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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
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
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.
Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children Selected by Wade Hudson
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.
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
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.
- 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
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