Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, November 15, 2019

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Principal's Corner

Greetings Families,

I want to thank all the family members who attended and made our Thanksgiving Lunch and celebration of Veteran’s Day this past Monday a huge success.  I also want to thank all the veterans in our community for their sacrifices and service to our country.  Veterans Day holds a special place for me as my father is a veteran of the Vietnam War and my grandfather was a prisoner of war during World War II. 

One new feature of our newsletters this year is profiling our student’s and staff’s work with Portrait of a Graduate (POG) and Project Based Learning (PBL). POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. I hope you enjoy reading about the rigorous and relevant work that our students and staff are doing!

I look forward to seeing many of you this evening at our Family Movie Night featuring Toy Story 4!

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Welcome Yanneth!

We would like to introduce our new Spanish parent liaison, Yanneth McCoy, originally from Colombia, South America and has been living in the United States for 15 years, Yanneth and her husband have two daughters, a 13 year old and a 12 year old. She speaks two languages Spanish and English. She taught Spanish as a Second Language for six years to children ages 1 to 10 years old through a Spanish immersion program. She is currently also a  parent liaison part time at Lees Corner Elementary School. She loves to work with the community and help others to understand how the education system works. She will start with us on Monday, November 18th.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Full-time Services Referral and Screening Information

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Ms. Beth McCrodden, will be holding two parent information sessions on the AAP screening and identification process. Morning Session: Tuesday, December 3 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM in Room 311.

Evening Session: Wednesday, December 4 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Daniels Run Library.

The focus of the meetings will be the referral and screening process for students in 2nd-6th grade to be identified for AAP Level IV Full-time services.

The deadline to refer students in 2nd – 6th grade for AAP Level IV services is January 9, 2020. Please note that no exceptions will be made to the referral deadline! Due to the tight time frame, do not wait for test information to submit a referral if you believe that your student should be screened for full-time services.

Level IV Referral Forms and optional materials must be submitted to Daniels Run no later than Thursday, January 9, 2020. For more information please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu or visit FCPS’s website on Advanced Academics Identification and Placement.

Positivity Project Knowing That My Words & Actions Affect Others

Students learned about the OPM2 element of “Knowing that my words and actions affect others.” This means that everything we do, say, text, tweet, snap, or post can positively or negatively impact other people. Our words and actions impact our relationships with other people. They have the power to lift others up or tear them down. When a group is comprised of individuals who are thoughtful about their words and actions; individuals who show respect and consideration for the people around them – we’re likely to have a happier and healthier culture.

FCPS Participating in Equity Town Hall Events on December 3

FCPS will be participating in two hall meetings to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The content for both meetings will be the same, and both events are open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students.

RSVPs are requested and can be completed online: October 29 | December 3

No Sale Yard Sale!

The “Sale” will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 from 4-7pm and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9am-1pm in the cafeteria.  All are welcome!  Community members take what they need in exchange for a monetary donation.  All proceeds support the Daniels Run Food 4 Thought program.  For questions, contact Richelle Brown at 703.279.8441 or email rebrown@fcps.edu.

Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight

What is Portrait of a Graduate? 

Daniels Run is committed to developing students who are future ready members of their community. Consider all the skills it takes to be a professional and a citizen every day! Portrait of a Graduate is our way to teaching students skills that are foundations throughout life. Students will not focus on all 5 attributes at once; they will focus on one or two (depending on your child’s classroom) so that they can dive deep into the skills. 

How can you support Portrait of a Graduate skills outside of school?

Share examples of how you were a (collaborator, communicator, creative and critical thinker, ethical and global citizen, or goal-directed and resilient individual) during your day or within your job. Provide specific examples and explain how using these skills helped you.

For example, I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.

Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the following questions: 

  • What connections did you make to what you read or heard today?
  • When did you create a new solution to solve a problem?
  • What went really well today?
  • What’s one thing you can improve on for tomorrow

In our next POG spotlight we will be focusing on the Portrait of a Graduate attribute Collaborator! We will explain what it is to be a collaborator in our classrooms, our school, our community, and our world.    

Sharing your examples from your experiences help our students make connections to the skills they are working on in school! We hope that you can talk regularly to your child about how they are developing their Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Project Based Learning (PBL) Spotlight-3rd Grade

Students in 3rd grade have been working on answering this question: How can you, as an ecologist, persuade City of Fairfax officials to protect a native plant or animal in Daniels Run Park? Students have spent the past few weeks researching native species to Daniels Run, exploring persuasive strategies, and developing plans to present their information to their audience. As Goal-Directed and Resilient individuals, students are explicitly working towards seeking help and feedback. On Wednesday, 3rd grade hosted family members, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent and Mr. Diego Wilson, Interim Assistant to the Superintendent, and FCPS Leaders in a feedback seminar! Students shared their plans for their presentations and asked for feedback to make their presentations even better. Students gained valuable information on how to present information, tips on how to be persuasive, and speak clearly so others can understand them. They will continue to work on their presentations as they revise and refine their ideas! Check out these pictures to see our students in action!

On Time and On Target! Attendance Matters! Digital Citizenship

 

Setting Screen-Time Limits

Computers and cell phones allow our children access to all sorts of great information and entertainment.  Most of the time we instinctively know when to put the technology down and enjoy life in a personal and direct way.  But sometimes we need help putting the tech down.  The ideas found here might help you guide your child to make good decisions about screen time.  It may even help you too! 

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New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Plans; Make Arrangements Now in Case of an Unforeseen Schedule Change

Cold and wintry weather will soon be here! Due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, it may be necessary to close schools for the entire day, to open schools late, or to close early.

Parents are urged to make arrangements now for the care of their children when schedule changes are made (and to provide for the rare situation when it is necessary to close an individual school because of a power failure or other circumstances). Children should know where to go if a parent will not be home.

FCPS has several schedules set up to deal with inclement weather; these are put into effect when conditions threaten the safety of students and staff members:

  • Keep schools closed.
  • Open two hours late.
  • Close two hours early.

When Fairfax County Public Schools has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated in several ways as soon as the decision is made

Note: The official @FCPSnews Twitter account (with blue checkmark) is generally the first and fastest mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and news stations.

Please be aware, due to the large volume of emails sent, there will likely be a lag between the time a FCPS Twitter alert is posted and receipt of an email in your inbox.   

 

PTA News

November PTA meeting and AAP presentation 

Join us on Monday, November 18 at 7pm for a quick monthly meeting followed by a presentation about Fairfax County’s AAP program. This is a great opportunity for parents to gather general information about the Advanced Academics Program.  An informational meeting on the identification process will be held at a later date.  

Book Fair 

The Book Fair is open until 7pm tonight,Friday, Nov. 15! Stop by to shop after school/SACC and before Movie Night starts. 

Many thanks to all the Book Fair volunteers who came out to make Book Fair possible this week!

Dining for Dollars November Fundraiser

WHAT:    A Great Tasting Fundraising Event!

WHEN: November 8, 2019- November 22, 2019

WHERE: Any Glory Days Grill Location

Ask your server for the itemized copy of your guest check receipt (not the charge card receipt), and send it to the officemarked ATTN: PTA GLORY DAYS!

Questions? Beth – drevicepresident@gmail.com

 

Directory

Our directory is up and running!  Join the PTA now to access the directory!

https://www.danielsrunpta.org/grow-with-us

Important Dates:

November 25: Principal's Coffee 9am in the Cafeteria

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 11: Winter Chorus Concerts

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (PreK - 2nd Grade)

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (3-6 Grade & AUT)

7:00 PM - Evening Concert

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, November 8, 2019

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Greetings Families,

We started the 2nd quarter this week and kicked it off with a “Mega Morning Meeting” to celebrate the Positivity Project (P2). Thank you to Mrs. Oris, Mrs., Reidenbaugh, Mrs. Shank, Ms. Dilldine, Ms. Auza, Mrs. Forbes (Levine), and Mrs. Nichols for leading our “P2 team”.  

Today is the deadline to nominate DRES staff members for one of the FCPS awards listed below.   It only takes a few minutes!

Also a reminder that students should dress in layers and wear hats and gloves as the weather turns colder. We will continue to go outside for recess on a daily basis.

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Employee Awards

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards. To submit a nomination for a Daniels Run Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the buttons listed below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If the person you nominated is selected as a "school winner" they will move to the next round of nominees. If this occurs, you will be asked to complete the nominator form and at least one of the two letters of support to be submitted to our Pyramid Lead.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8 2019 Office Hours

Our front office is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm. If you are visiting the school for any reason during that time, we ask that you sign in. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Positivity Project

Our students learned about bravery. Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgment; the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting. According to Socrates and Plato, forethought separates acts of valor from acts of rashness. This means that bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear. Bravery can take many forms. Physical bravery involves overcoming fear of bodily injury or death. Moral bravery occurs when an individual does what he/she believes is right in the face of social and/or financial consequences. Mental bravery occurs when people overcome their everyday fears and anxieties.

Health Room Volunteers! FCPS Participating in Equity Town Hall Events on December 3

FCPS will be participating in two hall meetings to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The content for both meetings will be the same, and both events are open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students.

RSVPs are requested and can be completed online: October 29 | December 3

No Sale Yard Sale!

No Sale Yard Sale – We’re Ready for Your Donations

Starting Monday, The Family Resource Center will be accepting donations of fall/winter clothes, toys, games, books, and small household appliances for our No Sale Yard Sale.  Items for both children and adults are welcome.  Please bring your donation to the Family Resource Center (Room 217).  The “Sale” will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 from 4-7pm and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9am-1pm in the cafeteria.  All are welcome!  Community members take what they need in exchange for a monetary donation.  All proceeds support the Daniels Run Food 4 Thought program.  For questions, contact Richelle Brown at 703.279.8441 or email rebrown@fcps.edu.

Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight

What is Portrait of a Graduate? 

Daniels Run is committed to developing students who are future ready members of their community. Consider all the skills it takes to be a professional and a citizen every day! Portrait of a Graduate is our way to teaching students skill that are foundations throughout life. Students will not focus on all 5 attributes at once; they will focus on one or two (depending on your child’s classroom) so that they can dive deep into the skills. 

How can you support Portrait of a Graduate skills outside of school?

Share examples of how you were a (collaborator, communicator, creative and critical thinker, ethical and global citizen, or goal-directed and resilient individual) during your day or within your job. Provide specific examples and explain how using these skills helped you.

For example, I was a collaborator at work today when I _____. This was helpful because ___________.

Instead of asking “What did you do in school today?”, consider asking one of the following questions: 

  • What connections did you make to what you read or heard today?
  • When did you create a new solution to solve a problem?
  • What went really well today?
  • What’s one thing you can improve on for tomorrow?In our next POG spotlight we will be focusing on the Portrait of a Graduate attribute Collaborator! We will explain what it is to be a collaborator in our classrooms, our school, our community, and our world.    
  • Students in 3rd grade have been working on answering this question: How can you, as an ecologist, persuade City of Fairfax officials to protect a native plant or animal in Daniels Run Park? Students have spend the past few weeks researching native species to Daniels Run, exploring persuasive strategies, and developing plans to present their information to their audience. As Goal-Directed and Resilient individuals, students are explicitly working towards seeking help and feedback. On Wednesday, 3rd grade hosted family members, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent and Mr. Diego Wilson, Interim Assistant to the Superintendent, and FCPS Leaders in a feedback seminar! Students shared their plans for their presentations and asked for feedback to make their presentations even better. Students gained valuable information on how to present information, tips on how to be persuasive, and speak clearly so others can understand them. They will continue to work on their presentations as they revise and refine their ideas! Check out these pictures to see our students in action!
  • PBL Spotlight: 3rd Grade
  • Sharing your examples from your experiences help our students make connections to the skills they are working on in school! We hope that you can talk regularly to your child about how they are developing their Portrait of a Graduate skills. 

 

On Time and On Target! Attendance Matters! Digital Citizenship Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls

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New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Volunteer for Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

Please help us in make this a special Thanksgiving Luncheon for our Daniels Run families by volunteering for a shift to serve food. Your help will allow the lines to move more quickly and smoothly. Besides, your child will love to see you volunteering! You can serve before, after, or during your child's lunch time. Thank you! Please note the change in lunch times:

Please sign up using this link or contact the Family Resource Center:   Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteer Sign Up

3rd Grade                            10:40-11:25

4th Grade                            10:50-11:35

5th Grade & PAC                 11:35-12:20

6th Grade                            11:45-12:35

Kindergarten                        12:25-1:10

1st Grade                             12:35-1:20

2nd Grade & Autism              1:10-1:55

PTA News

Now Playing: Toy Story 4!

Save the date for our annual Family Movie Night!  This is a FREE event! Friday, November 15th 6pm. Pizza will NOT be available this year, so pack a yummy dinner to share with your family.  The PTA will provide some popcorn and water for the students.Questions? Email Eileen Davidovich at DREsecretary@gmail.com

 

BookFair Next Week

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Daniels Run next week! Students will come to the Fair during the school day to browse and shop. The Book Fair will be open to Adults only on Monday, Nov. 11, so parents are invited to shop the Book Fair before or after having Thanksgiving lunch with your child

Also, don’t forget that the Book Fair will be open for family shopping during the PTA’s annual Movie Night, Friday, Nov. 15, showing Toy Story 4.

Sign up to help out at the Book Fair at https://dres.memberhub.com/HSR42770I20116. If you haven’t already, please create an account to access the signup. This is the same service that is providing ouronline directory, so creating an account now will allow you to access the directory when it goes live!

Click https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=danielsrun to shop online or set up a student’se-wallet.

 

GloryDays Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

WHAT:    A Great Tasting Fundraising Event!

WHEN: November 8, 2019- November 22, 2019

WHERE: Any Glory Days Grill Location

   

When you dine at any Glory Days Grill during your designated time frame, they will contribute 10% of the total food and beverages purchased to the Daniel Run Elementary School PTA fundraiser.Bring your friends and family, and tell your neighbors! 

Simply ask your server for the itemized copy of your guest check receipt (not the charge card receipt), and send it to the office marked ATTN: PTA GLORY DAYS!

Questions? Beth – drevicepresident@gmail.com

 

 

Important Dates:

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 15: Wacky Hair Day

November 25: Principal's Coffee 9am in the Cafeteria

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

REMINDER-EMPLOYEE AWARDS DUE NOVEMBER 8

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Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards. To submit a nomination for a Daniels Run Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the buttons listed below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If the person you nominated is selected as a "school winner" they will move to the next round of nominees. If this occurs, you will be asked to complete the nominator form and at least one of the two letters of support to be submitted to our Pyramid Lead.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8 2019

 

Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, November 1, 2019

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Greetings Families,

This past week we celebrated Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, and a Nats World Series.  Our Kindergarten and 1st grade students dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up and their favorite book character during the Career Day and Storybook Parade.  

A reminder that Monday (11/4) and Tuesday (11/5) are student holidays while our staff will be engaging in professional learning, holding conferences, and planning for the 2nd quarter.  I am proud of the effort and work that our staff and students have demonstrated on a daily basis during the first quarter.  

Please take a moment to nominate one of our staff members for one of the FCPS awards listed below. 

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Employee Awards! Click on each header to vote!

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards. To submit a nomination for a Daniels Run Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the buttons listed below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If the person you nominated is selected as a "school winner" they will move to the next round of nominees. If this occurs, you will be asked to complete the nominator form and at least one of the two letters of support to be submitted to our Pyramid Lead.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8 2019

 

November 4 and 5 Student Holidays

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

Front Bus Loop

For the safety of our students and families cars should not be entering the bus loop in the front of the school between 8:30 and 9:05. If you are dropping your child off by car, please use the Kiss and Ride drop off.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Health Room Volunteers! FCPS Participating in Equity Town Hall Events on December 3

FCPS will be participating in two hall meetings to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation in Reston, and Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The content for both meetings will be the same, and both events are open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students.

RSVPs are requested and can be completed online: October 29 | December 3

No Sale Yard Sale!

The Family Resource Center will accept donations for the No Sale Yard Sale beginning Monday, November 11. The sale will be held in the DRES cafeteria November 15-16.   If you have questions, please contact the Family Resource Center at 703.279.8441 or email rebrown@fcps.edu.

Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight

What is Portrait of a Graduate? 

At Daniels Run Elementary, we believe in developing skills that will empower our students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

You might be wondering, ok? How do you do that? 

Our focus is to develop five specific attributes within our all our students: communicating, collaborating, creative and critical thinking, becoming global and ethical citizens, as well as goal directed and resilient individuals. Within each of these attributes there are five to six specific skills teachers and students focus on throughout their day. 

What does this look like in my child’s classroom?

Teaching Portrait of a Graduate skills can look many different ways at Daniels Run. It can range from playing a collaborative game to persuading City of Fairfax government about a concern they may have to older students teaching younger students the importance of our carbon footprint!

In these Portrait of a Graduate spotlights we will highlight each attribute along with the skills students are focusing on this year. We will also be sharing many examples of how your children are growing as Communicators, Collaborators, Creative and Critical Thinkers, Global and Ethical Citizens, and Goal Directed and Resilient Individuals.

 

On Time and On Target!
  • Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
  • HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD OR TEEN HAVE GOOD ATTENDANCE?
  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation.
  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe from bullies and other threats. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.
Positivity Project!

Our students learned about creativity. Creative people can look at the world in original ways. They are open to new experiences, and have an imaginative and independent thought process. They generate lots of different ideas and can pursue them with energy and enthusiasm. Creativity is a process that takes courage. Anytime you share your original ideas with the world, you risk being criticized or even ostracized.

 

Digital Citizenship Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls

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

Check Here

 

 

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Volunteer for Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

Please help us in make this a special Thanksgiving Luncheon for our Daniels Run families by volunteering for a shift to serve food. Your help will allow the lines to move more quickly and smoothly. Besides, your child will love to see you volunteering! You can serve before, after, or during your child's lunch time. Thank you! Please note the change in lunch times:

Please sign up using this link or contact the Family Resource Center:   Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteer Sign Up

3rd Grade                            10:40-11:25

4th Grade                            10:50-11:35

5th Grade & PAC                 11:35-12:20

6th Grade                            11:45-12:35

Kindergarten                        12:25-1:10

1st Grade                             12:35-1:20

2nd Grade & Autism              1:10-1:55

PTA News

Now Playing: Toy Story 4!

Save the date for our annual Family Movie Night!  This is a FREE event! Friday, November 15th 6pm. Pizza will NOT be available this year, so pack a yummy dinner to share with your family.  The PTA will provide some popcorn and water for the students.Questions? Email Eileen Davidovich at DREsecretary@gmail.com

 

Read-a-thonWrap Up!

The PTA would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped us make the Read-a-thon a success this year! We raised $13,700.00 for our school’s literacy programs!

We’d like to thank all of the community leaders who visited us last week and read to classes, as well as our guest authors Sue Fliess and Kristin Levine! We are so thankful to the City of Fairfax Regional Library for hosting our Literacy Night last week as well! Look out for the announcement of Read-a-thon winners next week on the WDRE News and in our weekly Run Down!

Important Dates:

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 15: Wacky Hair Day

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, October 25, 2019

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Greetings Families,

Some highlights of this past week:

  • Thanks to all the individuals and sponsors that helped organize and donated to our PTA Readathon fundraiser.
  • We welcomed author Kristin Levine who spoke to our students in grades 3-6 about the importance of editing and revisions during the writing process.
  • We had a number of guest readers this week including Erin Lenart (FHS principal), Tammara Hanna (LMS principal), David Meyer (City of Fairfax Mayor), Jon Buttram (City of Fairfax School Board), Carolyn Pitches (City of Fairfax School Board Chair), and Stacey Kincaid (Fairfax County Sheriff). 
  • Our 4th and 5th grade teachers spent time Wednesday along with other elementary schools from Region 5 in our library planning and designing impactful science lessons for our students.
  • We hosted volunteers from Wegman’s  and under the guidance of our Lands and Waters leaders, made amazing progress in the vegetable garden, the literacy garden and the natural playground. 
  • We also celebrated Digital Citizenship Week and this year’s theme was Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology.
  • We held our first meeting for our FIRST Lego League Robotics Club.  Thank you to Mrs. Reidenbaugh and Ms. Negron for taking the time to sponsor the club along with a student from Fairfax High School.
  • Our ESOL team Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Donovan, and Mrs. Lucas hosted a very successful Family Game Night on Thursday evening.  

We will have our October Principal's Coffee on Monday from 9-10 AM in the Science Lab.  Our topic will be science and environmental programs at DRES.  

Have a great weekend and Go Nats!

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

  Principal's Coffee-Monday, October 28 at 9:00am

Join us in the science lab at 9am on Monday, October 28 and learn about our science/environmental program with Lori Huberman Hayes.  Talk with principal Chris Smith about other topics of interest.  If you have ideas for future Principal Coffee topics, please share them here: https://forms.gle/trR22ikqPReMCwRG6

 

Employee Awards! Click on each header to vote!

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards. To submit a nomination for a Daniels Run Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the buttons listed below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. If the person you nominated is selected as a "school winner" they will move to the next round of nominees. If this occurs, you will be asked to complete the nominator form and at least one of the two letters of support to be submitted to our Pyramid Lead.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 8 2019

 

Front Bus Loop

For the safety of our students and families cars should not be entering the bus loop in the front of the school between 8:30 and 9:05. If you are dropping your child off by car, please use the Kiss and Ride drop off.

Thank you for your cooperation.

FCPS Participating in Equity Town Hall Events on October 29 and December 3

FCPS will be participating in two hall meetings to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation in Reston, and Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The content for both meetings will be the same, and both events are open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students.

RSVPs are requested and can be completed online: October 29 | December 3

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

To enhance understanding of Dyslexia, FCPS is offering free services to parents and families on phonological awareness.  This open house will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am.  Registrants will be able to browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.  For more information and to register click here.   

Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight

What is Portrait of a Graduate? 

At Daniels Run Elementary, we believe in developing skills that will empower our students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

You might be wondering, ok? How do you do that? 

Our focus is to develop five specific attributes within our all our students: communicating, collaborating, creative and critical thinking, becoming global and ethical citizens, as well as goal directed and resilient individuals. Within each of these attributes there are five to six specific skills teachers and students focus on throughout their day. 

What does this look like in my child’s classroom?

Teaching Portrait of a Graduate skills can look many different ways at Daniels Run. It can range from playing a collaborative game to persuading City of Fairfax government about a concern they may have to older students teaching younger students the importance of our carbon footprint!

In these Portrait of a Graduate spotlights we will highlight each attribute along with the skills students are focusing on this year. We will also be sharing many examples of how your children are growing as Communicators, Collaborators, Creative and Critical Thinkers, Global and Ethical Citizens, and Goal Directed and Resilient Individuals.

 

Impact Aid Forms

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Red Ribbon Week!

Dear Parents,

Red Ribbon week (October 28-November 1)is the week we remember Enrique Camerena, a drug enforcement agent who was killed by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985. In response to his death , angered parents across the country began wearing Red Ribbons to symbolize their commitment to being healthy and living drug-free.

This year, the goal of protecting our nation’s youth from a life-threatening danger seems more relevant than ever before. To teach children about harmful effects and encourage them to aim for success and resist peer pressure, everyone must work together.

 We at Daniels Run Elementary hope to present a unified and visible display of our commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to school-wide participation in all the daily themes. You can find the calendar of themes on the back of this paper.   Thanks for your support!!

 

 

On Time and On Target!

There are many reasons why students miss school when they don't have to be struggling in the classroom, having conflict with other students or adults, or dealing with challenges at home. When students miss school for any reason, it becomes harder for them to succeed in school.As a team, you will need to identify why your students are absent from school and help them to overcome these challenges. Start here to find resources that can help you set your students up for long-term success by making sure they are in school every day.

Positivity Project

This week, our students learned about perspective. Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Perspective is usually gained over time, as one accumulates more knowledge and experiences. However, developing perspective is not only a matter of time. It comes from truly listening to others when they talk and working to understand new points of view when reading books, listening to stories, or watching movies.

Digital Citizenship

Social Media

Social media isn't simply a way of life for kids -- it's life itself. To help them keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, we offer the most up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics. Learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting, and avoiding digital drama.

 

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Volunteer for Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

Please help us in make this a special Thanksgiving Luncheon for our Daniels Run families by volunteering for a shift to serve food. Your help will allow the lines to move more quickly and smoothly. Besides, your child will love to see you volunteering! You can serve before, after, or during your child's lunch time. Thank you! Please note the change in lunch times:

Please sign up using this link or contact the Family Resource Center:   Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteer Sign Up

3rd Grade                            10:40-11:25

4th Grade                            10:50-11:35

5th Grade & PAC                 11:35-12:20

6th Grade                            11:45-12:35

Kindergarten                        12:25-1:10

1st Grade                             12:35-1:20

2nd Grade & Autism              1:10-1:55

PTA News

READ-A-THON UPDATE!

What a great week forour students! We enjoyed guest readers, spirit days, author visits, and wrappedup with PJ day today! We have raised over $7,000.00 but are only about 30% ofthe way to our $25,000.00 goal!

There is still one weekleft to collect Read-a-thon donations! Use the link below to register yourchild for an online donation collection website or bring cash/check donationsto your classroom teacher! 

Our author visits thisweek had the children captivated! Kristin Levine came to see our 3rd-6th gradesand Sue Fliess came to speak with Preschool-2nd grade!

Both authors are currently selling theirbooks through Barnes and Noble! Use our online Barnes & Noble Bookfair toorder! On the payment screen you will click 'Checkthis box if it is a Bookfair Order’and use the code 12559134 orders purchased with our school code through today,Friday, October 25th will have a portion of the purchase come back to DRE!

 

Save the Date forScholastic Book Fair and Movie Night!

Our Scholastic BookFair is coming soon (this is the Book Fair during school)! Save the date for Nov.11-15, and keep an eye onThursday folders for more info. 

In particular, parentsare invited to shop on Nov. 11, while in the building for the school’s annualThanksgiving Meal. Also, take advantage of the Book Fair Family Event inconjunction with the annualPTA Family Movie Night on Nov. 15, 6pm. ForMovie Night, please bring Your own food for a picnic in the gym. We will not be taking pizza ordersthis year. 

Book Fair Schedule—

Nov. 11 - Parents shop duringThanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 12 - Student Preview 

Nov. 13 - Student Preview

Nov. 14 - Open 9am-3:45pm

Nov. 15 - Open 9am-3:45pm &5:30-7:30pm (Movie Night!)

All proceeds benefit our school!

Visit our Book Fair website for moreinformation:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/danielsrun

Important Dates:

October 28: Principal/Parent Coffee 9:30 in the Science Lab

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 15: Wacky Hair Day

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
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Readathon Week is Here!

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Readathon Week is Here!

 

We have had a great week so far, tomorrow is Storybook Character Spirit Day- we cannot wait to see everyone dressed as their favorite character.

 

We will wrap up Readathon week on Friday, October 25th with a PJ Day and Read-In in our classrooms.

 

We are inching our way up to our school goal of $25,000.00 and would love your support!

 

Follow the link below to create your student’s fundraising web page! Or send cash/check donations to your students teacher.

 

https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d668bd113a7d

 

Please email drevicepresident@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

Important Dates:

October 28: Principal/Parent Coffee 9:30 in the Library

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, October 18, 2019

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Greetings Families,

As you read this, my son and I are enjoying the sights and sounds of Seattle, WA.  My brother has lived there for 15 years and I decided to take a few days and take my son out for a visit.  Our educational experiences take place inside and outside of a traditional school building. However, you do not need to travel 3,000 miles for learning opportunities.  I encourage you and your family to take advantage of the great learning opportunities we have within the City of Fairfax, as well as the greater Washington DC area.  Please mark your calendar for some important events:

  • Saturday, October 26th - VolunteerFest at DRES 9:30-12:30  
  • Monday, October 28th - Our October Principal Coffee will be in the Science lab from 9-10 AM and we will discuss our  environmental program.

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Front Bus Loop

For the safety of our students and families cars should not be entering the bus loop in the front of the school between 8:30 and 9:05. If you are dropping your child off by car, please use the Kiss and Ride drop off.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you!

A great big dragon thank you to Ms. Piller and Mrs. Forbes (formerly Ms. Levine) for a fabulous field day. We all appreciate the planning and preparing that went into such a successful day.
Thank you also to all our incredible volunteers. The day would not have been possible without your help and support. We are very grateful.

City of Fairfax Schools Update

As a school in the City of Fairfax, we are able to have the benefits of a small community while also taking advantage of the opportunities provided within the larger Fairfax County. We encourage our City of Fairfax Schools families to connect with the City. To learn more about our unique relationship, please visit the City of Fairfax website. You can also follow the City Schools on Facebook (City of Fairfax Schools) and Twitter (@FairfaxSchools or Dr. Pajardo, the Superintendent @DrPhyllPajardo).

FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)

The FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is holding a Meet and Greet for families, staff, and community members to learn about our committee's role in advising the school board and superintendent about needs for special education in FCPS. The Meet and Greet will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 7-9 pm at Luther Jackson MS in Falls Church. Staff from the FCPS Office of Special Services will be present to introduce themselves as well. All families, staff, and community members are welcome. 

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

To enhance understanding of Dyslexia, FCPS is offering free services to parents and families on phonological awareness.  This open house will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am.  Registrants will be able to browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.  For more information and to register click here.   

Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight

What is Portrait of a Graduate? 

At Daniels Run Elementary, we believe in developing skills that will empower our students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

You might be wondering, ok? How do you do that? 

Our focus is to develop five specific attributes within our all our students: communicating, collaborating, creative and critical thinking, becoming global and ethical citizens, as well as goal directed and resilient individuals. Within each of these attributes there are five to six specific skills teachers and students focus on throughout their day. 

What does this look like in my child’s classroom?

Teaching Portrait of a Graduate skills can look many different ways at Daniels Run. It can range from playing a collaborative game to persuading City of Fairfax government about a concern they may have to older students teaching younger students the importance of our carbon footprint!

In these Portrait of a Graduate spotlights we will highlight each attribute along with the skills students are focusing on this year. We will also be sharing many examples of how your children are growing as Communicators, Collaborators, Creative and Critical Thinkers, Global and Ethical Citizens, and Goal Directed and Resilient Individuals.

 

Impact Aid Forms

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Description of Kindness Rocks Project

October is Bully Prevention month and the best way to counter unkind behavior is to encourage our kids to do acts of kindness.  On October 4th, the student in the Daniels Run Mentoring Program painted rocks with affirming messages like, “Be You…never give up” and “Never Alone.”  These rocks will be hidden around the back playground, field and blacktop areas for other students to find.  Once the students receive the message, the note on the back of the rock encourages them to re-hide the rock to spread the kindness around.   We hope these positive messages will reach those students who need to hear them.  So talk to your student(s) about things they can say to others to show kindness this month (and always!).

Hurricane Dorian Relief Update!

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Thank you for coming together to support the Bahamas after Dorian’s deadly destruction over a month ago. We were able to raise $8,650 to help support the area. All donations from the GoFundMe page are now being delivered to the UNICEF organization.

 Thank you again for your kindness, generosity, and care!

 Bob D’Amato & Melissa Miller

 

On Time and On Target!

There are many reasons why students miss school when they don't have to be struggling in the classroom, having conflict with other students or adults, or dealing with challenges at home. When students miss school for any reason, it becomes harder for them to succeed in school.As a team, you will need to identify why your students are absent from school and help them to overcome these challenges. Start here to find resources that can help you set your students up for long-term success by making sure they are in school every day.

Positivity Project

This week's Positivity Project character trait has been Integrity. We certainly are witnesses to our students acting with integrity each and every day. Please take a few moments to review the trait and your child's understanding of it.

Digital Citizenship

During the week of October 21 - 25 Daniels Run ES and the rest of the country will be celebrating Digital Citizenship week.  It is an opportunity to celebrate and focus on all those traits that make us great digital citizens.  During the week at our school parents should expect that their students will be exposed in the following ways:

 

  • Our News Show – An Instructional Video for each day of the week 
  • During Lunch – Looping videos from the Common Sense catalog of video on Youtube

Please join us at home by having great conversations around digital citizenship or using some of these great ideas with your families.

 

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Fairfax Pyramid Chorus Concert

You are invited to attend the concert at 7pm Thursday, October 24 at Fairfax High School.  The Elementary Honor choir, middle school choirs, and high school choirs will be performing, including 12 of our Daniels Run 5th & 6th graders! This concert is free and open to the entire Daniels Run community.  Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Cuthbertson or Miss McCarten, Music Teachers at (703) 279-8400. 

 

Volunteer for Thanksgiving Luncheon!

 

Please help us in make this a special Thanksgiving Luncheon for our Daniels Run families by volunteering for a shift to serve food. Your help will allow the lines to move more quickly and smoothly. Besides, your child will love to see you volunteering! You can serve before, after, or during your child's lunch time. Thank you! Please note the change in lunch times:

Please sign up using this link or contact the Family Resource Center:   Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteer Sign Up

3rd Grade                            10:40-11:25

4th Grade                            10:50-11:35

5th Grade & PAC                 11:35-12:20

6th Grade                            11:45-12:35

Kindergarten                        12:25-1:10

1st Grade                             12:35-1:20

2nd Grade & Autism              1:10-1:55

PTA News

Read-a-thon Updates!

The First week of Read-a-thon has finished! We are making progress towards our goal every day! Next week we are looking forward to a week of fun events! Kicking off the week will be our Family Literacy Night from 4-8pm at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, be sure to stop by and complete the scavenger hunt.

Haven’t registered your child for the Read-a-thon yet? Please visit www.getmovinfundhub.com and use the School ID 5D668BD113A7D to get registered and help us reach our school goal of $25,000.00! If you prefer not to do online registration, we will gladly accept cash and checks during the Read-a-thon as well.  We are excited to see students engaging with books and reading all across the building this week and all year long.  

Dining for Dollars and Barnes and Noble Book Fair!

In conjunction with our Read-a-thon week, we will be Dining for Dollars all day on Wednesday October 23rd at Choolaah 2911 District Ave, Fairfax in Mosaic. On the same block will be our all day Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Mosaic 2921 District Ave, Fairfax.  Stop by for lunch and some holiday book shopping or dinner and book shopping with your student!  

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Our all day book fair will be on Wednesday, October 23rd at Barnes & Noble Mosaic, 2911 District Ave, Fairfax.  Please mention you are with Daniels Run Elementary School at checkout.  

For those who are unable to attend we will also be hosting an online book Fair with B&N from Monday, October 21st through Friday, October 25th.  It’s easy- just shop as normal and at the payment screen during checkout click  'Check this box if it is a Bookfair Order’ and use the code 12559134 to support Daniels Run Book Fair!

 

Important Dates:

October 28: Principal/Parent Coffee 9:30 in the Library

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3, 2020: Winter Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, October 11, 2019

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Greetings Families,

The weather has finally turned cooler, it is feeling more like fall instead of an extended summer, the Washington Mystics won their first WNBA title and the Washington Nationals are still playing baseball!  Monday is a student holiday however our teachers and staff will be busy.  We will be spending time strengthening relationships among our staff, reviewing our systems of support for students and grade level teams will be planning upcoming units of study.  Our Kindergarten team will be visiting the homes of their students as part of their “Kindergarten Kickoff” between 9-12 on Monday (more information below).  Also, please mark your calendars for October 24th for the Digital Citizenship Night at Lanier MS.  More information can be found at this link: https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/announcements/digital-citizenship-family-night-lanier-ms

Enjoy the long weekend and Go Nats!

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Schools Closed on October 14 for Columbus Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 14, for the Columbus Day holiday. October 14 is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

Kinder Kickoff

Your child’s teacher will be visiting you and your child at your home on October 14th between 9am and 12pm.  The visit will last just a few minutes.  If you are unable to be home during this time or would prefer to opt out, please contact your child’s teacher.  We look forward to our visit!

City of Fairfax Schools Update

As a school in the City of Fairfax, we are able to have the benefits of a small community while also taking advantage of the opportunities provided within the larger Fairfax County. We encourage our City of Fairfax Schools families to connect with the City. To learn more about our unique relationship, please visit the City of Fairfax website. You can also follow the City Schools on Facebook (City of Fairfax Schools) and Twitter (@FairfaxSchools or Dr. Pajardo, the Superintendent @DrPhyllPajardo).

FIELD DAY!!!

Our field day is just a week away and we are excited, this will be our second annual Olympics themed field day. Thank you in advance to all those who have been able to volunteer to help us out. Ms. Piller and Ms. Levine have an exciting day planned for us. Especially in the morning the grass may still be a bit damp so students may want to bring an extra pair of shoes/socks with them.

Field Day Schedule:

Grades 3-6: 10:30-12:30

Grades K-2: 1:30-3:30

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

To enhance understanding of Dyslexia, FCPS is offering free services to parents and families on phonological awareness.  This open house will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am.  Registrants will be able to browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.  For more information and to register click here.   

Yearbook Assistance, Please help!!

We are still looking for someone interested in coordinating our yearbook club this year. Please contact Mr. Parker at mrparker@fcps.edu or by calling 703.279.8492 if you are interested or have any further questions.

We would appreciate any assistance. Thank you!!!

Description of Kindness Rocks Project

October is Bully Prevention month and the best way to counter unkind behavior is to encourage our kids to do acts of kindness.  On October 4th, the student in the Daniels Run Mentoring Program painted rocks with affirming messages like, “Be You…never give up” and “Never Alone.”  These rocks will be hidden around the back playground, field and blacktop areas for other students to find.  Once the students receive the message, the note on the back of the rock encourages them to re-hide the rock to spread the kindness around.   We hope these positive messages will reach those students who need to hear them.  So talk to your student(s) about things they can say to others to show kindness this month (and always!).

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials. Please join Region 5 in making a difference. 

https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

On Time and On Target!

There are many reasons why students miss school when they don't have to be struggling in the classroom, having conflict with other students or adults, or dealing with challenges at home. When students miss school for any reason, it becomes harder for them to succeed in school.As a team, you will need to identify why your students are absent from school and help them to overcome these challenges. Start here to find resources that can help you set your students up for long-term success by making sure they are in school every day.

Positivity Project

Being Present is one of the five pillars of the Other People Matter mindset. Check out this video from founder Mike Irwin to hear more about it.

https://youtu.be/AEc2W8JVuRw

 

Digital Citizenship How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)?

Kids are spending more time with screen media -- and at younger ages -- than ever before. In an effort to help families curb kids' use, groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released numerical screen limit guidelines, but the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it.

Learn More Here

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Thanksgiving Luncheon!

Save the date, Monday, November 11, 2019 for our yearly tradition of Thanksgiving Lunch. Flyers were sent home in yesterday's Thursday folders with the lunch schedule and information regarding volunteers will be coming in next week's newsletter. We hope you will join us for this wonderful annual tradition.

PTA News

PTA meeting 

Join us on October 16 at 7pm for October PTA membership meeting. Agenda items include: a presentation about Daniels Run Title I identification, a report from the Kindergarten team, updated information on staff grant requests and maybe even a Halloween treat or two! You can join the PTA at the meeting or online at dres.memberhub.store

Read-a-thon is here!

DRE PTA is excited to announce Monday, October 14th will kick off our two week fundraiser, Once Upon a Read-a-thon!

We have a week full of fun planned for October 21st-25th, please check your Thursday folder or the PTA website www.danielsrunpta.org for a calendar of events and for more information on how to register with www.getmovinfundhub.com  to start collecting donations and learn about this year’s awesome prizes! Our school goal is $25,000.00 and when we reach our goal we will get to Pie Mr. Smith in the face on the morning news! Go Dragons! 

Boxtops for Education Due October 18th

Please send boxtops to your classroom teacher or drop them off in the office during the week of October 14-18 so we may submit our Boxtops for Education! Boxtops is going digital, check out the Boxtops for Education website for more info on how to use their new App to scan receipts and earn more for Daniels Run!

Directory

The DRE student and family directory is coming soon.  We are busy working in conjunction with Memberhub, our new membership platform, to create this year’s directory.  Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for the announcement that it is live!

Chess, Robotics, and Coding, before- and after-school activities!

It’s not too late to register for Silver Knights’ before and after school programs! For many years the PTA has partnered with Silver Knights to offer Chess Club before school Tuesday’s, LEGO Robotics after school Wednesday’s, and Coding Club before school Thursday’s. Class just began this week, but it’s not too late to sign up! Coding Club especially needs a few more students for the class to go ahead. Register for all three by looking for Daniels Run on Silver Knights’ list of participating Fairfax County schools - https://skenrichment.com/clubs/fairfax.html

 

Important Dates:

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 16: PTA Meeting 7:00pm

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

October 28: Principal/Parent Coffee 9:30 in the Library

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition (Spanish), October 4, 2019

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Saludos Familias,

¡Ha concluido otra semana ocupada en DRES y estoy feliz de ver a tantos de nuestros estudiantes trabajando duro, divirtiéndose y siendo amables! Algunos aspectos destacados de la semana pasada:

  • El lunes acompañe a la clase de quinto grado de la Sra. Negron a una excursión al río Potomac. El paseo fue patrocinado por la Fundación Chesapeake Bay y disfrutamos ser científicos por un día. Analizamos mapas, medimos la salud del río a través de una variedad de mediciones y aprendimos sobre la vida silvestre del río. ¡Todos los estudiantes de 5to grado fueron al paseo así que por favor pídale a su estudiante de 5to grado que practique sus habilidades de comunicación y le cuente lo que aprendieron!
  • Gracias a nuestro equipo de Proyecto de Positividad (P2) de Megan Oris (maestra de 5to grado), Alex Dildine (maestra de 1er grado), Vicky Reidenbaugh (maestra de Innovation Space) Suzy Shank (maestra de arte) y Alex Levine (maestra de educación física) por organizar un magnífica "Mega reunión matutina" esta mañana para iniciar P2 este año escolar.
  • Gracias a nuestros consejeros escolares, Brooke Nichols y Louise Robinson, por organizar nuestro evento de Mentor Kick-Off esta mañana. Es genial ver a los miembros de nuestra comunidad invertir tiempo en nuestros estudiantes. ¡Gracias a todos nuestros mentores para el año escolar 2019-20!

Organizaré reuniones mensuales de café para padres. Gracias a todos los que asistieron a la reunión de septiembre. Retrato de un graduado será el tema de nuestro próximo café para padres el 28 de octubre a las 9:00 am en la biblioteca.

Familias de estudiantes de Kindergarten recuerden que la caminata de bienvenida de Kindergarten será el lunes 14 de octubre del 9 al 12. ¡Los maestros harán visitas breves a la casa de los estudiantes para darles la bienvenida oficial a Daniels Run!

Tengan un excelente fin de semana,

Chris Smith

Director DRES

Anuario de Asistencia, por favor Ayude!

Todavía estamos buscando a alguien interesado en coordinar nuestro club de anuarios este año. Póngase en contacto con el Sr. Parker en mrparker@fcps.edu o llamando al 703.279.8492 si está interesado o tiene alguna otra pregunta.

Agradeceríamos cualquier ayuda. ¡¡¡Gracias!!!

Alivio a la Crisid Causada por el Huracán Dorian

Cada una de las 32 escuelas en la Región 5 de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se unen para apoyar la crisis humanitaria que ha ocurrido en las Bahamas debido al huracán Dorian. Durante las próximas dos semanas, recaudaremos fondos mediante el uso de una página GoFundMe. Todos los ingresos se destinarán al Fondo Internacional de Emergencia para Niños de las Naciones Unidas (UNICEF). Nuestros fondos se destinarán a agua, refugio, comida, ropa, mochilas, libros y otros materiales escolares. Únase a la Región 5 para marcar la diferencia.

https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

¡A Tiempo y Al Blanco!

SABÍAS QUE?

• Los estudiantes no deben perder más de nueve días de escuela cada año para mantenerse comprometidos, exitosos y en camino a la graduación.

• Las ausencias pueden ser una señal de que un estudiante está perdiendo interés en la escuela, luchando con el trabajo escolar, lidiando con un acosador o enfrentando alguna otra dificultad potencialmente grave.

• Para el sexto grado, el absentismo (definido como faltar 18 días por año escolar) es una de las tres señales de que un estudiante puede abandonar la escuela secundaria.

• Para el noveno grado, la asistencia regular y alta es un mejor predictor de las tasas de graduación que los puntajes de los exámenes de octavo grado.

• Perder el 10 por ciento, o alrededor de 18 días, del año escolar puede afectar drásticamente el éxito académico de un estudiante.

• Los estudiantes pueden estar ausentes crónicamente incluso si solo pierden un día o dos cada pocas semanas.

• La asistencia es una habilidad importante de la vida que ayudará a su hijo a graduarse de la universidad y mantener un trabajo.

Solicitud de Comidas Gratis y de Precio Reducido Disponible en Línea

Las solicitudes en línea para comidas gratuitas y de precio reducido para la fecha límite del año escolar 2019-20 es el 10 de octubre. Completar la aplicación en línea da como resultado un tiempo de procesamiento más rápido. Las aplicaciones de comidas electrónicas están disponibles en los siguientes idiomas:

  • Arábica
  • Chino
  • Inglés
  • Tagalo
  • Francés
  • Español
  • Vietnamita

Las solicitudes en papel todavía están disponibles para completar y enviar. Están disponibles en la oficina principal, la cafetería de la escuela y otros edificios de FCPS. Las solicitudes en papel deben ser formularios impresos en rojo originales. Los formularios de solicitud copiados no pueden aceptarse.

Los padres y tutores ahora pueden completar la solicitud de comida gratuita y de precio reducido y el consentimiento para compartir información en el mismo documento.

Hay más información disponible en la página web de Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Proyecto de Positividad

Esta semana, nuestros estudiantes aprendieron sobre la mentalidad abierta. La mentalidad abierta es la voluntad de buscar activamente evidencia que vaya en contra de las creencias, planes u objetivos preferidos. Las personas de mente abierta pueden sopesar todas las pruebas de manera justa, cuando están disponibles. Ven al otro lado y luchan contra la tendencia a tener un sesgo por sus propios puntos de vista. Y, en lugar de favorecer los puntos de vista socialmente dominantes, prestan atención a aquellos que son menos dominantes.

Esta fortaleza de carácter ayuda a las personas a desarrollar conocimientos sobre cuestiones o puntos de vista específicos, y a proporcionar recomendaciones y consejos sólidos. Las personas de mente abierta no saltan a conclusiones. En cambio, buscan y examinan todas las pruebas disponibles antes de formarse una opinión.

¡Este es un buen momento para preguntarles a sus hijos cómo están siendo de mente abierta!

 

Ciudadanía Digital ¿Cómo protejo la privacidad de mis hijos en línea?

Hay dos tipos de privacidad en línea. La privacidad personal se refiere a la reputación en línea de su hijo, y la privacidad del consumidor (también conocida como privacidad del cliente) se refiere a los datos que las empresas pueden recopilar sobre su hijo durante una interacción o transacción en línea. Ambos son importantes, y unos pocos pasos simples pueden ayudar a los padres y a los niños a mantener su información privada en privado. Considere el uso de configuraciones de privacidad estrictas y enseñe a sus hijos a considerar siempre la información que potencialmente están regalando al participar en línea.

Aprenda mas aqui Learn More Here

 

Nuevo Este Año: Día de Trabajo para Maestros de FCPS / Campamentos de Vacaciones para Estudiantes

¿Necesita algo divertido, atractivo y académico para que su hijo (grados 3-8) haga durante los días de trabajo del maestro? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) tiene la solución, con un campamento asequible de día completo. Presente a su hijo un idioma extranjero y actividades culinarias culturales relacionadas impartidas por instructores entusiastas y experimentados. ¡Cada día es una nueva aventura!

Fechas de los campamentos: 14 de octubre, 4 y 5 de noviembre y 23 de diciembre. Los campamentos comienzan a las 9 a.m., antes de la atención a partir de las 7:30 a.m. y después de la atención de 3:30 a 6 p.m. Regístrese para los cuatro días y reciba un descuento. Para aplicar este descuento de paquete, llame a la oficina de registro de ACE al 703-658-1201.

Las ofertas y los precios de los campamentos se pueden ver en el sitio web de ACE haciendo clic en Clases y campamentos de K-12. La inscripción puede completarse en línea, por teléfono al 703-658-1201, por correo o en persona.

Información Académica Avanzada

Boletín y actualizaciones de otoño de los Programas Académicos Avanzados (AAP)

FCPS ofrece continuamente servicios académicos avanzados para todos los estudiantes en los grados K-8. Puede encontrar una descripción general de los servicios de AAP aquí https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nuestra Maestra de Recursos Académicos Avanzados (AART), Sra. Beth McCrodden, en bamccrodden@fcps.edu. Para obtener más información sobre Advanced Academics en FCPS, visite el sitio web de AAP en: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

Estas son algunas fechas importantes que debe tener en cuenta si está considerando derivar a su hijo para la evaluación de Nivel IV este año:

Jueves, 10 de octubre de 2019: fecha límite de referencia AAP Nivel IV solo para nuevos estudiantes de FCPS (grados 3-6) para el ciclo de Evaluación de Otoño. Comuníquese directamente con la Sra. McCrodden para obtener ayuda con este proceso.

Jueves, 9 de enero de 2020 - Fecha límite de referencia de AAP Nivel IV para enviar referencias y materiales opcionales para estudiantes (grados 2-6) que se evaluarán durante el ciclo de evaluación de primavera.

De la PTA

Fútbol y amigos este domingo 10/6 5-7pm en High Side! ¡Ven a conocer a otros padres de DRE y disfruta de deliciosos aperitivos y fútbol en un excelente lugar local! Las confirmaciones de asistencia no son obligatorias, pero siempre son bienvenidas a dresecretary@gmail.com

¡Únase a la PTA!

La PTA 2019-2020 tiene más de 200 miembros hasta ahora, ¡y necesitamos que te unas! La PTA está aquí para apoyar a nuestros hijos y a nuestros maestros, y si planea postularse para un cargo, nunca asistir a una reunión o algo intermedio, necesitamos su membresía para apoyar nuestra misión, contribuir a nuestros eventos y mostrar cuán fuerte es la comunidad de DRES. No olvide que necesita unirse nuevamente, incluso si fue miembro el año pasado. Únete en línea en https://dres.memberhub.store/ 

Directorio

La PTA publicará un directorio en línea de nuestros estudiantes este otoño a través de nuestra nueva plataforma en línea, Member Hub. El formulario de exclusión se envió a casa en la carpeta del jueves de la semana pasada. Si no desea ser incluido en el directorio, regrese antes del 4 de octubre. Cualquier pregunta puede dirigirse a Eileen Davidovich, a dresecretary@gmail.com.

Insta Friends!

Echa un vistazo a nuestra nueva cuenta de Instagram y sigue para obtener más información sobre eventos y ver fotos divertidas de nuestros estudiantes @danielsrunpta

Clubes y clases antes y después de la escuela

Seguramente ya debe haber recibido volantes los jueves de Silver Knights y las clases de la ciudad de Fairfax

Silver Knights ofrece -

• Martes antes de la escuela - Club de ajedrez (grados K-6)

• Miércoles después de la escuela - Lego Robotics Club (grados 1-6)

• Jueves después de la escuela - Game Design Club (grados 2-6)

Regístrese en https://skenrichment.com/clubs/fairfax - desplácese hacia abajo buscando a Daniels Run Elementary y elija el club que desee.

La ciudad de Fairfax ofrece:

• Miércoles después de la escuela - Programa de arte de Abrakadoodle (grados K-6)

• Miércoles después de la escuela - Dance Fitness de Kids in Motion (grados K-5)

Para registrarse en línea:

1) vaya a https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation

2) haga clic en el botón "Registro en línea" en la página de inicio

3) busca tu clase en Activenet

¿No sabes qué hacer con ese día libre?

Lunes 14 de octubre

• Campamento de vacaciones para estudiantes LEGO - Parques y recreación de la ciudad de Fairfax (consulte las instrucciones anteriores para buscar en Activenet de la ciudad de Fairfax)

Lunes 4 de noviembre

• Campamento dramático de un día - Compañía de teatro de la ciudad de Fairfax (edades 7-14). Para obtener más información, vaya a http://www.fairfaxcitytheatre.org/day-camps--spring-break.html

• Campamento de vacaciones para estudiantes LEGO - Parques y recreación de la ciudad de Fairfax (consulte las instrucciones anteriores para buscar en Activenet de la ciudad de Fairfax)

Lunes y martes, 4-5 de noviembre

• Tiny Chefs Cooking School Day Off: Autumnal Cupcake Wars - City of Fairfax Parks & Rec (consulte las instrucciones anteriores para buscar en la ciudad de Fairfax Activenet)

Martes 5 de noviembre

• Tiny Chefs Cooking School Day Off: Brunch al horno - Parques y recreación de la ciudad de Fairfax (consulte las instrucciones anteriores para buscar en Activenet de la ciudad de Fairfax)

• Campamento de vacaciones para estudiantes LEGO - Parques y recreación de la ciudad de Fairfax (consulte las instrucciones anteriores para buscar en Activenet de la ciudad de Fairfax)

Box tops para la Educación

¡Las tapas de cajas se deben entregar el viernes 18 de octubre! ¡Entregue las tapas de las cajas al maestro de su hijo oa la oficina principal! Box tops ha comenzado a moverse digitalmente, pero aún podemos enviar boxtops de papel no vencidos, ¡sigan recortando esos boxtops!

 Fechas importantes:

8, 9 y 10 de octubre: Prueba CoGat (2do grado)

10 de octubre: Interims enviados a casa

14 de octubre: Kickgarten Kickoff 9: 00-12: 00

14 de octubre: Día de trabajo del maestro / Vacaciones estudiantiles

16 de octubre: Reunión de la PTA

18 de octubre: Día de campo (Grados 3-6 10: 30-12: 30) (Grados K-2 1: 30-3: 30)

28 de octubre: Café con el Director a las 9:00 en la biblioteca

1 de noviembre: Día de campo-Fecha de lluvia

4 de noviembre: Feriado estudiantil

5 de noviembre: Feriado estudiantil

11 de noviembre: Almuerzo de Acción de Gracias

27, 28 y 29 de noviembre: Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias

Calendario escolar completo 2019-20 FCPS Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

 

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, October 4, 2019

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Greetings Families,

Another busy week at DRES has concluded and I am happy to see so many of our students are working hard, having fun and being kind!  Some highlights from this past week:

  • I joined Ms. Negron’s fifth grade class on Monday on a field trip to the Potomac River.  The trip is sponsored by The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and we enjoyed being scientists for the day.  We analyzed maps, measured the health of the river through a variety of measurements, and learned about the wildlife of the river.  All 5th grade students have gone on the trip so please ask your 5th grader to practice their communication skills and tell you what they learned! 
  • Thanks to our Positivity Project (P2) team of Megan Oris (5th grade teacher),  Alex Dildine (1st grade teacher), Vicky Reidenbaugh (Innovation Space teacher) Suzie Shank (Art Teacher) and Alex Levine (PE Teacher) for organizing a magnificent “Mega Morning Meeting” this morning to kick-off P2 this school year.
  • Thanks to our school counselors, Brooke Nichols and Louise Robinson, for organizing our Mentor Kick-Off event this morning.  It is great to see members of our community invest time in our students.  Thank you to all of our mentors for the 2019-20 school year!    

I will be hosting monthly parent coffee meetings.  Thanks to all those who attended the September meeting.  Portrait of a Graduate will be the topic of our next parent coffee on October 28th at 9:00 am in the library.

Families of Kindergarten students please remember the Kindergarten Welcome Walk will be Monday, October 14th from 9-12.  Teachers will be making brief visits to the home of students to officially welcome them to Daniels Run!

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Yearbook Assistance, Please help!!

We are still looking for someone interested in coordinating our yearbook club this year. Please contact Mr. Parker at mrparker@fcps.edu or by calling 703.279.8492 if you are interested or have any further questions.

We would appreciate any assistance. Thank you!!!

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials. Please join Region 5 in making a difference. 

https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

On Time and On Target!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Students should miss no more than nine days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism (defined as missing 18 days per school year) is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job

 

Registration Now Open for FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference, to Be Held October 5 at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Inova and Kaiser Permanente. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well.

Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

Participants in this conference will be able to choose from a wide variety of breakout sessions, and there will be many resource tables available, representing public and private offices and agencies providing services within our schools and community. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Inova.

For more information or to register, go to the Mental Health and Wellness Conference website.   

Student Mental Health and Resiliency

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year deadline is October 10th.  Completing the application online results in faster processing time.  Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Tagalog
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit.  They are available at main office, school cafeteria, and other FCPS buildings.  Paper applications must be original red print forms.  Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page

Positivity Project

This week, our students learned about open-mindedness. Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored beliefs, plans, or goals. Open-minded individuals are able to weigh all evidence fairly, when it is available. They see the other side and fight the tendency to have a bias for their own views. And, rather than favoring the socially dominant views, they give attention to those that are less dominant.

This character strength helps individuals build knowledge about specific issues or points of view – and provide sound recommendations and advice. Open-minded people do not jump to conclusions. Instead, they seek out and examine all of the available evidence before forming an opinion.

This is a great time to ask your kids how they are being open-minded!

 

Digital Citizenship How do I protect my kid's privacy online?

There are two kinds of online privacy. Personal privacy refers to your kid's online reputation, and consumer privacy (also known as customer privacy) refers to the data companies can collect about your kid during an online interaction or transaction. Both are important, and a few simple steps can help parents and kids keep their private information private. Consider using strict privacy settings and teach your children to always consider the information they're potentially giving away when engaging online.

Learn More Here

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

Advanced Academics Information

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Newsletter and Updates

FCPS offers a continuum of Advanced Academic services for all students in grades K-8.  An overview of AAP services can be found here https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics   

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.  For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are considering referring your child for Level IV screening this year:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – AAP Level IV referral deadline for new FCPS students only (grades 3-6) for the Fall Screening cycle.   Please contact Ms. McCrodden directly for support with this process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – AAP Level IV referral deadline to submit referrals and optional materials for students (grades 2-6) to be screened during the Spring Screening cycle.

From the PTA

Football and Friends this Sunday 10/6 5-7pm at High Side! Come meet fellow DRE parents and enjoy some tasty appetizers and football at a great local spot!  RSVPs not mandatory, but always welcomed to dresecretary@gmail.com

 

Join the PTA! 

The 2019-2020 PTA has over 200 members so far, and we need you to join! The PTA is here to support our kids and our teachers, and whether you plan to run for office, never attend a meeting, or anything in between, we need your membership to support our mission, contribute to our events, and show how strong the DRES community is. Don’t forget that you need to join again, even if you were a member last year. Join online at https://dres.memberhub.store/

 

Directory

The PTA will be publishing an online directory of our students this fall via our new online platform, Member Hub.  The Opt Out form was sent home in last week’s Thursday folder. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please return by October 4th.  Any questions can be directed towards Eileen Davidovich, at dresecretary@gmail.com.

 

Insta Friends!

Check out our new Instagram account and follow to find out more about events and see fun pictures of our students @danielsrunpta

 

Before- and After-school clubs and classes

You should have gotten Thursday folder fliers from Silver Knights and the City of Fairfax--

Silver Knights offers -

  • Tuesdays before school - Chess Club (grades K-6)
  • Wednesdays after school - Lego Robotics Club (grades 1-6)
  • Thursdays after school - Game Design Club (grades 2-6)

Register at https://skenrichment.com/clubs/fairfax -- scroll down looking for Daniels Run Elementary and choose which club you want.

City of Fairfax offers - 

  • Wednesdays after school - Art Program by Abrakadoodle (grades K-6)
  • Wednesdays after school - Dance Fitness by Kids in Motion (grades K-5)

To Register Online - 

1) go to https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation 

2) click on “Online Registration” button on the homepage

3) search for your class on Activenet

 

Don’t know what to do with that day off?

Monday, Oct. 14

  • Student Holiday LEGO Camp - City of Fairfax Parks & Rec  (see above instructions for searching on City of Fairfax Activenet)

Monday, Nov. 4

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4-5

  • Tiny Chefs Cooking School Day Off: Autumnal Cupcake Wars - City of Fairfax Parks & Rec (see above instructions for searching on City of Fairfax Activenet)

Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • Tiny Chefs Cooking School Day Off: Baked Brunch - City of Fairfax Parks & Rec  (see above instructions for searching on City of Fairfax Activenet)
  • Student Holiday LEGO Camp - City of Fairfax Parks & Rec  (see above instructions for searching on City of Fairfax Activenet)

Box tops for Education 

Box tops are due Friday, October 18th! Please turn in box tops to your child’s teacher or the front office! Box tops has begun moving digital but we can still submit unexpired paper boxtops, keep on clipping those boxtops!!

Important Dates:

October 8, 9, 10: CoGat Testing (2nd Grade)

October 10: Interims Sent Home

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 16: PTA Meeting

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

October 28: Principal/Parent Coffee 9:30 in the Library

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 27, 28, & 29: Thanksgiving Break

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, September 27, 2019

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Greetings Families,

I hope you can support the Fairfax High School Homecoming festivities today.  The carnival tailgate begins at 4:30 in the Fairfax HS field house lot with cool games and great food for kids of all ages! To cap it all off, the football game starts at 7 vs.Annandale HS. Our Girls on the Run Club kicked off this week.  Thank you to Lauren Hein (assistant principal), Kate Hebert (teacher) and Louise Robinson (school counselor) for organizing the club for our students. I also want to commend our 6th grade teachers for modeling being life-long learners and supporting Portrait of a Graduate outcomes as they spent yesterday in professional learning as part of an FCPS pilot program for Portrait of Graduate Presentations of Learning.  The Presentations of Learning will give 6th grade students multiple opportunities to demonstrate growth toward Portrait of a Graduate outcomes and culminate with an end of year summary. 

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

FCPS Students to Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 2

Fairfax County Public Schools will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work where safe to do so on October 2. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to school, and to work with their school and PTA or PTO to assemble bike trains or walking groups for the event. Schools are encouraged to register online with Walk and Bike to School.

Get more information about Walk to School Day.  

Registration Now Open for FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference, to Be Held October 5 at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Inova and Kaiser Permanente. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well.

Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

Participants in this conference will be able to choose from a wide variety of breakout sessions, and there will be many resource tables available, representing public and private offices and agencies providing services within our schools and community. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Inova.

For more information or to register, go to the Mental Health and Wellness Conference website.   

Student Mental Health and Resiliency

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child. 

On Time and On Target!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Students should miss no more than nine days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism (defined as missing 18 days per school year) is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job

 

Hurricane Relief Effort

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

 

Positivity Project

This week our students have had the opportunity to develop their teamwork and citizenship skills. Please talk with them about what they have learned this week.

Field Day 2019

Field Day will be Friday, October 18th. Grades 3-6 will have their Field Day from 10:3012:30 and Grades K-2 from 1:30-3:30.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Ms. Levine at alevine@fcps.edu  before September 25th.
Thank you!

Digital Citizenship How do I protect my kid's privacy online?

There are two kinds of online privacy. Personal privacy refers to your kid's online reputation, and consumer privacy (also known as customer privacy) refers to the data companies can collect about your kid during an online interaction or transaction. Both are important, and a few simple steps can help parents and kids keep their private information private. Consider using strict privacy settings and teach your children to always consider the information they're potentially giving away when engaging online.

Learn More Here

Lice Resources for Parents and Guardians

The beginning of school is a great time to provide information to parents and guardians regarding head lice and its treatment. Although lice do not spread disease, they can be a nuisance and cause great concern in the community.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. These  documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools

  New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

English Classes at Daniels Run ES

English for Beginners (Thursday evenings)  6:30-8pm

This course starts at the beginning - with the English alphabet and basic sounds - and focuses on learning phrases, vocabulary and a little grammar to help you at work, with daily life and at school.  You will learn English in a supportive environment and at a slow but steady pace.  Childcare is provided next door.  The fall session begins October 3

To register for the fall session please sign up here:

Register for English class here! Regístrese para la clase de inglés aquí

Testing Information

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The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on universal screener results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. The universal screener reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary students.

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class. For the expected dates when your child will test, please contact your child’s teacher.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33718. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator

Advanced Academics Information

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Newsletter and Updates

FCPS offers a continuum of Advanced Academic services for all students in grades K-8.  An overview of AAP services can be found here https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics   

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.  For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are considering referring your child for Level IV screening this year:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – AAP Level IV referral deadline for new FCPS students only (grades 3-6) for the Fall Screening cycle.   Please contact Ms. McCrodden directly for support with this process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – AAP Level IV referral deadline to submit referrals and optional materials for students (grades 2-6) to be screened during the Spring Screening cycle.

Important Dates:

October 2: Walk to School Day

October 8: CoGat Testing (2nd Grade)

October 10: Interims Sent Home

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 16: PTA Meeting

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, September 20, 2019

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Greetings Families,

We are settling in to our daily routines as we have now completed our first month of school.  In recognition of our  efforts during the 2018-2019 school year, Daniels Run earned the VA Naturally School Recognition for the 13th consecutive year. Daniels Run has the most number of years for this state recognition out of all schools in Fairfax County. Kudos to our school community!

I will be hosting monthly principal coffee meetings and the first one will be Monday, September 23rd from 9-10 in the library.   I will share information about the opening of the school year and also give you an opportunity to identify topics for future principal coffee’s.  

Thank you to all members of our school community who attended and made our Back to School Picnic a great success!  I encourage everyone to participate next Friday in another fantastic community event with the homecoming parade and football game at Fairfax High School.

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Hurricane Relief Effort

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

 

Field Day 2019

Field Day will be Friday, October 18th. Grades 3-6 will have their Field Day from 10:3012:30 and Grades K-2 from 1:30-3:30.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Ms. Levine at alevine@fcps.edu  before September 25th.
Thank you!

Curious about FCPS Student Assessments?

You will find general information about student assessment along with grade level specific links to assessments being given in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/performance-and-accountability/student-assessment/grade-level-tests

Lice Resources for Parents and Guardians

The beginning of school is a great time to provide information to parents and guardians regarding head lice and its treatment. Although lice do not spread disease, they can be a nuisance and cause great concern in the community.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. These  documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools

  English Classes at Daniels Run ES

English for Beginners (Thursday evenings)  6:30-8pm

This course starts at the beginning - with the English alphabet and basic sounds - and focuses on learning phrases, vocabulary and a little grammar to help you at work, with daily life and at school.  You will learn English in a supportive environment and at a slow but steady pace.  Childcare is provided next door.  The fall session begins October 3

English Conversation Practice (Thursday afternoons)  1-3pm

Do you know lots of the grammar rules of English but lack opportunities to converse with native speakers?  This is the class for you!  We hold an informal conversation time each week which focuses on practicing what you already know and learning new idioms and vocabulary.  This is a great place to build confidence, learn by listening/speaking and have some fun along the way.  The fall session begins September 19

 To register for the fall session please sign up here:

Register for English class here! Regístrese para la clase de inglés aquí

Testing Information

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The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on universal screener results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. The universal screener reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary students.

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class. For the expected dates when your child will test, please contact your child’s teacher.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33718. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator

Advanced Academics Information

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Information Sessions – Daniels Run Library

Evening Session:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Morning Session:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

If you are interested in learning more about Advanced Academic services at Daniels Run, you are invited to attend one of the AAP Parent Information Sessions being held in the library on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM or on Thursday, September 26 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Ms. Beth McCrodden, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will provide information about the levels of AAP service in FCPS for K-6 students and give an overview of the referral/screening process.  All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. McCrodden at bamccrodden@fcps.edu .

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Newsletter and Updates

FCPS offers a continuum of Advanced Academic services for all students in grades K-8.  An overview of AAP services can be found here https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics   

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.  For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

 

Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are considering referring your child for Level IV screening this year:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – AAP Level IV referral deadline for new FCPS students only (grades 3-6) for the Fall Screening cycle.   Please contact Ms. McCrodden directly for support with this process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – AAP Level IV referral deadline to submit referrals and optional materials for students (grades 2-6) to be screened during the Spring Screening cycle.

Girls On The Run!

"Girls on the Run is coming back to Daniels Run! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Starting the week of 9/23, the team will meet every MONDAY and FRIDAY from 7:45-8:45 am. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on August 19th at www.gotrnova.org.”

 

Save the Date: Mental Health and Wellness Conference to Be Held October 5 at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, sponsored by Inova. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well. Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

More information is available at the Mental Health and Wellness Conference website.   

Important Dates:

September 27: Fall School Pictures Day

October 2: Walk to School Day

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

November 1: Field Day-Rain Date

November 4: Student Holiday

November 5: Student Holiday

November 11: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Order Your Daniels Run Spiritwear Today!

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Order Your Daniels Run Spiritwear Today!

Show your School Pride and order your Spiritwear today!  ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED ONLINE. Please use the link below to order your 2019/2020 Spiritwear!  

These items are only available for a limited time so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!  

ORDER DEADLINE:  TODAY,, SEPTEMBER 20TH

https://dres19.itemorder.com

Volunteer Today!

Daniels Run PTA needs you to help make our activities and events successful! Volunteering doesn't have to be a huge commitment. There are lots of ways (big and small) to help - be a committee chair, volunteer for a few hours at an event, donate supplies, help with a task at home, or join a committee. Let us know what you are interested in by completing this short survey at https://www.danielsrunpta.org/volunteer-with-us-1

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Reminders from the PTA

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Reminders from the PTA

 

Back to School Picnic this Thursday!

We hope to see you this Thursday, September 19 from 5:30-7:30. There will be food trucks, Rita's Water Ice, moon bounces and lots of friends and fun!

 

School Spirit Wear

Last call for spirit wear orders! Get your dragons duds ordered by Friday, September 20th. Https://dres19.itemorder.com.

Important Dates:

September 19: Back to School Picnic, 5:30-7:30pm

September 27: Fall School Pictures Day

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, September 13, 2019

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Greetings Families,

This year teachers and parents/guardians will either have a face to face conference or a phone conference by the start of the second quarter (November 6th).  Classroom teachers should be communicating blocks of time that they have available for conferences and parents/guardians will choose to meet face to face or by phone. If you have not set up a date and time for your conference please contact your child’s teacher. 

We completed our annual Back to School Night’s last week and we would like to get your feedback so that we can continue to reflect and improve our connection with families.  Please take a moment to complete this short survey  https://forms.gle/XjkMjDfbpKoku2hf9

We started the Positivity Project (P2) this past week with an introduction to the #Other People Matter mindset. #OtherPeopleMatter is the motto, hashtag, and the spirit of the P2 movement.  Dr. Chris Peterson, one of the founders of positive psychology, would begin lectures by stating, “I can sum up positive psychology in just three words – Other People Matter. Period. Anything that builds relationships between and among people is going to make you happy.”  You can learn more about  #OtherPeopleMatter  here .  The rest of September we will focus on the character traits of Curiosity, Teamwork, and Open-Mindedness. 

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

 

Positivity Project

We have so many wonderful learning opportunities at our school. One thing we are excited about is the kick-off of the Positivity Project, which officially begins on Monday. The Positivity Project is an approach used in elementary and middle schools nationwide to teach character strengths to all students. Using the tenets of positive psychology, the project endeavors to combat the rising trend of narcissism in the world and raise the level of empathy. All Daniels Run teachers will be using dedicated class meeting times each week to teach and model 24 character strengths over the course of the year. Strengths include fairness, forgiveness, humility, perspective, love of learning, humor, honesty, and judgment. Each week, all classes in K-6th grades will focus on the same strength (the instruction and examples, of course, will be developmentally appropriate for the age of the students). Please help us promote character at home! This week we begin with our first trait, curiosity!

 

 

Field Day 2019

Field Day will be Friday, October 18th. Grades 3-6 will have their Field Day from 10:3012:30 and Grades K-2 from 1:30-3:30.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Ms. Levine at alevine@fcps.edu  before September 25th.
Thank you!

English Classes at Daniels Run ES

English for Beginners (Thursday evenings)  6:30-8pm

This course starts at the beginning - with the English alphabet and basic sounds - and focuses on learning phrases, vocabulary and a little grammar to help you at work, with daily life and at school.  You will learn English in a supportive environment and at a slow but steady pace.  Childcare is provided next door.  The fall session begins October 3

English Conversation Practice (Thursday afternoons)  1-3pm

Do you know lots of the grammar rules of English but lack opportunities to converse with native speakers?  This is the class for you!  We hold an informal conversation time each week which focuses on practicing what you already know and learning new idioms and vocabulary.  This is a great place to build confidence, learn by listening/speaking and have some fun along the way.  The fall session begins September 19

 To register for the fall session please sign up here:

Register for English class here! Regístrese para la clase de inglés aquí

Testing Information

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The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on universal screener results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. The universal screener reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary students.

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class. For the expected dates when your child will test, please contact your child’s teacher.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33718. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school’s test coordinator

Advanced Academics Information

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Information Sessions – Daniels Run Library

Evening Session:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Morning Session:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

If you are interested in learning more about Advanced Academic services at Daniels Run, you are invited to attend one of the AAP Parent Information Sessions being held in the library on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM or on Thursday, September 26 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Ms. Beth McCrodden, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will provide information about the levels of AAP service in FCPS for K-6 students and give an overview of the referral/screening process.  All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. McCrodden at bamccrodden@fcps.edu .

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Newsletter and Updates

FCPS offers a continuum of Advanced Academic services for all students in grades K-8.  An overview of AAP services can be found here https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics   

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.  For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

 

Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are considering referring your child for Level IV screening this year:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – AAP Level IV referral deadline for new FCPS students only (grades 3-6) for the Fall Screening cycle.   Please contact Ms. McCrodden directly for support with this process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – AAP Level IV referral deadline to submit referrals and optional materials for students (grades 2-6) to be screened during the Spring Screening cycle.

Girls On The Run!

"Girls on the Run is coming back to Daniels Run! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Starting the week of 9/23, the team will meet every MONDAY and FRIDAY from 7:45-8:45 am. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on August 19th at www.gotrnova.org.”

 

 

  All 4th Graders Get Free Access to National Parks through Every Kid in a Park

Did you know all 4th graders in the United States can get a free pass to the national parks? The National Park Service’s Every Kid Outdoors program allows 4th-graders and their parents to go online to start your adventure and print a free paper pass.

 

Yearbook Club-Volunteers Needed!!!

We are looking for volunteers interested in leading our yearbook club this school year. We had a wonderful group of students last year and would like to have students have that opportunity again this year.
If you are interested in leading the yearbook club or volunteering to assist with in any way, please contact Michael Parker at mrparker@fcps.edu or at 703.279.8492

Thank you!

Join us for a 5K/1K Run!

Please support Daniels Run ES! Every participating registration will be donated back to the DRES for school technology needs.

Please join us as we celebrate health and wellness at the Asha-Jyothi 5K on September 15, 2019 at Fairfax Corner.  Asha-Jyothi will donate all proceeds from Daniels Run registrants to our school.  For more information and to register, scan the QR code or visit the Asha-Jyothi website.  Use the coupon code danielsrun-aj5k for a $10 discount.  Online Registration closes on Friday, September 13th at 8 PM!  In person registration can be done at packet pickup location and onsite at the race location from 6AM – 7:30AM on Sunday Sept 15th.

If you have questions please email contactus@asha-jyothi.org.  We hope to see you there!    

  Every Day Counts! On Time and On Target!

FCPS is looking forward to a great school year! Regular attendance is essential for students to form positive peer and adult relationships and to learn. In fact, when students miss significant amounts of instructional time, they tend to lose momentum academically.

We do monitor each child’s attendance daily and will contact a parent if a child does not arrive at school or class as expected. Of course, there are times that students may have health or other concerns that may prevent them from being present. Please contact your child’s school by using its attendance telephone line, email, or online form if your child will be absent. This information can be found on each school’s web page.

More information about FCPS’ attendance expectations is available online.

Save the Date: Mental Health and Wellness Conference to Be Held October 5 at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, sponsored by Inova. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well. Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

More information is available at the Mental Health and Wellness Conference website.   

Visitor Management System

We use a visitor management system in our main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.  You will need your photo identification each time you enter the building during school hours.

Important Dates:

September 19: Back to School Picnic, 5:30-7:30pm

September 27: Fall School Pictures Day

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 18: Field Day (Grades 3-6 10:30-12:30) (Grades K-2 1:30-3:30)

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition, September 6, 2019

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Greetings Families,

Thank you to all the families who were able to attend our Back To School Nights this past week.  It was energizing to see and hear the excitement for a new school year as you visited with your child’s classroom teacher.  I encourage you to become a member of our PTA and attend our first meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the library.  Please mark your calendar for a few other community events:

  • Tonight - Flavor of Fairfax @ Fairfax HS to kick-off the football season; starts at 4:00 pm
  • 9/15 – Support Daniels Run ES and join us for the Ash-Jyothi 5k/1K Fun Run – more details below
  • 9/19 – DRES Back To School Picnic 5:30-7:30

Please feel free to contact me if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns.

Have a great weekend,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

Superintendent's Back to School Message

Greetings from Dr. Brabrand and School Board members:  If you are interested in viewing Back To School messages from Superintendent Dr. Brabrand  please view this message by clicking on the links below.

English

https://youtu.be/cdTHU4Cu0I4

Spanish

https://youtu.be/0wfkJITqNV8

Field Day 2019

Field Day will be Friday, October 18th. Grades 3-6 will have their Field Day from 10:3012:30 and Grades K-2 from 1:30-3:30.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Ms. Levine at alevine@fcps.edu  before September 25th.
Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Information Sessions – Daniels Run Library

Evening Session:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Morning Session:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

If you are interested in learning more about Advanced Academic services at Daniels Run, you are invited to attend one of the AAP Parent Information Sessions being held in the library on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM or on Thursday, September 26 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Ms. Beth McCrodden, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will provide information about the levels of AAP service in FCPS for K-6 students and give an overview of the referral/screening process.  All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. McCrodden at bamccrodden@fcps.edu .

 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Newsletter and Updates

FCPS offers a continuum of Advanced Academic services for all students in grades K-8.  An overview of AAP services can be found here in the September AAP Newsletter.  

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Beth McCrodden, at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.  For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

 

Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are considering referring your child for Level IV screening this year:

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – AAP Level IV referral deadline for new FCPS students only (grades 3-6) for the Fall Screening cycle.   Please contact Ms. McCrodden directly for support with this process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – AAP Level IV referral deadline to submit referrals and optional materials for students (grades 2-6) to be screened during the Spring Screening cycle.

Girls On The Run!

"Girls on the Run is coming back to Daniels Run! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Starting the week of 9/23, the team will meet every MONDAY and FRIDAY from 7:45-8:45 am. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on August 19th at www.gotrnova.org.”

 

 

  All 4th Graders Get Free Access to National Parks through Every Kid in a Park

Did you know all 4th graders in the United States can get a free pass to the national parks? The National Park Service’s Every Kid Outdoors program allows 4th-graders and their parents to go online to start your adventure and print a free paper pass.

 

Yearbook Club

We are looking for a volunteer(s) interested in leading our yearbook club this school year. We had a wonderful group of students last year and would like to have students have that opportunity again this year.
If you are interested in leading the yearbook club or volunteering to assist with it in any way, please contact Michael Parker at mrparker@fcps.edu or at 703.279.8492

Thank you!

Join us for a 5K/1K Run!

Please support Daniels Run ES! Every participating registration will be donated back to the DRES for school technology needs.

Please join us as we celebrate health and wellness at the Asha-Jyothi 5K on September 15, 2019 at Fairfax Corner.  Asha-Jyothi will donate all proceeds from Daniels Run registrants to our school.  For more information and to register, scan the QR code or visit the Asha-Jyothi website.  Use the coupon code danielsrun-aj5k for a $10 discount.  Online Registration closes on Friday, September 13th at 8 PM!  In person registration can be done at packet pickup location and onsite at the race location from 6AM – 7:30AM on Sunday Sept 15th.

If you have questions please email contactus@asha-jyothi.org.  We hope to see you there!    

  Every Day Counts! On Time and On Target!

FCPS is looking forward to a great school year! Regular attendance is essential for students to form positive peer and adult relationships and to learn. In fact, when students miss significant amounts of instructional time, they tend to lose momentum academically.

We do monitor each child’s attendance daily and will contact a parent if a child does not arrive at school or class as expected. Of course, there are times that students may have health or other concerns that may prevent them from being present. Please contact your child’s school by using its attendance telephone line, email, or online form if your child will be absent. This information can be found on each school’s web page.

More information about FCPS’ attendance expectations is available online.

Save the Date: Mental Health and Wellness Conference to Be Held October 5 at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, sponsored by Inova. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well. Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

More information is available at the Mental Health and Wellness Conference website.   

New for 2019: FCPS Now Using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, starting on August 26. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

Three Ways to Pay for Meals: Online Payment, Check, or Cash; 2019-20 Meal Prices

Fairfax County Public Schools offers three ways to pay for school meals: online, check, or cash. This year's meal prices are also available

Want to know what’s for lunch? Check out the menu for your child’s school online. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year are now being accepted. Completing the application online results in faster processing time. Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic.
  • Chinese.
  • English.
  • Tagalog.
  • French.
  • Spanish.
  • Vietnamese.

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit. They are available at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings. Paper applications must be the original red print forms. Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page.

Visitor Management System

We use a visitor management system in our main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.  You will need your photo identification each time you enter the building during school hours beginning August 26, 2019.

Important Dates:

September 19: Back to School Picnic, 5:30-7:30pm

September 27: Fall School Pictures Day

October 14: Kindergarten Kickoff 9:00-12:00

October 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Full 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar

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Safety Drills at Daniels Run

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Safety Drills at Daniels Run 

At Daniels Run, our number one responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students and staff at all times. We continually work with city and county leaders to ensure coordinated responses to potential safety concerns and we practice emergency drills on a regular basis throughout the school year.

Today, we conducted our first lockdown drill of the school year and we will have three more during the year. Additionally, we already conducted two fire drills. During the first month of the school year, fire drills will be conducted on a weekly basis and for the remainder of the year they will happen once a month. We will also conduct a tornado drill (March) and two bus evacuation drills (September and February) . 

The purpose of a lockdown is to protect against intruders in the school building. Prior to today, teachers talked to our students about the purpose and practiced the procedures to prepare them for our drill.

During a lockdown drill:

  • Students stay in place with a teacher or staff member.
  • Students and teachers remain in locked classrooms, unobservable from outside (lights off, window blinds closed, door windows obscured with paper).
  • Students and staff members disregard fire alarms and school-wide announcements.
  • No one enters or exits the school, except public safety personnel.

Our students and staff did a great job today! We are very proud of them. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

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Back To School Night - Grades 3-6 - Tonight

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Back to School Night - Grades 3-6 Tonight

Daniels Run Back to School Nights are a time for parents to hear from the teachers about the upcoming school year

 

Thursday, September 5th—Grades 3 - 6

6th grade classroom visits – 5:45-5:55

3rd & 6th: 6:00 - 6:40 pm (6th grade in cafeteria)

4th grade classroom visits 6:15-6:25

4th: 6:30 - 7:10 pm (gym)

5th: 7:00 - 7:40 pm

 

 

  • Due to our limited parking, we strongly recommend that families walk and carpool to our Back to School Nights if possible.
  • At the beginning of each session, there will be a short video featuring school administration, FCPS and City of Fairfax school board members.
  • For parents of more than one student on the same night, times are staggered so parents may attend presentations for more than one grade level.
  • If you have two DRES students, please arrive at the earlier time of your first child’s classroom to view the video. We have allowed for a 10 minute overlap with the video showing at the beginning of each session so parents of multiple children will only need to view the video once.
  • The PTA will be in the front lobby to invite you to join the organization. They will be on hand to help answer questions about the exciting events and opportunities for our families this year. Hopefully you will consider being a PTA member!
  • We will have Family Life Education (FLE) Materials available to be reviewed in the library
  • We will have assistance in the library if families need help with their parent view account

 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you,

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
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Back to School Night - Pre-K - 2nd Grade - Tonight

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Back to School Night - Pre-K - 2nd Grade

Daniels Run Back to School Nights are a time for parents to hear from the teachers about the upcoming school year.  All grades will have sessions in classrooms except 2nd grade (will start in cafeteria and move to classrooms). 

 

Wednesday, September 4th—Grades Pre-K– 2

Video (10 min.) & Class Presentation (30 min.)

Pre K/K 6:00 - 6:40 pm

1st: 6:30-7:10 pm

2nd: 7:00 – 7:40 pm (start in cafeteria)

 

  • Due to our limited parking, we strongly recommend that families walk and carpool to our Back to School Nights if possible.
  • At the beginning of each session, there will be a short video featuring school administration, FCPS and City of Fairfax school board members.
  • For parents of more than one student on the same night, times are staggered so parents may attend presentations for more than one grade level.
  • If you have two DRES students, please arrive at the earlier time of your first child’s classroom to view the video. We have allowed for a 10 minute overlap with the video showing at the beginning of each session so parents of multiple children will only need to view the video once.
  • The PTA will be in the front lobby to invite you to join the organization. They will be on hand to help answer questions about the exciting events and opportunities for our families this year. Hopefully you will consider being a PTA member!
  • We will have Family Life Education (FLE) Materials available to be reviewed in the library
  • We will have assistance in the library if families need help with their parent view account

 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you,

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

 

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Back To School Night Information - Correction

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Back to School Nights

4th grade details have been updated

 

Daniels Run Back to School Nights are a time for parents to hear from the teachers about the upcoming school year. Sessions are held in classrooms unless noted differently on the schedule.

Wednesday, September 4th—Grades Pre-K– 2

Pre-K/K 6:00 - 6:40 pm

1st: 6:30-7:10 pm

2nd: 7:00 – 7:40 pm (start in cafeteria)

 

Thursday, September 5th—Grades 3 - 6

6th grade classroom visits – 5:45-5:55

3rd & 6th: 6:00 - 6:40 pm (6th grade in cafeteria)

4th grade classroom visits 6:15-6:25

4th: 6:30 - 7:10 pm (gym)

5th: 7:00 - 7:40 pm

 

 

  • Due to our limited parking, we strongly recommend that families walk and carpool to our Back to School Nights if possible.
  • At the beginning of each session, there will be a short video featuring school administration, FCPS and City of Fairfax school board members.
  • For parents of more than one student on the same night, times are staggered so parents may attend presentations for more than one grade level.
  • If you have two DRES students, please arrive at the earlier time of your first child’s classroom to view the video. We have allowed for a 10 minute overlap with the video showing at the beginning of each session so parents of multiple children will only need to view the video once.
  • The PTA will be in the front lobby to invite you to join the organization. They will be on hand to help answer questions about the exciting events and opportunities for our families this year. Hopefully you will consider being a PTA member!
  • We will have Family Life Education (FLE) Materials available to be reviewed in the library
  • We will have assistance in the library if families need help with their parent view account

 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you,

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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