Seahawk Weekly News 06/10/2022

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Dear Silverbrook Families,

On behalf of the Silverbrook staff we want to thank you for lending your child(ren) to us. We wish each of our students a wonderful and safe summer. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our students in the fall.

 Fresh Face

 

Our Silverbrook rock has a fresh face. Ms. Lajin and the Art with Heart after school club designed a new look for our rock and students helped paint the base coat. Ms. Lajin continued working on the rock during open times and after school. Thanks Ms. Lajin.

Mindful Moment Recap

On Monday, June 6th, Ethan from Mrs. Goldstrom’s 5th grade class and Dr. Pangelinan co-facilitated the mindful moment.  Ethan shared that 5-finger (or rollercoaster as he likes to call it) is his favorite method of mindful breathing while Dr. Pangelinan used the geosphere as a tool to regulate her breathing.  Silverbrook Seahawks were encouraged to choose their preferred method of breathing; either they followed along Ethan and his rollercoaster breathing or they followed Dr. Pangelinan’s breathing with the geosphere as a visual tool.  Kudos to Ethan for extending this strategy of self-control beyond the walls of our amazing school.

Raashi from Mrs. West’s 5th grade class enlightened students and teachers on Tuesday, June 7th as she shared her perspective on positivity and the possible impact it may have on us, our learning, and our day. Raashi indicated that she created a habit of positivity and allows herself to embrace positive moments of her day.  Here is a short excerpt of Raashi’s paper:

“Positivity is all around you. You just have to recognize it, and it will make your life better. I had always thought that life is a race, but when I saw the true form of positivity, I understood that life is a friendly race.  Without this particular race, nothing would ever be possible. Smile and be positive.”

Thank you Raashi for sharing a splendid perspective of positivity and growth mindset!

SCA News

 

Outgoing SCA President Anthony Patton and incoming SCA President Israel Avery, end the school year with a kudos for Silverbrook’s contributions to our community and hopeful message about the great things to come next year. #SeahawkStrong

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

 

Topic: Enjoy Our School Grounds This Summer

Silverbrook Families,

Many of you enjoy using school grounds for activities over the summer. Please keep the following in mind when using these facilities:

  • Use is allowed from dawn to dusk, except during school hours or when being used for school activities or other scheduled programs.
  • Facilities must be shared with anyone else who wishes to use them.
  • Please leave the facilities as you found them. Remove any waste or debris from the property. 

Visit our availability webpage for more information on the usage of school grounds and facilities. Community users are prohibited from having the following activities in Fairfax County Public Schools including in school buildings, on playgrounds, and on fields:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Service animals are allowed. However, the user shall clean up any school grounds used by service animals participating in scheduled events.
  • Car wash
  • Drones
  • Fireworks and sparklers (except by Local Government)
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Illegal drugs
  • Moon bounces
  • Paintball
  • Rocket launch
  • Tobacco products or smoking devices

Visit our Community Use webpage for a full list of prohibitions and more information on reserving facilities. Groups interested in formally reserving school facilities should contact [email protected] or calling 571-423-2340.

 

Summer Office Hours

Silverbrook summer office hours will be 9:00am-12:00pm

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

Seahawk Weekly News 06/10/2022

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Dear Silverbrook Families,

On behalf of the Silverbrook staff we want to thank you for lending your child(ren) to us. We wish each of our students a wonderful and safe summer. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our students in the fall.

 Fresh Face

 

Our Silverbrook rock has a fresh face. Ms. Lajin and the Art with Heart after school club designed a new look for our rock and students helped paint the base coat. Ms. Lajin continued working on the rock during open times and after school. Thanks Ms. Lajin.

Mindful Moment Recap

On Monday, June 6th, Ethan from Mrs. Goldstrom’s 5th grade class and Dr. Pangelinan co-facilitated the mindful moment.  Ethan shared that 5-finger (or rollercoaster as he likes to call it) is his favorite method of mindful breathing while Dr. Pangelinan used the geosphere as a tool to regulate her breathing.  Silverbrook Seahawks were encouraged to choose their preferred method of breathing; either they followed along Ethan and his rollercoaster breathing or they followed Dr. Pangelinan’s breathing with the geosphere as a visual tool.  Kudos to Ethan for extending this strategy of self-control beyond the walls of our amazing school.

Raashi from Mrs. West’s 5th grade class enlightened students and teachers on Tuesday, June 7th as she shared her perspective on positivity and the possible impact it may have on us, our learning, and our day. Raashi indicated that she created a habit of positivity and allows herself to embrace positive moments of her day.  Here is a short excerpt of Raashi’s paper:

“Positivity is all around you. You just have to recognize it, and it will make your life better. I had always thought that life is a race, but when I saw the true form of positivity, I understood that life is a friendly race.  Without this particular race, nothing would ever be possible. Smile and be positive.”

Thank you Raashi for sharing a splendid perspective of positivity and growth mindset!

SCA News

 

Outgoing SCA President Anthony Patton and incoming SCA President Israel Avery, end the school year with a kudos for Silverbrook’s contributions to our community and hopeful message about the great things to come next year. #SeahawkStrong

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

 

Topic: Enjoy Our School Grounds This Summer

Silverbrook Families,

Many of you enjoy using school grounds for activities over the summer. Please keep the following in mind when using these facilities:

  • Use is allowed from dawn to dusk, except during school hours or when being used for school activities or other scheduled programs.
  • Facilities must be shared with anyone else who wishes to use them.
  • Please leave the facilities as you found them. Remove any waste or debris from the property. 

Visit our availability webpage for more information on the usage of school grounds and facilities. Community users are prohibited from having the following activities in Fairfax County Public Schools including in school buildings, on playgrounds, and on fields:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Service animals are allowed. However, the user shall clean up any school grounds used by service animals participating in scheduled events.
  • Car wash
  • Drones
  • Fireworks and sparklers (except by Local Government)
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Illegal drugs
  • Moon bounces
  • Paintball
  • Rocket launch
  • Tobacco products or smoking devices

Visit our Community Use webpage for a full list of prohibitions and more information on reserving facilities. Groups interested in formally reserving school facilities should contact [email protected] or calling 571-423-2340.

 

Summer Office Hours

Silverbrook summer office hours will be 9:00am-12:00pm

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

Seahawk Weekly News 06/03/22

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Family Return to School Survey

Silverbrook Families,

We are interested in hearing about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which you should have received via email.

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

We encourage all Silverbrook parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting. Family Return to School Survey

Thank you,

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal

Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

A Huge Thank You

Thank you, Girl Scout Troop 52035, for showing some love around our electronic sign. It looks beautiful! We appreciate each of you and how you support our Silverbrook community.

Spotlight on Silverbrook from SEPTA

 

 

The Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) honored many Silverbrook staff and a student at an awards ceremony on May 21. Congratulations to the following Seahawks for winning:

  • Libbie Peck (6th grade student): Elementary Student who Most Supports Inclusion
  • Silverbrook Buddy Program (Shannon Mueck and Jaclyn Fisher as staff sponsors): FCPS Outstanding Inclusive Program
  • Shannon Mueck (Special Education Lead): FCPS Outstanding Administrator - Elementary
  • Kim Whalen (Social Worker): FCPS Outstanding Related Services
  • Kate Volpe (Parent): SEPTA Superhero for her volunteer work with the organization.
  • Additionally, the following were nominated: Laura Haidacher for Outstanding General Education Teacher - Elementary; Lori Hollenbeck for Outstanding Instructional Support Staff; and Jenny Richter and Bari Dooley for Outstanding special Education Teacher - Elementary.

Please join us in congratulating our outstanding staff, student, and community members.

 

Field Day was a HUGE Success

 

Thank you to our phenomenal P.E. and specialist team, in addition to our teachers who pulled off a great field day for our students. We had fantastic weather on both days, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

June 6-10

Assenza, Desmond, Hicks, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs, Wilkerson,

 

 

Mark Your Calendar
  • June 9th-6th Grade Promotion
  • June-10th Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:35)

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

Seahawk Weekly News 06/03/22

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Family Return to School Survey

Silverbrook Families,

We are interested in hearing about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which you should have received via email.

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

We encourage all Silverbrook parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting. Family Return to School Survey

Thank you,

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal

Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

A Huge Thank You

Thank you, Girl Scout Troop 52035, for showing some love around our electronic sign. It looks beautiful! We appreciate each of you and how you support our Silverbrook community.

Spotlight on Silverbrook from SEPTA

 

 

The Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) honored many Silverbrook staff and a student at an awards ceremony on May 21. Congratulations to the following Seahawks for winning:

  • Libbie Peck (6th grade student): Elementary Student who Most Supports Inclusion
  • Silverbrook Buddy Program (Shannon Mueck and Jaclyn Fisher as staff sponsors): FCPS Outstanding Inclusive Program
  • Shannon Mueck (Special Education Lead): FCPS Outstanding Administrator - Elementary
  • Kim Whalen (Social Worker): FCPS Outstanding Related Services
  • Kate Volpe (Parent): SEPTA Superhero for her volunteer work with the organization.
  • Additionally, the following were nominated: Laura Haidacher for Outstanding General Education Teacher - Elementary; Lori Hollenbeck for Outstanding Instructional Support Staff; and Jenny Richter and Bari Dooley for Outstanding special Education Teacher - Elementary.

Please join us in congratulating our outstanding staff, student, and community members.

 

Field Day was a HUGE Success

 

Thank you to our phenomenal P.E. and specialist team, in addition to our teachers who pulled off a great field day for our students. We had fantastic weather on both days, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

June 6-10

Assenza, Desmond, Hicks, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs, Wilkerson,

 

 

Mark Your Calendar
  • June 9th-6th Grade Promotion
  • June-10th Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:35)

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

2021-2022 Yearbook Sales Information

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2021 – 2022  YEARBOOKS  

 

The Silverbrook 2021 – 2022 yearbooks have arrived.  If you missed the opportunity to order one, this is your last chance to have your very own copy.  We only have a very limited number of copies left, and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  The price for these editions will be $20.00.  Please make checks payable to:  Silverbrook Elementary School

 

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2021-2022 Yearbook Sales Information

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2021 – 2022  YEARBOOKS  

 

The Silverbrook 2021 – 2022 yearbooks have arrived.  If you missed the opportunity to order one, this is your last chance to have your very own copy.  We only have a very limited number of copies left, and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  The price for these editions will be $20.00.  Please make checks payable to:  Silverbrook Elementary School

 

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

Seahawk Weekly News 5/27/2022

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Dear Silverbrook Community

At about 11:45 am, we received an alert that our area was under a Tornado Warning. We moved into Tornado Protocols at that time, by canceling outdoor dining and ensuring all students were safely inside the building.

Thank you for your support and assistance. Please do not hesitate to call the school at 703-690-5100 if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful extended holiday weekend!

Seahawk Snapshots

 

 

Our students have been busy this week. Ms. Boumari’s class researched their favorite animal while Ms. Patton’s class invited families in to explore and enjoy their Oceans Theme Park.

 

On behalf of the entire Silverbrook staff and faculty, have a wonderful Memorial Day. A time to honor and remember our fallen brothers and sisters in uniform.

SOL Testing

Today was the final day for SOL testing to include make ups and retakes, we are very proud of how our students showed resiliency and focus. Parents will be able to access final scores through your Parent Vue accounts beginning mid-July.

    See your grade level newsletters which highlights end of year events.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 31-June 3

Carr, Festekjin, Goldstrom, Haidacher, McGovern, Nasher, West

June 6-10

Assenza, Desmond, Hicks, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs, Wilkerson,

 

Mark Your Calendar
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)
  • June 9th -6th Grade Promotion
  • June 10- Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:35)

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

Seahawk Weekly News 5/27/2022

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Dear Silverbrook Community

At about 11:45 am, we received an alert that our area was under a Tornado Warning. We moved into Tornado Protocols at that time, by canceling outdoor dining and ensuring all students were safely inside the building.

Thank you for your support and assistance. Please do not hesitate to call the school at 703-690-5100 if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful extended holiday weekend!

Seahawk Snapshots

 

 

Our students have been busy this week. Ms. Boumari’s class researched their favorite animal while Ms. Patton’s class invited families in to explore and enjoy their Oceans Theme Park.

 

On behalf of the entire Silverbrook staff and faculty, have a wonderful Memorial Day. A time to honor and remember our fallen brothers and sisters in uniform.

SOL Testing

Today was the final day for SOL testing to include make ups and retakes, we are very proud of how our students showed resiliency and focus. Parents will be able to access final scores through your Parent Vue accounts beginning mid-July.

    See your grade level newsletters which highlights end of year events.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 31-June 3

Carr, Festekjin, Goldstrom, Haidacher, McGovern, Nasher, West

June 6-10

Assenza, Desmond, Hicks, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs, Wilkerson,

 

Mark Your Calendar
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)
  • June 9th -6th Grade Promotion
  • June 10- Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:35)

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

Message to our Community

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Silverbrook Community,

We share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Silverbrook work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage everyone to use them. Our counselors, social worker and psychologist are available and ready to support our students.

We stand together, as the Silverbrook community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community.  Please access FCPS safety information here and resources from the National Association of School Psychologists here.

 

Dr. Pamela Simpkins, Principal

Mr. Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
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Message to our Community

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Silverbrook Community,

We share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Silverbrook work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage everyone to use them. Our counselors, social worker and psychologist are available and ready to support our students.

We stand together, as the Silverbrook community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community.  Please access FCPS safety information here and resources from the National Association of School Psychologists here.

 

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

Reminder: Lost and Found Items Will be Donated on 5/27/2022

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Reminder:  Lost and Found Items will be donated on 5/27/2022

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you  been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   At the end of the day, on Friday, May 27, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
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Reminder: Lost and Found Items Will be Donated on 5/27/2022

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Reminder:  Lost and Found Items will be donated on 5/27/2022

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you  been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   At the end of the day, on Friday, May 27, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated

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

Seahawk Weekly News 5/20/2022

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Our Seahawk Community is Growing!

Look at our newborn goslings, they are so adorable. Even the geese want to be a seahawk 😊

 

We’re Rockin’ the Rock Wall

Silverbrook Elementary is one of many schools in Fairfax County that is fortunate to have a traverse rock -climbing wall.  As opposed to vertical walls where the emphasis is on climbing high, our wall challenges students in climbing and navigating various sized rocks across the length of the wall. This activity is usually a student favorite, once students are taught how to use it during the 4th quarter every year.  Mrs. Dagley and Mr. DeShazer have attended county training for certification that allows them to teach and monitor students’ activity during this PE unit.  The excitement around the use of the rock wall only brings more participation as the benefits of learning and engaging in this activity focuses on flexibility, upper and lower body muscular strength, endurance, cooperation, and problem solving.  We are so happy to bring the rock-climbing wall back into yearly instruction following a 3 year break due to the pandemic and virtual learning

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Mental Health Acceptance Month-Wear Green Day of Action

Mental wellness is key to student success. The pandemic has added to mental health challenges facing children of all ages. Join us in “Wear Green Day of Action” this Friday to call attention to this important issue. For resources to support the students in your life, visit our website.

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 23-27

Boumari, Haje, Kerr, Magill, Patton, Thompson, J.

May 31-June 3

Carr, Festekjian, Goldstrom, Haidacher, McGovern, Nasher, West

SOL Calendar

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar

  • May 25-4th and Beginning 5th Grade Strings Concert 7:00pm at Silverbrook
  • May 26- 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert 7:00 pm at South County Middle School
  • May 30-Memorial Day
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)

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

Seahawk Weekly News 5/20/2022

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Our Seahawk Community is Growing!

Look at our newborn goslings, they are so adorable. Even the geese want to be a seahawk 😊

 

We’re Rockin’ the Rock Wall

Silverbrook Elementary is one of many schools in Fairfax County that is fortunate to have a traverse rock -climbing wall.  As opposed to vertical walls where the emphasis is on climbing high, our wall challenges students in climbing and navigating various sized rocks across the length of the wall. This activity is usually a student favorite, once students are taught how to use it during the 4th quarter every year.  Mrs. Dagley and Mr. DeShazer have attended county training for certification that allows them to teach and monitor students’ activity during this PE unit.  The excitement around the use of the rock wall only brings more participation as the benefits of learning and engaging in this activity focuses on flexibility, upper and lower body muscular strength, endurance, cooperation, and problem solving.  We are so happy to bring the rock-climbing wall back into yearly instruction following a 3 year break due to the pandemic and virtual learning

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Mental Health Acceptance Month-Wear Green Day of Action

Mental wellness is key to student success. The pandemic has added to mental health challenges facing children of all ages. Join us in “Wear Green Day of Action” this Friday to call attention to this important issue. For resources to support the students in your life, visit our website.

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 23-27

Boumari, Haje, Kerr, Magill, Patton, Thompson, J.

May 31-June 3

Carr, Festekjian, Goldstrom, Haidacher, McGovern, Nasher, West

SOL Calendar

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar

  • May 25-4th and Beginning 5th Grade Strings Concert 7:00pm at Silverbrook
  • May 26- 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert 7:00 pm at South County Middle School
  • May 30-Memorial Day
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)

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

Lost and Found Items Will be Donated on 5/27/2022

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Lost and Found Items will be donated on 5/27/2022

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you  been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   At the end of the day, on Friday, May 27, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated.

 

 

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

Lost and Found Items Will be Donated on 5/27/2022

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Lost and Found Items will be donated on 5/27/2022

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you  been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   At the end of the day, on Friday, May 27, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated.

 

 

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

Seahawk Weekly News 05/13/22

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Build a Seahawk Event

We had a wonderful Build a Seahawk event. Parents and students were happy to walk away with a cuddly new plush.  If you missed this opportunity stay tuned for future dates.

Covid Update

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning.

Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. 

Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.

If Fairfax County transitions to high community level, FCPS will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school-provided vehicles). In alignment with the Code of Virginia, the parent/legal guardian of any child enrolled in an FCPS school may elect for such child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). No reason or documentation will be necessary to elect for your child to not wear a mask.

One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring. Employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.

The most up-to-date information is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document webpage. If you have questions or concerns unique to your child’s situation, please contact us.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.

Digital Citizenship Support for Teachers & Parents

Commonsense.org has upcoming webinars for parents or teachers regarding online safety, digital citizenship and preparing our students and children for this digital world. 

Check out these Upcoming Webinar Events.

You can also find past event recordings on topics that might interest you!

 

 

Field day is around the corner!

What is field day?  It’s an end of the year event that takes place during the school day where students will participate with their classmates in various PE activities, they have done throughout the school year.  Field Day will take place on Wednesday, June 1st for grades 1-6 and Thursday, June 2nd for Kindergarten during their specials time slot.  Below is the schedule:

 

Wednesday, June 1st (Grades 1-6)                   Thursday, June 2nd (Kinder)

6th grade at 9:00-10:00am                                                      Kinder at 12:30-1:30pm

5th grade at 10:00-11:00am

4th grade at 11:00-12:00pm

2nd grade 12:30-1:30pm

1st grade 1:30-2:30pm

3rd grade 2:30-3:30pm

For our event this year, teachers will be moving with their class as they move station to station and our specialists will run the stations. Since we will be staying on track with our normal school schedule, we will not need parent volunteers for this event.  It is important that all students wear appropriate clothes and shoes since they will be running and moving during this event.  Please remind your students to bring their water bottles and their hat/sunscreen if needed.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Dagley or Mr. DeShazer.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

 

May 16-20

Assenza, Hicks, Martin, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs

May 23-27

Boumari, Haje, Kerr, Magill, Patton, Thompson, J.

 

SOL Calendar

May 17th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 1) and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 2)

May 19th 5th & 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar
  • May 18-Interims sent home
  • May 25-4th and Beginning 5th Grade Strings Concert 7:00pm Silverbrook Gym. 
  • May 26- 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert 7:00 pm at So Co Middle School
  • May 30-Memorial Day
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)

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Seahawk Weekly News 05/13/22

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Build a Seahawk Event

We had a wonderful Build a Seahawk event. Parents and students were happy to walk away with a cuddly new plush.  If you missed this opportunity stay tuned for future dates.

Covid Update

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning.

Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. 

Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.

If Fairfax County transitions to high community level, FCPS will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school-provided vehicles). In alignment with the Code of Virginia, the parent/legal guardian of any child enrolled in an FCPS school may elect for such child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). No reason or documentation will be necessary to elect for your child to not wear a mask.

One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring. Employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.

The most up-to-date information is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document webpage. If you have questions or concerns unique to your child’s situation, please contact us.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.

Digital Citizenship Support for Teachers & Parents

Commonsense.org has upcoming webinars for parents or teachers regarding online safety, digital citizenship and preparing our students and children for this digital world. 

Check out these Upcoming Webinar Events.

You can also find past event recordings on topics that might interest you!

 

 

Field day is around the corner!

What is field day?  It’s an end of the year event that takes place during the school day where students will participate with their classmates in various PE activities, they have done throughout the school year.  Field Day will take place on Wednesday, June 1st for grades 1-6 and Thursday, June 2nd for Kindergarten during their specials time slot.  Below is the schedule:

 

Wednesday, June 1st (Grades 1-6)                   Thursday, June 2nd (Kinder)

6th grade at 9:00-10:00am                                                      Kinder at 12:30-1:30pm

5th grade at 10:00-11:00am

4th grade at 11:00-12:00pm

2nd grade 12:30-1:30pm

1st grade 1:30-2:30pm

3rd grade 2:30-3:30pm

For our event this year, teachers will be moving with their class as they move station to station and our specialists will run the stations. Since we will be staying on track with our normal school schedule, we will not need parent volunteers for this event.  It is important that all students wear appropriate clothes and shoes since they will be running and moving during this event.  Please remind your students to bring their water bottles and their hat/sunscreen if needed.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Dagley or Mr. DeShazer.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

 

May 16-20

Assenza, Hicks, Martin, Mason, Samuels, Snider, Takacs

May 23-27

Boumari, Haje, Kerr, Magill, Patton, Thompson, J.

 

SOL Calendar

May 17th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 1) and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 2)

May 19th 5th & 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar
  • May 18-Interims sent home
  • May 25-4th and Beginning 5th Grade Strings Concert 7:00pm Silverbrook Gym. 
  • May 26- 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert 7:00 pm at So Co Middle School
  • May 30-Memorial Day
  • June 1-Field Day (Grades 1-6)
  • June 2- Field Day (Kindergarten)

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

Seahawk Weekly News 05/06/22

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Thank YOU

On behalf of the entire Silverbrook Seahawk staff we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for how well you showed your appreciation to us during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. A shoutout to our fabulous PTO president Ms. Sandy Anderson for your leadership in organizing this special week for our staff.

Mindful Monday Recap

 

This past Monday, Reina and Leila from Mrs. Goldstrom's 5th grade class led students into a count-down to calm.  The opportunity to listen attentively and be in the present moment was a huge success!  Slowly breathing and feeling sensations move through our bodies, releasing the overwhelmingness of the things happening around us, and bringing direct awareness of our senses contributed a powerful start to a busy week. 

Thank you Reina and Leila!

 

One of our important tasks as the end of the school year approaches is to determine class placements for the following year. The school staff works collaboratively to plan teacher and student assignments. A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, gender and academics are considered as we create new classes.

Silverbrook families have an option to assist in placements by providing insights about their child(ren). Please note the following restrictions:

  • We will not accept requests for specific teachers. This includes hints to referencing teachers or emailing your child’s teacher with a request directly. Please include characteristics of a teacher that would be a good fit for your child(ren).
  • Input must be submitted by the deadline, Friday, May 20 to be considered. We will not accept late requests, as we need time to process and confer with grade level teams.
  • We cannot guarantee friend requests. While it’s helpful for us to share some names of close friends, we defer to the placement team on placements and cannot guarantee friend requests.
  • Keep in mind that placement decisions are made with your student and their individual strengths in mind. We purpose to create classes that are as balanced as possible considering what we know about the students we serve.

The deadline for any correspondence regarding the upcoming school year (2022-2023) is Friday, May 20 via our Google form.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 9-13

Desmond, Eck, Goetz, Kerr, Tull, Wilkerson

 

 

Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   

Very soon, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated.

SOL Calendar

May 10 & 11-3rd Grade Reading SOL

May 13th -5th Grade Science SOL

May 17th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 1) and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 2)

May 19th 5th & 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar
  • May 18-Interims sent home
  • May 30-Memorial Day

 

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

Seahawk Weekly News 05/06/22

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago

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Thank YOU

On behalf of the entire Silverbrook Seahawk staff we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for how well you showed your appreciation to us during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. A shoutout to our fabulous PTO president Ms. Sandy Anderson for your leadership in organizing this special week for our staff.

Mindful Monday Recap

 

This past Monday, Reina and Leila from Mrs. Goldstrom's 5th grade class led students into a count-down to calm.  The opportunity to listen attentively and be in the present moment was a huge success!  Slowly breathing and feeling sensations move through our bodies, releasing the overwhelmingness of the things happening around us, and bringing direct awareness of our senses contributed a powerful start to a busy week. 

Thank you Reina and Leila!

 

One of our important tasks as the end of the school year approaches is to determine class placements for the following year. The school staff works collaboratively to plan teacher and student assignments. A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, gender and academics are considered as we create new classes.

Silverbrook families have an option to assist in placements by providing insights about their child(ren). Please note the following restrictions:

  • We will not accept requests for specific teachers. This includes hints to referencing teachers or emailing your child’s teacher with a request directly. Please include characteristics of a teacher that would be a good fit for your child(ren).
  • Input must be submitted by the deadline, Friday, May 20 to be considered. We will not accept late requests, as we need time to process and confer with grade level teams.
  • We cannot guarantee friend requests. While it’s helpful for us to share some names of close friends, we defer to the placement team on placements and cannot guarantee friend requests.
  • Keep in mind that placement decisions are made with your student and their individual strengths in mind. We purpose to create classes that are as balanced as possible considering what we know about the students we serve.

The deadline for any correspondence regarding the upcoming school year (2022-2023) is Friday, May 20 via our Google form.

 

Outdoor Lunch Rotations

May 9-13

Desmond, Eck, Goetz, Kerr, Tull, Wilkerson

 

 

Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!

 

Has your child lost a jacket?  A lunch box or water bottle?  Have you been looking for your children’s personal items and haven’t found them?  Please visit our lost and found located under the stairwell near the gym.   

Very soon, all unclaimed lost and found items will be removed and donated.

SOL Calendar

May 10 & 11-3rd Grade Reading SOL

May 13th -5th Grade Science SOL

May 17th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 1) and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18th -3rd Grade Math SOL (Day 2)

May 19th 5th & 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23rd-26th -SOL Retakes

Mark Your Calendar
  • May 18-Interims sent home
  • May 30-Memorial Day

 

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