Yearbooks Have Arrived

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The 2020 - 2021 yearbooks have finally arrived!

 

Important:  Please be sure to read the following instructions completely:

The books will be distributed Wednesday, July 21st.  This will be a curb-side pick-up in the school bus loop. 

In continuing to follow FCPS’s social distance guidelines, we ask that you kindly adhere to the designated scheduled grade level time slots below:

Wednesday, July 21

  • Kindergarten & First Grade:  9:30 – 10:00 am
  • Second & Third Grade:          10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Fourth & Fifth Grade:            10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Sixth Grade:                             11:00 – 11:30 am

Note:  If you have children in multiple grade levels and would like to pick up your books at one time – please come during your oldest student’s time slot.   

Yearbooks will only be distributed to their rightful owners.  If you would like a friend or neighbor to pick up your child's yearbook please email Lisa Woody at lbwoody@fcps.edu with the name of the child and the name of the designated pick-up person.

If your child/children are attending our summer school programs – your student will receive their yearbook in their classroom.

For those families who are unable to pick up their yearbooks on Wednesday, the books will be available for pick up after August 9th in the school office from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Also, for those families who have moved out of the area, please email Lisa Woody with your new mailing address.

We have appreciated your patience with the late distribution. 

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

Yearbooks Have Arrived

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The 2020 - 2021 yearbooks have finally arrived!

 

Important:  Please be sure to read the following instructions completely:

The books will be distributed Wednesday, July 21st.  This will be a curb-side pick-up in the school bus loop. 

In continuing to follow FCPS’s social distance guidelines, we ask that you kindly adhere to the designated scheduled grade level time slots below:

Wednesday, July 21

  • Kindergarten & First Grade:  9:30 – 10:00 am
  • Second & Third Grade:          10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Fourth & Fifth Grade:            10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Sixth Grade:                             11:00 – 11:30 am

Note:  If you have children in multiple grade levels and would like to pick up your books at one time – please come during your oldest student’s time slot.   

Yearbooks will only be distributed to their rightful owners.  If you would like a friend or neighbor to pick up your child's yearbook please email Lisa Woody at lbwoody@fcps.edu with the name of the child and the name of the designated pick-up person.

If your child/children are attending our summer school programs – your student will receive their yearbook in their classroom.

For those families who are unable to pick up their yearbooks on Wednesday, the books will be available for pick up after August 9th in the school office from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Also, for those families who have moved out of the area, please email Lisa Woody with your new mailing address.

We have appreciated your patience with the late distribution. 

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

2020-2021 Yearbook Update

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2020-2021 Yearbook Update

We are currently expecting the arrival of the 2020 – 2021 Silverbrook Yearbook sometime in mid-July.  Once the books arrive, they will be sorted and a distribution date/time/schedule will be sent out.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience. 

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

2020-2021 Yearbook Update

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2020-2021 Yearbook Update

We are currently expecting the arrival of the 2020 – 2021 Silverbrook Yearbook sometime in mid-July.  Once the books arrive, they will be sorted and a distribution date/time/schedule will be sent out.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience. 

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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Have a Wonderful Summer

 

On behalf of the staff and faculty at Silverbrook Elementary School we wish each and every one of our students a relaxing fun and safe summer season. We look forward to seeing our students in the fall!

6th Grade Drive-by

 

Our 6th Grade students were sent off to middle school in style. We’ll miss you and the best to you as you transition to South County Middle School!

Parent and PTO Affirmation

We have had a year like no other; and we know we would not have been able to get through this year without your support. On behalf of the staff at Silverbrook please accept this tribute as our thanks.

 

Summer Office Hours

Silverbrook office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm.

2021-2022 School Supply Opportunity - EduKit

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1260/Silverbrook%20Elementary

If you are one of those busy families that dreads the back-to-school shopping, don't worry! Your PTO has you covered. Silverbrook Elementary is once again offering delivery of your 2021/22 EduKit school supplies right to your home. Simply order online by June 30th for the best pricing. Easy! Done! A box of new supplies will arrive mid August right to your front door. 

Spotlight on Math

Top 10 Ways to Stay Engaged with Math Over the Summer

1

ST Math is active all summer long. FCPS students login through Clever as normal.

2

Dreambox is active all summer long. Silverbrook students login through Clever as normal.

3

FCPS Summer Practice Workbooks  https://www.fcps.edu/node/41224  Watch your mail in June!

4

The Quantile® Summer Math Challenge is a free six-week program full of daily activities that are designed to help prevent summer learning loss. Register here: https://hub.lexile.com/Summer-Math-Challenge

5

Bedtime Math solves problems connected to real world scenarios. Bookmark the link for the Daily Math Problem https://bedtimemath.org/category/daily-math/ or register to receive the emails directly to your inbox https://bedtimemath.org/what-we-do/daily-email/

6

Origo at Home provides daily math activities focused around specific topics designed to be presented and used by a parent or caregiver.  https://www.origoeducation.com/athome/

7

Play games as a family! Let your child be the banker in games like Monopoly and the score keeper in card games like Spades and Canasta. Set the technology tools aside for fun with board games and card games!

8

Cooking with kids! Did you know cooking and baking is a fabulous way for your child to learn measurement concepts? Recipes are rich with fractions, weight, volume and capacity concepts. Cooking is a hands-on experience of math in action.

9

Grocery Store Explorations! Enjoy the air condition on a hot summer day and take some extra time at the grocery store just to do math. Use the scales in the produce department. Discuss unit rates and do price comparisons on products of different sizes. Keep a mental estimated total. See who comes closest to the actual total at checkout! Talk about decimals and money. Calculate change when using cash.  Combine cooking and shopping by planning a meal or party, estimating the costs, and doing the shopping! So many possibilities for bringing math to life!

10

Talking Tips! Dining out this summer? Make it your student’s job to calculate the tip. Younger students can do estimates with 10% while older students can do more complex computations like 18%. Teach your child your personal tricks for calculating the tip in different scenarios.

 

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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Have a Wonderful Summer

 

On behalf of the staff and faculty at Silverbrook Elementary School we wish each and every one of our students a relaxing fun and safe summer season. We look forward to seeing our students in the fall!

6th Grade Drive-by

 

Our 6th Grade students were sent off to middle school in style. We’ll miss you and the best to you as you transition to South County Middle School!

Parent and PTO Affirmation

We have had a year like no other; and we know we would not have been able to get through this year without your support. On behalf of the staff at Silverbrook please accept this tribute as our thanks.

 

Summer Office Hours

Silverbrook office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm.

2021-2022 School Supply Opportunity - EduKit

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1260/Silverbrook%20Elementary

If you are one of those busy families that dreads the back-to-school shopping, don't worry! Your PTO has you covered. Silverbrook Elementary is once again offering delivery of your 2021/22 EduKit school supplies right to your home. Simply order online by June 30th for the best pricing. Easy! Done! A box of new supplies will arrive mid August right to your front door. 

Spotlight on Math

Top 10 Ways to Stay Engaged with Math Over the Summer

1

ST Math is active all summer long. FCPS students login through Clever as normal.

2

Dreambox is active all summer long. Silverbrook students login through Clever as normal.

3

FCPS Summer Practice Workbooks  https://www.fcps.edu/node/41224  Watch your mail in June!

4

The Quantile® Summer Math Challenge is a free six-week program full of daily activities that are designed to help prevent summer learning loss. Register here: https://hub.lexile.com/Summer-Math-Challenge

5

Bedtime Math solves problems connected to real world scenarios. Bookmark the link for the Daily Math Problem https://bedtimemath.org/category/daily-math/ or register to receive the emails directly to your inbox https://bedtimemath.org/what-we-do/daily-email/

6

Origo at Home provides daily math activities focused around specific topics designed to be presented and used by a parent or caregiver.  https://www.origoeducation.com/athome/

7

Play games as a family! Let your child be the banker in games like Monopoly and the score keeper in card games like Spades and Canasta. Set the technology tools aside for fun with board games and card games!

8

Cooking with kids! Did you know cooking and baking is a fabulous way for your child to learn measurement concepts? Recipes are rich with fractions, weight, volume and capacity concepts. Cooking is a hands-on experience of math in action.

9

Grocery Store Explorations! Enjoy the air condition on a hot summer day and take some extra time at the grocery store just to do math. Use the scales in the produce department. Discuss unit rates and do price comparisons on products of different sizes. Keep a mental estimated total. See who comes closest to the actual total at checkout! Talk about decimals and money. Calculate change when using cash.  Combine cooking and shopping by planning a meal or party, estimating the costs, and doing the shopping! So many possibilities for bringing math to life!

10

Talking Tips! Dining out this summer? Make it your student’s job to calculate the tip. Younger students can do estimates with 10% while older students can do more complex computations like 18%. Teach your child your personal tricks for calculating the tip in different scenarios.

 

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

Laptop Collection in the Gym - Door 12

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Laptop Collection Location Update: Today- 2:00pm- 5:00pm - In the GYM 

(Please do not arrive before 2:00pm as we will not have staff available before 2:00pm - thank you!)
 
Due to the rainy conditions, our laptop collection will take place this afternoon in the GYM near the bus loop.  Please come in through door #12 

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

Laptop Collection in the Gym - Door 12

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Laptop Collection Location Update: Today- 2:00pm- 5:00pm - In the GYM 

(Please do not arrive before 2:00pm as we will not have staff available before 2:00pm - thank you!)
 
Due to the rainy conditions, our laptop collection will take place this afternoon in the GYM near the bus loop.  Please come in through door #12 

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

REMINDER: LAPTOP RETURNS

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Laptop Return-Virtual Students

Friday, June 11 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  It will be a quick drive-through process in the bus loop at Silverbrook.  The bus loop won’t be accessible until dismissal is complete at 2:00 pm.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished.  Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  You will need to pay this by My School Bucks (MSB) by June 16, 2021.
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 
Laptop Return-In Person Students

Thursday, June 10.  Equipment will be collected within your child’s classroom.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  You will need to pay this by My School Bucks (MSB) by June 16, 2021.
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 

 

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

REMINDER: LAPTOP RETURNS

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Laptop Return-Virtual Students

Friday, June 11 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  It will be a quick drive-through process in the bus loop at Silverbrook.  The bus loop won’t be accessible until dismissal is complete at 2:00 pm.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished.  Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  You will need to pay this by My School Bucks (MSB) by June 16, 2021.
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 
Laptop Return-In Person Students

Thursday, June 10.  Equipment will be collected within your child’s classroom.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  You will need to pay this by My School Bucks (MSB) by June 16, 2021.
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 

 

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

Summer Garden Volunteer Opportunity

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SILVERBROOK ES SCHOOL GARDEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Please sign up to maintain the Silverbrook ES Garden for one week during the summer! It is an exciting annual summer event!

The garden is in the front of the building on the left side near the cafeteria. The nearby garden shed is supplied with all the gardening equipment that you will need. I recommend weeding and watering the garden 3 days during your week. Please pick and take home any vegetables from the garden. After signing up, more detailed instructions will be sent to you.

Please use the following link to sign up for a week that is convenient for you:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A4AE23AA8-silverbrook4

Thank you for volunteering!

 

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

Summer Garden Volunteer Opportunity

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SILVERBROOK ES SCHOOL GARDEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Please sign up to maintain the Silverbrook ES Garden for one week during the summer! It is an exciting annual summer event!

The garden is in the front of the building on the left side near the cafeteria. The nearby garden shed is supplied with all the gardening equipment that you will need. I recommend weeding and watering the garden 3 days during your week. Please pick and take home any vegetables from the garden. After signing up, more detailed instructions will be sent to you.

Please use the following link to sign up for a week that is convenient for you:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A4AE23AA8-silverbrook4

Thank you for volunteering!

 

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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Our Three Priorities

The Leadership Team at Silverbrook has drafted three priorities of focus for next year.

  1. Strong Tier 1 Instruction
  2. Caring Culture
  3. Cultural Responsiveness, Awareness, and Equitable Practices

Tier 1 Instruction: We will provide rigorous and relevant tier 1 instruction for all students by working as strong collaborative learning teams, using the workshop model in reading (to include working on phonemic awareness and phonics instruction), math and ensuring intervention and enrichment.

Caring Culture: We will provide social emotional support to all students, creating a sense of belonging, safety and inclusivity by using Positivity Project and Responsive Classroom practices, discussing students by name and need and creating safe spaces for student discussions.

Equitable Practices: We will work towards eliminating gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for students by including equity guiding questions on our collaborative team meetings and discussing disaggregated data.

Lost and Found

Parents please remind your child to check our Lost and Found (in our SACC room) for jackets, caps, books, etc. We want to ensure that all items get back to their rightful owner.

Laptop Return-Virtual Students

Friday, June 11 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. 
It will be a quick drive-through process in the bus loop at Silverbrook.  The bus loop won’t be accessible until dismissal is complete at 2:00 pm.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished.  Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  This will be charged to you through your MySchoolBucks account. 
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 
Laptop Return-In Person Students

Thursday, June 10.  Equipment will be collected within your child’s classroom.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  This will be charged to you through your MySchoolBucks account. 
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY: SUMMER READING

The summer months are when students have more time for pleasure reading. The Virginia Readers’ Choice book lists, chosen by the Virginia State Literacy Association, have outstanding books that your child might enjoy reading during the summer. Virginia Readers’ Choice books are categorized into primary titles, elementary titles, and middle school titles. Each highlighted book this month comes from a different VRC category. Silverbrook families may enjoy a read aloud of the book The Oldest Student. Families could also enjoy looking at book trailers for Things Seen from Above and Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows by clicking on the links below. The link to the complete VRC book lists is also below.

The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora-Read Aloud

https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=K4FbgX2-Uck

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22 Primary Title

This is the true story of Mary Walker who was born a slave in 1848. At age 15 she was freed and began working many jobs including cooking, cleaning, and babysitting. Ms. Walker’s family always read to her, and at age 114 she was the last remaining member of her family. So, at age 116, with great determination, Mary Walker learned to read!

goodreads.com

Things Seen from Above by Shelley Pearsall-Book Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTJoAGo5HY

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22  Elementary Title

April is struggling to make friends in sixth grade, so she volunteers to be a Buddy Bench monitor for fourth grade recess. Joey Byrd is a fourth grader who spends recess wandering around the playground alone dragging his foot in the dirt. Over time, April discovers that Joey isn’t making random circles and lines. When she looks at Joey’s designs from above, April sees the purpose of these lines.

goodreads.com

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadow by Ryan Calejo-Book Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih-b5jUNk5Q   

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22

Middle School Title

Charlie Hernandez has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the myths thanks to his abuela’s stories. Charlie thought the stories were make believe, but now his entire world has turned upside down. A fire destroyed his house, and his parents have disappeared. On top of all this, Charlie is growing horns and feathers like a creature from one of his abuela’s myths. Then, the other creatures from abuela’s myths walk from the pages into his life. goodreads.com

Link to the complete list of Virginia Readers’ Choice Books. Click on 2022 to download:

https://www.vaasl.org/virginia-readers-choice

 

Calendar Reminders
  • June 7-Promotion Ceremony for Ms. Drier and Haje’s classes
  • June 8- Election Day Synchronous Learning (No In-Person Classes)
  • June 9-Promotion Ceremony for Ms. Ginez, Mr. Henry and Ms. Tull’s classes
  • June 10- 6th grade car parade
  • June 10-Laptop return for in-person students
  • June 11- Last day of school - Early dismissal at 1:30pm 
  • June 11- Return of laptops for virtual classes 2:00-5:00pm

 

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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Our Three Priorities

The Leadership Team at Silverbrook has drafted three priorities of focus for next year.

  1. Strong Tier 1 Instruction
  2. Caring Culture
  3. Cultural Responsiveness, Awareness, and Equitable Practices

Tier 1 Instruction: We will provide rigorous and relevant tier 1 instruction for all students by working as strong collaborative learning teams, using the workshop model in reading (to include working on phonemic awareness and phonics instruction), math and ensuring intervention and enrichment.

Caring Culture: We will provide social emotional support to all students, creating a sense of belonging, safety and inclusivity by using Positivity Project and Responsive Classroom practices, discussing students by name and need and creating safe spaces for student discussions.

Equitable Practices: We will work towards eliminating gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for students by including equity guiding questions on our collaborative team meetings and discussing disaggregated data.

Lost and Found

Parents please remind your child to check our Lost and Found (in our SACC room) for jackets, caps, books, etc. We want to ensure that all items get back to their rightful owner.

Laptop Return-Virtual Students

Friday, June 11 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. 
It will be a quick drive-through process in the bus loop at Silverbrook.  The bus loop won’t be accessible until dismissal is complete at 2:00 pm.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished.  Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  This will be charged to you through your MySchoolBucks account. 
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 
Laptop Return-In Person Students

Thursday, June 10.  Equipment will be collected within your child’s classroom.  If your child is enrolled in a summer program in FCPS, they WILL NOT turn in their computer on this date, rather they will hold onto their computer until their program is finished Some notes about turning in your equipment:

  • Please remember to bring both the laptop and charger.  The charge for any equipment that isn’t returned is $472.00 for the laptop, and $28.00 for the charger.  This will be charged to you through your MySchoolBucks account. 
  • Remember to remove any mouse dongles or similar items from the laptop before returning it.
  • Please remove any stickers and extra adhesive left behind from said stickers.
  • Please leave the name card holder on it with the student id card inside of it. 
  • Please wipe down the computer and charger with a Clorox wipe before returning it.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will not return their carrying cases that came with their laptops.  Please hold on to these as you will use these next year (new ones will not be provided next year). 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY: SUMMER READING

The summer months are when students have more time for pleasure reading. The Virginia Readers’ Choice book lists, chosen by the Virginia State Literacy Association, have outstanding books that your child might enjoy reading during the summer. Virginia Readers’ Choice books are categorized into primary titles, elementary titles, and middle school titles. Each highlighted book this month comes from a different VRC category. Silverbrook families may enjoy a read aloud of the book The Oldest Student. Families could also enjoy looking at book trailers for Things Seen from Above and Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows by clicking on the links below. The link to the complete VRC book lists is also below.

The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora-Read Aloud

https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=K4FbgX2-Uck

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22 Primary Title

This is the true story of Mary Walker who was born a slave in 1848. At age 15 she was freed and began working many jobs including cooking, cleaning, and babysitting. Ms. Walker’s family always read to her, and at age 114 she was the last remaining member of her family. So, at age 116, with great determination, Mary Walker learned to read!

goodreads.com

Things Seen from Above by Shelley Pearsall-Book Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTJoAGo5HY

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22  Elementary Title

April is struggling to make friends in sixth grade, so she volunteers to be a Buddy Bench monitor for fourth grade recess. Joey Byrd is a fourth grader who spends recess wandering around the playground alone dragging his foot in the dirt. Over time, April discovers that Joey isn’t making random circles and lines. When she looks at Joey’s designs from above, April sees the purpose of these lines.

goodreads.com

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadow by Ryan Calejo-Book Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih-b5jUNk5Q   

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2021-22

Middle School Title

Charlie Hernandez has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the myths thanks to his abuela’s stories. Charlie thought the stories were make believe, but now his entire world has turned upside down. A fire destroyed his house, and his parents have disappeared. On top of all this, Charlie is growing horns and feathers like a creature from one of his abuela’s myths. Then, the other creatures from abuela’s myths walk from the pages into his life. goodreads.com

Link to the complete list of Virginia Readers’ Choice Books. Click on 2022 to download:

https://www.vaasl.org/virginia-readers-choice

 

Calendar Reminders
  • June 7-Promotion Ceremony for Ms. Drier and Haje’s classes
  • June 8- Election Day Synchronous Learning (No In-Person Classes)
  • June 9-Promotion Ceremony for Ms. Ginez, Mr. Henry and Ms. Tull’s classes
  • June 10- 6th grade car parade
  • June 10-Laptop return for in-person students
  • June 11- Last day of school - Early dismissal at 1:30pm 
  • June 11- Return of laptops for virtual classes 2:00-5:00pm

 

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Medication Pick-Up

PTO 1 month 3 weeks ago

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Medication Pick-Up 

The Silverbrook health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. 

Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

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Medication Pick-Up

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Medication Pick-Up 

The Silverbrook health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. 

Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

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

Weekly News from SIlverbrook ES

PTO 1 month 3 weeks ago

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Announcement

We all have bittersweet moments in our lives, and this is one of them. After twenty-eight years at Silverbrook Ms. Bena Barham is retiring. Ms. Barham took a moment to reflect on her time here at Silverbrook.

 

I joined the Silverbrook faculty in 1993 as a half time kindergarten teacher. The Silverbrook community was growing quickly, and I was a full-time kindergarten teacher by midyear. I enjoyed working with the kindergarteners as we cooked, counted, read, tumbled on mats, and sang in our yearly kindergarten musical production. In 1997, I became a first-grade teacher at Silverbrook. My first graders were named Barham’s Bunch, and they worked hard in guided reading groups, math groups, and outside exploring nature with our class tree. In 2009, I joined the second grade, team. My second graders worked to improve their reading, learned all about Monarch butterflies, and conquered subtraction with regrouping. I became the Silverbrook librarian in 2017. I have enjoyed reading and researching with all the Silverbrook students. With the help of my assistant Mary Anne Haskins, we were able to move the Silverbrook library into its new home. Thank you for allowing me to work with your children. It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Silverbrook Elementary School community for 28 years.

 

Ms. Barham, we salute you, and thank you for ALL you’ve done to support our students; over the years you have influenced and molded thousands of lives throughout your career as an educator. You will be missed and are greatly loved by the students, staff, and community of Silverbrook. After you’ve taken time to relax and travel, feel free to come back and visit, there will always be room for you here.

Silverbrook Preschool

We know that early intervention is best and providing various opportunities and experiences for children helps them grow and learn. We are proud to announce that in the new school year Silverbrook will have a preschool autism class (PAC) in our building! The class will have approximately 6 students. The classroom will be outfitted with everything a preschool classroom would need and more! We are looking forward to welcoming our youngest learners.

Calendar Reminders
  • May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • Grade 5 Science SOL Testing
  • June 3 - Virtual PTO Meeting
  • June 7-Promotion Ceremony for Mrs. Drier and Mrs. Haje’s classes
  • June 8- Election Day Synchronous Learning
  • June 9-Promotion Ceremony for Mrs. Ginez, Mr. Henry and Mrs. Tull’s classes
  • June 10-Laptop return for in-person students
  • June 11- Last day of school - Early dismissal at 1:30pm
  • June 11- Laptop return for virtual classes 2:00-5:00pm

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

Weekly News from SIlverbrook ES

GovDelivery 1 month 3 weeks ago

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Announcement

We all have bittersweet moments in our lives, and this is one of them. After twenty-eight years at Silverbrook Ms. Bena Barham is retiring. Ms. Barham took a moment to reflect on her time here at Silverbrook.

 

I joined the Silverbrook faculty in 1993 as a half time kindergarten teacher. The Silverbrook community was growing quickly, and I was a full-time kindergarten teacher by midyear. I enjoyed working with the kindergarteners as we cooked, counted, read, tumbled on mats, and sang in our yearly kindergarten musical production. In 1997, I became a first-grade teacher at Silverbrook. My first graders were named Barham’s Bunch, and they worked hard in guided reading groups, math groups, and outside exploring nature with our class tree. In 2009, I joined the second grade, team. My second graders worked to improve their reading, learned all about Monarch butterflies, and conquered subtraction with regrouping. I became the Silverbrook librarian in 2017. I have enjoyed reading and researching with all the Silverbrook students. With the help of my assistant Mary Anne Haskins, we were able to move the Silverbrook library into its new home. Thank you for allowing me to work with your children. It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Silverbrook Elementary School community for 28 years.

 

Ms. Barham, we salute you, and thank you for ALL you’ve done to support our students; over the years you have influenced and molded thousands of lives throughout your career as an educator. You will be missed and are greatly loved by the students, staff, and community of Silverbrook. After you’ve taken time to relax and travel, feel free to come back and visit, there will always be room for you here.

Silverbrook Preschool

We know that early intervention is best and providing various opportunities and experiences for children helps them grow and learn. We are proud to announce that in the new school year Silverbrook will have a preschool autism class (PAC) in our building! The class will have approximately 6 students. The classroom will be outfitted with everything a preschool classroom would need and more! We are looking forward to welcoming our youngest learners.

Calendar Reminders
  • May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • Grade 5 Science SOL Testing
  • June 3 - Virtual PTO Meeting
  • June 7-Promotion Ceremony for Mrs. Drier and Mrs. Haje’s classes
  • June 8- Election Day Synchronous Learning
  • June 9-Promotion Ceremony for Mrs. Ginez, Mr. Henry and Mrs. Tull’s classes
  • June 10-Laptop return for in-person students
  • June 11- Last day of school - Early dismissal at 1:30pm
  • June 11- Laptop return for virtual classes 2:00-5:00pm

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

Silverbrook PTO Virtual General Meeting- June 3rd

PTO 2 months ago

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The last PTO meeting of the year will be held June 3rd at 7:30pm on Zoom using the login information below. We will be utilizing all the appropriate safety measures to ensure this meeting is secure. This meeting will close out this weird year and get us ready to go for next year!

Best,
The Silverbrook PTO Board

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Topic: June 2021 PTO General Meeting

Time: Jun 3, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84430577708?pwd=eFVFdUpDRnVubndKby9jVERMT25qdz09

 

Meeting ID: 844 3057 7708

Passcode: seahawk

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 844 3057 7708

Passcode: 4301415

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Attendance: 703.690.5151 | Web | Twitter

Silverbrook PTO Virtual General Meeting- June 3rd

GovDelivery 2 months ago

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The last PTO meeting of the year will be held June 3rd at 7:30pm on Zoom using the login information below. We will be utilizing all the appropriate safety measures to ensure this meeting is secure. This meeting will close out this weird year and get us ready to go for next year!

Best,
The Silverbrook PTO Board

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Topic: June 2021 PTO General Meeting

Time: Jun 3, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84430577708?pwd=eFVFdUpDRnVubndKby9jVERMT25qdz09

 

Meeting ID: 844 3057 7708

Passcode: seahawk

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,84430577708#,,,,*4301415# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,84430577708#,,,,*4301415# US (New York)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 844 3057 7708

Passcode: 4301415

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