
Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Square 1 Art Due Friday

PTO 6 days 22 hours ago

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Square 1 Art Due Friday 4/9/2021

Upload Art HERE

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Square 1 Art Due Friday

GovDelivery 6 days 22 hours ago

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Square 1 Art Due Friday 4/9/2021

Upload Art HERE

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Last Week for Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

PTO 1 week ago

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Last Week for Square 1 Art!

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Last Week for Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

GovDelivery 1 week ago

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Last Week for Square 1 Art!

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

PTO 1 week ago

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Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

Beginning Tuesday, April 6th students will not be met by their teacher in the lobby or outside; we are confident students are familiar enough to come in the building, pick up their breakfast if needed, and walk to their classroom in a timely manner.

During dismissal students will dismiss in this order:

3:25pm Patrols

3:30pm Walkers, Kiss & Ride, KinderCare, LaPetite and BackPack after school buses

3:32pm Silverbrook buses

All students will walk to their designated dismissal place on their own, with the exception of kindergarten students who will be escorted by their teacher or another adult. Please remind your child/ren of our arrival/dismissal process.

Afternoon Kiss -N- Ride Number System

All of our regular Kiss-n-Ride families have now received their car numbers.  If you might be an occasional Kiss-N-Ride user for the remaining 9 weeks of the school year and wish to receive your family number, please send an email request to Jenn McCord in the Silverbrook office at jlmccord@fcps.edu . 

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
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Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

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Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

Beginning Tuesday, April 6th students will not be met by their teacher in the lobby or outside; we are confident students are familiar enough to come in the building, pick up their breakfast if needed, and walk to their classroom in a timely manner.

During dismissal students will dismiss in this order:

3:25pm Patrols

3:30pm Walkers, Kiss & Ride, KinderCare, LaPetite and BackPack after school buses

3:32pm Silverbrook buses

All students will walk to their designated dismissal place on their own, with the exception of kindergarten students who will be escorted by their teacher or another adult. Please remind your child/ren of our arrival/dismissal process.

Afternoon Kiss -N- Ride Number System

All of our regular Kiss-n-Ride families have now received their car numbers.  If you might be an occasional Kiss-N-Ride user for the remaining 9 weeks of the school year and wish to receive your family number, please send an email request to Jenn McCord in the Silverbrook office at jlmccord@fcps.edu . 

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

PTO 2 weeks 3 days ago

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Happy Spring Break!

Dear Families,

On behalf of the Silverbrook staff please have a wonderful and safe spring break, we look forward to seeing our students on April 6th. As a reminder, when students return, teachers will no longer meet them in the foyer during arrival. Students will come in, retrieve their breakfast from the café and walk to class. There will be staff members in the hall to support. Grade level teachers will meet students at the threshold of the classroom door. During dismissal students will be released to their designated spaces, beginning with walkers and Kiss & Ride students, afterward we will release bus riders. The only exception to this process will be for our kindergarten students; kinder teachers and instructional assistants will continue to escort students to their designated places.

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 various levels of school-based services in each elementary school. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics An AAP Overview Video is available under general information: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Screening for school-based services is done schoolwide each spring to determine services for the next school year. All Silverbrook students in grades 2-5 are automatically screened for potential services. No parent referral is required. Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians are notified over the summer if a student has been found eligible by the local screening committee for part-time services.   

 

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Diane Wadsworth (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher)

SOL Testing Calendar

All SOL tests will be administered at Silverbook ES for virtual and in-person students. 100% virtual students may take the SOL's by appointment on designated dates. 

Calendar Reminders

March 29-April 2- Spring Break

April 5-Teacher Workday (no school for students)

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

GovDelivery 2 weeks 3 days ago

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Happy Spring Break!

Dear Families,

On behalf of the Silverbrook staff please have a wonderful and safe spring break, we look forward to seeing our students on April 6th. As a reminder, when students return, teachers will no longer meet them in the foyer during arrival. Students will come in, retrieve their breakfast from the café and walk to class. There will be staff members in the hall to support. Grade level teachers will meet students at the threshold of the classroom door. During dismissal students will be released to their designated spaces, beginning with walkers and Kiss & Ride students, afterward we will release bus riders. The only exception to this process will be for our kindergarten students; kinder teachers and instructional assistants will continue to escort students to their designated places.

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 various levels of school-based services in each elementary school. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics An AAP Overview Video is available under general information: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Screening for school-based services is done schoolwide each spring to determine services for the next school year. All Silverbrook students in grades 2-5 are automatically screened for potential services. No parent referral is required. Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians are notified over the summer if a student has been found eligible by the local screening committee for part-time services.   

 

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Diane Wadsworth (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher)

SOL Testing Calendar

All SOL tests will be administered at Silverbook ES for virtual and in-person students. 100% virtual students may take the SOL's by appointment on designated dates. 

Calendar Reminders

March 29-April 2- Spring Break

April 5-Teacher Workday (no school for students)

 

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

PTO 2 weeks 5 days ago

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Hello Silverbrook Parents!

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Square 1 Art Fundraiser for Silverbrook

GovDelivery 2 weeks 5 days ago

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

Hello Silverbrook Parents!

The PTO is happy to announce that we are still able to offer Square 1 Art this year!  Just like everything else, it will look a bit different.  Square 1 Art will be completely virtual this year, and will be done independently at home.  Your student can create a work of art, you can upload it to the website, and then you can purchase keepsakes featuring your child's art! Keepsakes will be mailed directly to your home instead of the school.  Please note, this project is completely optional, however, Silverbrook does benefit from every purchase made.  Why not create a special keepsake of this quite extraordinary year?! 

Go Ahead and Get Started!!  See below how to participate with 3 Easy Steps: 1. Create Art
  • Lesson Plan: Use one of your own or use one of ours. Artwork can be as simple or as detailed as you would like!
  • Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper**Please note: you can print the art paper from the website, OR use plain paper in the dimensions above, OR you can pick up paper from the Silverbrook office.  If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver paper to your home, however, any plain paper will do if measured to the correct dimensions.
  • Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com
  • Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.
  • Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.
  • Edit & Crop Make your art perfect
**Art Upload is due 4/9/2021**

Upload Your Art

  3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

 

 

 

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Williams at square1art@silverbrookpto.org!

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter