Reminder: Yearbook Sales & Photo Submissions

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Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Silverbrook Yearbook. 

You may purchase your yearbook today.  Purchase is only available online at

 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09895432.   Sales will run through Wednesday, May 19th at midnight.  Only those who order now will be guaranteed a copy.  Due to Covid there will be NO extra copies ordered this school year.  Order now to make sure you reserve your copy today!

Unphotographed Students

If your student missed having their photo taken in March, there is still an opportunity for them to be included in the yearbook.  The following conditions must be met to include photo.  Photos not submitted in this format will not be published in the yearbook. 

 

Photos must be to the following specifications:

  1. In .jpg, .png, or .tif format
  2. 320 pixels by 400 pixels and a 300 ppi/dpi resolution
  3. ONE individual photo per student only – as much like a traditional portrait as possible
  4. Students need to be in front of a neutral background (door, wall, etc)

 

You must include student’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, GRADE

Please put the Teacher’s name in the DESCRIPTION box.

 

Submit the photos to:

https://images.schoolannualonline.com/416174999 

 

Upload pictures using “ReplayIt” from Jostens

 

Final Deadline: Friday, May 14th

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Reminder: Yearbook Sales & Photo Submissions

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Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Silverbrook Yearbook. 

You may purchase your yearbook today.  Purchase is only available online at

 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09895432.   Sales will run through Wednesday, May 19th at midnight.  Only those who order now will be guaranteed a copy.  Due to Covid there will be NO extra copies ordered this school year.  Order now to make sure you reserve your copy today!

Unphotographed Students

If your student missed having their photo taken in March, there is still an opportunity for them to be included in the yearbook.  The following conditions must be met to include photo.  Photos not submitted in this format will not be published in the yearbook. 

 

Photos must be to the following specifications:

  1. In .jpg, .png, or .tif format
  2. 320 pixels by 400 pixels and a 300 ppi/dpi resolution
  3. ONE individual photo per student only – as much like a traditional portrait as possible
  4. Students need to be in front of a neutral background (door, wall, etc)

 

You must include student’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, GRADE

Please put the Teacher’s name in the DESCRIPTION box.

 

Submit the photos to:

https://images.schoolannualonline.com/416174999 

 

Upload pictures using “ReplayIt” from Jostens

 

Final Deadline: Friday, May 14th

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

Chipotle Tonight? 6th Grade Fundraiser

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Take a break from cooking and order from Chipotle TONIGHT ... all proceeds support the 6th grade class’s end of the year celebration?

On Wednesday, May 12 between 5-9pm, Chipotle at 9447 Lorton Market St in Lorton will donate 33% of all proceeds to the Silverbrook 6th Grade Celebration!

Be sure to mention the fundraiser when ordering or show this flyer on your phone at checkout.

If ordering online, use code LH2KDZH before checkout in promo field to ensure your order counts towards the fundraiser. 

Please help share this fundraising opportunity with friends and neighbors!

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

Chipotle Tonight? 6th Grade Fundraiser

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Take a break from cooking and order from Chipotle TONIGHT ... all proceeds support the 6th grade class’s end of the year celebration?

On Wednesday, May 12 between 5-9pm, Chipotle at 9447 Lorton Market St in Lorton will donate 33% of all proceeds to the Silverbrook 6th Grade Celebration!

Be sure to mention the fundraiser when ordering or show this flyer on your phone at checkout.

If ordering online, use code LH2KDZH before checkout in promo field to ensure your order counts towards the fundraiser. 

Please help share this fundraising opportunity with friends and neighbors!

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

Health Update: COVID CASE NOTIFICATION

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May 10, 2021

Dear Silverbrook Staff and Community,

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), this letter is to inform you a student at Silverbrook has reported testing positive for COVID-19.

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will identify and communicate with close contacts of this individual and tell them what action to take, such as testing or quarantine. During this time, you may opt at any time to have your child engage in virtual instruction while the FCHD conducts its contact tracing and investigation.

If you do not receive a call from the Health Department, you are not considered exposed to this case.

If you have questions, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 am to 7 pm weekdays and 9:30 am to 5 pm on weekends). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 am to 6 pm weekdays).

FCPS maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting. This provides information on our division health metrics and COVID-19 cases.

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety for many individuals in our community. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/stop-spread.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/#COVID-19-resources

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Simpkins

Principal

.

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Health Update: COVID CASE NOTIFICATION

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May 10, 2021

Dear Silverbrook Staff and Community,

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), this letter is to inform you a student at Silverbrook has reported testing positive for COVID-19.

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will identify and communicate with close contacts of this individual and tell them what action to take, such as testing or quarantine. During this time, you may opt at any time to have your child engage in virtual instruction while the FCHD conducts its contact tracing and investigation.

If you do not receive a call from the Health Department, you are not considered exposed to this case.

If you have questions, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 am to 7 pm weekdays and 9:30 am to 5 pm on weekends). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 am to 6 pm weekdays).

FCPS maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting. This provides information on our division health metrics and COVID-19 cases.

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety for many individuals in our community. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/stop-spread.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/#COVID-19-resources

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Simpkins

Principal

.

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

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

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Thank You Silverbrook PTO and Families,   

  

On behalf of the teachers and staff at Silverbrook we would like to thank our fabulous PTO for the wonderful way we were recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week. We also appreciate all the love shown to us by our families. Thank you for all you have done to support us! 

Topic: American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! This morning, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall. This endorsement by a highly respected group of pediatricians validates our belief that in-person learning is best for children. The AAP’s Virginia Chapter also believes that virtual instruction should be utilized only when necessary and in consultation with a child’s physician or medical team. 

This is incredible news for FCPS in support of our efforts to encourage all students to return for five days of in-person learning this fall. 

Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Silverbrook Yearbook.  You may purchase your yearbook starting today.  Purchase is only available online at

 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09895432.   Sale dates will run Friday, May 7th – Wednesday, May 19th at midnight.  Only those who order now will be guaranteed a copy.  Due to Covid there will be NO extra copies ordered this school year.  Order now to make sure you reserve your copy today!

Unphotographed Students

If your student missed having their photo taken in March, there is still an opportunity for them to be included in the yearbook.  The following conditions must be met to include photo.  Photos not submitted in this format will not be published in the yearbook. 

 

Photos must be to the following specifications:

  1. In .jpg, .png, or .tif format
  2. 320 pixels by 400 pixels and a 300 ppi/dpi resolution
  3. ONE individual photo per student only – as much like a traditional portrait as possible
  4. Students need to be in front of a neutral background (door, wall, etc)

 

You must include student’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, GRADE

Please put the Teacher’s name in the DESCRIPTION box.

 

Submit the photos to:

https://images.schoolannualonline.com/416174999 

 

Upload pictures using “ReplayIt” from Jostens

 

Final Deadline: Friday, May 14th

 

Kiss and Ride

Our staff is doing all we can to make our Kiss and Ride move quickly and efficiently. We are still experiencing a large volume of cars in the loop spilling onto Crosspointe Drive, down to Silverbrook Road. In some cases, parents who arrive early are waiting up to twenty-five minutes for dismissal. We reached out to Safety and Security who suggested parents place students on the bus and arrive closer to dismissal time to alleviate the stream of cars on Silverbrook Road. It was also noted that cars should not block the crosswalk on Silverbrook Road.

Safety and Security also noticed a dog on the property and pointed out signage which states that pets are not allowed on school grounds. We need your continued support to ensure the safety of our students and community.

FLE Information Night

Parents of students in grades 4-6 are invited to the Family Life Education (FLE) Information Night on Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm. Please use this link to access the meeting: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2cf1eaf996184ec8b82aa2e01c94c4c1

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Silverbrook Library Team is honored to spotlight these three books from our collection that tell about the varied experiences of Asian Americans. Silverbrook families might enjoy reading these books together. Click on the links below for the videos.

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFz0wktGr2k

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho is a picture book with beautiful artwork by Dung Ho. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes are different than many of her peers. She has “eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea” Using lyrical verse, the book explains how the girl’s eyes are like the women and girls in her family, yet each of these family member’s eyes are unique. This is a book of self-acceptance and having confidence.

Kirkusreviews.com

In the book The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, the reader meets Pacy Lin the Taiwanese-

American child of two immigrant parents. When her family celebrates the Lunar New Year, Pacy learns the Year of the Dog is a time to find her talent, make a new friend, and manage disappointment.

goodreads.com

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td59o8PUKjY

In A Different Pond by Bao Phi a young boy wakes early in the morning to go fishing with his father. They are catching dinner for their Vietnamese refugee family before the father goes to his second job. While fishing, the father tells the boy about his memories of a different pond in Vietnam. The story is based on the childhood memories of the author.

goodreads.com

Calendar Reminders
  • May 10- FLE Parent Review Night 6:00pm
  • May 17- Reading SOL for Virtual Student 
  • May 18 - Reading SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 24 - Math SOL for Virtual Students
  • May 25 - Math SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1- Science SOL for Grade 5 
  • June 8- Election Day Virtual Synchronous Learning
  • June 11- Last day of school

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

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

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Thank You Silverbrook PTO and Families,   

  

On behalf of the teachers and staff at Silverbrook we would like to thank our fabulous PTO for the wonderful way we were recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week. We also appreciate all the love shown to us by our families. Thank you for all you have done to support us! 

Topic: American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! This morning, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall. This endorsement by a highly respected group of pediatricians validates our belief that in-person learning is best for children. The AAP’s Virginia Chapter also believes that virtual instruction should be utilized only when necessary and in consultation with a child’s physician or medical team. 

This is incredible news for FCPS in support of our efforts to encourage all students to return for five days of in-person learning this fall. 

Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Silverbrook Yearbook.  You may purchase your yearbook starting today.  Purchase is only available online at

 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09895432.   Sale dates will run Friday, May 7th – Wednesday, May 19th at midnight.  Only those who order now will be guaranteed a copy.  Due to Covid there will be NO extra copies ordered this school year.  Order now to make sure you reserve your copy today!

Unphotographed Students

If your student missed having their photo taken in March, there is still an opportunity for them to be included in the yearbook.  The following conditions must be met to include photo.  Photos not submitted in this format will not be published in the yearbook. 

 

Photos must be to the following specifications:

  1. In .jpg, .png, or .tif format
  2. 320 pixels by 400 pixels and a 300 ppi/dpi resolution
  3. ONE individual photo per student only – as much like a traditional portrait as possible
  4. Students need to be in front of a neutral background (door, wall, etc)

 

You must include student’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, GRADE

Please put the Teacher’s name in the DESCRIPTION box.

 

Submit the photos to:

https://images.schoolannualonline.com/416174999 

 

Upload pictures using “ReplayIt” from Jostens

 

Final Deadline: Friday, May 14th

 

Kiss and Ride

Our staff is doing all we can to make our Kiss and Ride move quickly and efficiently. We are still experiencing a large volume of cars in the loop spilling onto Crosspointe Drive, down to Silverbrook Road. In some cases, parents who arrive early are waiting up to twenty-five minutes for dismissal. We reached out to Safety and Security who suggested parents place students on the bus and arrive closer to dismissal time to alleviate the stream of cars on Silverbrook Road. It was also noted that cars should not block the crosswalk on Silverbrook Road.

Safety and Security also noticed a dog on the property and pointed out signage which states that pets are not allowed on school grounds. We need your continued support to ensure the safety of our students and community.

FLE Information Night

Parents of students in grades 4-6 are invited to the Family Life Education (FLE) Information Night on Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm. Please use this link to access the meeting: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2cf1eaf996184ec8b82aa2e01c94c4c1

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Silverbrook Library Team is honored to spotlight these three books from our collection that tell about the varied experiences of Asian Americans. Silverbrook families might enjoy reading these books together. Click on the links below for the videos.

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFz0wktGr2k

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho is a picture book with beautiful artwork by Dung Ho. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes are different than many of her peers. She has “eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea” Using lyrical verse, the book explains how the girl’s eyes are like the women and girls in her family, yet each of these family member’s eyes are unique. This is a book of self-acceptance and having confidence.

Kirkusreviews.com

In the book The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, the reader meets Pacy Lin the Taiwanese-

American child of two immigrant parents. When her family celebrates the Lunar New Year, Pacy learns the Year of the Dog is a time to find her talent, make a new friend, and manage disappointment.

goodreads.com

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td59o8PUKjY

In A Different Pond by Bao Phi a young boy wakes early in the morning to go fishing with his father. They are catching dinner for their Vietnamese refugee family before the father goes to his second job. While fishing, the father tells the boy about his memories of a different pond in Vietnam. The story is based on the childhood memories of the author.

goodreads.com

Calendar Reminders
  • May 10- FLE Parent Review Night 6:00pm
  • May 17- Reading SOL for Virtual Student 
  • May 18 - Reading SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 24 - Math SOL for Virtual Students
  • May 25 - Math SOL for In-Person Students
  • May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1- Science SOL for Grade 5 
  • June 8- Election Day Virtual Synchronous Learning
  • June 11- Last day of school

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

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

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4 Days in School

The Silverbrook staff was delighted to welcome our students back to four days of instruction. Our school was abuzz all week with relearning routines and procedures as we merged two sets of students into one cohesive group. Our students had a great week together!

Safety First!

Parents, we are having a continuing challenge with dismissal. We have to work together as a community to ensure student safety and ease with leaving the premises.

You can help by:

  • Allowing students to ride the bus.  This small action will reduce our Kiss and Ride significantly.
    • If doing Kiss and Ride, remember to pull up as far as you can in the line, stay in your car, and follow the directions of school personnel.
  • Reminding students they need to cross in the cross walk, Students are crossing in the middle of the street and this is not safe.
  • Reminding students to walk their bikes along the sidewalk, cross at the crosswalk, and then get on their bike after they have crossed the street.
  • Not parking along the street and having the student cross the street. This is a safety issue.

Thank you in advance for joining us in our efforts to reduce congestion in Kiss and Ride and ensuring our students are crossing the street safely.

It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! May 3rd - 7th 

A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself, to light the way for others.  ~Anonymous  

FLE Virtual Parent Preview Night 

Monday, May 10th at 6:00pm

Parents/guardians are invited to preview Family Life Education (FLE) instruction scheduled at the end of the year for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  This virtual meeting will include a slide presentation with time for answering any questions you may have.

This year we are following FCPS guidance in limiting lessons to: 

Grade 5   Lessons 1, 2 

Grade 6   Lessons 1, 2, 3, 5

Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of FLE instruction may return the competed opt-out form either in hardcopy or attached in email.  Parents may also send an email stating the lesson(s) they are opting out of to their classroom teacher.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival.  Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.   

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Spotlight on Math

“What’s the relationship? How are the ideas connected?”

Jo Boaler’s book, Mathematical Mindsets, highlights the importance of finding relationships and making connections in mathematics. This means when we communicate about math, we are also connecting ideas together. Finding these relationships and making connections among mathematical concepts leads back to sense-making. Making connections in mathematics also leads to a deeper understanding of the WHY. As your student develops a mathematical mindset, they will hopefully learn to see math as a connected subject. When an isolated skills-based approach is used, the student misses out on the opportunity to connect an idea to the bigger idea and to see the relationships among ideas. As you work with your child in mathematics, remember workbooks may help build procedural fluency, but the ultimate goal is for your student to be able to apply those isolated skills in the larger context of a mathematical world! Whenever you have an opportunity, TALK MATH with your student! Apply math ideas in the world around you as you go about your day.

 

For a short journey to see the marvelous connections in mathematics from early third grade fraction concepts to high school geometry, check out the video! Math is about multiple connected relationships! https://www.youcubed.org/resources/tour-mathematical-connections/ What connections can you discover today?

Calendar Reminders
  • May 3 - 7 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 10 FLE Parent Review Night 6:00pm
  • May 17 - June 4 SOL Testing 
  • June 8 Election Day - Virtual instruction for all students

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

Weekly News from Silverbrook ES

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4 Days in School

The Silverbrook staff was delighted to welcome our students back to four days of instruction. Our school was abuzz all week with relearning routines and procedures as we merged two sets of students into one cohesive group. Our students had a great week together!

Safety First!

Parents, we are having a continuing challenge with dismissal. We have to work together as a community to ensure student safety and ease with leaving the premises.

You can help by:

  • Allowing students to ride the bus.  This small action will reduce our Kiss and Ride significantly.
    • If doing Kiss and Ride, remember to pull up as far as you can in the line, stay in your car, and follow the directions of school personnel.
  • Reminding students they need to cross in the cross walk, Students are crossing in the middle of the street and this is not safe.
  • Reminding students to walk their bikes along the sidewalk, cross at the crosswalk, and then get on their bike after they have crossed the street.
  • Not parking along the street and having the student cross the street. This is a safety issue.

Thank you in advance for joining us in our efforts to reduce congestion in Kiss and Ride and ensuring our students are crossing the street safely.

It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! May 3rd - 7th 

A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself, to light the way for others.  ~Anonymous  

FLE Virtual Parent Preview Night 

Monday, May 10th at 6:00pm

Parents/guardians are invited to preview Family Life Education (FLE) instruction scheduled at the end of the year for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  This virtual meeting will include a slide presentation with time for answering any questions you may have.

This year we are following FCPS guidance in limiting lessons to: 

Grade 5   Lessons 1, 2 

Grade 6   Lessons 1, 2, 3, 5

Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of FLE instruction may return the competed opt-out form either in hardcopy or attached in email.  Parents may also send an email stating the lesson(s) they are opting out of to their classroom teacher.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.  Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival.  Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.   

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Spotlight on Math

“What’s the relationship? How are the ideas connected?”

Jo Boaler’s book, Mathematical Mindsets, highlights the importance of finding relationships and making connections in mathematics. This means when we communicate about math, we are also connecting ideas together. Finding these relationships and making connections among mathematical concepts leads back to sense-making. Making connections in mathematics also leads to a deeper understanding of the WHY. As your student develops a mathematical mindset, they will hopefully learn to see math as a connected subject. When an isolated skills-based approach is used, the student misses out on the opportunity to connect an idea to the bigger idea and to see the relationships among ideas. As you work with your child in mathematics, remember workbooks may help build procedural fluency, but the ultimate goal is for your student to be able to apply those isolated skills in the larger context of a mathematical world! Whenever you have an opportunity, TALK MATH with your student! Apply math ideas in the world around you as you go about your day.

 

For a short journey to see the marvelous connections in mathematics from early third grade fraction concepts to high school geometry, check out the video! Math is about multiple connected relationships! https://www.youcubed.org/resources/tour-mathematical-connections/ What connections can you discover today?

Calendar Reminders
  • May 3 - 7 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 10 FLE Parent Review Night 6:00pm
  • May 17 - June 4 SOL Testing 
  • June 8 Election Day - Virtual instruction for all students

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Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

PTO Silverbrook Teacher & Staff Appreciation

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Good afternoon,

We wanted to take a second to let you all know what your Silverbrook PTO has planned for Staff Appreciation Week, May 3rd through May 7th!  While we have come a long way compared to where we were last year at this time, this school year’s celebration still offers a set of unique constraints to our traditional plans to show our amazing Silverbrook staff how much we appreciate them! Therefore, the PTO board made the decision to coordinate a schedule for the teachers that did not require student involvement in an organized way.

Below you will find the schedule our teachers will enjoy next week:

3rd  Monday: Brunch on the Go!

4th Tuesday: Pens and Petals

5th Wednesday: Customize a Seahawk water bottle of your own!

6th Thursday: Popcorn Bar

7th Friday: Kona Ice

Along with the schedule the PTO has planned, we know some of you may want to share your own personal gift to your classroom teacher or special staff member. We have encouraged the staff to share their favorite place for gift cards or Amazon wishlists, but please remember that simple acts of gratitude are always appreciated as well. A special note from your Seahawk, a slide show of favorite memories of the year, or a video thank you are just a few examples!

Thank you so much for your continued support! We are looking forward to ending out our school year #seahawkstrong! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions at info@silverbrookpto.org.

Best,
The Silverbrook PTO Board

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PTO Silverbrook Teacher & Staff Appreciation

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Good afternoon,

We wanted to take a second to let you all know what your Silverbrook PTO has planned for Staff Appreciation Week, May 3rd through May 7th!  While we have come a long way compared to where we were last year at this time, this school year’s celebration still offers a set of unique constraints to our traditional plans to show our amazing Silverbrook staff how much we appreciate them! Therefore, the PTO board made the decision to coordinate a schedule for the teachers that did not require student involvement in an organized way.

Below you will find the schedule our teachers will enjoy next week:

3rd  Monday: Brunch on the Go!

4th Tuesday: Pens and Petals

5th Wednesday: Customize a Seahawk water bottle of your own!

6th Thursday: Popcorn Bar

7th Friday: Kona Ice

Along with the schedule the PTO has planned, we know some of you may want to share your own personal gift to your classroom teacher or special staff member. We have encouraged the staff to share their favorite place for gift cards or Amazon wishlists, but please remember that simple acts of gratitude are always appreciated as well. A special note from your Seahawk, a slide show of favorite memories of the year, or a video thank you are just a few examples!

Thank you so much for your continued support! We are looking forward to ending out our school year #seahawkstrong! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions at info@silverbrookpto.org.

Best,
The Silverbrook PTO Board

9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  | Main Office: 703.690.5100
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Link Correction: RTS / SOL Parent Night

PTO 2 weeks 6 days ago

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Recording of Return to School / SOL Testing Parent Information Night

Thank you parents and families who joined us yesterday evening for the Return to School / SOL Testing Information presentation. 

Link Correction: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/5d80de10ecc34d96a5393feef46fbdd6

We covered a wealth of information and answered many questions pertaining to the safe return to school protocols and discussed SOL testing logistics for both in-person and virtual families. We encourage everyone to view the video if you were unable to join us.

Thank you!

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

Link Correction: RTS / SOL Parent Night

GovDelivery 2 weeks 6 days ago

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Recording of Return to School / SOL Testing Parent Information Night

Thank you parents and families who joined us yesterday evening for the Return to School / SOL Testing Information presentation. 

Link Correction: 

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/5d80de10ecc34d96a5393feef46fbdd6

We covered a wealth of information and answered many questions pertaining to the safe return to school protocols and discussed SOL testing logistics for both in-person and virtual families. We encourage everyone to view the video if you were unable to join us.

Thank you!

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

Recorded Presentation - RTS / SOL Parent Night

PTO 2 weeks 6 days ago

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Recording of Return to School / SOL Testing Parent Information Night

Thank you parents and families who joined us yesterday evening for the Return to School / SOL Testing Information presentation. View Recording Here

We covered a wealth of information and answered many questions pertaining to the safe return to school protocols and discussed SOL testing logistics for both in-person and virtual families. We encourage everyone to view the video if you were unable to join us.

Thank you!

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

Recorded Presentation - RTS / SOL Parent Night

GovDelivery 2 weeks 6 days ago

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Recording of Return to School / SOL Testing Parent Information Night

Thank you parents and families who joined us yesterday evening for the Return to School / SOL Testing Information presentation. View Recording Here

We covered a wealth of information and answered many questions pertaining to the safe return to school protocols and discussed SOL testing logistics for both in-person and virtual families. We encourage everyone to view the video if you were unable to join us.

Thank you!

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

Tonight RTS/SOL Information Night

PTO 3 weeks ago

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Tonight RTS/SOL Information Night

We are looking forward to seeing our students this week for 4-days of instruction. To provide information and respond to questions you may have, we are hosting and combining our RTS town Hall with our SOL Information Night tonight on April 26th at 6:00pm. Please use this link to join the meeting.

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

Tonight RTS/SOL Information Night

GovDelivery 3 weeks ago

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Tonight RTS/SOL Information Night

We are looking forward to seeing our students this week for 4-days of instruction. To provide information and respond to questions you may have, we are hosting and combining our RTS town Hall with our SOL Information Night tonight on April 26th at 6:00pm. Please use this link to join the meeting.

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